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YCT Protesting Ted Kennedy Friday(11/7) at Texas A&M
Texas A&M YCT ^ | 11/6/03 | Texas A&M YCT

Posted on 11/06/2003 6:36:54 AM PST by DrewsDad

YOUNG CONSERVATIVES OF TEXAS
Texas A&M Chapter
http://yct.tamu.edu/

JOIN YCT IN PROTESTING TED KENNEDY'S RECEIPT OF BUSH AWARD FOR "EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SERVICE" FRIDAY AT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY IN COLLEGE STATION

CONTENTS

1) News Advisory
2) Itinerary for Protest
3) Tips for Joining YCT at Protest

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1) News Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 6, 2003
CONTACTS: Matthew Maddox, YCT-A&M Chairman, (713) 256-7951
Sarah Davis, YCT-A&M Executive Director, (979) 324-5225


YCT TO PROTEST SEN. EDWARD KENNEDY FRIDAY NOV. 7TH AT TEXAS A&M
Kennedy to receive ?George Bush Award for Excellence in Public Service?


College Station, TX- The Young Conservatives of Texas A&M today officially announced plans to protest an appearance by Sen. Edward Kennedy on the Texas A&M University campus on Friday, November 7th. The out-of-the-ordinary protest will begin at 1:00pm and continue through the evening in Rudder Plaza. The public is encouraged to join. YCT is selling t-shirts through its website commemorating Senator Kennedy?s visit to Texas A&M.

YCT-A&M Chairman Matthew Maddox stated, ?As conservatives, it is our duty to inform other students of Senator Kennedy?s shameful record of public disservice. He has conducted himself in a manner, both politically and personally, that the vast majority of Texans find highly objectionable. We would be remiss not to publicly take a stand and voice our displeasure with Senator Kennedy?s actions.?

YCT-A&M Executive Director Sarah Davis noted, ?YCT categorically disapproves of Ted Kennedy and his policies. Not only does he promote a socialist agenda, but he also is a supporter of heinous partial-birth abortions. He was instrumental in blocking the judicial nomination of Texan Priscilla Owen and has applied a religious litmus test to confirming judicial nominees. In recent weeks, Kennedy has sunk to a new low, calling President George W. Bush a liar and falsely accusing him of fraud and bribery of our allies in connection with the liberation of the Iraqi people.?

Davis continued, ?It is difficult to ignore the poor example that Kennedy, who was expelled from Harvard for cheating, has set for the very students before which he is to speak. Since that time, he has a record of reckless drinking habits and was behind the wheel in the 1969 drowning death of Mary Jo Kopechne.?

Maddox added, ?While YCT certainly respects former President H. W. Bush and his role in selecting the recipient of this award, we have too much respect for Texas A&M, the state of Texas, and the current President of the United States to not make it clear the Ted Kennedy does not represent Aggie Values.?

YCT State Chairman David Rushing observed, "The two previous recipients of this award are Mikhail Gorbachev and Helmut Kohl so Kennedy regrettably has the distinction of being the first American politician to receive this honor. While we understand the Bush Foundation's desire to be non-partisan, if they wanted a Democrat, they could have chosen Sen. Zell Miller or former Sen. Sam Nunn. If they had to have a liberal, they could have chosen someone with personal integrity like former President Jimmy Carter. The choice of Ted Kennedy as the first American to receive this honor simply cannot be justified under any objective standard."

In addition to the members of the YCT Texas A&M chapter, YCT chapters from around the state will be joining in the protest. Among the chapters that will be represented at the protest are Stephen F. Austin, Southern Methodist University, University of North Texas, University of Houston, and Baylor University.

YCT has chapters at Texas A&M University, West Texas A&M, Baylor University, the University of Texas, Texas Tech University, Southern Methodist University, and Hardin-Simmons University. For over two decades, YCT has advanced conservative values at Texas college campuses and beyond.

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2) Itinerary for Protest

Itinerary- Friday, Nov. 7th

Noon- Set up in Rudder Plaza

1:00pm- Start protest

---TK look alike
---Drinking music
---Banners
---Event t-shirts
---Life vests

4:45pm- Toast to TK as he arrives

---glasses of grape juice

5:00pm- TK speaks, we keep protesting. Tickets are sold out, but YCT has a few.

6:00pm- Sing to TK as he departs

---"Ted the Magic Driver"

6:05pm- Keep protesting for while after

7:00pm- Shut down

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3) Tips for Joining YCT at Protest

l Check out this campus map to find your way to Rudder Plaza.

2 Arrive as early as possible.

3 We want to put our best foot forward. This means we must maintain proper decorum with passers by, not direct negative comments toward Bush, and respect the university officials/police. Hopefully, they will also respect our First Amendment rights.

4 Bring money for event t-shirts, or better yet, order them online at yct.tamu.edu so that we know in advance how many to have on hand in what size.

5 Bring posters/banners. These should be directed at Kennedy only. Signs should focus on Kennedy?s left-wing legislative policies including pro-partial-birth abortion, blocking highly qualified judicial nominees based on a religious litmus test, promoting socialism, calling Bush a ?liar,? accusing Bush of bribing our allies, and claiming the war was ?made up in Texas?. Signs can also mention Kennedy?s personal faults, such as driving Mary Jo into the river, being expelled from Harvard for cheating, and excessive drinking.

