That September day
My friend, James Hooker, is never at a loss for emotion on 9/11. Enjoy his thoughts. Things are seared in my memory about that day like no other event in my lifetime. I was driving to work after a business breakfast. I happened to notice the sky was filled with planes seemingly in a holding pattern on approach to the commercial airport. I was stunned | Read More »
Where I Was On September 11
Until September 11, 2001, I worked in the World Trade Center, halfway up Tower One. I wasn’t doing political blogging at the time, but was writing “the Baseball Crank” as a weekly baseball column for the online edition of the Providence (R.I.) Journal. Here’s my account of that day, written for ProJo two days later while it was all still fresh; we have run this | Read More »
Today all Americans should pray.
**Never Again. With the passing years with each memorial service I’m asked to attend on this Historic day, I have to decline. As an American I am filled with hatred and vengeance for those who wish to do us harm. As a retired firefighter each day I’ll remember those terrorists that killed so many on that September day seven years ago. It is because of | Read More »
9/11 Seven Years On
September 11 is a new anniversary date in American history. For days leading up, newsreels and documentaries recount the tragic events. 9/11 induces somber reflection. That day changed America and it should have. But then again 9/11 never should have happened. Despite repeated warnings from within and without, a laissez-faire attitude among certain elements in the governing classes led to death and destruction. It is | Read More »
Things I will never forget; September 11th
I originally posted this last year. However, many friends and acquaintances’ ask me what it was like to be at The World Trade Center on September 11th. This, I believe aptly describes that day from the ground.I will only add this preface from Emerson; Not unless God made sharp thine earWith sorrow such as mineOut of that delicate lay couldst thouThe heavy dirge divine The | Read More »
In Memory of f/f WDL one of 343. Words fail. All we have are the memories of the lost those left to mourn.We remember, at moments of every day.We see you in dreams and awake to sorrow at your stolen lives.Rest in Peace,know your memory lives on. Never Forget.Never Again.Ever.
Remember And Pray
[image via JohnDavidHead.com] Many crises have befallen this great Nation throughout her history. We have faced each one in turn, and dealt with them accordingly. So, too, did we come together as ONE Nation, under God, in the face of the hell that was unleashed on September 11, 2001. We moved on, but lost sight along the way of where 9/11 took us as a | Read More »
Is Drinking Water a Greater Threat than Al-Qaeda?
Is drinking water a greater threat to our national security than Al-Qaeda? Well, if you get your information from Barack Obama’s website, you certainly might think so. If you browse the “Defense”, “Homeland Security”, and “Foreign Policy” sections of BarackObama.com, you will not find a single reference to Al-Qaeda, a single reference to radical Islamic jihad, a single reference to Usama Bin Laden, or a | Read More »
George Bush … our President !!!
Dear Mr President I have been watching lots of news / tv programs / debates and commentaries as a natural thing to do during the election year… Democrates are not leaving a single chance to blame you for all the wrong things around us and many of your friends are trying to distant themselves from you.. with a need to be “politically correct” during the | Read More »
NIST report on WTC 7 released
Via Slashdot, the NIST report on the collapse of New York World Trade Center building 7 is out. The statements of the cause of the collapse are conclusive. “Our study found that the fires in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event,” said NIST WTC Lead Investigator Shyam Sunder. “Heating of floor beams | Read More »