Sheehan Arrested

As Cindy Sheehan was arrested today for breaking the law, the other protesters chanted, “The whole world is watching.” They should have concluded with, “…and cheering.” Well, I was, at least.

And what does Cindy say in the comments of her journal at DailyKos.com?
“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!!!!”

Unfortunately, it seems her solipsism was a little much for people, even on Daily Kos:

Shame (3.20 / 5)

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.

Followed by an ostensible apology:

“i am sorry (2.75 / 4)

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.”

And then, this:

“Before today I would have just believed you, but.. (3.00 / 7)
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 CNN.com 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.”

But that didn’t stop the real Kosers from calling this person a troll.

See more opponents of Cindy’s selfishness here.

Timotheos

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One thought on “Sheehan Arrested

  1. I love this part, “i also know that the media will cover anything else besides the war.”

    Maybe because the majority of Americans don’t need a minute by minute update on the last insurgency. We know its there. We all want it to end peacefully. Some disagree about how that should happen. But really, I refuse to synonymize “news about Cindy’s protest” with “new about the war.” That’s just ridiculous. And I don’t even like talking politics.

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