hail to the chief

Several hundred protesters awaited Bush's arrival at a private fund-raiser. Police officers barred protesters from approaching the home of billionaire Craig McCaw, where Bush was to attend a $2,000-a-plate presidential reelection campaign fundraiser at the exclusive Hunts Point neighborhood near Seattle on August 22.
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24 Responses:

  1. jes5199 says:


    here's another one, from Portland, Oregon, from Thursday

  2. cje says:

    *sniffle*
    Makes me so proud to be an American.
    These are our boys out on our streets, protecting our leader from us!

    -case

  3. beerfrick says:

    police state anyone?

  4. beerfrick says:

    Almost forgot to mention that I, for one, welcome our new repressive overlords. ;)

  5. waywind says:

    Oh... at first I was hoping the armed police /were/ the protestors this time...

  6. aylan says:

    2,000 bucks a plate. the problem(well, one of them) the protestors have could be what i'm currently fuming about. people at school took my son's drink and dessert away from him, because said items hold "no nutritional value". the stupid ASSHATS failed to notice his drink was juice. thank almighty jesus dubya christ. a chick on tough crowd came up with an idea: we get a choice of different tyrannical dictators to vote into office. she called it a dicocracy.

  7. nrr says:

    So, what's the ETA on another authoritarian spectacle like Tiananmen Square?

  8. madeleine says:

    Wonder how much George had to kick in; his tab should include paying for his personal goon protection squad.

  9. pexor says:

    Do shut the fuck up, all of you. You know god damn good and well the crazy fucking nutcases out there who'd love an opportunity to assault the President, no matter his political disposition. Good or bad, he's the President, and he *should* be protected. So I repeat: do shut the fuck up.

    • jwz says:

      You know, maybe if you say "shut up" a few more times, you'll start sounding like less of a point-missing dumbass.

      • pexor says:

        Point-missing? No, I got your point: that the Bush administration exercises undue police and military power to protect itself, in a fashion reminiscent of authoritarian dictators, bordering on (or maybe even entering into) repression of the populace. You seem to have missed *my* point however: that the horde of slavering anti-Bush agitators in this country will latch onto anything and everything that can remotely be twisted into casting the Bush administration in a tyrannical light. I don't like Bush. I think he goes rather far sometimes. But two images of police cordoning off the President's driving route are hardly cause for "BUSH IS A DICTATOR!", as so many of your readers seem to think.

        I read your journal because you post a lot of cool links, particularly the technology-related links. The only reason I commented was that I'd had too much beer last night. I apologize for the vitriol in my rather useless ranting.

        • judas says:

          amusing :) while i agree that people are reading too much into cops donning riot gear at a protest in seattle which the president happens to be the source of (hell, seattlites have been known to riot when their coffee cup doesnt come with a sleeve on it *grin*), i find it odd that such a well spoken individual would walk into the center of a lynch mob fixated on a hanging and tell the crowd to shut the fuck up :)

          dont get me wrong, i think the lynch mob has a point but i think the problem is not in the police protecting the president but rather in the president attending a $2k/plate fundraiser before hitting the podium to preach a 'sermon' on the strength of the american people and his attempts at solving the decline of public educations efficiency.

          i would think the leader of a sinking/sunk economy should be a bit more conscientious of the affairs of his country but, then again, my ideas of what a leader should be rarely match what those leaders are.

          regardless, i tend to ramble :) my point was to congratulate your response. well said :)

          • pexor says:

            i find it odd that such a well spoken individual would walk into the center of a lynch mob fixated on a hanging and tell the crowd to shut the fuck up :)

            Like I said, I'd had too much beer ;)

            i think the problem is ... in the president attending a $2k/plate fundraiser before hitting the podium to preach a 'sermon' on the strength of the american people and his attempts at solving the decline of public educations efficiency.

            I agree that Presidents have tremendously more important things to be doing than raising money. Unfortunately, the irresponsible, happily-uninformed populace in this country only knows how to elect the candidate with the most money. If you want examples of egregious fund-raising, look at the Clinton Two. Of course, their excesses don't excuse anyone else's.

            my point was to congratulate your response. well said :)

            Thank you :D

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  11. linoleumcp says:

    Ah yes, this is obviously excessive since we all know protests in Seattle never turn into senseless acts of criminal violence.

    Excuse me, I think there's a Starbucks window with my wastebasket's name on it. Take that globalism!