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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:31 PM
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Long Islanders(NY) to join SF protest over Savage comments
http://www.newsday.com/news/local/ny-liauti0724,0,66074...

Long Island autism activists plan to take part in a San Francisco protest Sunday of radio show host Michael Savage's remarks on autism. Hundreds of activists and parents of autistic children are expected to gather outside Savage's home base radio station, KNEW, to call for his ouster.

Among them will be State Sen. Craig Johnson (D-Port Washington), the protest's organizer, Evelyn Ain of Oyster Bay, and John Gilmore of Long Beach, executive director of Autism United.

"We're gathering a lot of people from all across the country to rally and continue putting pressure on the company that syndicates this gentleman to remove him from the air," said Johnson, who has introduced legislation to get a count of autism cases in New York State.

"Everyone is so outraged about it," said Ain, mother of an autistic son and publisher of a magazine on autism. "Honestly, I think we're going to have over 1,000 people."
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:33 PM
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1. Go Islanders!
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:49 PM
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2. I still see this thing petering out
Conservatives never apologize when they say these horrible things. They just wait it all out, and in due time the outrage subsides and people move on to something else.

Conservatives also recognize that to apologize is seen as a sign of weakness and lack of conviction and principles.
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lordsummerisle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:22 PM
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4. In a few sentences
you've just described what conservatives do well and what progressives need to do more of...although I'm not holding my breath waiting for that kind of change...
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:23 PM
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5. We shall see. What's that axiom about an irresistable force...
... meeting an inanimate object?

The media may want to move on... but the autism parents will not.

I'd put my $$ on them.
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:20 PM
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3. You don't want to aggravate autism advocates.
They are organized, sophisticated and perpetually in mama-papa bear mode ( i.e. are in emotional overdrive ; forever vigilant to threats to their young.)

Mr. Weiner Dude has confirmed my suspicion: he's not the sharpest tool in the shed. Brighter demagogues will pick-on scapegoat groups that are less organized and galvanized.

The autism advocates will not let go. They will have his head.
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