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AnnaLivia's Front-Yard Camp Casey

Postby Starman » Wed Aug 17, 2005 1:52 am

So COOOL about your front-yard symbol of solidarity -- That IS a powerful image alright. When you first discussed it, it crossed my mind to do the same -- but I live in a rental and signs and fer-shure a front-yard tent would be a real management-agency contract no-no. If the middle of Texas wasn't so gosh-darn far I'd LOVE to go to Camp Casey. I'm for-sure thrilled Matt offered the use of his property closer to the Bush 'Ranch' -- that should cut-down on a lot of the roadside aggravation thang. That was a pretty cool and downright neighborly, truly Christian kinda-thing for Matt to do.<br><br>Did you read about the tragic reality-check just after the cross-driving-damage incident, as a volunteer found her friend in Iraq had been killed. What a damn sad thing, helping to focus what its all really about -- not ruffled pride and temporary inconveniences.<br><br>Of course, I'd be happy to think you might take my words and make 'em fly -- I haven't felt really eloquent or very word-capable for a long, long time. I'm blown away how well some folks can communicate their sense of truly critical current issues -- as some of the dialogue I've been reading about Camp Casey folks just speaking the truth as they see it, and it getting thru. Very moving and a powerful testimony to the strength of individuals acting from the heart and not a pre-arranged, formulaic script. That's a major, readily-identified difference between the pro-Bush rightwing Repub -type gang and those who oppose the path this nation led by the Bush Group is on -- the difference between being genuine and principled and honest, versus repeating sound-bite platitudes while assuming a pose of self-righteous virtue based on circular and specious 'logic'. Getting 'thru' the dense grid-locked dogma of the 'Bush is my Commander <br>-- HE can do No Wrong' is quite often an exercise in grace and love and patience -- if not a dog-gone too-bad lost-cause. Sad.<br><br>Be well, let that Bright Light SHINE!<br>Starman <p></p><i></i>
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Anna's tent

Postby Sweejak » Wed Aug 17, 2005 1:56 am

Sweet! you must send in a photo.<br>WRH has a page, elements of which could make a good flyer.<br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/lieofthecentury.html">www.whatreallyhappened.co...ntury.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <p></p><i></i>
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We Stand With Casey

Postby Al Gomas » Wed Aug 17, 2005 4:42 am

This is for the vigil tonight in Tucson:<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/Algomas/Politics/WeStandCindy.jpg">img.photobucket.com/album...dCindy.jpg</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Gaining Traction Overseas

Postby antiaristo » Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:50 am

<!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>US right targets anti-war mother <br><br>Gary Younge<br>Wednesday August 17, 2005<br>The Guardian <br><br><br>Rightwing criticism of a bereaved mother who is camped outside President George Bush's Texas ranch in protest at the conflict in Iraq intensified yesterday as her campaign struck a nerve with growing anti-war opinion in the country.<br>Pro-war commentators characterised her as a "nut" who was being manipulated by the left. The internet gossip Matt Drudge inaccurately claimed that Cindy Sheehan "dramatically changed her account" of one meeting she had with Mr Bush. That claim was then picked up by Fox News and repeated on Slate's website by the columnist Christopher Hitchens. Hitchens accused Ms Sheehan of "spouting piffle" and lambasted her protest as "dreary, sentimental nonsense".<br>Personal attacks on her were set to grow yesterday after her husband of 28 years filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences". Patrick Sheehan, who was her high school boyfriend, is seeking a share of insurance money and benefits awarded by the US government after their soldier son's death in Iraq.<br>Ms Sheehan, 48, whose vigil in Crawford, Texas, has attracted huge media coverage throughout the US, has become a lightning rod for both pro- and anti-war campaigners during the past two weeks.<br><br>Her son Casey was killed when his unit was attacked by insurgents in Baghdad in April 2004. She wants to meet Mr Bush to discuss the war.<br><br>Several other parents who have lost their children in the conflict have joined her protest, as polls show public opposition to the war growing. However, Ms Sheehan has constructed a formidable media machine of her own.<br><br>TrueMajority, an anti-war group founded by Ben Cohen, one of the founders of Ben and Jerry's ice cream, has hired a Washington public relations firm to work with Ms Sheehan. And Joe Trippi, the man largely credited with Democratic hopeful Howard Dean's early success in last year's presidential election campaign, organised a conference with Ms Sheehan and liberal internet bloggers.<br><br>Despite her domestic rift, Ms Sheehan, from Vacaville, California, refuses to leave her makeshift peace camp in Crawford, which has been dubbed, "Camp Casey" until Mr Bush meets her.<br><br>The president, who is spending his summer holiday at the ranch, has expressed sympathy for her, but refuses to meet her. He did however send the national security adviser, Stephen Hadley, and the deputy White House chief of staff, Joe Hagin, to talk to her for 45 minutes.<br><br>Ms Sheehan was not impressed. "I think they thought I'd be very impressed and intimidated that these two high-level officials came to talk to this little grieving mother, and that I'd leave," she said.<br><br>Her presence has become a growing problem for the White House, which does not wish to seem heartless to a bereaved mother, but does not wish to be seen giving in to a demand from anti-war protesters.<br><br>Tension increased around her campsite yesterday after a pickup truck ran over wooden crosses erected at it, and residents petitioned county leaders to prevent large gatherings near the president's ranch.</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Gaining Traction Overseas

