August 18, 2005

Dove Season in Texas

When a Crawford resident fired a shotgun near Cindy Sheehan's demonstration in Texas, and then said "I'm getting ready for dove season," I (like others) figured that the reference to doves was a veiled threat to anti-war protestors.

However, it turns out that dove season in Texas starts Sept. 1, and is the next hunting season to start. (Crawford is in the Central Zone, I believe.) So, though the shotgun blasts clearly were some sort of expression against the protestors, I don't think anything special should be read into the 'dove season' remarks.

Sorry for the initial wrong impression--I'm new here.

If--as doesn't seem implausible--the neighbor really was angry only because the protestors were blocking access to his land, hopefully his concerns will be assuaged now that the protestors are moving to his cousins' property.

For an unequivocal example of anti-demonstrator thuggery, look to the guy who ran his truck over the crosses and flags commemmorating American soldiers killed in Iraq. Classy.

Posted by Matt Weiner at August 18, 2005 01:49 PM