Sunday, February 05, 2006

PEACE MOM

Tale of Two T-Shirts

Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan wore a shirt with the message "2,245 Dead. How many more?" -- a reference to the number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq.

Beverly Young, the wife of 18-term Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Young of Florida, wore a shirt that read "Support the Troops."

Both shirts resulted in their owners being ejected from the House chamber before President Bush's State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

Sheehan, an invited guest of Rep. Lynn Woolsey, a California Democrat, was arrested around 8:30 p.m. ET on charges of unlawful conduct. Young was asked to leave but not arrested.

Read more of this article from CNN . . .

"What Really Happened"
by Cindy Sheehan

4 Comments:

Blogger Rae Pater said...

is it just me, or does that seem quite bizarre?
What happened to freedom of expression?

8:26 PM, February 05, 2006  
Blogger Pris said...

I read about this and was outraged! An apology afterwards just doesn't cut it. It goes back to so many other protests...Chicago Six, Kent State, Antiwar Marches...on and on. When simply wearing a tee shirt deprives one of free speech, things are REALLY bad!

10:10 PM, February 05, 2006  
Blogger Michelle e o said...

It is bizarre. They knew she was coming and were waiting for the opportunity, that is obvious. How can they justify arresting her and not the other woman?

Oh I feel like mercury in a glass tube.

12:45 PM, February 06, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

somethings definately rotten . . .

6:18 PM, February 06, 2006  

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