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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

No Riots!

posted by on November 5 at 10:10 AM

Friends, editorial writers, and Naomi Wolf had me convinced that riots (victory riots or defeat riots) were going to happen (spontaneous or manufactured) and that cops were going to be cracking skulls.

Guess what?

No riots!

Good job, America.

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One "riot-like activity" started by the police in Arkansas.

Posted by dwight moody | November 5, 2008 10:21 AM


Posted by JohnnyM | November 5, 2008 10:21 AM

No riots because the guy who draws 100,000+ people to his rallies won the election, and the guy who draws only 1,000 white guys lost.

If McCain had stolen the election, then all hell would've broken loose (I hope).

Posted by Mahtli69 | November 5, 2008 10:21 AM

Does this mean that you will stop listening to the ridiculously shrill, hyperbolic, and unsupported pronouncements of Naomi Wolf?

Posted by David Wright | November 5, 2008 10:25 AM

yea ... it's amazing what happens when you actually involve people in the process.

Again, kudos o the SPD for doing their jobs professionally last night and for their discretion at people who were bending the laws all in the name of excitement, relief, and overall happiness.

Posted by Gordon | November 5, 2008 10:25 AM


obviously you overlooked this chick ... (on the right hand side in the first photo)

Posted by Gordon | November 5, 2008 10:28 AM

i was genuinely worried about riots in the event of a mccain victory. now it all seems pretty ridiculous, mccain never had a chance.

Posted by douglas | November 5, 2008 10:30 AM

@3 for the win.

The riots were if they had the Supreme Court of the Company-that-used-to-be-Diebold steal the election.

America's back - and the rule of law and our Constitution too!

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 5, 2008 10:56 AM

gay people need to fucking riot.

Posted by um | November 5, 2008 11:03 AM

Naomi Wolf is a hack.

Posted by Sir Learnsalot | November 5, 2008 11:15 AM

The streets of SF were crazy last night. It was the closest thing to V-E day I'll probably see in my lifetime (barely compares, I know, I know).

Police shut down the street leading from my neighborhood to the Castro (just a few block over), heard there was a bit of an uproar there. Haven't read any morning coverage though.

Posted by Dougsf | November 5, 2008 12:50 PM

Maybe that warm/fuzzy feeling is over-powering, but reading between the lines that sounds a lot like "Large group in the streets, riot? No, just happy people. Police proceed to smile too."

Posted by Bryan McLellan | November 5, 2008 1:43 PM

This was the only 'told you so' I let loose. I knew there would not be.

Posted by bibliogrrl | November 5, 2008 2:18 PM
Posted by MonkeyNose | November 5, 2008 2:44 PM

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