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Vigil held in Bisbee in support of Texas mother (Bisbee -CPUSA AZ HQs)
Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Aug 18, 2005 | Michael Maresh

Posted on 08/18/2005 6:15:10 PM PDT by SandRat

BISBEE - More than 50 people Wednesday night ignored the steady rain in their candlelight vigil that was held at Grassy Park to support Cindy Sheehan.

Sheehan is a mother who lost a son in Iraq, and she has been camped out near President George Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch in hopes she will get to speak to him again.

Valerie Stephens, one of the organizers of the vigil, said it was held to support Sheehan.

"We need to make people aware of this incredibly brave person, a grieving mother who has finally managed to focus interest on what is happening in Iraq," she said.

Stephens said after finding out there was no vigil in the area, decided to hold one herself.

"Let folks realize what Cindy Sheehan is doing in support of her son," Stephens said.

Stephens said she was not surprised at the turnout, but conceded she was a little worried with all the rain that fell in Bisbee Wednesday evening.

"This is the third vigil we have had in the last year," she said.

"We have always had a terrific turnout."

She said the vigil can only help Sheehan's cause.

"In Cindy Sheehan's name, let's put this woman's name on the map," she said.

Karen Corey, a Bisbeeite for 25 years, said she came to the vigil for peace.

"That is as far as it goes," she said, adding that is what everyone seeks.

Carol Hayes said she heard about the vigil from a friend and had to attend.

"Someone is doing something. This woman gave of (herself) so let's support her," Hayes said. "It's about damn time."

Bisbee resident Albert Lucero said there were no organizers for the vigil and added it was done mostly by word of mouth.

"We are a community," he said. This is all about Cindy and the war."

Sierra Vistan Don Young and his wife also came down to Bisbee for the vigil.

"We came out because we feel this war is a fatal error," he said. "It seems to me that staying (in Iraq) is not accomplishing anything except more killings."

Rob Richards, a Bisbee resident who is a minister at the the Unitarian Church in Sierra Vista, said one of the reasons he came out was to be part of the movement that Sheehan started.

"I think she has paved the way for people coming out and standing up for their beliefs," Richards said.

"I think she is asking some very important questions."

Stephen told the people who came out to the vigil that they are seeking 20-plus people to take a bus to Crawford, Texas, to help support Sheehan and her cause.

Stephens asked for names and telephone numbers of people who are interested. She said she will contact them soon with more information.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: answer; antiwar; bisbee; bush; cindysheehan; codepink; commie; crawford; moveonorg; protests; ranch; socialist; support; texas; vigil

1 posted on 08/18/2005 6:15:24 PM PDT by SandRat
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To: SandRat

hippies?


2 posted on 08/18/2005 6:20:48 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker!)
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To: SandRat
Bisbee? LOL..Populated mostly by aging Viet Nam draft dodgers and Woodstock Hippies..right?

Why am I not surprised?

3 posted on 08/18/2005 6:23:12 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: bnelson44

Damn hippies.

"It's all about Cindy"

My ass. It's all about Casey, who gave his life for something he believed in. Casey's name is not mentioned anywhere in this article, not in any of the numerous quotes from so many 'supporters'.

They tell their lies with what they don't say.


4 posted on 08/18/2005 6:26:43 PM PDT by No Longer Free State (Cultural insensitivity does not constitute torture.)
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To: SandRat
Rob Richards, a Bisbee resident who is a minister at the the Unitarian Church in Sierra Vista, said one of the reasons he came out was to be part of the movement that Sheehan started.

Hey, moron! As a minister, you should already be part of a "movement," not desperately in search of one! Oh, wait, I get it now. He's Unitarian.

Unitarianism: religion for those who don't really have time for all those rules and beliefs and stuff...

5 posted on 08/18/2005 6:27:08 PM PDT by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Hwt! Lr bi mst hord, solce!)
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To: bnelson44

Hippies and the trash they whelped.


6 posted on 08/18/2005 6:30:52 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: spectre

Yep, and the trash they whelped.


7 posted on 08/18/2005 6:31:32 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat
On news that Cindy was returning to care for her mom, her supporters were seen waving as she left...


