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Bush Neighbor Lets War Protesters Use Land  
User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1061 times:

AP Article

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.

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[Edited 2005-08-17 03:25:22]

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User currently offlineUnited737522 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1025 times:

These people protesting are just wasting time, they need to get a life. The people who died enlisted on their own free will. Bush did not force them, if he did, it would be different.

User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2017 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 998 times:
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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.


It's been swell, but the swelling has gone down.
User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1875 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 989 times:

What????
Not 100% of the Crawford people support Bush?
Only 99.999%?
That's antidemocratic. It should be 100% !!
Teva
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



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User currently offlineDazeflight From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 580 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 969 times:

Quoting United737522 (Reply 1):
The people who died enlisted on their own free will.

Financial constraints are what they are - pressure. Or why is there such a huge share of the underpriviledged in the troops? "Free will" has a wide margin in this case.

ciao
Daniel


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 966 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 . . .


User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7438 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 910 times:
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It seems that she's going to run for public office now. Will the madness never cease?


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User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 909 times:

Quoting Teva (Reply 3):
What????
Not 100% of the Crawford people support Bush?
Only 99.999%?
That's antidemocratic. It should be 100% !!
Teva

 Smile - being US citizen myself, who voted in CRUCIAL OHIO against Bush, something to clarity:

ouf of US population, how many people can vote? (i.e. minus underage, legal alliens etc): should be around 75 %

out of these 75 %, about 50 % actually register for vote - OK, let's take 60 % anyways

out of these registered people, only about 50 % actually participate in the election .. OK, let's take 60 % again

out of these remaining people, about 50 % have allegedly voted for Bush only. So:

.75 * .6 * .6 *.5 = .135 --> 13.5 % of America's population has actually voted for Bush

Great number, and great participation

Did I get the numbers right?


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