“An allegation unchallenged is an allegation believed.”
That piece of advice, from former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson, is one of the reasons I started “Fort Buckley” in the first place.
I blog mostly during election seasons, and it’s election season. Hence, Fort Buckley runs up its flag again…to half-staff.
This weekend is a time for reflection, remembrance and grieving. So is Monday, our first day back to work after the anniversary of January 8th, 2010. (Then, on Tuesday, TUSD meets to discuss MAS. To paraphrase—okay, distort—-the Chinese saying, Tucson appears cursed to live through an interesting week.)
I’m following the news, local talk show and blogosphere reactions to this weekend’s anniversary. In particular, I’m noting those who’ve (a) called for civility or (b) called out certain groups/individuals who, in their opinion, have helped make Tucson “uncivil.”
Then, I’m looking to see how civil THEY have been in this past year—a year where we were ALL supposed to be more mindful of the tone of the times we live in and what we do (or don’t do) to shape that tone. I see quite a few double standards; we have plenty to talk about in the days and weeks ahead.
But not today. Or tomorrow.
For now, may God soothe the souls of those who grieve and bestow His blessings upon all of us.