6 Bring flotation devices. This is a key to our passive street theater, reminding the public that Kennedy was never held to account for the drowning death of Mary Jo K. A life vest, a life preserver, water wings, or an inner tube with a horsey on the front are all suitable.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: award; bush; kennedy; protest; tedkennedy; texas; yct
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To: demkicker
Sheeesh. CPAN has gone to pot. They don't have it on their schedule. If your interested in the "Resignation Speech of Speaker Wright" whoever that is, your in luck.</saracasm>
51 posted on 11/07/2003 5:37:04 PM PST by hobson (The only reason people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.)
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To: demkicker
I just saw part of it at the bottom of the hour news on Fox. You heard teddie talking, saw Daddy Bush responding (but not what he said - just teddie walking off and coming back).
52 posted on 11/07/2003 6:12:08 PM PST by mathluv
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To: medscribe
It was brilliant. Way to go, Poppy!!!
53 posted on 11/07/2003 6:17:26 PM PST by Endeavor
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To: Endeavor; All
I'm not sure that GHW Bush is the one who selected the recipient of the award. From the link at the top of the thread, to the GHWB foundation, it appears that the board of directors may be the ones who do the selecting.

Whatever the case, it appears that GHWB gave Teddy a good FReeping onstage, before he presented the award. GHWB held his own protest, it seems.

I hope everyone who went out for the FReep today had a fun time, and that a report and photos will be forthcoming.

54 posted on 11/07/2003 7:12:56 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Never trust a (D) with national security, your wallet, your life, your wife, daughter, girlfriend...)
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To: MeeknMing
Is EMK still married to the Louisiana native Vicki Reggie Kennedy? Her father was a power broker for Edwin Washington Edwards.
55 posted on 11/07/2003 7:52:24 PM PST by Theodore R.
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To: yall
About 50 people, including a man dressed up to look like the senator, staged a protest of his campus appearance. It was organized by the A&M chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas.

- Dallas Morning News Article

56 posted on 11/07/2003 8:22:25 PM PST by DrewsDad
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To: Endeavor
"Mr. Bush, who personally selected the senator for the award..." (source: Dallas Morning News article linked above by DrewsDad)

I stand corrected. And disappointed in GHW Bush's judgement.

57 posted on 11/07/2003 8:51:55 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Never trust a (D) with national security, your wallet, your life, your wife, daughter, girlfriend...)
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To: DrewsDad
WHOOP!!
58 posted on 11/07/2003 9:39:30 PM PST by Texaggie79 (Did I just say that?)
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To: Theodore R.
No idea, sorry ...

59 posted on 11/08/2003 4:31:52 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
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To: hobson; Not gonna take it anymore; medscribe; DrewsDad; Pippin; yall
ha ! ha ! I caught part of that on FOX News last night. Hilarious !!

If I could find a video clip of it, I'd love to have it !


60 posted on 11/08/2003 4:39:21 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
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To: tgslTakoma
I was actually very upset that my university would be involved in honoring the likes of Ted Kennedy so I called the University about this a couple of weeks ago and was referred to the Bush Foundation, where I spoke to another fellow Aggie. He told me that GHWB had personally selected Teddy boy prior to TK's most ascerbic remarks about W, and that GHWB decided to go ahead with the award after the remarks. While I wouldn't have gone ahead and honored the schmuck, I feel I have to respect (but not agree with) GHWB's decision.
61 posted on 11/08/2003 8:43:02 AM PST by Endeavor
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To: demkicker
Old Kennedy! Lets throw him out of office! Literally!
62 posted on 11/09/2003 6:16:02 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (The left always "feels your pain" unless of course they caused it.)
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To: DrewsDad
Are you selling those?
63 posted on 11/10/2003 6:25:08 AM PST by .cnI redruM (Mouthing support for the workingman is one of the best ways to avoid actually being one.)
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To: sarasanaggie
After last Saturday's performance in Norman (Oklahoma 73, Aggies 0), it seems to me that the protests should be redirected at the head football coach and the athletic director!
64 posted on 11/10/2003 9:03:07 AM PST by pkajj
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To: DrewsDad

65 posted on 11/10/2003 9:20:08 AM PST by Graybeard58
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To: pkajj
After last Saturday's performance in Norman (Oklahoma 73, Aggies 0), it seems to me that the protests should be redirected at the head football coach and the athletic director!

The score was 77-0, and if you want to lead the way, sports.tamu.edu has all the email addresses and phone numbers you can handle today.

66 posted on 11/10/2003 12:38:12 PM PST by 1L
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To: pkajj
That was harsh! :o) It takes time for a team to get used to a new head coach. We’ll get ‘em next year! GIG ‘EM AGS!
67 posted on 11/10/2003 5:31:46 PM PST by sarasanaggie
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To: DrewsDad
Please remove me from your ping list.
68 posted on 11/15/2003 4:16:54 PM PST by Otis Mukinfus
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