Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Doo Dah Parade Spoofs War, Other Absurdities

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Doo Dah Parade Spoofs War, Other Absurdities

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For 26 years, Southern Californians have been poking good-natured fun at the Establishment and its New Year's Day Pasadena Tournament of Roses by staging the irreverent Doo Dah Parade on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

This year, a record number turned out to march in and to view the anything-goes procession. Everything from a living room sofa on wheels to the Viagra Performing Sometimes Squad paraded in downtown Pasadena. Many of the entries carried an anti-war theme.

"Bush for the Wealthy, Keep Our Profits Healthy" was an oft-heard chant by the Green Party contingent, which brandished photos of George W. Bush above the caption: "Addicted to War." Other signs read "Bigger Bombs Mean Bigger Bucks" and "Billionaires for Bush's War."

Marching behind the Pasadena All Saints Episcopal Church banner were more than 150 peace proponents. …

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