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  • ST Hill Afb, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 10:46 a.m.

    Rocky- how come you are not out protesting President Obama et al and their continuation of the war?

    Most all of us just wish you would go away and stay out of public view!

  • ute alumni Salt Lake, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 10:49 a.m.

    Please, please, please rocky don't try and embarass Bush. He'll probably cower to a big tough guy like you. rocky, you just can't stay out of the limelight , can you? Speaking of embarassment, it is you rocky!

  • Richie Saint George, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 10:56 a.m.

    I wish Rocky Anderson would just go away, maybe to Berkley, CA, and if the Deseret News would ignore him he might quit embarassing the State of Utah.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 10:57 a.m.

    Thank you Rocky Anderson.

    This is just one of many reasons I think you were amazing.

  • bulldog Sandy, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 10:58 a.m.

    Go back into your hole Rocky. No one wants to see your shadow.

  • ediddy Woods Cross, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:00 a.m.

    Ross Anderdson is and always has been an embarrassment to the people of the state of Utah. He has always been about himself and the publicity his actions could bring to himself. He has a right to his opinions, always has had, but his actions hold no dignity and no decency. Those of you who put him on a pedestal for so long and still hold him there gain no honor in assisting the former (gratefully) mayor in his personal vendetta against the former POTUS.

  • TallGuy1970 Syracuse, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:05 a.m.

    Rocky is and always was a joke! Why does the media keeping listening to him. He is no longer, and probably never was, relevant.

  • This Little Piggy Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:08 a.m.

    Hey everybody! Look at me! Look at me! Remember me?!? Glad to see he's doing something productive again...

  • Thoughtful Voter Spanish Fork, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:09 a.m.

    I actually appreciate Rocky protesting Bush and his arrogant disdain for Constitutional principles. I wish more of my fellow Republicans would speak up about it too. Why let Rocky take the moral high ground there?

    But kudos to the Hill AFB poster for calling Rocky out on his partisan hypocritical shenanigans. Obama has, indeed, continued exactly the same policies and attitudes. If Rocky is so all-fired-up about Bush -- who is now relatively quiet and out of office -- why on earth doesn't he "rally" against the current President who is currently making decisions that matter?

  • Northern Lights Louisville, KY
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:10 a.m.

    I don't understand what Rocky Anderson feels he can accomplish with this protest other than more media exposure for himself, but to what end? I understand protesting federal government policy, but former-President Bush no longer sets any. I almost feel that this has become personal on the part of Rocky Anderson. This is just a book signing. Wouldn't it be easier to write a book review, Rocky?

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:12 a.m.

    We're gunna need a bigger rock for this guy to crawl under...

  • BigBoy Mean Streets of Orem, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:14 a.m.

    I'd like to take this moment to point out to our Liberal friends, the content of the posters behind Rocky in the picture accompanying the article. I have read multiple posts from Liberals asking why its okay to criticize and mock Obama, and how those that do so are haters, intolerant, racist and so on and so forth. May I please point out the blaring irony and hypocrisy shown forth in this picture? I will from here on always refer to this pic whenever I hear a Liberal whining about how Conservatives are so mean to the Annointed Dear Leader currently in office and when they quickly forget the treatment Bush received in office. And while Im at it, Rocky is quickly becoming the white Jessie Jackson, and never misses an opportunity to get in front of a camera. Go away Rocky, do us and you a favor and stop embarrassing this great state.

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:19 a.m.

    Can we arrest Rocky for imposing his own form of torture? We've had these discussions. Rocky debated this on national TV, and lost by a massive margin. No President of the free world will ever be tried for war crimes, which is a joke in itself. All this can possibly be is a whinefest for those who aren't able to cope.

  • homebrew South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:29 a.m.

    Rocky Anderson was one of the few who protested the Bush administrations crimes. Most everyone else just went along for the ride. What a ride it was. A nation bankrupted, 2 wars unpaid for, illeagel torture. Rocky Anderson is stating what is right and just. I will be protesting Bush's crimes right along side of him. GO Rocky

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:32 a.m.

    Someone needs to protest Rocky Anderson, the WORST mayor in SLC History and that is saying something!

  • Tutanikai Murray, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:38 a.m.

    I would imagine that when George Bush dies, Rocky will be at the gravesite to protest yet again. Get over it, Anderson, and move on to something else. What you are doing is a waste of time.

