September 10, 2011

Open Blog/Open Thread
— Ace

Anyone got anything?

Regarding tomorrow, if you have a 9/11 themed post, or want to post anything tomorrow, please put it into draft. 9/11 is such an important subject that those posts all have to be read and approved. And as for other topics-- I have to make sure they're appropriate, too. Can't have a silly sex post on 9/11. Just doesn't seem right.

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1 Can't have a silly sex post on 9/11.

Heresy!

Posted by: toby928© at September 10, 2011 01:30 PM (GTbGH)

2

Tea partiers are ruining the Arab Spring in Egypt. Corporate Fascists.

Posted by: Greg at September 10, 2011 01:31 PM (i97lS)

3  Obama's "Arab spring" sure is working out just as he planned it. He get's re-elected. Israel is close to toast.

Posted by: blogforce one at September 10, 2011 01:32 PM (lICB9)

4 Can't have a silly sex post on 9/11.

That means the terrorists have won already.

Posted by: JonathanEllis at September 10, 2011 01:32 PM (BdzEV)

Posted by: logprof at September 10, 2011 01:33 PM (lh7Yc)

6 Good for you. I have something or you, Ace. I was watching an episode of Wallnder. I don't like it. But they had the serial killer psycho tranny meme. Trannys are always killers or hookers. I thought, how about something different. How about a tranny detective?? "She got rid of her dick so she could become a dick." Tranny Noir! And there could be a scene like what happened at that McDonald's a few years ago. Remember? So have at it, Ace. Just give me a shout out at the Oscars and/or Emmys.

Posted by: mike at September 10, 2011 01:34 PM (LdSDp)

7 I don't have anything, but I think maybe we should lay off the val-u-rite and keep posts somewhat clean and worthy of the memory of the event.

I know, I know  heresy!!!

Just how I feel about it.

Posted by: Evil_Bun_Bun at September 10, 2011 01:34 PM (8qoUN)

8 I hate the GOP establishment.

That is all.

Posted by: al-Cicero, Tea Party Jihadist at September 10, 2011 01:34 PM (ehEyA)

9 Well here goes a Sarah Palin comment. http://anand.ly/articles

Posted by: blogforce one at September 10, 2011 01:34 PM (lICB9)

10 or = for My f key has been worn away...

Posted by: mike at September 10, 2011 01:35 PM (LdSDp)

11 Size of CR Puts GOP At Odds

They want Ryan's numbers, though Campbell admitted he doesn't think they'll get them. Unclear right now as to how this will be resolved.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at September 10, 2011 01:35 PM (o2lIv)

12 Can't have a silly sex post on 9/11.

Okay how about a serious sex post on 9/10?

Female Orgasm: Still A Mystery


Posted by: chemjeff at September 10, 2011 01:37 PM (s7mIC)

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at September 10, 2011 01:37 PM (o2lIv)

14 @10 - SCOAM doesn't have the same ring to it, get that keyboard fixed now.

Posted by: Evil_Bun_Bun at September 10, 2011 01:37 PM (8qoUN)

15 Boy, that Arab spring sure is working out well for the Israeli Embassy in Cairo.  MFM *crickets*

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 01:39 PM (UOM48)

16 Well, maybe tomorrow I'll refrain from noting that 0bama is a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure.

I'll also watch a ton of football.

Posted by: logprof at September 10, 2011 01:39 PM (lh7Yc)

17 Thanks for keeping a lid on it Ace.

Posted by: USMC 8541 at September 10, 2011 01:39 PM (pU2X7)

18 How about "Abaondoned Homes Under Stars" Photography? feedly.com/k/qX7FsX

Posted by: Johnny (John E.) at September 10, 2011 01:39 PM (nRTou)

19 @6 -Mike, the McDonald's tranny thing happened a few months ago, not a few years ago. Get your tranny history right.

Posted by: Michelangelo at September 10, 2011 01:39 PM (6CmWZ)

20 P.S. 0bama is a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: logprof at September 10, 2011 01:39 PM (lh7Yc)

21 13 President Bush's speech at the Flight 93 memorial dedication

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at September 10, 2011 06:37 PM (o2lIv)

I had tears in my eyes.  What a difference between W and the stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 01:40 PM (UOM48)

Posted by: As If! at September 10, 2011 01:40 PM (piMMO)

23 I assume Barky McClusterf*ck and W will be speaking at the memorial tomorrow.  I'll be sure to mute the TV when Teh Won is speaking.

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 01:41 PM (UOM48)

24

Can't have a silly sex post on 9/11.

Can we point out what a SCOAMF Obama is on 9/11?

Posted by: Ms Choksondik at September 10, 2011 01:42 PM (nxptv)

25 Michelangelo: No it was a couple of years ago as reported here on aoshq where one can find all their tranny news. Of course, it wouldn't surprise me that it not that uncommon an occurrence.

Posted by: mike at September 10, 2011 01:42 PM (LdSDp)

26 When Trannies Attack! http://goo.gl/pKtnz

Posted by: mike at September 10, 2011 01:44 PM (LdSDp)

27 Public Service Announcement! For all my friends and fellow morons please take note. 'The Post Office is reported to be close to going bankrupt and out of business' So get yourself down to your local PO and stock up on stamps. How will we get our mail if we don't have stamps? I for one will purchase all the stamps my budget will allow. That is all.

Posted by: Unka Leroy at September 10, 2011 01:45 PM (I/MzF)

28
I look forward to the protestant invocation.

Posted by: Fish the Impaler at September 10, 2011 01:48 PM (Lt/Za)

29 @25 Mike, this was the story I was referring to : http://yesbuthowever.com/baltimore-mcdonalds-beating-cross-dresser-500746/ from 4-21-2011. Is there another beating in a McDonalds to a tranny? Is Mickey D's no longer safe for our trannies?

Posted by: Michelangelo at September 10, 2011 01:48 PM (6CmWZ)

30 Just an observation, literally. I am 17 stories up facing the WTC and there is a break in the clouds where a shaft of light is beaming right at the WTC site. Amazing.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 10, 2011 01:48 PM (UlUS4)

31 Fox is reporting that today two U-Haul vans with Arizona tags were stolen from two separate locations in MD. 


Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 01:48 PM (UOM48)

32 Iowa State!  Fuck yeah!

*goes back to having a fucking miserable day*

Posted by: HeatherRadish at September 10, 2011 01:48 PM (RP4Zt)

33 Silly sex? I never heard of that before. There was sex and better sex, but never silly sex. Ace are you sure you are not talking about some sorta putty?

Posted by: Killerdog at September 10, 2011 01:49 PM (lo4Dz)

34 Michelangelo: See @26 which occurred in 2007.

Posted by: mike at September 10, 2011 01:50 PM (LdSDp)

35 Besides my outrage over no clergy or police/firemen being invited I'm good. WTF???!!!!!!

Posted by: Sonnyspats formerly DBA as UL at September 10, 2011 01:50 PM (I/MzF)

36

A few days after 9/11 happened, I planted a group of trees.....as my own little sort of memorial.

It felt good to get outside, away from the TV, and get dirty doing something physical out in fresh air.

I planted them out in an open area of our property....in full sun. But there was also no cover there to help the baby trees survive in the sometimes harsh gowing conditions we have here in the midwestern plains.

They have survived tornadoes, straight-line winds, ice storms, droughts and temps ranging from below zero to sweltering 100+ degrees for weeks on end....when other more established trees were uprooted, split or killed by disease.

With very little more than water and a little tree-food every now and then, the baby trees have grown to be big healthy specimens now.

I was just outside looking at them.....my little tribute to the Tragedy that we all shared.

 

Posted by: ConservativeMenAreJustHotter at September 10, 2011 01:51 PM (1keYa)

37

A new Doctor Who tonight?

Has anyone been watching Torchwood? The last episodes I saw were when the team was killed. 'Miracle Day' has sounded intriging but I was hesitant.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at September 10, 2011 01:51 PM (GKQDR)

38 Your face is an open blog.

Posted by: schrute at September 10, 2011 01:52 PM (dg/Yt)

39 Been done a ton of times but I like reading personal accounts of where people were and what they did when they heard the news.

Posted by: snowcrash at September 10, 2011 01:52 PM (T/g1q)

40 13 President Bush's speech at the Flight 93 memorial dedication

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at September 10, 2011 06:37 PM (o2lIv)




BusHitler didn't use the words 'I,' 'me' or 'my' once. Fail! / 

Posted by: baldilocks at September 10, 2011 01:53 PM (T2/zQ)

41
Besides my outrage over no clergy or police/firemen being invited I'm good. WTF???!!!!!!

Posted by: Sonnyspats formerly DBA as UL at September 10, 2011 06:50 PM (I/MzF)

O'Reilly spoke on this subject with Geraldo and had it correct.  One each protestant minister, Jewish Rabbi, Muslim Iman, and one Catholic Priest, representing the four principal religions in the world.  As to the others Hindu, Paganism, etc.? 


Posted by: Fish the Impaler at September 10, 2011 01:53 PM (Lt/Za)

42 Miss80s thank you for posting that video.

Posted by: willow at September 10, 2011 01:54 PM (h+qn8)

Posted by: As If! at September 10, 2011 01:54 PM (piMMO)

44 I still have trouble seeing the pictures from 9-11. Someone sent me an email with a great number of aerial shots of the attack and aftermath and I felt the same rage today as i did then.

Posted by: real joe at September 10, 2011 01:54 PM (w7Lv+)

45 The stolen uhauls freak me out. Praying that nothing happens tomorrow...

Posted by: lauren at September 10, 2011 01:55 PM (9cRmS)

46 When Obama speaks, people lose their jobs.

Posted by: Lemon Kitten at September 10, 2011 01:57 PM (0fzsA)

47 Fox is reporting that today two U-Haul vans with Arizona tags were stolen from two separate locations in MD.

They were reporting earlier that Homeland Security has reviewed plane manifests back to last December but haven't found anything suspicious.

AYFKM?!

What part of they may be American doesn't sink into their friggin skulls?

Or...how about walking across the border? It's been known to happen, ya know.

Posted by: As If! at September 10, 2011 01:57 PM (piMMO)

48

Mitt Romney can suck it.

Posted by: Ms Choksondik at September 10, 2011 01:59 PM (nxptv)

49 Are any of the morons going to be at the game tomorrow night? I'm guessing they'll be shoving bomb sniffing dogs up your ass long before you get to the gate.

Wear boxers. It will make the process go much more smoothly.

Posted by: As If! at September 10, 2011 01:59 PM (piMMO)

50

Can we point out what a SCOAMF Obama is on 9/11?

Hmm. There hasn't been a large-scale terrorist attack in this country since that horrible day. Whether that's because of Obama or despite Obama, the past 33 months have been his watch. I'd call that a success, and I'm glad for it.

As for myself, I'm laying off him tomorrow.

Posted by: FireHorse at September 10, 2011 01:59 PM (RZRz9)

51
I'm going to spend 9/11 according to my tradition: going to Disneyland. My way of saying eff-you to the terrorists. I'm going to carry on and celebrate America's creativity, productivity, prosperity, freedom, and joy.

Posted by: arhooley at September 10, 2011 02:00 PM (0S5pV)

52

BusHitler didn't use the words 'I,' 'me' or 'my' once. Fail! / 

Posted by: baldilocks at September 10, 2011 06:53 PM (T2/zQ)

I hadn't even thought of that.  I was so moved hearing him speak.....now that you mention that little factoid it makes his speech more awesome.

Wonder what Barky will say tomorrow?  {{shudders with rage}}

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 02:00 PM (UOM48)

53
My singular focus on this terrible attack will always be with the jumpers and their families.  Whenever I hear of this subject, or see something posted on the Internet, the rage begins to build and my warrior instincts from the distant past emerge.

My only thoughts are to control the rage and use it constructively by killing as many as possible.  This is not likely in the twilight of my life, but one can dream of returning to battle and victory over a cowardly enemy.

Posted by: Fish the Impaler at September 10, 2011 02:01 PM (Lt/Za)

54 Worth noting that the assholes at the UAW were also responsible for killing Schwinn as an American bicycle company. The UAW unionized the nearly century old Chicago factory and decided that the guys manufacturing bikes should be paid the same as autoworkers. The disparity in complexity of manufacture and profit margins between cars and bicycles did not compute to the union bosses. So by the late 1980s the foreign manufacturers were kicking Schwinn's ass so badly in the cost to manufacture and quality ratio that the company tried opening a factory in a right to work state. That went well until the UAW continued to interfere and by the mid 1990s the company was liquidated into nothing but a name for a Chinese manufacturing holding group. So between killing domestic street car and bicycle manufacturing the UAW has plenty of experience killing transportation manufacturers.

Of course this isn't even mentioning the AMC debacle, leading to Chrysler's acquisition of the company, followed by the first bailout of Chrysler.

Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston training for the ONT mudwrestling match at September 10, 2011 02:02 PM (ijjAe)

55 50

Hmm. There hasn't been a large-scale terrorist attack in this country since that horrible day. Whether that's because of Obama or despite Obama, the past 33 months have been his watch. I'd call that a success, and I'm glad for it.

As for myself, I'm laying off him tomorrow.

Posted by: FireHorse at September 10, 2011 06:59 PM (RZRz9)

 

If only he'd extend us the same courtesy.

Posted by: Ms Choksondik at September 10, 2011 02:03 PM (nxptv)

56 Please choose another photo in the sidebar for 9/11. We all know that people plunged to their death on that day; we don't need to see it.

/sorry for being such a wuss, but that is someone's son, maybe someone's husband and father. We don't need to see them falling to their death.

Posted by: Shibumi at September 10, 2011 02:04 PM (z63Tr)

57 @ Mike I see now! Funny times.

Posted by: Michelangelo at September 10, 2011 02:04 PM (6CmWZ)

58

 Just so everyone knows, George W. Bush has recorded a two minute introduction for Fox's NFL Pregrame show tomorrow.

Posted by: buzzion at September 10, 2011 02:05 PM (GULKT)

59 /sorry for being such a wuss, but that is someone's son, maybe someone's husband and father. We don't need to see them falling to their death.

I would agree with that if it weren't for the fact that the MFM is determined to never show us those images again.  We need to remember that members of an insane death cult forced people to choose to jump to their deaths rather than burn to death. 

