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The accidental activist

A mom from Flint, Mich., tries to 'wake America up.'
By BILL ADAIR, Times Staff Writer
Published July 19, 2004

"Lila! Lila! Lila! We love you Lila!"

Lila Lipscomb picked up an American flag and joined the activists in a march to a nearby park, where someone led the crowd in a cheer.

"Give me a B! ... Give me a U! ... Give me an S! ... Give me an H! ... What's that spell?! LIAR!"

Lipscomb told the crowd that her son, Sgt. Michael Pedersen, was killed in Iraq and that God had called her to "wake America up."

Here she was - a mom from Flint, Mich., the product of a military family, always taught to obey authority - shouting into a bullhorn about her anger at the president of the United States:

"We will take our country back!"

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