Archive for January 12th, 2011

What’s that supposed to mean?

US President Barack Obama (L) waves with First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House in Washington, DC, January 12, 2011, before departing for Tucson, Arizona, to attend the memorial event “Together We thrive: Tucson and America” at the University of Arizona. The First Couple will attend tribute service for the six people who were killed and the 14 wounded in the assassination attempt on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who is fighting for her life in a hospital. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)  – source where this was found:  FoxNews

What the hell is this “while the nation heals” crap we’ve been hearing for years?

The nation does not need “to heal”.  There’s lots of us rightfully sad about the idiot that went and killed a bunch of innocent people, but we don’t need healing and Obama (or any president) hasn’t even the amount of ability in my smallest fart to heal anyone.

The family of the nine year old girl and the neighbors, the family of the judge, and the families of the other four people need to grieve – as well as those who were close to them.  And the people it has touched need time to come to grips with events.

But as a nation, we don’t need “to heal”.   This stuff doesn’t heal – the loss of a person close to us never goes away.  We didn’t heal after 9/11, either.  We needed time to process, to grieve, and to figure out where to go from there.  But neither Bush nor any other person healed us.  We picked up and moved on in our own ways, some with better success than others.

Other meaningless statements?  Reach out.  Bridge the divide.  War on [insert_ridiculous_noun_here].  Homeland Security.

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