From a listserv I'm on, about a stupid game. Oy... OY!!! However, in a breezy sense of good news, there was a protest! First, the email... then the news on the protest...
>>>> Dear Faculty and Staff,
>>>> I just wanted to inform everyone on a "game" that the Davis College
>>>> Republicans have decided to play tomorrow, May 1st @ 12pm in the MU
>>>> The "game" is titled "Illegal Immigration Capture the Flag" and
>>>> purpose is to have a team dressed as INS and another dressed as
>>>> How ironic that they have chosen to play this "game" during La Raza
>>>> Cultural Days and on May 1st, the day of the worker and of the
>>>> MEChA and many many other student organizations that feel this is a
>>>> horrible mockery of everything that immigrants have done for this
>>>> will be holding a peaceful counter- protest to show that what they
>>>> think is
>>>> "funny" is totally unacceptable. On behalf of MEChA, I invite
>>>> you to
>>>> us in solidarity. Gracias.
>>>> ::Below is an excerpt of what was posted on facebook::
>>>> Hey All!! DCR is sponsoring a rousing game of Illegal Immigration
>>>> Capture the Flag!
>>>> When: Tuesday, May 1st (tomorrow)
>>>> Time: 12:30-2 (drop by whenever you can!)
>>>> Where: The Quad
>>>> We will be playing Capture the Flag with two teams: The INS and the
>>>> Illegal Immigrants. The trick is that the INS will have their hands
>>>> tied behind their backs, the Illegal Immigrants team will vastly
>>>> outnumber the INS team, and every 10 minutes the Illegals caught
>>>> be granted amnesty and set free.
'Illegal Immigration Capture the Flag' thwarted by protesters
UC Davis administration 'disappointed' in Davis College Republicans, official says
By: Bo Hee Kim
Issue date: 5/2/07 Section: Campus News
To the delight of some and the disgust of others, Davis College Republicans organized a satirical game of "Illegal Immigration Capture the Flag" on the Quad on Tuesday afternoon.
Members of DCR assembled on the Quad for the game, but never were able to play as protesters surrounded and blocked their paths.
The game was to be played with two teams: "Team INS" and "Team Illegal Immigrants." In a message forwarded to the members of DCR, "The trick is that the INS will have their hands tied behind their backs, the Illegal Immigrants team will vastly outnumber the INS team, and every 10 minutes the Illegals caught will be granted amnesty and set free."
With the cement walkway in the Quad as "the border," teams were to assemble opposite from each other, with Team INS playing defense the entire time, according to the game rules. While DCR was assembling for the game, other protests concerning immigration, military action in Iraq and contracting out food-service workers were in full swing on the Memorial Union Patio.
According to bystander Kyle Flick, a junior political science major at UC Davis, the capture-the-flag game never played out.
"People from the rally came over with concerns with the DCR activity," Flick said. "After the main group of the rally walked straight through DCR, a smaller group stayed behind and surrounded DCR. The smaller group kept growing, though."
Flick went on to say that DCR members were outnumbered more than 2 to 1....
(see full account at link above of the protest)
Well. An interesting day of news! Geez... and people WONDER why I've never really been a Republican voter. Party of Lincoln my ass. I wonder what they were thinking... probably whatever white frat boys in blackface think on their parade floats.