Friday, September 11, 2009

Eight Years Ago

What needs to be said that has not been said one thousand times over already? I can recount what I thought and what I felt at the time, but what good does that do?

Lemme try to tell you a smidgen, anyway. I was in the shower when the first plane hit. My wife screamed for me to come see, I immediately did, despite the getting out of the shower wet thingy is a huge pet-peeve of mine. I was sitting on the coffee table, dripping wet, wrapped in a towel when the second plane hit. Until that point, I was holding out that it was an accident of terrible proportions.

My wife did not move from the television and the web for at least two weeks. If I had been more observant, I would have noticed that something happened to her that did not happen to me. I was pissed. I wanted retaliation. She saw the sheer evil the world for the first time. It broke her, I didn't see it, but it made her want to make a difference of some type in the world.

She decided that she wanted to go into law enforcement and began to make all the moves necessary to become an FBI or Secret Service agent. She trained non-stop. I was torn with what she had decided to do, yet I purchased a pistol and shooting lessons to do the very minimum on my part. She was determined to so something to help everyone in the entire world. And she would have if she had not had not suffered a heart attack four days shy of her thirty-seventh birthday.

Two and half years after the initial attack by the Muslim terrorists, they were still claiming victims. Today, The 2996 Project is going on. Make that at least 2997.

People who shall never forget. In no particular order.



Jack Dunphy.

Carol at No Sheeples Here.



Darlene Click.

Full Metal Patriot.

Andrew Klavin.



Doug Mataconis. (Check his whole site.)

Classicaliberal. (The whole page. This dude has posted like 52 items today. No wonder he has been hiding out this week.)

The Jawa Report.

DPUD, the Flight 93 Memorial Service photos.

William Teach.

Right Girl.

The Mayor.


Jackson Jambalaya.

Chris Burgard.

Big Hollywood.


Confederate Yankee.


On the Rocks.


Christina Jade.

Patrick Conlon.

Gateway Pundit.


Agent Bedhead.


John Ruberry.


Mark Tapson.

Roland Hulme.

Change Barack.


Sarah Palin.

Please take the time to comment.


stilettoGOP said...

Wow. That was a touching smidgen.

May God continue to comfort the families of the victims, as well as the 2997th.

We will never forget. And some of us are still just as pissed as on that Sept day.

Paul Mitchell said...

Some of us are, stilettoGOP. Some.

Andy said...

Yeah, what stilettoGOP said. I knew some of the story, but not nearly as much as I do now.

Thanks for saying it Pal.

Yeah, I have been following CL's play by play. Good work CL!

Paul Mitchell said...

Andy, I cannot look away from CL's blog. That is just incredible.

JDR said...

Words can't express how pissed off I'm getting (again) as I'm checking out the websites of pPeople who shall never forget...

Paul Mitchell said...

JDR, if you really want to get pissed, watch the day tick off at Classicaliberals's link.

Skunkfeathers said...

Matt's running a clinic for libtards on remembering the events of the day as they happened (most of which they want to forget or claim Bush engineered...morons). But I don't need any of the tributes or memorials to be reminded of 9/11. I heard it, as it happened. And I remain angry. AT THE PERPETRATORS.

I'll consider an ounce of forgiveness, the day AFTER the very last Islamofascist is sent to Hell in a flaming ball of napalm.

Andy said...

Oh man you're right Paul! CL is doing something I never would have thought of. Dang...just dang!

The whole day is up there in my rapidly deteriorating mind. But those posts are drawing out more and more. I'm just saying...

Paul Mitchell said...

It is unreal, Andy.

Anonymous said...

Dont forget the 4000 Americans murdered every day by abortion. Heres the truest thing Ive heard today:

If the left is an incoherent shambles in the U.S., it's partly because the visionaries lost their bearings on drugs, and only the myopic apparatchiks and feather-preening bourgeois liberals are left.

Nuff said.

The Mayor said...

In a way, I'm angrier now than I was right after 9/11. I'm angrier because of the truthers, and I'm angry so many have seemed to forget that 9/11 actually happened.

Never forgive, never forget.

classicaliberal said...

I appreciate you guys watching events unfold over at my place. I can't describe to you how I felt writing all those posts. God Bless the families left behind and those who put their lives on the line everyday to protect us from the scum who perpetrated this act of war!