Postby dbeach » Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:58 am

"TrueMajority, an anti-war group founded by Ben Cohen, one of the founders of Ben and Jerry's ice cream, has hired a Washington public relations firm to work with Ms Sheehan. And Joe Trippi, the man largely credited with Democratic hopeful Howard Dean's early success in last year's presidential election campaign, organised a conference with Ms Sheehan and liberal internet bloggers"<br><br><br>Trippi..I don't like the sound of this..TRIPPI and Bennei are players for the elites<br><br>IMHO<br><br>Its the company you keep! <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Gaining Traction Overseas

Postby chiggerbit » Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:11 am

dbeach, you are absolutely right about Trippi. He really screwed Dean over here in Iowa. He was not only Dean's campaign manager, he also produced the ads, sucking off most of Dean's campaign money. Lot's of people here tried to warn the Dean team, to no avail. I have never seen such pitiful ads. The man should have been hanged for what he did to Dean. Don't trust him, Cindy. It's simply not possible for anyone to be that incompetent. It had to be deliberate. <p></p><i></i>
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Trippi

Postby dbeach » Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:12 am

<br>is an insider..works as commentator for MSNBC and has engineered successive losses for many politicains from <br>Ted Kennedy to howard Dean<br><br>I would say Cindy Shehan is hangin with the wrong crowd.<br><br>Trippi is a loser who engineers Dems to lose..<br><br>NEVER won a campaign FOR A dem<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Joe_Trippi">www.sourcewatch.org/index...Joe_Trippi</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br>"Joe Trippi (born 1956), a political consultant affiliated with the Democratic Party, is best known as campaign manager of Howard Dean's campaign for the U.S. presidential election, 2004. He has also worked on a number of other political campaigns, including presidential campaigns of Ted Kennedy, Walter Mondale, Gary Hart and Richard Gephardt. <br><br>Trippi was widely credited with using Internet activism to help Dean transform himself into a front-runner in the Democratic presidential primary, and although Dean failed to win the nomination, his campaign achieved unprecedented success at Internet fundraising. Trippi has said that his interest in using the Internet was influenced in part by the writings of Howard Rheingold, the author of books including Smart Mobs. Rheingold served as a member of the Dean campaign's Net Advisory Net, a group that also included Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig and Cluetrain Manifesto coauthor Doc Searls. [1] "(<!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://press.meetup.com/archives/000593.html#more)">press.meetup.com/archives...html#more)</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <br> <p></p><i></i>
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A small but (meaningful?) response from Minnesota:

