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We had an incredible evening yesterday up at the new Camp Casey site. Now, as you read the rest of this post, keep in mind that the new site is literally within spitting distance of Bush's ranch-- though we wouldn't actually spit, as we're trying to behave ourselves. And besides, why stoop to vulgar behavior when we have a sound system so loud the words "No more war!" can surely be heard in the man's bedroom?!?

Other statements that boomed over the loudspeaker tonight, besieging Mr. Bush and his pro-war agenda:

Rev. Peter Johnson of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (pictured above with three Gold Star mothers) intoned, "If George Bush is right, then Mahatma Gandhi was wrong. If George Bush is right, then Martin Luther King, Jr. was wrong. If George Bush is right, then Jesus Christ was wrong!"

A Gold Star mother who lost her son in 2003 (speaking, above): "When I first met George Bush after my son was killed, I told him: I'm going to follow up with you! And here I am, following up with him!"

Juan Torres, father of a soldier killed by his superiors in Afghanistan for whistleblowing alleged drug trafficking on the base: "When I came to the U.S. from Argentina, I was looking for the American dream, especially for my children. Now my American dream is buried six feet underground."

We at Camp Casey are blessed by what generous supporters have donated to us and the courageous people who share their stories with us. Tonight we ate food donated by Food not Bombs, sheltered by a huge tent erected on the property of our dear friend Fred Mattlage. We gathered together after dinner to listen to the stories of a brawny Marine who was brave enough to come out of the closet on national television; a Minnesota state senator who buried her son this past May; two civil rights legends who walked with Martin Luther King, Jr.; and many other military families who are grieving their dead sons and daughters. Before the speeches, we were all a bit tired from the intensity of the past few days, but I think there was a definite rejuvenation last night as we grasped the significance of raising hell on the President's doorstep. Here's to 11 more days of hell-raising!!!

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Please delete the comment of being within 'spitting distance' of the ranch before some right-wingnut misquotes you and says the protesters are spitting on the president, or some such nonsense. You know they will twist words around to suit them!

The article does state immediately after the comment that they have no intention of spitting on the president. Someone may indeed take the words out of context and twist them around, but it wouldn't be the first time. We can always refer back to the original article with the words in context to prove the intent.

Yelling "no more war" on an obnoxiously loud sound system is not very intelligent. But, considering how irrational and dishonest liberals are, I am not surprised this is the best you can do. You people are irrelevant and pathetic.

You are a sad case of ignorance run amok. Typical right winger. What you don't cover with ignorance, you make up with stupid! George Bush needs people like you most desperately!

Fortunately for you, brave Americans have fought and died for your freedom. If there were more people like you, France, Britain, America and others would be flying a Nazi flag.

Thank you for the update on the Cindy Sheehan protest in Crawford. I have a sick husband and am not able to keep up. I have your website bookmarked and come to it often. This protest must keep growing and growing if we are ever to get our men and women out of harm's way. How do we contribute to the cause in Texas. They need all of our support!

This Cindy movement is unstoppable! I'm attending an anti-war protest today in my area (Chicagoland), and will keep doing what I can every week to help end this needless, heartless, illegal war. Join up in your area. Thanks, Dave

This Poem on the "Peace Vigil" was Published in Peace Journalism Aug 19th 2005.....
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As a mother my heart bleeds when I read about the violence in the world, especially when promoted under the cloak of patriotism. Exploiting the brave young men and women to slaughter in the name of selfless duty. I lit up candles in support of Cindy Sheehan on Aug 17th.

8888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888 A Mother's Single Solidarity

It is late night as I look at the flickering flames that dance and leap
May be I should safely put them out before I go to sleep..
As I am about to, the bright Peace vigil candles resolutely glow
Moon ascending the silver star lit sky in her glory to bestow
While the Cosmic mother and father silently guard this vigil......

The moment further mystifies the magical union so divine
Night lit up against the sinister forces that align and malign
Goddess Tara Maya Durga assemble with the virgin Mary
The demons dread these sacred feminine angels Fury
While the Cosmic mother and father silently guard this vigil.

Bright young glowing chunks full of promise light the night
Pillars of solidarity echoing the aching pain and grievous
plight
Solemn reminder of humanity the cowards chose to slay
Eternal spirits that long to wipe the loved one's tears away
While the Cosmic mother and father silently guard this vigil..

Ponder I why the urge to place these symbols in my porch tonight...
Sentinel vibrant souls plucked in their prime, here unite to harness and ignite
Potent forces from God's dimension in our consciousness will stream
All it takes is the tap of epiphany and courage to imagine the duty supreme..
While the Cosmic mother and father silently guard this vigil..

