Eight years ago on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, my wife (we weren’t married then) and I were in Virginia Beach on vacation. We had gone to Virginia the previous Friday to go to the NASCAR race in Richmond, then spend a few extra days relaxing on the beach. On Sept. 10 we were sitting on the beach, and off in the distance we saw an | Read More »

    September 11th

    Writers more eloquent than I will have plenty to say on the 8th anniversary of that horrible day. I’ll keep my comments brief, and say that we should take the time today to not only remember those we lost on 9-11, but the families and friends left behind.



    Remember the Shock Remember the Anger Remember those who were murdered Never Forget. God Bless America.


    Obama and the 9/11 murderers

    Tomorrow is the eight anniversary of the most heinous terrorist attack ever perpetrated on the United States. Thousands of our friends, family and fellow Americans were murdered in cold blood by vicious terrorists who hated America and what we stand for. On September 19, 2001, a story ran in the Hyde Park Herald containing then-State-Senator Barack Obama’s response to the 9/11 tragedy. In this piece | Read More »

    Charlie Sheen interviews for Green Jobs Czar position.

    Fortunately, the White House is going to avoid hiring 9/11 Troofers overtly for a while – bad news for members of the Democratic party’s base who haven’t scored executive branch jobs yet, but good news for the rest of the country. And they aren’t going to give 9/11 Troofers exclusive interviews with the President… probably. Maybe. One hopes. Well, they will almost certainly not let | Read More »

    Thoughts on 9/11

    With 9/11 coming on Friday, I have been thinking inevitably back on that day and on subsequent ones in the past few years.  I wanted to put my thoughts together and see how things have changed, how I have changed since then.  I’m sure there will be a lot of commentary this week on the same subject but this is for me. On September 10th, | Read More »


    Obama campaign org politicizes 9/11 – calls protestors ‘right-wing domestic terrorists’

    President Obama’s campaign organization, Organizing for America, goes way, way too far. Team Obama wants to use 9/11 to push back against protesters, referred to as “Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists” by calling Senators in support of the Obamacare public government option. Today, the Obama campaign folks sent out a notice to “grassroots” supporters about the planned 9/11″health care organizing event”: What day? Our US Senators return | Read More »

    On Obama’s re-branding of 9/11

    Let’s just make this “about me” instead [UPDATE-Event deleted from site, guess it wasn’t such a good idea after all?] It was to be a day of remembrance for the victims of 9/11, and a reminder to always be vigilant; the eleventh of September was to be Patriot Day; In the United States, Patriot Day occurs on September 11 of each year, designated in memory | Read More »

    ‘Rehabbing’ 9/11

    I was reading Melissa’s and Michelle’s excellent pieces on the campaign by the Left to turn 9/11 into a Day of Service. Their posts got me to wondering why it is that liberals can’t leave 9/11 alone, and why their campaign rankles so. It was then that I realized: the Democrats want to ‘rehab’ 9/11 because for most Americans, 9/11 is all about good and | Read More »

    Fly your Flag

    Got this in an email and have seen it around for a while: On September 11th We have less than one month to get the word out all across this great land and into every community in the United States of America . If you forward this email to least 11 people and each of those people do the same … you get the idea. | Read More »


    On the 9/11 National Day of Service issue.

    Background here, with commentary here and here – the short version is that the administration is in the process of rebranding 9/11 as a National Day of Service.  Like one of Hot Air’s commenters, I note that 9/12 makes a good deal more thematic sense, but then everything that you really need to know about the actual intent can be seen, as usual, by some | Read More »


    Crossing Over To The Dark Side: How I Became A Conservative Republican

    Note: This three-part series originally appeared on my blog on January 14-16, 2009 (Part I, Part II, Part III). I wanted to include this on my RS blog to give my readers a more personal sense of my own political journey. Part I I think the most lacking part of political discourse is that people don’t explain what principles they stand for and why. Sure, | Read More »

    Barack Obama Returns To Pre 9/11

    Throughout his campaign Barack Obama touted himself as the candidate of change. In fact ,”hope and change,” was about the only thing that we actually heard while he was seeking the office of President of The United States. Since taking office we have actually seen what that, “change,” actually meant. In the short months that he has been in office he has changed the deficit | Read More »

    Senator Gillibrand gives the 9/11 Troofers some agitprop.

    This only encourages them. On the other hand, her party does have a problem with this sort of thing, and I guess that she may need the campaign contributions for next year after all – so now would be a good time to reach out to the base. But really, madam: Infowars? Moe Lane PS: The New York Observer: “The video is already in wide | Read More »

    Condi Rice Schools a College Punk

    She nailed him to the floor. Whoever this kid was he was filled with generalities and naivete. Some highlights: “You don’t have the luxury in foreign policy of saying ‘alright I won’t deal with that country because I don’t like its human rights record.’” “Foreign policy is full of tough choices, very tough choices. The world is not a bunch of easy choices in which | Read More »