Sunday, September 25, 2005

Why The Antiwar Rally Went Well

First, I want to let everyone know that the peace rally in Washington DC went well on 9/24/2005.  It is still going on, but I left at about 4:30PM yesterday, and have nothing to say about what has happened since then.

I've seen widely varying estimates for the size of the crowd.  Most seem to think there were about a quarter of a million.  I lost count as follows: one, two, three, MANY.

Police reports indicate that one temporary fence was knocked down, and a newspaper vending machine was damaged.  There were three arrests.  But how many people are arrested in D.C. on an average Saturday?  Surely, more than three.  Probably MANY.

How can you get hundreds of thousands of people together in one place, and have it be peaceful?  It helps if you only invite peaceful people.

Then again, a little extra insurance is always good.  Therefore, on Friday, a palliative offering was made to the Flying Spaghetti Monster.  We wanted to be sure that He did not think we were tampering with His Creation.

Ragu Offering

Items: Ragu traditional old world style spaghetti sauce, Western Digital Caviar hard drive, scented candles, books that convey His True Values, peace sign armband.  

In retrospect, the fake plant on the left...that was a mistake.  (Sorry, Great One.)  Maybe that is why the newspaper vending machine was broken.  On the other hand, maybe it was the Errant Ways of the Washington Post itself that resulted in its fall from grace.