Yes, They will glow all night, the air is calm with in this heavenly kingdom
Earth and wind still in their pledge honor the gathering sparks of wisdom
The moon basking the night with her iridescent glow to illumine and disperse
When the dancer and the dreamer unify to dispel the worsening curse
While the Cosmic mother and father silently guard this vigil..

Silent potent night infusing the universe with transcending serenity..
One Mom vigil empowering the collective consciousness of humanity,
Candles of faith enveloping the universe in unity,
Forever breaking this passing and pompous insanity..
While the Cosmic mother and father silently guard this vigil..

As dawn stretches the magnificent night with the primal force
The resplendent Sun promising the moon to stay the course
The burning candles flicker as it is merging with the day light
Just listen..The word from the divine abode rings clear for all of us tonight
While the Cosmic mother and father silently guard this vigil..
BY Lakshmi Mahadevan

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Idaho has just reciently been designated them "redist of the red" even above Ala-damed-bama and Ut-aw-ha-ha...and even here there are signs of positive change....including several vigels including one on the steps of the capatol building.

There are also plans for a big whoopteedo antiwar thing just for 'w'hizsef while he's here to stump for his coattail-hack Larry Craig and trying to sell hizown "mo war ta honr dem po' dead boyz what died fo' dizhyer "NOBLE CAUZ", ya see....

Well, I'm just an old, cripledup hillbilly, mostly deef an' goin' blind, wid rhyumatiz so bad caint hardly hikeit no mo', BUT I'M DAMN SURE GOINA TURN OUT FER DISUN', EVEN IF'N I GOTTA CRAWL TA GIT THERE!

Idaho has just reciently been designated the "redist of the red" even above Ala-damed-bama and Ut-aw-ha-ha...and even here there are signs of positive change....including several vigels including one on the steps of the capatol building.

There are also plans for a big whoopteedo antiwar thing just for 'w'hizsef while he's here to stump for his coattail-hack Larry Craig and trying to sell hizown "mo war ta honr dem po' dead boyz what died fo' dizhyer "NOBLE CAUZ", ya see....

Well, I'm just an old, cripledup hillbilly, mostly deef an' goin' blind, wid rhyumatiz so bad caint hardly hikeit no mo', BUT I'M DAMN SURE GOINA TURN OUT FER DISUN', EVEN IF'N I GOTTA CRAWL TA GIT THERE!

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Idaho has just reciently been designated the "redist of the red" even above Ala-damed-bama and Ut-aw-ha-ha...and even here there are signs of positive change....including several vigels including one on the steps of the capatol building.

There are also plans for a big whoopteedo antiwar thing just for 'w'hizsef while he's here to stump for his coattail-hack Larry Craig and trying to sell hizown "mo war ta honr dem po' dead boyz what died fo' dizhyer "NOBLE CAUZ", ya see....

Well, I'm just an old, cripledup hillbilly, mostly deef an' goin' blind, wid rhyumatiz so bad caint hardly hikeit no mo', BUT I'M DAMN SURE GOINA TURN OUT FER DISUN', EVEN IF'N I GOTTA CRAWL TA GIT THERE!

Idaho has just reciently been designated the "redist of the red" even above Ala-damed-bama and Ut-aw-ha-ha...and even here there are signs of positive change....including several vigels including one on the steps of the capatol building.

There are also plans for a big whoopteedo antiwar thing just for 'w'hizsef while he's here to stump for his coattail-hack Larry Craig and trying to sell hizown "mo war ta honr dem po' dead boyz what died fo' dizhyer "NOBLE CAUZ", ya see....

Well, I'm just an old, cripledup hillbilly, mostly deef an' goin' blind, wid rhyumatiz so bad caint hardly hikeit no mo', BUT I'M DAMN SURE GOINA TURN OUT FER DISUN', EVEN IF'N I GOTTA CRAWL TA GIT THERE!

It seems to me that the main debate on the Iraq War is that Bush lied: he misled others and us into the War in Iraq. This leads to a national debate that seems to revolve around the question whether a leader that lies to his people is wrong – whether the cliché that "all politicians lie" is a justifiable argument. Bush now focuses on an issue that the war in Iraq is protecting the US from terrorism and defending our freedom. "Better to fight them over there than here," he said yesterday in his radio broadcast. This is the argument used in the Vietnam War. Called "The Domino Effect" President Johnson, Nixon, et al. argued that if we don't stop the spread of Communism in Vietnam all of the countries in Southeast Asia and the rest of the world will fall to Communism like dominos. That theory proved wrong.

