No, I did not coin the term “FireBagger.” This is how they refer to themselves.
For any of you who don’t know who Jane Hamsher is, she’s a radical lib and the Mistress-in-Chief of FireDogLake.
Jane doesn’t just hang out at her website like Arianna Huffington does: she believes in getting down-and-dirty and “where the action is.”
Jane and a bunch of others were protesting at A Casa Branca yesterday. Yep, that big white house at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The “protest du jour” was against the proposed Keystone Pipeline project which would bring oil from Canada to the lower United States.
I am not going to focus on Keystone right now, (which by the way is a wonderful project and should be embraced to make the U.S. more energy independent) but on the trials and travails of Ms. Hamsher’s descent into Hell in a DC jail.
Here is her recount from her website. Among her *complaints* were: the room was too small, their was no privacy, it was too cold:
All 65 of us were crammed into four 6 x 8 holding cells (we measured) with a toilet at the end. I was held with other women who took part in the demonstration. There were more men than women, so some of the men were held in the sally port because of the overcrowding. But that meant there were about 14 women in my room, with a few rotating out periodically for booking, making phone calls, etc.
She goes into a little more graphic detail on her article, but I’m not going to get into that here. But:
Hey JANE!! What da ya expect? You were *told* if you didn’t obey the rules, you would be tossed in the slammer. You didn’t abide by those *rules* and now you are complaining about the lack of comfort and facilities? And yep JANE: I recognized your face in that protest against the Bank of America in St. Louis last Monday so you knew what to expect when all those protesters were arrested. So quit yer b*tching!
The only gratifying part of her tirade is this salient quote:
When Barack Obama was elected, he said that the earth would now begin to heal. Yet last week, he and Michelle took separate jets only a few hours apart to Martha’s Vineyard.
Kind of makes a Conservative grin from ear to ear, don’t it?
Oh, by the way. They have a new name for their cabal: the Flaming Firebaggers.
Crossposted at Conservative Outlooks