More as I fish out the dirt. . .
Looks like the actual trouble makers in NY may be the RNC delegates (from wapo
Moore first attracted attention about 8:45 p.m. as he walked slowly over the temporary bridge that connects the media spillover building to Madison Square Garden. Stopped by a handful of reporters, Moore began to hold court. Video camera lights quickly popped on, and the knot around Moore grew.
It quickly became a crowd-control issue, and officials began trying to corral the unruly scribes. "You were told to stop," shouted one police officer as reporters tried to break through his hallway cordon. "If you don't, I can arrest you."
This set off grumbling in the mob, with several reporters asserting their sacred First Amendment right to chase a celebrity through the corridors of a sports arena.
"This is my big rugby scrum," Moore said, explaining the scene around him to a security guard. "It's a dangerous situation here," yelled a plainclothes NYPD officer. "Please make a lane. Please make a lane."
A delegate from Missouri called Moore a "disgrace," a few seconds after asking for his autograph.
"I could kick his [rear]," said Steven R. Schirripa, an actor on "The Sopranos" who is here as a "correspondent" for NBC's "Tonight" show. "We need to get this Moore guy on 'The Sopranos' in case we need to whack someone."
"I think that guy's the most disgusting human being I've ever seen," said Jimmy Gilbert, a 66-year-old alternate from Lenoir, N.C.
Well, McCain had his moment at the RNC. Took a cheap shop at Moore who replied mouthing "two more months" to the right-wing, nut-job mob of the Republican Party faithful. Otherwise his speech was very boring and bland. He embraced 911, which is becoming the defining icon of the Republican campaign. I wonder why so many want to reelect this president, a president who's defining moment was the senseless death of 3000 americans.
Just clicked back, and the RNC has a stage full of 911 victims. This is the use of 911 for political gain.
This is horrible!
and that's why "20,000 Keep Anti-GOP Rallies Going
" on Monday.
". . .the marchers Monday were cheered by New Yorkers leaning out windows with noisemakers and signs. Jonathan Rivas, 35, from Queens, watched the demonstrators while dressed in his white kitchen uniform.
They represent us and what we can't say," Rivas said. "We have to work. We can't take the day off.""