September 20, 2005

Cindy Sheehan: Unplugged

Do not be overly surprised if history decides that September 19, 2005, was the day that the anti-war movement died in the United States.

In a true-blue New York Metropolitan area of 22 million people, the anti-war movement's greatest star, a woman with "absolute" moral authority according to the NY Times own Maureen Dowd and branded the "Rosa Parks of the anti-war movement" by hopeful liberals, Cindy Sheehan managed to draw just 150 supporters, or 0.00068-percent of the tri-state metro area, to her well-advertised speech in Hyde Park. Even then, to this meager multitude, she didn't get to speak.

The NYPD moved in and took away Sheehan's microphone just as she was calling upon her supporters not to lose hope in the anti-war movement. It seems that while speech may be free in the United States, it won't come without a valid sound permit in the Big Apple.

On a day where the police seemed to outnumber the protestors, it may not have made much of a difference.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 20, 2005 06:05 AM | TrackBack

I truly am sick and tired of hearing the likes of Cindy and the appeasement-above-all-else crowd - but their shrillness certainly helps to separate the chaff from the grain. They also serve a very useful purpose in disassociating those middle-of-the-road folks who might otherwise support a Democratic agenda. Rove could not have orchestrated a better attack on Hilliary than Cindy launched the other day. I guess, "Keep up the good work, Cindy," is in odrer; because she is driving the left to the extreme left. In doing so she is unmasking Hilliary and the likes.

Posted by: JohnY at September 20, 2005 07:46 AM

Let them divide, and we conquer!

Posted by: Tom T at September 20, 2005 08:47 AM

And Sheehan and her brethren went on to call the police Stalinists, fascists, and pigs for shutting down her little get together.

The arrest of an organizer of an anti-war gathering yesterday at Union Square that featured Cindy Sheehan provoked a furious reaction from protesters, who pressed up against police officers and called them "pigs," "fascists," and "Stalinists."

The commotion overshadowed the visit to the park by Ms. Sheehan, the prominent anti-war activist whose son was killed in action in Iraq last year.

After she delivered a brief speech before a couple of hundred people at the south end of the park, New York City police officers seized the sound equipment used in the event and arrested one organizer, Paul Zulkowitz, charging him with unlawful use of a sound device and disorderly conduct.

After Mr. Zulkowitz was hauled away, protesters hurled insults at the police, who formed a corridor along the southeast entrance into the park. A sarcastic trumpeter played "The Star-Spangled Banner." By that point, Ms. Sheehan had been whisked away and was headed for a television interview.This, in the people's paradise of New York City, where Democrats outnumber Republicans by a huge margin and the Mayor is a RINO.

I guess people were confused as to whether they should call the police fascists or communists due to the schizophrenic nature of the protestors themselves.

Posted by: lawhawk at September 20, 2005 10:09 AM

"...who pressed up against police officers..."

Um, is someone not getting their needs met?

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at September 20, 2005 10:18 AM

Add Errol Louis to the metaphor mashers. Rosa Parks, indeed!

Posted by: PTG at September 20, 2005 12:20 PM

Already ahead of you, PTG. He's the victim of choice in a post I'm working on now...

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at September 20, 2005 12:23 PM

Cluster F**ks you'd like to see happen:

*Mother Sheehan* goes to New Orleans and meets *Saint Ray*, they fall in love and attempt to BREED as Mother Nature says, "I don't think so" and sends a Cat 5 to kill em BOTH...

Posted by: TexasFred at September 20, 2005 02:09 PM

ANY comment hoping that any other person gets killed of a diffrence of political opinion is not acceptable on this blog.

If you want to spew invective like that, head elsewhere. I'd suggest D.U.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at September 20, 2005 02:40 PM

If the leftards really though the cops were fascists and Stalinits, they'd be lining up to fellate them.

Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at September 20, 2005 04:59 PM

I bet you conservative hypocrites had a different idea of "fascism" back when Elian Gonzalez got taken away. But of course, that wasn't justified and this time it was, right? Funny how it always works out that way.

Posted by: joe at September 20, 2005 05:42 PM

NO talk of sex acts, please.

Joe, to be honest I didn't follow politics much back then, but as I've always maintained, it's no fun, being an illegal, Elian.

Also, I fail to see a little Cuban boy is in any way relevant to the discussion.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at September 20, 2005 06:35 PM


Elian Gonzales? Always thought that he should have been returned to the father, as did most of my conservative friends.

But that does not take away from the fact that Cindy Shee-han is a fraud who dishonors the memory of her brave son. Look at the photo on my blog, then tell me that his media star mom speaks for him

Posted by: The Phantom at September 20, 2005 06:42 PM

Reminds me of something that happened at UK when I was there, one of the local activists wanted to have a demonstration, got the march permit all the frills, 4 people showed up one on a bicycle. ;-)

He had not noticed that the War was OVER

Posted by: Dan Kauffman at September 21, 2005 01:31 AM

To report from the scene -- I was at Union Square later in the day (around 5pm or so), and had remember Ms. Sheehan was supposed to be there. I saw some crude signs and a small grouping of people, but it seemed that most people at that end of the park were just hanging out, enjoying the good weather.

And there were definitely more people in Whole Foods than flocking around the little tent.

I mean, if you can't even get NYU students interested in your cause, I'm guessing you're sunk.

Posted by: meep at September 21, 2005 05:09 AM

You know, I just got out of the Mental Ward here is Laramie, Wyoming and will be posting how I wound up there on my Web Site. While there I made a suggestion to my Doctor, well, he IS NOT really my Doctor but I wasn't in the VA Hospital as I begged them to take me. At any rate, here is the suggestion I made.
"Rather than all this fighting about a JUST was and a WRONG War, would not this be a better way to handle it. (Why not send some of the Pro and some of the ANTI people over and have them ASK the ones who are fighting this war, "Do YOU want to throw down your weapons and come home NOW or do you want to stay and finished the job you were sent here to do?" Then TAKE both groups and don't let them seprate at ANY TIME. Then MAKE ALL of them go to the MAJOR News media and give their report." The Doctor told my daughter yesterday, Sept. 21, 2005, said, "Your Dad has some interresting thoughts BUT, I DON'T AGREE.
I am going to be posting on my site under the HEADING of "Thoughts From A Mental Ward" if anyone cares to read them.
BTW: One more thought, "How about us ALL praying that GOD will change MS. CINDY and let us HONOR her SON, a real American Hero.
Blessings to all.
Rev. William J. Whatley.
Laramie, Wyoming.

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Posted by: Kyle Drake at December 4, 2005 08:42 AM