No, unfortunately, not the greatest of all Brit guitarists Jeff Beck, but media moron Glenn Beck. That Beck brings his celebration of the entitled stupid to my hometown today, devouring public space on the Mall and displacing anyone who may have wanted to go to the National Gallery with their granddaughter.
Hmmm... basking in some of the greatest artistic masterpieces of all time or whining about our president and why we're not getting more of something for nothing. Tough choice. I'm opting to stay away.
DC is no stranger to downtown demonstrations this time of year: it's the 47th anniversary of the Reverend Martin Luther King's rally by the Washington Monument, and earlier this month marked the ninetieth anniversary of the amendment that gave women the right to vote.
Here's a beautiful photograph from the terrific Shorpy site of that event: