Thank you for being a valued part of the CNET community. As of December 1, 2020, the forums are in read-only format. In early 2021, CNET Forums will no longer be available. We are grateful for the participation and advice you have provided to one another over the years.

Thanks,

CNET Support

General discussion

My mea culpa

Nov 29, 2005 12:03PM PST

In a recent post I had a link to a much dejected looking Cindy Sheehan and some may have gotten the WRONG impression that her book signing was not a success. I do utterly and completely apologize for the great distortion of the truth.


http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001572310
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Please set your sarcasm filter to maximum

100 books, only 100 more than I sold last week.
Amazing what some consider ?success?

Discussion is locked

- Collapse -
she prob bought all herself
Nov 29, 2005 12:35PM PST

and she can autograph them

- Collapse -
More than 100 would show up ...
Nov 29, 2005 9:22PM PST

... in the summer TX heat to read a book by Barney Happy

Evie Happy

- Collapse -
Do you have any evidence, any at all
Nov 30, 2005 12:22AM PST

to support such a hateful accusation?

Dan

- Collapse -
How is that hatefiul?
Nov 30, 2005 12:34AM PST

Do you think authors or publishers never buy up their books to inflate sales numbers?? It happens all the time.

- Collapse -
Do you have any evidence
Nov 30, 2005 12:41AM PST

that it occurred here? Any?

Dan

- Collapse -
Earth to Dan...
Nov 30, 2005 12:49AM PST

I don't claim it did. Only that there's nothing hateful about speculating that it might have.

- Collapse -
well when you have a hatefull mind you tend
Nov 30, 2005 1:10AM PST

to think everythings hatefull huh dan

- Collapse -
Such speculation, in general, is not, but
Nov 30, 2005 2:14AM PST

specific instances of it can be and are.

Dan

- Collapse -
Suuure, Dan.
Nov 30, 2005 3:46AM PST

You're blowing smoke.

- Collapse -
Selling 100% of her supply sounds like....
Nov 29, 2005 11:10PM PST

...a success to me.

But in a statement today, Sheehan accused ?right-wing? sites of ?spreading a false story that nobody bought my book at Camp Casey on Saturday. That is not true, I sold all 100 copies and got writer's cramp signing them. Photos were taken of me before the people got in line to have me sign the book. We made $2000 for the peace house.?

The way I read that, she only brought 100 copies with her and sold all of them. In most business circles that would indicate that the sale was a success.

- Collapse -
Yeah; if she had brought only 10,,,
Nov 29, 2005 11:14PM PST

or 1....?

C'mon, Josh. It's pathetic. Do you have your copy?

Anyway, who cares about her? She's had her 15 minutes and more.

- Collapse -
Apparently you guys care a lot
Nov 29, 2005 11:18PM PST

Every thread about her has been started by one of you, mostly Mark.

- Collapse -
So what?
Nov 30, 2005 12:17AM PST

Doesn't prove anything beyond the fact that we follow the news.

- Collapse -
So you guys are constantly posting about her.....
Nov 30, 2005 12:58AM PST

....because you couldn't care less about her?

Sure, if you say so.

- Collapse -
Okay, you can have the last word...
Nov 30, 2005 1:05AM PST

if that's what you want.

Jeeez!

- Collapse -
and since you mentioned my name
Nov 30, 2005 1:15AM PST

i guess you envy me hmmm

- Collapse -
Josh didn't even mention the word "envy"!
Nov 30, 2005 1:21AM PST

However, I am sure you have qualities that most of us would envy and so do we that you would. We're all very special Mark.

- Collapse -
Only if all the posts in which you mention my name....
Nov 30, 2005 1:58AM PST

....mean you envy me, Mark.

Cool

- Collapse -
josh you would do good to save your copy
Nov 30, 2005 1:13AM PST

it will go good along side band aid kerrys service records.
wait he hasnt released them yetGrin
you work for us remember

- Collapse -
Jeeez Louise!
Nov 30, 2005 1:23AM PST

Kerry must be a heavy duty thorn in your side Mark. He appears in more of your posts than he does on a search at google!

- Collapse -
well as i despise liars and cowards
Nov 30, 2005 2:35AM PST

as some here think hes a good man, same people think bill Clinton's an Honorable man, just because he lied to congress and committed adultery isn't a bad moralistic man to idolize.

- Collapse -
Do you think that's why?
Nov 30, 2005 3:25AM PST

"same people think bill Clinton's an Honorable man, just because he lied to congress and committed adultery"

Do you really think that's why some people like Bill Clinton? Otherwise, why would you even go there? Your hate is getting worse every day. Please just try to be a little more humble and try, just try to see things from more than your own perspective becuase your glasses have the stars and stripes all over them and that is NOT the way to look at the world or even the USA.

- Collapse -
lol
Nov 30, 2005 3:55AM PST

and do the facts that he lied make him "your kind of honerable person"
and as to the stripes your dammed right im proud of my country.
good people died for it and more will die for it.
and what you see as hate is your low self esteem.
i can look myself in the mirror and not be ashamed.

- Collapse -
He released them, Mark
Nov 30, 2005 1:59AM PST

And you well know it.

- Collapse -
not his war records josh
Nov 30, 2005 2:33AM PST

he still hasnt released them he knows whats in them and thats why hes not released them

- Collapse -
Bush and Cheney have great war records.......
Nov 30, 2005 3:39AM PST

....by the Andrews Sisters.

Devil

- Collapse -
(NT) (NT) OUCH!
Nov 30, 2005 3:41AM PST
- Collapse -
Way to duck the fact...
Nov 30, 2005 3:44AM PST

that Kerry used a sneaky trick to make it look like he relased his records (under duress) while not really releasing the ones that count.

And some people fell for it!

- Collapse -
and you cant say the same or was cub scouts
Nov 30, 2005 3:57AM PST

all you did?

- Collapse -
This AGAIN, Mark???
Nov 30, 2005 4:05AM PST

You know the answer to this one too, as I've told you at least four times now. Either you have a very bad memory or you're deliberately ignoring the facts in order to continue to lob insults.