Feb 1, 2006

Apparently now T-shirts with attitude are illegal

I thought it would be more exciting to shop for a vacuum cleaner than watch Dubya's State of the Union bullshit last night.

Seems like I didn't miss much, except for the fact that Cindy Sheehan, who was invited by Lynne Woolsey (D-Calif.), got kicked out for protesting.

No, seriously.

She was wearing a black t-shirt that said," 2245 dead. How many more?"

Here's Sheehan's account:
I wore the shirt to make a statement. The press knew I was going to be there and I thought every once in awhile they would show me and I would have the shirt on. I did not wear it to be disruptive, or I would have unzipped my jacket during George's speech. If I had any idea what happens to people who wear shirts that make the neocons uncomfortable that I would be arrested ... maybe I would have, but I didn't.

There have already been many wild stories out there.

I have some lawyers looking into filing a First Amendment lawsuit against the government for what happened tonight. I will file it. It is time to take our freedoms and our country back.

I don't want to live in a country that prohibits any person, whether he/she has paid the ulitmate price for that country, from wearing, saying, writing, or telephoning any negative statements about the government. That's why I am going to take my freedoms and liberties back. That's why I am not going to let Bushco take anything else away from me...or you.
Beverly Young, the wife of Rep. C.W. Young (R-Fla.), also was ejected out of the gallery, but she had a pro-war shirt on ("Support the Troops Defending Our Freedom").

Apparently you can't deviate from the standard White House uniform of suit and tie when you go to these things, otherwise you're labeled as a protester.

Well, only if your name is Cindy Sheehan, apparently. Look at this AP link to the story. The AP has attached the "Protester" epithet to Cindy Sheehan's name in their subhead, where as Beverly Young gets no such title.

1 comment:

Comandante AgĂ­ said...

I bet they wouldn't have let me into the State of the Union with my shirt that reads: "I banged Jenna Bush and all I got was this lousy t-shirt and a bad case of herpes"