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Vets call off picket line for Fonda's visit
Palm Beach Post ^ | 12-7-07 | Jose Lambiet

Posted on 12/10/2007 9:17:30 PM PST by STARWISE

Thirty-five years after she straddled an enemy cannon in defiance of the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War, Jane Fonda has vets in a frenzy about a visit to Palm Beach for a fund-raiser next week.

Some of the 7,000-plus members of the American Legion in Palm Beach, Martin and Okeechobee counties were expecting to be called to picket Tuesday's luncheon of the YWCA at The Breakers.

The silver-screen legend is scheduled to speak before 300-plus, who plunked down 300 bucks each for the Y's shelter for battered women, Harmony House.

Cops and hotel honchos were preparing. But just in time for Pearl Harbor Day, cooler heads prevailed.

"We're calling everything off," said Legion organizer David Knapp. "Veterans will never forget what Jane Fonda did. But we don't want to damage the YWCA."

The vets' beef also had to do with the buzz that Fonda — the star of Barbarella and Monster-in-Law who was nicknamed "Hanoi Jane" by those offended by her 1972 posturing — would be receiving a humanitarian award.

"The folks at the YWCA said there would be no award," Knapp said.

Said Harmony House founder Anita Dubnoff: "We don't give awards."

The shindig, meanwhile, has received little publicity. The group's Web site makes no mention of Fonda.

"It's a stealth operation," retired Air Force Lt. Col. Bob Jaegers said, only half-jokingly.

But folks at the Y say a lack of money, not lightning-rod Fonda, thwarted a publicity blitz.

"We knew it would be controversial," event co-chair Joanie Vogel said. "But Jane Fonda is very active in women's issues, and she's a draw."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: americantraitor; americantraitorbitch; cantgetlower; communistbitch; communistwhore; fonda; hanoijane; janefonda; pondscum; vets; vietnam; worthyurinaltarget; ymca; ywca

1 posted on 12/10/2007 9:17:33 PM PST by STARWISE
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To: STARWISE

Uncle Ho’s Ho.


2 posted on 12/10/2007 9:19:04 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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Jane: Unforgiven

JANE Fonda still can’t shake the stigma of being “Hanoi Jane.” Palm Beach veterans are furious that the Oscar winner - who, in 1972, shamefully supported the North Vietnamese and posed with an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down American pilots - is visiting the resort town for a YMCA fund-raiser at the Breakers tomorrow. “Veterans will never forget what Jane Fonda did,” American Legion official David Knapp fumed to the Palm Beach Post.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/12102007/gossip/pagesix/pagesix_u.htm


3 posted on 12/10/2007 9:20:04 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

“But Jane Fonda is very active in women’s issues, and she’s a draw.”
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Draw is not the 4-letter word I have for her.


4 posted on 12/10/2007 9:20:16 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: STARWISE
"We're calling everything off," said Legion organizer David Knapp. "Veterans will never forget what Jane Fonda did. But we don't want to damage the YWCA."

Principled action (or inaction).
5 posted on 12/10/2007 9:46:45 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: STARWISE
Calling it off?

Naw, just going stealth.

Fonda is about to meet the creme pie hit team at the presser.

6 posted on 12/10/2007 9:53:17 PM PST by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: STARWISE
"We're calling everything off," said Legion organizer David Knapp. "Veterans will never forget what Jane Fonda did. But we don't want to damage the YWCA."

More respect than the YWCA deserves.

YWCA Worker Fired after Inviting Pro-Life Speaker

7 posted on 12/10/2007 9:58:59 PM PST by GATOR NAVY
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To: STARWISE

‘silver-screen legend’ = toilet bowl stain


8 posted on 12/10/2007 10:00:01 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: GATOR NAVY

Thanks for that .. very good to know.

I had no idea they were involved in
promoting the killing of innocent
babies. Disgusting, for a support
organization for young women.


