Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Two Point Post

Geez. I didn't realize how long it had been since my last post! Like any of you care! LOL!

I've been a bit preoccupied.

My daughter (young Galadriel Tanqueray Onassis) is currently half-a-planet away. She was selected (last year) to be a Student Ambassador for People to People, International. She is half way through a 19 day trip to Australia. Representing America. She left July 5th and won't be back till July 24th.

I didn't mention it before because I was afraid that any association with my blog might prevent her from going. That is how paranoid I have become about the Police State that America has evolved into in the last six years under GWB.

It is a bit scary having my 12 year old daughter travelling the world knowing (as an adult) what a scary place the world has become. Particularly for Americans.

There was a time when just claiming American citizenship would guarantee you a warm welcome wherever you travelled. Not anymore.

These days, even being suspected of American citizenship is likely to get you killed in more places than ever before.

So even in an incredibly safe place like Australia, I am still concerned about my daughter because Australia is close to Indonesia...a predominantly Muslim country. And Our Government has apparently made it a personal "crusade" to piss off every Muslim on the planet.

I hope you'll forgive me if I hope that my 12 year-old daughter returns to me safely in the next 12 days and doesn't become a "warrior for freedom" against the "evil-doers and terrorists".

For the second point in my "Two Point Post", I jut rented and watched "Why We Fight".

I would really encourage everyone to watch this movie.

Particularly my Right Wing readers. I would challenge you to find one single fact that you could accurately refute. We live in the world that President Eisenhower (a Right Wing, Republican, conservative, former 5 Star General who led us to victory against the Nazis) cautioned us against.

I'm serious. Find one thing that this movie got wrong.

An extra 5 points if you can make your case without citing a source from Fox News.


Dan said...

Congrats on raising a daughter who will see and know the world. You're a great father to not over-shelter her.

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