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Posted: 01 Feb 06, 16:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cindy Sheehan was arrested (again) after being INVITED to the Capitol to join the others at the State of the Union Address. She came there wearing a war protest shirt and was arrested after refusing to cover it up. They were afraid that she was going to protest the war and she was removed.

I love that crap. Cindy Sheehan is really a joke. I mean, she was invited to the State of the Union Address and she chose to blow it off by wearing a t-shirt that protested the war. I mean, so her son died and I know that is a terrible thing for anyone to go through but other people's sons and daughters have died and they didn't make such a big deal out of it. I mean, I think she is just some hippie who LIVES to draw attention. What do you think?

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Posted: 01 Feb 06, 16:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're about right. A State of the Union Address is a formal event. Everyone should adhere to that simple request.

There is a time and a place for everything. Last night was neither the time nor the place for Cindy's tantrum.

The thing that bugs me about her is not the fact that she opposes the war. It's the was that she uses her sons death as a rally point. He did NOT die so that she could protest.

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Posted: 01 Feb 06, 16:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sheehan is doing this for one person....Cindy Sheehan.

She is a smacked ass, pure and simple.


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Posted: 01 Feb 06, 16:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yamaha wrote:


It's the was that she uses her sons death as a rally point. He did NOT die so that she could protest.


yes he did...the whole argument for war in iraq, is war on terror...and that is based on the ousted ruling regime being tyrannical, and being against free-speech. her son's death permits and extends the right to free-speech to the rest of the world...and she is exercising her inalienable right to say what she thinks


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Posted: 01 Feb 06, 16:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.countrymusic.com.au/cmstore/Tours/2000/PorterWagonerOpry.jpg


For those of you who have no idea who Porter Wagoner is....


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Posted: 01 Feb 06, 16:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:

yamaha wrote:


It's the was that she uses her sons death as a rally point. He did NOT die so that she could protest.


yes he did...the whole argument for war in iraq, is war on terror...and that is based on the ousted ruling regime being tyrannical, and being against free-speech. her son's death permits and extends the right to free-speech to the rest of the world...and she is exercising her inalienable right to say what she thinks


She WAS exercizing that right. At this point, she has become a caricature, a joke, a farce, a punchline to a joke.

Her act has grown stale, even with those on the left.

Time to move on, Cindy. Your 15 minutes were up quite a while ago.


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Posted: 01 Feb 06, 16:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:

yamaha wrote:


It's the was that she uses her sons death as a rally point. He did NOT die so that she could protest.


yes he did...the whole argument for war in iraq, is war on terror...and that is based on the ousted ruling regime being tyrannical, and being against free-speech. her son's death permits and extends the right to free-speech to the rest of the world...and she is exercising her inalienable right to say what she thinks


Well, I do agree that she should be able to say what she thinks. That is one of the basic freedoms that come along with living in the States. I think she is using her son's death in the wrong way. Perhaps she is using her family's loss for her own personal gain.

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Posted: 01 Feb 06, 17:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Haystacks Calhoun wrote:

http://www.countrymusic.com.au/cmstore/Tours/2000/PorterWagonerOpry.jpg


For those of you who have no idea who Porter Wagoner is....


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Posted: 01 Feb 06, 17:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sure...


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Posted: 01 Feb 06, 17:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 01 Feb 06, 18:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:



d...the whole argument for war in iraq, is war on terror...and that is based on the ousted ruling regime being tyrannical, and being against free-speech. her son's death permits and extends the right to free-speech to the rest of the world...and she is exercising her inalienable right to say what she thinks


I don't agree. I think making an ass out of yourself does NOT constitute free speech. She needs to go back home to the trailer park.

This is the greatest country in the world. After hearing John Kerry's attempted filibuster, I just laugh at all those who thought we'd be better off with him. What a maroon.

Nice Brenski. Good argument.

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Posted: 01 Feb 06, 18:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Filibuster is nothing compared to lying about the reasons to go to war, links to lobbyists, and hiring unqualified people for high government positions just because they happen to be your old-time buddies.

That's like comparing the local shoplifter teenager to a serial killer.


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Posted: 01 Feb 06, 21:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Capitol police also escorted out Beverly Young, wife of Representative C.W. "Bill" Young (R-Florida), from the visitors gallery for wearing a shirt with a slogan backing the war in Iraq: "Support the Troops — Defending Our Freedom." Bill Young later told reporters his wife was humiliated and suggested Capitol police undergo sensitivity training.



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Posted: 01 Feb 06, 21:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Capitol police also escorted out Beverly Young, wife of Representative C.W. "Bill" Young (R-Florida), from the visitors gallery for wearing a shirt with a slogan backing the war in Iraq: "Support the Troops — Defending Our Freedom." Bill Young later told reporters his wife was humiliated and suggested Capitol police undergo sensitivity training.


LOL - She would not survive one minute on QZ. Did anyone tell Beverly where to stick that sensitivity training?


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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 07:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

IMO, Sheehan IS exercising one of her basic freedoms, though the State of the Union address was in no way the proper forum for her to do so. There is specific attire and attitude necessary for an event like that and she did not follow it. Especially after she was invited and expected to behave accordingly as a guest.

That said, she in general rubs me the wrong way. I mean, protesting outside of Bush's ranch when he is not there? Can someone inform me the point of this? Also, what is supposed to be about her son has turned out to be 100% her. I mean:

Cindy Sheehan results - 3,930,000
Casey Sheehan results - 229,000

I believe that speaks for itself.


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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 11:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Proper attire, with a simple 'Support Our Troops' pin, (along with a 'Kerry/Edwards' badge perhaps)would have been more effective for Ms. Sheehan. This was the State of the Union address, after all. Regardless of political feelings, a certain amount of decorum is required.

I feel really bad for this woman. She lost her son in the war. A war she is opposed to. She has the right to protest. She did not deserve the attacks that had been levelled against her months ago. Then again, McCain was made to look as if he'd fathered an illegitimate black girl during the 2000 campaign by the Bush crew (still wish he would have been the Republican candidate).

That being said, I think she needs some counseling and better guidance, because her recent outlandish statements are way over the edge.

Ray Nagin, Harry Belafonte, Pat Robertson, and Cindy Sheehan......they've all lost 'it' (or never had 'it').




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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 12:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yamaha wrote:

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:

yamaha wrote:


It's the was that she uses her sons death as a rally point. He did NOT die so that she could protest.


yes he did...the whole argument for war in iraq, is war on terror...and that is based on the ousted ruling regime being tyrannical, and being against free-speech. her son's death permits and extends the right to free-speech to the rest of the world...and she is exercising her inalienable right to say what she thinks


Well, I do agree that she should be able to say what she thinks. That is one of the basic freedoms that come along with living in the States. I think she is using her son's death in the wrong way. Perhaps she is using her family's loss for her own personal gain.


doesn't matter what you think. no-one can remove her right to say what she thnks


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Posted: 02 Feb 06, 14:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:

yamaha wrote:

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:

yamaha wrote:


It's the was that she uses her sons death as a rally point. He did NOT die so that she could protest.


yes he did...the whole argument for war in iraq, is war on terror...and that is based on the ousted ruling regime being tyrannical, and being against free-speech. her son's death permits and extends the right to free-speech to the rest of the world...and she is exercising her inalienable right to say what she thinks


Well, I do agree that she should be able to say what she thinks. That is one of the basic freedoms that come along with living in the States. I think she is using her son's death in the wrong way. Perhaps she is using her family's loss for her own personal gain.


doesn't matter what you think. no-one can remove her right to say what she thnks


I never did say that she should stop protesting. I was exercising my right to voice my own opinion. At this point, the horse is just about dead. Time to take a step back and relax.

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Posted: 03 Feb 06, 10:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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This is the greatest country in the world.


How about, "I think", or "in my opinion"...?

There's a perfect example of the average stuck-up republican American thinking his country is better than the rest. Reality check: Americans are the only people who may agree with you.


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Mircrowave wrote:

This is the greatest country in the world.


How about, "I think", or "in my opinion"...?

There's a perfect example of the average stuck-up republican American thinking his country is better than the rest. Reality check: Americans are the only people who may agree with you.


Not all of us, though.


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