  • Mormoncowboy Provo, Ut
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:38 a.m.

    I was largely opposed to Bush, and many of his efforts to engage in a War with no identifiable enemy, but I just don't get what a protest will accomplish now. It's a book signing a Costco, not a political rally. If he wanted accountability he would be pursuing this through appropriate congressional and legal channels, not a parking lot in Sandy. Just grand standing for Rocky's sake, unfortunately.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:39 a.m.

    Rocket J. Squirrel and his band of merry followers are proof that free speech is alive and well in Utah.

    However, it is also proof that anyone can say anything they want, even if it is totally ridiculous.

    I think I would rather hear from "Super Dell" than Salt Lake's former mayor/ACLU activist. At least Super Dell was entertaining, while Rocky just spews bitter and annoying nonsense. Perhaps the circus is hiring...

  • M&Ms Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:43 a.m.

    Seriously, Rocky and his protesters need hobbies. If they want accountability, maybe they should go protest in front of the White House. What's the point of protesting a former president? They way the government is going these days, I'll be surprised if more than homeless people show up with Rocky.

  • common sense55 Springville, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:45 a.m.

    I think Bush did make mistakes, but what is this going to accomplish? I don't understand why he is protesting an ex-president. I guess we can all have a protest against Clinton. It is ridiculous. HIs time would be better spent protesting the issues at hand.

  • Cougzz St. George, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:53 a.m.

    One of my favorite memories of my childhood:
    I was at the Pioneer Day Parade in Salt Lake, in the third year of Rocky's mayoral term. People would cheer emphatically for every float that passed by, and everyone was having a great time. Until... our mayor started passing by on his float, and... dead silence. He was waving his hand to the citizens of the city over which he was mayor, but not a single person was waving back at him or cheering. What a colossal blunder to elect him!

  • ThePinkFloydian Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:55 a.m.

    @st. I doubt this has really anything to do about war. I think as soon as Obama defines marriage the way Bush did than Rocky will protest against Obama. I lived in downtown SLC when Rocky was there and could not stand it.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:55 a.m.

    Rocky is out of touch - as usual - with the people of Utah. He cozy's up to some of the liberals in SLC but other than that he dances to a distant drummer - always has and always will. Some words for Rocky .... we disagree with you and we reject your opinions and your dumb protests. Bush wasn't a great president but comparing Bush to Obama is ... not even close. Obama is a total train wreck. Spend some time protesting Obama's record debt, record spending , 10% unemployment , killer taxes with Obamacare , appolgizing for America and the list goes on.... Better still Rocky, just go away !!

  • Belching Cow Sandy, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:58 a.m.

    I actually think it is kind of fun to have Rocky around. Makes for some great entertainment. You've got to admit, he's a pretty funny guy. His arrogance and ignorance knows no bounds which makes him fun to watch. Go Rocky!

  • BH Tremonton, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:59 a.m.

    Rocky says "This is not about partisan politics. . .". Sorry, Rocky but with your lack of credibility very few believe you. Your past actions have shown us that for you it is all about partisan politics.

    One only has to pay attention to the evidence that has come forth in the months since Bush left office. What happened to the high and mighty plans of the Obama administration to prosecute the Bush administration for war crimes? Did he find the evidence was insufficient? Or did his perspective change? Is he doing the same?

    And why hasn't Obama truely pulled out of Iraq? Still almost 50,000 troops there. The Bush plan would have had similar troop reductions. Nothing new here. And now the surge in Afganistan. Still no results. No WMD in Afganistan either. No progress towards getting Osama Bin Laden.

    So the only reasonable conclusion is that Rocky's planned demonstration is motivated by either partisan politics, personal attention, or ignorance of the facts.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 12:09 p.m.

    What's a Rocky rally without those little orange flags?
    Seriously, stop feeding his ego and he'll go away.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 18, 2010 12:18 p.m.

    When Ross Anderson returns to Salt Lake City he will be able to view the Main Street pedestrian bridge he fought so hard against.

    If torturing terrorists could have prevented the 9-11 attack I'd have supported it wholeheartedly.

  • Me, Myself and I Blanding, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 12:19 p.m.

    Look at the bright side. At least this time he'll be doing it on his own time and with his own money. Unlike the last 18 months plus in office where he traveled the country doing the same thing on the tax payers dime.

