What happened to hope?

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The New York Times last week:

Many New Yorkers said yesterday that Ms. Sheehan gave them back hope that was lost when war was declared on Iraq.

The Washington Post today:

For Many, Anger Has Grown Since Start of War

It sure has. Particularly among pro-war types:

Tempers flared near a tent erected by supporters of Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq who camped outside Bush’s Texas ranch this summer. Six parents came by to cut their children’s photos from a poster showing the faces of the first 1,000 Americans to die in the Iraq conflict.

“My son wouldn’t want his face here,” said Charlotte Smette of Makoti, N.D., trembling in her husband’s arms with angry tears. Around his neck, Doug Smette wore a wooden cross and the dog tags of his son, Keith, who was killed in Iraq on Jan. 24, 2004.

A few feet away, protesters had laid out rows of empty boots embellished with small U.S. flags and white candles next to a tableau of small white crosses.

“This, to me, is disrespectful,” said John Wroblewski of Jefferson Township, N.J., whose son, John, served in the Marines and was killed in a firefight in Iraq.

Disrespect for dead US servicemen? From Mother Sheehan’s concern elves? Unthinkable.

Posted by Tim B. on 09/25/2005 at 12:51 PM
    1. Disrespect for dead US servicemen? From Mother Sheehan’s concern elves?

      Oh, but don’t you dare criticize Mother Sheehan! She lost her son!

      Right, orang?

      Posted by Dave S. on 2005 09 25 at 02:36 PM • permalink


    1. Madre Sheehan lost a courageous son, has abandoned her remaining children, has now an ex-husband who is off to find sane companionship, and a family that has distanced itself from her. But it was worth it, not so? for she has now the love and admiration of Putz Galloway, Ramsey Clark (finding love in Cindy’s arms after being rejected by Sadaam), John Conyers, Cynthia McKinney, David Duke, the Communists, Islamo-Fascists, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and other ambulance chasers and felons of all types, but most of all of the corrupt MSM. Ah, the MSM, it brings celebrity and money! Ah, the adulation and money, well worth it even if means defecating on your sons memory.

      Posted by stats on 2005 09 25 at 03:02 PM • permalink


    1. Here’s my favorite picture from yesterday’s “massive peace protest.”

      Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 2005 09 25 at 04:25 PM • permalink


    1. Ye gods, Bruce!  Warn a body, willya?  I just had lunch.

      Posted by Achillea on 2005 09 25 at 04:51 PM • permalink


    1. Great photos, Bruce. I particularly liked the shot of the kerryesque fellow sprawled on the ground in what appeared to be the final stage of rigor mortis, his pie hole wide open, his hand clutching his chest (dead from hopelessness, I presume).

      Posted by paco on 2005 09 25 at 05:08 PM • permalink


    1. Geez, can’t she be prosecuted for treason or something?

      Support the troops! They are doing such a fine job. Check it out here.

      Posted by bongoman on 2005 09 25 at 05:51 PM • permalink


    1. Why am I not surprised to find out that bongoman knows exactly where to go for gory combat pictures? Must be because he cares.

      Posted by PW on 2005 09 25 at 06:04 PM • permalink


    1. Cares? About the troops who post to the site I linked to above?


      Posted by bongoman on 2005 09 25 at 06:20 PM • permalink


    1. St. Sheehan doesn’t have any respect for her own family, why would she care about other people’s?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2005 09 25 at 07:33 PM • permalink


    1. For Many, Anger Has Grown Since Start of War

      Well it’s true.  My anger has grown, exponentially, at the boogers that protest the war to make them feel better about themselves.  At Karl Rove who still hasn’t annoited me as a full fledged member of the Right Wing Death Cult.  And at the gasoline attendant who chuckled with I handed her a fifty after filling up my gas tank and gave me back no change.

      I want answers!  I want changes!  I want change!

      Posted by wronwright on 2005 09 25 at 08:14 PM • permalink


    1. Bongoman, how do you know it is “troops” who post to that forum you connected to? It could be anyone. The internet is full of fakes, liars, and people pretending to be other than what they say they are.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2005 09 25 at 08:56 PM • permalink


    1. 3.

      Eww, God.  Her brains are showing.

      Posted by aaron_ on 2005 09 25 at 09:33 PM • permalink


    1. This is just more of the same, especially after those photos from an earlier post of Tim’s, where Mommy Cindy was mugging for the cameras.  Suuuuure you care, Mommy Cindy.  You and your Concern Elves™ care about yourselves.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2005 09 26 at 12:50 AM • permalink


    1. # 3 yee gods is that her stomach??

      Oh shit I hope its her stomach!

      Posted by Francis H on 2005 09 26 at 01:55 AM • permalink


    1. Bongoman is marching to the sound of a different drummer..

      Posted by crash on 2005 09 26 at 04:32 AM • permalink


    1. Here’s my favorite picture from yesterday’s “massive peace protest.”

      Bleedin’ obvious Photoshop job. The pic of the woman has been doing the rounds for yonks.

      Posted by walterplinge on 2005 09 26 at 07:28 AM • permalink


    1. 16.  Fake but accurate.

      I remember it now.

      Posted by aaron_ on 2005 09 26 at 08:24 AM • permalink


    1. Fake, eh?  Okay, how about this one?

      Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 2005 09 26 at 12:38 PM • permalink


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