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I Just Saw Obama

Well, more accurately, I just saw the bus he was riding in. Apparently, Senator Obama was in town today. I hadn't heard about that -- the first time I heard anything about it was when a police officer wouldn't let me go through the intersection because the motorcade was about to come by. I was on my way home from buying some new guitar strings. Most of the major roads were blocked as I was coming back, and I started to wonder what was going on. Somehow, my normal route home wasn't blocked until I got to this particular intersection, where no other cars were. There were a handful of people who had gathered along the road, some with signs. I had seen several gatherings like that on my way out to the guitar store, as well as several police cars, and wondered what the special event was.

Less than five minutes after I parked the car, the motorcade drove by at about 35mph (according to the police radio). Several police cars, followed several town cars, followed by two busses, followed by several more police cars, followed by two motorcycles. Of course, Senator Obama was nowhere to be seen -- all the vehicles that he might have been in had tinted windows.

Two minutes after the motorcade went by, the police officer let me cross the intersection and go home. I was inconvenienced for a total of less than ten minutes. I hope the people who were intentionally camping out to see the motorcade felt it was worth it. I'd have felt ripped off.

If I knew that I was going to be in a position to see the motorcade, I might have made an anti-DST sign and tried to organize a protest of sorts. More likely, I would have waited an hour before going to the guitar store.

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meep
Sep. 27th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
We're keeping the faith here. Our clock says it's 3:30.

ANTI-DST!!!!!!

Anti-histamines!

Pro-"they"-as-third-person-singular-pronoun! (New plank for the platform. What do you think?)
drmellow
Sep. 27th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
Pro-"they"-as-third-person-singular-pronoun! (New plank for the platform. What do you think?)

I'm not opposed to that position, but I'm not sure I'm ready to put it in the platform this year. If I get too many planks, I'll be just like all the big-government types....

Edited at 2008-09-27 09:19 pm (UTC)
mckenzee
Sep. 27th, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
I was there, I regretted not having "Rednecks for Obama" stickers to sell. Or my McCain Wants A Pony sign.

Also, here, I wrote this last year:

Daylight Savings Time

You can't turn back the rocks
or tell the sun when to climb
so the Hopi have two clocks
Indian time/crazy time.

© mckenzee 2007
drmellow
Sep. 27th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
Nice. You want to be Poet Laureate in the anti-dst regime?
mckenzee
Sep. 27th, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
I would be honored.
drmellow
Sep. 27th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
Write me in (or lie, and say you did) and the job is yours.
naqerj
Sep. 28th, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)
They just felt blessed to have been near the hem of his garment.
drmellow
Sep. 28th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
Probably so.
drjekyll
Sep. 28th, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)
gorski
Oct. 9th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
Saw this and thought of you, Dr. Mellow...
you might be interested in the beginnings of some research: http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/8080/droughtxc8.gif

peace,

--me
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