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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-03 11:57 PM
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Bush stop brings funds, protests
http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2...

<snip>Protesters greeted Bush when Air Force One landed at Ellington Field before the fund-raiser, many toting signs that read "Bush lies, GIs dies" and "Tell us the Truth."

Meanwhile, a crowd of roughly 200 gathered across the street from the Westin Galleria to heckle the president and those who drove up to support him. One protester's sign read, "No one died when Clinton lied."

Members of the Houston Coalition for Justice Not War, Not in Our Name and Bush's Backyard Surprise planned the protest after learning of Bush's fund-raiser, said protest organizer Keith Koski, 45.

One man let his effigy of Bush with an elongated Pinnochio-like nose express his opinion that the president apparently lied about Iraq possessing weapons of mass destruction. Two women were draped from head to toe in black gowns, symbolizing their mourning for the deaths in Iraq.


"Bush lied about the weapons, he lied in his speech about Iraq trying to secure uranium," said Kevin Ney, 36. "And now he wants us to accept his latest excuse that the war was to liberate the Iraqi people."

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revcarol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 12:06 AM
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1. They're carrying the protests!!
In the headline, no less.

Thanks to all the protestors. You are doing yeoman work.
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Frances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 12:12 AM
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2. I like the slogan Bush lied, Soldiers Died
But I think we need another slogan to the effect that Bush is raising obscene amounts of money while our soldiers are dying. Bush needs to be put on the defensive for this.

What about something like this on a protest sign:

Score:
Bush: $41 million in campaign funds
U.S. soldiers: (current number) Dead

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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 12:12 AM
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3. YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY !
Good to see it was reported .
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Frances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 12:15 AM
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4. Another thought
At every fund raising event he attends we need to make the link in the public's mind that Bush is more interested in himself than the soldiers. Up to now many Americans have seen Bush as one of them. We know that he's not, but we need to show the disconnect to the public.
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maxanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 05:11 AM
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5. how about
Bush flies $$$
while GI's Die
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 05:37 AM
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6. His home state?
junior said he feels good to be back in his home state, 'eh? Well, just wait until he can come a little early and the protest crowds are real big and the folks are indeed pissed.

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0rganism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 05:40 AM
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7. too bad protestors can't take away campaign funds
We oughta hold some -$1000/seat protests for chimpy, and see how many people show up.
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booksenkatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 05:58 AM
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8. As a Texan...
I can assure y'all this is a huge deal. I go back down there several times a year, and each time I've gone, I have noticed fewer and fewer Bush/Cheney bumperstickers. Didn't see ANY 3 weeks ago. Knowing how ostentatious my fellow Texans have been with their support of the Bush family the past few years, I knew this was a bad sign for Bush. A protest like this is a major step forward. For the longest time, Dems down there have been in hiding... saying you were a Dem was like admitting you were a child rapist. Glad to see the tide turning!



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Gin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 06:06 AM
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9. Thank you Texas protestors...the signs and effigy must have been
great to see. Any pictures? You guys have courage!
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 06:28 AM
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10. A new protest sign..few words..freepers like pictures
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