He isn't president anymore get over it. Focus on the here and now.
Rocky, he's not President anymore! Let's move on!
When Rocky protested in 2005 I have never felt such shame for this beautiful
state. You can hate Bush but don't protest on a day when Bush is coming to
honor our Veterans! And for that I can never forgive him!
Most of the responders here are showing Utah groupthink. When asked on his TV
interview if he had any reason to doubt the "intelligence" he forced
Colin Powell to present at the UN (all proven false), he said he had none. How
can this be given that organizations from moveon on the left to antiwar on the
right were printing the facts? Was Bush really THAT out of touch? I don't
think so, but then he said he never read the papers. Either way this is one of
the worst presidents we have ever had.
To those who lived in SLC while Rocky was mayor and could not stand it. you
could have moved to Sandy or elsewhere.
Ah, the good UTAH right -wing Republicans ( I live in that Liberal(?) Colorado.
Oops, we almost elected Ken Buck, Sarah's favorite)who come out to see that war
criminal, "W" . And, vilify Rocky for demonstrating "W". So
much for the First Amendment in Utah. Will Fox News be present? Will
"W" answer questions from the legitimate press? Will he discount his
(ghost written) book at Cosco?
Has Rocky ever held a real job? I know he was an attorney for the ACLU but
other than that--hasn't he always been on government welfare?
You would think that after Sean Hannity mopped the floor with him in their
debate that he would have learned his lesson. He just keeps coming back for
more. He certainly makes me wonder why he was ever elected to any public office,
he is less qualified than Obama, if that is even possible.
Rocky is a grandstanding joke, and Bush just got a "bad rap".
Dear Mr. AndersonWhat would you do if you received reports from your
neighbors that a certain neighbor was planning to attack you and your
family??A) call the police! They will tell you no crime has been
committed since you have personally not been threatened.B) go
confront the neighbor and tell him you'll be very upset if he attacks you,
please tell me what I have done to upset you so much,and remind him if he does
attack, you will use the law to prosecute him to the fullest.C) wait
until he attacks, your family is dead but you are now going to show him what you
mean't by answer BD) protect and defend your family! Whatever it
takes!Now Mr. Anderson with three-hundred-million men, women and
children depending on you to protect them. What do you do??? That's
why people respect Mr. Bush. He made the tough decisions. You just cower waiting
to criticize his decisions and point out how wrong they are. One makes a stand.
The other...??? Please answer the question Mr. Anderson
I've heard of George W. Bush. A personally decent guy, and a fairly decent
President who went astray on a couple of things like No Child Left Behind and
the Stimulus bill. But who is this Rocky Anderson guy? He acts like Utah's
Court Jester. He should wear harlequin tights and juggle something.
It is just kinda funny to hear some of these posters complain about Rocky being
extreme and all... when they do the exact same thing here on this site day in
and day out.Common' folks, just think about Rocky as the flip side
of all the Tea-Party protestors, they provide a light side to the evening news.
What would the news be without someone making some crazy claims. We
need these people to remind us how far to an extreme people can swing.... on
both sides. What would politics be if we didn't have someone screaming that our
freedoms are hanging by a thread, and trying to scare everyone to death.Its all good fun. If you don't like them, ignore them....
Where can we go to protest Rocky?
Who is Rocky - ACLU?
Thanks Rocky for reminding me of another thing I am thankful for, the fact that
we don't have to put up with Rocky's ego trips on a weekly basis. Rocky has
never been a friend of Utah, the LDS church, the average Utahn or anyone from
Davis County. He speaks of tolerance but Rocky was the most intolerant public
official of our time.Thank you President Bush for 8 years of service
dedicated to preserving our great nation.
Rocky,Continue fading into anonymity.
Some nice people need to protest 'good ole Rocky'. Here is a suggestion
for him, "why not protest Obama, he's the one that we need to get rid of.
Bush is already gone.......he wasn't a great president, but he sure was 100
times better than this Socialist/Czar dependent/George Soros puppet/Islam
terrorist supporter/tax hike supporter/Obamacare disaster mastermind/and a
member of the"3 Blind Mice".....Obama, Reid and Polosi. Blind to
the American people and freedom! Go for it "Rocky"
Anything which directs public awareness to the disaster that was POTUS43 should
Some nightmares just keep coming back. I was hoping we were done with Rocky.
pagan conveniently forgot that most Democratic politicians also believed Iraq
had weapons of mass destruction. Where's that protest or do you just focus on
Bush and give the left a pass? Selective memory loss is a common characteristic
of narrow ideologues.
