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  posted on 8/21/2009 at 07:09 PM
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Cindy Sheehan brings anti-war campaign to Vineyard

Cindy Sheehan, whose son, Casey, was killed in Iraq in 2004, attracted national media attention for her protest camp outside the Texas ranch of former President George Bush in 2005. She now plans to carry her anti-war message to President Barack Obama on Martha's Vineyard.

In a press statement issued from her home in California, Ms. Sheehan said, "No good social or economic change will come about with the continuation or escalation of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. We simply can't afford to continue this tragically expensive foreign policy.

Ms. Sheehan plans to arrive Wednesday and hold a press conference at 11 am at the Oak Bluffs School, which will function as the media center during the President's visit.

She and her local supporters, including members of the Vineyard Peace Council, plan to hold a peace vigil at 8 pm at the Ocean Park bandstand in Oak Bluffs that evening. She plans to speak about her efforts on Saturday, August 29, in the Katharine Cornell Theater in Vineyard Haven.

For more information, call Chris Fried of the Peace Council at 508-693-7741.




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..........Thursday, August 20, 2009
"Enough Already" by Cindy Sheehan
“Enough Already”
Cindy Sheehan



“And you look at somebody like that (note: me) and you think here's somebody who's just trying to find some meaning in her son's death. And you have to be sympathetic to her. Anybody who has given a son to this country has made an enormous sacrifice, and you have to be sympathetic. But enough already.”
ABC Nightly News Anchor, Charles Gibson August 18, 2009


“Enough already?” Hmmm…I don’t know Charlie Gibson and I don’t pay any attention to his career, but I seem to agree with him on this one: “Enough already.”

Enough with the killing, torturing, wounding and profiting off of the backs of our troops and off of the lives of the people of Iraq-Af-Pak: as our brothers and sisters in Latin America say: “Basta!”

Somehow, I don’t think that this is what Charlie Gibson meant, though. I am sure that he just wants me to go away like most of the rest of the anti-war movement has done under the Obama presidency.


.......However, while the so-called left is obsessed over supporting a very crappy Democratic health care plan, people in far away countries are being deprived of their health and very lives by the Obama Regime’s continuation of Bush’s ruinous foreign policy.

I was never dismayed when the so-called right attacked me and called me names for protesting Bush. However, something inside me gets a little sick when I hear people who claim to be peace activists supporting the Obama Administration’s foreign policy, a policy that is not like Bush’s in the fact that it’s much worse.

I have been called a “racist” from the so-called left. In these people’s opinion, I was totally justified in protesting Bush, but I am a racist for protesting the same policies under Obama. When I opposed Bush’s policies, I was called traitor, anti-American, anti-Semitic, and other names I cannot print. Name-calling is a great way to shut down critical thinking and discussion. And, not to mention, I think the murder of innocent life in the Iraq-Af-Pak regions is racist and morally corrupt.

There are many people in this country who oppose Obama because they’re racist, but I am not one of them. I oppose Obama’s policies because they are wrong…again, period!

........I am going to Martha’s Vineyard because we have the moral high ground. The war supporters aren’t going to protest Obama’s wars. They are strangely silent over his foreign policy, unless they are praising it.

I am going to Martha’s Vineyard because someone has to speak for the babies of Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan that do not deserve the horrible fate that has been handed to them by the US Military Industrial Complex. The voiceless need a voice, and even if I am called every name in the book by all sides, I will speak up for them.

I am going to Martha’s Vineyard because so many people have been blinded to the fact that the system has momentum that rolls on and over and around no matter who is the titular head of the system.

....As Yael T. Abouhalkah, an editorial writer for the Kansas City Star, put it:


President Barack Obama did his best imitation of former President George Bush Monday at the VFW national convention in Phoenix.



Obama sounded downright hawkish -- and, yes, presidential -- when he addressed the issue of terrorism in front of the veteran-laden crowd…Dick Cheney could not have said it better.


This is one of the reasons I am leading protests next week on Martha's Vineyard where President Obama will be vacationing. The anti-war movement cannot allow itself to be co-opted by the Democratic Party any longer.


We cannot allow the War Party and other elites to define the terms of the War Debate.


