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Protesters denounce Bush - Thousands rally in S.F., Berkeley against 2nd term
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/20/05 | Wyatt Buchanan and Patrick Hoge

Posted on 01/20/2005 10:38:08 PM PST by TFFKAMM

Several thousand demonstrators rallied at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco on Thursday night, protesting the inauguration of President Bush and calling for an end to the war in Iraq. After the rally, demonstrators marched along Market Street, effectively closing the street.

Speakers at the rally gave fiery denunciations of Bush and his policies, with many shouting personal insults and some comparing his actions to that of the Nazis in pre-World War II Germany.

"Today is a sad day in history. A war criminal has been sworn in as president," said Alicia Jrapko of International ANSWER, the group that organized the rally.

San Francisco police did not estimate the size of the crowd as the department no longer does such counts, said spokeswoman Officer Maria Oropeza. During the rally, the central portion of Civic Center Plaza was filled with people, and the march stretched multiple blocks.

Other Bay Area cities also held anti-inauguration rallies Thursday. About 200 people gathered in downtown Berkeley to hear the first of a series of readings of Langston Hughes' celebrated poem, "Let America Be America Again...."

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; War on Terror
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1 posted on 01/20/2005 10:38:11 PM PST by TFFKAMM
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To: TFFKAMM

I want to take San Francisco back. How can we kick them out or send them to Canada?


2 posted on 01/20/2005 10:40:06 PM PST by Porterville (Never compromise what is right. Take your time to insult a liberal or have one unemployed.)
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To: TFFKAMM

Who cares? These people are losers!!!


3 posted on 01/20/2005 10:40:37 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: TFFKAMM

"Loo-loo-loo.....loo-sers!"
4 posted on 01/20/2005 10:41:08 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save bucks and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: TFFKAMM
What is the point of protesting Bush's inauguration? Are they protesting democracy?

It's not as if they are going to stop him from having a second term. They don't even have that as a potentiality.

5 posted on 01/20/2005 10:43:13 PM PST by explodingspleen (http://mish-mash.info/)
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"Today is a sad day in history. A war criminal has been sworn in as president," said Alicia Crappo of International ANSWER"

run them all up and send them to the Front , we need to find
out where all the land mines are.

seriously now , what a group of spoiled little nursey-nursey babies . don't they realize how weak they sound?
6 posted on 01/20/2005 10:43:52 PM PST by injin
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To: TFFKAMM

Let them protest. Let them denounce. They should protest on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and denounce on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Then on Sundays they should burn incense, see their shrinks, perform wiccan healing ceremonies... and be ready Monday morning for another fresh round of protesting and denouncing. For the next four years.


7 posted on 01/20/2005 10:44:28 PM PST by wizardoz
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To: TFFKAMM

8 posted on 01/20/2005 10:46:10 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("ThE mAsTeR wOuLd NoT aPpRoVe...")
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To: explodingspleen

This thread shows what these sicko's really are. They are commies...They hate freedom. They hate our free market. They hate America. These people show no respect to us or any one that doe's not fall under there thinking. These people are like the nazi's of today. How disgusing those photo's are, I'm washing my eye's out. It makes me sick!


9 posted on 01/20/2005 10:46:17 PM PST by Freerepublic_Rules555
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To: injin

If my name were "Crappo", I'd think long and hard before letting the media quote me.


10 posted on 01/20/2005 10:46:44 PM PST by clee1 (Islam is a deadly plague; liberalism is the AIDS virus that prevents us from defending ourselves.)
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To: TFFKAMM

You should have seen the parade of anti-Bush, anti-America, protesters marching and shouting all over the campus of the University of Houston today.


11 posted on 01/20/2005 10:49:12 PM PST by Turtleman (Welcome I B E W members to FreeRepublic.com. Learn how the Union lies to you about politics)
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To: Freerepublic_Rules555

I agree. They are domestic enemies and the day is getting nigh when we have to decide if we are going to put up with them or not.


12 posted on 01/20/2005 10:49:33 PM PST by Wolfhound777 (It's not our job to forgive them. Only God can do that. Our job is to arrange the meeting)
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To: TFFKAMM
Tin Foil Protester


13 posted on 01/20/2005 10:50:54 PM PST by Pro-Bush (It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it. --General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: TFFKAMM
calling for an end to the war in Iraq.

