California Iraq War Protests Generate Strong Turnout?

Posted Posted in Iraq War, Liberal Morons, Politics

A demonstrator, in a U.S. President George W. Bush mask, holds up his hands smeared with mock blood during an anti-war march in downtown Los Angeles September 24, 2005. Thousands of protesters flooded Los Angeles on Saturday to stage demonstrations against the U.S.-led war in Iraq and to demand that Bush bring troops home.

The ASSociated Press has Thousands of Californians protest Iraq war.

Drums pounded, voices boomed and whistles shrieked as thousands of demonstrators marched in the shadows of downtown skyscrapers Saturday to protest America’s involvement in Iraq, one of several California demonstrations on a day of protests across the country.

The crowd, a mix of people ranging from mothers pushing baby strollers to spiky haired punk rockers, chanted for an end to the bloodshed and waved signs that said, “Who would Jesus have bombed?” and “War is not the answer.”

Police closed a downtown street to accommodate the protest, which they said drew an estimated 15,000 people.

The estimated crowds in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and San Francisco are contrived higher than actual numbers.

In any event, 15,000 people turning out for any event in Los Angeles cannot be considered strong. For example, the Los Angeles Marathon in which Flap participated last March had over 20,000 participants.

Actor Ed Asner takes part in a protest against U.S. involvement in Iraq, in downtown Los Angeles Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005. Drums pounded, voices boomed and whistles shrieked as demonstrators, some 15,000 by police estimates, marched in the shadows of downtown skyscrapers Saturday, one of several California demonstrations on a day of protests across the country.

In San Francisco………

The San Francisco Chronicle has Peace marches draw thousands in S.F., D.C. Bay Area: Largest war protest since Iraq conflict started

It was a sunny day in the Bay Area, a picture-perfect day to cheer for the A’s, enjoy a blues festival, take part in a parade celebrating electronic music, or join peace marches in San Francisco and Walnut Creek.

The march began at 12:30 p.m. at Dolores Park and ended about two hours later at Jefferson Square Park.

The largely peaceful protest in San Francisco drew about 20,000 people, according to police. Organizers put the figure at closer to 50,000. Either way, it was one of the region’s largest anti-war demonstrations since the United States invaded Iraq more than two years ago.

In San Diego, more than 2,000 protesters marched through downtown to a city park where they displayed mock coffins commemorating the deaths of Iraqi civilians and white crosses to represent fallen American soldiers. A small group of counter-protestors turned out to support the war.

The Indepundit SMASH from San Diego has Stealing the Media.

YAWN!

The radical left and international socialists did NOT turn out many folks, especially since the weather was grand in California today.

Check out the Answer Coalition, one of the radical LEFT sponsors of yesterday’s anti-war demonstrations.

Baldilocks has some outstanding photos and commentary.

And Smash has more.

Michelle Malkin has THE MOONBATS AREN’T DONE YET, including September 26th’s arrest of Cindy Sheehan.

Cindy Sheehan Watch: Anti-War Demonstrations BORE Washington

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L-R: Civil rights leader Rev. Jessie Jackson, Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, NAACP chairman Julian Bond and Rev. Al Sharpton march with thousands of other pro-peace supporters through the streets near the World Bank Group/International Monetary Fund Annual Boards of Governors meetings in Washington, DC.

The ASSociated Press has Anti-War Demonstrators March on Washington.

Crowds opposed to the war in Iraq surged past the White House on Saturday, shouting “Peace now” in the largest anti-war protest in the nation’s capital since the U.S. invasion.

The rally stretched through the day and into the night, a marathon of music, speechmaking and dissent on the National Mall. Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey, noting that organizers had hoped to draw 100,000 people, said, “I think they probably hit that.”

This rally was poorly attended (mainly the radical LEFT and International Socialists) and inconsequential.

The NOT – too busy scene in Washington.

And then the excuses as to why turn-out was low.

Thousands of additional protesters were stranded in New York and other East Coast cities when 13 Amtrak commuter trains either were delayed or canceled because of an early morning electrical outage.

Cindy Sheehan, the California mother who drew thousands of demonstrators to her 26-day vigil outside Bush’s Texas ranch last month, won a roar of approval when she took the stage in Washington. Her 24-year-old son, Casey, was killed in Iraq last year.

“Shame on you,” Sheehan admonished, directing that portion of her remarks to members of Congress who backed Bush on the war. “How many more of other people’s children are you willing to sacrifice?

She led the crowd in chanting, “Not one more.”

YAWN……. BTW President Bush was out of town managing Hurricane Rita relief efforts.

Michelle Malkin has some more photos and MORE of the Washington event.

The Political Teen has video of Cindy Sheehan’s speech. I have video clips of Sheehan, Cynthia McKinney, and the death cries of the moonbats on my Treo 650, which I’ll be attempting to upload later tonight.

Kris at Reflections of a Libertarian Republican was also photoblogging the rally/march. Excellent photos and narrative.

Meanwhile, some more fair and balanced blogospherical coverage:

Jeff Goldstein dissects the MSM’s anti-war protest puffery.
LGF: What if they had a protest and no one came?
Stop the Bleating: Spinning the protests redux
Glenn Reynolds notes that the moonbats are ignoring the Kos pose.

