TwitterFacebook

AP Still Fawning Over Mama Moonbat

• Views: 516

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
lostlakehiker
Wind and solar are getting competitive on price
Bad news comes suddenly and out of left field. Good news unfolds so slowly it can seem as though there isn't any. But on the timescales that really matter, today's cost of renewable energy is suddenly much lower than it ...

22 minutes ago
Views: 19 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Lumberhead
One Man Should Not Dictate Immigration Policy
Well played. You know, the more I mull over the Republican complaint about how immigration reform is being implemented, the more I sympathize with them. Public policy, especially on big, hot button issues like immigration shouldn't be made by one ...

7 hours, 15 minutes ago
Views: 113 • Comments: 2
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
Randall Gross
Methods in Macro Photography With Thomas Shahan
Here's another short clip documenting how I shoot arthropod macros in the field. Special thanks to Kathleen Neeley for filming the outdoor scenes.

7 hours, 17 minutes ago
Views: 142 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 4 • Rating: 2
teleskiguy
“Chelsea Hotel” performed by Tal Wilkenfeld
I first saw Austrailian bass player Tal Wilkenfeld play with Jeff Beck (not live, mind you. On YouTube) and was amazed at her skills and chops. She was only 20 when she scored that gig. She's coming into her own ...

2 days, 4 hours ago
Views: 154 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 4
FemNaziBitch
History of Laws Concerning Immigration and Naturalization in the United States -WIKI
The United States Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787. Article I, section 8, clause 4 of the Constitution expressly gives the United States Congress the power to establish a uniform rule of naturalization.[1] Pursuant to this power, Congress ...

2 days, 12 hours ago
Views: 260 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 2
MichaelJ
COMFORTABLY NUMB - Peahi Nov 12 on Vimeo
Channel angle of the Nov 12th swell at Peahi.

6 days, 1 hour ago
Views: 430 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 2
Romantic Heretic
Money Makes Us Less Rational
Here's an interesting article on scientific studies that demonstrate how rationality and empathy break down is the presence of large amounts of money.

1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 640 • Comments: 2
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 2
Indy GOP Refugee
Dissent Goes Missing in Pro-Labor L.A. City Council - LA Times
That is not good govenance. The San Fernando Valley lawmaker stood up at a recent meeting and rattled off numbers from a new report on the city's economic health. Sales tax revenue? Up 26% since 2009. Business tax revenue? Up ...

1 week, 5 days ago
Views: 964 • Comments: 6
Tweets: 0 • Rating: -2
wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality
Uncomfortable Xi-Abe Handshake Spawns New Winnie the Pooh Comparison
Asian powerhouses China and Japan have not been on the best of terms lately, following disagreements over who has claim to some islands -- and possible undersea gas and oil fields -- in the South China Sea. So perhaps we ...

1 week, 5 days ago
Views: 2,009 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 4
EiMitch
CollegeHumor: If Call of Duty Were Treated Like A Real Thing
Mildly NSFW (bleeped-out language) CollegeHumor seems to be doing a bit of cross-promotion with CoD: Advanced Warfare. Consider that disclosure. That aside, it was funny because... Actually I can't explain without spoiling it. As for the game being advertised, I ...

1 week, 6 days ago
Views: 943 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
 Frank says:

The formal structure of "You Didn't Try to Call Me" is not revolutionary, but it is interesting. You don't care. -- Liner notes for "You Didn't Try to Call Me" on "Freak Out!"