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S.F. PROTEST: Raucous Union Square rally [Anti-Bush & State of Union address]
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/31/06 | Cicero A. Estrella

Posted on 01/31/2006 11:07:38 PM PST by TFFKAMM

Demonstrators gathered in San Francisco at Union Square on Tuesday to rally noisily against President Bush and his State of the Union address.

Organizers estimated the crowd at about 4,000 people, many of whom beat makeshift drums, clanged pots and pans, blew whistles or just screamed as Bush's speech was broadcast live -- without sound -- on a giant video screen.

The World Can't Wait, a national protest group calling for Bush to step down, organized the demonstration to urge the protesters to march in an anti-Bush rally in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

"Through this political action and this mobilization of people, we want to peacefully drive this regime from power," said Marc TerBeek, a spokesman for the organizers.

The protest began at about 5 p.m. with speakers ranging from former San Francisco poet laureate Devorah Major, UC Berkeley biology Professor Kevin Padian and Rev. Charles Tigard pumping up the partisan crowd an hour before Bush took the podium.

"We know that we stand at a pivotal time for our country, for our planet," said Tigard of the Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco in the Castro neighborhood. "We cannot, and we will not be silent."

Protesters echoed the sentiments of many of the speakers, who attacked Bush's stance on a range of issues -- from the Iraq war to domestic spying to abortion rights.

"I can't count all the reasons why I'm here," said Anna Asevedo, 43, of San Francisco, who was accompanied by her 3-year-old son, Brom McCullough.

"I'm here because I need to stand up and be accountable," said Nica Ross, 22, of San Francisco. The chants, drumbeats and other noise during Bush's speech bounced off the walls from commercial buildings surrounding Union Square.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: americahaters; antibush; bayarea; bush; bushhaters; california; demonstration; left; lefties; liberal; moonbat; moonbats; potus; protest; radicalleftists; sanfrancisco; sf; sotu; theenemywithin; whackos; worldcantwait




1 posted on 01/31/2006 11:07:44 PM PST by TFFKAMM
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To: TFFKAMM

What hot babes, wouldn't you say?


2 posted on 01/31/2006 11:09:59 PM PST by Asclepius (protectionists would outsource our dignity and prosperity in return for illusory job security)
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To: TFFKAMM

This is what passes for intelligent debate on the left.


3 posted on 01/31/2006 11:10:04 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: TFFKAMM

Meanwhile...Alito is confirmed today and Bush delivers a stellar SOTU speech.

Let the libs scream, yell, burn the flag and make fools out of themselves. They are helping to drive moderates away from their party.


4 posted on 01/31/2006 11:14:38 PM PST by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: TFFKAMM
What is it with lefties and mass rallies?
They love any event that subjugates the individual to the will of the collective.
Goofy buggers.
5 posted on 01/31/2006 11:17:21 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: TFFKAMM

"We know that we stand at a pivotal time for our country, for our planet," said Tigard of the Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco in the Castro."

... And that is why thankfully we have Bush and not Kerry as President.

Of course, Kerry did tell Tim Russert on Meet the Press that he would have done the exact same thing as George Bush. The protesters seem to have forgotten that :)


6 posted on 01/31/2006 11:19:05 PM PST by George - the Other (400,000 bodies in Saddam's Mass Graves, and counting ...)
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To: TFFKAMM
...we want to peacefully drive this regime from power

You have to win elections in order to do that.

I can't count all the reasons why I'm here

Smoking crack will do that to you.

7 posted on 01/31/2006 11:22:03 PM PST by RPTMS
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To: TFFKAMM

OK, I give up. Who the hell cares?


8 posted on 01/31/2006 11:23:19 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: TFFKAMM

So the organizers estimated 4000 people.

I guess that means about 100 showed up and they just counted heads 40 times.


9 posted on 01/31/2006 11:29:40 PM PST by Madison Moose
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To: West Coast Conservative
A similar, though smaller protest in Los Angeles tonight. Of course, it's at the top of tonight's TV news. They just had a woman protester saying she had to show up to "help fight the theocracy and the attacks on abortion."

