Uninvited to Speak
Her crime? Agreeing with Bartcop
A high school graduation speech by veteran White
House reporter Helen Thomas has been canceled
because of remarks she made about Israel, the
school's principal said in an e-mail Sunday.
Thomas had been scheduled to speak at the June
14 graduation of Walt Whitman High School,
but Principal Alan Goodwin said she was being
replaced. The school hasn't picked a new speaker.
"Graduation celebrations are not the venue for
divisiveness," Goodwin wrote.
Thomas, a columnist for Hearst Newspapers, issued
an apology on her Web site on Friday for comments
that were captured on video by an interviewer
for the website www.rabbilive.com. On the video dated May 27,
Thomas says Israelis should "get the hell out
of Palestine," suggesting they go to Germany, Poland or the U.S.
How dare she have an opinion?
And how dare she speak that opinion where
others could hear it.
Helen Thomas is too old to lie to you.
She thinks what she thinks and she says what
And she's right - we could have partial world
if Israel would agree to give up that stupid
We could move Israel to southern Arizona and solve
all kinds of problems
but people don't want their problems solved -
they want to wallow in them.
What fun is living in peace?
Who wants to see their grandchildren grow up, anyway?
Why not live your whole lives surrounded by insane people who want you
But...perhaps to keep her job, she had to tell them the lies they love
"I deeply regret my comments" Thomas
wrote on her site on Friday. "They do not
my heart-felt belief that peace will
come to the Middle East only when all parties
recognize the need for mutual respect
and tolerance. May that day come soon."
I can't even tell what that's supposed to mean, but that's probably
Helen Thomas's first lie .
She knows (better than me) that peace isn't coming to the religiously-insane.
We live in a stupid country.
We live in a country where you have to tell stupid lies to keep your
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