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Old 09-25-2005, 07:18 PM   #1
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Cindy - It is not all about you!!!!!

[Q]rita (3.33 / 3)

i am watching cnn and it is 100 percent rita...even though it is a little wind and a little rain...it is bad, but there are other things going on in this country today...and in the world!!!!


by CindySheehan on Sat Sep 24th, 2005 at 06:29:15 PDT
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Damn woman.....You should think before you type!!!!

Excellent responses

[Q]Give it a rest. (2.50 / 8)

Sorry Cindy, but I must say that the suffering in Texas right now is quite pertinent. In fact, at a time when we have people suffering, left homeless and devastated from "a little wind and a little rain," I think you can take a break from the camera just for a moment.

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by Rationality on Sun Sep 25th, 2005 at 06:38:51 PDT
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Yep.....take a break.

http://www.dailykos.com/comments/200.../85619/4714/25
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I am assumingf of course that she was the person typing....but wow, given the events of the last month....not a smart post.
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I understand her suffering, but she's just not very bright.
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Old 09-25-2005, 07:33 PM   #4
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I understand her suffering, but she's just not very bright.
See, her suffering I can empathize with...and I hope never to feel it as a parent.


I was reading about a gentleman in Great Britain, who has been behaving like the British Cindy Sheehan, and appears to be using the same talking points as Cindy....

Turns out his son died in a car accident....and was not killed in the war.
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Hmm...

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I understand her suffering, but she's just not very bright.
Well, at least she has the second thing in common with Bush.
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This must be what Bush bashing looks like to the right.
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I understand her suffering, but she's just not very bright.
A war is always in trouble when the "not so bright" start revolting, in addition to the intellectuals.

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i am watching cnn and it is 100 percent rita...even though it is a little wind and a little rain...it is bad, but there are other things going on in this country today...and in the world!!!!

As a fact, her statement cannot be overuled. Whether (or should I say weather) anyone likes to hear it or not, there is a lot more going on than the current trajedy that gets the most news coverage. Not to belittle this hurricane. But I wouldn't be surprised if that's how my post was interpreted anyway

As an opinion, her statement can be contended.

But so to can most any opinion.


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Having read more of the blog.....

it makes me laugh, that people are so easily moved sometimes....

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A war is always in trouble when the "not so bright" start revolting, in addition to the intellectuals.

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interesting thought..............
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Don't fall into the trap of thinking your suffering is more important than someone else's. We are all Americans, and everytime we suffer, be it in Iraq or on the Gulf coast, it is important.


by hackeynut on Sun Sep 25th, 2005 at 07:13:43 PDT
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actually, let me expand upon this point.

We're all human, and everytime we suffer, regardless of where we are in regards to any state or status, it is important.
(and there is a lot more to news than who is suffering, or suffering the worst....... or at least there should be....)

So just because there is a hurricane here, terrorism there, a bombing there, an effort there, a capaign here, a struggle there, a holiday here, a remeberance day there, a birth here, a death there......

it's all the same.
It's not different.


We are all human, and we are all in this together
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See, her suffering I can empathize with...and I hope never to feel it as a parent.

I'm not sure that you can. Your sole agenda from day 1 has been to attack her credibility, not 'empathize' with her suffering.

You must not pretend otherwise.
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I'm not sure that you can. Your sole agenda from day 1 has been to attack her credibility, not 'empathize' with her suffering.

You must not pretend otherwise.
If you can tell that much about me from an internet chat board, you must have powers beyond those of mortal men.

I have made statements of empathy.

I have also researched enough to know that she has some credibility issues.

The two can exist...inside of me at the same time.
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Wow, I opened this up thinking it was about my old best friend.
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Wow, I opened this up thinking it was about my old best friend.
No come on, it's not all about her either.
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It's true that Rita isn't the only story. Anything that's news should be in the news.
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The hurricane became a non-story on Sunday and the March was finally featured on the main networks. Of course to be "fair & balanced" they had to show the measley 200 pro-war protestors too.

Her comments were taken out of context.
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i was at the protest this past weekend. lots of fun -- i go more to observe than participate, as it's a lovely carnival of truly countercultural folk, regular folk, socialists, and anarchists. that, and the music was really good. much of the shouting is really idiotic, and those who protested the protest are really no better than anyone in the protest -- all slogans. but such is the nature of a ralley. it's both profound and silly, exhilerating and depression. it is democracy in action, it is the movement of free, thinking people, and it is also the reduction of complex issues into a bunch of signs and monosylabic chants.

still, i did wish i'd made a sign at least for the counter-protesters: "How Many Soldiers-Per-Gallon Does Your SUV Get?"

anyway, i also bumped into Cindy herself and we exchanged a word or two (me: "thank you for all your efforts;" cindy: waves and smiles). first impressions, she's very tall, seems almost blissful, and struck me as rather humble.

also, none of her comments are particularly interesting or profound. her grief is very sincere, but i think the reason she's become such a symbol is precisely the simplicity of her statements and her lack of nuance.

can anybody think of someone who has risen to great power through avoiding complexity and nuance and spouting bumpersticker politics?



it seems as if such reductivist language is necessary to fit into the world of the 3-5 second soundbyte.
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The hurricane became a non-story on Sunday and the March was finally featured on the main networks. Of course to be "fair & balanced" they had to show the measley 200 pro-war protestors too.
They were not necessarily pro-war protestors. They were their supporting the troops, something that Cindy the media whore should look into doing.
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The hurricane became a non-story on Sunday and the March was finally featured on the main networks. Of course to be "fair & balanced" they had to show the measley 200 pro-war protestors too.

Her comments were taken out of context.


oh, and what angered me about the pro-war protestors, was that the "liberal" media labled them "a Support Our Troops demonstration."

what garbage, as if the 100,000 people protesting *don't* support the troops. i suppose all the signs saying either, "I Support Our Troops But Not Our President" or "Support Our Troops - Bring Them Home" went unnoticed?

for the record, i think an abrupt withdrawal would be a mistake. but i do think we are there for the wrong reasons and the management of the war has been so disasterous, so riddled with cronyism and incompetence and ideological blindness, that the noble goal of democracy in the middle east is going to remain out of reach.
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