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Protesters Could Disrupt Rose Parade
AP ^ | December 29, 2007 | SOLVEJ SCHOU

Posted on 12/29/2007 1:54:45 PM PST by Dominic01

There could be some discord during the Tournament of Roses Parade as demonstrators promise to raise issues during the holiday spectacle that has been going on for more than a century. Human rights advocates plan to protest a float honoring the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and anti-war activists, including "Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan, intend to rally for peace.

The theme of this year's New Year's Day parade is "Passport to the World's Celebrations." It will feature 46 floats, 21 marching bands and 18 equestrian units...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antiwar; bush; impeach; looneyleft; parade; protest; roseparade; sheehan
Well lookie here, Sheehan joins a protest? It couldn't be! /sarc
1 posted on 12/29/2007 1:54:47 PM PST by Dominic01
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To: Dominic01
"Passport to the World's Celebrations."

LOL... It's interesting that they use the word 'passport' when many of the people who grow the flowers and decorate the floats do not have one when entering the US.

2 posted on 12/29/2007 1:58:31 PM PST by paudio
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To: Dominic01

Is there not one tradition in this country that is not being trashed?


3 posted on 12/29/2007 1:58:39 PM PST by basil (Support the Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: Dominic01

They just want to get on TV.

I hope they won’t be allowed anywhere near the Rose Parade.

People have a right to protest, but NOT anywhere, any time, at the place and time of their choosing, disregarding the rights of everyone else to NOT be annoyed by them.


4 posted on 12/29/2007 1:59:42 PM PST by FocusNexus
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To: Dominic01

I wouldn’t mind seeing Sheehan tasered several times on national TV, just for the entertainment value, you understand. /sarc


5 posted on 12/29/2007 1:59:44 PM PST by A. Morgan
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To: basil

I put the blame squarely on the large shoulders of the public education(sic) system.

>Is there not one tradition in this country that is not being trashed?

As you already know, no.


6 posted on 12/29/2007 2:01:17 PM PST by bill1952 (The right to buy weapons is the right to be free)
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To: Dominic01
Protesters Could Disrupt Rose Parade

May they be Massively Maced repeatedly in the face and haquled away to the hoos-scow for a long-long-long stay.

7 posted on 12/29/2007 2:03:03 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: A. Morgan
I wouldn’t mind seeing Sheehan tasered several times on national TV, just for the entertainment value, you understand. /sarc

No /sarc tag necessary....It would be extremely humorous:

Cindy Sheehag: "Don't tase me bro!"
Pasadena Cop: BBBBBBZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZTTTTT!
Cindy Sheehag: "OOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!"

LOL!
8 posted on 12/29/2007 2:07:38 PM PST by rottndog (Threadkiller....)
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To: Dominic01

Let ‘em protest all they want—from a confined area 10 blocks away.


9 posted on 12/29/2007 2:07:50 PM PST by American Quilter (The urge to save humanity is nearly always a cover for the urge to rule. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Dominic01
She loves the special treatment she gets....


10 posted on 12/29/2007 2:09:15 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas!)
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To: Dominic01
My brother in law is the director of Lakota West H.S. from Westchester, Ohio. They just left this morning for So. Cal. to march in the Rose Parade. And its a family affair, as my son is a member of the Ohio State University Marching Band and will follow a few days later with a trip to New Orleans and the BCS Championship game.

BTW, I hope Sheehan embarrasses herself again. It's good for our cause.
11 posted on 12/29/2007 2:10:13 PM PST by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: Dominic01

These “human rights advocates” (total misnomer) are all about drawing attention to themselves. They could care less about their “causes.” They exist only to excuse their “hey, look at me” childishness.


12 posted on 12/29/2007 2:10:17 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Dominic01

Maybe the lead float will be a bulldozer, and Cindy may have Rachel Corrie disease? We could only hope something will put the wretch out of her misery.


13 posted on 12/29/2007 2:14:43 PM PST by Issaquahking (N.H. FNC Debate "What did you do for America today?" Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: Dominic01
Human rights advocates plan to protest a float honoring the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
14 posted on 12/29/2007 2:19:25 PM PST by TBP
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To: FocusNexus
I've actually seen the Rose Parade a couple of times from a nice vantage point along the route because my wife's extended family works for one of the businesses along the route.

