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Great reporting in the SMH, via the Australian Associated Press:

Sheehan has been maintaining a vigil outside the ranch …

Make that “had been”. Mother Sheehan hasn’t been at the demonstration since last week.

Bush said that two high-ranking members of his staff have already met with her.

Not mentioned: that Bush had also met with her. Maybe the SMH’s new editor, whenever one is found, will appoint someone to check AAP’s copy before it’s blasted out on the SMH’s site. (Incidentally, I’m aware of two people approached by the SMH for the editor’s job. Both declined.)

UPDATE. Wesley Pruden:

Some of the celebrities descending on Prairie Chapel Ranch owe Cindy Sheehan a lot. How else would we know they weren’t dead?

Posted by Tim B. on 08/23/2005 at 10:04 PM

      Posted by guinsPen on 2005 08 23 at 11:20 PM • permalink


    1. Speaking of checking AAP’s copy, what about:

      “Bush was asked about the possibility that objections to the constitution as it now stands from the Sunnis, the party of deposed leader Saddam Hussein, could trigger a civil war.”

      “The Sunnis” was Saddam’s “party”?  It looks like the work experience kid has been writing the copy again.  Everybody over the age of 17 knows that “The Sunnis” were a post-punk band out of Melbourne.

      Posted by TFK on 2005 08 23 at 11:22 PM • permalink


    1. 1.  Cindy Sheehan is motivated by her hate against Pres. Bush and America.  So sad, that her son died for our country, yet she shows no respect for his sacrifice.  The lunatic fringe Left/socialist/liberal moonbats are using her in their quest to defeat America, anywhere, including in Iraq.

      2.  Cindy Sheehan’s son was a volunteer.  He knew that he will face a danger when signing up for the military. Furthermore, he re-inlisted the second time, after serving in Iraq.  In addition, he was a mechanic and did not have to see combat, but he volunteered to help his comrades who were trapped, and that’s when he died.

      3.  Cindy Sheehan is also an anti-Semite.
      “Cindy Sheehan To Access Zionist Doctors…”

      4.  The Democratic leaders are distancing themselves from Sheehan. Oddly enough,they are not running to Texas to get a photo-op with her.

      “Al Gore Calls Cindy Sheehan To Tone Down Her Drive”

      5.  Sheehan’s husband filed for divorce a week ago.  Poor man had to check out “Political Insanity” box for the reason for his divorce in his legal papers.
      Court Restrains Sheehan From Camping”

      All 3 stories are at my site.

      Posted by dtlc on 2005 08 23 at 11:28 PM • permalink


    1. GuinsPen — But if Tim’s a Zionist, would that make him a Schmear-merchant?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 08 23 at 11:35 PM • permalink


    1. And if he was smearing her onstage in Central Park, would that make him a Papp-Smear?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 08 23 at 11:37 PM • permalink


    1. Cmon Tim, don’t be shy – who are these people offered the SMH editor’s job? At least tell us if they are from Australia – Fairfax said they were going to engage in yet another “worldwide search” for Robert Whitehead’s replacement…

      Posted by chambo on 2005 08 23 at 11:51 PM • permalink


    1. Where are the Dixie Chicks?  They are from Texas after all.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2005 08 24 at 12:42 AM • permalink


    1. Yojimbo—Still working on their thriving rock and roll career…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 08 24 at 01:05 AM • permalink


    1. The Age today has a column/feature by Mark Coultan, New York, which says flatly: “Mr Bush met Mrs Sheehan once but has refused to meet her again.” Maybe the SMH will notice.
      Not altogether off topic – re frequent use of the descriptor “Moonbat” in posts. What is its origin? In August, 1835, The New York Sun began running a series of revelations about life on the moon attributed to astronomer Sir John Herschel and his new telescope in South Africa, reported via the Edinburgh Journal of Sciences. Note that in pre-telegraph days, overseas news involved long lags hence the Sun’s scoop was temporarily unverifiable. With its circulation soaring, the Sun reported Herschel’s discovery of herds of small bison on the moon, and uni-horned goats grazing amid palm trees and miniature elks, zebras etc. On August 28, the Sun reported Herschel’s find of weird humans . “They averaged four feet in height, were covered, except on the face, with short and glossy copper-colored hair, and had wings composed of a thin membrane. In general symmetry of body and limbs they were infinitely superior to the orang outang. Some of these creatures had crossed this water and were lying like spread eagles on the skirts of the wood. We could then perceive that they possessed wings of great expansion, and were similar in structure to those of the bat. We scientifically denominated them as Vespertilio-homo, or man-bat; and they are doubtless innocent and happy creatures, notwithstanding that some of their amusements would but ill comport with our terrestrial notions of decorum.”
      The man-bats (and obviously, woman-bats) lived in a land of towering sapphire pyramids and were accompanied by flocks of doves. In their more relaxed moments, they could be seen picknicking on cucumbers. In that credulous age, The New York Times (truly) pronounced the claims to be ‘probably and possible’. Eventually, after the hoaxer named Richard Locke had made a lot of money, sailing ships arrived and Locke’s sources were found to be bogus.
      Source: Banvard’s Folly, by Paul Collins, p261-4, Picador 2001

