Protest outside of Paul Ryan's speech at Georgetown Univ lacks actual protesters

Oh, our aching sides! This is what happens when you rely on slackers.

Inside the venue, the protest is even more pitiful.

Over/under on the media reporting it as a “huge” protest?

Even the Lefty professors couldn’t get the slacktivists to actually show up.

Occupy didn’t have much luck either with their call to arms.

The “media advisory” bit is particularly hilarious. Quick, media, to the bat vans! A massive protest … of 5 people … is about to start! Mayhem!

You can watch the speech live on-line, if you can hear it through that massive protest and all.

  • o2bnaz

    These people are like rats on a sinking ship crying because bailing is not in their job description

  • Joel Engel

    The professors who object to “Paul Ryan’s misuse of Catholic social teaching on poverty” seem unaware of  Catholic dogma on birth control and abortion. 

  • NoDonkey

    Probably couldn’t afford or find parking over there.  Walking from the Rosslyn Metro is too much to bear. 

  • James H

    The Million Man Missing. 

  • Fred LaSor

    And their plan is?

  • LouAnnWatson

    most were busy signing up for free birth control

    • Schteveo

       Or busy USING free birth control.

  • RobertCarl

    How many of the people holding the sign were reporters tasked to cover the event?

  • thorgodofthenorth

    My Catholicism waxes and wanes based on how the church expresses itself with each event. It was the church that gave obama a platform at Notre Dame and allowed he to spew forth several lies on how he would deal with the churches tenants. Then they covered religious symbols when he spoke at Georgetown. Then he poked them in the eye with contraception. Now the are going after Ryan’s plan because we as a nation should borrow trillions without thinking about how it will be paid back. Hey Vatican you people seem to be sitting on vast wealth,, why not liquidate and help the poor? 

    • Ritchie The Riveter

      Why should they liquidate, as long as the Best and Brightest in DC want to dictate to them how to do their job … when they aren’t already trying to do it FOR them?

      The examples of charitable action presented in the Bible almost NEVER involve government action …. charity is up-close-and-personal there.  Perhaps that is because when you render unto Caesar to do that job, Caesar ends up buying bread and circuses with that money.

      • Schteveo

         Don’t say bi-b-l-e in front of the libs Ritchie.  You’ll make their little heads hurt!

        And saying c-h-a-r-i-t-y is almost as bad. 

        The reasoning goes, thatif we’d all just pay more taxes, there’d be no need for ‘charity’.  The gub’ment would be doing it ALL!  And that’s what Liberals believe in. 

        But then, I can’t figure out why liberals don’t give to charity as much as conservatives do.  They say taxes aren’t high enough, but then they get caught NOT paying the taxes, that they say aren’t high enough to start with, and they don’t donate to charity in the first place, no taxes, no charity….

        WHEW!! Now MY head is hurting!

    • robspe

      The church has “tenants”? I thought the Donation of Constantine was a forgery and nothing supports the territorial domain of the Church???!

    • Michael Fermanich

      Don why don’t you liquidate your assumptions of “Catholicism waxing”  with some real Christian pandering instead of GOP poster ranting against the poor and womanhood via God and his gift of “free will”! lol

    • Schteveo

      don’t equate ‘Catholicism’ with the few people making these decisions at ‘Catholic’ schools.  I don’t think ‘Catholics’ are making these decisions.  OR, maybe I just fell off the e-mail voting list when the decisions were made and I just didn’t get asked.

      I certainly don’t agree with their decisions on how The One gets treated.  And my calls to the Pope are going unanswered, so I don’t know what He thinks of the Obama Worship occurring at those schools.

      Suffice it to say I, for one, don’t want to be standing in their cassocks at the Pearly Gates!

  • Chris

    By my count they have just enough to play full court basketball with one sub for each team.  Impressive!

  • Casey M

    The Popular Front of Judea

    • Brian Woolley

      um i thought this was the peoples front of judea!

  • ACLUmember

    NBC news crew and two paid street drunks hold up their Democratic National Committee Ryan banner.

