Saturday, July 03, 2004
- The commercials for Dekker's Furniture have quite possibly passed the Lafayette Bank and Trust ads for the Most Annoying prize. We hear some old woman reading her awful poetry while her grandchildren prance around the merchandise. "Where is it written, that with pop music all are equally smitten?" (Probably not an exact quote - but it shows the high drivel score)
- The word "virtually" is constantly misused where "nearly" would be more appropriate, and it's bugging me.
Nearly means that one has almost reached the goal, while virtually implies that while it may look as if the goal was reached, we are actually no where near it. Sure, it sounds neat and kind of high-tech, but it's wrong.
- It is difficult to question the U.S. actions in Iraq when in the company of soldiers or their families. Can we say that our President's decisions were poor without cheapening the dedication and selflessness of the armed forces? I like to use a fire fighter analogy. We consider firemen to be brave and noble regardless of the source of the fire. It could be an honest accident that caused a house fire, or the act of an arsonist. Either way, the firemen sacrifice their safety for the good of the town. In the same way, the Marines and others that face unimaginable danger each day are demonstrating their patriotism, expertise, and loyalty to the country. It is not their place to question why they are there, it is mine, yours, and every other citizens' responsibility to hold our leaders accountable so that we don't place them in peril without cause.