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A Tale of Two Tees

Posted by Daniel 
A Tale of Two Tees
February 01, 2006 06:43PM
As most of you may be aware, Cindy Sheehan was arrested just prior to last night's "State of The Union" address and charged her with "unlawful conduct". Her crime was wearing a Tee Shirt into the congressional chamber that read "2245 Dead. How many more?" Apparently "protesting" in the chambers of congress constitutes unlawful conduct.....

But Cindy Sheehan was not the only person escorted away from the chambers last night. Beverly Young, the wife of Representative C.W. Bill Young of Florida was also removed from the gallery for wearing a Tee Shirt that read "Support the Troops Defending Our Freedom." "They said I was protesting," Young told the St. Petersburg Times. "I said, "Read my shirt, it is not a protest.' They said, 'We consider that a protest.' I said, 'Then you are an idiot."

Congressional police told Young she was being treated the same as Sheehan, a protester ejected before the speech Tuesday night for wearing a T-shirt with an antiwar slogan.

Question: How can the police claim equal treatment when Sheehan was handcuffed, arrested and charged with unlawful conduct (a misdemeanor) while Young was merely escorted out of the room????

In response to the incident, Rep. Young found said "I just called for the chief of police and asked him to get his little tail over here," Young said. "This is not acceptable." I wonder if they would respond to a similar request by Ms. Sheehan.....
Johnnie Cochran
Re: A Tale of Two Tees
February 01, 2006 06:58PM

"This is Chewbacca: Does this make sense? NO! If Chewbacca is 8 ft tall, but lives on Endor with 2 ft tall Ewoks, you must equit."
jb welda
Re: A Tale of Two Tees
February 01, 2006 07:33PM
you dont honestly think there would be equal treatment, would you daniel? thats pretty naive in this day and age.

besides she (the "young" one) will have her big powerful representative suga pimp daddy call your "little tail" on the carpet for a chewing out but the other (sheehan) can only threaten to club you with her weapon (uh make that a picket sign).

wasnt bush just masterful as the chimp in charge? he makes alfred e neuman look intelligent while resembling him to no small degree.








and to top it off he wants more scientists...to support the "intelligent design" theory i suppose not to mention that there is no such thing as global warming.

oh and heres a newsflash: the usa is "addicted to oil"! man that is just rife with irony aint it!

oh well theres always 2008 i guess.

one love
jah bill
Re: A Tale of Two Tees
February 01, 2006 07:39PM
"oh well theres always 2008 i guess"
>jeb bush is warming up* dont worry the votes wont count : (
(lets hope dis nightmare does not hold any bar^)
-RASpects+
Re: A Tale of Two Tees
February 01, 2006 09:42PM
wow Daniel, you mean America isn't everything it claims to be? Well, Sheehan should be happy she's not a Chinese citizen protesting in Beijing....

jb welda
Re: A Tale of Two Tees
February 01, 2006 10:52PM
>Sheehan should be happy she's not a Chinese citizen protesting in Beijing....

no, she shouldnt be. we should not have to lower ourselves to the level of those under a dictatorship. this is her country just as much as its yours or for that matter that other woman "protester"s, and she shouldnt be arrested for anything of the sort. its your sort of thinking that makes king george think he can do anything he wants and get away with it because there is always some fool spouting off some "love it or leave it" crap whenever someone challenges his edicts.

keepin it real...what a f'in laugh.

one love
jah bill
riffy
Re: A Tale of Two Tees
February 01, 2006 11:03PM
I just affi say Jah Bill is halarious.. Very entertaining to see his repsponses to taunts and the ilk. Jah Bill is a Big General. Keep troddin dem tuff, JahBill.

Praises

Riffy the Skiffler
jb welda
Re: A Tale of Two Tees
February 01, 2006 11:05PM
i try riffy, i try. its a serious joke, to paraphrase some reggae lyric or another

one love
jah bill
Re: A Tale of Two Tees
February 01, 2006 11:13PM
Well Bill, according to past postings from you, America is a hell of a lot better than any other place in the world, therefore we should shut up & be happy even if the mythology of "all men are created equal" is not practised in actuality.
So if Sheehan has a problem with not being treated equally by the federales, despite what the Constitution theoretically guarantees her, she should be satisfied she doesn't live in China, no true?

