Cinnamon Stillwell

I’m the West Coast Representative for Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum that focuses on Middle East studies. I was a political columnist for (San Francisco Chronicle online) from 2004-2008. I've written for the American Thinker, Frontpage Magazine, Family Security Matters, Accuracy In Media, Newsbusters, Israel National News, The Jewish Policy Center, J-The Jewish News Weekly of N. CA, Intellectual Conservative and many others. More info at

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Anti-War Miseducation in San Francisco

My new column at SFGate:

Anti-War Miseducation in San Francisco


Anonymous Jeremy said...

Have you even glanced at the excerpts mentioned in your blog? It may be unpleasant to your sensibilities and more convenient for you to simply label something as anti-war propaganda and conspiracy theory (cheap shots), but in fact what I've seen from the excerpts is a reasonable, factual presentation. And it is unfortunate that our country is not the ideal dream you imagine it is, but it's hardly honest to paint the bearer of bad news as the problem. Do you deny any of quotes or facts listed even in the excerpt? If so, can you back it up? Or are you content to let another badly researched, emotionally charged, but factual empty piece stand and collect your paycheck?

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 11:45:00 AM  
Blogger polytician said...

Great column Cinnamon. SF has for some time lost all reason, and does everything it can to dis-credit the military that keeps us safe at night. I expecially loved your mention of the refusal to allow the USS Iowa to dock as a museum because they viewed it as a "celebration of war."

I hope that the rest of the country doesn't adopt this peace-at-all-costs attitide. If it spreads too much, we'll all wind up paying far too much.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anita said...


OK, I don't get it. I mean, I know I am from San Diego and I am a blonde (yes, and a real one, too) and everyone thinks we are a little off sometimes, just becuase we are not all workaholics and we know how to go out and have fun sometimes, even if it's just to leave work early to go to the beach. But, I did more here, to SF, from there, SD. And I don't support the war, but I do support the troops, and I know that Cinnamon states that all the rhetoric has gone beyond that statement to something else. And then she says those three words I just hate to hear: "and by extension!" I mean, come one, don't you just hate it when people say "and by extension?" I mean, because that's just the person making a hugely major sweeping generalization of some point and steering it exactly where they want it so they can prove a point about textbooks, when in reality all they do is write a less-than-mediocre blog that's feautured in, of all papers, the Chronicle!

OK, so that's like when someone says, "Well I don't support the death penalty," and you say, "'and by extension' you think it's ok that people kill children and they are not punished." Well, ok, NO, that's not what I said at all now, is it? I mean, you can't just "extend" everything to where you need it, so you can write some scarily conservative blog that no one has heard of. I mean, geez! Perez Hilton is a blog. The Daily Kos and The Huffington Post. I mean, those are blogs. But Cinnamon Stillwell? Well, every man and woman (and combination of the two) is entitles to their little piece of webspace, I guess.

So, here's the thing: all these supporters of the war and the war effort -- they go on and on about how they are all for the troops and the mission and freedom and the preservation of American Security and all, but then, they NEVER DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT!!!!! I mean, if Cinnamon is so supportive of this effort and all, then why is she here in SF writing pathetic columns where she can't even get her facts right (see my post about how she got lyrics to the Dixie chick song all wrong and so it's really impossible to take her seriously)? Why isn't she IN IRAQ?!?! I mean, don't we all want to know why these supporters sit back and support and none of them ever go there.

Of course, maybe Cinnamon is too old to be able to join the military, but she could become a journalist or something, right, and get all imbedded with the troops. I know, I know -- she's no journalist, but she could still get there, right? And there are any number of opportunities to be a contractor there, driving trucks or well, whatever it is contractors do there. And it's not a bad business; they make a ton of money. So, she could get a job with Dyncorp, Vinnell Corp, Blackwater, and, of course, HALIBURTON and actually go put her money where her mouth is (and really all the rest of the supporters can, too). Of course, if she joins Haliburton, then she might get relocated to Dubai and not even Iraq. And DON'T EVEN get me started on that move. Lord!