  • Question Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 12:30 p.m.

    Does this obsessed Bush HATER realise that Bush isn't in office anymore and that Bush can't change the past OR how we now handle terrorist detainees?

    Get a grip on the present Rocky!

  • Sandy Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 12:32 p.m.

    Rocky Ross is back, trying to stay relevant.

  • Mugs Idaho Falls, Idaho
    Nov. 18, 2010 12:42 p.m.

    I like Rocky's line of thinking. There's clearly no stature of limitations for those that have made us angry. Who's up for a Clinton protest?

  • Packrat South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 12:44 p.m.

    Rocky really is pathetic.. His rants against Bush have defined him as a person. It's actually pretty sad in a pathetic kind of way if you really think about it...

  • Earl Sandy, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 1:16 p.m.

    Attack the messenger all you want. Rocky just happens to be right. Apparently, Gen. Irvine feels the same. I can supply you with the names of a number of other military professionals who agree with Rocky as well, among many other distinguished Americans. How anyone can defend President Bush is what should really be called into question. What are you people thinking?? You won't find me defending Obama, so get off that train.

  • Duh west jordan, ut
    Nov. 18, 2010 1:17 p.m.

    Well, we all know why he isn't in office anymore. Arrogant and an antagonist. He must be starving for some attention. Funniest part about it, watch how many just like him join him.

  • 42istheanswer SLC, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 1:23 p.m.

    Rocky is definately of the school of thought that there is no such thing as bad publicity. He never met a media op he didn't like.

  • TallGuy1970 Syracuse, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 1:36 p.m.

    Go away Rocky! No one cares about you anymore! You've had your 15 minutes of fame!

  • Pavalova Surfers Paradise, AU
    Nov. 18, 2010 1:52 p.m.

    No surprise that Pagan & Earl above are the only comment in support of Rocky. Bush wasn't perfect...but Obama is WAY off what's good for this country.

  • Raven Sandy, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 1:52 p.m.

    Rocky, Don't you think it is torture to put us through your failed dogma, again? Geeze, do you think we can organize a demonstration to protest Rocky's torture of us?

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 2:02 p.m.

    Rcoky is true to form.....His protest will be in the prestigious Downtown Pioneer Park....what is known by locals as Whino Park!

    Police will clear the park of all drug dealers, hoods and crooks, shortly after the protest.

  • alternate Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 2:11 p.m.

    I really liked the skybridge post. Maybe we could get Rocky to stand under it in the middle of Main Street for, say, 35 minutes without moving. That would give us 3 or 4 chances at problem resolution.

    I kindof like the battle cry "Remember West High". Rocky was the guy who ruined a graduation years ago by convincing a yong sophomore and her parents to protest a ceremony she didn't even need to attend. Ugly stuff. BTW, as I recall, she spent her last two high school years at Rowland Hall/St Marks without protests.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 2:12 p.m.

    Just listening to Rocky Anderson is a form of Unconstitutional Torture.

  • EJM Herriman, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 2:14 p.m.

    This is amazing.....I used to have the utmost respect for Rocky Anderson but no longer do. He is an embarrasment to all of us. Why do we give him any more "minutes of fame"? His 15 minutes ended a long time ago.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 2:24 p.m.

    Why doesn't Ross protest Obama bombing women and children in Iraq and Afghanistan and Pakistan? Why doesn't he protest Obama's destruction of our finances? That alone has destroyed more lives.

    Once again Ross is going to try and ride the coat tails of someone that is successful. Typical dumbocrate.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 2:24 p.m.

    So, we shouldn't protest Bush because of torture?

    Ok.

    "The Iraqi regime . . . possesses and produces chemical and biological weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons.' - George W. Bush - Ohio Speech 10/7/2002

    Debunked:
    'US gives up search for Iraq WMD'
    Line:
    'Former head of UN weapons inspections Hans Blix also said there was no surprise in the announcement.
    "We have believed that there weren't any weapons since around May or June 2003...' - BBC News - 01/12/05

    *'Body of fallen Grantsville soldier arrives home to neighbors, thousands of flags' - By Alex Cabrero - Deseret News - 10/19/10

    'TOOELE Less than a month after leaving Utah, Army Pfc. Jordan Byrd came back home Tuesday, though it's not the way his family would have ever wanted. (sic)
    Byrd was shot and killed in Afghanistan last week.'

