Tuesday, August 16, 2005

If a cross falls...

If a soldier's cross is knocked over by a redneck Texan in the middle of the night, and the mainstream press doesn't see it, did it ever really happen?

Cindy Sheehan continues her vigil at Camp Casey, outside the Bush ranch in Crawford, where late Monday night, some right-wingnut hick ran over the crosses staged to remember American soldiers sacrificed in Iraq.

Baton Rouge blogger Michael at 2Millionth Web Log interpreted the act this way:

The Rove-worshipping minions of wingnuttia managed to pull off a twofer in Crawford--in the absence of any SwiftBoatable evidence to truly attack Cindy Sheehan, they've decided to hoot and holler about Ms. Sheehan's personal life and/or family...and at least one wingnut decided he wanted to spit on a memorial to the fallen...ok, he didn't actually spit--instead, he went after the memorial with his hillbilly chariot.

Japhet Els and Emily Sharpe, who are both part of the support crew at Camp Casey, provided a poignant interpretation of the attack in their Crawford Update post (via Daily KOS):
Respect for this country's dead is not a partisan issue. Putting up memorials of our country's fallen is not a "liberal" act. It is an American act.

Said patrioticliberal about the flags that were run over:
So much for caring about the flag, huh, right-wingers?


At 8/16/2005 11:39:00 AM, Blogger Michael said...

It's HARD WORK trying to decide between the beginning of your post and Karaoke Joe's comment at YRHT for thought of the day.

I will note for the record, though, that the truck driver was showing SOME consistency--they hustled folks off to war without proper equipment, and now they disrespect their memory.

At 8/16/2005 02:20:00 PM, Blogger Mixter said...

Isn't running over crosses going to send this guy straight to hell? Just wonderin'.

What a dumb shit.


At 8/16/2005 03:31:00 PM, Blogger Schroeder said...

Yup. Not much more to add.

At 8/17/2005 06:18:00 AM, Blogger Schroeder said...

Why...of course he is. Since he's so good at hitting things by the side of the road, I suggest we send him to the hell of driving his hick mobile up and down the airport road in Baghdad until he finds an IED.

At 8/17/2005 06:19:00 AM, Blogger Schroeder said...

What was the Karaoke Joe comment? Link?

At 8/17/2005 08:22:00 AM, Blogger Schroeder said...

Never mind - the Jefferson email scam. Yeah, that was clever.

At 8/17/2005 03:04:00 PM, Blogger Mixter said...

I suggest we send him to the hell of driving his hick mobile up and down the airport road in Baghdad until he finds an IED.

Brilliant. Can we suggest that to the judge, or is he only receiving a citation?



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