Tuesday, November 07, 2006

My Folks Speak Truth to Power

Our dwindling readership knows, of course, that I hail from what is now a more or less safely "red" state. Recently, our Dear Leader visited Kansas to stump for Republican candidates who seemed to have a chance. Guess who was there to welcome him? The Lawrence Urinal-World has it all.

— As hundreds of cars filed by, Carlena Haney held a hot pink sign bearing the message “Bush = War Criminal. God Forgive America.”

“The administration is the worst I can remember,” said Haney, office manager at Kansas University’s journalism school.

Haney joined about 30 other demonstrators, including several from Lawrence, who stood late Sunday afternoon across the street from the Kansas Expocentre, where President Bush spoke later.

Cars filed past them slowly, trying to get in to see Bush speak at the Republican campaign rally for U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, Kansas’ 2nd District congressman. Several cars and trucks passing by honked in support.

“I’m tired of having our role in Kansas just be a rubber stamp for the administration and not represent the people of Kansas,” said Barney Haney, Lawrence, a retired teacher who held up a sign saying “Impeach Bush.”

Protesters were not allowed on the Expocentre grounds with anti-Bush or anti-Ryun signs.

Yay Mom and Dad!! Sounds like almost everybody there was from Lawrence, actually, which is not surprising. My Mom is a KU employee, and let me make it clear that no state resources were used in this particular exercise of what is left of her rights as a citizen.

Cheney came to Colorado Springs on Friday but I did not pay my respects, believe it or not, even though I had heard there was a group of folks coming out in hunting garb. Be vewy vewy quiet. I am hunting tewwowists.


Blogger Causal said...

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November 08, 2006 2:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reporter from the Lawrence Journal World counted protesters correctly when he arrived early. Our numbers swelled to about 150 before it was over. The best sign of the evening read "Practice the Golden Rule--Waterboard Bush. It's a No-Brainer!"


November 08, 2006 7:13 AM  
Blogger Olga said...

Hurray, Carlena and Barney! Awesome!

November 16, 2006 11:48 PM  

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