  • Pete in Texas Copperas Cove, TX
    Nov. 18, 2010 2:32 p.m.

    Sheesh.... Rocky is a real piece of work. Anything to get back in the spotlight of the media. Protest a former presidents book signing? This guy really needs to get a life.

    Maybe while him and his attention-craved posse is out, they can head to the local cemetary and protest other folks they don't agree with.

    Pathetic.....

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 2:50 p.m.

    Last time I checked, George Bush is not a white Mormon male priesthood holder and holds no public office. So why is Rocky protesting? Let's see, Harry Reid is a white Mormon male priesthood holder and he holds public office and supports Obama and his war policies. Why doesn't Rocky go to Nevada and protest Senator Harry Reid?

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 2:52 p.m.

    Ross coming back to this state is inhumane and tortuous in nature. When will someone protect my human rights and get him away from the media?

    Let me guess, he failed at yet another relationship. There is no more funding for his environmental group, and no one wants to sponsor him as a keynote speaker.

    I wonder when George W Bush passes away, if Ross will be at the funeral to protest the war? Ross needs to time travel back to the 60's and smoke his dope and make love to his hippie friends on hate & ashbury....that's not a typo. Hippies were full of hate. They were very selfish and never wanted to do anything for themselves. They are leaches on society and demand other take care of them.

    Just like Ross is a leach on society and demands that we pay him to scream at us and dictate to us what we can or cannot do. Why is it that he can't think on his own? How much pollution will this protest cause?

  • JACC Bluffdale, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 3:01 p.m.

    Rocky, you remind me of the great line from Toy Story: "You are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity."

  • BYU Girl Kearns, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 3:02 p.m.

    Give it up Rocky! Go back under the rock you crawled out of!

  • sniggy Payson, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 3:04 p.m.

    Hey Rock, quit torturing us. Go home where ever that is.

  • AyeAye Captain Aurora, CO
    Nov. 18, 2010 3:10 p.m.

    Who? Wait... Ross "Pinky" Anderson is back to try to get some more attention. Very lame indeed!!! That guy is despicable at the lowest levels possible. Failure as a leader, politician, mayor, debater, attorney and the whole time while he was using 18 months of the tax payers money trying to sell himself around the country. He only changed his name to "Rocky" trying to cover up one of his previous miserable defeats and failures running for a political office. I am sure there is a corner in his house with old news articles about Bush pinned to the wall and he lays in the fetal position and dreams of the "Good old day" when he was on TV. Ross - everyone has moved on, there's a new corrupt president in office that thinks like you but he still doesn't want to know you. Your own type of people don't even want to be associated with a colossal failure like you...Go away and change your name again and maybe someone in Seattle or Berkeley or San Francisco will buy you a cup of coffee.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 3:14 p.m.

    Rocky,
    Grow up! You can't fight bombers with a slingshot. Waterboarding is not torture. Those who were waterboarded will suffer no long term affects and many lives, including American lives were saved because of it. Bush had the guts to allow this to happen in the best interest of our country. We can not win a war against terrorism by arresting people and taking them to court. You have to fight by the same rules the enemy fights by. Why not cry for the starving children or the innocent civilians rather than terrorists that despise you and everything you stand for. They are laughing at you.

  • Tuffy Parker Salem, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 3:21 p.m.

    Posted earlier but looks censors nixed it because I used the word buffoon...

    From Wiktionary:
    buffoon (plural buffoons)
    1. One who acts in a silly or ridiculous fashion; a clown or fool.
    2. (pejorative) An unintentionally ridiculous person.

    You decide...

  • CLM Draper, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 3:25 p.m.

    Anyone who authorizes war crimes needs, at the very least, not to be forgotten. I'm glad Rocky Anderson is out there reminding us of the cowardly president who continues to refuse to call waterboarding "torture." I'm sure Rocky will point out that in Bush's new book, our ex-prez brags that his response was "[blank] right!" when CIA officials asked him for permission to waterboard a suspected terrorist--thereby literally and flippantly authorizing a war crime. (And many of you are calling Rocky arrogant?)

    There are many complaints here that Rocky is only looking for attention. You bet he is! That's the point of protest, to be seen and to be heard. To rouse people out of their apathy and think.

    I agree with Earl--sling all the mud you want, but Rocky is right. I hope he gets all the attention that he and the principles he stands for deserve.

