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Ho Hum; Four years After 9/11
Opinioneditorials.com ^ | 9/10/05 | Vincent Fiore

Posted on 09/11/2005 9:06:32 AM PDT by redstate38

September 10, 2005

Ho Hum; Four Years After 9/11 Vincent Fiore

While the flood waters are pumped out of the condemned city of New Orleans, lost to the disaster caused by Hurricane Katrina is the upcoming anniversary of an event which was wholly man-made, and of singular importance: September 11, 2001.

As the forth anniversary of that brutal and horrific day approaches, the politicians--mostly Democrats--and the old media, are preoccupied once again with the hunting of George W. Bush.

Not that I didn’t expect it, mind you, for let’s face it: “If a tree were to fall in the forest, with no one around to hear, does it make a sound?” We can leave that for academia and the philosophers to debate, but what would assuredly follow, and be dutifully reported, is that Bush himself cut it down.

But for all intent purposes, that’s where we stand in these “Divided States” today. After 9/11, 2001, we had the members of Congress signing “God Bless America” on the steps of the Capitol. Today, a few days after the largest and possibly deadliest catastrophe to take place since 9/11, we have:

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: 4thanniversary; 911; black; bush; fourthanniversary; howarddean; hurricanekatrina; jackson; oprah; sharpton; west

1 posted on 09/11/2005 9:06:35 AM PDT by redstate38
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To: redstate38

This is Juliana McCourt (age 4) and her mom, Ruth Clifford McCourt. They both died on Flight 175.

This is Ruth Clifford McCourt and her friend Paige Farley Hackel (left). Paige died on Flight 11.

I knew both of these women. Ruth had been my wife's boss in the 1980s, and Paige was a friend of my wife's family.

I can't say I knew either of those women well, although I had seen them both socially many times. And I never met Ruth's little girl Juliana, who was a year older than my own daughter.

But even now, hardly a day goes by that I don't think of them and their horrible fate. Especially that beautiful little girl.

I just thought they should be acknowledged here on the anniversay of their deaths.


2 posted on 09/11/2005 9:09:35 AM PDT by Maceman (Pro Se Defendant from Hell)
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To: redstate38

3 posted on 09/11/2005 9:11:30 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Have You Forgotten?)
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To: Maceman

BTTT


4 posted on 09/11/2005 9:14:24 AM PDT by aworldtrader
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To: martin_fierro

AMEN...


5 posted on 09/11/2005 9:14:35 AM PDT by redstate38
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To: Maceman

Seeing that little girl's smiling face just made me horribly sad and angry. My daughter was 3 on Sept 11 and she is 7 now, that it has been 4 years floors me.


6 posted on 09/11/2005 9:15:53 AM PDT by Cathy
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To: redstate38

I won't forget, but Washington has...OUR BORDERS ARE STILL OPEN!!


7 posted on 09/11/2005 9:20:27 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Maceman

I will never forget.


8 posted on 09/11/2005 9:23:32 AM PDT by Rocko ("The ratio of damn fools to villains is high." -- Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: redstate38

I'm so glad we are pushing for reforms in the middle east.


9 posted on 09/11/2005 9:27:01 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (You upgraded to Linux? No, I'm not surprised your computer works properly now. Amazing, no?)
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To: EagleUSA
Re: close the borders

Every President before Bush had open borders, and every President after Bush will have open borders.

The sooner you realize that that you have been, and continue to demand something that can not be done, the better off the Conservative Movement, and our great country, will be.

10 posted on 09/11/2005 9:28:01 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: EagleUSA

Isolationism doesn't work.


11 posted on 09/11/2005 9:28:32 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: redstate38

Check out C-SPAN. They are replaying this morning's Freedom Walk.


12 posted on 09/11/2005 9:29:55 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: ChadGore

Isolationism doesn't work.
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Sorry but yes it does. It KEEPS OUT those that you do not want in your country. Real simple acutally.


13 posted on 09/11/2005 9:29:55 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA
Yeah, that's true, but how long is that going to last in this atmosphere? You have many Republicans and democrats calling for SOMETHING to be done on the border(s)

There have been very little baby steps taken towards repairing the border situation, but more needs to be done. Time for the big dog in the room, the American electorate, to really step-up and command change, as they have been doing since 9/11.

The only way it changes overnight is if mustafah and company walk across the Texas/Arizona/etc border and blow up a city or something.

A scary thought, but a REAL one nevertheless. Bush had better act on this, or the Republican Party will be out of power, and the American people may have to "remember" another date besides 9/11
14 posted on 09/11/2005 9:30:13 AM PDT by redstate38
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To: redstate38

For their purposes, the MSM and Liberals find it convenient to forget 9/11.


15 posted on 09/11/2005 9:31:40 AM PDT by hershey
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To: EagleUSA
Never Forget and the fight goes on!

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighting Heroes

16 posted on 09/11/2005 9:32:29 AM PDT by bray (Pray for the Freedom of the Iraqis from Islam)
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To: ChadGore
Isolationism doesn't work.
Ignorant response. Closing the borders to illegals has absolutely nothing to do with isolationism.
17 posted on 09/11/2005 9:32:45 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: redstate38

Bush had better act on this, or the Republican Party will be out of power, and the American people may have to "remember" another date besides 9/11...
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Still in Washington, politics are FAR more important than doing what is right for AMERICA and its REAL CITIZENS. Sadly, putting a Marxist in the White House is not the solution to anything, and would just set this country up for a revolution of sorts...so what do we have? Not much. A President that wants ONE GIANT AMERICA at any price -- I cannot read what is being DONE TO this country any other way.


18 posted on 09/11/2005 9:33:58 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: ChadGore

Yeck! This is like going down for the third time in warm maple syrup!
Soupy ,sentimental, fake patriotic,semi-liberal emotional nonsense. All the gushy feel-good silliness no one needs in a country still at war and reeling from a devastating natural disaster with a full half of the citizenry fully believing that their own President is some kind of war-mad criminal.
And you creatives thinking you can change it all with a Hallmark greeting card?


19 posted on 09/11/2005 9:38:50 AM PDT by CBart95
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To: redstate38

Anyone else notice that many of their fellow citizens have forgotten? Sometimes I wonder if America deserves to exist...


20 posted on 09/11/2005 1:22:43 PM PDT by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: CBart95

Four years, but the media will not show us the planes hitting the towers or any of the other horrors of that day.
We wouldn't want to offend any members of the religion of peace.


21 posted on 09/11/2005 8:44:34 PM PDT by 2rightsleftcoast
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