Let us be clear about the Grannies. We are totally non-violent, believe in only peaceful protest (with lots of laughter), work for the 'many not the few' (motto of the old Mechanics' Institute) and see our work as the spreading green branches of a great tree, rising up to provide shelter and nourishment for those who will come after us.Don't be fooled by these foxy ladies; here's something else they like to do:
Grannies are best equipped to make public, corrupt things that have been hidden (often for profit). Local toxic waste sites that no-one seems prepared to tackle, asbestos sites employing young people desperate for work, nuclear waste products being dumped outside an uninformed small town, laws that affect an entire community, passed quickly with no opportunity for study. The list goes on.
The delights of grannying include: dressing like innocent little old ladies so we can get close to our 'target'....Perhaps when the FBI said Akin was the target of physical threats, this is what they meant.
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