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Making A Run For Freedom (Moonbat Alert! - Man Protests War In Thong Bikini)
Miami Herald ^ | Sat, Oct. 06, 2007 | NICHOLAS SPANGLER

Posted on 10/07/2007 9:38:10 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Making a run for freedom

Posted on Sat, Oct. 06, 2007

By NICHOLAS SPANGLER

The remarkable thing about running through downtown Miami at lunch hour in nothing but Nikes and a red, white and blue thong is how many people don't notice.

They were talking on their phones; shuffling documents; concentrating on walking.

Not until he climbed the steps of the Miami-Dade Courthouse did a few lawyerly types point and smile at the nearly naked man. He was Michael Tisdale, a lumberjack hailing from the Redland, protesting the state of the nation.

This had nothing to do with his being a lumberjack.

Internet research had revealed what he took to be a sinister conspiracy of immense scale, linking the war in Iraq to the global military-industrial complex and profits for key figures in the office of the president of the United States, basically at the expense of young soldiers who are getting their arms and legs blown off on a daily basis, and nobody cares!

''I don't get it,'' Tisdale had said earlier over coffee at Diana's, on Northwest First Street, clothed.

``Does someone in your own family have to be killed or wounded before it hits home?''

He has stewed for months. The memory of an event he knew only from newspaper accounts came back strong enough to be a vision: ``I see this Buddhist monk -- a man -- pour a gallon of gasoline over his head and set fire to himself and sit there and burn. That's a statement!''

His own statement was be less dramatic, maybe, but also much less fatal: a solitary man's final desperate sacrifice, retooled for the age of irony.

So at noon, outside the federal building on the corner of Southwest First Avenue and First Street, Tisdale said to those around him, ``I'm going, brothers.''

Then he took off his shirt and dropped his drawers. At this moment a man in a blue Volkswagen drove by and yelled ``Freedom!''

One block north, outside the county courthouse, 50 demonstrators materialized with signs calling for the impeachment of the president.

PATRIOTIC THONG

Tisdale's back wore a henna tattoo that read Freedumb Run and his nether-region a stylistically hideous but patriotic thong, bought some days in advance at a Lincoln Road boutique.

Tisdale is 44 and has gotten to this point in his life never having worn one. He's the kind of guy who, should he get to the beach, would wear swim trunks down past his knees.

His job, which involves salvaging dead mahogany trees, keeps him in decent shape but he is by no means buff.

Also, probably, only underwear models should wear thongs.

Now he jogged north, with a short jogging-in-place interval before the light changed at Flagler Street.

The bells of Gesu Catholic Church pealed; the kids at Miami Dade College used their phones to take pictures; the Haitian cabbies outside the Holiday Inn on Biscayne Boulevard nodded, because nothing under the sun ever surprises a cabbie.

FREEDOM TOWER

The Freedumb run was 1.2 miles long and terminated, sweatily, at Freedom Tower.

''What's going on here?'' said the guard.

''Freedumb run,'' said Tisdale.

''I understand that,'' said the guard, who didn't, ``but this is private property you're on.''

This might have been grounds for debate but before long, from out of nowhere, a beautiful woman on a black BMW motorcycle swooped down the boulevard and stopped next to the sidewalk.

Tisdale got on back and they headed south toward the courthouse on Flagler to the impeachment rally, already in progress.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: bikini; democratparty; freak; gay; homosexualagenda; iraq; islam; liberals; lumberjack; moonbat; peacenik; theenemywithin; thong; usefulidiots; wot
"...a lumberjack hailing from the Redland, protesting the state of the nation."

bwhahahahahahahah!

1 posted on 10/07/2007 9:38:14 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Michael Tisdale runs near the Federal Building in downtown Miami in a small bathing suit to protest the Bush administration. The run ended at the Freedom Tower.
2 posted on 10/07/2007 9:39:19 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

He may be a lumberjack, but he’s far from OK....


3 posted on 10/07/2007 9:41:40 PM PDT by decal (If at first you don't succeed, blame President Bush.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Aren’t you glad we don’t have a President that says, “Hey, there’s a guy running down the road in a banana hammock. We’d better change our entire policy.”

Stupid idiot. Running down the street like that exposes you for the ass you are. Nothing more.

4 posted on 10/07/2007 9:41:52 PM PDT by Jaysun (It's outlandishly inappropriate to suggest that I'm wrong.)
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He should try protesting dressed up like that in Iran or Saudi Arabia.

Tisdale would then find a certain anatomical limb or extremity being lopped off by an Islamic sword...


