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Arrests, rhetoric highlight protests

Arrests, rhetoric highlight protests

By Thaddeus DeJesus and J.B. Smith Tribune-Herald staff writers

Sunday, August 28, 2005

CRAWFORD -– With five days left until the end of anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan's vigil near President Bush's ranch, Crawford became protest central Saturday as supporters and opponents of the Iraq war rallied, marched and simmered in 101-degree heat.

A handful also got themselves arrested, including a protester whose anti-Sheehan sign was deemed unnecessarily offensive by organizers of a large pro-Bush rally. The man carrying the sign became violent when he was asked to put it down.

Ken Robinson, of Richardson, Texas, who described himself as a Vietnam veteran, was carrying a sign at a “You Don't Speak for Me, Cindy!

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Its kind of naive to expect Pro-War activists to behave with decorum when the very thing they support, war, is a violent action. I always say character reveals itself in behavior and these Pro-War, Pro-Bushites are revealing the character of the doctrine they espouse--violence and offensive behavior.

the bush supporter in crawford are complaining they feel invaded, just imagine how the Iraqi citizens feel about the American occupation.

The Crawford folks didn't have to endure Shock and Awe before Cindy arrived...and they can't take this disruption of outsiders for 3 weeks...Good point Pro Bush supporters

Okay, I know that I post some really bizarre bits of history at times and we like to think that "this sort of thing would never happen again" . . . but . . .

My sister and I have been trying to get my niece and her 13year old daughter out of New Orleans all day. My niece left at 5:30 am this morning and is just now (7:00 pm) getting into Baton Rouge, a trip that is usually just a couple of hours. I have talking to my niece on her cell phone all day for status.

The people co-ordinating this evacuation closed all the main bridges early this morning (???) and routed everyone out narrow low capacity routes. Using my niece's progress as a benchmark, I find this strategy pretty outrageous.

My question/concern is, what are the possibilities that the New Orleans evacuation is being sabbotaged for a "Big Disastor" story?
They are setting the Astrodome as a high capacity shelter and there
are already lots of reports coming out of problems there. They are planning to set up "camps" and there are projections that people will not be able to return to their homes for weeks.

Would this present administration deliberately sabotage a hurricane
evacuation as a "media" distraction??? I certainly hope we don't have any "pancake effect demolition" at the Astrodome with 100,000+ men, women, and children inside.

Anyone have a take on this? I'm sorry, but I don't trust these guys at all.

"In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip.
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody British in the town of New Orleans."
- Battle of New Orleans by Johnny Horton


yeah, yeah, I know, "Superdome" . . . All those Roman Arenas look the same to me. ;-)


"Bush refused to fund New Orleans flood and hurricane protection last February

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has identified millions of dollars in flood and hurricane protection projects in the New Orleans district.

Chances are, though, most projects will not be funded in the president's 2006 fiscal year budget to be released today."

full story -

All these idiots can do now is get arrested, shame eachother to death. This movement in Crawford should grow and grow to far outnumber the so called "pro war" supporters!!!

Everyone should get down there, and then follow them to the Capital.

Doug E.

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