My understanding of the issue propounded by the Camp Casey movement is posted in Maravot News, http://www.maravot.com/Maravot_News.html

I may be in error, but I do believe that the argument whether Bush lied and whether lying is an acceptable convention of American democracy, has to be resolved. I know the great philosophers in history agreed that leaders have a responsibility to tell the people the truth, what they have a right to know (Cicero). This argument should not be debatable, but it certainly is not getting through to the media, who focus on grieving parents.

Camp Casey is a growing movement, but I wonder whether it can impress Americans that the mission of spreading democracy around the world should not involve setting an example that lying is normal to a democracy.

How can the Camp Casey movement overcome America’s dim-sightedness, that Bush’s lies are acceptable behavior?

You anti-war liberals kooks need to come up with something better than "Bush lied." It's a tired and weak allegation.

Tired of hearing the truth, eh!

Just tired of hearing you repeat YOUR lies. Yawn...

A MOVIE of a fantasy meeting between Cindy and George "I AM THE PRESIDENT" Bush.

It is also time for the old veterns to stand beside the young men and women who are in the military, stand beside them not against them,you know this is an illegal war, bush is the worst commander-in -chief,bush wants to get on with his life, what about the families of the fallen,they will never be able to get on with their lives,what about all the wounded, how are they to get on with their lives?All the dead....and all for what...LIES,LIES,and more LIES.

I'm from Idaho, and judging from myself and friends, Idaho is conservative in the patriotic, self suffcient, government stay out of my life way. Definately not pro-Bush, spend, steal, and lie current GOP way. I don't think the reality lives up to the press.

Are we living in the same state? I am also here in Idaho, and you must be from a small town far, far away, because the Idaho I see is so pro-Bush it is frightening. They are for Bush no matter what, and they do not let the facts get in the way. Whatever he does seems to be OK with them. They are slavering to see him when he graces this state with his august presence next week.
There were about 300 of us at the Cindy Sheehan support vigil last Wednesday evening on the steps of the state capitol in Boise. That's right, 300 out of the several hundred thousand residing in and around Boise. I do not call that anti-Bush. This state is red, red, red, and those of us against the Bushies are a pitiful minority---maybe the debacle in Iraq will finally get their attention---I sincerely hope it ends before these rednecks realize their own sons and daughters are being killed for a lie, and before any more of them are slaughtered and maimed.

We are up here along the Salmon River among kneejerk conservative Republicans. It does seem that there is a slavish mentality with not a lot of thought or effort at insight. I just keep hoping that the Plame/CIA leak investigation along with increased attention to the Sheehan effort will shake a few folks out of their stupor. I`m writing letters to the local paper, and have gotten a few calls encouraging my efforts....but for the most part I think I`m politely ignored. Idaho has the largest per capita number of millionaires. Maybe those tax cuts explain some of the loyalty.

I occassionally hear Idaho callers call into C-Span. They make a lot of factual errors. They don't seem to be living in the real world. I hear the state and its government is controlled by a small group of wealthy individuals. They do not do a very good job.

I occassionally hear Idaho callers call into C-Span. They make a lot of factual errors. They don't seem to be living in the real world. I hear the state and its government is controlled by a small group of wealthy individuals. They do not do a very good job.

This anti-war resolution is a mild first step. Following the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution 1964 precedent,next time Lee and the 48 should re-phrase the resolution to call for hearings to the Repeal of the Iraq War Resolution of October 2002.

You have put us in a national debt that we may never recover from; the economy has gone to hell, although you stand in front of t.v. cameras and declare the opposite; you got us into this war with no plan to end it; you and your cabinet members just continue to lie to us, etc. If the Iraq war is such a noble cause to you, then have your twin daughters enlist. My 19 year-old daughter cannot find work here in the states and she is thinking about enlisting in the military simply to pay her bills. Don't tell us anymore b.s. about how the economy is strenghtening, because we know it's just another one of your lies. And what's up with the gas prices, Mr. Oil President? If my daughter is forced to enlist and is shipped over to Afghanistan or Iraq and wounded or, perhaps killed, I will be the next Cindy Sheehan sitting on your doorstep with hundreds of other protesters. Live with that! By the way, I still do not believe that the 2000 or the 2004 election was on the up and up. You pulled some strings to get into office, just like you pulled some strings to keep from going to Vietnam. What a disgrace you are to are nation! I am embarrassed to be an American with you behind the helm.

If clinton lied about WMD and took us in a war like this one the right side would of booted him out the back door of the white house along time ago.

