Eleven years later, the memories return

posted at 8:41 am on September 11, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Eleven years ago, on a Tuesday morning just like this, thousands of people got up, prepared for a day that was not expected to be anything out of the ordinary, and left for their jobs or travel.  They said goodbye to their families without any sense of the finality of that act.  They went to work in New York City and Washington DC, or boarded planes for the West Coast, and never came home.

What unfolded was a day of horror and disbelief, leavened with tales of heartbreaking courage.  Hundreds of firefighters and police in New York City charged the gates of Hell to rescue people trapped in the World Trade Center and ended up sharing their fate.  One planeful of passengers, forearmed with the knowledge of their captors’ plans, fought the first battle in the war against al-Qaeda and defeated them at Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Eleven years later, and again on a Tuesday, I expect the original Patriot Day to feel more distant.  Instead, the scenes remain as fresh in my mind as ever.  This composite of news coverage of the attack on the south tower of the World Trade Center recalls all of the emotions of the early morning:

A year ago this month, I had a rare opportunity to visit New York City and the WTC plaza.  The main site of the worst attack on US soil in centuries has been transformed into a memorial, one that provides a sense of peace that replaced the horror that preceded it.  I created a short video to capture the sense of the memorial, and the linked post has a few still pictures as well:

Eleven years later, all of these flood into my mind, and I pray for the victims of 9/11, the heroes of 9/11 who gave their lives and those who are still with us, our nation, and our world. I never pray to forget.


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The treatment of everyday Americans by the TSA and DHS reminds of a farmer being bitten by a snake and so he kills all the lizards and turtles on his property.

cane_loader on September 11, 2012 at 11:38 AM

What a miserable human being you are. You spew half-truths and outright lies without once pausing to understand that this really is neither the thread or opportunity for you to display your ignorance in its full glory.

Happy Nomad on September 11, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Name one of these half-truths or outright lies. I think this is the most appropriate thread to discuss our interventionist foreign policy.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Saudia Arabia is not part of the United States, either. Japand and Europe are not part of the United States, either. The Great Depression was caused by government market interventionism, banks and credit expansion, inflation, as well as a disrupted gold standard.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 11:36 AM

No, but the economies of Japan and Europe are affected by Saudi oil, which would affect the US economy. A collapse of either of them would have precipiated a worse economic downturn than the one in 1929 (Stock Market Crash).

sentinelrules on September 11, 2012 at 11:41 AM

I think this is the most appropriate thread to discuss our interventionist foreign policy.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Well then you are even more stupid than I thought.

Happy Nomad on September 11, 2012 at 11:44 AM

NYT decided the new meme would be “blame Bush”. BJ’s poor record dealing with the growing terrorism in the 1990 is to be glossed over.

bayview on September 11, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Dante- please STFU.

Today is about lives lost.

Not your BS.

Please save it for some other time and place, please.

Please.

wolly4321 on September 11, 2012 at 11:47 AM

No, but the economies of Japan and Europe are affected by Saudi oil, which would affect the US economy. A collapse of either of them would have precipiated a worse economic downturn than the one in 1929 (Stock Market Crash).

sentinelrules on September 11, 2012 at 11:41 AM

The economies of Japan and Europe would not have collapsed. Regardless, if Japan and Europe wanted to puruse their own interventionism and protect Saudi Arabia, then that’s their decision. It was none of our business at all.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Dante- please STFU.

Today is about lives lost.

wolly4321 on September 11, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Aren’t you interested in the causes? They didn’t just keel over and die, you know.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Dante is obviously a member of the dansbury baptist church mentality.

wolly4321 on September 11, 2012 at 11:55 AM

The economies of Japan and Europe would not have collapsed. Regardless, if Japan and Europe wanted to puruse their own interventionism and protect Saudi Arabia, then that’s their decision. It was none of our business at all.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 11:50 AM

As you are such a fan of isolationism and non-intervention, please practice what you preach and leave us alone.

Jabberwock on September 11, 2012 at 11:55 AM

The economies of Japan and Europe would not have collapsed. Regardless, if Japan and Europe wanted to puruse their own interventionism and protect Saudi Arabia, then that’s their decision. It was none of our business at all.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Really? Without Saudi oil, what would the economies of Japan and Europe run on? Rainbows?

