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searchingforlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:39 AM
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:41 AM
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1. Nope
I think no protests would send a loud message that we support the GOP and its actions.

I think it's a real stretch to think the world would look at a total lack of protest as a protest.
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:43 AM
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5. I have to say I agree
I don't plan on going myself, but I think that New Yorkers and anybody else who wants to should register their dissapproval at President Bush's attempt to dishoner the deaths of 3,000 in order to improve his election chances.

Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:41 AM
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2. Not a bad idea
I do think we should and must set up TRUTH SQUADS" to reply immediately to each and every Republican lies spewed from the podium.
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:42 AM
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3. hey, let's also not vote as an ironic slap at their electronic voting
scam. nothing says "We're Americans and won't let our country be taken away!" like staying home and watching it all unfold (or unravel) on the TEE VEE.
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ihaveaquestion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:42 AM
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4. Sorry, but this would only make the GOP look better.
They'd get all the press without interuption and be able to say the protesters were afraid to show up.

There needs to be more protesters - more than the cops can handle.
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tinanator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:44 AM
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6. lol
think harder
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Misinformed01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:45 AM
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7. OK, you go tell the hundreds of thousands
of people that have made reservations that you think this is a bad idea.

Let us know how it goes.

Stephanie
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:45 AM
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8. Large Protests!!
Large protests will send a message that many Americans are fully aware that the Iraq war was colonial piracy and not a liberation, that Bush and his aides are war criminals, that the Bush junta thinks artificial persons have more rights than real people anywhere in the world and that Bush sits in the White House as the result of a coup d'etat, not a legitimate political process.
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LeighAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:45 AM
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9. Tell that to all the angry people
Too many are outraged at the way the GOP is trying to capitalize on the 9-11 sentiment. How can you quell that kind of anger? Has any American ever engendered this kind of hostility? I can't think of a one (well, Clinton sure p-o'd the right-wingers, but their indignation was so misplaced and ridiculous it was embarrassing).

No way to stop the rising tide, dirty right winger better run and hide.
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Berserker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:52 AM
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11. Now is not
the time to stand down! NOW is the time to stand up and fight!
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:50 AM
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10. IMO the absence of protests would signal agreement n/t
I am in favor of long, loud , disruptive protests.
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:53 AM
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13. Yes, agreement, or fear or complacency
This is definitely an appropriate time for real protests.
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Terran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:52 AM
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12. Gee, what a great idea!!!
NOT.
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:01 AM
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14. "a loud message to the world "
that Americans are a bunch of apathetic couch potatoes?
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