A lot can change

A lot can change in 7 years. Can you believe it’s only been 7 years since the school shootings started in Columbine?  Just look how far we’ve come in 7 mere years. Stuff like this happens all the time now and it’s hardly even on our radar.  Just another day in high school as far as voters are concerned, it seems.  If people actually gave a damn, organizations like this and this would be getting much farther along.  Does it strike no one else as odd that the most so-called powerful country in the world also has the most violent crime of any industrialized nation?  Does it strike no one else as odd that the only other countries that allow the use of personal firearms are places like Sudan or Iraq?  Does it not seem odd that one can buy assault weapons but cannot get adequate medical coverage unless you can somehow afford it?  But hey, that’s America, right?  In what other place do you have the right to bear arms, arm assholes bears, get killed by snipers on bridges, and shop at Walmart all in the same day?

What, me, bitter?


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. michael gallaugher
    Sep 28, 2006 @ 02:03:35

    Hey Michelle

    (completely unrelated to your post)

    I stumbled on your blog via Nikki’s blog. I had hoped to make it to Zach’s party, but alas I did not. Zach tells me that you guys come to town fairly often. I really would like to see you guys sometime. Maybe you could come to Central Vineyard or something and our fams could go out to lunch afterwards…??

    Anyways, I have fond memories of our Chorale days at Taylor.



  2. micheledwest
    Sep 28, 2006 @ 12:29:07

    Hey, Michael! This is in response to your comment: What, no witty comments about my diatribe? 😛 Actually, i am an anonymous reader of your blog so I know ALL your secrets. yeah, I had hoped to hook up at Zach’s party but no problem. We’ll definitely have to get together next time we’re up; or, Cincy’s only 2 hours from Columbus if you are ever in the area! AND, I was just listening to TU Chorale tunes the other day & sang along mightily; it’s surprising what one can remember…


  3. nikkip
    Sep 28, 2006 @ 12:56:01

    gosh, michele, you don’t need to yell about it!


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