Thursday, December 21, 2006

Pointless Protests

You have to go read Smah today. He's been very helpful to me in the past when the military medical system was toying with me and I read him often. Smash has a great post about prostesting without common sense. While at a holiday party....

"Protesters at the Pentagon?" One guy asked. "Where?"

"Right outside the Metro entrance, at the top of the escalator." I said. "They're out there every Monday morning, about seven o'clock."

"Just on Mondays, huh?" The guy mused. "I wonder where they are the rest of the week?"

"They probably make the rounds," his wife responded. "Maybe they're up at the World Bank on Tuesdays!"

"Well, I know where they are on Friday evenings," I offered.


"Protesting outside Walter Reed Army Hospital."

Jaws drop. Several people gasp. "They protest outside Walter Reed?" one of the woman asks, incredulous.

"Yep." I reply. "Well, to be honest, I don't think it's the exact same group of people. But there are protesters out there, every Friday evening; and the message is pretty much the same as the one at the Pentagon."

"That's just wrong!"


1 comment:

Tracy said...

Protesting at Walter Reed~that is something that I cannot wrap my brain around. These men are injured. Their families are hurting. Why?