Excellent! All you need there now is me and my big mouth. He absolutely adores Carolyn and I when he comes to town because he can HEAR US! IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN! My Mom tells me that he is wanting to have the repuke convention here. I can't wait until that plan is finalized! Keep up the GREAT WORK! Love every one of you to pieces! Phoenix AZ

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human teens in higher air pollution areas have more reduced lung function than teens in lower air pollution areas... heatlh study reported in mainstream media (recently)... Reference: http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/sep2004/niehs-08a.htm

... above all is the air ... what goes around, comes around ...

GOT ASTHMA?
GOT WAR FOR OIL?
GOT TOXIC LOADING?
GOT GLOBAL WARMING?
GOT EXPENSIVE ENERGY COSTS?

Green, Health & Peace Activists: Tell auto makers to make cleaner air
vehicles... for a healthier air future...

and practice random and planned acts of carlessnesshood...

FOR A MORE PEACEFUL AND HEALTHIER FUTURE: Whether we drive, drive large or
small, drive much or little, or drive not at all, some things we can be
doing while our government is out to lunch on environmental and energy
values and issues:

(FEEL FREE TO IMPROVE THIS FLYER)
Tell Auto Makers To Make Cleaner-Air Vehicles
http://www.autobuyology.org/tellcarmakerstocleantheair.pdf
http://www.autobuyology.org/makecleanerairvehicles.pdf

Sierra Club's Ford Motors Clean The Air Campaign
http://whistler.sierraclub.org/action/?alid=169

National Resource Defense Council's Break the Oil Chain
Campaign
http://www.nrdcaction.org/breakthechain/index.asp?step=2&item=1505Thank

Global Exchange & Rainforest Action Network's Ford Motors
Action
http://www.JUMPSTARTFORD.com
http://www.RAN.org/news/newsitem.php?id=686&area=home

Bluewater Network's Ford Motors Campaign
http://www.bluewaternetwork.org

Union of Concerned Scientists Cleaner Vehicles Website
http://www.ucsusa.org/index.cfm

Environmental Defense Clean Car Campaign
http://www.cleancarcampaign.org

Thank You For Teaching: Car Deal Literacy For a Car Deal Clueless Auto
Driven Society
http://www.autobuyology.org/thankyouforteaching.pdf

Jump Start Ford: Tell Auto Makers to Make Cleaner Air Vehicles
http://www.autobuyology.org/jsford2.pdf

For a saner, greener, & more peaceful future...

Rand Knox
Carlessnesshood 101 For Healthier Air, Planet & People
http://www.autobuyology.org/

PS: Three existing technologies, if used extensively, would as much or more
than double the gas mileage, and save consumers as much or more than three
times what they would cost to install in new cars, light trucks and SUVs...
1. Continuously variable valves
2. Continuously variable transmissions
3. Integrated starter generators

These existing technologies do not require fuel adjustments, and may be
adaptable to hybids and hydrogen fuel cell technologies down the road, if
ever hydrogen fuel cell technologies proves to be economical and ecological.

GOT TOXIC LOADING?
GOT GLOBAL WARMING?
GOT ASTHMA?

Print, copy, post & share...
Encourage others to consider telling auto makers to make cleaner air
vehicles... it's our future, it's our air...

GO CARLESS / BE CARFREER!

Have you, your family, your group, your class, your neighborhood, or your
friends told our auto makers to make cleaner air and safer automobiles...?

and:
Troop Support: Uparmoring Car Deals
http://www.autobuyology.org/TroopSupport-DIY-CDuparmor.pdf

A little sleep depravation is in order for the little President in Torture Texas. Since the little President has rejected U.S. renewal of the Geneva convention, why not 'crank-up' the volume: STOP YOUR ILLEGAL WAR GEORGE!!!

Dear President George Bush,

I think that is a ashame for you not to talk to this lady who lost her son during the war that has been going on. I think that you should at least listen to what she has to say and answer any questions that she or any other other people might have. I think that it would be a good idea to go and talk to this lady because first of all she is not going to leave your farm until she does. I do believe that you owe her this much since she lost her only son that she has. I believe that it is awful to face losing a child or parent to fighting in a war or other circumstances. It is time for you to go out on your farm to just be there for her and her understanding at what she has gone through instead of ignoring her all together.

Sincerely Yours,

Karen A. Gerlach

Are any pro-Bush comments allowed here, or is this site just singing to the anti-war choir? I say, Give war a chance! War is liberating, natural to humans, and slows the population growth to boot! heheh (We'll see how long THIS post lasts. "Free speech" usually means "liberal speech only," these days.)

