Tuesday, February 27, 2007

*Stickied* Video

02/27/07 UPDATE: After being at the top of the blog for the past year, the date has finally "expired" today. Thanks to everyone who left comments, and complimented the video. The video will now adorn my sidebar.

I'm proud of my Cindy Sheehan video (with Johnny Frickin' Cash!), so I'm going to keep it at the top, for a while. At least until it's had more viewings, I prefer not to bury it beneath subsequent posts. Here is the original post.

When viewing the video, keep in mind the wisdom of 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.

UPDATE: How strange....Clicking on the link leads me straight back to this post, even though the url is for the original post with background on the vid.(Dated on Feb 6th- you'll have to scroll down, I suppose).

Check out Cindy Sheehan Watch!

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Blogger Kyle Foley said...

thanks for your comment on my blog - but the prosecution part is an inside joke - if you want the full scoop you can email me

Tuesday, February 07, 2006 9:07:00 PM  
Blogger Kyle Foley said...

by the way - this iran thing is a real problem - post something about how you would deal with iran - preemptive strike, nothing?

Tuesday, February 07, 2006 9:07:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Smithy, the video is great! Cindy Sheehan makes me want to vomut.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006 6:54:00 AM  
Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Awesome vid, yo!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006 7:02:00 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

Great video. I have a couple of posts about Cindy's visit to Venezuela. She is so blind to the fact that she is being used.
Thanks for blogrolling me...I will add you to mine. I appreciate you visiting my site and I will be visiting you as well.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006 8:27:00 AM  
Blogger pebblepie said...

Great vid!

Thursday, February 09, 2006 2:18:00 PM  
Blogger Mike's America said...

"This isn't for me" then she goes on to talk about how it all happened because of her.

What a crazy whacked out woman.

But I will give her credit for one thing. In comparison to the nutcases on display at the King funeral she is tame.

At least she waited until her son was buried before she started using his death for her own political agenda.

Friday, February 10, 2006 8:32:00 AM  
Blogger Dan Trabue said...

wordsmith, I just popped over here from Gayle's blog after reading your defense of me and I just had to say, Thank you.

The name-calling and attacks don't bother me, but the lack of communication is a definite concern for me. I honestly don't know what I could have said to have brought all that on. I was just asking their opinions.

I don't mind telling you, I was pretty unimpressed with their type of conservatives after a day like that. But you have renewed my faith. I appreciate you coming to the defense of someone with whom you probably disagree. Thank you so very much.

Friday, February 10, 2006 9:33:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Dan, you are very much welcome. Thanks for following me back here to let me know. I'm not sure if I want to enter that post again.

I think this whole Danish cartoon thing has made a lot of people a bit crazed. Frankly, it sucked the wind right from my sails when I saw what was happening in that post. You didn't say anything, that I could tell, that deserved what you put up with over there; it was like a mob mentality, out for blood. You were quite the gentleman about it, even with the mud slung your way. I felt embarrassed, because that's the kind of behavior I don't expect to see from my side.

I hope people calm down and behave like civilized folk.

Friday, February 10, 2006 11:00:00 PM  
Blogger Nightcrawler said...

Thanks Wordsmith! I appreciate it. I'll put that thar video in my sidebar if I can figure out how to do it without messing it up.

Friday, February 10, 2006 11:30:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

In your sidebar?! You better save your template, because I fear to think what that might do to your blog!

Happy experimenting!

Friday, February 10, 2006 11:34:00 PM  
Blogger Rivka said...

Made you 'blogger of the week' on my blog today for your video.. and linked you... great job!

Saturday, February 11, 2006 5:08:00 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Thank you, Wordsmith, for your comments on two of my posts on my blog. I would love to view your videos, but I don't know anyone who has anything other than dial-up. Like I said in answer to you on that comment, I might as well be living on Mars! :)

Regarding Dan Trabue (I would e-mail you but you don't have a link in your profile) and I want you to see this. Dan used to come to my blogs when I first started blogging. He was there almost every day for three or four months. He is usually always polite, but I am simply getting tired of being told I am not a Christian for what I believe. Or having him say he will "pray for our souls." How sanctimonious is that? I don't want him praying for my soul. I am a Christian, of the Episcopalian Religion, and practice it faithfully. His "holier than thou" attitude has become tiresome. I want nothing more to do with him.

What you read when you came onto my blog wasn't all of it. I deleted many of the most offensive comments. I banned five people who commented on that post... for using disgusting language and hurling insults at me. I banned Dan simply because I have had enough of him. I don't like to debate. I am not a debator, and he's not only offensive with his attitude to me, but to nearly everyone who visits me.

To Dan I say this: I have nothing personal against you. I just don't understand you (as you do not understand me or other conservatives).
And no-one enjoys being told over and over again that we are not following Jesus because we want to protect our country and our way of life. I hope that clears this matter up a bit.

Saturday, February 11, 2006 6:30:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...


Thanks for taking the time to type that. It did cross my mind that I might have missed some history there, but within that thread, he appears horribly victimized by needless insults.

You're certainly free to welcome and unwelcome anyone you see fit. And if he makes you unhappy, he would probably leave on his own accord. Of course, I don't really know him. It wasn't until I saw Dan's photo icon (which doesn't appear in your haloscan) that I recognized him as one of Mark's visitors.

I can see Dan as "sanctimonious", but if I were Christian, secure in my own religious skin, I wouldn't let any accusations of being non-Christian get to me.

We may not agree with what he says, but I've never found him to be anything other than mannered.

For me personally, I like to leave vulgar insults up in my comments section, btw. It usually is just a bad reflection on the part of the person insulting me.

Sometimes I like to engage in it myself, because I find insults fun. But if I want to be serious and get my point across, remaining polite and rational will always make you appear to be the more sane, and mature poster.

Saturday, February 11, 2006 8:27:00 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

I realize what you are saying and you are right about remaining polite and rational. And some of my conservative friends were very rough on him, I admit that. But it is a blog that is not open for debate. I don't like debate and have put that at the top of my blog. (I did that this morning.) So I hope that will help Dan to understand. He came back into that post again, after having been banned. I don't understand why he can't simply realize that I do not like him and don't want him there and go where he is wanted!

His actions are only making me angrier than I was to begin with. They are not endearing me to him whatsoever and now nothing ever will. He has said several times that he won't come back, and yet he keeps coming back. I don't get that sort of mindset. Why go where you are not welcome? I have also found out it is illegal to hound someone over the internet, so if he doesn't quit I will report him. He also e-mailed me!

I won't bother this post with anymore stuff regarding him. I promise. Unlike some people, I do keep my promises. Nor will I respond to him ever again. I resonded to him on that blog only to tell him the same thing I have said here: I don't like him and I want him to leave me alone.

That is the last time I respond to anything he has to say. And I apologize, Wordsmith, that he carried this over to your blog.

Saturday, February 11, 2006 8:50:00 AM  
Blogger Dan Trabue said...

I won't bring this up again, wordsmith and sorry to drag you in to this. It's just that it is rather annoying to be badmouthed to the degree I was AND THEN to have my comments deleted and then let it be said because I was being vulgar or ill-mannered. As I have said repeatedly, all I wanted was their opinions on what they would like to see happen with the "muslim problem."

If Gayle wanted me to go away, the way to do it was to ask me to go away. She didn't. She insulted and made many false claims of what I had said. I am sorry that I sounded sanctimonious when I said I'd pray for her, but I do pray for her. Maybe I shouldn't have said so, I was merely trying to point out that I was a Christian, as she is, and concerned about the country, as she is, and that it's important for those of us in our country who disagree so to discuss things, or this Great Divide will only get worse.

I will leave her alone, but I'm sure you understand, having seen what I said and what they said, why I might want to go back and defend my defamed name. Thank you for being so gracious as to serve as an arbiter. I shall return to your blog, add a link to yours if you don't mind, and always consider you a friend with whom I disagree, and not the "enemy."

