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Folk Singer Supports Anti-War Protesters
ABC News ^ | 8-22-05

Posted on 08/22/2005 5:54:23 AM PDT by Hadean

CRAWFORD, Texas Aug 22, 2005 — Joan Baez was against the Vietnam War and she showed it appearing at marches, once even blocking the entrance of a military induction center.

The folk singer is against the Iraq war, too, and she showed her support Sunday to protesters camping out near President Bush's ranch.

Baez took to the stage for about 500 people on an acre lot offered by a landowner who opposes the war, performing such classic peace anthems as "Song of Peace," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot."

Not far way is the camp started by Cindy Seehan, whose son Casey was killed in Iraq.

"In the first march I went to (opposing Vietnam) there were 10 of us. This is huge," Baez told the relatives of fallen soldiers before performing just up the road from the ranch.

For Baez, an anti-war movement was inevitable.

"It was the final tear for the overflow and you can't stop running water," she said. "Cindy's was the final tear."

Downtown, more Bush supporters arrived at a pro-Bush camp that had been set up as a reaction to Sheehan's. As of Sunday afternoon, more than 150 people had visited the large tent with "God Bless Our President!" and "God Bless Our Troops" banners and a life-size cardboard cutout of Bush.

"When we saw this, we said, `Thank God you're here'," said Frances Lee, who came from Douglasville, Ga., with neighbor Brenda Bohanan. They planned to hold pro-Bush banners down the street from the protesters.

"We said, `We wanted y'all to know that there are people from all over the United States that care'," Lee said.

The pro-Bush camp is called "Fort Qualls," for Marine Lance Cpl. Louis Wayne Qualls, 20, killed in Fallujah last fall. His father, Gary Qualls of Temple, said the anti-war demonstrators are being disrespectful to soldiers.

Sheehan's 24-year-old son, Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, also died last year in Iraq. He is among more than 1,800 U.S. soldiers killed since the March 2003 invasion.

Sheehan, of Vacaville, Calif., started the anti-war demonstration on Aug. 6 and vowed to remain until Bush agreed to meet with her or until his monthlong vacation ends Sept. 3. She flew to Los Angeles last week after her 74-year-old mother had a stroke but is expected to return to Texas in a few days.


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KEYWORDS: baez; campfruitbag; cindysheehan; leftoverleft; phonyjoanie; protest; sheehan; suncomesupineast; trollingforpublicity
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Swiiiiiing low..sweet charrrrrrrrrriot.
1 posted on 08/22/2005 5:54:24 AM PDT by Hadean
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To: Hadean
What the report didn't say was that when Baez learned of the Pol Pot massacre in Cambodia, because of the U.S. withdrawal, Baez, regretted the movement.

Joan seems to have forgotten too.

I remember reading the interview to Baez in Rolling Stone in the early 80's.

2 posted on 08/22/2005 5:57:50 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Hadean

"Comin' for to carry me hoooooooome."


3 posted on 08/22/2005 5:58:03 AM PDT by L98Fiero
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To: Hadean
Uh...this woman was apparently a singer at one time?

Hey, I like folk music. But if you think it is relavant today, you need to rent "A Mighty Wind."

4 posted on 08/22/2005 5:58:41 AM PDT by 50sDad (Star Trek Tri-D Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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To: L98Fiero

"Nobody knows the trouble I've seen..."


5 posted on 08/22/2005 5:59:56 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Hadean

As if these young air heads even know who this old prune is.


6 posted on 08/22/2005 6:00:51 AM PDT by jetson (throne)
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To: L98Fiero

Oh boy. The old war protesters are all back. Yippee!! This is who the Democrat Party is made up of now


7 posted on 08/22/2005 6:01:25 AM PDT by sachem longrifle (Proud member of the Fond Du Lac band of the Chippewa people)
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To: All

Who????


8 posted on 08/22/2005 6:01:28 AM PDT by KevinDavis (the space/future belongs to the eagles --> http://www.cafepress.com/kevinspace1)
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To: Hadean
Joan Baez is a marxist and her singing/entertainment sucks.