Posted by: alexthechick at September 10, 2011 02:07 PM (Gk3SS)

60 I think everyone should go back and read the stuttering clusterf*** of a miserable failure's comments after 9/11/01, when he urged us to "understand" what the craven murderers did, and insisted we should all make sure no "innocent" Muzzies had to endure so much as a harsh look, let alone any unpleasant military action.

Brian Williams might have mentioned that when interviewing the Traitor-in-Chief, but was too busy prostrating himself in from of the Anointed One.

I wish someone would run unedited coverage from 9/11/01 at the appropriate time instead of going for all the semi-related sob stories that try to make the day all about feelings and teddy bears and rainbows.

I wish someone would run the footage of Muzzie crowds cheering and throwing candy to each other to celebrate the destruction of the WTC.

Finally, I wish Bloomberg would go away, and allow a Ground Zero ceremony featuring those who were there, those who were involved, and their relatives/survivors instead of trying for a big touchy-feely fest. No Osama Obama, no celebs, but Bush 43 and the firefighters, cops and civilians who pitched in when the shit truly hit the fan.

Tomorrow is their day, and all the crap being spewed by SCoaMF, the media and everyone else who can jump on the bandwagon dishonors those who most deserve our thoughts, appreciation and prayers.

Of course it also allows those who have escaped punishment all along -- such as the Saudis -- to keep on doing so, but that will, sadly, always be so.

Posted by: MrScribbler at September 10, 2011 02:08 PM (YjjrR)

61 27 Public Service Announcement! For all my friends and fellow morons please take note. 'The Post Office is reported to be close to going bankrupt and out of business' So get yourself down to your local PO and stock up on stamps. How will we get our mail if we don't have stamps? I for one will purchase all the stamps my budget will allow. That is all.

The Post Office can't close. From what I can tell, their union contract will not let workers be laid off. Well, I'm thinking that if they are that militant against layoffs, well then complete firings have to be out of the question.

So the Post Office has to live on. To keep their employees employed, and the pay their retirees pensions.

Of course, stamps will be $5 each, but that's a small price to pay for keeping union people employed.

/sarc

Posted by: Shibumi at September 10, 2011 02:09 PM (z63Tr)

62 @39 I'm a Yank who lives in London. A friend called and said turn on the BBC. Tried to comprehend what was happening. Just then--live--the second plane hit. I've never missed Home more. The English neighbour next door had an appointment in the Towers that morning. He had been to the underground cafe at 6.00AM scoping out where his meeting was to be held. He was caught in the Debris Cloud--still suffers a bit from it--and had to make his way on a commandeered, de-commissioned NJ-bound ferry. Finally made it to a friends' place in the Hamptons, then home to the UK, his suitcase and clothes an ashy mess. I discovered later a former student of mine was on 2nd plane--a quiet kid, most remembered for . . . his fear of flying in planes. True. Just listened to W. Bless the Families and Heroes. Bless us All. RIP.

Posted by: MPaine Who Lurks at September 10, 2011 02:10 PM (kCr0a)

63

Wonder what Barky will say tomorrow?  {{shudders with rage}}  Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 07:00 PM

All through the day.

Posted by: huerfano at September 10, 2011 02:11 PM (kD+se)

64 I would agree with that if it weren't for the fact that the MFM is determined to never show us those images again.  We need to remember that members of an insane death cult forced people to choose to jump to their deaths rather than burn to death.

I know you're right.

However, I think everyone here is well aware of what happened; it would be more useful to show those photos on the left-leaning, Islam loving blogs.

Posted by: Shibumi at September 10, 2011 02:11 PM (z63Tr)

65 #12  ChemJeff

The female orgasm?  No mystery there.  Without it, they would never put up with us.  The big man upstairs knew what he was doing.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 10, 2011 02:11 PM (pIKsj)

66 @43 What the hell was that??  Jeebus.   What a sad commentary on our dumb, stupid society.

Re: 9/11, I've watched a few 9/11 documentary shows the last few days.  The History Channel (either History or NatGeo..can't recall) had an excellent doc on 9/11 from W's point of view.  Nothing but him talking about his experiences.  I thought it was quite well done.  I watched another one last night.  I always feel so numb after reliving that horror.  It stays with me for a long time after too. 

And....I still get very rattled at that picture in the sidebar of the man falling.  It's a horrible, horrible sight.

Posted by: Lady in Black at September 10, 2011 02:11 PM (ycuSb)

67 60 I think everyone should go back and read the stuttering clusterf*** of a miserable failure's comments after 9/11/01, when he urged us to "understand" what the craven murderers did, and insisted we should all make sure no "innocent" Muzzies had to endure so much as a harsh look, let alone any unpleasant military action.

Posted by: MrScribbler at September 10, 2011 07:08 PM (YjjrR)


--Got a link to that?  I may post n FB just to piss off libtard friends.

Posted by: logprof at September 10, 2011 02:13 PM (lh7Yc)

68 How many times will we hear the words "tragic event" or "tragedy" tomorrow? Liberals just can't bring themselves to call it what it was, a murderous attack.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 10, 2011 02:15 PM (GZitp)

69 The # 1 threat to America took out Osama Bin laden.  Now thats irony

Posted by: HOGZ at September 10, 2011 02:15 PM (R99eV)

70 Is giuliani going to be there?

Posted by: Flapjackmaka at September 10, 2011 02:15 PM (pRYDs)

71 Posted by: logprof at September 10, 2011 07:13 PM

I posted a big chunk of it in the Headline thread this morning, and found it by googling "Barack Obama comments after 9/11/01". There were several links to the miserable traitor's remarks....

Posted by: MrScribbler at September 10, 2011 02:15 PM (YjjrR)

72
Please choose another photo in the sidebar for 9/11. We all know that people plunged to their death on that day; we don't need to see it.

Posted by: Shibumi at September 10, 2011 07:04 PM (z63Tr)

This is the famous "Falling Man" photo, and the man has been tentatively identified as Jonathan Briley, an employee of the restaurant on the top floor.

This image has been called the most powerful image of despair in the beginning of the twenty-first century. 

It evokes horror, sympathy, despair, and rage from people of all walks of life and from all cultures.  It will be with us for our entire lives. 

The images of Pearl Harbor are also visually disturbing, and even after over 60 years, they can be upsetting.  As time moves forward, and generations are not exposed to the horrors of both WWII and the World Trade Center attack, the images will be of less importance to the public.


Posted by: Fish the Impaler at September 10, 2011 02:15 PM (Lt/Za)

73 Path to 9/11, still not legally available on DVD because the Clintonoids pressured Disney.

Not perfect, but still a good rundown o what happened.

Posted by: logprof at September 10, 2011 02:17 PM (lh7Yc)

74


--Got a link to that?  I may post n FB just to piss off libtard friends.

Posted by: logprof at September 10, 2011 07:13 PM (lh7Yc)

My libtard brothers and sisters-in-law have been strangely silent lately.  I'll never forgive the NYC s-i-l who immediately e-mailed everyone while the dust was still settling that we needed to "understand why 'they' hate us."  My husband gave her a verbal smackdown she won't soon forget.  She still reminds us "they" hate us because of our support of the evil Jooooos and Israel.

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 02:17 PM (UOM48)

75 I read some articles about some of the heroes every year and thought I'd just share two today:

The Miracle of Ladder Company 6
"This is a story about a group of New York firefighters caught inside one of the Twin Towers when it collapsed. ItÂ’s a story of courage, duty, selflessness, and more than a little luck."
/Quote from original Stone Phillips interview

World Trade Center survivors stay lifelong friends
Clark and Stanley Praimnath helped each other escape from above the impact zone in the South Tower.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at September 10, 2011 02:19 PM (o2lIv)

76 Acey, you should axe if that nice young  man Richard Trumka could parse a few words for us. They say he writes a mean op-ed.

Posted by: dr kill at September 10, 2011 02:20 PM (le5qc)

77 OK, so tomorrow I will NOT post that Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure, out of respect for the day.  But, he IS a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure, as we all know.

BTW, I wonder who he thinks "founded" the democrap party?  Probably thinks he himself did.     

Posted by: Theresa D., TPT--SCOAMF is one and done! at September 10, 2011 02:20 PM (Zgfnd)

78 75 I decided I would post another version for the 2nd story.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at September 10, 2011 02:20 PM (o2lIv)

79

Posted by: logprof at September 10, 2011 07:17 PM (lh7Yc)

Thanks for the link.  I've bookmarked it...again. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at September 10, 2011 02:20 PM (c0A3e)

80 Path to 9/11, still not legally available on DVD because the Clintonoids pressured Disney.

Part 1 and 2 on bittorrent.  Just sayin'.

Posted by: toby928© at September 10, 2011 02:21 PM (GTbGH)

81 I'll never forgive the NYC s-i-l who immediately e-mailed everyone while the dust was still settling that we needed to "understand why 'they' hate us."

I nearly got thrown out of an online women's group after bitching out some bint that evening for posting about how it HAD to have been perpetrated by eeeeevil white conservative Christians, in retaliation for executing McVeigh, and could we please lay off the innocent Muslims who would never do anything like that?

I've never felt any emotion over the events of the day except anger, possibly because I missed the whole thing. Was in a meeting from 7:45 until noon central time.

Stopped off for milk on the way home from work and it was all gone. Apparently Iowans were expecting a blizzard.  WTF.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at September 10, 2011 02:25 PM (RP4Zt)

82 Good heavens... I'm watching a Red Eye episode I DVR'ed. 

Ladies- if you're going to wear a skirt, cross your legs, or at least close them.  Don't sit like a longshoreman. 


Posted by: Ombudsman at September 10, 2011 02:26 PM (AxHOT)

83 9/11 related: The Journal of Emergency Medical Services has put together about a sixty page treatise on how Emergency Medical Services unfolded in those first few hours. It's a worthy read, whether you're a first responder or, you know...a moron. http://www.jems.com/article/major-incidents/ems-untold

Posted by: Justin at September 10, 2011 02:26 PM (jdmhp)

84 Tomorrow night USA is airing a documentary "Twin Towers" I have no clue how it covers the event but I figure others have seen it and may have some opinion on if its one worth watching for those interested.

Posted by: buzzion at September 10, 2011 02:27 PM (GULKT)

85
The US is not and never will be at war with Islam.

-Barack Hussein Obama
Times of India

Posted by: Fish the Impaler at September 10, 2011 02:27 PM (Lt/Za)

86 #62 Thanks MP. I remember 10 years ago like it was yesterday, too.

Posted by: snowcrash at September 10, 2011 02:31 PM (T/g1q)

87 82 Good heavens... I'm watching a Red Eye episode I DVR'ed. Ladies- if you're going to wear a skirt, cross your legs, or at least close them. Don't sit like a longshoreman. Posted by: Ombudsman at September 10, 2011 07:26 PM (AxHOT) Ladies... Don't Listen to a Word This Scoundrel Has to Say!

Posted by: CoolCzech at September 10, 2011 02:32 PM (niZvt)

88

Just watched the History Channel documentary "Hotel at Ground Zero" which was about the people in the Marriott at the World Trade Center and how they escaped.What struck me was one man who was in his room on the 19th floor who thought he'd just go about his day, that what was happening in WTC 1 and 2 wouldn't affect him, the firefighters would go put out the fires and it would be fine. He was trapped in the building and was rescued by firefighters who were making their way down from the gym on the top floor of the hotel, luckily they were in the stairwell of the reinforced part of the hotel (reinforced after the 93 bombing damaged that part of the hotel).

Posted by: ParanoidStillAGirlInSeattle at September 10, 2011 02:32 PM (RZ8pf)

89 Steyn's article in the sidebar deserves its own post.  I just saw the Flight 93 memorial.  Secretary Salazar spoke and I can't recall a single word of it, he just spoke of tragedy and change.  President Bush spoke of evil and courage, and every phrase was memorable.

Posted by: theCork at September 10, 2011 02:33 PM (iSyWd)

90 There's a stupid protest being planned for when Bloomberg speaks tomorrow.  Everyone is going to sing Amazing Grace to drown him out.  Am I the only one that thinks it's incredibly disrespectful of those people?  I don't like the guy or his gutless decision to ban the first responders and the clergy, but turning the memorial into a political protest is just as bad.  It's not about you, it's about the people that were killed.

Posted by: FPW at September 10, 2011 02:33 PM (BDNF5)

91 85 The US is not and never will be at war with Islam. -Barack Hussein Obama Times of India Posted by: Fish the Impaler at September 10, 2011 07:27 PM (Lt/Za) Does Islam know this?

Posted by: CoolCzech at September 10, 2011 02:33 PM (niZvt)

92 Finally, I wish Bloomberg would go away, and allow a Ground Zero ceremony featuring those who were there, those who were involved, and their relatives/survivors instead of trying for a big touchy-feely fest. No Osama Obama, no celebs, but Bush 43 and the firefighters, cops and civilians who pitched in when the shit truly hit the fan.

I could say a lot of things about how Gore or Obama would have responded to 9/11, but I think we all know them, so I'll keep it positive.

Bush showed us how a true leader responds to tragedy.  I only appreciate his bullhorn moment more as the years go by.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at September 10, 2011 02:33 PM (8Zpuz)

93 #72Fish, didn't know that. Good info. Very uncomfortable image but too bad for me, the memory is important.

Posted by: snowcrash at September 10, 2011 02:34 PM (T/g1q)

94
Ladies- if you're going to wear a skirt, cross your legs, or at least close them.  Don't sit like a longshoreman. 

Posted by: Ombudsman at September 10, 2011 07:26 PM (AxHOT)

Mr. Bud, I'm still learning out to sit like a shim.

Posted by: Chaz Bono at September 10, 2011 02:34 PM (Lt/Za)

95 There's a stupid protest being planned for when Bloomberg speaks tomorrow.  Everyone is going to sing Amazing Grace to drown him out.  Am I the only one that thinks it's incredibly disrespectful of those people?

Really?  What an irredeemably retarded thing to do.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at September 10, 2011 02:35 PM (8Zpuz)

96 Does Islam know this?

I think they're counting on it.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at September 10, 2011 02:37 PM (RP4Zt)

97 #13 - Posted by: Miss80sBaby at September 10, 2011 06:37 Thank you for posting that. So many thoughts on what President Bush had to say, but can't see well enough to type at the moment.

