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    Sean Daily is an English major from New Jersey now living in Las Vegas, the Other City of Lights. "I consider 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' to be comfort reading, I like the al pastor tacos at Tacos Mexico and I count among my literary influences the Chainsaw from 'Doom'. 'RRRRRR! You don't like that, do you, Mr. Undead Marine! RRRRRR!'"

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9-12-08 Moving on past 9/11

Posted by Sean on September 12, 2008

Funny you should talk about grown men and women acting like children, Shanoah…

I imposed a one-day political embargo on myself, which I broke only once for the Alaskan blog Mudflats. Yesterday was 9/11, after all, and I was feeling particularly – how should I phrase it? – vulnerable during that time. I knew I’d see nothing but photos of the two planes hitting the Twin Towers. I knew that both the left and right would use the date to push their political agendas. I knew it would not be a good time to have an Internet connection.

Well, I came back the boards full-force today and it was like I never left: people calling each other Repuke this and libtard that. The level of culture and imagination displayed was stunning. It kinda felt like fifth grade, actually.

And I hated fifth grade.

Then I stumbled across this at, of all places, Crooks and Liars. Puts 9/11 in perspective, I think. I mean, it was, what, seven years ago. Seems like yesterday, though, for all the progress we’ve made since then… I think it’s time to rethink this relationship with 9/11 and just… move on.


Courtesy of Current TV.


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