October 6, 2004

by Reb Yudel
Yori Yanover Predicts a Violent October

My old html-and-bourbon buddy Yori Yanover sends the following USAJewish-style notes on the American matzav:

A Violent October

My American wife always mocks me for the predictions I used to make, back in the roaring Reagan years, that a revolution was imminent, and US workers, students and the unemployed masses were sure to rebel against their Republican masters. She was right, I was wrong, no revolution took place.

But this year politically-related violence is rearing its head, ugly or otherwise. The AFL-CIO is engaged in a series of election-headquarters protests, disrupting the orderly labor of simple, God fearing Republican staffers, and all because GW Bush wants to steal their overtime pay. Read the two items enclosed, then the one about rumors of a draft and what Tom "Moneybags" DeLay did, protesting way too much, if you ask me.

So, we may be looking at a very violent October. And should the Republicans steal the vote yet another time, there may actually be... dare we think? Nahhh...

Yori Yanover

Shots fired at Bush Tenn. headquarters
http://www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20041005-024050-1855r.htm

Knoxville, TN, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- An unknown gunman fired several shots into the Bearden, Tenn., Bush-Cheney campaign office Tuesday, WBIR-TV in Knoxville reported. According to Knoxville police officers on the scene, it is believed that the two separate shots were fired from a car sometime between 6:30 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. One shot shattered the glass in one front door and the other cracked the glass in another of the front doors.

Protestors Ransack Bush/Cheney Headquarters In Orlando
2 People Receive Minor Injuries During Protest
http://www.local6.com/politics/3785861/detail.html

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A group of protestors stormed and then ransacked a Bush-Cheney headquarters building in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, according to Local 6 News. Local 6 News reported that several people from the group of 100 Orlando protestors face possible assault charges after the group forced their way inside the Republican headquarters office.

While in the building, some of the protestors drew horns and a mustache on a poster of President George W. Bush and poured piles of letters in the office, according to the report.

"We told them to leave, they broke the law," Republican headquarters volunteer Mike Broom said. Two protestors received minor injuries when the crowd stormed the building, including a Republican volunteer.

One of the protestors said she wanted to send a message. "We want to send a clear message to Bush, we want him to take his hands off our overtime pay," protestor Esmeralda Heuilar said.

House defeats bill to reintroduce draft GOP hopes to quash rumors of its return
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/10/06/MNGQA94J861.DTL

Washington -- Persistent election-year rumors that President Bush has a secret plan to reinstate the draft if he is re-elected led Republican House leaders Tuesday to force a vote that overwhelmingly rejected a bill to reinstate conscription.

The result, a 402-2 vote against the draft, was a foregone conclusion because Bush and Democratic challenger Sen. John Kerry say they oppose reinstating the military draft, and almost no one in Congress supports the idea. But the action by Republicans to push a vote in the House's last days before its election recess showed that the rumor has legs. The Republicans say Democratic candidates, party organizations and such youth-oriented independent groups as Rock the Vote are spreading the rumor that a draft is imminent.