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Holly_Hobby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 09:24 AM
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MSNBC this AM: Mayor of Salt Lake City joins Bush protesters
Edited on Thu Aug-31-06 09:28 AM by Holly_Hobby
Rocky something, didn't catch his last name. He was protesting with the Bush protesters. Showed a sign - "Weapons of Mass Destruction-Bush and His Bar Stool". This is his last term and won't run again.

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Avoiding anti-war demonstrators

Tickets for the airport arrival were distributed by the governor's office and members of Utah's congressional delegation to counter anti-war demonstrations attracting attention elsewhere in the city. The airport crowd was lit with flood lights and given signs that said "Utah Loves President Bush," generating a campaign rally atmosphere.

But not everyone in this conservative state supports the president. Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, a Democrat, led thousands of anti-Bush demonstrators on a march through the city Wednesday. He called Bush a "dishonest, warmongering, human-rights-violating president."

Anderson's protest created waves at the pro-Bush American Legion, which refused to extend the customary invitation to the host city's mayor to deliver the welcoming address. No anti-war speakers or nationally prominent Democrats were scheduled to speak at the Legion's convention, which attracted at least 12,000 veterans. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld addressed the group earlier this week.

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14599961 /
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 09:27 AM
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1. rofl
:rofl:

saw that last night on Keith O.

:rofl:
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Protagoras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 09:29 AM
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2. Rocky Anderson
He isn't running again if I heard right...but he's been a bright and shining exception to the cult-like political atmosphere of Utah. He's been against the war and against Bush and against most of the blind red idiocy spouted in the state.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 09:44 AM
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8. He was at last year's rally as well. My hero!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 09:30 AM
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3. "thousands of anti-Bush demonstrators on a march"--on Wednesday.
wonder why it was yesterday when bush is coming today?
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 09:44 AM
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7. He was scheduled for yesterday - after the rally was organized they
rescheduled him.
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 09:35 AM
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4. "SLC Mayor: Bush Is The Worst President In History"
http://kutv.com/topstories/local_story_242151119.html

Mayor Anderson ROCKS.

Mayor Anderson also said that President Bush will go down in history as the worst president in U.S. history and called Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld "incompetent."

" is afraid that we are right, afraid of the truth even to the point of denying it," Anderson said. "Afraid that history will rank as the worst presidency our nation has ever had to endure."

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"No more lies... no more wars that triple the value of Dick Cheney's company, Halliburton," the mayor added. "No more lies from Condoleezza Rice... no more lies of incompetence from the Secretary of Defense... no more human torture... no more unconstitutional wiretapping... no more attacks on immigrants, who work so hard in this nation."

"If we can do this in Salt Lake City... we can do this in the rest of the world so they can hear us... we must pursue peace as vigorously as the Bush administration pursues war," Anderson said, which resulted in a thunderous explosion of applause and chants of "Rocky... Rocky" and "no more!" from the crowd.

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Holly_Hobby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 09:37 AM
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5. He's on MSNBC right now n/t
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 09:43 AM
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6. is the protest going on NOW? I was at yesterday's - is this a new one?
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Holly_Hobby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 11:52 AM
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9. Sorry for the confusion
The Mayor was interviewed today about the protest yesterday.
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