FMCDH(BITS)

9 posted on 08/22/2005 6:01:33 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Hadean

Joan Who? Wasn't she at that hippie thing in NY in '69? What was that called? Uh, uh, uhhhhhhhh......oh yeah.....Woodstock, that was it......naked bodies rolling around in their own poop due to rain and overflowing Port-O-Sans....


10 posted on 08/22/2005 6:02:05 AM PDT by NRA1995 ("People do stupid things...." and I hear the Vonage music playing.....woo-hoo, woo-hoo-hoo....)
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To: Hadean
Joan Baez!

The Leftie Moonbats have activated the mothball fleet.

11 posted on 08/22/2005 6:02:15 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Be a glowworm. A glowworm's never glum. How can you be grumpy when the sun shines out your bum?)
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To: Hadean

And I should be awed by the intellectual power of a folk singer because... ?


12 posted on 08/22/2005 6:02:54 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Liberal level playing field: If the Islamics win we are their slaves..if we win they are our equals.)
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To: Hadean
Link.

Kumbaya, my Lord, Kumbaya,
Kumbaya, my Lord, Kumbaya,
Kumbaya, my Lord, Kumbaya, oh, Lord, Kumbaya.
Someone`s singing, Lord, Kumbaya,
someone`s singing, Lord, Kumbaja.
Someone`s singing, Lord, Kumbaya, oh Lord, Kumbaya.
Someone`s praying, Lord, Kumbaya,
Someone`s praying, Lord, Kumbaya.
Someone`s praying, Lord, Kumbaya, oh Lord, Kumbaya.
Someone`s crying, Lord, Kumbaya,
someone`s crying, Lord, Kumbaya.
Someone`s crying, Lord, Kumbaya, oh, Lord, Kumbaya.
Someone`s sleeping Lord, Kumbaya,
someone`s sleeping, Lord, Kumbaya.
Someone`s sleeping, Lord, Kumbaya, oh, Lord, Kumbaya.

(Joan Baez)

13 posted on 08/22/2005 6:02:55 AM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (an enemy of islam -- Joe Boucher; Leapfrog; Dr.Zoidberg; Lazamataz; ...)
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To: Hadean

"Folk Singer Supports Anti-War Protesters"

In other headlines, dog bites man, mountain ranges stationary, ocean wet, Bubba Clintstone caught in another lie...


14 posted on 08/22/2005 6:04:01 AM PDT by dsc
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To: nothingnew
Pete Seeger is probably too old to make an appearance, but we should remember him:

In 1940 he was an Isolationist. Supported Hitler (because Stalin had signed the non-aggression pact). Seeger was a committed Stalinist and if Uncle Joe liked Adolf, then Pete like Adolf too. Pete only favored WWII after Hitler attacked Stalin. For folkies like him, WWII was a war to save communism.

I like folk music.
I have contempt for most of the people who sing it.

15 posted on 08/22/2005 6:05:43 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: nothingnew
>"Joan Baez is a marxist and her singing/entertainment sucks.

Unless you're into wrinkly old commie indoctrination propoganda.
Not that there's anything wrong with that. (eye rolls)

Kill A Commie For Mommie
Seven Dead Monkeys Page O Tunes

16 posted on 08/22/2005 6:05:55 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("If it's brown, drink it down. If it's black send it back." Homer's guide to drinking in Springfield)
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To: Hadean
Where have all the flowers gone?


17 posted on 08/22/2005 6:06:12 AM PDT by cowboyway (My heroes have always been cowboys.)
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To: dsc

Another Gjoul of 60;s Past, climbs up out of
her coffin...Time for a bigger stake....


18 posted on 08/22/2005 6:06:24 AM PDT by NickatNite2003
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To: Hadean

....I thought this wrinkled up old hippie had passed on to her flower power worlds.....


19 posted on 08/22/2005 6:06:58 AM PDT by auto power
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To: N. Theknow
The Leftie Moonbats have activated the mothball fleet.

Still waiting to see Arlo Guthrie and Country Joe make appearances.....guess it's inevitable....

20 posted on 08/22/2005 6:07:28 AM PDT by NRA1995 ("People do stupid things...." and I hear the Vonage music playing.....woo-hoo, woo-hoo-hoo....)
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To: Hadean

The Democrats seemed determined to turn this into a new VietNam,and to get us to cut and bail. Good Lord, let's pray that they are not sucessful. I can tell you as a Pastor of a church in Florida, I can sense a definite switch in views on this war in my congregation. From support to questioning why we are there. Hopefully the President articulates the reasons over and over as Americans have grown weak in will. You know in Biblical history when the people of Israel got weak, the Lord sent a prophet. We need a prophetic voice to lead us and expose the danger these islamo facists are, and that their end game is to kill us and destroy our culture.


21 posted on 08/22/2005 6:08:44 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Hadean

No way!


22 posted on 08/22/2005 6:10:43 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Hadean
Talk about a has-been!


23 posted on 08/22/2005 6:12:58 AM PDT by andyandval
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To: Hadean

I thought she was dead. Didn't she choke on her own vomit or something back in the early 70's?


24 posted on 08/22/2005 6:14:07 AM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: Hadean

Its the same people from the Vietnam era, just trying to relive their youth. And they democrats wonder why their movement is dying?


25 posted on 08/22/2005 6:18:23 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator (This space outsourced to India)
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To: Hadean

Folk Singer Supports Anti-War Protesters

..paging Captain Obvious, paging Captain Obvious..

26 posted on 08/22/2005 6:19:51 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Hadean

She failed o mention that the new anti-war movement was held around the world with hundreds of thousands of socialists in attendence, and now it is "DOWN" to 500, soon to be 10.


27 posted on 08/22/2005 6:23:05 AM PDT by stockpirate (We can fight the Muslim Army in Iraq! Or we can fight them outback! Check my homepage)
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To: Hadean
"It was the final tear for the overflow and you can't stop running water," she said. "Cindy's was the final tear."

OK, I'm baffled.

Could someone translate?

28 posted on 08/22/2005 6:23:56 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: KC_Conspirator

Must be an acid trip flash back


29 posted on 08/22/2005 6:24:58 AM PDT by txroadhawg (Don't believe any statistics unless you made them up yourself)
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To: 50sDad

"Hey, I like folk music. But if you think it is relavant today, you need to rent "A Mighty Wind."

That was one of the funniest movies I have seen in ages. If you liked it, pick up "Best in Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" by the same troup. Subtle, satirical humor.


30 posted on 08/22/2005 6:25:43 AM PDT by L98Fiero
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To: Hadean

Baez, must be a French name-
surrender's the theme of Joan's game,
singing lyrics that make us all gag.
God bless America an Goddam this hag!!!





31 posted on 08/22/2005 6:25:43 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (If John Roberts is unfit for this Supreme Court,-this Supreme Court is unfit for the USA.)
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To: Northern Yankee

The Al Capp of Lil' Abner fame named her Phony Joanie.

Bob Dylan ran away from her as fast as he could.


32 posted on 08/22/2005 6:26:47 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother ( We need a few more Marines like Lt. Gen. James Mattis)
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To: HIDEK6
"It was the final tear for the overflow and you can't stop running water," she said. "Cindy's was the final tear."

OK, I'm baffled. Could someone translate?

Don't do drugs.

33 posted on 08/22/2005 6:28:01 AM PDT by Hadean
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To: Hadean

THE 60'S ARE OVER!!!! Move on with your useless life why don'tcha.


34 posted on 08/22/2005 6:29:00 AM PDT by CAPTAINSUPERMARVELMAN
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To: Rodney King

LOL

was it a HAM sandwich!


35 posted on 08/22/2005 6:29:21 AM PDT by angcat
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To: Hadean
iiiiing low..sweet charrrrrrrrrriot.

No,no,no, It's:

"Gimme that old time religion.
Gimme that old time religion.
Gimme that old time religion,
It's good enough for me!

"It was good for '60s hippies.
It was good for '60s hippies.
It was good for '60s hippies.
It's good enough for me!"

