CRAWFORD, Texas - One of President Bush's neighbors will allow use of his land by dozens of war protesters who have camped in roadside ditches the past 11 days, giving them more room and halving their distance from Bush's ranch.
Demonstrators said Fred Mattlage made the offer because he sympathizes with them.
A distant cousin who owns nearby land, Larry Mattlage, fired a shotgun twice into the air Sunday but no one was injured.
A resident was arrested Monday night after authorities say he ran over hundreds of small wooden crosses bearing names of fallen U.S. soldiers.
Tuesday morning, several landowners asked county commissioners to extend for at least two miles the public "no parking" zone around Bush's ranch. The ordinance now prohibits cars from stopping on the road within about a quarter of a mile.
PA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1949 posts, RR: 26 Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 736 times:
Tell that to the hundreds of reservists and national guards now serving extended duty. Gee, I wonder what would have happened if W's unit had been sent to war when he was in the guard. The neighbor, having actually served in the armed forces somehow has much more compassion than that Weasle of a president we're stuck with.
Teva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1868 posts, RR: 17 Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 727 times:
Not 100% of the Crawford people support Bush?
That's antidemocratic. It should be 100% !!
PS: It is just a joke.
But this person is very courageous to do this in this area. You say that protester say he agrees with them. Maybe. Or maybe not . Maybe he only does this in the name of safety. (People staying along the roads; peole shooting,...)
Nothing woth being in the news or discussed here. Just a non event
Ecoute les orgues, Elles jouent pour toi...C'est le requiem pour un con
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 704 times:
Like I said in the other thread, similar subject . . . it isn't about Sheehan's son anylonger . . . it now border's on the ridiculous . . . and she is but a puppet . . .
Anti-War Protestors and Pro-War protestors. . . . both using Sheehan's issue as a jumping off point . . .
Not to worry, PotUS will go back to DC in a week or 10 days and the place will again be a dustbowl in the middle of Texas. And Sheehan's 15 min of fame will be gone as will the 15 minutes for both groups . . .