Blogroll Me! How This Old Brit Sees It ...: Cindy Sheehan Comes Calling, To This Old Brit's UK ...

13 December 2005

Cindy Sheehan Comes Calling, To This Old Brit's UK ...

Shown above is Cindy Sheehan; sharing the spotlight and positively beaming personally, right alongside Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London.

But boy, oh boy! There were so many more she met too - including George Galloway and Brian Haw -- and pleasingly -- plenty of those genuine, good old fashioned, best-of-British type bobbies. Remember them?

But one man she didn't meet, even though she took the time and trouble to turn up, on a freezing winter morning, right there at his famous front door - was UK New Labour Prime Minister and Honorary US Presidential poodle, Tony - the liar - Blair.

Since, surprise-surprise -- Tone, she was told, was all tied up -- elsewhere.

(And it wasn't at the raging-oil-inferno that is Hemel Hempsted).

But there were many, many things that Cindy did manage to do, and to see and to say.

So much so, that rather than needlessly repeat what an absolutely, excellent British website has already done -- and made a damn good job of doing -- today This Old Brit simply sends you to where you'll [maybe] mistakenly believe you're in some sort of Cindy Sheehan, seventh heaven.

Brilliant, brand spanking new Cindy Sheehan in the UK, stories ? Super speeches, related reports, packs of pictures ? Lots of lovely links? You'd better believe it. Sheesh! You'll be spoilt for choice.

So stop wasting further fascinating reading time. Hit the link to get thee gone.

Enjoy. Then please pass on.


Anonymous Doug Watt said...

That's fantastic, I had no idea she was going to the UK! I guess she scared the poodle.

3:08 am  
Blogger Phyl said...

Is she back yet? My very first thought was "What if the U.S. refuses to let her back into her country?"

But how cool that she's gone over there! You guys send us George Galloway, the U.S. sends you Cindy Sheehan. Don't you just love exchange programs??

3:38 pm  
Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

She was in Scotland, too!

I love Cindy and pray for her safety, the American press has thoroughly trashed her and she still shines.

Takes lots of bravery to stand up against bubble boy here.

4:44 pm  
Anonymous Rex said...

Maybe the US neocons will now see (all) Brits do not hate (all) Americans. We LOVE lots of them, especially ones like Cindy Sheehan ~~ who tell it how it is ~~ no matter what.

5:14 pm  
Anonymous graniab said...

Cindy's trip to London and UK got miniscule coverage in US. She is an amazing woman who has been eviscerated by many in our saintly Home of the Free. I was in her hometown recently - Fairfield which is without doubt a garrison town. IMO she, alone, was responsible for the public support turning against the war. She had more balls than most of our elected officials.

5:40 pm  
Anonymous graniab said...

Oops! what I meant to say was that she, alone was responsible for real turn in public support against the war which sent our Beloved Leader's approval rating into freefall!

6:01 pm  
Blogger Stram said...

Thanks for the update on how it's going over there.

8:36 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah - thanks Brit.

Again - US needs UK to tell us what's going down.

Btw - how are US [legal]immigrants treated over there? You know - just in case ;=}

11:22 pm  
Anonymous longtimelurker said...

Richard, you rock!

Don't ever stop this stuff coming.

12:03 am  
Blogger Richard said...

Thanks once more for your interest and comments, everyone. As usual, they're all most appreciated.

I thought this particular news would come as 'good-news' to lots of our/my American friends.

12:19 am  
Blogger Gothamimage said...

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7:06 pm  
Blogger Gothamimage said...

You're discription of Blair, in my comments, was spot on.

7:08 pm  
Blogger Gothamimage said...

Cindy Sheehan is a Bushbot nightmare incarnate- They hate her so much it's insane - A few years ago,UBL was the villain, then it was Saddam, then it became Sheehan, next will be Democrats, then moderate Repubs, then the handicapped. When it's all over, all blame will be directed at France.

