When George W. Bush visits, Rocky Anderson rallies

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  • louie Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 6:33 p.m.

    I can not think of a president that warrants a protest better than this guy. 1) Embarrassing our country with falsehoods before the United Nations, 2) endorsing an interrogation method that has been heretofore not approved, 3) promoting deficit spending with his tax cuts, plus many others. He is either stupid or very beholding to his handlers.

  • Woodyff Mapleton, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 10:47 p.m.

    Everyone has he right to protest - but Rocky is just embarrassing!!!

  • Bobo Magna, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 8:33 p.m.

    Is it just me or does Rocky always seem to be looking for a way to be in the public eye? Why do I get the feeling that Rocky shares a strong trait with our current president, i.e., narcissism.

  • md Smithfield, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 7:49 p.m.

    What a joke.

  • AlanSutton Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 7:42 p.m.

    Every crime has a legal definition, and when someone is charged with a crime prosecutors must prove every element of that crime.

    So what are the elements of the "crime" of torture? Messers Anderson and Irvine are both lawyers. In today's protest, why didn't they speak about the crime of torture and tell us how George Bush's treatment of terrorist detainees satisfies the elements of that crime?

  • barbara Carlsbad, CA
    Nov. 19, 2010 7:25 p.m.

    You should edit yourself before you post.

  • Richie Saint George, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 6:57 p.m.

    Why did the media even cover Rocky. He belongs in the bottom of a garbage can as a liner.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 6:56 p.m.

    He should rally. It's his right. Besides, the glasses aren't rosy enough to make me forget the war he gave us. The one against his enemy, which we didn't have to fight in if we didn't want to. The one that came with tax breaks. Economic magician, he. The administration with heckuva job brownie and the vice president who shot a guy in the face while in office. It's utah, rocky, and we can overlook those trifles here. But keep reminding us.

  • TheSpiker Alpine, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 6:48 p.m.

    While Rocky is an embarrassment, the real disgrace is that SLC voted this goof ball into office.

  • gizmo33 St. George, Utah
    Nov. 19, 2010 6:40 p.m.

    yo Rocky tell it lke it is ! if I was in SLC I would of been there to !!!

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    Nov. 19, 2010 6:40 p.m.

    Mr. Anderson, was it torture to drop atomic bombs on the Japanese? This action incinerated hundreds of thousands of people and reeked immeasurable suffering. Was it torture? I'm certain you think so.

    Yet, through this action, President Truman brought an immediate end to WWII and the on-going torture and terror practiced by the Japanese among millions of people. President Truman's fortitude saved countless American soldier's lives.

    Was W justified in endorsing torture to obtain information from our enemies -- people who seem only to understand violence and are unwilling to extend mercy themselves? I don't know. I'm not privy to all the details.

    What I am certain of is that your actions only make you appear foolish, childish, and petty. Perpetuating the divisiveness for which you condemn former President Bush discredits your own character more than it does his.

  • CJ Murray, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 6:34 p.m.

    Rocky you won the title today of Lord of the Buffoons. I thought it might be close with you and a few others but you did it. It's hard to top your brilliant opposition to the legacy highway ( have you noticed all the wildlife who daily commit suicide next to the road since it was built?) but you did it today.

  • Bobo Magna, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 6:13 p.m.

    I think most Americans agree about torture. I don't think that the full story, however, about what Bush exactly authorized has ever been widely publicized given the fanatical outcry against Bush by the left, including Rocky. But I am wondering about why Rocky doesn't seem too concerned about Obama's continuation of many of the same policies that he virulently opposed when Bush was in charge. I guess when the left is restricting our liberties in the name of security, Rocky is too enamored with the great B.O. to openly hold rallies opposing him.

  • Stenar Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 6:11 p.m.

    GO ROCKY!!

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington DC, MD
    Nov. 19, 2010 5:52 p.m.

    Rocky is chicken. He couldn't come to costco and and protest 9/11 truth like a real American. He had to be a coward and prtest someplace else.

  • NT Springville, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 5:15 p.m.

    I wanted to be there today - with a sign that read "We Deeply Apologize for the Lack of Respect Shown by our Former Mayor"

    ...but I had more important things to do, like work

  • KM Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 5:13 p.m.

    I just find it silly that a grown man, a former mayor, would continue with his obsession of GWB.
    It just shows how petty this small man is.

  • LKA Tremonton, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 5:10 p.m.

