Top Of My Head

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Date: February 26, 2009

The Rise of Hate Groups

Here’s something that might surprise you, since 2000 our nation’s hate groups have grown by 54% (according to a CNN article). How could we have possibly let this happened? These maligned groups are supposed to be in decline. We’re supposed to be banning together, not breaking apart by allowing these groups to exist within our ranks.
The article made it sound like the election of President Obama shoulders much of the blame, along with our hard economic times, but I think it is more than that. For a brief shining moment after 9/11, we joined together as one nation. Since that moment ended, we have been disagreeing and infighting. Is it any wonder that in an environment such as that, that hate groups are allowed to flourish and grow?

God Bless

Ordinary People

Funny thing happened on the way back to work, the doctor ordered me off work another week. You know what that means, it means that I’m taking drugs, icing my knee and trying to stay off my feet. You would think it means that I’m paying more attention to what’s going on in the world, but I can’t manage to keep my eyes open. Like take this afternoon, Ordinary People
was on HBO and I settled in to watch it. Halfway through the movie, I was out like a light. It’s a shame, too, as I have never seen Ordinary People
. I missed so much of the movie, lucky for me, it played again, so I set it to tape.

Mary Tyler Moore is so good in that part. You hate her so much for not making a try to be close to her surviving son. Donald Sutherland is perfect as the father who is just trying to hold the family together. Strange, women usually hold the family together and, yet, in this movie, it’s the Dad. I can see why Timothy Hutton won the Oscar for his role. Also, I can see the resemblance between him and his late father.
God Bless

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