  • CJ Murray, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 3:56 p.m.

    Ahhhh! What a guy, he is the comic relief of Utah. He is the one who made us pay millions of dollars to build the legacy highway that we didn't need to pay. Have you noticed all the traumatized wildlife who keep dropping dead by the side of the road when you drive it? Boy was he ever right about that one! Million of birds have moved out of Utah in protest. Also, aren't you glad he convinced some of you to vote for Obama? Yet another victory! I am pretty sure he will never leave Utah because whatever state he went to would throw him back. Let's see how many people come to see Bush vs how many show up to watch the Rocky and Bullwinkle show.

  • CWJ Layton, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 4:11 p.m.

    As Bullwinkle the Moose would say, 'Hey Rocky, watch me pull a protest out of my hat!'

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 4:12 p.m.

    Rocky do something important and quit being a total jerk.

  • sledhead Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 4:23 p.m.

    I haven't even heard a word out of his mouth yet and I need to run pray to the porcelian

  • katamb-midvale Midvale, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 4:26 p.m.

    It's nice to see Pres. Bush has moved on - because Rocky certainly hasn't. Why wasn't he doing something about restoring State Street while he was mayor instead of protesting?

  • Baccus0902 Leesburg, VA
    Nov. 18, 2010 4:31 p.m.

    After reading all the comments here my respect for Mr. Anderson has grown exponentialy. We cannot forget our past and our errors and it is healthy to call water boarding for its proper name. Torture!
    War criminals should be brought to trial even after they leave office. The civilized world does that.
    It is regrettable that a man, Mr. Anderson, is being vilified for opposing the violation of human dignity. I only wish that Utah and the world produce more men and women of the caliber and integrity of Mr. Anderson.
    Mr. Anderson must be doing something right to cause such uproar among his foes.

  • fastfingers Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 4:54 p.m.

    Rocky needs to go crawl back under the rock he has been under the last few years.

  • Stenar Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 5:22 p.m.

    HURRAH! GO ROCKY!!! :)

  • jim l West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 5:30 p.m.

    Rocky, Why did you change your name?

  • working class Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 5:34 p.m.

    "Rocky is out of touch - as usual - with the people of Utah." So what? Bush lied us into Iraq resulting in the deaths of 100,000's and the deaths of over 4,000 servicemen and the permanent maiming of 80,000 more, and for what? The winnner of all of this was and is Iran!!!!! Bush can run but he can't hide. Go for it Rocky!

  • ldhhdll2 Sandy, utah
    Nov. 18, 2010 5:36 p.m.

    Well if it isn't our states very own version of Al Gore. "Look everyone I am still important and I'm super cereal!"

  • Cats Provo, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 6:05 p.m.

    I'm to the point where I've decided that Rocky is actually mentally ill. What other explanation could there be for someone who behaves the way he does--maybe extreme narcicism and extreme immaturity.

  • collegestudent25 Cedar City, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 6:24 p.m.

    I had forgotten about him. Looks like he hasn't changed.

  • casual observer Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 6:52 p.m.

    pagan conveniently forgot that most Democratic politicians also believed Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Where's that protest or do you just focus on Bush and give the left a pass? Selective memory loss is a common characteristic of narrow ideologues.

  • David Centerville, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 6:54 p.m.

    Some nightmares just keep coming back. I was hoping we were done with Rocky.

  • Bob Pomeroy Bisbee, AZ
    Nov. 18, 2010 7:07 p.m.

    Anything which directs public awareness to the disaster that was POTUS43 should be welcomed.

  • justducky Brigham City, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 7:18 p.m.

    Rocky Who?

  • L Anderson Saratoga Springs, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 7:32 p.m.

    Some nice people need to protest 'good ole Rocky'.
    Here is a suggestion for him, "why not protest Obama, he's the one that we need to get rid of. Bush is already gone.......he wasn't a great president, but he sure was 100 times better than this Socialist/Czar dependent/George Soros puppet/Islam terrorist supporter/tax hike supporter/Obamacare disaster mastermind/and a member of the
    "3 Blind Mice".....Obama, Reid and Polosi. Blind to the American people and freedom! Go for it "Rocky"

  • md Smithfield, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 8:01 p.m.

    Rocky,
    Continue fading into anonymity.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 8:11 p.m.

