Antiwar March in DC Saturday -Ron Paul Supporters Contact Info

There will be a big antiwar march in Washington on Saturday. The march is sponsored by scores of organizations; ANSWER is the prime mover. I disagree with them on plenty of economic and social issues, but they are right on the war.   The main event starts around noon at Lafayette Square next to the White House.

The weather forecast is sunny.   Plus, there are several excellent breweries along the march route from the White House to the Capitol.   And there will be lots of entertaining signs and folks at the event.

There will reportedly be pro-war counterdemonstrators along the march route, so that should spice up the day nicely.

Libertarian activist Aaron Biterman is organizing Ron Paul supporters to march with RP and pro-freedom signs.  He emailed me: “Ron Paul supporters are going to gather AT 11:30am at the METRO CENTER Metro Stop (607 13th St. NW). …  Exit the subway at Metro Center on the UPPER LEVEL (red line) via the 13th and G exit (furthest west exit — closest to the white house).  I will be at the corner of 13th and G with a Ron Paul t-shirt and sign.”  His email is

This might be the last chance for awhile to march against Bush & Co.  One never knows what the Absolutists in the White House might do, especially if Bush attacks Iran and Americans finally wake up…

Here is a photo I took of a Centurion near the White House at an antiwar demo two years ago….  (( A full size version of the photo is available at my Flickr page )


20 Responses to Antiwar March in DC Saturday -Ron Paul Supporters Contact Info

  1. W Baker September 12, 2007 at 12:25 pm #

    I’m thinking his permanent focal point is about 6 inches away from his nose! And apparently that’s pretty bewildering…

  2. Jim September 12, 2007 at 12:36 pm #

    Maybe this hombre had gone to one too many happy hours at Hooters.

  3. Lawhobbit September 12, 2007 at 1:22 pm #

    This is a higher quality of police photo than you usually post. I mean, the guy has obviously not been doing his share of donut hoovering – though maybe he’s still new on the force, which is why he’s wearing half a pair of highwaters and his half-a$$ed “riot gear.”

  4. ahahahahah steve September 12, 2007 at 4:28 pm #

    man i bet it makes you aholes feel so much better to make fun of some guy doing his job. how bout we grow up from 1st grade and gain some maturity. NO WORLD CHANGE M A T U R I T Y.

  5. Tory September 12, 2007 at 4:29 pm #

    Make sure Ron is well protected at all times.

  6. srogouski September 12, 2007 at 5:05 pm #

    Is Answer letting Ron Paul or anybody else on the anti-war right speak?

    They let just about everybody else but I know there has been problems with this in the past.

  7. Jim September 12, 2007 at 7:56 pm #

    Ron Paul should be speaking, but … at least some of his supporters will make his name known.

    LawHobbit – I posted this picture in response to the scurrilous attacks that claimed that I only posted photos of cops wearing Spandex.

  8. srogouski September 12, 2007 at 8:14 pm #

    Putting Ron Paul on the speaker’s list would be a brilliant political move for Answer and for Ron Paul.

    1.) Pro War Vichy liberals (like David Corn and Todd Gitlin) already have their talking points written. Answer has off topic speakers yada yada ad naseum. They push this after every anti-war rally however big or small.

    2.) Paul would take the edge off these attacks and refocus the debate on the question “is an alliance between the anti-imperialist right and left a reality”.

    If I were running Answer, I’d schedule Paul right after Kucinich. But I don’t think they’re that pragmatic.

  9. Chris S September 12, 2007 at 9:54 pm #

    It looks like there is a fly on his nose. or he is lost in the smell of his own fart or something.

    I hope the pub crawl, er march, is a good time 🙂 Watch out for crazies.

  10. Jim September 12, 2007 at 10:07 pm #

    David Corn a pro-war liberal? I never had that impression. His book on Bush Lies was excellent.

  11. srogouski September 12, 2007 at 10:11 pm #

    Well David Corn’s job wasn’t to sell the war per se but to demonize people opposing it.

    Like this despicable article.

    If the goal is to bring the silent majority into the anti-war movement, it’s not going to be achieved by people carrying pictures of Kim Jong-Il — even if they keep them hidden in their wallets.

    Note. I’m not an Answer supporter. Quite frankly they annoy me. But the bit about hiding the Kim Jung Il photo in the wallet is just out and out propaganda.

    And it’s almost as bad as the kiddy porn photos Corn has in his wallet. What proof do I have? Well, none. But if Corn doesn’t need proof, why do I need it?

