DUmmie FUnnies 09-27-05 (Pied Piper Pitt's Demonstration Disaster Excuses)
So the NEXT Day When Everything Finally Changed came and went with barely a notice in the media. However, this September 24 demonstration, sponsored by A.N.S.W.E.R., was such a complete DISASTER that even the leftwing Daily Kos was relieved that few people were even aware of the antics that went on there. Of course, since demonstration was Pied Piper Pitt's pet project since shortly after the ORIGINAL Day When Everything Finally Changed back in June, he had to put a Happy Face on an event that turned out as successful as a Hindenburg Landing in New Jersey. Thus we have Pied Piper Pitt dishing up platitudes of unreality in a pathetic attempt to rewrite the farce that was presented on the C-SPAN screen for our comedic entertainment. Yes, here is Pied Piper Pitt trying to convince everybody that you didn't really see what you saw in his DUmmie THREAD titled, "A couple of questions for you." As usual, Pied Piper Pitt's descent into the Memory Pitt is chronicled in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, ever amused by Pitt's Happy Face Mask, is in the [brackets]:
A couple of questions for you
[I have just ONE question for you, Pitt. Where did you come up with the ABSURD number of 500,000 loonies at that Sept. 24 demonstration. Even the photos YOU posted on another DUmmie THREAD give LIE to your ABSURD claim. I URGE everyone in Cyberspace to take a look at the photos that Pitt himself posted. You will see HUGE areas of green grass in what is supposed to be a crowd of HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS. A more accurate figure for that crowd would be about 10,000 or perhaps 15,000 if one wants to be generous to the Leftists.]
I've been reading a lot of criticism here of Cindy Sheehan, and of ANSWER. I'm wondering how many of you have met Cindy, talked with her, worked with her, watched her deal with 200 reporters asking questions about every topic imaginable, can actually call her a friend? Could she even pick you out of a lineup? Were you in Texas with her, in the heat and the rain with the shotguns going off?
[Love that hyperbole of yours, Pitt. You make it sound like a war zone with those "shotguns going off." And how brave you were. You actually spent a few minutes in a Texas ditch before making a beeline back to your air conditioned motel room. Pied Piper Pitt---the 36 hour veteran of the Texas ditch served mainly in motel room comfort.]
I'm wondering how many of you have gotten 300,000 - 500,000 people to show up in one place at the same time, how many of you have managed the ridiculous process of coalition-building between two dozen Left-wing groups that all think their issue is the ultimate issue, how many of you have done the work to make them all happy so they all advertise for your march and get it of the ground, how many of you have dealt with a permitting process in DC that wends its way through have a dozen police agencies and bureaucracies.
[Did you even look at your OWN photos that you posted, Pitt? Where were all those people hiding? Between the blades of grass that were so prominent in y0ur photos. And thanks for the implication that you HAD to work with A.N.S.W.E.R. in order to get your parade permits. What was the matter? Were you too lazy to do the paper work?]
I don't like ANSWERs politics, personally, and I do wish the focus at their rallies was more...well...focused. But I also know you don't get a half million people into one city to protest without making alliances with everyone under the sun. I know you don't make those alliances without letting those groups rock the mike for a bit.
[So why not just work with the Klan? I mean they can get you some extra people. Of course, you would need to let them "rock the mike for a bit.]
I can't begin to imaging why some here have decided to take issue with Cindy Sheehan and her activism and some so-called "insensitive" remarks. But I have a challenge for you. Become a top-tier activist pretty much overnight and with no experience to help you along. Figure out a series of actions that bring attention to your cause in ways that have not happened in years. Deal with the threats, the attacks, the travelling, the logistics, the sleeping on cots and on the floor. Do all that while giving a dozen interviews a day because the press asks for them, and never once make a slip of the tongue or say the wrong thing. Oh, yeah, and bury your child.
