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AL FRANKEN KNOCKS DOWN DEAN HECKLER
The New York Post ^ | January 27, 2004 | VINCENT MORRIS

Posted on 01/27/2004 9:03:29 AM PST by batmast

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:19:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]


(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: 2004; 2004election; 2014election; alfranken; assault; election2004; election2014; franken; howarddean; minnesota; newhampshire; nh; wildmanalfranken
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1 posted on 01/27/2004 9:03:31 AM PST by batmast
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To: batmast
somebody should have given him a satire of a butt stompin.
2 posted on 01/27/2004 9:05:32 AM PST by cripplecreek (.50 cal border fence)
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To: batmast
I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, wish he would try to do that with me.
3 posted on 01/27/2004 9:05:39 AM PST by 1L
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To: batmast
Winnie Mandela had her soccer club; Howard Dean has Al Franken, eh? I think I'd file assault charages.
4 posted on 01/27/2004 9:06:15 AM PST by alancarp (Support Diversity: Hire a Neanderthal)
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To: batmast
"I'm neutral in this race but I'm for freedom of speech...


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So you physically prevent someone else's freedom of speech?
I hope the victim sues big time.
5 posted on 01/27/2004 9:06:49 AM PST by Bigg Red (Never again trust Democrats with national security!)
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To: batmast
Sounds like a premeditated assault to me. Where's the cops?
6 posted on 01/27/2004 9:07:03 AM PST by thoughtomator ("I will do whatever the Americans want because I saw what happened in Iraq, and I was afraid"-Qadafi)
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To: batmast
One of the hallmarks of civility is now, and always has been body slamming.

Owl_Eagle

”Guns Before Butter.”

7 posted on 01/27/2004 9:07:26 AM PST by South Hawthorne ("24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not." ~ Stephen Wright)
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To: batmast
hypocrisy bump
8 posted on 01/27/2004 9:07:45 AM PST by Bigg Red (Never again trust Democrats with national security!)
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To: batmast
hypocrisy bump
9 posted on 01/27/2004 9:07:45 AM PST by Bigg Red (Never again trust Democrats with national security!)
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To: batmast
hypocrisy bump
10 posted on 01/27/2004 9:07:45 AM PST by Bigg Red (Never again trust Democrats with national security!)
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To: batmast
Maybe John Edwards will take this personal injury suit and sue Franken for everything he's worth.
11 posted on 01/27/2004 9:07:59 AM PST by pbear8 (no complaining...Thanks be to God)
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To: 1L
What a schmuck.

It's just a question of time before he ends up in prison, or the nut house.

If anyone else pulled the crap he gets away with, they'd already be incarcerated. But FrankenStein gets a free pass, because he's a foamy mouthed leftie.
12 posted on 01/27/2004 9:08:23 AM PST by Don Joe
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To: batmast
"I got down low and took his legs out," said Franken afterwards.

Sounds like what someone would say if they attended a Female Self-Defense class.

13 posted on 01/27/2004 9:08:38 AM PST by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: 1L
Indeed!

I wonder how he tackles himself when he blathers on like a volcano spewing hate and filth on some TV program that he's on simply b/c he enjoyed some early career success on SNL prior to dropping off into the abyss of anger and nonsense!

14 posted on 01/27/2004 9:08:41 AM PST by wingster
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To: 1L
SO which is it?

Body slammed?
Grabbed legs?

I wish someone got this on tape.
15 posted on 01/27/2004 9:08:53 AM PST by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">miserable failure)
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To: batmast
"I'm neutral in this race but I'm for freedom of speech, which means people should be able to assemble and speak without being shouted down."

That's hysterical coming from a statist. They can dish it out, but they simply can't take it.

I wonder how much Al is worth these days. I imagine his victim will soon have the particulars, and a good lawyer. Anyone know if Al is going to be appearing in So Cal anytime soon? I could use the money. :^)

16 posted on 01/27/2004 9:09:29 AM PST by TheDon (Have a Happy New Year!)
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To: batmast
Franken emerged from the crowd and charged one male protester, grabbing him with a bear hug from behind and slamming him onto the floor.

Brave man, that Franken. Nothing proves courage, bravery, integrity than an unprovoked attack on a man while his back is turned. Isn't this considered 'assault'?

17 posted on 01/27/2004 9:09:39 AM PST by Hodar (With Rights, comes Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
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To: batmast
As humiliating as it would be to be injured by this loser, I'd charge him with assault, sue for injuries, and for Civil Rights violations (infringing on my Freedom of Speech).
18 posted on 01/27/2004 9:09:46 AM PST by theDentist (Boston: So much Liberty, you can buy a Politician already owned by someone else.)
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At least Rush is dead on the money! These guys are an absolute hoot when they are not in power and more particularly when any power they do have is threatened! The injuries to the man notwithstanding.
19 posted on 01/27/2004 9:09:53 AM PST by wingster
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To: Bigg Red
Your post makes me ask: Will the ACLU interviene?
20 posted on 01/27/2004 9:09:54 AM PST by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">miserable failure)
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To: Bigg Red
So you physically prevent someone else's freedom of speech?

