November 01, 2007

The Bird

I was just walking down Constitution Ave after visiting the National Archives and seeing our founding documents. The ones declaring freedom from tyranny, the right to fair trials, and prohibitions on search and seizure without probable cause, as well as cuel and unusual punishment.

They'd cleared and blocked the street to cars, and a lot of police were around. We realized that the presidential motorcade was making its way down the street. My friend and I found a nice, open spot on the sidewalk so we could get a good view. And I'm sure the cameras got a good view of us.

Because I know you all would have wanted to, and because I did just see John Hancock's big, brassy signature on the Declaration, I gave the motorcade a steady one-fingered salute the whole way by. My friend stuck her tongue out, she had her hands full.

How's that for a free speech zone? See you on the no-fly list, you corporatist creeps.

- Natasha Chart

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Posted by: Rob at November 1, 2007 11:02 AM

BRAVO!!! I think you acted on behalf of most of the country and the world today.

Posted by: Scott at November 1, 2007 11:33 AM

I've had a couple of opportunities to do that, and have done (though probably not on camera), and I also raise that finger every time I pass 1600 PA Ave. It doesn't accomplish a damned thing, but it sure feels good, yes, it does!

Posted by: Barry Leiba at November 1, 2007 02:20 PM