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1-30-06 09:07 PM   According To ABC News Cindy Sheehan Was Invited By A Californian Congressmen to Attend, And Had A Front Row Seat for Tonight's State Of The Union Speech, But Was Arrested Before she Even Got There.

This Is Bush's America Now That He Has Stacked The Supreme Court.

Say Good Buy To Freedom Of Speech

"Remember...The Thought Police Are Watching" (Orwell's 1984)

Follow Up 02-01-06

The offense: her shirt, bearing an anti-war message.

 

Follow Up 02-01-06

The offense: her shirt, bearing an anti-war message.

Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed serving as a U.S. serviceman in Iraq, is escorted by security personnel into the U.S. House of Representatives chamber for the State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington January 31, 2006.

Sheehan talks with security personnel in the House chamber after arriving for the State of the Union address. She was escorted back out of the chamber and later charged with "demonstrating within the Capitol."

The Infamous Shirt

Sheehan is then rushed out of the House chamber by security personnel. After being arrested on a misdemeanor, approximately 60 demonstrators rallied near the U.S. Capitol. Sheehan was wearing a shirt that read "2,242 Dead" and "Veterans for Peace."

Source: Photos  Story

The Presidential Oath of Office Directly From The Constitution: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.

Bill Of Rights Amendment I (1)

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Need I Say More !

02-01-06  Cindy's Response In Her Own Words From Her Blog At The Daily Kos

What Really Happened.

by CindySheehan 

Wed Feb 01, 2006 at 03:19:44 AM EST

Dear Friends,

As most of you have probably heard, I was arrested before the State of the Union Address tonight.

I am speechless with fury at what happened and with grief over what we have lost in our country.

There have been lies from the police and distortions by the press. (Shocker) So this is what really happened:

This afternoon at the People's State of the Union Address in DC where I was joined by Congresspersons Lynn Woolsey and John Conyers, Ann Wright, Malik Rahim and John Cavanagh, Lynn brought me a ticket to the State of the Union Address. At that time, I was wearing the shirt that said: 2245 Dead. How many more?

After the PSOTU press conference, I was having second thoughts about going to the SOTU at the Capitol. I didn't feel comfortable going. I knew George Bush would say things that would hurt me and anger me and I knew that I couldn't disrupt the address because Lynn had given me the ticket and I didn't want to be disruptive out of respect for her. I, in fact, had given the ticket to John Bruhns who is in Iraq Veterans Against the War. However, Lynn's office had already called the media and everyone knew I was going to be there so I sucked it up and went.

I got the ticket back from John, and I met one of Congresswoman Barbara Lee's staffers in the Longworth Congressional Office building and we went to the Capitol via the undergroud tunnel. I went through security once, then had to use the rest room and went through security again.

My ticket was in the 5th gallery, front row, fourth seat in. The person who in a few minutes was to arrest me, helped me to my seat.

I had just sat down and I was warm from climbing 3 flights of stairs back up from the bathroom so I unzipped my jacket. I turned to the right to take my left arm out, when the same officer saw my shirt and yelled; "Protester." He then ran over to me, hauled me out of my seat and roughly (with my hands behind my back) shoved me up the stairs. I said something like "I'm going, do you have to be so rough?" By the way, his name is Mike Weight.

The officer ran with me to the elevators yelling at everyone to move out of the way. When we got to the elevators, he cuffed me and took me outside to await a squad car. On the way out, someone behind me said, "That's Cindy Sheehan." At which point the officer who arrested me said: "Take these steps slowly." I said, "You didn't care about being careful when you were dragging me up the other steps." He said, "That's because you were protesting."  Wow, I get hauled out of the People's House because I was, "Protesting."

I was never told that I couldn't wear that shirt into the Congress. I was never asked to take it off or zip my jacket back up. If I had been asked to do any of those things...I would have, and written about the suppression of my freedom of speech later. I was immediately, and roughly (I have the bruises and muscle spasms to prove it) hauled off and arrested for "unlawful conduct."

