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Mother's Iraq Protest Plays to Smaller Crowd
Washington Post ^ | 11/28/05 | Rosalind S. Helderman

Posted on 11/27/2005 7:40:00 AM PST by oldleft

CRAWFORD, Tex., Nov. 26 -- Dancing to reggae music and hugging her supporters, Cindy Sheehan led an anti-Iraq war rally Saturday at a one-acre campsite adjoining the ranch where President Bush is spending his holiday weekend.

As in August, when she galvanized attention and made headlines for days with similar protests, there were songs and speeches and demonstrators holding signs reading "Bring the Troops Home" near the main entrance of the 1,600-acre ranch where Bush has been vacationing since Tuesday.

Unlike then, when hundreds came from all over the country for major events at the two campsites named after Sheehan's son, who was killed in Iraq, Sheehan found herself addressing a crowd of only about 100 Saturday afternoon.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 15minutesareover; badmom; bloodlust; cindysheehan; idiot; lefties; loser; moonbat; psycho; sheehan; warprotest
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Poor little Cindy. But she shouldn't care 'cause she's not a media whore, right?
1 posted on 11/27/2005 7:40:02 AM PST by oldleft
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To: Howlin; Sam Hill
Sheehan found herself addressing a crowd of only about 100 Saturday afternoon

snicker

2 posted on 11/27/2005 7:42:19 AM PST by Mo1 (Message to Democrats .... We do not surrender and run from a fight !!)
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To: oldleft
Geee what a nice little "Love In". When did they drop the acid and express the "free love" ?
3 posted on 11/27/2005 7:42:41 AM PST by Tinman73 (Human nature requires We forget the terrible things We see. A truly intelligent person remembers it)
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To: oldleft

Is that the autograph line? Or is it the kisses for a dollar line? Oh, everyone was at mean ole Wal Mart fighting for lap top computers. That is why she is all alone. No longer important. Her 17 minutes of fame (flame) burned out.


4 posted on 11/27/2005 7:42:56 AM PST by RetiredArmy (I have no faith in any politician or political party any more. They all lie for their agendas.)
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To: oldleft

She is so over. Go home Cindy, and take care of your aging mother. What a creep.


5 posted on 11/27/2005 7:45:15 AM PST by veronica (....."send Congressman Murtha a message: that cowards cut and run, Marines never do.")
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To: oldleft; Bahbah; Dogrobber; bluesagewoman; zip; cardinal4; GUIDO

The picture in this thread will crack you all up! Poor little Cindy! ROFL!


6 posted on 11/27/2005 7:45:35 AM PST by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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To: oldleft

"when she galvanized attention and made headlines for days"

Once again the media reporting on itself. 1600 people in a nation of nearly 300 million protesting anything is a non-story, unless the left-dominated media makes it one. Shame on the declining Fox News for joining the party

The vast majority of Americans looked at the disgusting Sheehan show either disdain or indifference.


7 posted on 11/27/2005 7:47:14 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: oldleft

I'll bet that a significant portion of the "crowd of only about 100" is the media pool.


8 posted on 11/27/2005 7:47:19 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Mo1

I found this article to be particularly slanted (what's new about that--LOL!), but I truly believe that it's over for this bunch of crazies. I don't think even the MSM can revive this has-been and her silly followers.


9 posted on 11/27/2005 7:47:44 AM PST by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: oldleft; Sam Hill
From Zsa Zsa Huffinton's blog...Mother Sheehan bloviates.

Having a Great Time, Wish You Were all Here or, Throw the *itch in the Ditch....(real title of Cindy's rant)

10 posted on 11/27/2005 7:50:27 AM PST by veronica (....."send Congressman Murtha a message: that cowards cut and run, Marines never do.")
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To: StarCMC

LOL. What if you gave a book signing/war protest and nobody much came. LOL. Where were the DUers, at home eating turkey and driving their families nuts?


11 posted on 11/27/2005 7:51:00 AM PST by Bahbah (Free Scooter; Tony Schaffer for the US Senate)
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To: oldleft

Gee...that's too bad.


12 posted on 11/27/2005 7:51:03 AM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: jiggyboy

LGF has some even better pics. Rows and rows and rows of empty seats!
It's actually a link to Sweetness and Light:
http://www.sweetness-light.com/archive/mother-sheehans-book-signing/

You'll laugh your butts off!


13 posted on 11/27/2005 7:51:31 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: oldleft

Remember Martha Burk? The lady who protested against the Masters Golf Tournament here in Augusta? She ended up with 17 -- 17 -- fellow protestors on the big day and dropped out of sight like a stone notwithstanding the efforts of the MSM, especially the NY Times, to make a big deal out of it. Cindy, meet Martha; Martha, welcome Cindy to the losers club.
I am highly offended by this idiot peace creep making political capital out of her dead son. Her husband divorced her, evidently because of her disrespect for their son's sacrifice.


