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Al Sharpton Speaks at Texas Anti-War Camp
AP - Yahoo ^ | 8/27/05 | Angela K. Brown - AP

Posted on 08/28/2005 7:18:40 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

CRAWFORD, Texas - The Rev. Al Sharpton joined hundreds of war protesters outside President Bush's ranch for an interfaith service Sunday, saying he felt compelled to meet Cindy Sheehan, the grieving mother who started the rally three weeks earlier.

Sheehan had arrived in Bush's hometown on Aug. 6 and refused to leave until she could question the president about the war that has killed more than 1,870 U.S. service members, including her 24-year-old son, Casey.

As her vigil drew attention, it also drew crowds, with some people joining her camp, celebrities stopping by to lend her their support, and Bush supporters heading for Crawford to protest the protesters.

On Sunday, Sharpton joined Sheehan in laying roses at crosses near "Camp Casey,"

"I feel that it is our moral obligation to stand and to be courageous with these families, and particularly Cindy, that have become the conscience of this nation," said Sharpton, an activist and former Democratic presidential candidate.

Actor Martin Sheen, who portrays the Democratic president on NBC's "The West Wing," also met with Sheehan and spoke to a crowd of more than 300.

"At least you've got the acting president of the United States," the actor said. "I think you know what I do for a living, but this is what I do to stay alive."

Several cars with pro-Bush signs drove slowly down the road by the protest campsite. One man was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly shoving an anti-war demonstrator, McLennan County sheriff's deputies said.

Amid all the comings and goings around Camp Casey on Sunday, peace activists Genevieve Van Cleve and Peter Ravella got married.

The aisle was strewn with hay, and the crowd hummed "Here Comes the Bride."

"This is meaningful. This has substance," said Van Cleve, 34, of Austin. "We completely support what they're doing, and we just wanted to add whatever love, fidelity, loyalty and honor that we could."

After the war protest ends Wednesday and Sheehan packs up camp, the anti-war group plans to spread its message on a bus tour, with the first stop likely in the southeast Texas district of U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

Bush has said he appreciates Sheehan's right to protest and sympathizes with her, but his aides have said there are no plans to change his schedule to meet with her.

Sheehan and other grieving families met with Bush about two months after her son died last year, before she became a vocal opponent of the war.


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Cindy Sheehan, left, holds Rev. Al Sharpton's hand, center, as Evan Bright reaches over to comfort her as they lay roses at the crosses at Camp Casey 2 near President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005. Both women lost their sons in the war in Iraq. (AP Photo/LM Otero)


1 posted on 08/28/2005 7:18:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Cindy Sheehan, left, and Rev. Al Sharpton greet each other after he arrived at Camp Casey 2 near President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005. (AP Photo/LM Otero)


2 posted on 08/28/2005 7:21:03 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: NormsRevenge

What's Al Sharpton doing in Texas?


3 posted on 08/28/2005 7:21:11 PM PDT by pcottraux
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To: NormsRevenge
Looks like another photo op.


4 posted on 08/28/2005 7:21:54 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: pcottraux

The freeks are out in Texas.


5 posted on 08/28/2005 7:22:04 PM PDT by Bombard
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To: pcottraux

I think the hurricane will knock Sheehan off the front pages for a few days.


6 posted on 08/28/2005 7:22:08 PM PDT by queenkathy (Dear God, I have a problem; it's me.)
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To: pcottraux

Simple. He wanted to join the rest of the publicity whores.


7 posted on 08/28/2005 7:22:16 PM PDT by Uncle Vlad
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To: pcottraux
"What's Al Sharpton doing in Texas?"

Looking for some publicity and good barbeque.
8 posted on 08/28/2005 7:22:17 PM PDT by AngieGOP (I never met a woman who became a stripper because she played with Barbie dolls as a kid.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Did the Neo-Nazi's show up too?

Imagine that, Al Sharpton and Neo-Nazi's find a common cause.

Awww, ain't that made-for-media posed photo touching. (rolling eyes)


9 posted on 08/28/2005 7:22:36 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (We are grateful to our fine military. God bless them and their families.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Actor Martin Sheen, who portrays the Democratic president on NBC's "The West Wing," also met with Sheehan and spoke to a crowd of more than 300."

LOL "300", while we had 3000+ supporting the Troops and President bush

10 posted on 08/28/2005 7:22:43 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Whenever a Liberal is Speaking on the Senate Floor, Al-Jazeera Breaks in and Covers it LIVE)
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To: Indy Pendance
Thanks!.

A truck carrying a giant peace sign drives past anti-war protestors at Cindy Sheehan's Camp Casey 2 near President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

11 posted on 08/28/2005 7:22:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: NormsRevenge

Somebody please post the full picture of this! Changes everthing seeing the background!


12 posted on 08/28/2005 7:23:10 PM PDT by defal33 (Get 'er done!)
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To: NormsRevenge
The media released picture


the REAL picture

13 posted on 08/28/2005 7:23:42 PM PDT by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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To: NormsRevenge

When Al Sharpton speaks, people zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

"compelled" to go meet with her, but he waits 3 weeks?


14 posted on 08/28/2005 7:24:16 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (As long as Dean's the head of the D-N-C, it just looks better for the G-O-P!!)
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To: NormsRevenge; Peach; Mo1

Words fail...

15 posted on 08/28/2005 7:24:27 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (We are grateful to our fine military. God bless them and their families.)
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To: Indy Pendance

I am too slow, thank for the entire picture!


16 posted on 08/28/2005 7:24:31 PM PDT by defal33 (Get 'er done!)
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To: NormsRevenge
The Stone Age Press milking Camp Soros for all it's worth!!

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters

17 posted on 08/28/2005 7:25:05 PM PDT by bray (Pray for the Freedom of the Iraqis from Islam)
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To: defal33

Yours matches the photo in the main story.


18 posted on 08/28/2005 7:25:27 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: NormsRevenge

Too bad the Cind-Bag isn't on a Louisiana island.


19 posted on 08/28/2005 7:27:05 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: defal33; Zacs Mom

oops, that was Zacs Mom's post.


20 posted on 08/28/2005 7:27:30 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: NormsRevenge
The Rev. Al Sharpton joined hundreds,as thousands supported our troops.

NEVER FORGET,the old media is worthless.

21 posted on 08/28/2005 7:27:46 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: prairiebreeze

Al looks scared that she's gonna hug him again

Al doesn't seem like a huggy kind of guy


22 posted on 08/28/2005 7:27:47 PM PDT by Mo1 (Hey Cindy ... tell us again why Our Country is not worth fighting for)
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To: prairiebreeze

"Words fail..."

Here's the dialogue to match:

"Care to dance, ma cherie?

"Mmhh, you big funny bunny. I'm twitching my nose like Samantha from Bewitched."

"What should we spend the big DNC check on?"

"Dinner at the Grand Restaurant Francais?"

"Oui oui!"


23 posted on 08/28/2005 7:27:58 PM PDT by pcottraux
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To: NormsRevenge
Amid all the comings and goings around Camp Casey on Sunday, peace activists Genevieve Van Cleve and Peter Ravella got married.

And may they breed a good, strong, patriotic, America-loving Marine.

24 posted on 08/28/2005 7:28:06 PM PDT by Morgan's Raider
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To: NormsRevenge; Chieftain

Is it just my strange mind...or does this peace sign statue looks strangely obscene/pornographic?


25 posted on 08/28/2005 7:28:12 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Everything I need to know about Islam I learned on 9-11!)
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To: pcottraux

trying to forget about his tawana brawley lawsuit
liar liar pants on fire


26 posted on 08/28/2005 7:28:15 PM PDT by italianquaker (CONFIRM THE JUDGES BUSH=MANDATE)
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To: pcottraux

he's hoping, cindy.


27 posted on 08/28/2005 7:28:39 PM PDT by pipecorp (Let's have a CRUSADE! , the muslims have already started. 1500 replies and not a single post!)
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To: defal33
The pictures with Al the media pimp and Sheehan the media "_____" absolutely make my blood turn cold. The fakeness and staged crap just makes my heart ache for Casey.

How could any mom do this to her son, using his name, when he disagreed with her 100%. She is beneath contempt, she is the worst sort of user....using a dead son to further her politcal belief.

28 posted on 08/28/2005 7:29:14 PM PDT by Republic
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To: prairiebreeze

Or how about:

"Whoops! Almost slipped on my own slime trail for a minute there! Isn't that just peachy...hee hee hee!"

"Don't wuhhry, shugah. Big Daddy'll catch you. It happens to me awll the tam."


29 posted on 08/28/2005 7:30:14 PM PDT by pcottraux
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, both Al and Cindy have shown a violent hatred for Jews. So I'm sure they both appreciate all the support from David Duke and various neo-Nazi groups.


30 posted on 08/28/2005 7:30:30 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: MJY1288

"At least you've got the acting president of the United States," the actor said. "I think you know what I do for a living, but this is what I do to stay alive."

What? Pander to leftist propagandists? Take advantage of a
"grieving" mother? Hang out with Rev. Al?

"I don't have a clue about being a real President, but
I play one on TV. When I'm not staying at a Holiday Inn."


31 posted on 08/28/2005 7:30:54 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Turn out the lights
The party's over


32 posted on 08/28/2005 7:32:10 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Zacs Mom
The last time I saw that many media pukes was for Annika Sorenstahm at the Colonial last year.

Guess I don't get out much...

33 posted on 08/28/2005 7:32:58 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (The only NOC list containing the name of Valerie Plame was stolen by Ethan Hunt.)
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To: tet68

Sometimes, my brother and I have a game that we play called "Celebrity Plane Crash." It's where (usually over cocktails) you start listing people whose descent would actually make the world a better place.

Martin Sheen and Reverend Al always make the list.


34 posted on 08/28/2005 7:33:12 PM PDT by andie74 ("No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent." -- John Jay)
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To: NormsRevenge
I heard a caller on a local radio station say that she believes the reason why Cindy Sheehan is doing what she's doing is because of guilt.

The caller said that Ms. Sheehan feels guilty that she raised a patriotic, American son who, as an adult, chose to enlist in the military and willingly laid down his life for his country.

In her guilt over raising a brave son, she displays a cowardice that her son never embraced and one that will haunt his mother and her "followers" for the rest of their lives.

If Ms. Sheehan wants to blame anyone for her son's death, she should blame herself.

35 posted on 08/28/2005 7:33:32 PM PDT by A2J (Oh, I wish I was in Dixie...)
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To: Zacs Mom
The real picture: Cindy & Al with the handler's and press.

Thanks,Zacs Mom, for posting the picture that tell's the real story!

36 posted on 08/28/2005 7:33:58 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Qui Nhon Turtle Co.)
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To: Liberty Valance
With Katrina bearing down on the gulf, and this next storm approaching, her 'tour' to DC is going to be a snore for the media.
37 posted on 08/28/2005 7:34:53 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: NormsRevenge
"At least you've got the acting president of the United States," the actor said

Pathetic ... truly pathetic

38 posted on 08/28/2005 7:35:40 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
Is it just my strange mind...or does this peace sign statue looks strangely obscene/pornographic?

When I saw it, I began hoping that one of our graphic master on FR could take and change it to a big middle finger, as that is what Sheehan is doing to our troops.

39 posted on 08/28/2005 7:36:53 PM PDT by A2J (Oh, I wish I was in Dixie...)
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To: prairiebreeze

Words don't fail. Two con artists at work. Some day after all the current hubub is over, her son's death will work its way to the surface of her psyche and she'll really begin to grieve. I suspect she'll actually need some support and those that flock to her now to lend her 'support' will be nowhere to be found. Truly sad, those of the left...


40 posted on 08/28/2005 7:36:57 PM PDT by GW and Twins Pawpaw (Sheepdog for Five [My grandkids are way more important than any lefty's feelings!])
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To: Westlander
Too bad the Cind-Bag isn't on a Louisiana island

Don't you realize that it's all that hot air from Crawford drawing Katrina towards that area? A little more and it would travel right across Crawford.

41 posted on 08/28/2005 7:39:10 PM PDT by DakotaRed
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To: Mo1

Cindy looks like a bona fide moonbat grinning up at Al that way.

Al looks like he's thinking "Damn, lady!"


42 posted on 08/28/2005 7:39:35 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (We are grateful to our fine military. God bless them and their families.)
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To: prairiebreeze

Ugh. And just before bed :-)


43 posted on 08/28/2005 7:40:27 PM PDT by Peach (South Carolina is praying for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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To: prairiebreeze
Cindy looks like a bona fide moonbat grinning up at Al that way.

Well, considering that her husband has dumped her, she may be shopping for a new "main."

44 posted on 08/28/2005 7:40:46 PM PDT by A2J (Oh, I wish I was in Dixie...)
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To: GW and Twins Pawpaw

You're right, two con artists. Another made for media posed pix.


45 posted on 08/28/2005 7:40:48 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (We are grateful to our fine military. God bless them and their families.)
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To: tet68

This Angela Brown seems to be writing about 50% of the articles on the "Bitch in the Ditch" at Camp Cindy


46 posted on 08/28/2005 7:40:49 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Whenever a Liberal is Speaking on the Senate Floor, Al-Jazeera Breaks in and Covers it LIVE)
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To: prairiebreeze
Dear Cindy

Please remember, if you are the victim of a wilding incident, "Reverend" Sharpton will blame you.

Sincerely
The Central Park Jogger
47 posted on 08/28/2005 7:41:27 PM PDT by CaptainK
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To: AngieGOP
"What's Al Sharpton doing in Texas?"

Looking for some publicity and good barbeque.

Did you notice the Rev Al did not show up until it was announced, We now have caterers!"

48 posted on 08/28/2005 7:42:14 PM PDT by Chuck54 (Confirm justice Roberts!)
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To: Republic

She reminds me of a prostitute with all her johns.


49 posted on 08/28/2005 7:42:45 PM PDT by defal33 (Get 'er done!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I think Al and St Cindy sneaked off to his motel room (paid for by Soros, of course).


50 posted on 08/28/2005 7:43:39 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Liberals preach comity and practice calumny.)
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