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18 September 2009 @ 12:36 pm
Shameless plug: Don't be a G20 jackass  
Remy put together this little website: Don't Be a G20 Jackass

While it's exciting to think that so much of the world's attention will be concentrated on my hometown in a few days, it's also going to be a colossal pain in the ass. With all the hubbub, street closing, and fence-erecting downtown, many business are telling workers to take the days off or work from home (Remy falls in the latter category, thankfully). I still can't believe all parking garages downtown will be closed. There are, perhaps, five metered parking spots in all of downtown, which is going to make things very interesting for anyone forced to head in those days.

Even with staying at home, Remy and I far from insulated. With the Obamas wining and dining in Oakland, and an event or two at Pitt, we're going to be right next to a lot of the chaos. I don't have off-street parking, so I don't intend to budge my car an inch until this whole thing blows over.

Once it's over, we get to see how badly the protesters have trashed stuff. *sigh*
Mako, Director of The Ancient Order of Sidewalksjo_mako on September 18th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
Oh Good luck with the G20. On the upside...politicians from 19 exotic places will be able to say they've been to the Burgh...on the downside, arseholes are gonna be there regardless. Good for Remy putting that site together too!
Miusheri: grim reapermiusheri on September 18th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
arseholes are gonna be there regardless.

Ah, yes. There are plenty of local jagoffs- a ton of them Pitt students who don't really live here- who just lie dormant until a convenient excuse to be a shithead emerges. See: Super Bowl XLIII celebrations in Oakland and the South Side.

We don't know if anyone is going to say, "Yeah, gee, I was planning to be a tremendous jackass, but I've since seen the error of my ways." It still doesn't hurt to express the sentiment!
The Perfidious One, amethyst_hunter: Akabane has issuesamethyst_hunter on September 19th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)
Oooh...that should be interesting...

Hopefully there won't be too much dumbassery clogging the 'Burgh. ;)

Miusheri: bluescreenmiusheri on September 19th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
The best part is, I bet if you went up to a majority of the protesters and asked them, "Hey, what exactly are you protesting?" you would get a blank stare in response.

At any rate, thanks! It should definitely be interesting...
sageblessing on September 20th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
I used to think protesting was cool. Now... usually, it just makes me want to break pianos over annoying self-righteous white-dreadlock greasy heads.