Saturday, June 5, 2010

Make way for the president...or else

It happened Thursday night in the nation's capital. President Obama was on his way home from a school event for one of his daughters, and two men refused to move out of the way of his motorcade. This is America, so of course the would-be terrorists were arrested.

The Hill also reported the story. One commenter on that site claims to have witnessed the incident, saying that what happened was more a result of confusion than anything else, and that the officers involved "certainly appeared to use excessive force."

In the old days, failing to bow or curtsy before the king's procession would have meant a swift execution. Things aren't quite that bad anymore. Today, failure to humble yourself when the ruler of the land passes by might only result in your being tackled, arrested, and charged with assault.

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