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Offlinelonestar2004
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'Peace Mom' Returns to Texas War Protest
    #4576001 - 08/24/05 08:27 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

The press will now try to revive the story... we will see if it can be resurrected..........





'Peace Mom' Returns to Texas War Protest By ANGELA K. BROWN,

Associated Press Writer




CRAWFORD, Texas - A woman whose son was killed in Iraq returned to Texas Wednesday to resume her anti-war protest near President Bush's ranch after a weeklong absence to care for her ailing mother.


About a dozen protesters who have continued the peace vigil picked up Cindy Sheehan at the Waco airport Wednesday afternoon, six days after she flew to Los Angeles when her 74-year-old mother suffered a stroke.

"This is where I belong, until Aug. 31, like I told the president," Sheehan said at the airport before driving about 20 miles to the Crawford site.

Sheehan began her vigil Aug. 6 on the road leading to Bush's ranch, vowing to stay through his monthlong vacation unless he met with her. Her 24-year-old son, Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, was killed last year in Iraq.

Sheehan's protest has encouraged anti-war activists to join her and prompted peace vigils nationwide. She also continues to draw harsh criticism.

Conservative activists and military families were en route to Crawford from California on a tour called "You don't speak for me, Cindy!" The caravan coordinated by Move America Forward plans to hold a pro-Bush rally in town Saturday.

Among those defending Sheehan are former U.S. ambassador Joseph Wilson, who believes that his wife's identity as an undercover CIA operative was leaked in retaliation for his criticism of the Bush administration in a 2002 New York Times op-ed piece.

"The Bush White House and its right-wing allies are responding to Cindy Sheehan and the military families' vigil in central Texas in the same way that they always respond to bad news ? by unleashing personal attacks and smears against her," Wilson said in a statement released Wednesday.

Later Wednesday, Bush was to return to Texas after a three-day trip to Idaho, where he met with some military families and gave speeches to rally support for the war. He said Tuesday that he recognizes Sheehan's right to protest and understands her anguish, although she does not represent the views of many families he has met with.

Sheehan and other grieving families met with Bush about two months after her son died last year, before reports of faulty prewar intelligence surfaced and caused her to become a vocal opponent of the war.

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Re: 'Peace Mom' Returns to Texas War Protest [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4576106 - 08/24/05 08:50 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

They will if Cindy moves Camp Casey to Washington


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Re: 'Peace Mom' Returns to Texas War Protest [Re: Unagipie]
    #4576476 - 08/24/05 10:35 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Let's not ever talk about this again.


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Re: 'Peace Mom' Returns to Texas War Protest [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4586766 - 08/27/05 08:43 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Sheehan now looks to take on Congress

Iraq war protester says she'll start with Texas Republican Tom DeLay

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CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) -- Iraq war protester Cindy Sheehan said Friday she plans to expand her focus to Congress, starting with House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, a Bush ally and fellow Texan.

Sheehan has been camped outside the president's Crawford, Texas, ranch this month, seeking a meeting with him to discuss the U.S. presence in Iraq, where her son was killed in 2004.

She plans to begin a bus tour on Thursday to the White House to campaign for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

One of DeLay's Texas district offices, near Houston, would likely be the first stop, she said. That is about a five-and-a-half hour drive from Bush's ranch, near Waco, where he is on a month-long vacation.

"I think our first stop might be Tom DeLay's office," she said, surrounded by supporters. "I just wanted to let him know, so he'll be in his office when we get there."

"The president is not going to meet with us, probably," Sheehan said. "We the people need to influence our congressional representatives, and I hear he's pretty close by," she added, referring to DeLay.

A spokeswoman for DeLay said his schedule was already set and did not plan to change it to meet with Sheehan.

"Mr. DeLay disagrees with those who believe we should give the terrorists the timeline they want and simply cut and run from the war in Iraq," said DeLay spokeswoman Shannon Flaherty.

Sheehan met once with Bush after her son, Casey, was killed but has sought a second meeting to ask the president to explain why he believes the 24-year-old Army specialist died for a "noble cause."

Almost 1,900 U.S. troops have been killed in the conflict.