You're my type of conservative (and I hope you don't find that to be insulting!).


Saturday, February 11, 2006 9:45:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

What a fantastic video!

Really great work, WS.

May Casey rest in peace.

Sunday, February 12, 2006 1:16:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...


I filed you and Kyle under "bloggers all over the map" since your posts aren't all political and Kyle's is about his writing. And thanks for your kind words.

Mary, Im' glad you finally got over here to view it. I just wish Gayle would watch it, as I know she would enjoy it greatly.

Sunday, February 12, 2006 7:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I could watch it too, Wordsmith. It's rather hard to comment on stuff I can't see!

Thanks for your comments on the embryo issue regarding my post on it. I appreciate your input, as I did everyone elses. No one agreed with me (which is perfectly all right) and after having read your comment, and the comments of many others, I've come to a better understanding of Bush's stance on this controversial issue.

So once again, thank you. :)

Monday, February 13, 2006 7:33:00 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Uh... anonymous was me (Gayle)! I don't know why it came up "anonymous." I am signed in to blogger! :(

Monday, February 13, 2006 7:35:00 AM  
Blogger Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

I want to link you too...AWESOME. I rushed over here after reading Little Miss Chatterbox's post....I watched it 3x (LOL)

Monday, February 13, 2006 9:07:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...


Haha...I actually sidestepped your question. I didn't feel like getting into it, but I thought you did have a point. Maybe I'll go back and look at some of the other comments. All I know is, that President Bush's funding/non-funding of stemcell research, in some ways, has been misrepresented by those on the left of the issue. I'm not up-to-date on it though. And like I said, I was paying more attention to the computer than to the 60 Minutes segment.

suzie...consider yourself linked as well. Come by and watch the video anytime. I fear admitting this, but I still haven't tired from watching it myself.

Monday, February 13, 2006 9:18:00 AM  
Blogger Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

I absolutely love it....back for more!!! (LOL) Thanks.... Whenever new releases are out...notify me pretty please. Put me on the LIST!! I'd be most grateful!!! (smiling)

P.S. I left you a response earlier...on a roll today!! (LOL) Posting my butt off too.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think using Johnny Cash sends out a pretty mixed message considering his hardcore hippy stance.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006 6:03:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I listen to Bruce Springsteen and watch Hollywood movies, still. Where's the mixed message?


I have no problem with using liberal artists' music to push for my own evil, right-wing propaganda. Yay, for Reagan, for using Springsteen's anti-Vietnam song Born in the USA for flag-waving, feel-good American patriotism. Hooah!

Thursday, February 16, 2006 12:40:00 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Hee hee hee! Love your last comment! When are you going to do a new post? I understand you wanting to keep this up for awhile, but you can understand my looking forward to another post because I can't see it! (sob) ;)

Thursday, February 16, 2006 9:00:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Um....Gayle? This post is *stickied*. It's supposed to get unstuck after Saturday; but I may extend the date, and keep it at the top longer. I have been posting a lot...all, underneath this one! (n_n)

No wonder you haven't been commenting on any of the new posts. *grumble, grumble*

Thursday, February 16, 2006 9:06:00 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Oh nooooooooo! I feel like an idiot! (Nothing new about that, though.)

Friday, February 17, 2006 5:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This video is great. We're going to link to it. While we hate to give Cindy "Get On Home" any more minutes of attention, your effort and Johnny Cash deserve it.

Keep up the great work.

Thursday, February 23, 2006 1:10:00 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Haha yes!!!
What a great video!!
You are the best.....

Thursday, February 23, 2006 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I do give her a nanosecond of two of my time, I rarely use her given name, preferring to use the moniker: " the mother of Casey Sheehan."

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.

Friday, February 24, 2006 5:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can just never watch this enough times. I love all the little updates as Sheehag digs her hole a little deeper with every utterance.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 4:32:00 AM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Word? I have lost the clock on my posting settings. Could you please write me and let me know what you have your settings on so I can get my clock back and post under other posts like you did with this post?
I would appreciate it.
Thank's Marie

Thursday, March 02, 2006 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful, as a would-be blogger, I am humbled.

