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Knowing who you are

— Jokingly, I asked my pretty blonde nurse if she was fired by the M&Ms factory for throwing out the Ws. She responded by alerting me to the fact that some ICU nurses preferred the comatose to the walkie-talkie. Sure, sometimes it’s easier to give up than to fight back, but I know who I am.

That said, let’s hear from Cazenovia Mayor Kurt Wheeler.

“As we approach the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, I’m struck by how vivid it still is in people’s memories. It is clearly still on people’s hearts. Our nation remains united against the destructiveness of tyranny and extremism. Having seen communities dominated by al-Qaeda in Iraq, I can testify that these extremists are even more harmful to the peaceful majority in the Muslim world than they are to us in the west.

At the same time, we have made great strides in understanding cultural differences. Our development of greater cultural understanding in Iraq was instrumental in shaping a more successful end-state there.

Our support for democratic movements in the Arab world this year is another step forward. The anniversary of 9/11 reminds us of the need to cultivate security and understanding.”

Bravo! I want my captain to talk like that. It’s not about party affiliation. It’s not about taking political sides. It’s about people. It’s about good guys and bad guys. It’s about doing the right thing, oh captain, my captain. That’s what makes him “that guy.”

With all the racial threats, hunger, poverty, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, holier-than-thou puppet cowboys, three-cornered hat fossils and homophobes, he still has his hands full taking down bad guys.

That said, what about President Barack Obama?

More than votes, a captain needs support. People are being told that the word “stimulus” was a good word turned bad. How about stimuli? If at first you don’t succeed… The Bruce Willis character shot himself at the end of the movie in order to get the bad guy. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Yes, the towers went down, but then Bin Laden went down.

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