14 posted on 11/27/2005 7:53:48 AM PST by Viet Vet in Augusta GA
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To: oldleft; hoosiermama; Bahbah; doug from upland
ALL ALONE BY NO TELEPHONE
(as sung by Cindy "Olive Oyl" Sheehan)

All alone, I'm so all alone
There is no one else but me
Sitting in my haute couture
Not even one damn sig-na-ture

I'm all alone, hope I don't snap
Eating Iraq pap that tastes like crap
I'm all alone with smelly Brahma bulls
Alone with cameramen and fools

I'm all alone, no telephone
All alone and feelin' blue
Wond'ring where are all my fans
And if they're all alone and crazy, too

Leni

15 posted on 11/27/2005 7:53:59 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: oldleft
Why does she have an American flag up there? Isn't a symbol of hate, war and genocide?Shame on you Cindy.
16 posted on 11/27/2005 7:54:02 AM PST by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party)
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To: oldleft

Uh, to get back to the, uh, the warning that I've received you may take it with how
many however many grains of salt you wish, that the brown acid that is circulating
around us is not specifically too good. Uh, it's suggested that you do stay away
from that, course it's your own trip, so be my guest, but, uh, please be advised
that there is a warning on that one ok?

17 posted on 11/27/2005 7:56:18 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (Raoul's First Law of Journalism: BIAS = LAYOFFS)
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To: basil; Southack; Dog; Cap Huff; PhiKapMom; Miss Marple; BillF; Landry Fan; BufordP; tgslTakoma; ...
What a great photo of the Cindy Sheehan book signing. ROTFLMAO!!!

I guess making money off your son's death doesn't inspire as many people as the media led us to believe.

18 posted on 11/27/2005 7:56:32 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Sam Hill

Little Green Footballs links to Sweetness and Light. Very cool! http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/weblog.php


19 posted on 11/27/2005 7:56:44 AM PST by veronica (....."send Congressman Murtha a message: that cowards cut and run, Marines never do.")
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To: Dallas59

If you go to the site I suggested, you'll see that not only were there flags, but blue star helium balloons too!


20 posted on 11/27/2005 7:57:30 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Bahbah
Where were the DUers, at home eating turkey and driving their families nuts?

The way some of the DUers act, you would think they have nothing to be thankful for. They were probably at home playing video games in their mothers basement..

21 posted on 11/27/2005 7:59:00 AM PST by cardinal4 ("One man gone and another to go....")
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To: Coop
ROFLOL!!!
22 posted on 11/27/2005 7:59:15 AM PST by Mo1 (Message to Democrats .... We do not surrender and run from a fight !!)
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To: Mo1
Sheehan found herself addressing a crowd of only about 100 Saturday afternoon

snicker

I'm surprised it was that many. By the looks of that picture posted, it seems that many of her "supporters" are tiring of her also.

23 posted on 11/27/2005 8:02:42 AM PST by kstewskis ("Thank you ladies and gentlemen, you've been a wonderful audience" ...Rocky Rhodes)
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To: oldleft

The name of her book is insulting to fathers everywhere-Not one more mother's child-she seems to infer that men do not grieve as much when a child dies and this is pure B.S. I read an article on sheehan where she mentions her estranged husband and the fact that since he did not carry Casey in the womb or nurse him he is not as vocal about his grief. Just because he is not as vocal about his grief does not mean he does not hurt every bit as much as she does and maybe even more.


24 posted on 11/27/2005 8:04:18 AM PST by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: oldleft
THere is nothing sadder than an actor who misses his cue to exit.

Cindy: Your fifteen minutes are up. You had a good run of it. Now off to obscurity with ye!

26 posted on 11/27/2005 8:05:08 AM PST by IronJack
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To: oldleft

As a mother, she's worthless. As a grieveing mother she would at least be pathetic if she weren't so addicted to encouragemnent from a large collection of zombies.


27 posted on 11/27/2005 8:05:35 AM PST by stevem
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To: veronica
Go home Cindy, and take care of your aging mother. What a creep.

Her mother is a creep?

just kidding
28 posted on 11/27/2005 8:07:12 AM PST by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Mo1
Sheehan found herself addressing a crowd of only about 100 Saturday afternoon

...98 of which were reporters...

29 posted on 11/27/2005 8:08:10 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The Katrina Media never gets anything right, so why should I believe them?)
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To: Herodian
... How many of that 100 were reporters?

Well, lessee....one...uh, two...don't forget the folks whom they rented the circus tent...three, four, five...band menbers in the background (who are curiously absent...)


30 posted on 11/27/2005 8:12:18 AM PST by kstewskis ("Thank you ladies and gentlemen, you've been a wonderful audience" ...Rocky Rhodes)
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To: oldleft
So the party is finally over and she comes to the realization that she has her mess of a life to face and she is not going to party like a rock star anymore.

How much worse did she make the death of her son by openly displaying her hatred for everything her son stood for?

I hope her family will forgive her for what she has done and take care of her.

31 posted on 11/27/2005 8:13:37 AM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (A fun way to send care packages to troops: anysoldier.com)
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To: oldleft

Where's Jesse? Why hasn't Babs called me? And what happened to my adoring fans, damn it!


32 posted on 11/27/2005 8:14:49 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The Katrina Media never gets anything right, so why should I believe them?)
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To: oldleft
Sheehan found herself addressing a crowd of only about 100 Saturday afternoon

Fox News reported the crowd as only about a dozen actual "supporters".  Even the Post's disgusting attempts to multiply the truth ten times the actual amount makes her look pathetic.

