Re: Convention Overview - Monday, 9/1/03

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Posted by Ashtarblelya from free-ppp071.MODEMS.CWRU.Edu ( on Saturday, September 06, 2003 at 4:43PM :

In Reply to: Convention Overview - Monday, 9/1/03 posted by Jeff from ( on Saturday, September 06, 2003 at 0:10AM :

Ditto on all counts. ~ Q

: I woke up at around 9 AM and went to have some breakfast. This meant that I had a full 3 hours of sleep in me. Before I go into my story, something ocurred this morning that I must share with you:

: I have been told by several reliable sources that at 7:00 AM on Monday, September First, in the year 2003, the Assyrians declared that a state of "NEW ASSYRIA" was now in existence in Rosemont, Illinois. (Note: This was done in a similar fashion as the "State of Israel" being "simply declared" in Palestine). Apparently the capital building of this new state was at Denny's. The Assyrian contingent came in with a drum (tabbala) and had drumming...then singing...then dancing. I heard that not only were the waiters and waitresses involved, but the cooks, and even the non-Assyrian customers were singing and dancing, and that for a short while "Denny's" was renamed "Sargon's".

: Anyway, back to my uneventful day... since it was raining the picnic was held indoors, and I had an overall miserable time at the picnic due to the venue...

: One interesting conversation that I became involved in was a heated discussion about whether or not was a positive or negative influence.

: One side argued that it was a positive influence because it put our leaders in the spotlight, and because political satire in any culture has always resulted in positive change.

: The other side insisted that young Assyrians visited and most definitely were influenced by it, to the point where they would cause mischief as a direct result of viewing the site. Of course, I disagreed with that, but the other party was persistent.

: I left the picnic for the airport and decided that this was the most fun weekend that I have had in a very long time...

: Sorry for the let down, folks, but Monday was extremely uneventful.

-- Ashtarblelya
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