The T called back to inform me that their "Intelligence Division" has stopped doing background checks for photo permits in favor of tasks assigned by Homeland Security for the DNC. If I had names, I could probably do a six degrees thing from me to Tom Ridge. I'm still not sure how I feel about this.
I got harassed by a LaRouchie because I declined to accept his literature. When it became clear that my polite refusal was not going to stave off a fringe political rant, I told him I was a Teddy Roosevelt Republican. This seemed to confuse him long enough for me to make good my escape.
Where there are protests, there is Falun Gong. They all seem very nice, but I can't shake the idea that they're just scientologists with tai chi.