Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Cindy quits

I see this evening where Cindy Sheehan is quitting the peace movement.
The activist Cindy Sheehan has announced she is standing down from her position as the "face" of the anti-war movement, citing her frustration with the apathy of the American public and the failure of the Democratic Party to do more to bring the troops home.
Good for Cindy. She should have quit a long time ago.

The peace movement has cost her marriage, and she squandered the survivor benefit that her son provided. SGLI insurance is the best value in life insurance anywhere. When I was in a servicemember could get $250,000 of term life insurance for about $6.00 per month. That's a great deal and I'm sure that servicemembers now can purchase more of it.
"I have spent every available cent I got from the money a "grateful" country gave me when they killed my son and every penny that I have received in speaking or book fees since then," she wrote.
However, she gets it wrong when she says a grateful country supplied the money. Her son, Casey supplied all that money. It was insurance that he bought and made his mother the beneficiary.

Now, though, she says she has seen the error of her ways. She has become convinced that the United States is on the right track, bringing democracy to the Middle East. She is disgusted with the Democratic Party here at home, though. "They came to Washington on the votes of people who were tired of Republican corruption. Yet they are proving more corrupt than the Republicans they replaced. Congress has become a congregation of whores." Cindy then apologized to real, hardworking, street level prostitutes, saying that street girls provided value for the money, something that Congress has never been able to do.

The Vice-President, on learning of Sheehan's change of heart, offered to take her pheasant huntng.

3 comments:

flintlock tom said...

You need to warn us when you shift to "tongue-in-cheek" mode; I almost got whiplash.

Anonymous said...

"However, she gets it wrong when she says a grateful country supplied the money. Her son, Casey supplied all that money. It was insurance that he bought and made his mother the beneficiary."

Since SGLI insurance is subsidized by the US government, shouldn't payouts should be classified as "aid" or a government handout. That is how flood insurance settlements are classified by the administration.

Pawpaw said...

I'm almost positive that SGLI insurance is subsidized by the government, but should be able to pay its own way. Insuring the cream of America's youth against sudden death is only a problem during a time of war. SGLI should have made a profit, if only a small one, from 1975 to 1990, when US troops were involved in almost no shooting wars. Then the period from 1991 to 2001 was relatively peaceful.

However, the problem isn't that SGLI is subsidized. The problem is that almost everything else is subsidized.