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Protestors Ransack Bush/Cheney Headquarters In Orlando (with photos)
http://www.local6.com/politics/3785861/detail.html ^

Posted on 10/06/2004 1:04:43 AM PDT by kcvl

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A group of protestors stormed and then ransacked a Bush-Cheney headquarters building in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, according to Local 6 News.

Local 6 News reported that several people from the group of 100 Orlando protestors face possible assault charges after the group forced their way inside the Republican headquarters office.

While in the building, some of the protestors drew horns and a mustache on a poster of President George W. Bush and poured piles of letters in the office, according to the report.

"We told them to leave, they broke the law," Republican headquarters volunteer Mike Broom said.

Two protestors received minor injuries when the crowd stormed the building, including a Republican volunteer.

One of the protestors said she wanted to send a message.

"We want to send a clear message to Bush, we want him to take his hands off our overtime pay," protestor Esmeralda Heuilar said.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brownshirts
Local 6 News learned that most of the protestors were from the AFL-CIO and were taking part in one of 20 other coordinated protests around the country.

A spokesperson with the AFL-CIO told Local 6 News that the Orlando protest did not go as planned.

A protest similar to Orlando's demonstration was held at a Bush-Cheney office in Miami at the same approximate time, Local 6 News reported.

Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.

1 posted on 10/06/2004 1:04:43 AM PDT by kcvl
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2 posted on 10/06/2004 1:05:29 AM PDT by kcvl
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3 posted on 10/06/2004 1:06:06 AM PDT by kcvl
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He ain't touched your stupid overtime pay Esmeralda. Fitting name for a witch doncha think?


4 posted on 10/06/2004 1:07:26 AM PDT by ladyinred ("John Kerry reporting for spitball and typewriter duty.")
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To: Mo1; Howlin

Video

http://www.local6.com/politics/3785861/detail.html#


5 posted on 10/06/2004 1:07:34 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: ladyinred

It happened in our Miami office on Lejune Road. 200 hundred of them showed up and pushed the staff around.


6 posted on 10/06/2004 1:10:24 AM PDT by FreeManWhoCan ("Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ladyinred

Don't you just love how "tolerant" they are.


7 posted on 10/06/2004 1:10:43 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: FreeManWhoCan

Workers nationwide protest Bush’s overtime pay take-away.


Oct. 5—Thousands of workers in 17 cities across the country protested President George W. Bush’s overtime pay take-away today. Bush’s new overtime pay rules, which took effect Aug. 23, will take overtime pay from a projected 6 million workers.



http://www.aflcio.org



IDIOTS!!!


8 posted on 10/06/2004 1:14:10 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
When we say "union thugs" it's also secret wish that they prove us wrong someday. Maybe in some future life because I don't think we'll see it in this one.
9 posted on 10/06/2004 1:15:20 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult ("I hate going to places like Austin and Dubuque to raise large sums of money. But I have to," Kerry)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
The AFL-CIO's president is John J. Sweeney. Richard Trumka is the secretary-treasurer and Linda Chavez-Thompson is the executive vice president. These officers, along with 51 vice presidents, make up the AFL-CIO Executive Council.
10 posted on 10/06/2004 1:18:37 AM PDT by kcvl
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Wonder if they were wearing brown shirts.

Fascist thugs.

Our side has taken off the gloves, rhetorically.

And the Left is losing it, palpably.

Everyone needs to start watching their backs better. These people are capable of most anything.


11 posted on 10/06/2004 1:19:12 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Barack Obama is the worst Senate candidate in U.S. history.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

AFL-CIO
815 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 637-5000
Fax: (202) 637-5058


http://www.aflcio.org/siteguides/contactus.cfm


12 posted on 10/06/2004 1:20:15 AM PDT by kcvl
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You'll get your overtime pay back when you're drafted. Didn't you read the fine print in your no-bid contract?


13 posted on 10/06/2004 1:20:29 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Visualize Smaller Government)
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To: EternalVigilance

“The Bush administration is taking food from our families by taking our overtime pay,” says John Goldstein, president of the Milwaukee County Labor Council, which organized a rally of more than 200 people outside the Bush–Cheney headquarters in West Allis, Wis. “We wanted to send a clear message to President Bush that thousands of workers and voters don’t want him to take their overtime pay.”



