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    to 9/11. That was something done to us from outside, and stirs the enmity that has cost us so much. And it was on a scale that puts it outside our day to day experience (though out annual gun deaths outnumber the deaths on that date).

    But there was something intimate about what happened on 12/14 in Newtown. This was us, this was out children, including Adam Lanza. I have a son who is mentally ill, whom I remember as a first grader, and can find compassion for all the families involved.

    Using a date to identify an event is like using only a first name to identify a person - the event is so powerful that we need nothing else to understand what the date means.

    I'm in Tucson, and we have our own date as well. But as I said, the shootings of 12/14 have an immediacy and intimacy of their own.

    I like the idea of using 12/14.

    Republicans want to make government small enough to fit in your vagina..

    by ramara on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 10:01:36 AM PST

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