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Friday, April 21, 2006

Bush Visits California (On Earth Day Weekend, How Ironic)

So Bush is in Northern California for a few days. Of course, he wouldn't dare stop in San Francisco. Every president for the past 75 years has visited this city, but Bush is breaking that streak. If he avoids San Francisco for the rest of his term, he will be the first president not to visit since Calvin Coolidge, and only the second in more than a century.

A number of people protested his visit with Scwarzenegger in Santa Clara. This photo pretty much says it all:

And of course, the police have to keep the kids and grandmas in line:

*The photos were taken by Silence -- check out Silence's post about the Bush protest at Daily Kos.


At 4/21/2006 11:41 PM, Anonymous george clooney said...

I heard you on the radio today. You were great!

At 4/22/2006 12:11 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

So, Bush isn't visiting San Francisco. Why is that so weird? My father, who went to Mission High School, and my grandfather who was a S.F. longshorman won't go near the place except to watch Giants games. And they're both lifelong Democrats. Besides, what's he supposed to do there....shake the hand of this poor bastard?

Did you notice the fine print on the sign "that says it all" that kid is holding? (children used as political props...groan) It was printed by the Bay Area Iranian-American Democrats -- who proclaim on their website that they are "proud to be one of the dozens of sponsors" at a rally in San Jose that includes A.N.S.W.E.R. (a communist front), and several other moonbat clubs including the Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance, a group which makes the Heaven's Gate Cult look reasonable. I can't help but wonder if that (what?...7 year old kid?) knows anything about the company his sign maker keeps...or for that matter, can even read the sign.

Well, if the kid really does have relatives over there, let's hope none of them are gay...cuz if they are, he's got more than George Bush to worry about tonight...

Funny this politically progressive Iranian group hasn't printed any signs protesting that....

At 4/22/2006 12:23 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

"And of course, the police have to keep the kids and grandmas in line"

Kids, grandmas...and delicate featured boys:

At 4/22/2006 4:06 PM, Anonymous AF said...

Rose I would like to post a copy of that iran grandson pic. Did you take it? Who gets the photo credit? Thanks!

Timmy we would love to have you visit our city. I hope you change your mind and come over sometime!!!

At 4/23/2006 8:53 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

If Rose doesn't let you use her pic, I have one you might be interested in.

It's Snuggles the Fabric Softener Bear holding a sign that says "War Makes Me Feel Uncomfortable.....And I Don't Like That."

At 4/23/2006 10:11 AM, Blogger storiesinamerica said...

AF, I forgot to include the link. The photo was taken by someone at Daily Kos and I'm sure you can use it.

At 4/25/2006 10:54 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

After that "Jeb the Republican" story, I can't help but have a few questions about the Tiny Tot Protester pictured here. Those signs were pre-printed in advance, so I'm wondering...

Did the people who assigned the text for the protest signs know in advace that a 6-year old protester with a grandmother in Iran would be there before they sent the job to the printers?

Is it possible that the young boy doesn't actually have a grandmother in Iran? Or a grandmother at all? (as far as I know there's not a huge effort involved fact-checking protest signs)

Or, maybe the kid is Jewish and the sign's been photoshoped to alter it's orginal message that said "Mr. President, don't let my grandmother in Israel get hurt."

It's probably all on the up and up, but you can't help but wonder sometimes.....


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