World Trade Center, Pentagon Hit by Planes
When I read this story I was floored. Our own President actually referred to the terrorists as “folks.” That’s right, he called them “folks.” He said he’s going to mount “a full scale investigation to hunt down and to find those folks who committed this act.” You know, the word “folks” is typically used in a friendly or familiar manner, as in “My, they’re nice folks!” or “What are you folks up to this evening?” When was the last time you heard something like “Saddam’s army is a mean buncha folks!” What in the world is going on inside that Bush Brain of his? Who knows, maybe he’s just such a down-home country fella that the word slips out naturally, but I’m not so sure. He’s able to command huge legions of soldiers and send them off to war, but a simple command of the English language often escapes him. Of course this quote is no longer being printed anywhere, from what I can see, so I had to save it somehow…
Falwell links gays to attacks, then apologizes
Ignorant, idiotic words from someone who claims to speak for God. And isn’t it amusing how these shallow fools say such hateful things, and then suddenly retract them as “misunderstandings” and expect total forgiveness for it? As far as I’m concerned, Falwell and his so-called “Christian” ilk can do us all a favor by finding the nearest cliff and taking a leap of faith.
Gunman kills immigrant in Arizona Seattle mosque argeted by attack
More hateful, ignorant actions. Ever since the attack, I’m hearing lots of stories about people being treating like shit because they happen to be Muslim, or even just because they have brown skin. A friend of mine even saw a white guy pay for his parking and then yell “Go back to your own country!” at the dark-skinned parking attendant before zooming off in his car. What’s the matter with these people? Are we really that shallow as a nation? I guess we are. I’m very disappointed in these people who call themselves “Americans” the same as I do. It’s not very encouraging at all.
Eerie Image Pulled From CD
Yes, this is a complete coincidence, but come on. Using images like this, in a world like ours today, is just childish…no matter what kind of “artistic statement” they’re trying to make. Violence sells, sex sells… And they actually have the audacity to say that this image is “a metaphor for the capitalist state being destroyed through the music.” Hello! Not only is this kind of statement much too deep for a bratty hip-hop group, but it’s the “capitalist state” which makes it possible for this stuff to be made and distributed in the first place. More rebels with a misguided, nonsensical cause! But such is the music industry today, eh?
– FBI Cannot Rule Out Shootdown of Penn. Plane
– Cheney Says U.S. Gave Orders to Shoot Down Airliners
Here’s something that people don’t seem to like to consider lately. Everyone is scrambling to award the three passengers who MAY have helped bring down the 3rd plane a lot of honors for their bravery, but they’re ignoring the fact that our own military may have brought down the plane. It feels better to think that these three passengers attacked the hijackers and kept the plane from crashing into its intended target, but you just never know. Personally I like to keep all possibilities in mind when it comes to this sort of thing.
Who is Osama Bin Laden?
There are some veeerrrry interesting things in this story from the BBC. Apparently Bin Laden was on our payroll at some point, did you know that? And they actually refer to him as “Mr Bin laden” in this story…how typically English, polite to the bitter end. 🙂
– Bush Vows to Rid World of Evil-Doers – Bush: U.S. Will ‘Rid World of Evil’
Um, is Bush serious about this? Isn’t the goal of “ridding the world of evil” a little broad? We’re talking about stamping out evil itself here, not just going after the terrorists. Bush wants to sound strong and righteous, but come on…ridding the world of evil? Let’s not get carried away with our rhetoric here. Yes, we need to root out and destroy this network of terrorists. But really, ridding the world of evil is way beyond our scope. And if he didn’t mean it that way, maybe he should think about these things before he says them.
– Mariners Victory Won’t Be the Same
– Sports Comes to a Standstill
Pardon my French, but boo-fucking-hoo. So a baseball victory is muted because a few thousand people died? Oh, cry me a river! These people need to grow up and realize that sometimes, despite what most Sports Cultists say, even human lives are more important than the outcome of a baseball game. I’m just astonished by the value that people place on this stuff, it’s just unreal.
Stunned HollywoodTries To Cope
Oh no! Those poor Hollywood people are suffering SO much from all this. They’re having to actually push back their movie release dates, and some movies might not even come out at all! Oh dear, this is a tragedy far worse than the massive loss of life in New York. Far worse! How will they ever survive this unspeakable terrorist act??
Internet breeds spam in wake of tragedy
Yes, spam has increased sharply because of the incident in New York, but I’m not seeing the kind of spam mentioned in this story (donation fraud). I’m seeing plenty of faux patriotism being passed around in the form of “prayer candles” (chain letters), editorials about how great the U.S. is (I’ve read it a zillion times already), and PowerPoint slideshows with AP photos we’ve all seen a dozen times already. People, this is NOT necessary. Spamming your friends does not make you a better American. Show your support some way which will actually BENEFIT others, such as donating money to a charity and/or relief efforts. But whatever you do, STOP filling our mailboxes with this junk. It’s not helping anything at all.