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March 30, 2008

This AP article is is sad tribute to an amazing person. I remember watching the Killing Fields in middle school and being totally blown away. I have always been drawn to stories of war and survivor-ship. Dith Pran’s story was an amazing journey of faith, determination and a strong will to live. As an American, well as a person on the planet, I am continually appalled at the lack of interest in what is happening in other countries around the world unless that country has something we desire.

On Easter when we visited our nations Capital, D and I pointed out the Capital building and the White House to Spawn and Chica and almost in unison they proclaim, “WELL, at least it is almost over. We will have a new President soon and that terrible Bush will be OUT of here. He sucks!”

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 30, 2008 11:23 pm

    I just hope the replacement is a bit better. And happy belated birthday to you – I thought about you on Saturday when we celebrated my sister’s bday.

  2. gino permalink
    April 2, 2008 5:42 am

    “As an American, well as a person on the planet, I am continually appalled at the lack of interest in what is happening in other countries around the world unless that country has something we desire.”

    Sad indeed. Maybe someday Africa, Latin America, or Southeast Asia will have something “we” want.

    When that happens, “they” will able to feel “our” full attention and interest.

    And that will be nice for them…..

    FUCK!

    OK, I have to teach a class in like 6 hours………..

  3. April 10, 2008 8:56 pm

    With all the strong feeling against Bush being published out in Cyberspace and the ability of “THEM” to be able to determine where we live, I’m always impressed that we can still say what we want and not get killed off or incarcerated because we published it to the whole world.
    Not that it couldn’t ever happen – remember McCarthyism, and Communism and how so many people had to flee the US because they could no longer work in their professions?
    I watch American politics out in my peripheral vision and must admit that I’ll be very interested to see who the winner is in this next presidential go-around.

    And thanks for pointing out the article – it was a good read. Some people have amazing lives, don’t the?
    K

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