The workers delivered some 200,000 postcards to Bush–Cheney campaign headquarters, federal buildings and U.S. Department of Labor offices in the various cities. The postcards called on Bush to withdraw his overtime pay take-away in the face of overwhelming public opposition and repeated votes in Congress to protect workers overtime pay.



Several Bush–Cheney headquarter operations refused to let the workers inside to deliver the postcards.



Bush has ignored two votes in the U.S. House of Representatives and three in the U.S. Senate to stop the administration from cutting workers’ paychecks. Since the Bush administration announced the overtime pay cuts in March 2003—the first major rollback of worker pay protections in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) since it was passed in 1938—workers have sent more than 1.6 million letters, e-mails and faxes in protest.

As a U.S. senator, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry voted to protect workers’ overtime rights in the face of the Bush administration’s assault on the FLSA.


14 posted on 10/06/2004 1:21:57 AM PDT by kcvl
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Living up to the reputation?


15 posted on 10/06/2004 1:22:03 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL on issues of national security for two decades)
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To: kcvl

The face of the domestic enemy. Nazi/Commie Rats, all of em.


16 posted on 10/06/2004 1:22:37 AM PDT by Lancer_N3502A
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To: EternalVigilance

Workers brought boxes of postcards to Bush-Cheney campaign headquarters in Detroit, asking President Bush to take back his overtime pay cut.

17 posted on 10/06/2004 1:23:06 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

These "protesters" would have beat up little old ladies and kids had they been there. Terrorists trying to disrupt the election process?


18 posted on 10/06/2004 1:23:15 AM PDT by Dallas59 (I'm a "Scumbag" who has been "Intimidating" the Press since 2003!)
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To: Lancer_N3502A

Still Time to Block Overtime Pay Take-Away

Although the new overtime pay rules are now in effect, they can be blocked or repealed by Congress. Most recently, the House, in a bipartisan 223–193 vote, passed an amendment to the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education appropriations bill Sept. 9 that would force the Labor Department to repeal the new overtime pay cuts.



The Senate Appropriations Committee Sept. 15 also passed an amendment to the same appropriations bill forcing the Labor Department to repeal its new overtime pay cuts. Both the Senate and House versions of the bill now include identical language on overtime. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), who authored three amendments to block Bush’s overtime pay grab, is working with Democrats and moderate Republicans to make sure this overtime protection stays in the final version of the bill.



Meanwhile, thousands of workers have sought advice from Ask a Lawyer About Overtime Pay, an online feature giving website visitors the opportunity to e-mail questions concerning the new overtime pay regulations and read answers from a wage-and-hour attorney. Launched in August by WORKING AMERICA, the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, the site also includes an overtime pay survey enabling workers to see whether their overtime pay could be at risk under Bush’s new regulations.



Take Action!

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Tell President Bush to take back his overtime pay cut.


19 posted on 10/06/2004 1:24:12 AM PDT by kcvl
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20 across the country ????


20 posted on 10/06/2004 1:25:09 AM PDT by Mo1 (Edwards blinks more than a "vacancy" sign on a cheap motel)
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To: MEG33

Contact them...


http://www.aflcio.org/siteguides/contactus.cfm


21 posted on 10/06/2004 1:25:42 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Brown shirts in action.


22 posted on 10/06/2004 1:26:39 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: kcvl

Sounds like a Kerry-organized campaign stunt based on a big lie.


23 posted on 10/06/2004 1:28:34 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Barack Obama is the worst Senate candidate in U.S. history.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Too dumb to know they are being used!


24 posted on 10/06/2004 1:29:30 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Didn't one say "Zeig Heil" as he was led away?


25 posted on 10/06/2004 1:29:59 AM PDT by Lancer_N3502A
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Yeah.

This is designed to highlight a big lie, to deceive the weakminded, but also to intimidate.

Perhaps standard equipment henceforth in all GOP offices needs to include a nice stockpile of good old All-American Louisville Sluggers.


26 posted on 10/06/2004 1:32:00 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Barack Obama is the worst Senate candidate in U.S. history.)
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To: kcvl
Look for the Union label...

On the baseball bat crashing through your window!"

27 posted on 10/06/2004 1:45:36 AM PDT by MonroeDNA (Kerry is a traitor)
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