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Hawaiians Protest War Criminal Karl Rove in Hawaii; Conservatives Threaten To "Line You Up Against A Wall & Shoot You!"


Protesting Karl Rove

Friday afternoon, February 26, 2010 more than 25 protesters lined both sides of the entrance to the Hilton Hawaiian Village where Karl Rove was scheduled to speak at the Hawaii Republican Party’s Lincoln Memorial Dinner. Signs read: “Karl Rove – Wanted for War Crimes,” “Arrest Karl Rove,” and “Stop torture.” Protesters kept up their chanting for almost two hours, echoing off the walls of the 30-story hotel while tourists sipping their drinks looked on from lanais overhead. Several protesters in orange suits and black hoods knelt along the curb. At one point Ann Wright took a bullhorn and did some great agitation exposing Rove’s crimes. A particularly humorous moment was when one elderly tourist told Ann to “grow up” and she quickly retorted by citing her military and state department career –causing him to beat a quick escape.

Republican attendees entering the parking area had to pass within a few feet of the protesters. Some stared straight ahead, refusing to acknowledge the protesters. Many raised their middle fingers and a few even pointed their finger and pretended to pull the trigger. One well-dressed woman draped in leis rolled down her window and yelled “grow up!”. It definitely wasn’t a friendly crowd. However, many tourists and residents stopped to show their support and thanked us or enthusiastically waved from their car windows. A few made exceptionally ugly comments about wanting to “pull thumbnails,” or waterboard us. One shouted: “When we conservatives get the power we’ll just line you up against a wall and shoot you!” Response was extremely polarized.

While the banquet hall itself was on Hilton property and inaccessible to protesters, the entrance was only a short way from the street and attendees couldn’t have missed hearing the chants. Also, two UH students managed to get into the venue to scope it out and reported that the protest was being talked about by people inside.

If Karl Rove expected to escape protesters in Hawai’i he was in for a big surprise. Activists said afterwards that they not only thought THIS protest a great success, but that it was really heartening to know that we had been part of a growing effort to confront these war criminals wherever they go!

To check out some of the other protests that have been meeting these war criminals, be sure to go to War Criminals Watch. Click on their Facebook to get the latest -- including a video of the demo against Rove at Santa Barbara the night before ours. There the students managed to REALLY confront him, causing him to flee the area. Having student fees pay for a talk by Rove on the UC Santa Barbara campus was obviously enough to motivate hundreds of Santa Barbara students to this protest! Following are more pictures of our demo.

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Shoot Karl Rove?

I'm against the death penalty, but he wasn't called Bush Jr's "brain" for nothing, either, so I can understand this passion against Rove. Otoh, the aboe quote is more likely aimed at the rest of us. But, if it is against him, then I can understand why; while still being against death penalty, I also understand that Rove is guilty of extreme criminality.

Why he ever wanted to accept to be Bush Jr's "brain" is his problem. He nevertheless merits a long prison sentence.

Mike Corbeil

"However, many tourists and residents stopped to show their support and thanked us or enthusiastically waved from their car windows. A few made exceptionally ugly comments about wanting to “pull thumbnails,” or waterboard us. One shouted: “When we conservatives get the power we’ll just line you up against a wall and shoot you!” Response was extremely polarized."

And I really had realised that it was not Karl Rove the threats were stated against; just that I got a little carried away with dreaming.

It's not that I'd really desire him to be put to death by any means other than natural or due to sickness, for I'm against the death penalty. But I sometimes dream a little about evils and associated people parting from our world; the sooner the better.

Anyway, neither Karl Rover (technically Rove, but I often write Rover) nor the "conservatives", who are really faux conservatives, attending this thing with him are conservatively American, for they're clearly against the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and so on. They're enemies, instead of defenders of the country and its Constitution, BoR, etcetera. Quacks and faux conservatives!

And they're evidently living in the wrong place and period, for they seem to be of former Nazi Germany, the Third Reich, .... Are they possessed by ghosts of the Third Reich?

Some people would argue that these are real conservative Americans in the sense that the U.S. mostly has a history of being genocidal, etcetera, and these people would be arguing correctly; but only in this regard. I enlisted in the USN in 1975 and the most important thing learned during bootcamp was, and remains, that the military member's first oath is to defend the Constitution against all enemies, domestic as well as foreign; that it is this oath, not an oath to obeying the President, which is first and of top-most priority. And I additionally believe or theorise that domestic enemies are the most dangerous kind.

So while I agree with these other people, I nevertheless retain respect for the military member's first oath, an oath that every citizen should live by. I'm not in the military, haven't been for a LONG time, but won't forget having learned about this oath and firmly believe all citizens must live according to this oath; whether we explicitly express it, or not. We don't have to speak it; we only need to live it.

The activists in Hawaii provide another example of citizens who [live] this above oath.

The faux conservatives don't have a single credible argument in or for defence of their treasonous ways, and words. They believe or pretend to believe that the contrary is true, but as much as they can try to defend their treasonous support, the more they try (if and when they do try) to do so, the more they will and can only illustrate that they're insane, or awfully dumbed down, ignorant, immature, ....

I'm not historian, but they remind me of Nazi Germany.

Mike Corbeil

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