HERE!!!! This story is Sure to knock the Cheney story off the front pages tomorrow..

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    'Peace mom' demands affordable housing in New Orleans
    2/14/2006, 5:28 p.m. CT
    By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
    The Associated Press

    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. :scratch: "(Duhhhh, but I taut a hirracan wnt tru Nau Olns) oh tats rigt, tht buush creted tat meen ole hirracan. he evil man.

    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 by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. By Tuesday afternoon, 52 families had checked into a shelter in Shreveport and 20 individuals had made their way to a church-run shelter in Baton Rouge.

    According to FEMA, 10,500, or 88 percent, of the departing families had succeeded in making other living arrangements.
    http://www.nola.com/newsflash/louis...ws-23/113996006221620.xml&storylist=louisiana
    I just can't stop :rotflmao:

    Alright, alright. I know a lot of you, ok most of you can't stand hearing about this person. But I just couldn't help myself. No tar and feathers, please. Sheehan has become a national joke..... :alco: :teeth:
     
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    There are more shoes to drop so Cindy might be able to stay busy for awhile. The evacuees who came to Austin were given 6 (some 7) months od free rent and utilities by the city with guarantees that FEMA would pay the city back. That was the end of September. March and April are going to get real intersting around here.
     
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    I really feel for the people of New Orleans,but haven't they had some time to at least save some money to get their own apartments and find jobs,or go back to the old ones? They will literally have to lght a fire under the a**es of some of these people.

    As far as getting Cheney out of the headlines,it probably won't happen. They love Cindy and hate Dick. :whip3:
     
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    The evacuees who have yet to find a job or home are the ones who are completely dependant on government handouts. They're parasites who need to figure out how to do something for themselves.
     
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    can't someone just put this woman out of her misery?

    geez lady, just shut up already...
     
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    If Cindy is so worried about the people in New Orleans having a place to live, why won't she take some of the money George Soros is pumping into her Socialist Tour '06 and give them a place to live. I'm sure the money spent on a few days travel would provide at least a few people with shelter.
     

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