The Hardest Button To Button
We don't know where to start with New York City's superbly silly discount buttons scheme for people who want to protest the convention nicely. This has the stench of a post-menopausal lady in marketing whose smile never leaves her face deciding that all these demonstrators need is love and shopping. Even Mayor Mike found it hard to plow through the farrago of feeble one-liners that constituted an announcement.
Gringcorp says that this is a step up from the truly disturbing Ed Koch ads telling us to be nice to the republicans (view the MPEG here. That said, a gigantic placard at the Port Authority saying "Go Back to Berkeley You Stinking Trotskyite Scum" would probably have been a step up from Demented Ed.
Now we are not up to speed on how one proves one's credentials in leftist circles, but we bet wearing a badge saying "I'm a screaming Quisling that prefers buying cheap goods to busting pig heads," is gonna get you exiled to the outer circle of the anarchist campfire. Anyway, the only goods that the GOP demonstrators would buy are in Park Slope, or maybe Williamsburg, if you are the type that believes in "protest art."