9 posted on 12/10/2007 10:01:27 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Westlander
Definitely a Worthy urinal target !!
10 posted on 12/10/2007 10:13:21 PM PST by Rabble (The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others !!)
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To: Rabble

11 posted on 12/10/2007 10:14:37 PM PST by Rabble (The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others !!)
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To: 2LT Radix jr; 80 Square Miles; acad1228; AirForceMom; Alas Babylon!; AliVeritas; Anti-MSM; ...

PING~!


12 posted on 12/10/2007 10:20:01 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

I don’t think anyone here will mind if I quote Dan Akroyd:

JANE, YOU IGNORANT SLUT


13 posted on 12/10/2007 10:37:03 PM PST by zipper
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To: STARWISE
The silver-screen legend is scheduled to speak before 300-plus...

"Silver-screen legend"? I'm calling bullsnort on that one!

14 posted on 12/10/2007 11:07:32 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: STARWISE
~~~Hanoi Jane Hot~Tub~~~ Image and video hosting by TinyPic
15 posted on 12/10/2007 11:08:33 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: STARWISE

If ever a person deserved a serious beat down.


16 posted on 12/11/2007 2:39:10 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: STARWISE
An insulting piece of journalism as usual - it figures that the reporter would make it look like the veterans were the bad guys.

So, why did the local vets back off?

17 posted on 12/11/2007 2:44:30 AM PST by USMCVet
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To: USMCVet

“Adolf Hitler is very interested in animal rights and HE’S A DRAW”. Wonder how the ASPCA would have been received if they’d taken this money-grubbing attitude in selecting a “speaker”>


18 posted on 12/11/2007 2:49:36 AM PST by laconic (ence)
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To: STARWISE

BTTT


19 posted on 12/11/2007 2:54:18 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: STARWISE
Thirty-five years after she straddled an enemy cannon in defiance of the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War, Jane Fonda has vets in a frenzy about a visit to Palm Beach for a fund-raiser next week.

But for the Democratic controlled congress, Fonda would have been shaved bald and wearing an orange jump suit as she awaited trial for sedition/treason, IMO. Instead our weak willed government let her go and go and go. In my mind she is vermin.

20 posted on 12/11/2007 3:24:48 AM PST by olezip
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"But Jane Fonda is very active in women's issues,

Especially when it comes to killing the unborn ones in utero.

21 posted on 12/11/2007 3:28:51 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: STARWISE

““Veterans will never forget what Jane Fonda did,” American Legion official David Knapp fumed to the Palm Beach Po”

Its a shame that some Americans have forgotten. Others have used her as an example to complete their own treason. (sheehan, penn, etc)


22 posted on 12/11/2007 3:31:55 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: STARWISE

Thanks for the ping..I too, had no idea that the YMCA supported abortions. Oh well, guess my only reference to them now is the dance. (YMCA)


23 posted on 12/11/2007 5:30:26 AM PST by duck duck goose (Proud daughter of a retired Air Force CMSGT.)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

There is something I haven’t seen for almost 40 years. Don’t know if I’ll ever get that smell out of my mind, think about it every time I smell diesel.

Ace


24 posted on 12/11/2007 7:08:03 AM PST by Ace the Biker (I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could.)
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To: STARWISE
If she was appearing in my area, there'd be a freeper picket line, even if only a picket of one.

Leni

25 posted on 12/11/2007 7:12:40 AM PST by MinuteGal (Three Cheers for the FRed, White and Blue !!!)
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To: STARWISE

Hanoi Jane—active in women’s issues...yeah killing them in the womb.


26 posted on 12/11/2007 7:19:54 AM PST by eleni121 ((+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

I so hot and smelly


27 posted on 12/11/2007 7:40:22 AM PST by squirt (POLITICIANS & DIAPERS NEED TO BE CHANGED, FOR THE SAME REASON)
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To: Ace the Biker; squirt

There is something I haven’t seen for almost 40 years. Don’t know if I’ll ever get that smell out of my mind, think about it every time I smell diesel.
~~~

Boo-Koo Numba` Ten’Tao!!!...;0)


28 posted on 12/11/2007 1:56:40 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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