Thursday, March 02, 2006 3:16:00 PM  
Blogger dcat said...


How true! The stupid little bitch!

Sunday, March 12, 2006 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Afghan Man Faces Death for Allegedly Converting to Christianity

Monday, March 20, 2006 6:44:00 PM  
Blogger Rosemary Welch said...

Wordsmith, have you tried linking it to http://hammeringsparksfromtheanvil.blogspot.com/2006/02/her-15-minutes-of-fame.html--this? It sure is strange. Hmm...lol.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 6:29:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Rosemary, thanks. The link you provided is the same exact one I couldn't get to work in my post. I think it's fixed now, because my YouTube account was disabled due to copyright infringement on 60 Minutes segments and such (they've been cracking down hard!). So I had to re-upload under a new account. Now the link takes me to the other post (I've not fixed the embedded video there).

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 6:35:00 PM  
Blogger Tom said...

Enjoyed the video and the blog.

BTW - you are linked on my blog.

Friday, March 24, 2006 3:46:00 PM  
Blogger Mike Pittman said...

Smithy, Awesome video. I'd lost your link. I have you blogrolled now. I'll be back and thanks for the comments on my blog!!


Saturday, March 25, 2006 8:51:00 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

"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."

I, like Dan, was banned from Gayle's site. I was banned after only one post. She viewed my blog and because I had an article about Cindy Sheehan she banned me. I do agree with Cindy. I support her efforts. My son is a soldier currently serving his second tour of duty in Iraq. He is the one who made the obscene comment, not Dan. He came to support his mother, who was treated unkindly. I'm sorry he made the comment he did, and quite frankly, it took me by surprise. But I couldn't tell Gayle that because she banned me. I do not go where I am unwanted or ridiculed. I had e-mailed my son to ask him if he was ashamed of me and sent him the link to her post. Her comment to me must have made him angry. My son and I don't agree on everything, but he loves me and supports my right to express how I feel and is not ashamed of me. My son knows how much I love him and how proud I am of him.

Sunday, March 26, 2006 9:48:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...


Thanks for feeling comfortable enough to post your thoughts here. I don't know everything that happened in that post of hers; and since I consider her a friend, it's hard for me to say anything negative about her. Just know that your son is in my prayers, and I feel for you. None of us ever want to lose anyone close to our hearts, let alone a countryman. Let alone for a war we don't believe in. I, of course, do believe this is a war that can shape the course of history for the better. And I am deeply grateful for your son's service to this country. God bless you and your family.

You are welcomed to come visit here anytime, and to disagree with me on anything you wish.

Sunday, March 26, 2006 10:02:00 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

Thank you so much wordsmith. My best friend feels as you do, but we love each other none the less. God bless you. And thanks for the prayers. I understand your hesitancy to say anything negative toward your friend. I wouldn't want you to. Just wanted you to know it was my son who made the ugly comment. You did a great job on the video btw!

Monday, March 27, 2006 6:29:00 AM  
Blogger Rivka said...

Great video! It was great to watch it again!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 6:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey "Wordsmith," this is Buster, I would have responded to your comment, but Mike at Mike's America has blocked me from his page.

So, "Wordsmith," are you another right wing kook in the sticks who fashions himself a "writer" too?

Nice 9/11 shot. Saw it with my own eyes. How did it look from Nantucket, big man?

Friday, March 31, 2006 4:18:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Haha! If I hurt your feelings....tough.

Thanks for being so thin-skinned as to follow me back to my pad. This is just the internet, so don't get your panties so wound up,junior. You'll live longer.

Enjoy your stay. Every blog needs its resident troll.

Friday, March 31, 2006 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, how did 9/11 look like from Nantucket?

And maybe you can lecture Ms Sheehan on how she should behave after losing a child in this war?

Tell us what the world's like, while you sit it out, "blogging."

Monday, April 03, 2006 11:26:00 PM  
Blogger proud fan said...

awesome post man - thanks for keeping it up!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 8:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good vid! Thanks!