After I had my personal items inventoried and my fingers printed, a nice Sgt. came in and looked at my shirt and said, "2245, huh? I just got back from there."

I told him that my son died there. That's when the enormity of my loss hit me. I have lost my son. I have lost my First Amendment rights. I have lost the country that I love. Where did America go? I started crying in pain.

What did Casey die for? What did the 2244 other brave young Americans die for? What are tens of thousands of them over there in harm's way for still? For this? I can't even wear a shrit that has the number of troops on it that George Bush and his arrogant and ignorant policies are responsible for killing.

I wore the shirt to make a statement. The press knew I was going to be there and I thought every once in awhile they would show me and I would have the shirt on. I did not wear it to be disruptive, or I would have unzipped my jacket during George's speech. If I had any idea what happens to people who wear shirts that make the neocons uncomfortable that I would be arrested...maybe I would have, but I didn't.

There have already been many wild stories out there.

I have some lawyers looking into filing a First Amendment lawsuit against the government for what happened tonight. I will file it. It is time to take our freedoms and our country back.

I don't want to live in a country that prohibits any person, whether he/she has paid the ulitmate price for that country, from wearing, saying, writing, or telephoning any negative statements about the government. That's why I am going to take my freedoms and liberties back. That's why I am not going to let Bushco take anything else away from me...or you.

I am so appreciative of the couple of hundred of protesters who came to the jail while I was locked up to show their support....we have so much potential for good...there is so much good in so many people.

Four hours and 2 jails after I was arrested, I was let out. Again, I am so upset and sore it is hard to think straight.

Keep up the struggle...I promise you I will too.

Love and peace soon,
Cindy

02-01-06  Florida Rep.'s Wife Says She Was Ejected From State Of Union. It appears that The "Bushstoppo SS" has run amuck last night ejecting people from the State of the Union address address. The wife of Rep. C.W. Bill Young was also ejected for wearing  a T-shirt that said "Support the Troops Defending Our Freedom."  She said that the shirt was not a protest it was a message to show support. She was not arrested though. Young's husband found out about the incident after Bush's speech and called it unacceptable Story: http://www.local6.com/news/6647094/detail.html 

02-01-06  Cindy's Response In Her Own Words From Her Blog At The Daily Kos

02-01-06  A NEW POSTING To Black Box Voting Page Is A Must Read... Click Here

02-06-06 OK Enough Already. Consider This...Bush Says that he is spying on the bad guys, but according to all reports including the White House they have spied on thousand's of people. 

Hello don't any alarms go off in your head...THOUSANDS of people... So Called Suspected Terrorist and NO ARRESTS? 

If you are spying on known terrorist why not just arrest them, why not just go the FISA courts and get the warrants, after all you know who they are?

The reality is they don't know, and now Bush wants to act like a king, and assume everyone is guilty, and strip you of your civil liberties.

Why won't the Bush Administration reveal the names of those they were spying on for the last 4 years.

Could it be that they are the ones who were the ones who broke into the DNC computers just before the the 2004 Elections?

Could it be that it was the Democratic Congress members is who they were spying on and now that is why the Democrats seem to have lost their spine, because King George pulled a J. Eagar Hover on them?

Could it be that Bush decided to spell his name N I X O N !

We Cannot allow This Person,... George W. Bush... To Claim the powers of a King, over all Americans and remove our Rights Guaranteed to us under the Constitution, under the banner that he is doing it to protect us. The Constitution does not give him the right to do that. Read It again, If not the whole document then read Drunk With Power Or Just Plane Delusional.

As Our Actually Elected President in 200 once said. "It's Time For Them To Go!"

02-09-06 Cheney Authorized Libby To Leak Classified Information

Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby, testified to a federal grand jury that he had been "authorized" by Cheney and other White House "superiors" in the summer of 2003 to disclose classified information to journalists to defend the Bush administration's use of prewar intelligence in making the case to go to war with Iraq, according to attorneys familiar with the matter, and to court records.

