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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:23 AM
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84 year-old protester pepper-sprayed in Seattle.
Edited on Wed Nov-16-11 12:34 AM by Fire Walk With Me
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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:27 AM
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1. someone fucking send THIS
to the WH and ask why we have not heard him defend OUR constitutional RIGHTS! :mad:
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:30 AM
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3. He might be waiting to see what the polls tell him to do
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:38 AM
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6. I'm sorry I couldn't take your call
Please leave your concern at the beep and it will get all the credit it deserves.....
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:59 AM
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13. He is not on our side.
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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 01:04 AM
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16. He's really not
i don't understand how people don't get this. his actions ever since taking office have PROVEN he is not on our side!
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coyote Donating Member (900 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 05:50 AM
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30. Thank you for saying this.
I have no idea what people don't understand here. We are on our own. There is nobody in the government who is going to help the peasants. It is US against THEM....and they are clearly winning. A matter of fact, I believe they have made their victory lap for the 50th time.

I think people are in absolute denial. We live in a democracy in name only...fascism is here.

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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 06:32 AM
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36. If the shoe fits
or what not. I don't get how others don't see it. I think you are right - it must be denial. I understand it's hard to look at a situation objectively when a person feels connected to that situation, and to many they feel some kind of connection with Obama - but it is an Obama that exists purely in their heads. Campaign mode 2008 Obama and president Obama are like two different people. All anyone has to do is not think of him as a Democrat they voted for - but look at his actions objectively and the truth is quite clear - he sides with corporations - he has continued many of the Bush era policies, hell he CHOSE to overlook the crimes of the Bush admin. And that's just scratching the surface. George Carlin was right - we have a one party system - the money party - and they don't give a damn about us - regardless of whether there is a (D) or an (R) in front of their name. Almost always I think the Dems are better than the repubs, but more and more that's become like saying a giant douche is better than a shit sandwich - ya know? We deserve better. We must demand better.



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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 06:26 AM
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33. Heartbreaking, but I'm afraid you're right. n/t
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 01:08 AM
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19. Help yourself (snail mail):
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Please include your e-mail address

Phone Numbers
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461

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piratefish08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 08:58 AM
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40. he is TRULY NOT ON YOUR SIDE. or mine. how do people not get this?
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:29 AM
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2. That's fabulous PR for the police
Thank God for cameras and YouTube: the revolution *will* be televised.
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:30 AM
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4. POST THIS PIC IN YOUR FACEBOOK
I put the following caption, use it if you like or make up yer own.... just cut and paste into FB


When you spray the elderly with pepper spray and tear gas the children, you have lost the argument.

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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 01:13 AM
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21. A thousand letters to:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Please include your e-mail address

Phone Numbers
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461


(Would.Hopefully.Bust.Someone's.Bubble...)

(That.Is.If.His.Bubble.Maker$.Let.Him.See.Any...)
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 09:02 AM
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41. thanks,
i'll use your caption, it's a good one. i think i may go copy that entire george carlin tirade that's up on DU today and post it in a note.
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Dawson Leery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:37 AM
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5. What else were you expecting from the goombas?
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:49 AM
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7. Horrible.
Should be in every future textbook chapter about this time-- assuming we are still educating our children about something other than "intelligent design" by then.

"Greatest country in the world" my ass.
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The Blue Flower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:52 AM
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8. That's Dorli Rainie
She's been on the front lines for progressive causes for many years. I met her during the first Kucinich campaign. This is horrible.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:54 AM
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10. Thanks, that's good to know.
+1, I hope she's okay.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 05:57 AM
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32. Didn't see your post. I recognized her too. Crap. n/t
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:53 AM
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9. I said it last night. I'll say it again. Fuck the cops! Sadists all!
Can you picture these bastards toasting one another and laughing over pitchers at their favorite watering hole?

I can.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 01:12 AM
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20. Oh, but they do. Pics:
Thanks to DUer bakpakr for alerting the forum to this (the officer.com thread has long since been deleted):





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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 02:08 AM
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25. That's exactly what I mean! Tell me those sonsabitches ain't sadists.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:56 AM
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11. Fuck...
:argh:

:mad:

:nuke:

:kick: & Rec !!!
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:57 AM
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12. This picture needs to go viral. nt
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doublethink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 01:00 AM
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14. It will. n.t.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 12:26 AM
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45. It has! Less than 24 hours later, she's on Keith Olbermann.
I love you, Keith :hi:
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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 01:01 AM
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15. Somebody needs to carry a battery powered fan and blow that shit right back at um!
fucking scum - cops AGAIN doing the bidding of the 1%. fucking shameful!!
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 01:06 AM
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18. Bubble buster:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Please include your e-mail address

Phone Numbers
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461


(Hope so...)
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 01:05 AM
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17. Snail mail:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Please include your e-mail address

Phone Numbers
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461
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Beartracks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 01:24 AM
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22. Why doesn't she occupy a JOB??
Damn gen-x hippies wanting their handouts!