These people are either crazy, or possessed.
10 posted on 01/31/2006 11:32:18 PM PST by Deo volente
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To: TFFKAMM

I was supposed to go to SF for a seminar in June, but I turned it down. I have NO desire to give one red cent of mine to those whackos.


11 posted on 01/31/2006 11:36:09 PM PST by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas , Molly Ivins, Maureen Dowd - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: ozzymandus

really, who the hell cares, i sure dont. do you notice the pic that is posted? it appears being ugly and homely are a requirement to be in "alternative san francisco" just plain nasty is what these types look like.


12 posted on 01/31/2006 11:38:25 PM PST by son of caesar (son of caesar)
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To: TFFKAMM
"I can't count all the reasons why I'm here," said Anna Asevedo...

Not without taking your shoes off at least. And please, dumpling, please don't do that.

13 posted on 01/31/2006 11:39:02 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: TFFKAMM
...for our country, for our planet"

Somebody is still reading their Superman comics I see.

14 posted on 01/31/2006 11:47:43 PM PST by GOP_Raider (It's a great day in America...a Republican in the White House and Denver chokes in the playoffs)
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To: West Coast Conservative

"Let the libs scream, yell, burn the flag and make fools out of themselves. They are helping to drive moderates away from their party."

In the 60s and 70s the democrats in elected office behaved with the expected decorum for such positions, with few exceptions.

Now the elected representatives are much closer to the street demonstrators, as far as the words they use in public speech.

This results in Dr. Howard Dean as their party's administrative spokesman.

And it is my fervent hope their words and behavior drive moderate democrats and indpendents away. They are still around, and Nixon dubbed them "the Silent Majority."


15 posted on 01/31/2006 11:49:47 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: Billthedrill
Your vote never counts in California. As evidence I offer the last two presidential cycles. They outnumber us 3-2 most of the time. Did their vote for Gore or Kerry elect any one? They have these things at the state capital every day. Once a year someone reports on one. It has been bothering their mind for several years now.
16 posted on 01/31/2006 11:53:37 PM PST by Domangart (editor and publisher)
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To: TFFKAMM
Another proof of why the Left is so unhinged, as Michelle Malkin is wont to say in her latest book.
17 posted on 01/31/2006 11:54:50 PM PST by RayChuang88
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To: TFFKAMM

Ya...Bush, step down while you're WINNING. Hahahahah, I love hippies! :) They're like little retarded basset hounds trying to work a flashlight by banging into their heads.


18 posted on 02/01/2006 12:01:58 AM PST by mudblood
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To: West Coast Conservative

"Meanwhile...Alito is confirmed today and Bush delivers a stellar SOTU speech. "

You forgot the amazingly perfect Dem response by Captain Eyebrow. Its just too much good in one day man...


19 posted on 02/01/2006 12:03:15 AM PST by mudblood
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To: Asclepius

So hot they could cripple the worldwide market for saltpeter.


20 posted on 02/01/2006 12:05:27 AM PST by rvoitier ("Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans." -- Dr. Thomas Sowell)
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To: TFFKAMM

They've gone beyond facts, reason or debate--now they just bang drums. (And eat Cheetos, apparently.)


21 posted on 02/01/2006 12:10:51 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com/#quotes)
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To: TFFKAMM

I'm hippy & I'm trippy
I'm a gypsy on my own
I'll stay a week & get the crabs &
Take a bus back home
I'm really just a phony
But forgive me
'Cause I'm stoned

Every town must have a place
Where phony hippies meet
Psychedelic dungeons
Popping up every street
GO TO SAN FRANCISCO
How I love ya, how I love ya, how I love ya, 'Frisco
(oh, my hair's getting good in the back)

--Frank Zappa, "Who Needs the Peace Corps"


22 posted on 02/01/2006 12:11:02 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: TFFKAMM

The first time that I saw those pictures was decades ago...reading Orwell's 1984 bit about Big Brother's "2 Minute Hate."

Back then the Left still had intellect, but by today the left-wing is completely mind-controlled. Their idea of intellectual acumen is now Cindy Sheehan and a water bong.

