I know little of Hillary's visit, and I am pretty sure that, too, in my opinion, was a photo-op stunt. That is why I didn't bring light to that subject, as we haven't gotten a lot of coverage about her visit here.
I happen to think 34 hours is very reasonable, as I remember it taking 26 hours for me to get from Denver to Frankfurt, Germany when going on vacation to Ireland last summer. And I have been keeping attentive to the attacks continuing in Iraq, with one vessel crashing six days prior to Bush's visit.
I have a close friend who is enrolled at Fort Carson, a major military unit facility in my home-state, who as a matter of fact is a registered member and part of our ever-growing family here at Passions, Hypnosis, and multiple times I have went down there with him and met many of his acquaintances. Many do not support of Bush, and many said they despised shaking his hand on his recent visit there, some even said they wanted to spit on their hand prior to shaking his hand. Believe me, there are many down there in Iraq who weren't happy to have him around that the media didn't wish to convey.
Finally, you mis-read me on what I said about me saying NOTHING would make me approve of him. I meant NOTHING would encourage me to vote for him next year, obviously if he actually did bring peace to a nation in the world, or boosted the economy tenfold, or accomplished an act of diplomacy, I would give him a thumbs-up for that, and praise that act, or anything else that I believe in my creed. However, a majority of the things he has done I have disapproved of bitterly, and I have my own philosophy that I will NEVER re-elect a constantly dishonest man, NEVER re-elect one who promotes war and violence and NEVER thoroughly attempts to use diplomacy, NEVER re-elect one who holds so much more prejudice to his people than you are accusing me of. Is that really prejudiced? I have my convictions, I have my druthers, and I don't ask of much, so I find it far from prejudiced. I was upset when Clinton told a big whopper during his second term, if someone was about to use his name again, and if I was old enough to vote then and if that was actually his first term, I would be reluctant to re-elect him, although his lie really put no one in danger but himself and those suspect within the moment. I happen to think Clinton was one of our better presidents in recent years in office, and in my opinion his lies were rather modest compared to the on-going lies Bush says or his administration passes onto him, which a majority of them are from behind closed doors and not up on the podium, yet deeply affecting the world. And is saying that prejudiced, or having my own set of morals and sentiments? Well, I find that sad myself, and personally, that hurts my feelings too. I honestly feel this is why so many young people like myself are reluctant to embrace the general public and speak their minds, they fear being misunderstood and say something that says like something else to another. And I'm sorry if you feel I am being prejudiced, as I don't believe in prejudice and never make it my intent to be so. And I can also say that I do not hate anyone, not even Bush. I simply scorn him with deepest pity, and I only pray he thinks of what he does each moment of the way and thinks of the consequences is all. I believe in the notion of "turning the other cheek" and that is what I will do. All I can say is I must move on and offer a spirited wave, speaking my mind while looking ahead, simple as that.
"You'll find something that's enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don't receive you
You should turn yourself around and come back home" MB20
[This message has been edited by Mistletoe Angel (12-04-2003 10:20 PM).]