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redacted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 06:52 PM
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Automatic rifle pointed at FL protesters from Bush mororcade (DailyKos)
Edited on Fri May-12-06 06:56 PM by redacted
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/5/12/8012/38216

AS REPORTED BY THOM HARTMANN (Air America Radio)

From an intern for Congressional candidate John Russell (FL-5):
Here is my full story, with everything correct. As you know I am interning with John Russell, a candidate in District 5 running against Ginny Brown-Waite. We went to the protest to make sure bush heard about the problems with Medicare Part D. As the President drove by John was delivering his message to the President, who was looking at us out the window. I don't remember if it was before or after the President's car, but inside on of the black suv's was a man holding, what looked to be, an automatic rifle out the window. It was pointed at the protesters. I am glad to hear that the people on the other side of the street saw this too. Those of us on the corner I was on couldn't believe that this had occurred, and John proceeded to tell President Bush as he got out of the motorcade, 'how dare you point a weapon at civil protesters' among other things. It was a very interesting day for me, being the first time I have ever seen the President, and the first time I have been directly threatened by the President. hopefully this helps in lining up the stories. Please send this out to everyone, and keep the talk growing. I want to know if this is standard operating procedure for the Bush motorcade, or a one time thing.

MORE AT LINK
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 06:55 PM
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1. They were definitely brandished here
Don't know if they were pointed directly at anyone, the motorcade didn't go past where I was protesting, but here's an account from another DUer:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 06:55 PM
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2. Yeah, Thom Hartman just mentioned that....
What the f..k are we living in? He's a paranoid S.O.B. But then again, if I were the most hated person on earth, I guess I would be to. :evilfrown:
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 07:00 PM
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3. And then think about Clinton who would think it nothing to take walks to
McDonalds....... Don't people get it???
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redacted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 07:03 PM
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4. I was inside the McDonalds in downtown San Jose while he jogged by
People inside couldn't wait to see him. Shook hands with him at a charter school in Belmont, CA.

When does bush ever shake hands with folks waiting outside events?
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WePurrsevere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 07:11 PM
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5. Bush is probably afraid poverty & middle class are contagious diseases....
Edited on Fri May-12-06 07:13 PM by WePurrsevere
butthen he's a sociopathic JERK.

Bill Clinton may originally have come from the "wrong side of the tracks" but he'll always have more true class (and heart) then any of the Bush's.

edited to make sure it was clear that I was calling Bush a jerk. :evilgrin:
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 07:12 PM
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6. I can't print the story from dailykos
IE won't let me. Interesting.
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 07:21 PM
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7. THIS WAS POSTED HERE BEFORE kOS...HERE IS LINK
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

THIS WAS POSTED HERE AT DU FIRST ...

by people who live where this happened!!

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redacted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-12-06 07:55 PM
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8. Thanks flyarm, it's sooo hard to keep up this week!
I'll read that thread after dinner. Thanks a bunch!
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