Free speach produces both truth, fairness and justice as well as falsehood (as was produce by Bush and his men and women before invading Iraq), and evil and selfish desires such as the ones expressed by the pro-Bush, pro-war person in his comment titled 'any alternative views allowed?, when he would like to use war to reduce world population ( a demented and biggotted view indeed). As historically truth has always prevailed over falsehood, the author of that comment is right that postsuch as his would not last too long.

Nothing is free anymore sugar. If you really want to leave some pro bush sentiments, or attack this site, why not have the balls to leave your name? What are you afraid of? Better yet, just stick to the sites like www.madfucks.sic, or www.killinocentpeopleformySUV.gas. I am sure they would welcome your intelligent comments. "Liberal speech only"....don't you watch FOX? Isn't it your ONLY news source? Keep this loser's posting. Just let us know who they really are so we can show them how "liberals" allow free speech by calling them up every half hour once we find out their phone number.

As you can see, your post is still up. Give up on rhetoric like that last sentence, and you'll sound more like an objective person.

Love your posting! It's comments like like that that remind me the ignorance of some of the people of this country. That is ok, people are waking up. Let's hope that you and your kind are practicing population growth in your own homes!!!

Hey there, I guess you are just to old to know better or you have never lost anyone to a war!!!!!!!!!! We have woken up and seen just how ignorance is. It starts with BUSH. He is the dumbest person we could have in office and all his yes people. I guess you have lots of money and that gives you a right to put the people down that are just tring to fight for their rights.

I can't help but notice that when any pro-Bush people do post on a site like this and blather all their usual pro-Bush spiel - liberal conspiracy, unpatriotic traitors etc., they don't ever have the guts to sign their names. I wonder why that is?

Let me just tell you, don't complain about the lack of your "free speech" on these sites when the right-wing sites do the same thing! I've posted on Free Republic and was yanked in 30 seconds, despite the fact that I was reasonable and respectful. I see your comments are still here so you and your comrades better stop being hypocrites!

This site is pretty good. I get kicked off most liberal sites in less than one minute.

Our group in Madrid, Spain is supporting your efforts by staging protests in front of the U.S.Embassy!! Keep up the pressure, ignore the critics, we are doing very well! - - Tomf in Spain

Just doing your job, Hey Muhammad?

If you think you have freedom of speech in this country with this administration in office you are out of touch with reality. Take a look at this site, then tell me about freedom of speech!

www.theanatomyofracism.com

And please don't say that it could not happen to you. I would have thought the same thing!

Keep up the protest Crawfor,Cindy Sheeham, from what I understand folk singer Joan Baez is helping the cause true or false, I still am for anyone like Joan Baez who are anti the war and will sing about it.

With all these facts comming forward about bush's lie after lie and false information being given by bush and his administration, When will bush be held accountable for letting 9/11 take place? Why were air marshalls placed in airports AFTER 9/11 and not before??? When bush was sworn in, he swore to protect the american citizen. Why did the protection take place after the hiackings and not before. Their was tons and tons of correct intell stating "bin laden were to hijack planes" and bush did nothing (except blow off the people trying to warn him) Almost 3000 people died because he ignored the numerous warnings.Here in Phoenix Az we have a law if your baby slips outside and drowns in your swimming pool the parent can be charged with second degree murder or manslaughter. These children can slip away in a matter of seconds from an inattentive parent and drown. Not much warning. But many of parents have done time in jail while having to deal with the trama of losing their child. If somebody actually comes forward with proof bush allowed/was waiting for the 9/11 attacks, would he then be responsible in anyway? I don't beleive anyone is that dumb or stupid not to have done ANYTHING before 9/11. I think he should be held accountable for 9/11 with the info/warnings that he received. Also, If you call in a "bomb scare" even though no bomb actually exists, That is a felony in all 50 states. Why has bush and cheny not been charged with "Threatening and intimitating"
With their "reconstituted WMD's and biological weapons" intimitation and threat.

Very concerned born again republican, Peace

You said it. No one is above the law. Bush will be held accountable for ignoring an overwhelming number of warnings, and most likely with malace intent. He may have ignored his duty, the nation will not. Jail time.

Jail time? I thought Treason was a Hanging offense...

There are several reasons why bush is not held accountable and it can be
associated with the elections and the loss of the American Dream.

Americans always depended on accountability of our system of checks and balances, which no longer exists, especially when the supreme court stepped in and decided the residency of the white house in 2000. 2004 was not much different with elections defaults in process.

The word “terror

Bill Clinton had 8 years to prevent 9/11. George Bush had 8 months. BLAMING BUSH IS BEYOND STUPID!

Morning Coffee, Conspiracy Freaks, Different sorts of Soldiers,
Vacations, and of course, Cindy Sheehan

“She’s standing up to him, I read it on the internet,

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