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Posted: 1/31/2006 5:42:11 PM EDT
I used to live down the street from SXU...Mods if this is a similar topic thread since there are a few Sheehan threads floating around...please lock if need be I bet she doesn't get out of jail before this, and if this is any indication...
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Peace Mom coming to Mount Greenwood

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

By Jonathan Lipman
Staff writer
Nationally known peace activist Cindy Sheehan will speak in Chicago's Mount Greenwood community at Saint Xavier University next month.

Sheehan was invited to speak by the school's student activities board and will give a lecture titled "One Person Can Make a Difference, Not One More."

"The students saw her as somebody out there in the media taking a stand against the war, and I think that was attractive to them," said the university's vice president for student services, John Pelrine. "I think it's the kind of thing you should be doing on a college campus."

Sheehan will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at the school's Shannon Center, 3700 W. 103rd Street.

Sheehan's son, U.S. Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed in action in Iraq. Sheehan became famous during her weeks-long protest outside the Texas ranch of President George Bush in August 2005.

Pelrine said he's not sure what kind of reception the so-called "Peace Mom" will get.

"Her agent has told us it's typical for her to get a couple hundred people (per lecture)," Perline said. "But with everything that's been in the paper recently, who knows?"

Sheehan recently announced that she is considering a run for the U.S. Senate. On Sunday, Sheehan joined with leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in a joint statement condemning Bush.

The university is taking the usual security precautions it does for a visit by any celebrity, but Pelrine said he did not expect trouble. Students have so far held no demonstrations in support of or opposing the war.

"I think it will be interesting to see if this generates any," Pelrine said.

Tickets for the event are free to university faculty, students and staff. All others pay $5. For tickets, call (773) 298-3138.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:44:57 PM EDT
1) Stand in line.

2) Huge wad of chewing tobacco in mouth.

3) Get close & spit!

4) Bow to applause.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:48:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BobCole:
1) Stand in line.

2) Huge wad of chewing tobacco in mouth.

3) Get close & spit!

4) Bow to applause.


Bob,
Part of me wants to go to this liberal charade, but most of me wants to be the 7.6 miles(figured on Google Maps) away from this train wreck. If I spit on her I'd likely get arrested.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:49:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By BobCole:
1) Stand in line.

2) Huge wad of chewing tobacco in mouth.

3) Get close & spit!

4) Bow to applause.


Bob,
Part of me wants to go to this liberal charade, but most of me wants to be the 7.6 miles(figured on Google Maps) away from this train wreck. If I spit on her I'd likely get arrested.



It doesn't bother her any. Must not be that bad.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:51:01 PM EDT
I'm going to use a joke folks here have used on me:

"She needs to go BACK IN HER TRUNK!" and lock her in and never let her out!
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:51:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:

If I spit on her I'd likely get arrested.




Like the vet who recently spit on Hanoi Jane, it will be worth it, IMO.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:51:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By BobCole:
1) Stand in line.

2) Huge wad of chewing tobacco in mouth.

3) Get close & spit!

4) Bow to applause.


Bob,
Part of me wants to go to this liberal charade, but most of me wants to be the 7.6 miles(figured on Google Maps) away from this train wreck. If I spit on her I'd likely get arrested.



It doesn't bother her any. Must not be that bad.


It's not going to bother the liberal whackos but I'd sure get pissed.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:51:42 PM EDT
How far from Rockford is that??
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:53:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bob243:
How far from Rockford is that??


Rockford IL?
2 hours...or I-90 to I-294, to 95th Street, to Pulaski Road, to 103rd.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:53:27 PM EDT
She's being detained at the Capital right now. Maybe she'll be late to your college?
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:56:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By crazyquik:
She's being detained at the Capital right now. Maybe she'll be late to your college?


Not the college I attend, and as I said at the beginning of the thread, my bet is she won't be going...

As far as my particular college goes, surprisingly I haven't seen any liberal activity, save for some PETA nut cakes at the school last year, and a write up in the student paper about a girl that went to DC to go to a Sheehan march/rally.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:58:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2006 6:00:00 PM EDT by Bob243]

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By Bob243:
How far from Rockford is that??


Rockford IL?
2 hours...or I-90 to I-294, to 95th Street, to Pulaski Road, to 103rd.



Its on the way then (the way I would be comming)

(Got family in Rockford, I usually watch the for the last minute tickets and visit a few times a year)
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:59:07 PM EDT
I'd like to point out this particular gem of a quote:



"The students saw her as somebody out there in the media taking a stand against the war, and I think that was attractive to them," said the university's vice president for student services, John Pelrine. "I think it's the kind of thing you should be doing on a college campus."



That's what we need, more liberal leftist whackos in the world... CAN YOU SMELL THE SARCASM?
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 6:04:30 PM EDT
Oh and BTW-I'd like to echo the sentiments said by a poster here in a different thread about how she has COMPLETELY disrespected what her son wanted to accomplish in IRAQ.

I hope she's completely proud of herself.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 6:14:53 PM EDT
A community college...wow.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 6:21:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
A community college...wow.



SXU is a four year school last I checked...

Link Posted: 1/31/2006 6:23:22 PM EDT
Not worth going to see, IMO. She came to UMD last semester and I went to see what the hoopla was about, and was rather unimpressed. She strucke me as a rather ill-informed mouthpiece, a useful idiot. Her one qualification to speak was the 'greiving mother' thing. She did say that her son re-evaluated his stance on the war after seeing its effect in Iraq, and that he no longer believed in the goal. Perhaps she was being truthful, perhaps dishonest. We'll never know, as dead men tell no tales. Overall, going to see her speak was a waste of time.

I'm constantly saddend, however, by the vitriol spewed in her general direction by members of this site. Her goals are in opposition to those generally favored by the populace here, but some of the stuff I see would make the uninitiated think that she's worse than Mao.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 6:24:10 PM EDT
weren't you taking a break?
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 6:25:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Illinigunner21:
weren't you taking a break?


Yeah, but I got bored.

Really, really bored.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 6:27:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Doucheatron3000:
Not worth going to see, IMO. She came to UMD last semester and I went to see what the hoopla was about, and was rather unimpressed. She strucke me as a rather ill-informed mouthpiece, a useful idiot. Her one qualification to speak was the 'greiving mother' thing. She did say that her son re-evaluated his stance on the war after seeing its effect in Iraq, and that he no longer believed in the goal. Perhaps she was being truthful, perhaps dishonest. We'll never know, as dead men tell no tales. Overall, going to see her speak was a waste of time.

I'm constantly saddend, however, by the vitriol spewed in her general direction by members of this site. Her goals are in opposition to those generally favored by the populace here, but some of the stuff I see would make the uninitiated think that she's worse than Mao.


Quite frankly I'd rather dive into a tub of scorpions before I went to see her.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 6:29:02 PM EDT
I hear there selling CS nades in the EE
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 6:30:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Freakzilla:
I hear there selling CS nades in the EE


grenades of some sort?
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 3:51:01 AM EDT
It would be worth touching shit to throw a big steamy pile of it at her.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 4:58:18 AM EDT
Shit, don't even justify her existance by going. She is irrelevant, the fewer people that show up the better.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 1:43:50 PM EDT
You have my sympathy.
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