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Tuesday, January 18, 2005

A country at war

This week we throw a 40 plus million dollar party to honor the second inauguration of the president. We are at war. A war he took us into. Whether we believe that war was right or wrong, shouldn't we be somber and thoughtful and prayerful. Instead:

On Thursday afternoon, after Bush takes the oath of office at the Capitol, some 11,000 people will take part in a parade from the Capitol down Pennsylvania Avenue, to the White House. That night there will be nine official balls. (CNN: Private money to pay for $40 million inauguration + Security costs to be funded by governments)

Posted by Marie at January 18, 2005 4:15 PM


Belatedly: If we're somber and thoughtful and prayerful about the fix Mr. Mandate has gotten us into instead of going out and having a good time, then the terrorists have won. So -- party like it's Sept. 10, 2001, which by my reckoning is the last relatively carefree day we as a country had. (Sorry for the overly grim picture, but I really think this group is disconnected from the reality they're creating for so many other people.)

Posted by: Dan at January 23, 2005 9:44 PM