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Thursday, October 30, 2003

I was sitting in a bar the other night listening to one of our local conservative construction workers talk about life, sports, and politics. First of all, he talked endlessly with his buddy about how there weren't enough jobs right now and he was barely working. He was predicting the worst winter for himself that he had ever had. In the same vane, he discussed that he wanted to move to a nearby rural area, because the urban community he currently lived in was too damn liberal for his taste. Not to mention, being nearly unemployed, cost of living in the country would be less.

Soon, the conversation turned political and he began to sing the praises of our President in a way that only happens in bars. "Bush has big giant balls", he stated proudly. Grinning from ear to ear, he was suddenly distracted from having to think about how he couldn't pay his rent by thinking about the glorious war our Commander in Chief is waging on our behalf. He was over-joyed, repeating himself, " Bush has balls the size of melons I tell you, we went over there and kicked some ass and I'm proud to be an American." He paused for a moment, not loosing an ounce of his enthusiasm, "We may be gettin' hammered over there right now, but we sure made our point. Bush, I really like him. He has giant balls." At the end of the conversation his buddy paid their bar tab. Our hero, of course didn't have the cash to cover his bill due to his under-employment.

Fast forward two days...
I sat on the front porch of one of my best friends homes. She talked about how hard it was going to be to be away from her children this long. She was leaving for training 3000 miles away on less than 36 hours notice. This training was prerequisite to her upcoming 18 month deployment to Iraq. This women, wife and mother of two boys, was preparing to leave her family and go fight Bush's war for the Army National Guard. She doesn't have "big giant balls". She's a mother, leaving her family and trying to figure out how to do it all. Her bravery and sacrifices are the makings of American patriotism. Bush on the other hand has not demonstrated either of those. It doesn't take big balls to sit behind a desk in safety and comfort and order the troops into battle. The man is a coward and our bar fly is blinded and unable to see what this Presidency has done to him. However, for my friend, her family and friends, and the community that misses her sacrifice has a terrible cost.

So, here's to big giant balls. Here's to the real, brave, patriots. I pray for our service men and women.

-Lisa
If you have comments or feedback email them to caleb@anti-bush.com. He will post them for you.

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

CNN -

President Bush offered a broad defense of his foreign policy and said his message that "the world is more peaceful and more free under my leadership" will be a prominent theme of his bid for a second White House term.

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Even his campaign theme is a lie!! "More peaceful", right. Is 28 attacks a day peaceful? What about the Congo? "More free" Have you seen the USA patriot act? I guess he can't tell the truth.

Want to hear from you.


Caleb@anti-bush.com

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

- Salon.com

Keeping dissent invisible
How the Secret Service and the White House keep protesters safely out of Bush's sight -- and off TV.

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By Dave Lindorff



Oct. 16, 2003 | PHILADELPHIA -- When Bill Neel learned that President George W. Bush was making a Labor Day campaign visit to Pittsburgh last year to support local congressional candidates, the retired Pittsburgh steelworker decided that he would be on hand to protest the president's economic policies. Neel and his sister made a hand-lettered sign reading "The Bushes must love the poor -- they've made so many of us," and headed for a road where the motorcade would pass on the way from the airport to a Carpenters' Union training center.

Neel never got to display his sign for President Bush to see, though. As he stood among milling groups of Bush supporters, he was approached by a local police detective, who told him and his sister that because they were protesting, they had to move to a "free-speech area," on orders of the U.S. Secret Service.

"He pointed out a relatively remote baseball diamond that was enclosed in a chain-link fence," Neel recalled in an interview with Salon. "I could see these people behind the fence, with their faces up against it, and their hands on the wire." (The ACLU posted photos of the demonstrators and supporters at that event on its Web site.) "It looked more like a concentration camp than a free-speech area to me, so I said, 'I'm not going in there. I thought the whole country was a free-speech area.'" The detective asked Neel, 66, to go to the area six or eight times, and when he politely refused, he handcuffed and arrested the retired steelworker on a charge of disorderly conduct.
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Good work Karl Rove!! Make Protesting a national security threat. Right On!

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