Ok, let's try and make this as simple and clear as possible for those cretins. Whether you agreed with the war or not, we are now there. WE are not the ones at war, we are the ones being constantly attacked with exploding vehicles, body worn bombs, random mortar and rocket attacks into civilian areas, kidnapings, beheadings, ambushes, and the list goes on. The vast majority of Iraqis are Shiia and want power through the election process. The vast majority of the people conducting war on Iraqis and Americans are Sunni who can't handle the notion they are going to lose power through the ballot box. We want to end this war as soon as possible and all the insurgents have to do is accept they can't take power with a gun, and must participate in the electoral process. The instant that happens we are out of Iraq. What part of that don't these leftists like? Do they hate the idea of a free election? Perhaps since leftist can never win elections with their lame ideas, they sympathize with the Sunni thugs.

14 posted on 01/20/2005 10:53:00 PM PST by Casloy
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"Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates took the stage at one point, saying the political state of the nation "couldn't be worse.'' "Every element of our society is under attack,'' said Bates, decrying the war in Iraq, the cutting of domestic social welfare programs and the loss of civil liberties. "We live in incredibly dangerous times,'' Bates said.

I believe in my lifetime -- we will be forced to take action against these lunatics...

They NEVER accept defeat... They NEVER acknowledge THEY are the lunatic fringe....

Semper Fi

15 posted on 01/20/2005 10:57:13 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: TFFKAMM
This doesn't surprise me considering what was going on on the 16th. Anti-Terror Demonstration, featuring the Bus 19 exhibit, in Berkeley
16 posted on 01/20/2005 10:59:19 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Slippery, Slicktey, Slidey, Bumpus.....SNOW!)
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To: TFFKAMM


The Bush family laughs at the protesters.
17 posted on 01/20/2005 11:00:03 PM PST by West Coast Conservative
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To: river rat
I believe in my lifetime -- we will be forced to take action against these lunatics...

I'd watch, but not worry. That haven't made any headway in their causes and are losing support. Their insignificant wails are laughed at more than listened to.

Besides, they also know that they wouldn't last three-fifths of a second against our side.
18 posted on 01/20/2005 11:00:21 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save bucks and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: RandallFlagg

As much as I hate the prospect of CWII, it may become necessary to cull out all the dead wood and freaks that have been permitted to copulate and populate --- without a brain.

Semper Fi


19 posted on 01/20/2005 11:04:38 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: river rat
Possible troll posts #20-21

BOLO for activity. Kitties summoned for possible Zulu Oscar Tango

22 posted on 01/20/2005 11:15:18 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save bucks and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: FamilyFocus

What do you mean "eliminate?"


23 posted on 01/20/2005 11:20:30 PM PST by BykrBayb (5 minutes of prayer for Terri, every day at 11 am EDT, until she's safe. http://www.terrisfight.org)
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To: BykrBayb

As in "Zot"?


25 posted on 01/20/2005 11:23:14 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save bucks and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: RandallFlagg
I wouldn't be at all surprised!
26 posted on 01/20/2005 11:25:36 PM PST by BykrBayb (5 minutes of prayer for Terri, every day at 11 am EDT, until she's safe. http://www.terrisfight.org)
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To: TFFKAMM

Such veracity of conviction to not even travel to DC?

Couch activists!


27 posted on 01/20/2005 11:25:45 PM PST by Puckster
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To: TFFKAMM

The rats are protesting freedom.


29 posted on 01/20/2005 11:26:46 PM PST by Once-Ler (Beating a dead horse for NeoCon America)
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To: FamilyFocus

You'll see. Soon.


30 posted on 01/20/2005 11:27:22 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save bucks and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: FamilyFocus
Is that like ZOG?

Just got here huh? Bet you don't last long.

31 posted on 01/20/2005 11:30:37 PM PST by Once-Ler (Beating a dead horse for NeoCon America)
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To: FamilyFocus

NUKED!!!!

Nice kitty!


32 posted on 01/20/2005 11:33:17 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save bucks and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: RandallFlagg

Darn. I wanted to play with the carcass.


33 posted on 01/20/2005 11:36:05 PM PST by BykrBayb (5 minutes of prayer for Terri, every day at 11 am EDT, until she's safe. http://www.terrisfight.org)
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To: BykrBayb

Sorry.

The benefit of using about twelve windows at once (I still have the offensive post up).


34 posted on 01/20/2005 11:37:05 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save bucks and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: RandallFlagg

Well Freepmail it to me, without haste!


