11/14/07

Give these women a hand!

For tackling a serious issue in a good old fashioned American fun kind of way:

In the genteel world of bridge, disputes are usually handled quietly and rarely involve issues of national policy. But in a fight reminiscent of the brouhaha over an anti-Bush statement by Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks in 2003, a team of women who represented the United States at the world bridge championships in Shanghai last month is facing sanctions, including a yearlong ban from competition, for a spur-of-the-moment protest.

At issue is a crudely lettered sign, scribbled on the back of a menu, that was held up at an awards dinner and read, “We did not vote for Bush.”
Give these Bill of Rights hating, Freedom of Speech dissing dirtbags a shovel to dig their hole even deeper:
By e-mail, angry bridge players have accused the women of “treason” and “sedition.”

“This isn’t a free-speech issue,” said Jan Martel, president of the United States Bridge Federation, the nonprofit group that selects teams for international tournaments. “There isn’t any question that private organizations can control the speech of people who represent them.”
Yep... Freedom of Speech, guaranteed under the 1st Amendment, is "treason and sedition" to the typical warmongering moonbat GOPooper bush supporter. Meanwhile right wing fanatics and the media that enables them by airing these remarks try to portray the left as full of vitriol and hate, try to label the left as enabling enemies of this country?

Good luck with those GOP talking points.
AND the Freedom of Speech that lets you abuse them.


2 comments:

a rose is a rose said...

i personally think they should be given the DEATH penalty for holding up that sign that said they didn't VOTE for him (and NOTHING ELSE mind you). of course NO ONE would KNOW about this VERY IMPORTANT ACT OF SEDITION unless those wads (of the neocon variety) opened their big fat traps

Connecticut Man1 said...

You make a good point. The media probably would have ignored this completely if it weren't for the people that are against the American ideal of Freedom of Speech.