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    George Clooney arrested at Sudan embassy protest

    Nation & World | George Clooney arrested at Sudan embassy protest | Seattle Times Newspaper

    Those arrested with him included two Democratic members of Congress Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern and Virginia Rep. Jim Moran Clooney's father Nick, NAACP president Ben Jealous, and Rabbi Steve Gutow, president of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.

    The group was protesting the Sudanese hunger crisis, accusing President Omar al-Bashir of blocking food and humanitarian assistance from reaching hundreds of thousands of Sudanese.


    The men were arrested by the Secret Service, which protects the embassies in the District of Columbia, and were charged with disorderly crossing of a police line, a Secret Service spokesman said. If convicted, the charge will likely result in a small fine.
    I'd like to know what exactly they did to get charged with 'disorderly crossing of a police line'. Like, not in single file or what? There is an effort in Congress to outlaw protesting near a person with Secret Service protection. ( Bill Passes House: Protests Near Secret Service Protected Folk Effectively Outlawed - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine ) So I have little faith that they were guilty of anything other than speaking.
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    Wonder if those two Democratic Congressmen figured out that they were suppose to be serving the people of the United States. Thats what they were sent to Washington for. To Serve the people of Mass and Virginia. See, now if they were in the House, where they were suppose to be and working for the American People. They would not get caught up with Hollywood Starlets and whatever issues and concerns they have for those overseas.

    Now as far as Georgie boy is concerned.....if he wants to do something about Sudan. Then let him take his azz over there. This is a NOPD situation.

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    Re: George Clooney arrested at Sudan embassy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Wonder if those two Democratic Congressmen figured out that they were suppose to be serving the people of the United States. Thats what they were sent to Washington for. To Serve the people of Mass and Virginia. See, now if they were in the House, where they were suppose to be and working for the American People. They would not get caught up with Hollywood Starlets and whatever issues and concerns they have for those overseas.

    Now as far as Georgie boy is concerned.....if he wants to do something about Sudan. Then let him take his azz over there. This is a NOPD situation.
    Umm George Clooney HAS "taken his ass over there" many times. He has worked with Sudanese communities and has had guns pointed at him by warlords who didn't like what he was doing. He's practically our unofficial ambassador to the region. So perhaps you should get your facts straight before you run your mouth. And US congressmen, like anyone else, are free to speak their own minds. If you don't like it and you live in their districts, you can vote for someone else.
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    Re: George Clooney arrested at Sudan embassy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Wonder if those two Democratic Congressmen figured out that they were suppose to be serving the people of the United States. Thats what they were sent to Washington for. To Serve the people of Mass and Virginia. See, now if they were in the House, where they were suppose to be and working for the American People. They would not get caught up with Hollywood Starlets and whatever issues and concerns they have for those overseas.

    Now as far as Georgie boy is concerned.....if he wants to do something about Sudan. Then let him take his azz over there. This is a NOPD situation.
    Are you saying americans should not try to help out other people when they can?

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    Quote Originally Posted by L0neW0lf View Post
    Are you saying americans should not try to help out other people when they can?
    No I am not saying that.....but before one can help others one must help themselves. The analogy applies here. Have we solved the hungry and the destitute here in the US?

    Do you think Congressmen should be out demonstrating and being activitists for a cause that is outside of the United States? Or should they be doing what their constituients sent them to Washington for? Because I doubt highly, Sudan was topping that list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Now as far as Georgie boy is concerned.....if he wants to do something about Sudan. Then let him take his azz over there. This is a NOPD situation.


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    Re: George Clooney arrested at Sudan embassy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Do you think Congressmen should be out demonstrating and being activitists for a cause that is outside of the United States?
    Seeing as we don't live in a geographic vacuum, the answer is an unequivocal: Yes.

    Or should they be doing what their constituents sent them to Washington for?
    Among other things? Yes.

    Because I doubt highly, Sudan was topping that list.
    Who says it was?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Umm George Clooney HAS "taken his ass over there" many times. He has worked with Sudanese communities and has had guns pointed at him by warlords who didn't like what he was doing. He's practically our unofficial ambassador to the region. So perhaps you should get your facts straight before you run your mouth. And US congressmen, like anyone else, are free to speak their own minds. If you don't like it and you live in their districts, you can vote for someone else.


    Yes that nice. Now what has it accomplished? Good thing Georgie Boy can't decide for the US to involve themsleves into another country's affairs. As far as my facts straight, I have them. Your Georgie boy.....is concerned about the travesties and injustices taking place in that country. What about in this country? Is Georgie leading the way in their fight? Has Georgie used his millions to hire any mercs to do anything about his pet project.

    Yes Georgie is free to influence politicans to get involved into another countries affairs. Georgie is also free to move his azz right on over there too.

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    Re: George Clooney arrested at Sudan embassy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post


    Your turn?
    NP.....what I meant by taking his azz over there. Is him leading the fight rather than sitting on the sidelines. Becoming one of their freedom fighters. Becoming a Citizen of their Country. Then he can help bring about that New form of Democracy there.

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    Re: George Clooney arrested at Sudan embassy protest

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yes that nice. Now what has it accomplished? Good thing Georgie Boy can't decide for the US to involve themsleves into another country's affairs. As far as my facts straight, I have them. Your Georgie boy.....is concerned about the travesties and injustices taking place in that country. What about in this country? Is Georgie leading the way in their fight? Has Georgie used his millions to hire any mercs to do anything about his pet project.

    Yes Georgie is free to influence politicans to get involved into another countries affairs. Georgie is also free to move his azz right on over there too.
    He's trying to help achieve a higher standard of living in the country by lobbying for increased aid, nothing wrong with that especially when many countries receive billions of dollars of aid while being far less deserving or needy. What's happening in Sudan is definitely worthy of protest, the "injustices" occuring in this country are incomparable.

    So if someone is intent on improving living conditions in another country, he should move there? That's just silly.

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