Wish I had time to go there and protest....
I doubt you would want to be associated with these yahoos. Â Whatever happened to good ole progressive demonstrators? Now all we have is a bunch of angry people, who don't know why they are angry.
You were wrong here. I attended the protest yesterday, and it was a peaceful demonstration by people who had very clear ideas about why they opposed the policies of the Bush adminstration. Now, these ideas were not exactly consistent with each other - some opposed the war in Iraq, some were supportive of reproductive rights, some were all about gay marriage. There were socialists, anarchists, and good old liberal democrats. The only consistent theme was that they viewed the adminstration as a threat to their cause and bad for the country. I didn't agree with every thing people said ("Bring troops home now"? Really? And leave a power vacuum that would make Congo look like Switzerland?), but I excerised my right to express myself and felt damn proud to be American.