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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 02:04 AM
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Adam Kokesh Is In Jail Tonight: "Police Suppress Sept. 15 Anti-War Press Conference Across From WH"
Edited on Fri Sep-07-07 02:07 AM by Hissyspit
http://www.pephost.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=8...

Police suppress Sept. 15 anti-war press
conference across from White House




Above, a policeman on horse disrupts today's anti-war press conference. Below, Adam Kokesh is arrested while legally putting up a poster for September 15th; Kokesh and Tina Richards speak to the press as the put up the poster.

VIDEO HERE: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Three anti-war activists were arrested in front of the White House today after the U.S. Park Police moved to suppress a press conference called to protest the fines and threats against the ANSWER Coalition for putting up anti-war posters promoting the September 15 March and Die-In in Washington DC.





The arrested were Tina Richards, CEO of Grassroots America and mother of Iraq War Veteran Cloy Richards; Adam Kokesh, the Co-Chair Elect of the Iraq Veterans Against the War and member of Veterans for Peace; and Ian Thompson, an organizer with the ANSWER Coalition.

The press conference became a chaotic scene as U.S. Park Police interrupted the event on the basis that there was no permit for a folding table that was used as a speakers stand for media microphones. As U.S. Park Police officers surrounded the group, an officer on horseback rode into the crowd to disperse the media and onlookers.

Tina Richards and Adam Kokesh had announced that they would put a September 15 March to Stop the War poster on a lamppost following the press conference. The ANSWER Coalition has been fined over $30,000 in the last three weeks in an unprecedented action aimed at suppressing the September 15 mobilization. The three were taken to the Central District Substation of the United States Park Police. They will later be transferred to a jail in which they will spend the night before being arraigned in U.S. Superior Court tomorrow afternoon.

Attorneys at the Partnership for Civil Justice have filed a Free Speech lawsuit to strike down the unconstitutional postering law. The ANSWER Coalition has refused to pay these illegal fines.

Momentum continues to build for the September 15 Mass March, which will be led by Iraq War Veterans and their family members. More than 100 cities are mobilizing to bring people by bus, van and car caravan. The September 15 March will culminate with a large scale Die-In/Funeral for U.S. servicemembers and Iraqis who have been killed in this criminal war of aggression.

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nosmokes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 02:36 AM
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1. Where did my country go?
I do so wish I be there for the march on the 15th.
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NoodleyAppendage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 03:48 PM
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19. The Neocon Cabal sh*t on it and flushed it down the toilet.
America is no longer the land of the free and home of the brave. We are given the illusion of freedom and cowed by corporate masters and terror threats. We're ripe for dictatorship (if not there already).

J
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dickbearton Donating Member (577 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 06:41 PM
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34. When the police act like the Gestapo...
They should be treated like the Gestapo.
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liberaldemocrat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 06:59 PM
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37. Do this from your living room. You will not get arrested.
Edited on Fri Sep-07-07 07:09 PM by liberaldemocrat7
When you have had enough of this misadministration proceding forth despite the unsuccessfull efforts of the antiwar movement, perhaps you will make some phone calls.


Call GOP contributor and war contractor General Electric Corporation at 203 373 2211 and ask for the public relations department. Tell the person in public relations that you want the GE CEO to get Bush to end the war in Iraq and then Bush resign with Cheney and until that happens you will not buy any GE products and that you will tell your friends about this.


For the cost of a telegram send your congressman, Senator or Mr. Bush a real message to get out of Iraq now. If they receive one of these they won't soon forget your message. It costs as much as a telegram to send this message and unlike a telegram they will not soon throw it out.


http://www.artscafe.com/maximus7/ReviewProduct.aspx?Sto...


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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 03:12 AM
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2. Everybody should know about this! KICK & RECOMMEND!!!!!
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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 05:29 AM
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3. Get your butts out on the streets on 9/15 n/t
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 06:07 AM
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4. .
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 07:19 AM
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5. how do they get the cops to go along with this?
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The Vinyl Ripper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 07:22 AM
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7. Cops enjoy intimidating people..
It's what they do..

