Friday, September 11, 2009

Today, on September 11, 2009

...I particularly remember the image that touched me so deeply 8 years ago, as I'm sure it did you....of those who jumped, some holding hands, from the World Trade Center buildings...God bless them, and God Bless America. May nothing like this nor anything remotely that bad ever, ever happen again.
I just found THIS ARTICLE at Breitbart and I think it's worth reading.....The Left and 9/11....
Somehow, I think THIS LINK, too, should be read and given lots of thought..........
"Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you." Deut. 31:6

53 comments:

Opus #6 said...

The despair and companionship of those short flights downward continue to tear at my heart. A moving thought indeed.

Steve: The Lightning Man said...

I can't even begin to think of myself in that situation. It pains me to even try to comprehend it.

The Merry Widow said...

What about the families that watched their loved ones perish?

And what a hideous choice they had to make, burn to death or jump...I shudder.
G*D bless and keep the; families, friends, coworkers and those who care...

tmw

Always On Watch said...

BTR's The After Party has a special show tonight. WC and I will be guests at 20 minutes after the hour to discuss what we were doing when the attacks occurred eight years ago.

Always On Watch said...

Z,
I have two 9/11 posts. Did you see this one with the message at the end: "Death, thou shalt die"?

As far as I'm concerned, the jihadomaniacs didn't win that day. Nor will they ever.

Pat Jenkins said...

we shall always be at threat from those who aim to harm z. it is sad some of mankind feel the need to destroy, whether by lack of opportunity or by taking someone's breath, the lives of his fellow man!!!

DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

We may still hurt may and we may be still bleeding, and we may never look the same, but we will overcome this cowardly act. And we will never forget it, but we will overcome it. We will not ever yield to terrorism.
Not as long as I can help.
God bless America and keep her FREE.

FJ said...

Never forget!

Debbie said...

I watched the TV as everything happened, and I was horrified, still am horrified. To actually be in the towers, or the Pentagon, or over that field in Pennsylvania -- I cannot imagine the horror.

Many of us will never forget, but unfortunately as time goes by, many have allowed the images of that day to fade, and also allowed the reason we are AT WAR to fade.

Deborah F. Hamilton
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

Brenda Jean said...

It's so hard to remember, but the idea that people would forget or twist things to blame our own country makes me sick. I don't watch much television on 9-11. It overwhelms me and I think there is a part of me that keeps waiting for it to happen again, especially now with Obama in office. Thank you for your post though (and the comments); it helps me to know that many of us DO remember, still mourn, and are still angry.

namaste said...

God bless America. may his arms be around us all on this sorrowful day of remembrance. Z, thanks for post this sweet tribute.

RaDena said...

I still haven't been able to get through an anniversary of 9/11 without crying, Z. It's doubtful I ever will! Those images are so vivid I don't see how anyone could ever forget them, but it seems far too many people have done just that. I'll never understand such folks.

Jen aka Pinky said...

I hope you all have a peaceful day today. Thank you for reminding us where our strength comes from, Z.

Steve Harkonnen said...

Yeah, I broke down to pieces when I drove past the lumber yard this morning because the owner put up rows of large flags along the property line. Seeing that just made me pull off the road.

They weren't murdered in vain. I can promise them that much.

Each and every time I see a Muslim I want to choke the life out of him or her.

The way I see it, I'd be doing them a favor if I ever lost it on one of those sons of bitches.

Ducky's here said...

OBAMA HAS KEPT US SAFE LONGER THAN BUSH

Anonymous said...

Ducky's here said...

OBAMA HAS KEPT US SAFE LONGER THAN BUSH



OH, PLEASE STOP THAT CRAP ... ESPECIALLY ON A DAY LIKE TODAY.

Mark said...

I addressed the memory problems prevalent in the state run media on my post today.

Someday (will it be sooner rather than later?) Americans will not know what happened on that day. That is, if the state run media has anything to say about it.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Ducky: maybe that name is appropos as you appear the complete Loon.

BZ

Z said...

Most of you have excellent 9/11 tribute posts, too, I highly recommend you all check the others' out....

RaDena, no way can I get through today without crying... a few times.

I remember those people who came home to messages on their phone machines, having missed their loved one's last call. May none of us ever feel that pain. I can barely consider it.

BZ...let it go. If attacking our CIA is making us safer, let me be the first to support obama (gag)

Anonymous said...

A Wry Memorial


The Swarthy Ones took over;
And made weapons of four planes.
The riders had no cover;
They suffered dreadful pains


That ended once their deathtraps
Burst into roaring flres
Turning instantly to mere scraps --
Cinders -- made of former flyers.


The burning towers crumpled,
And fell into the street.
New York was more than rumpled;
Briefly, it knew defeat.


The nation drew together
We felt collective grief.
Anger broke its tether;
To express it gave relief.


