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Nov. 3rd, 2004

Well, this morning the PG County Corthouse burned down. I can't find anything about it on the wpost. I heard it was a part of the building that was under construction or something? It is/was in Upper Marlboro.

Feeling rather more than somber today.

How will we bridge this gap? Is anyone talking to each other across it without yelling, foot stomping, and invective-hurling? The blinders are very firmly in place on both sides. Someone point me to the reasonable dialogue.



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Nov. 3rd, 2004 06:18 pm (UTC)
Re: courthouse fire
heh. i am blind :) thanks.
Nov. 3rd, 2004 06:20 pm (UTC)
Hey, I was just blogging that, thanks for the article addition (see blog entry if you choose). The whole religion thing has really shaken my view of what this country is. I really (perhaps naively) had thought up until now that most reasonable folk, however religious, were ultimately seeking compromise and tolerance, but voted based on other priorities (economics, defense, etc.).

I don't have answers, in any case. We're going to need some.
Nov. 3rd, 2004 06:20 pm (UTC)
I think everyone needs a little time to nurse wounds, hurl invectives, etc. But I am hoping some reasonable dialogue will start up soon. I think it's a plus that Kerry conceded instead of dragging the nation through a replay of 2000.

But, that's the glass-half-full part of me, which is really tired out today.
Nov. 3rd, 2004 06:35 pm (UTC)
Well said
Nov. 3rd, 2004 07:25 pm (UTC)
Seconded... or thirded, or something.
Nov. 3rd, 2004 07:37 pm (UTC)
Check this shit out.
Nov. 3rd, 2004 08:12 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately I do not know that there will ever be a reasonable dialog. I only know one person that is so good at detacching himself and his personal beliefs from a conversation that he can argue it without arguing. We are emotional and attached people. Our beliefs are strong and they are ours. So we cling to them as if they are our only possesion, becuase in reality they are the only thing that can not be taken from us.
Nov. 3rd, 2004 08:25 pm (UTC)
The thing is, we're all going to have to be willing to talk about beliefs as well as facts, including "facts" that we consider to be "partisan". Many times today I've seen from one side or the other accusations like "well that's just liberal propaganda" or "that's just right wing trumped up lies".

If it's ALL propaganda and lies, and called that, then there can be no reasonable dialogue. And everyone who's saying things like "America is fucked" can go toot their horns and have a party, because they are right. But I refuse to believe it.
Nov. 3rd, 2004 08:45 pm (UTC)
OH honey I don't disagree with you that this needs to happen. I just don't see it happening.
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Nov. 4th, 2004 01:06 am (UTC)
Honestly, I didn't see this campaign as significantly different than any other ones in my lifetime. Just more, and louder. :(
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