Tim Russert to Letterman last night on the remaining two months of the campaign: "Get the kids away from the windows and fasten your seatbelts!"
Yes, letting go of the hate is a great suggestion for everyone on this forum, lefties, righties and in betweenies.
I fear the worst is yet to come...from the lefties, the righties and the in-betweenies.
SteveH. First of all, calm down a little.
Second, some math. Over the course of the week, when adding up the numbers (both protestors numbers and police numbers) the estimate of the number of protestors in total was around a million.
That's one in every 300 people in America protesting actively, BTW. Of course, some people went to more than one protest so it's a little less than that, but still a sizeable percentage of our population.
Now. There were more than the 'hundreds' arrested as you say; there were actually around 2000.
Now for the math. 2% of a million people would be 20,000 arrested, right? That means that .2% would be around.... 2000 people arrested, which conforms with the NY numbers nicely.
You seriously should try doing research instead of throwing around rhetoric and calling them liars if you expect to be taken seriously...
Published on Thursday, September 2, 2004 by the San Diego Union-Tribune
A Father Gets Anti-War Message to the Floor
Escondido resident cracks GOP security
by David Washburn
NEW YORK - Thousands voiced their anger toward President Bush in the streets on Tuesday, but peace activist Fernando Suarez del Solar of Escondido took his message to the floor of the Republican National Convention.
As first lady Laura Bush was delivering her prime-time speech in Madison Square Garden, Suarez, standing near the Texas delegation, held a banner that read, "Bush Lied. My Son Died."
Suarez, who had made it through security on a borrowed credential and hid the banner under his clothes, was quickly escorted out.
Yesterday, the father of 20-year-old Marine Lance Cpl. Jesus Suarez del Solar, who died in Iraq, said he welcomed the opportunity to perform his act of civil disobedience.
"A friend told me, 'Now is your chance,' so I took it," Suarez said.
He was surprised by and thankful for the responses of a few Republican delegates who expressed sympathy and understanding as he was being led out of the convention hall.
"They said, 'I agree with you. I'm sorry,' " he said.
Suarez was not arrested and said he was treated well by security personnel.
The Tijuana-born Suarez has been active in a peace organization, Military Families Speak Out, since his son's death in March 2003. He walked at the head of Sunday's United for Peace and Justice march through midtown Manhattan.
Suarez was one of several protesters who made it to the convention floor in the past two days.
Not long after Suarez was escorted out, Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, an anti-war women's group, got within 30 feet of Vice President Dick Cheney during Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's speech.
"How much money has Halliburton made in Iraq?" she yelled at Cheney, the former CEO of Halliburton.
She held a banner reading: "Be Pro Life. Stop Killing in Iraq."
And yesterday morning, demonstrators from ACT UP, the AIDS activist group, crashed a Republican youth gathering on the convention floor just after Bush's twin daughters, Jenna and Barbara, introduced White House chief of staff Andrew Card.
Although multiple levels of security checkpoints make it virtually impossible to smuggle a weapon into the convention, many credentials do not have photos and can be swapped freely. Suarez said he got his credential from friends who had radio and television credentials, but he would not say who they were.
I'm looking forward to the Death of the Bush Campaign too, on November 2nd.
We haven't even seen the worst photos from Abu Ghraib.
Let's see them!
It seem to me that Bush is at the Helm of the Titanic not Kerry.
Some of us would like to give Kerry a chance at the Titanic, because it is the Titanic, and it is going down with Bush at the helm.
This administration will go down in history as the most incompetent ever.
This truly is the gang that couldn't shoot straight.
I cannot understand how anyone can be duped into thinking that these people are tough on terrorism...because it is obvious they have done more for the terrorists with their incompetence than they have to secure our safety.