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10 August 2005

Two mothers talking ...

Someone said a picture's worth a thousand words.

Above left is Cindy Sheehan. She's a mother. Read a bit about her below.

Cindy Sheehan's 24-year-old son -- Army Spc. Casey Sheehan of Vacaville, California -- was killed in Baghdad's Sadr City on April 4, 2004. The Humvee mechanic was one of eight U.S. soldiers killed there that day by rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire.
Next read this.

.... a story most White House reporters have not heard before: how Mr Bush handles himself when he meets behind closed doors with the families of soldiers killed in Iraq.

The White House has released few details of such sessions, which Mr Bush conducts regularly as he travels the country, but generally portrays them as emotional and an opportunity for the President to share the grief of families.

In Mrs Sheehan's telling, though, Mr Bush did not know her son's name when she and her family met him in June 2004. Mr Bush, she said, acted as if he were at a party and behaved disrespectfully towards her by referring to her as "Mom" throughout the meeting.

Read the rest here.

Above right is Barbara Bush. She's a mother. Read a bit about her below.

As the argument over this censorship continues, I hope people remember a widely-quoted remark made by the president's mother, Barbara Bush, last year during the build-up of the war - the lying time.

"Why should we hear about body bags and deaths," Barbara Bush said on ABC's "Good Morning America" on March 18, 2003. "Oh, I mean, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?"

Next read this.

I hope people remember the blood-chilling arrogance of Barbara Bush's remark. None of us have beautiful minds. We all have bloody minds now, and bloody hands. Whatever our political persuasion, the pictures should make us more aware than ever that war should be a last resort, not a first.

Read the rest here.

Good luck, Cindy Sheehan. May your God bless you -- and your son.

For further facts:

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Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

As the Brits like to say, bloody hell.

1:19 am  
Blogger Richard said...

Elaine, does that mean you like it - or you don't?

1:27 am  
Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

Barbara Bush is one big fat bloody hell.

Sorry for being cryptic. Too much skull and bones junk littering the landscape.

1:56 am  
Anonymous Mark Abbott said...

It's a nice touch in that photo of Ol' Bar ... the Bourbon hairdo. Not to mention the royal blue/purple robe.

Tight work, Richard!

3:18 am  
Anonymous harper said...

Thanks, Richard. Beautiful picture of Cindy, who is fighting like hell for her beloved son.

3:24 am  
Blogger D.F. Facti said...

Cool art. Unfortunate subject - well, 50% of it anyway.

Apparently rightwing blogland can't wrap their tiny minds around why Mrs. Shehan has turned against the Pres.

To think that I used to believe that 'Bar' was OK. That statement, though. For someone who has been in the public eye and ear as long as she has to say something so indefensible and crude makes me wonder: Is she losing it, or is this the real Barbara Bush?

She did make that nasty aside about Geraldine Ferraro, though, "rhymes with witch." Well, takes one to know one, honey.

4:17 am  
Blogger noel adamson said...

I am pretty sure it is the real Barbara Bush cosmic rays, more relaxed noe that they have no more campaigns to pose for.

Barbara Bush's emotional absence has more to do with her sons' mental illness than their father's physical absence did. Serial killers, who often start out doing things like blowing up frogs as "W" did, seem to always have a mom like her. Add the priveledge of ill gotten wealth and power and you know "W" and Jeb and what to expect from them.

8:38 am  
Blogger Richard said...

Thanks, all.

Intentionally, few words this time. I'm doing straight rporting - let the people decide.

(Are you there, Fox?)

1:27 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

BTW, I just added two very relevant extra links at the end.

1:28 pm  
Blogger -simpchimp said...

Barbara Bush was long portrayed by our press as a sweet, white-haired grandmotherly sort when she's actually one of the most petty and vindictive old bats on the planet (not to mention the multiple demons she's spawned).

The fawning over this sick individual is enough to make one puke! Thanks for reminding the world of her true nature with that infamous quote. Great blog.

8:48 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Thanks, simpchimp. It's my pleasure.

11:58 pm  
Anonymous Gordon said...

Mrs. Sheehan is a hero.

The other one's a vitriolic, cold-hearted old bat. It's easy to see where mama's boy Georgie got his personality.

12:08 am  
Blogger Richard said...

Gordon - hammer, nail, head.

Like mother, like son.

1:20 am  
Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

Richard, have you been visiting Cosmic ray's blog? She is posting the most fun bird and Victorian art!

Wimpling Wings

Ever since I started blogging and everyone else started, it has been the greatest fun.

