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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Peace Day in war time

Hey, today is the U.N.-declared International Day of Peace. I first heard about it a few months ago, when I wrote this story about a book drive organized by students at Vergennes High School. They were inspired by Peace Day to spend their school year collecting books that they donated to various libraries in Vermont and abroad.

I was reminded of it again by a very persistent guy from Call of the Trees in Bristol. They're launching this campaign based on a book by Dorothy Maclean, who wants people to plant 10 billion trees by 2016.

No, none of this will stop the violence in the Middle East, or the genocide in Darfur. But it's something positive, anyway.

September 21, 2006 at 11:06 AM in House Rules | Permalink


Or, better yet, we could support the words of Chavez and demand that our congressional delegation stop dragging their feet on the Bush impeachment movement. Sure, the trees are great, but it's time to throttle up the action a bit. I'd like the tree planters to look the bombed-out Iraqis in the eye and tell them about their little plan. Imagine the bewilderment. Imagine the confusion. It would be like a mom or dad coming home to a starving child and telling them that they mowed the lawn for them. Whatever.

Let's get real, people.

Posted by: SnarkyBoy | Sep 21, 2006 3:01:56 PM

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