Saturday, September 10, 2011

"Why I Grieve But Don't Despair" ...

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
September 11, 2001
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  1. I remember watching that show that night. (Jon, you look so young!!) Thanks for posting it, Karen.

  2. Karen...thank you for posting that.
    I remember soo many comics that came back to work days later, and found no humor, but it was OK, we had these people who shared their hurt with our hurt.

  3. I remember watching too and bawling like a baby. He was so "right on point"..even his voice was shaky. Wow. I forgot how powerful it was.

  4. Letterman was pretty upset as well.
    He had Dan Rather on as a guest, and Dan started to cry and they went to break.
    It was a hard time for everyone.
    Not rich or poor, famous or unfamous, black or white, republicans, democrats....aww remember then holding hands on the steps of the Senate??

    We all as Americans shared the grief.


    On Monday we emailed jokes.
    On Tuesday we did not.

    On Monday we thought we were secure.
    On Tuesday we learned better.

    On Monday we were talking about heroes as being athletes.
    On Tuesday we relearned who our heroes were.

    On Monday we were irritated that our rebate checks had not arrived.
    On Tuesday we gave money away to people we had never met.

    On Monday there were people fighting against praying in schools.
    On Tuesday you would have been hard pressed to find a school where someone was not praying.

    On Monday people argued with their kids about picking up their room.
    On Tuesday the same people could not get home fast enough to hug their kids.

    On Monday people were upset that they had to wait 6 minutes in a fast food drive thru.
    On Tuesday people didn’t care about waiting up to 6 hours to give blood for the dying.

    On Monday we waved our flags signifying our cultural diversity.
    On Tuesday we waved only the American Flag.

    On Monday there were American people trying to separate each other by race, sex, color and creed.
    On Tuesday they were ALL holding hands.

    On Monday we were men or women, black or white, old or young, rich or poor, gay straight, Christian-Non Christian.
    On Tuesday we were all Americans.

    On Monday politicians argued about budget surpluses.
    On Tuesday, grief stricken, they sang “God Bless America”

    On Monday the President went to Florida to read to the children.
    On Tuesday he returned to Washington to protect our children.

    On Monday we had families.
    On Tuesday we had orphans.

    On Monday people went to work as usual.
    On Tuesday they died.

    It is sadly ironic how it takes horrific events to place things into perspective, but it has.
    The lessons learned this week, the things we have taken for granted, the things that may have been forgotten or overlooked, hopefully will never be forgotten again”

  6. Saw Bush/Obama standing together. That's how it SHOULD be.

  7. *tears* and this is why I heart this man so much.


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