Why does my heart feel so bad? Why does my soul feel so bad? He'll open doors He'll open doors He'll open doors He'll open doors
“This is an enemy for life, as well as an enemy of life.” ― Christopher Hitchens
I was just leaving McD's when the news hit. I was only 5 mins from home but made it there in less than a minute. I rushed inside to find my husband watching a John Wayne movie, which I never disrupted when JW was on, but that day I didn't even ask, I turned on the news and broke down crying. Once he put the pieces together, he also broke down.
I was working from home when the news broke. First Plane hit, I was shocked but waiting for more news. When the second plane hit, I new, and all I could do was sit down and cry myself.
Despite our grievances here, we have a common threat....9/11.
Sad that "Disasters" are the ONLY thing that can actually bring Americans together.
But ….. I suppose "Politics' can be considered a "Disaster", but that's a waaaaaay different made up story.
Everyone "Really" wants the same thing. it's the "How", where the differences comes in !
When the second plane hit, I new,
I think that is how it was for most of us. Then the Pentagon and Shanksville.
A day that is impossible to forget.
A day that is impossible to forget.
It was a brave group of passengers who said to themselves, Hell we are going to die anyway, so lets try to stop these mf's. Because of their sacrifice, the devastation that could have been wasn't.
We were dropping our girls off at the daycare on the way to work. Just sat in the car listening to the radio, not believing, for 1/2 an hour.
We were both almost an hour late for work that day. Nobody said anything to us about being late, the entire building was in shock.
How could we ever forget. In a panicked we forfeited many of our rights. Now our government listens to our phone calls and reads our online communications and can hold us indefinitely without charging us with a crime.
Our founding fathers would be ashamed of us.
Giving up our time honored tradition of individual liberty is no way to honor those innocent that lost their lives.
In a panicked we forfeited many of our rights.
We still "Suffer" Because of this.
Now our government listens to our phone calls and reads our online communications and can hold us indefinitely without charging us with a crime.
And then some put that power in the hands of a man who wishes Americans would "sit up at attention" like people under the thumb of a violent authoritarian and calls the press and any media that are critical of him "the enemy of the people" and the 79% of Jewish Americans who vote Democrat "disloyal" while simultaneously refusing to accept US intelligence conclusions that Russia was behind the widespread illicit campaign to help him get elected in 2016.
"(Kim Jong Un) speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same," - Donald Trump
“(The Press) are truly the ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!” - Donald Trump
"President Putin says it's not Russia. I don't see any reason why it would be," - Donald Trump
“President Putin, did you want President Trump to win the election and did you direct any of your officials to help him do that?” - reporter
“Yes, I did. Yes, I did. Because he talked about bringing the U.S.–Russia relationship back to normal.” - Putin
That's the guy who can now read your online communications, listen in on our phone calls and indefinitely detain anyone without charging them with any crime. I never would have imagined we'd come to this in America, it really is a dystopian nightmare for anyone with more than half a brain, a love for this country and not Russia, and a modicum of civics education. If any of that was done by a Democrat President the right would literally be up in arms, but because he's tickling their ears telling them he's doing it for them they just sit back and act like none of it's happening.
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
- Martin Niemoller
The "Media" isn't "For the People" anymore. They're all about the candidate they "Want' in power.
It's really not that hard to figure out.
Chris Matthews could only emphasize his "Shivering leg" when Obama was elected.
Did he ever "Shiver" before then ?
The "Media" isn't "For the People" anymore.
Total nonsense. The majority of Americans disapprove of this President and the media is merely attempting to hold him accountable for his words and actions. Just because much of the coverage is negative isn't because the media wants it so, it's because we have an inept moron running our country and a Republican party refusing to do their jobs of oversight.
Hopefully we don't have another 9/11 like attack during the last year and a half of the Trump debacle. If we do I truly worry about what other freedoms will be stripped from Americans. I don't doubt that Trump and his supporters would have no problem rounding up tax paying, law abiding liberals, progressives, lgtbq and other minority Americans and trying to indefinitely detain them or look for their dreamed of "final solution" to get rid of us all so they can have their fantasy Christian theocracy reigning supreme.
