Monday, August 15, 2005

Irony


“It’s ironic, given the attacks leveled at me recently, how some in the media are so quick to scrutinize -- and distort -- the words and actions of a grieving mother but not the words and actions of the president of the United States.”

Cindy Sheehan

8 Comments:

Blogger XTCfan said...

On NPR this morning, they read a letter from a woman in Salt Lake City who said she was "sickened" by Cindy Sheehan's attempts to "exploit her son's death" to shame the president. He was an individual, chided the letter, who made his own choices, so who was his mother to use his death as an opportunity to shame his "commander-in-chief"?

Sometimes I yell at the radio. This was one of those times.

1:47 PM  
Anonymous blue girl said...

xtcfan: I yell at the TV more than the radio -- it drives my son crazy.

Did you hear what Bush said in an interview?

When someone asked him about Cindy Sheehan, he said that there are so many people who have something to say to the President and that he thinks (ha!) "it's important for me to be thoughtful and sensitive to those who have got something to say."

"But," he added, "I think it's also important for me to go on with my life, to keep a balanced life."

"I think the people want the president (oh, Lord -- why is he our president???) to be in a position to make good, crisp decisions and to stay healthy. And part of my being is to be outside exercising."

Just really read that over again. I think his handlers are keeping him away from Sheehan because God only knows what would come out of his mouth.

...he's got to make good, crisp decision...God!!! He drives me insane!!!

(Sorry for the slammers. My blood pressure is rising...)

4:28 PM  
Blogger The Viscount LaCarte said...

I've gotten to the point where I really can't even discuss this with people who don't agree with me. Trying to convince me that Bush has a grip on what is good for this country or that the current neo-conservative Republicans care about anything except increasing the wealth of the already excessively wealthy is like trying to convince me that the sound of thunder is caused by the angels bowling. It is now *that* *obvious.* If people can't see that there is a machine that consistently smears and discredits anyone who dare oppose them, fixes elections and even starts wars to advance their pernicious agenda then we really have no common ground to discuss on the subject.

So I rant a lot - mostly to myself or the radio or the computer screen.

5:48 PM  
Blogger bad blue girl said...

Hi Al!

Check out the most recent comment on my blog from DAVID COX. He's under the impression that I've lost my husband or someone in the war -- not sure why --

--blue girl, sans "bad"

8:07 PM  
Blogger The Viscount LaCarte said...

I read the comment. I can't tell if he thinks you have suffered first-hand or not. He isn't that good of a writer.

I can tell you that I'm sick of people blaming Clinton. I remember when he bombed an aspirin factory because he had intelligence that it was Al Qaeda, he got hammered for diverting attention away from the Monica scandal. I also know that prior to 9/11 Clinton would not have had the support to invade Afaghanistan. Indeed, Bush chose to ignore direct warnings from the Clinton administration and Ashcroft said that anti-terrorism wasn't a priority.

6:39 AM  
Anonymous Kevin Wolf said...

All I can add, Viscount, is that you aren't alone. I think the ground is shifting under Bush's feet and he's just too stupid and stubborn to see it. (The right-wing corporate media also provide solace.) I think it's impossible to maintain this fiction forever; it therefore becomes only a matter of time before "reality-based" events catch up with Bush and his minions.

12:38 PM  
Blogger The Viscount LaCarte said...

I hope you are right Kevin...

12:53 PM  
Blogger fuckstick2020 said...

I held my own vigil tonight. I don't know how vigily it was though since I am not religous. Hmm.

10:15 PM  

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