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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:17 AM
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War Protesters Take Final Shot at Bush
War Protesters Take Final Shot at Bush
January 20, 2009
Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Anti-war protesters were throwing shoes outside the gates of the White House on President George W. Bush's last day in office.

About 500 people marched to the White House and threw about 40 pairs of shoes at the gate while tourists looked on and took photos.

Supporters say they acted in solidarity with Muntadhar Al-Zeidi (MOON'-tuh-dahr ahl-zay-EE'-dee), the Iraqi reporter who threw his shoes at Bush during a news conference in Baghdad in December.

The event was sponsored by several peace groups. Organizer Jamilla El-Shafei of Kennebunk, Maine, says the event allowed protesters to express their anger over Bush. She says he is "leaving with no accountability for eviscerating our Constitution."


Article at: http://www.military.com/news/article/war-protesters-tak...


uhc comment: Jamilla organized the Kennebunkport protests and the Kennebunk Peace Department. Here's the Hissyspit thread with pics --> http://journals.democraticunderground.com/Hissyspit/604...
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:33 AM
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1. i believe hissyspit was one of them
i hope the protests won't end with the changing of the administration. the death toll is certain to keep rising.
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:30 AM
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2. Those pics are fantastic...
Somewhere, i have a pair of old Cons from a bygone era, (yes, at one time I was athleticly inclined), thye have seen some incredible wear...I'm gonna look for 'em and when I find 'em, Fed-Ex them to bush in TX... :D

(think I'll toss in some well used socks as well, the kind that stand up by themselves... :evilgrin: )
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Ghost_of_Smedley Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:25 AM
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3. Thanks for posting. n/t
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