The majority of Americans disapprove of this President
The "Media" tells you so.... right ?
"Hopefully we don't have another 9/11 like attack during the last year and a half of the Trump debacle."
I'm still waiting for the nuclear war to occur...as the "Media" and the "Democrats in Congress" have told us would happen under Trump.
It comes from too much coffee and not enough potty breaks.
My fav is Omarosa declaring that we would all bow and kneel before Trump.
Sounds like nothing more than a disgusting Starbucks flavor.
It was only a matter of time before some dumbocrat would bring up Trump. All political comments should be flagged as off topic.
If you are referring to me, I am neither a D or a R. I vote for who I view as the most qualified regardless of their party affiliation.
Never Forget, that a mentally defective republican POTUS had blown off multiple warnings from US intelligence agencies about the likely-hood of possible terrorist attacks from his family's friends and business partners involving airliners. then he spirited members of OBL's family out of the US when a few low yield neutron bombs dropped in the neighborhoods of the the royal saudi family should have been the immediate response upon confirmation of who committed the terrorist acts. OBL's family and every member of the saudi royal family in the US at that time should have been cooling their heels at camp gitmo on bread and water while waiting their turn to be pushed off the loading ramp of a C130 at 30,000 feet somewhere over the mid-atlantic, handcuffed to cinder blocks.
Never Forget, that a mentally defective republican POTUS had blown off multiple warnings from US intelligence agencies
Bill Clinton knew it....Bill Clinton knew it....Bill Clinton knew it …… Didn't stop it !
"In December 1998, the CIA's Counterterrorist Center reported to President Bill Clinton that al-Qaeda was preparing for attacks in the U.S. that might include hijacking aircraft. "
^ 1. Schmidt, Susan (July 18, 2004). "1998 Memo Cited Suspected Hijack Plot by Bin Laden". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 26, 2013. ^2. "Bin Ladin Preparing to Hijack US Aircraft and Other Attacks". Director of Central Intelligence. December 4, 1998. Archived from the original on October 15, 2012. Retrieved September 26, 2013.
It took 11 years, but Judicial Watch recently received a response to a 2002 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that revealed another major missed opportunity by the Clinton administration to prevent the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack, which is part of perhaps the most catastrophic failure in the history of U.S. intelligence.
Bush knew it too.
Can we make this non-politcal?
Thousands died. Leave it at that.
Thousands died. Leave it at that.
Thank you. We should all take a step back if only for this one day a year.
Bush knew it too.
For a few months !
"Can we make this non-politcal?"
I didn't start the "Politics", but I will be courteous and respond to others, since I started this blog.
There are only two times in my lifetime that i recall, and will never forget, the instant I first heard of a horrible occurrence like 9/11 happening, wherein I recall exactly where I was and the events immediately following. The first was when I first heard that JFK had been shot. and the second was 9/11. I was driving north on Mount Pleasant Boulevard in Toronto, having just dropped off my wife at work, right at where it dips north of Bloor Avenue (yes, I can recall EXACTLY where) when I heard on the car radio of the first plane crash. I made it home in time to turn on the TV to see the second plane crash into the WTC.
I am absolutely dumbfounded that there are members here who would POLITICIZE their comments about the tragedy, who would use it as an excuse to be critical of Americans rather than identify who the REAL criminals were, the actual perpetrators and the planners, so they can fly their personal flags about being such great Social Justice Warriors and deflectors of the real cause, in support of the person who said "Some people did something". The title of this article was NEVER FORGET (which term I don't really approve of because it does trivialize the time when it was millions, the wiping out of half the world's Jews, rather than thousands who lost their lives - not that "thousands" are incidental, or that anyone SHOULD forget 9/11). Before you criticize me for mentioning the use of the words "Never Forget", take note that I have not forgotten nor will I ever forget 9/11, nor those who did it, nor should any of you.
pffft, another perpetual victim...
GOD Bless You !