  12. Lawhobbit September 13, 2007 at 9:35 am #

    Ya know, “ahahahahah steve,” it *does* make me feel better to make fun of oppressive tyrants and their lickspittle lackeys. Historically very traditional, you know.

    I also make fun of members of the species “homo moronus” who think that “just doing his job” or “just following orders” (it sounds better in the original German) somehow excuses subhuman and barbaric conduct.

    And oh, “ahahahahah steve?” Calling people “aholes” because you disagree with them does not strike me as the epitome of maturity. You’re setting a very bad example for those you’re pretending to chastise. Perhaps you’d best look to that log in your own eye before you worry about the mote in someone else’s. 😯

  13. Marc September 13, 2007 at 8:39 pm #

    That’s quite a long club! Perhaps the almost broom handle length is designed to compensate for lack of speed and mobility on the part of those wielding it.

  14. Jim September 14, 2007 at 8:45 am #

    The long poles help police make visitors to DC feel welcome.

    I biked around the September 2005 antiwar march, when the photo above was taken. There were sawhorses all over the place, so it wasn’t really clear which streets were open and which weren’t. As I was coming down 17th St. by the Old Executive Office Building next to the White House, I was perplexed when I saw a fat cop hieing himself into the middle of the street as he raised his five foot wooden pole over his head. I noticed that he appeared to be staring at me intently and realized that he was getting ready to take a swing at me. Some other cop grunted something about how the street was closed, and I veered off and left ‘em in the dust.

    There were masses of demonstrators on the other side of the White House. But the cops were not aggressive there because of the pervasive camcoms to capture their public service.

  15. Dirk W. Sabin September 14, 2007 at 12:36 pm #

    Gee…this photo is actually a good sign. It amply demonstrates the amateur nature of our Authoritarian Binge. I’m sure the “Security Industry” has dreamed up a particularly frightful uniform of doom to encase our law enforcement personnel but the “political commisars” have put the breaks on public displays of authority, preferring to dismantle Constitutional Rights in broad daylight through the courts. It is not prudent to look fearsome until such time as the laws support it. This should be in about another 22 news cycles.

    Still though, it is kind of embarrassing having such leisure-suited Security . The Sunbeam for the Unitary Executive boys are professionally amateur. No sense of art whatsoever.

  16. Original Steve September 14, 2007 at 7:54 pm #

    The tedious ahahahaha Steve is not to be confused with the Original Steve, although admiring Dr. Paul and Skinny Dennis Kucinich, as well as Jim Bovard and Josh Marshall does by definition make me confused…

  17. Jim September 14, 2007 at 8:27 pm #

    Why is it that some of the most [redacted] commentors on this blog have used the name Steve?

    Josh Marshall does fine stuff – his team makes the mainstream media look fat and lazy, and sometimes servile.

    And I’m glad Kucinich is keeping his banner held high!

  18. Tory September 16, 2007 at 4:37 am #

    How many showed up ? 100,000 or 2,000 ?

    How many flag waving bikers were there to defend Bush foreign policy (loud, straight-pipe and mufflerless motorcycles are a synbol of heroism and patriotism) ?

  19. Josh September 18, 2007 at 9:34 pm #

    As a veteran of the Iraq war during 2003-2004 I would like to pose a question. I agree war is hell on earth.
    War is an awful thing. Innocent people do die.The fact that the enemy is often hiding or being supported by those innnocents is also true. The media bombards our television screens with reports of war time atrocoties ,and screams about the innocent bystanders being tortured by our guys and I agree that torture is also awful. Here is my question If the politicans and supporters of liberal anti right movements wish to express their views of innocent people dying because of war I believe that they should also voice their concerns about all of the innocents that die by the millions in this country every year. Except these little unborn ,and almost born babies, american lives have no voice. I wish to see all the defenders of the innocents stand up for them because this people is also an attrocity. This is a war on human life ,and its legal. What is the major malfunction here. Its black ,and white. Defenders of the foreign innocents you should stand up for their rights also. Americans killing Americans is that the future? Am I the only one who sees the double standard? I want to hear the liberal lefts opinion about this. One more thought before I go. I went to Iraq ,and helped many people personally everyday. Did that make the 24hr news? NO.

  20. Tory September 20, 2007 at 3:43 am #

    “…I want to hear the liberal lefts opinion about this. ”

    Maybe you’re lost – this is a libertarian locale. You might find liberal lefts at or a location like that. After you sober up do a google for left-wing liberals.

    If you are sober I recommend a psycho-therapist to help you break free from cover-upitis. Most rightwingers enlist for crusades to improve their job
    resumes. Do you find yourself hanging out in front of abortion clinics often ? See a doctor – okay.