September 14, 2004

Call Me When the Adults Come Back

I can't take any more childish bickering. I want to blog about real issues. Spare me all this BS about forged documents, military records, how Kerry got his medals, etc.


Do you have any idea how infuriating it is to be 19 years old and have to tell people over 50 to grow up?

Let's end the post with a moment of silent mourning for our departed friend, Critical Thinking.


Okay, that's all.

Posted by CD on September 14, 2004 06:09 PM
Semi-Intelligent Comments

I understand. Completely.


I was born about two decades after World War II began and ended (1963). WW2 always seemed like ancient history to me when I was yer age.

It's only when I got older, and realized how fast time flies, that I began to acknowledge and appreciate the "nowness" of history.

I was 13 years old when the ce;ebration of our Bicentennial occurred. That was a huge milestone! And that was 28 frickin' years ago! I have lived -- at the mere age of 41 -- through nearly 20% (1/5) of America's life.
Great-Grandma Keirnan was born in 1893... during the second frickin' Grover Cleveland administration. She made the best chocolate chip cookies!

I guess my point is that time is immediate and everything is recent. Just because it happened a, seemingly, long time ago doesn't mean it shouldn't matter to anyone.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at September 14, 2004 11:13 PM

CD, amen to that.

I understand that parts of history are to be preserved as lessons for the future.

However, in political debate, one would generally be inclined to discuss things that are...{brace yourself}...POLITICAL. What happened in the candidates' military service 30 years ago has nothing to do with their plans for healthcare, Iraq, Social Security, homeland security, jobs, the national debt, balancing the budget, etc.

Posted by: Alex D. at September 15, 2004 03:47 AM

Here's a serious & current topic. Please feel free to take a crack at this one:

Posted by: Harvey at September 20, 2004 03:56 PM
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