Thursday, April 27, 2006 4:33:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hey Wordsmith-

I just have a technical question for you.

How did you get the video 'stickied' at the top? I've got a post I'd like to do that with and haven't a clue as to how to do it!

I apprieciate any help you can give me on this!


Friday, May 12, 2006 4:20:00 PM  
Blogger pappy said...

excellent can't belive I missed it when first posted.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 1:06:00 PM  
Blogger flythemig29 said...

I love it. I am sending your link out to all the other MilBloggers here that I commo with. The sorest point for Cindy is that she conveniently forgets that her son was a two time volunteer. He volunteered to join the Army and he volunteered for the rescue mission he was on. That's right....a rescue mission to save other soldiers pinned down by fire. No one knew that Haji had set up an ambush.

I'll bet she wishes he had been drafted so she could bitch about that. I'm waiting for her to don her burqa and make the Haj next!

Friday, May 19, 2006 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great freakin' video. Very nicely done! I can't even guesstimate how many hours of research and production you must have invested. Thank you.

BTW, in response to this question:

"And maybe you can lecture Ms Sheehan on how she should behave after losing a child in this war?"

I personally would humbly suggest that she should do her grieving as most mothers in her position are doing; in private, with quiet dignity and allowing time to do whatever healing is possible.

That would be in contrast to running around the planet, making a fool of oneself and collecting money at every opportunity.

Casey Sheehan was a hero. May he rest in peace.

Thursday, May 25, 2006 1:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wordsmith you have done an excellent job on that stickied Video post.

Friday, May 26, 2006 7:36:00 AM  
Blogger City Troll said...

great post wordsmith I loved it!!!

Saturday, May 27, 2006 6:53:00 PM  
Blogger xgeronimo said...

blame politicians with style...in a memorable and playful fashion ;)
check this out: pass-the-blame.com

Sunday, May 28, 2006 3:22:00 AM  
Blogger Capt B said...

Good stuff!! Cindy makes me wann YAK!

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 6:16:00 AM  
Blogger Dardin Soto said...

... have never had the pleasure of visiting your blog until just now, .. and I do so at the behest of Rosemarie :)
I hope to be a regular reader/commentator ... looks like you have quite the varied posting. Feel free to visit mi casa :)

Friday, June 02, 2006 3:41:00 PM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

Oh Man! It's like a regular Bushstappo love fest around here!

Sig Heil! Long live Buhs&Cheney! May we all sacrifice our first born to The Decider and his midguied pre-emptive wars and policies!

Monday, June 19, 2006 12:13:00 AM  
Blogger BRUISER said...

CNN reports that Dubai is still controlling the ports, and that Congress silently killed legislation that would have helped ensure the ports stay American-owned. Lou Dobbs thinks the Republican Congress and the Bush White House have played a fast one on the American people.

Monday, June 19, 2006 7:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your video is brilliant! Thank you.

Sunday, July 02, 2006 11:07:00 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Absolutely fantastic video! My mother taught me to "never judge a book by it's cover", but that "cover" reflects her "book".

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 12:37:00 PM  
Blogger gymel said...

my apology for intruding into your blog. But i never felt sorry because i'm glad to know that there are people like you who indulge in blogging...thank you for spending time in reading my message...

Wednesday, July 05, 2006 7:08:00 PM  
Blogger proud fan said...

great post!

Friday, July 07, 2006 3:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


wordsmith should understand, the US government is hiding how bad conditions are in Iraq. Clink link to verify.

Saturday, July 08, 2006 2:19:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

It's the other way around, buddy (the last anon wouldn't happen to be Ken Hoop, would he?). I read your link and wonder how that is even news? The negativity is exactly the way the mainstream has been reporting Iraq to be. And why should I give more credibility to Rod Nordland of Newsweek, (when Newsweek has already demonstrated a history of bias reporting and flubbing stories), than to people like Michael Yon, Michael Fumento, Bill Roggio? These guys are not in the pocketbooks of the Bush Administration.

from Rod Nordland:
But the military has started censoring many [embedded reporting] arrangements. Before a journalist is allowed to go on an embed now, [the military] check[s] the work you have done previously.

