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The Tally Ho

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Ramble On

Not much posting going on here. Not surprising, I know that Nicky is very busy, as are Dustin and Jason. Jeanette just got email, so give her time. But times are changing. It is that time of the year again. I was making a run to the post off for work and decided to walk by one of the local parks on the way. It was a gray and rainy day, one that was too warm for a jacket but too cool to be without one – a typical New York spring. But today was the first day that I noticed that green is back in the neighborhood. From November until April I would look across the park and see nothing but bare trees, the grey concrete of empty basketball courts, and the empty rooftops of many apartment buildings. Parks are essential for urban living because without them today would have just been another rainy day in the concrete jungle. So this was nice. However, there is a major change taking place. A building is coming down. This building housed a grocery store for 30 years. While it will be back when the new building is completed, the options for the residents have decreased for a short while.

On the political front it looks like BushCo is going to treat John Kerry like they treated John McCain in the 2000 primary and Max Cleland in the 2002 midterm elections. These chicken hawks are claiming that Kerry is weak on defense because he voted for cuts in defense programs, but Dick Cheney himself voted for or advocated these same cuts when he was Secretary of Defense for senior Bush ! This is the same Dick Cheney that sponsored legislation to increase taxes on gasoline and continued to say that Kerry raising gas taxes would be terrible. This is also the same Dick Cheney that supposedly told people that the nonexistent link between Iraq and Al Qaeda was actually existent. Now BushCo is questioning one of Kerry’s purple hearts (Kerry has 3 purple hearts, a bronze star and silver star) and his role in the protests against the Vietnam War. The sad thing is that people will buy it, or worse – that people don’t care.

Speaking of marches, it was nice to hear of how successful the march in Washington was this past weekend. Everything that I read and heard said that it was a cross-generational event and that the male gender was well represented. I would like to hear from Nicky what was reported by the European media.

Other than that, I think there is a good chance that I will be back in school next fall. I am tired, must sleep.

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