Monday, September 11, 2006

Who has left this hole in the ground?
We have not forgotten, Mr. President.
You have.
May this country forgive you.

Rarely will I post political things on this blog... but this is a chilling, important speech by Keith Obermann.
This is posted on one of the best sites for news video. Click above to be connected...

1 comment:

Rainy said...

Last year I got ina huge fight with one of the Jesus freak nurses on 9/11 at my mother's nursing home. The old people were enjoying listening to a Bobby Darrin CD before lunch was served, when one of the nurses decided to put some overproduced contemporary Christian crap on the stereo. I was in no mood for it as I was undergoing a severe bout of constipation, most of it do my feelings of powerlessness and anger over the federal response to Hurricane Katrina, particularly the poor people of New Orleans.

The elderly became visibly disturbed by the cacaphony of female singers screeching out their love for Jesus. I felt angry for my mother, a lapsed Lutheran who gave up on organized religion 40 years ago. She was pretty adament about not affiliating herself with any organized church and "the born agains" as she called them. Even though my mother is suffering from severe dementia doesn't appear to be there about 99 percent of the time, I knew she would never stand for this kind of music had she not been a shell of her former self.

I also felt sorry for this one lady there, Dorothy, a sharp, courageous, intelligent woman who is consigned to living out her life in a nursing home. I probably spend more time visiting with Dorothy when I go to see my mother, since Dorothy can actually carry on a conversation. She complained to me that the the activities director had a hidden agenda, since most of the activities that she organized for the elderly residents meant locking them in a room and preaching to them about Jesus. Dorothy just wanted to hear some Sinatra once in awhile.

I went over to the stereo and turned the music off and this nurse started ripping me a new one.

"It's the president's national day of prayer," she screamed.

"Yeah, Bush sure took care of everybody down in New Orleans he's such a fine Christian," I shouted back.

We were screaming at each other for like five minutes, when Dorothy, told me to sit down and have some prune juice. Six elderly people thanked me for turning the music off and yelling at the activities director.

Eventually, the AD got fired and now they have someone new who actually organizes fun, secular activities for the residents, like visits from Elvis impersonators and Hawaiin luaus.

Sept. 11, 2001 was terrible and we should never forget it, but it has since become an excuse to spy on ordinary Americans and just about everything else that goes wrong in this country, like ecoli in spinach.