The ever-awesome Zombie attended the protest rally against Michael Savage in San Fran and has the pics posted on his/her site. You have to see these. Savage has pics at his site too. Am I alone in my love of liberal protest pictures? I could really look through them all day.
"...A single vote by a San Francisco Board of Supervisors member whose grandfather emigrated from China seven decades ago has halted in its tracks a proposal to condemn as "hate speech" radio personality Michael Savage's criticism of illegal aliens in the United States.
The vote tonight was 9-1, with third generation San Franciscan Ed Jew turning in the veto vote, after getting up and affirming Savage's First Amendment right to express his opinion.
Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval had introduced a resolution condemning the radio talker. After the vote, he called for the tally to be rescinded and the proposal sent to committee, which essentially is a polite way of letting the issue die.
"For the record, I do not agree with comments allegedly made by Mr. Savage, but the First Amendment gives him the right to make those comments," Jew said." (Read the entire article)
Here's a YouTube clip of the calls for Savage's firing:
A few lone Savage supporters showed up (though he told them not to)...loved this guy:
Where is the ACLU to defend Savage's free speech? Where is Jesse Jackson and Sharpton. This whole situation reminds me of one of my favorite movie quotes:
"America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You've got to want it bad, because it's gonna put up a fight. It's gonna say, "You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil who is standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours. You want to claim this land as the 'land of the free'? Then the symbol of your country cannot just be a flag. The symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Now show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then you can stand up and sing about the 'land of the free.'" (American President, 1995)