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Remembering Beslan and thinking Peaches

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Remembering Beslan

Are you celebrating the first day of school this year? I'm not. I can't help remember what happened in Beslan, Russia on September 5, 2004, when over 330 children and adults were killed by terrorists Ě The families in Beslan, Russia, will remember that day from hell, for the rest of their lives. It's the day the Chechen Terrorists snatched a time of celebration from the town's people and made it into a living hell. Having lost a child on September 14, we can grieve with them, and we do, every September; but sadly, a sinister team of demagogues has stolen our children and their first day of school from us for 6 long years.

To celebrate my granddaughter's first day, I went into her building and took some pictures of her class and a couple of others, dashed off 3 cut-lines, and sent them to the newspaper. Without those three pictures, there would have been nothing on the front page of our local daily, about school, only a picture of Iraq and a story of the pig stie that exists over there. Why is that? Because of President Bush's war in Iraq. Every day it's another picture of Iraq and another article. Bush and crew have robbed our children and 130,000 parents of a birthright in America, a positive, first-day, school experience.

"I'm going to hold Bush personally responsible for everyone of our kids that we lose over there," said my octogeneric, Korean War veteran, who is fighting ahlzeimers, as our troops entered Iraq. Yes, ... and he knew what would happen in Iraq. Quagmire. Even with minimal ahlzeimers, ol' Andy was smarter than Bush and his posers.

That first year, one of our teachers fainted in her class caused by the stress of having her husband's unit called up. It scared the students to death. She is a first grade teacher, and what a way to remember your first grade year. Of course, every other student in the school lived through the crisis as well, as the ambulance pulled up and took the teacher away. Whose fault? He's in the White House, and it is still happening.

Islam had and has a lot of dirty laundry that needs airing out. That doesn't mean we should have jumped into it. Since when is the United States a Whirlpool Washing Machine? If we could bring back all of our loved-ones who died in the Twin Towers, and let them and only them vote on the Iraq War, we wouldn't be there now. But, anyone with half a brain, knows that Bush and team were chomping at the bit for an excuse to invade Iraq and gain some control over their rich oil fields.

Whose our Secretary of Education? Of course I know, but I expect 95% of the rest of the US hasn't a clue. Why is that? Because Bush's failures have shoved the important things in life to the back of the check-out lane. Bush claimed he was a joiner, ... no, he promised he was a joiner. Well, what the heck has he joined? The United States is polarized worse than any time in history except, maybe the Civil War. And look at Iraq! Call that outcome anything that a professional "joiner" could claim?

Bush has built his house on the sand of hypocrisy. He claimed to be an education president, but what has he done. No Child Left Behind has been a disaster for smaller schools across the United States. They can no longer offer electives. But the pathetic thing about Bush, is that he is anything but educated himself.

Tony Blair had the foresight to shut off the mic, while Bush's, testronic boistering could be heard all over the world. But it wasn't that, that Blair didn't want the world to hear; he didn't want the kids in England hear Bush butcher grammar, like a languaged delayed moron.

Time magazine had an article about the top schools, and spent a lot of time writing about the Ivy League Schools. Bush couldn't get accepted to The University of Texas, and if I were a betting man, it would have had to do with his essay. Heck, he can't even read the words on the prompter in front of him without screwing up.

We should have bumper stickers on all of our cars that have an "M," a picture of a peach, and then a picture of a bush. The bumper stickers should be on every car whose owner is disgusted with this presidency. The Democratic Party should make 'em, and we'll buy 'em.

Rightwing Republicans sent out emails after the Iraq invasion, comparing Bush to Abraham Lincoln. Get real. George W. Bush has set the low-end standard on the Bell Curve, for presidents. It's time for a bushel full of M-peaches.
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