35 posted on 01/20/2005 11:38:53 PM PST by BykrBayb (5 minutes of prayer for Terri, every day at 11 am EDT, until she's safe. http://www.terrisfight.org)
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To: BykrBayb

Sent.


36 posted on 01/20/2005 11:40:35 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save bucks and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: RandallFlagg
Oh that's cute! Not nearly as ingenius as the troll I came across earlier. He/she was complaining about stencel research. All stencel research, not just embrionic stencel research.
37 posted on 01/20/2005 11:45:15 PM PST by BykrBayb (5 minutes of prayer for Terri, every day at 11 am EDT, until she's safe. http://www.terrisfight.org)
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To: BykrBayb

ROTFLMAO!! I remember that one, but I missed the initial nuking.


38 posted on 01/20/2005 11:46:30 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save bucks and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: TFFKAMM

http://www.dailycal.org/article.php?id=10530

Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates to Plead Guilty to Theft
Mayor Agrees to Support Legislation Making Newspaper Theft Illegal

BY PAUL THORNTON
Contribution Writer
Thursday, December 12, 2002

The Alameda County District Attorney charged Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates Thursday with theft for stealing 1,000 copies of the Nov. 4 edition of The Daily Californian.

In a statement to the Daily Cal, Bates said he will plead guilty to the infraction charge, and will pay the $250 fine. The copies that Bates has admitted to stealing included the endorsement of his opponent in the November election, then-Mayor Shirley Dean.

In addition to the fine, Bates has made arrangements with the Daily Cal to pay a restitution of $500 to cover the cost of the trashed Nov. 4 Daily Cals.

"I feel terrible about my actions, and I feel this is a step toward restitution with the Daily Cal," Bates said.

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/cctimes/4688601.htm

Posted on Sat, Dec. 07, 2002

Berkeley mayor admits taking newspapers from Cal

Tom Bates wanted to win, so he disposed of his opponent's endorsement

By John Geluardi

CONTRA COSTA TIMES


BERKELEY - Newly sworn-in Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates has admitted to removing approximately 1,000 copies of Cal's Daily Californian newspaper from campus racks and throwing them in garbage cans one day before the Nov. 5 election.

That edition of the paper carried an endorsement of Bates' opponent, two-term Mayor Shirley Dean. The next day, Bates routed Dean by taking 55 percent of the vote.

According to Bates, he was campaigning on campus Nov. 4 and was so engulfed in the efforts to win that he made an error in judgment.

"It was a mistake made in the heat of battle," Bates said. "It was absolutely inappropriate and now I want to move past it and focus on all the positive things I talked about during my campaign."

Questioned shortly after the incident, Bates had denied any involvement.

Dean agreed it was a stressful campaign, but is very concerned about the incident.

"We were both tired and worn out," said Dean, who engaged in more than 30 debates with her challenger. "However, I have to think this shows a fundamental character flaw."

According to University police Capt. Bill Cooper, a petty theft report was filed with the Alameda County District Attorney's Office on Nov. 27. He said the report contained at least three witness accounts that identified Bates as the person who took the newspapers from the racks and deposited them in various garbage cans around Sproul Plaza.

Cooper said the report also contained a statement from Bates' attorneys that said he accepted responsibility for the theft of the newspapers.

Assistant District Attorney John Adams said they are reviewing the case and may decide whether to go forward with charges sometime next week.

Daily Californian editor Rong-Gong Lin II said he was stunned by the admission.

"I am absolutely appalled that a Berkeley mayoral candidate, a few feet from the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, would steal newspapers," he said. "I am shocked beyond belief."

Lin said that there had been rumors that Bates was involved in the trashing of newspapers that day, but said that when reporters questioned him, Bates denied any knowledge of the incident.

The Daily Californian ran an editorial Thursday calling for Bates' immediate resignation.

"Bates has proven he is more than capable of selfishly immoral and politically petty acts, first attempting to silence the Daily Cal's endorsements then subsequently lying about his actions repeatedly," the editorial said.



39 posted on 01/20/2005 11:53:14 PM PST by midway
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To: TFFKAMM

And the point of this article is.......


40 posted on 01/21/2005 12:22:38 AM PST by taxesareforever
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To: Porterville

>>
I want to take San Francisco back.
<<

My family lived in San Francisco for a hundred and twenty years. My children will only know it as a place we sometimes go to vist gravestones.


41 posted on 01/21/2005 12:28:39 AM PST by noblejones
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Several thousand demonstrators rallied

Mostly homosexuals and definatly all unbelivers.


