This meme, of journalists describing elected officials (or, nonsensically, municipalities) as moving to dismantle these protests because their “patience wore thin” is particularly irksome. Because, and any competent editor/reporter should know this, the right to peaceably assemble isn’t subject to the “patience” of an elected official. To describe it this way is to accept that citizens are allowed in any public space only at the sufferance of their government, and at least for now in the U.S., that simply isn’t true.
David: I’d like to see/read a thriller in which John Riggins and, like, Adam Gopnik solve crimes together. Or Mike Martz and Condoleeza Rice.
Jeff: It’s called “Connect Four”. Riggins is the mastermind, and he pursues these people because he knows that no one would ever assume they would work together on a crime. Martz does all blueprints. Condoleeza has all sorts of unsanctioned sleeping gasses she’s stolen from the Pentagon.
If only the Monday morning NFL chatter around my office sounded more like Jeff Johnson and David Roth and less like Monday morning NFL chatter around an office.
AARON IS GETTING HIS LEG CAST TODAY!!!!!!
Commence Operation: Six Million Dollar Balkan.
Finally dude can start helping to load the dishwasher again.*
*this is funny because Gabe doesn’t let anyone else load the dishwasher. She has a SYSTEM, people.
I wish I had photographic evidence to support the accuracy of this compliment, but I don’t so you will just have to take my word for how brilliant it was last night when Udo said to a departing Thurston, “you look like Han Solo’s gay brother. You’re Rick Solo!”
Newsflash: Thurston is attractive.