September 28, 2009

Respect the message, shoot the messenger

Ok, not LITERALLY, but still...

So the G20 came and went here in Pittsburgh. And with it came the protesters. Fortunately for us, it wasn't a major "Battle In Seattle"-type of situation, but there were still moments.

Let's see, we had Greenpeace hanging from one bridge and trying to hang from another. Way to tie up traffic, morons! (Greenpeace definitely falls into the category where I DO respect their message, but they're over-the-top to the point of looking stupid in their delivery)

And then we had the "peaceful" marches that resulted in property damage. I don't agree with, but can see, the attacks on "evil national chains". But a Pamela's Diner? Seriously? It's not like they're some huge money-sucking organization. Was it because the Obama's really like them? Or was it because the dumbass who did it wasn't protesting, just being an idiot causing damage for the hell of it? Way to dilute the message there, buddy.

I actually do feel bad for the protesters who really did keep it peaceful and believed in their reasons. A few idiots going overboard made the whole lot look bad, prompting a police response, and it went from there. Fortunately it didn't get as bad as it could have been, but there's a reason I was avoiding the area those two days...

September 8, 2009

When I tell someone to not erase my whiteboard notes, that's not an invitation to write OVER them instead!