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  •  March on Crawford (4.00)
    Remember last spring when a handful of students at Princeton and other universities protesting the Republican stated policy of "going nuclear" should the Democrats invoke their rightful power of fillibuster as the minority party?

    Recall how those Princetonians garnered publicity on campus by inviting a host of guests to participate in the faux fillibuster?

    Remember how they all decamped to Washington and gained the limelight and at least 15 minutes of fame, drawing attention to their campaign and, arguably, swinging national attention and opinion to favor the Democrats rightful stand?

    Now why not do something similar in support of Cindy Sheehan and have the members of the Kos and Progressive communities take summer mini-vacations to Crawford, camp out for a long weekend in solidarity with Cindy, and insist that Dumbya personally respond to her just request: He must answer for his unjustifiable adventurism in Iraq which has cost this Nation and it's mothers, fathers, husbands, and wives so dearly for the last two-and-a-third years.

    Front and center Commander-in-Chief, you are charged with wasting blood and wasting gold.

    Gather your friends and family.  Pack yout tents, your Sveas, and your sleeping bags.  Create your vivd signage.  Bring your bullhorns and your boom boxes.  Treat Bushkov to the same psyche-war that troops treated Norriega to when they blasted his hidey-hole with loud ear-grating, brain-splitting "music."

    Rap that rascal out of his burrow, and flush him out a la Saddam Hussein!

    There is no just cause.  There was no reasonable case.  And there never will be any justification to Quagmire03-05

    They burn our children in their wars and grow rich beyond the dreams of avarice.

    by Limelite on Sun Aug 07, 2005 at 03:44:20 PM PDT

    •  This should be the start of something (4.00)
      As many have noted, not everyone can go to Texas. I'm amazed, simply amazed, by the strength of this woman and the support she's engendered.

      This should be the start of something.

      What about when Bush returns to D.C.? Set up a camp there? At the White House, or on the mall?

      This should be the start of something.

      This war is a travesty, and I'm amazed that this woman, who lost her son and will live with that for the rest of her life, mentioned the 100,000 people who have died as a result of Bush's lies and cowardice. She includes the Iragi dead. They should be weighing on our conscience, too.

      We did this, even if we didn't vote for Bush, he is the U.S. president and this is being done in our name, and now it's time to tell Bush & Co. we won't take it anymore. Loudly. Cindy Sheehan is taking a risk in this. We should all learn from her example.

      This should be the start of something.

      This should follow him back to D.C., to Camp David, to anywhere he goes. Raise the outrage.

      This must not be about one woman. She must be a standard bearer, but more of us should stand with her, in Texas and beyond.

      •  Crawford first, then DC.. (4.00)
        the impact of a flashmob in Crawford would be overwhelming.  Yeah, the 9/24 anti-war rally is important, but the sheer spontaneity of a mass Crawford sit-in would be amazing.  I bet we could even make Bush leave his vacation house and go somewhere else just to get away from us... imagine...

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        by Doolittle Sothere on Sun Aug 07, 2005 at 04:10:29 PM PDT

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    •  Info on the physical location (4.00)
      For those of you like me who have wondered where this mythical "ranch" is, a great link: http://cryptome.org/bush-ranch.htm

      For those who can get there, I hope this helps. Bodies on the ground is what makes a big difference, i.e. brings the network satellite trucks out for live updates.

      Cindy, you have cojones of a size GW can only dream of. You go, grrl!

      "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter." Dr. ML King, from a jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963.

      by bewert on Sun Aug 07, 2005 at 04:05:35 PM PDT

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      •  Wow, whole alot brush down there (4.00)
        is Cindy's location somewhere on that picture?
      •  Attention, reporters (4.00)
        How about somebody does a real investigative story on the ranchette?

        Size of the place? Tiny.

        Where did Bush live prior to 1999? Suburbs?

        What about housing for visiting staff and three shifts of Secret Service for 24/7 coverage? Who paid for that? Who paid for the helipad?

        How about letting people know that the politician who hands national treasures like Arctic wildlife to oil developers has a house that's energy-efficient and uses at least some solar power?

        Why are you calling it a ranch when it has no livestock and no crops?

        I hate the lazy, unthinking regurgitating of the descriptions of this place that are clearly part of the Rove image machine.

        Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war. -- Donald Rumsfeld

        by Mnemosyne on Sun Aug 07, 2005 at 05:39:38 PM PDT

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