It was awful. What happened that sad New York City morning on September 11th will not be forgotten anytime soon. How anyone could allowed it to happen boggles the mind. And yet it did happen, and this nation will have to deal with that for a long time.
Obviously, I'm talking about Paul Krugman totally insufficiently-bathetic editorial that The New York Times published in yesterday's paper…
"What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. The atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons."
Turn away! Turn away; don't look at it. It's too awful. Plug up your ears with your fingers and hum a Lee Greenwood psalm lest you be forced to ask yourself unpleasant questions that might put you off your burger and freedom fries.
Luckily, we still have great men like former People Magazine Sexiest Cabinet Member honoree Donald Rumsfeld around to serve as examples of how true patriot responds when faced with genuine anti-American adversity…
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Monday canceled his subscription to The New York Times after columnist Paul Krugman characterized the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks as "an occasion for shame."
Rumsfeld tweeted, "After reading Krugman’s repugnant piece on 9/11, I canceled my subscription to the New York Times this AM."
A true hero. We shall not see his like again.
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This is Jon Stewart's opening monologue from the first episode of The Daily Show following the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington D.C. ten years ago today. The show has had many funnier moments in the years since, but few as memorable or emotionally stirring.
Tags: 9/11, Jon Stewart, New York City, Pennsylvania, Terrorism, The Daily Show, Video, Washington DC
* George W. Bush commends George W. Bush for all his good work following 9/11.
* Rick Perry nabs invaluable Orly Taitz endorsement.
* Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala) unveils plan to open up millions of coveted dishwasher jobs for America's unemployed.
* Anti-Illegal Immigrant governor of New Mexico discovers illegal immigrants hiding in her family tree.
* Paul Ryan continues wooing the Senior Citizen crowd.
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Tags: 9/11, Alabama, George W. Bush, House of Representatives, Immigration, New Mexico, Orly Taitz, Paul Ryan, Pork Barrel, Primaries, Republicans, Rick Perry, Senior Citizens, Unemployment, Wisconsin
You know, you just generally don't peg fundamentalist agents of terror as the sentimental types.
So, I was a little shocked when government counterterrorism officials sent out a warning for a possible maybe car bomb attack by al Qaeda in either New York City or Washington D.C. to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 this upcoming weekend.
Really, they could have just sent a card…
In a statement, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, Matt Chandler, called the threat "specific, credible, but unconfirmed." Another official said American intelligence agencies were urgently pursuing leads overseas in an effort to gauge the seriousness of the threat…
The mayor noted that the threat information had not been corroborated and warned against an overreaction. He declined to speak about the nature of the threat report.
"The best thing we can do to fight terror is to not let it intimidate us," Mr. Bloomberg said, adding that he planned to take the subway in the morning as usual. "I can tell you our ceremonies will go on over the weekend exactly as they were planned," the mayor said, referring to the memorial events for the 10th anniversary.
Okay. Okay. So, the mayor of New York City wants us all to stay calm and go about our business. Stay calm because of what? Does this mean he knows something? Maybe we should start freaking out now, just to be on the safe side.
And to beat the weekend freaking-out traffic.
Tags: 9/11, al Qaeda, Michael Bloomberg, New York City, Terrorism, Washington DC