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reprehensor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-05 08:15 AM
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Mayor of Salt Lake City Calls for Major Bush Protest on 8/22
Rocky's call to protest Bush makes vets see red

Article Last Updated: 08/20/2005 12:38:45 AM

Mayor's e-mail: 'Nothing radical,' supporters say

Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson called for "the biggest demonstration this state has ever seen" to protest President Bush's appearance Monday before a national veterans convention.

"This administration has been disastrous to the country," Anderson said Friday. "If people could organize and speak out in an effective manner from the reddest state in the country, that would garner a lot of attention."

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"Patriotism," the mayor said, "demands that people speak out when we see our government officials acting in such anti-democratic and deceitful ways to the people of our country."

He also said: "I don't understand people simply blindly going along with the sort of deceit and utter cruelty of this administration. It's not just we have the right to speak out, but we have the obligation to speak out when we see misconduct on the part of the government. The most patriotic thing we can do is stand up against the misuse of governmental power."

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flakey_foont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-05 08:20 AM
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1. in Utah?
kew-ell!!! 'twould be great to let the nation see that even in one of the most solidly red sections of the country, the folks are waking up to the fallacies of this mis-administration
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-05 08:20 AM
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2. I don't live close enough to attend
Are any DUers going to try and make it?
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-05 08:26 AM
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3. Someone out in Deseret...what's the deal?
What's the party affiliation of Anderson?
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-05 01:03 PM
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4. How much clout does this mayor actually have?
Especially when IIRC, a network affiliate in Salt Lake City refused to broadcast an anti-war public service announcement in concern it would offend some people....
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-05 01:12 PM
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5. I wonder if the people at murky, I mean "clear channel" cover this? n/t
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