Sunday: 29.August.2004

The Dog Protests the RNC in NYC

The Dog sent an email last night saying he was going to participate in today's demonstrations for (this week's) Republican National Convention (RNC) held at Madison Square Garden. "Watch for me on C-span," he said.

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The Dog knows more about political issues than anyone I know. We may disagree on some things, but I never argue with him because he's well-researched. He has the facts and is politically active. The country needs more people who take the time to research the issues for themselves and exercise their constitutional rights. He writes so many letters that he's on a first-name basis with his senators & congressmen.

Before moving to sunny SoCal, I grew up in New Haven county, about an hour north of the Big Apple. The Dog used to live here in the Hollywood Hills, mere walking distance from the famous sign, but has since moved back East.

Some expect a quarter-million people to protest. More than 300 protestors have already been arrested. Looks like the 60's are back. It's being called "the largest demonstration ever at a political event", so it sounds like history was made today. Sounds exciting.

"Police gave no official crowd estimate, though one law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity,
put the crowd at 120,000; organizers claimed it was roughly 400,000." [source: ABC news, pop-up warning]

"A group of older women calling themselves the Raging Grannies from Rochester, sang to the tune of the "Battle
Hymn of the Republic." [source: NY Times] =)

Update: I called the Dog's house (Hoboken) and left a message on his answering machine, asking how it went and if he needed me to call a bondsman. =)





Posted by Rad at August 29, 2004 06:12 AM

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Of course I've been to Sleeping Giant. Lovede to hike there in the summer. Have many fond memories. I live in Laguna Beach now, way on the other end of the country.

Posted by: Rad1 at September 1, 2004 02:07 PM

Did The Dog tell you what he was going to be protesting?

Posted by: Dave L. at September 5, 2004 01:36 PM

I think it was more of a social event. He said, "It was so hot, I couldn't wait for it to be over."

He sent photos take from the street, inside the demonstration. Made me feel like I was there. Everyone had smiles, seemed to be having a good time.

Posted by: Rad1 at September 5, 2004 11:11 PM