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June 12th, 2004

Exciting doctors appointment news and random politics, what an interesting combination @ 08:13 am

Current Mood: thoughtful thoughtful

There's a kitty who really would like to claw me right now, so I figured that it would be nice to keep up the tradition and write. You'd think that she would never have been payed attention to.

I watched most of President Reagan's three, four, five, ah I lost count, funeral services yesterday. I didn't think I would seeing as if, looking back on life retrospectively, I definitely would not, had I been older, supported his policies at all. He was a nice guy, and as a kid, that's all I remember about him. We here in the U.S. have been absolutely bombarded by coverage and tributes of the man and I and my many liberal friends just have/had it with the over coverage. But I watched it, mostly because you generally don't get to see a state funeral many times in life. So what you're watching, what I watched was something in history that you hope you'll see very little in your life time.

I didn't like some politicians politicization of the event though. George W Bush had a huge tribute to Reagan, paid for by Bush Chainey '04. And W had the audacity to insert his politics of erasing evil in the eulogy. I hope that we can find a leader that will bring together the country as Reagan did. Somehow I think this is unlikely, at least with the current administration. I'm just glad the whole thing is over so now I can watch CNN and not hear about tibutes or see coverage of this thing or other. At least George HW Can just go on; he's parachuting for the last time today for his birthday. Lets hope the country can go on that quickly as well.

On a lighter and more happy note, I also did go to the doctor yesterday too. Besides talking about fishing and the fact that when I go to Alaska this summer I must bring him back copious amounts f fish, he did say that my x-rays looked good and that I could come back in December. Translation, I've completely made it through this injury and I'm ready to take on the world with a lot more than a computer, a speakerphone, and a live journal. I suppose all I can hope and pray for now is luck, pure and utter luck, to get me through the rest of my education.
 
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From:acutevoltaire
Date:June 12th, 2004 10:39 am (UTC)
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The remarks that President Bush made about eraddicating evil wewre a tribute to Reagan's own policies, policices that eventually caused the Soviet Empire to fall.
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From:djner
Date:June 12th, 2004 03:41 pm (UTC)
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I agree that Reagan ahd a hand in helping the Soviet UNion to fall, but it wasn't only him that caused it to happen. My issue wasn't that, but Bush's using of the e word, evil, which he seems to like to use whenever he talks about his policies. Its a buzz word with him. That's ok, but the way I took his comments were that he was linking what he was dong today to what Reagan did then in eradicating evil through the world and I don't think that everyone in the middle east is inherently "evil". That's kind of a strong word to use in calling him this. Just my horrible liberal opinion :).
From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 18th, 2004 02:01 pm (UTC)

healing

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Well, I am glad to hear that your body is almost "no worse for the wear." I just hope that our friendship can prove the same. Good luck to you, and have fun in Alaska.

~Heather M
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From:aurora_nebulosa
Date:July 5th, 2004 09:58 pm (UTC)

Reagan's Apotheosis

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Did I miss something, or has Reagan become a god? Perhaps I am exaggerating a bit by even asking such a question, but, really, look at all of the pomp and circumstance surrounding his death. I mean, don't get me wrong, I believe in honoring a man, particularly a (any) president when he dies, but I don't believe in giving him *too much* honor to the point of deification. He was a man like any other; he rejoice, he mourned, he performed good deeds, he had skeletons in his closet, he laughed, he cried. He was a man, certain, according to some, a man of outstanding character and even policy. Every man has his moments of greatness and every man has his flaws. None of us are "great men" or "great women", not one man to my mind could even qualify as "good". Men do good things, but I am hesitant to call any man "good" by his very nature. We should give respect where respect is due, but we should not honor men as next to gods.

So, that's my rant for the day...

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