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Remembering 9/11 one victim at a time (Freeper-written tribute to BCM & BKO)
Freeport Ink (Illinois) | 7 September 06 | Me

Posted on 09/06/2006 8:52:24 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback

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To: Mr. Silverback

God bless Barbara and John aka BKO and BCM.

I wasn't a FReeper yet on that horrible day. I wish I would've been.

Finding you wonderful people, that understand the real dangers in this world, has been a comfort and a motivator in my personal and political life.

Your principles and memory live on, BKO and BCM. I'm thankful and proud to be a member of Free Republic.


51 posted on 09/06/2006 9:33:22 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: TASMANIANRED

Thanks, Red.


52 posted on 09/06/2006 9:34:24 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: Alkhin

Hey, yes SF my dear best friend! you were there too! Wasn't she just the loveliest person we would ever want to meet! I agree about the human connection on 9/11. Later when we found out she was onboard one of the planes, I hoped it was not true. I have a photo of one of the memorials, and her name is on it. Such a beautiful person she was. Hope all is well with you! I love and miss you girl!


53 posted on 09/06/2006 9:34:55 PM PDT by buffyt (America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people. Pres. George Bush)
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To: BykrBayb

Thanks, Bayb.


54 posted on 09/06/2006 9:35:06 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: BlessedBeGod

Thanks, I'm humbled.


55 posted on 09/06/2006 9:35:37 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: Mr. Silverback
The Religion Of Pieces

5 Minute Video

Warning: Graphic Content

56 posted on 09/06/2006 9:36:11 PM PDT by lmr (The answers to life don't involve complex solutions.)
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To: StarFan
Thanks for taking the time.

More than anything I've written before, this was an honor. I was glad to take the time.

57 posted on 09/06/2006 9:37:02 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: Mr. Silverback
"Barbara and John were Freepers BKO and BCM respectively."

I was fairly familiar with BCM before 911 and he had some outstanding posts. I learned about BKO in the days following.

I learned great respect for her(BKO) and couldn't imagine the loss Ted felt. She is a lady to the end.

The dems are too crazy in their grab for power to bring attention to wonderfull people like these.

Let them live forever in our hearts and minds.

58 posted on 09/06/2006 9:38:29 PM PDT by cibco (Xin Loi! Saddam)
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To: Mr. Silverback
Wonderful tributes. We lost so much that day but losing these two freepers and great Americans is something those of us here will never forget.

Every terrorist killed and every plot overturned is for you BCM and BKO! You are missed.
59 posted on 09/06/2006 9:38:41 PM PDT by ladyinred (Leftists, the enemy within.)
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To: Mr. Silverback

You did a great job! Thank you very much. Barbara has been on my mind a lot lately. Such a great woman!


60 posted on 09/06/2006 9:38:59 PM PDT by buffyt (America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people. Pres. George Bush)
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To: Alkhin

Hey how are you? Yes 9/11 weighs heavy on our hearts since we knew someone we lost that day. I also knew Tu Ahn Pham who died in the WTC on that day. Didn't know her well, but like Barbara, she was smart and nice and outgoing. May they both rest in peace! What a horror that day was!


61 posted on 09/06/2006 9:41:26 PM PDT by buffyt (America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people. Pres. George Bush)
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To: Howlin

Dang straight.


62 posted on 09/06/2006 9:45:24 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: 3D-JOY

Thank you so much.


63 posted on 09/06/2006 9:46:08 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Rick was great. So many people are heroes proved. Rick was a hero proved several times over.


64 posted on 09/06/2006 9:47:31 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: Mr. Silverback
I didn't know they were both freepers. How about that?

I got to know Barbara, one of my favorites, on the cable channels during the Clinton scandal. As the article states, she was always pleasant but made excellent points and argued her positions well.

She worked for a congressman my brother worked for, and he got to talk to her when she was a guest on a talk show Mark Levin was guest hosting. Her presence and voice in the conservative community is truly missed.

Prayers for she, John Moran, and their families

Nicely done article, MS!

65 posted on 09/06/2006 9:48:37 PM PDT by TAdams8591
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To: El Gran Salseron
It really hits home when expressed like that. Thanks for the very eloquent post.

Thank you. I'd been thinking about this column for months, knowing this is what I wanted to do for the fifth anniversary, but that line didn't come to me until about two minutes before I sent it off. I think it was incubatiing back there all that time.

