Kerry-Edwards supporters make young girl cry

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  1. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    I just thought this was interesting... I figured some people here would get a few laughs out of it...

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    Three-year-old Sophia Parlock cries while seated on the shoulders of her father, Phil Parlock, after having their Bush-Cheney sign torn up by Kerry-Edwards supporters on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at the Tri-State Airport in Huntington, W.Va. Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards made a brief stop at the airport as he concluded his two-day bus tour to locations in West Virginia and Ohio. (AP Photo/Randy Snyder)

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/040916/480/wvrs10309162250
     
  2. mlw1235 macrumors 6502

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    Poor kid....now why would anyone want to do that to a little girl.....beyond me. :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  3. Bobcat37 macrumors member

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    How rude...

    Well I guess if those are the kind of people supporting Kerry/Edwards, they can keep them :rolleyes:
     
  4. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    cheap shot.
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    who cares what a couple kerry-edwards supporters did? they don't represent the campiagn or anyone else who supports kerry. and I'm sure there are plenty of bush supporters who rip up kerry signs
     
  6. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    Well, if this actually had anything to do with Kerry and Edwards, I might ask how many little girls, boys, daughters,sons, mothers, fathers and brothers have cried because Bush sent someone they loved off to fight an illegitimate war and they returned draped in a flag...

    Jesus christ...
     
  7. Bobcat37 macrumors member

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    Boo hoo ;)
     
  8. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. That hits hard. I agree.
     
  9. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    wanna do some tit for tat?

    Employees of the Republican-controlled Philadelphia Parking Authority said they were told by their superiors to contribute to the GOP, or risk losing their jobs

    woman says she lost job for sporting Kerry sticker on car

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  10. SPG macrumors 65816

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    The ugliest, dirtiest, worst campaign any of us have seen.
    I understand the reasons why people would dislike Bush, oh like:
    Not being legitimately elected to begin with.
    Tearing up the Kyoto Protocol and then gutting all the environmental rules.
    Letting his buddies in Enron rip off everyone on the West Coast while they gamed the electrical markets, then fight the all the legal requests and court orders to hide the fact they knew.
    Vacation so much that he blew off all the warnings about the impending attacks of 9/11.
    Give a massive tax cut to those who need it least, the top 1% of wealth owners to pass on the costs of government to those least able to afford it, the poor and middle class.
    Give more paybacks to the big businesses rather than extend any unemployment benefits to the millions out of work.
    Dropping the ball on the fight against Al Qaeda to attack Iraq because it also had the letter Q in it's name (I can't think of any other reason to set off that clusterf--k).

    Maybe that's why the girl was crying, she was upset that her greedy and pinheaded father would take advantage of having a child as protection while he went to provoke the people who were fed up with all of W's ********.
     
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    http://cbsnewyork.com/topstories/wcbskyw_story_260122359.html
    Her son dies in Iraq and she's taken away in a paddy wagon.
     
  12. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I agree. And nothing pisses me off more than when parents force political views on their little kid. For example, I was at Wal-Mart the other day, I think it was 9/11, and there was this mother and son in there, the kid couldn't have been any older than 5. Both of them wearing american flag shirts, understandable since it was the anniversary of 9/11. Except the mother plastered her kid with Bush 04 stickers. The mom wasn't wearing anything dubya-related but the poor kid was covered in them. There are several things wrong with it. 1, the kid has no idea what any of that means, you're just confusing him. 2, he's a kid, let him be a kid, don't get him so tied up in politics at such a young age...yeah, teach him about elections but don't force your views on him. 3, When he grows up, he should be able to choose a canidate on his own, not vote for someone because mommy said so. That's what democracy is about.
     
