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  • 9/11 Is So Passe

       October 24, 2004

    Last night I went to see the Old 97s (if you like a Texas mix of rock & country, then you've gotta check them out, they're wonderful). A duo called Sarah Lee and Johnny opened the show. Sarah Lee is, by the way, Sarah Lee Guthrie, daughter of Arlo, granddaughter of Woody. So anyway, they played a couple of songs and one of them had a 9/11 reference in it. It wasn't partisan in any way, it just mentioned it.

    They finished, and while waiting for Rhett Miller and the boys to hit the stage, I eavesdropped on the people behind me. One man liked the opening act, but he was put off by the 9/11 reference. I heard him say, "I mean, come on, it's like 2004!".

    Wow. I'm still just shocked by that attitude. The attacks on 9/11 were just three years ago. So many musicians, writers, film makers, journalists and yes, politicians, are still reliving the Vietnam War, and yet 9/11 is too far gone to care about?

    I'm all too well aware that many of our friends on the left yearn to return to a September 10th world. I know there are people who'd like to pretend that 9/11 never happened. But this guy's attitude was new to me. Basically he's saying we should just get over 9/11. I mean, come on, it's been over three years! It was like he was talking to a buddy who was still hung up on an old girlfriend. "C'mon man, she wasn't even that hot and it was like years ago."

    And yet, I bet if asked, this same guy would have expressed righteous indignation at Bush for "stealing" the 2000 election. But, I mean, come on, that's like four years ago!

    Posted by at October 24, 2004 09:40 AM

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    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: John at October 24, 2004 10:11 AM

    Well, uh, George and his brother *did* steal the 2000 election. And Gore won the popular vote.

    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: kris at October 24, 2004 10:17 AM

    oh honey, I hesitate to even feed the trolls but:

    1. Bush won every recount in Florida. After the election, even the partisan press had to conclude that Bush won. HE WON!!! NAH NAH NAH NAH.

    2. The popular vote does not decide the election. The electoral college does. Those are the rules. And thank God for them because it means that parts of the country other than NY & LA have a say in what happens to them.

    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: Alex at October 24, 2004 10:57 AM

    Lets not forget that JFK only won by through electoral college, too.

    A detail many like to overlook at times.

    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: phil at October 24, 2004 11:57 AM

    yeah, john, "George and his brother" stole the 2000 election. lemme guess, you have a "re-defeat bush" sticker on your car?

    you are a prime example of everything that's wrong with the nation's education system.

    if i were you, i'd consider suing the school district, because believe me, you were cheated. you have been defrauded into thinking that you have received an education.

    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: zetetic at October 24, 2004 04:14 PM

    Check out the troll's e-mail addy. It tells you everything you need to know.

    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: Drew at October 25, 2004 12:14 AM

    The Old 97s kick ass! Best band there is.




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