    Thanks Rocky for reminding me of another thing I am thankful for, the fact that we don't have to put up with Rocky's ego trips on a weekly basis. Rocky has never been a friend of Utah, the LDS church, the average Utahn or anyone from Davis County. He speaks of tolerance but Rocky was the most intolerant public official of our time.

    Thank you President Bush for 8 years of service dedicated to preserving our great nation.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 8:32 p.m.

    Who is Rocky - ACLU?

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 6:14 a.m.

    Where can we go to protest Rocky?

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Nov. 19, 2010 7:09 a.m.

    It is just kinda funny to hear some of these posters complain about Rocky being extreme and all... when they do the exact same thing here on this site day in and day out.

    Common' folks, just think about Rocky as the flip side of all the Tea-Party protestors, they provide a light side to the evening news. What would the news be without someone making some crazy claims.

    We need these people to remind us how far to an extreme people can swing.... on both sides. What would politics be if we didn't have someone screaming that our freedoms are hanging by a thread, and trying to scare everyone to death.

    Its all good fun. If you don't like them, ignore them....

  • Gr8Dane Tremonton, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 8:47 a.m.

    I've heard of George W. Bush. A personally decent guy, and a fairly decent President who went astray on a couple of things like No Child Left Behind and the Stimulus bill. But who is this Rocky Anderson guy? He acts like Utah's Court Jester. He should wear harlequin tights and juggle something.

  • FlyingUte Murray, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 8:58 a.m.

    Dear Mr. Anderson

    What would you do if you received reports from your neighbors that a certain neighbor was planning to attack you and your family??

    A) call the police! They will tell you no crime has been committed since you have personally not been threatened.

    B) go confront the neighbor and tell him you'll be very upset if he attacks you, please tell me what I have done to upset you so much,and remind him if he does attack, you will use the law to prosecute him to the fullest.

    C) wait until he attacks, your family is dead but you are now going to show him what you mean't by answer B

    D) protect and defend your family! Whatever it takes!

    Now Mr. Anderson with three-hundred-million men, women and children depending on you to protect them. What do you do???

    That's why people respect Mr. Bush. He made the tough decisions. You just cower waiting to criticize his decisions and point out how wrong they are. One makes a stand. The other...??? Please answer the question Mr. Anderson

  • kobalt Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 9:28 a.m.

    Rocky is a grandstanding joke, and Bush just got a "bad rap".

  • CJ Murray, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 9:39 a.m.

    You would think that after Sean Hannity mopped the floor with him in their debate that he would have learned his lesson. He just keeps coming back for more. He certainly makes me wonder why he was ever elected to any public office, he is less qualified than Obama, if that is even possible.

  • Danish American Payson, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 9:45 a.m.

    Has Rocky ever held a real job? I know he was an attorney for the ACLU but other than that--hasn't he always been on government welfare?

  • bill schurman steamboat springs, co
    Nov. 19, 2010 11:23 a.m.

    Ah, the good UTAH right -wing Republicans ( I live in that Liberal(?) Colorado. Oops, we almost elected Ken Buck, Sarah's favorite)who come out to see that war criminal, "W" . And, vilify Rocky for demonstrating "W". So much for the First Amendment in Utah. Will Fox News be present? Will "W" answer questions from the legitimate press? Will he discount his (ghost written) book at Cosco?

  • bill schurman steamboat springs, co
    Nov. 19, 2010 11:28 a.m.

    To those who lived in SLC while Rocky was mayor and could not stand it. you could have moved to Sandy or elsewhere.

  • working class Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 11:29 a.m.

    Most of the responders here are showing Utah groupthink. When asked on his TV interview if he had any reason to doubt the "intelligence" he forced Colin Powell to present at the UN (all proven false), he said he had none. How can this be given that organizations from moveon on the left to antiwar on the right were printing the facts? Was Bush really THAT out of touch? I don't think so, but then he said he never read the papers. Either way this is one of the worst presidents we have ever had.

  • another voice Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 11:46 a.m.

    When Rocky protested in 2005 I have never felt such shame for this beautiful state. You can hate Bush but don't protest on a day when Bush is coming to honor our Veterans! And for that I can never forgive him!

  • bjh96 Orem, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 2:16 p.m.

    Rocky, he's not President anymore! Let's move on!

  • amst plano, tx
    Nov. 22, 2010 8:21 a.m.

    He isn't president anymore get over it. Focus on the here and now.