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Archive for May 3rd, 2011

So, I have been gone on vacation.  Sorry for the delay in blogs.  I was planning on writing about the ‘birthers movement’ (probably the next blog) and how I think it is racist, but I am struck by the news of the death of Bin Laden.  This may be politically incorrect, but I am finding it difficult to celebrate the death of a human being.

I am not insensitive, and I hope that this latest event provides closure for those affected first hand by 9-11, but I am not exactly sure what benefit comes from celebration of death.  I would have preferred him captured, but regardless, I hope that his removal from any sort of power position will have a positive impact on terrorism both in the US and in other countries.  Unfortunately, I don’t have a strong belief that this will be the case.  I hate terrorism, I really do, but to chant USA USA USA at a baseball game when you hear the news of his death boggles my mind.

Am I happy is gone? Yes.  However, it worries me that we have become a society that rejoices death, even if that death is of an enemy.  As human beings, haven’t we evolved beyond the celebration of human loss, or am I naive?  Maybe I am just a liberal tree-hugging peace lover, or maybe I just believe that killing, in extreme cases, however necessary, should never be celebrated.

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If you are single and without kids and you are willing to go in public places, like shopping, in sweats; is there a more obvious sign of ‘I give up’?  I’m not talking about cute, top and bottom coordinated track suits.  I am talking, sloppy, stained, saggy, non-flattering, I just ate a gallon of ice cream sitting on my couch watching Oprah and I am shopping for more ice cream, I give up sweats.  I’m just sayin …

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