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Protesters mass to confront Bush in Argentina
by BBC (reposted)
Friday Nov 4th, 2005 7:35 AM
Thousands of protesters chanting "Get out Bush" have thronged the streets of Mar del Plata, an Argentine beach town hosting the Summit of the Americas.
The US president and 33 other regional leaders are in town to discuss free trade and poverty, amid tight security.

George Bush is expected to face vocal opposition, not just from left-wing protesters, but from other leaders like Venezuela's Hugo Chavez.

Mr Chavez was due to address the protesters before joining the summit.

The crowd marched through the streets to a football stadium.

Shops were boarded up along the route, though the march was mainly peaceful.

Earlier protesters had surrounded a train that brought their comrades from Buenos Aires, including protest leaders like Argentine former football legend Diego Maradona and Bolivian left-wing presidential candidate Evo Morales.


Mr Bush arrived on Thursday and held a meeting on Friday morning with leaders from the Central American Free Trade Area.

The US president wants free trade relations to be instituted across the two continents.

by pic
Friday Nov 4th, 2005 7:36 AM
Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona gestures after putting on a t-shirt that reads 'Stop Bush' during a news conference at a Buenos Aires train station November 3, 2005. Maradona and other activists will travel by train to Mar del Plata, 400 km (250 miles) south of Buenos Aires, to participate in the Third People's Summit, the alternative to the Summit of the Americas. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
by Good picture!
Friday Nov 4th, 2005 8:58 AM
Keep em coming!
by Battle Hymn of the Republicans
Friday Nov 4th, 2005 9:36 AM

Mine Eyes have seen the bungling of that stumbling moron Bush;

he has blathered all the drivel that the neo-cons can push;

he has lost sight of all reason 'cause his head is up his tush;

The Doofus marches on.

I have heard him butcher syntax like a kindergarten fool;

There is warranted suspicion that he never went to school;

Should we fault him for the policies - or is he just their tool?

The lies keep piling on.

Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'.

Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!

Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!

His wreckage will live on.

I have seen him cut the taxes of the billionaires' lone heir;

As he spends another zillion on an aircraft carrier;

Let the smokestacks keep polluting - do we really need clean air?

The surplus is now gone.

Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!

Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!

Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!

Your safety net is gone!

Now he's got a mighty hankerin' to bomb a prostrate state;

Though the whole world knows its crazy - and the U.N. says to wait;

When he doesn't have the evidence, "We must prevaricate."

Diplomacy is done!

Oh, a trumped-up war is excellent; we have no moral bounds;

Should the reasons be disputed, we'll just make up other grounds;

Enraging several billions - to his brainlessness redounds;

The Doofus marches on!

Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!

Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!

Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!

The Doofus marches on!

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