But only eight years hence
We're at each other's throats;
We've built ourselves a fence
Over which the Devil gloats.


We've failed to give the orders
To build a proper wall
Sealing off our borders
To fiends who'd make us fall.


Instead, we've made division --
Went to war against ourselves --
And are mired in derision
Sparked by partisan elves,


Who forget this blessed land
In pursuit of powers lost
In close elections manned
By fraud, they say. So tempest-tossed


The country is in turmoil.
The enemy's our own.
He says it's all for Big Oil,
And he has usurped the Throne.


The heap of twisted rubble
Raising toxic fumes for weeks
No longer gives us trouble
Because of media leaks


Designed to throw us off the scent
Of whom we need to blame
And encourage ruinous dissent
That hopes to break the frame


That holds us all together
And preserves our liberty,
So many now doubt whether
We really should be free.


And each rabble rousing louse
Should 'neath these words be pinned:
"He who troubleth his own house
Shall inherit -- the wind."


~ FreeThinke (revised 9/11/09)

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

And Sharon is just one of the persons we knew. What of the man photographed head-first falling to his death from WTC? What of this anonymous man? And why is it that we seem, nationally, to — any more — not much care?

Why is it we seem so globally damned determined to cuddle Islam?

BZ

heidianne jackson said...

"Why is it we seem so globally damned determined to cuddle Islam?"

i'd like the answer to this myself, bz.

z, excellent post. my eyes are already nearly swollen shut from crying so much. breitbart's post is HUGE! thanks for sharing.

MACW said...

God Bless America!

Chuck said...

Z, the image of the people jumping haunts me to today.

Duck, sigh

Always On Watch said...

Duck quacked, OBAMA HAS KEPT US SAFE LONGER THAN BUSH

This, from one who for three days refused to admit who attacked us on 9/11 -- or so I've read several times.

Ducky's here said...

Today's poem:

Alabanza: In Praise of Local 100

by Martín Espada
for the 43 members of Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Local l00, working at the Windows on the World restaurant, who lost their lives in the attack on the World Trade Center


Alabanza. Praise the cook with a shaven head
and a tattoo on his shoulder that said Oye,
a blue-eyed Puerto Rican with people from Fajardo,
the harbor of pirates centuries ago.
Praise the lighthouse in Fajardo, candle
glimmering white to worship the dark saint of the sea.
Alabanza. Praise the cook’s yellow Pirates cap
worn in the name of Roberto Clemente, his plane
that flamed into the ocean loaded with cans for Nicaragua,
for all the mouths chewing the ash of earthquakes.
Alabanza. Praise the kitchen radio, dial clicked
even before the dial on the oven, so that music and Spanish
rose before bread. Praise the bread. Alabanza.

Praise Manhattan from a hundred and seven flights up,
like Atlantis glimpsed through the windows of an ancient aquarium.
Praise the great windows where immigrants from the kitchen
could squint and almost see their world, hear the chant of nations:
Ecuador, Mexico, Republica Dominicana,
Haiti, Yemen, Ghana, Bangladesh.
Alabanza. Praise the kitchen in the morning,
where the gas burned blue on every stove
and exhaust fans fired their diminutive propellers,
hands cracked eggs with quick thumbs
or sliced open cartons to build an altar of cans.
Alabanza. Praise the busboy’s music, the chime-chime
of his dishes and silverware in the tub.

Alabanza. Praise the dish-dog, the dishwasher
who worked that morning because another dishwasher
could not stop coughing, or because he needed overtime
to pile the sacks of rice and beans for a family
floating away on some Caribbean island plagued by frogs.
Alabanza. Praise the waitress who heard the radio in the kitchen
and sang to herself about a man gone. Alabanza.

After the thunder wilder than thunder,
after the shudder deep in the glass of the great windows,
after the radio stopped singing like a tree full of terrified frogs,
after night burst the dam of day and flooded the kitchen,
for a time the stoves glowed in darkness like the lighthouse in Fajardo,
like a cook’s soul. Soul I say, even if the dead cannot tell us
about the bristles of God’s beard because God has no face,
soul I say, to name the smoke-beings flung in constellations
across the night sky of this city and cities to come.
Alabanza I say, even if God has no face.

Alabanza. When the war began, from Manhattan and Kabul
two constellations of smoke rose and drifted to each other,
mingling in icy air, and one said with an Afghan tongue:
Teach me to dance. We have no music here.
And the other said with a Spanish tongue:
I will teach you. Music is all we have.

defiant_infidel said...

There is no mythical condition of "safety". There is but preparedness and recognition of dangerous evil... and swift, decided response when it rains down upon us.

This is a grave, solemn day to reflect on what we lost as a Republic and what we should have learned from that robbery... at least for those of us with any small degree of decorum and decency.