Bush has said he sympathizes with Sheehan, as well as with the families of all the soldiers who have died. But he has staunchly defended his actions in Iraq and has said leaving now would lead to greater dangers for the United States and Iraq.

A Gallup poll released on Friday showed Bush's job approval rating among Americans had slipped to the lowest point of his administration, with 40 percent of the poll's 1,007 adult respondents, supporting his performance and 56 percent disapproving.

Bush's previous low was 44 percent, one month ago.

The latest survey, conducted this week, noted a drop in support among independents and confirmed the findings of other recent polls, which showed Bush's approval rating even lower.

Compared with other post-World War II presidents at this point in their second term, only Richard Nixon had a lower job approval rating and he was in the midst of the Watergate scandal, Gallup said. The others were all above 50 percent.



Now she is going to harass Congressmen. Pulling out of Iraq, right now, would be a huge mistake.


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Re: 'Peace Mom' Returns to Texas War Protest [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4592023 - 08/28/05 08:58 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Seriously lady, your son volunteered for the Army. Let him freakin' die in peace.


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Re: 'Peace Mom' Returns to Texas War Protest [Re: MagicalMystery]
    #4592472 - 08/28/05 10:48 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Yes, he took an oath to Halliburton when he signed up...


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Re: 'Peace Mom' Returns to Texas War Protest [Re: Swami]
    #4593224 - 08/29/05 12:56 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)



A picture is worth a thousand words.

Two of those words might be:

MEDIA WHORE!


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Re: 'Peace Mom' Returns to Texas War Protest [Re: JesusChrist]
    #4593259 - 08/29/05 01:01 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

She is not a whore, she is a loving mother. Stop taking out your frustration with your own pathetic sex lives on this mother.


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Re: 'Peace Mom' Returns to Texas War Protest [Re: JesusChrist]
    #4593528 - 08/29/05 01:45 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

The people in that photograph should be ashamed of themselves. The blatant disregard and disrespect for the rest of the fallen soldiers memorialized on that land is disgusting.

As for being a media whore, while this may be true, can you really blame her? The best way for her to freely express her speech is through that pack of wolves. Sadly, most Americans(I use that term loosly) get their opinions and thoughts from mainstream media. The best way for her to get her message to the masses is to prostitute her sons memory.


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Re: 'Peace Mom' Returns to Texas War Protest [Re: LSDempire]
    #4593695 - 08/29/05 02:07 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

LSDempire said:
She is not a whore, she is a loving mother. Stop taking out your frustration with your own pathetic sex lives on this mother.




She is a loving mother. He son that is alive is in another State and he wants his mommy back. She lost her job, she lost her husband, he mother had a stroke, but she is fawning in front of 1000 cameras.

Who is making her house payment, or paying her kids tuition, or paying for the electric? Is she going to lose the house next?

When the dust settles her life is going to suck. Who is going to help her pick up the pieces, Code Pink? As soon as she stops being "good copy" all of her supporters are going to move on dot org. I bet she regrets this charade in the days to come.

But she doesn't regret it today. Al Sharpton came by, and he wanted to help her pay respects to a mock grave. It was a personal moment, nothing staged at all about it. Honest, genuine and touching. Yeah right.

MEDIA WHORE!

And what does this have to do with my sex life? A little projection going on there Mr. "Empire".


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Re: 'Peace Mom' Returns to Texas War Protest [Re: JesusChrist]
    #4593757 - 08/29/05 02:16 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

JesusChrist said:
Quote:

LSDempire said:
She is not a whore, she is a loving mother. Stop taking out your frustration with your own pathetic sex lives on this mother.




She is a loving mother. He son that is alive is in another State and he wants his mommy back. She lost her job, she lost her husband, he mother had a stroke, but she is fawning in front of 1000 cameras.

Who is making her house payment, or paying her kids tuition, or paying for the electric? Is she going to lose the house next?

When the dust settles her life is going to suck. Who is going to help her pick up the pieces, Code Pink? As soon as she stops being "good copy" all of her supporters are going to move on dot org. I bet she regrets this charade in the days to come.

But she doesn't regret it today. Al Sharpton came by, and he wanted to help her pay respects to a mock grave. It was a personal moment, nothing staged at all about it. Honest, genuine and touching. Yeah right.

