Thursday, May 28, 2009

General David Petraeus Honored at The Union League Club

General David Petraeus was honored tonight by John Negroponte at The Union League Club in Manhattan. A contingent of orange jumpsuit-clad protesters had planned 'dramatic tableau' which consisted of a two-tier street theatre performance including an 'actual' waterboarding. The first took place at Grand Central Station and the second outside the event venue on East 37th Street. A Gathering of Eagles and others came out to support an American hero, David Petraeus. What we may have lacked in numbers was made up for with superior sign power.

We got a lot of 'thumbs up' and support from people going by. Regular people, cab drivers, local residents, couples on their way out. Some of the arriving guests attending the ceremony were taking pictures of us and smiling. Even the some members of the secret service seemed to be enjoying it.

Waterboarding anyone? Tom having fun!

Next of course I went over to the Code Pinkos and World Can't Wait protest pen. Who were thankfully encamped on the corner facing Park Avenue and not right in front of the place. Which is quite nice. Very classy.

They were loud and angry. Bullhorns, jumpsuits, selling pamphlets, Yelling, 'Lock'em up!, Lock'em up!'. 'Cheney!, Cheney!' 'Petraeus!, Petraeus!, prosecute!, prosecute!, 'Bush!, Bush!.. on and on..well, you get the picture.



"Waterboarding" Demonstration VIDEO! Okay. So I missed the 'drownding' part but the last half of the performance is simply hilarious. Note the look on the business man's face toward the end!

Speaking of 'classy'...

Just a moment before these sweet-faced women were giving the finger to passersby and motorists.

"Obama, release the photos!"

VIDEO of General Petraeus' arrival!