5 posted on 10/07/2007 9:42:14 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Yep, seeing a man run down my street in a thong bikini would make me want to lay down my arms and declare peace. I’m sure it will have the same effect on our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan … not to mention our President. Asshat!


6 posted on 10/07/2007 9:43:32 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: DogByte6RER

What is it with lib protesters that they are compelled to remove their clothing? This guy, tree huggers in Bezerkley, PETA fur protesters... Scratch any lib (eeewwww!) and you’ll find an exhibitionist.


7 posted on 10/07/2007 9:44:30 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

Just prove the fact that Liberalism is a mental disease.


8 posted on 10/07/2007 9:46:48 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: DogByte6RER
I cut down trees, I skip and jump

I love to press wild flow'rs

I put on women's clothing

And hang around in bars

He cuts down trees... He's a lumberjack...

I cut down trees, I wear high heels

Suspendies and a bra

I wish I'd been a girlie

Just like my dear papa

He cuts down trees... He's a lumberjack...

9 posted on 10/07/2007 9:50:58 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life atheist Bostonia. If I don't it respond it might be because you sent me something stupid)
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To: DogByte6RER

You know, posting a pic of a good-looking woman in a red white and blue bathing suit would have been kinder.


10 posted on 10/07/2007 9:51:54 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life atheist Bostonia. If I don't it respond it might be because you sent me something stupid)
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To: DogByte6RER
He has stewed for months. The memory of an event he knew only from newspaper accounts came back strong enough to be a vision: ``I see this Buddhist monk -- a man -- pour a gallon of gasoline over his head and set fire to himself and sit there and burn. That's a statement!''

How one gets from that to wearing his shorts and running, I dunno.

His own statement was be less dramatic, maybe, but also much less fatal: a solitary man's final desperate sacrifice, retooled for the age of irony.

"Irony"--the ultimate "reason" for those who have no ability to reason.

11 posted on 10/07/2007 9:53:27 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life atheist Bostonia. If I don't it respond it might be because you sent me something stupid)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

And they’re always people who should never be naked anywhere they could possibly be seen by anybody. Old, fat, dirty, smelly, unwashed pothead losers.


12 posted on 10/07/2007 9:53:36 PM PDT by lesser_satan (FRED THOMPSON '08)
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To: LibFreeOrDie
What is it with lib protesters that they are compelled to remove their clothing?

To torture people to look at their unkempt, dirty, out of shape bodies. In other words, they are mentally ill.

13 posted on 10/07/2007 9:57:25 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: DogByte6RER

Well , that oughta do it . Start cuttin those peace dividend checks cuz this war is O-VER .


14 posted on 10/07/2007 9:57:54 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know)
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To: Darkwolf377
Too easy ...


15 posted on 10/07/2007 9:58:50 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Rofl I haven’t though of that in a long time..fits him well. Thanks ~P~


16 posted on 10/07/2007 9:59:49 PM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah & Muslims ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: DogByte6RER

Note his “friend”, in the right rear of the pic, wearing the White Suit running after him. Is the guy in thong the
“Run Away Bride”?


17 posted on 10/07/2007 10:01:11 PM PDT by TaMoDee
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To: Darkwolf377
I agree with you 100%. Sometimes the truth is ugly though. Here is a consolation pic to make this thread fair and balanced. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
18 posted on 10/07/2007 10:01:41 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Darkwolf377
Here ya go!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

19 posted on 10/07/2007 10:04:19 PM PDT by lesser_satan (FRED THOMPSON '08)
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To: DogByte6RER

Now, how can we continue to support the war in the face of this kind of logic and conviction?

/do I really have to?


20 posted on 10/07/2007 10:04:44 PM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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To: DogByte6RER

Bless you. That’s enough to get that hideous fishbelly-white goofball out of me brainpan!


21 posted on 10/07/2007 10:05:58 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life atheist Bostonia. If I don't it respond it might be because you sent me something stupid)
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To: lesser_satan

NOW we’re talkin! Thanks! The image of that ugly dude is fading already!


22 posted on 10/07/2007 10:06:38 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life atheist Bostonia. If I don't it respond it might be because you sent me something stupid)
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To: knarf

Aren’t beautiful women just...awesome?


23 posted on 10/07/2007 10:07:30 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life atheist Bostonia. If I don't it respond it might be because you sent me something stupid)
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To: Darkwolf377

lol

When I first saw the moonbat thong thing photo, I had to go to the kithcen and flush my eyes out with a bottle of Liquid Draino.

That image still haunts me...


24 posted on 10/07/2007 10:08:56 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Darkwolf377

lol

When I first saw the moonbat thong thing photo, I had to go to the kitchen and flush my eyes out with a bottle of Liquid Draino.