I had forgotten about him. Looks like he hasn't changed.
I'm to the point where I've decided that Rocky is actually mentally ill. What
other explanation could there be for someone who behaves the way he does--maybe
extreme narcicism and extreme immaturity.
Well if it isn't our states very own version of Al Gore. "Look everyone I
am still important and I'm super cereal!"
"Rocky is out of touch - as usual - with the people of Utah." So
what? Bush lied us into Iraq resulting in the deaths of 100,000's and the
deaths of over 4,000 servicemen and the permanent maiming of 80,000 more, and
for what? The winnner of all of this was and is Iran!!!!! Bush can run but he
can't hide. Go for it Rocky!
Rocky, Why did you change your name?
HURRAH! GO ROCKY!!! :)
Rocky needs to go crawl back under the rock he has been under the last few
After reading all the comments here my respect for Mr. Anderson has grown
exponentialy. We cannot forget our past and our errors and it is healthy to call
water boarding for its proper name. Torture!War criminals should be
brought to trial even after they leave office. The civilized world does that.
It is regrettable that a man, Mr. Anderson, is being vilified for
opposing the violation of human dignity. I only wish that Utah and the world
produce more men and women of the caliber and integrity of Mr. Anderson.Mr. Anderson must be doing something right to cause such uproar among his
It's nice to see Pres. Bush has moved on - because Rocky certainly hasn't. Why
wasn't he doing something about restoring State Street while he was mayor
instead of protesting?
I haven't even heard a word out of his mouth yet and I need to run pray to the
Rocky do something important and quit being a total jerk.
As Bullwinkle the Moose would say, 'Hey Rocky, watch me pull a protest out of my
Ahhhh! What a guy, he is the comic relief of Utah. He is the one who made us pay
millions of dollars to build the legacy highway that we didn't need to pay. Have
you noticed all the traumatized wildlife who keep dropping dead by the side of
the road when you drive it? Boy was he ever right about that one! Million of
birds have moved out of Utah in protest. Also, aren't you glad he convinced some
of you to vote for Obama? Yet another victory! I am pretty sure he will never
leave Utah because whatever state he went to would throw him back. Let's see how
many people come to see Bush vs how many show up to watch the Rocky and
Anyone who authorizes war crimes needs, at the very least, not to be forgotten.
I'm glad Rocky Anderson is out there reminding us of the cowardly president who
continues to refuse to call waterboarding "torture." I'm sure Rocky
will point out that in Bush's new book, our ex-prez brags that his response was
"[blank] right!" when CIA officials asked him for permission to
waterboard a suspected terrorist--thereby literally and flippantly authorizing a
war crime. (And many of you are calling Rocky arrogant?)There are
many complaints here that Rocky is only looking for attention. You bet he is!
That's the point of protest, to be seen and to be heard. To rouse people out of
their apathy and think. I agree with Earl--sling all the mud you
want, but Rocky is right. I hope he gets all the attention that he and the
principles he stands for deserve.
Posted earlier but looks censors nixed it because I used the word buffoon...From Wiktionary:buffoon (plural buffoons) 1. One who acts
in a silly or ridiculous fashion; a clown or fool. 2. (pejorative) An
unintentionally ridiculous person.You decide...
Rocky,Grow up! You can't fight bombers with a slingshot. Waterboarding is
not torture. Those who were waterboarded will suffer no long term affects and
many lives, including American lives were saved because of it. Bush had the guts
to allow this to happen in the best interest of our country. We can not win a
war against terrorism by arresting people and taking them to court. You have to
fight by the same rules the enemy fights by. Why not cry for the starving
children or the innocent civilians rather than terrorists that despise you and
everything you stand for. They are laughing at you.