Particularly to anyone they think of as "countercultural"
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-08-07 03:45 PM
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55. "some" cops. nt
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-08-07 03:49 PM
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57. MANY cops
!
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superkia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 12:53 PM
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10. Same way the politicians go along with it, money.
Why quit your job and change your way of life when its not your freedom thats being taken, to hell with everyone else. I think thats the sad truth of it.
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tomp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 01:19 PM
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12. you're kidding right?
get the cops to go along with suppressing the left? that's part of their job. take a history lesson.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 05:10 PM
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31. Some Police Departments are better than others.
They are given orders from the police chief, who gets pressured by the mayor, etc. It's not just about the individual cops.
I think you're painting cops with a broad brush.
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dickbearton Donating Member (577 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 06:46 PM
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35. Some police are no better then the Gestapo...
Paint it however you wont.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 11:41 PM
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48. I'm not defending THESE cops at all.
But it's not fair to lump them all together. That's all.
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roxnev Donating Member (194 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 08:24 PM
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41. You are wrong
If a police officer ever does it to me I will get his name and badge no and sue the shit out of him.
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bbgrunt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 11:27 PM
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46. I keep wondering why people find it so unfathomable that the
military troops and mercenaries would willingly turn on their own countrymen. It's just around the corner, folks.
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zabet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 07:20 AM
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6. Welcome to the
United Police States of America.
:puke:
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 07:25 AM
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8. what are the charges?
fucking fascism!
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trevjr Donating Member (38 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 03:43 PM
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16. THE CHARGES???
SORRY FOR THE CAPS, BUT THE F***ING CHARGES ARE 'WRONG KIND OF ADHESIVE TO PUT UP POSTERS'

YES YES, WRONG GLUE YOU GO TO JAIL!!
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warren pease Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 03:44 PM
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18. I think the charges...
... had to do with an unauthorized folding table used as part of an apparently unpermitted press conference and using uncertified glue to attach the posters. No shit. At least, that's what I read yesterday. They may have trumped up some new, less hilarious charges by now, but this is from a widely circulated blog post dated 9/6/07:

<snip>
Last month, the movement was threatened with a fine of at least 10,000 dollars unless it removed posters in the city announcing the September 15 march.

Washington city authorities have said the posters had to come down because they were stuck on with adhesive that did not meet city regulations.
</snip>

Full post here: http://tinyurl.com/32eqs5

And this is a related article from the WaPo: http://tinyurl.com/3bd8xb


If every Senator and Congressperson who participated in an ad hoc press conference on public streets or outside public buildings in DC was prosecuted for blathering without a permit, the US jail population would soar from its already disgraceful, world-leading numbers.


wp
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snot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-08-07 12:01 AM
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50. not only that, but
I'm pretty sure I've read, they'd actually used the right f---ing glue (don't know if it's true, but).
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 12:46 PM
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9. K&R nt
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goodhue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 01:02 PM
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11. this is a much bigger deal than circuit city dustup
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 03:43 PM
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17. exactly, this is actually a case of cops silencing people.
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 10:51 PM
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44. no, this is a case of trouncing on the Bill of Rights, Amendment 1 of the Constitution
Edited on Fri Sep-07-07 10:53 PM by wordpix
Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

King Pissypants would say Congress did not abridge such freedoms, he did b/c he is the "unitary executive" and "to protect Amurrica from terra."
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goodhue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 08:17 PM
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40. .
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 02:49 PM
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13. K&R n/t
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 03:33 PM
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14. Holy crap!
I barely know what to say...this is like some fucking nightmare. Is this the United States, or are we in Nazi Germany or some fucking Twilight Zone???

FUCK YOU, GEORGE W. BUSH AND YOUR EVIL ADMINISTRATION!!!
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theNotoriousP.I.G. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 03:37 PM
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15. Stop the world
I want to get off cause this shit is insane. Batshit crazy insane.

"The press conference became a chaotic scene as U.S. Park Police interrupted the event on the basis that there was no permit for a folding table that was used as a speakers stand for media microphones."

