Freeper of the week has to go to Larry Northern, the 59 year old Texan who
took chained a pipe to the back of his pickup truck and used it to destroy the
white crosses set up at Camp Casey in Crawford. Each one of the crosses
represented a fallen soldier, so this tells you what Mr. Northern must think of
the brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice to defend his freedom of
criminal damage. Authorities found pieces of the crosses and of the American
flag under Freeper Northern's truck. Authorities are planning to charge him with
A couple weeks back, we had a
story here in the Cincinnati area about the funeral of Pfc. Timothy Hines
Jr. Less than 24 hours after he was laid to rest, someone gathered 20 flags that
were lining his mother-in-law's yard, placed them under a car sitting in the
driveway and torched it all.
A couple of days after that story broke, I noticed some right-wingers posting
to forums saying it was liberals who did this. No one had been arrested and
their were no suspects, but they instantly laid blame to the people who oppose
the war in Iraqr. I went to battle with these accusers considering their was no
suspect in the crime. A few days later, the police made the bust. Turns out the
suspects were two boys, ages 15 and 13, spending a night out doing some random
vandalism. They admitted to it after they learned it was a memorial for a fallen
Larry Northern has no excuse. He knew what those crosses represented and he
is a far cry from being a child. Now I wonder how many neo-cons will consider
him a hero.
Today on Air America, Cindy Sheehan said that a neighbor who is sympathetic
to their cause has offered an acre of nearby land to move Camp Casey too. This
neighbor is the kind of person that shows their are still caring individuals
left in this heavily divided country.
Go to Crooks
and Liars to view the Today Show broadcast of the Larry Northern story.