12:21 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Yep, Elaine & cosmic, I have been. I've left comments on each entry saying how much I enjoyed it. Go take a look. :^)

12:26 pm  
Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

Richard, I am funneling our many lurkers to Cosmic's place..heh.

And take a look at how I improved the Pentagon's "Freedom Walk" logo! I took one look at it and couldn't resist the image that sprang into mind!

At Yellow Elephant
and at
Culture of Life News

4:59 pm  
Anonymous graniab said...

The Cindy Sheehan story is getting more and more press. It is front page news in the S.F. Chronicle today - granted this considered a liberal area. Interested readers can go on the website Hopefully her vigil will hurt the Administration. I doubt that Emperor Nimrod will meet with her unless Uncle Dick comes too!

7:16 pm  
Anonymous graniab said... has a couple of articles about Cindy Sheehan if anyone is interested. She had an interesting encounter with resident Fox Windbag Loofah Lovin' Bill O'Reilly and survived to tell the tale!

7:43 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Thanks so much, graniab. I'm forwarding/distributing links - far & wide.

( I think I feel a wind of change begining to blow.)

7:48 pm  
Blogger JulieDee said...

I've been following this story on my news blog the 1/2 Kracked Kup News (don't worry Elaine, it's black font on white background) for some time now. I can't believe the callousness of the whole Bush family when it comes to the war dead and their families! But what can we expect from a draft dodger as President?

8:37 pm  
Anonymous just another US mom said...

Please support Cindy by signing this petition. She needs our help. Thank you.

11:47 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he dodged the draft
and he went awol
and he deserted

he's a disgrace and embarrasment to us all

11:54 pm  
Blogger JulieDee said...

US Mom... signed and sent. As a Vietnam vet AND a mother of three I could do no less.

5:12 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Great, julie. You've done the right thing.

5:15 pm  
Anonymous just another us mom said...

richard is right, julie.

thank you so much.

1:38 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush wouldn't go to war. His siblings wouldn't and his kids won't.

Same goes for his vile VP.

Same goes for the whole damn lot of his cronies.

But your kids and mine? They're expendable .... they're cannon fodder .... they're a dime a dozen.

Or as his mom said .... they're "irrelevant".

Well fuck them .... and the horses they rode in on.

1:59 am  
Blogger JulieDee said...

Richard, granted we haven't known each other long but can you imagine me NOT doing the right thing? For one thing our denomination would defrock both my wife and I (and I justordered a dozen new custom roman collared blouses! Do you know how expensive those are?) not to mention not being able to look at myself in the mirror any more! Now that may not be hard for a man, but just TRY putting on eye liner by Braille!

And US Mom, the pleasure really is all mine. I try my best to show all of you bleedin' heart liberals that not all of us conservatives* are amoral whack-jobs!

*Yes, there really are gay and lesbian conservatives who are not spineless Log Cabin Appeasers!

6:07 am  
Blogger Richard said...

us mom, glad we could help - even in a small way - but [over]half the world is with Cindy.

3:16 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

annon, I don't think anyone here could argue with anything you've said. Nor would any sane, civilised, right minded person.

3:18 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

julie, we well know that conservatives are human too. But these extremist, neo-con louts are most definitely not. They're obviously some kind of mutants.

3:20 pm  
Blogger JulieDee said...

"Nor would any sane, civilised, right minded person."

Heck Richard, nor would even any sane, civilised, left minded person!

Honey, neo-cons (emphasis on the "con") are NOT conservatives. Please never confuse the two! It's an insult to every REAL conservative from Thomas Jefforson to Berry Goldwater!

Here's a favorite quote of mine on the subject:

"I've been a Republican all my life.  They'll never throw me out.  But they have an amazing ability to eat their young.  They give each other the saliva test of purity every once in a while, and then they lose.  And then they just sit around and bitch for four years.  It's a fairly fascinating party."
-- Ex-Senator Alan Simpson (R-Wyoming), describing the destructive tendencies of the right wing extremists who control his party.

8:40 pm  
Blogger JulieDee said...

OH! And if you want to see them "eating their young" out here in California check out this Press Release the Christian News Wire put out about their conflicting proposed hate amendments designed to strip gays of all family rights in the state... talk about eating your young! SHEEZE!

9:25 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Julie, let us all of hope that sooner or later the neocon crew will choke on their own bile.

2:25 pm  
Blogger JulieDee said...

Sick, ain't it?

7:51 pm  

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