This villification of the mother of a dead soldier seems to be a new development in American history. There are many factors that contribute to this. The neocons hate her mightily because they believe soldiers and their families should be humble and quiet, ennobled only when called up by the State. The more simple right wingers hate her for suspicious looking alliances. Others hate her for the subtext of her prominence - namely, that those with a personal connection to military service have add credibility to discuss attndent pains. When Hitchens debated Galloway, Hitchens went so far as to speak on behalf of Sheehan's son, Casey, to denounce her. Hitch was basically saying that her son Casey would be siding with Hitch over his own own Mom, with regards to his own death Casey. This was pretty odd of the Hitch, considering he has said he doesn't not like those who speak on behalf of the dead. Maybe he does not like himself> One of the prominant right wing cable show hosts, denounced her by invoking Bush's tough job and then asking, "what has she done?"

It's all so demented. Previously sane people have lost it when it comes to her, because deep down inside they know she is telling the truth and that is too painfull to admit right now.

The only person they hate more than Sheehan is Ambassador Wilson. Wilson (thankfully I'm on his side) seems like he was designed by a computer to blow Bushbot fuseboxes to Kingdom Come. He is incredibly smug, which just adds to the pain of his being right (pain for them). He also has a citation for bravery from the elder Bush, something little Bush never got. They keep calling him a liar, but he keeps on being vinicated. One congressman, blew into such a rage on TV, that he wished Wilson harm. It suprises few people that the Bush White House was will to grease his wife's CIA network as payback, when Wilson said some politically unpopular things.

7:25 pm  
Anonymous graniab said...

Gothamimage makes a good point - Cindy Sheehan drives our shock jocks and Fox knuckleheads into a rage. I think they hate her more than Hillary (now that's pretty severe)

8:27 pm  
Blogger D.F. Facti said...

Agreed. She's taking heat off Hillary. Of course, Hillary was never a true liberal anyway.

God what a mess the US is.

10:04 pm  
Blogger Gert said...

I really never understood why Sheehan got so much incredibly vile, bile, vitriolic hatred poured over her, often by other service people's mom and dads. Clearly the latter have no problem with receiving the mangled remains of their offspring in a star spangled box, in the name of "honor, valor and FREEDOM..."

Fact definitely beats fiction on the weirdness scale.

5:26 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Probably just another straightforward example of same-old, same-old.

The kick-ass, types are always extremely careful to only ever attack soft targets.

5:57 pm  
Blogger Potfry said...

Sheehan vows to keep laying down on things until she gets her way.

In her ever-increasing zeal to bring the U.S. War in Iraq to a close, Cindy Sheehan has promised that she will "continue lying down on everything and, if need be, everyone" until she gets her way.

Sheehan used a spread in Vanity Fair to launch this new phase of her campaign, which she has dubbed "Angry Horizontal Moms for Peace". In the spread, Sheehan lays on the grave of her son Casey.

"I've decided to let my natural girth be my weapon," said Sheehan. "The thought came to me when I was in Washington, D.C. and we had a 'die-in.' Everyone laid down in the street. You stay that way until the police come, and once they have enough guys to lift you, you go lie down in jail. Then you get out, and do it all over again."

Sheehan's new anti-war initiative may have consequences for more than just the Bush Administration: a cemetary groundskeeper for the Vacaville-Elimira Cemetery in Vacaville, Calif, where Casey Sheehan is buried, said that several workers had to log overtime to fill in the divot left by Sheehan's enormity.

"It was, like crazy, man," said the groundskeeper, who would only give his name as Paul. "If it rained, we could have gone swimming in those holes, man. We had to lower each other into them with ropes. We're still looking for one guy."

Sheehan seems committed to this new phase of her protest.

"I tried it out over Thanksgiving, while everyone was in Texas protesting. I laid on the couch and watched football. It might have looked like I was relaxing, but I was thinking about George Bush, and how he bombed New Orleans. Boy, was I angry."

1:51 am  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

Thanks for the Cindy update and the links, and I know that Cindy is being treated with respect and kindness over across the pond. thank heavens...

6:56 am  

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