Fulcrum Ruminations

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Useful Idiot Useful No Longer

Going back to a post from almost two years ago, I quote myself:

"I think Ms. Sheehan is going to discover that once her utility as a stalking horse is done with, none of these people currently flocking to her banner is going to remember who she was. They'll have MoveOn.org'ed to the next "George Bush is a poopie-head" story."

The moment has arrived. Ms. Sheehan, once the darling of the anti-war left, is now apparently persona non grata in that same community. She posted a farewell letter of sorts in her diary at Daily Kos.

Poor woman. She started from grief, motivated by the death of her son Casey, and quickly found herself in a world for which she wasn't prepared. The Right had always lambasted her for her antics (and to be honest, doing things like cavorting with Hugo Chavez did not help her cause) and now the Left is done with her. She is experiencing the disdain and outright hate that the outer fringe of the Left displays for all those who fall out of step with their agenda.

I hope she finds some sort of peace once the spotlight is off.

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Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day 2007

Jerry Moran.

Angela Houtz.

Lieutenant Commander Vince Tolbert, USN.

Killed at the Pentagon on 9/11.

Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines. Iraq. Afghanistan. Everywhere they serve.

We remember.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Remnant

Another outstanding essay by Bill Whittle. I may just replace my little blog here with a redirect to EjectEjectEject and call it good. Whittle even reiterates my own thoughts on short-term vs long-term thinking.

I've got a long piece in the works, but progress is slow. Too many distractions!

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Thursday, May 17, 2007


Here's a quick graph to bring some much-needed perspective to the war in Iraq. This doesn't diminish the tragedy of the casualties over there, but it does show that things could be much, much worse.

Hat tip: Teflon at MoltenThought.

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