Wednesday, July 05, 2006

US Stars Align in Anti-Iraq War Hunger Strike

Good Lord, what a bunch of morons, has beens, miscreants and moneyed malcontents:

The hunger strike will see at least four activists, Sheehan, veteran comedian and peace campaigner Dick Gregory, former army colonel Ann Wright and environmental campaigner Diane Wilson launch serious, long-term fasts.

"I don't know how long I can fast, but I am making this open-ended," said Wilson.

Other supporters, including Penn, Sarandon, novelist Alice Walker and actor Danny Glover will join a 'rolling" fast, a relay in which 2,700 activists pledge to refuse food for at least 24 hours, and then hand over to a comrade.

Wow! Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon and Danny Glover will not eat for 24 hours, and then someone else won't eat for 24 hours! I'm sure that a couple of days of this will certainly show the administration the error of it's ways! Geez.

As for "vetran comedian" Dick Gregory, he hasn't been a working "comedian" for decades having long since abanodoned that profession for another, professional whiner notwithstanding. From his own website:
In 1973, the year he released his comedy album Caught in the Act, Gregory moved with his family to Plymouth, Massachusetts, where he developed an interest in vegetarianism and became a nutritional consultant. In 1984 he founded Health Enterprises, Inc., a company that distributed weight loss products. In 1987 Gregory introduced the Slim-Safe Bahamian Diet, a powdered diet mix, which was immensely profitable.

Perhaps he can now market the "don't eat for peace" diet.

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