“40 Bodies In Freezer” T-P Reporter Gets Fired

So what have we here, buried in a story in a very local paper, the Arkansas Leader (covering Lonoke, White and North Pulaski Counties):

People stranded at the convention center in New Orleans wait to be evacuated.

Death toll exaggerated

Leader staff writer

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Mikel Brooks is part of a two-man team putting a new roof on Yolly Seedtibood’s old Chopsticks restaurant in Jacksonville, but three months ago, the Searcy resident, an Arkansas National Guardsman, was falsely quoted as saying 30 or 40 people were killed at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

A now discredited and fired reporter for the New Orleans Times-Picayune wrote a sizzling first-person account that included great drama, but apparently not much fact — a story that was picked up and repeated around the world by organizations including CNN.



Now This Is A Book Signing – For Ann Coulter

Speaking as we were of Ann Coulter.


And contrast:



DNC Wants Ann Coulter Banned From CNN

Paid Soros hireling (and volunteer lickspittle) David Brock has launched a jihad against the brilliant Ann Coulter.

Brock (aka “who?”) is using his Soros feathered nest at (the ironically self-styled) Media Matters to start a "grassroots" uprising against CNN.

Why? Because CNN has allowed Ann Coulter’s lovely visage and scintillating intellect to grace their screen ten times (count ’em) in lo these last two years.

The shame of it all. The humanity!

From Ronald Reagan’s favorite magazine, the venerable Human Events:

Tell CNN Not to Ditch Coulter

by Robert B. Bluey
Nov 29, 2005

David Brock’s Media Matters for America today asked it supporters to “Tell CNN to ditch Coulter.” The fundraising and publicity pleads: “It’s time for CNN to stop helping Ann Coulter to spew her false and offensive bile to the American public.”

Coulter, HUMAN EVENTS’ Legal Affairs Correspondent, is a favorite of Brock’s to attack.


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Spare The Dad (Tookie) And Spoil The Child (His)

I'll be the first to admit I haven't followed the 'Tookie' Williams saga as closely as I should.

But isn't the argument he shouldn't be executed because through his (ghost-written) books he holds so much sway with the children ® ?

That is, the life of this cold-blooded murderer must be spared so that he can steer others away from joining gangs and set them on the path to righteousness?

Well, 'Tookie' didn't seem to do too good of a job of that with his own children, according to NBC-TV Channel 4 :

'Tookie' Williams' Son Allegedly Rapes Girl At Gunpoint

Girl's Mother Says Convicted Killer's Son Wanted To Hurt Her

November 15, 2005

FONTANA, Calif. — Southern California law enforcement officers searched Tuesday for a 36-year-old rape suspect believed to be a son of Crips street gang co-founder Stanley "Tookie" Williams, who is awaiting execution.


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New Atlantis (Aka NO) To Get Free Broadband

I guess they have their priorities.

From the DNC’s Associated Press:


Big Easy Launches Free Wireless System

Nov 29 New Orleans — In an attempt to boost its stalled economy, the hurricane-ravaged city of New Orleans is starting the nation’s first free wireless Internet network owned and run by a major city.

Mayor Ray Nagin made the announcement at a late morning news conference.

Similar projects elsewhere have been stalled by stiff opposition from telephone and cable television companies aimed at discouraging competition from public agencies.

Nagin said the system started operation Tuesday in the central Business District and the French Quarter. It is to be available throughout the city in about a year.

The system uses hardware mounted on street lights to cover the city.



Sheehan Claims Book Signing Photos Lied

It's all lies, says Mother Sheehan, according to Editor & Publisher:

Cindy Sheehan Claims Photos Falsely Implied Her Book Signing was a Flop

By E&P Staff

Published: November 29, 2005 12:30 PM ET

NEW YORK — Antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan and her book publisher are upset about Associated Press and Reuters photos that allegedly presented a misleading impression of her book signing last weekend in Texas.

Sheehan, whose soldier son was killed in Iraq, gained wide fame last summer in an antiwar protest near President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, and then in a march in Washington, D.C. She returned to Crawford last week for a Thanksgiving protest. Her new book, “Not One More Mother's Child,” had just been published, and her publisher organized a book signing in a large tent in Crawford on Saturday.



School: Cindy Sheehan Is Worth 18 War Heroes

Somebody needs to explain to me why Mother Sheehan is getting so much more money for her treasonous agit-prop than a distinguished combat veteran? Eighteen times more, in fact.

Maybe Gordon Soderberg or one Cindy’s other bosom buddies at the other Veterans For Peace will denounce this outrageous injustice.

After all, who knows more about the issue and has a better right to speak on it than a combat veteran? Shouldn’t actually being a combat veteran trump being the mother of one?

Behold the tidings from upstate New York’s Daily Star Online:


SUCO to pay Sheehan $11,000

Tonight’s lecture to be countered by war veteran

By Jake Palmateer

Staff Writer

ONEONTA — The State University College at Oneonta has booked a Fox News Channel military analyst to counter a lecture tonight by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan.


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Good Ways To Write Troops Serving Overseas

Several members here have asked for information regarding how to write to men and women in the military, to express their support.

As I mentioned, I have been in email contact with personnel from Centcom, and they have kindly suggested the America Supports You site as a good resource:

Letters and Messages

4 The Troops
A Million Thanks
Give 2 The Troops
Letters From Home
Marine Parents
My Soldier
Operation Dear Abby
Send a Message to Our Soldiers
Soldiers Angels
Support Our Soldiers America, Inc.
The Freedom Fund
Voices from Home Foundation

This great site provides a number of ways you can help support our troops. There are many categories.

