Skip to comments.Anti-war Activist Cindy Sheehan On The Ballot-(Against Pelosi!)
Posted on 08/08/2008 10:00:01 PM PDT by tcrlaf
SAN FRANCISCO -- Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan qualified today for a November showdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, collecting the signatures needed to get on the ballot as an independent candidate for Congress.
"We're very excited," said Sheehan, 51, the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq who is well-known for her protest outside President Bush's Texas ranch. "Now we have to get organized and regroup."
Republican Dana Walsh and Libertarian Philip Berg will join Pelosi and Sheehan on the Nov. 4 ballot.
The collection of signatures by Sheehan's campaign was more exciting than usual. On Wednesday, the campaign was well short of the 10,198 signatures needed to get on the ballot after San Francisco elections officials found that more than 40 percent of the people who signed weren't registered in the city's Eighth Congressional District.
Sheehan's supporters redoubled their efforts to collect enough signatures to beat the 5 p.m. Friday deadline, ultimately turning in more than 17,000 signatures to ensure that she qualified.
"It was a little disconcerting to see all the problems with the signatures," Sheehan said from her Mission Street headquarters, where more than 100 supporters gathered to celebrate. "The last couple of days I've been checking the registrations myself on the computer."
With her ballot spot guaranteed, Sheehan can focus on the fall campaign, where she will challenge Pelosi from the left, slamming the speaker for refusing to start impeachment proceedings against President Bush and not taking a stronger stance against the war in Iraq.
"The next part is going to be exciting," she said. "I want at least one debate with all four candidates so that Nancy Pelosi has to answer for her record."
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This is one campaign that ALL Freepers should send money to!
C H A O S .....
That's a thin ledge.
I totally agree anything to fire the witch.
The debate between Pelosi and Sheehan brought to you by KOOL AID. MMMMMMmmm!
Hitlery Clintoon “supporting” B HUSSEIN Osama? Check
Edwards caught with an affair and child? Check
A mainstream media being made to look like pandering fools? Check
9% Nance being hounded from the left and dismal book sales? Check
Wow, this is turning out to be a more amusing political cycle as the days go by.
Hustler magazine gave Cindy a big puff-piece article this month. Luckily, no nudity.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Let the RATS fight each other!
She was whining about how about half of the signatures that were collected were bogus or not valid.
She said some of them were collected by people that were paid $1 for each signature.
I've know people that do that for money, and they use any name they can make up for their dollar.
And then on Sheehan’s site, she asks for donations and says that Ten dollars will get her 10 VALID signatures.
They must have went for it.
I'm amazed she got qualified.
That’s exactly why NO one buys it for the articles.
Who will the SanFranSickos choose? And, what's the difference between the two?
This is the message we must send to black voters - to win 25% of the black vote and keep the White House in the hands of Republicans.
We have produced eye-opening radio and TV ads that expose Obama as a far left-winger with the most liberal voting record in Congress.
Our powerful TV and radio ads compare Obama to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and show, clearly, that Obama is no MLK.
Highlighted in the ads is Dr. Alveda C. King, niece of MLK, who affirms that her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was, indeed, a Republican.
Fewer black Americans will vote for Obama when they hear our radio ad, see our TV ad and learn the truth about Obama — including how Obama obtained funding for a slum project in Chicago.
Featured in our TV ad is footage from the Boston Globe’s interview of black Americans who condemn Obama for their rat and roach invested living conditions in the Chicago slum.
The main stream media is hiding the real Obama, and we need your help to expose him.
Can I count on you to help with your most generous gift in the amount of $25, $50, $75, $250, $500, $1,000 or more to fund our truth about Obama radio and TV ad campaign?
Whatever you can send - $25, $50, $75 - is needed immediately. Time is running out!
If we can convince just 25% of black voters that Obama does not share their values and is not fit to be our president, we can stop the Democrats from capturing the White House.
That’s why I’m asking for your very best gift - at least $25 - and that you rush it to me immediately. Thank you!
Frances Rice, Chairman
National Black Republican Association
PELOSI IS AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
SHEEHAN IS A NUT
PELOSI IS AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
SHEEHAN IS A NUT
Geeze... I can smell her from here.
Forget that, let Pelosi deal with the moonbat. Send money to the Marriage Amendment organization in California to overturn the California Supreme Court.
It almost sounds like a Rovian plot. lol.
one bimbo for another
Oh man, this is gonna be so much fun.
