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Tasered Student, Waving Greg Palast Book, Asked Kerry About Conceding 2004 Presidential Election

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: John Kerry, Bush frat brother, liar )

- 4288 days ago -
Yeah, so why did he concede? Why did he break his campaign promise to ensure that all the votes were counted? Why did he call off his lawyers? Why didn't he give back the money he raised specifically for the purpose of contesting the election?


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RC d (418)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 5:01 am
great book, everyon needs to read ARMED MADHOUSE

Dave Kane (308)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 11:39 am
Kerry showed real leadership here. Maybe if he was the one tasered it would have given him some spine. What a piece of crap!

Blue B (855)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 11:55 am
Hard Rain Journal 9-19-07: Your Name is Andrew Meyer

1984 (George Orwell)

It is an iconic turning point and it will be remembered as the moment at which America either fought back or yielded. This violence against a student is different from violence against protesters in the anti-war movement of 30 years ago because of the power the president has now to imprison innocent U.S. citizens for months in isolation. And because, as I have explained elsewhere, we are not now in a situation in which 'the pendulum' can easily swing back. That taser was directed at the body of a young man, but it is we ourselves, and our Constitution, who received the full force of the shock. Naomi Wolf, A Shocking Moment for Society: Tasering at University of Florida, Huffington Post, 9-19-07

I would note that enchained student was busted in Alachua County, Florida, where, six years ago, I uncovered massive, systematic and utterly illegal disenfranchisement of Black voters - ordered by Gov. Jeb Bush's office just before the 2000 election. ("Florida's Disappeared Voters," February 2001, The Nation.) Alachua remains under federal scrutiny for its long history of racial bias against Black voters. Greg Palast, Student Tasered for Armed Madhouse Question to Kerry, Buzzflash, 9-18-07

Hard Rain Journal 9-19-07: Your Name is Andrew Meyer

By Richard Power

If you give a damn, your name is Andrew Meyer, and you are under arrest.

I do not care who Meyer is, or what he thinks. I know what I saw with my own eyes.

I saw a young man who asked a question a lot of people in both major political parties don't want to even hear, let alone answer.

Here's the bottom line:

During the question and answer period of public event on a major university campus in the USA, a student asked three questions of a powerful U.S. Senator, and former presidential candidate:

1. Why didn't you challenge the results of the 2004 elections?
2. Why haven't you begun impeachment proceedings?
3. Are you a member of Skull and Bones?

The student was articulate. He was carrying a copy of Greg Palast's bestselling book, Armed Madhouse. He did not make threats.

He took no more than a couple of minutes to frame his questions. He was challenging, but not confrontational.

Before he getting a response from Sen. Kerry, he was approached by campus police officers. His microphone was caught off.

He was dragged to the entrance of the auditorium, where he was forced to the ground, physically restrained and tazed.

He was not tazed because he was resisting arrest, he was tazed because he would not be silenced.

The aggressive and unprovoked behaviour of the campus police is disturbing.

The way in which most of the audience sat passively while this ugly incident unfolded in their presence is disturbing, despite the person's screams.

But the most disturbing dimension of the story is the way in which Sen. John Kerry just kept droning on as a person he was conversing with was dragged away and assaulted, despite the person's screams.

Of course, it should not surprise us.

Kerry didn't fight for the African American voters of Ohio who stood for hours in the cold and the dark to elect him President of the United States in 2004.

He didn't even fight for himself when he was swift-boated earlier on in 2004.

The sad truth is John Kerry just wants the sad truth to go away.

But it won't.

Hundreds of thousands of people have already viewed this video on-line.

And that's speaking sad truth to sick power.

If you give a damn, your name is Andrew Meyer, and you are under arrest.

And John Kerry?

Well, John Kerry has swift-boated himself (again).

Don't get me wrong. I fought for John Kerry, I sent him money, I defended him, and of course, I voted for him. The swift-boat ads run against him in 2004 were lies. But this failure to lead is right there for you to see, as was his abandonment of us all in 2004.

Watch it for yourself, and then as one of the Daily Kos bloggers suggests, give Sen. Kerry a call.

Impeachment, Stolen Elections, Free Spech, >, Iran, 1984, Florida, John Kerry, Andrew Meyer, US Constitution, Bill of Rights, Richard Power, Words of Power Labels: Bush-Cheney Regime, Corporatism/Fascism, Death of The Republic?, Election Security, Impeachment

Blue B (855)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 11:56 am
and ... PLEASE ...

Give Senator Kerry a call!

Senator Kerry's Position: It Was the Tased College Kid's Fault

by MAL Contends Wed Sep 19, 2007 at 06:53:17 AM PDT

I just got off the phone with Kerry's office (and they are taking a lot of angry calls, keep it up - (202) 224-2742), and here is the Senator's position of the tased victim of Florida police:

* "The Senator acted appropriately ... "
* Mr. Meyer "wanted this to happen ... "

I wish I could take my vote back, the utter arrogance of John Kerry!

Watch this video

How about everyone take 45 seconds, put down your coffee for a second, and call Kerry (202) 224-2742 (or (617)565-8519
Fax - (617) 248-3870) and express your outrage. (

This is the essence of fascism. One person goes down, and few come to his aid.

I should hope this dynamic does not hold here.


Tags: Andrew Meyer, John Kerry, first amendment, civil liberties, civil rights, bill of rights (all tags) :: Previous Tag Versions

P.S. I couldn't get thru to any of the Senator Kerry phone numbers on his website, so I sent him a FAX and an email! Flood his mailbox and jam his FAX machine; this must not be allowed to stand.

