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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:13 PM
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So what did you all think when Bush was booed by the crowd yesterrday?
I was watching with friends. There were 10 of us and all but one of us said "Good, he deserves it." While the one brave soul said, "that's disrespectful." (even though she also dislikes Bush)
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:14 PM
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1. There weren't ENOUGH boos for me. nt
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:23 PM
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59. Ditto. He deserves prison .... a few boos doesn't even merit a quibble.
:shrug: Pundits attacking the messengers ... again.

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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:14 PM
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2. I thought he was lucky they didn't have torches and pitchforks. nt
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:14 PM
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3. It's not my style, but I completely understand those who did.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:14 PM
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4. I didn't hear it..
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:14 PM
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5. It was disrespectful and he deserved it. - n/t
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:14 PM
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6. It was appropriate. Bush surrounded himself with people who provided no dissent.
Yesterday we surrounded him and he was forced to hear the truth.

Who else would tell his ass the truth?
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:15 PM
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7. It is disrespectful, but Bush disrespected the country over and over again...
He deserved it.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:15 PM
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8. It was completely appropriate
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 12:15 PM by tridim
and hopefully just a start. I hope he's booed for the rest of his miserable life.
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:15 PM
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9. I just don't think bushit deserves any respect.
I actually thought it would be a lot louder.
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:15 PM
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10. we laughed our asses of, and thought FINALLY!
FINALLY -- the public got to speak it's mind!

And Chris Matthews can kiss my shiny metal ass for all his *Bad form* nonsense. Bad Form was the past eight frigging YEARS!
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:16 PM
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11. It couldn't have happened to a nicer person.
eom
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:16 PM
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12. Wished I could have been there to lend my voice to the chorus of boos.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:16 PM
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13. I cursed the fact they didn't have tomatoes as well
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:16 PM
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14. actually I was more impressed with
the first time he was announced there was dead SILENCE (at least where I was). To me, that was much more telling. Why waste your energy on him?
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:17 PM
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15. I think respect is earned and george didn't earn one ounce of respect.
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 12:18 PM by Blue State Native
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:17 PM
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16. I thought, this is what happens when poor leaders stand before
millions of people after eight years of incompetent leadership. One last chance to let him know that sitting in the Oval Office does not give one the authority to run this country into the ground. I hope he was humiliated. I hope his family understands how much he is truly despised for his actions and inactions. I also thank Pres. Obama for eloquently chastising Bush and company during his Inaugural Address.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:17 PM
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17. I don't think I thought once about Bush. Even when he was mentioned or shown,
He's like a bad taste I try not to experience.
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GAtomboy Donating Member (271 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:18 PM
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18. Disrespectful??
You have to earn respect for someone to disrespect you. That worthless excuse for a president disgraced the office of president while he held it. The boo'ing went beyond disagreement of policies, that man is responsible for countless deaths (both war and Katrina) and the failing image of this country around the world - to name just a few of his "accomplishments". He's lucky people weren't throwing eggs.
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bunnies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:18 PM
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19. It was rude.
Doesnt matter if he deserved it or not. It felt like a nasty stain on Obamas beautiful day.
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Winterblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:28 PM
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37. The PEOPLE get their say
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 12:29 PM by Winterblues
The "Torture pResident" tried his hardest to stifle dissent. 1st Amendment Zones, Republicans only events, etc. The People finally get to express their opinion. It was less than what is deserved.
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bunnies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:51 PM
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42. The people have always been able to express their opinion.
The booing was rude. Deserved or not. It flies in the face of what President Obama stands for.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:03 PM
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51. They didn't do it on behalf of President Obama.
They did it on behalf of themselves. And it was 100% appropriate for a democracy.
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bunnies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:13 PM
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55. Obviously it wasnt done on behalf of Obama.
Our President has more couth than that.
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MajorChode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:05 PM
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53. Agreed
There is a time and place for everything. That wasn't the time or place. It detracted from the historical significance of the beginning of Obama's Presidency and that was unfortunate.

Bush may have deserved what he got, but the behavior was rude to Obama, not just Bush.
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bunnies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:13 PM
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56. exactly.
Well said. :hi:
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:18 PM
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20. I admit it was disrespectful, but there's NO WAY to control the
reaction OF A CROWD THAT BIG. And YES he did deserve it. Maybe it was time they let his out of that bubble.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:18 PM
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21. If politics is theater, Bush's character deserves all the boos in the house.
He's a loser. A shitty actor as well. If there were nothing but Bushes on stage, we'd demand our money back.
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:19 PM
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22. He had to hear it -- no safe speech zones or insulating from the masses.
Poor widdle Georgie had to face the music. I loved watching him squirm and seeing his face turn red. Ding dong...
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Richard D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:19 PM
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23.  I thought . . .
. . . damn, I wish I was there to join in.
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:19 PM
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24. Too bad they weren't close enough to throw shoes
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:20 PM
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25. Democracy in Action
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:21 PM
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26. Bush is the one who's disrespectful
of the Presidency. Does anyone here quibble with that?
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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:29 PM
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61. And don't forget
the Constitution is "just a goddamn piece of paper".

There's no way this creature did NOT deserve booing.

Actually, he deserves to be in chains.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:21 PM
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27. He really deserved so much less.
No level of insult is enough for that miserable pos.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:21 PM
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28. i wouldnt have done it. i dont do that. BUT.... bush created. he created the atmosphere
the rejection of what all others has to say, a dismissal and disregard for law, thought, opinion, knowledge.

he earned it. deserved it. probably was a necessity.
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:21 PM
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29. I was disappointed
disappointed that the networks didn't turn up the crowd and let them rock so we could relish it at home. :P

hey, it's the least he deserves, he really deserves to go to prison, but I'm not holding my breath for that, so getting loudly booed off the stage as a sendoff may be the best we ever get...
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:22 PM
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30. the first time 'the people' were heard in eight years
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Greybnk48 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:22 PM
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31. He earned the disrespect and much much more
and it's about time that we the people got to express our disrespect face to face.

