Posted by Bowser on April 06, 2005 at 22:51:29:
In Reply to: Re: Day Of ** MOURNING** posted by Mogli on April 06, 2005 at 20:55:55:
Great stuff on Cardinal Vincento Browni Point's radio program last night on this topic.
What is a national day of mourning? Who defines what it is. Is it in the Constitution? Why not just have a minute's silence and go to a religious service. Why should everything including restaurants have to close like the last time when the American tourists couldn't find anywhere to eat?
Definition of a real day of national mourning - - a day when the pubs close?
Justin Kilcullen who was on Vincent Brown's panel reckoned that it should be a day of celebration, not mourning. Just as any other funeral of a long-lived octogenarian who has lived a long and fulfilled life way and above the call of duty or any reasonably average expectation. And definitely as with a wake the pubs should remain open.
Changing election dates, wedding days, the time of the Grand National - someone's smiling down at it all. Bush kneeling before me! That's a laugh to send the old man on his way.
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