Tuesday, January 23, 2007

State of the Union's good point

I have a long list of thoughts about The State of the Union address, but this one was easy, because I actually agree with President Bush – this man is a national hero that deserved recognition for his act of selfless bravery.

I grew up in London and always found Tube Stations rather scary after seeing a woman jump in front of a train – and therein the aftermath.

Three weeks ago, Wesley Autrey was waiting at a Harlem subway station with his two little girls, when he saw a man fall into the path of a train. With seconds to act, Wesley jumped onto the tracks ... pulled the man into a space between the rails ... and held him as the train passed right above their heads. He insists he's not a hero. Wesley says: "We got guys and girls overseas dying for us to have our freedoms. We got to show each other some love." There is something wonderful about a country that produces a brave and humble man like Wesley Autrey

as said by President Bush

What Mr. Autrey did on the behalf of a fellow human is remarkable and is most praiseworthy as I can say without any lack of confidence on being a bad person that I would never have had his courage or his concern for a fellow human. To make that comment sound slightly better, I would have had the compassion, but never the charisma or guts to put my life in jeopardy for that of a stranger. I would like to think I am better than how I present, but honesty prevails.

I suppose one never knows what one will do until presented with the situation, but I still don't think I would have done what Mr. Autrey did excepting my hero fanstasy land that I occasionaly zone into.

Tomorrow I will take apart the address and comment very fully – hope you will give me your thoughts too.


wishin said...

You really have some issues. I would be a mental case if I saw some woman jump in front of the moving train.

Raspootin said...

I remember it very clearly.

When I was in grade school we had to cross a really busy street and I remember a kid getting hit by a car and being stuck underneath it. The driver could not back up or go foreward with out killing the child.

The police had to come and extract him..

I think that I found that incident more traumatic than the woman in front of the train. -

wishin said...

OMG... You have witnessed far too many bizare freak accidents in your lifetime. I have never witnessed anything like that.

bwcubed said...

when i was a kid about 5 or 6 i had one of those colored chickens they used to sell at easter time. Mine was purple. I was playing with it in the back yard and the cat from next door ran over and grabbed it and ran off with it. Feathers flying. I really haven't been quite the same since.

Raspootin said...

The most horrible pet story I ever heard was from a friends Ex- girlfriend who was playing with her kitten and was throwing a little ball to it - well the ball went behind the door and so did the kitten. As timing would have it my friend slammed open the door and smushed the little kitten -

pretty nasty...

I don't think my friends ex ever got over it (which is why they are no longer together)

Woozie said...

Still traumatized by the Saints' loss?

Raspootin said...


I will feel much better if the colts beat the bears.

Woozie said...

Then call your shrink cause you're getting ready to hit a monster of a depression.

Raspootin said...

I am not making a gentlemen's bet with you, because it would omen me poorly as within my last brag about the Saints and Bears -

My shrink only wishes that it could be so simple:)