Friday, May 08, 2015

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

What's Today? I Forgot.

In 9 years, I've never understood what this really meant. The 1st anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11 brought on a strange saying in my opinion...."We Shall Never Forget". Doesn't this go without saying? Don't we have a better way, a better phrase, to acknowledge what took place? Wouldn't you have to be in coma, live under a rock or gone senile in the past 9 years to have conveniently forgotten what happened in New York on September 11, 2001?

Maybe I hate that phrase because it was an excuse used by our former President to start a war. Remember that one? Shrub pissed everyone off by using "We Shall Never Forget" (paraphrasing, yet close...) "And those who have committed murder on the US will be brought to justice.....Saddam and his sons were responsible for the tragic events of 9/11". Well, no they weren't. And by the way, Bin Laden is STILL free to this day, 9 years later. I almost see it as an angry war cry - a phrase to stoke your hatred against those who trespassed against us.

But, hey - you can buy a commemorative plate or perhaps a piece of jewelry with the twin towers on it. After all, someone needs to profit from tragedy. Hmmm, interesting how that gets a free pass isn't it?

Sometimes I forget if I took a sinus pill, but I get a headache to remind me. September 11, 2001 I can recall EVERYTHING that happened that morning after Jodi called to tell me to turn on my television at work. I don't need to see countless "views" of the planes slamming into the towers, or New Yorkers running down the streets with dust and debris flying all about them. It will be forever etched in my memory. I didn't need a slogan to remind me that I can't forget what took place that morning.

What I will try to take away from that tragic day - is the days that proceeded it. The feeling (as a nation) we were one. We are Americans. We will help those that needed help.

We collectively mourned the loss of the innocent people who died in the towers the day and the rescue workers who died trying to save them. May you all, rest in peace.

Monday, September 06, 2010

One War Down, One War to Go!

American deaths in Iraq by state
I'm sure if you go through my archives you will find rant upon rant about our assinine decision as a country to go war with Iraq. After all, Bush and Company never did define a real reason after 7 1/2 years, we just kept changing the "mission" after each reason failed us. WMD? no, that wasn't it - Saddam's link to 9/11? no, that was just an outright lie and with that we settled on spreading "freedom" to the Iraqi people. Really? Freedom? 4,416 Americans gave their lives, to bring "freedom" to the Iraqi people.

I still find myself hard pressed to think otherwise, after 7 1/2 years, this was about oil, revenge and lining the pockets of Bush's friends who stood to profit from the invasion.

I've never found myself angrier at a President until I watched this clip. At this point (2004), about 2,000 Americans had died in Iraq and Bush decided it was a good time to practice some comedy regarding his lies - it's about 5 mins in and the "jokes" about Iraq and reasons for war became an SNL skit. And somehow, someway....he would be voted back IN office for a 2nd term. WOW, talk about head up our collective asses - WHAT was that all about?

As President Obama managed to get the majority of Americans out of Iraq this past week. He was criticized for leaving 50K behind. Sadly enough, once again our memories have failed, not giving credit where credit is due as to who brought us there in the first place.

A little rant from Rachel Maddow as a reminder.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Aerosmith at Fenway 8.14.10 - Dream On baby!