Monday, July 25, 2005

Jihad Jane 

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.

Apology mooted.

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.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Jul 25, 09:07:00 PM:

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.

The Centrist.  

By Blogger 2amsomewhere, at Mon Jul 25, 10:46:00 PM:

Personally, I've been referring to her as "Baghdad Barbarella".  

By Blogger TigerHawk, at Mon Jul 25, 11:07:00 PM:

Centrist, I agree. In fact, this is so bad for the Democrats, I'm fairly certain that Karl Rove is behind it.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Jul 26, 01:59:00 AM:

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.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Jul 26, 02:56:00 AM:

How about Fallujah Fonda or better yet, Al Qaeda Jane! ... cHgoUSN  

By Blogger TigerHawk, at Tue Jul 26, 05:58:00 AM:


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.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Jul 26, 07:30:00 AM:

Once a traitor always a traitor...  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Jul 26, 08:58:00 AM:

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  

By Blogger cakreiz, at Tue Jul 26, 10:34:00 AM:

Her politics are awful- but her book was pretty good and she's so damn cute. A guilty pleasure.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Jul 26, 06:31:00 PM:

She's become Jane al-Zarqawi.  

By Blogger NAMedic, at Tue Jul 26, 11:24:00 PM:

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.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Jul 27, 02:00:00 AM:

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.  

By Blogger Fausta, at Wed Jul 27, 09:56:00 AM:

French farmers are not allowed to use the fuel oil they produce themselves from sunflowers because the oil doesn't pay tax. Will Jane's oil pay fuel tax?  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Jul 29, 01:00:00 AM:

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.  

By Blogger Raizor's Edge, at Tue Aug 02, 01:37:00 PM:

Chevy Chase once said on a "Weekend Update" segment of Saturday Night Live, in reference to Frank Sinatra, that "nobody is interested and nobody cares."

I think that applies double for Jihad Jane.  

By Blogger individ, at Thu Aug 04, 01:13:00 PM:

"No Blood for Vegetable Oil"? I still want to know why she was not shot for treason the FIRST time.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Jul 10, 02:33:00 AM:

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!!  

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