10.08.2008

Let's talk about the weather...

I've read your comments on my previous post and I can see why some of you don't even want to dignify the e-mail I received. I too found it offensive, but I posted it to make a point.

On the radio this morning a talk show host who is an older gentlemen talked about the election. He commented that Americans have always had different opinions and that's what makes this country great. He has noticed, as we all have, that we no longer seem to have a shared vision. Instead of acknowledging our differences and celebrating them, there is a strong feeling of hatred and divisiveness. I know there have been other times in history that our country has been strongly divided, such as during the Civil War and Vietnam, I just haven't been around to see it.


I am very interested in people and the way their minds work. The past few months have been fascinating for me, because I've seen a side of many people that has quite frankly shocked me. Who would guess that this woman who appears so gentile and intelligent would send out such a harsh racist e-mail to 100 people? It's so over the top!!! On the other side, I've heard conspiracy theories. I've heard from more than one person that George Bush and Dick Cheney masterminded the 9/11 attacks for their own financial and political benefit! Once again, shocking and pretty extreme. I've heard racist and sexist comments from the mouths of people who I never dreamed would utter such trash.

I guess this is why people talk about the weather, or sports and not politics or religion.

So, in that vein, did you see Beverly Hills Chihuahua yet? It's so cute. All those adorable little puppies running around. Precious I tell you, just precious.


11 comments:

Scarlet O'Kara said...

I am right there with you...

The weather is beautiful in Sunny, FL. How about in your neck of the woods?

Mrs.D said...

Only one more month..... and we'll have peaceful conversations again. lol.

scargosun said...

I have gotten to the point where it is easier to talk about the weather with people b/c it is so depressing to me that there is so much ignorance out there. Although if you talk about the weather...global warming is bound to come up. ;) No topic is safe!

La Petite Redhead said...

I soo want to see Beverly Hills Chihuahua but sadly, the teenage boy refuses to go see it with me and I refuse to go see movies alone.

*Sigh* Yet another one I have to wait to see on PPV or DVD.

Mrs. K said...

lol....no I haven't- I can't stand talking animal movies except for the animated ones like Madagascar, etc...and yes I agree-

it's effing hot down here- I played tennis today (WOO!!) and when I got into my car it said 100- and it wasn't referring to my playing

P said...

I'm taking the kids to see that movie this weekend. It looks so cute.

Jaina said...

I haven't seen it yet, but it looked cute. :)

Stella said...

Wow, I'm not a Bush fan or Cheney fan, but masterminding 9/11?!?! COME ON!!! Too funny....

How's that South JErsey weather? Our North JErsey weather is quite lovely...fall like...perfect!

TD said...

Beautiful weather here in the heartland, perfect for Saturday, College Football!

simplynotso said...
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simplynotso said...

That movie looks so cute! I bet the girls loved it:)

 
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