Postby snowlion2 » Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:17 am

It's not everything....but it's something. And Rowley's participation should get some national exposure:<br><br>Lourey, Rowley to join vigil at Bush ranch<br>Dane Smith and Greg Gordon, Star Tribune<br>August 17, 2005<br> <br><br>Two Minnesota moms at the forefront of the anti-Iraq war movement, one of whom recently lost a son in the fighting, are flying to Crawford, Texas, on Thursday to join Californian Cindy Sheehan's expanding, and increasingly controversial, protest near President Bush's ranch.<br>State Sen. Becky Lourey, whose son, Matt, was killed piloting an Army helicopter earlier this year, and FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley, a recently declared DFL candidate for Congress who spoke out early against invading Iraq, said they will join the stakeout at "Camp Casey" -- named in memory of Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, 24, who was killed more than a year ago.<br><br>The Sheehan vigil is becoming a lightning rod and rallying point for opposition to the war, Lourey and Rowley said, while a Republican state leader described Sheehan's expanding vigil as a media circus.<br><br>"I just want to go down there and tell her that her voice is necessary and that she is doing it for the right reasons," Lourey said. "I'm doing it as Matt's mother but also because I'm upset by our country. I'm an American, I'm a patriot, I love the Army, but I don't like what our country and our commander-in-chief are doing."<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://startribune.com/stories/587/5563795.html">startribune.com/stories/587/5563795.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p097.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=snowlion2>snowlion2</A> at: 8/17/05 8:37 am<br></i>
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trippi is a money hustler

Postby dbeach » Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:23 am

<br>G-8 trots out Sir geldoff ,another sell out like Jagger, to dial for dollars and thus make G-8 look good as they lead the world into destruction<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://powerlineblog.com/archives/010659.php">powerlineblog.com/archives/010659.php</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>An Aging Rocker Impresses an Aging Blogger<br><br>"Joe Trippi called me last week and asked whether I would cooperate with him in setting up a conference call in which bloggers could talk to Sir Bob Geldof about his Live8 campaign to persuade the industrialized countries to help Africa. I agreed to invite 20 or 25 conservative bloggers to participate in the call, while Joe took care of the left side of the blogosphere. I agreed mostly because I think highly of Joe, and thought it would be nice to participate in a bipartisan activity. On the merits of Geldof's campaign, I had reservations, given 1) my general preference for individual action over government action, and 2) the sad history of much foreign aid to Africa. But I figured I'd keep an open mind and hear Geldof out.<br><br>So this noon, we had a conference call in which a number of bloggers took part--I don't know the exact count--that went on for over an hour. To say that I was impressed would be an understatement. Geldof is an extraordinarily knowledgable guy. Equally important, he is not soft-headed about Africa's problems. He emphasizes free markets and the need for political reform, which should be, and according to Geldof will be, a condition of the assistance that he advocates. Another important point, I think, is that he talks eloquently not only about the appalling conditions in some areas of Africa, but also about the striking progress being made in areas where political tyranny or upheaval have made such progress impossible. While I am no expert on Africa, I know that there are a lot of important, under-reported positive stories coming out of that continent."<br><br> <br> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Gaining Traction Overseas

Postby Sweejak » Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:31 am

I don't know much about Trippi but i don't like the hiring of a PR firm. They have been doing better than any PR firm, better than True Majority, better than anybody without it. <br><br>Sheehan has said "everything gets funneled thru my vision" and "any group who is anti war can come down here and help us" You can't very well start picking and choosing only some anti warriors. You can however limit their influence and determine who uses your name. Good luck to her.<br> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p097.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=sweejak@rigorousintuition>Sweejak</A> at: 8/17/05 10:23 am<br></i>
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About the letter.

Postby Sweejak » Wed Aug 17, 2005 1:24 pm

BTW:<br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Another "big deal" today was the lie that I had said that Casey died for Israel. I never said that, I never wrote that. I had supposedly said it in a letter that I wrote to Ted Koppel's producer in March. I wrote the letter because I was upset at the way Ted treated me when I appeared at a Nightline Town Hall meeting in January right after the inauguration. I felt that Ted had totally disrespected me. I wrote the letter to Ted Bettag and cc'd a copy to the person who gave me Ted's address. I believe he (the person who gave me the address) changed the email and sent it out to capitalize on my new found notoriety by promoting his own agenda. Enough about that.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://sacramentofordemocracy.org/?q=node/view/3163">sacramentofordemocracy.or.../view/3163</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <p></p><i></i>
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NEVER won a campaign FOR A dem

Postby LibertyorDeath » Wed Aug 17, 2005 3:05 pm

With a record that impressive he should be working for the DLC <br><br> I guess he is already.<br><br>Thanx for the info dbeach it's hard to keep track of <br>all the players and their loyalties sometimes.<br><br> <p></p><i></i>
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happy happy joy joy

