This was originally posted on January 11.
From this blog, Red State Blues, Jersey Cynic and Blondesense are attending (feet willing.) Send an email to blondesense at optonline.net and we'll start a mailing list.
On Saturday, January 27th, the folks at United for Peace are staging a march on Washington in protest of the Iraq War and the so-called troop surge contemplated by Our Clueless Leader. United for Peace are the same folks who organized the last march on Washington in September 2005, which turned out to be moderately successful, with about 150,000-200,000 congregating, walking, singing and generally enjoying the opportunity to exercise their Constitutional rights. (That is, their Consitutional rights that still existed at that time. There may be even fewer now. )
Blonde Liz and BillyDoom came down for the last march and we had a great time, even though the CIA tried to kill us with some kind of rabbit disease (don't ask). We came back from the march with tired feet (I think we were asleep by 10 PM, swingers that we are) but energized by the knowledge that there were a LOT of people out there who feel the same way we do about this misguided and misbegotten war. We saw and met some cool people, yelled down some hecklers along the march route, and laughed a lot at the clever signs and posters that people came up with. Participants ranged from small babes in arms to Grannies for Peace, though we wondered where all the 30-somethings were (the crowd definitely was mainly the young, as in college aged and the, ahem, older crowd of 45+).
Anywho, if the unusually warm weather holds up, this march should be fun too. So let me extend an open invitation to my friends at BlondeSense who may be considering coming down: Please do. If I can't find room in my house for you, I can try friends who live in the neighborhood. They'll understand, because their mostly bong-smoking, hippie-luving, commie-coddling pinkos like me.