Good for the military! These liberal journalists are doing more for the terrorists than they are for our side, by filtering the news through their glass is half full pessimism and anti-war sentiments, and Bush Derangement Syndrom-colored lens. They as much as anyone, are prolonging the war and endangering lives by doing the propoganda work for the insurgents and the foreign jihadists. Didn't they learn any of the right lessons from Vietnam?!

Saturday, July 08, 2006 4:46:00 PM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Hey, I wanted to e-mail you, but you don't have a posted e-mail address. I wanted to make a video which included news clips and the such. Much like you did here, but I have NO IDEA how to start. How do I get news clips to put into a video? How do I save them in order to upload them? What program would you suggest using in order to make it? Is it free? I really would love to talk to you about it further. I love the job you did and would really appreciate any advice you can give me on how I can do something like this myself. My email address is: israelrulesblog@hotmail.com

Sunday, July 09, 2006 3:45:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Another gift to the last "anon":

Pat Dollard

"I met Pat during my second tour in Iraq. I was immediately stunned because here is a "filmmaker" from Hollywood, and he barely knows how to use his camera. (I went to film school and found it odd that he didn't know too much). Being not only a Marine, but a Marine Officer, I had an innate distrust for media personnel. Not because we were conditioned to distrust the media, but because my Marines and unit were personally betrayed by the media; several times over. We would sit and watch a war on television that was advertised as our war, but was much different in reality. We watched as our bloodshed was wildly exploited as political cannon fodder. After hearing Pat's story and having him live with me, keeping constant supervision of this possible media-serpent, I realized that he was something of an odd creature. What kind of person gives up his comfortable life to go to combat, and why? Why did this agent (not filmmaker) spend a ton of money on equipment and airfare just to come to Iraq? Why not someplace nice, like Thailand? Why is he intent on "telling the truth" when no one else would? What makes him any different? We have had many "truth tellers" come across our path, with promises of accurate reporting and honesty, only to be stabbed in the back by editorial perversions, liberal bias, and self serving reporters looking for the next big story. All the while operating under the careful care and security of the men they will soon betray."
-Capt. Ig

Sunday, July 09, 2006 6:48:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

LOL. Excellent video!!

Monday, July 10, 2006 1:59:00 AM  
Blogger Michael Westmoreland-White, Ph.D. said...

Cindy is both a public figure quite capable of taking care of herself and a living one. So, though I disagree with your video and your whole "Cindy Sheehan Watch," I'll make no comment on it.

What I find somewhat objectionable is the use of Johnny Cash because (a), he's dead and can't defend himself and (b), it was well-known that, although he spent time in the military, Cash was pretty anti-militarist and did his share of protesting the Vietnam war. It is not certain, but at least probable, that he would object to having his image used to criticize another anti-war icon.

Just a thought.

Sunday, August 06, 2006 6:48:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Hey Michael,

Thanks for the visit and your comment.

I personally have no problem with using Johnny Cash's music, and realize that politically he and I are at odds. Most artists lean liberal. *Shrug*. Reagan got it wrong in his take on Springsteen's BiUSA, which Springsteen objected to. I think, "So what?". Artists also talk about how their music should be interpreted uniquely by each individual, to make it mean something to him personally. Soldiers are known for playing anti-war protest music and listening to anti-war artists, even as they participate and believe in their mission. I listen to a lot of songs whose fundamental message I disagree with, in the real world.

I do respect your objection, and have reflected on it (I think someone else mentioned it somewhere else in this comment section); but, no...I don't lose sleep over it, even if Mr. Cash is rolling over in his grave. The fact that I used his music is my choice; not his.

Jimmy Hendrix wasn't anti-Vietnam War...yet the anti-war movement loved taking ownership of him as one of their own.

Once in the public domain, you can't control how people think and interpret the songs.