The GayPatriotWest has If Iraq is like Vietnam, how come the rallies keep getting smaller?

And Cindy Sheehan is jealous of the Hurrican Rita television coverage.

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George Galloway Watch: Galloway in Los Angeles Part I

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Iraq War, Liberal Morons, Morons, Politics, Scum, Socialists

Flap previously had George Galloway Watch: Coming to Los Angeles – REMINDER AND DETAILS.

It was the afternoon of Thursday, September 22nd, and after numerous phone calls, e-mails, flakey bloggers and friends, Flap heads off to Los Angeles to see George Galloway on his USA book tour (ending tonight in Washington D.C with the Cindy Sheehan appearing anti-Iraq War peace march).

Galloway’s Tour Blog is here.

Audio of his previous speech in Chicago is here.

Flap is late ( a relative is unexpectedly and unfortuately admitted to a San Fernando Valley hospital) for the leaflet distribution organized by the Armed Liberal but thanks to Sprint arrives (with a fortuitous on the street parking spot) shortly after 6:30 PM.

The Armed Liberal, friend and leaflets (which AL has decided not to distribute prior to the speech) await Flap on the Immanuel Presbyterian church entrance steps.



The Armed Liberal
and friend avoiding the Socialist Worker’s folks who were selling their “FREE” newspaper.

Flap thought that someone else would pay for my copy of the Socialist Worker rag but CAPITALISM lives – at least on the streets of LA.

The AL has purchased a ticket for Flap and we are set to enter the church.

More……… to follow……

Armed Liberal began his live-blogging thread before parenthood called.

Patterico is watching for Galloway news.

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Cindy Sheehan Watch: The Show Arrives in Washington

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Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan (C) carries a letter near the White House in Washington, DC to be delivered to U.S. President George W. Bush, September 21, 2005 calling for Bush to remove U.S. troops from Iraq.

CNews has Peace activist Cindy Sheehan’s anti-war campaign arrives in Washington.

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan pledged Wednesday to “force change to happen” during protest speeches outside the White House and U.S. Capitol.

Sheehan arrived in Washington after a three-week cross-country bus tour that began near President George W. Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas. She is expected to participate in an anti-war rally Saturday that organizers hope could draw tens of thousands of people.

But, Cindy have you met with Hillary yet? Howard Dean?

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George Galloway Watch: Coming to Los Angeles – REMINDER AND DETAILS

Posted 3 CommentsPosted in Iraq War, Liberal Morons, Morons, Politics

UPDATE and REMINDER:

If you are interested in this peaceful protest please E-mail Flap (E-mail address at upper right corner) or Armed Liberal at Winds of Change and we will contact you about the exact details.

Patterico has Galloway on Tour.

Saddam supporter George Galloway is going on tour, and will be making a stop in Los Angeles on September 22. (Here is some background on Galloway generally, and here is some background information from Clint Taylor on some of Galloway’s apparent lies to Congress.) I am considering going — to heckle, hand out leaflets, ask embarrassing questions, and/or generally make a stink. Anyone else interested?

P.S. Armed Liberal is interested in handing out leaflets. He says the crowd will be thick with Hollywood types. Jane Fonda might speak, and so might Sean Penn — fresh off his heroic rescue efforts with his personal photographer and his tiny, leaking boat.

This guy is a real MORON.

Flap will be there to protest this SCUM.

If anyone else wants to go…….e-mail Flap or Patterico.

The information is here:

Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, September 22, 7pm
George Galloway, MP, speaking with
Michel Shehadeh, LA 8, National Council of Arab Americans
Pablo Paredes, US Navy petty officer who refused to ship out to Iraq, served 3 months hard-labor for his anti-war stand

Immanuel Presbyterian Church
3300 Wilshire Blvd.
Contact GallowayTourLA@yahoo.com, nca-la@arab-american.net, or 310-404-1739 for more info
Co-Sponsored locally by: KPFK 90.7, US Labor Against War (LA); Mexican-American Political Association (MAPA); Addicted to War-Frank Dorrell; ANSWER LA; Coalition Against Militarism in our Schools (CAMS)
Tickets are $12, available througn:

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Cindy Sheehan Watch: NYPD Pulls the PLUG

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Cindy Sheehan speaking out in Union Square with Al Zappala, who also lost a son in Iraq.

The ASSociated Press has NYC Police Shut Down Cindy Sheehan Speech.

Police cut short a speech by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan and arrested a rally organizer, saying he hadn’t obtained a permit for use of a loudspeaker.

Sheehan, the grieving mother whose 26-day vigil near
President Bush’s Texas ranch sparked anti-war protests around the country, had nearly finished her speech Monday when police intervened.

Supporters ushered her away from the rally at Manhattan’s Union Square park as onlookers yelled at police and chanted “Let her speak!”

And they said the Texas officers were bad?

Now watch out for the lawsuit New York.

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan said Tuesday she was hurt slightly in a scuffle that erupted when police broke up a rally as she was at the microphone.

“I think their use of force was pretty excessive for someone that didn’t have a permit,” Sheehan said.

More of the Sheehan nonsense is reported here.

Has Sheehan met with Hillary yet?

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