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Anyone fretting this upcoming nightmare? I am luckily going to head to CA to visit my Dad during the convention. I heard that people were renting out apartments for crazy cash. Sadly I didn't have the foresight.
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I could care less about it. I think that the comotion around it is being over-hyped, just like anything else the media reports. What really causes problems in NYC is all those damn parades.
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Perfect timing, I'll land in NYC a day after the RNC is over. Jon.
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Wish I had time to go there and protest....
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It's too bad I don't get to watch The Daily Show here. I enjoyed their "coverage" of the Democratic convention. I wonder what stunts they'll pull at this one.
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What really causes problems in NYC is all those damn parades.
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Wish I had time to go there and protest....
I doubt you would want to be associated with these yahoos. Whatever happened to good ole progressive demonstrators? Now all we have is a bunch of angry people, who don't know why they are angry.
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Wish I had time to go there and protest....
I doubt you would want to be associated with these yahoos.  Whatever happened to good ole progressive demonstrators? Now all we have is a bunch of angry people, who don't know why they are angry.
You were wrong here. I attended the protest yesterday, and it was a peaceful demonstration by people who had very clear ideas about why they opposed the policies of the Bush adminstration. Now, these ideas were not exactly consistent with each other - some opposed the war in Iraq, some were supportive of reproductive rights, some were all about gay marriage. There were socialists, anarchists, and good old liberal democrats. The only consistent theme was that they viewed the adminstration as a threat to their cause and bad for the country. I didn't agree with every thing people said ("Bring troops home now"? Really? And leave a power vacuum that would make Congo look like Switzerland?), but I excerised my right to express myself and felt damn proud to be American.
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I excerised my right to express myself and felt damn proud to be American.
More power to ya. I'd be interested to see the protests. It's early in the week; I want to know if they'll get more vocal/more coverage, or less. I hope they stay peaceful. Even though I'm sure there's quite a mix, I hope reasonable folks are heard, so audiences don't just focus on the "rabble." I don't have a problem with hippies and anarchists, but they don't seem to play well with middle america (understatement. ). Pardon my taste for spin. I think it's unfortunate that there isn't more coverage of the convention on the networks. I'd like to see McCain's speech tonight on broadcast TV. I know they have to be evenhanded with coverage, of course. There's four cents - maybe a nickel - from me, a non-new yorker I admit. Good luck to the folks in NYC.
post #9 of 26
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Maybe I am an aged flower child, and have reached the point of saying, "when I was young"...
post #10 of 26
Caught some of the RNC on TV, and I have to say, my favorite part was watching people walk by the FOX Cameras and shout "FOX NEWS SUCKS"
post #11 of 26
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Fair and balanced, my butt. I thought MSNBC did well last night.
post #12 of 26
I was down in Herald Square on Sunday evening surveying the scenery. I would have to agree with NYCDan on the angry thing. You should have seen the response the Communists for Kerry group got down there. It was somewhat entertaining, but few demonstrated an intelligent, thoughtful stance on either side of an issue. dan
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I don't suppose anyone wants to hear my "there is no real choice" rant again? They want us docile, so more millionaire/billionaire SIGs can milk us for more money.
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I was down in Herald Square on Sunday evening surveying the scenery.  I would have to agree with NYCDan on the angry thing.  You should have seen the response the Communists for Kerry group got down there.  It was somewhat entertaining, but few demonstrated an intelligent, thoughtful stance on either side of an issue. dan
Communists for Kerry? That's unusual - I always figured communisms hated dems just as much as they hate republicans. They're giving soclialists a bad name.
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Communists for Kerry? That's unusual - I always figured communisms hated dems just as much as they hate republicans. They're giving soclialists a bad name.
It's a sarcastic name which is apparent if you see the signs they were carrying.  It was the only instance where I saw both sides of an issue presented and the reason why I commented on the response. In either case, NYC is actually pretty sedate this week so long as you're not within a couple blocks of madison square garden. Half the city is on vacation, there's no traffic, and there are cops on every corner.  Maybe we should have Republican conventions here more often. dan
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