I have vacation plans on Sept 1st, 2008!

Uggghhh. What a disaster. GOP slime everywhere in the friendly confines of my hometown. The only good thing about this is that it will finally signal the end of a dark eight years. 

The New York Review of Books had a long review of Cheney’s life and history. It is really depressing. His entire life has led up to this moment: stripping power from everyone not in the executive office, starting needless wars because it fits his ancient cold war mentality, marking dissent from extremist policies as traitorous. It all extends from his living in Madison (yes, Mad-town again) during the Vietnam-era revolts against abusive power, and his disgust at it. He is quoted as saying something to the effect that he was the only person who wore a suit around town at the time. And somehow that is where his world view extends. Anyone who doesn’t agree with him is just another non-suit wearing Madisonian hippie. A very long way of saying the only thing I will be celebrating having legions of mindless, flag-waving idiots descending on this town, is that Cheney’s reign will soon be over.

Which I suppose is all to say this to fellow Twin Citians (apologies to those outside the metro): September 1-4, 2008 — time to plan that extended vacation to Canada or time to polish off the old protest signs? Will friendly old St. Paul become a military-style town a la Miami or New York? Probably so, and I’m not sure I could bare to see it.


3 Responses to I have vacation plans on Sept 1st, 2008!

  1. Matt says:

    The funny thing is, the Twin Cities are still in the running to host the Democrats’ convention as well. If it’s here, it will take place about a week before the GOP hits town.

    Frankly, I think they should just schedule them at the same time. We could call it DeathMatch ’08 and set up a prize fight between the nominees. Loser has to eat 1 of every fried-food item at the State Fair, until he or she dies or cedes the race.

  2. Kris says:

    That’s a great idea. Eating contests are much more of an American invention then, let’s say, democracy, invented by the Greeks, or freedom, which wasn’t invented by anybody at all (although the U.S. does abuse the concept for political purposes more than anybody else in the world. Woo-hoo!)

    But I really do hope the Democratic convention is here, too. A chance to even things out a little and live in the most highly politicized town(s) of the next election, by far. And I’ll choose picketing over Canadian vacation (make it Carribean vacation and I might have to think about it).

    Cheney’s from Madison, huh? Weird. I always thought he came straight from hell.

  3. Pulao says:

    Ha ha, Cheney’s from hell! I once saw a bumper sticker that said “Bush-Satan ’04,” and I thought it was brilliant. Funny, because true.

    We should definitely picket, and I don’t know that we should necessarily exclude non-Twin Citites from the protest. kris’s sister came up in 2004 to canvas, remember? I’m sure we could gather some momentum and produce an effective protest. (Or, at the very least, a rockin’ reunion!)

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