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President Bush in London

President Bush received a less-than-warm welcome in London yesterday. The trip was the next to last stop on his Europe Farewell Tour 2008 that also included stops in Slovakia, Berlin, Rome and Belfast. Bush had high tea with the Queen and dinner with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. A few thousand protesters turned up in Parliament Square in the shadow of Big Ben. London Metropolitan Police (aka Scotland Yard) sealed off Whitehall Road, preventing protesters from getting within 3 blocks of No. 10 Downing Street.

I'm all for the publics' right to protest, but what strikes me is the odd folks that turn out for political rallies. The majority are rather mainstream folks, but you always get the handful of loonies. And none are loonier than the 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists. Even stranger to me is that most of these conspiracy theorists are high-educated people. Twice in the past month, I've been verbally attacked by these so-called conspiracy theorists in London. One was a British tech guy; the other was an American high school teacher. It's no point even debating these people because they are completely absent of reason, logic and facts. Go figure. Anyway that's my rant for the day.

Here's a couple more shots from Sunday's anti-Bush protests. Lots more posted on Flickr; just click on any of the photos to see the full collection: