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War Protesters Link Iraq, Katrina
Star Tribune ^ | September 4, 2005 | Robert Franklin

Posted on 09/03/2005 7:42:31 PM PDT by wallcrawlr

Under an "Impeach Bush" banner on a wall of the Minnesota State Capitol, anti-war speakers tried Saturday to link the Iraq war to a slow response to Hurricane Katrina.

It was part of the "Bring Them Home Now" national bus tour initiated by Cindy Sheehan, the mother who camped near President Bush's Texas ranch to demand that he talk with her about the death of her soldier son.

Sheehan was in the South on another bus Saturday, but about 350 people showed up in St. Paul to hear out-of-state speakers, along with local legislators, candidates and clergy members decry the war and question the president's moral values in waging it.

Several speakers suggested victims of Hurricane Katrina would have been better off had National Guard forces, and the money used to send the troops to Iraq, been here to help them.

"People are dying in Louisiana and New Orleans right now" because Bush, a "warmonger," is intent on "looting" oil in Iraq, said state Rep. Keith Ellison, DFL-Minneapolis.

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The war is "immoral, illegal, irrational," said the Rev. Lowell Erdahl, bishop emeritus of the St. Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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However, Kathy Dunaway, of Forest Lake, one of the counter-protesters, disagreed. "How can you support an individual who is laying their life on the line for their country and the Iraqi people, and not support the cause?" she said.

The counterprotesters are part of a national effort by Operation Iraqi Hope, based in Austin, Texas, that seeks to dispute the message of the Sheehan supporters.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Philosophy; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: americahaters; anarchists; apostasy; bushhaters; cindysheehan; dirtyrats; lefties; leftistagenda; leftistapostasy; leftistlies; radicalleftists; rats
Kathy Dunaway seems like an honorary Freeper.

BTW, the statement from the ELCA bishop disgusts me...although it does not surprise me.

1 posted on 09/03/2005 7:42:31 PM PDT by wallcrawlr
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To: wallcrawlr
War Protesters Link Iraq, Katrina

That's okay, I link their a-- and their brains.

2 posted on 09/03/2005 7:44:27 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: wallcrawlr
Impeach Gov Blanco...

http://tiadaily.com/php-bin/news/showArticle.php?id=1026
3 posted on 09/03/2005 7:45:57 PM PDT by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: wallcrawlr
The war is "immoral, illegal, irrational," said the Rev. Lowell Erdahl,
bishop emeritus of the St. Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Oh look, the man wrote a book....


4 posted on 09/03/2005 7:49:36 PM PDT by SteveMcKing ("I was born a Democrat. I expect I'll be a Democrat the day I leave this earth." -Zell Miller '04)
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To: wallcrawlr

I was just being satirical when I posted this on another thread, but it looks like the shoe fits...


[[Is it a coincidence that hurricane Katrina just "happened" to hit the greatest concentration of oil refineries in the U.S. so that now Bush's buddies in the petroleum industry "have no choice" but to jack up the prices?! And is it also a coincidence when the same hurricane just "happens" to target a majority African-American city, killing mostly African-Americans?! NO MORE HURRICANES FOR OIL!!!]]]


5 posted on 09/03/2005 7:49:51 PM PDT by spinestein (The evidence fairly and honestly presented, truth will take care of itself.)
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To: wallcrawlr
"People are dying in Louisiana and New Orleans right now" because Bush, a "warmonger," is intent on "looting" oil in Iraq, said state Rep. Keith Ellison, DFL-Minneapolis.

Geeze.....a Democrat. Color me surprised. /sarc

6 posted on 09/03/2005 7:50:56 PM PDT by Bombardier ("Religion of Peace" my butt.....sell that snakeoil to someone who'll buy it!)
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To: hiredhand; JLO; kristinn; Calpernia; Lexington Green

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President BUSH, in his wisdom, is bringing Freedom to the oppressed peoples & cultures of the world as America's own best self-defense against future terrorist attacks here at home.

President BUSH, in his wisdom, is now bringing a new New Gulf to the distressed people of our South.


...No matter WHAT..!!!

.


8 posted on 09/03/2005 8:02:07 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: wallcrawlr

Looks like the lefty whackos had a strategy meeting and are taking their "talking points" straight from al-Qaeda.


9 posted on 09/03/2005 8:03:16 PM PDT by FreeRep
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To: wallcrawlr

Go ahead and hate America Cindy...you join a very long line of those who want to destroy our nation.


10 posted on 09/03/2005 9:15:13 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Earth to liberals, we were not in Iraq on 9/11 so how did the war cause terrorism again?)
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To: wallcrawlr
Let oil stay at $70 or more for a few years, and the American people won't respond to claims that wars are being waged "just for oil" quite the same way.
11 posted on 09/04/2005 1:03:57 AM PDT by JasonC
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To: wallcrawlr
People are dying in Louisiana and New Orleans right now" because Bush, a "warmonger," is intent on "looting" oil in Iraq

So.....if we're looting all this oil, why are they saying we're "running out"? Idiots don't realize they can't have it both ways.

12 posted on 09/04/2005 1:49:32 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I hear the Vonage music playing.....woo-hoo, woo-hoo-hoo....)
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To: spinestein
Ha, ha, funny post but not as farfetched as one would believe. Thanks to the libs in big media, the ignorati, who make up a large percentage of the nation's population, think that somehow because Bush didn't enact Kyoto, we have hurricanes. Obviously if a rich idiot like R. Kennedy Jr. believes it, I'm sure countless other dopey libs and Dem-voters believe it.

Yes that's right folks, less than four years after he was elected, the failure of Bush to pass stupid "environment" laws, which even if you believe the enviro-nuts about Kyoto's effects would have lowered the earth's temperature by only a fraction of one percent in four years, caused a disastrous hurricane...which even most reputable scientists say are not caused by warming sea water. You just have to throw up your hands at the stupidity of the libs.

13 posted on 09/04/2005 2:04:49 AM PDT by driftless ( For life-long happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: wallcrawlr
FRom a Code Pink mailer:

In the wake of the horrific devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, further compounded by the Bush Administration's disastrous response, the women and men of CODEPINK are fully mobilized to be of service in every way possible. It is heart-wrenching to see the disconsolate faces of our brothers and sisters begging their nation for help. Most tragic are the anguished images of unsheltered mothers, clutching hungry babies while searching for food. All this, while our critically needed National Guard, the homeland's primary protectors, are deployed to battle an illegal, unjustifiable war. Tragically, the misdeeds of the Federal Government have shredded America's ability to take care of its own. Nearly 40% of our National Guard and Army reservists are currently fighting in Iraq. And while the National Guard of each state serves under authority of the Governor, the Bush Administration has commandeered their critical services, forced them overseas, and depleted America's own strength at home.
14 posted on 09/04/2005 2:18:44 AM PDT by Beckwith (The liberal press has picked sides ... and they have sided with the Islamofascists)
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To: SteveMcKing

Next time it's a video--Viagra gone wild.


15 posted on 09/04/2005 4:59:36 AM PDT by moog
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To: Beckwith
men of CODEPINK--Man every time hear that I think of a bunch of guys in pink tights and tutus cleaning up stuff. AAAARRRRGGGHHHH!

It's not fair. I thought us teachers would be blamed for Katrina. I've gotten used to being blamed for many of the problems in society.

Those people using the war to blame Bush for Katrina are just plain "dumb" as my first graders might say (actually in my class, the first graders have been trained by their parents that words like "stupid" and "shup up" are bad words). I have to watch what I say sometimes. One time these girls came with a flipchart used for making words. They thought it was bad because they could make the word fart on it. We do rhyming families and I've never done the --uck one because of you know what. However, I had to stop doing the --it one too when a little girl who didn't know what the word meant blurted out "sh--!" There was a pretty big gasp.

16 posted on 09/04/2005 5:07:02 AM PDT by moog
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To: wallcrawlr

Cindy Sheehan’s handlers managed to connect her with Katrina. She’s back in the news – darn it.


17 posted on 09/04/2005 5:11:23 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I agree!


18 posted on 09/04/2005 5:26:13 AM PDT by JOE43270 (JOE43270 America voted and said we are One Nation Under God with Liberty and Justice for All.)
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To: Beckwith
Code pink we will accept the following form of help from you - STFU and go drown yourself in the flood waters. The adults are too busy to waste anymore time with you.
19 posted on 09/04/2005 6:35:13 AM PDT by Issaquahking
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To: JOE43270

Thanks Joe.


20 posted on 09/04/2005 8:32:27 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thanks for the ping, ALOHA RONNIE! I'll post this threadlink to the Minnesota FR board. I'd guess some Twin City FReepers were there.


21 posted on 09/04/2005 2:31:13 PM PDT by JLO
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To: DoughtyOne

I link their a-- and their brains.


There's a difference?


22 posted on 09/04/2005 2:37:50 PM PDT by Valin (The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.)
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To: Valin

One is content and the other is a receptical, but you're getting very very close. LOL, just giving you a hard time...


23 posted on 09/04/2005 2:41:25 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: wallcrawlr
Under an "Impeach Bush" banner on a wall of the Minnesota State Capitol, anti-war speakers tried Saturday to link the Iraq war to a slow response to Hurricane Katrina.

Any pride I have left by being a Minnesota resident is held by a string toted by Governor Pawlenty.

Sometimes I get to thinking that to many, life itself is unattainable without a central focal point of politics.

We are devastated as a nation by one of the worst natural catastrophes and it is linked to the liberation of Iraq?

Sometimes I start to contemplate that perhaps evolution IS the foundation of humanity and and some have decided not to evolve.

24 posted on 09/04/2005 2:53:30 PM PDT by EGPWS
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To: Beckwith
Nearly 40% of our National Guard and Army reservists are currently fighting in Iraq.

These people are poor at math also.

25 posted on 09/04/2005 2:57:26 PM PDT by EGPWS
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To: Valin; DoughtyOne
I link their a-- and their brains.

There's a difference?

Yes, one's an input and one's an output, however you are correct for in this case the input has not processed any change to the output.

26 posted on 09/04/2005 3:02:38 PM PDT by EGPWS
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To: wallcrawlr

"The war is "immoral, illegal, irrational," said the Rev. Lowell Erdahl, bishop emeritus of the St. Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America."

GIGO = [G]arbage [I]n [G]arbage [O]ut.

The ELCA is in the freefall of apostasy. Before long, the old time mystery religion idols will appear.


27 posted on 09/04/2005 3:59:07 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Do you know Landru, Brother?)
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To: SteveMcKing
Nice work, but you missed a tale or two...

"World Citizen Lowell Erdahl dedicated Loring Park as an International Peace Site, one of over 700 peace sites in the world."

http://www.stjoan.com/er2/911/911.htm

Mr./Rev./World Citizen Erdahl has been a regular mouthpiece, or dripping anus, of the apostate left here in Minnesota for a long, long time. Dedicating Loring Park as an international site should be of no surprise to folks. You see, here in the Twin Cities, Loring Park is the biggest magnet for cruising gays and pedophiles east of the Castro district in SF. In fact, the park is known for this particular function above all others and even local politicians have been arrested during routine sweeps by Minneapolis cops when elections are near and morals arrests are made. Of course, now that Minneapolis has slid over the edge and into the abyss, the city actually sponsors gay pride events here and helps to celebrate diversity.
28 posted on 09/04/2005 4:13:44 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Do you know Landru, Brother?)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

These so called religious leaders only use religion as a front to their following the, "Communist Manifesto" ..., and they are in the forefront of blaming the problems of Katrina on the conservatives, while the democratic officials down south all knew what they were up against, and had no city planning, in case of a big hurricane, the teachers had no advocacy outreach concerning hurricanes, and probably threw any proposed legislation right out the window, in ways, they are happy their non-initiative policy concerning inner city worked............now they have the world blaming Bush..............it could have been a conspiracy , conspiracy of blocking necessary information couldn't it?


29 posted on 09/04/2005 5:11:54 PM PDT by Keisha
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To: SteveMcKing

>>The war is "immoral, illegal, irrational," <<
This is precious, what with the copy of his book beneath the above statement!!


30 posted on 09/04/2005 7:54:58 PM PDT by p23185
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To: Keisha

They keep trying to graft spiritual elements into the materialistic soul of Marxism through 'Liberation Theology' and in the teachings of all of the current crop of heretics and apostates. At Luther Seminary, some students actually sport a nude female figure on a cross called 'Christa' as the iconic figure of their 'faith.' In terms of the Lutheran church, nothing can be done at this point. Most Protestant churches are shot, too. The day when something could have been done to arrest the corruption or unseat the apostates and heretics is long gone. Today, anti-Christ clearly rules in most mainline denominations.

Personally, I don't make too many nice distinctions with the left. Sure, I can identify genus and species at times, but to me, they're all like wriggling maggots on the bottom of your garbage can on a hot August day. Who cares what they are as long as there is some 'RAID' to do the job that needs to be done.


31 posted on 09/04/2005 9:35:30 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Do you know Landru, Brother?)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Oh do I know what you mean, I hadn't heard of the "Christa" , yet it doesn't surprise me, these are the effects of killing in the name of women's rights etc. (abortion), the devil is out there, but I believe prayer works, and I know from having had a core near death , that prayer can be thoughts, as in telepathic comm, that is how I comm in one of the seven heavens when I was there, I can still remember it, and "WOW" is all I can say, to me, the thoughts of "prayer" to Him up above are messages with an energy force indescribable, these thoughts or prayers don't just suspend , they travel and are received, so , to me, even your writing the email was to me a prayer of sorts, in that, you acknowledge the reality of the evil here on earth, and wish it weren't so,,,,in my opinion, those thoughts projected are heard in the heavens, my friend St. Michael the Archangel hears them and believe me, when he soars down here someday with his legions of angels, there will be justice, and hopefully you and I will be onlookers to this majestic display of justice. I appreciate your comments back to me, hope you can make it to the 911 get together, did you read the article about nukes already here, it is under, forgot, but on the side column.


32 posted on 09/05/2005 1:38:43 AM PDT by Keisha
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To: wallcrawlr
about 350 people showed up in St. Paul to hear out-of-state speakers . . .

Does that count the members of the press?

33 posted on 09/06/2005 12:34:09 PM PDT by Beckwith (The liberal press has picked sides ... and they have sided with the Islamofascists)
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To: SteveMcKing

Figures. A Reverend no less! Next news item, the UCC and ELCA merge! (let's make it a threesome, throw the Evangelical Covenant in there too!)


34 posted on 09/07/2005 6:42:54 AM PDT by Terriergal (What is the meaning of life?? Man's chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him for ever.)
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To: Cyrano

minnesooooota ping


35 posted on 09/07/2005 6:43:30 AM PDT by Terriergal (What is the meaning of life?? Man's chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him for ever.)
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