Monday, July 25, 2005
Actress and activist Jane Fonda says she intends to take a cross-country bus tour to call for an end to U.S. military operations in Iraq.
"I can't go into any detail except to say that it's going to be pretty exciting," she said.
Fonda said her anti-war tour in March will use a bus that runs on "vegetable oil." She will be joined by families of Iraq war veterans and her daughter.
Notwithstanding her prep school friendship with my mother, which I would have thought would have imparted some measure of common sense, Jane Fonda still believes that it is her job to destroy the morale of American soldiers fighting an implacable enemy.
When I first read this, I thought it was a joke. Instead, it's a caricature. Why should anyone care what Jane Fonda thinks? If I were the Democratic Party leadership, I'd be miffed. Just as they're trying to get back to the center, this will happen -- and get identified (unfairly to a great degree) with the Democrats. Perhaps Paul Krugman will drive the bus.
I had to read this twice to be sure about what you wrote. This is unbelieveable to me because it is the exact plot of a book called "All Over Creation" by Ruth Ozeki.
The books is about a band of eco-activists who roam the country in a bus called the Spudnik, which has been converted to run on vegetable oil. (The source of the fuel is old french fry oil from McDonald's.) The group (The Seeds of Resistance) travel the country, creating a big fuss to attract attention and then educating the resultant crowd about the evils of complacently accepting the genetically engineered government subsidized foods being foisted upon them. They are not above extreme measure to heighten awarenss for the movement.
The main character is an aging former hippie named Yumi who has unresolved issues with her father and conflicting feelings about the culture she was raised in. Substitute the name "Jane" for "Yumi" and you've pretty much got the subject of this post.
Watch for Jane's bus tour and see if they have a witty name for the bus and the group, or if they have a giant dancing potato as a mascot.
What the hell are you doing reading blogs at 3:15 in the morning? Unless you're on vacation in Europe and brought your laptop down to breakfast, you are not getting enough sleep. And I should know about not getting enough sleep.
I was in Vietnam during Jane's tour of NVN. This is not a big deal. She's old, tired, and used up. Not worth getting miffed over. This may actually provide a tonic for the troops. It's sort of amusing watching a has-been strut her stuff. Old Soldier
I plan protest signs offering her a one way ticket to Fallujah, along with gift certificates from Nieman Marcus for an orange jump suit and an empty hat box. This should provide some of the "excitement" she expects for her "tour" appearances.
VEGTABLE OIL FOR JANE
collection drives should
begin in every state.
We will be happy to
offer her fillups to keep
her on the road thru the
2nd Tuesday in November.
Bet we can get a lot
of Vets to volunteer to
offer full service to keep
her windshields clean and
assist her in a long safe
trip to further infamy.
I was sitting in McDonald's, eating my breakfast and reading the newpaper [actually the comics], when I saw the story that h.j. is going to be doing what she does best.
When I came across the story about h.j. going on the protest circuit I really got pissed off, again. I was in R.V.N. when she "visited" and it really "upset" me then.
The first thing I thought of was that "bitch" is at it again. My second thought was, "Wait a minute, that is disrespecting a female dog!"
I was really happy I had finished most of my meal before I came upon this story, but I've had a bad taste in my mouth all day.
Jane's interview with Leslie Stahl the other night was un-enlightening to say the least. Jane "regrets" of course all those youthful stupidities, though never dencouning the philosophy behind them. Sayeth she, "I wish I could go back in time and grab that girl by the neck and tell her "STOP!" With life offering so few second chances, why she does not avail herself now is a mystery.
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She's a joke and should not be allowed to live in this country she has so vehemently disavowed and downright betrayed!!
She's a piece of work!
God Bless America, and God Damn hateful traitorous terrorist-communist supporters everywher, and shame on us for allowing her to come back here and open her poisonous beak!!