That seems appropriate enough as it neatly sums up the state of political priorities these days.
The countdown to Sept. 11 commemoration demonstrations by patriotic bikers versus a fringe Muslim “truther” group is taking shape.
Denied a permit by the nation’s capital for a special “non-stop” ride through town with a waiver for red lights, stop signs and other traffic controls, organizers of the “2 Million Bikers to DC” ride to remember 9/11 are undeterred.
The bikers were told by Sheila Gotha of the Permits DEPT. “This Ride Only event has been denied.” When asked why, her only response was “It’s a weekday and DC residents are not going to happy with you folks.”
The American Muslim Political Action Committee announced Saturday it had received a permit for the misleadingly labeled Million Americans Against Fear demonstration – formerly known as the Million Muslim March – to go ahead Wednesday on the National Mall.
It also announced it had received a commitment from U.S. Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus to speak at the event.
I guess those are the kinds of folks that DC residents are happy with.