Acacia
Re: A Tale of Two Tees
February 01, 2006 11:13PM
"WHEN KEEPIN IT REAL GOES WRONG"

Sorry Chim...
Re: A Tale of Two Tees
February 01, 2006 11:14PM
Aww, you're all just too smart for me....

Re: A Tale of Two Tees
February 01, 2006 11:16PM
Well I think SNWMF is the best festival in the whole world, but that doesn't prevent Jah Bill from working to try and make it betta, so why should amerika be any different.......
Re: A Tale of Two Tees
February 01, 2006 11:32PM
I agree Daniel, what makes this land different is we having the ability (to a certain degree) to make changes within the system. But pointing out the failures of this nation to guarantee rights to all its citizens (especially historically) despite the words written in its own Constitution shouldn't be downgraded, whether its yourself, myself or anyone else bringing them to light...

riffy
Re: A Tale of Two Tees
February 01, 2006 11:41PM
Yes I, Jah Bill, a very SERIOUS JOKE indeed, not to be mistaken.

Cool runnins

Riffy
jb welda
Re: A Tale of Two Tees
February 01, 2006 11:45PM
how exactly is saying someone should be glad she is not in china (meaning, i assume, that in china she would be summarily shot for daring to challenge a government decree) equivalent to "pointing out the failures of this nation to guarantee rights to all its citizens..."?

i read it as "love it or leave it" and i believe thats what you meant. furthermore i then take it you are one of those who would say to just "shut up and be happy", when faced with a serious breach of both freedom of speech and freedom to assemble, not to mention the hypocracy daniel pointed out in arresting one person while merely escorting another off the grounds for the same "offense".

one love
jah bill
Re: A Tale of Two Tees
February 01, 2006 11:48PM
This just in......

On Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer said neither woman should have been removed from the chamber. "We made a mistake," he told CNN.

He said an apology was made to Bill and Beverly Young, and the congressman has been told that Capitol officers will receive better training. He said they are operating under outdated guidance on House rules regarding demonstrations.

"Just wearing a T-shirt is not unlawful," Gainer said. Wearing a T-shirt and engaging in actions meant to draw attention to the shirt is against the law, he said, but neither woman was doing so.

Gainer said he has attempted to reach Sheehan to tell her he is recommending that charges be dropped and to express his willingness to talk to her at her convenience, but has only been able to leave her a message.


[www.cnn.com]
Acacia
Re: A Tale of Two Tees
February 01, 2006 11:55PM
RECCOMENDING that charges be dropped??? Am I naive for thinking that charges would be automatically dropped if it turned out that what you've been charged with isn't illegal?
riffy
Re: A Tale of Two Tees
February 02, 2006 12:02AM
The sh*tstem trick up and polyb*tch.

Riffy
jb welda
Re: A Tale of Two Tees
February 02, 2006 12:02AM
i guess you havent been paying much attention since 9/11 eh acacia?

one love
jah bill
Acacia
Re: A Tale of Two Tees
February 02, 2006 12:05AM
No, that's not the case. I guess you think that was a stupid question...
jb welda
Re: A Tale of Two Tees
February 02, 2006 12:11AM
i was just kidding acacia. but its sort of like getting arrested for "resisting arrest". resisting arrest *for what*?

one love
jah bill
Re: A Tale of Two Tees
February 02, 2006 12:15AM
Well i don't think it's a dumb question. Cops arrest. District Attorneys prosecute. Once someone has been booked and released, they in the hands of the DA and all the cops can really do is "recommend" that charges be dropped. The DA calls the shot at that point.

And once somebody appears in court and is 'arraigned', then it is in the hands of the court and all the DA can really do is "reccomend" that the charges be dropped. The judge is in charge from then on.... In this case, she never appeared in court so i presume the DA will just never file a complaint.
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