<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Speaking of T-shirts...

Friday, October 15, 2004

Speaking of T-shirts...

Three Medford, Oregon, school teachers were threatened with arrest and thrown out of a Bush rally at the Jackson County Fairgrounds Thursday night, after they showed up wearing T-shirts with the slogan "Protect Our Civil Liberties."

One of the teachers, Janet Voorhies, said she simply wanted to bring a message to President Bush and did not intend to protest. "I wanted to...make a statement that I feel is important, but not offensive," said Voorhies, 48.

Special ed teacher Tania Tong, 34, said, "We chose this phrase specifically because we didn't think it would be offensive or degrading or obscene."

The women got past the first and second checkpoints and were allowed into the Jackson County Fairgrounds, but were asked to leave and then escorted out of the event by campaign officials who allegedly told them their T-shirts were "obscene."

"Protect Our Civil Liberties" is obscene? Maybe the T-shirts were wet? (Boo...hiss...)

(Thanks to Colleen Spedale for the news alert.)

http://www.kgw.com/election2002/stories/kgw_101504_news_bush_
teacher_peaceful_protest.33035f77.html

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