So, really, there are plenty of opportunities for Cinnamon to show the world how much she supports the preservation of American Security by getting right there in the midst of it all, as opposed to sitting back and being, well, really just a blithering idiot who has an awful lot of blogs about Hollywood and boring stuff like that. I mean, if Farris Hassan can get to Baghdad to write an article for his high school journalism class and Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey can get there to sing rather sub-standard pop songs (ok, personal opinion there - but oh! he is such a hunk!), can't Cinnamon get there to show the troops how much she supports them. Or maybe she's just spewing garbage and when it's time to step up to the plate her and her little Republican friends just can't do it. And they point the finger at San Franciscans (and other people from all over this beautiful country who are sick and tired of all the senseless death over a bunch of lies) so no one will see how really they are just all bark and no bite.

OK. Bye!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous JoLinda said...

Anita - I sort of understand what you are saying about Cinnamon going to IRAQ but have you ever heard about DADT (Don't Ask Don't Tell)? I'm sure Cinnammon would be one of the first ones to support the US and sign up for duty BUT with her sexual/gender orientation, it's sort of next to impossible.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 1:28:00 PM  
Blogger Mike's America said...

" content to let another badly researched, emotionally charged, but factual empty piece stand."

Jeremy: Stop putting yourself down.

Cinnamon: Thanks for highlighting this issue. Is it any wonder that public education is in such a mess?

It's bad enough that the left is openly politicizing education. And I guess it wouldn't be so bad if there was an effort to allow both sides to be presented.

But we all know that doesn't happen.

Anyone who needs another example need look no further than the showing of Al Bore's film "An Inconvenient Truth" to school children.

Even the NY Times finds his conclusions too fantastic to swallow.

Yet, I haven't heard one school district recommend we also show the countering point of view offered in "The Great Global Warming Swindle."

Thanks again Cinnamon. Keep shining the light on these issues.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 1:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is it with all these raving Trannys on your blog Cinnamon?

"Anita" and "Jolinda" are notably bitchier than real women. Dead giveaway.

Another fine column shining light on the dregs of humanity. Leftist San Franciscans.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 2:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Wednesday, March 14, 2007 4:08:00 PM  
Anonymous JoLinda said...

I thought Cinnamon was a trans-whatever...maybe I'm mistaken but I swear that she stated this in one of her columns.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 4:50:00 PM  
Blogger Lew Waters said...

Typical leftists, full of vitriol.

Anita, do you have any realization just how hollow "I support the troops, but not the war" sounds to the troops?

To justify that, would you also support the Police, but not them arresting Bank Robbers and Rapists?

As for you call of "they go on and on about how they are all for the troops and the mission and freedom and the preservation of American Security and all, but then, they NEVER DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT!!!!!"

Other than protesting the troops, blocking shipments of medical equipment to them, as was recently tried in Tacoma (Investing In Defeat), what have you done about it? What price do you place on your freedom that someone else volunteers to pay? Why do our Troops feel the need to petition Congress to Support their Mission? Appeal For Courage

We have an All Volunteer Military for a reason and no, the Military isn't for everyone. Demanding others join when you aren't willing to do anything yourself is oh so lamentable.

What I find funny about the reference to Halliburton, is how the left cries now that Halliburton announced they are moving their operations to Dubai. Of course, no mention of the truth about the deals with Halliburton, including B.J. Clinton's own No-bid contracts with them ever get mention.

Just inc ase you wish to return to pull the same nonsense on me, know that I served approxiamtely 8 years, 1 month and 4 days active duty, U.S. Army, including 18 months boots on the ground with C Troop 7/17th Air Cavalry, MOS 67V20, OH-6A/OH-58A Helicopter Crew Chief/Mechanic, Specialist Fifth Class with subsequent years spent in Germany and Ft. Bragg, N.C. I enlisted with a Draft notice pending and don't regret any of it.

My final reason for getting out and not finishing a career in the Army was due to Jimmuh Cartah who slapped us in the face when he declared amnesty to all those cowards who ran away.

Sleep well tonight, brave people are awake.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 6:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here here Jeremy. Stillwell, get a life. The textbooks are balanced. You are the one who is living in unbalanced viewpoint.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 7:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Soosun said...

I really thought Anita had some good points in her comments and then I read Low Waters - wow, this guy must really hate america and mankind. Honey, you need to get over yourself and maybe take an anger management class - you might live longer.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 8:25:00 PM  
Blogger Lew Waters said...

Soosun, attacking? How leftist.

But, I'm happy to see how you view Viet Nam Veterans, just as ya'll always have.

