TwitterFacebook

AP Still Fawning Over Mama Moonbat

• Views: 508

Here’s an Associated Press release that just drips with sympathy for Cindy Sheehan, in her latest appearance with another deluded media entity, Sean Penn: Sean Penn, Cindy Sheehan highlight Sacramento peace forum. (Hat tip: Killian Bundy.)

Peace activist Cindy Sheehan said Saturday that America will get out of Iraq when millions of citizens take the simple step she did outside President Bush’s vacation home last summer.

She sat down.

With Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn in the front row, Sheehan told a Sacramento peace rally that critics of the war need to do more than listen to speeches like hers.

“You have to wash the blood off your hands and get off your apathetic butts and do something,” she told several hundred people crowding a union hall to overflowing. “These people, they’re not going to change unless they see us out in the streets.”

The two-hour town hall-style forum was one of what organizers said were 200 such events across the nation Saturday.

Sheehan, who recently moved from Vacaville to Berkeley, became known as the “Peace Mom” after she attracted hundreds of anti-war protesters to a makeshift camp near Bush’s ranch. She was protesting the death in Iraq of her 24-year-old son, Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, and seeking to meet with Bush.

“Anybody could do what we did in Crawford, Texas. We just went down and sat down,” Sheehan said. “We have to get so freakin’ fed up with what’s going on that we all go and sit down.”

Penn said he is buoyed by recent efforts in Congress to rein in the president’s powers and bring troops home, and by the outraged response to disclosures the government is listening to citizens’ private communications without obtaining warrants.

“When we said, ‘Listen to us’ — they’re doing it through covert surveillance,” Penn joked. He read his brief remarks from a single crumpled piece of paper he said “probably looks like the administration’s war plan.”

Penn was an early opponent of the war, and visited Iraq in late November 2003 shortly before Saddam Hussein was captured.

^ back to top ^

TwitterFacebook

Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing!
For about 33 cents a day (per month) or 22 cents a day (per year), our subscription option turns off all advertisements at LGF!
Read more...

► LGF Headlines

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Articles

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Pages

  • Loading...

► Top 10 Comments

  • Loading...

► Bottom Comments

  • Loading...

► Recent Comments

  • Loading...

► Tools/Info

► Tag Cloud

► Contact

You must have Javascript enabled to use the contact form.
Your email:

Subject:

Message:


Messages may be published unless you request otherwise.
Tech Note:
Using the Contact Form
LGF Pages

This button leads to the main index of LGF Pages, our user-submitted articles. You can post your own LGF Pages simply by registering a free account with us.

Create a Page

This is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.

Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.

Last updated: 2014-03-07 2:19 pm PST

LGF User's Guide
Recent Pages
Randall Gross
Expelled Nazis Collected Millions in Social Security
Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found. The payments, underwritten by American taxpayers, flowed ...

4 hours, 48 minutes ago
Views: 162 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 4 • Rating: 0
Lumberhead
Moulton Underplays Military Service - Metro - the Boston Globe
This really is remarkable. I came across it over at Charlie Pierce's blog at Esquire. Imagine, a politician downplaying his heroic war record. The American political graveyard has more than a few monuments to politicians and public officials who embellished ...

4 hours, 54 minutes ago
Views: 86 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
FemNaziBitch
The Truth About Period Pain — Don’t ignore this
The science lesson in which we covered human biology focused primarily on puberty - things would change, we were told in a serious voice: hair would grow in new places, breasts would sprout, shoulders would broaden and voices would ...

9 hours, 27 minutes ago
Views: 148 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
Souliren
Natalie MacMaster Fiddle school
This is a short (under two minute) video of Natalie teaching a technique for "Athole Brose," in Cape Breton style.

22 hours, 55 minutes ago
Views: 108 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
HamSandwich
Goldsmiths University Students Union refuses to commemorate the holocaust, calling it “Eurocentric”
A motion was proposed at the Goldsmiths Students' Assembly yesterday to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day and victims of genocide.Education officer Sarah El-alfy urged students to vote against the proposal, rejecting it as "eurocentric".This comes a day after it emerged ...

2 days ago
Views: 627 • Comments: 13
Tweets: 0 • Rating: -9
MichaelJ
Amazing RED Camera Footage Kelly Slater’s 540 Air
More: Amazing RED Camera Footage Kelly Slater's 540 Air There's a reason why people refer to 11-time world champ Kelly Slater as "the king". This clip/maneuver is yet another ground-breaking moment in the history of surfing.

2 days, 19 hours ago
Views: 349 • Comments: 3
Tweets: 6 • Rating: 5
Rightwingconspirator
1934 Had Worst Drought of Last Thousand Years-We Made It Worse
"It was the worst by a large margin, falling pretty far outside the normal range of variability that we see in the record," said climate scientist Ben Cook at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. Cook ...

3 days, 4 hours ago
Views: 436 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 4
Skip Intro
The Scablands: A scarred landscape as strange as fiction
arstechnica.com

1 week ago
Views: 669 • Comments: 2
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 3
I Stand With Big Sodomy!
Daniel Johnston-True Love Will Find You In The End.
A simple, imperfect, brilliant song, by a fascinating man. Link

1 week ago
Views: 477 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 2
Bubblehead II
High Court Lifts Hold on Gay Marriage in Idaho
[large]YES![/large] WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says same-sex marriage can go ahead in Idaho. More: High Court Lifts Hold on Gay Marriage in Idaho [large]YES![/large]

1 week, 2 days ago
Views: 684 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 12 • Rating: 2
 Frank says:

For my taste, these solos (of some 50s blues guitarists) are exemplary because what is being played seems honest and, in a musical way, a direct extension of the personality of the men who played them. -- January 1977.