66 posted on 09/06/2006 9:49:06 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: Yaelle

Thanks!


67 posted on 09/06/2006 9:49:28 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: Dianna

Feel free to take it. I would be honored.


68 posted on 09/06/2006 9:50:19 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: lepton

You're welcome.


69 posted on 09/06/2006 9:50:39 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: Mr. Silverback; All
We lost one wonderful person at a time, almost 3,000 times.

AMEN!

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001--NEVER FORGET

Caution...graphic!
If it's already been posted,
I apologize.
It made me cry all over again.

70 posted on 09/06/2006 9:50:54 PM PDT by LUV W ("I want our troops to understand that not only does the country support them, but--we'll win! GWB)
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To: buffyt
I can still see her saying "Oh, Alan" and giving Alan Colmes that "You can't really believe that, can you?" smile of hers.

A happy warrior is what she was.

71 posted on 09/06/2006 9:52:06 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: vetvetdoug

You know, the problem is I'm way more worried now than I was in '01, even though I think the prez is doing a great job. I'm just worried that people are forgetting, and we're losing our stomach for what needs to be done.


72 posted on 09/06/2006 9:53:55 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: mplsconservative
A belated welcome home to FR, FRiend.

I know what you mean, I came here in 2000 and it was like finding 100,000 new best friends!

73 posted on 09/06/2006 9:56:00 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: buffyt; Alkhin
On the evening of 9/11, my little daughter asked me who Barbara was. It turned out my poor wife had heard of her death and spent the next several minutes weeping and saying her name quietly over and over again.

She'd watched her and cheered her on so many times that it was like hearing that a friend was on the plane.

74 posted on 09/06/2006 9:58:31 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: cibco
I learned about BKO in the days following.

BKO had stopped posting some months before the 2000 election, presumedly because of her husbands connection to the Bush campaign and the possibility of an appointment. Considering that she wrote a political book, it was amazing how gentle and polite she was.

75 posted on 09/06/2006 9:59:27 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: lmr

People ask if Islam is a religion of peace, but you know, I bet Medgar Evers wasn't asking himself if Christianity is a religion of peace when he knew the person shooting at him was probably a churchgoer.


76 posted on 09/06/2006 10:00:43 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: LUV W

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-TwsSgYtJ4&mode=related&search=

911 shots with "My Immortal"


77 posted on 09/06/2006 10:08:58 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: cibco
I learned great respect for her(BKO) and couldn't imagine the loss Ted felt. She is a lady to the end.

What's really horrible is that he gets to mark his birthday this way each year, and Kim gets to remeber the day they met and the day he died as the same day. Bloody horrible.

78 posted on 09/06/2006 10:14:22 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: ladyinred

Thank you.


79 posted on 09/06/2006 10:14:59 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: buffyt

Thanks!


80 posted on 09/06/2006 10:15:23 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: Mr. Silverback
The problem isn't religion. I don't feel it is that simple of an issue, that would be stupid. Although, RADICAL Islam as a whole is a problem. It can be honestly said that they kill in the name of their religion. So, to me, anyone that kills in the name of religion, no matter what religion, is nuts and a threat to civilization.

Islam itself is a direct problem, because even the 'moderates' won't condemn the 'extremists' on an almost regular basis, and forget about them working to bring about change. They won't and refuse to do it. True Fascism. The 'moderates' in Islam will shake our hands and call us friend, but will look the other way when their extremist brothers work to destroy civilization.

You and I are just 'Kafir' to them, meaning "Outside Of Islam."
81 posted on 09/06/2006 10:16:23 PM PDT by lmr (The answers to life don't involve complex solutions.)
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To: lepton

Never Forget! We just can't!


82 posted on 09/06/2006 10:18:35 PM PDT by LUV W ("I want our troops to understand that not only does the country support them, but--we'll win! GWB)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

83 posted on 09/06/2006 10:19:34 PM PDT by nutmeg (National security trumps everything else.)
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To: Mr. Silverback

I am going to say it this country has forgotten what happened on 9/11 you see it everyday. I really believe if we were attacked like on 12/7/1941 people would try and give us a reason not to attack Japan. I think GOD that the world wide web was not around.
Am I the only one that feels this way?