I smell a sitcom - The Very Odd Couple.
That congressional district is definitely becoming the “testicle district”—smelly, overly sensitive, and featuring a pair of nuts.
I think this is perfect. What better thing but to replace a liberal with an even more kooky liberal? If you can’t replace them with a conservative that is. Cindy might even turn out to not be so bad.
Shindy's got a snowball's chance in the hot place, of course, but she wants the attention she'll get by doing this.
Gack! Even Bill Clinton couldn’t hit that.
You forgot: Oil and Envirowackoism suddenly become main issues in campaign.
Oh dear lord, is this all America had to choose from? We are truly doomed if this is the case.
What’s Cindy’s position on drilling?
It’s not America. It’s San Francisco.
You can't make this stuff up.. The debates will be precious..
And, the other is substantially to the left of that.
It wouldn’t surprise me if the Sheewhine actually thought that if she can beat Pelosi in the primary and win the general election, that she will actually be the next Speaker of the House, LOL.
And Kool Aid???
After all, she's so popular...
Good luck, Cindy...
Oh, the humiliation for San Fran Nan Nan if she wins...
"In 1951, Jones began attending communist meetings and rallies in Indianapolis. Jones became flustered at harassment he received during the McCarthy Hearings, particularly, regarding meetings between Jones and his mother with Paul Robeson. This, among other things, provoked a seminal moment for Jones where he asked himself "how can I demonstrate my Marxism? The thought was, infiltrate the church.""
"In the summer of 1977, Jones and most of the 900 members of the People's Temple moved to Guyana from San Francisco after media pressure built. Jones left the same night that an editor at New West magazine read Jones an article by Marshall Kilduff to be published detailing allegations by former Temple members. Jones named the settlement Jonestown after himself.
Jones purported to establish Jonestown as a benevolent model communist community stating, 'I believe were the purest communists there are.'  Jones' wife, Marceline, described Jonestown as "dedicated to live for socialism, total economic and racial and social equality. We are here living communally." Jones wanted to construct a model community to show others and stated that Prime Minister of Guyana Forbes Burnham 'couldnt rave enough about us, uh, the wonderful things we do, the project, the model of socialism.' In that regard, like the restrictive emigration policies of the then Soviet Union, Cuba, North Korea and other communist republics, Jones did not permit members to leave Jonestown.
Jones and several members argued that the group should commit "revolutionary suicide" by drinking cyanide-laced grape flavored Flavor Aid (often misidentified as Kool-Aid) along with a sedative.
One member, Christine Miller, dissents toward the beginning of the tape. When members apparently cried, Jones counseled "Stop this hysterics. This is not the way for people who are Socialists or Communists to die. No way for us to die. We must die with some dignity." Jones can be heard saying, "Don't be afraid to die" and, regarding death as "just stepping over into another plane" and that "[death is] a friend." At the end of the tape, Jones concludes: "We didn't commit suicide, we committed an act of revolutionary suicide protesting the conditions of an inhumane world." Children were given the drink first and families were told to lie down together. The mass suicide had been discussed in simulated events called "White Nights" on a regular basis, while members drank liquid Jones first told them was poison during at least one of those White Nights.
"Create Public Opinion, Seize Power: We are preparing minds and organizing forces for the time when there is a major crack in the system, whenever it comes and wherever it comes from: an opening that makes it possible to bring the future Revolutionary Army of the Proletariat (R.A.P.) into the field and wage a revolutionary armed struggle that actually has a chance of winning. And we have said that building our party itself is the most important part of organizing forces for revolution. This is true now, and it is true looking forward to the creation of that future R.A.P. and the waging of that armed struggle.":
"Tearing Up the U.S. Paper Tiger in Korea: How 300,000 Chinese Troops Snuck into Korea and Kicked the Ass of the U.S. Armed Forces" RW #1059, June 18, 2000:
Revolution interview with "Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan: October 29, 2005:
('Revolution' is the newspaper of the Revolutionary Communist Party)
I didn’t know about JJ’s Marxist background.
Makes me wonder if they would bother leaving San Francisco today.
This is how John Edwards can re-invent himself.
