Monday, January 05, 2015


The big word this weekend seemed to be protests.

A bunch of protesters disrupted brunch restaurants in New York and Oakland this weekend,
“People who have money and privilege have the leisure to brunch,” Carrie Leilam Love, media liaison for the group Black Brunch NYC, told The Washington Post in a phone interview. “Other people don’t.”
And, in Oreegon, a bunch of protesters interrupted a medal ceremony for a 100 year old veteran.
Dario Raschio was at Portland Community College's Southeast Campus to be honored by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, at a public town hall meeting. But shortly after Wyden began speaking, more than 100 demonstrators in the back of the room started shouting, The Oregonian reports.
So, we're working in mixed metaphors here.  We interrupt liberals in blue towns who are trying to have a Sunday brunch, and we interrupt a medal ceremony for a century-old naval veteran.

I'm trying to see the connection here, and I'm missing it.  I understand protest, but it's supposed to have some connection to the event in progress.  At some point, protesters start to look like idiots, and I'm afraid that we're nearing that point.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Yeah, this is getting stranger and stranger...