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Re: In Albuquerque (Warning Political)


From: mary maloney johnson (maloneymk_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Jul 31 2004 - 05:56:25 PDT

It's nice that you got good responses. I only got two e-mails from staunch Republicans who expressed their distaste for Teresa Heinze Kerry and if I were to characterize the attitude it would be absolute dismissal, no conversation what so ever. Something like: "Have you heard her speak?" but not as a question, as a statement. I had the impression that this particular person didn't like the fact that she sounds like she's lived outside of the US.


My grandmother drunk or sober- that's hilarious. I have to run to a teacher's breakfast but would like to keep discussing this. I will look for the book you mentioned.

Paris sounds wonderful. Take me with you next time.


----- Original Message -----
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Sent: 7/31/2004 8:02:17 AM
Subject: Re: In Albuquerque (Warning Political)

In a message dated 7/25/04 2:46:49 PM, writes:

Art teachers ought to be concerned and
leading the effort to assure that these basic rights are not destroyed in
reaction to the changes that must take place after this attack on our

So here's a link to the subject I refer to:

I only got one response on the subject, it didn't turn into a discussion.
Is it that people aren't interested? I don't know.

Kathy: Thank you for trying to keep this going. My previous reply to your thread resulted in a very good off line email which fell out of my AOL read-mail mailbox before I completed the response to it (whoever that was, my sincere apologies) I have been reading CREDO, the new (very slim and inexpensive) book from William Sloan Coffin, who speaks of having a "lover's quarrel" with his country--that it is every citizen's duty to see needs for change and improvement and to speak up and do. On dissent he writes that "my country, right or wrong" reminds him of saying "my grandmother, drunk or sober"...not a particularly useful belief! On this list we write a lot about famous artists in history--lots of them are appreciated now, but were among the "troublemakers" of their era. And so on. I have just returned from Paris, where I was reminded once again of the goodness and friendliness of ordinary people, despite the crankiness of governments.
kathy douglas ---