42 posted on 01/21/2005 12:53:56 AM PST by garylmoore (God Bless you W, you have prevailed.)
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Who cares? These people are losers!!!

From what I saw, a lot of the 'boys' appeared to be bent on the fudge-packing route. I have two business options. One in Brazil, the other in CA. I refuse to ever go to CA. And my kids live there. My/their option is, they come to visit us on Lake James, NC.

I know that the NE, and CA, are stereotype as a liberal mecca of marxists, and queers. However, why is that so?

I like to beg the question?

43 posted on 01/21/2005 1:43:03 AM PST by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: TFFKAMM

Several thousand? The rally started at 5:00 p.m., the time when most working people go home, and Civic Center Plaza is a main thoroughfare. Perhaps the Chron was also counting the commuters.


44 posted on 01/21/2005 2:02:00 AM PST by walkerk
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To: Cobra64

It's really ironic and funny that so many Blacks, Gays and Lesbians are so anti-American. Fact is, Muslim terrorists hate the Jews first, but right behind the Jews come Gays, Lesbians, Blacks and women. If Osama Bin Laden & company ever took over this country, all these folks would be immediately abused, the women raped, and then all of them would be dispatched to the hereafter by beheading. These idiots don't have a clue, so they vote for the likes of a John Kerry who would seal their doom by bowing to Kofi Annan and the failed United Nations. It never ceases to amaze me how any American Jew could ever vote Democrat. Go figure!!!

As for why is it the CA & the NE are so liberal. I think it goes back to earlier immigration impacts in both areas. The Irish, Italians, Jews etc. on the East coast and the Hispanics, Jews and Asians on the West coast. Its birthed beginning came about some 100 years ago as these migrations moved forward. Remember there was great prejudice by "existing Americans" against many of these groups. So, the groups banded together politically, and over many years you have the modern day Democrat Party.

However, as we say in New York "things happen". As these various groups have assimilated into the general American society and became bonafide Americans, their political feelings changed and they are flocking to the new Republican majority party. The exception is but one, American Blacks. They have been and continue to be the "true chattel slaves" of the Democrat Party. The good news is, their wake-up call has arrived, and a sea change in political loyalty is now afoot. While racism is not yet dead, (it is alive and well in the current Democrat Party), it is assimilation into general American society that Blacks must pursue through education and hard work, as other migrant groups have done. Less than that, and continued loyalty to the Democrat Party will leave Blacks where they are today, at the bottom of the economic and opportunity totem pole. The bad news for Blacks is that they have little political power at the moment, and what they do have, is declining rapidly, because Hispanics have passed over them and are now the largest "minority" group in the country. Politically, Hispanics and Asians are where its at!!! The "liberal" "coast" situation is is a bit more complicated than presented, but it would take many more words to define it properly. Hopefully, you will get the drift.


45 posted on 01/21/2005 2:21:33 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: TFFKAMM

These losers are so amusing.


46 posted on 01/21/2005 2:47:58 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: TFFKAMM

I love it when the party of "diversity" doesn't get their own, close-minded way. We get to see just how tolerant they really are about other people's views!


47 posted on 01/21/2005 3:13:47 AM PST by onevoter
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To: Cobra64
Remember that this group is a tiny minority, even in San Francisco. The few hundred that the Communist group International ANSWER turned out ("thousands" is ridiculous) pales in comparison to the 1M+ people who commute into the city every day, work at normal jobs, eat normal food, read normal publications, wear normal clothes and vote for normal poitical candidates. The impression these stories always give that such extremists are a representative cross-section of the average citizenry is way off base. Even in Berkeley they are abnormal, if not unusual.

Visit California any time you like - you'll love it. It's living here that's hard, thanks to the big-spending legislature. ;)

48 posted on 01/21/2005 6:36:51 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Beautiful girls in northern California...


49 posted on 01/21/2005 7:13:35 AM PST by Rocky Mountain High
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To: TFFKAMM

By God, there were eight (8), that's right eight, protestors 'bringing down the tyrant' at 95th & Western Ave., yesterday, on the south side of Chicago. Yep, all eight folded tents in about twenty minutes due to snow and the hazzards of traffic at that busy intersection.

Let the Ruling Classes Tremble! Let the Revolutionary cadres shiver ---buurrrrrrrrr! Chicago - always good to the left.


50 posted on 01/21/2005 7:18:02 AM PST by Pat79thST (Pat79thSt.)
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