I posted the list for Letters And Messages, since that is what people were asking about.



Goodbye For Now – Camp Casey Packs Up

Another missive from Angela Brown, Mother Sheehan's love slave press agent at the Associated Press:

Protesters Shutter Crawford Campsite

By ANGELA K. BROWN, Associated Press Writer

Dozens of war protesters packed up their tents and left their campsite near President Bush's ranch after a weeklong demonstration, but they promised to return at Easter if U.S. troops are still in Iraq.

About 200 people participated in the protest, which coincided with Bush's Thanksgiving holiday visit to his ranch and wound up Sunday. It was a continuation of the August demonstration led by activist Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in Iraq last year.

Protesters credit the summer vigil, which they say attracted some 12,000 people over 26 days, with shifting American sentiment about the war.



Ramsey Clarke Joins Saddam’s Defense Team

I guess the only question is, what took him so long. From Reuters:

Clark joins Saddam’s defense team

Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:22 AM ET

By Luke Baker

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The trial of Saddam Hussein and seven co-defendants resumes in a fortified Baghdad courtroom on Monday with former U.S. attorney general Ramsey Clark joining the team defending Iraq’s overthrown president.

Clark, a controversial figure who was the top U.S. attorney in the late 1960s before becoming an anti-Vietnam war activist and a defender of figures including Slobodan Milosevic, said he hoped to strengthen Saddam’s defense.

"Our plan is to go to court in Baghdad on Monday morning representing the defense counsel as defense support," Clark told Reuters in Amman on Sunday before flying to the Iraqi capital.


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Sheehan Told Bush: “Make My Son Count”

Most of us know by now that Mother Sheehan is singing a very different psalm from what she was saying just a year and a half ago. (For instance, Cindy said in an on camera interview that her son wanted to go fight for the US in Iraq.)

Let’s dust off this old article from her hometown newspaper, the Yacaville Reporter , to get an idea of the extent of Cindy’s amazing transmogrification:

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Bush, Sheehans share moments

By David Henson/Staff Writer

Since learning in April that their son, Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, had been killed in Iraq, life has been everything but normal for the Sheehan family of Vacaville.

Casey’s parents, Cindy and Patrick, as well as their three children, have attended event after event honoring the soldier both locally and abroad, received countless letters of support and fielded questions from reporters across the country.



Katrina Bus Hero Busted For Cocaine Possession

I guess we have to file this under "feet of clay." Or maybe media hype.

From Fox News:

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Katrina Hero Arrested on Heroin Charges

Saturday, November 26, 2005

NEW ORLEANS — An Algiers man hailed by some as a hero for commandeering a school bus the day after Hurricane Katrina to take 60 stranded residents to safety in Houston has been arrested on drug charges where his bus journey began: the Fischer public housing complex.

Jabar Gibson, 20, who garnered a movie deal and national attention as the renegade bus driver, was booked Friday with possession with intent to distribute heroin after police stopped his rental car for allegedly driving erratically, New Orleans police said.

Gibson and another man, Gary Burnett, were traveling near the public housing complex about 12:30 p.m.



Sheehan’s Book Signing – A Lonely Affair

Sometimes several pictures are worth several thousand words:

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan waits for people to show up at her book signing near President Bush’s ranch on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005 in Crawford, Texas.

Frankly I’m amazed the DNC/AP allowed these photos to see the light of day.

Usually their photogs do their (un-level) best to angle their cameras and crop their pictures to make Mother Sheehan always appear to be at the center of a worshipful swarm.

I’m afraid someone is going to be in hot water for letting us glimpse the truth.


As if to drive home my point, this is the photo from this series that Reuters decided to run with:

Again, note the bizarre angle and the severe cropping. In Hollywood this is called "protecting your star."


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Sheehan Gets A Monument, Son Still Hasn’t

Giving new meaning to the phrase, graven image. But it is kind of fitting that it looks almost like a tombstone — which is certainly where Cindy likes to dance stand.

But will it never stop? What’s next, canonization? Well, some of us would like to put her in a canon.

The DNC’s Associated Press is just relentless in their coverage of all things Sheehan.

(Except for doing any reportage on what Mother Sheehan actually says about this country, the Jews, etc. Or even spilling any details such as how much our hero mother is making with each of her little Valley Girl speeches and her book deals.)

Monument to war protest unveiled in Crawford


CRAWFORD, Texas – Anti-war demonstrators, back in Crawford to protest during President Bush’s holiday vacation, unveiled a stone monument Friday with the words "Sheehan’s Stand" in honor of the woman who inspired their efforts.



Gordon Soderberg, Vet For Piece Of Action?

Can anybody make this out?

It looks to me almost like Gordon Soderberg is setting himself up as an independent griftercharity. And yet this is posted on what I guess is still the mothership, the Veterans For (A) Peace site (such as it is):

Gordon Soderberg

A Veteran For Peace in New Orleans

As you know, members of Veterans For Peace have been working on Katrina relief since September, 2nd. We have raised over $500,000 to cover the costs of tools, food, fuel, supplies, building materials and housing for volunteers. We have donated over 300,000 to partnering organizations so they may build on their efforts and these donations to continue their work.

What you might not know, National Veterans For Peace Inc, Board of Directors controls the money and they as do we, want to make sure that it is put to use in the communities we have been serving.



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