Posted by: Bill_in_Kennesaw at September 10, 2011 02:40 PM (r/Bl1)

98
Pass Me.
Right Away.

Posted by: The Bill at September 10, 2011 02:40 PM (p+mzQ)

99 Georgia/ So. Carolina is a great game. So glad to have football back!

Posted by: Lincolntf at September 10, 2011 02:43 PM (Qjh0I)

100 I am positively seething. 

Our Boy Scouts are doing their annual popcorn sale fundraiser.  They were outside of a local store today, and my husband said some lib bint approached the dad and two of the youngest Scouts and said, "I don't support the Boy Scouts because of your stance on gay Scout leaders."  Then she stomped off.

Damn, I wish I had been there.

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 02:43 PM (UOM48)

101 For the children.
For the troops.

Posted by: The Bill at September 10, 2011 02:43 PM (mjR67)

102 I wish someone would run unedited coverage from 9/11/01 at the appropriate time instead of going for all the semi-related sob stories that try to make the day all about feelings and teddy bears and rainbows.

A&E and the History Channel (and BIO and HI) are running something called 102 Minutes That Changed America starting at 8:46 am EDT tomorrow. No description is listed but given the start time they're syncing to events.

Posted by: Retread at September 10, 2011 02:45 PM (BO5ap)

103
For the Polar Bears.
The Penguins.

Posted by: The Bill at September 10, 2011 02:51 PM (p+mzQ)

104 How about Elenin? Is it a a decomposing comet? Is it supervised and headed straight for us? Who are these people, who spend uncounted hours of time, mathematically determining the logistics of exact degrees of its, supposed "arrow-shot" right towards us Why did NASA just announce that some failed 5 or 6 ton space-junk that will come down, and they'll give us up-dates? Who is Obama and why do we care? (If you look at it in intergalactic perspective,) ..../ over-all. As you can see, I am sick and tired of Obama and the train-wreck that follows him, day in, day out......the media.

Posted by: Bunny, the terrorist, plus added bonus, Barbarian at September 10, 2011 02:53 PM (TN7KL)

105 102 A&E and the History Channel (and BIO and HI) are running something called 102 Minutes That Changed America starting at 8:46 am EDT tomorrow. No description is listed but given the start time they're syncing to events.

All of them are hard to watch but that's an especially hard one to watch.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at September 10, 2011 02:53 PM (o2lIv)

106 Nah ah.  Not yet.

Posted by: What's In the Bill at September 10, 2011 02:54 PM (PidTa)

107 Every documentary on 9-11 still fills me rage and the need for revenge. You would think it would subside. Forgive me Lord.

Posted by: polynikes Texan for Romney at September 10, 2011 02:54 PM (PCEZn)

108 I've never felt any emotion over the events of the day except anger, possibly because I missed the whole thing. Was in a meeting from 7:45 until noon central time.

I lived a few miles from Dulles Airport at the time. One of the eeriest things was to go outside and hear no commercial airplanes for the few days they were all grounded. Dulles isn't that far from DC so we did hear the patrolling jets though. Made the hair on my neck stand up

Posted by: Retread at September 10, 2011 02:54 PM (BO5ap)

109

Ace, I put a 9/11 post into draft. 

Posted by: Truman North, SOB at September 10, 2011 02:56 PM (I2LwF)

Posted by: Jose at September 10, 2011 02:57 PM (WTNJJ)

111
NASCAR race at Richmond asked for silence from fans and broadcasters from lap 9 through 11. 

Posted by: Fish the Impaler at September 10, 2011 02:58 PM (Lt/Za)

112 Grrrr, just the first five minutes to The Path to 9/11 are making me pissed.

Posted by: logprof at September 10, 2011 03:00 PM (lh7Yc)

113 more on that Romney flyer

Mitt Romney didn’t wait long to begin his attack on Rick Perry over Social Security—his campaign is doing door-to-door distribution of a flier attacking Perry on the issue.

The flier, which a campagn spokesman said is being left at the doors of Florida GOP primary voters, portrays the GOP primary as a two-candidate race—“Two candidates. Only one will protect what’s important to you,” is the headline.

Of those two, it says, Perry is “reckless and wrong on Social Security.” The bold-face tagline: “Rick Perry: How can we trust anyone who wants to kill Social Security?”

Romney, it says, favors “entitlement reform,” but “wants to save Social Security.”


Posted by: Jose at September 10, 2011 03:02 PM (WTNJJ)

114 The day after 9/11 I rescued a kitten who ran in front of, and then under, my car.  She was tiny and sick and I carried her to our vet to get her well and find a home for her (heh).

She ended up having surgery for a collapsed lung due to her intestines coming through her broken diaphragm.  Some douche had either stomped on her or thrown her against a wall, the vet said.

So I'm in the waiting room on 9/15 waiting to pick her up, and a huge plane came in practically on top of the clinic.  Everyone in the room cringed and ducked.

We were on the flight path to Hunter Army Airfield.  Still......

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 03:04 PM (UOM48)

115

Posted by: ConservativeMenAreJustHotter at September 10, 2011 06:51 PM (1keYa)

That is awesome.  I wish I had done something like that.  I was such a blubbering mess that day and for weeks after I couldn't even put a sentence together.  How wonderful to look out and see that.

Posted by: jewells45, tea party terrorist at September 10, 2011 03:04 PM (Z71Vg)

116

I saw this screenshot on Lileks blog a year after Flight 93 passengers and crew made sure that plane didn't reach its primary target.  Lileks had captioned it: Here was one moment when I just felt naked and dead

I startled a little because that was that was the same moment for me, the moment I felt real,sick fear instead of  horror and shock.

And then the passengers and crew of Flight 93 saved us. They fought.  They went down fighting to save us.   They saved ME.

Their decision to stand and fight made me remember to get up, to stand and to fight and not crumple up in fear or with a broken heart. They turned the nadir of my spirit into hope and resolve.
Until I can remember nothing, I will remember their heroism, and thank them for it every day.

Posted by: SarahW at September 10, 2011 03:05 PM (OoFwu)

117 Trying to remember what I was doing the day before 9/11/01. Thinking about everything I have to do tomorrow, I suppose.

Posted by: Breaker19 at September 10, 2011 03:06 PM (WCm02)

118

We were on the flight path to Hunter Army Airfield.  Still......

Jane.. I live next to a small town airport so I hear planes coming and going all day long.  If ones seems a little too close or is louder than normal?  yeah...

Posted by: jewells45, tea party terrorist at September 10, 2011 03:06 PM (Z71Vg)

119 Romney, it says, favors “entitlement reform,” but “wants to save Social Security.” Posted by: Jose at September 10, 2011 08:02 PM (WTNJJ) WHY? I thought Romney compared Social Security to a "criminal enterprise." Is Romney a Criminal at Heart?

Posted by: CoolCzech at September 10, 2011 03:07 PM (niZvt)

120

An open blog for all of us to just share our thoughts, what we were doing that day etc.. it's a good outlet.  I still feel anger every time I see an image of 9/11. I will NEVER forget.  Or forgive.

Posted by: jewells45, tea party terrorist at September 10, 2011 03:09 PM (Z71Vg)

121 118 Trying to remember what I was doing the day before 9/11/01. Thinking about everything I have to do tomorrow, I suppose.

Posted by: Breaker19 at September 10, 2011 08:06 PM (WCm02)

I haven't a clue what I did the day before or the day after.  I definitely remember where I was that day.  I turned the TV on just a little bit before the second plane hit.  CBS coverage.

Posted by: buzzion at September 10, 2011 03:09 PM (GULKT)

122 The Chicago SunTimes excitedly reports:
 
Illinois taxpayers and businesses would benefit from billions of dollars in investment and thousands of new jobs under President Barack ObamaÂ’s proposed jobs plan, Democratic lawmakers said Friday.

Republicans said they still need to see more details, including how it would be paid for.

The Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee released an analysis saying Obama’s American Jobs Act would invest $4.5 million in Illinois transit and building projects and provide money for teachers, police and firefighters — saving or creating up to 50,000 jobs. It also said 260,000 Illinois businesses would receive a payroll tax cut, while cuts to workers’ payroll taxes would save a typical Illinois household about $1,640.
 
Note all the nifty buzzwords like invest, investment, save or create, etc. The SCoaMF's crotch got a good lathering this day, you bet.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 10, 2011 03:09 PM (ENKCw)

123   She still reminds us "they" hate us because of our support of the evil Jooooos and Israel.

Ask her why she wants you to understand why they believe that one of your internet friends to have her head cut off for the crime of being queer.  Just, you know, to make her eye twitch. 

I cannot watch the 102 Minutes thing.  It is sync'd live coverage from that day and it's just utterly, utterly brutal to go through again. 

Posted by: alexthechick at September 10, 2011 03:09 PM (Gk3SS)

124 Every documentary on 9-11 still fills me rage and the need for revenge. You would think it would subside. Forgive me Lord.

Posted by: polynikes Texan for Romney at September 10, 2011 07:54 PM (PCEZn)

I think that reaction is pretty common because so many of us do not feel that what needs to be done has been definitively done:

1. Recognize and speak out about the evils of violent islamofascist ideology

2.  Secure our borders including do not allow radicalized into this nation

3.  Secure our future by creating energy resources here - real resources not fantasy resources (drill, refine, nuclear plants - not wind and unicorn farts)

4.  Deal definitively with a nuclear Iran

And so on.  I feel as vulnerable today as on September 12 - maybe more so because I do not think our current administration has our best interests at heart, or has the wisdom to see threats and the maturity to deal with them.

Posted by: Jade Sea at September 10, 2011 03:10 PM (IdPEP)

125

On 9/12, let's have Muslim Appreciation Day!

Highlights:

24 Hour flyover of Predator Drones above Dearborn, Michigan.

Re-enactment of martyrdom of Osama Bin Laden at Carnegie Hall.

Public waterboarding of Khalid Sheik Mohammed at Ground Zero...just for old time's sake.

Every Imam in USA comes out and forcefully denounces the 9/11 attacks and rejects the concept of Jihad. Imams who refuse receive all expense paid vacation to Guantanamo Bay.

US Rep. Keith Ellison forcefully denounces attacks of 9/11 and the concept of Jihad on the House Floor. Rep. Ellison demands all Muslims show tolerance for all religious faiths.

President Obama gives public thanks to George Bush for leaving the blueprint for keeping America free of attacks for him to take credit for.

In a show of good faith, CAIR turns over to the FBI, all of its records of its contacts and interactions with Hamas, Hezbollah, and other terrorist organizations they do business with.

Posted by: Kansas Gman at September 10, 2011 03:11 PM (u4a/I)

126 I vow to not do a silly sex poster. But then, I am not of the male bestiality. Just teasin'. Like I said before, as the years pass, the entire horrific scene and memory makes it harder and harder to even glimpse at a photo. I appreciate the memorials today, but cannot forget all of those people, not knowing what happened, carrying around big pictures of their missing loved ones. Can you even imagine, coming to work in your office or the restaurants, and boom, you make a decision, either die with the jet fuel fumes, the smoke, the entire building collapsing; and you decide, instead, in your suit and tie to jump out of a window? Were these moments? Minutes? Did anyone have any idea what was happening to them?

Posted by: Bunny, the terrorist, plus added bonus, Barbarian at September 10, 2011 03:12 PM (TN7KL)

127 I was living in CA then, but was at my parents' home due to my mother being in Hospice.  They weren't too far away from the airport and you could always hear planes flying overhead.  I grew up in that house we got so used to it that we hardly noticed.

In the days after, the silence in the skies was freaky when all planes were grounded.

When life got more or less back to normal, whatever that is, and I got back to my life in CA, I'd find myself having a quick second of panic when I'd hear a loud airplane flying overhead thinking about what had happened on that day. 

Posted by: Theresa D., TPT--SCOAMF is one and done! at September 10, 2011 03:14 PM (Zgfnd)

128 South Carolina is about to ice a great game with Georgia.  45-42

Victory formation.

Posted by: toby928© at September 10, 2011 03:14 PM (GTbGH)

129

I live thousands of miles away from NY. I read all I can about the people and what they endured on that day. Stories, pictures, accounts of bravery from "everyday Americans". I can't fathom the horror yet I try to put myself in their place mentally. It humbles me and reminds me of the good in people to overcome the very bad in others. My heart, thoughts and prayers goes to those involved even in the slightest way.

 

Posted by: Bosk at September 10, 2011 03:16 PM (AFcK1)

130 The morning of 9/11 our son had a doctor's appt., and so instead of getting up at 5:30 to do the 6:15 car pool thing, we slept later.  I didn't turn on the news in the kitchen like I normally did.  In the car on the way to the doctor I turned the boy's favorite radio station on and heard the young DJs talking about seeing a "small plane" fly into one of the towers.  As we got nearer the doctor's office, they said it was a large commercial airliner.  The hair stood up on the back of my neck.

We went in the office and I asked the receptionist if she had heard.  She was shocked and said "no" and left to tell the doctor, who was a native New Yorker.  Well, we ended up getting in to see him nearly 30 minutes late.  He had called his dad in New York who described what was going on.  By the time we left, the second plane had hit. 

I pulled up to the school and saw teachers fighting back tears and kids looking confused.  D'oh Boy never cried, he just said, "When I grow up I want to be a soldier and kill those bad guys."  He was eleven then, and now ten years later he's training to do just that.


Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 03:17 PM (UOM48)

131 I don't plan to be here or will lurk mostly.

I am pretty wound up over the lovefest Blooms and Company want and the omission of you know the people that were actually INVOLVED!

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 03:17 PM (AEIYh)

132 123 118 Trying to remember what I was doing the day before 9/11/01. Thinking about everything I have to do tomorrow, I suppose.

Posted by: Breaker19 at September 10, 2011 08:06 PM (WCm02)

I haven't a clue what I did the day before or the day after.  I definitely remember where I was that day.  I turned the TV on just a little bit before the second plane hit.  CBS coverage.

Posted by: buzzion at September 10, 2011 08:09 PM (GULKT)

It's seared into memory. And it seems like I remember every day since then, too. Surreal. God Bless the USA.

Posted by: Breaker19 at September 10, 2011 03:17 PM (WCm02)

133

9/11 was my the horrible and violent beggining into my interests in politics. I thought of myself a Dem as a young 7th grader then but 9/11 made me actually look into stuff. I've discovered since what I believe and fight for. Too bad it had to be something so violent and tragic to start the path for me.

Posted by: AuthorLMendez (Perry Guy) at September 10, 2011 03:17 PM (D6IZ4)

134 2 Greg,

I know....