They did pursue this intervention as you had 31 international countries being part of the Gulf War coalition, including the UK, France, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Greece, Denmark, Spain, etc.

Lest we forget the Muslim countries involved: Bangladesh, Syria, Oman,Saudi Arabia, etc.

None of the US business? A collapse of the world economy, IMO, is our business.

sentinelrules on September 11, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Never forget.

kingsjester on September 11, 2012 at 8:48 AM

And never forgive.

Solaratov on September 11, 2012 at 11:59 AM

I was stationed aboard an FFG at Staten Island for the first bombing, jackwad. Staring across the water past the Statue of Liberty at the smoke.

Please take your isolationist funeral protest elsewhere.

wolly4321 on September 11, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Really? Without Saudi oil, what would the economies of Japan and Europe run on? Rainbows?

They did pursue this intervention as you had 31 international countries being part of the Gulf War coalition, including the UK, France, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Greece, Denmark, Spain, etc.

Lest we forget the Muslim countries involved: Bangladesh, Syria, Oman,Saudi Arabia, etc.

None of the US business? A collapse of the world economy, IMO, is our business.

sentinelrules on September 11, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Yes, really. Do you think they wouldn’t have any oil? Besides, I said if they wished to engage in military interventionism, they could go right ahead. The United States had no business in inserting itself. We were not attacked, nor were we under threat of attack.

The world economy would not have collapsed. That’s hysteria and ignorance.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 12:02 PM

I look at our memorial the same way I look at the memorials in Europe of the destroyed cities the Germans caused killing the whole population of the city. We vow that it will never happen again while a Country is making nuclear weapons to do just as the Germans and terrorists did in the past at this very moment and to make it seem unbelievable that Country is telling the world of its intentions to a deaf population thinking, “never again”. What’s it going to take to mean, “never again”?

mixplix on September 11, 2012 at 12:03 PM

I look at our memorial the same way I look at the memorials in Europe of the destroyed cities the Germans caused killing the whole population of the city. We vow that it will never happen again while a Country is making nuclear weapons to do just as the Germans and terrorists did in the past at this very moment and to make it seem unbelievable that Country is telling the world of its intentions to a deaf population thinking, “never again”. What’s it going to take to mean, “never again”?

mixplix on September 11, 2012 at 12:03 PM

This is a bit ironic. After all, interventionism led to WWI, and set up the economic post-war conditions on Germany that led to the WWII

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Do you think they wouldn’t have any oil? Besides, I said if they wished to engage in military interventionism, they could go right ahead. The United States had no business in inserting itself. We were not attacked, nor were we under threat of attack.

The world economy would not have collapsed. That’s hysteria and ignorance.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Do you have any idea how much Europe and Japan rely on Saudi Arabia for their oil supply? Japan doesn’t have any oil and this goes back to WW2. Read an encyclopedia to resolve yor ignorance on the matter.

Japan has no offensive military (again WW2) and Western Europe’s fighting forces are bases mainly on NATO, which is led by….the US.

The US had every right to intervene to safeguard the US/World economy and would do so again if the Strait of Hormuz was blocked.

You can look where that is in a Geograohy book.

sentinelrules on September 11, 2012 at 12:11 PM

I was standing watch in the squadron ready room at NAS Oceana. Within moments after the first collision the room was packed with officers and enlisted alike. Being military, the mindset is always to first presume an event could be an attack, and many were speculating on this being a random terrorist action, others a designed assault. Nobody in that room imagined for a moment that an airliner hit that tower by accident. When the second plane hit, the next entry in the command logbook was, “The second WTC tower is hit by another airliner. America is at war”.

Within another twenty minutes, we had word that all air traffic except Air Force and Air Guard defense fighters was grounded, all international inbound traffic turned around or re-routed. That morning had been spent loading gear into two C-130′s for a cross-country trip to meet our carrier on the West Coast. The afternoon was spent securing the base, contacting families, and unpacking the cargo planes.

To everyone reading. Today is for remembering, reflecting, and uniting. You idiots who want to bicker about foreign policy and the like, shut up and save it until tomorrow. And go put your flag up.

Freelancer on September 11, 2012 at 12:13 PM

How dare you call my patriotism into question.

libertarianlunatic on September 11, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Grow up. Don’t be such a baby. IOW: stop your whining and sniveling and stop trying to turn yourself into a victim. You’re not one. Just a sniveling little pussy…which, evidently, you’ve always been; and will always be.
Now, STFD, STFU. Your betters are speaking.

