Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Congrats to Rosie O'Donnell's daughter

Culture: For being admitted to the Hamas Headstart program, nice class photo.

Rosie's explanation.

"They don't watch TV — this is how they play/the boys had fatigues and were playing war/the girls wanted some/they run around the house with water guns/shooting each other," she said.

O'Donnell is fascinated by the reaction to the simple image.

"It's fascinating to me/that an image of a child dressed up as a soldier/evokes so much attention/yet the real soldiers - their deaths - their wounded bodies/doesn't seem to faze most/or make news," she wrote.

You have to know your audience, most people who go to Rosie's site are gun-controlling pacifists who are just shocked to their core that Rosie who is a rabid gun grabber would have her kids in combat garb. The worse is using the picture to try and tie it into the war that people are not paying attention which is a lie. Others are probably upset because it reminds them of pictures like this and thought Rosie was trying to be shock chic with the picture.

I don't mind it at all. but I see a chance for a cheap shot I am going to take it.

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