. . . and they called off the party.
The conventioneers are here. The media is here. The protesters are here. But the action is at the other end of the Mississippi.
A lot has been written about the pre-convention raids on protesters.
I don't have much to add, other than the story I heard about the anarchist group who lost out on a place to stay because they wouldn't/couldn't agree to some basic rules. Big surprise.
I'm avoiding both downtown areas, so I can't report on what all is going on, but there's a reporter from Seattle who's covering those stories.
Driving back from a gardening job Saturday, I saw what looked like some sort of patrol boat under one of the freeway bridges. That's a level of security that I have not seen before.
Glad I didn't get stopped by the police. I was grungy enough to pass for a anarchist, and I had my 6 foot San Angelo bar, a hefty digging fork, a machete, zip ties, and some rocks among other potential weapons of mayhem.