Solaratov on September 11, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Thanks

RalphyBoy on September 11, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Dante, I answered you here, but it had gone to moderation, for reason not known. Make sure you read.

Schadenfreude on September 11, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Schadenfreude on September 11, 2012 at 12:18 PM

My memories are almost daily. They never left. And over the past years since this outrage, I’ve been subjected constantly to the liberal agenda to mainstream the Islamic beliefs, and downplay the Muslim tenets!
I’ve been outraged by my Grandson’s school for injecting a book on world history whose chapters on Muslims was much bigger than the information on other cultures and was filled with outright LIES and misinformation! The book was put together by a Muslim group in Southern Calif and the schools that decided to use the book obviously didn’t “fact check” the information in the book or they actually believed the lies. Thanks to my daughter and other involved parents, the book is no required reading in our district.
I have watched as Mich has become a Muslim enclave where the Muslims are allowed to throw rocks and belittle Christians. My God, this in America!!
And….before the DNC convention started, a 2 hour prayer service for Muslims, led by some really questionable characters. No reference to this by any MSM groups. I will NEVER trust any ‘Muslim’. They will NEVER be given the ‘benefit of doubt’ by me or my family. Racist rant? NO! Race is an ethnicity. “Islam”, has many races involved in their belief system.

I WILL NEVER FORGET!

hopefloats on September 11, 2012 at 12:19 PM

The false patriotism and inability to deal with emotion on display is sickening here.

libertarianlunatic on September 11, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Then why are you here, you buffoon? Normal people don’t go to sites which “sicken” them.

Solaratov on September 11, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Do you have any idea how much Europe and Japan rely on Saudi Arabia for their oil supply? Japan doesn’t have any oil and this goes back to WW2.

sentinelrules on September 11, 2012 at 12:11 PM

I frankly couldn’t care less. This is not an argument for the United States’ involvement. Japan’s oil consumption and trade with other countries is not our problem.

The United States has absolutely no rigth to “intervene to safeguard” the world economy. Absolutely none whatsoever. You sure do argue in favor of imperialism.

I took your advice and looked in a geography book, and I’ll be damned if the political boundaries of the United States do not include the Strait of Hormuz. Thanks!

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 12:20 PM

They didn’t just keel over and die, you know.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Now you have reached depths that I would have thought unreachable. I don’t give a darn what you think were the causes or the reasons. I do care that you use such terminology in reagards to people I knew. Did it ever occur to you moron that your callous comments and opining may actually wound people reading them? No of course not.

All you can think of is your own ego stroking argument. You should be ashamed but you probably aren’t. Oh I know you’ll say something self-serving like don’t read them. But you know that is a feeble excuse for your prolonged egocentric uncaring comments. You are truly sad and pathetic.

Deanna on September 11, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Japan’s oil consumption and trade with other countries is not our problem.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 12:20 PM

The Japanese certainly MADE it our problem on 07Dec41.

The problem with isolationist and non-interventionist theories is that neither take into account the real world. Everything is inter-connected and to pretend otherwise is the height of ignorance.

Washington Nearsider on September 11, 2012 at 12:24 PM

I frankly couldn’t care less. This is not an argument for the United States’ involvement. Japan’s oil consumption and trade with other countries is not our problem.

Well, you should care considering how Japan was the second largest economy in 1990-1991. A collapse in their economy and Europe’s would have led to a collapse of the US economy.

The United States has absolutely no rigth to “intervene to safeguard” the world economy. Absolutely none whatsoever. You sure do argue in favor of imperialism.

Is it imperialism when the Saudis and Kuwait are begging for international help to prevent/thwart an invasion? And to safeguard the US economy, intervention was a necessity.

I took your advice and looked in a geography book, and I’ll be damned if the political boundaries of the United States do not include the Strait of Hormuz. Thanks!

Yikes, never said it was. But the Persian Gulf shipping lines sure are affected by it.

You do know that we exist in an economy where the US economic health depends on the vitality of other countries, yes? Economics 101 there.

sentinelrules on September 11, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Now you have reached depths that I would have thought unreachable. I don’t give a darn what you think were the causes or the reasons. I do care that you use such terminology in reagards to people I knew.