No sooner does the last float pass by than there are a few hundred odd protesters who follow in the wake. Most are perfectly harmless like the Jesus Freaks and Save the Whales crowd. Others are really annoying and loud.

The TV cameras cut off and most of the crowd is breaking up by this time, but there are always a few who need to be handcuffed and hauled away to clear the street for traffic.

15 posted on 12/29/2007 2:20:28 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: SandRat
May they be Massively Maced repeatedly in the face and haquled away to the hoos-scow for a long-long-long stay.

..and tied to posts standing up on their own float, maced again and again for the whole length of the parade for all to see. Hand out 1 million eggs to the crowds 500ft before that float makes it to those spectators.

16 posted on 12/29/2007 2:25:07 PM PST by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: tang-soo

Welcome to Pasadena, you Ohioans. We have fairly warm weather (well, for Ohio), clear skies, great coffee, SUN and the Blue Line is all painted and ready. I think it has been into the 30s at night, tho. High 30s.

It’s a great parade to be IN and to watch in person. The bands are all wonderful, the horses are beautiful, everyone is so amped and ready to celebrate. The floats will be beautiful, and the view against the mountains is wonderful. A good time of year to visit. Welcome, welcome.


17 posted on 12/29/2007 2:34:42 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: A. Morgan

maybe she will get run over by a float,I can hope cant I?


18 posted on 12/29/2007 2:50:29 PM PST by bikerman (_ _ . /_ _ _ /_ . . / / . . . . / . / . _ . . / . _ _ . / / . . _ / . . . //)
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To: Issaquahking
I still remember the Cal Poly float shooting a water fire extinguisher out its infrastructure at students holding Cal Poly signs right across from the TV broadcasters (where the parade turns a corner), but on the far side of the floats from the TV folks. TV missed it, at least on the two stations I’d taped, but my dad caught it on video.
19 posted on 12/29/2007 3:02:24 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer
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To: Dominic01

In 1968, the anti-war crowd sunk any chance of a Dem victory in the the POTUS election. The American public was treated to a display of violent anti-war protests, magnified by TV coverage. The result, of course, was “Law and Order” President Nixon, who accelerated the prosecution of the war.

There is a significant chance that the next Dem convention will have antiwar protest, a spit ticket, etc.


20 posted on 12/29/2007 3:16:50 PM PST by TWohlford
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To: bboop

Let the Left make asses of themselves. I hope the World Workers Party and other communist groups get air time.


21 posted on 12/29/2007 3:17:28 PM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: Dominic01

Put them in, behind the equestrian units.


22 posted on 12/29/2007 3:19:58 PM PST by CindyDawg (.)
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To: Dominic01
I'll bet it gets nasty.....maybe dangerous.

The rage and the viciousness of the leftist crazies in this country increases every day as we get closer to the primary and general elections.

Leni

23 posted on 12/29/2007 3:25:38 PM PST by MinuteGal (Three Cheers for the FRed, White and Blue !!!)
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To: Dominic01

Hang in there Cindy, the FReepers are building a special float for you.

24 posted on 12/29/2007 3:26:42 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Hahaha


25 posted on 12/29/2007 3:27:54 PM PST by chemicalman (My National Environmental Scorecard for 2006 was 0%.)
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To: tang-soo

Your brother-in-law is going to have an experience he’ll never forget, marching in the Rose Parade. I marched in the 1987 parade with my H.S. band and it’s quite amazing and tiring. It’s a five mile route. I fell near the end of it after tripping on a street reflector.


26 posted on 12/29/2007 3:29:46 PM PST by stratman1969 (This space for rent)
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To: rottndog

I wouldn’t mind seeing Sheehan tasered several times on national TV, just for the entertainment value, you understand. /sarc

No /sarc tag necessary....It would be extremely humorous:

Cindy Sheehag: “Don’t tase me bro!”
Pasadena Cop: BBBBBBZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZTTTTT!
Cindy Sheehag: “OOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!”

Don’t tase me bro...don’t tase me bro!!!!!


