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Posted on 02/15/2006 10:42:49 PM PST by beaversmom
NEW ORLEANS (AP) A day after 12,000 storm families were forced to leave their federally funded hotel rooms, anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan staged a protest on the steps of one of the city's shuttered housing projects.
Sheehan, who grabbed the national limelight during her extended vigil outside President Bush's ranch to protest the death of her son in Iraq, said the slow recovery in New Orleans is intimately tied to the siphoning of federal dollars for foreign wars.
With her back to the boarded up St. Bernard Housing Development which housed as many as 1,300 families before Hurricane Katrina, Sheehan said: "George Bush spews the filth from his mouth that the war in Iraq has made the world more safe. Everyone in America needs to come down here and see how unsafe, how insecure he's made our world."
Sheehan, who spent the weekend in Baton Rouge, was on her way back to Washington to file a lawsuit stemming from her arrest at President Bush's State of the Union address, when she was invited instead to join the housing rally.
She joined a group of women, all former residents of the project, who had rented a van to drive down from Houston, where they are currently living in FEMA-funded apartments.
"I want to come home. I'll come and I'll sleep on my porch. This is where I spent all my life," said Gloria Irving, 70. "I am begging the politicians to let me come home."
The St. Bernard project, built in 1942, is one of 10 affordable housing developments in the New Orleans area. The majority have not reopened, sparking the ire of residents who say the poor are being forced out.
On Monday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency stopped paying for the hotel rooms of 12,000 families made homeless...
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Grab one of those trailers which is about to go to waste, lady
Cindy Shirtbag no longer is worth any comments.
Peace Mom=Nut Case
The media just won't let her disappear.
oh man. do you think Jesse and Jimmy put her up to this? she isn't smart enough to come up with it on her own.
Hey Cindy! Dick needs a new hunting partner.
Inevitably, Cindy Sheehan showed up to make matters worse.
Now she's learning Jesse and Al's shtick, bless her retarded little head.
We can look forward to her turning up just like the well-traveled Revs at every pissant protest from SF to NY and points in between.
And this relates to her dead son Casey, how?
her sons death and katrina were both caused by the same man. lol
Peace-OS mom demands U.S. govt. give her a life.
Who is funding this womans travels?
I thought she dressed like a bat and started fighting crime from the Cindy Cave. Who knew.
I think Louisiana should build "affordable housing" for at least 30 million people. Build it around a hub of buildings which would include a welfare office (with lounge and bar), a food stamp distribution center, a needle exchange, an arcade, and whatever else Democrats think they should get for "free" from "the government". Make the place such a powerful parasite magnet that it would attract Democrats from all over the country to their new paradise. Just let them have Louisiana and maybe we could pick up a handful of blue states for ourselves. It could end up being a good tradeoff.
Where are the tired, irritable NOPD officers when you really, really need them?
"I demand the poor be put back in their place!" - C Sheehan
Perhaps Cindy can discuss the matter with the V.P. over an afternoon of hunting? I'll even volunteer to pay for it!
Seriously, Cindy, STFU. Join a cult, drink the Kool-Aid, and go away.
i would like to know that also. she sure gets around doesn't she?
LOL. What a truly pathetic human being she being. I still have no pity for her though. More like dread.
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