Same here (until just recently). I don't remember anything at the time in the media or in school about Jonestown being a communist community. The liberal-leftist media did the same thing with the Patty Hearst story and the SLA. In fact, even Charles Manson's "Helter Skelter" was basically what the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), Weather Underground, Black Panthers and Black Liberation Army were about: starting a race-based revolutionary overthrow of the United States. This is also what Reverend Wright's Black Liberation Theology is all about. In any case, the left-wing media did a similar thing with Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who shot JFK (for our younger members):
Lee Harvey Oswald
From wikipedia (with references at site) :
Around the age of fifteen, he became an ardent Marxist solely from his private reading on the topic. He wrote in his diary, "I was looking for a key to my environment, and then I discovered socialist literature. I had to dig for my books in the back dusty shelves of libraries." At 16 he wrote to the Socialist Party of America, stating that he was a Marxist who had been studying socialist principles for "well over fifteen months," and asked for information about their youth league.
While in the Marines, Oswald was trained in the use of the M1 Garand rifle. Following that training, he was tested in December of 1956, and obtained a score of 212, which was 2 points above the minimum for qualifications as a sharpshooter. In May 1959, on another range, Oswald scored 191, which was 1 point over the minimum for ranking as a marksman.
Small and frail compared to the other Marines, he was nicknamed Ozzie Rabbit after the cartoon character. His shyness and Soviet sympathies alienated him from his fellow Marines. Ostracism only seemed to provoke him into being a stauncher, more outspoken communist. For his steadfast beliefs, his nickname ultimately became Oswaldskovich.
Life in the Soviet Union
In October 1959, Oswald immigrated to the Soviet Union. He was nineteen, and the trip was planned well in advance. Along with having taught himself rudimentary Russian, he had saved $1,500 of his Marine Corps salary, got an early "hardship" discharge by (falsely) claiming he needed to care for his injured mother, got a passport, and submitted several fictional applications to foreign universities in order to obtain a student visa (and possibly help avoid Marine Corps reserve duty).
After spending only three days with his mother in Fort Worth, he departed by ship from New Orleans on September 20, 1959, for the Soviet Union, first arriving in Le Havre in France, then to London,England and eventually Oswald to a Finnair flight to Helsinki, Finland as part of a package tour. Oswald landed to Helsinki airport in October 10 at 23.30 a.m. he registered at the Hotel Torni but two days later , he moved to the Kurki Hotel.Oswald applied for a visa at the embassy on October 12, his first business day in Helsinki. Oswalds visa was issued on October 14. It was valid until October 20 and permitted him to take one trip of not more than 6 days to the Soviet Union. He left from Helsinki Central Railway Station by train next day on October 15 to Moscow and when he crossed the Finnish-Russian border at Vainikkala, he arrived to Moscow on October 16."  When he arrived in the Soviet Union and showed up unexpectedly at the Embassy in Moscow, he said he wanted to renounce his U.S. citizenship. When the Navy Department learned of this, it changed Oswald's Marine Corps discharge from "hardship/honorable" to "undesirable."
Oswald told a reporter in Moscow, "For two years I've had it in my mind, don't form any attachments, because I knew I was going away. I was planning to divest myself of everything to do with the United States." To another reporter he said, "I would not consider returning to the United States," and referred to the Soviet government as "my government." His wish to remain in the Soviet Union was initially applauded by the Soviets, but although he had some technical knowledge acquired in the Marines they soon discovered he had little of real value to offer the Soviet Union and his application for Soviet residency was rejected. In response, Oswald made a bloody but minor cut to his left wrist in his hotel room bathtub. After bandaging his superficial injury, the cautious Soviets kept him under psychiatric observation at the Botkin Hospital. Although this attempt may have been no more than an attention-getting ruse, the Soviet government feared an international incident if he were to attempt something similar again.
Oswald returned to New Orleans, arriving on the morning of April 25, 1963 looking for work. After Oswald got a job as a machinery greaser with the Reily Coffee Company in May, Marina was driven there by family friend Ruth Paine. Oswald was fired for inefficiency and dereliction of duty on July 19.
During this period, Oswald began to consider returning to the Soviet Union or going to Cuba. He had Marina write to the Soviet Embassy in Washington, D.C. about the possibility of their returning to the Soviet Union. His Marxist ideals became focused on Fidel Castro and Cuba and he soon became a vocal pro-Castro advocate.
Now, there's Cindy Sheehan. A cult by "another name". I hardly think they'd do suicide, tho. Metaphysically? Maybe.
In a thread the other day, I said that Book Tour Nancy may be unbeatable in her district. But with 3 people to split the wacko vote, and Queen Nancy's arrogance, Dana Walsh(R) just may have an openning. At least, we can hope!
Looks like some kind of looser gang sign