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Opening Arguments

Cindy's sideshow

Bumper stickers aren't philosophy, protest signs aren't dialogue, and Cindy Sheehan is not a "war critic" whose observations add to our understanding of the issue. She's a pathetic sideshow, and any "legitimate" news organization that follows her parade back to the Bush ranch over Thanksgiving should be shamed out of the business.

Posted in: Current Affairs


Mary Banks
Mon, 11/21/2005 - 4:01am

Let me set myself up for a lot of "flaming". I am that horrible entity known as a "liberal democrat"...I do not think Cindy Sheenan is a sideshow. I think she is a mother who lost her child and is expressing her grief in a way that she thinks will do some good. Is free expression still left in this country?? I think we all know the answer to that question..If you grew up in the 50's & 60's you know that many things we used to take for granted are gone now. For example: The recommended reading list when I was a high school junior included Rosemary's Baby
& Soul on Ice.

Parents these days would have a seizure if they were presented a reading list with those choices. I'm not saying they were the best books in the world...but at least they made you think.