According to sources with firsthand knowledge, Cheney authorized Libby to release additional classified information, including details of the NIE, to defend the administration's use of prewar intelligence in making the case for war.

Libby specifically claimed that in one instance he had been authorized to divulge portions of a then-still highly classified National Intelligence Estimate regarding Saddam Hussein's purported efforts to develop nuclear weapons, according to correspondence recently filed in federal court by special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald.

Beyond what was stated in the court paper, say people with firsthand knowledge of the matter, Libby also indicated what he will offer as a broad defense during his upcoming criminal trial: that Vice President Cheney and other senior Bush administration officials had earlier encouraged and authorized him to share classified information with journalists to build public support for going to war. Later, after the war began in 2003, Cheney authorized Libby to release additional classified information, including details of the NIE, to defend the administration's use of prewar intelligence in making the case for war.

Libby testified to the grand jury that he had been authorized to share parts of the NIE with journalists in the summer of 2003 as part of an effort to rebut charges then being made by former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson that the Bush administration had misrepresented intelligence information to make a public case for war.  More Here @ The Source   Click Here If Link Is Down

02-09-06 Did You Miss The Speech Today By George W. Bush? Well fear not, I can give you a brief synopsis. Terror, terrorist, terrorisms, oh and 911. He used the words Terror, Terrorisms, or Terrorist 97 times, and 911, 10 times, with a word count like that there wasn't much room for anything else except conjunctions. He managed to squeeze that he foiled a terrorist plot to attack us 4 years ago, and that we have the highest re-enlistment in the Army, but he forgot to say that it was because if they did not re-enlist they would be court marshaled and put in prison. Well that's it, bush's daily dose of FEAR!

02-11-06 On Sept 1 05 Bush Said "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees. They did anticipate a serious storm. But these levees got breached. And as a result, much of New Orleans is flooded. And now we are having to deal with it and will." Two days earlier on Tuesday August 30th the  Bush administration officials said they had been caught by surprise when they were told that a levee had broken, allowing floodwaters to engulf New Orleans. 

"FYI from FEMA," said an e-mail message from the agency's public affairs staff describing the helicopter flight, sent Monday night at 9:27 to the chief of staff of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and recently unearthed by investigators. Conditions, the message said, "are far more serious than media reports are currently reflecting. Finding extensive flooding and more stranded people than they had thought also a number of fires."

Now We Kind out that Again that Bush and FEMA lied...So What Else Is New.

Are you not tired that everything...Everything that this Administration says it just one long string of lies. Then like a little kid they keep Lying to everyone and blaming everyone else and denying the lie...until the lie gets too big to contain and then Bush trout's out with a Be Afraid road tour speech and that we are to believe that ONLY he can protect us!

The Question Is... WHO IS GOING TO PROTECT US FROM GEORGE W. BUSH AND THE REST OF HIS CORRUPT ADMINISTRATION, AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

02-14-06 Today it was found out that even though it is against the law (so what else is new) the Bush administration has spent 1.6 BILLION dollars on propaganda. last year, and is on track to spend over 1 Billion dollars again this year.

In spite of the fact that the majority of Americans (Over 65%) do not want Bush to privatize Social Security Bush has included 700 Billion dollars in his 2007 budget to start privatizing Social security by 2010 The interesting thing is that this is a complete waste of time because we already have the option to add to our Social Security with tax detectable programs like 401K's, IRA's, and other programs. So why does he want to change it? So he can shut down the program, because he has already gutted the program by borrowing the money allocated the social security program to pay for the tax cuts that went to the 1% of people that make over 100 Million dollars a year, who b the way don't pay social security tax.

