Sheehan protest group disrupts Rove reception

Sunday, August 20, 2006 at 12:22 am | Posted in Cindy Sheehan | 1 Comment

Yes, that loveable lady is back at it, according to MSNBC (again):

AUSTIN, Texas – Chanting “Try Rove for treason,” Cindy Sheehan and more than 50 other war protesters disrupted a reception before President Bush’s top adviser Karl Rove spoke at a fundraiser Saturday.

She just doesn’t quit!  You have to admire (or, if you’re on the right, despise) her determination.  The story goes on:

“I want him arrested. He planned the war that killed my son,” Sheehan told officers guarding the door. Sheehan’s oldest son Casey was killed in Iraq in 2004.

I think she’s delusional.  Sadly, none of the architects of the Iraq war will ever be put to task or be faced to admit their responsibility for leading the United States into a bloody mess that has lasted 1,250 days.  In any event:

Those at the reception sipped their drinks and largely ignored the protesters before they started chanting. One man looked at the group and said, “Go Bush!”

Earlier Saturday, the group of more than 70 gathered at the hotel entrance, carrying a large banner that read, “Rove: Guilty of crimes against humanity.” Ann Wright, a former U.S. diplomat who resigned in 2003 in protest over the war, yelled through a bullhorn, “Karl Rove, you are a criminal!”

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Yet more Sheehan news!

Sunday, August 13, 2006 at 5:21 pm | Posted in Cindy Sheehan, News | Leave a comment

I should just make a full Cindy Sheehan catagory.  As reported by MSNBC, the anti-war protester says she’ll keep fighting:

Peace mom Cindy Sheehan spent the night in a hospital for a gynecological procedure and treatment of dehydration but said Saturday that wouldn’t stop her protest against the Iraq war on land she bought near President Bush’s Crawford ranch.  Sheehan was listed in stable condition at Providence Health Center in Waco, about 20 miles east of Crawford.

First time I’ve heard Ms. Sheehan described as a “peace mom”.  In any case, I hope she gets well soon.  I would also advise Sheehan not to fast in hot weather anymore.

Other news this week

Saturday, August 12, 2006 at 5:40 am | Posted in Cindy Sheehan, News | Leave a comment

Firstly, our friends across the pond busted a huge terrorist plot, Iraq was completely pushed to the back burner, President Bush returned to a 33% approval rating, and meanwhile, Cindy Sheehan is having problems:

Anti-war demonstrator Cindy Sheehan was hospitalized Friday evening for dehydration and exhaustion after fasting for more than a month and protesting earlier this week in 100-degree weather, friends and relatives said.

Well see that’s your problem right there. Fasting+hot weather=trip to emergency room. I’m not against Ms. Sheehan’s cause or anything; but fasting…in 100 degree tempatures? Come on.

The Guardian goes on to report:

Sheehan, 49, was hospitalized after friends picked her up Friday afternoon at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, where she arrived after spending several days in Seattle at the Veterans for Peace convention, said friend Tiffany Burns.

Sheehan, who has been on a liquid diet as part of the nationwide “Troops Home Fast” hunger strike, had been treated and released from a Seattle emergency room Thursday night. On doctors orders, she ate for the first time in about 37 days, Burns said.

37 days! Wow, that’s amazing. Next time she should aim for 40 days!

Update on Sheehan land purchase

Saturday, July 29, 2006 at 5:17 pm | Posted in Cindy Sheehan, News | Leave a comment

As I wrote about on Thursday, anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan bought some land near the President’s ranch in Crawford, Texas.  As MSNBC reports, some citizens of Crawford aren’t too happy with her:

83-year-old Robert Westerfield isn’t exactly rolling out the welcome mat for the town’s newest resident: War protester Cindy Sheehan.

“I wish she’d stay away. Crawford’s a Republican town, and she’s a dumb Democrat,” Westerfield, a lifelong Crawford resident, said Friday while sitting on a bench outside a gas station on Main Street.

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The protesters group said it outgrew a 1-acre lot about a mile from Bush’s ranch that a sympathetic landowner provided. Several hundred demonstrators returned to the lot over Thanksgiving and Easter.

Now many of the town’s 700 residents fear the traffic congestion, noise from rallies and odor from portable toilets — complaints from residents near the other campsite — will affect those closer to town.

“When it’s here, it affects a different set of people,” Teresa Bowdoin said.

Wow it’s hot.

Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 5:30 pm | Posted in Cindy Sheehan, News | 1 Comment

Weather.com US Current Temps

As most of you know, much of America is suffering from a heat wave.  Here in Boise, Idaho, for example, the current tempature is 100 degrees.  When it’s this hot where I live, there’s not much people can really do outside, with the exception of floating the river.

In some areas, such as California, the blistering temperatures have been deadly.  Until fall arrives, keep hydrated and stick to the shade as much as possible.

In other news: remember Cindy Sheehan?  The left wing’s favorite anti-war protester has found a new way to help out her cause:

War protester Cindy Sheehan has purchased a 5-acre plot in Crawford with some of the insurance money she received after her son was killed in Iraq.

Sheehan said in a newsletter sent to supporters,

“We decided to buy property in Crawford to use until George’s resignation or impeachment, which we all hope is soon for the sake of the world.”

Unless the general public wakes up or Bushie boy suddenly becomes compassionate, neither of those will happen.  In any event, it won’t occur soon.

What Sheehan says next is certain to rile up bloggers on the right.

“I can’t think of a better way to use Casey’s insurance money than for peace, and I am sure that Casey approves.”

Eh, I dunno.  Something about that bothers me.  I hope Sheehan will put the land to good use, perhaps by building a small Iraq War memorial.

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