Get Ready for Protests

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That’s right, folks, it’s World Bank Protest Weekend, which means that people from all over are descending on DC to make nuisances of themselves in front of the World Bank and IMF and in front of various hotels housing various officials that are coming for this weekend’s meeting. Apparently, it’s possible that the teabaggers and the WB/IMF crowds may join forces in the best case of “most unlikely bedfellows” since Youppi and Slapshot got it on to create the Nats’ mascot Screech.

So, if at all possible, avoid the area around WB and IMF this weekend, it’s likely going to be a giant charlie foxtrot within several blocks of there. And hopefully, no one’s going to go throwing bricks in georgetown like they did a few years ago. No one would be that stupid, right? Right?

Oh right, London was a nightmare during the G-20. Get your asshat-resistance gear on, people.

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6 thoughts on “Get Ready for Protests

  1. I’m disappointed in you for comparing a group of peaceful non-violent protesters to a radical group that really doesn’t know what they are protesting and causes thousands of dollars worth of damage every time they convene.

  2. Who’s doing the comparison, Geb? The Post is the group that suggests that the same people who’re involved with the tea party protests may be linked up with the IMF/WB protestors in a case of strange bedfellows. I think it’s unlikely the two would get along, but hey, as Paula Abdul and MC Skat Kat sang in the 1980s, Opposites Attract.

  3. I think it’s pretty clear from some of the photos of tea party protesters that a lot of them were tinfoil hat wearers who didn’t know what they were protesting about, either.

  4. “I’m disappointed in you for comparing a group of peaceful non-violent protesters to a radical group that really doesn’t know what they are protesting and causes thousands of dollars worth of damage every time they convene.”

    Which is which, in your mind?