Don’t let the name of the blog sway you – http://hatemongersquarterly.mu.nu/ The Hatemongers Quarterly is neither hateful, nor quarterly (they update every day). Instead, their clear writing (with excellent use of the English language) and “pulling no punches” style makes for a great daily read.
Today’s offering is directed at the “absolute moral authority” of the hypocritical mother of Casey Sheehan. Drop by and give them a read, and browse through their previous articles while you’re there – it’ll be well worth your time.
We mention all this, dear reader, because we found a particular portion of the E-Bay announcement of her deranged-lecture-for-sale a bit odd. Toward the bottom of said advertisement, the reader sees the following:
“Note: Because of the obvious potential for right-wing shenanigans, Cindy retains the right to refuse to speak to groups antithetical to her cause or offensive to her beliefs. If no group can be agreed upon, the winning bidder will receive a full refund.”
Frankly, dear reader, we found this alarming. If Alanis Morrissette knew what irony is, she might even label it ironic.
Perhaps it is just us, but does anyone else recall one of the purported prime messages of Cindy Sheehan’s Camp Out at W.’s Ranch Campaign? We thought that she and her allies on the isolationist Left delighted in concluding that President Bush, by failing to talk to Ms. Sheehan, demonstrated his inability to speak to those with whom he disagrees. Remember all that talk about “Bush in a Bubble”?
And yet now it appears as if Ms. Sheehan refuses to speak to those with whom she disagrees. Funny, that. Who would have guessed that leftists would prove so close-minded? Surely no one in academia would.
Fair warning: If you find the need to pop over to http://www.m-w.com/ Merriam-Webster’s place to figure out what Chip and the crack young staff are saying, don’t be ashamed. Consider it a mental exercise to improve your vocabulary!