Obama actually had this to say in his speech in front of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW):


We must never forget. This is not a war of choice. This is a war of necessity. Those who attacked America on 9/11 are plotting to do so again. If left unchecked, the Taliban insurgency will mean an even larger safe haven from which al Qaeda would plot to kill more Americans. So this is not only a war worth fighting. This is fundamental to the defense of our people.


He also made a lot of other crazy Bushian statements, but this one has to take the cake and lead the charge for peace!


One thing that we must NEVER forget is that the Taliban, and especially the people of Afghanistan (26 members of a WEDDING party, not WAR party, but WEDDING party were bombed and killed yesterday) DID NOT attack us on 9/11. Even if Osama did plan the attacks from someplace in Afghanistan (not likely) this war of choice is not about defending America. Remember: profit is not a consequence of war, it is the reason for war. And how can we as a nation allow the War Party to sacrifice innocent babies for the illusion of safety? Afghanistan is just as much a war of choice as Iraq is, and Obama is choosing to continue it by exploiting the lies.


What is fundamental to the defense of our people is a sane foreign policy, not more war crimes brought to the world by the War Criminals in DC. What is fundamental to our health and prosperity is to bring the troops home from Iraq-Af-Pak and reduce the Pentagon budget so we can afford such basic human rights as health care, housing and education.


Besides Afghans and Pakistanis being killed and displaced at a Bushian clip, these days, our troops are increasingly being killed and wounded so the War Profiteers can squeeze more bucks out of violence. More of our families will be harmed while most of the anti-war movement stands down for Obama.


This is unconscionable.


I don't care if you love Obama, or hate him, or something in between (he has the lowest approval ratings of any President after 7 months in office), we must loathe his wars and his crazy hate speech directed at our brothers and sisters in war torn regions.


Please join us on Martha's Vineyard from August 26th-30th to demonstrate to the world that there are still some people here in America who want peace no matter who's inhabits the Oval Office.


For more information please email, or call:


Laurie Dobson
lauriegdobson@yahoo.com
(207) 604-8988


 

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  posted on 8/21/2009 at 07:21 PM
Regardless of who is the President, she still has the right to do this.

As do we all.


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  posted on 8/21/2009 at 08:09 PM
I must say, Derek, I've never quite been able to figure out your bile towards Cindy Sheehan.

 

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  posted on 8/21/2009 at 08:18 PM
I can't figure it out either. The woman lost a son in a war that some of us thought was unnecessary. I totally support her right to protest Obama during his vacation.

 

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  posted on 8/21/2009 at 10:39 PM
I'm just curious at why she is mad at the Left, and why they have abandoned her now that Obama is doing the escalating. Hmmm.

 

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  posted on 8/21/2009 at 10:42 PM
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I'm just curious at why she is mad at the Left, and why they have abandoned her now that Obama is doing the escalating. Hmmm.


Then read it again.




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  posted on 8/21/2009 at 10:53 PM
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You thought she was whacked out when she protested against Bush. Do you approve of her protests against Obama?


I'm certain he does.

 

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  posted on 8/22/2009 at 04:32 AM
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Then read it again.


that would require having read it the first time
rather than just pasting it

 

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  posted on 8/22/2009 at 08:36 AM
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I'm just curious at why she is mad at the Left, and why they have abandoned her now that Obama is doing the escalating. Hmmm.


If you actually had any insight at all you would know that Sheehan 'abandoned the Left', not the other way around.

 

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  posted on 8/22/2009 at 11:34 AM
It will probably come later in the day.....you know those backwoodsmen....it takes a while to hike to the mountain, kill something, dress it and eat it for breakfast. He'll be in later with photos of some kind of carcass and a long story about his ethnic friends.

 

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  posted on 8/22/2009 at 11:37 AM
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I can't figure it out either. The woman lost a son in a war that some of us thought was unnecessary. I totally support her right to protest Obama during his vacation.




Meet the new boss..same as the old boss.

 

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I can't figure it out either. The woman lost a son in a war that some of us thought was unnecessary. I totally support her right to protest Obama during his vacation.




Meet the new boss..same as the old boss.


Not quite.....but thank you for playing.

 

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I can't figure it out either. The woman lost a son in a war that some of us thought was unnecessary. I totally support her right to protest Obama during his vacation.




Meet the new boss..same as the old boss.


Not quite.....but thank you for playing.

