Monday, September 01, 2008

Holiday In The Shade

So as the cops slam the political protesters all over my city for the 4th day in a row, and getting worse, I took the day off.
Labor Day we call it.
Nice name. Too bad our own government has so little respect for the people who do the actual labor these days.
But I shouldn't complain right?
Just shut up and be happy with what I have?
Yeah, right.

Have a nice holiday and see you all on Tuesday.

PS. Class starts at the University on Tuesday, so it will be back to full speed ahead for me.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


The "protesters" do not have the right to lay down in the street and prevent traffic from flowing.
When they are doing that, they are a threat to public safety.

It does not matter if it is Labor Day, Arbor Day, Presidents Day, or April Fools Day.

Its funny, you got realllly angry when a player called another player a "fag" in a game last year, but if people throw smoke bombs onto the field, attack other fans, or if unruly "political protesters" lay down in the street and block traffic, you think its cute.

...and you can't tell us to "shut up."
After all, we're "protesting" !


11:42 AM  
Blogger Zathras said...

Actually, the protesters are practicing civil disobedience. The point is to break the law and suffer the consequences of that.

I love the fact that everyone who has a go at Bruce on this blog is afraid to sign their name.

12:07 PM  
Anonymous nick said...

Mr. anonymous

calling someone a FAG as an insult is not cool or clever. protesting on the other hand is exercising ones democratic rights. you may not agree with it but you should support the fact it is allowed. you seen the response to protest in Thailand....a full state of emergency - marshal law in otherwords

enjoy your freedoms even if you don’t personally enjoy them.


12:59 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Considering this was formed by the free exercise of political dissent, I take particular offense at this attack on people like bruce who support free speech.

Attacking fans, throwing smoke bombs and other hooliganesque activities are not comparable with political protest. It is not only every American's patriotic right to engage in acts of civil disobedience, it is a time-honored tradition reaching back to the Founding Fathers of this country.

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's hard not to get too worked up in our current political state...

Moving on from the safety implications and the general classification of political disobedience, I find it pretty damn cool that we're playing our WC qualifier in Cuba. I wish I could attend the game and cruise through the patinated streets of Fidel's delapidated gem of a country. Hopefully we'll get some color commentary from the USSoccer blogs- but I doubt it.

And thanks Bruce, for continuing your superb soccer blog w/ the perfect amount of personal (and political) insight!

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Jay said...

And, Mr. Anonymous number one, maybe it doesn't concern you that protesters are being arrested, but it sure as hell should concern you when journalists are being arrested on ridiculous charges like "conspiracy to riot."

This is America, right?

3:58 PM  
Anonymous sasha said...

I find the "free speech zone" that they set up for protesters especially amusing, as if it was a leper colony or something.

This country is really good at faking democracy...the best, perhaps.

7:33 PM  
Anonymous Sven said...

When they rampaged through downtown, overturning dumpsters, newspaper boxes and street signs, throwing rocks, feces and urine, smashing local businesses' windows and the windshields of police cars, disrupting traffic by lying down in the intersections and threatening innocent drivers in passing cars (I was one of them), you would have the police do nothing?

So, if I were to exercise a made-up "right" to keep driving over the top of the leftists (oops, I meant "anarchists") lying in the street, you'd call the ACLU to defend me, right?

And, Steve, please let me exercise my right to free speech to call you a fucking moron. You call a disagreement over this issue an "attack"? How did you come to have such a fundamental misunderstanding of free speech?

Bruce, stay away from politics and keep linking to people who actually can write.

7:48 PM  
Blogger Zathras said...

You make a pretty big leap between lying down in front of traffic, which is a peaceful demonstration to throwing rocks, etc. at people/cars which NO ONE here has defended, least of all Bruce, who didn't even mention these protesters.

You've also been the only one to actually personally attack anyone here apart from me calling out "anonymous."

8:22 PM  
Blogger brucio said...


Don't ever come on here and call someone a "fucking moron" again. You got me?


10:17 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

just so people know....

i deleted an anonymous comment that slandered pretty much everyone except the anonymous poster themself who is obviously a "superior being"


8:32 AM  

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