Sheehan gives up, and who can blame her?
Original post made by Linda on May 29, 2007
I wanted to say publicly that this is really disheartening and I for one am saddened. Not that she gave up so much but that she's right. Americans know more about Paris going to jail than what's happening in Paris or anywhere else in the world.
This hedonistic, self-centeredness of so many Americans is pathetic.
on Jun 4, 2007 at 6:06 pm
I am so happy that there are people like you still around in Pleasanton, Linda. I fully agree with you. I can't stand where American culture is. No one votes; no one reads the newspaper. There's a few people around who actually follow the domestic news (whatever they manage to see on CNN anyway) but there's practically no one following foreign affairs. You think they don't know much about what's happening in Paris? Americans can't pick out France on an unlabeled map. How do you argue your cause to a bunch of morons?
on Jun 4, 2007 at 9:14 pm
Santiago - I respectfully disagree with your claims. In Nov 2006, 23,271 votes were cast for Mayor of Pleasanton. The latest voter registration shows 36,063 registered voters in Pleasanton, which would be about 64% participation. Over 61% of registered voters in Alameda County exercised their civic duty in that election. A drive around Pleasanton in the morning shows quite a few newspapers in driveways, some with several. Recent statistics show people now getting the majority of their news from internet sources so a count of newspapers is not a fair measure these days. Most people I know understand what is happening in foreign affairs, that Sarkozy was elected president of France, that riots and burning of cars continue in Paris. They can find the land mass that is France on an unlabled map. Which Pleasanton do you live in? Which cause is it that would you like to argue? And exactly where are these so called 'morons'?
on Jun 5, 2007 at 8:35 pm
Cindy Sheehan has been an embarrassment to her son's legacy. Instead of being remembered for his sacrifice for his country, he will always be thought of as "Cindy Sheehan's" son. I, for one, am glad to see her stepping out of the media circus spotlight.
And yes, I have voted in every election in the last 15 years, and yes I read not one but four newspapers a day to get a balanced perspective on the day's local, national, and international news. And yes, not only can I find France on the map, I've visited Paris many times.