Sunday, August 06, 2006 10:19:00 AM  
Blogger Ebyjo said...

Great video!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006 5:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outstanding Video!

I was in DC last September when Camp Wingnut was set up -- right in the shadow of the Washington Monument, which I thought was in very poor taste.

The woman's a pity, and I believe she insults the memory of her son with what she's doing.

Great job!

Friday, August 25, 2006 8:32:00 PM  
Blogger Sean Neoconnery said...

You people have no shame. And you are so ignorant.

Saturday, August 26, 2006 7:49:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

What's wrong Doug? Still smarting from the bloody nose I gave you over at Mike's America?

It's ok...just apply RICE and it should be all better.

Saturday, August 26, 2006 8:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Saturday, August 26, 2006 11:18:00 PM  
Blogger Indigo Red said...

What a great song!

Huh? What did I think of the video?

What a great song!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 7:37:00 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

I can't believe it Wordsmith, but I finally got to watch this most excellent video. You have really created a masterpiece. I wish it could be shown on TV! It should be shown everywhere... I'm really, really, extremely proud of you!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006 9:50:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...


I'm glad you finally got to see it, after all this time. Brings a tear to my eye.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006 11:27:00 AM  
Blogger dcat said...

Loved it!

I gotta get here more often!

Too much to see and so little time! ^..^

Sunday, October 01, 2006 1:32:00 PM  
Blogger  said...

Great video Wordsmith!~
And like Mark noticed - Sheehan makes me want to vomit. HELL YEAH!

I just hope after the up-coming election, it'd help to my country (Israel) as well to your.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006 7:24:00 AM  
Blogger Jacob said...

Wow... not sure why you all hate this woman so much, since there's nothing really erroneous about her campaign, but I guess if that's what you need to do to inspire confidence in the war then have at it.

Probably a bit tasteless though.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006 5:59:00 PM  
Blogger kev said...

Perhaps Casey Sheehan did love his mom and perhaps he would have defended her. But we don't know that. What I do know is that I don't have to repect her as she isn't my mother. She has no respect for me and what I believe, and she has no repsect for my president. She isn't respecting other mothers who have lost sons and daughters in wars. In my opinion all she is is a tool of the radical left wing, as well as our enemy.

Regarding the music of Johnny Cash or any artist, I think once they sell it, put it out commercially, to make money, it's out there. I loved his music, hated his politics.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006 4:42:00 AM  
Blogger highboy said...

Cindy Sheehan let her true colors show when she fumed on camera about the Hurricane Katrina disaster getting all the media. Her exact words: You turn on the TV and its all you see. There is more going on in the world."

An entire city gets flattened, and she thinks the death of her son should get all the attention.

Friday, November 03, 2006 12:06:00 PM  
Blogger PTCruiser said...

This is so awesome. I love the way the Iraqi people have embraced our troops with open arms, welcomed them into their homes where they bake apple pies for them. Thank God we bombed the shit out of these people. They surely love us and our God now.

Saturday, November 04, 2006 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Wordsmith,

I disagree with a lot of what you say and a lot of what you put on your blog however I am writing this comment to commend you on something.

The fact that you give links to a full spectrum of left/right/centrist and even watchdog organisations is really great to see and really enlightening. I have saved your blog to my favourites purely because of the wealth of information you have connected it to.

I am very impressed that despite your own personal political stances, or even your personal take on these other blogs political stances, you at least link to them, essentially allowing your viewers to visit these sites and make up their own mind.

That is the difference between your site and many others which are just blatant propoganda.

The propoganda sites never link to their "enemy". You do, and I appreciate that transparency.

Saturday, November 11, 2006 10:13:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...


Thank you for that. It's a generous comment. Makes me want to return back, closer to the center.

I really should update my links sidebar. There are a number of great sites I just don't have listed, including a number of left-of-center sites.

Saturday, November 11, 2006 10:41:00 PM  
Blogger blank said...

Cindy needs to go home and put a headstone on her sons grave. Maybe then she can sleep better at night.

