Tuesday, October 19

Evil Tshirt wearing Teachers Thrown out of Bush Rally

Digby posted a picture and a link to a piece on yet another victim of the president's loyalty oath related campaign activities. Three teachers (him sure is an edumicatavatin'preznit) were given the old boot from a campaign rally for obscene t-shirts.

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. -- Three Medford school teachers were threatened with arrest and thrown out of the President Bush rally at the Jackson County Fairgrounds Thursday night, after they showed up wearing T-shirts with the slogan "Protect our civil liberties."

Three Medford school teachers who were thrown out of a Bush rally because of their t-shirts.

Three Medford school teachers who were thrown out of a Bush rally because of their t-shirts.
All three women said they were carrying valid tickets for the event that they had received from Republican Party headquarters in Medford, which had been distributing event tickets to Bush supporters.

Teacher Janet Voorhies said she simply wanted to bring a message to President Bush, but did not intend to protest.

"I wanted to see if I would be able to make a statement that I feel is important, but not offensive, in a rally for my president," said Voorhies, 48.

The women said they were angered by reports of peaceful protesters being thrown out of previous Bush-Cheney events. They said they chose the phrase, "Protect Our Civil Liberties," because it was unconfrontational.

"We chose this phrase specifically because we didn't think it would be offensive or degrading or obscene," said Tania Tong, 34, a special education teacher.

The women got past the first and second checkpoints and were allowed into the Jackson County fairgrounds, but were asked to leave and then escorted out of the event by campaign officials who allegedly told them their T-shirts were "obscene."

What in gods name is bubble boy afeared of, I mean, I can understand the fear of horses, I mean them's big animules, but teachers wearing shirts supporting free speech? Or dissenters of any variety? Who does him think hims presidentin for?

I just had a crazy idea, yeah I know, anyway it goes like this. Why dont we build a cardboard mockup of the whitehouse back in Texas somewhere and fly bubble boy in at night time and just keep him there and let him pretend to be president. We can keep a herd of horses around to keep him from leaving the place. and when it comes time for him to give the "state of the union' his meds can be adjusted just so, that his vision is blurred and won't be able to tell the real congressmen (who aren't there) with the cardboard congressmen (who are).