And she should pay for the pepper spray she used!!

</end faux RW rant>


Rightwing talkbots annoy me.

btw, when did pepper-spraying citizens become the tactic of first resort?

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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 01:28 AM
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23. Since bu$h's DHS (bwerk) 'advised' them it was okay?
Letters to:

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Please include your e-mail address

Phone Numbers
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461


Please insert that pic too...

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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 08:03 AM
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38. Lazy hippie!
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 01:52 AM
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24. Mayor Mike McGinn's contact information
phone: (206) 684-4000

snail mail:

Mayor Mike McGinn
City Hall
600 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Call early and often ;-). I know I will be.

-MV
Seattle native
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 02:10 AM
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26. This is what Seattle cops want America to look like


An elderly woman, peacefully protesting, gets violently attacked by paid government workers.

What a descriptive picture of American Democracy Seattle has just sent .... across the globe.

Unbelievable.



:cry:








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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 02:13 AM
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27. Obama, stand UP!
When peaceful revolution is made impassable, then violent revolution is inevitable. paraphrase of JFK.
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 02:30 AM
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28. Dorli Rainey's email to The Stranger about this - must read
http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2011/11/15/dorli-rainey-84-pepper-sprayed-by-spd-at-occupy-seattle-protest

Dorli Rainey, 84, Pepper Sprayed by SPD at Occupy Seattle Protest
posted by DOMINIC HOLDEN on TUE, NOV 15, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Seattlepi.com has the unbelievable photo.

Dorli Rainey, a longtime liberal activist who moved here from Austria in 1956, also sent us this email explaining how it happened:

Something funny happened on my way to a transportation meeting in Northgate. As I got off the bus at 3rd and Pine I heard helicopters above. Knowing that the problems of New York would certainly precipitate action by Occupy Seattle, I thought I better check it out. Especially since only yesterday the City Government made a grandiose gesture to protect free speech. Well free speech does have its limits as I found out as the cops shoved their bicycles into the crowd and simultaneously pepper sprayed the so captured protesters. If it had not been for my Hero (Iraq Vet Caleb) I would have been down on the ground and trampled. This is what democracy looks like. It certainly left an impression on the people who rode the No. 1 bus home with me. In the women's movement there were signs which said: "Screw us and we multiply."

Ms. Rainey, you are a civic treasure.



Absolutely agree with the the author's statement in the last sentence.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 06:31 AM
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35. and after reading multiply! Fuck 'em!
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Norrin Radd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 03:36 AM
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29. kr
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 05:56 AM
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31. Oh shit!! I think that's Dorli Rainey
She's been demonstrating for good causes locally for at least 60 years.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 06:28 AM
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34. It is.
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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 06:40 AM
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37. It is indeed: "Seattle activist Dorli Rainey, 84, reacts after being hit with pepper spray"
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 08:56 AM
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39. Kick. nt
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:00 PM
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42. When you call the city of Seattle's mayor's office
please be pleasant and polite. They're getting a lot of yelling and screaming calls today. The woman who's answering the phone is polite, friendly, and AGREES WITH US.

If you'd like to call the Seattle PD, be sure and call the headquarters. You might also want to remind the SPD that they are still under investigation by the Department of Justice.

:woohoo:
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 09:43 PM
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43. Shameless kick.
"We have embraced the chance to show that America values the dignity of the street vendor in Tunisia more than the raw power of the dictator ..."


Okay...


How about this one now: "We have embraced the chance to show that America values the dignity of the 84 year-old protester pepper-sprayed in Seattle more than the raw power of the Mayor of Seattle" :shrug:
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davidthegnome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 12:04 AM
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44. Awful
I've always tried to balance my fear and suspicion of police with the understanding that most of them were just honest people, doing their jobs. Probably joined up in the first place to serve and protect right?

Then I see things like this... and I wonder, some times. Perhaps the decent cops are the few and the ones willing to pepper spray an old woman are the many. There is no justification for this. They could have moved her in any number of ways if that was their goal... this was not necessary.

I wonder some times if these idiots in their monkey suits are tying to incite a riot. If they keep up shit like this and people start getting killed... they'll probably get one. Perhaps that is the intention, stir up the crowd, create a riot by giving people something they won't stand still for. Then they can say the protesters are out of control, violent... rebels - I think we all know what comes next. I'm so damned angry right now. If it had been my Grandmother I wouldn't have just sat there, badge or no badge.

The people doing that are inhuman - they are pigs, not men. They have no honor.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 12:36 AM
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46. Ah, but I'm sure she was assaulting an officer -- !!! Did he break a fingernail spraying her?
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tawadi Donating Member (631 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 01:26 AM
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47. Sometimes there is that one photo
That one is the one. It says it all.
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