I used to imagine that * was wearing a shock collar and it was activated by the mute button on my remote control. It was very soothing. Hearing the booing and singing yesterday was heaven. No more bubble asshole!!
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:22 PM
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32. Not disrespectful, but well deserved.
How disrespectful is it for Bush to have done what he's done to the American people over the last 8 years? You want to talk about disrespect, that's where you start.

Respect is earned, not a right.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:22 PM
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33. I don't think bush was worth the energy it took to boo, but...
given the past eight years where it was impossible for anyone to register displeasure with him, on some level i felt it was fitting. I can only imagine he was holding his breath and bracing for the booing before he came out onto the seating area. cheney doesn't care. but bush seems to care.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:24 PM
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34. As much as he deserved it, I felt uncomfortable... admittedly
I think the initial deadly silence he was met with, and the boos for Cheney were more understandable...
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:01 PM
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49. I joined the crowd in boo-ing him and I don't regret it. n/t
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:03 PM
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52. I'm not... I can't criticize. A big part of me would have been as well...
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:30 PM
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62. Yeah the silence spoke volumes!!
:hi:
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:25 PM
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35. I would have found it disrespectful if the man had been elected
but he wasn't. I'd have found it disrespectful if he, himself, had respected the office, but he didn't. I'd have found it disrespectful had he governed according to the constitution, but he didn't.

I understand where that "one brave soul" is coming from and under more ordinary circumstances, I'd agree. After all, I don't think Nixon got booed on his way onto the chopper.

However, these last 8 terrible years have been far from ordinary. Neither the man nor the office he so thoroughly disgraced were worthy of anything but statements of disgust.

I might have gone with the slightly more polite catcall, though.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:27 PM
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36. It reflected how I felt about him. What I really liked was the look on
behners face as he walked ahead of him to the door. They actually looked scared or dreading the face to face with America that was a part of this inauguration.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:29 PM
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38. They did it for the rest of us
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 12:36 PM by nadinbrzezinski
I would have gladly joined...
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:31 PM
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39. I didn't hear it..but everytime bush came
on I wasn't really focusing on the screen anymore. I guess I missed it but I think after 8 years of his fuckedup head..peeps deserve to let it out.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:33 PM
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40. I thought Bush was damned lucky
He still had professional government protection from the people he has so grievously wronged, and that in a slightly more just world, he would have been treated to the tender mercies of an enraged torch and stave wielding mob.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:48 PM
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41. Hey, I'm more than happy to add to the chorus of disrespect!
After killing over 1.2 million in Iraq, destroying our economy, shitting on the Constitution, etc. etc. etc., Bush has it coming!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:53 PM
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43. I don't think he should be booed. He should be arrested.
We've ratified the UN torture treaty and he broke the law AND lied about it. Again.
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Loge23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:56 PM
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44. People don't like being fooled
Bush fooled the people for so long - not many of the posters herein perhaps - but much of the general public.
Once the jig was up, the poll numbers plummeted. People do not like being manipulated by fear or false allegiance.
Polite applause is afforded to the departing President normally. But there was nothing normal about these past eight years.
The booing, unfortunately, was the only way for the people to get their message across to this vain, sheltered, incurious man.
It was indeed warranted and we should all be grateful that booing is all that occurred to this man upon his exit. For many other civilizations and empires, a much different ending would've happened.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:57 PM
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45. I thought about the First Amendment
I wouldn't boo a former President, but it is every American's right to do so, if so moved. Showing disrespect to someone like Bush is a perfectly valid thing to do, even if impolite. There is nothing in the First Amendment that requires politeness of speech.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:59 PM
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46. He deserved it I probably would have done the same thing.
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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:01 PM
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47. Not my style and a bit tacky for me
My 17 year old daughter was down there with her German friend and they both thought it was "unsportsmanlike" in their words.

We just aren't big fans of Schadenfreude.
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:01 PM
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48. That he was lucky all we were hurling at him was words n/t
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:01 PM
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50. I was there and .....
it was cold and we were standing there for hours before anything happened, and we cheered and booed to keep ourselves amused before the ceremony officially started.

We were ready long before those on stage were.
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:07 PM
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54. I'm with the majority...he deserves it.
I'm glad he actually had to HEAR the booing for once too. Though I hope it won't be the last time.
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bottomtheweaver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:14 PM
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57. Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey-ey, goodbye
Na na na na, hey hey-ey, goodbye
Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey-ey, goodbye
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demgurl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:22 PM
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58. From where I sat no one booed or sang.......
we could hear all the singing from the Mall, I believe. I refused to stand. When Bush respects the office he deserves respect. When he trampled our laws he does not deserve any respect. Lots of people, in my area, rose for the occasion but the lady I sat next to said, "I'm with you, I'm sitting."

I felt most of the people standing were giving into peer pressure. A few stood and I heard murmurs of 'respect the office'. I said, as loudly as I could, that he tortured people and wiretapped us and then lied to us so he did not deserve our respect. A few more stood and finally it looked like most of the people had risen from their chairs.

The one thing I did notice is I did not hear a single person clap or cheer. NO ONE!

The people who did stand did so for the office and NOT Bush.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:24 PM
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60. He deserved it
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:30 PM
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63. "Why aren't they throwing batteries, too?"
:evilgrin:
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