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What Really Happened. (...a message from Cindy Sheehan)
Michaelmoore.com ^ | Tuesday, January 31st, 2005 | Cindy Sheehan

Posted on 02/01/2006 5:59:50 PM PST by Nachum

Dear Friends,

As most of you have probably heard, I was arrested before the State of the Union Address tonight.

I am speechless with fury at what happened and with grief over what we have lost in our country.

There have been lies from the police and distortions by the press. (Shocker) So this is what really happened:

This afternoon at the People's State of the Union Address in DC where I was joined by Congresspersons Lynn Woolsey and John Conyers, Ann Wright, Malik Rahim and John Cavanagh. Lynn brought me a ticket to the State of the Union Address. At that time, I was wearing the shirt that said: 2,245 Dead. How many more?

After the PSOTU press conference, I was having second thoughts about going to the SOTU at the Capitol. I didn't feel comfortable going. I knew George Bush would say things that would hurt me and anger me and I knew that I couldn't disrupt the address because Lynn had given me the ticket and I didn't want to be disruptive out of respect for her. I, in fact, had given the ticket to John Bruhns who is in Iraq Veterans Against the War. However, Lynn's office had already called the media and everyone knew I was going to be there so I sucked it up and went.

I got the ticket back from John, and I met one of Congresswoman Barbara Lee's staffers in the Longworth Congressional Office building and we went to the Capitol via the underground tunnel. I went through security once, then had to use the rest room and went through security again.

My ticket was in the 5th gallery, front row, fourth seat in. The person who in a few minutes was to arrest me, helped me to my seat.

I had just sat down and I was warm from climbing 3 flights of stairs back up from the bathroom so I unzipped my jacket. I turned to the right to take my left arm out, when the same officer saw my shirt and yelled, "Protester." He then ran over to me, hauled me out of my seat and roughly (with my hands behind my back) shoved me up the stairs. I said something like, "I'm going, do you have to be so rough?" By the way, his name is Mike Weight.

The officer ran with me to the elevators yelling at everyone to move out of the way. When we got to the elevators, he cuffed me and took me outside to await a squad car. On the way out, someone behind me said, "That's Cindy Sheehan." At which point the officer who arrested me said, "Take these steps slowly." I said, "You didn't care about being careful when you were dragging me up the other steps." He said, "That's because you were protesting." Wow, I get hauled out of the People's House because I was, "Protesting."

I was never told that I couldn't wear that shirt into the Congress. I was never asked to take it off or zip my jacket back up. If I had been asked to do any of those things...I would have, and written about the suppression of my freedom of speech later. I was immediately, and roughly (I have the bruises and muscle spasms to prove it) hauled off and arrested for "unlawful conduct."

After I had my personal items inventoried and my fingers printed, a nice Sgt. came in and looked at my shirt and said, "2,245, huh? I just got back from there."

I told him that my son died there. That's when the enormity of my loss hit me. I have lost my son. I have lost my First Amendment rights. I have lost the country that I love. Where did America go? I started crying in pain.

What did Casey die for? What did the 2,244 other brave young Americans die for? What are tens of thousands of them over there in harm's way for still? For this? I can't even wear a shirt that has the number of troops on it that George Bush and his arrogant and ignorant policies are responsible for killing.

I wore the shirt to make a statement. The press knew I was going to be there and I thought every once in awhile they would show me and I would have the shirt on. I did not wear it to be disruptive, or I would have unzipped my jacket during George's speech. If I had any idea what happens to people who wear shirts that make the neocons uncomfortable...that I would be arrested...maybe I would have, but I didn't.

There have already been many wild stories out there.

I have some lawyers looking into filing a First Amendment lawsuit against the government for what happened tonight. I will file it. It is time to take our freedoms and our country back.

I don't want to live in a country that prohibits any person, whether he/she has paid the ultimate price for that country, from wearing, saying, writing, or telephoning any negative statements about the government. That's why I am going to take my freedoms and liberties back. That's why I am not going to let Bushco take anything else away from me...or you.