Thus Quacky predictably stumbles in to release some of his noxious, reeking stench self-designed to make his trivial, tiny persona inflate for his own eyes to gaze upon. He could be equated to a monkey's ass, but that would be far too generous a credit. He more accurately compares to a puss filled pimple upon it... small, infected, unwanted and unsightly.

He contributes absolutely nothing of substance... ever. Vacuous, empty platitudes like his can be found routinely at Huffpo or FireDog Lake... if one seeks such rubbish. That's not why I read here.

Thanks for remembering those lost, Z. The thinking, respectful folks who read your blog regularly truly appreciate your reverence.

WomanHonorThyself said...

difficult day my friend.....................

G-Man said...

I'm a little slow on the draw... I just got my 9/11 post up.

"OBAMA HAS KEPT US SAFE LONGER THAN BUSH"

You vacuous little twit! What in the hell is wrong with you? Did your mother perhaps hold you under the water too long when bathing you as a child? (not that I'd blame her much for the attempt mind you).

G-Man said...

Dang it DI there you go stealing my pointed words right out of my mouth! I swear I hadn't read your comment before also describing Ducky as "vacuous"!

Z said...

"Instead, we've made division --
Went to war against ourselves --"

So true, FT, therein lies the problem.

"What do you have to DO around here to get respect, kill 3000 innocent Americans?" Heidianne...I've been saying this for the last 8 years and I think there's something worth thinking about there.

thank YOU, DI...you said "and recognition of dangerous evil..."
But, America's tied by her laws which, right now, are on the dangerously evil side. About a year ago, every muslim we heard in trouble said "let the courts decide" in a threatening "You might think I threatened or did something to you, but..LET THE COURTS DECIDE" way.....they're crafty and smarter than we are. We have to WAKE UP.

G-Man..maybe Ducky was water boarded.

Ducky...Every secter of America in NYC that day should have a poem written this powerfully...EVERYONE, especially the heroes who really DID something to help others. The Head Chef of Windows on the World was on his way up when he decided to see if the optometrist nearby had his glasses ready....these stories are fascinating and haunting. He survived. But, he would not have.

Remember the dish washer, remember the cooks, and especially remember that fire dept chaplain who went IN to help, IN knowing he could die, and he did. Remember the fire department whose men could have chosen to run and hide and see if their children were okay........
a poem to them....they deserve it so.

Z said...

G-Man, I just read your blog post...
BOy, is this a tearful day for us all.

Steve Harkonnen said...

"OBAMA HAS KEPT US SAFE LONGER THAN BUSH"

If they attack us next time, I hope it's at your house, pricktard. They'd be doing Americans a huge favor.

Z said...

Actually, STeve...good point.
None of us have asked..

DUCKY....How do you figure obama's kept us safer in 8 months than Bush did for the 8 years we had no attacks on our homeland?
But, of course, you won't come back now...what a shame.

Anonymous said...

Z, thank you for this post.

Today is a day of Remembrance of all who needlessly died on that day called 9-11.

It is a day when evil struck our land, for no purpose other than hatred, and an attempt to bring us down. A desire to show us they could.

They danced in the streets in those Islamic countries. They hurt the greatest home of the infidels.

They hurt us, but they didn't kill America. Only we can do that.

America isn't simply a place, America is freedom, an idea that her people can be free and prosper without the heavy hand of government, or a ruler who allows us what he deems is best.

Freedom is ours to keep or to lose, it depends on us. We can be down at times, but never out. The evil in the world can have it's moments in history, but here in our hearts, love of country and free men, will live.

All we have to do is what our fathers did. Never give up, and always fight for what we know to be true, and that is our God given right to be free.

No, this is not a day of "National Service". No mere man can make it so unless we let him. He cannot minimize the true meaning of this day of remembrance. That is carried in our hearts, forever.

Never forget. God Bless America, and teach your children well.

Pris

EDGE said...

Great post!

I remember this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-9JpRytCx0

Leticia said...

The people who were jumping, I cannot even begin to fathom their fear. And I pray that each one of them is with the Lord.

To this day, I still have vivid memories of 9/11. We came together as a nation and embraced one another and were all for destroying our enemy. Now, 8 years later, where is the patriotism?

Z said...

I just heard a first hand account of a woman unlucky enough to have been in the subway under LIncoln Center when this all happened....in the dark, not knowing WHAT had happened above...nuclear? WHAT? Nobody knew.

They were finally let go onto the tracks to make it up and save themselves...she was standing with strangers near the 2nd building (the first had come down by then) when her hat fell off her head and blew away...She ran to get her hat and when she turned back EVERY ONE of the people she'd been standing with were dead, killed by the rubble from #2. Unbelievable....she said she was on Zoloft for 2 years after.
She's lucky she's still not in a straight jacket, huh? What a story.

beamish said...