Deanna on September 11, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Do you think you are the only person on this planet who knew someone killed, injured, or knew a first responder, or perhaps is/was related to one?

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 12:29 PM

sentinelrules on September 11, 2012 at 12:27 PM

You are wrong on all counts.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 12:34 PM

You are wrong on all counts.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 12:34 PM

How so if you refuse to rebut with reason?

sentinelrules on September 11, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Do you think you are the only person on this planet who knew someone killed, injured, or knew a first responder, or perhaps is/was related to one?

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Did you know someone killed on 9/11 personally? All the more reason your comment was crass and insulting. You just don’t get it. I’m done with you.

Deanna on September 11, 2012 at 12:38 PM

So … the commenter “Dante” is a Ronulan, eh?
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… and wants, in Doctrinaire Paulistinian Mind-Fashion, to blame America for the 9/11 attacks … but without saying so …
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but, checking it’s comments, De Twoof finally leaks out … in an appropriately twisted sequence …
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First:

Never forget the cost of our interventionist foreign policy.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 9:19 AM

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Then:

To all those blaming the US for the terrorist attacks on 9/11, etc.:

Amjean on September 11, 2012 at 10:14 AM

No one here is blaming the US for the 9/11 attacks.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 10:15 AM

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… and:

Your denial of guilt is not surprising. Your continued dodging of the fact that you lay the blame at the feet of the US in your first post just makes you look even less intelligent by the minute. Just admit that you misspoke and drop it.

AubieJon on September 11, 2012 at 10:48 AM

You claimed I said the U.S. deserved 9/11. That is a lie. I asked you to provide a direct quote from me in which I state the U.S. deserved 9/11. You didn’t do it, and instead quoted a factual statement from me:

“Never forget the costs of our interventionist foreign policy.”

Nowhere in this statement do I claim or even imply that we deserved 9/11.

You lied.

I will give you this unique opportunity: find a post from me in this thread or in any other thread in which I state that the U.S. deserved 9/11. If you can, post the quote with a direct link to my post. In return I will donate $5000 to either the Republican Party or a 9/11 Memorial Fund, your choice, and I will post an image of my check when it has cleared the bank, or even an image of an internet payment, with confirmation number. Your choice.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 10:59 AM

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… and here, De Twoof leaks out:

Dante- please STFU.

Today is about lives lost.

wolly4321 on September 11, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Aren’t you interested in the causes? They didn’t just keel over and die, you know.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 11:54 AM

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… and is confirmed:

I look at our memorial the same way … … …
… thinking, “never again”. What’s it going to take to mean, “never again”?

mixplix on September 11, 2012 at 12:03 PM

This is a bit ironic. After all, interventionism led to WWI, and set up the economic post-war conditions on Germany that led to the WWII

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 12:09 PM

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… and thus it’s clear: Dante comments:

1. Never forget the cost of our interventionist foreign policy.
2. “…interventionism led to WWI…
3. “Aren’t you interested in the causes?” (from 2: … of the 9/11 attacks)

while he comments:
No one here is blaming the US for the 9/11 attacks.
and
Nowhere in this statement do I claim or even imply that we deserved 9/11.
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It looks like writing a check to the Romney Campaign is in order.
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… and also extra time in Paulistinian Doctrine Comprehension and Logical Argument Formulation, and Moderation Review by HotAir Commenters…
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Arbalest on September 11, 2012 at 12:48 PM

I can’t think of a more appropriate day.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 9:43 AM

And that – in a nutshell – says it all about you.

[and your two heroes: ronpaul and jerry wright]

Solaratov on September 11, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Stop feeding the troll.

Today is a day to remember and honor the heroes and victims, not to provide a stage for someone to flaunt his/her insensitivity and need for attention.

cane_loader on September 11, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Dante on September 11, 2012

…well!…today you exposed yourself to EVERYBODY!
Pure rot!

KOOLAID2 on September 11, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Did you know someone killed on 9/11 personally? All the more reason your comment was crass and insulting. You just don’t get it. I’m done with you.

