Posted by Lexington Green on October 26th, 2004 (All posts by Lexington Green)
So I’m in DC for work. It is basically all the time in the office. I get a rare chance to get outdoors. I’m walking down the street. I get to the corner of 16th and P.
There is some guy there who has just pulled a pair of Bush / Cheney signs off a lightpole and is putting them in a trash can. He’s with his girlfriend, and they are laughing about this. He’s maybe 25 year old, tall guy in one of these leatherette looking jackets.
I’m instantly irate.
I pull them out of the trash ,just as he’s putting them in there. “Thanks. I’ll take those. I’ve got a use for these signs.” I am loud. I can be heard by passersby and the people waiting for the bus. He just smirks at me. That sets me off “What the f*ck do you think your doing, pulling these signs down?” I am now making a scene. Him: “Hey, it’s a free country.” Me: “So you can sh*t on other people’s free speech in a free country? Your behavior is f*cking outrageous.” I am bellowing. He said something in return but I turned around and kept walking.
I’m too old to get in a fistfight with some kid who’d mop the floor with me.
I gave one of the signs away. The other one is up in my office now.
Too many Democrats think there are no rules this year. Simple as that.
Don’t sit on your hands when you see abusive behavior.
Make a scene.
Don’t put up with any crap.
(BTW, If I saw a guy taking down a Kerry sign I’d have reamed him out, said, “hey, I’m voting for Bush and you are making us all look bad, play it straight, man.” But you know what? I’m not going to see that, am I? I’ll tell you what I’m going to see. I’m going to see an increasing level of vandalism and fraud and intimidation by the Donks leading up to this election. Don’t sit still for it if — when — you see it.)