Monday, April 10, 2006

Right Now

Looking from the windows of our office building, which overlooks downtown Seattle, there is a line of people as wide as the four lane street they're walking down, which stretches as far as I can see. They are heading through Seattle's International District, presumably heading for the King County courthouse buildings. There are easily upwards of 50,000 people, maybe more like 100,000, and certainly more than at any point during the WTO protests here several years ago (Edit: Today's (4/11/2006) Seattle P-I pegs the number at 15,000+, so my crowd estimating skills are apparently not what they could be). They are marching in protest of the proposed zero-tolerance immigration policies in congress, and right now they are having more of an effect on national policy than all of the left's protesting, screaming, and hand-wringing over the last six years. This goes to show you something important. But I don't know what it is.

Next: Dammit. Dammit. Dammit.
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