P O R T L A N D, 22 April, 12 pm PDT (Reuters) -- A politically-minded local nicknamed Brat has finally acquiesced to Portland IndyMedia's request to "prod" them into finally producing an 'About Us' page.
"I'm not sure IndyMedia realise how inaccessible their pages can be to those of us who aren't already plugged into all the activism groups and issues," Brat told a press conference assembled on the front porch of her Northeast Portland home. "When you click the 'about us' button, it says to 'give them a prod' about completing the page. Ironically, that prod page is the link from clicking 'contact' as well."
Electing to prod the group via its news articles submission page, Brat said she felt "bewildered" by the many possibilities for engaging in political activism, but equally alienated. "I don't plan on doing activist work 24-7 or eating only organic home-grown millet for the rest of my life. Will I be shunned by the hard core activists if I try to participate?"
Brat also posed for photographs with her friend's dog Joey amidst the rhododendrons, in homage to Joey Ramone. Brat's press release stated that she had changed her name to "Brat with a Baseball Bat" as a tribute to the recently-deceased former frontman of the punk-rock musical group, The Ramones.