Alert the Media: Patriot Day ceremony in St. Paul

posted at 7:00 am on September 11, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

I’m getting up early today to take part in the official commemoration of Patriot Day, the observance established by President George W. Bush and Congress for the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11.  Assuming the weather stays decent, I will emcee the event for our local radio station, AM 1280 The Patriot, home of our Saturday NARN talk shows.  The ceremony will take place at the state capitol, will have a number of speakers, and will feature a flyover by the 934th Airlift Wing.

The ceremony will be broadcast live by the station.  Please join us on the Internet stream.

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The President did what he thought was respectful and important. This isn’t a body count contest, and your defining it as one is a little nauseating.

Bleeds Blue on September 11, 2009 at 9:27 AM

It is not a contest, that you are trying to transmorgify my desire to see him at both is charming.

I suppose I am being too hard on the man, he didn’t so far as we’ll get to see scratch his balls like he did during the national anthem or turn it into the Barry hour…

so maybe he’ll grow into the job by 2075….

sven10077 on September 11, 2009 at 9:33 AM

I blame Republicans who lost Afghanistan by choosing to invade Iran, at a cost they glibly ignored.

Bleeds Blue on September 11, 2009 at 9:27 AM

When did we invade Iran?

Fact of the matter moron, the filthy liar in the White House is not doing his job, has declared there is no such thing as a global war on terror, has decided to interrogate our enemies with hugs and hot chocolate, and hasn’t made a single foreign visit that he hasn’t bashed America. The 9/11/01 terrorists were enemies of the state but so is the rat bastard traitor sitting in the White House. Deal with it.

highhopes on September 11, 2009 at 9:34 AM

As long as we’re opening the door, let me just say that as a committed right-winger, it would behoove a lot of us to learn to let go of 9/11/01. After all, Democrats and liberals eventually let go of Pearl Harbor, and ended up okay after a few bumps and bruises. We continually hurt ourselves by wrapping ourselves around 9/11.

BradSchwartze on September 11, 2009 at 9:32 AM

The ww2 generation got to housebreak the cultures that attacked them….

the left in this nation did everything in their power to protect the culture we needed to housetrain on 9/11…..

“change”

sven10077 on September 11, 2009 at 9:35 AM

When did we invade Iran?

Fact of the matter moron, the filthy liar in the White House is not doing his job, has declared there is no such thing as a global war on terror, has decided to interrogate our enemies with hugs and hot chocolate, and hasn’t made a single foreign visit that he hasn’t bashed America. The 9/11/01 terrorists were enemies of the state but so is the rat bastard traitor sitting in the White House. Deal with it.

highhopes on September 11, 2009 at 9:34 AM

Iran…nah not on Barry’s schedule….Pock-ee-stan though….

anyway I digress….

Bury is who he is, the left asking me to respect who he is is a non-starter.

sven10077 on September 11, 2009 at 9:36 AM

It would show a little class to not turn this into a partisan, Obama Derangement Syndrome b***h-fest, but I assume that’s beyond you.
Bleeds Blue on September 11, 2009 at 8:41 AM

Then maybe your side ought to learn that it is now in charge, and treat this day with the gravity it deserves. Your side has yet to show that.

BradSchwartze on September 11, 2009 at 9:40 AM

I blame Republicans who lost Afghanistan by choosing to invade Iran, at a cost they glibly ignored.

Bleeds Blue on September 11, 2009 at 9:27 AM

When did we invade Iran?

Fact of the matter moron, the filthy liar in the White House is not doing his job, has declared there is no such thing as a global war on terror, has decided to interrogate our enemies with hugs and hot chocolate, and hasn’t made a single foreign visit that he hasn’t bashed America. The 9/11/01 terrorists were enemies of the state but so is the rat bastard traitor sitting in the White House. Deal with it.

highhopes on September 11, 2009 at 9:34 AM

A particularly egregious typo, I confess.

You, sir, are a bitter, pathetic scoundrel, taking refuge in the kind of cheap stereotypes and false patriotism that infuses petty fascist movements around the globe.

Bleeds Blue on September 11, 2009 at 9:41 AM

A particularly egregious typo, I confess.

You, sir, are a bitter, pathetic scoundrel, taking refuge in the kind of cheap stereotypes and false patriotism that infuses petty fascist movements around the globe.

Bleeds Blue on September 11, 2009 at 9:41 AM

which party has a leader that was collecting names of US citizen dissenters, wants to use the FCC to smash non govt PoV views from the airwaves, calls all who disagree with it some variation of Nazi, tea bagger, bitter clinger, domestic terrorist, and such….

oh yeah I forgot…..

