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Last night on the eleven o'clock news, channel 4 from San Francisco, broke away to a disturbing live feed from their reporter in Austin TX. She said a pickup truck had just rammed the grounds of Governor Bush and shots had been fired. No one had been injured and the pickup got away. She said she was the only reporter there at that hour as it was after 11:00 p m West Coast time. This is not a joke, however, I have not heard one word about it today from any other source
-- interested (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 18, 2000
It was on every channel here in SoCal last night...nada today.
-- Uncle Bob (email@example.com), November 18, 2000.
It looks like the election deadlock violence has begun.
Apparently, the press has been told to kill this story before the violence escalates around the country.
-- J (Y2J@home.comm), November 18, 2000.
Call the news channel that you saw the report on and ask them what's going on, they are usually pretty good about talking to us lowly peons, at least the ones around here will. Tell them you are upset and can't stop wondering why this story is not being followed up on.
-- Uncle Deedah (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 18, 2000.
I heard it too. The shots were fired by police, trying to stop the driver from driving any farther off the road. Said he was drunk, but doesn't appear he intended to threaten Bush.
-- (email@example.com), November 18, 2000.
And where were you last night J?
-- Jack Booted Thug (governmentconspiracy@NWO.com), November 18, 2000.
Jack Booted Thug,
Why don't you check the satellite surveillance tapes to find out where I was last night.
-- J (Y2J@home.comm), November 18, 2000.
Police say driver tried to run over officer near governor's mansion November 18, 2000 Web posted at: 4:13 a.m. EST (0913 GMT)
AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) -- The drunken driver of a pickup truck tried to run over a security officer early Saturday a block from the Texas governor's mansion, Austin police said.
A man was arrested and is in Capitol police custody. The incident occurred at about 12:50 a.m. local time. It was not immediately known whether Gov. George W. Bush and his family were home.
The security officer -- a member of the Texas Department of Public Safety -- fired shots at the driver, but no one was injured. The motorist later was found in the truck a few blocks away where, police say, he had passed out.
U.S. Secret Service officers were investigating the matter, police said. The incident did not take place on government property, police said.
Patricia Anderson, communications supervisor with the Austin police department, said, "Basically, it's a DWI that drove up on the wrong property."
-- cin (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 19, 2000.
Where is Walker, Texas Ranger when you need him?
-- JoseMiami (email@example.com), November 19, 2000.
I heard the guy was already tried and executed this morning!
-- Porky (Porky@in.cellblockD), November 19, 2000.
>>> I heard the guy was already tried and executed this morning!
-- Porky (Porky@in.cellblockD), November 19, 2000. <<<
Say, since texas has been in an orgy on death row since bush took over, the pro-choice people should have nothing to fear over a bush presidency. A woman's right to an abortion will be safe. And with close to 40 executions this year alone, couldn't it be said that bush is an active participant in all those "retro-active" abortions???? So, he is not a right to lifer as many liberals had feared, in fact, he's quite the opposite!
-- It did Happen (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 19, 2000.
George Bush is not the judge,on the jury, a member of each sides legal team or a member of the Dept that decides stays of execution etc.He only reviews their findings and recommendations and acts accordingly. The Supreme Court recently (this week) stayed the execution a reportedly mental retarded man, who has been on death row for 21 years on our taxpayers dole. Most of these "innocent"criminals spend too long on the row in my opinion, and the process should not take that long.
-- voted Republican (and damn gl@d.I did), November 19, 2000.
>>The Supreme Court recently (this week) stayed the execution a reportedly mental retarded man, who has been on death row for 21 years on our taxpayers dole. <<
Dear "voted republican", I am sorry to hear that your chance to celebrate the death of a fellow human being was denied. This state sponsored murder is something the rest of the 1st world nations condemns and utterly deplores..... Even 3rd world nations have trouble executing someone who has the IQ of 56 and still believes in Santa Claus. If his crime was so dire as to be still a threat, then he should stay for the rest of his life in prison on my taxmoney.... and we call ourselves a humane nation full of compassion... And how can republicans claim to take the high road on abortions when they support the death penalty whole-hearted???? right to life my ass!
-- rebuplicans_are _not (email@example.com), November 19, 2000.
Although I am not a Republican, I am right-to-life and I oppose the death penalty. Many democrats who claim to be pro-choice are only pro-choice on that one issue. It seems like both parties are quite hyprocritical.
-- butt nugget (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 19, 2000.
I'm pro-choice, but I think it's downright WRONG to execute a man who spends his days with crayons and a coloring book in his cell, while a man who killed his wife in front of his children was NOT executed and can one day come to the door of his children and say, "Daddy's BACK!".
-- Anita (Anita_S3@hotmail.com), November 19, 2000.