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The Bob Cesca Show: Smarter Moles

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HappyWarrior9/11/2018 7:24:46 pm PDT

re: #229 ipsos

New generations have to make their own history. Nobody remembers the Maine these days except us history majors, and I’d have to look up the date (1898-ish?) to be sure I remembered it right.

Hell, I didn’t even get the date of McKinley’s assassination right upthread. He was shot on Sept. 5 and didn’t die until the 14th, because medical care sucked massively then.

I’m guessing not a one of us had any kind of memorial for McKinley last Wednesday? Which is as it should be. History has to move on.

Right. I mean I know it sounds insensitive but at some point, we have to move on. I know that comes off insensitive to the victims and their families but there’s just something about still acting like it was yesterday seventeen years later that bugs me. Maybe it’s because I don’t like what 9/11 was used for in the immediate years after.