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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Overheard at the Anti-Flag Protest Concert

posted by on September 2 at 16:30 PM

The singer, from the stage, in the middle of a rhetorical fit:

…and all children should have access to the kind of education Palin’s children had!

Um, you sure about that, Anti-Flag singer guy?

(Also: A well-dressed middle-aged woman, who looks like she just walked out of the Xcel Center, saw me typing, and leaned over expectantly, like she was about to give me a bonbon: “You know, some band called Rage the Machine will be here in about 20 minutes.”)

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Posted by CM | September 2, 2008 4:47 PM

I hope you got out of there before Rage starts. They're blindingly stupid

Posted by dwight moody | September 2, 2008 5:12 PM

justin sane, the singer dude, used to date my roommate back in Pittsburgh in '94 or '95. we once heard him talking to himself in the bathroom (it was next to my bedroom) saying, "You're awesome. chicks dig you. chicks think you're awesome." no way to cofirm this, but i always assumed he was talking to his reflection.

Posted by andy pants | September 2, 2008 5:16 PM

It is also worth mentioning that Justin is a good man who works very hard for a lot of noble causes - voter registration and motivation, gay rights, high school students' rights to be taken off off military recruiters' lists, and so on and so on. And, it should be noted, that chicks DO dig him, and his kind of self-talk isn't a sign of weirdness or weakness.

Posted by cw | September 2, 2008 5:51 PM

This dude: notorious douche that digs under-age ladies

Posted by uhhh huuu | September 2, 2008 6:04 PM

Police told Rage they couldn't play because they weren't listed on the permit, so they led the crowd in sing-alongs via megaphones. The crowd (of about 1,000) then marched to the Xcel Center, where they briefly toyed with the idea of climbing over the barricades separating them from the convention.

"Soldier, I come in peace!" a lady warbled. "I'm going to climb up there!" Police, wearing gas masks, shook their heads and pulled out canisters of pepper spray. The lady didn't climb over.

Posted by Brendan Kiley | September 2, 2008 6:48 PM

@ 4 oh his politics are good, and his heart is in the right place. but he is a weird little fucker (or atleast he was) and was definitely a dimwit. but i'm glad you like the guy. he always seemed so harmless and twee, in y'know, a hardcore punk kinda way.

Posted by andy pants | September 2, 2008 7:30 PM

Thank you, spokesman for punk-rock politics. Dumbass.

Posted by Greg | September 3, 2008 9:50 AM

I think what he meant was that children of all walks of life (poor, middle class, wealthy class) should be entitled to receive great education that I'm sure not only Palin's children have received, but McCain's, Bush's, Obama's etc.

You only quoted a small portion of what he actually said. He also mentioned that children of this country should be entitled to the best healthcare possible. Healthcare that Palin's pregnant daughter will receive, because she is a VP Hopeful.

Posted by JM | September 4, 2008 3:03 PM

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