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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:28 AM
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USA Today: " A patriotic camp with a "God Bless Our President!" banner.."


FYI for the Activist Corps.




Bush dogged on vacation by critics
By Richard Benedetto, USA TODAY Wed Aug 24, 7:01 AM ET

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/20050824/ts_usatoday/b... ;_ylt=Auf_eqDDnceC.h7ec5jEEJCs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3b2NibDltBHNlYwM3MTY-

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Meanwhile, the publicity given the anti-war crowd has prompted a pro-Bush backlash.

A patriotic camp with a "God Bless Our President!" banner has sprung up in Crawford, where anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, who lost her son in Iraq, had been camping out until recently. The pro-Bush camp was set up by the father of a Marine killed in Iraq who says his son was proud to serve Bush and believed in his mission.

People who support Bush's Iraq policy and groups for military families such as Northern California Marine Moms embarked on the tour Monday, calling it "You don't speak for me, Cindy!" The caravan planned rallies in several California cities before heading to Crawford.




Why won't my link post correctly?

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txaslftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:29 AM
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1. Odd... I thought the patriotic camp was the other one.
You know, the one trying to bring our soldiers out of harm's way and restore legitimacy to our national reputation.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:29 AM
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2. We've already flooded the AP with complaints on a similar article
That was our most recent Corps initiative. But thanks for sharing. This nonsense has got to stop.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:38 AM
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6. I know, that's why I thought you'd be interested that USAToday
repeated the meme -
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whatever4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:29 AM
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3. God Bless Our President
God bless him. Right. Reich
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:31 AM
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4. "The caravan planned rallies in several California cities before heading
to Crawford"

That's going to be an expensive trip for the caravan at $3 per gallon.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:37 AM
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5. Ah, well...
they only have themselves to blame.
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:48 AM
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10. god I hope they come to Arcata...
...but somehow doubt it. That would be so much fun.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 12:33 PM
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19. Maybe they'll run out of money for regasing before they reach
Crawford.

:rofl:
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DistressedAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:39 AM
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7. I Assume They Are Referring To This Small Group Of Bikers And Their
Mammas...







It was completely abandoned By day 2 of the visit. What a propaganda fest.







What a freaking joke!

DA
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ordinaryaveragegirl Donating Member (853 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:43 AM
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8. I particularly like the "S.O.S." sign...
:rofl:

Was that an omen of some kind that their little display of affection for * was screwed from the start???
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 08:37 PM
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21. Hey, it's HARD WORK supporting the (p)Resident in his lies
:yoiks:
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DemonFighterLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:49 AM
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11. Thanks DA
What no guns going off or Keystone beer? :beer:
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Desertrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:49 AM
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12. I love the *freedom is not* sign


Just love the way the grass & weeds cover the last word...

Somehow "freedom is not" makes more sense in these days.....what the bushites want anyhow....
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 12:16 PM
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15. I wonder if the "Get A Life Morans" guy was there!
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 12:41 PM
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20. I guess putting up with the fire ants was too much to
ask them to do for the fuhrer.
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thecrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:45 AM
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9. I sent a letter to USA.com's CORRECTIONS dept.:
Edited on Wed Aug-24-05 11:48 AM by thecrow
An article in your paper today by Richard Benedetto said:
"A patriotic camp with a "God Bless Our President!" banner has sprung up in Crawford, where anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, who lost her son in Iraq, had been camping out until recently. The pro-Bush camp was set up by the father of a Marine killed in Iraq who says his son was proud to serve Bush and believed in his mission."

This is INCORRECT in that you are calling a pro-bush camp "PATRIOTIC" which seemingly then compares Cindy Sheehan's Camp Casey to be somehow "unpatriotic".
There is nothing more patriotice than dissent.
Both camps are expressing their points of view on an issue. Yours is not the duty to declare one camp "patriotic" over another. Richard Benedetto should be ashamed to call himself a journalist.
Your duty to the public is to report the issues, not to add rhetoric or judgement.
Report the news, which is that a pro-bush camp has been set up and that is all. This camp has an opposite view than Cindy's camp. That is all the news. Period.
*************
Edit to add link: http://asp.usatoday.com/marketing/feedback/feedback-onl...
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DistressedAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:58 AM
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13. Here's My Suggested Rephrasing...
"A jingoistic camp with a "God Bless Our President!" banner has sprung up in Crawford..."

Freedom IS NOT!!!
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ninkasi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 12:00 PM
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14. They omit a few details
Edited on Wed Aug-24-05 12:02 PM by ninkasi
The "You don't speak for me, Cindy" group is being sponsored by an organizational which claims to be nonpartisan, but which is actually being run by a Republican PR Group. This organization is

http://moveamericaforward.org /
It was formed by a PR group, Russo, Marsh,and Rogers.

This same group organized the recall of Gray Davis. Lots of info about them here...

www.whatreallyhappened.com/russo.html

The pro-war group is funded and sponsored by a pro-Republican PR group, who has had their fingers in a lot of smear campaigns. I just want the people at Camp Casey to be aware of who is on the way, if they are still planning on their caravan from California.

Edited to add: I'm going to check this group more later, have to go take care of some other things right now, but will be back. Stay safe.
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donkeyotay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 12:18 PM
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16. America wants accountability and all we get is propaganda
The cost of freedom is more than watching FOX.

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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 12:21 PM
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17. This camp was "created" by media who no longer report news
Edited on Wed Aug-24-05 12:21 PM by Generic Other
but make it up instead.

Is Rightwing Radio KLIF's Ankarlo the bubba behind Ft. Quall?
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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bnr65432 Donating Member (133 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 12:30 PM
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18. god smite our president
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