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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:45 AM
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Extra-Tight Security at Bush's Inaugural
By JOAN LOWY
Jan 11, 2005, 00:07

...

Anti-abortion protesters have been warned to leave their crosses at home. Parade performers will have security escorts to the bathroom, and they've been ordered not to look directly at President Bush or make any sudden movements while passing the reviewing stand.

Groups planning demonstrations during the inauguration festivities are already smarting from security restrictions. Anti-war protesters with the A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition have complained that large sections of the parade route have been set aside for Bush's political contributors and supporters and will be closed to the general public.

The anti-abortion Christian Defense Coalition, which is also planning a demonstration, has threatened to sue the government because the Secret Service recently added crosses to its list of objects that are banned from the parade route.

...

Besides weapons, other items on the banned list include coolers, folding chairs, bicycles, pets, papier-mache objects, displays such as puppets, mock coffins, props, and "any items determined to be a potential safety hazard."

...

Other instructions given performers include a warning not to look directly at Bush while passing the presidential reviewing stand, not to look to either side and not to make any sudden movements.
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http://www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_6...
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AFSCME girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:53 AM
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1. Do not look at the King....
during his Coronation parade...WTF :wtf:
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:58 AM
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3. "...they've been ordered not to look directly at President Bush"
Maybe they'll turn into stone if they do?

President Medusa
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:13 AM
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6. Okay that is just strange
very strange
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AFSCME girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:27 AM
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9. Actually,
I think they're eyes will probably melt! Wouldn't want to be anywhere NEAR that asshat, let alone look him in the eyes! YIKES!!!
:scared:
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egoprofit Donating Member (230 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:06 PM
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34. or maybe they'll join his cult after they see his manson eyes
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ChickMagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:08 PM
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35. From this day forward
to me he is Il Douche.
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phylny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:06 PM
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42. Heh, whodda thunk? First JLo, now President Bush! ;) n/t
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:34 AM
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14. Really. What the hell have we come to?
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AFSCME girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:46 AM
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24. I know, frightening, isn't it?!
:hi:
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:38 AM
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23. Rooftop snipers could take that as a 'threat posture' and fire.
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 10:40 AM by TahitiNut
It'd be very interesting to have complete access to all the instructions the snipers have gotten.

I wonder how 'historical' it would be for a sniper to take out a parade participant. That'd be one helluva 'legacy' for the Fecal Fhrer - emblematic of his core attitudes.
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AFSCME girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:48 AM
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25. Good God,
If I were a participant in the coronation parade, I'm such a klutz, I'd be the first one to trip over my own two feet and get taken out! YIKES!!!!!!!! :scared:
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:54 AM
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2. Rough Crowd! DC Should Keep Its Police Away
Let him have his coronation, just keep the ordinary folks away. Like the DC police, fire, medics, and so forth. Can't call out the Guard, they're all being bombed in Iraq. Let the Fundies defend themselves--they're armed!
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eg101 Donating Member (371 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:59 AM
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4. "ordered not to look directly at President Bush "-->HOLY F*CKIN' SH*T!
spread that far and wide, and come up with some corroboration!
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:38 AM
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Rare pre-inaugural photo: Bush confronts protester

"Hey, you lookin' at me?
Hey, HEY YOU, YEAH YOU!
YOU LOOKIN' AT ME?!!!"
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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:46 PM
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46. LOL!!!!!!!
:7
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American Tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:59 PM
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51. Oh, I'd pay dearly for such an opportunity
I would love to be able to confront that arrogant lying piece of shit face-to-face.
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AnnInLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:07 AM
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5. Two thoughts:
The extra-tight security is less to protect bush* from international terrorists than to protect him from eggs, tomatoes, and protest signs from American dissidents. I just wonder how ANSWER will get to demonstrate its displeasure, and if protests will be shown on mass media. C-Span is the channel of the day, I guess.

Washington DC is being asked to pay for the costs of protecting the king, instead of the coronation committee paying for it. For a good read on this, go to www.bluelemur.com . So, DC's Homeland Security funds are to be used, not the inauguration's commitee's. Bah.

As an aside, I am going to the Jazz Funeral for Democracy in New Orleans on Inauguration Day, sure hope it gets some media attention. There is another Funeral in Portsmouth, NH that day. It would be wonderful if there were "Funerals for Democracy" all over America that day. www.jazzfuneralforamerica.com
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:15 AM
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8. It also is a justification for the masses to be kept away from the elite
See as they go strolling around and into the castle the masses will be kept far away.
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:14 AM
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7. Crosses added to the list of banned objects. as well as...


:evilgrin:
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AFSCME girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:28 AM
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10. Good one!
:hi: :evilgrin:
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onecent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:30 AM
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11. America is TRULY ASLEEP!!! They just don't get it.
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jmcgowanjm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:32 AM
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12. Like a hybrid of the USSR and the Shah
To convert matter to energy, resonate the matter.

