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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:23 AM
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Code Pink in Austin for Karl Rove!!
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 10:37 AM by proud2Blib
There were 70 of us who caravaned down there from Camp Casey. We met up with about 40 or 50 folks from Austin and we invaded the fancy hotel where Rove was speaking. The management was a bit concerned and not too welcoming, so several in our group rented rooms. Then we were spread all over the hotel. :)

It was an atrium lobby that was surrounded on 4 sides by balconies. There was also a glass elevator. A couple of us rode up and down in the elevator with our signs held up to the glass. A large group went in to the restaurant in the lobby and placed their signs in convenient spots. And many others just hung out in the lobby holding signs or wearing IMPEACH BUSH t-shirts. I went up on the balcony and the scene in that lobby was marvelous! We all hung out there for an hour or so, as the repukelicans arrived and mingled in the lobby.

Then this:



The cheer was deafening!

Right after that, the pink police stormed the lobby with Cindy in the lead, holding a warrant for Karl Rove's arrest. We got in line behind them and stood at the door of the banquet room where Turd Blossom was speaking and chanted "CITIZEN's ARREST"

I have more pics and will post them eventually. Just wanted DUers to see this awesome banner!
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bluerum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:24 AM
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1. you are all massively beautiful - thanks.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:35 AM
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6. We made the NY Times!
Sheehan, Others Protest at Rove Event

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: August 20, 2006
Filed at 1:25 a.m. ET
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Chanting ''Try Rove for treason,'' Cindy Sheehan and more than 50 other war protesters disrupted a reception before President Bush's top adviser Karl Rove spoke at a fundraiser Saturday.
One woman was arrested during a scuffle with police after Sheehan and the anti-war demonstrators rushed toward the closed doors and kept chanting loudly after the guests went into the dinner.

<skip>

Earlier, wearing shorts and T-shirts while guests of the lobby reception walked past in sequined dresses and expensive suits, anti-war demonstrators carried American flags and signs, including one that read ''Check your conscience.'' A few protesters unfurled a large banner from a sixth-floor hotel balcony that read ''Rove v. Truth: No Contest. Pink slip Rove.''

Earlier Saturday, the group of more than 70 gathered at the hotel entrance, carrying a large banner that read, ''Rove: Guilty of crimes against humanity.'' Ann Wright, a former U.S. diplomat who resigned in 2003 in protest over the war, yelled through a bullhorn, ''Karl Rove, you are a criminal!''

<more>
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Peace-Mom.html?_r...

That 'Check Your Conscience' sign was made and held by our very own DUer, kiteinthewind!!
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:29 AM
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2. Hey, was at Camp Casey
on opening day and met alot of very nice people and heard some sad and some inspiration stories.

It's good to see things are going good down in Camp Casey Land! Keep up the good work Cindy and crew in Crawford!
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:29 AM
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3. Who were the people who came to hear him speak?
They must be the most evil people in the thug party.
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CherokeeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:32 AM
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4. Way to Go!!!
Cindy and Code Pink are heroes...taking the fight to the source! I only hope that more and more of us will begin to follow their lead and join them. Let the PROTEST begin!!!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:33 AM
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5. I'm so jealous I could chew my tongue off.
LOL!

:rofl:


:yourock: :yourock: :yourock: :yourock: :yourock:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:36 AM
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7. It was so friggin awesome
I swear several repukes had to go home for a change of undergarments.

:rofl:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:39 AM
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9. LOL! So beautiful
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 11:05 AM by sfexpat2000
Was Medea with you guys? Damn, I want to go to the dance. :)

/spelling
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:01 AM
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15. Yes NY Times printed the AP story
There was also a USA Today reporter. There is a great article in today's Austin paper and 10 pictures. And someone here just said MSNBC and CNN covered us.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:06 AM
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17. Make 'em feel it.
:toast:
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:17 PM
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23. Code Pink knows how to get press
coverage. I love their use of humor and ridicule.

I bet rove went back to his hotel room and pouted with his wittle teddy bear, don't you?

Please provide more links if you got 'em. Thx.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:58 PM
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24. Code Pink is Rove's nightmare.
lol

:kick:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:46 AM
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31. No she wasn't
Diane Wilson was at camp yesterday morning but I didn't see her in Austin at the hotel. Of course, that doesn't mean she wasn't there. There were a ton of us.
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converted_democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:37 AM
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8. K&R- Me too.. I would have loved to seen that in person..n/t
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niallmac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:43 AM
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10. Walkin the Talk. Really inspiring! Your title had me worried.
Thank you for the effort. :bounce:
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:44 AM
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11. K&R WAY TO GO!!!
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:50 AM
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12. Woohoo!!! Fire Rove!!

Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan, center, and her sister Dede Miller, left,
are caught in the middle as police arrest Tiffany Burns during a protest outside
the doors of the ballroom where President Bush's top advisor Karl Rove was
speaking at an Associated Republicans of Texas dinner Saturday, Aug. 20, 2006
RODOLFO GONZALEZ


http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/20/ap/national/m...
Sheehan's Rally Disrupts Rove Reception
Cindy Sheehan, supporters stage demonstration at reception before Rove speaks at fundraiser

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 20, 2006
By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer

(AP)

Chanting "Try Rove for treason," Cindy Sheehan and more than 50 other war protesters disrupted
a reception before President Bush's top adviser Karl Rove spoke at a fundraiser Saturday.

One woman was arrested during a scuffle with police after Sheehan and the anti-war demonstrators
rushed toward the closed doors and kept chanting loudly after the guests went into the dinner.

Rove was speaking to the Associated Republicans of Texas,
and ticket prices started at $200.
He was not in the Renaissance Hotel lobby during the reception.

"I want him arrested. He planned the war that killed my son,"
Sheehan told officers guarding the door.
Sheehan's oldest son Casey was killed in Iraq in 2004.

Police then ordered the group to leave, but some protesters had paid for rooms
for the night. Those protesters went upstairs, including Sheehan.

Earlier, wearing shorts and T-shirts while guests of the lobby reception walked
past in sequined dresses and expensive suits, anti-war demonstrators carried
American flags and signs, including one that read "Check your conscience."
A few protesters unfurled a large banner from a sixth-floor hotel balcony
that read, "Rove v. Truth: No Contest. Pink slip Rove."

Those at the reception sipped their drinks and largely ignored the protesters
before they started chanting. One man looked at the group and said, "Go Bush!"

Earlier Saturday, the group of more than 70 gathered at the hotel entrance,
carrying a large banner that read, "Rove: Guilty of crimes against humanity."
Ann Wright, a former U.S. diplomat who resigned in 2003 in protest over the war,
yelled through a bullhorn, "Karl Rove, you are a criminal!"

more........

:woohoo: :woohoo:


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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:52 AM
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13. Wow! k&r
:yourock:
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:54 AM
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14. WOW! - K&R
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:05 AM
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16. Which hotel?
Looks like the Hyatt.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:07 AM
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18. Renaissance
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:07 AM
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19. OMG I wish I was there!
Damn beautiful! Don't forget to post the pics! I'll be waiting and watching.
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:25 AM
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20. Link to the USA Today article
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 11:50 AM by Mabus
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-08-20-sheehan-...

First four paragraphs:

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Chanting "Try Rove for treason," Cindy Sheehan and more than 50 other war protesters disrupted a reception before President Bush's top adviser Karl Rove spoke at a fundraiser Saturday.

One woman was arrested during a scuffle with police after Sheehan and the anti-war demonstrators rushed toward the closed doors and kept chanting loudly after the guests went into the dinner.

Rove was speaking to the Associated Republicans of Texas, and ticket prices started at $200. He was not in the Renaissance Hotel lobby during the reception.

"I want him arrested. He planned the war that killed my son," Sheehan told officers guarding the door. Sheehan's oldest son Casey was killed in Iraq in 2004.


on edit: I'm very honored to know so many who are now there in Crawford. Each one of you is representative of so many of us who couldn't go. Thank you. :patriot:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:09 PM
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21. Little pink kick here
:kick:
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:03 PM
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22. Kick !
:kick:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:14 PM
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25. Look at me Proud2Blib! I'm a fookin' star!
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 05:15 PM by lonestarnot
And that pink sign is a another!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:09 AM
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33. Yes you are a star
Hey guess who was arriving at camp today to do a workshop just as I was leaving to come home? THE FREEWAY BLOGGER!! Damn! I had to leave. But I did get to talk to him.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:28 AM
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35. Oh yeah baby! Love dat FW Blogger!
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:15 PM
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26. Kick'n
:kick:
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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:41 PM
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27. Great Job!
kicked and recommended!
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:12 PM
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28. OUT FREAKING STANDING !!!!!!!
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:43 PM
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29. Dig the Serendipitous Symbolism
Let's see if this works:



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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:49 AM
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32. Wow that's cool
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:41 AM
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30. Thanks Code Pink.
Wow that is a large banner, and very visable.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:14 AM
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34. Way to go!
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