27 posted on 12/29/2007 3:35:31 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: rottndog

I wouldn’t mind seeing Sheehan tasered several times on national TV, just for the entertainment value, you understand. /sarc

No /sarc tag necessary....It would be extremely humorous:

Cindy Sheehag: “Don’t tase me bro!”
Pasadena Cop: BBBBBBZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZTTTTT!
Cindy Sheehag: “OOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!”

Don’t tase me bro...don’t tase me bro!!!!!


28 posted on 12/29/2007 3:36:09 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: do the dhue

ping can you beleive this?


29 posted on 12/29/2007 3:40:55 PM PST by molette67
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To: rottndog

I wouldn’t mind seeing Sheehan tasered several times on national TV, just for the entertainment value, you understand.

If the tasing was done with the USC Trojan Marching Band palying Tusk as they marched by.Tasing Ol’ Cindy in each “Tusk”!


30 posted on 12/29/2007 4:15:56 PM PST by A. Morgan
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To: SandRat; A. Morgan
Forget the tazers or mace; I would MUCH rather see about 50,000 highly irritated spectators rise up and beat the living hell out of them.

Just call it a mass exorcism. ;)

31 posted on 12/29/2007 4:53:00 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (If God didn't want a Liberal/RINO hanging from every tree, He wouldn't have created so much rope!)
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To: paudio

LOL... It’s interesting that they use the word ‘passport’ when many of the people who grow the flowers and decorate the floats do not have one when entering the US.


I don’t know about the actual growing of the flowers, but those of us who were there this week decorating the floats were all-American (Lutherans, Oddfellows, and other volunteer groups). Decorating the floats is a real experience. Afterwards you forget how tedious it is, cutting up tiny petals for hours on end, and volunteer the next year!


32 posted on 12/29/2007 5:34:29 PM PST by Moonmad27
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To: chemicalman

My first thought too, LOL! Thanks! :)


33 posted on 12/29/2007 5:36:35 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: TWohlford
There is a significant chance that the next Dem convention will have antiwar protest, a spit ticket, etc.

That will go nicely with the spit-ball defense budget they would propose, wouldn't it?

34 posted on 12/29/2007 5:38:57 PM PST by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: stratman1969

I know what you mean, I marched it in Jan 1980 as a member of the Ohio State University Marching Band. And regarding you tripping - it could have been worse if you know what I mean - many horses in the parade.


35 posted on 12/29/2007 7:06:33 PM PST by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: tang-soo

I know exactly what you mean!


36 posted on 12/29/2007 8:04:21 PM PST by stratman1969 (This space for rent)
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To: molette67
Why am I think of eggs and rotten tomatoes?
37 posted on 12/29/2007 8:48:15 PM PST by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. General Creighton Abrams)
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To: paudio

Dunno about the growers but the overwhelming number of float decorators are high school aged kids typically there with church groups, Kiwanis, etc. It is far from what you’d call a haven for illegal aliens.


38 posted on 12/29/2007 10:35:30 PM PST by Floratina
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To: A_Former_Democrat

“These “human rights advocates” (total misnomer) are all about drawing attention to themselves. They could care less about their “causes.” They exist only to excuse their “hey, look at me” childishness.”

My thoughts exactly, especially when their selfish grandstanding is planned for the Rose Parade - an event which is as carefully apolitical as one can possibly be.


39 posted on 12/29/2007 10:42:51 PM PST by Floratina
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To: Moonmad27

I didn’t see your post until after I put up mine and said the same thing, heh.


40 posted on 12/29/2007 10:47:32 PM PST by Floratina
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To: do the dhue

sounds good but the paint gun idea with yellow paint balls is better


41 posted on 12/30/2007 7:27:44 AM PST by molette67
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To: molette67

You made me smile. So, does that mean you will let me bring it to the rally in DC this March? I have red paint balls for their commie attitude and yeller for their bellies.


42 posted on 12/30/2007 7:33:40 AM PST by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. General Creighton Abrams)
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To: do the dhue

no better not it was just the idea of it


43 posted on 12/30/2007 11:40:55 AM PST by molette67
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To: molette67

you are no fun. Two to the body and one to the head and I promise I wont miss.


44 posted on 12/30/2007 1:30:36 PM PST by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. General Creighton Abrams)
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