Dr. Louis, the inventor of the guillotine, showed him (Louis XVI)
the first model which had a straight horizontal blade.
Louis, being mechanically oriented, told him to make the
blade diagonal for a better cut.

http://www.angelfire.com/ca6/frenchrevolution89/louisxv...
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:34 AM
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13. This raises an interesting question about "Turn Your Back on Bush..."
I've read where some demonstrators might turn their backs on Bush as he passes by. Now that the Emperor's security people don't want protesters to look at His Royal Flatulence, wouldn't this be seen as complying with that order? Wouldn't this weaken the significance of the protest?
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susu369 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:48 AM
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15. It's going to be hard to do the goosewalk
"and not to make any sudden movements."

But, hey, these performers are up to the task. What an image comes to mind - not to look directly at bu$h* while passing the presidential reviewing stand. Bu$h really is The Potemkin Village Idiot.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:02 AM
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16. Hey, look, it's Red Square on the Potomac!
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 10:03 AM by Redstone
Don't look at Bush don't look to the side, just move along staring straight ahead like a good little robot.

All they need to do now is require the marching-band members to march with a nice high goose-step, and Bush will have the nice, orderly kind of parade that Brezhnev used to watch!

Bet he'll enjoy it.

Redstone

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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:50 PM
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38. with tails and a tophot....celebrating a sketchy 51% like a landslide
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drdtroit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:05 AM
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17. Ladies and Gentlemen, the biggest COWARD in the history of the
United States, (p)resident G. W. Bush.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:05 AM
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18. Sounds just like a closed, loyalty pledged * Campaign event!
Hail the cowardly king*!
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:06 AM
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19. Oh my God
that's just CREEPY....don't LOOK directly AT HIM???

I mean, I have no idea why anyone would want to in the first place, but how damn creepy is that order?

It reminds me of the days of monarchs with absolute rule. Next people will have to kiss his ring--oh wait, that would mean they would be physically near him. DAMN, not even KINGS had this kind of isolation from everyone and everything!

I wonder if the people at all the lavish parties are allowed to look directly at him.

The Most Hated Man in the World. Can't even be looked at at his own inauguration parade. How pathetic must it be to be bush right now?

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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:17 AM
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20. I have a solution for Bush!
Since he doesn't want anyone looking at him...whatta dork. Why not just SAVE THE MONEY BEING WASTED and send it to the Tsunami victims?
This 'inauguration' do is in spectacularly bad taste in light of the fact that the U.S. has been driven to the brink of bankruptcy by this imbecile and there are millions of people in desperate need of the basic necessities of survival. Bush blew $40 million on his first 'inauguration' and he doesn't need another big deal. Maybe this is all done to hide from him how much we all detest him?

This (p)Resident will go down in history as the most despised president, bar none.
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neweurope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:28 AM
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21. It gets ever better. I wonder under which charge they would arrest
somebody who "looked at his president". And as to "not making any sudden movements" - when somebody stumbles he will be shot?

Incredible.

Just a reminder: You used to be a democracy....



-----------------

Remember Fallujah!

Bush to The Hague
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noshenanigans Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:37 AM
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22. Some mandate he must have, eh?
That's infuruating. Millions of people displaced because of a natural disaster and billions in aid needed to help restore the world. What do we do? Let's spend millions and millions to throw a party for Fearless Leader! Even better, let's arm everyone to the teeth and make sure no one feels safe while they're celebrating him! Because we love him so much, we all need to avert our eyes for fear we get popped by a sniper protecting him.

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ItsTheMediaStupid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:19 AM
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26. I have a perverse urge
To burn down all the review stands the night of January 19.
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no_to_war_economy Donating Member (962 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:38 AM
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27. what about balloons
everybody bring balloons that say whatever they feel

how can balloons be "any items determined to be a potential safety hazard."

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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:45 AM
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28. When addressing awol, keep eyes down and curtsy. n/t
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carolinalady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:48 AM
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29. On what page is puppets listed in the Top Secret Terrorist
Manual? I'm really curious to see what WMD classification they are.
Talk about a load of shit. It's all part of GW's continual brainwash by his loyal administration. Keep all reality away from him so he doesn't do any damage.......
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Niccolo_Macchiavelli Donating Member (641 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:03 PM
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37. why
don't you just bring your newly legalized automatic assault rifles and other ammo-nation stuff and chase him out of washington starting the revolution half US and the rest of the globe is hoping for.

Violence? yes. Deaths? yes. But you still get better chances than picked of one by one at home at work etc.

It would also be a good symbolism if the capital were in the hands of blue rebels at the start of the rebellion..

Blue won vs grey

Blue will win against brown if they fight. You don't need to win. just pressure them bad enough that UN can send the peacekeeprs in. If you win thats of course ok too.

If you don't fight you'll lose anyway. the germans did too.
The spaniards got caught on fascism as well but they fought before franco made it to top. the aera doesn't make much to spains shame because THEY FOUGHT.

