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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Another one bites the dust.....

They got rid of Mama Cindy.

Cindy Sheehan, the little mom that could, have stepped away from the peace movement, drained of all emotion by the twin forces of the Armageddonists who battled her and the so-called progressives who lied in her face.

Here is Cindy's fill blogging telling why she is leaving...

"Good Riddance Attention

Mon May 28, 2007 at 09:57:01 AM PDT

I have endured a lot of smear and hatred since Casey was killed and
especially since I became the so-called "Face" of the American anti-war
movement. Especially since I renounced any tie I have remaining with the
Democratic Party, I have been further trashed on such "liberal blogs" as the
Democratic Underground. Being called an "attention whore" and being told "good
riddance" are some of the more milder rebukes.

I have come to some heartbreaking conclusions this Memorial Day Morning.
These are not spur of the moment reflections, but things I have been meditating
on for about a year now. The conclusions that I have slowly and very reluctantly
come to are very heartbreaking to me.

The first conclusion is that I was the darling of the so-called left as
long as I limited my protests to George Bush and the Republican Party. Of
course, I was slandered and libeled by the right as a "tool" of the Democratic
Party. This label was to marginalize me and my message. How could a woman
have an original thought, or be working outside of our "two-party"

However, when I started to hold the Democratic Party to the same
standards that I held the Republican Party, support for my cause started to
erode and the "left" started labeling me with the same slurs that the right
used. I guess no one paid attention to me when I said that the issue of peace
and people dying for no reason is not a matter of "right or left", but "right
and wrong."

I am deemed a radical because I believe that partisan politics should be
left to the wayside when hundreds of thousands of people are dying for a war
based on lies that is supported by Democrats and Republican alike. It amazes me
that people who are sharp on the issues and can zero in like a laser beam on
lies, misrepresentations, and political expediency when it comes to one party
refuse to recognize it in their own party. Blind party loyalty is dangerous
whatever side it occurs on. People of the world look on us Americans as jokes
because we allow our political leaders so much murderous latitude and if we
don’t find alternatives to this corrupt "two" party system our Representative
Republic will die and be replaced with what we are rapidly descending into with
nary a check or balance: a fascist corporate wasteland. I am demonized because I
don’t see party affiliation or nationality when I look at a person, I see that
person’s heart. If someone looks, dresses, acts, talks and votes like a
Republican, then why do they deserve support just because he/she calls
him/herself a Democrat?

I have also reached the conclusion that if I am doing what I am doing
because I am an "attention whore" then I really need to be committed. I have
invested everything I have into trying to bring peace with justice to a country
that wants neither. If an individual wants both, then normally he/she is not
willing to do more than walk in a protest march or sit behind his/her computer
criticizing others. I have spent every available cent I got from the money a
"grateful" country gave me when they killed my son and every penny that I have
received in speaking or book fees since then. I have sacrificed a 29 year
marriage and have traveled for extended periods of time away from Casey’s
brother and sisters and my health has suffered and my hospital bills from last
summer (when I almost died) are in collection because I have used all my energy
trying to stop this country from slaughtering innocent human beings. I have been
called every despicable name that small minds can think of and have had my life
threatened many times.

The most devastating conclusion that I reached this morning, however, was
that Casey did indeed die for nothing. His precious lifeblood drained out in a
country far away from his family who loves him, killed by his own country which
is beholden to and run by a war machine that even controls what we think. I have
tried every since he died to make his sacrifice meaningful. Casey died for a
country which cares more about who will be the next American Idol than how many
people will be killed in the next few months while Democrats and Republicans
play politics with human lives. It is so painful to me to know that I bought
into this system for so many years and Casey paid the price for that allegiance.
I failed my boy and that hurts the most.

I have also tried to work within a peace movement that often puts
personal egos above peace and human life. This group won’t work with that group;
he won’t attend an event if she is going to be there; and why does Cindy Sheehan
get all the attention anyway? It is hard to work for peace when the very
movement that is named after it has so many divisions.

Our brave young men and women in Iraq have been abandoned there
indefinitely by their cowardly leaders who move them around like pawns on a
chessboard of destruction and the people of Iraq have been doomed to death and
fates worse than death by people worried more about elections than people.
However, in five, ten, or fifteen years, our troops will come limping home in
another abject defeat and ten or twenty years from then, our children’s children
will be seeing their loved ones die for no reason, because their grandparents
also bought into this corrupt system. George Bush will never be impeached
because if the Democrats dig too deeply, they may unearth a few skeletons in
their own graves and the system will perpetuate itself in

I am going to take whatever I have left and go home. I am going to go
home and be a mother to my surviving children and try to regain some of what I
have lost. I will try to maintain and nurture some very positive relationships
that I have found in the journey that I was forced into when Casey died and try
to repair some of the ones that have fallen apart since I began this
single-minded crusade to try and change a paradigm that is now, I am afraid,
carved in immovable, unbendable and rigidly mendacious marble.

Camp Casey has served its purpose. It’s for sale. Anyone want to buy five
beautiful acres in Crawford , Texas ? I will consider any reasonable offer. I
hear George Bush will be moving out soon, too...which makes the property even
more valuable.

This is my resignation letter as the "face" of the American anti-war
movement. This is not my "Checkers" moment, because I will never give up trying
to help people in the world who are harmed by the empire of the good old US of
A, but I am finished working in, or outside of this system. This system
forcefully resists being helped and eats up the people who try to help it. I am
getting out before it totally consumes me or anymore people that I love and the
rest of my resources.

Good-bye America are not the country that I love and I finally
realized no matter how much I sacrifice, I can’t make you be that country unless
you want it.

It’s up to you now.