8 posted on 08/18/2005 6:34:26 PM PDT by strange1 ("Show the enemy harm so he shall not advance" Sun Tzu The Art of War)
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To: SandRat

There is no picture posted so I'm a little skeptical about that "more than 50" number. Probably less than 20. You just can't believe the "media."


9 posted on 08/18/2005 6:36:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: SandRat

"Rob Richards, a Bisbee resident who is a minister at the the Unitarian Church in Sierra Vista, said one of the reasons he came out was to be part of the movement that Sheehan started."

All of the usual suspects!


10 posted on 08/18/2005 6:39:43 PM PDT by Binghamton_native
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To: SandRat
OMG..they reproduced? :)
11 posted on 08/18/2005 6:40:21 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: SandRat
You can fool some of the people all of the time ~
especially if you have the MSM shilling for you!

sheehan is a card carrying member of the Bush hating, anti-American radical left on a mission to oust Bush

and she then pretends that all she wants in this whole world is a chance to speak with President Bush about her son, Casey, when in fact


It is pitiful to see so many folks being taken in by sheehan's deceitfully vile "I am a bereaved parent who wants answers" charade!!!


Click here for a view of the real sheehan

12 posted on 08/18/2005 6:40:21 PM PDT by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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To: SandRat

Bisbee, hippie stargate time warp.


13 posted on 08/18/2005 6:49:07 PM PDT by porkchops 4 mahound (Cocktails at the Copper Queen)
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To: SandRat

Vigil held in Bisbee in support of Texas mother



Well I didn't know that Cindy had became a resident of Texas......

Now she maybe a mother but I'm not sure about Texas as the descriptive word.


14 posted on 08/18/2005 6:53:20 PM PDT by deport (If you want something bad enough, there's someone who will sell it to you. Even the truth your way.)
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To: Zacs Mom; Smartass; MeekOneGOP; Travis McGee; ntnychik; Happy2BMe; potlatch; Mia T; ...
"THIS COUNTRY IS NOT WORTH DYING FOR!"

CODE PINKO -- Cindy Sheehan




       

15 posted on 08/18/2005 7:34:48 PM PDT by devolve (------- http://tinypic.com/a47v9u.gif --American Immigration ---- Good-Bad-or-Ugly?-- -)
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To: SandRat
Anyone who thinks Hanoi Kerry and Hanoi Jane
aren't behind the anti war crowd
needs to get a clue.






16 posted on 08/18/2005 8:30:55 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Never Forget)
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To: SandRat
More than 50 people

Just another example of why Sheehan is nothing but an ineffective media manufacture freak show. Guess the Moveon created "Rosa Parks of the Anti-War movement" isn't the hugh success they were hoping for. Guess Moveon better go pack to the PR firm that is managing Cindy and get a refund.

17 posted on 08/18/2005 9:20:39 PM PDT by MNJohnnie ( Brick by brick, stone by stone, the Revolution grows)
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To: SandRat

Too funny, I lived in Bisbee as a kid, back when the mine was still active. Now I would ask, "who brought the weed"?

The town dried up after the PD mine closed and the hippes and 'artists' took over - oh, and it still has Dot's Diner, cool place to eat.


18 posted on 08/18/2005 10:21:38 PM PDT by ASOC (Insert clever tagline here: _______)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Yep he'd fit right in there.


19 posted on 08/18/2005 10:34:13 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: ASOC

For what it's worth I think the best place to eat is Cafe Roka in Bisbee that's about the only good thing left in the town.


20 posted on 08/18/2005 10:40:23 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: bnelson44
While on the Naco line with the Minutemen this spring, my wife and I stopped to eat breakfast in Bisbee. We were reading the menu as the waiter, a aging pony-tailed type, stopped at our table and greeted us with, "Good Liberal Morning". If there had been any other place open ... Needless to say a tip wasn't left.

"Good LIBERAL Morning" --- aaaaargh!
21 posted on 08/19/2005 1:51:18 AM PDT by grayeagle (Ronald Reagan -- the President of my lifetime.)
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