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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 10:49 PM
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43. should read, "as Park Police interrupted on the basis of there's no more freedom of speech or
assembly in King Gorge's Amerika." :puke: :grr:
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donkeyotay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 03:48 PM
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20. How's that saying go? Those that make peaceful dissent impossible
make violent revolution inevitable? Fined for using unapproved adhesive? Arrested for a folding table? Unbelievable. Where is our congress? They should show some solidarity with the people they represent and that quaint old document, the one that says we have the right to petition, to have our grievances addressed, to speak freely, to assemble.
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trevjr Donating Member (38 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 03:49 PM
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21. I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS!!
They were arrested for a folding table and wrong glue to put up posters.
How can we stand for this, I am so mad.
Who gave the order for this crap?
Horses? What is this a third world country?
The cops cannot walk up and say, you cannot have this table here?
A table is illegal in a park?
They want my taxes for war and not for parks.
Chasing people with horses? Where are the water cannons?
You know 20 years ago this would have been all over the TV.
Today, CNN had
1) missing girl
2) missing plane
3) mother kills daughter

Iraq, Iran, lying? nothing.
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theNotoriousP.I.G. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 03:57 PM
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22. k&r
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theNotoriousP.I.G. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 04:05 PM
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23. kickety kick
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theNotoriousP.I.G. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 04:14 PM
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24. but is he too sexy to fly????
cause if he is, DU will be all over that like a flea on a dog's back.

KICK.
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ray of light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 04:32 PM
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25. SO...GET up and BOOK YOUR TICKETS to DC... Don't let them silence
the dissent.

We need truth and justice for a change.
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theNotoriousP.I.G. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 04:38 PM
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26. exactly
enough is enough.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 04:40 PM
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27. .
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-08-07 01:08 AM
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51. . (Meaning, please?)
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-08-07 06:08 AM
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52. I'm too lazy to type in "Kick"
as in kicking my own thread. :)
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-08-07 12:03 PM
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53. Wow - I congratulate you for taking laziness to a whole new level -!! (And
people know what "." means?)
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-08-07 03:39 PM
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54. It's called a period.
See, I just used one. Oops! There's another one!
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-08-07 10:54 PM
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58. :
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-08-07 03:47 PM
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56. .
yes
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 04:45 PM
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28. will Keith Olbermann report LIVE from their tonight and tell about this???
I hope so! This is too much for me to accept right now, I'm so angry...
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TheUniverse Donating Member (954 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 04:51 PM
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29. Everyone pack it up and move to the nearest free speech zone
Because the USA is no longer a free speech zone.
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theNotoriousP.I.G. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 05:03 PM
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30. meh
if he really wants some attention, he should aim a little lower and go tangle with a nosy Circuit City employee. Fucking unbelievable!
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 05:16 PM
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32. don't ya all just love the cop on the horse
coming in and making the scene CHAOTIC?
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 05:16 PM
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33. And no "coverage" by the "press"
Yet another example of the liberal media bias.
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OneAngryDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 06:49 PM
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36. 9-15-07
I'll be there next week... will you? If so... pass it on...

See you in DC, America.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 07:41 PM
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38. Did Olbermann do it last night? He's not doing it tonight. n/t
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 07:58 PM
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39. Obviously he didn't show the cop his receipt
:evilgrin:

"Wrong kind of glue", indeed. What a bunch of fascists! What, is glue supposed to come with a label that reads "WARNING: This Product Is Not Approved For Use On Posters In Washington, D.C."?! :grr:
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pingzing58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 10:30 PM
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42. These police officers should be ashamed of themselves. Their pics and names should be plastered
here on a wall of shame. The reason police can act like hooligans is because of anonymity. Take that away and you'll see a change in their disorderly behavior.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 11:13 PM
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45. We wouldn't chimpy's bubble to burst...
he's so happy in his fantasy world where everyone loves him and life is perfect. how DARE these people exercise their constituional rights and threaten our glorious president's happiness??
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bbgrunt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 11:36 PM
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47. I hope they can sue the bastards bigtime..
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HuffleClaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 11:41 PM
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49. madness. only in BushAmerika
'your honour, this man stands accused of 'possession of a table'. we the prosecution ask for the death penalty'
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bos1 Donating Member (997 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-09-07 04:57 AM
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59. I know I'm not supposed to be shocked anymore, but
Edited on Sun Sep-09-07 04:57 AM by bos1
I really can't believe that policemen lay their hands on the mother of a soldier who has served two tours in Iraq over the issue of biodegradeable wheat paste and having a press conference. Richard conducted herself with dignity. The authorities seem to have no shame nor self respect, never mind any cognizance of basic free speech.
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