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A little less than a happy high
I can hear the chanting from the end of my street
It's a curious thing to have the realization that I am not a quarter mile from history being made and not being able to witness it for being stuck at my day job.
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transcribe From: transcribe Date: February 12th, 2004 11:24 am (UTC) (Link)
what's going on down there?
komos From: komos Date: February 12th, 2004 11:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Yesterday, two proposed ammendments failed and the convention was reconvened today at noon to debate several hastily drafted new proposals. There are a few thousand people on both sides of the issue gathered at the state house chanting and occasionally shouting angrily at each other.

So far, it's been pretty contained, but that doesn't mean that it hasn't been ugly.
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komos From: komos Date: February 12th, 2004 01:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not any more, at least.

Given the obvious ties to the civil rights and anti-war demonstrations in the 60's, it would be a political nightmare for any administration that let the situation deteriorate to that point.

'Course, why they didn't use "non-lethal methods" in response the bedlam following the Superbowl escapes me.
jawalter From: jawalter Date: February 13th, 2004 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)


It is kind of strange to think that this is going to be one of those events that gets mentioned in history books. But now I'm wondering if the civil disobedience thing in San Francisco will wind up being (ultimately) more important.

Damn it! Boston never gets mentioned in any history books!
komos From: komos Date: February 14th, 2004 09:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I think it will depend a great deal on what, if any measure is passed. The SJC decision will be of great importance to history, but the legislative scrambling will likely just be a footnote to that unless an ammendment gets passed. It's a question of action v. process, I think.

Could be wrong though. The SF city council has some serious stones, and I'm wondering if we might get a Rosa Parks-esque event out of their actions.
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