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|Ten-Foot Poll on Military Funerals---RESULT
|posted 10a Fri 8/12 - 7p Sun 8/14/2005
From USA Today: "President Bush ... has not attended any funeral for any of the 1,840 servicemen and women killed in Iraq
|It's his business and I'm not critical
|It makes me think less of Mr. Bush
Total vote 1437-
reporting for The Lone Star Iconoclast
UPDATES ON CINDY SHEEHAN VISIT TO CRAWFORD
Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005
Credit: Lone Star Iconoclast
Deborah Mathews reporting for The Iconoclast.
Reporter: Larry, why did you shoot the gun?
Mr. Mattlage: Well, I’m getting ready for dove season and you all are still gonna’ be here, I’m practicin’.
Reporter: Was there another message involved in the gunshot?
Mr. Mattlage: You figure it out for yourself.
Reporter: Are there any laws . . .
Mr. Mattlage: No, in Texas, you can shoot . . I ain’t threating nobody. I ain’t pointing a gun at nobody. This is Texas!
Reporter: What do you want them to do Larry?
Mr. Mattlage: Well these people don’t know what to do (pointing at the sheriff and the Secret Service)
Reporter: What do you want them to do?
Mr. Mattlage: When they first came out here, I was sympathetic to their cause, right. They as American citizens have a right to march to protest. It is like this—it’s like having company, if you have your brother-in-law at your house for five days, wouldn’t it start stinking after a while. You are ready for him to go home, aren’t you? Five weeks of this is too much. We live here. It’s our community.
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