Deanna on September 11, 2012 at 12:38 PM

So you want to reflect and honor the memory of those killed, but you aren’t interested in knowing what led to the attacks that killed them? That doesn’t make a single bit of sense.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Today is not about lives lost. It’s about the unhinged who continue to mourn like little children. There should be a remembrance, and then it should be let go until next year. But NO, the majority of the American populace is unable to use judgment for the event, and instead want to wring their hands and cry about it. STFU and go about your business, weaklings.

libertarianlunatic on September 11, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Obama’s first tweet on this 9/11 :
“The election is in 8 weeks. Sign up to volunteer:”

Mitt’s : “On this most somber day, America is united under God in its quest for peace and freedom at home and across the world.”

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Mitt’s : “On this most somber day, America is united under God in its quest for peace and freedom at home and across the world.”

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Since when have we been on a quest for peace and freedom across the world?

Save us from the interventionists.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 1:12 PM

So you admit that you lied.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 10:45 AM

No lie to it. You have consistently blamed America for the attack on 9-11-01. You quibble and dance around it…and in doing so, make yourself perfectly clear.
[and, btw, ronpaul would NOT have "saved" us from 9-11]

Solaratov on September 11, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Let me just say that I will never forget sitting at home with my 1 year old daughter and just hugging her as tight as I could as I watched the horror unfolding. And trying desperately to reach my parents who were flying THAT DAY overseas. (Thank God they were not on those planes!)

I guess I am lucky in that I didn’t know anyone who died that day either in the towers on in the rescue department. Yet every 9/11 it seems to hit me just as hard as it did when it happened. I will never forgive, and never forget. God Bless America.

—————–

On another note, I have read through this thread and Dante seems intent on polluting it with his bile. Can we PLEASE get a ban on his account and a thread janitor to remove his posts? PLEASE? Today of all days he needs to just go the FSCK AWAY.

wearyman on September 11, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Can we PLEASE get a ban on his account and a thread janitor to remove his posts?

So it’s good to get rid of dissenting ideas? You “conservatives” are just like the liberals. “Shut up if you disagree”. Mantra of the GOP.

libertarianlunatic on September 11, 2012 at 1:20 PM

On another note, I have read through this thread and Dante seems intent on polluting it with his bile. Can we PLEASE get a ban on his account and a thread janitor to remove his posts? PLEASE? Today of all days he needs to just go the FSCK AWAY.

wearyman on September 11, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Thank you. This comment was the topper..

They didn’t just keel over and die, you know.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Deanna on September 11, 2012 at 1:21 PM

libertarianlunatic on September 11, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Of course, it’s not your behavior..is it, jerk?

kingsjester on September 11, 2012 at 1:21 PM

“Never forget the costs of our interventionist foreign policy.” (…Dante)

And he constantly decries America’s “interventionist” foreign policy.

But he says he makes no statement that America “deserved” the 9-11 attack.

Either he’s too stupid to realize what his consistent statements mean….
Or, he’s just a liar and a quibbler who doesn’t have the courage to stand behind his statements. A coward, in other words.

Solaratov on September 11, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Not forget, but don’t mourn eternally. Eight years ago, I lost my wife to cancer. I’ve grown,accepted it and continue living.

libertarianlunatic on September 11, 2012 at 9:15 AM

My sincere condolences. But do you not take a little time to think of her on her birthday, or your anniversary, or the anniversary of the date when she passed on, or would that be living in the past and a sign of weakness?

bmmg39 on September 11, 2012 at 1:36 PM

On another note, I have read through this thread and Dante seems intent on polluting it with his bile. Can we PLEASE get a ban on his account and a thread janitor to remove his posts? PLEASE? Today of all days he needs to just go the FSCK AWAY.

wearyman on September 11, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Why? Are you frightened of the truth? Today of all days we should reflect on the costs and the price paid of our military interventionism.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 1:41 PM

It looks like writing a check to the Romney Campaign is in order.

Arbalest on September 11, 2012 at 12:48 PM

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Is the check in the mail?
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Enquiring Minds Want To Know.
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Arbalest on September 11, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Arbalest on September 11, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Post a quote from me and a direct link to any post I’ve made in any thread in which I say America deserved 9/11.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 2:03 PM

STFU and go about your business, weaklings.

libertarianlunatic on September 11, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Says the coward sitting in his stained SpiderMan drawers in his parents basement.

Solaratov on September 11, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Post a quote from me and a direct link to any post I’ve made in any thread in which I say America deserved 9/11.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 2:03 PM

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1. See my post on this thread at 12:48 PM.
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2. Please provide a link to where you will post an image of my check when it has cleared the bank, or even an image of an internet payment, with confirmation number. Your choice.
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Arbalest on September 11, 2012 at 2:13 PM

That Obama became president of the U.S., so soon after 9/11/2001, is proof that the muzzies won. However, there are 1001 other reasons of such proof.

