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April 30, 2009

Return of the Overnight Open Thread – May Day Eve Edition (genghis)

Anyone got any special plans for May Day Eve? I mean besides the annual gathering at the usual anarcho/artists’ collective studio/abandoned garage to paint mispelled slogans on protest signage (bonus if you use the Mercedes logo in lieu of the peace symbol…it’s ironic you see), construct large, crude yet festive paper mache puppets (It’s folk art dammit! It’s supposed to look that way!) followed by the sharing of the communal pot of vegan tofu chili (cold once again because somebody forgot to pick up a full canister of acetylene) and warm conversation amongst friends about how the Jooos and the Zionist Conspiracy have turned this world into a Prison Planet while cherished holiday bootleg remixes by Rage Against the Machine play softly in the background. (If you think that sentence was hard to read, imagine how hard it was to write…now diagram it. Don’t tell me you can’t…any 7th year graduate student in Comparative Lit could handle that with ease. Or at the very least provide a Deconstructionist analysis on why the question itself is invalid due to it’s hetero-normative construct.)

Well, if you can’t celebrate tonight, at least you have the entire day tomorrow to look forward to. I assume most of you scheduled tomorrow as a day off from your jobs to…uh. I mean would’ve taken the day off from your oppressive capitalist pig masters if if only one would ever offer you a job so you could stick it to the bastards. As it is, you may just simply want to set your alarm clock for shortly before noon so you can truly enjoy the full day’s events. How is that possible, you ask? Apparently clocks have an a.m. setting. I know I know, I didn’t believe it at first until a friend showed me how he’d discovered it by accidentally hitting a button besides the one that says “snooze.” I should’ve taken notes, but didn’t. But it is possible.

(more days of rage below the fold)

So on Friday, in some of the not-yet-completely fascist cities in Amerikkka, there’ll be massive street celebrations such as this one where you can express your outrage at the near total lack of freedom of speech in this so-called “nation.” Here’s how the Corporatist/Statist Media is describing the planned May Day parade:

”Against the backdrop of a sputtering economy, rising joblessness and growing intolerance toward illegal immigration comes this annual event: the massive May Day march that draws thousands onto downtown streets during Friday evening's rush hour to draw attention to the need for comprehensive immigration reform.

“Friday's demonstration also comes amid strong indications President Obama is willing to move on long-sought demands of protesters: immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for the 12 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally.”

“Marches are planned in cities from New York to San Francisco. Seattle's will be during Friday evening's rush hour, with a predicted 5,000 or more participants.”

Ha! The parade hasn’t even occurred yet and they’ve already started with the lies. 5,000? Sure, that’s what the evil puppetmasters Cheney and Rove (along with their stooge McChimplerburton) would have you believe, but we’ll have our own people there to count heads. I can guarantee no less than 500,000 will be out in the streets.
”In addition to immigration reform, demonstrators are also demanding universal health care, worker rights and an end to wars instigated by the U.S. "I think it's important this May Day to go out into the streets very strong and say this (immigration reform) is an issue that has not been resolved," said Jorge Quiroga, of the organizing group, el Comité Pro Reforma Migratoria. "Every year we can find a reason for not solving this problem — war, elections, the economy. We ... need attention and we need it now."”

And note that the Haliburton-owned media is complaining that the festivities will occur during rush hour on a Friday night, as if that’s a bad thing. I think it’s the perfect time to reach a wider audience and win them over to our side. Almost all will be grateful to hear our message while they sit in their gas-guzzlers and have time to reflect upon their horrible transportation choices. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if nearly all of them abandon their machines of destruction and join us in our righteous cause(s), whatever those may be.

Tonight’s overnight thread is sponsored by free-range tofu. What, did you think I was going to exploit yet another freakish animal for your amusement?

”I’m actually thinking about banning tofu from my diet as well. After all, how many soybeans are sacrificed each year just to satisfy our insatiable hunger for this gelatinous curd. What right do we have to exterminate them? Hopefully I can find something soon to replace it that I don’t find morally reprehensible, because I’m rapidly running out of viable food options. Any suggestions?”

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