So the fact that Cindy Sheehan even opposes us going into Afghanistan can be blamed on the fact that she has "no experience?" What's your excuse, Pitt?
How many of you have organized a protest?
Worked for an activist organization beyond the volunteer level?
Done significant coalition-building?
Been required to deal regularly with the press, and have your words reported in newspapers and on radio/TV?
Been arrested for your beliefs?
[Braved the elements by camping out in an air conditioned Texas motel room while doing an obligatory ditch publicity walk-thru?]
How many of you are really in the business?
[Well, Pitt, you're certainly giving us the business.]
My friend Cindy Sheehan has done more in the last several weeks to get Bush out and hold him accountable than everyone on DU combined and multiplied by ten. ANSWER threw together the largest street protest in recent memory.
[10,000? Well, at least A.N.S.W.E.R. put together something larger than your ORIGINAL Day When Everything Finally Changed back in June.]
There's a lot of sideline-yapping and couch-potato quarterbacking going on here. That's fine. That's what happens here. But I hope a few of you who are doing it will someday have the sense to be embarrassed by yourselves. Opinions are like that little hole the poop comes out of. Cindy works where the rubber meets the road, as does ANSWER. Pity more of you don't know where that place is. You might talk less, and do more.
[That ringing defense of ANSWER brings tears to my eyes Pitt. Now let us hear from the rest of your fellow DUmmies...]
Democrats need to keep their eyes on the prize!
[aka Bolshevik Revolution.]
As for ANSWER, the one person I spoke to who actually went to the demonstration on Saturday said it was a great experience. She did not hear the speeches. She just marched and loved it.
[Wasn't it GREAT that your friend was kept in the dark?]
Why is it always ANSWER that organizes the protests for DC? Can't another group like Code Pink decide on the agenda? These people are on the fringe how is it that they have so much money to organize this event? Guess I need to do some Google research huh?
[Yeah, you keep researching about where these looney hate groups get their money and you just might win a Kewpie Doll for having a brief moment of mental clarity.]
making us look like freaks
[An extremely EASY task.]
It's rare that I would disagree with Will on anything, but I think because of IA's involvement and how they messed up this protest that you'll see less and less people attending these rallys. I know my Delaware peace group and they would rather organize something themselves that is local and true to the message than to be a party of this radical agenda set forth by IA.
[GASP! How DARE you refrain from sipping Pied Piper Pitt's Kool-Aide?]
The C-Span coverage was pathetically bad, whether by design or accident.
[Shame on C-SPAN for aiming the camera at the stage and broadcasting what all the loonies were saying!]
ANSWER threw a hugh party and everyone was invited, I'm still not sure (even after reading a lot of posts about ANSWER) about their true allegiances, but let me say this; I don't care at the moment because they are swinging the hammer against Boosh. And that is good.
[As the Daily Kos said, ANSWER made you all look like loons. And that is good.]
UPJ walked away halfway through the morning. Don't know why, but they walked.
[Along with most everybody else there with the least amount of common sense, Pitt.]
It's a pompous post, Will
You more or less are telling people they have no right to disagree unless they meet your criteria. I call bullshit when I see it.
[And this DUmmie wins a Kewpie Doll for having a brief moment of mental clarity!]
I'm calling BS on that post WilliamPitt. I normally enjoy your posts, but that one was ridiculous. You basically just took everyone to task for having an opinion.Woo Hoo Will, you know Cindy Sheehan. That doesn't make you more special than anyone else, nor does it give you the right to tell everyone here that if they don't KNOW her, haven't been arrested for their beliefs or haven't worked for an activist organization beyond the volunteer level that they aren't "in the business"? Get off your ridiculously high horse & pull your head out of your arse. I support your posting & pointing out all that Cindy HAS done & trying to explain the sacrifices that she has made- but putting down everyone elses contributions to the process is pretty lame.
[Sorry but the Kewpie Doll for having a brief moment of mental clarity has already been awarded.]