Monday, May 29, 2006

Casey Sheehan Gets His Birthday Present (Belated by 2 Years)!

John over at Cindy Sheehan Watch let me know about this story: After 2 years, Casey Sheehan finally has his tombstone. I don't mean to be mean, and certainly not disrespectful to Casey's memory by trashing his mom on what would be Casey's 27th birthday (he was born May 29th and was killed April 4, 2004), but so long as his mom is out there doing this and this and this and this and this (what was she thinking here?)....I can't help myself. She may be a Gold Star Mom, but it doesn't make her worldview a correct one. Her opinions need to be countered.

And John is doing a good job of it. Please link to him if you haven't already.

A gravestone now marks Casey Sheehan's
resting place at Vaca-Elmira Cemetery in Vacaville. (Joel Rosenbaum/The Reporter)



Blogger Anna said...

About time. May he now rest in peace!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 10:11:00 AM  
Blogger Pamela Reece said...

If only his mother would let him lay in peace and honor like he deserves. I have believed, and still do, Mrs. Sheehan can not accept the death of her son. I think the first photo is awful. No Mother would like to see that, myself included. I have lost 2 children and one took me much longer to get past the denial and anger than the other. He is not "spinning in his grave", his body is at peace even if it is a spin, it's wrong.

I'm not blaming you, Sparky, but you really should dump that photo. There are a lot of Mothers who have lost children and it is mortifying to see such a gravestone.

Just because his Mother can't get past his death, for whatever reason, does not give homage to the right to disrespect the fallen warriors in any shape or form.

Still luv ya!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 3:44:00 PM  
Blogger Sheila said...

I say Ditto to Pamela's posting. That Tombstone is a little bit TOO crass and something I wouldn't expect on your site Word.

If your going to diss Sheehan fine. But don't make a laugh out of her inability to get a tombstone for her son.

Casey Sheehan fought and died for his country. He was a private citizen. His mother loved him dearly and you don't know why or how hard it was to aford his grave stone.
You have every right to trash his mom. But please, I beg of you. Don't stoop that low by using Casey Sheehan's commemoration as a cold political statement one day after Memorial Day. Bad Form.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 4:32:00 PM  
Blogger Skye said...

Your post has stirred up opinions, Sparky.

I'm more upset with the fact it took 780-some days for any type of marker to be placed on his grave. This absence of a marker reflected the sentiments expressed by Kos when he proclaimed that no-one should mention the name of Casey Sheehan.

I am happy to see that a marker has been placed on Casey's grave and I question if the mother of Casey Sheehan will only visit when there is a camera pointed in her direction.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 7:22:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

You know what? I agree. I'm very grateful that you two (Pamela and Sheila) could make me pause and think about this. It is rather in bad taste. I'll take it down. Thank you.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 8:39:00 PM  
Blogger Mike's America said...

Oh well, if good taste at all times was a prerequisite for blogging I would have had to give up long ago.

At least you didn't use the Chinese Sign Generator:

or the Street Sign Generator:

or the Dog Tags Generator:

....there are so many of these fun little utilities...

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 9:47:00 PM  
Blogger Pamela Reece said...

Sparky, you do realize that I was just being honest and that I take no disrespect in that photo because I realize you're not a Mother. I want to make sure we're still cool and that I still think you're one of the best!

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 3:06:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...


What gives you the impression that I'm upset about anything? I'm grateful that you and Sheila spoke up, and had me give pause, and put myself back in Cindy Sheehan's shoes (something I haven't done in ages, after she persisted with her media attention and outrageous statements), so to speak, as a Gold Star Mom, and forget politics for a moment. As it says in the stickied post, from Hugh Hewitt,

When you are tempted to blast his mom, remind yourself of this man’s sacrifice and heroism and assume as I do that he loved his mom deeply and would defend her like the fine son he must have been even if he disagreed with her politics.

And disagreement doesn't equate to dislike of people, for me. But there is no disagreement here.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 8:16:00 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Obviously, I got here a bit late. I didn't understand what gravestone picture you had published that was disrespectful. After reading the remainder of the comments I now understand you removed it.

I know you are angry, as I am, and I can certainly understand that. I am so tired of her using her son to promote her political agenda; she is the one who should be ashamed, but like all of the Moonbats, they have no shame.

I hope Casey rests in peace. He did his job and did it well, and deserves a peaceful rest and all of our blessings.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 10:08:00 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

I almost forgot, thanks for the link to John. I haven't been there before.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 10:09:00 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

This is something I wouldn't criticize her for because I know everyone grieves differently but it does seem wrong. I know if I lost a child a tombstone showing his achievements would be important to me. It sounds like from reading some of those articles that the rest of his family are great and she is the only looney one. She has abandoned her faith, friends, family etc... I think it is all very sad!!

Friday, June 02, 2006 6:47:00 PM  

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