April 18, 2004

Protesting jaywalking...

Today I had the good fortune of dropping my sister off at the Westin for a shindig. Clearly, I needed to drop her off, as there would be no parking downtown due to the huge NRA04 convention.

Of course, it was the night of Cheney's speech...and all the roads around the convention center and the Westin were blocked by police and barricades.

And then, there were large amounts of protesters trouping right across four-lane roads, not heeding walk signals, or even crosswalks. Bully for them. It was amusing, though, to see people cross illegally right in front of a gaggle of cops.

Anyway, I was a good thing I dropped her off, as even the parking in the strip was mostly full.

By the way, the convention must have been giving out yellow yardsticks. I saw a lot of white, middle-aged men ambling around with them.

Posted by Julie Young at April 18, 2004 12:20 AM
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The yardsticks were probably a souvenir from the Pirates game that day. And since the Pirates won, they weren't thrown on the field. The Pirates only appeal to one demographic around the Pittsburgh area anymore: middle-aged men.

Posted by: Brian at April 18, 2004 03:13 PM

Well my little New Yorker, if the yardsticks were indeed from the Pirate game, they must have parked REALLY far away from the stadium. I mean, way farther than Caritas Christi. ;)

Posted by: Julie at April 18, 2004 11:41 PM
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