Monday, February 06, 2006

Rain Chases Noise Away

(CLICK TO ENLARGE) Feb. 4 was the first Saturday since mid-November of 2005 that the southeast corner of H and 8th Streets NE was free and clear of any noisemaking groups. My only guess is Saturday’s rainy weather had a part in the welcome respite. This photograph was made from the exact location where the noisemakers place their amplified speaker. It looks south toward the neighborhood homes in the 700 block of 8th Street NE. (Copyright © 2006. David Klavitter)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

NEWS FLASH!!! ISUPK on DCTV COMCAST CHANNEL 96 RCN CHANNEL 11!!! tonight at 8:30pm FEB. 7, 2006. Let the people determine if they are making to much noise... or if they are being harrassed by gentrificationist and police intimidation for speaking the truth about whats going on H St and in other communities of color.

6:50 PM  
Blogger Klav said...

I don't have cable, so I am unable to tune into the program. From my discussions with the Saturday group, "ISUPK" stands for "The Israelite Church of Universal Practical Knowledge," or a version thereof.

Obviously the author of this post confuses the noise issue with one of content. The posting also offers insight into the noisemakers' perspective.

If you tune in tonight, feel free to provide a summary.

10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Newsflash for the race-baiting poster: This issue is color-blind (and deafening). But, because the author wants to talk about gentrification and H street, I've got to ask: Do any of these fools actually live on H Street? My guess is that they are nothing more than a bunch of MD carpet-baggers.

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does gentrification have to do with communities of color? Gentrification is the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces earlier usually poorer residents. Is the ISUPK poster assuming all communities of color are poor and white people are affluent? That's quite a narrow view.

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am delighted that the Saturday speaking group on 8th and H street are reaching out to the people that don't eat scones and sit in front of fires. I can't imagine how many people they've saved over the years with their message. Remember what this neighborhood use to be like? Yes, it's changed and it has everything to do with the Saturday preachers. They have turned so many crackheads, prostitutes, drug dealers lives around. Everytime I turn around, I'm running into a drug dealer that literally drops his bags and says "there's a better way". It's amazing!!! I met a lady yesterday who use to be a prostitute and she told me that she turned her life around after she heard the message from the speakers on H and 8th (she's now a Congress person, but she asked me not to use her name). Sure she had to endure being called a nigger bitch by the speakers, but ultimatly their message sank in. You ISUPK are really making an impact!! I say keep hanging the Virgin Mary and Santa, keep calling every other black person that doesn't agree with you a nigger, keep going on about the white man causing all the worlds problems, keep calling every white person a faggot that passes your speaking group on Saturday - You are making a huge impact and creating so much good will in the black community!! God bless you for everything you've done for these disenfranchised folks!! You have my support!!

P.S. I was talking to two black people on the corner of 8th/H yesterday and they said the ISUPK group are a bunch of lunatics who wanted attention. Can you imagine being so ungrateful? Now how could anyone say that about these local saviors of the black community?

5:41 PM  

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