I denounce myself

//Teahadist

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 03:17 PM (AEIYh)

135 120 Posted by: CoolCzech at September 10, 2011 08:07 PM (niZvt)

Because he is a duplicitous scam artist who will say anything and mean nothing

Posted by: Beto Ochoa at September 10, 2011 03:18 PM (lpWVn)

136 Um, do any of you actually live in New York City?

I you don't, why should I care what happened to you that day?

Posted by: curiously cantankerous at September 10, 2011 03:18 PM (lh7Yc)

137 Thanks for sharing, please keep an update about this info. love to read it more. i like this site too much.

Posted by: Willpower Audio Book at September 10, 2011 03:19 PM (7xiCQ)

138 If the left is so against bigotry, why don't they stand up to the greatest form of bigotry today . . . Radical islam? I think they look the other way just as they did with racism. It's all about feeling good not about doing good.

Posted by: Jade Sea at September 10, 2011 03:20 PM (IdPEP)

139 Notre Dame playing at Michigan in the first ever night home game. Michigan played in the first ever night game (per ESPN nabobs) in 1944 against Marquette.

Posted by: Lincolntf at September 10, 2011 03:20 PM (Qjh0I)

140 138 BO,

but perhaps a man who like Chance the Gardner exists only right NOW! is precisely what we need....

the ability to ignore past behavior or lack of performance is a strength ask the media about the guy who just focused on jobs for the 27th time in 3 years....

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 03:20 PM (AEIYh)

141

It was a typical shitty day at work for me.  The gal in the office next to me (who was a real ditz) popped her head in my office and said turn on your radio.  Something bad has happened.  I did.  I called me husband who ALWAYS had Fox News on but for some reason that morning didn't.  He turned it on and not two minutes later he saw the second plane hit.  We stayed on the phone with each other for 2 hours.  I was crying.  I knew everything had changed forever.

Posted by: jewells45, tea party terrorist at September 10, 2011 03:20 PM (Z71Vg)

142 I will read the WSJ collection of essays from today's edition and later have a quality cigar with a like minded friend. I don't plan on watching any TV "specials". My memories are fresh enough after 10 years, don't need help from talking heads.

Posted by: Jimbro at September 10, 2011 03:21 PM (Xkstq)

143 141 Jade Sea,

they may, but they want to study their disciplinary techniques for dealing with wayward souls a bit longer

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 03:21 PM (AEIYh)

144

This is probably something, some bloggers have written stories/bios on the 9/11 victims and put them all in one place.

http://tinyurl.com/3fu3zkz

 

Posted by: robtr at September 10, 2011 03:22 PM (MtwBb)

145

I pulled up to the school and saw teachers fighting back tears and kids looking confused.  D'oh Boy never cried, he just said, "When I grow up I want to be a soldier and kill those bad guys."  He was eleven then, and now ten years later he's training to do just that.

God bless him Jane.  and you!! He fights the good fight.


Posted by: jewells45, tea party terrorist at September 10, 2011 03:23 PM (Z71Vg)

146 @ curiously cant: read Jane D'oh's entry and maybe get a clue. Sept 11 and its aftermath meant something to every American.

Posted by: Jade Sea at September 10, 2011 03:25 PM (IdPEP)

147 While I was taking our boy to the doctor that morning, my husband decided to go to the fitness center and meet with a personal trainer.  All the TVs were on and he saw the first plane hit.  He said everyone just froze in silence.  He left immediately and came home to watch the news in privacy.

When I came home from dropping the boy off at school, I found him red-faced, and knew he had been crying......something I've only seen him do once before, when I miscarried our second child.

He told me a month ago something I never knew.  That he became so depressed afterwards he saw a doctor for it.  He's the most positive, upbeat, glass half-full man I know.  I was totally surprised.

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 03:26 PM (UOM48)

148 I was supposed to fly to England with my brother and s-i-l on the 13th but, obviously, that didn't happen. We decided to go to upstate NY instead and drove a long stretch of highway that had construction going on so there were lots of those portable signs spaced at regular intervals. Every one displayed 'God bless America' on it.


Posted by: Retread at September 10, 2011 03:26 PM (BO5ap)

149
#139, Hey, now! 

Just for that remark, I'm going to elaborate:  I was in the room at Hospice with my mom.   I left to get a soda and passed the TV room where my sister and her boyfriend were saying something about a plane crashing into a building. I glanced at the TV and honestly thought they were just watching a movie and waved it off.  I didn't find out until a few hours later, after I'd gone back to the house to eat, what had happened.

Posted by: Theresa D., TPT--SCOAMF is one and done! at September 10, 2011 03:26 PM (Zgfnd)

150 I had a nasty head cold. So, I stayed home from work that day.  I slept in and didn't turn on the news, as was my usual habit.  I had gone down to the laundry room in our apartment complex to run a load of clothes, and when I returned, my answering machine was blinking.  I played the message.  It was my husband.  All he said on the recording was, "The base is locked down.  Turn on the news."  My heart dropped.  I turned the TV on just in time to see the second plane hit the Towers.  I was stunned, and then, I was enraged.  Everyone in the complex opened their doors, and relayed what they had seen and heard about what had happened.  Some of these people I had never spoken to until that day.  We all were shocked.  As the days unfolded, I was struck over and over again how mundane everything was until I saw that flashing answering machine light, and the world changed.

Posted by: no good deed at September 10, 2011 03:28 PM (mjR67)

151 BTW: is Bloomberg the epitome of a pusillanimous pipsqueak piece of sh!t apologist self hating Jew or what?

Posted by: I know who I am but don't care at September 10, 2011 03:29 PM (iniPz)

152 156,

Bloomberg is....you know this is the one subject I do ddefer to AP on....he nails Blooms ably....

he has the ability of Dinkins and the humility of Spitzer

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 03:30 PM (AEIYh)

153 #13 - Posted by: Miss80sBaby at September 10, 2011 06:37

Thanks for posting the speech, my DVR only recorded part of the event.  Stirring speech.

Posted by: theCork at September 10, 2011 03:30 PM (iSyWd)

154 I can't remember exactly what Peter Jennings said but I said "Fuck you" to the radio at work. 9/11 convinced me that the MFM could not be trusted with news. I still do not understand why Americans could not be trusted with the images of 9/11. An FU to Norm Mineta too.

Posted by: osoloco at September 10, 2011 03:31 PM (2Hz1q)

155 160 osoloco,

it may have been when he lectured us not to go lynch the nearest non-American native from the region?

Perhaps when it was when they were ruminating openly about censoring us from the stark reality that the people faced and their choice to die rather than burn?

There is a special place in hell for whatever shitheel politicized the news to the degree that showing citizens dying for the sin of our lack of readiness, allowing the footage of our troops being shot and lynched to death and now again an embargo on our troops dying but now as if when we are told...."go clean a beach or something...happy 9/11!" we get "allowed" to see what happened...

I knew what happened I saw it before Daddy Media took it away.

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 03:34 PM (AEIYh)

156

On 9/11 I was in 7th grade. I knew the President was in the state but I wasn't too into politics much those days. I thought I was a Dem cause everyone said Dems protect the poor. But still I was just a 7th grader thinking about the next episode of DragonBall Z for that day. My Homeroom teacher heard something happen so she turned it on. At 1st we thought it was some freak Plane accident. Then we realized it was TWO planes that hit. We realized it was terrorism.

Various teachers throughout the day dealt with the situation differently. Some teachers tried to act like it never happened to not scare the kids. Some had us watch the coverage. My Giography Teacher said We needed to watch this for perspective and History. He talked about how he had seen on TV the Chellenger disaster and the media coverage on it.

Kids were slowly taken by their parents out of class. My Mom picked me up after school and told me and my brother that she didn;t take us out because it would only let the terrorists win. That night I watched President Bush's speech. Suddenly this evil Republican didn;t seem so evil. My mom who cursed him for his 2000 win started changing her mind about him right there.

I knew something big had happen. But it never hit me how big until I heard a man on the TV crying about a friend who was in the tower when it crashed down. I couldn't be strong then. I fell asleep crying.

From there my slow change into a change in my political leanings began. Little did I know that in 10 years we would elect a guy who was associated w/ terrorists as President. That we would care about rights for these monsters who did this even though they wern't citizens. That the man who guided the nation that day would leave hated and reviled by many and came 1 state away from losing re-election. They say we should never forget 9/11; I'd argue we, as a country, did a while ago.

Posted by: AuthorLMendez (Perry Guy) at September 10, 2011 03:34 PM (D6IZ4)

157

Just happened to be reading Dick Cheney's book this weekend.  Today I got to the part about 9/11.  Powerful stuff as told in the Vice President's understated tone.  As I type this, Michagan played God Bless America and Notre Dame played the Star-Spangled Banner after the announcer made the 9/11 announcement at the start.  Flags in the stands.  Even had a fly-over. Although it was a C-47 I think.  What's up with that?

OT - Hey rdbrewer, I watched the dog learns to howl video in the sidebar.  Stuck around to read a few comments.  One of them was "This video was posted in 2009.  Why is everybody commenting now?"  Looks like the Moron Nation showed up.

Posted by: PugBoo at September 10, 2011 03:35 PM (5nHLW)

158 I went to the doctor that morning and got the news I needed to get a tumor removed from my guts to see if it was cancer. When I got to work, they told me a small plane had hit the WTC. We turned on the television and watched the second plane hit the tower. I had a nervous breakdown and didn't work for nearly two years.

Posted by: Beto Ochoa at September 10, 2011 03:35 PM (lpWVn)

159 I was supposed to be on the mall that day.  The weather was so fine, my little family was getting ready for an impromptu daytrip to DC. 

The plan was to tour  the US Capitol building.  I'd lived no further than Richmond most of my life, visiting DC often enough, but the 10 yo and I had never taken the tour and this was to be the day, and  my husband had time enough to  come with us.

I'd actually heard the news about a plane hitting the trade center on the radio alarm.  I was thinking "litle biplane and guy with a heart attack" scale attack; NPR said it was a little plane ( I  actually asked my husband to turn it off!)  I was sure New York would manage and it would be big news but only in comparison to the summer of no news that had preceded.  I was focused on our big plans.

While I got kid and self ready, Hubs ran a quick errand to pick up some sundries, cat food I think, and then we would be on our way.  Only, the telephone rang when he was halfway to the store.  He told me the nations under attack, a second plane had struck the other tower, to turn on the news.

We stood gawp-mouthed in front of the television for a while.  For some reason I had the notion that one of the smoking towers was ....softening? It looked like is was part liquid.  And then  OMG. down, down down it went.

I saw my husband cry tears when my son was born.  This was the other time.

Posted by: SarahW at September 10, 2011 03:36 PM (OoFwu)

160 If the left is so against bigotry, why don't they stand up to the greatest form of bigotry today . . . Radical islam? Posted by: Jade Sea at September 10, 2011 08:20 PM

Fear.  If they look the other way, it might disappear.

Posted by: huerfano at September 10, 2011 03:36 PM (kD+se)

161 162 ALM,

I have a sincere question, and if you can't or don't want to answer it is okay.

How long did it take for the political correctness to bleed in to how they handled it?

I ask because my son was too young to be in school and I have been curious.

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 03:36 PM (AEIYh)

162 I wish someone would run unedited coverage from 9/11/01 at the appropriate time instead of going for all the semi-related sob stories that try to make the day all about feelings and teddy bears and rainbows.

FNC has done that. Just re-air the events as if they were happening. I don't know if they'll do it that way this year.

Posted by: As If! at September 10, 2011 03:37 PM (piMMO)

163 168 As If!,

it'll be a good indicator of how far "to the center" they've gone

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 03:38 PM (AEIYh)

164

Quite a few NFL players tomorrow are going to be wearing stuff for 9/11.  Originally they were planning to wear it and take the fine for not being within the NFL's uniform standards, but the NFL has since said that no fines will go out for players wearing items that remember 9/11.

Posted by: buzzion at September 10, 2011 03:40 PM (GULKT)

165 Tomorrow will be a hard day for all of us across this great nation. 

My dad recently made some stupid comment about how all those young people had rejoiced at the death of OBL and he thought it was heartless.  I tried to remind him that those young people are the ones fighting and risking their lives in the war against terrorism, my son included protecting our Pacific Coast.  He stopped and said, "Oh my God, you're right.  I never thought of that."  Duh. 

I send healing blessings to all the families who lost loved ones and to this country.

And Notre Dame just scored against U of M.  Dang it!

Posted by: Aunty Entity at September 10, 2011 03:40 PM (FU3yL)

166

Elected officials and party leaders at all levels said their worries have intensified as the economy has displayed new signs of weakness. They said the likelihood of a highly competitive 2012 race is increasing as the Republican field, once dismissed by many Democrats as too inexperienced and conservative to pose a serious threat, has started narrowing to two leading candidates, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, who have executive experience and messages built around job creation.

And in a campaign cycle in which Democrats had entertained hopes of reversing losses from last yearÂ’s midterm elections, some in the party fear that Mr. ObamaÂ’s troubles could reverberate down the ballot into Congressional, state and local races.

Posted by: James Loughner at September 10, 2011 03:41 PM (e8kgV)

167 What a slap in the face to all Americans that Obama wants 9/11 to be a "service day." 

I've got news for you Barky, most of us have been serving our communities for years without being told to.  How typical that libs have to be nudged.

Leave 9/11 alone, Captain Clusterf*ck. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 03:43 PM (UOM48)

168

All this shit makes no difference to me.

9/11 happened, we got our ass kicked, game on.

All muslims can fucking die.

Posted by: ErikW at September 10, 2011 03:43 PM (zyCNx)

169

It was just another day of work for me until my wife's friend called us early. I think about 6 am our time and said turn on the news. I remember the first tower burning and the newsies saying a small plane had hit the tower. When I got to work we all huddled around the small t.v. in the lunch room and saw the second plane hit and I knew it wasn't an accident and it sure as hell wasn't a small plane.

To say it was surreal at the time is an understatement. I think like all Amercians I never thought this would happen in our country.

How times have changed.

