Speech,SPEECH ! Ok but shut up …

You probably know close to 300 people were arrested during this past week at the republican conventions. Anti-war groups hit the streets with chants like “Who’s the terrorist? McCain is the terrorist!”

And that’s fine, everyone has a right to free speech. Obviously they were arrested because a riot broke out with police. But nonetheless the story, if anyone was watching Senator McCain deliver his speech last night, was that 3 protesters interrupted his speech.

Two men and one women were removed from the convention for interrupting and yelling. One guy had a sign that said “You can’t win an occupation,” and on the other side said ,”McCain votes against vets”.

First off, I was confused because Abc cameras wouldn’t leave focus on the guy for too long to be able to see the sign. I guess they were confused too. Then he steps up like a hero with his peace fingers to which everyone applauds and then you are able to see his sign. McCain was unable to see the guy from his vantage point and seemed confused as to what was going on (poor fellow, it’s like someone is making bunny ears in his picture). The other guy ,they didn’t show on camera, so I’m going to assume there wasn’t another guy. HOWEVER, the lady, that shit was kinda scary. Now you see this girl in a pink dress and jacket yelling some stuff while walking down the aisle. She’s angry and everyone is confused. McCain was able to see her but cameras didn’t capture his reaction to her. Now she’s walking rapidly down the aisle ,yelling, and starts to touch her jacket almost insinuating she’s going to take it off.
This is when I held the pillow to my face only to leave one eye open because I earnestly thought she was going to bomb him. I mean think about it , what’s under the jacket dudette?! Why so angry ?? Then I thought , Holy shit , the secret service is going to shot her down! Awww crap a calamity , damn lady. Still clutching my pillow now with my two eyes open because someone was going down and it wasn’t Dick Cheney. Hell if he would have been, he would have shot her first.

BAm! Secret service grab her and start pulling her away. She takes off her jacket! Only to reveal some silly letters written on it.What did it say ? I don’t know , they were pulling and tugging her I couldn’t make out anything but that maybe she was drunk and/or high. Apparently no news outlet has enough information on this. You can tell I didn’t even link a source because I read them and they saw the same crap as me.

I’m glad no one got hurt . Well maybe the lady. She did not want to get pulled off the aisle it was pretty forced. McCain ,kudos to him, handled it well. Laughing it off and saying “Please don’t be diverted by the ground noise and the static.”

Listen no matter whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican everyone deserves the same amount of respect. Nobody interrupted Obama and McCain didn’t need it either. You can protest outside but let them both speak their minds. How can you know what your against if you don’t actually listen to what they’re saying?



  1. kennedy121 said,

    September 5, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    “Listen no matter whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican everyone deserves the same amount of respect. Nobody interrupted Obama and McCain didn’t need it either. You can protest outside but let them both speak their minds. How can you know what your against if you don’t actually listen to what they’re saying?”

    Well apparently McCain is pretty good with listening to dissenting voices in his town hall meetings etc, not sure if its the same with Obama. What I have found though is the total unquestioning support each speak gets from the floor and the fact the convention seems to consist of the masses doting on their respective leaders… where’s the debate? The same is happening at party conventions here in the UK, although there was a time up until quite recently when our version of delegates (just part members from around the country, but not representing a certain place) would boo party proposals or speeches or speakers they didn’t like. The obviously you’d all rally round by the end of the conference (what we call conventions here) for the leaders speech. There are also on stage debates and stuff which can obviously be staged managed to an extent, but it wasn’t so tightly controlled. I saw a pic the other week of two guys holding up like 5 different coloured pant suits for Hillary Clinton to wear trying to decide which went best with the backing stage colours… whats the point?!

  2. Gigi said,

    September 5, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    It’s actually quit silly if you really get down to it. The cheers they get from the floor it’s because everyone there is a supporter. There isn’t any debate. It’s more like a test drive to see who can give the better speech and the opposing party listening closely to contradict what the other one is saying the next day. It’s more narcissistic than political. If the candidates were any younger and better looking you can mistake the conventions for American Idol.

  3. t11time said,

    September 5, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    havent heard calamity since the looney toons lol good read

  4. liz said,

    September 6, 2008 at 3:05 am

    Actually two of the three protesters I believe were women. The man, protesting Mccain’s lack of support for veterans had a large banner and from what I saw on tv, was standing alone near one staircase. The women (I believe they were from CODE PINK,) were surrounded by Mccain supporters as soon as they showed their signs. The woman who was “running down the stairs” actually looked to be pushed at one point. A man ripped her sign out of her hand and then threw it at her. Its interesting to acknowledge the fact that all of these Mccain supporters in the building felt it right to use aggression on the women but not on the man.

  5. Gigi said,

    September 6, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Yes I did notice they were using toooo much aggression on the woman. She had a pink sort of banner and one of the guys rolled it up and threw it on the floor. And with the guy , I was confused because nobody seemed to do anything to stop him. But then with the women that was crazy.

    Code pink , you say ? im gonna check that out

  6. keepitcomintoney said,

    September 6, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    WOW this was a really good read…I’m a have to go and look this up!!!

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