“dissent is the highest form of Patriotism is so 2008”

sven10077 on September 11, 2009 at 9:44 AM

A statement from Sarah Palin regarding 9-11

unwashed minion on September 11, 2009 at 9:56 AM

/OT sorry…

MSNBC recycles same headline….8 years running…..

-Muslims fear backlash!

NEW YORK – There is the dread of leaving the house that morning. People might stare, or worse, yell insults.

Prayers are more intense, visits with family longer. Mosques become a refuge.

Eight years after 9/11, many U.S. Muslims still struggle through the anniversary of the attacks. Yes, the sting has lessened. For the younger generation of Muslims, the tragedy can even seem like a distant memory. “Time marches on,” said Souha Azmeh Al-Samkari, a 22-year-old student at the University of Dayton in Ohio.

best part….

“I get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach every year,” said Nancy Rokayak, 45, of Charlotte, N.C., who covers her hair in public. “I feel on 9/11 others look at me and blame me for the events that took place.”

Rokayak, a U.S.-born convert, has four children with her husband, who is from Egypt, and works as an ultrasound technologist. She makes sure she is wearing a red, white and blue flag pin every Sept. 11 and feels safer staying close to home.

maybe if the CAIR bears weren’t fighting for terrorist rights quite so hard and the Muslim community spent more time purging the Wahabbists there’d be less fear no?

I managed to drive past the mosque in the beltway where 17 of the 19 went to pray and not feel the need to hurt anyone….

pity Rad Islam can’t do the same in reverse.

sven10077 on September 11, 2009 at 9:56 AM

Good idea. You’d have a field day if he started moving meetings around to fit his schedule so he could attend both. “sorry about your husband ma’am, but I have to be in New York. Can you move your schedule back?” And all the complaining that he was doing multiple photo ops and “campaigning.”

He also attended the ceremony at Ground Zero last year. Seems appropriate that this year he’d visit another site.

You should just admit that nothing he can do will ever please you, and find something besides hate to think about today.

Bleeds Blue on September 11, 2009 at 9:12 AM

The Obama Kool Aide drinkers continue to make excuses for “the One”. This is his first year as CIC, so he should be at Ground Zero. By Obama not being there speaks volumes about how he truly feels about our country.

“The One” knew he was going to hear it from the 9/11 families about a many things. Trying to change 9/11 to this dumb National Day of Voluteering(like you need to set aside a day for something everybody should be doing daily in their lives), closing Gitmo, giving rights to terrorists, and allowing a witchhunt by AG Holder(part of the reason why 9/11 happened) on CIA agents who help keep America safe.

RedRobin145 on September 11, 2009 at 9:58 AM

As long as we’re opening the door, let me just say that as a committed right-winger, it would behoove a lot of us to learn to let go of 9/11/01. After all, Democrats and liberals eventually let go of Pearl Harbor, and ended up okay after a few bumps and bruises. We continually hurt ourselves by wrapping ourselves around 9/11.

BradSchwartze on September 11, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Speak for yourself.

RedRobin145 on September 11, 2009 at 10:03 AM

Compare Google with Bing today. I choose to use the search engine made in America.

LaurieM134 on September 11, 2009 at 7:51 AM

+1 I was just going to comment that I recently switched from google to bing and I got curious and checked out google today. They have different graphics for every inane occasion you can find, but NOTHING on 9/11. Done with google!

thevastlane on September 11, 2009 at 10:03 AM

Compare Google with Bing today. I choose to use the search engine made in America.

LaurieM134 on September 11, 2009 at 7:51 AM

Thanks, Laurie. I just changed my default search engine to Bing.

Missy on September 11, 2009 at 10:10 AM

Despite losing two dozen of its own citizens in the attack, the Canadian government complained most about not being mentioned in President Bush’s September 20, 2001 address to Congress. In that speech he mentioned that citizens from 80 countries, including those from Pakistan, Israel, India, El Salvador, Iran, Mexico, Japan and the UK, died that day. He then pointed to Prime Minister Tony Blair who was present that day and said “we have no truer friend than Great Britain.” This was far from an exhaustive list.

Even though Canada’s own prime minister met with the President the next day, that government still complained publicly over a “snub.” No other country did that. This is a place with one messed up set of priorities. They should have put aside any differences and worked for the common good. Pathetic.