Who? Wait... Ross "Pinky" Anderson is back to try to get some more
attention. Very lame indeed!!! That guy is despicable at the lowest levels
possible. Failure as a leader, politician, mayor, debater, attorney and the
whole time while he was using 18 months of the tax payers money trying to sell
himself around the country. He only changed his name to "Rocky"
trying to cover up one of his previous miserable defeats and failures running
for a political office. I am sure there is a corner in his house with old news
articles about Bush pinned to the wall and he lays in the fetal position and
dreams of the "Good old day" when he was on TV. Ross - everyone has
moved on, there's a new corrupt president in office that thinks like you but he
still doesn't want to know you. Your own type of people don't even want to be
associated with a colossal failure like you...Go away and change your name again
and maybe someone in Seattle or Berkeley or San Francisco will buy you a cup of
Hey Rock, quit torturing us. Go home where ever that is.
Give it up Rocky! Go back under the rock you crawled out of!
Rocky, you remind me of the great line from Toy Story: "You are a sad,
strange little man, and you have my pity."
Ross coming back to this state is inhumane and tortuous in nature. When will
someone protect my human rights and get him away from the media?Let
me guess, he failed at yet another relationship. There is no more funding for
his environmental group, and no one wants to sponsor him as a keynote
speaker.I wonder when George W Bush passes away, if Ross will be at
the funeral to protest the war? Ross needs to time travel back to the 60's and
smoke his dope and make love to his hippie friends on hate &
ashbury....that's not a typo. Hippies were full of hate. They were very selfish
and never wanted to do anything for themselves. They are leaches on society and
demand other take care of them.Just like Ross is a leach on society
and demands that we pay him to scream at us and dictate to us what we can or
cannot do. Why is it that he can't think on his own? How much pollution will
this protest cause?
Last time I checked, George Bush is not a white Mormon male priesthood holder
and holds no public office. So why is Rocky protesting? Let's see, Harry Reid
is a white Mormon male priesthood holder and he holds public office and supports
Obama and his war policies. Why doesn't Rocky go to Nevada and protest Senator
Sheesh.... Rocky is a real piece of work. Anything to get back in the spotlight
of the media. Protest a former presidents book signing? This guy really needs to
get a life. Maybe while him and his attention-craved posse is out,
they can head to the local cemetary and protest other folks they don't agree
So, we shouldn't protest Bush because of torture? Ok.
"The Iraqi regime . . . possesses and produces chemical and biological
weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons.' - George W. Bush - Ohio Speech
10/7/2002 Debunked:'US gives up search for Iraq WMD'Line:'Former head of UN weapons inspections Hans Blix also said there
was no surprise in the announcement. "We have believed that there
weren't any weapons since around May or June 2003...' - BBC News - 01/12/05 *'Body of fallen Grantsville soldier arrives home to neighbors,
thousands of flags' - By Alex Cabrero - Deseret News - 10/19/10'TOOELE Less than a month after leaving Utah, Army Pfc. Jordan Byrd came back
home Tuesday, though it's not the way his family would have ever wanted. (sic)
Byrd was shot and killed in Afghanistan last week.'
Why doesn't Ross protest Obama bombing women and children in Iraq and
Afghanistan and Pakistan? Why doesn't he protest Obama's destruction of our
finances? That alone has destroyed more lives.Once again Ross is
going to try and ride the coat tails of someone that is successful. Typical
This is amazing.....I used to have the utmost respect for Rocky Anderson but no
longer do. He is an embarrasment to all of us. Why do we give him any more
"minutes of fame"? His 15 minutes ended a long time ago.
Just listening to Rocky Anderson is a form of Unconstitutional Torture.
I really liked the skybridge post. Maybe we could get Rocky to stand under it
in the middle of Main Street for, say, 35 minutes without moving. That would
give us 3 or 4 chances at problem resolution.I kindof like the
battle cry "Remember West High". Rocky was the guy who ruined a
graduation years ago by convincing a yong sophomore and her parents to protest a
ceremony she didn't even need to attend. Ugly stuff. BTW, as I recall, she
spent her last two high school years at Rowland Hall/St Marks without protests.
Rcoky is true to form.....His protest will be in the prestigious Downtown
Pioneer Park....what is known by locals as Whino Park!Police will
clear the park of all drug dealers, hoods and crooks, shortly after the protest.
Rocky, Don't you think it is torture to put us through your failed dogma, again?
Geeze, do you think we can organize a demonstration to protest Rocky's torture
No surprise that Pagan & Earl above are the only comment in support of
Rocky. Bush wasn't perfect...but Obama is WAY off what's good for this country.