 

Posted by: Bosk at September 10, 2011 03:43 PM (AFcK1)

170 I've got AMC on the tv. They're showing the John Wayne version of True Grit. They knew what to do with bad guys.

Posted by: Retread at September 10, 2011 03:44 PM (BO5ap)

171 I was working inside the Beaver Valley Power Station (Pittsburgh's nuclear plant) that day. We had been inside the reactor containment building since early in the morning, so none of our crew knew anything. When our relief came in and told us what was happening, we thought "no way"--there must be some misunderstanding. When we left containment you could tell something was up--people were crying and upset and talking excitedly (just like where you were, I'll bet). The plant had TV sets mounted by the elevators--there were a hundred people standing there stunned...we watched the 2nd tower collapse. I called my wife--who worked in the tallest building in Pittsburgh--she was still there. I told her to get out, pick up the kid at preschool, and head home. As I left the plant, they were already putting up jersey barriers across the access road. When I drove by the airport on the way home, there were a line of airplanes as far as the eye could see coming in for landing. we went home and watched TV until about 6 PM before we decided we couldn't take any more. Later I found out that Flight 93 passed almost right over the Power Station.

Posted by: Big Lick at September 10, 2011 03:44 PM (u8Axs)

172 I was in highschool. Volleyball study hall. They came on the PA and said a plane had hit the world trade center. We all pictured some tiny private jet or something and some even laughed. We had no clue what we were about to see. Our coach turned on the TV and we saw the second plane hit. Then there was silence for the rest of the class as we all looked on in horror. My next class was theater. That teacher was from NYC and her sons lived in the city. She was hysterically trying to call them as we all sat glued to the tv. I remember the horror when the Pentagon was hut, and then the dread of flight 93. I can't even tell you how many of my classmates joined the military after 9/11. I was a liberal then and didn't really understand. I do now.

Posted by: lauren at September 10, 2011 03:45 PM (9cRmS)

173

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 08:36 PM (AEIYh)

by the time I was in 9th grade it really started to hit me all the political correctness around the situation. The 04 election was in full gear and teachers were going at it over who'd win the election and I watched as people claimed the terrorists deserved rights and that we desreved 9/11. It got real ugly that year and I remember that school year being a HUGE eye opener as to how the schools were in-line with the media which I was discovering were bias towards the left.

I'm also sad to say a lot of people who lived through 9/11 at my age turned against me and friendships were lost because they wanted to join the cool crowd and demand justice for rights and no war, jumping into the Kerry bandwagon. On election day, the Kerry shirts were out in full force amongst students and they reviled me because I made a makeshift Bush sticker on my shirt. The next day I rubbed the Bush win in their faces all day long.

But basically I'd say by 9th grade I started seeing the change and political correctness over the situation. I was stunned by how quick it felt people forgot.

Posted by: AuthorLMendez (Perry Guy) at September 10, 2011 03:45 PM (D6IZ4)

174 The attacks really opened my eyes to a lot of things. I was a naive 16yo who thought terrorism of that magnitude was something that happened to other countries. That all changed as my friends and I watched the second plane hit and (later) the Towers fall. At that time, over 30,000 people were thought to have died and over a dozen airplanes were supposedly missing. The entire experience opened my eyes to a lot of things and I'll never forget the stories of sacrifice and the lessons about Islam.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at September 10, 2011 03:45 PM (o2lIv)

175 174 Jane D'oh,

He can't there's a scathing link at HA on it.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/3oqjan2

What makes President Obama’s executive passivity so interesting is that it seems to be a symptom not of policy uncertainty, but of personal narcissism. The president is free to delegate the tasks of the president because he’s already done the important job of simply showing up. It’s the same impulse that leads him to make all sorts of claims about the singularity of his tenure. For instance, at an August 15 town hall event in Minnesota, he boasted that after his administration took control of General Motors and Chrysler, the two companies posted profits for the “first time in decades,” even though both companies were profitable as recently as 2004…

Bill ClintonÂ’s vanity was that he wished he could have been at the center of a world historical event. Barack ObamaÂ’s vanity is that he believes he is a world historical event. And the greatness of his being dwarfs any necessity to establish greatness through action. ThatÂ’s why, despite his passivity as president, weÂ’re likely to see a much more vigorous Obama in the coming months as he switches from governing to campaigning. However ambivalent he may be about leading the country, arguing for the indispensability of Barack Obama is the one project that has always commanded his full attention.


Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 03:45 PM (AEIYh)

176 I have totally forgotten everything I did ten years ago today.  Absolutely no memories.

The next morning, for whatever reason, I woke up late.  My mom usually had Fox News on, but she was getting ready for work and left the tv off that day.  I jumped on the computer and got a message from a friend.

"Have you seen what's going on?"
"No, what?"
"Somebody's blown up the WTC and the Pentagon."

I turned the tv on.  It was probably on USA, but it didn't matter because by that point every channel was showing the same thing.  It was probably a minute or two after the first tower fell, but there was so much smoke and dust that I didn't realize it until they played the replay.

My brother was in the room and we both called for our mom.  She yelled back that she was busy getting ready.  We yelled at her to get in the living room and watch the tv.  She finally decided it was important and came down the hall.  Her reaction was what I remember clearest of all:

"Those motherfuckers!"

Posted by: FPW at September 10, 2011 03:46 PM (BDNF5)

177 MSNBC is showing 9/11 how it happened which is supposed to be archived footage from that day. It is on now.

Posted by: robtr at September 10, 2011 03:47 PM (MtwBb)

178 The weather was so fine,

That is one of the things that made it so surreal.  It was an utterly perfect day in NYC. 


Posted by: alexthechick at September 10, 2011 03:48 PM (Gk3SS)

179  but the NFL has since said that no fines will go out for players wearing items that remember 9/11.

Posted by: buzzion at September 10, 2011 08:40 PM (GULKT)

How big of them.

Posted by: ErikW at September 10, 2011 03:48 PM (zyCNx)

180 "Those motherfuckers!"
Posted by: FPW

Your mom rocks.

Posted by: Aunty Entity at September 10, 2011 03:48 PM (FU3yL)

181 180 ALM,

Thank you, you were in Florida I presume?

Having the courage to swim against the tide at a young age with regards to peer pressure is a fine quality and one I sought amongst my peers back when I was that young, a bit further back i assure you than 2003.

The thing about all of the efforts of our "leaders" to soften and control our emotions is that the only way they will abate and allow us to be healthy is to cope and let them be expressed so long as we are not hurting our fellow citizens.

Regards,
sven

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 03:48 PM (AEIYh)

182 Thanks, Sven. I still have so much Anger. I really don't remember the unity everyone keeps talking about. I was being yelled at by customers for not having american flags in stock and the local hippie douche bags were being their local hippie douche bag selves.

Posted by: osoloco at September 10, 2011 03:48 PM (2Hz1q)

183 Several Savannah families lost loved ones that day.  I remember reading about a guy here who tried to call his sister who worked in one of the towers.  He got her voice mail.  He jumped in his truck and drove to NYC and let himself into her apartment.  Her TV was on (to keep her dog and cat company while she was at work) and the coffeepot had the remnants of her morning coffee.

Her body was never recovered. 

We had several first responders from here leave for NYC immediately.  Two of them took their rescue dog.  They were on the pile for two weeks when the dog slipped and was being hung by its leash.  They had to let it go and it fell two stories, breaking ribs.  They returned to Savannah and the dog died a couple of years later.

Also, a couple of local restaurants shut down and set up shop to feed the workers on the site for free.

And yes, it chaps my ass when a certain princess says it was a NY thing and didn't affect the rest of us.

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 03:49 PM (UOM48)

184 My older daughter was at Hurlbert Field in FL for pilot training and my younger daughter was at Lackland AFB, TX for basic. My son was at home with me, because he had a doctor app. at about 10. We watched the whole thing ( I never took him to doc or back to school) and I didn't hear from my daughter till the next day, cause they were in lock down

Posted by: Ma Bell at September 10, 2011 03:50 PM (H/MnC)

185 And people wonder why I hate the NFL.

Posted by: ErikW at September 10, 2011 03:50 PM (zyCNx)

186

Posted by: robtrat September 10, 2011 08:47 PM (MtwBb)

watching it right now, it's a change from their 24/7 9/11 was Bush's fault, Racheal Maddow specials that have been on for the last 2 days

Posted by: AuthorLMendez (Perry Guy) at September 10, 2011 03:51 PM (D6IZ4)

187 13 President Bush's speech at the Flight 93 memorial dedication

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at September 10, 2011 06:37 PM (o2lIv)

I agree. That was an excellent speech. Even before he spoke, the reception he received was heartwarming.

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at September 10, 2011 03:52 PM (otfJ1)

188

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 08:48 PM (AEIYh)

yeah I've been down here in FL since age 5. It still bothers me that so many my age who watched 9/11 at a young age became full blown Dem tools who go around shouting no war! rights for all! crap. I guess I was just one of the few who didn't forget. Sometimes I ponder if it weren't for 9/11 wether I would be with them as well. I sure hope not.

Posted by: AuthorLMendez (Perry Guy) at September 10, 2011 03:53 PM (D6IZ4)

189 181 Miss80sBaby,

wow you are far younger than I thought, no offense....

having the innate feeling of security we are used to in America taken from you as you were beginning the journey towards early adulthood must have been hard, I am sorry that there is little that can be done to grant you the feeling of security I had on my 16th Birthday as I was growing up under Reagan and campaigning for Bush's dad by handing out buttons.

We were watching our enemy implode economically and were told it meant "peace forever and the end of history" soon thereafter and then as I shipped off to boot camp Gulf War 1 was on.

It seems that history and fate seldom rest nor let us rest soundly.....I find it ironic my greatest security was under "crazy" Reagan at the end of the cold war.

regards,
sven

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 03:53 PM (AEIYh)

190 196 ALM,

I suspect were it not for 9/11 they would not be with them......

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 03:54 PM (AEIYh)

191 I was at work, on the phone with a customer, when the gal next to me said that a plane had struck the tower. As with everyone else, I assumed there was bad weather and that a small Cesna had hit it. I had seen the show about the construction of the towers several times and knew that they were designed to act as a "net" to catch and trap a colliding aircraft. I said as much.

She said "no".

I hung up with the customer and we all took off for operations where we have a t.v. to keep track of weather conditions. As soon as we rounded the corner we saw that everything had come to a halt. We watched for a moment and then headed back to our desks to clear the queue. That's when the second plane hit. I was on the phone with a co-worker who was freaking out about the fact that other of our co-workers were supposed to be at the towers for a meeting that day. Then the tower fell. (our guys were okay)

I ran back to operations and saw grown men crying.

There were no questions...no demands...all but the critical staff simply left.

My daughter was attending a magnet school that was the central school for ESL and I worried what might take place when a bunch of hormone laden teen boys got wind of it. I picked her up and we spent the day glued to the t.v. (I'll tell you about the pissy secretary to the dean another time).

A couple of days later we were back at work when someone dropped a suspicious looking package next to our building. So....down 27 flights of stairs we went while the bomb squad did their duty...with the towers in our minds the whole way down. One woman bitched about taking the stairs and I lost it.

Thank God it isn't 105 flights! And thank God that there are stairs to take!

That's my story.

Posted by: As If! at September 10, 2011 03:54 PM (piMMO)

192 Anyone got anything?

Poetry. 

We should have a contest.  We could treat the following line as the first line of a poem and then write the rest of it:  I love the smell of napalm in the morning.

Posted by: rdbrewer at September 10, 2011 03:54 PM (DgoAv)

193 I've noticed if you watch the news shows. They'll mention the horrific tragedy but barely touch on islam. F them..both.

Posted by: Bosk at September 10, 2011 03:54 PM (AFcK1)

194 186 but the NFL has since said that no fines will go out for players wearing items that remember 9/11.

Posted by: buzzion at September 10, 2011 08:40 PM (GULKT)

How big of them.

Posted by: ErikW at September 10, 2011 08:48 PM (zyCNx)

I have no clue if that was ever actually going to be the case.  I didn't see anything that indicated they were going to be fined, I think the players and reporters just assumed that since what they will wear is out of uniform specs it will be a fine, and so the NFL needed to say that it would not be the case.

Posted by: buzzion at September 10, 2011 03:55 PM (GULKT)

195 I have written several comments for this thread and have deleted them all.

I got nothin' fit to write on a public blog.

I will never forget.

That is all.

Posted by: cherry pi, terrorist hostage taking SOB at September 10, 2011 03:56 PM (OhYCU)

196

I live in Seattle, 9/11 happened as I was getting ready for work. I worked at that time in a high rise in downtown Seattle. I have one of those big cloth brief cases that carrry both a lap top and another bigger side for your papers. I also have a CC permit.

I dumped all my work stuff out and put my 1911 .45, 500 rounds of ammo and filled the rest of the bag up with MRE's and bottled water from my disaster tub. Then I put the disaster tub and more water in the back of my jeep and headed for work.

I didn't know what was going to happen like everyone else but I knew I would be able to shoot and eat.

Posted by: robtr at September 10, 2011 03:57 PM (MtwBb)

197 I bought the first issue Time magazine put out after 9/11. It has and editorial by Lance Morrow which starts this way:

"For once, let's have no "Grief Counselors" standing by with banal consolations, as if the purpose, in the midst of all this, were merely to make everyone feel better as quickly as possible. We shouldn't feel better.

"For once, let's have no fatuous rhetoric about "healing." Healing is inappropriate now, and dangerous. There will be time later for the tears of sorrow.

"A day cannot live in infamy without the nourishment of rage. Let's have rage."

Can you imagine Time publishing any thing like that 10 years on?

Posted by: Retread at September 10, 2011 03:58 PM (BO5ap)

198 I don't remember whether it was that day or in the days after, but I happened to see a news report where (Pakistan/Afghanistan?) women were ululating and people were dancing around, 'celebrating' the day that America was attacked, the report on TV indicated.  I don't think I've ever felt such rage as I felt watching that, even with the present state of our country and those who are in charge. 

Posted by: Theresa D., TPT--SCOAMF is one and done! at September 10, 2011 03:58 PM (Zgfnd)

199 189 osoloco,

there was for approximately 180 minutes at the end of the day....

one can make the argument that our system requires a minimal level of partisan oversight even when the whole is at risk, but sadly I fear that what motivated the anger from the minority party at the time was not based on safeguarding the efficiency and clarity of our response but terror that they would be held to account for their party's actions against our intell community and be out of power for a decade.

