Best Of 2006

Most Committed Pro-War Protesters: Bayshore Patriots

OK, so maybe they’re not explicitly pro-war. But for the Bayshore Patriots, that might just be semantics. Originally started in remembrance of Sept. 11, the enthusiastic flag wavers grace Bayshore Boulevard every Friday to support our troops overseas and generally spread patriotic fervor. They’ve held larger events, sponsored by Clear Channel, and just last year, the top warmonger himself, George W. Bush, presented Bayshore Patriots co-founder Julie Whitney with the President’s Volunteer Service Award, one of the highest awards for civic participation. Think of them what you will, but they are a dedicated bunch. And as the Iraq War drags on and other wars with Iran and North Korea seem possible, we’re sure to see the Bayshore Patriots for years to come. Every Friday at Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa, www.bayshorepatriots.org.