KillerKane on September 11, 2009 at 10:17 AM

Muslims did this
ISLAM is the cause of 99.7% of all terrorism
You can directly relate Islam and weakness or
an unwillingness to defend your own citizens
To a DIRECT INCREASE in islamic terrorism

Look at pakistan right now hindus are fleeing
like crazy
Look at the muslims as they try to get out
of the hell holes they have created in their own countries
and then go to our countries and try to bring islam here

No thanks
If you want to see what your country will look like
just look at somalia, iran, pakistan
and so many other hellholes islam has created

Islam the religion of pieces
where ever islam goes
everything ends up in pieces

veteranoutrage on September 11, 2009 at 10:37 AM

http://www.veteranoutrage.com

By the way please tell me how many christians or methodists
rammed airplanes into buildings EVER?

Anddont hand me the anti abortion nuts for they were caught and punished..

Islam such a wonderful religion of pieces..
wherever islam goes
everything ends up
IN PIECES

veteranoutrage on September 11, 2009 at 10:39 AM

You, sir, are a bitter, pathetic scoundrel, taking refuge in the kind of cheap stereotypes and false patriotism that infuses petty fascist movements around the globe.

Bleeds Blue on September 11, 2009 at 9:41 AM

Huh? That doesn’t even make sense.

highhopes on September 11, 2009 at 10:51 AM

Huh? That doesn’t even make sense.

highhopes on September 11, 2009 at 10:51 AM

evidently because I think Bury is pretty ineffectual and counter productive on the foreign front, like you, we are both fascists….

whereas Soetoro who actually does fascist things is “freedom”….

sven10077 on September 11, 2009 at 11:00 AM

Every day can be a day of service. September 11 is a day of remembrance and mourning.

sarahconnor42 on September 11, 2009 at 11:27 AM

You, sir, are a bitter, pathetic scoundrel, taking refuge in the kind of cheap stereotypes and false patriotism that infuses petty fascist movements around the globe.

Bleeds Blue on September 11, 2009 at 9:41 AM

RACIST!

atheling on September 11, 2009 at 11:33 AM

A statement from Sarah Palin regarding 9-11

unwashed minion on September 11, 2009 at 9:56 AM

Never forget, you’re not alone.

Blacksmith8 on September 11, 2009 at 11:46 AM

I have made it a point to watch videos of the terrorist attacks on the anniversary of 9/11. I still experience the same emotions: disbelief, horror, then extreme sadness. I let these cook up into a nice stew of outrage and burning anger, anger that burns hotter than the fires of hell. F***ING BASTARDS!!!
I remember. I WILL NEVER FORGET.

Proud Texan on September 11, 2009 at 11:48 AM

thevastlane on September 11, 2009 at 10:03 AM

LaurieM134 on September 11, 2009 at 7:51 AM

Missy on September 11, 2009 at 10:10 AM

I switched to Bing on Memorial Day. Today’s page is nice. I like seeing the lights rising to the heavens.

Blacksmith8 on September 11, 2009 at 11:51 AM

A particularly egregious typo, I confess.

You, sir, are a bitter, pathetic scoundrel, taking refuge in the kind of cheap stereotypes and false patriotism that infuses petty fascist movements around the globe.

Bleeds Blue on September 11, 2009 at 9:41 AM

The whole thing you wrote was a type, methinks. First of all, it wasn’t the Republicans who invaded, it was The United States of America, and it was done in a far more bipartisan manner than anything this Administration has attempted. In fact, you really ought to read those quote collections from Democrats which various conservative sites often post, showing that the drumbeat for war with Iraq started far earlier than the Bush Administration, and certainly was not limited to Republicans.

unclesmrgol on September 11, 2009 at 2:31 PM

//Dept of Edu

sven10077 on September 11, 2009 at 7:46 AM
//Dept of ReEdu; I just had to FIFY.

Cybergeezer on September 11, 2009 at 4:59 PM

Obama’s and his fellow Democrat criminals have gone way too far by trying to rename 9/11 as one of their “memorial days”, without making any announcements to the American People; This is unconscionable, criminal, totally insensitive, and proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they are on a crusade to bring the United States to communism with whatever means they may use. The unmitigated gall of these people is unbelievable. It demonstrates the total contempt they have for the American People.
WE HAVE TO GET RID OF THESE CRIMINALS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! The future of the United States depends on it.

Cybergeezer on September 11, 2009 at 5:00 PM

atheling on September 11, 2009 at 11:33 AM

Very funny! Thank you for the giggle on a very somber day!

Yellowdog12 on September 11, 2009 at 5:52 PM

sarahconnor42 on September 11, 2009 at 11:27 AM

I agree. Most of us (or those I know anyway) make a point to help people throughout the year. We don’t need the government to tell us to be nice to others or pick up a candy wrapper. Today is special and always should be.

Yellowdog12 on September 11, 2009 at 5:54 PM