That image still haunts me...


25 posted on 10/07/2007 10:09:24 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

A guy named Michael came by New Times’s offices yesterday with this photograph (presumably of himself) and a five-page typewritten note explaining his planned “Freedumb Run”:

A full ass salute to our Commander and Chief George W. Bush the “Decider.”

"Maybe the freedom we have is the freedom to think we are free," Tisdale said. "What is going on in the Middle East has nothing to do with our freedom, it has nothing to do with the Iraqi's freedom."

"You know, it just came to me," Tisdale said. "When we were kids my grandmamma used to say, 'You showing your ass now.' And I figured it was time to put my ass on the line."

AND, IT AIN'T PURTY!

That really showed us, Michael. It showed us your fat, stupid *ss.

26 posted on 10/07/2007 10:10:02 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: 1riot1ranger; al baby; albee; Argh; AtomicBuffaloWings; Bacon Man; beaureguard; bedolido; ...
Salacious Ping List Ping!
27 posted on 10/07/2007 10:11:31 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Always finish what you st)
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To: DogByte6RER

From the pulp Nicholas put out in this article it sounds like he would like to borrow the thong.
What a pathetic excuse for news. It reads more like a Code Pink press release.
Did you like the Mission Impossible get away at the end?

The only reason to comment on this is to bookmark it for later. The bikini girls are worth checking in on. I dare you all to find as many as possible!


28 posted on 10/07/2007 10:12:27 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local communist or socialist party chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Eegad! Do you realize that serious psychic and ocular damage could result from that image?

As a public service, here is some emergency first aid, Princess Madeleine of Sweden:


29 posted on 10/07/2007 10:14:46 PM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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To: DogByte6RER

Thank you.

I’m reminded of a line from the movie “Operation Petticoat” when Tony Curtis returns from a WWII Pacific island with a group of stranded American nurses and as one of the well endowed nurses passes by the chief petty officer, he remarks to another of the crew that “If anybody asks you what you’re fighting for,...there it is”.

Ain’t it the truth.


30 posted on 10/07/2007 10:34:22 PM PDT by garyhope
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To: DogByte6RER; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...



31 posted on 10/07/2007 10:41:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Be deranged in a consistent manner. Manson was nuts, but at least he was always on message." --dead)
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To: Darkwolf377
LOL! Just when you thought it was safe...


32 posted on 10/07/2007 11:26:42 PM PDT by Triggerhippie (Always use a silencer in a crowd. Loud noises offend people.)
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To: Triggerhippie

So why the picture of Helen Thomas on her way to the laundromat...?


33 posted on 10/07/2007 11:28:03 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life atheist Bostonia. If I don't it respond it might be because you sent me something stupid)
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To: DogByte6RER
That image still haunts me...

You're not going to like this one then... LOL!


34 posted on 10/07/2007 11:29:29 PM PDT by Triggerhippie (Always use a silencer in a crowd. Loud noises offend people.)
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To: Darkwolf377

LOL! (I honestly didn’t know that was her.)


35 posted on 10/07/2007 11:30:16 PM PDT by Triggerhippie (Always use a silencer in a crowd. Loud noises offend people.)
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To: DogByte6RER

So help me God , when I saw the title I just knew this dude was either French , German , or in S. Florida


36 posted on 10/07/2007 11:31:43 PM PDT by Ben Bolt ( " The Spenders " ..)
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To: Darkwolf377

``I see this Buddhist monk — a man — pour a gallon of gasoline over his head and set fire to himself and sit there and burn. That’s a statement!’’

Seeing the photo makes me want to do the same


37 posted on 10/07/2007 11:47:05 PM PDT by Bogtrotter52 (Reading DU daily so you won't hafta)
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To: Bogtrotter52

Maybe we’re all getting this wrong—he hoped to inspire someone to douse him with gasoline and set him on fire...?


38 posted on 10/08/2007 12:01:28 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life atheist Bostonia. If I don't it respond it might be because you sent me something stupid)
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To: DogByte6RER
OK, that is disturbing enough to require about $60 worth of lap dances to get that graphic out of my brain housing group.

Just damn!

39 posted on 10/08/2007 12:33:13 AM PDT by SERE_DOC (Todays politicians living proof why we have a second amendment to the constitution.)
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To: lesser_satan

The Stars and Stripes forever!


40 posted on 10/08/2007 7:34:08 AM PDT by skepsel
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To: DogByte6RER
Internet research had revealed what he took to be a sinister conspiracy of immense scale....

As my mother used to say: "Oh my aching back!".

41 posted on 10/08/2007 2:59:25 PM PDT by eddie willers
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