I guess he believes that business about "your right to swing your arm ends where my nose starts" only applies to leftists.

21 posted on 01/27/2004 9:10:32 AM PST by Don Joe
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To: batmast; Admin Moderator
Alreday posted; please search before posting:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1065992/posts
22 posted on 01/27/2004 9:12:05 AM PST by mhking
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To: Owl_Eagle
One of the hallmarks of civility is now, and always has been body slamming.

Hey, it worked for Hulk Hogan and Triple H ...

23 posted on 01/27/2004 9:12:12 AM PST by Johnny_Cipher (Miserable failure = http://www.michaelmoore.com/ sounds good to me!)
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To: RandallFlagg
i doubt it, the ACLU aready has thier token case with limbaugh.

BTW i think limbaugh should have told the ACLU to take a hike.
24 posted on 01/27/2004 9:12:59 AM PST by cripplecreek (.50 cal border fence)
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To: batmast
"I was a wrestler so I used a wrestling move," Franken said.

No, you're a pu**y, so you blind sided someone.

How does attacking someone whom is speaking out protect free speech?

25 posted on 01/27/2004 9:13:04 AM PST by ericthecurdog ("We are conservatives. This great Republican Party is our historical house. This is our home.")
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To: Don Joe
The left is getting so angry that they need to go to ANGER MANAGEMENT classes!
26 posted on 01/27/2004 9:13:25 AM PST by princess leah
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To: batmast
I wonder if Franken wore his brown shirt and armband for this occasion?
27 posted on 01/27/2004 9:14:13 AM PST by KC_Conspirator (This space for rent)
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To: Hodar
Brave man, that Franken. Nothing proves courage, bravery, integrity than an unprovoked attack on a man while his back is turned. Isn't this considered 'assault'?

If I posted how I really felt about that foul mouthed little creep, I'd be banned from Free Republic for life, not to mention probably arrested.

28 posted on 01/27/2004 9:15:44 AM PST by Marathoner
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To: mhking
2 AM? LOL! No is going to read that post.
29 posted on 01/27/2004 9:17:25 AM PST by TheDon (Have a Happy New Year!)
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To: batmast
YEEEAAAGHHH!
30 posted on 01/27/2004 9:19:21 AM PST by mattdono (Big Arnie: "Crush the democrats, drive them before you, and hear the lamentations of the scumbags.")
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To: batmast
"I got down low and took his legs out," said Franken afterwards.

You kidding? He was standing on his tippytoes!

31 posted on 01/27/2004 9:19:26 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: TheDon; Admin Moderator
2 AM? LOL! No is going to read that post.

5 AM, plus it is still (as we speak) in the Front Page News sidebar, and finally the article (with an identical title, subject and source) is available for anyone who is not too lazy to search.

32 posted on 01/27/2004 9:21:10 AM PST by mhking
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To: batmast
Even Pee Wee Herman was 2X state champ in Florida
33 posted on 01/27/2004 9:21:24 AM PST by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: batmast
Just like a Liberal Puke, he comes up from BEHIND and picks the guy up & slams him to the ground. Now I don't know about the rest of you but i've taken a few spills myself through the years. So whether it was being bucked off the horse or a fist fight I alway's got up and i'm here to tell you that not only does the cowardly little B@stard need to have his sorry butt stomped but he needs to be sued as well.
34 posted on 01/27/2004 9:22:22 AM PST by HELLRAISER II (Give us another tax break Mr. President)
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To: batmast
"..but I'm for freedom of speech, which means people should be able to..."

...knock the hell out of you for stating an opinion to the contrary of yours, Mr. Franken?

Brownshirt.

35 posted on 01/27/2004 9:22:32 AM PST by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: batmast
"I'm neutral in this race

because I am so insecure I can only rip people down. I don't stand for anything or anyone until they are about to win. I wait until enough people start following one thing or another in my Hollywood crowd, and then I am for whatever that is. At that point I start using my mean-spirited humor on whatever is the oppposite of that."

36 posted on 01/27/2004 9:22:52 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: batmast
Franken said he's not backing Dean but merely wanted to protect the right of people to speak freely.

But, Mr. Franken, isn't that what this person was doing?

37 posted on 01/27/2004 9:22:54 AM PST by al_c
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To: theDentist
You're right of course, but being a real Testosterone male i'm afraid I would've had to literally rip him a new one. What a back stabbing cowardly maggot!
38 posted on 01/27/2004 9:24:09 AM PST by HELLRAISER II (Give us another tax break Mr. President)
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To: batmast
Franken said he's not backing Dean but merely wanted to protect the right of some people to speak freely
39 posted on 01/27/2004 9:28:27 AM PST by cruiserman
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To: batmast
"I would have done it if he was a Dean supporter at a Kerry rally," he said."