FYI - I also posted the newest Iranian hostage 79 photos from Russia. Is it Ahmadinejad?

Monday, November 13, 2006 7:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW - I knew the Cash's, and they would have supported Ms. Sheehan.

Sunday, November 26, 2006 1:21:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Yes, yes....and your family made sacrifices in a real war and you have the mementos to prove it.

One of my clients is best friends with Springsteen's sister. Do I care? I still listen and appreciate his music; and I still provide service to my client even if we don't agree on politics, and even if she hangs with the sister of the man who endorsed Jon Carry.

Liberals make good music; and I'm more than happy to use their music to ridicule their fellow liberals.

Sunday, November 26, 2006 4:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you Nann. I just don't want people implying the Cash's were rightwingers. Far from it.

Monday, November 27, 2006 9:11:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Thanks for the clarification. I believe it's already been stated 2 or 3 times already in this comment thread.

Monday, November 27, 2006 9:58:00 AM  
Blogger Samantha West said...

Awesome video. It's amazing how well indoctinated she is, using her little buzz words like "organic" and "a life of it's own." Yea, like Frankenstein's monster!


Thursday, November 30, 2006 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saw this post, sorry I was so late. The video is entertaining, on point in my opinion, but some of the comments are revealing.

We really are at war people, really. GW Bush is merely incidental to it. Islam is an expansionist faith, a movement of conquest by its own definition. One that holds that property occupied by Muslims is Islamic land and should be under Islamic law...and that includes your block, your street, your town, as well as theirs over there. Don't think so? Learn a bit of Arabic and listen up. What they say to you at the market is quite differnt than the views they share among themselves. And, they are patient....while they know we are not.

My guess is that most of the pro-Cindy commentors do not and have never lived in a Muslim community. They can be fine people, but an alarming percentage have a knee jerk reaction to anything critical of Islam or Arabs per se. On Veterans Day, on Memorial Day, on the 4th of July, in their American community you do not see the American flag displayed, but every house will have an Iraqi, Lebanese, PLO, et al flag hanging out. No big deal. We are free right?

On the other hand, just where do you suspect their loyalty lies? Push come to shove, what is their allegience? THAT my friends is what you are seeing in Iraq and Afghanistan today. We lifted the boot heel off of their necks, so now they can speak and act out. And they are, the insurrection is multifaceted, Sunni, Shiite, Kurd and so on. The Muslims among them of whatever ilk, hold the Koran as the law, and infidels as their enemy. It is quite simply a "What have you done for me lately?" scenario. meanwhilel they've return to the familiar old practice of slaughtering their own people, in greater numbers now than those of us they kill.

If we lose there, we lose everywhere. Sharia will be seen as superior, and proven in their eyes, to any Democracy in a Republic.

Don't believe me, by all means, try it out yourself. Move to, say, Saudi Arabia and live 6 months outside of the westerner enclases, then come back an tell me about it.

Monday, December 18, 2006 3:06:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...


That was a great comment. Thanks for that.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 1:02:00 PM  
Blogger CHIC-HANDSOME said...

good motion picture

Thursday, December 21, 2006 12:34:00 AM  
Blogger ABFreedom said...

Couldn't watch the whole thing... as soon as she started yapping, that was enough ...

Have a very Happy New Year Wordsmith.

Sunday, December 31, 2006 5:42:00 PM  
Blogger ABFreedom said...

Ok... watched the whole thing ... the images of her were painful, but the video was good.. thank you.

Sunday, December 31, 2006 8:02:00 PM  
Blogger dcat said...

Yeah but this is the old one. "grin" hic-up"Happy New Year!

Monday, January 01, 2007 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great video!

Saturday, January 13, 2007 7:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I often wondered how deeply committed Cindy was to not being involved in the Iraqi war before her son was killed. Here, we may never know the truth of the heart.

Sunday, January 28, 2007 8:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The poor deluded moonbat...

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
admire dhimmidiots

hug a terrorist today
for they all just want peace

Sunday, February 25, 2007 9:46:00 PM  

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