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Thursday, August 18, 2005

All of us are equal, but some are more equal than others



Matt Margolis ruminates on how the perception of "Free speech and expression" only seems to go one way:


The "Unassailable" Cindy Sheehan

Since we starting discussing Cindy Sheehan's flip flopping on President Bush, and her nauseating bloody-shirt waving regarding her son's death, we've received a lot of criticism from our friends on the left. "How can you attack a grieving mother?", and "Have you no shame?" are the typical responses - usually followed by a string of vulgar insults. If you're a blogger and have written about it from the same perspective we have, you've probably heard the same stuff.

The other day, we posted a picture of Cindy Sheehan getting kissed by President Bush after Ms. Sheehan's first visit with the President a year ago. Right after we posted that picture, Blogs For Bush became the target of a massive DDoS attack. Someone, or some group, decided that they wanted to force Blogs for Bush's server to crash. My webhost informed me that Movable Type's comment script received over 10,000 requests in a short period of time.

Sadly, we are the target of such attacks fairly regularly... However, this attack was by far the biggest one in quite a long time. Why? Because we could prove that Cindy Sheehan's original version of her story about meeting President Bush was, well, true... that it was in fact a positive experience, and thus everything she is doing is now is the result of her being used by MoveOn.org as a political pawn. MoveOn (and the whole leftwing circus) using her, of course, because as a "grieving mother" the left believes she should be immune from criticism. I leave it to others to figure out how posting an accurate picture constitutes an attack.

Still, the left couldn't have it; truth being like a cross to a vampire for the left. Rather than have their PR goldmine threatened, they decided to try shutting us down. The same people who think that President Bush should have a dialogue with Cindy Sheehan think that we shouldn't have a dialogue with each other about Cindy Sheehan.

We do not fear Cindy Sheehan or the movement that has risen in support of her. In fact, we welcome it They represent the far left of this country and their effort will be for naught - indeed, the more the backers of Cindy Sheehan are exposed in the public square, the more people turn away from Cindy Sheehan and the entire so-called "anti-war" movement.

The left wing of this country needs to learn that everyone in this country has a right to his or her own opinion. Trying to silence the opposition only reflects the weakness of your own position... and there is no weaker position then the one that aligns itself with MoveOn.org, Michael Moore, and Code Pink.


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I am particularly partial to this comment by Rhod, a mother of 3 soldiers, all serving in Iraq:


Leftism is turning into plain and simple necromancy. Note the Wellestone celebration, and now the exploitation of Casey Sheehan's death.

This vile and ugly charade is necessary for The Left, because in their rotten presentations, moral authority is achieved only when people suffer or die in enterprises with which they disagree. Empty of any real ideas, virtue or honor, Leftism now is a death dance around the civilization they hate, and a celebration of the rude, the ugly, the vulgar and the tasteless. Egalitarianism as self-soiling.

Cindy's Sheehan's brainless participation in the freakshow scorns her son and every other service person, dead or alive, fighting abroad (including three of my sons).


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The left wishes everyone to forget that President Bush ALREADY MET with Cindy Sheehan over a year ago--a meeting that Sheehan put down in her blog as a positive and comforting experience. Later, however, for reasons unexplained, Sheehan's positive write-up and pictures (1, 2) of President Bush's meeting with her were deleted and only exist in Google's cache now. Now, put that together with this report by The Reporter.com, Vacaville, California. What was that about a "Vast Right-wing Conspiracy" again?

Hmm...

4 Comments:

Blogger Digital Spy said...

I am not some part of a vast left wing conspiracy but I am interested to know the following. Why do you claim in your this blog entry that Cindy Sheehans 'supposed'positive writeup on her meeting with Bush is in Google's cache but the link you provide has nothing to do with the aforementioned cache? Are you lying or attemting to misrepresent the truth? maybe you could change the relevant part of this post to read something like; "Here's a dodgy link to some pictures let us tell you how to conclude what happened"?

6:27 PM  
Blogger -ben said...

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10:04 PM  
Blogger -ben said...

Here's a quote:

As the June 24, 2004, article in The Vacaville Reporter, explained, family members faced a dilemma about what to say to Bush when they and 16 other families met with him. "We haven't been happy with the way the war has been handled," Sheehan was quoted as saying. "The president has changed his reasons for being over there every time a reason is proven false or an objective reached." Yet, she did not speak out against the war.

The article in Sheehan's hometown newspaper explained that the family decided not to vent their frustrations, and it quoted Sheehan saying after the meeting that she had a new respect for Bush "because he was sincere, and he didn't have to take time to meet with us."

(Source: San Diego Union-Tribune)
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/
20050815/news_mz1e15lubran.html


If you think that the San Diego Union-Tribune misquoted Cindy, I am sure she would be more than glad to have you sue them on her behalf.

Also, explain this: http://www.thereporter.com/republished

The only lying and misrepresentation here are from the left. Nice smear tactic, however. Please explain WHY Cindy Sheehan is so special that she can have the President of USA come out to meet her FOR THE SECOND TIME, ON HER TERMS. Casey Sheehan is not the only soldier who died in this war. The last time I checked, Casey Sheehan VOLUNTEERED for the military. Casey Sheehan VOLUNTEERED for the mission. The last time I checked, the role of the military is to go where the commander-in-chief sends them. Furthermore, Casey Sheehan never attempted to register as a conscientious objector. Is this what the military is to the left these days? A free lunch? You join and take advantage of all the benefits, and then when it is time to fulfill your part of the bargain, you start crying, "mommy!"?

Now, ask yourself, is the left "lying or attemting to misrepresent the truth?"

Why delete those pictures and her write-up of her meeting with President Bush? Seriously, why?

It doesn't work, Cindy, your ORIGINAL WRITE-UP has already been quoted by news agencies in the country and archived. And your pictures with President Bush have been cached by Google and saved on the machines of tens of thousands, if not millions, of websurfers in this country. It appears that, before you accuse the right of sticking their head in the sand, you may want to look in the mirror first.

10:06 PM  
Blogger -ben said...

To Cindy Sheehan's war cry of, "Why did you kill my son?" I like to respond with the question of, "Why did your son join the military?"

To play footsie with the drill sergeant?

10:13 PM  

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