Some "We Support the Troops." Why not be honest and say you Support the Troops that hate Bush and are antiwar? That's the only Troops you all support.

Hate America? I hate what you want America to become, not the great country that has been the beacon of freedom for decades now.

Truth be known, it is you and your cronies that hate the real America and are trying desparatley to remake it into the Union of Socialist States of America, led by your Bolshecrat party.

Now, run along and play, the grown-ups are talking.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 8:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Mark said...

I've read so much the past few years that practically nothing the Left does nowadays surprises me, yet it still leaves me in a state of unbelief that thinking people could say and do such things. The advantage the Left has is the ability to distort at will without a twinge of conscience.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 9:03:00 PM  
Blogger Mike's America said...

Did you folks see the story Matt Drudge posted showing that the U.S. surge in Baghdad is saving the lives of U.S. troops?

Drudge informed Rush Limbaugh that after posting that link he received death threats from the anti-war crowd.

It seems "peace" activists are willing to kill for their cause.

Just not fight for their country.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 9:30:00 PM  
Anonymous DocAmazing said...

The howlers keep coming!

Mike's America uses Drudge as a source with a straight face (hint: he doesn't have a real job in the media for a reason, Mike), and REMF Lew is busily trying to conflate "the war" and "the troops". Lew, let's go over it slowly: the Iraq invasion is/was criminal (against international law) and counterproductive. The vast majority of the money spent to fight it isn't going to make front-line personnel any safer or more effective--it's being blown on useless fripperies for well-connected contractors.

And hey, REMF Lew--how many of you right-wing types are helping DAV or forcing the VA to take care of the soldiers at home? Zero? Yeah, that's what I thought. We leftists must really hate the soldiers, with our obnoxious attempts to improve their medical care and all.

Cinnamon, I must agree with Anita: you're a great lover of the war as long as someone else has to fight it. The rest of us aren't interested in keeping the military-industrial complex fed, especially in some ridiculous war of choice against a country that never attacked us and was never a threat to us. You barely make it as comic relief, and I'll never know why the Chrom wasted column inches on you.

Thursday, March 15, 2007 3:08:00 AM  
Blogger Lew Waters said...

Hey moron docamazing, REMF Lew--how many of you right-wing types are helping DAV or forcing the VA to take care of the soldiers at home? An Khe wasn't much of a Rear Area, was it?

FYI, I am a Life Member of DAV.

You obviously haven't dealt with the VA much, have you? No one forces a Bureaucracy into anything. Welcome to Socialized Medicine.

The rest of your tripe is just so much typical blame America first garbage.

When you graduate the 7th grade, come back and talk to us.

Thursday, March 15, 2007 7:17:00 AM  
Blogger Mike's America said...

docamazing: Keep clinging to your prejudice, anger and delusions.

I'd hate for you to wake up one day from that self induced coma and realize how intellectually vacuous you have become.

Thursday, March 15, 2007 7:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anita said...


Lew Waters - FABULOUS!!!! I saw A Few Good Men, too, and I absolutely LOVED it! LOVED LOVED LOVED it! I mean, at the time, I was (like everyone was) a HUGE Tom Cruise fan, and now, well, not so much. My sister had post... whatever, that has nothing to do with this. But, ok - back to the point. I loved that speech, too, where Jack gets all fabulously indignant because he ok'd the murder of the marine and Tom questions his going outside of "standard" marine protocol and ordering the Code Red. And Jack orders the Code Red because he feels that as a marine, well, he can just bypass whatever system he wants to because he attended boot camp and is putting himself on the line. But then, in the end, Jack Nicholson's freakish rage gets the best of him and he admits the Code Red and he's arrested because, well, because you just can't stand around breaking rules left and right because you feel its appropriate. Especially when people's lives are on the line.

OK, so well, Jack never said, "Sleep well tonight, brave people are awake," but if the producers had read this blog they probably would have thrown that in, too, because it's a great line for a Hollywood blockbuster, too. And anyway, I am sure that the forces in Iraw must sleep sometime, and of course, they're awake when we are sleeping, because, isn't Iraq like 12 hours ahead of us anyway?

