"Pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans"


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  3. by   pickledpepperRN
  4. by   Mkue
    So Cindy Sheehan is now in cahoots (sp) with Michael Moore.. not looking good for Ms. Sheehan.. IMO.. I hear that she signed a book deal.
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    Wow, Cindy just exposes herself as a hate-filled and uneducated person when she does those little diatribes. She is so consumed with hate it is palpable on the computer screen, just reading her words.

    I realize losing a son is life-changing - but she needs some counseling and a class or two in American Government and the Constitution.

    Sad.

    steph
  6. by   fab4fan
    Except that there are a lot of hate-filled people on the airwaves who haven't sacrificed anything. There are a few hypocrites who badmouth groups of people, then expect special treatment down the road when they fall on hard times. (Not that I am thinking of anyone in particualr. :stone)

    I don't agree with her tactics, but I am going to give her a lot of latitude; grief can overcome people. Just because some haven't been overwhelmed with their losses doesn't mean that everyone should be held to the same standard.

    So she still has it over the other hate-mongers out there, IMO.
  7. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from fab4fan
    Except that there are a lot of hate-filled people on the airwaves who haven't sacrificed anything. There are a few hypocrites who badmouth groups of people, then expect special treatment down the road when they fall on hard times. (Not that I am thinking of anyone in particualr. :stone)

    I don't agree with her tactics, but I am going to give her a lot of latitude; grief can overcome people. Just because some haven't been overwhelmed with their losses doesn't mean that everyone should be held to the same standard.

    So she still has it over the other hate-mongers out there, IMO.
    Except that Cindy didn't sacrifice anything: her son did. There is a difference between grief and sacrifice.

    And you can bet that if FEMA had moved in immediately using federal resources (troops), the Cindys and Michaels of the world would have been screaming 'posse comitatus' at the top of their lungs.

    It goes back to what I've taken to saying recently in all kinds of places on this site: if you're gonna complain no matter what somebody does, then it is you that marginalizes your opinions to background noise.

    Anybody trying to figure out a way to use Katrina in some blame game for political advantages is just as disgusting as all the scammers setting up fake websites for donations. Exploiting a tragedy, for whatever purpose, is low.

    There is a distinct difference between trying to figure out who's at fault and trying to figure out how to make things better next time and for the remainder of this time.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Sep 17, '05
  8. by   fergus51
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    Except that Cindy didn't sacrifice anything: her son did. There is a difference between grief and sacrifice.

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    You don't think the families of military members sacrifice anything?
  9. by   fab4fan
    I guess you'll have to notify the president that families don't make a sacrifice when a member of the family is killed in service; he often uses such wording when discusing casualties.

    He really needs to be corrected if this is not true. :stone
  10. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Titled: You're Protesting a Katrina Food Drive?

    Cindy Sheehan was recently in Washington protesting a Speaker Hastert's office WHILE his office staff was organizing a Katrina Food Drive. His staffers came out and gave her and her group leaflets seeking donations.

    From Washington Whispers in US News and WR 9/19/05
  11. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from fab4fan
    Except that there are a lot of hate-filled people on the airwaves who haven't sacrificed anything. There are a few hypocrites who badmouth groups of people, then expect special treatment down the road when they fall on hard times. (Not that I am thinking of anyone in particualr. :stone)

    I don't agree with her tactics, but I am going to give her a lot of latitude; grief can overcome people. Just because some haven't been overwhelmed with their losses doesn't mean that everyone should be held to the same standard.

    So she still has it over the other hate-mongers out there, IMO.
    She is also uneducated about what she speaks about. Nutty actually.

    I understand grief - but I don't agree that because she lost a son she has some moral highground where her words cannot be critiqued.

    And I never said whatsisname can't be critiqued either.

    steph
  12. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from fergus51
    You don't think the families of military members sacrifice anything?
    Look, Cindy's ENTIRE family is disgusted with her. Her Husband, Casey's father, is divorcing her over this. Where is your sympathy for HIS PAIN AND HIS SACRIFICE????

    Saying someone deserves to speak because of some pain that entitles them is fine, except that the people that say that only say that about the people mouthing opinions they agree with.

    There are thousands of family members that lost loved ones that are disgusted by Cindy.

    As am I. Cindy is a traitor. Not to her nation, she's free to say whatever. She's a traitor to her son, who re-enlisted to go back to Iraq.

    ~faith
    Timothy.
  13. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Whatever sacrifices she made does NOT entitle her to undermine her son's sacrifices.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  14. by   fab4fan
    Quote from stevielynn
    She is also uneducated about what she speaks about. Nutty actually.

    I understand grief - but I don't agree that because she lost a son she has some moral highground where her words cannot be critiqued.

    And I never said whatsisname can't be critiqued either.

    steph
    I never said she couldn't be critiqued, either. I just don't hate her; to read some posts, you'd think there are some here who would advocate having her shot at dawn for what she's saying.

    I spent four years working in psych, and I saw people who were once rational come completely unhinged after a death in the family. Add to that the outside influences that are pushing Ms. Sheehan on, and I can see how her behavior has become so erratic.

    I also think that time has a way of teaching people to look at things from several sides, rather than one narrow conscript. There's something to be said for some life eperience giving you a little bit of perspective. I simply cannot judge someone who has lost her son, then been used by political opportunists.

    But that's just me, big bad bleeding heart that I am. I guess I should go sit in my corner and shut up now, before I get called a traitor, too.

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