I am so appreciative of the couple of hundred protesters who came to the jail while I was locked up to show their support....we have so much potential for good...there is so much good in so many people.

Four hours and 2 jails after I was arrested, I was let out. Again, I am so upset and sore it is hard to think straight.

Keep up the struggle...I promise you I will too.

Love and peace soon,
Cindy


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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1 posted on 02/01/2006 5:59:52 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Doesn't look Shoved to me.

2 posted on 02/01/2006 6:03:14 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Nachum

Ooooo, she's got muwscle spawsms. Ta matttter... oooo.

I swear, I really wish this nutcase gets elected to the senate. Hell, I'm in CA, I'd even consider voting for her! More she appears, more people think Democrats are completely out of their minds. Boy is this election gonna be fun.


3 posted on 02/01/2006 6:05:58 PM PST by farlander
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Let's sue DC for not keeping her locked up.


4 posted on 02/01/2006 6:06:12 PM PST by muawiyah (-)
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To: Nachum
After the PSOTU press conference, I was having second thoughts about going to the SOTU at the Capitol. I didn't feel comfortable going. I knew George Bush would say things that would hurt me..."

You know what they say....the truth hurts!

5 posted on 02/01/2006 6:06:23 PM PST by Anti-MSM (Conservatives wish 9-11 never happened-liberals pretend it didn't!)
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To: Nachum

"I am speechless with fury"

You're a lot of things, missy, but speechless ain't one of them.


6 posted on 02/01/2006 6:07:00 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Nachum

Didn't plan to be disuptive, huh. My ass.

Having her there at all is an insult to every military man and woman, as well as to the memory of her son.


7 posted on 02/01/2006 6:07:49 PM PST by wvobiwan (Sheehan for Senator!)
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To: Nachum

"I wore the shirt to make a statement. The press knew I was going to be there and I thought every once in awhile they would show me and I would have the shirt on."

That's all you need to know - she's guilty.


8 posted on 02/01/2006 6:08:46 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (I have nothing else to say - for now.)
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To: Anti-MSM
"I knew George Bush would say things that would hurt me..."

"It's all about me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me...."

9 posted on 02/01/2006 6:09:49 PM PST by Rocko (Liberals -- they have a compassion you always hear about, but never witness.)
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To: Nachum

I wish W would have a open press meeting with her in the White House. Let her rant and rave all she wants. I can't think of better press for W, and it would show what kind of nutcase she really is...


10 posted on 02/01/2006 6:11:01 PM PST by devane617 (An Alley-Cat mind is a terrible thing to waste)
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To: Nachum

Who is Cindy Sheehan?


11 posted on 02/01/2006 6:13:32 PM PST by lp boonie (Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement)
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To: Nachum

Wah, wah wah...

Does anyone here hear anything but an annoying, high-pitched squealing noise?


12 posted on 02/01/2006 6:13:46 PM PST by Philistone (Turning lead into gold...)
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To: Nachum

We can all be sure that Cindy will be at NEXT year's SOTU address.


13 posted on 02/01/2006 6:14:48 PM PST by putupjob
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To: Nachum
".......the Peoples State of the Union address.......".

Notice how Sheehan is always using the word "peoples".

Who else used this word in in the past and still uses it in the present?

Why....the Communist party propagandists of course, along with their bedfellow socialists,.....plus the still-obsessed organizers of the "workers of the world", the Stalinists, the Peoples Republic of Korea, the Peoples Republic of China, etc.

More clues to the character of that shifty-eyed two-horned flying moonbat peoples-eater, Cindy Sheehan

14 posted on 02/01/2006 6:16:02 PM PST by MinuteGal ("FReeps Ahoy 4" thread is up. Click red "4" in Keywords list on top of "Latest Posts" page)
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To: Nachum

It was still stupid to have removed her, and more stupid to have removed a loyal Bush supporter wearing a Tee shirt that said "Support the troops."