Go away Rocky! No one cares about you anymore! You've had your 15 minutes of
Rocky is definately of the school of thought that there is no such thing as bad
publicity. He never met a media op he didn't like.
Well, we all know why he isn't in office anymore. Arrogant and an antagonist. He
must be starving for some attention. Funniest part about it, watch how many just
like him join him.
Attack the messenger all you want. Rocky just happens to be right. Apparently,
Gen. Irvine feels the same. I can supply you with the names of a number of other
military professionals who agree with Rocky as well, among many other
distinguished Americans. How anyone can defend President Bush is what should
really be called into question. What are you people thinking?? You won't find me
defending Obama, so get off that train.
Rocky really is pathetic.. His rants against Bush have defined him as a person.
It's actually pretty sad in a pathetic kind of way if you really think about
I like Rocky's line of thinking. There's clearly no stature of limitations for
those that have made us angry. Who's up for a Clinton protest?
Rocky Ross is back, trying to stay relevant.
Does this obsessed Bush HATER realise that Bush isn't in office anymore and that
Bush can't change the past OR how we now handle terrorist detainees?Get a grip on the present Rocky!
Look at the bright side. At least this time he'll be doing it on his own time
and with his own money. Unlike the last 18 months plus in office where he
traveled the country doing the same thing on the tax payers dime.
When Ross Anderson returns to Salt Lake City he will be able to view the Main
Street pedestrian bridge he fought so hard against.If torturing
terrorists could have prevented the 9-11 attack I'd have supported it
What's a Rocky rally without those little orange flags?Seriously, stop
feeding his ego and he'll go away.
Rocky says "This is not about partisan politics. . .". Sorry, Rocky
but with your lack of credibility very few believe you. Your past actions have
shown us that for you it is all about partisan politics.One only has
to pay attention to the evidence that has come forth in the months since Bush
left office. What happened to the high and mighty plans of the Obama
administration to prosecute the Bush administration for war crimes? Did he find
the evidence was insufficient? Or did his perspective change? Is he doing the
same?And why hasn't Obama truely pulled out of Iraq? Still almost
50,000 troops there. The Bush plan would have had similar troop reductions.
Nothing new here. And now the surge in Afganistan. Still no results. No WMD
in Afganistan either. No progress towards getting Osama Bin Laden. So the only reasonable conclusion is that Rocky's planned demonstration is
motivated by either partisan politics, personal attention, or ignorance of the
I actually think it is kind of fun to have Rocky around. Makes for some great
entertainment. You've got to admit, he's a pretty funny guy. His arrogance and
ignorance knows no bounds which makes him fun to watch. Go Rocky!
Rocky is out of touch - as usual - with the people of Utah. He cozy's up to some
of the liberals in SLC but other than that he dances to a distant drummer -
always has and always will. Some words for Rocky .... we disagree with you and
we reject your opinions and your dumb protests. Bush wasn't a great president
but comparing Bush to Obama is ... not even close. Obama is a total train wreck.
Spend some time protesting Obama's record debt, record spending , 10%
unemployment , killer taxes with Obamacare , appolgizing for America and the
list goes on.... Better still Rocky, just go away !!
@st. I doubt this has really anything to do about war. I think as soon as Obama
defines marriage the way Bush did than Rocky will protest against Obama. I lived
in downtown SLC when Rocky was there and could not stand it.
One of my favorite memories of my childhood:I was at the Pioneer Day
Parade in Salt Lake, in the third year of Rocky's mayoral term. People would
cheer emphatically for every float that passed by, and everyone was having a
great time. Until... our mayor started passing by on his float, and... dead
silence. He was waving his hand to the citizens of the city over which he was
mayor, but not a single person was waving back at him or cheering. What a
colossal blunder to elect him!
I think Bush did make mistakes, but what is this going to accomplish? I don't
understand why he is protesting an ex-president. I guess we can all have a
protest against Clinton. It is ridiculous. HIs time would be better spent
protesting the issues at hand.
Seriously, Rocky and his protesters need hobbies. If they want accountability,
maybe they should go protest in front of the White House. What's the point of
protesting a former president? They way the government is going these days, I'll
be surprised if more than homeless people show up with Rocky.
