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Today Is For The Living

Posted Aug. 2, 2007, 9:56 a.m. by Jason

Yesterday during rush hour traffic on 35W the bridge than spans the mighty Mississippi fell. There was no earthquake. There was no terrorist attack. The bridge just buckled and toppled cars into each other and into the watery depths below. I watched in complete shock as the local newscasters scrambled to find out just what happened. This is just one of those moments that will define the years ahead. It's something you'll never forget.

Twenty-four hours have passed since the bridge fell and I still have no answers on what happened. Every time I turn on the news all I get is heart wrenching stories of loss or inspirational diatribes of acts of heroism. People need to grieve and people need to rejoice and count their blessings. Myself I didn't lose anyone in this tragedy and I'm thankful for that. However, now I want some answers. I don't want super hyped emotional powerhouses of Bart's People. (Remember when Bart and Lisa were broadcasters on School's news channel and Bart did fluff pieces, yeah that episode.) I want answers; I want people in charge of inspecting bridges to be like, "wow we really fucked up." I want someone's ass on a platter. Most of all I want this to never happen again. My anger is directed at those that could have prevented this. Accidents happen, I understand. However I was raised to believe that bridges didn't fall when you drove over them. Everyone that died on bridge died in vain because someone decided that the bridge could make it one more year before repairs and crossed their fingers for luck.

I had today off, so I spent most of it just going on with my life. I kept the television off. I listened to some hardcore, moshed in my room a bit. I cleaned the bathroom and did my laundry. I went over to Barnes and Nobles and got the next volume of 52. As much as my heart goes out to victims and families of the 35W bridge tragedy, I had to move on. We in the state of Minnesota and the Twin Cities are going to have to rebuild and get on with our lives once again. I just needed to tell the world that I'm pissed that this happened. Sure I don't understand what exactly happened because I'm not getting any information but that doesn't dull my rage any less when I think of all the useless death that happened less than 24 hours ago.

 

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