Mike Ferner: Has This Country Gone Completely Insane?
This afternoon, drinking a cup of coffee while sitting in the Jesse Brown V.A. Medical Center on Chicagoâ..s south side, a Veterans Administration cop walked up to me and said, “OK, youâ..ve had your 15 minutes, itâ..s time to go.”
“Huh?”, I asked intelligently, not quite sure what he was talking about.
“You canâ..t be in here protesting,” officer Adkins said, pointing to my Veterans For Peace shirt.
“Well, Iâ..m not protesting, Iâ..m having a cup of coffee,” I returned, thinking that logic would convince Adkins to go back to his earlier duties of guarding against serious terrorists.