Monday, August 08, 2005

I Uh Changed My Mind

I'm going to attempt to do the unthinkable here. I'll try to tie two unrelated stories together. It can be done.

First, some of the Jackson juror's are regretting an aquital. Then there is Cindy Sheehan, whose son died in the Iraq war, who is singing an altogether different tune about her meeting with President Bush.

Two of the jurors who voted to acquit singer Michael Jackson of child molestation and other charges say they regret their decisions.

Jurors Ray Hultman and Eleanor Cook, who both have pending book deals, planned to appear Monday night on the new MSNBC show "Rita Cosby: Live and Direct."

A book deal? No way. These creeps are going to make money off of the slandering of an innocent individual. Don't get me wrong, Michael Jackson is a nut, but last I checked being weird is not a crime. The jury--I think correctly--acquited him. That should be the end of the story.

One other point. Who's reading this book? Mark Twain once said, "the man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them." There will be nothing of value in these books, yet they will probably be bestsellers. What a lovely culture we have.

In a preview shown Monday on NBC's "Today," Cosby asked Cook if the other jurors will be angry with her.

"They can be as angry as they want to. They ought to be ashamed. They're the ones that let a pedophile go," responded Cook, 79.

Hultman, 62, told Cosby he was upset with the way other jurors approached the case: "The thing that really got me the most was the fact that people just wouldn't take those blinders off long enough to really look at all the evidence that was there."

If he was guilty, why didn't they vote guilty? They are cowards and I have no sympathy for either of them. Later on the article notes that they will give part of the proceeds from their book to charity. How nice. Scumbags.

Speaking of depicable human beings...this one isn't quite as bad, but I will not give pity where it is not deserved.

The mother of a fallen U.S. soldier who is holding a roadside peace vigil near President Bush's ranch -- has dramatically changed her account about what happened when she met the commander-in-chief last summer!

This sounds familiar. See why I connected the two stories into one post. Genius at work I say, genius.


"For a moment, life returned to the way it was before Casey died. They laughed, joked and bickered playfully as they briefly toured Seattle.

For the first time in 11 weeks, they felt whole again.

"'That was the gift the president gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together,' Cindy said."


"He wouldn't look at the pictures of Casey. He didn't even know Casey's name. He came in the room and the very first thing he said is, 'So who are we honoring here?' He didn't even know Casey's name. He didn't want to hear it. He didn't want to hear anything about Casey. He wouldn't even call him 'him' or 'he.' He called him 'your loved one.'

Every time we tried to talk about Casey and how much we missed him, he would change the subject. And he acted like it was a party.

BLITZER: Like a party? I mean...

SHEEHAN: Yes, he came in very jovial, and like we should be happy that he, our son, died for his misguided policies.

One of two things happened here. First, she told the truth now and lied about it earlier. If that's the case, I am sorry, but she should have had the courage to tell the truth then. The second option is more probable. She is changing her story to gain power. She is a worthless human being who is interested in making a political point.

It is unfortunate that her son died. Guess what? It's war and in war people die. Be grateful Bush took the time to meet with you. He doesn't have to do that--though he should. Why this change of stories over a year later?

My point in all of this is made for me. Humans can be horrific creatures. Stick money and fame in our face and we'll do anything.

Honesty is still the best policy and so is courage. It is also quite lacking, especially here.

No comments: