9 Ball Girl
07-24-2006, 08:24 PM
Some of my favorites and you can find some more [b]<font color="blue">here</font color> (http://www.historiansagainstwar.org/wartime/2006.html)
The Bubble lives.
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Given recent history, I'm inclined to believe the dissenters. After all, those enforcing Bush's bubble don't have a terrific track record.
* In August 2004, John Prather, a mild-mannered math professor at Ohio University, was removed by security from a presidential event on public property because he wore a shirt that promoted John Kerry.
* On July 4, 2004, Nicole and Jeff Rank were arrested at a Bush event in West Virginia for wearing T-shirts that criticized the president. (About the same time the Ranks were being taken away in handcuffs, Bush was reminding the audience, "On this 4th of July, we confirm our love of freedom, the freedom for people to speak their minds." Gotta love irony.)
* In July 2004, Jayson Nelson, a county supervisor in Appleton, Wis., was thrown out of a presidential event because of a pro-Kerry T-shirt. An event staffer saw the shirt, snatched the VIP ticket, and called for police. "Look at his shirt! Look at his shirt!" Nelson recalled the woman telling the Ashwaubenon Public Safety officer who answered the call. Nelson said the officer told him, "You gotta go," and sternly directed him to a Secret Service contingent that spent seven or eight minutes checking him over before ejecting him from the property.
* In October 2004, three Oregon schoolteachers were removed from a Bush event and threatened with arrest for wearing t-shirts that said "Protect Our Civil Liberties."
* In March 2005, three Denver residents were threatened with arrest at a Bush event because one of them had an anti-war bumper sticker on their car.
* In February 2006, Cindy Sheehan was taken into custody for wearing a T-shirt that read, "2,245 Dead — How Many More?" to the State of the Union.
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