    Agree with patriot. Rocky is an Idiot. His Grandparents would be ashamed of him.. Go back to your ACLU buddies Rocky..

  • Mt Rushmore Arlington, VA
    Nov. 19, 2010 5:09 p.m.

    Rocky's only claim to fame is being involved in and supporting protests.

    What a pathetic way to build a career on being anti-whatever.

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 4:55 p.m.

    Shouldn't his name be Bullwinkel? He kind of talks like him anyway.

    Bullwinkel, why don't you rally against the current communist regime?

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 4:50 p.m.

    Bush wouldn't even sign my copy of "My Pet Goat."
    Worst President Ever.
    Dick Cheney's meat puppet.
    The only decisions he made was to listen to what Dick told him to do.

    Rocky didn't start a couple wars for profit and tear our nation apart but spoke out against a tyrant and tool, he's a patriot! Not a coward who couldn't even be bothered to show up for guard duty while heros like Kerry were re-enlisting in Nam.

  • ute alumni Salt Lake, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 4:42 p.m.

    Pagan, are you ross' alter ego? I counted 23 people in the "crowd" today. Huge crowd. I thought I was back at Woodstock. Does ross have a job now?

  • arizona ute Laveen, AZ
    Nov. 19, 2010 4:36 p.m.

    @Bean. Apparently he 70 followers. Not the many that you propose. What a waste of time. Look at what happens when we put these terrorists on trial in stead of tribunal. They are acquitted. While our soldiers over there are beheaded on video for all to see when captured. Go on keep supporting Rocky and the like thats whats wrong with this country.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 4:34 p.m.

    Camotim...no, Rocky hasn't kidnapped anyone?

    Go Rocky....70 people who shared almost a full set of teeth...very impressive for an ex-mayor!

    You have nothing on Marion Berry!

  • camotim Council Bluffs, IA
    Nov. 19, 2010 4:23 p.m.

    are brian mitchell and rocky related?

  • TallGuy1970 Syracuse, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 4:14 p.m.

    Rocky, you are an attorney. If you are so convinced former President Bush committed crimes and broke the law, do something about it! Don't just stand around and whine whenever you can find a microphone!

    If you can't find credible enough evidence to bring to law enforcement and a jury, sit down and shut up, your time is over!

  • Marky Mesa, AZ
    Nov. 19, 2010 4:04 p.m.

    Rocky the Flying Squirrel gets more respect (and has more fans) than Rocky the former politician. However, they are both cartoon characters that live in a fantasy world, so they do have that in common...............

  • tom_e Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 4:04 p.m.

    Rocky is a has-been want-a-be.

  • Bean Ogden, Utah
    Nov. 19, 2010 4:03 p.m.

    Way to go Rocky! I wish there were more like you!!!

    Could someone post any basis to the negative Rocky Anderson comments? The fact that 9-11 is still being linked to Iraq shows that there is none.

    Keep doing what you're doing! Even though it doesn't seem like it on such a bias news network, you have MANY followers!!!

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 3:26 p.m.

    Headline suggestion- dozens gather around crackpot politician while thousands pay respects to admired President.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 3:25 p.m.

    I would LOVE to attend an ANTI-ROCKY rally. I think Pioneer Park wouldn't be big enough to hold it.

  • Monsieur le prof Sandy, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 3:22 p.m.

    Rocky is still a clown...after all these years. And he still didn't get the Clinton appointment he was hoping for and expecting.
    I'm glad, however, that I live in a country where people can express their opinion...unlike the Arab states and 75% of the rest of the world where he would have been imprisoned and/or killed for his opinions.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 3:21 p.m.

    '"We do not torture,"' - Former President George W. Bush - 11/07/05 - BBC News

    'George Bush admits US waterboarded 9/11 mastermind' - Paul Owen - By UK Guardian - 06/03/10

  • Love the Game American Fork, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 3:07 p.m.

    Nice job Mayor! 70 people honor you by showing your passion. Way to inspire the public. Three total terrorists, the worst of the worst are water boarded. At the same time our citizens and soldiers are getting their heads cut off by masked terrorists. But hey, what the heck, it wasn't any member of your family slaughtered on 9-11. And who cares if our actions saved countless other American lives. That isn't as important as being liked by the international community. Your right Mayor lets arrest him for approving water-boarding! Must be nice when you have no responsibility to save lives, you just get to sit back and preach about your high and mighty principles. Thank goodness you weren't in charge you would have probably surrendered!