I remember who
I am one of those "dumb liberals," whom the writer of the "Counterpoint" letter was referring to.
I remember who continued reading "The Pet Goat" to little kids for more than seven minutes after he was informed about the Twin Towers - all the while, people were being crushed, burned alive and jumping to their deaths. Those seven minutes must have seemed an eternity.
I remember who started two multi-trillion dollar useless wars - costly in money, horrific injuries and lost lives.
I remember who allowed his malevolent vice president to run the country from an "undisclosed location."
I remember who started his watch with a budget surplus and ended it with staggering debt.
I remember whose watch it was when the Dow dropped to 6,500. In case anyone noticed, it's more than 15,000 today.
I remember who proposed the bailout and why we needed it.
I remember who explained to Jacques Chirac that forces of Gog and Magog must be defeated in the Middle East. The French President replied with French equivalent of "The what?"
I remember who spent 487 days at Camp David and 490 days at his ranch. I know who took more vacation time than any other president in history.
I remember Katrina and "You've doing a heck of a job, Brownie."
I remember who appointed party hack and neocon John Bolton as U.N. Ambassador.
I remember who nominated legal lightweight Clarence Thomas for the Supreme Court, along with that sycophant (Samuel) Alito.
I remember who sent Paul Bremer to Iraq; and I remember when he came home eight months later, there was $8.8 billion unaccounted for. Also, I remember that (Mr.) Bremer dissolved the Iraqi Army, which led to predictable costly results. I remember when he brought Franklin Graham over to convert the heathen Muslims to Jesus. That went well.
And most of all, indelibly seared in my mind, are the words "Mission Accomplished."
Robert D. Schoales, Melbourne
Thank you for the support
On behalf of each of the member artists of Hang-Ups Art Gallery & Workshop, Kim and I wish to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation for the overwhelming support from our community; from our dear old friends and from the many new friends we've made for helping to make our Saturday night "Summer Breeze" Meet the Artists reception a resounding success. We initially estimated that upward of 100 people attended the party on a cloudless and beautiful Summer Solstice night with a full moon.
We do look forward to the future with much enthusiasm to continue building relationships within our community and the surrounding area, making even more new friends, and being at the forefront of the rebirth of a vibrant art scene in the great city of Titusville and the culturally rich Space Coast.
Again, thank you all so very much. We hope that you will stop by to say "hi" when you're in the neighborhood. Please check our Facebook page for photos of the event, which we'll post as soon as we finish cleaning up (might take a couple of weeks - lol!).
And by the way - in consideration of the fact that we were plagued by an over worked and under performing air conditioner, we are thinking about theming our next event as a toga party - (just kidding).
See you at the next one!
Gary and Kim Marchesano, Titusville