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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Crawford

The kids weren't terribly excited about it, but I decided that they needed to see a bit of history in the making, so I took them to Crawford last Saturday. We missed the big pro-Bush "You don't speak for me, Cindy" rally. We did visit the site of the rally, but it was pretty much cleared out. That just meant there was no line for the highlight of the kids' time in Crawford (sorry, all I had was by phone cam):



It was an interesting experience. Even though we missed most of the action, it was still worth checking out.

We missed all the speakers, including Ted Nugent's wife, but we got a small taste of all that was going on. The locals expressed their obvious displeasure with Cinday Sheehan and the crowd that she has drawn:



We walked around a little bit "downtown", by Fort Qualls. I took a picture of the kids in front of the Yellow Rose, the store that help start Fort Qualls, in response to Camp Casey. Drew didn't want to be in the picture, but I got him anyway:


Mainly what the kids remember is the traffic. By most reports, there were over 5,000 people in Crawford on Saturday, increasing the population by about 700%.

We, of course, also missed the big names that were there on Sunday- the Rev. Al Sharpton [media hound alert!] (who needs to slow down a bit, though the sooner he gets out of Texas, the better), Joan Baez, and Martin Sheen.

1 Comments:

At 8/30/2005 12:23 PM, Blogger Steve said...

Man, the Liberty Bell + Ten Commandments + cardboard cutout of the President + 100 degree heat + Martin Sheen praying (well kneeling anyway) + Al Sharpton + inflatable Blues Clues? I don't know about you, but for me that all adds up to "PARTY".

What a zoo!, no wonder the right (left?) Rev. Sharpton couldn't get back to NY quick enough.

 

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