Monday, August 22, 2005

Nothing Beats a Good Old Fashioned Protest

The wacko left’s nostalgia for Vietnam continues to grow as former activists join ‘Camp Casey’ in Crawford, Texas.

Folk Singer Supports Anti-War Protesters

Joan Baez was against the Vietnam War and she showed it — appearing at marches, once even blocking the entrance of a military induction center.

Baez took to the stage for about 500 people on an acre lot offered by a landowner who opposes the war, performing such classic peace anthems as "Song of Peace," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot."

All we are saaaaayinnggg…

"In the first march I went to (opposing Vietnam) there were 10 of us. This is huge," Baez told the relatives of fallen soldiers before performing just up the road from the ranch.

…is give peace a chaaance.

For Baez, an anti-war movement was inevitable.

"It was the final tear for the overflow and you can't stop running water," she said. "Cindy's was the final tear."

I hope they bathe this time around.

Downtown, more Bush supporters arrived at a pro-Bush camp that had been set up as a reaction to Sheehan's. As of Sunday afternoon, more than 150 people had visited the large tent with "God Bless Our President!" and "God Bless Our Troops" banners and a life-size cardboard cutout of Bush.


Sheehan's 24-year-old son, Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, also died last year in Iraq. He is among more than 1,800 U.S. soldiers killed since the March 2003 invasion.

Approximately 3,000 Americans died in automobile accidents again last month.

Sheehan, of Vacaville, Calif., started the anti-war demonstration on Aug. 6 and vowed to remain until Bush agreed to meet with her or until his monthlong vacation ends Sept. 3. She flew to Los Angeles last week after her 74-year-old mother had a stroke but is expected to return to Texas in a few days.

In all honesty, I hope her mother is alright. I give it about a 50/50 chance that she actually returns.

This is turning into ‘The Big Chill’ meets Jane Fonda. I must admit, it is slightly entertaining. It seems the baby boomers are coming out of the woodwork to relive the grand days of protest. Even Mick Jagger is writing protest songs.

In any case, Ms. Baez’s appearance on the scene made me a bit curious. So I went googling and found 'The Joan Baez Web Pages'. A check of the ‘Latest News’ reveals some interesting information. It seems Joan may have an ulterior motive.

September 6, 2005 is the release date for Joan's new live CD, BOWERY SONGS.

Well what do ya know? No wonder this relic is suddenly putting herself in the paper. The site is slower than and is down about 50% of the time.

Kumbaya, my Lord, Kumbaya….

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