nullFortunately, the hurricane skirted just west of New Orleans, and it would appear that major disaster was averted — but now Hurricane Moonbat has left Denver and is now bearing down on Minneapolis.

Protests are expected to bring traffic to a standstill. Apparently the way to achieve world peace and to end poverty is to make accountants, bartenders and hotel maids late for work.

While reading a story about all the fringe groups that would make their presence known, I ran across this one:

Cheri Honkala, a national organizer for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, said she expected violent confrontations between anarchists and police.

My curiosity piqued, I managed to find their website.

Here’s the PPEHRC’s mission statement:

The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign is committed to uniting the poor across color lines as the leadership base for a broad movement to abolish poverty. We work to accomplish this through advancing economic human rights as named in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights– such as the rights to food, housing, health, education, communication and a living wage job.

I can shorten this mission statement a great deal and still say the same thing (with apologies to Dire Straits) — “Money for nothing, chicks for free.”

And if you’re in Minnesota this week, don’t forget to visit Bushville.

By the way…

Normally I upload photographs to my Photobucket account and link to them there, or upload them to the server that supports this site. That way I’m not linking to the photo at the site it’s from and stealing their bandwidth, which costs the siteowner money. For the picture above, I tried linking to the picture directly from the PPEHRC site. I was going to use their bandwidge. Why? Because I believe that we all have a right to “free” bandwidth.

If it’s okay for them to want me to pay for everybody’s “free” groceries, schooling, food and healthcare, the least they can do is pay for me to show that picture to a few thousand people via “free” bandwidth, right?

They didn’t view it that way. I posted the picture for a few minutes, and they can obviously detect sites that are using their bandwidth and make the picture look like a broken link. So much for my “right” to “free” bandwidth. Back to using Photobucket.

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