The anger, while valid and a useful tool is a dangerous acid and should be used only when needed for clarity of purpose and resolve.....

remember the people who did this are the people who bear the mark of cain

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 03:58 PM (AEIYh)

200 Why don't we ever read about the little kids on Flight 77 on their way to Cali for a National Geographic Society trip? We know about Barbara Olson. What about the children? Are we unable to handle that, too?

Posted by: osoloco at September 10, 2011 03:59 PM (2Hz1q)

201 Posted by: Retread at September 10, 2011 08:58 PM (BO5ap)

Wow!

Posted by: As If! at September 10, 2011 04:01 PM (piMMO)

202 I was unaware at first, at work and when I went down to the shop area, they were all in dis-belief. My girl-friend was Army reserve, and immediatly knew she would be involved - and from then, hated the thought of any "nation buildin". My mom was in terminal stages of Alzheimers and passed two weeks later.  I left that job soon after to go back to defense - which I was before the "peace dividend"  90's - but my world changing event happened in the Iran hostagage crisis when the bastages outside my community college were celebrating the descration of our servicemen's bodies in the failed rescue attempt. I was just going back to do my part to pay the fuckers back.

Posted by: meleager at September 10, 2011 04:01 PM (GIeBA)

203 203 Cherry Pi,

not being precocious or trying to seem "big" I wrote something last night that helped a few people who were pre grieving...

The tragedy we all witnessed and the abyss we all looked into that week and dark Tuesday itself and at times since the media "safeguard the muslim world from US rage" it may almost seem the images of the heroism and loss that morning and into the night are hazy and could possibly sometimes we fear fade away.

They will not fade, and when needed they will focus.  They will never be forgotten.  Their killers will never be forgiven.

9/11 is not a day for service to some nebulous idea of a community that is everyday, it is a day for reflection, reverence, and nation.

Never forget they are who they are, we are who we are and they will meet us.

Times are tough, we're tougher.

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 04:04 PM (AEIYh)

204 I'm heading up to NYC for an alumni vigil at my high school. Common sense tells me to stay away from Target #1, but the city and the school originally denied a permit for the event. So now I HAVE to attend. It's a moral imperative.

“Why would they want to relive that day? I certainly don’t want to relive that day,” asked the imbecile principal. Organizers found one politician and one bureaucrat with empathy, common sense, balls and an actual interest in serving citizens, so the imbecile is put in his place.

I have a ritual for 9/11, which I had to skip last year. I'll be walking down Seventh Avenue from Midtown, so two hours to contemplate the hole in the sky and all that was lost. Walking back up Eighth, retracing my walk home that day (subways were shut down), so two hours to contemplate the future, and what's still left. No looking back.

If the times align, I'll probably visit Pamela Geller's event. Mainly to check out the rumors of a nice rack.

Posted by: Little Miss Spellcheck at September 10, 2011 04:04 PM (a5ljo)

205 206 Theresa,

it hardened my heart to Palestinians forever.

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 04:05 PM (AEIYh)

206 197 181 Miss80sBaby,

wow you are far younger than I thought, no offense....

having the innate feeling of security we are used to in America taken from you as you were beginning the journey towards early adulthood must have been hard, I am sorry that there is little that can be done to grant you the feeling of security I had on my 16th Birthday as I was growing up under Reagan and campaigning for Bush's dad by handing out buttons.

We were watching our enemy implode economically and were told it meant "peace forever and the end of history" soon thereafter and then as I shipped off to boot camp Gulf War 1 was on.

It seems that history and fate seldom rest nor let us rest soundly.....I find it ironic my greatest security was under "crazy" Reagan at the end of the cold war.

regards,


The only time prior that I had ever thought there was going to be a war was the situation with Korea in the late 90s. Death and destruction was also seemed like something that happened to other people. This was so obviously deliberate and my heart just hurt for my country and those who had lost their lives.

It was also unsettling because people knew that there was going to be a war but not how we would fight it. My history teacher told us the next day that our generation would be tasked with a call to serve, and I am so thankful to all those who have placed their lives in harm's way so that we may be free.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at September 10, 2011 04:05 PM (o2lIv)

207 We shared a couple of floors in our office building with the FBI, Secret Service and DIA. We saw these mostly stoic and semi-friendly people everyday- in the elevator, in the lobby, on the back porch smoking. By the time our firm figured out what was really happening and the PTB decided to call it a day, those agents and employees were on war footing. Exiting the building that morning we were given a serious eyeball as they stood there with body armor and loaded M4s. I got home in time to meet the wife at the front door, both of us in tears. Our daily lives had changed and our relationship had changed forever. I'd always watched the news, passing along tidbits to her while she nodded in her distracted way. Today, 10 years later, she is a news junky, too.

Posted by: Tommy Gunnarson at September 10, 2011 04:05 PM (ybA9f)

208 212 Little Miss Spellcheck,

say a prayer for them for me

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 04:05 PM (AEIYh)

209 45 The stolen uhauls freak me out. Praying that nothing happens tomorrow... ---------------------------------------------- Could be a diversion. Hard to believe the terrorists would wait till the day before to secure a vehicle(s) for an attack. Would be kinda smart, if you were a terrorist, to have police looking for vehicles other than the one(s) you are actually using. Let's hope and pray not though.

Posted by: Spiker at September 10, 2011 04:05 PM (4t9J5)

210 My old friend from the University of Iowa, Craig Amundsen died in the Pentagon on 9/11/01.  R.I.P.

Posted by: Mister Christopher at September 10, 2011 04:06 PM (cjGZv)

211 160 I can't remember exactly what Peter Jennings said but I said "Fuck you" to the radio at work.

Posted by: osoloco at September 10, 2011 08:31 PM (2Hz1q)



He was whining about AF1 not coming directly back to the White House.  And I said the same thing to the TV.

Posted by: baldilocks at September 10, 2011 04:06 PM (T2/zQ)

212 Why don't we ever read about the little kids on Flight 77 on their way to Cali for a National Geographic Society trip? We know about Barbara Olson. What about the children? Are we unable to handle that, too?

Another story that struck me was about the two best friends who had left for a girls' vacation in L.A., one with her little girl in tow, and took different planes because the first was booked up. Each took a plane that hit the tower where, coincidentally, one of their brothers was employed.

It boggles the mind.

Posted by: As If! at September 10, 2011 04:06 PM (piMMO)

213 219 Baldi,

ah that's right....

it is good to see you....

you recall when he was going on about fretting over whether to show the jumpers and "be strong and don't overreact?"

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 04:07 PM (AEIYh)

214 220 as If!,

if there is not some form of God acting as editor of fate....it is hard to imagine at times.

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 04:08 PM (AEIYh)

215 Anyone got anything?

Put about 200 rounds of 7.62x39 down range today.


Posted by: Barbarian at September 10, 2011 04:09 PM (EL+OC)

216 You want to celebrate 9/11, I got a clue. Cook your favorite Pork recipe then wash it down with something with alcohol in it. Then get naked in the daylight and get funky as that will piss them off also! Get with the program people and piss off the Muzzies!

Posted by: Wild Child at September 10, 2011 04:10 PM (z/KTb)

217 I was working in South Carolina at the time when I overheard a saleswoman's conversation: "I can see one plane hitting a building as an accident, but two?" JZ said. She then looked at me, knowing that I knew; that we both knew. A television was set up so employees could watch- at 'special meetings'- the events unfolding those first few weeks and months.

Yes, it does seem like ten years ago, because it was; but then again it seems like only yesterday. And the events continue to unfold.

Posted by: Breaker19 at September 10, 2011 04:10 PM (WCm02)

218 208 Why don't we ever read about the little kids on Flight 77 on their way to Cali for a National Geographic Society trip? We know about Barbara Olson. What about the children? Are we unable to handle that, too?

Posted by: osoloco at September 10, 2011 08:59 PM (2Hz1q)

One of the most heartbreaking stories I heard was on Oprah (I know) who had a father on.  He worked in the Pentagon, and was away from his office when the plane hit....his office.  His son was one of the children on the plane.  The look on his face has haunted me.  My husband and I agreed.....he wishes he had been at his desk and could have died with his child.  We'd have felt the same way.

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 04:11 PM (UOM48)

219 The best live coverage that day from a news outlet was done by Fox.
"America, say a prayer."

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at September 10, 2011 04:11 PM (o2lIv)

220 RIP Cliff Robertson

I'll miss you your character in Midway was awesome.

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 04:11 PM (AEIYh)

221 Our employees who were in NY that day booked a U-Haul truck and drove it back to Florida. There was no other transportation available.

Posted by: As If! at September 10, 2011 04:11 PM (piMMO)

222 The best live coverage that day from a news outlet was done by Fox.
"America, say a prayer."

Before Shep would prove himself such a douche.

Posted by: As If! at September 10, 2011 04:12 PM (piMMO)

223 226 Jane D'oh,

yeah....

I spent a long time looking down at my son, and wondering what I'd do if trapped and seeing the burn coming.....

I think part of me died that day.

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 04:13 PM (AEIYh)

224 it hardened my heart to Palestinians forever.

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 09:05 PM (AEIYh)

yes .

Posted by: willow at September 10, 2011 04:13 PM (h+qn8)

225 I wasn't listening to Jennings on my drive home that night, I had on Cincinnati's Talk Radio station.  They were taking phone calls and the one that really stuck out to me was some dumb woman calling in saying how Bush should have a summit with the past presidents on what should be done.  Definitely made me think impolite things about that obvious democrat caller.

Posted by: buzzion at September 10, 2011 04:13 PM (GULKT)

226

Shep was good during the first few days of the Iraq war.

"Sadamm?, There's an American Tank in your front yard"

I still remember him saying that and laughing hard.

Posted by: robtr at September 10, 2011 04:14 PM (MtwBb)

227 My hubby is from NJ. Three of his cousins worked in NYC, two at the WTC one was late to work and either waiting to get on or on a ferry to the city. The other was in one of the towers and was able to get out just before the collapse. There is a pic of her somewhere covered in dust. Just luck that we did not lose anyone close to us that day.

I remember watching events unfold on TV but I can't remember anything else about that day other trying to make sure the relatives where ok.

Posted by: California Witch at September 10, 2011 04:14 PM (Xcvk0)

228 Well, we were blessed on 9/11 to have a man of courage and character in the White House.  For all his faults as president, he and Laura were the picture of calm and class.

I can't even imagine going through a similar event with the two celebutards who are there now.

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 04:15 PM (UOM48)

229 230 Before Shep would prove himself such a douche.

I think it was Jon Scott.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at September 10, 2011 04:15 PM (o2lIv)

230 I believe Jon Scott has a son at West Point or Annapolis.  He's a class act.

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 04:17 PM (UOM48)

231 I can't even imagine going through a similar event with the two celebutards who are there now. Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 09:15 PM (UOM4 OMG, can you even BEGIN to imagine?? The Secret Service would have had to wrestle him off the golf course to get him onboard Air Force One, and then he would be frantic to find out what Biden thought he should do.

Posted by: CoolCzech at September 10, 2011 04:18 PM (niZvt)

232 He was whining about AF1 not coming directly back to the White House.  And I said the same thing to the TV.

Ding, ding. Suddenly I remember that, now you mention it.

Some of the people I worked with were a bit sneering about W not returning to DC immediately. I was astonished that they didn't get it that the first order of business was to keep the president safe, no matter who occupied that office. When I asked what they thought he could do from the WH that he couldn't do from AF1, they could only say 'he should be in DC!' I didn't say f*ck you to them but I wanted to.

Posted by: Retread at September 10, 2011 04:18 PM (BO5ap)

233 The Secret Service would have had to wrestle him off the golf course to get him onboard Air Force One, and then he would be frantic to find out what Biden thought he should do.

Just let me finish this hole.

Posted by: SCoaMF at September 10, 2011 04:19 PM (piMMO)

234 I've got news for you Barky, most of us have been serving our communities for years without being told to.  How typical that libs have to be nudged.

Liberals assume that most people, i.e. everyone they know, won't do anything for anyone else unless under peer pressure or some other direct compelling by a group. Charity for the sake of charity is an alien concept to them.

Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston training for the ONT mudwrestling match at September 10, 2011 04:19 PM (ijjAe)

235 232 it hardened my heart to Palestinians forever.

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 09:05 PM (AEIYh)

yes .

Same here.  The Palis as a whole are now nothing more than a tool, a weapon by Islamists, to be used against the West in order to facilitate the West's demise. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at September 10, 2011 04:19 PM (c0A3e)

236 Thank God for President Bush.

"I will not forget the wound to our country and those who inflicted it. I will not yield, I will not rest, I will not relent in waging this struggle for freedom and security for the American people. The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them."

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at September 10, 2011 04:20 PM (o2lIv)

237 I ended up working a twelve hour shift because my relief at the store was unable to leave the base. Both of our birthday's are 9/11. Her husband is pararescue and is still active duty.

Posted by: osoloco at September 10, 2011 04:20 PM (2Hz1q)

238 240 Retread,

like I said 180 minutes...

if his had been a genuind wide based attack or God forbid the first op in a general strike on us the last thing we needed was a dead President

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 04:20 PM (AEIYh)

239 W wanted to be in DC.  Fox interviewed the retired Col. who piloted AF1, and he said the president was furious that they wouldn't take him back to DC.  He ended up in a bunker in Nebraska with every bell and whistle he needed, but the next day he demanded to return to DC. 

Captain Gutsy Call would be demanding to be taken to a safe bunker. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 04:21 PM (UOM48)

240 If you get a chance tomorrow, stop by your local fire house and say hi to the guys who protect your family. We've had quite a few swing by my station today and we are loaded up with cookies; if you feel the desire to take your firefighters a treat, like I said, we're loaded up with cookies but nobody ever thinks to bring us a jug of milk.

If you have already done something like this, thanks. It's nice to be appreciated.

343 Never Forget.

Posted by: FireSarge at September 10, 2011 04:23 PM (9K1oI)

241 Cliff Robertson was great in Brainstorm, Natalie Wood's final film.  Not to mention Christopher Walken is the lead.

Posted by: Mister Christopher at September 10, 2011 04:23 PM (cjGZv)

242 249 Mister Christopher,

he was a solid supporting actor and I never heard his political beliefs once....

2 thumbs up

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 04:24 PM (AEIYh)

243 Did he not come home until the next day, Jane? I thought he came back on the night of 9/11, but now I'm not sure.

Posted by: Retread at September 10, 2011 04:25 PM (BO5ap)

244

Thank God for President Bush.