They've lost most registered voters nationwide now. They've lost most state governorships, most state legislatures, the House, the Senate, the Presidency, and today they finally lost the Supreme Court...

...to which moonbat Senator Boxer actually got in front of a C-Span TV camera and claimed that Republicans were out of touch with the American "mainstream."

This, after she just lost her failibuster 72 to 25.

But the Left can still muster in San Francisco for their mindless 2 minute hates. They've still got that.

They've only got 18 Blue States left (i.e. states that never voted for President Bush), but they can still muster for their 2 Minute Hate therapy.

23 posted on 02/01/2006 12:23:02 AM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Southack

Shut up hippies, noone cares, the sixties are over, you have screwed up enough of America already.


24 posted on 02/01/2006 12:48:12 AM PST by okiecon
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To: TFFKAMM

The putrid left gets off....BURB!


25 posted on 02/01/2006 2:35:44 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: TFFKAMM

Only in San Francisco would freaks demonstrate against a TV screen with no sound.


26 posted on 02/01/2006 12:15:46 PM PST by Mogengator
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
Moonbat ping! (Check out the photos in #1)

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

27 posted on 02/02/2006 11:27:37 PM PST by nutmeg (NEVER trust democRATs with our national security)
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To: mudblood
"You forgot the amazingly perfect Dem response by Captain Eyebrow. Its just too much good in one day man..."

Hi, I'm Tim Kaine. "The Democrats have a better way. Thousands and Thousands of San Francisco patriotic Rent a Mobbers/democRats protested the evil Bush and his evil SOTU Speech. Then, they cheered my wonderful and positive response to his evil speech."

Whenever, I'm lying, my left eyebrow twitches up and down!

28 posted on 02/03/2006 7:00:17 AM PST by Grampa Dave (The NY Slimes has been committing treason and sedition for decades.)
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To: Grampa Dave

I LOVE THIS GIF - THANK YOU!


29 posted on 02/03/2006 11:24:21 AM PST by mudblood
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To: TFFKAMM
Standing in the streets may help those libs in SF "FEEL GOOD" The democraps in this photo should be cheering but are not. Bush just got done saying "...The terrorist surveillance program has helped prevent terrorist attacks.  It remains essential to the security of America.  If there are people inside our country who are talking with al Qaeda, we want to know about it, because we will not sit back and wait to be hit again."
 
Republicans were cheering like anyone should who does not want another attack but it seems the dems here are on the side of the terrorists. What else should we think???

30 posted on 02/04/2006 7:30:53 PM PST by webboss
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To: TFFKAMM
To the Congress of the United States of America,
This is our land and our war. You voted for the war and you could at least see it through until we win.
This is our country we are talking about not a country club.

There were many faces that I recall seeing at the annual speech. There was petulant Clinton, who had many daggers in her eyes, Christopher Dod, who had a Cheshire grin on his face and strange looking eyes, John Kerry, was polite to a fault, Ted Kennedy, who looked like a bloated toad, sorry all toads was so bored that he kept looking at his hands and Nancy Peiosi, who had a facial tic around the eye maybe it was a call to arms? Then there was McCain, who fell asleep. HE WANTS TO BE PRESIDENT!!!!
There was a men (Obama)? seated in front of Mrs. Clinton who seemed to be listening to the speech. Of course this annual speech is a dog and pony show but if you are going to run for president try and keep awake or did you need your nap?
These people, many, that I've named are in the running for the presidency. What gives any of them the right to be in the oval office?
Yes I am a conservative but I believe in winning this war.
WHY DON'T THE DEMOCRATS WANT TO WIN? The troops do.
Senator Boxer said that her children were to old to fight and her grandchild to young.
If we don't win now her grandchild will be old enough to fight. OTHER SENATORS WILL HAVE CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN OF AGE TO FIGHT FOR THE USA. I am a San Franciscan, and am embaresed at my neighbors behavior. joydoc
31 posted on 01/24/2007 11:52:45 PM PST by joydoc
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