I don't know if any of you ever listen to the other side, but they are having a field day over there. Their spin is first that Bush is suppressing freedom, and second that now "support the troops" is a liberal battle cry that means you oppose the president! I'm not kidding, that's what I heard on the radio this afternoon.


15 posted on 02/01/2006 6:17:31 PM PST by TruConservative
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To: Nachum
I am speechless with fury...

I have lost my First Amendment rights...

I don't want to live in a country that prohibits any person, whether he/she has paid the ultimate price for that country, from wearing, saying, writing, or telephoning any negative statements about the government.

She sure has a lot to say for someone that's not "allowed" to say anything.

16 posted on 02/01/2006 6:19:16 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Quoting Hillary Clinton: "You know, you know, you know, you know.....")
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To: Nachum

Cindy is such a victim. /sarcasm


17 posted on 02/01/2006 6:20:59 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Nachum
I knew that I couldn't disrupt the address because Lynn had given me the ticket and I didn't want to be disruptive out of respect for her.

Really, lets see how much repsect she has.

I wore the shirt to make a statement. The press knew I was going to be there and I thought every once in awhile they would show me and I would have the shirt on.

Thats how liberals show respect to each other.

18 posted on 02/01/2006 6:22:14 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Nachum
I personally love seeing her and the incoherent Woolsey front and center. They both define their party well. The more they spin their tripe the deeper they dig... keep 'em digging.
19 posted on 02/01/2006 6:25:02 PM PST by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: Nachum
"That's when the enormity of my loss hit me, blah, blah, blah..."

Uh-huh, sure! One incredibly stupid statement in an incredibly stupid missive by CS. And her "peeps" believe this woman?

20 posted on 02/01/2006 6:28:47 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.)
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To: TruConservative

Of course I listen to the other side, that's about all there is here in my part of CA.

I just hope they're packing their things for when they get shipped off to the education camps./s


21 posted on 02/01/2006 6:31:53 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.)
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To: TruConservative
It was still stupid to have removed her, and more stupid to have removed a loyal Bush supporter wearing a Tee shirt that said "Support the troops."

The stupid thing would be to let every numbnut that wanted to sit there with some T-Shirt promoting their own cause be able to do so. Instead of doing that nobody in the cheap seats is allowed to do such things. That's what's fair. It's the State of The Union, not a forum for anyone and everyone.

Someone against the president broke the rules and someone for him broke the rules. They both got ejected. That's just fine.

By the way, if the left supports Sheehan do you think anyone could have stopped Hillary from wearing the same shirt? Nope. They'd prefer to let this unbalanced woman that sounds like a 12 year old valley gorl most of the time make their anti-war and anti-American statements.

Sheehan is an errand girl, send by grocery clerks, to collect a bill.......

22 posted on 02/01/2006 6:32:14 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Quoting Hillary Clinton: "You know, you know, you know, you know.....")
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To: Nachum

He's speechless with fury. MISSION ACCOPLISHED !


23 posted on 02/01/2006 6:34:00 PM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
"I am speechless with fury" You're a lot of things, missy, but speechless ain't one of them.

When is this bitch's 15 min going to run out. I am so sick of hearing from her - she doesn't represent anyone I know.

24 posted on 02/01/2006 6:43:10 PM PST by p23185 (Why isn't attempting to take down a sitting Pres & his Admin during wartime considered Sedition?)
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To: farlander

I agree. TV is lousy, but a Cindy vs Diane debate would make for good comedic entertainment, that's worth watching.


25 posted on 02/01/2006 6:43:48 PM PST by PeanutbutterandJellybean
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To: Nachum

I've been to a lot of places, none as grand or important as the State of the Union Address, where a dress code is enforced. I think that if ANYONE shows up for the SOTU in a tee shirt, they should not be let in. Period.


26 posted on 02/01/2006 6:46:56 PM PST by TnGOP (Petey the dog is my foriegn policy advisor. He's really quite good!)
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To: Rocko
"The press knew I was going to be there and I thought every once in awhile they would show me ..."

