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RNC Protests

Honestly, looking at the people who are performing these acts of littering, vandalism and civil diobedience?

These are the people who the left represent? Shameful. Isn’t there another way to do this? Like at their own convention?

To me, all it does is show how lame a lot of the Democratic following are, and that they are actually hurting the Democratic vote. Do any of these people even pay taxes?

I hope the holding areas are very large. Don’t these people know we are already slowly handing back control to Iraqi people? I guess not, because then they would not have anything to do. They are calling on an escalation of their acts of civil disobedience and violence today.

Amy Goodman still doesn’t understand why she was arrested with two of DN!'s producers.

If mere reporters are arrested, one has to question just how much police abuse is going on at these things.

[quote]lixy wrote:
Amy Goodman still doesn’t understand why she was arrested with two of DN!'s producers.

If mere reporters are arrested, one has to question just how much police abuse is going on at these things.[/quote]

Ok Rodney.

[quote]Rockscar wrote:
lixy wrote:
Amy Goodman still doesn’t understand why she was arrested with two of DN!'s producers.

If mere reporters are arrested, one has to question just how much police abuse is going on at these things.

Ok Rodney.[/quote]

That’s “Mr. King” to you…

[quote]Neuromancer wrote:
Rockscar wrote:
lixy wrote:
Amy Goodman still doesn’t understand why she was arrested with two of DN!'s producers.

If mere reporters are arrested, one has to question just how much police abuse is going on at these things.

Ok Rodney.

That’s “Mr. King” to you…[/quote]

Good one…

[quote]Rockscar wrote:
lixy wrote:
Amy Goodman still doesn’t understand why she was arrested with two of DN!'s producers.

If mere reporters are arrested, one has to question just how much police abuse is going on at these things.

Ok Rodney.[/quote]

What are you implying here?

Weren’t they at both conventions?

last I checked most of the protesters were not vandalizing. A small contingent of self-called “anarchists” are pretty much going batshit crazy out there though.

[quote]lixy wrote:
Rockscar wrote:
lixy wrote:
Amy Goodman still doesn’t understand why she was arrested with two of DN!'s producers.

If mere reporters are arrested, one has to question just how much police abuse is going on at these things.

Ok Rodney.

What are you implying here?[/quote]

It’s an American thing…you won’t understand.

One thing that bothered me was when the GOP decided to postpone…CSPAN showed the RNC on the menu view and I clicked on it. It was anti war and Government speeches instead. The title on the screen still said Republican Nat’l Convention…and this white dude dressed like a Black Panther was yelling and screaming…about Bush, war, our oppressive nation etc…

I don’t believe there were protests covered at the DNC if there were any at all.

[quote]Rockscar wrote:

I don’t believe there were protests covered at the DNC if there were any at all.[/quote]

I’m pretty sure I saw some on the news. They hate the dems just as much, after all. Anyways, how do you clog streets, restricting the travel of other citizens, and not expect a confrontation with police?

[quote]Rockscar wrote:
One thing that bothered me was when the GOP decided to postpone…CSPAN showed the RNC on the menu view and I clicked on it. It was anti war and Government speeches instead. The title on the screen still said Republican Nat’l Convention…and this white dude dressed like a Black Panther was yelling and screaming…about Bush, war, our oppressive nation etc…

I don’t believe there were protests covered at the DNC if there were any at all.[/quote]

There ya go:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rottenroberts/sets/72157606915951906/

I don’t get it. Don’t these people have jobs, school, etc…? I mean, I certainly can’t take a week off to go run amok at the RNC.

How did these people get there? Did they drive? Fly? Train? That costs money… Where are they staying at? A hotel nearby? Where are they getting money to eat? Where did they get the money to be able to protest for a week?

If I were to take a week off to go jerk off at the RNC, I wouldn’t have a job, home, or anything to come back to. Who is funding these shenanigans?

Another thing I think is HILARIOUS about the protester “mentality” is the fact that they think they are rebeling against our greedy capitalistic society by NOT getting a job, NOT getting an education, and being drop out drug addict losers… Yeah! way to show em’ hippies! HA!

[quote]lixy wrote:
Rockscar wrote:
lixy wrote:
Amy Goodman still doesn’t understand why she was arrested with two of DN!'s producers.

If mere reporters are arrested, one has to question just how much police abuse is going on at these things.

Ok Rodney.

What are you implying here?[/quote]

That you are a fucking idiot.

I suppose you all would have had a problem with the Boston Tea Party.

[quote]skaz05 wrote:
I don’t get it. Don’t these people have jobs, school, etc…? I mean, I certainly can’t take a week off to go run amok at the RNC.

How did these people get there? Did they drive? Fly? Train? That costs money… Where are they staying at? A hotel nearby? Where are they getting money to eat? Where did they get the money to be able to protest for a week?

If I were to take a week off to go jerk off at the RNC, I wouldn’t have a job, home, or anything to come back to. Who is funding these shenanigans?

Another thing I think is HILARIOUS about the protester “mentality” is the fact that they think they are rebeling against our greedy capitalistic society by NOT getting a job, NOT getting an education, and being drop out drug addict losers… Yeah! way to show em’ hippies! HA![/quote]

Er… did you ever think that they were locals?

[quote]rainjack wrote:
lixy wrote:
Rockscar wrote:
lixy wrote:
Amy Goodman still doesn’t understand why she was arrested with two of DN!'s producers.

If mere reporters are arrested, one has to question just how much police abuse is going on at these things.

Ok Rodney.

What are you implying here?

That you are a fucking idiot. [/quote]

And the pass is accepted… he shoots and he scores.

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:
I suppose you all would have had a problem with the Boston Tea Party.

[/quote]

I’ve found Tea Parties to be quite snooty and boring…so yes.

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:
I suppose you all would have had a problem with the Boston Tea Party.

[/quote]

Yep, our Founding Fathers were the original ‘anarchists’

[quote]Sloth wrote:
Weren’t they at both conventions?[/quote]

Did you guys all see the Iranian potemkin village outside the DNC convention?
http://www.lookingattheleft.com/2008/08/iranian-potemkin-village/