This.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2011 04:26 PM (qxfgi)

245

Looks like Barky is backing off the terrorist threat for tomorrow. He must have been worried about sparse attendence for his campaign speech.

Official: Al Qaeda Terror Threat Looking More Like a 'Goose Chase'
http://tinyurl.com/3glq5w4
 

Posted by: robtr at September 10, 2011 04:26 PM (MtwBb)

246 Heh. My mostly lib CA friends all knew I was the conservative among them.  I remember the surprise when a particular friend heard of my volunteer work.  "YOU volunteer?"  Meaning, you're a republican, you aren't supposed to be that way.   Strange how people think sometimes, isn't it.

And, I am so very glad that W was the president on 09/11/01 and not the batshit crazy Gore, and definitely not the empty suit who is in office now.      

Posted by: Theresa D., TPT--SCOAMF is one and done! at September 10, 2011 04:26 PM (Zgfnd)

247 I wonder if Chelsea Clinton-Mezvinsky  is still suffering PTSD  from being right there at ground zero? Poor dear.

Posted by: Barbarian at September 10, 2011 04:27 PM (EL+OC)

248 How very, very decent of them to wait until they can harass, at a later date, those visiting the memorial.

Posted by: SCoaMF at September 10, 2011 04:27 PM (piMMO)

249 I read a few UK blogs. They are obsessed with being politically correct as to Islam. It's sickening.

Posted by: mike at September 10, 2011 04:28 PM (LdSDp)

250

Thank God for President Bush.

This.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2011 09:26 PM (qxfgi)

 

Posted by: ErikW at September 10, 2011 04:28 PM (zyCNx)

251

244 Thank God for President Bush.

Amen.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at September 10, 2011 04:28 PM (fNdyx)

252 you recall when he was going on about fretting over whether to show the jumpers and "be strong and don't overreact?"

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 09:07 PM (AEIYh)


Hey sven,

I vaguely remember that.  I also remember that he got on my nerves a number of times that day and I switched to NBC. /irony

Posted by: baldilocks at September 10, 2011 04:29 PM (T2/zQ)

253 I remember the surprise when a particular friend heard of my volunteer work.  "YOU volunteer?"  Meaning, you're a republican, you aren't supposed to be that way.   Strange how people think sometimes, isn't it.

There was a guy at work that said to me: "You're Red Cross certified, you ring the bell at Christmas, and you take care of a bunch of strays. Why are you a Republican?"

Posted by: SCoaMF at September 10, 2011 04:30 PM (piMMO)

254 257 Mike,

they have a gun they in fact handed that guy with the turban pointed at their skull

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 04:30 PM (AEIYh)

255 Michigan vs. Notre Dame.  Always such a tough game.  I can never decide who I want to root against more.

Posted by: buzzion at September 10, 2011 04:30 PM (GULKT)

256 I think.you are all hitting on what pisses me off so much scout this day of service crap. I volunteer because I want to help someone in crisis, not because I want some artificial merit badge. When I think 9/11, I am enraged. I always will be. It is a slap in the face for Obama to tell me my rage isn't valid.

Posted by: lauren at September 10, 2011 04:31 PM (PJuGI)

257 Thank God for President Bush.

Amen.


I said a prayer today, in my kitchen, for that blessing.

Posted by: As If! at September 10, 2011 04:31 PM (piMMO)

258

Darn it. Cliff Robertson RIP.

A class act, a good actor, and easily the best thing in the Spider-Man movies.

Posted by: Palandine at September 10, 2011 04:31 PM (g7D8V)

259 260 Baldilocks,

I was so mad I watched the CBC, they were oddly the most reverent.

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 04:31 PM (AEIYh)

260

Thank God for President Bush.

This.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2011 09:26 PM (qxfgi)

Ayup.

Posted by: ErikW at September 10, 2011 04:31 PM (zyCNx)

261 #257 The UK collectively surrendered after WWII. The Fabian Society undermined every institution and the British culture itself. Of course WWI got the ball rolling for all of Western Civilization. Every problem we have today goes back to WWI.

Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston training for the ONT mudwrestling match at September 10, 2011 04:31 PM (ijjAe)

262 The Palestinians are dead to me.

Posted by: History at September 10, 2011 04:31 PM (WCm02)

263 I never watched Peter Jennings again. I totally believe Toby Keith about Peter Jennings being a douche.

Posted by: osoloco at September 10, 2011 04:32 PM (2Hz1q)

264

One of the most heartbreaking stories I heard was on Oprah (I know) who had a father on.  He worked in the Pentagon, and was away from his office when the plane hit....his office.  His son was one of the children on the plane.  The look on his face has haunted me.  My husband and I agreed.....he wishes he had been at his desk and could have died with his child.  We'd have felt the same way.

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 09:11 PM (UOM4


Oh, man....

It seems that there are many stories like this.

Posted by: baldilocks at September 10, 2011 04:32 PM (T2/zQ)

265 261 I remember the surprise when a particular friend heard of my volunteer work. "YOU volunteer?" Meaning, you're a republican, you aren't supposed to be that way. Strange how people think sometimes, isn't it.

There was a guy at work that said to me: "You're Red Cross certified, you ring the bell at Christmas, and you take care of a bunch of strays. Why are you a Republican?"

Posted by: SCoaMF at September 10, 2011 09:30 PM (piMMO)

Republicans:  Hating poor people so much they don't want anyone to be poor.

Posted by: buzzion at September 10, 2011 04:32 PM (GULKT)

266 Michigan vs. Notre Dame.  Always such a tough game.  I can never decide who I want to root against more.

Posted by: buzzion at September 10, 2011 09:30 PM (GULKT)

Michigan for me, I rented an apartment when they sent me to St. Louis to build an apartment project and above me were two Michigan fans. I thought about murder.

Posted by: robtr at September 10, 2011 04:32 PM (MtwBb)

267

Posted by: SCoaMF at September 10, 2011 09:30 PM (piMMO)

my moderate Dem good buddy from High School to this day asks, "How can you be a Republican?" everytime we talk oscars and my ideas for charity events. she always rolls her eyes when I reply, "Because I know my History."

Posted by: AuthorLMendez (Perry Guy) at September 10, 2011 04:33 PM (D6IZ4)

268 Apparently Mittsy is at Perry again over the Ponzi.  More reason to restate my decision to pass on voting for Mittsy in the general if he gets the nomination. 

Over at NRO where I saw the story, several posted comments stating they won't be voting for Mittsy in the general either.  I guess his electability could start to get shakey if he keeps this attack from Perry's left up.

Posted by: Tha Hammer at September 10, 2011 04:34 PM (7WMGf)

269 264 Lauren,

It is his as always pretension that irks me.  There's nothing to be done about it.  I appreciate their narcissism that has their decisions being the ONLY sane ones as are their beliefs.

I have a responsibility as a conservative that grew up poor for part of my childhood to do my part to help where and when I can.  What angers the left is that rather than have them take from my purse through coercion and have my "donation" used under their oversight by donation I offer more efficient aid under my oversight.  They enjoy power Orwell knew precisely what he was saying about the boot and the face.

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 04:34 PM (AEIYh)

270 9/11 is like Pearl Harbor. Nobody needs anyone to tell us what happened. We were attacked, all of us. Whether you lived in Manhattan or Maui, this was an attack on you. I like reading everyone's thoughts on what the day means to them.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 10, 2011 04:34 PM (TMB3S)

271 I was smoking crack in the basement of Bill Ayers. I'll never forget. It was some good chit.

Posted by: Barky McCracknut at September 10, 2011 04:35 PM (WCm02)

272 Oh, and our company, HQd in Florida, does a lot of business in DC and NY and did something surprising yesterday. They handed out flags which represented the nations of all the people murdered that day. It looked like the league of nations on our grassy knoll.

Posted by: As If! at September 10, 2011 04:35 PM (piMMO)

273 276 Hammer,

I beg you to reconsider...give him your vote if not your purse or labor.

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 04:35 PM (AEIYh)

274 That commercial for 9/11 day of service pisses me to no end.

Libs need to feel good about themselves for one day.  They'll be patting themselves on the back all year.

I've worked in Scouting, volunteered every single year my kid was in school, etc., etc., etc.  My husband's lib siblings have never volunteered for anything in their lives.  One of them told me once I must stay really tired from all the things my husband and I do.  I said, "Actually, no. We're used to it."

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 04:35 PM (UOM48)

275 9/11 turned me from a sheep into a sheepdog ... some of u will get that

Posted by: Honey Badger at September 10, 2011 04:35 PM (+N0Wl)

276 284 9/11 turned me from a sheep into a sheepdog ... some of u will get that

Posted by: Honey Badger at September 10, 2011 09:35 PM (+N0Wl)

Tribes.

Posted by: buzzion at September 10, 2011 04:37 PM (GULKT)

277 I never watched Peter Jennings again. I totally believe Toby Keith about Peter Jennings being a douche.

Uh, yeah. You can't just drop that and walk away.

What's the story?

Posted by: As If! at September 10, 2011 04:37 PM (piMMO)

278 Over at NRO where I saw the story, several posted comments stating they won't be voting for Mittsy in the general either.  I guess his electability could start to get shakey if he keeps this attack from Perry's left up.

Posted by: Tha Hammer at September 10, 2011 09:34 PM (7WMGf)

Mitt will be a memory in less than a month. Nobody likes it when you spend your time and money attacking another republican. Ask Michelle Bachman.

Posted by: robtr at September 10, 2011 04:38 PM (MtwBb)

279 283 Jane D'oh,

if you take out their billionaires and index it to assets we give more pound for pound.....

I literally cannot walk by a bell ringer, and I buy them a cup of hot drink before I donate...tell them "God bless and be strong".

I am glad that a guy who could sit with jerry Wright for 20 years "not hearing a thing" is my morality life coach

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 04:38 PM (AEIYh)

280 271 I never watched Peter Jennings again.

Posted by: osoloco at September 10, 2011 09:32 PM (2Hz1q)




I didn't either and I suspect that he pissed off many viewers that day.  Probably died without even realizing it.

Posted by: baldilocks at September 10, 2011 04:39 PM (T2/zQ)

281 13 President Bush's speech at the Flight 93 memorial dedication
Great speech.  Loved the Gettysburg reference.  Very moving.  I couldn'thelp but think what a contrast to you-know-who and his alleged speechifying talents.   One thing about Clinton's speech (it was pretty good) at least he knows his history unlike some unqualified CICs.   Didn't listen to Biden.  Didn't want to contaminate the moment.

Posted by: The Ghost of Grace Kelly at September 10, 2011 04:39 PM (8DdAv)

282 Michigan vs. Notre Dame.  Always such a tough game.  I can never decide who I want to root against more.

Posted by: buzzion at September 10, 2011 09:30 PM (GULKT)

I root for Michigan everytime. Notre Dame is too good to join a conference. They can fuck themselves.

Posted by: ErikW at September 10, 2011 04:39 PM (zyCNx)

283 my moderate Dem good buddy from High School to this day asks, "How can you be a Republican?" everytime we talk oscars and my ideas for charity events. she always rolls her eyes when I reply, "Because I know my History."

Hell! It's just plain old common sense!

Think of a single platform of the left that makes any sense whatsoever.

Posted by: As If! at September 10, 2011 04:39 PM (piMMO)

284 #284 Bill Whittle, isn't it?

Posted by: Retread at September 10, 2011 04:39 PM (BO5ap)

285 Watching Smithsonian Channel, it's called:"9/11 Stories in Fragments"about pieces salvaged from that day

Posted by: Ma Bell at September 10, 2011 04:40 PM (H/MnC)

286 287 Robtr,

I wish I agreed, the thing is for whatever reason a VERY disparate group of GOP hoi polloi seem stuck on Mitt....

I am pondering whether the fix is in again

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 04:40 PM (AEIYh)

287 I'll still vote for Mitt IF he's our nominee, but I won't be very happy about it. 

I don't think this tactic is going to work out for him as well as he thinks it will.  I don't know how anybody else felt, but when I read that he was trying to get close to the TEA party folks his actions against Perry made me think that he really has no effin' clue what the TEA party stands for. 

Posted by: Theresa D., TPT--SCOAMF is one and done! at September 10, 2011 04:40 PM (Zgfnd)

288 289 baldilocks,

I am pretty sure that the newsies really could give two f**ks about ratings....they are not held to account for them so the objective obviously is propaganda

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 04:41 PM (AEIYh)

289 Uh, yeah. You can't just drop that and walk away.

What's the story?

Posted by: As If! at September 10, 2011 09:37 PM (piMMO)




It's in the thread.

Posted by: baldilocks at September 10, 2011 04:41 PM (T2/zQ)

290 I'll still vote for Mitt IF he's our nominee, but I won't be very happy about it.

I'll do it and I'll sleep like a baby.

Posted by: As If! at September 10, 2011 04:42 PM (piMMO)

291

Reverend Wright SEPT. 16, 2001:

“I heard Ambassador (Edward) Peck on an interview yesterday, did anybody else see him or hear him? He was on Fox News. This is a White man, and he was upsetting the Fox News commentators to no end. Did you see him, John? A White man. He pointed out, an ambassador, that what Malcolm X said when he got silenced by Elijah Muhammad was in fact true, that America’s chickens are coming home to roost.

“We took this country by terror away from the Sioux, the Apache, the Iroquois, the Comanche, the Arapaho, the Navajo. Terrorism. We took Africans from their country to build our way of ease and kept them enslaved and living in fear. Terrorism. We bombed Grenada and killed innocent civilians, babies, non-military personnel; we bombed the Black civilian community of Panama, with Stealth bombers, and killed unarmed teenagers and toddlers, pregnant mothers and hard-working fathers. We’ve bombed (Muammar) Gadhafi’s home and killed his child.

“Blessed are they who bash your children’s heads against the rocks. We bombed Iraq; we killed unarmed civilians trying to make a living. We bombed a plant in Sudan to pay back an attack on our embassy. Killed hundreds of hard-working people, mothers and fathers who left home to go that day, not knowing that they would never get back home.

“We’ve bombed Hiroshima, we’ve bombed Nagasaki, we’ve nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon and we never batted an eye. Kids playing in the playground, mothers picking up children after school, civilians not soldiers, people just trying to make it day by day.

“We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and Black South Africans, and now we are indignant. Because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back into our own front yards.