OBAMA HAS KEPT US SAFE LONGER THAN BUSH

And see, this is why Democrats shouldn't trusted with any subject that requires logic or math.

Anonymous said...

9/11 is another time in everyone's life that we remember where we were and what we were doing. For me it wasn't the first time either. I recall the assassination of JFK and the Challenger disaster, as well. Being Canadian I also recall, the War Measures Act being invoked by Trudeau in 1970.

I don't think anybody could imagine being in a situation of facing death by inferno or by leaping from the WTC — who would consider that being one of life's choices?

I was impressed by the second link to a blogger who also recalls that day, albeit from a different perspective entirely. Has anyone questioned their first impressions of that day? Not the images of the planes hitting the buildings and people jumping from the towers, but what came later. The "official" explanations which have been edited and sanitized for public consumption — the editing of the original impressions from eyewitnesses of explosions in the buildings even before the planes hit — others reporting many explosions before the buildings collapsed — and assertions from structural engineers and architects that collapses of this type have never happened ever in history, of skyscrapers collapsing from fire. I've become skeptical of the government's official explanation as new evidence provides another explanation. In my opinion the truth must be known and not only about 9/11 but the JFK assassination.

There are many cliches about "the truth" and the truth setting you free and the truth being too much for anyone to be able to handle — but whatever is the truth has to be better than concocted stories of important events in our lives.

Waylon

Joe said...

On behalf of the administration of President BO, Kathleen Sebelius tells us that 9/11 has been proclaimed "...the first-ever federally recognized September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Service projects marking the eight-year anniversary of September 11, 2001, will take place in all 50 states, ranging from food drives and home repairs to neighborhood cleanups..."

Service before remembrance...did you catch that?

What an OUTRAGE!!

I still remember the day with a heavy heart, and I pray that as a nation we will do whatever it takes to prevent something like this from happening again.

As for Ducky...I always considered him fairly intelligent, but wrongheaded. No more. Now I consider him one of the vilest persons in the universe...and not at all intelligent on any level.

"...Longer than Bush?" Give me an ever-lovin' blue-eyed break!

Faith said...

9/11 should be proclaimed a day of remembrance but above all a Day of Fasting and Prayer for the sins of the nation, as some previous Presidents did when the nation was faced with a serious danger, such as a war.

9/11 was God's judgment, and so far there hasn't been even a murmur in the direction of national repentance that I've heard of, or even a day of repentance on behalf of the nation by the churches. Without that we're wide open to more of God's judgment against us.

In fact we are experiencing His judgment right now with this anti-American team in the seats of government power and Islam enjoying a truly astonishing level of acceptance.

David Schantz said...

Every year since 2001 those feelings of numbness, anger, sorrow and grief that I mentioned in my post return on this day. We must never forget the innocent lives lost. Continue to keep each of them and the ones they left behind in your prayers.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Impertinent said...

What a day...what a day. I was on a flight to DCA!! Which is only a few miles from DC's center and the WH. Now it's closed to GA aircraft...due to the Saudi ( should be a 4 letter word by now ) sand fleas that ruined that day.

Impertinent said...

Take a look at this web site on 911.



http://www.national911memorial.org

Average American said...

Defiant Infidel, please stop insulting monkey's asses.

Service and rememberance my ASS!!!! September 11th will ALWAYS be for rememberance ONLY! The 12th will be for service, and this year, and possibly for several more years, that service, for me, will be restricted to fighting to regain our country from the grip of communism!!

Impertinent said...

Take a look at this web site on 911.



http://www.national911memorial.org

Impertinent said...

Ducky, ducky...I see you waken early to practice being a douchebag all day..eh? GFU duck. And that majic potion the One has you drunk and stupid on.

Average American said...

Dear President NObama, you are in the unique position to really provide the greatest service Americans could ever ask for. You could resign!

Miradena said...

Obama's efforts to desecrate the memory of September 11th with a "day of service" is not only disrespectful to the sanctity of this day for our generation(s) - it will undoubtedly insure that we erase the human aspect for all future generations. May we never forget.

Z said...

Miradena, you could weep watching CNN this morning and all the classrooms with children talking about NATIONAL SERVICE on 9/11...

I hope and pray none of the victims' children were in those classrooms confused as hell about why their parent wasn't honored and why there were no discussions about the impact of such a nightmare in America and how we must stand tall against the muslim extremists who killed their mommy or daddy.
Instead, they watch our news and see OUR CIA SLAMMED....see their past president humiliated for having protected us..etc etc
What a world of children we're creating in this leftist idiocy.

Jen aka Pinky said...

Z, regarding 9/11, this guy disagrees with us.
I don't know if you have the desire to leave a comment, but if you do...

http://rwrld.blogspot.com/2009/09/deification-of-dead.html

Z said...

the site doesn't come up for me, Jen..xx