Doing anything around 3 this Sunday? (No, not anything related to pot smoking, though I’m sure plenty of people will be toking up in support of the marijuana decriminalization bill on 4/20.)
By 3, of course, I mean 3 a.m., “as in early dark thirty.” You see, people will be converging on Penn’s landing at 3 a.m. to celebrate the founding of the Marines and to support Barack Obama. Semper Fun!
Obama and his Marine Corps supporters will be heading to the site of the Tun Tavern, the spot where the precursor to the Marines first recruited on Nov. 10, 1775. Although the Tavern no longer exists and the spot where it was founded has probably been covered over by 95, the 3 a.m. rally will take place somewhere near Penn’s Landing.
The website promises to “rebuild Tun Tavern with ‘Veterans for Obama’ signs” and says that 1,000 people will be there if two friends invite two friends and they invite two friends and so forth. And the national and local news media will be there as well, and will apparently not be in bed.
An email sent to the Philadelphia for Obama listserv sums up the event nicely:
As far as I know, Barack will not be there, and no one of any particular importance will be there.
Really? Obama’s not going to be there at 3 a.m.? Anyway, good show, Obama supporters. Clinton supporters will be in snug in bed waiting for a phone call while you will be out there doing things, like re-building a tavern with Obama signs.
Birthplace of the United States & Its Marine Corps (Meeting) [my.barackobama.com]