But, would he have done it if he were a Kerry supporter at a Bush rally?


40 posted on 01/27/2004 9:29:51 AM PST by ZULU (Remember the Alamo!!!!!)
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To: batmast
"I got down low and took his legs out . . . I was a wrestler so I used a wrestling move."

I think Mr. Franken is going to wish he just kept his mouth shut. I'm guessing he's going to have to write a few more books to pay off the cost of the civil suit he's going to be facing after this.

41 posted on 01/27/2004 9:29:56 AM PST by Alberta's Child (Alberta -- the TRUE North strong and free.)
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To: batmast

42 posted on 01/27/2004 9:33:06 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: batmast
So I guess he would have done this to allow GWB to speak?

He should be arrested for assault.

43 posted on 01/27/2004 9:33:21 AM PST by Protagoras (When they asked me what I thought of freedom in America,,, I said I thought it would be a good idea.)
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To: batmast
Franken said he's not backing Dean but merely wanted to protect the right of people to speak freely. "I would have done it if he was a Dean supporter at a Kerry rally," he said.

But would he have done it if he was a Dean supporter at a Bush rally?
44 posted on 01/27/2004 9:33:36 AM PST by birdsman
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To: batmast
Franken said he's not backing Dean but merely wanted to protect the right of people to speak freely. "I would have done it if he was a Dean supporter at a Kerry rally," he said.

Perhaps, but you know damn well you wouldn't have done it had it been a heckler at a Bush rally.

And as a previous poster has said, how can one protect the rights to speak freely after knocking someone down who was speaking freely?

45 posted on 01/27/2004 9:35:34 AM PST by Lizavetta (Savage is right - extreme liberalism is a mental disorder.)
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To: batmast
Al is a fairly small guy. But, I watch COPS a lot and they alsways say that the dope can give a person almost superhuman strength. Got to assume that Franken is still using.
46 posted on 01/27/2004 9:38:13 AM PST by Tacis
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To: cruiserman
Yeah. I wonder if Mr. Neutral is going to hang around any Bush speeches and tackle hecklers?
47 posted on 01/27/2004 9:39:15 AM PST by robertpaulsen
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To: Tacis
But, have ya seen the size of his rear end?? It's HUGH!
48 posted on 01/27/2004 9:39:32 AM PST by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">miserable failure)
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To: 1L; All
It Came From the Left ***AL FRANKEN HOPES he's good enough, and smart enough, and that--doggone it--people will like him. The "Saturday Night Live" comedian and creator of the classically co-dependent Stuart Smalley plans to host a talk show on the new Progress Media radio network. Slated to air in the prime noon-to-3 Eastern slot opposite Rush Limbaugh, the politically liberal show will be a mix of listener calls, comedy routines, and interviews.

Mr. Franken forthrightly seeks to affect the 2004 elections. He states, "My goal is to change the political landscape in this country, get rid of the radical right-wing president, and serve as a beacon of hope for Americans who work hard and play by the rules."

Alas, Mr. Franken himself is occasionally rule-challenged. He recently apologized to Attorney General John Ashcroft for writing a letter on "borrowed" Harvard University stationery asking for Mr. Ashcroft's personal premarital abstinence story for a nonexistent book titled "Savin' It!" Ethics, anyone?

But the real question is whether Progress Media and Mr. Franken can mount a credible liberal challenge to the con-servative jabberfests that have dominated the airwaves since Mr. Limbaugh hit the big time. With a following of 20 million at-least-occasional listeners, Mr. Limbaugh has been Numero Uno since 1991, setting the pace for other conservative talkers such as Sean Hannity and G. Gordon Liddy. The tone of these shows is contentious and often lowbrow. Incivility is rife, and the hosts seldom admit to gray areas or explore nuances.

But that technique may be inevitable. A Western Washington University professor, John McClendon, tried in 1994 to establish a serious, liberal talk show that would, incidentally, provide a forum for reasoned debate. Two months later, he threw in the towel, telling the online newspaper NorthWest Citizen that "on talk radio, dialog doesn't work, tirades do."

Thus, Mr. Franken may make a go of his show. Certainly he pulls no punches: One of his best-selling books is titled "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot," and he calls President Bush a "lying liar who tells lies." But will his program advance the truth? Can he offer substantive commentary in addition to his usual no-boundaries satire?

Democracy works best when citizens have access to a wide range of opinions and ideas. If Progress Media enriches the mix, kudos. The liberal position ought to be heard on the AM dial. But if Mr. Franken merely frees his inner child and fails to discipline his wit, then Listenerland simply will be getting a different flavor of junk talk.

Date published: 1/25/2004

49 posted on 01/27/2004 9:39:33 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: batmast
Doesn't the person that he body-slammed have freedom of speech too?
50 posted on 01/27/2004 9:40:52 AM PST by Aggie Mama
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