Yep - me me me me me me

27 posted on 02/01/2006 6:52:01 PM PST by Spirochete
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To: Nachum

Where does Cindy Shame-on get all the money to be everywhere? Who exactly is funding her and sending her to South America and all over this country?
I'd like to see her tax returns.


28 posted on 02/01/2006 6:55:46 PM PST by MadelineZapeezda (If you right click on Madeline Albright's image, my name should show up!)
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To: Nachum

Wondering what Academy Awards nominee will invite Cindy to be their guest. I can imagine her going up to the podium with one of the winners, arm in arm, allowing Cindy airtime to get some anti-Bush jab in to a captive audience.

Which is why I refuse to watch 3+ hours of brainwashing.


29 posted on 02/01/2006 6:56:13 PM PST by PeanutbutterandJellybean
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To: Nachum

;the People's House

Thats down with Hugo honey. Up here we call it a lot of other terms but never that one.


30 posted on 02/01/2006 7:05:09 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: Nachum; All

Try this link, it's more like it:
http://markinmexico.blogspot.com/2006/02/cindy-sheehans-weighty-problem.html


31 posted on 02/01/2006 7:05:09 PM PST by AliVeritas (DNC - The longer the nose, the more we expose. No Costco, it's Sam's Club for me.)
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To: MinuteGal

I noticed that as well. It isn't the peoples address. It is between the president and congress. It traditionally was never public. I cannot recall who gave the first one to the public.


32 posted on 02/01/2006 7:06:09 PM PST by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: Nachum
"Don't worry Cindy Al-Shesheehan....we still love you"


33 posted on 02/01/2006 7:07:37 PM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: MadelineZapeezda
Where does Cindy Shame-on get all the money to be everywhere?

She cashed in her son's life insurance policy and is living on that money.

Quarter of a Million Dollars.

Not quite enough to spend a few dollars to buy a head stone for her son's resting place though.

She also begs for money when ever she has an event such as this one:

She scammed about 20 grand from the anti-America crowd that night.

34 posted on 02/01/2006 7:40:56 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Nachum

I'm also VERY tired of hearing the dingbat (female) talking heads say that she "gave" or "sacrificed" her son. SHE didn't give or sacrifice anything. Her son did the giving and the sacrificing. What a pathetic person she is.


35 posted on 02/01/2006 7:46:11 PM PST by Another Thought
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To: RegulatorCountry
"I am speechless with fury" You're a lot of things, missy, but speechless ain't one of them.

"Now thats just funny, I dont care who ya are"

36 posted on 02/01/2006 7:48:56 PM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Nachum
I am speechless with fury...
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Yeah, umm, so why are your lips still flapping?
37 posted on 02/01/2006 7:52:01 PM PST by Cheburashka
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To: Nachum

I say BULL SH!T!! This sounds like something scumbag m.moore would write and I believe he did. SINdy isn't smart enough to come up with a BS story like this!


38 posted on 02/01/2006 9:05:16 PM PST by ohiobushman
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To: satchmodog9

I think Truman gave the first televised SOTU, but I don't know who gave the first public SOTU. :D


39 posted on 02/01/2006 11:34:51 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: Nachum

She couldn't even get from the beginning to the end of her dear diary entry without contradicting herself, what, 3 times? looney tunes is right.


40 posted on 02/01/2006 11:35:30 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: Nachum

41 posted on 02/01/2006 11:40:13 PM PST by dancusa (Appeasement, high taxes and regulation collects in the diapers of bed wetting liberals.)
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To: TnGOP

Agree 100%. It's a simple matter of respect for the occasion.

You should have heard Rush reading this today, it was really funny.


42 posted on 02/02/2006 10:19:25 PM PST by 1066AD
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To: Rocko

GOOD COMMENT! SO TRUE!


43 posted on 02/03/2006 8:11:13 AM PST by buffyt (America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people. Pres. George Bush)
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