OYE opportunity to target GOP cowards on Bush's home turf
Here's a quick rundown about Cindy Sheehan, via dkosopedia:
Cindy Sheehan is the mother of son Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, of Vacaville, California, who was killed in Sadr City (located in Baghdad) on April 4th, 2004, in combat.So Dumbya's decided to take another vacation, this time for a full five-weeks (hmmm, sounds awfully French to me...) to cut brush and work on that mail-order "Hooked on Phonics" course he keeps flunking. Recently, he bloviated: "We have to honor the sacrifices of the fallen by completing the mission." As well as: "The families of the fallen can be assured that they died for a noble cause."
In June of that year, President George W. Bush met with Cindy. As she described it, "He wouldn't look at the pictures of Casey. He didn't even know Casey's name," she told CNN Sunday. "Every time we tried to talk about Casey and how much we missed him, he would change the subject." .
In August of 2005, when George W. Bush decided to go on yet another vacation, Cindy went to protest at his Texas ranch. Cindy has documented her stay there, dubbed "Camp Casey", in several diaries on the Daily Kos website.
Sheehan is also a founder of Gold Star Families for Peace.
Cindy refuses to allow these latest lies from Bush to go unanswered. She, along with members of GSFP, Veteran's for Peace (VFP), Military Families Speak Out (MFSO), Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), Code Pink, Crawford Peace House and volunteers from across the country have converged on an area near Bush's ranch in Crawford and are intent on meeting with him personally. Here's what she wants to tell the Boy King to his face:
- We want our loved ones' sacrifices to be honored by bringing our nation's sons and daughters home from the travesty that is Iraq IMMEDIATELY, since this war is based on horrendous lies and deceptions. Just because our children are dead, why would we want any more families to suffer the same pain and devastation that we are.
- We would like for him to explain this "noble cause" to us and ask him why Jenna and Barbara are not in harm's way, if the cause is so noble.
- If George is not ready to send the twins, then he should bring our troops home immediately. We will demand a speedy withdrawal.
Now, here's where OYE comes in (from dkos diary by patrioticliberal) :
Cindy Needs Your Help; ClearChannel Stations to Host Anti-Sheehan BBQ
Wed Aug 10th, 2005 at 08:47:39 MDT
They are inviting soldiers from the Fort Hood area to come down and say that they would be ashamed of their mother if she did what Mrs. Sheehan is doing. Protest to KLFX! Their number is 1-254-699-5000, and YES, I'm keeping that number here. It's also publicly accessible here.
Update [2005-8-10 15:10:17 by patrioticliberal]: JUST CONFIRMED: KLFX ("KLFX 107.3 The Fox Rocks") and their group stations, KWTX 1230 AM (Waco) - 1-254-776-3900, 102.5 FM (NOTE KWTX IS FOX NEWS RADIO, *NOT* THE TV CHANNEL, WHICH IS NOT ASSOCIATE WITH THEM) and one more that is forgotten at this time, will be at the PRO-BUSH/ANTI-SHEEHAN rally. They are owned by Clear Channel. A host named "JACK HAMMER" will be there.
The Anti-Sheehan BBQ will be in the lot NEXT TO THE Crawford Bank, free burgers, soft drinks ("Coca Cola"), and everything Saturday at noon.
Update [2005-8-10 15:57:17 by patrioticliberal]: READ VERY CAREFULLY BELOW: The protest will be held in a nearby lot *NEXT* to the Security Bank of Crawford, *NOT* AT THE SECURITY BANK OF CRAWFORD! THEY ARE NOT SPONSORING IT AND THEY ARE NOT INVOLVED! THANK YOU. ED SCHULTZ JUST CONFIRMED THIS ON AIR. He also said that the Ft. Hood military ARE being ALLOWED at this thing.
"Allowed" being the fancy Bush badministration way of telling the troops, "De Fuhrer has made it clear as kristalnacht that he expects you to be there und cheer for him und boo und make hissing sounds at der mother of der fallen soldier."
Well, folks, if the men and women from Ft. Hood are going to be there, it sounds like the perfect time to find them some fresh recruits. One would imagine there'd be lots of young pusillanimous Republicans in full strut, pretending they've got a pair between their legs, hoping to score some free greasy burgers in between bouts of manly chest-thumping and grunting. THIS is the fresh meat on the hoof necessary to keep Dear Leader's war machine grinding in Iraq, and they must be inducted immediately!
If any OYE operatives happen to be in the Crawford area this Saturday, here's a suggestion:
Crawford is near to Waco, and it just so happens there is both an Army and a Marine recruitment center there, almost next to each other. On your way to the barbecue, stop by:
US Army Recruiting
1200 Richland Dr # 365C
Waco, TX 76710
US Marine Corps Recruiting
1200 Richland Dr # B
Waco, TX 76710
Pick up a bunch of brochures and business cards, and head over to Crawford for a tasty burger and a cold Coca-Cola. After you've refreshed yourself, walk around the event and collar every young man and woman you can get to, put a brochure and business card directly into their uber-patriotic little hands and ask if they're ready to enlist RIGHT NOW! Remind them that it's their solemn duty, if they truly believe in President Bush and his Everlasting War on Terra™, that they leave hearth and home and head over to Iraq ASAP.
And if they start spouting any shit about Cindy, ask them which they're more afraid of -- a middle-age woman whose son was killed by his Commander-in-Chief's lies, or the truth of which she speaks.
UPDATE: Just getting ready to post this, and saw an update at patrioticliberal's diary:
Update [2005-8-10 18:3:59 by patrioticliberal]: There are reports that Evan Armstrong at the KWTX channel (1230 AM, Fox News Radio, the likes of Limbaugh, O Reilly etc) - EvanArmstrong@clearchannel.com - says that the protest is "not" Anti-Sheehan (although Thom Harmann's show engineer clearly heard that it was an anti-Sheehan/pro-Bush combination rally) and that it may be moved either in date or in location because they don't want to give people the idea they are protesting Sheehan. However, take where Evan works. Fox News Radio. Do you trust him? Here's their website: http://www.newstalk1230.com/main.html . You might be fascinated by their GOP Babes of the Week.Looks like the Yellowphants are already getting nervous. If you're in the Crawford area, give them a good reason to be worried.
(For info on how to help Cindy, or to make a donation, click here.)