The Day After

Putting the anger to the side for now. Let’s just hope for the full and swift recovery of Gabrielle Giffords and the rest of the victims.


Original DVD cover

Rest in peace, Christina Taylor Green, Judge John McCarthy Roll, Gabe Zimmerman, Phyllis Schneck, Dorwan Stoddard, and Dorothy Morris. May your families and friends find comfort and peace.

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23 responses to “The Day After

  1. jean-philippe

    With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
    England mourns for her dead across the sea.
    Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
    Fallen in the cause of the free.
    – Laurence Binyon
    http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Times/1914/Arts/For_the_Fallen

  2. Friend of the court

    may we all find comfort and peace.

  3. The slain child looks just like my little sister at that age. Nice memorial Nonnie.

    • the little girl was born on 9/11. born on such a tragic day and taken away by another tragedy. i hope that every day in between was filled with joy and that her parents have wonderful memories to carry them through. heartbreaking.

  4. Snoring Dog Studio

    America is in trouble. All of us, especially our leaders and the people who have the loudest, most televised voices, have to find a way to discover polite, reasoned discourse. All of us have to take a stand against words of violence. Enough of the hating. Thank you for the post, Nonnie.

  5. afrankangle

    Nothing political … simply well done!

  6. I love that poster. Very nice.

  7. Thanks Nonnie –

    There will be a push (there already is) to sweep the whole thing aside as some sort of anomaly. I think as citizens we must resist the temptation to shove this into the memory hole.

    Everyone has already forgotten Dr. Tiller’s assassination (at the urging of Bill-O) and Byron Williams’ attempt to wipe out the entire Tides Foundation (at the urging of Glenn Beck).

    Anyone who tells you that the left does it too needs to be reminded that there is a world of difference between Fox News’ reach and some hot-headed commentator on a progressive blog that is read by maybe 12 people.

    Regards,

    Tengrain

  8. You are sooooo good at this! I’d love to have your graphics abilities, just for my photography biz…

    Seriously, well thought-out post, nonnie!

  9. thanks to all of the raisinettes for keeping it respectful. i knew you would. just some final thoughts:

    the diary on daily kos that the commentators keep referring to was written by someone who was angry that gabrielle giffords voted against nancy pelosi for the leadership position. he titled his diary with words about rep. giffords being dead to him. it was never a call to violence against her. the site was not scrubbed to remove all traces. the author of the diary deleted the diary out of respect, and he wrote another diary apologizing for the wording in the original. when you see the talking heads referring to the first diary as proof that both sides are guilty, take it with a huge grain of salt.

    it occurred to me last night that john boehner, who we’ve witnessed crying at the drop of a hat, was perfectly composed and unemotional when he addressed the tragedy in tucson. i know what i think that says about the man, but i wonder what it says about what he plans to do as a leader when it comes to the rhetoric in congress.

    we are in trouble in this country if we allow this incident to be swept aside and forgotten. i hope we can continue to keep the focus on the harm hateful political rhetoric can have and not allow faux news or the hate radio talkers to try to twist this into the victimization of palin. palin isn’t fighting for her life in a hospital icu unit. she doesn’t have to bury her child or her parent or her spouse or her sibling. she won’t have to live with the images of that day, as so many people who were in that shopping center will. this is not about her. this is about the political climate that allowed someone like her to stir up so much hatred and bigotry. it’s about the loudest and most abrasive voices getting all the attention. it’s about allowing big money to finance unrest in this country in order to attain their own goals. it’s about manipulating the uneducated, the brainwashed, and the desperate.

  10. I hear that, seriously. For what it’s worth, I’ve got your back.

  11. That was very well said. We could all profit from the scriptural admonition to be quick to listen and slow to speak.

  12. Cali Scribe

    This is one of your best ever. Thanks for this.

    And sending healing thoughts to Rep. Gifford and all those injured, and wish blessings and peace to the families and friends of the deceased.

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