So, it's interesting that Jack was punished for breaking the rules because well, isn't the whole Bush administation just doing whatever they damn well please anyway, I mean like Jack was? The lies, the cover-ups, the Libby thing, the protection of Gonzalez, the less-than-adequate care for the injured forces? I mean, really, all of it. But Bush isn't such a great public speaker - he flubs everything up all the time, and stumbles over words and he'd never be able to pull off that ferocious speech Jack gave or even the one you did, Lew. But, so, I think that like Jack Nicholson, all these people throwing their power around left and right and lying and the unecessary deaths and the terrible hospital conditions (makes my HMO look like a Palace)...well, it will all come to a head, won't it? You know, people in America are starting to vote a little more intelligently and really beginning to rething why the Hell we are there with all these 21 year old Americans being blown to pieces in the middle of a Civil War in another country when it was all based on stupid lies about WMD and some obscure al Qaida/Iraw connection (ok - they both have Qs).

And, ok - I questioned why Cinnmon didn't go get a contractor job in Iraq since she was so supportive and then everyone was like, "Well, why don't you?" And I am thinking, "Well, it's pretty obvious - I don't support this war, so why would I go take a job driving a truck in Iraq?" So, sorry - I thought it was kind of obvious, but you conservatives can be so obtuse sometimes and you need to spell it all out for you.

OK, so, Lew, again, I just got all goosepimply when I read your cinema-moment speech. You really must try your hand at writing for movies or something.

OK. Bye!

Thursday, March 15, 2007 10:48:00 AM  
Blogger Boomer Rider said...

It's so funny that San Francisco prides itself on being anti-military but sees no hypocrisy in asking the Navy for special favors in cleaning up Hunters Point Naval Shipyard early, just so they can keep the 49ers in town.

Thursday, March 15, 2007 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous DocAmazing said...

boomer rider--

Asking the Navy to clean up the toxic/radioactive mess it left behind is "special favors"? Boy, I'd hate to have you as a houseguest...

REMF Lew--

Cool down, old guy. Your Alzheimer's is acting up. I know that you deliberately avoided learning any US history, but we have been very imprialistic since the late 1890s, as even a cursory glance at a book would tell you. What's a "book", you ask? We'll talk about that later, old guy...

Mie's America--

You cite Limbaugh (of the crippling butt cyst that kept him out of Vietnam) and Drudge as sources? The mind reels...

Cinnamon, if these are the people agreeing with you, you might want to re-think your positions.

Thursday, March 15, 2007 11:41:00 AM  
Blogger Lew Waters said...

Wow, Anita and Docamazing, all that verbiage and bandwidth and neither of you said anything remotely intelligent.

That must take a lot of practice.

So, an easy question, for an adult, anyways, since you don't support the war, why hang out with those who do? Is that your sixth grade assignment for today?

Wouldn't you rather be in Tacoma trying to block shipments of medical equipment being sent to the Troops you claim to Support?

Thursday, March 15, 2007 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Stamron said...

Geez, gramps. Quit throwing that Vietnam shit around. Its been 30 years. Fer Chrissake, at least give the readers some recent accomplishments you have under your belt.

Thursday, March 15, 2007 1:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Thuy said...

I com to this country 5 years go and alwys thout that this country of immigrints. It look like now all immigrints used to fight war. What is US going do when they do let no more immigrints come and still want to fight war? I thought this country of oportunniti. Whay we wasting money on killing peeple in other parts of tha world? Lew maybe you should go and try livin in nother country sinc you afraid what might happen.

Thursday, March 15, 2007 1:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good night, Lew. Please turn off the lights when you close your casket.

Thursday, March 15, 2007 1:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Paul said...

Lefties never change whether it is today or 40 years ago. They will do anything to denigrate and weaken America. They think that they are so smart too, but we know that they aren't. Frankly Lefties are pitiable .

Friday, March 16, 2007 2:52:00 AM  
Anonymous W.F. said...

Yes, we support the troops. See how we attack Vietnam Vets? Warm up your spitters, boys.

And to whoever said this war was illegal, um, maybe you should read the treaty signed at the end of the 1st Gulf War. By, treaty we had the right to go into Iraq.

There's a word that describes some of you - "Delusional". Someday, hopefully, you and reality will meet.

Friday, March 16, 2007 6:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Hanoi Jane said...

Hasn't the statute of limitations run out on supporting these Vietnam Vets?

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 3:11:00 PM  

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