Bye bye Cindy!  Maybe you can find other family members you can exploit for you own deraged agenda?

33 posted on 11/27/2005 8:15:33 AM PST by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: oldleft
Dancing to reggae music and hugging her supporters, Cindy Sheehan led an anti-Iraq war rally...

Way to dance on your son's grave, Cindy Jihad. At least now you're dancing alone, showing the world your true face.

34 posted on 11/27/2005 8:17:00 AM PST by JRios1968 ("Cogito, ergo FReep": I think, therefore I FReep.)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross
I hope her family will forgive her for what she has done and take care of her

Maybe I am not a very nice person because I don't.

She deserves nothing from these people who's faces she spit in.

35 posted on 11/27/2005 8:18:28 AM PST by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: softwarecreator
Fox News reported the crowd as only about a dozen actual "supporters".

Oh, I don't know. Most of the MSM can be included among her supporters. So, if there were 100 persons in attendance, and 88 of them were reporters, it would probably still be accurate to say that "about 100 supporters showed up."

36 posted on 11/27/2005 8:23:20 AM PST by JCEccles
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To: kstewskis

I'm surprised it was that many.

They may have included all the MSM people, they are her most strident supporters.


37 posted on 11/27/2005 8:23:57 AM PST by ConservativeGreek
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To: oldleft

Why doesn't she recognize that only 3 of her Democrat heroes voted to bring the troops home immediately. Go whine to the spineless lefties about it who are all talk.


38 posted on 11/27/2005 8:26:08 AM PST by Democratshavenobrains
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To: oldleft
Ann Wright, a former U.S. diplomat . . . said many of those who support the cause are in New Orleans, helping to lead efforts to clean up the city after Hurricane Katrina.

Ha! What a load of spin!
39 posted on 11/27/2005 8:33:38 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Thanx for that great link, Doc.

The Sheehan Circus was even giving away free food--and lots of it! And still, nobody came. (Ma Sheehan's sis is the lady at the pix.)

40 posted on 11/27/2005 8:34:21 AM PST by elli1
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To: Mo1

100? Lots of room in that ditch.


41 posted on 11/27/2005 8:34:55 AM PST by JOE6PAK ("We'll be Heironymus Bosch in Jest a Minute, but Faust...")
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To: elli1
The Sheehan Circus was even giving away free food--and lots of it! And still, nobody came. (Ma Sheehan's sis is the lady at the pix.)

There are more people in line for the free food ... then for her book signing ... LOL!

42 posted on 11/27/2005 8:37:37 AM PST by Mo1 (Message to Democrats .... We do not surrender and run from a fight !!)
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To: Tinman73
Geee what a nice little "Love In". When did they drop the acid and express the "free love" ?

Don't at least two people have to show up before you can have a Love-In?

43 posted on 11/27/2005 8:39:35 AM PST by Dont Mention the War (Pirro '06 - Save New York!)
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To: Coop
It must be tough realizing that nobody cares about her son anymore. The war has moved on to a new phase. Her son's sacrifice is appreciated by most Americans. But his mother's ignorance is despised. She has proved her ignorance of reality. Even her husband has distanced himself from her mid life crisis.

The media needs to move on from this non story.
44 posted on 11/27/2005 8:40:01 AM PST by o_zarkman44
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To: elli1

Protester Dede Miller (C), sister of anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, is arrested by McLennan County sheriff deputies near U.S. President George W. Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, November 23, 2005. A dozen Iraq war protesters were arrested on Wednesday as they tested a new ban on camping and parking on roads near Bush's Texas ranch where he is spending the Thanksgiving holiday. (Jim Young/Reuters)

45 posted on 11/27/2005 8:40:12 AM PST by elli1
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To: Dont Mention the War
I won't go there.... What a person does alone in his house is no one's business :)
46 posted on 11/27/2005 8:43:31 AM PST by Tinman73 (Human nature requires We forget the terrible things We see. A truly intelligent person remembers it)
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To: Tinman73

LOL.


47 posted on 11/27/2005 8:46:01 AM PST by Dont Mention the War (Pirro '06 - Save New York!)
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To: elli1

Protester Dede Miller, sister of peace activist Cindy Sheehan, sits at the site of the original 'Camp Casey' near President Bush's ranch on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005 in Crawford, Texas. More than a dozen war protesters returned to a roadside near President Bush's ranch before dawn Wednesday, defying two new local bans on roadside camping and parking. (AP Photo/ Matt Slocum)

Obviously not a veteran tent camper...

48 posted on 11/27/2005 8:48:26 AM PST by elli1
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To: oldleft

Looks like they turned out the entire mainstream media readership for this one.


49 posted on 11/27/2005 8:49:01 AM PST by MikeHu
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To: Dont Mention the War
I heard on the national news though that hundreds of her supporters showed up, and that "a few" anti-cindy protesters showed up.
50 posted on 11/27/2005 8:49:17 AM PST by Tinman73 (Human nature requires We forget the terrible things We see. A truly intelligent person remembers it)
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