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Cindy Sheehan: Taken to the woodshed

From Cindy Sheehan on Daily Kos:

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

You can just imagine her yelling at the TV -- "ME! ME! ME!"

Well, refreshingly, I don't have to take Cindy Sheehan's ridiculous comments apart. The lefties do it for me.

First, a gentle reprimand, suggesting that a hurricane is newsworthy:

That's kind of understandable.

Rita is just a chicken coming home to roost.

And it's a big chicken.

Unfortunately, the other chickens are still coming.

But after that, things get nasty:


it is 100 percent rita...even though it is a little wind and a little rain

I'm in Southeast Texas with family on the coast and in Lake Jackson, LA.

I'd like you to tell us it's just a little wind and rain. They've lost their homes, jobs and businesses and gone through fear and panic while you bask in your fan's adulation, party with your celebrity friends and play the star.

Shame on you, you're jealous of media coverage of other's suffering. You've become a caricature and I no longer support you. I'm ashamed I ever did.

So Cindy Sheehan tries to make nice:

i am sorry

when i was watching cnn this morning, that's what it was...i know it was much worse earlier and it was devastating, i didn't make myself clear and i apologize.

i also know that the media will cover anything else besides the war.

Actually, her meaning was crystal clear.

But it gets better. Another reader realizes Cindy Sheehan's apology was a lie!

Before today I would have just believed you, but...

Cindy, these posts have time stamps.

when i was watching cnn this morning, that's what it was

Four hours before your post, the eye hit just east of Port Arthur and west of Lake Charles. Between then and two hours after your post, hurricane force winds were tearing through Beaumont and Orange, TX and all through Vermillion Parrish, LA..

Imagine, if you can, what was happening to those poor people while you were watching tv and getting upset about them covering "a little wind and a little rain" rather than your special day.

it was devastating earlier

And during. And after.

You might also realize that the people in a hurricane's wake don't suddenly get happy and whole an hour after the eye passes over. It's still not a little wind and a little rain to them. Do you know they are still very afraid down there - right now, Cindy, trying to find 1,000 people lost in Vermillion as I type..

You can find the story now on CNN's website. I'm very sorry, it's slightly above the story about you - that's just so unfair too isn't it.

i also know that the media will cover anything else besides the war.

Well Joan Baez sang for you today, and you got your smiling-happy picture taken with Jesse Jackson today, and your story is still front page on today. So it was a very good day. Yes it was a beautiful day for Cindy wasn't it?

Except for a little wind and a little rain earlier.

And then it keeps piling on...

Give it a rest

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.

...and on...

Loss of focus and purpose

I have been a staunch supporter of the Anti-War movement, but when you make statements like these, you lose the credibility and support of most rational people.

Peoples lives are being destroyed and in many case ended by Rita and Katrina before it. You of all people should understand this! Every life is important, that has been your argument!

If I brushed off Iraq "just a bit of unrest." I would rightfully be troll rated and shunned. 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.

...and on...

That is damn stupid. The death toll from these hurricanes is still rising, and you really think the Iraq war doesn't get covered? What a selfish woman! I'd be downright ashamed to read anything else you have to say from here on in.

You couldn't scipt the last post any better than this:

I'm beginning to doubt Cindy Sheehan's veracity. It is about HER not Bush, or his war.

Now here's hoping for some serious airplay on this story.

[And on the off chance you are not taking Cindy Sheehan's advice, and concerning yourself more with Rita than with Cindy Sheehan's protests, here is the latest Rita updates.]

(Hat tip to reader rachel)

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