And I know the frustrtation. For the last two year I have devoted a good part of what I post to the screaming at the top of my lungs to anyone who can hear what devils....true devils....occupy the White House, Senate, House, state and local offices, and other areas of power. We have seen what they have done to Don Imus and Rosie O'Donnel. We have seen what they tried to do to Air America. We pretty much know what they would do to Keith Olbermann.

Let me remind you that some people still hold these assholes to the same standard whether they be Liberal or Conserbative assholes...

And Matt Damon, private citizen, calling out the cowards we thought were on the side of truth and right...

But one more group who has not been added to the equasion....but should.

According to the last census reports, there are over 200 million people in this country registered to vote. Only 37 million of those people turned out for the last Congressional elections. Which means that about 160 million people sat on thier fat asses and stared at American I-Dull, while we continue to send our youngest, best, and brightest to thier deaths.

What in the name of the God you say you serve are you fucking waiting for? Your sone of daughter coming home in a box? Or maybe a few planes going into the Empire State Building? Or maybe, giving the benefit of a doubt, your asscheeks are cemented firmly on your fucking Stratolounger, ready to throw stones at Linday Lohan, while yoiu nose sucks up a higher quality of cocaine tan she can get?

Your free speech rights have all but evaoprated. The rest of the bill or rights is toilet paper. The country continues to slide into a xenophobic theocracy, so afraid people coming over one border that they ignore potential REAL terrorists waltzing over another? You do not even have the gumption to do something about your family's financial future knowing Goddamned well what may be coming up in 2012. You sit and you sit and you sit, you and your rugrats and your dog, kitten, and one and a half Toyotas, staring at what ever glowing screen is in front of you, bypassing any chance to get involved, to make a difference. You are sitting and waiting to die.

For those for which that applies, I have one thing to say to you....hurry the fuck up.

Your are useless pieces of baggage and you should just move over and make room for those of us who still give a rats about this country and the principles that formed the foundation of what was, until 6 years ago, The Greatest Country In The History of the World.

However, since you will probably be among us, at least humor us with this: the Democratic and Republican parties are dinosaurs. Conservatism, Liberalism, Communism, all the other -isms, are all relics of a past that does not apply. Time has come to divorce ourselves from party-ecentric polictics, and simply ope for one standard: what works?

There are good things in both mainstream (we can get rid of THAT idea too) platforms, but they cannot work because they are tangles in the pride that is going before the fall of the Donkey and the Packadyrm.We need to free those ideas and work for solutions, not sound bite fodder.

But first, we must bring the troops home. Now. No more funding. No more excuses. And we must expose the Cheney-Wolfowitz cabal that controls G. W. Bush...even if they unleashe thier worst. And we have seen just a small bit of what they are capable of doing.

We have little time. This country is not dead yet. But if nothing happens, it might as well.

I'm tired too. I do not know how long I will be able to keep this up. But I feel that I must keep this up. Even if I am the only one.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

The new Fall Season: 4 to look out 4

Well the new season will be announced this week. And as usual, people are recalling the corpses of this season past. Kidnapped? Kaput. Big Day? Big Bust. Studio 60? 86'ed. No one Jonesed for Smith. One and on we go. Looks like the only way you could have made it this season is if you flew, time-traveled, or wore braces.

So I am looking at the possibilities that maybe offered at this week's upfronts. These stuck out:

Swingtown (CBS): Are you ready for swingers on TV? CBS might think you are ready, though my fear is that this will probably be (A) cleaned-up too much to keep a certain NoNeck at bay and (B) another cautionary tale about what happens when you are honest about your sexuality in this castrated society

Grant Snow, the artist formerly known as Melrose Place Jake, heads the cast of this drama set in the pre-AIDS 70's

K-Ville (Fox): If Fox Entertainment can remember the passion the Fox News reporters Geraldo Rivera and Shepard Smith reported the tragedy that still is New Orleans after Katrina, this may have a life to it. It does have an impressive crew: the showrunner is Jonathan Lisco, who did the same duties for NYPD Blue and The District. Anthony Anderson and Cole Hauser star, with Tawny Cypress commuting between this and Heroes. The show details how NOLA has become the New Wild West, although if I can remember, New Orleans has a pretty high crime rate before the storm hit.

The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Fox): First off, Heroes fans, Zach is not coming back. Esepcially if this hits. A lot of eyes are looking to see if this Terminator continuation will pass muster.

No one involved in movies, except for the executive producers, is involved with the series. No Linda Hamilton. No Edward Furlong. No Kristanna Loken. And we understand Mr. Swartzengger is busy with other projects.

Basically, Sarah(Lena Headly)'s still having nightmares about the coming end-of-world and the Terminator bots. A new terminator has been sent to protect son John. Her name is Cameron (!) and now one knows that she is a T-model. All we know is that the bot is 15, looks a lot like Summer Glau who starred Firefly, and is cute enough to make Thomas Dekker, who plays John, forget about a certain cheerleader he left behind in Texas....or was it NBC?

We'll see.

The (New) Bionic Woman (NBC): How many Heroes can you put on a many as can get you from being #4 to a more respectable placement. This is one of those re-imaginings they do to freshen up a franchise. It usually does not bode well.

This time there is no Steve Austin, stone cold or otherwise. Actually, there will be two. Katie Sackhoff (Starbuck on Battlestar Galactica) will play a crazed out Bionic whos nanos drove her nuts. She also drives a semi into a bartneder who just happens to be named Jamie Summers and whos boyfriend just happens to be a doctor in a bionics lab.

You can tell what happens next, she gets the grand prize: new legs, new arm, new eye (not the ear like Lindsay Wagner had).

And British actress Michelle Ryan will have to work her tail off to make us forget Lindsay. In fact, I have a funny feeling that we may all wind up rooting for the Bad Bionic Babe, played by Sackoff.

No word yet on whether either one will be selling Fords during the off-season.