Sunday, March 28, 2010

Places in the News

All of my former hometowns are in the news all at once. Go figure. The Arizona senate election covers my years in Phoenix and Window Rock. My Virginia years come up in violence directed at congress members regarding the health care finance bill.

Rep. Eric Cantor claimed his Richmond, Virginia office was attacked
. I began my professional career in that city. In Albemarle County or Charlottesville, Virginia, a gas line at the the home of Rep. Tom Periello's brother was cut after the brother's address was mistakenly posted on a Tea Bag Facebook page as a place for to demonstrate displeasure with the congressman's vote on the health care finance bill. I lived in both Charlottesville and Albemarle County during college and graduate school.

When told of possible injury to three young children, a teabagger from Danville, Virginia called it "collateral damage". My childhood and high school years were in Danville and I'll be damned if I didn't say something that stupid back then.

That's it. Every place of which I have a conscious memory. All in one week. All dubious distinctions.

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