The other day I posted 34 years ago, Nixon was elected. Well, 42 years ago ago today, JFK was elected. My dad was much happier about Nixon and I think he must have been a happy man this past Tuesday. Dad closely resembles Archie Bunker, BTW, and Mom is Edith. I'm not kidding either.
Oh, and BTW, there is going to be a peace march and rally this Saturday in Atlanta. Goes from the King Center (yeah, that'd be the MLK Center) to Centennial Olympic Park, so basically it runs right by my house. Seems inevitable I will either be there or run into it. I just sent out an email via my neighborhood listserve.
So I sent out a note about the peace rally on my neighborhood listserve. There are about 250 subscribers and I send out events, news, announcements, etc., on a daily basis. I tell people about entertainment events, public hearings, new restaurant openings, groups at the library, fundraisers, martial arts classes -- anything that goes on. So it's not like sending out an event notice was something unusual. Anyway, like 20 minutes later I get this email from complaining about it saying "I know this is in our neighborhood but if this had been a pro-war march, would you have sent it out? If not, then this is a waste of space." I have tried to think up a good response to that but I can't do it because frankly I'm too pissed off. I mean, the fact that this guy is a gay Republican (yeah, I know...) is irritating enough but specifically bitching about this one thing? Sheesh, if I sent out a listing for some special club night he'd be OK, but promoting political agendas? Well, excuuuuuuuuuuuse me!
any time anyone gets annoyed at cnn and sends bad vibes towards atlanta, remember that:
a) cnn headquarters is just a 5 minute walk from my house, so don't be too nasty
b) some cnn broadcast, like "american morning" originate in new york, not atlanta
c) you should feel lucky cnn exists, which it may not for much long, seeing as they are likely to soon merge with abcnews