Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Open Season

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There is more coverage swirling around the news on both sides of the fence, on the Cindy Sheehan issue. I have a feeling it won't be dying down for a while. Anyway, even my small hometown paper is staying on top of the story. Could have something to do with the fact that the Sheehans are from around here. Anyway, I found this in the paper and it amused me a bit. (Good luck staying self-righteous in Texas)

Standing near his red pickup, an American flag in its bed held up by a beer carton, ranch owner Larry Mattlage made his feelings loud and clear Sunday by firing a rifle in the air during a prayer vigil held by Sheehan's supporters.


Mattlage said his shots were not meant for the protesters. "I was getting ready for dove season," he said with a smile. When asked if he meant to send a message, he said: "Figure it out for yourself. This is Texas."

The rest of the story is here. read through to the end...it's good. (A rarity for my little paper.)

For more up-to-date, full coverage, Michelle has this and this.

Not to be overlooked, Jason weighs in with his own commentary.

On a semi-related note, Chad has some new pictures and posts and check out another great soldier blog.

This is from the Vacaville Reporter, Cindy's hometown paper.