Democraps cannot get away with what we watched in 2000 and 2004 as the Bu$heviks kept protestors and honest citizens away from Town Meetings and selectively invited their own supporters as participants in order to suppress our freedom of speech and our right to choose our candidates!!!

Anyway, I want an answer to the question about why George Bu$h's cousin, John Kerry, conceded the election on the same day, after he promised us all he would not, that he would stand and fight and challenge Bu$h.

Martin K (80)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 9:49 pm
Kerry would end up as dead as / Martin/John/Bobby did. The UK and Israel ,run this country by directing our might for their purposes. Bush taking office went from a 235 billion surplus,to a 9 TRILLION defecit. Did not Sec. of Treasury Mr.Snow say he could not account for a trillion dollars in the white house (no caps needed) appropriations bills?

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 10:28 pm
Martin, ya know, it's a funny thing. But you write, "The UK and Israel run this country by directing our might for their purposes." A lot of people believe that. But where I come from (New York City, USA), the person who writes the paycheck is the boss, and the person who gets the paycheck is the employee. As an employee, I knew that my paycheck was entirely dependent upon me following orders from my boss. If I didn't do what the boss was paying me to, I'd be fired.

So in the case of Israel, the UK, and the US, who writes the checks and who cashes them? As far as I know, the US is not dependent upon Israeli or British subsidies. I don't know about the UK, but I know that Israel IS dependent upon US subsidies. That tells me which way the orders go. I've never heard of an employee giving orders to a boss.

Now I do understand that both the US and Israel (and probably the UK also) have fascist policies. But I also know that when important people do something wrong, they have been known to pay subordinates to take the rap for them. I'm not defending Israel, but what I am saying is that if Israel did ANYTHING the US hadn't ordered it to do, the subsidies would stop immediately. And that if Israel tried to tell the US what to do, the subsidies would stop. It is very convenient for the CIA to blame the Mossad and for the neocons to blame Israel. I'm not saying that one country is more fascist than the other--there is much in common in what we are doing to the Iraqis and what Israel is doing to the Palestinians. All I'm saying is that if one country is directing the other for their own purposes, it would be the first time in history that it was the dependent country directing the country upon which it is dependent. They both seem to have the same goals at the moment, but only one has the absolute power to tell the other what to do.

Thanks, Blue. We all have to keep the pressure on Kerry. He's a liar, a bum, spineless, and just stood there and violated his oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution, which would include the freedom of speech of Andrew Meyer. We are all Andrew Meyer. In calling, faxing, or emailing Kerry, we need to make it clear that it was us and our Constitution that was getting tasered as he just stood there doing nothing. And that's his profession. When the election was stolen from him, he stood there and did nothing. When Bush pushed his agenda through Congress, Kerry stood there and did nothing (except vote for it). That's why he gets the big bucks, for doing nothing. And his wife's a billionaire, so he's just a gigolo. If he's not only Bush's frat brother, but also Bush's cousin, that must mean that they're both descended from British royalty. We really do need another revolution around here.

Marian E (152)
Wednesday September 19, 2007, 10:32 pm

Thanks Mark, for posting this and thanks also to B.B., for the contact info.


Marty H (119)
Thursday September 20, 2007, 2:43 am
I tell you what, these tasers are getting out of hand! I did not see where this guy was out of line at all and Kerry was willing to answer his questions! I hear of incidents, at least where I live, about tasing that is way out of line! A few weeks ago a doctor, on his own land, trying to stop a tenant from committing suicide was tased. This doctor has serious heart problems and they could have killed him easily because he did not step away from the car because everytime he did the woman in the car put a gun to her mouth. I know this doctor so know this is true. I guess this is what really ticked me off about this story, lol! Have not read the book however.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 20, 2007, 2:44 am
Noted! John Kerry is my senator. Perhaps he learned something from the debacle of 2000. Why should he have demanded a recount? Gore did and what did it get him? The Presidency? No, SCOTUS gave it to Bush. Was there any doubt that it would happen again? I don't think so. Don't blame Kerry for not challenging the election. Everyone has an opinion and they are entitled to them. I know John Kerry and you couldn't be more wrong about him. Like I said, everyone has an opinion.

Ann C (48)
Thursday September 20, 2007, 7:10 am
My opinion, Kerry is a looser and a coward, and should have demanded a recount for all those Americans who got cheated out of their vote; no matter what happened with Gore, even if it were to just simply regain our confidence in the voting system by not letting them 'get away with it twice'! No, he weenied out...and even though everyone was bummed he didn't win at the time, his actions (and he just proved it again here)showed us he wasn't a good candidate for president...despite the fact that Bush isn't any better, and is probably worse...

The kid getting tasered for asking questions 'the professional news reporters' should have asked years ago is really disturbing. And the complacency of the audience goes to show most are 'brain dead'. More of them need to read that book, and maybe this is good advertisement for it! Ironically, I had just had a discussion about the differences between war times now and war times in the 60's and wondered where have all the 'flower' children gone? What's happened to the popular slogan, PEACE? Does there have to be a draft or more killed to get a rise out of anyone? Are there protests on campus's that we are just not hearing about? ...or too many afraid of being tazered?? The youth, soldiers and vets need to speak a little louder, because no one is listening to the 'mothers' of dead soldiers and the withering flower childern of yesterday.

Michon B (13)
Thursday September 20, 2007, 1:27 pm
I think it is awful that the law who is supposed to protect us can treat people like this.
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