Postby AnnaLivia » Wed Aug 17, 2005 3:22 pm

Hey, get this. My neighbors just phoned to ask me about my tent and sign.<br><br>They’re an elderly couple, dyed-in-the-wool Republicans whose flag never leaves its pole with the plastic red, white, and blue flowers surrounding its base, and he’s a Vet. They’re very active in their church and in the American Legion, extremely proud of America’s role in WWII, and are certain the Mister’s life was saved by dropping the A-bombs on Japan. They attend every ceremony around that honors Vets. They have, for both elections, had Bush/Cheney yardsigns in their yard.<br><br>We mostly neighbor “over-the-fence”, “at arms length”, if you will. I don’t know what they thought, about what I had painted on my garage about the rapes of Iraqi children in Saddam’s former prisons courtesy of Bush voters. Ahem.<br><br>The other day, I called the Missus, who just happens to bake the best zucchini bread you ever tasted, to invite her to come get some veggies from this prolific garden of mine…and she came and brought along the latest photos of the grandkids. One was of the “such a nice boy” new boyfriend of one granddaughter. I had to bite my tongue about the guy’s t-shirt, which was emblazoned with…wait for it… “America, Love it or leave it”<br><br>For the sake of not making enemies and inviting bad will from right next door, and considering their age, I have never pushed hard on politics with them, though I have obviously not disguised my passion and my own “persuasions”.<br><br>So, how did this phone call go?<br><br>It was incredible. We talked longer than we ever have before, and totally honestly in a way I could hardly have imagined. Finally, all I have spent the past years learning and digesting came together, and I was able to establish enormous common ground with her (it was the wife on the phone), and I absolutely guarantee this nice lady will never think quite the same way again about the politics of this country. I’m telling you, barriers came tumbling down and she was (rather helplessly) receptive to all I revealed to her.<br><br>I explained about the Camp Casey in Texas…all about Casey and Cindy Sheehan, about how Cindy suggested that, short of coming to Texas we could all erect a Camp Casey in our yards. Told her that it is my conviction that we are in great danger and it is high-time for all of us to speak up and not just pay lip-service to Democracy.<br><br>Then I told her that I had wanted for quite some time to ask her whether she feels betrayed by George Bush yet,<br><br>...and we were off to the races, my friends. She didn’t exactly know how to answer that, which, I think, she just that moment realized.<br><br>She believed me about where the Bush family fortune came from, because I told her about that collusion with Nazis and Fascists being a matter not of speculation but of official congressional record, and she was shocked to her core by that one, ladies and gentlemen.<br><br>I really pressed on how we were lied into war and on “how dare this chickenhawk Bush squander our wealth and the very lives of citizens so nobly-motivated as to willingly put themselves in harm’s way to protect the rest of us!” I said the flag so beautiful to her has been turned into a scrap of cloth Bush tries to cloak himself in, if we let him do that. I said it’s not about Repubs vs. Dems, and pointed out the many ways the Bush cronies are profiteering off war and escalating it.<br><br>I spoke of the enormous cost in wealth and in human suffering, and of how needless it all is.<br><br>To shorten this, we covered a lot of ground, eventually even getting around to big-pharma. (No, she didn’t know her tax dollars paid for the facilities they use to do their R&D while they claim it’s so expensive to them.)<br><br><br>I’ll come down off this morning’s high, I know, because trouble is hardly over, but right now, I feel like dancing.<br><br>And after a little jig, I have to go finish my explanatory flyer about Camp Casey. I don’t want to get caught without it ready, if anyone else asks me about my little protest.<br><br>Then I can hardly wait to get back in here and catch up with a bunch of enticing other threads……..<br><br>Sorry to be cliché, but this place really does rock.<br><br>Cheers!<br>ALP<br> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: happy happy joy joy

Postby Sweejak » Wed Aug 17, 2005 3:42 pm

Anna I would like to forward this account and maybe run it on my weblog?<br>OK? <p></p><i></i>
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Re: happy happy joy joy

Postby heath7 » Wed Aug 17, 2005 3:50 pm

Anna, you must be gifted, and Mrs. Neighbor too! That's a lot of info to digest in one sitting. I've always found the uninitiated unable to consume more than small portions, probably because of how ungifted I am<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>That really was a great story. Cheers to keeping your gift honed!<br><br>From Camp Casey, Phoenix <p></p><i></i>
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