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Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Takin’ it to the streetsThey're protesting public funding for the Marlins' ballpark down in Miami:
Given my leanings on issues like this I'd like to think that this represented something important, but really, protesting is a dead art. These days no one moves anyone in mass about much of anything. Instead, you issue press releases and make sure that your smallish group fills up the five seconds of TV air time the locals allot you. As such, you never know if a movement is truly a groundswell or simply an assemblage of motivated fringe types.
I hope this sort of thing actually moves Miami-Dade officials to say no to the stadium, but I kind of doubt it will.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 3:40pm
Are you telling me those folks protesting the Irag war every Saturday for five plus years at the intersection of North Braodway and High aren’t accomplishing much of anything?
For all the non-Columbus folks in Shysterville just insert the popular intersection for protesters from your locale.
Posted 02/10 at 05:20 PM
Craig Calcaterra said...
Moose: my favorite guy there is the one with the beard with the sign that says “for the real 9/11 criminals = follow the $$$”
I have no idea what the = is for. But man, he’s still out there. At least he was last time I checked. Right in front of the Starbucks that used to be a Pizza Hut.
Posted 02/10 at 05:25 PM
At least the strippers, excuse me exotic dancers, who protested the ‘no touching’ rule in downtown used their assets to get folks attention while protesting in front of the Statehouse.
Again, for all the non-Columbus folks the city has an ordinance that allows women to be topless in Columbus so it does makes for some interesting, if not distracting, protest in Columbus.
Posted 02/10 at 05:45 PM
Pete Toms said...
I’ve been reading that the vote on Friday isn’t a slam dunk. Jorge Costales, are you out there?
Posted 02/10 at 07:13 PM
Jason @ IIATMS said...
Wonder if they got more attendees than the Million Manny March
Posted 02/10 at 09:28 PM
Jason B said...
If the Starbucks business model continues rolling along at it’s present clip, it will be a Pizza Hut again in 6-12 months.
America’s love affair with greasy, unhealthy food > America’s love affair with mediocre, overpriced coffee.
Posted 02/10 at 11:39 PM