I would like to start doing periodic open threads to hear from you, the loyal readers of BTM, on any topics of your choosing. Consider the comments section on this and other open threads to be the BTM virtual town square. (Just ignore the guy over there doing interpretive dance to his iPod music.) Grab a piece of park bench and gab away. Conversation doesn't have to be politics-y. What's on your mind?
Need help? Here are a few conversation starters:
1. Dueling rallies/demonstrations tomorrow in DC:
Tomorrow is Torture Accountability Action Day.If you're in Washington, DC, come on out.9:00 AM - 3:00 PMJohn Marshall Park, 501 Pennsylvania Ave(If you metro, ride to Archives/Navy Memorial and walk a few blocks down Pennsylvania toward the Capitol. The park will be on your left.)There will be speakers and a rally from 11 to 12, then a march to the Department of Justice to demand the appointment of a Special Prosecutor for torture. Some participants may engage in nonviolent civil disobedience. Here is a list of demonstrations in other cities.After participating in Torture Accountability Action Day, you can rally-hop over to the National Health Care Reform Rally.Upper Senate Park Constitution and Delaware avenues, N.E.Washington, D.C. 20002Closest Metro: Judiciary Square11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2. Something about secretly flying to Argentina. Huh?
3. It's hard out here for a totalitarian despot!