Thursday, February 02, 2006

Capitol police admit mistake as protester mulls legal battle

You don't say? An American citizen:
  1. whose son was killed in combat while serving in the US military and was posthumously awarded both a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart,
  2. who has been under continuous attack simply for exercising her rights as an American, and who
  3. was an invited guest of Representative Lynn Woolsey, a California Democrat,
  4. was wearing a shirt that broke no laws,
  5. posed no threat to anybody, and
  6. broke no laws or rules whatsoever,
was ejected from the House of Representatives before Bush's State of the Union address and arrested, charged with unlawful conduct. Beauty of a catch-all, by the way.

Though Beverly Young, wife of long-time Republican Representative Bill Young of Florida, was also ejected from the House, she was not arrested.

Young's shirt read "Support the Troops."

Sheehan's shirt said, "2,245 Dead. How many more?"

The Capitol police are now admitting they made a mistake. No doody, Sherwoody.

If I didn't - cough - have every confidence that the government and police of the USA have nothing but the greatest regard for the laws of their land and the founding documents of the world's finest - cough - democracy from which those laws have been developed, I might have come to a rather disconcerting, but logical, conclusion:

Citizens who practice their rights enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America are, in fact, acting in an unlawful manner.

It would be funny if it was not all so pitifully, avoidably (some might say it's not) tragic.

Then again, I'm not being fair to DC's finest. After all, being so close to POTUS Gump must surely have a detrimental effect on anybody's aptitude. Use the Force, Duke.

I'd offer to send Sheehan a shirt that says, "The terrorists have won, already!" but so much of the USA seems allergic to the truth, I'd only get the mother of Specialist Casey Sheehan, late of the First Cavalry, in even more trouble.

Better yet, let Bush wear one of these and they can all have a big "shirt-off". Or maybe not. I dunno. You humans are beginning to irritate me.

PS. Before anybody lays into me for that awful t-shirt, let it be known that, whilst I have the greatest disdain for Bush and his fellow mafiosi, I have nothing but the utmost respect for anybody who lays their life on the line and pray for the souls of all who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Don't shoot the messenger.

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