US will end up in history as NaziGermanias big brother (save your sanctimonious "don't insult the jews" for when the cabal left power, i'm pretty convinced they'll outdo Grfaz (A.H.) before they go)

Fight or submit. Fleeing will delay that decision. Fight or submit. Every day the powers that be are fortifieng their positions. You can wait till the cage around you is completed but then it will be too late by then.

It might save you from beeing nuked by another country eventually (alas not from the own powers that be).

it's just my opinion. Voting fraud and stuff should be reason enough. and i faintly recall a passage in the constitution OBLIGING to rebel a traitorous government. You are more. Show em.

i'm not american so i may relatively fearlessly say this.

/icy pragmatism off

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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:55 PM
Response to Reply #37
39. Your English is pretty good....
But the whole message is incoherent.

Were you trying to be witty?
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neweurope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:19 PM
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43. Don't think he was trying to be witty. Sounded coherent to me.
I don't agree with him - I don't think civil war is the answer. Not on moral grounds but because I think there isn't a chance anymore.

I believe like him that you have fallen under Nazis. I'm saying:

Get out. Get out quick.

-----------

Remember Fallujah!

Bush to The Hague
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dqueue Donating Member (226 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:55 AM
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30. Do not look at the *
Maybe the smaller servos fell into disrepair during the campaign and "election"... they had to retrofit him with the larger, more recognizable controls. They just don't want anyone too close to see the box protruduing from his back and left side.
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American Tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:57 AM
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31. Maybe they're worried about Bush attacks
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 11:57 AM by American Tragedy
Don't look directly at him, no sudden movements, etc.

http://www.steveboyd.com/dog-avoid.html
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:35 PM
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49. what is he, a baboon? yes...
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:02 PM
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OETKB Donating Member (262 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:05 PM
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33. Peaceful Protest
Jan 20th has been suggested as a day of protest. It works this way: Do not buy anything on that day to demonstrate the power of those citizens who do not agree with this administration. I don't know if this belongs here, but is a partial step in ramping up defiance to this inhumane administration. Feel free to pass it on.
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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:51 PM
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36. Do not gaze into the eyes of the anti-Christ n/t
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wildwww2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:57 PM
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40. The pile of maggot vomit has had extra-tight security since he stole
the first election. Now that he has stolen two. They are just reminding us how important Bu$hitler is to his corporate handlers. What are they going to do to stop him from drinking himself to death? He sure looked almost dead drunk yesterday when I saw him slurring his words on the Pravda.
Peace
Wildman
Al Gore is My President
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nolabels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:01 PM
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41. Why don't the frauds just call it a coup anyway?
We are really being run by a military dictatorship if you haven't noticed. There is no Representative government here

From "The White House Putsch" : "Few Americans know it, but during the Great Depression, a cabal of millionaire bankers and industrialists hatched a conspiracy to hijack the U.S. government and install a fascist dictatorship. It was, in the words of contemporary journalist John L. Spivak, "one of the most fantastic plots in American history."

Spivak's assessment in his 1967, A Man in His Time, certainly continues to hold true sixty years after the fact: "What was behind the plot was shrouded in a silence which has not been broken to this day. Even a generation later, those who are still alive and know all the facts have kept their silence so well that the conspiracy is not even a footnote in American histories."

Although a congressional committee confirmed the allegations, the findings were hushed up amid murmurs of a coverup. No wonder. The plotters were brand-name American finaciers in the Morgan and Du Pont commercial empires, right-wingers bitterly opposed to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal and the president's sympathies toward organized labor.
(snip)
http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/34627
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alexisfree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:37 PM
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44. yeah wouldn't want humans to acualy attend--
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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:44 PM
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45. Does he think that maybe, possibly,
some people don't like him for some reason? :freak:
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mbperrin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:00 PM
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47. Some mandate that is, eh?
He must feel pop-u-lar!
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:17 PM
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48. Pets are banned?
...Other instructions given performers include a warning not to look directly at Bush while passing the presidential reviewing stand, not to look to either side and not to make any sudden movements.
more...

People were not allowed to look at the Emperor of Japan.

So, now that people are not allowed to look directly at Bush, do you all remember that Bush was not to get any dirt on his shoes?

Money in his coffers, but no dirt on his shoes.
By Jimmy Breslin, March 11, 2004.

For days now, the job at Eisenhower Park in Nassau County has been to follow the order from the White House through the Secret Service and down to the park workers:

"The president's feet are not to touch the dirt."

So all yesterday, large crews drawn from all county parks worked to ensure that, as always in his life, George Bush's feet do not touch the ground when he appears in the big park today.

Bush arrives for a fund-raiser at a restaurant in the park. That is indoors and he doesn't have to worry about his feet there. But he has to go over ground to an administration building where he is to meet with families of 9/11 victims. After that, he has to go over more ground to get to the site of a memorial to the victims.

He doesn't want his feet on the ground and he will be at a groundbreaking ceremony...

The link no longer functions (too old), but I have the complete article. And notice that this was for 9/11 families, and Bush was too good to get dirt on his shoes for them.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:45 PM
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50. Land of the free?
I think not
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