Deranged Mind

August 23, 2008

Zombies Descend on San Francisco

Filed under: California,Humor — Tags: , , — The Deranged One @ 12:13 am

This one is from left field. It all started with some great photos of the zombies as they descended upon San Francisco this past August. No, not the drug addicted derelicts in the Tenderloin. Real Zombies. In search of brains.

It doesn’t get much better than that. Okay, they didn’t really eat brains. It was all in good fun. And as our good friend, Protest Shooter notes:

Actually for a protest this was wildly successful.

  1. Turnout that beats most actual protests.
  2. Twitter followers twenty times larger than the save the oaks followers.
  3. Raised awareness.
  4. Massive honking, support from surrounding crowds.
  5. Good interactions with police which helps with future protests.
  6. Asserted rights to freedom of speech, freedom to assemble.
  7. Did it without permits.

And this despite bad weather and 30 minute subway delays. It’s pretty ironic that just a group of folks having fun can outdo the protesters with actual organizations and meetings and decades of experience and, oh, an actual cause.

If you interested in future “events,” feel free to drop by the zombies’ website. And before some smartass pipes up, why shouldn’t the zombies be allowed to have a website?

August 9, 2008

Cindy Sheehan vs. Nancy Pelosi

Filed under: California,News,Politics — Tags: , — The Deranged One @ 11:51 pm

Well, I just read in the San Francisco Chronicle that Cindy Sheehan is going to challenge Nancy Pelosi for her Congressional seat because Pelosi won’t impeach President Bush. Yawn.

While I’m sure this will make certain people excited, it doesn’t do much for me. Single issue candidates typically crash and burn after the novelty wears off. Plus, it’s San Francisco. Does anybody anywhere else in the country (other than Berkeley) give two shits either way about anything that happens in SF?

I’ve tried to figure out Sheehan. There is quite a bit on the internet, but who knows what’s truth and what’s fiction. The plethora of photos depicting her embracing Hugo Chavez appear to be genuine. Hmm, do we have an attention whore in our midst? How do you go from mourning the loss of your son to embracing Fidel’s little protege? Screw it, it doesn’t really matter. The best thing we can hope for is that Ms. Sheehan causes enough distraction that she causes that trainwreck Pelosi to get voted out and for Sheehan to lose with the majority of the vote going to the Republican candidate. That would make for an entertaining outcome.

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