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Champ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:03 PM
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Man fights citation for carrying anti-Bush sign
A southwestern Wisconsin man is fighting a civil citation for bringing a sign that read "F U G W" with him as he watched President Bush pass through Platteville last week.

Andrea Baker, an attorney for Frank Van den Bosch of Montfort, argued in a motion filed Monday in Grant County Circuit Court that Van den Bosch's sign is clearly protected under the First Amendment right to free speech.

"It's just a creeping theocratic fascism that's moving into the land here, where dissent is unpatriotic," said Van den Bosch, 53, a member of the Southwest Peace Fellowship, a social issues group.

According to the motion, Van den Bosch was standing along a street in Platteville on May 7 with his sign waiting for Bush's motorcade to pass. Bush made campaign stops in La Crosse and Prairie du Chien that day.

http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthtribune/news/lo...
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Darranar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:18 PM
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1. Free speech?
Or is that "anti-American," too?
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JohnLocke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:20 PM
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2. What have we become?
We're moving down the road toward a Singapore-like political system.

:wtf: :wtf: :wtf:
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JohnLocke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:47 PM
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3. Kick (nt).
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 02:37 PM
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6. kick--this is such B'chit n/t
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 02:04 PM
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4. "children might see it"
Give me a break! I'm so sick of this garbage -- everything not suitable for children is verboten. I would guess that any child old enough to read has heard those words many times, perhaps used them himself. And younger kids (who have probably also heard the words) don't read yet any way. I get the feeling it wasn't so much the words as the opinion being expressed with the words. "A businessman" complained. Nuff said.
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Meshuga Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 02:45 PM
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7. I have kids...
and I want them to see and know what the F word or any bad word means. I don't want them to say around me but I don't want them to grow up like retards and know know what they mean.

This "protect the children" crap is just a lame excuse.
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richmwill Donating Member (972 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 02:13 PM
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5. To a Republican...
It's free speech only if you agree with me.
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