January 31, 2006


Liberal activists promote a ruckus to silence Bush (Stephanie Mansfield, 1/31/06, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

Liberal activists -- among them graying leftovers from the Vietnam-era antiwar movement -- plan to gather near the Capitol tonight, banging pots and pans to drown out President Bush's State of the Union address.

Because being on the Left means that if I deny reality it isn't real.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 31, 2006 8:37 AM

"LA LA LA LA LA You can't hear you!"

Posted by: Mike Morley at January 31, 2006 8:58 AM

Banging on pots and pans! You really can't make this stuff up.

Posted by: erp at January 31, 2006 9:11 AM

How does making noise "near" the Capitol drown out the President's speech inside the building? Not to mention radio & TV broadcasting it on every channel.

Posted by: Kay in CA at January 31, 2006 9:33 AM


They can't hear it so it isn't happening....

Posted by: oj at January 31, 2006 9:37 AM

Aren't they concerned about contaminating themselves with cancer-causing Teflon chipped off while they're banging the pots and pans?

Posted by: John at January 31, 2006 9:37 AM

I think you should have gone Dire Straights for the title – "Making movies on location" would have been perfect.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at January 31, 2006 9:46 AM

NH's own Burt Cohen,former State Senator, unsuccessful candidate for the US Senate and proposer for a plaque in the NH Capital's Hall of Flags to honor members of the Lincoln Brigade volunteers that fought in Spain's civil war. The plaque was to be colored red and an emblem simolar to the Worlds Worker's Party on it.

Well now, old Burt, from Newcastle, is one of the sponsors of this event in NH and Maine. Talk about the ABB syndrome; he must be foaming at the mouth ... Old Burt that is. Aahyea!

Posted by: Genecis at January 31, 2006 9:46 AM

> "banging pots and pans"

Well, at least they'll scare off the evil spirits.

Posted by: Bob Hawkins at January 31, 2006 9:47 AM

Almost as amusing will be the media vigorously covering these folks as if they were actually newsworthy.

Wanna play dinosaur media "Were's Waldo?" Listen/Watch for the words "Left" "Liberal" and/or "Radical" in the coverage. Any bets?

Posted by: John Resnick at January 31, 2006 10:28 AM

Shake, rattle and roll.

Posted by: jdkelly at January 31, 2006 10:45 AM

This type of tactic comes from the Otter school of political analysis:

"I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part."

Posted by: Brandon at January 31, 2006 11:03 AM

John: Actually, I find it pretty newsworthy, not to mention hilarious and humiliating for the Dems.

Posted by: David Cohen at January 31, 2006 11:03 AM

The Left isn't even making a pretense of wanting to "persuade" any more, but going directly to "impose". And using century old Marxist strategy and '60s tactics as if either still works.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at January 31, 2006 12:53 PM

David: In that sense, you're certainly right -- it's newsworthy for the comedic and humiliation value for sure.

Posted by: John Resnick at January 31, 2006 3:08 PM

What if they declared a ruckus and noone showed up?

Posted by: Robert Duquette at January 31, 2006 3:14 PM

"We have nothing to add to the national discourse, and we will say it by making loud obnoxious noises with cookware! Fear My Mighty Pan!"

Posted by: Mikey at January 31, 2006 4:26 PM

It's not official unless there's puppets.

Posted by: Sandy P at January 31, 2006 4:55 PM

Yes, and the puppets have to be GIANT.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at January 31, 2006 5:43 PM