      Posted by percypup on 2005 08 24 at 01:15 AM • permalink


    1. Richard.  Or maybe Natalie just can’t tear herself away from the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts er, salad bar.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2005 08 24 at 01:26 AM • permalink


    1. Hmm, so Joan Baez played the Crawford Peace House gig?  Did she channel her ‘little black slave girl’ personality again?

      Posted by cuckoo on 2005 08 24 at 01:30 AM • permalink


    1. Can we expect crinkly old Hanoi Jane to fly into Crawford soon? And what about Peter Paul and Mary,(or maybe better scrap them, one turned out to be a paedophile); also, Arlo Guthrie, singing this land is my land; and Bob Dylan with the answer is blowing in the wind. Perhaps the Rolling Stones will join them. Like a revivalist meeting of the baby boomers, one more time, We Shall Overcome, before it’s back to the nursing home to face the Final Curtain.

      Posted by mr magoo on 2005 08 24 at 02:53 AM • permalink


    1. “frequent use of the descriptor ‘Moonbat’ in posts. What is its origin?”

      Pejorative mangling of Monbiot.

      Posted by Rob Read on 2005 08 24 at 06:10 AM • permalink


    1. ‘For her part, Joanie hasn’t had a hit in more than a decade, or, as her Internet Web site delicately puts it, she has been “free of any major label associations in the United States.” ‘

      Well put, Wesley.

      And Joanie: cut the stupid jargon spin rubbish on your website.

      I don’t ask John Howard to sing the Night Somebody Drove Old Whatever the Hell Down, so why the fuck would anyone want you to talk about politics, let alone intelligently?


      Posted by ilibcc on 2005 08 24 at 07:40 AM • permalink


    1. Mary Travers is about six times the person she used to be.She looks more like momma cass.

      Posted by crash on 2005 08 24 at 08:52 AM • permalink


    1. “Some of the celebrities descending on Prairie Chapel Ranch owe Cindy Sheehan a lot. How else would we know they weren’t dead?”

      Well, there’s always this (as mentioned on an earlier thread):

      Dead or Alive?

      Posted by kcom on 2005 08 24 at 10:02 AM • permalink


    1. Yes, just where have all the flowers gone?  Maybe they’re on the eve of destruction.

      Maybe they’re just waiting until September when they can talk to the real President.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2005 08 24 at 11:05 AM • permalink


    1. The circle will be complete when Country Joe McDonald shows up.

      Posted by tongueboy on 2005 08 24 at 11:08 AM • permalink


    1. Or Jerry Rubin.

      Posted by tongueboy on 2005 08 24 at 11:09 AM • permalink


    1. cuckoo, that snippet you linked to had me gob smacked. I wonder whether the cheering was to cover their embarrassment?

      Posted by Srekwah on 2005 08 24 at 11:44 AM • permalink


    1. Some of the celebrities descending on Prairie Chapel Ranch owe Cindy Sheehan a lot. How else would we know they weren’t dead?

      When you look at some of them, you still can’t tell.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2005 08 24 at 12:33 PM • permalink


    1. What’s the betting that Donna Mulhearn decides to set up in protest outside The Lodge?

      She could be joined by Mamdoud Hahbib,  David Hicks’ father, Helen Caldicott, Allison and Dick Broinowski, plus associated imams, peace shields and other whingers and hangers-on. For entertainment, Kris Kristofferson who is touring Australia scrounging his final dollar, could drop by. Maybe Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs are still around. And today’s anti-VSU rentacrowd from Sydney Uni might have a protest march to Canberra.

      Oh, I forgot, John Howard doesn’t live in The Lodge. Maybe Donna won’t find out.
      Lodge. Maybr someone won’t tell Donna.

      Posted by mr magoo on 2005 08 25 at 01:45 AM • permalink


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