  • BeeKaaay

    Marxists crucify the poor.

    • comatus

       The EPA only crucifies the first five they meet.

  • rbeccah

    Hmm, this doesn’t bode well for the massive Occupy protests set to take place on May 1st.

  • LadyLiberty1885 – A.P. Dillon

    Huge protest there. Nearly as many as Restoring Sanity.

  • Edward Roberts

    Did they clean up after themselves?  In Madison Wisconsin they are still cleaning up the Capitol…….

  • TMink

    What would happen if they organized a protest, and nobody showed up?

  • TMink

    What would happen if they organized a protest and nobody came?

    • Schteveo

       I refer you to the photos, above!

  • Peter Gatliff

    Paul Ryan the poster boy for American fascism.

  • LTCTed

    C’mon!  The soi-disant protestors were lined up for their taxpayer-paid birth control and morning-after pills!  Give them a break!

  • werewife

    I’m sorry, but just who the hell is John McCormack? Any relation to Kenny?

  • NeoSexist

    They had better plan on smaller slogans for their signs next time.  

  • hoosiervet

    Damn, there weren’t enough there for me to make a profit serving my drinks…….

  • Chris M.



    In the world of politics mention Catholic, anything
    Catholic, and you will get a torrent of options.  Representative Paul Ryan made a comment
    recently saying, “As a congressman and Catholic layman, I am persuaded that
    Catholic social truths are in accord with the “self-evident truth” our Founders
    bequeathed to us in the founding ideas of America: independence, limited
    government and the dignity and freedom of every
    (my italics) human being.”


    On April 26th Rep. Paul Ryan appeared before the
    students of Georgetown, a Catholic University, to talk about his budget
    proposals.  His appearance was marked
    with a letter of protest of his appearance by nearly 90 faculty members of the
    university, some of who are Jesuits.   At
    issue is his statement and the theological truth of it, some saying that his
    views reflected more the philosophy of novelist Ayn Rand, best known for her novels
    The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged which rationalized the
    argument for her philosophical view called “Objectivism.”


    In 1999, the pornographer Larry Flynt, spoke at Georgetown
    without one letter of protest from its faculty. 
    Mr. Flynt represents the epitome of enslavement of women as sexual
    objects, used solely for the carnal satisfaction men.  In 2003, 70 faculty members of Georgetown
    protested the appearance of Cardinal Francis Arinze; his offence was that he
    was against abortion; euthanasia, fornication, infanticide, divorce, adultery, pornography and he felt that
    homosexuality had a harmful effect on
    society.  When crucifixes were finally
    restored to the classrooms at Georgetown, to pronounce its Catholic heritage, they were removed again prior to the arrival of
    President Obama’s speech in 2009, at the request of the White House.


    All this questions the real Catholicity of Georgetown University and the objectivity of
    meaningful dialog when it comes to anything Catholic,
    because it leaves out an important part of the debate; two thousand years
    of Catholic teaching and its history somehow do not belong in the very society
    that it helped establish.  This is not
    about Rep. Ryan or his politics, whether they are right of wrong; it is about
    his use of the word Catholic and his
    inclusion of it into the debate. 


    In a footnote to all this debate, back in August of 2011, the
    United States Air Force banned the inclusion of Bible verses in its discussion
    about the “Just War Theory” because of its religious connection and the employment
    of analytical thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas. 
    The inclusion of the sources was designed to help those in charge of the
    nuclear arsenal to understand the awesome power that was at their disposal with
    regard to the killing of thousands of non-combatants.  Apparently that argument does not have a
    place in our decision-making.


    Likewise, the nearly five thousand years of Judeo-Christian
    thought do not have any relevancy in our modern debate; preferring the consequences
    of the bloodthirsty dictator of the French Revolution, Maximilien Robespierre.


  • Chuck Saint

    They wanted to pass around the memo for everyone to be at the protest, but they decided to wait and let the government do it.  Just like they expect government to do everything else for them.