The content on this webpage contains paid/affiliate links. When you click on any of our affiliate link, we/I may get a small compensation at no cost to you. See our affiliate disclosure for more info -----------------------
Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:31 am
Celebrities are lining up to join Cindy Sheehan’s Diet-4-Peace:
Penn, Sarandon and Nelson, meanwhile, will participate in a “rolling fast” along with actor Danny Glover, author Alice Walker and nearly 3,000 activists nationwide. The concept involves each participant to refuse food for 24 hours on designated days and then pass the fast over to the next individual.
Celebrities not eating for 24 hours? Who has ever heard of such a thing? St. Mother has more on the Great Fasting over at—ahem—Michael Moore’s site:
We are starting an historic and very meaningful action. We were honored by being joined by legendary fasters Dick Gregory and Diane Wilson …
Imagine being known for your legendary ability to not each much food. And these people make fun of Ann Coulter! In fact, Gregory has earned some useful coin from fasting and fasting-related products: “In 1984 he founded Health Enterprises, Inc., a company that distributed weight loss products. In 1987 Gregory introduced the Slim-Safe Bahamian Diet, a powdered diet mix, which was immensely profitable.” Emphasis on the was.
As for Diane Wilson’s legendary fasting status, here’s how she fasted following her latest release from prison: “We had a wonderful breakfast celebration with homemade biscuits, eggs, mashed potatoes and mimosas (champagne & orange juice)!” More now from Slim Cindy, soon to be camped out on the Slenderosa near the old Bush ranch:
The very definition of freedom is that it is free. Freedom is a birthright of every American and we have the Bill of Rights to prove it. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say anywhere that our young people have to fight insane wars for greedy swine to earn anyone any kind of freedoms. If freedom wasn’t free it would be called “expensivedom.”
And if Sheehan wasn’t a freak she’d be an … expensiveak.
Yes, that is why I am embarking on this fast. It is not because our nation—with the complacent, if not intellectual, approval of most of our citizens—is waging a war crime of mammoth proportions in Iraq. It’s not because our soldiers are committing atrocities on an innocent population who never asked for our lethal interference.
There’s that “respect for the troops” we’re always hearing about.
I am not fasting because our soldiers should not be dying or killing for Exxon and Halliburton. I am not sitting here with mild hunger pangs because our leadership condones and orders others to commit cruelties on my fellow human beings in such brutal places as Guantanamo. I am not fasting because the wrongfully, illegally, and immorally detained … [etc etc]
“Mild hunger pangs”? Well, at least she doesn’t exaggerate. Mike Moore suffers worse pangs just by reading the word “fast”.
Maybe people have to ascribe nefarious motivations to our actions because they can’t conceive of leaving their comfort zones for another member of humanity.
Leaving their comfort zones for other members of humanity? That would be soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ascribing nefarious motivations to their actions? Sheehan and her idiot band of food refuseniks.
UPDATE. Paco—hail Paco!—endorses Dave S’s suggestion that we commence a Rolling Pig-Out:
I’ll start by eating like a hog from 11:30 to 12:30, and then somebody else can take over. Or, we can all just hog down simultaneously.
It’s the least we can do.
Page 1 of 1 pages
Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.