Rocket J. Squirrel and his band of merry followers are proof that free speech is
alive and well in Utah.However, it is also proof that anyone can say
anything they want, even if it is totally ridiculous.I think I would
rather hear from "Super Dell" than Salt Lake's former mayor/ACLU
activist. At least Super Dell was entertaining, while Rocky just spews bitter
and annoying nonsense. Perhaps the circus is hiring...
I was largely opposed to Bush, and many of his efforts to engage in a War with
no identifiable enemy, but I just don't get what a protest will accomplish now.
It's a book signing a Costco, not a political rally. If he wanted accountability
he would be pursuing this through appropriate congressional and legal channels,
not a parking lot in Sandy. Just grand standing for Rocky's sake, unfortunately.
I would imagine that when George Bush dies, Rocky will be at the gravesite to
protest yet again. Get over it, Anderson, and move on to something else. What
you are doing is a waste of time.
Someone needs to protest Rocky Anderson, the WORST mayor in SLC History and that
is saying something!
Rocky Anderson was one of the few who protested the Bush administrations crimes.
Most everyone else just went along for the ride. What a ride it was. A nation
bankrupted, 2 wars unpaid for, illeagel torture. Rocky Anderson is stating what
is right and just. I will be protesting Bush's crimes right along side of him.
Can we arrest Rocky for imposing his own form of torture? We've had these
discussions. Rocky debated this on national TV, and lost by a massive margin.
No President of the free world will ever be tried for war crimes, which is a
joke in itself. All this can possibly be is a whinefest for those who aren't
able to cope.
I'd like to take this moment to point out to our Liberal friends, the content of
the posters behind Rocky in the picture accompanying the article. I have read
multiple posts from Liberals asking why its okay to criticize and mock Obama,
and how those that do so are haters, intolerant, racist and so on and so forth.
May I please point out the blaring irony and hypocrisy shown forth in this
picture? I will from here on always refer to this pic whenever I hear a Liberal
whining about how Conservatives are so mean to the Annointed Dear Leader
currently in office and when they quickly forget the treatment Bush received in
office. And while Im at it, Rocky is quickly becoming the white Jessie Jackson,
and never misses an opportunity to get in front of a camera. Go away Rocky, do
us and you a favor and stop embarrassing this great state.
We're gunna need a bigger rock for this guy to crawl under...
I don't understand what Rocky Anderson feels he can accomplish with this protest
other than more media exposure for himself, but to what end? I understand
protesting federal government policy, but former-President Bush no longer sets
any. I almost feel that this has become personal on the part of Rocky Anderson.
This is just a book signing. Wouldn't it be easier to write a book review,
I actually appreciate Rocky protesting Bush and his arrogant disdain for
Constitutional principles. I wish more of my fellow Republicans would speak up
about it too. Why let Rocky take the moral high ground there?But
kudos to the Hill AFB poster for calling Rocky out on his partisan hypocritical
shenanigans. Obama has, indeed, continued exactly the same policies and
attitudes. If Rocky is so all-fired-up about Bush -- who is now relatively
quiet and out of office -- why on earth doesn't he "rally" against the
current President who is currently making decisions that matter?
Hey everybody! Look at me! Look at me! Remember me?!? Glad to see he's doing
something productive again...
Rocky is and always was a joke! Why does the media keeping listening to him. He
is no longer, and probably never was, relevant.
Ross Anderdson is and always has been an embarrassment to the people of the
state of Utah. He has always been about himself and the publicity his actions
could bring to himself. He has a right to his opinions, always has had, but his
actions hold no dignity and no decency. Those of you who put him on a pedestal
for so long and still hold him there gain no honor in assisting the former
(gratefully) mayor in his personal vendetta against the former POTUS.
Go back into your hole Rocky. No one wants to see your shadow.
Thank you Rocky Anderson. This is just one of many reasons I think
you were amazing.
I wish Rocky Anderson would just go away, maybe to Berkley, CA, and if the
Deseret News would ignore him he might quit embarassing the State of Utah.
Please, please, please rocky don't try and embarass Bush. He'll probably cower
to a big tough guy like you. rocky, you just can't stay out of the limelight ,
can you? Speaking of embarassment, it is you rocky!
Rocky- how come you are not out protesting President Obama et al and their
continuation of the war? Most all of us just wish you would go away
and stay out of public view!