Tuesday, August 16, 2005


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

From Atrios:
From San Antonio News:
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) - A pickup truck tore through rows of white crosses last night near President Bush's ranch, where a woman has been protesting the Iraq war.

The crosses stretched along the road at the Crawford, Texas, camp, bore the names of fallen U-S soldiers. No one was hurt.

Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq last year, vows to remain in Texas through Bush's August vacation unless he meets with her.

Meanwhile, court documents reveal that Sheehan's husband has filed for divorce in California. The couple were high school sweethearts. But Cindy Sheehan says they separated because of the stress caused by their son's death.
Sheehan's husband's family evidently is all right wingers. They didn't carry Casey in any of their bodies, only Cindy did this, her husband didn't scream in pain as the baby was born nor did he nurse the baby. I bet neither he nor his family changed the baby's diapers or nursed him when he was sick, either. So they don't have the emotional investment in the boy that the mother has. The gloss of patriotism heals the wound his death created.

But in Cindy's heart, it yawns.

To disrespect this is typical of right wingers whose idea of compassion is "me, myself and I" and begins with themselves and ends there. They can't overturn their own apple carts if it means saving even close family members. My own family operates this way. Death to siblings or relatives if they dare to not ape whatever political mush that has been carefully poured into their brains. Why do you think the rulers spend billions of dollars programming people's minds?

They would dearly love to do it cheaply like implanting some electronics and then simply pressing buttons but right now, they have to do it via tons of entertaining propaganda designed to get people to love the wrong people. Loving Bush and hating Cindy is a stupid move by these people but then....they don't care. Like those obnoxious idiots shouting at her, "We don't care," they sit there, ugly and unmoved and unloving.

Christians, all. Boy, won't Jesus have fun in heaven with this crew!

Yesterday, I explained how, in a sane world, the drunken, violent creep who moved next door to Bush the same year Bush bought his ranch (I bet there is a connection here!) shot a gun while bellowing about shooting doves, he wasn't arrested or put in an insane asylum. He was treated with kid gloves and allowed to bloviate about how much he wished he could be an abusive husband type towards Cindy.

Cindy's husband is a bird of this feather, obviously. Snark.

Like whenever OJ beat Nichole, the police would shake his hand and laugh. She was frantic about this. Now she is dead.

Bush could stop all this. He could meet with Cindy and be a man and take her ire. She has every reason to be angry with him. I am angry with him. I would love to meet him, too, but Cindy is way ahead in the line here, her problem is much more pressing. Bush could scold his followers for shooting guns near people in prayer. "This is Prairie Chapel Road, not a shooting gallery," he could have said. He could say the protestors are not hurting anyone and anyone destroying the crosses of those brave people who died for America is unamerican and should be ashamed. But no.

He wants this to happen. He would love to see Cindy abused. He would love to see the police laugh as people beat her up, heck, have the cops beat her up for being uppity. Not to mention here the zillions of screaming Christians and their wealthy leaders. Shouldn't they be horrified that someone desecrated these crosses? Shouldn't they be yelling? Praying to Jesus to save the soul of the sinner who did this? Like, when hell freezes over.

MORE NEWS: From Daily KOS:

From Truthout.org
t r u t h o u t | One Mother's Stand
By Scott Galindez
Monday 15 August 2005
9:50 PM

Reality Hits Camp Casey

The last 10 minutes have been very difficult here. I am at the Peace House editing video. First came a phone call that someone drove their vehicle over the Arlington West Crosses at the camp. I will head out to the camp now to get more details.

Within minutes one of the volunteers logged on to a website and learned that her friend was killed in Iraq. She burst into tears, Cindy was sitting across the room and immediately moved over to comfort her. What a reality check.

Uppity women are bad. Fascists hate them, Kirchen, Kuchen, Kinder. Jawohl, like the Pope likes to say.
More news: f
Angry man blocking road, demanding peaceful protestors be removed. Note how he isn't arrested for blocking the road. It seems they can do anything they want. Unlike the protestors who have to be hyper careful.


Seems the cops got the man who did this crime: From Crawford Update:To return to homepage click heref(note the fact the driver drove over the American flags. He is lucky his GOP buddies haven't passed the flag desecration amendment!)
About an hour ago, wegot a phone call from our friends up at Camp Casey saying that the line of gravemarkers along the road (Arlington West) had been run over. People there said that as they were talking to a few members of the press, a pick-up truck came down the road and stopped at the fork by the edge of the tents. The driver then jumped out and attached a pipe to the undercarriage with a chain and began to "swerve into the line of crosses," said Tammara Rosenleaf from Montana. "Then we heard the pipe being dragged over the gravemarkers and the pick-up's wheels crushing them."

Out of the 800 crosses, 500 were knocked down and 100 are irreperable. However, the driver was arrested by the local authorities. This is a prime example of how the Crawford sheriff's department has helped to protect us and our freedom of speech over the past week and a half. A big thank you to them!
I do hope the Sheriff protects the protestors. It is his job, you know. No one was allowed to attack the protestors making life miserable at the hospice, for example. And they were very obnoxious.

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