“America’s chickens are coming home to roost. Violence begets violence. Hatred begets hatred and terrorism begets terrorism. A White ambassador said that, y’all, not a Black militant. Not a reverend who preaches about racism.

Posted by: Obama, mentored for 20 years in the Church of Hate at September 10, 2011 04:42 PM (WCm02)

292 Ace, he safe in the big city. 

Just saying you should  probably go to your Hampton's place.

Ha Ha


Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at September 10, 2011 04:42 PM (F2zrw)

293 My husband and son rang the bell together one year when the kid was still in middle school.  He's been to homeless shelters and seen moms and kids.  His school required a certain number of community service hours to graduate, and he had exceeded them.

My husband's lib nieces and nephews have been raised to be princelings and princesses.  The NYC nephew is a huge supporter of the GZ mosque, and anyone who isn't is an intolerant mouth-breathing knuckle-dragger. 

I only have to be around them all once a year during Christmas.  And even that is too much.

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 04:42 PM (UOM48)

294 9/11 turned me from a sheep into a sheepdog ... some of u will get that

Posted by: Honey Badger at September 10, 2011 09:35 PM (+N0Wl)

You'been listening to Hannity again, huh?

Posted by: ErikW at September 10, 2011 04:43 PM (zyCNx)

295 Robtr, I hope you're right...I don't want to have to sit this one out or write in a name.

Sven10077...not going to vote for him...can't do it and if enough of us declare it now, maybe Robtr's prognostication comes true.

Posted by: Tha Hammer at September 10, 2011 04:43 PM (7WMGf)

296 W wanted to be in DC.  Fox interviewed the retired Col. who piloted AF1, and he said the president was furious that they wouldn't take him back to DC.  He ended up in a bunker in Nebraska with every bell and whistle he needed, but the next day he demanded to return to DC. 

Captain Gutsy Call would be demanding to be taken to a safe bunker.

I said the same thing when I watched the special on National Geographic the other evening, Remembering 9/11: George W. Bush.  This is an excellent interview.  It's going to be on again tomorrow night at 9pm.  If you get the chance, watch it.  It's that good.

Posted by: Lady in Black at September 10, 2011 04:43 PM (ycuSb)

297 Or sorry, Beck.

Posted by: ErikW at September 10, 2011 04:43 PM (zyCNx)

298 299 AsIf,

he is ceding political capital in making the needed as admitted by him tweaks to the vacuum cleaners....

my objective is to give people back their freedom and phase them out while paying off those past a certain age....

I cannot understand the morality of a fragile 17% vacuum on people's wage potential

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 04:43 PM (AEIYh)

299 It's in the thread.

I haven't seen any other references to Toby Keith in this thread.

Posted by: As If! at September 10, 2011 04:44 PM (piMMO)

300 Jane D'oh, I never knew that about the dad. Killing me. ABC had invited Toby Keith to perform on a 4th of July special his song "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue". Jennings was hosting and objected to the "boot in your ass" lyric. Toby went public with the BS and people started sending boots to ABC. I may be interpreting the douche thing for Toby. I really don't care that I'm speaking ill of the dead. I hated Jennings when he was alive.

Posted by: osoloco at September 10, 2011 04:45 PM (2Hz1q)

301 305 Or sorry, Beck.

Posted by: ErikW at September 10, 2011 09:43 PM (zyCNx)

You'd actually be wrong on both your guesses.

Posted by: buzzion at September 10, 2011 04:45 PM (GULKT)

302 302 Jane,

be strong...the pressure on them to wield the "r" bombas shueld and club is strong....

ask him the morality of beheading converts to Xianity from Islam by Muslims for a lark if so inclined.

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 04:45 PM (AEIYh)

303 Here's the synopsis of the Bush interview special tomorrow if you're interested.

"National Geographic Channel presents George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview, a world premiere documentary that reveals exclusive, first-person insight into the former president's experience following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. In the most in-depth on-camera interview he has ever given on the subject, President Bush recalls what he was thinking and feeling and what drove the real-time, life-or-death decisions he faced in the first minutes, hours and days after the most lethal terrorist attacks ever on U.S. soil. Hear in unprecedented, intimate detail what he grappled with as both commander in chief, and as a man concerned for his family and fellow citizens. George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview also takes viewers behind the scenes with extensive archival footage and exclusive materials directly from his library that open a new window into his personal experiences during that historic day that changed the face of America, and the world, forever."

Posted by: Lady in Black at September 10, 2011 04:46 PM (ycuSb)

304 Never was a gun guy til 9/11

Posted by: Honey Badger at September 10, 2011 04:46 PM (+N0Wl)

305

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 09:42 PM (UOM4

hey Jane if I was in your husband's sistuation i'd have fun pissing off the family. but alas my fam agree with me for the most part. Does he ever get annoyed with them? It sounds like they bring up politics alot.

Posted by: AuthorLMendez (Perry Guy) at September 10, 2011 04:47 PM (D6IZ4)

306 Jules Naudet is on the show> He donated the camera that filmed the people jumping from tower1

Posted by: Ma Bell at September 10, 2011 04:47 PM (H/MnC)

307 Sven10077...not going to vote for him...can't do it and if enough of us declare it now, maybe Robtr's prognostication comes true.

Posted by: Tha Hammer at September 10, 2011 09:43 PM (7WMGf)

I'll vote for him if he's the nominee but he won't be. Times are different now. Politics isn't a game, the country is broken. All of the candidates will be better served telling us why they are the right choice, not why there opponent isn't. For one thing to me Mitt looks like a pussy running into the teacher saying "look what he said". Fuck Mitt, either tell me why I should vote for you or STFU

Posted by: robtr at September 10, 2011 04:48 PM (MtwBb)

308 Posted by: osoloco at September 10, 2011 09:45 PM (2Hz1q)

How in the world did I miss that when it was going on?!

Toby Keith is not one to bite his tongue. I love that about him.

Posted by: As If! at September 10, 2011 04:49 PM (piMMO)

309

You'd actually be wrong on both your guesses.

Posted by: buzzion at September 10, 2011 09:45 PM (GULKT)

 

Really? I thought I nailed that one!

Posted by: ErikW at September 10, 2011 04:50 PM (zyCNx)

310

hey Jane if I was in your husband's sistuation i'd have fun pissing off the family. but alas my fam agree with me for the most part. Does he ever get annoyed with them? It sounds like they bring up politics alot.

Posted by: AuthorLMendez (Perry Guy) at September 10, 2011 09:47 PM (D6IZ4)


He tries to keep the peace.  They know better than to bring up politics with me.  I'm a pit bull when they start their crap.  I just sit in a corner and drink wine.  heh

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 04:50 PM (UOM48)

311 Posted by: Lady in Black at September 10, 2011 09:46 PM (ycuSb) still stunned leftists NGC did that

Posted by: AuthorLMendez (Perry Guy) at September 10, 2011 04:50 PM (D6IZ4)

312 Nope.  Its a reference to Bill Whittle's Tribes essay.

Posted by: buzzion at September 10, 2011 04:50 PM (GULKT)

313 Dammit!

Posted by: ErikW at September 10, 2011 04:50 PM (zyCNx)

314 If When Discovery Channel re-airs the Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero series...watch it. It is really fantastic.

Posted by: As If! at September 10, 2011 04:52 PM (piMMO)

315 'Night, all.  I'm going to crawl in bed and read a bit and try to take my mind off tomorrow.  Our church is doing a big memorial event.

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party Terrorist and Barbarian at September 10, 2011 04:52 PM (UOM48)

316 Fox news is running an excellent, commercial documentary on 9/11.

Posted by: Shibumi at September 10, 2011 04:54 PM (z63Tr)

317 How about this image of 9/11? http://www.stnicholasnyc.com/ At the very least, the priest from that church (destroyed minutes after that photo was taken) should be invited, Then again, that would probably bring more bad attention to the NYC bureaucrats, etc, who won't let them rebuild.

Posted by: Katja at September 10, 2011 05:14 PM (KKoMX)

318 As if, I don't know how you missed it. Toby picked up quite a few non-country fans because of it.

Posted by: osoloco at September 10, 2011 05:14 PM (2Hz1q)

319 Don't know how to do the draft thingy, and this isn't long enough for a formal 9/11 post, but here goes mine for the ONT:

I was driving to another facility to pick up some equipment for a project when I heard the news about a plane hitting the WTC. Being a bit paranoid, I worried about a secondary explosion. Then I heard about the second plane at the second tower. At that point, my concern level went off scale.

My daughter was working as a contractor based in the Pentagon. When I heard about the crash there, I went home to sit with my wife as we tried to contact my daughter. After what seemed like an interminable wait, my son called from Florida to say that she had gotten through to him (local cell calls were screwed up big time but somehow she was able to call out to Florida) and was all right.  Needless to say we said a prayer for her and all the others involved.  We did not actually see her or hear from her until about 5:00 PM when she was able to stop by and assure us that she was all right.

We later found out that she had taken a short cut to a meeting and had walked through the impact corridor less than ten minutes before the plane hit.

One tale she told was that people were running away from the Pentagon after the impact, until someone shouted “We need to help those people in there!”. The majority of the crowd turned around and started running back towards the Pentagon to help.

I still thank God every day that she was uninjured, but ever since 9/11, I hate those muz bastards with a hate that will never cease. 

I will never forget that evil day, and I will never forgive the muz and their sympathizers both foreign and domestic for their despicable and continuing cowardice, the deaths they so willingly chose to end, and the families they damaged by their inhuman actions


Posted by: Hrothgar at September 10, 2011 05:18 PM (i3+c5)

320 #211 Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 09:04 PM --------------- yes. well put. I'll steal that if you don't mind (with attribution).

Posted by: Bill_in_Kennesaw at September 10, 2011 05:20 PM (r/Bl1)

321 http://tinyurl.com/yzap9mw

Posted by: meleager at September 10, 2011 05:21 PM (GIeBA)

322 329 Bill in Kennesaw,

no that's fine no attribution needed....

the "They are who they are, we are who we are, and they will meet us."

was something I heard at Fort Polk from a NY unit going to 'ghani

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2011 05:22 PM (AEIYh)

323 If anyone's interested in my first hand account (worked in 2 WTC 10 years ago), I'll post it tomorrow.

Posted by: Chris R, NY-9 resident at September 10, 2011 05:24 PM (hGTfi)

324 If anyone's interested in my first hand account (worked in 2 WTC 10 years ago), I'll post it tomorrow.

Absolutely!

Posted by: As If! at September 10, 2011 05:39 PM (piMMO)

325 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at September 10, 2011 06:08 PM (fyOgS)

326

I was at work at undisclosed location and it was a beautiful day. If it wasn't for work, I would've been golfing. I was sitting at my desk when I noticed nobody was around. I finally found most of the office had congregated in front of the lone office TV. I saw one of the Twin Towers on fire and was told a plane ran into it. I asked if it was an accident and was told no. I looked back up at the TV and the second plane hit. I went back to the office, grabbed my stuff, and got ready to split. My coworker brought a second TV in and just as she turned it on, it showed the Pentagon on fire. 5 seconds later the announcement came down to evacuate. I started heading to the Metro wondering if it was even open. If not, its a long walk back home (11 miles +/-). It was open and eventually I got on the train as DC had emptied out and the trains were full. The train obviously didn't stop a the Pentagon. In fact the first stop was Crystal City I think. Anyway, when you get above ground finally (at RR National Aprt) you could see the smoke billowing up in the air. You can't see the Pentagon from that spot, but you could see the smoke. I finally got home, popped open a beer, call the folks and told them I'm fine. It took a while to get hold of my sister (She works in Rossylin VA. She can see the Pentagon from her office). She was in an utter panic. She had seen the plane go by her office. She was worried about her husband (whom she was picking up somewhere in Arlington) and me because she wasn't sure where I was. Thats when I nearly lost it. Up until then I was steady. I tried to watch the news but I was spent. So I had a few beers and sat on the balcony and watched the day pass by.

A bad day. 

Posted by: stillers at September 10, 2011 06:50 PM (jWsAW)

327

251 Did he not come home until the next day, Jane? I thought he came back on the night of 9/11, but now I'm not sure.

Posted by: Retread at September 10, 2011 09:25 PM (BO5ap)

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President Bush returned to DC in the afternoon, on 09/11/01....and gave a speech that night from the oval office.

Posted by: ConservativeMenAreJustHotter at September 10, 2011 07:01 PM (1keYa)

328

Someone said upthread that they will give Obama a temporary 'pass' for tomorrow because we haven't had another large scale attack here on US soil since 9/11.

I think that is more due to the well-oiled machinery that Bush put in place, and due to our intreped warriors who watch over us.....than anything that the SCofMF has done.

So I am not giving the sob a pass on a damn thing.

The only reason he has not sabotaged our military any more than he has.....is because he wants to get reelected..... His campaign started the minute he was sworn in.

If Barry is allowed to get a second term.......then we will see the real horrors that he has had in store for us all along.

Turning 9/11 into a "national day of service" is Obama's way of preying on this day to elevate his leftist propaganda..... The man has no respect for this country, evidenced by his agenda to 'fundamentally change it'.

Posted by: ConservativeMenAreJustHotter at September 10, 2011 07:12 PM (1keYa)

329 We just finished a run. At the time we were on the basketball court. I had CQ after that, when I got there, the company was buzzing. The captain had a formation, at the end First Sergeant told us it was the last formation for a while and to take all instructions from our first lines followed by "go draw your weapons." I didn't sleep again for two days. The following weeks kinda blur together. I don't recall a specific day after that till October 9th.

Posted by: Jerry at September 10, 2011 08:23 PM (4SKYj)

330

A heartfelt and very non-ironic "USA, USA, USA" from this guy north of the 49th parallel

Flight 93 was on TV - at the end I wanted to join your army, even though I'm old and useless!

Posted by: Erik L at September 10, 2011 09:34 PM (v6xW/)

331 Has anyone checked the latest Ulsterman interview with the WALL STREET insider on newsflavor.com regarding the WH trying to unionize the american military? Scary stuff there. Just curious if there are any thoughts...

Posted by: ReadyorNot at September 11, 2011 05:33 AM (wHeXl)

332 Any attempt at unionizing the military would run into so many legal clauses and two centuries of tradition. Subverting the operation of the nations armed forces to third party actors with unions is tantamount to treason.

Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston training for the ONT mudwrestling match at September 11, 2011 05:45 AM (ijjAe)

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