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(5) Things we love…#102

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woman being taunted drawingIf you live in the United States, you are probably suffering from Convention fatigue. Two weeks of relentless political coverage, speeches and insults. It’s all a bit too much. Wherever you land on the political spectrum, here are a few things I think we can all agree upon.

 

One. Besides Michelle Obama’s inspired and dignified speech at the Democratic National Convention, this short speech, by the father of a Muslim soldier who lost his life in combat after 9/11, had people in tears. The speech makes a case for the patriotism of American Muslims – and, whether you are a Clinton supporter or not – you will have to agree it is rather sad that, in a nation built on the shoulders of immigrants, we have come to this.

Two. Eugene Bostick, a 82-year-old Texan, began taking a couple of stray dogs for rides on his tractor now and then. Every week, more and more dogs convened on his property so he built a doggie train: twice a week, for 90 minutes, Eugene takes stray dogs for a ride, along parks and a golf course. Man and dogs have the time of their lives – just brilliant.

giant-meteor-2016-bumper-sticker-3Three. If you think Trump is a lunatic or Clinton untrustworthy, here is the perfect bumper sticker for your vehicle.

yoga cartoonFour. Totally guilty of spending money in such a fashion.

home-is-not-where-you-are-born-naguib-mahfouz-daily-quotes-sayings-picturesFive. Love this quote by brilliant Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz, found on sofagirl’s FB page. And if you have never read anything by Mahfouz, the Cairo Trilogy is a great place to start.

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2 Comments

  1. Everyone should watch the video of that speech by the Muslim gentleman. I agree with you that it is sad that people have to stand up and say such things, but he did it so brilliantly and movingly.

    July 30, 2016
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    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      I had to work on Thursday night so I watched it when I got home under my husband’s advice. It has now exploded all over the media, and deservingly so.

      July 30, 2016
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