  13. yg17 macrumors G5

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    glad to see the republicans support our first amendment rights :rolleyes:
     
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    For a long time I liked to believe that Republicans were interested in the good of the nation, but that there plan of getting there was just a little different from that of the Democrats. Republicans would say let the businesses get really big and everyone will get a job and then everyone will have money and we'll all be happy! Yay! And the Democrats would say, Okay, but don't let the businesses pollute and kill us and let's try to keep everything fair so we don't owe our entire lives to the big businesses and we can still all have money and be happy! Yay! And the two parties would haggle over whether there should be a minimum wage, social security, labor rights, consumer rights, human rights, any rights, any rules, a war of aggression, whoops! there goes everything we should hold dear.
    Now I truly believe that the republican party only has two constituencies, the greedy and the ignorant. Show me a republican who is motivated by anything else.
     
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    Unfortunately, we haven't lived in a democracy since the days of Clintonian peace and prosperity.
     
  16. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Hmm... I seem to recall a story about a woman in a wheelchair who was shouted down by Bush/Cheney supporters for asking a question. Typical of Bush/Cheney supporters to pick on the disabled. If that's the kind of people who support Bush/Cheney, they can have them.
     
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    We live in a dark and savage time.

    We are a country blinded by fear, deafened by anger and numb with grief.

    If we had any bandwidth left for compassion and reason it would still be rendered impotent by a culture of isolation and meaningless intellectual hedonism.

    The very elements of society so feared by many of the founding fathers have gutted and usurped the system that was so carefully designed to keep them in check.

    We have had our sense of horror and personal connection to millitary action stripped away by an administration who's indifference numbs the soul,

    by an international press who cannot cover the action because the escalation of conflict has gone beyond even vetran correspondant's comfort zones,

    by lies from our leadership using and abusing our sense of moral outrage,

    by decades of such vicious infighting among our officials that the death of thousands of soldiers is now on emotional par with the sexual habits of an excellent and respected statesman.

    We execute the undereducated, the insane and the mentally infirm while cutting education spending, closing mental institutions and closing our minds to the existence of low-IQ individuals.

    We have stood by as bill after bill is passed to strip us of our rights and freedoms in the name of security, sanctity and purity.

    We have allowed our government to build laws based on morals rather than ethics that cause more harm than the things they outlaw.

    We have allowed our leadership to play so fast and loose with "declaration of war" that that same action being applied in it's original context is now emotionally inconsequential to most Americans.

    Where does all of this leave us?

    We the People no longer DEMAND that our representatives answer to us. We barely even choose to participate in the process that gives them power. We have lost touch with the fact that they would have NOTHING if not elected.

    We now sit back and say "Isn't that sad." while sucking our teeth when a little girl is reduced to tears by a fellow onloooker's callous act or a woman is hauled away by her hair by a leering thug.

    Where has our compassion gone?


    We watched as two youths, abused by their peers and ignored by their parents systematically shot their way through their High School and said " Isn't that sad."

    When the question was asked: "Why did this happen?" The answer offered was an all too convenient " It was the drugs and Rock Music."

    The answer was meaningless. It was like asking your doctor why you were sick and getting the answer "because you feel bad.". However the answer was also conveniently faceless. Society could feel better and change the channel, the parents could go back to their lives, the school officials could convince themselves that the students needed no guidance in compassion... just tighter security.


    This pattern of dehumanization, this linking of horrific concepts like War with symptomatic problems like substance addiction, violence and homelessness inevitably dehumanizes the citizens tied most closely to them.

    We have allowed ourselves to be cowed by our own discomfort at the thought that anything could possibly happen in our own lives so terrible as the above. We can now see such things, even in loved ones as being the dehumanized, demonized abstracts we have been handed.


    Somehow society needs to recover it's humanity. There are no demons. There are no Monsters. There are only people. People act most irrationally and agressively when kept ignorant and frightened, when a potential enemy is dehumanized, when Moral justification can be tied to horrific actions of retribution.

    We have allowed ourselves to be made into a society like the ones we now bomb and occupy. We have alowed ourselves to be convinced that no addict, violent offender or soliciter of a prostitute is deserving of compassion and rehabilitation; instead we demand their incarceration and smugly endorse further dammage to their minds caused by a system of "corrections" more reflective of the middle ages than a society with some of the most advanced mental health techniques in history.

