Thursday, September 11, 2008

Oh, and

I know Pete asked this one before too, but how are we supposed to greet each other today? "Happy Patriot Day?" December 7 has the much less jingoistic appellation of "Pearl Harbor Day," (which, btw, I found on a list of "Fundays" on a page for home schoolers, meaning that the people who help others home school are just as bright and aware as those who choose to screw up their own kids themselves).

Oh, wait. I can send a card. A google search of the phrase "patriot day" cards turned up 75,600 hits, with the ones on the front page, yes, from companies who supply a set of just-too-patriotic for words cards, some with soul-punishing flash animation. Peruse at your own risk.

1 comment:

I'm Not Ned said...

I'll apologize in advance for being a callous ass, but I don't care about 9/11, but only because as an American we learn to not care about each other.

This year over 550,000 American men and women will die from cancer.

Why isn't that significant enough to be a political issue?

One group killed 3,000 people in the US. How many have been killed for tobacco profits? How about other corporate profits?

See, nobody cares.