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Trump rally tonight in the Burgh. Should I stay or should I go?

imageThis is the map to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. It’s where Trump is having a rally tonight. It also happens to be located smack dab in the middle of Pitt’s campus and about three blocks away from CMU. In other words, there are going to be protesters. Lots of them. PA is also an open carry state and we don’t mean beer (though I’m sure the students would be totally ok with that).

There’s also a rally on the Roberto Clemente bridge with John Fetterman. He’s running for Senate and he’s a Sanders guy. He’s my down ticket donation this year. (I can split my ticket). That could be fun. I leave work at protest time for the bridge. It’s on the way to the bus stop. And the most violence I would expect there would be minor hair pulling between the Sanders peeps and any Clintonistas.

Considerations: I’m only going to observe. Chanting slogans will depend on the quality of the lyrics. I did not wear my Kevlar vest to work today. I can probably bop into a CVS for portable yogurt in case of pepper spray. Will charge iPhone to capture pics but I don’t have a different camera. Can periscope if necessary but I need a haircut and I’m not doing any close ups.

So, what’ll it be?  Ground zero across from the Cathedral of Learning or a peaceful protest on the bridge?

If I stay there will be trouble, if I go there will be double.

So, you’ve got to let me know. Should I stay or should I go?

update: Tweet of the Day!

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6 Responses

  1. Update: Fetterman’s protest might turn out to be lively. Trump is only going to be in Oakland until around 6pm. Then he’s headed downtown to the David Lawrence convention center. Guess where Fetterman et al are marching to at 7:30 ish? That’s right, the convention center.
    Hmmmm…

  2. Go and act merely interested. Just looking and thinking . .

    • I’m here. I’m intensely interested. The Fetterman protest doesn’t start for awhile. Check my Twitter feed.

      • Alas! I Twitter not, neither do I Tweet . . . . nor do I even Facebook.
        I am but an old analog refugee, lost in this digital world.

        • Well, I found the ErynNotErin twitter feed on the internet itself, so I see I can “read” it even without being able to “use” it or “do” it.

  3. RD, I’d love to hear your take on “whoregate,”

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