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The city so nice they named it twice is opening its arms to RNC protesters—just so long as they stay out of Central Park, that is. Flanked by former mayors Koch and Dinkins (taking a break from their critically acclaimed revival of I'm Not Rappaport at Circle in the Square), Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced a new plan to give out buttons to "peaceful political activists," which will earn wearers discounts at the Whitney, the Museum of Sex, Applebee's and other establishments. "Unfortunately, we can't stop an anarchist from getting a button," Bloomberg admits in the only gloomy note of his happy announcement. But what about the RNC panty flashers?

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  1. Yeah, but if any of those durn protesters act up, they’ll get their mall security guards, specially hired for the convention, to take their buttons away! That’ll show ’em, lousy ruffians!

  2. “Unfortunately, we can’t stop an anarchist from getting a button,”

    Mr. President, we must not allow…a peaceful activist button gap!

  3. The pantyflash protest is, without a doubt, the lamest thing I’ve ever heard of…

  4. Malak’s comment reminded me of….

    “But I didn’t eat the salmon mousse!”

  5. I kinda like the panties — hopefully if Ted Rall is right a panty flash will be the best thing republican delegates get out of NYC — if I lived in NYC I’d be giving delegates wrong directions and cussing at them — bloody bastards — there is a time for hate and it will hopefully happen in NYC very soon.

  6. good call thoreau! may your dying wish also be granted 😉

    can you tug on superman’s cape or spit into the wind there?

    just send old man daley out there. there will be no troubles whatsoever.

  7. good call thoreau! may your dying wish also be granted 😉

    can you tug on superman’s cape or spit into the wind there?

    just send old man daley out there. there will be no troubles whatsoever.

  8. actually, hopefully, it won’t fucking happen here, you dingbat.

    i don’t plan on meeting any delegates, (my work route is to the east of the fun) and i don’t plan on seeing them in brooklyn anytime soon. NOTBUSH morons, however, i plan on seeing plenty of, though not as much as i would have did i still live in williamsburg. where, as someone mentioned, idiot displays of street theatre constitue political involvement in some weird metric of eccentricity.

  9. Said the protestor as he was getting his skull caved in with a baton: But! I’m wearing my button!

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