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  •  I agree with many commenters (4+ / 0-)
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    Lying eyes, a2nite, mcmom, Eric Nelson

    here that calling the tragedy 12/14 is a little problematic.

    I understand the dilemma, but this event really has changed the conversation in very important ways - kind of like how Occupy got even Republicans talking about the 99%.

    So I think it might be helpful to think of Newtown as the last tragedy - the one that finally changed this country so that no more families would have to suffer as the people of Newtown have. Of course it goes without saying that it is horrifying that we had to even let it come to this. But hopefully Newtown will be the last, and your town will be remembered as the one that changed everything.

    "Mediocrity cannot know excellence." -- Sherlock Holmes

    by La Gitane on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 10:13:48 AM PST

    •  if that's what it is (4+ / 0-)
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      La Gitane, Lying eyes, a2nite, Eric Nelson

      I could live with it.

      But I suspect this will be the Shakesperean "what's in a name?" Calling it something else won't diminish it or change the size of the tragedy.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 10:19:04 AM PST

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