    Remember that little girl, that flag draped coffin, those two dead and miserable boys, those they shot and all those who have suffered because we cannot bring ourselves to care. These are the real cause, the real and terrible truth of our society.

    Abortion, Socialism, Gun Control... these are the red herrings that keep us from thinking about the uncle who dropped out of society due to heroine or the ex girlfriend whose Methamphetamine addiction has her a whoring and emotionally empty shell.

    Wake up. Someone you can help is suffering because you've been told you don't have to care.
     
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    Ha! Guess what? This whole protestor getting attacked thing is a big set up!
    This same guy has made the news for the past three elections doing the same thing. Also there is a photo showing his family including a guy who looks a heck of a lot like the one pictured above holding the ripped sign.
    Check it out:
    http://atrios.blogspot.com/2004_09_12_atrios_archive.html#109542699935507535
     
  19. ocellnuri macrumors regular

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    ^ Ha! Bravo!

    That's just sad... what kind of hobby does this guy think he has?
     
  20. mischief macrumors 68030

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    If I was surprised I'd be livid.

    As it is this just saddens me.

    It's this kind of manipulation that aggrivates the above phenomena.

    Shame on this manipulative family. :mad:
     
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    :eek:

    Perish the thought.
     
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    so you are actually missing 'solidarity with others' (to sum up your long rant ;))
     
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    Another soul saved. :cool:
     
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    Irony. Served ice cold.
     
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    Here's a link to an article about that guy and his daughter.
    http://www.timespatriot.com/articles/091704_parlock.html

    Here's the story.
    Did Father Stage Alleged Attack?
    Claims to have been assaulted by Dems three other times


    Times-Patriot Staff Report


    September 17, 2004 — Phil Parlock and three of his children visited the Tri-State Airport in Huntington, W.Va., yesterday to catch a glimpse of Democratic vice-presidential candidate John Edwards. Parlock, a staunch Republican, and his family were there to show support for the Bush-Cheney ticket when they were assaulted by Kerry supporters, according to a report in the local paper, The Herald-Dispatch.


    What the Herald-Dispatch failed to report, however, is that Parlock also claimed to be the victim of similar assaults at the hands of Democratic renegades in 1996 and 2000 — a fact that casts doubts on Parlock's new claims.


    Parlock's latest claim certainly is filled with the sort of drama that makes for a fine photo op. Sophia, his three-year-old daughter, was holding a Bush-Cheney sign when angry Democrats ripped the sign from her tiny hands, making her burst into tears. A photographer with the Associated Press happened to be right there to capture the heartbreaking tears leaking from Sophia's innocent eyes as she perched on her father's shoulders.


    Compare this latest event with what allegedly happened to Parlock's family in 2000, when they tried to show support for Bush at a rally for Al Gore. At that rally, son Louis, then 12, had signs ripped right from his hands, according to a front-page report in the October 28, 2000, edition of the Charleston (W.Va.) Daily Mail. "I did not expect people to practically attack us," said Louis.


    Or to what happened at a pro-Clinton event in 1996, as also reported in the Daily Mail. As he tried to display a sign that read "Remember Vince Foster," Parlock claims that Clinton supporters knocked him to the ground. "It must have been a strict Democrat who did this," said Parlock.


    And then there's September 3 of this year, when, according to a WCHS-TV news report, a gunshot allegedly was fired into Cabell County Republican Headquarters where supporters gathered to watch coverage of the Republican National Convention. Among the alleged victims who managed to escape death that day? None other than Phil Parlock.


    Parlock, a real-estate agent who was a regional coordinator for the Bush campaign in 2000, has unsuccessfully sought election to the Cabell County Board of Education on four separate occasions.


    Parlock has ignored e-mails from The Times-Patriot asking him to comment on this story.


    My opinion? If this is true, then it's sick.
     

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