Schadenfreude on September 11, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Stop feeding the trolls, everyone. I know it’s hard, but if you ignore them, either they will go away, or they will just make bigger a$$es of themselves. They are doing their best imitation of the unfeeling Leninist vanguard leftists mocking moral feeling as “bourgeois sentimentality”. But G0d is the source of morality–He sees all, knows all, heals all flesh, binds up all wounds. These little pi$$ants are just dust and ashes and we should not waste even tiny millivolts worth of nerve synapses necessary to type.

Now, where were we? Oh yeah. Watch this from :40 on. The next one on the playlist is good, too.

smellthecoffee on September 11, 2012 at 2:28 PM

We should always remember. The way our country came together should make us all proud but it’s time to let it go. Have our big memorial shows and specials every ten years or so but every september 11th just gets old and cheapens the memory

Redglen on September 11, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Sorry guys (Ed, AP et al) but I have got to say this, you failed us today;

“We reserve the right to delete trackbacks for any reason. As with comments, we typically won’t delete a trackback merely because we disagree with the post it comes from. We will, however, usually delete trackbacks from posts that are, in our good-faith opinion, (a) off-topic; (b) libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, pornographic, offensive, false, misleading, or which otherwise violate or encourage others to violate these terms of use or any law, including intellectual property laws; ect…”

And you know of whom I speak.

Of all days to allow this type of behavior. You all know how offensive some of these posts where and you did nothing to intervene, not so much as a posted warning. I am sad for you for what you allowed to happen here, today, on 9/11.

IMHO only.
This day is just not some ordinary day, it has deep meaning for many. We should all remember that.

D-fusit on September 11, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Sorry guys (Ed, AP et al) but I have got to say this, you failed us today;

“We reserve the right to delete trackbacks for any reason. As with comments, we typically won’t delete a trackback merely because we disagree with the post it comes from. We will, however, usually delete trackbacks from posts that are, in our good-faith opinion, (a) off-topic; (b) libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, pornographic, offensive, false, misleading, or which otherwise violate or encourage others to violate these terms of use or any law, including intellectual property laws; ect…”

And you know of whom I speak.

Of all days to allow this type of behavior. You all know how offensive some of these posts where and you did nothing to intervene, not so much as a posted warning. I am sad for you for what you allowed to happen here, today, on 9/11.

IMHO only.
This day is just not some ordinary day, it has deep meaning for many. We should all remember that.

D-fusit on September 11, 2012 at 3:13 PM

What trackback are you talking about?

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 3:38 PM

I agree. I’m saddened this thread got trashed. And I wish it would have been stopped.

You paulnut libertarians make no friends. You hurt your cause with untimely stupidity.

Very untimely.

wolly4321 on September 11, 2012 at 4:16 PM

I agree. I’m saddened this thread got trashed. And I wish it would have been stopped.

You paulnut libertarians make no friends. You hurt your cause with untimely stupidity.

Very untimely.

wolly4321 on September 11, 2012 at 4:16 PM

So you think it’s untimely and inappropriate to discuss on the anniversary of 9/11 the events, actions, and reasons for 9/11, and untimely to reflect on the costs to life, liberty, and property as a result/reaction to 9/11?

Please.

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Dante on September 11, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Yes. When you blame your own country for them.

kingsjester on September 11, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Go eff yourself.

wolly4321 on September 11, 2012 at 4:57 PM

libertarianlunatic on September 11, 2012 at 1:01 PM

libertarianlunatic on September 11, 2012 at 1:20 PM

You, sir, are an azz.

(I reserve comment on some of the more … aggressive responses to you and Dante.)

GWB on September 11, 2012 at 4:57 PM

As Glenn would say…Question with BOLDNESS!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW6mJOqRDI4

dom89031 on September 11, 2012 at 5:19 PM

http://youtu.be/yuC_4mGTs98

dom89031 on September 11, 2012 at 5:22 PM

bmmg39 on September 11, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Nah. The little lunatic went out and got a couple of new wives. Now he’s the envy of all his muzzie brothers.

Solaratov on September 11, 2012 at 9:26 PM

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