02-20-06 BushCo Road Trip For The Last Several W Has Insisted That They Did Nothing Wrong... So why is BushCo Resisting a Judicial review and insisting that congress change the Wiretapping laws and make them Retro Active? Story: NY Times Alt Link Here

02-20-06  The First Test To See Where The Two Bush Supreme Courts Judges Will Stand...Either on the side of we the people or on the side of corporations. Two cases are due this week, both involve the filling in of wetlands to allow for corporate development, one for condos, the other for a shopping mall. Story: NY Times Alt Link Here

02-21-06 The Corporate Strangle Hold Tightens On Our Right To Vote... In Case you are not aware that Calif. did  an about face and certified Diebold's entire line of products -- hackable touch screens, hackable optical scanners, and extremely hackable GEMS tabulators -- despite 100% public opposition and numerous attacks proving the systems' fatal flaws and insecurities. It appears Arnold wants to stay in politics, by any means he can. See The Entire Posting at our link to Black Box Voting

02-21-06 Remember The Outrage About Janet's Nipple? But Now Nothing Not A Peep I Wonder Why?...

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Editorials 

It's Our Money

By: William A. Peary, Founder and Editor Of Founding Freedoms.com

Published  02-14-06   

Today in the NY Times there was yet another story of Bush and the Republican Party giving away 1*another $7 Billion Dollars to oil companies. Based on the administration figures, the government will give up more than $7 billion in royalty payments on oil pumped from public lands, between now and 2011, and no expected lowering of gas prices at the pump. This is our oil it is on public land, and this at a time when the oil company is making the largest profits for any business in the history of the planet. The reason given is to encourage them to explore for more oil in the gulf of Mexico. 

Well think about this for a minute. They are a business that likes to make money. 

Do you think that they are just going to stop drilling for oil and selling oil when they are making billions of dollars a month in profits if Bush does not give them our money...YES OUR MONEY! 

Bush and the Republican party just took our money away from us and our children by cutting student loans, because he said we couldn't aboard it. 

Bush And the Republican Party just cut aid to the veterans, aid to seniors, aid to the unemployed, because we couldn't aboard it according to them.

Why is it that the Bush and the Republican Party seems to think that the only thing that we can afford to give OUR MONEY TO, is perpetual war, with complete disregard for those who fight it.

Why is it that Bush and the Republican Party, think that OUR MONEY should be given to corporations, and not us, we the people.

We Can't afford health care for all Americans, but we can afford Bombs. We can only afford to kill strangers and not heal our family's.

We can afford to to teach the art of destruction, but we can't teach our children to build.

We can't afford to help the "least among us" with aid to public food banks, but we can afford to give millions to churches, so that only if you believe in their brand of religion, you can get help.

Just why is it that we CANNOT use public money to benefit the public instead of corporations. 

To use the Republican langue. It's OUR MONEY!

So I say let's stop spending it on corporations that can take care of themselves and spend our money on ourselves, We The People.

Instead of a $7 Billon dollars to the oil companies give the money to American who want to start a business for themselves, making alternative energy products. Let's fund science to developed an entirely new ideas. After all it's our money.

If we the people want to spend it on a health care program for ourselves, then why not? "It's our money"

We must remember, we elect public officials to do what We The People want, not to Rule Over us.

 

1*U.S. Royalty Plan to Give Windfall to Oil Companies Or Click Here

 

By:  William A. Peary   02-14-06

Founder and Editor Of Founding Freedoms.com

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Corporations Are Stealing Our Government By Privatization, and Getting Rich Too Boot

By: William A. Peary, Founder and Editor Of Founding Freedoms.com

Published  02-23-06 

   Ever wonder why Medical Marijuana is not legal? Sure we all know the bull about how it is a gateway drug, but you know as well as I that for almost everyone it was the bear we stole from mom and dad. The reason why Medical Marijuana, or let's call it by the name we all use pot will never be legal is because private corporations can turn a big profit at two ends of the spectrum on it. 

  It is because most of our prisons are now privatized and that means the the more people we lock up the more profit that they make, in fact we now jail nearly 25% of our population, that's  than any other country in the world. 

  First by locking up anyone that uses pot and second by selling you some expensive drug that they make to do a poor job at best compared to pot. For them it's a win win, and for you it's a pay pay loose loose. Well now it is becoming a pay pay more.

  At some time or another if you even got a parking ticket you know that the ticket has a fine of say $50.00, but some where along the way the courts starting attaching a "Court Fee" to the fine of another $25.00. You know, I don't care what they want to call it, my mind can't think in the devious twisted way that Republican politicians think. 

  My money does not come in denotations of "dollars" and "fees", because in the end I have to shell out $75.00 bucks so to me in my way of thinking the fine was $75.00 not $50.00. 

  Well now the Corporate greed is getting bigger. To start with let me say this When someone commits a serious crime like mugging of robbing of rapping some one I believe that they owe a debt to society that needs to be paid. 

  With that said I read this story in the NY Times where several states are now attaching "Fees" to everything that in some case amount to thousands of dollars. They are charging a released person with the cost of the meals for a jury, ankle bracelets with global tracking, and "Filling Fees" for court appointed lawyers when the can't aboard a lawyer, and even fees for probation. 

  All of these processes are privatized and they now are charging "Fees" to someone, who has no money to begin with. In effect we are making them a financial criminal after the are released, because if you haven't guessed it by now there is interest on the "Fees" as well and as anyone who owns a credit card and carriers a balance knows that if you pay the minimum your bill only gets bigger each month.

  The question is if maybe if we stopped locking people up who want to smoke pot or have sex with someone for money them maybe our jails and courts won't be so over crowded. Maybe we wouldn't be sending people into a system that teaches tem how to commit even worse crimes. Maybe we wouldn't need to have so many cops, creating a police state that is always looking into our homes and our cars because we just might have some pot in there and worse yet we might be getting high, and having sex.

 Take the seat belt law. have you ever head of anyone flying through their car window in an accident and killing a bus load of kid? I think not but because we did not stand up and fight back we now have no choice in the matter it is just another freedom taken away by a corporation that felt that if you wore a seat belt maybe then they would pay less in medical bills to you when you got hurt in an accident. Has your insurance gone down over the years? No  of course not, instead the CEO's decided that since the were paying out less money in injuries claims then they could afford to bet higher salaries and in the wake they saddled everyone else with the cost of the police and courts to hand out tickets and "Fees". It gave them the loop hole to say, "if you were in a accident and not wearing a seat belt then they don't have to pay you anything at all". 

  What we need to remember is that when we privatized our government we in effete are selling off our rights and freedoms. 

By:  William A. Peary   02-23-06

Founder and Editor Of Founding Freedoms.com

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY

02-02-06   This Is A Quote For Today by: George W. Bush April 20 2004 "Now, by the way, any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires -- a wiretap requires a court order. Nothing has changed, by the way. When we're talking about chasing down terrorists, we're talking about getting a court order before we do so. It's important for our fellow citizens to understand, when you think Patriot Act, constitutional guarantees are in place when it comes to doing what is necessary to protect our homeland, because we value the Constitution." by: George W. Bush April 20 2004.

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Misleading

02-14-06 Today it was found out that even though it is against the law (so what else is new) the Bush administration has spent 1.6 BILLION dollars on propaganda. last year, and is on track to spend over 1 Billion dollars again this year.

In spite of the fact that the majority of Americans (Over 65%) do not want Bush to privatize Social Security Bush has included 700 Billion dollars in his 2007 budget to start privatizing Social security by 2010 The interesting thing is that this is a complete waste of time because we already have the option to add to our Social Security with tax detectable programs like 401K's, IRA's, and other programs. So why does he want to change it? So he can shut down the program, because he has already gutted the program by borrowing the money allocated the social security program to pay for the tax cuts that went to the 1% of people that make over 100 Million dollars a year, who b the way don't pay social security tax.

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