I wanted to write some pithy commentary on what it means to me to honor the memory of 9-11 but nothing seemed to want to come out. I did, however, wave to some people standing on a bridge over I-95 holding aloft american flags – does that count? No? Darn. I did send out some loving energy while doing so. Hopefully that counts somehow. :-)
Anyway, despite pretending to be a writer, I’ve decided to post someone else’s comments about it here because it said it much better than I could:
I won’t dignify them with a link, but man, I’m getting an eyeful of righteous wingnuts complaining that America has just plain forgotten what happened three years ago today. This, after we’re reminded every three months by Tom Ridge that we should be scared to death. It seems to bother these folks that we took the advice of our government and conscience and have mostly returned to living our lives.
Isn’t that what we’re SUPPOSED to do?
You guys might like commemorating 9/11 by praising your brave little man who after sitting scared for seven minutes three years ago, decided to retaliate by attacking an uninvolved country he had his eye on when he took office. The world was on our side three years ago tomorrow. Today, we can count our reliable allies on our hands, thanks to the crackheads in the White House.
So you just keep ratcheting up your fearmongering. We’ll be working on being alive and making sure we get responsible protection from our government in this election.
Oh, we remember September 11th. And we will remember on November 2nd.
I think that last line especially hit home with me. Yes, I will DEFINITELY remember it on November 2.
OH! Spent most of the day being The Mother’s handmaiden (grin) but managed to enlighten her to a few things her boy DUBYA’s been doing to make her life harder (a little thing having to do with medicare) and other items of note. She actually listened and though announcing “I won’t ever vote democrat”, she was kinda, sorta giving what I said some credence. Well, it was that or the drugs I put into her newest addiction (Starbucks Sugar Free Vanilla Latte). I’m choosing to believe that she was actually listening to me. You can think what you want.
Oooooh! Best of Jon Lovitz on SNL tonight. “TARTLETS! TARTLETS! TARTLETS! The word has lost all meaning to me.” heh