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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 03:46 PM
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GOP's anti-Rocky plea overwhelms city phones (speaking @ anti-Bush rally)

http://www.sltrib.com/nationworld/ci_4250542

GOP's anti-Rocky plea overwhelms city phones

The Utah Republican Party has urged Utahns to call Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson's office to tell him to "stop embarrassing Utah."

...
"This morning, the phones were ringing off the hook, and people weren't able to get through," Anderson spokesman Patrick Thronson said Monday afternoon. "We're also setting up a separate voice-mail box to record messages if the lines are busy."

The GOP is angry Anderson is helping organize and will be speaking at an anti-Bush rally Wednesday. The president is coming to Utah this week to speak to the American Legion's national convention.

The party paid to send out voice messages and air radio ads to decry the "negative, disrespectful and embarrassing image" Anderson is sending about Utah, according to a news release.


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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 03:48 PM
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1. well I guess we should call him and tell him we appreciate his honesty
whadda think?
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 03:59 PM
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9. the mayor deserves our thanks. How do we contact him?
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 03:49 PM
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2. I'm ashamed and embarrased that the American Legion would have him
He's a military deserter for christ's sake. They obviously have no shame or sense of right and wrong. Thanks for this info, I'll remember it the next time I get a solicitation from them.
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 03:54 PM
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6. They tried to overthrow FDR
Edited on Mon Aug-28-06 03:55 PM by liberalmuse
I have no use for the American Legion.

Anyway, I'm glad someone posted this article. I had just read it. The reaction of the 'pubs is absolutely ridiculous! (but then again, when is it not?) I imagine those of us at the rally will be getting a lot of fast food tossed at us from SUV windows on Wednesday. Nice!
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astonamous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 04:03 PM
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12. I'll be ready for 'em! See you there!
You'll know me by the Richard Pryor tee-shirt I will be wearing. I can't decide which one, but it will by Richard Pryor!

Trudy
www.richardpryor.com
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 04:07 PM
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14. Richard Pryor is great!
I'll be there with a very subversive sign, LOL. I'll look for the 'T'. :)
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 03:51 PM
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3. People who really embarass Utah (or would if more sane people lived there)
Orrin Hatch
LDS leaders who cover for child abusers
All the baby-raping cousin-fuckers down in Hilldale and the LEOs who ignored them as long as they could
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fjc Donating Member (700 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 03:52 PM
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4. Did Cindi say those things? I'm too tired to google.
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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 03:53 PM
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5. What Is It With Guys Named Rocky Liking King george? nt
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 03:59 PM
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10. this Rocky will be speaking @ an anti-bush rally...
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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 04:20 PM
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15. Sorry...Got Confused
Title made me think that he was pro-george.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 04:01 PM
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11. this rocky don't like no george!
Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson's
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grateful581 Donating Member (760 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 03:54 PM
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7. How disrespectful to the citizens of Salt Lake
I wonder how much important city business was interrupted by the spineless Utah gop.

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leQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 03:55 PM
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8. well, george no wonder more people don't roll out the welcome mat. (eom)
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 04:05 PM
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13. 801-535-7704. anyone can call Rocky and say thanks


"Cindy Sheehan called Al-Qaeda in Iraq 'freedom fighters.' And she called America 'the largest terrorist organization in the world.' Said she'd rather live under dictator Hugo Chavez than President Bush.
"Now Rocky Anderson has invited her to Utah. Does he really share her anti-American beliefs?
"President Bush is visiting Utah to pay his respects to our nation's veterans.
"Call Rocky and tell him to stop embarrassing Utah: 801-535-7704.
That's 535-7704.
"Paid for by the Utah Republican Party."
hmay@sltrib.com
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LoKnLoD Donating Member (923 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 04:31 PM
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16. Damn
This is the second article from the SLC Trib this morning that I've read condemning the protests Wednesday, and the Trib is SLC more liberal paper, I would hate to read what Dessert is saying about it.

Oh well I will be there on Wednesday, will be looking for my fellow DUers.
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Anakin Skywalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 04:43 PM
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17. Go Rocky! Go Rocky!
The GOP can just s*ck it!
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astonamous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 05:03 PM
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19. The local news reported last night that the Pro- * rally
that * is suppose to attend may be moved to a more secure location and that it won't be open to the general public including many of the American Legion members or * supporters. I think that will keep a lot of them from showing up at all.



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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 05:02 PM
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18. I urge Americans to call Bush and tell him to stop embarrassing the USA!
Can we take some lessons from the GOP playbook here?
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grateful581 Donating Member (760 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 05:22 PM
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20. I just heard the recorded message
Edited on Mon Aug-28-06 05:25 PM by grateful581
It has the repuke scary voice and scary music behind it. The spineless Utah gop must of called KKKarl rove for help.

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FtWayneBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 09:35 PM
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21. The phone mailbox is full. Here is the email addy:
mayor@slcgov.com

and my letter to him:

Subject: I support your decision to appear at anti-Bush rally

Dear Mayor Anderson:

I understand that the GOP has jammed your phone lines and filled your incoming telephone mail boxes with comments opposing your decision to appear at the anti-Bush rally.

I just wanted to let you know that I support your decision. The current president is an embarrassment to our country and needs to be impeached and incarcerated for his crimes against humanity.

Thank you for being on the side of reason and justice.

Bruce R. Hall
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 09:19 AM
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22. Bold move by Rocky, given Utah's Approval rating for Bush
I believe Utah has one of the highest Approval Ratings for Bush, one of the few above 50%, so you've gotta respect Rocky's stand.

Sorry to say, but more damage is being done to outside opinion of the state of Utah by the majority of its residents who think this pResident is doing a good job.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 09:30 AM
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23. I was just trying to remember who that was last year at this time
who stood with the foreign legion veterans. These veterans put covers over their ears at a Bush speach in Utah- It was Mayor Anderson.
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