Thursday, September 02, 2004

Fascism Watch

Item 1
"I kind of feel trapped, like I'm not allowed to express my opinions. I felt like my freedom of speech was shot to hell right there."

Don't piss off your neighbors if you have an anti-Bush bumper sticker. A Salt Lake City teenager got a visit from the Secret Service when he had the nerve to criticize Bush, via bumper sticker.

Item 2
"Every time I asked who they were, they said, 'We don't have to tell you that.' "

Walter Brasch, a syndicated columnist and university professor, was denied admittance to a Dick Cheney campaign event. He had a valid press credential but Cheney goons, sorry, advance people, told him to get lost and refused to identify themselves.