Friday, August 26, 2005

MoveOn+Ben Cohen+Others=Cindy Sheehan

This post from Instapundit, which links to this local news story, describes who's funding Cindy Sheehan's pathetic vigil in Texas. Turns out it's MoveOn.Org and Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream.

For years I've told my son that we don't eat Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream because they support Democrats (and other assorted liberals). Didn't they used to donate money to peace organizations, saying something like a dollar to those organizations will buy more peace than a dollar of defense spending? I'm all for companies' making donations to whatever organizations they want, but as soon as these companies make an issue of whom they support and then seek customers based on their charitable donations, I act accordingly. In other words, don't ask, don't tell!

Anyway, back to our story. I find it more than interesting that it's a San Francisco-based ABC affiliate that's breaking this story about funding. If I were a betting man, with small holdings in a few casino stocks, I'd say that such a thing would be a bad bet. And I'd be wrong. Which explains the riches I've made in the stock market, I guess.

The woman is obviously distraught over the loss of her son, but she's gone off the deep end. She's already met with the President once, which is once more than I ever have, and she had positive things to say about him at the time. Her husband is divorcing her, and her family has issued statements to the effect that they don't support her at all. She disgraces her son's memory--and no, it's not hers to disgrace. It belongs to all who knew and loved him, and apparently the vast majority of them don't agree with Cindy Sheehan.

This woman is making a fool of herself in front of the entire world, and the press is helping her do it. How compassionate, how caring they are. It will be interesting to see what happens tomorrow when the "Cindy, you don't speak for me tour" and other groups arrive to confront her and her adherents.


Mike Thiac said...

When a Ben and Jerry's opened up in my district (hell, my beat) a message went over our car's computers asking if an officer wanted some work directing traffic. 25 an hour for 6 hours, cash. No one took it. We don't donate to the supporters of a cop killer.

Darren said...

Mike, please tell the story of the cop killer.

Also, tell everyone what your day job is and what you're doing right now (and where you're doing it).