 

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I can't figure it out either. The woman lost a son in a war that some of us thought was unnecessary. I totally support her right to protest Obama during his vacation.




Meet the new boss..same as the old boss.


Not quite.....but thank you for playing.





Can't tell a dime's worth of difference between W and O in that regard. It's almost Sept '09 what's changed?

 

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  posted on 8/22/2009 at 11:53 AM
What's changed is bogus terror alerts, having to see Cheney's face on television all the time, Bush's rambling incoherent speeches and coverage of his weekly vacations. Right now, that's good enough for me.

 

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  posted on 8/22/2009 at 12:05 PM
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...., Bush's rambling incoherent speeches and coverage of his weekly vacations. Right now, that's good enough for me.



Ya know what? I could deal with that easier than the Teleprompter-in- chief glancing from left to right-left to right- again and again. I just which once Obama would look straight into the camera when he speaks to us.

 

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  posted on 8/22/2009 at 12:46 PM
Stupid is as stupid speaks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaY8wzwxWTc&feature=related
 

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  posted on 8/22/2009 at 01:50 PM
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For the record - I can totally understand why Cindy was unhappy about her son's death. That's completely understandable. However - that won't stop me from thinking she was a nut then, as well as now.


you really CANNOT understand,
unless you have buried a son

don't even try

 

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...., Bush's rambling incoherent speeches and coverage of his weekly vacations. Right now, that's good enough for me.



Ya know what? I could deal with that easier than the Teleprompter-in- chief glancing from left to right-left to right- again and again. I just which once Obama would look straight into the camera when he speaks to us.


You don't know anything about public speaking then. Richard Nixon looked us right in the eye and told us he was not a crook. You see how that worked out. Bush looked the camera right in the eye and said there were weapons of mass destruction....you remember how that went. If that's all that's holding you back from liking Obama, you might want to reconsider.

 

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  posted on 8/22/2009 at 07:25 PM
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Stupid is as stupid speaks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaY8wzwxWTc&feature=related


YouTube is not an acceptable form of information. Ask Otie, Glowingstain and a few others.

Oh - but wait - maybe it is when it fits the liberal agenda? My bad. I should have known.


Or maybe it is when its in unedited form? Any idiot can sit down with Pinnacle Studio and create a video clip to represent whatever they want, then upload it to Youtube. Thats the problem. Most of what I see there from a political perspective is totally devoid of context.

 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa4Mkfx1d1I

 

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YouTube is not an acceptable form of information. Ask Otie, Glowingstain and a few others.

Oh - but wait - maybe it is when it fits the liberal agenda? My bad. I should have known.
I saw him [bush]speak on network t.v. and he sounded like a dumb-ass 99% of the time. is that acceptable enough for you?.

 

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  posted on 8/24/2009 at 01:02 PM
Good for her. I'm also pissed that nothing is asked or mentioned from either the press or this administration as to what exactly our end game is in Afghanistan to say nothing of Iraq. Meanwhile we still have more private contractors running around both theaters than we have actual US military. No one is asking or saying when they'll be removed from these quagmires or when we'll stop paying exorbitant fees to not only Black Water, but the other nearly six thousand private contractors in both wars. The 10th Mountain Division lost two more soldiers this past weekend. And for what, a ridiculous notion that these elections actually mean anything? When is the madness going to stop? If her actions make even one more person question the continued fleecing by the Military/industrial/congressional complex than good for her. I hope she disrupts his entire vacation!


 

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  posted on 8/24/2009 at 01:21 PM
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...., Bush's rambling incoherent speeches and coverage of his weekly vacations. Right now, that's good enough for me.



Ya know what? I could deal with that easier than the Teleprompter-in- chief glancing from left to right-left to right- again and again. I just which once Obama would look straight into the camera when he speaks to us.


You don't know anything about public speaking then. Richard Nixon looked us right in the eye and told us he was not a crook. You see how that worked out. Bush looked the camera right in the eye and said there were weapons of mass destruction....you remember how that went. If that's all that's holding you back from liking Obama, you might want to reconsider.


I believed Bill Clinton when he pointed his finger at the camera.

 

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  posted on 8/24/2009 at 01:45 PM
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Regardless of who is the President, she still has the right to do this.

As do we all.


Next.


I wonder if she will carry an AR15. ;-)

 
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