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duhneece Donating Member (967 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 08:29 AM
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Source: Alamogordo Daily News

Nearly 350 attend rally
Opposing sides voice their opinions
Alamogordo Daily News
By Michael Johnson, Managing Editor
Posted: 01/03/2010 12:00:00 AM MST

"Holding a rifle in his hand, Jim Kizer participates in an Obama... (J.R. Oppenheim/Daily News)

Saturday's tea party protest that many people feared would morph into a Wild West shootout turned out to be a problem-free event. About 350 people, mostly Republican supporters and less than 10 self-proclaimed Democrats, crowded the intersection of 10th Street and White Sands Boulevard - the busiest intersection in the city - for a protest against the Obama administration and his policies.

There were plenty of handguns and rifles on display, but no violence.

The event was staged by the Otero Tea Party Patriots and the newly formed Second Amendment Task Force. While the tea party group's main focus was to protest the Obama administration, the Alamogordo 2ATF conducted a simultaneous open-carry event..."

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In earlier articles, people were invited to protest Obama and healthcare reform while wearing guns. I think protests are not an appropriate time & place to wear firearms. I was verbally threatened, while a man patted his gun, so I think that illustrated my point. My comments got published in the story: Denise L, who called herself a Democrat, was positioned in front of Founders Park, located diagonally from the Alamogordo Airborne Memorial. She said the gun display was not necessary.

"I see it as being juvenile and adolescent," she said. "I'm very much a pro-gun rights person. I come from a military family. My late husband was a gunsmith, but I think gun use is OK in an appropriate time and place. Wearing guns to a protest, to me, is extremely juvenile."

Lang said she also wanted to support the health care reform bill that passed the U.S. Senate on Christmas Eve.

"When I worked at the cancer treatment center in Alamogordo, I saw private health care turn down treatment for people who had pre-existing conditions," she said. "I think the health care industry is providing us with bad health care."

The Confederate flag and the hateful language on some of the signs was very sad to see.
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  -Nearly 350 attend rally duhneece  Jan-03-10 08:29 AM   #0 
  - These people must be ignored  Don Caballero   Jan-03-10 08:38 AM   #1 
  - Wrong  izquierdista   Jan-03-10 09:08 AM   #5 
  - Yep  zeemike   Jan-03-10 09:19 AM   #8 
  - Critical Mass  kenichol   Jan-03-10 09:14 AM   #6 
     - True. Like all movements based on religious fervor it will burn out  Don Caballero   Jan-03-10 09:18 AM   #7 
  - 350 and they cover it  Confusious   Jan-03-10 08:42 AM   #2 
  - If the Iraq war protesters..  sendero   Jan-03-10 08:47 AM   #3 
  - I Will Never Forget That.... the Bias is Striking  fascisthunter   Jan-03-10 10:16 AM   #18 
  - I found some coverage of the Iraq War protest in Washington DC in the ABC Australia cite  UpInArms   Jan-03-10 09:04 AM   #4 
  - "Republican supporters" versus "less than ten self-proclaimed Democrats."  No Elephants   Jan-03-10 09:24 AM   #9 
  - Wait for it though because it will happen.  shadowknows69   Jan-03-10 09:32 AM   #10 
  - ?  Matt St John   Jan-28-10 02:53 PM   #27 
  - TV coverage link  duhneece   Jan-03-10 09:35 AM   #11 
  - Who the hell wants to take their damn guns. This administration has moved  southernyankeebelle   Jan-03-10 09:43 AM   #12 
  - A Confederate Flag at a Teabagger rallY???  jpak   Jan-03-10 09:48 AM   #13 
  - Confederate Flag  JosephineSouthern   Jan-04-10 04:20 AM   #21 
     - The Confederate Flag Has Become a Symbol of Racism  comanchero   Jan-07-10 09:09 AM   #25 
  - Luckily, we haven't seen any of that down here in El Paso  nyy1998   Jan-03-10 09:51 AM   #14 
  - Jesus.  progressoid   Jan-03-10 09:58 AM   #15 
  - Alamorgordo, eh?  janx   Jan-03-10 10:03 AM   #16 
  - The last time we made national news was book burning  duhneece   Jan-03-10 10:09 AM   #17 
     - More than your fair share  comanchero   Jan-07-10 04:36 PM   #26 
  - They cover 350 loonies yet they ignore 1000s of anti-Iraq War protesters.  Odin2005   Jan-03-10 10:42 AM   #19 
  - What would have happened if  The Wizard   Jan-03-10 11:03 AM   #20 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-04-10 04:32 AM   #22 
     - lol.  SemiCharmedQuark   Jan-04-10 05:56 AM   #23 
     - Is that you mr. birch?  Javaman   Jan-04-10 08:55 AM   #24 

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