[rollei_list] Re: Happy MLK Day

  • From: "Raid Amin" <ramin@xxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 19:36:55 -0600

The  Bush group of politicians appear as inhumane and criminal to many
people in the world, so there is a feeling that a new face is needed for
the USA.


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It's not unpatriotic, it's just too rational to be practical... If life
were rational, then we would do as you suggest. But emotional ceremonial
responses to all aspects of social life are very important, and
inseparable from any activity or event. How about Christmas with no
tree, gift wrapping, or family get-togethers (never mind Jesus or
Santa)? Buy the presents, hand them out, and if there's anything left in
the budget invite some friends and family over and have a dinner to
celebrate. It would be the sensible thing to do...




On Jan 19, 2009, at 8:23 PM, Don Williams wrote:

At 06:01 PM 1/19/2009, you Marc wrote, in part:

 Oh, well, we cannot expect everything to happen all at once:  

I'm not really politically inclined, however I would have been much
happier to have seen the expenses of the train ride, the activities
yesterday and today, and the overall cost of the inauguration, go into
the general fund and have the coronation after the new president has
done some of the things he has promised.  

THEN would be the time to celebrate, assuming there is any money for
such things.

Perhaps that's an un-patriotic position, but I think it does make some



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