36 posted on 08/22/2005 6:29:43 AM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: Hadean

"Now come on boys, where's your spirit? I don't hear no singin'. When you were hippies, you sang like birds. Go on. How 'bout "a good ole moonbat work song?"


37 posted on 08/22/2005 6:31:05 AM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Hadean

Joan played in front of 500 people. It was probably her largest concert since the 60's. Coming from ABC News I would imagine it was more like 300 people and they rounded it to the next 500.


38 posted on 08/22/2005 6:32:52 AM PDT by MeSpikeLibs
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To: KevinDavis

Al Capp , the cartoonist, referred to her as Joanie Balooney.


39 posted on 08/22/2005 6:32:56 AM PDT by heylady
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To: Hadean
For Baez, an anti-war movement was inevitable. "It was the final tear for the overflow and you can't stop running water," she said. "Cindy's was the final tear."

Geez, I'd be willing to bet money that 99.9% of those anti-war banshees haven't shed a single tear for any of our fallen heroes. Heartstrings lingo is ineffective when it isn't heartfelt.

40 posted on 08/22/2005 6:35:37 AM PDT by shezza (God Bless Our Troops)
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For Baez, an anti-war movement was inevitable.

Yeah, the narcisistic old hippies of the '60's, such as Baez, haven't realized that most Americans today are not easily fooled as in the '60s and materialism is the mantra of the youth today, not rebellion.

Bod Dylan was smart to drop you Baez.

41 posted on 08/22/2005 6:37:12 AM PDT by Mister_Diddy_Wa_Diddy
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To: Rodney King
I thought she was dead. Didn't she choke on her own vomit or something back in the early 70's?

That was Jimi Hendrix.

42 posted on 08/22/2005 6:40:03 AM PDT by Mister_Diddy_Wa_Diddy
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To: nothingnew
Joan Baez is a marxist and her singing/entertainment sucks...

Joan Baez is a hardcore neo-Stalinist pig and her singing/entertainment still sucks...

43 posted on 08/22/2005 6:40:29 AM PDT by martin gibson (I know not what course others may take, but as for myself, give me Ralph Stanley or give me death!!!)
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To: Hadean
Joan can't hold a candle to this guy.

He calls himself "Patient Zero."

He is a member of the "Wag the Hag" crowd at Camp Cindy.

Please note his guitar adornments: 1001 = 0; My Other Guitar is a Syringe, and the duct tape.

44 posted on 08/22/2005 6:40:54 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Be a glowworm. A glowworm's never glum. How can you be grumpy when the sun shines out your bum?)
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To: N. Theknow
The Leftie Moonbats have activated the mothball fleet.

ROFLMAO. My first BIG laugh of the day. Thanks!

45 posted on 08/22/2005 6:43:16 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: kristinn; tgslTakoma; Doctor Raoul; basil

Some good posts here... ;-D


46 posted on 08/22/2005 6:44:08 AM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: finnman69

From the 60's myself.

Never liked Joan Baez.
Supported the Vietnam War
Voted for Nixon in '72 age 19
Fought endless verbal battles with dirty commie-pinko liberals.
New and still remember all of the lyrics to Country Joe's Song.

of course the anti-war movement wasn't nearly as powerful in Louisiana.


47 posted on 08/22/2005 6:44:18 AM PDT by WillMalven (It don't matter where you are when "the bomb" goes off, as long as you can say "What was that?")
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To: Hadean

Joan Baez: beautiful, beautiful voice expressing an ugly, ugly soul.

Dan


48 posted on 08/22/2005 6:44:38 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Mister_Diddy_Wa_Diddy

Nope, Mama Cass Elliot of the Mamas and the Papas


49 posted on 08/22/2005 6:46:13 AM PDT by WillMalven (It don't matter where you are when "the bomb" goes off, as long as you can say "What was that?")
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To: Mister_Diddy_Wa_Diddy
That was Jimi Hendrix.

I know that, but I thought there was some ugly broad that died, and I thought it was Joan Baez. Oh well.

50 posted on 08/22/2005 6:46:21 AM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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