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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 09:34 PM
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Freeps wishing they had their very own Cindy Sheehan
To: California Patriot

We need a Cindy Sheehan like personality that will draw the news media. Can't be a copy of Sheehan, has to be completely different but someone who they will flock to to have our message told.

94 posted on 09/25/2005 5:48:26 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker!)
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To: bnelson44

Good idea. A respectable version of Cindy Sheehan, on our side.

100 posted on 09/25/2005 5:51:59 PM PDT by California Patriot
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They're generally very depressed about their low turnout.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1491175/posts?...

To: Txsleuth

All these are good points that should be made to the media every time they are covering a protest, and/or counter-protest.

However, a disapointing turnout is still a disapointing turnout. Our organizers shouldn't be talking big to the media about how many people WILL or MAY show up at a rally. Conservatives are not demonstrators or activists by nature. Many undoubtedly chicken out at the last minute, or are distracted, or whatever. It is something that we need to overcome, and perhaps are, however gradually.

I disagree with the other poster who used the tired, self-righteous, completely unproductive excuse that "our people have jobs." I'm sure many Rats who demonstrate have jobs too. Say what you want about them, they're not lazy. I'm not saying that we should be calling in sick to work. I am saying that giving up a weekend, or half of one, if you live within driving distance of a major FReep-type event is not a big sacrifice once or twice a year.

To rely on the "we have jobs" excuse on a weekend is a poor, poor substitute for the Spirit of 1776, to which we owe our entire country. It also must sound pretty hollow to the men and women who are putting their lives on the line in Iraq.

12 posted on 09/25/2005 4:21:52 PM PDT by California Patriot


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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 09:36 PM
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1. They already have their own Sheehan. It's called Fox News!
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 09:41 PM
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5. Faux: The Rethuglican Channel
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 09:45 PM
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9. Bill O'Reilly
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 10:19 PM
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19. Dont forget Limblech!
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WatchWhatISay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 09:37 PM
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2. Its hard to find personal initiative
When almost all of talk radio and most of MSM tv (including one channel completely devoted to your cause) will do it for you.
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 09:39 PM
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3. This line was a classic...
<"Conservatives are not demonstrators or activists by nature. Many undoubtedly chicken out at the last minute, or are distracted, or whatever.">

What? Was the Meth at a critical stage, or had they finished that 9th beer, or perhaps they just KNEW IN THEIR SOULS that they were worthless shells of humanity? :banghead: :banghead:
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 09:44 PM
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8. Honey .. leaving for the ra ... oh shiny thing!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 09:53 PM
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10. LOL...you stole my thunder. :)
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 09:53 PM
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11. Thanks for my evening giggle!
:rofl:
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haydukelives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 10:37 PM
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23. LOL
thanks for the laugh
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 10:24 PM
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21. Meth.. I figured that a lot of them were were Tweekers too..
Picking at an abcess in their arm while typing with the free hand.
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Wise Child Donating Member (132 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 10:49 PM
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24. Most of what Conservatism can render is the oxymoron of politically
inspired apathy. Sure, there are Pro-Lifers who get ran around in circles, but what's it all about, fewer taxes and the ideal of "less government." (So, that corporations can coerce state governments) But, do Republicans really care about certain things? They think they need their SUVs, and become reactionary when a Liberal brings up concern regarding gasoline consumption.

There is apathy and wedge issues. No real substance. College Republican douchebags have nothing better to do, so they host "Affirmative Action Bakesales" and "Straight Pride Days." :eyes:

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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 09:39 PM
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4. Zel Miller.
Respectable...easy-going...intelligent...sane...

:sarcasm:
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 09:41 PM
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6. are there 'Female' freepers..??? Ann dont count she's a man
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 09:59 PM
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13. That's funny, over the weekend I was asking the same question
They have MiaT, that whackjob, but otherwise Freepland seems to be almost all men. WTF? :shrug:
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 10:20 PM
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20. MiaT can just be a trans gender Digital ID, i see that all the time..
in my multiplayer game there are some that just mess with all the horney young guys.. they just go nuts and make total fools of themselves
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 11:36 PM
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28. That's possible
Wouldn't that just be a hoot? :rofl:
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CascadeTide Donating Member (164 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 11:00 PM
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26. freep women are the hostesses and not encouraged to be political
they will scream their husband's opinion at you though if pressed hard enough
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 09:44 PM
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7. Well they DO have Ted Nugent
Wheres the Nuge?
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 09:54 PM
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12. I saw the clips from
Edited on Sun Sep-25-05 09:55 PM by FreedomAngel82
canofun.com/blog and some of their speeches were really really boring. You can tell by the applause response that not many people were there. Someone should make a video comparing/contrasting the two rallies. "We're going to say the pledge and say it right." WTF is that all about?
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 09:59 PM
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14. They should get their asses to Iraq.
That would be the opposing action on their parts to Cindy.

Cindy wants them home. They want our troops in harms way.

Over 18? Under 42? Enlist, Pussies.
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pamela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 10:00 PM
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15. Check out this post...
To: indianrightwinger
Just got a call from our friends who lost their son in Iraq. They walked over to Ms. Sheenan and pulled out the cross and ripped up their son's picture they had on it. They told her that she doesn't speak for them - they said it made them feel better.

27 posted on 09/25/2005 4:37:17 PM PDT by everyvotecounts
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Sorry freeptards, but I'm calling bullshit on this one. What mother would tear up a picture of her own son?

Well on second thought, if she was a freeper she might...

How sad for her son, that his own mother would dishonor him in this way.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 10:07 PM
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18. I call bullshit too
The only crosses that were anything more than a cross and a name were crosses that had been added to by the families themselves.

At the war yawp rally, there was a speaker that showed that he had gone and taken the cross from the display across the street. Guess he thought he was hurting Cindy by doing that. All he did was stop all those people from paying direct tribute to his own son.

So sad, when you think about it. Keeping all that grief to themselves has to be very lonely.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 10:01 PM
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16. But they have Kristinn
the guy with a girl's name.

That should be good enough for them. :)
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 10:04 PM
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17. If they went to serve in Iraq, their mom's could promote their sacrifice!!
But noooooooo! They are all mouth, no action, pro-war liars!!!
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 10:25 PM
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22. So how was this a "freep-type event" as the FR poster called it?
Can ANY of those people at FR look in a dictionary and read the definiton of the word "delusional?"

Redstone
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 10:56 PM
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25. it is not lack of leadership that is their problem
their problem is their message stinks to high heaven; in fact it stinks so badly now even THEY are having a hard time believing in it
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 11:09 PM
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27. Ummm...Dems have "paid protestors"? 1,000s of non-working students??
One FReep from the same page as the one the OP linked:
I have come to the conclusion that we should find other avenues to support the troops. We can never win in a numbers contest with the left; they have thousands of non-working students and paid political protesters.

Saw several posts re: paid political protesters...*WOW*...maybe I can get a new job! :rofl:
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 11:43 PM
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29. You mean like those "protestors" down in Fla. in 2000?
Edited on Sun Sep-25-05 11:43 PM by NYC Liberal
Paid Rethuglicans flown in from Texas...all of them! :rofl:
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johnaries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 11:55 PM
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30. Isn't that what Gary Qualls was supposed to be?
Or does anybody remember him? :shrug:
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 12:03 AM
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31. freepers would have to have some courage for them to have
a Sheehan. We know they're cowards.
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