[mgj-discuss] Washington, DC: Police Consider Action to Stop
flugennock at sinkers.org
Sat Sep 21 02:48:18 EDT 2002
At 01:39 -0400 09.21.2002, Chuck Munson wrote:
>Mike Flugennock wrote:
>> Y'know, while I wouldn't blithely ignore this threat, there's just something about this, in the context of police/state/media ratcheting up of scaremongering in just the past couple of days (a sign we're doing our job right, seeing these people shit themselves on TV and pretend not to be), that smacks of the good old-fashioned blowing of allegorical smoke up our metaphorical asses, like those two on Fucks Morning News the other morning trying to gang up on Zein -- that farty old FOP goof, and that anchorman who looked like a soap-opera villain -- with a bunch of regurgitated stock-phrases about city services and "terrorism".
>Personally, I don't see any difference between these threats and the threats
>the cops have made about summit protests in the past three years...
Oh, yeah; same old thing ever since they were left with the allegorical egg on their proverbial faces in Seattle. They're trying to show us how tough they are, except everything I read and hear from them is setting off my crappy-drawers smell alarm.
>If the cops are concerned with violence and property destruction, there are
>many companies, organizations, and government agencies around town that plot
>these deeds all the time...
Oh, yeah, I just loved Gainer's cracks about things being "criminal", but that point's been beat to death.
>This is just another lame example of the police engaging in scare tactics.
>Judging from the emails I've gotten tonight, it's having the reverse effect,
>with more people making the decision to come to D.C. next week...
>"The News 4 Convergence Center..."
Whoa. Dude. You know, that may actually work for next time. I mean, hell; it couldn't cost that much to build a silly fake newsroom set out of foamcore and cardboard sheets and lots of bright spray paint, and that big stand-up bluescreen from an old Advent VideoBeam component system that the IMC still has laying around someplace.
It'd be hilarious; we could even do IMC bits from there:
"DC ACC: Working '4' You!"
"...you were caught with your hands in the till
but you still got to swallow your pill
as you slip and you slide down the hill
on the blood of the people you killed!" --John Lennon.
Mike Flugennock, the Sinkers, flugennock at sinkers dot org
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