84 posted on 09/06/2006 10:26:48 PM PDT by lndrvr1972
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To: Mr. Silverback

Well done, tough to read and miss these freepers, but you did such a great job with this tribute.


85 posted on 09/06/2006 10:27:08 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: TAdams8591

Thaks, bro.


86 posted on 09/06/2006 10:28:01 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: MHGinTN

Thank you, sir.


87 posted on 09/06/2006 10:30:45 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: Howlin

Have You Forgotten?
(Performed by Darryl Worley)

I hear people saying we don't need this war.
I say there's some things worth fighting for
What about our freedom and this piece of ground?
We didn't get to keep 'em by backing down.
They say we don't realize the mess we're getting in.
Before you start preaching,
Let me ask you this my friend...

Have you forgotten - how it felt that day?
To see your homeland under fire
And her people blown away.
Have you forgotten when those towers fell?
We had neighbors still inside
Going through a living hell.
And you say we shouldn't worry 'bout Bin Laden.
Have you forgotten?

They took all the footage off my T.V.
Said it's too disturbing for you and me.
It'll just breed anger that's what the experts say.
If it was up to me I'd show it every day.
Some say this country's just out looking for a fight.
After 9/11 - man, I'd have to say that's right.

Have you forgotten - how it felt that day?
To see your homeland under fire
And her people blown away.
Have you forgotten when those towers fell?
We had neighbors still inside
Going through a living hell.
And we vowed to get the ones behind Bin Laden.
Have you forgotten?

I've been there with the soldiers
Who've gone away to war.
And you can bet that they remember
Just what they're fighting for.

Have you forgotten all the people killed?
Yes, some went down like heroes in that Pennsylvania field.
Have you forgotten about our Pentagon?
All the loved ones that we lost.
And those left to carry on.
Don't you tell me not to worry 'bout Bin Laden.
Have you forgotten?

Have you forgotten?

Have you forgotten


88 posted on 09/06/2006 10:41:20 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Mr. Silverback
I wasn't on Free Republic then but Barbara's death was the one that made it personal for me.I had cheered her many times on Fox news. It still hurts so much. Whenever some moron starts on on the 9/11 conspiracy crap I ask them "Where is Barbara?" no answer yet but at least they tend to shut up. Great piece Mr. Silverback, thank you.
89 posted on 09/06/2006 10:50:54 PM PDT by BruceysMom (I'm surrounded by liberals But its ok I'm reloading.)
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To: BruceysMom

Thankyou. I miss her a lot too. We could really use her about now.


90 posted on 09/06/2006 11:01:17 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: Mr. Silverback
I remember Barbara Olsen; I have her books. It's all that's left after that tragic day.

No, that's not right. I remember Barbara Olsen and that memory doesn't fade.



Thanks for the ping, Mr Silverback.
91 posted on 09/06/2006 11:24:23 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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To: BIGLOOK

You're welcome.


92 posted on 09/06/2006 11:44:03 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: ntnychik; Prime Choice

...Thank you Prime Choice!

93 posted on 09/07/2006 1:40:14 AM PDT by Seadog Bytes (OPM - The Liberal 'solution' to every societal problem. (Other People's Money))
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To: Mr. Silverback

Thank you!


94 posted on 09/07/2006 1:48:57 AM PDT by Seadog Bytes (OPM - The Liberal 'solution' to every societal problem. (Other People's Money))
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To: bitt

Thank you!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1696839/posts?page=93#93


95 posted on 09/07/2006 1:50:39 AM PDT by Seadog Bytes (OPM - The Liberal 'solution' to every societal problem. (Other People's Money))
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To: Mr. Silverback

Beautifully written. Thank you for your words and your heart. God bless us all and may the families who lost loved ones find some peace in this coming week.


96 posted on 09/07/2006 2:00:53 AM PDT by hocndoc (http://www.lifeethics.org/www.lifeethics.org/index.html)
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To: Mr. Silverback

BTTT


97 posted on 09/07/2006 3:01:37 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: LonePalm
self ping for later to #56.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

98 posted on 09/07/2006 3:49:36 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Mr. Silverback

99 posted on 09/07/2006 4:32:58 AM PDT by beachn4fun ("To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace. George Washington)
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To: All

100 posted on 09/07/2006 4:34:06 AM PDT by beachn4fun ("To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace. George Washington)
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