MEDIA WHORE!

And what does this have to do with my sex life? A little projection going on there Mr. "Empire".




I am not the one calling himself "JesusChrist", "Son of God".


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Re: 'Peace Mom' Returns to Texas War Protest [Re: JesusChrist]
    #4594475 - 08/29/05 10:51 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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JesusChrist said:
Who is making her house payment, or paying her kids tuition, or paying for the electric? Is she going to lose the house next?



Why does it matter to you? How is George Bush being funded in everything he does? With the life and limbs of American servicemen, debt and expansion of the money supply. My children's wages will be attached for a long time to come because of a current President and supine congress who refuse to act fiscally responsible.

Quote:

MEDIA WHORE!



The government and it's supporters use the media every day to frighten the masses and dupe them into supporting a war that has nothing to do with protecting Americans.


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Re: 'Peace Mom' Returns to Texas War Protest [Re: Prosgeopax]
    #4594602 - 08/29/05 12:07 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

It doesn't matter to me, but it might matter to her son who is still alive. He has asked her to come home. He needs his mother back. Her husband divorced her and she has lost her job. Her own mother has had a stroke. For such a loving and devoted parent, she has little time for those people, but plenty of time for her knew friends.


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Re: 'Peace Mom' Returns to Texas War Protest [Re: JesusChrist]
    #4594638 - 08/29/05 12:22 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I think this is just here way of griving for her dead son,
who died for oil.


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Re: 'Peace Mom' Returns to Texas War Protest [Re: JesusChrist]
    #4594903 - 08/29/05 01:45 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

JesusChrist said:
It doesn't matter to me, but it might matter to her son who is still alive. He has asked her to come home. He needs his mother back. Her husband divorced her and she has lost her job. Her own mother has had a stroke. For such a loving and devoted parent, she has little time for those people, but plenty of time for her knew friends.




Can you prove any of this?


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Re: 'Peace Mom' Returns to Texas War Protest [Re: JesusChrist]
    #4595235 - 08/29/05 03:41 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

She has national noterity now, she won't have problems at all paying her bills. But reguardless what makes the difference to any of us what her financial situation is anyway? She has chosen an unjust cause to fight against and she has every reason to do so.

So your basically saying no soldier with a family should be in iraq then cuz they should be home taking care of their children instead? When you fight for a cause you believe in that cause becomes bigger than yourself and your family. She is just as much a soldier as any serving in iraq. No she don't carry a gun, but she is fighting the war in her own way. So don't you worry about her son, it is none of anyone's business but her's.


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Re: 'Peace Mom' Returns to Texas War Protest [Re: Sycronica]
    #4595619 - 08/29/05 06:21 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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So don't you worry about her son, it is none of anyone's business but her's.




Not exactly. It is her son's business, his father's business and the grandparent's business and the cousin's business and the aunts' business and the uncles' business. She has clearly made the decision that it is not HER business. She only has one business and that is the "Cindy Sheehan" business. And that's fine. He's probably better off not having a nutlog for a hands-on mother.


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Re: 'Peace Mom' Returns to Texas War Protest [Re: zappaisgod]
    #4595679 - 08/29/05 06:36 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

War & killing & bankruptcy = sanity

Peace & sensible spending = nutlog

Welcome to the Bizarro world of the Right...  :rolleyes:


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Re: 'Peace Mom' Returns to Texas War Protest [Re: Swami]
    #4595792 - 08/29/05 07:07 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Don't quite get the relevance of your post to the matter at hand


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Re: 'Peace Mom' Returns to Texas War Protest [Re: zappaisgod]
    #4596543 - 08/29/05 10:38 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

zappaisgod said:
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Sycronica said:
So don't you worry about her son, it is none of anyone's business but her's.




Not exactly. It is her son's business, his father's business and the grandparent's business and the cousin's business and the aunts' business and the uncles' business. She has clearly made the decision that it is not HER business. She only has one business and that is the "Cindy Sheehan" business. And that's fine. He's probably better off not having a nutlog for a hands-on mother.




Why? Because they own her? So your a sexist as well as a fascist. What a shock.


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