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  •  Not objecting, just not feeling the same way. (0+ / 0-)

    I believe that justice has been served.  I can't find the words for what I'm feeling, but happy isn't it and I don't feel like celebrating.  I lived in Battery Park City for 15 years with my wife and my daughter who was 6 at the time of the attack.  Lower Manhattan was her home for entire life until that morning when she went to school and never went home.  She is still dealing with the effects daily in her life and so are we.  We all feel the same way, which is to say we're not really clear on how we feel.

    So dance all you want. That is your choice.  But please consider that others have different experiences than you and try not to criticize them for not sharing your jubilation.

    Would we be so happy to have a military that dwarfs all others combined if it was a line item deduction on our paychecks next to FICA."

    by Back In Blue on Mon May 02, 2011 at 08:03:50 AM PDT

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    •  The very minute (0+ / 0-)

      the others allow me to celebrate without santimonious, self-righteous bullshit, I'll do the same.

      I'm sorry your daughter is still having trouble with this - I still miss my neighbor every single day.

      •  It's simply not going to happen. (0+ / 0-)

        This is America and we all get to do what we want with this, but expecting to be able to do what you want without dissent is not your right.  It's what comes with freedom.  Are you suddenly Sarah now?

        If you want to celebrate, go right ahead.  Who's stopping you?  What's stopping you?  Some disagreement on DKos or elsewhere?  You want everyone to join in so you can have your joy unaffected?

        Yeesh.

        Would we be so happy to have a military that dwarfs all others combined if it was a line item deduction on our paychecks next to FICA."

        by Back In Blue on Mon May 02, 2011 at 04:24:35 PM PDT

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        •  You're not getting my point (0+ / 0-)

          I would never tell someone how, when or where to celebrate.  Stay at home and light a candle - do whatever the fuck you want.  Why do people feel the need to get to comment on every aspect of this and criticize others for doing things differently?  And then get self righteous about it and even more annoyingly, sanctimonious.   Calling people "unseemly" - what the fuck is that?

          •  Not trying to give you a hard time. (1+ / 0-)
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            I only responded to your comment because you're a New Yorker and I thought you might just want to hear from another New Yorker who wasn't celebrating and why.  That's all.

             

            Would we be so happy to have a military that dwarfs all others combined if it was a line item deduction on our paychecks next to FICA."

            by Back In Blue on Tue May 03, 2011 at 01:06:16 PM PDT

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