Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Anti-war group ordered to remove posters for using the "wrong kind of tape"

What's next, being fined for using the wrong font?
A US anti-war group has been warned it will be fined 10,000 dollars if it does not remove posters in Washington announcing a march in the capital next month against US involvement in Iraq, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Methinks they have it out for the ANSWER Coalition. What do youthinks? Look what I found on their site:
The fines come after a campaign led by FOX news calling for the DC government to take action against those putting up posters for the September 15 demonstration.
Back to the original story:
Several hundred yellow posters have been put up around Washington announcing the protest, which is timed to coincide with the release of a report by the US military commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, on progress in the US "surge" strategy of raising troop levels.
Sounds productive. So what's the problem again?
Washington city authorities said the posters have to come down because they were stuck on with adhesive that did not meet city regulations.
Oh my. That is serious. Very, very serious. Illegal adhesive. Send 'em all to jail!

Demonstrators from at least 90 cities around the United States and Canada have already pledged to come to Washington for the march, which will be part of a week of anti-war protests led by veterans of the Iraq war, according to Sloan.

A petition calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush, allegedly carrying one million signatures and endorsed by former US attorney general Ramsey Clark, will also be submitted to officials during the week's activities.

Somehow I think they'll get the word out. In fact, they're already on it. Check out their site to see how.

7 Comments:

At 9:42 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Hopefully, they'll get publicity from this, and increase the number of participants.

 
At 10:38 PM, Blogger Kirsten said...

I wonder if my landlord would be upset if I started putting my daughter's Harry Potter posters with duct tape.

 
At 11:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The wrong tape?! With all the problems in the world they're having adhesive issues? Has everyone gone crazy?!

 
At 11:46 PM, Anonymous John Aravosis' Neighbor Barbara said...

Lesson Time for the Progressive Folk:

I am SICK UNTO DEATH of this crowd trashing my neighborhood. They paste their posters announcing every brain fart that passes over their pea brains to every lamp post, trash can, and any other surface they can find. I HATE THEM.

Would like ME to go into YOUR neighborhood and spray graffiti everywhere? No? Well, folks, that's exactly the effect they have here. I don't give a tinker's damn what they are promoting. Screw 'em.

 
At 8:23 PM, Anonymous Howbern said...

I'd write a "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" card for you, but I don't have the right kind of tape to put it up on the wall. Sooo...

Happy Birthday, anyway.

 
At 9:00 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Ha! Thank you. But who says there aren't Comment Cops?

 
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