Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Shut up!

You’re probably aware that Cindy Sheehan didn’t get to finish her speech today in New York. I don’t pretend to report the news; I’m not a newspaper, but I want to point out how the most innocent seeming powers of Government can be put to use against the rights of citizens that our Constitution was designed to protect.

Sure, she had the right to speak, but not the right to use a loudspeaker. It’s important to keep the noise down in a quiet place like Union Square Park in Manhattan where people are undoubtedly trying to sleep at 11:00 on a Tuesday morning.

Unauthorized use of a microphone seems like such an innocuous charge, doesn’t it?

5 comments:

Birdy said...

Man. That's sort of creepy.

Crankyboy said...

Sheehan not Sherman. Maybe you were thinking Sherman Helmsley a.k.a. George Jefferson.

Capt. Fogg said...

Cindy Sherman is a well known photographer, but where's the evidence that I typed Sherman instead of Sheehan?

d.K. said...

Maybe you were thinking Sherman Helmsley a.k.a. George Jefferson.

I burst a gut over this comment - Cranky needs to eat free food more often! Too funny.

Capt. Fogg said...

I'm sure it was a bit of undigested lobster roll