Thank the gods that's over

Yes, finally, the G-20 is over, though apparently there’s some pockets of “police resistance” moving around, apparently even more angry that the police decided to interfere with their plans of destruction and such. (You know, after internet posts about “burning it all down” and “We want 10 Seattle riots going on at once!”, they discovered that the authorities weren’t joking around.)

One of my favorite quotes from G-20 came from a friend of mine that is a Pittsburgh police officer, who overheard another cop say, “I really wish we could fire some Febreeze into the crowd.” The second favorite quote came from one of my coworkers, who said, “Rolling garbage dumpsters down a hill? Shit, that’s not a protest, that’s what frat boys do.”

Here are some pictures, from the Trib photographers.

Beer here!

Beer here!

Dont be no jagoff! Put da damn lighter away! What da hells wrong wit you?

"Don't be no jagoff! We only burn couches after Labor Day!"

I really love the above picture, by the way. The only way it could be better was if there was an old lady and she was shaking her fist at the anarchist, or she was hitting him with an umbrella.

Quite honestly, this is one of the dumbest actions Ive ever seen.

File this under "Things that won't go over well."

We dont like capitalism, but well participate in the darker aspect of it ...

The fight against capitalism requires frequent smoke breaks.

By itself, the picture isnt that funny. But zoom in ...

By itself, the picture isn't that funny. But zoom in ...

And someone isnt impressed. Or smells something really, really awful.

And someone isn't impressed. Or smells something really awful. Or both.

And with all the videos and pics of the various shenanigans done by both sides, there is only one that really kind of upset me … and it’s the one below.

A mom participates in Bring your child to a riot day.

A mom participates in "Bring your child to a riot" day.

Now,  why this picture bothered me was because of the accompanying story that ran with it. Apparently, this mom brought her child to the Lawrenceville protest (you know, the one that had no permit, had a lot of anarchists at the front and was likely to spawn violence) as well as the more “peaceful” protest the following day, where this picture was taken. One of the mom’s quotes was that her daughter wanted to wear the mask because after the Lawrenceville protest, “She is afraid of the police.” Not afraid of the people who were trying to use garbage dumpsters to attack the police with. Not afraid of the screaming, angry mobs, but of the police who were trying to protect the neighborhood. (Here’s a video, for those who don’t know what I’m talking about.)

Way to go, mom.

Hopefully, this will be my last blog about the G-20. My thanks go out to the officers, soldiers and first responders who worked to protect the city from the folks who think it’s perfectly acceptable to set things on fire, smash windows and roll dumpsters down hills.


4 Responses to “Thank the gods that's over”

  1. 1 Rich
    September 28, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Hey [Three]…..

    I saw me on the video. They rolled that dumpster right by my front porch.

  2. September 29, 2009 at 8:57 am

    One of the readers of my blog objected when I called these protesters “violent.” Sometimes I think that I should link every word I write to its own dictionary definition.

  3. September 29, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    The truly hilarious thing about this is if anarchy ever actually happened here, these stupid pu#%ies would be the first ones killed.

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