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By Rex D. Cain
WA.) -- It
was a curious juxtaposition. While both Republican and Democratic
the nation's capitol Thursday were calling for unity and for everyone
ratchet down the ugly political name calling and
that has become the norm in America's dysfunctional political system,
Olympia a lot of folks evidently didn't get the memo on that.
the following sounds very familiar it's because it is.
It's been going on all across the country for some time. Just change
date and place of this event and it's the same story over and over
fruited (and unfruited) plains of this fine nation.
To tell the truth, the entire scenario is getting a bit long
in the tooth.
this stuff really news anymore? When man bites dog it's
news. But if men are biting dogs every day on the rear end all across
country in the same way, is that news anymore or is it a new American
time? Could dog biting become an amateur sport at The Olympics?
was a clash of ideas and beliefs yesterday and because
we in America no longer have civil discourse about those two things,
some trouble -- naturally.
the Evergreen State College campus in Olympia Thursday
evening one person was arrested and a couple of cars ended up being
(tires slashed) when there was a clash between conservative folks who'd
the college for a free speech rally and met up with some decidedly
non-conservative folks who appeared to have taken umbrage that they
forbid a conservative should want to hold a rally at the
historically "liberal" Evergreen State College, where they used to
love free speech. How times have changed.
you had there on that soggy day in the state capitol
was a pro-President Trump group, Patriot Prayer, that went to
Evergreen to hold that free
speech rally and they were met by folks staging a counter protest
a group called Evergreen
Anti-Fascist Community Defense Network which is so not
since the "Evergreen Anti-Fascist Community Defense
Network" is a really long name and because most folks these days gotta
able to read pop-news in about 30 seconds or they wander off to YouTube
or PornHub, we shall refer to them henceforth as the EAFCDN.
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any rate there was lots of name calling and shouting and
some of the non-conservative types were seen shooting what appeared to
Silly String (from compressed air cans) into the face of one
wearing a yellow bandana and in the general direction of other like
folks around him.
activity appeared to be rude and uncalled for.
man in the yellow bandana looked to be Joey Gibson who
organized the Patriot Prayer group. He later said that someone had
thrown a can
and hit him in the face and that he had tried to shake the hands of
some of the
EAFCDN's but they did not shake his hand in return, he said.
he kept his composure (no matter how much
silly string ended up in his face) and did not appear to open (at least
couple videos we watched) any big can of whoop-ass on any of the string
thought that was admirable. We also thought the
string-slingers should have apologized to him.
as is customary at such events, Wash. State Patrol (WSP)
troopers showed up fully decked out in riot gear and they looked good
too; they looked so good they all could have been extras in a movie
many women (and men as well) there's nothing sexier than
a guy with muscles all decked out in black riot gear and ready to crack
heads and kick ass
at a moment's notice.
WSP says one guy was arrested for disorderly conduct. At
least two cars had their tires slashed following the demonstrations.
luckily nobody took any rounds from an AK-47 in the face
or stepped on a land mine.That was pretty nice.
so it goes.