Solution to Brady foulup: they'll just crash the memorial service
As mentioned a few days ago, Brady Campaign wanted to have a PR event, on Virginia Tech, on the anniversary of the shootings. Then they found out it required a permit, which they didn't have, and the time and location of their PR event conflicted with the University's own memorial service.
Solution: go ahead anyway. Brady Campaign don' need no steenking permit! We already notified the press, dammit!
"The Brady Campaign sent out a media advisory last Thursday announcing the event, planned in conjunction with the gun control group ProtestEasyGuns.com. Hamm said the gun-control groups had not discussed the event with the university, but he was initially discouraged by what he saw as a hard-line stance by the university against issuing a permit. He said this morning that the event would go ahead as scheduled — permit or no permit. But by this afternoon, he was optimistic that Tech students involved in the protest would be able to reach a compromise with the administration. He said the goal of the protesters was never to interfere with memorial events."
If there is innocent blood, the Brady Campaign will be dancing in it.
Posted by: 30yearprof at April 9, 2008 10:16 AM
If the "place of learning" had any balls it'd have it's oh-so-responsive police force arrest them for trespassing.
They can do their little blood dance on the streets off campus, preferably IN the streets facing the wrong direction with earmuffs so as not to hear traffic approaching.
Posted by: Tom at April 9, 2008 11:23 AM
I wonder what those patriots that participate in funerals for soldiers (to stop the whackjobs from Fred Phelps abomination) are doing.
Perhaps they'd like to attend the memorial too.
Posted by: Flighterdoc, MD at April 9, 2008 11:53 AM
It's hard to remember that somewhere there are some liberals who are not jerks.
Posted by: Flash Gordon at April 9, 2008 12:52 PM
Flash Gordon, there are? Are you sure? Where?
Posted by: Jim at April 9, 2008 01:11 PM
Flash, you may be right but there don't seem to be any liberals that would criticize the jerks in any way
Posted by: Flighterdoc, MD at April 9, 2008 01:13 PM
We’re talking about it over at the brand-spanking new VCDL blog.
Full disclosure: I’m one of the brand spanking new VCDL staff bloggers. Official announcement of the brand spanking new VCDL blog hasn’t been made yet but should be forthcoming soon so you’re one of the first to be in the know.
Further full disclosure: I've posted this comment on a couple of blogs...yes I know that's bad form but I wanted to get the word out about the new VCDL blog.
Posted by: Sailorcurt at April 9, 2008 01:39 PM
One of the veteran groups showing up and helping block the Brady Bunch /might/ have an effect on the students, teaching by setting an example the teachers and administration would not care for.
That possibility would prevent such a group from being allowed on site, of course.
Posted by: Phillep at April 10, 2008 08:57 AM
Patriot Riders is the group you mean. I cannot speak for them, but I would think this is outside their mission.
They try to protect ceremonies of patriots. None to be found amongst the VT admin or the Brady Bastards.
Posted by: straightarrrow at April 10, 2008 07:15 PM