Thursday, July 08, 2004

Freedom of Speech....phhhhhhht! It appears that Bush is now at the point where he cannot even deign being near those who do not grovel at his manly stuffing. Just a few examples, thanks to the Donkey. -- Of course, we know of the refusal (again) to go to the NAACP which may not be enthusiastic supports -- plus the compassion page is now full of Bush "touching" black people not named Condi or Colin. But there are others.
The Charleston Gazette - Jul 08, 2004 - A worker with the Federal Emergency Management Agency who wore an anti-Bush T-shirt...and her husband, Jeff, were removed from the Capitol grounds in handcuffs shortly before Bush’s speech... AP - Jul 05, 2004 - ... Two Bush opponents, taken out of the crowd in restraints by police, said they were told they couldn't be there because they were wearing shirts that said they opposed the president. ... Madison Independent Media Center - May 09, 2004 - soon as she saw the writing on the tshrt, she hollered for security...He looked at my shirt and asked how did I get tickets these tickets...He said "We don't want people like you here and ripped my tickets in half... St Petersburg Times (via - Jun 17, 2004 - ... Inside, on the stadium field, his small sign reading "June is Gay Pride Month," was dwarfed by the sea of large pro-Bush signs...a Tampa police officer arrives, and a man in a business suit with no discernable authority directs the officer to the three counterdemonstrators by pointing and saying, "This one, this one and this one." According to Rosas, the suited man told him, "Get rid of the gay sign, take a Bush sign and you can stay...
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