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Arlingtonians Remember 9/11 in Their Own Ways
Sun Gazette/Drudge ^ | September 11, 2006 | KRISTEN ARMSTRONG

Posted on 09/11/2006 2:11:31 PM PDT by slowhand520

Arlingtonians Remember 9/11 in Their Own Ways by KRISTEN ARMSTRONG, Staff Writer

(Created: Monday, September 11, 2006 2:03 PM EDT)

The fifth annual Arlington Police/Sheriff/Fire 9-11 5K Race drew thousands to Crystal City on Sept. 9. It was one of many events taking place across the county to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (Photo by Betty Morales)

The fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks was commemorated Monday in a ceremony that not only honored those who died, but saluted those whose actions on 9/11 made a difference.

“Arlington remembers all responders,” County Board Chairman Chris Zimmerman said at the event, held in the courtyard of the Arlington County Justice Center. “The families, the non-profits, members of the public, victims who lost their lives, families and loved ones who lost their lives, and the spirit that brought us together.”

At 9:37 a.m., the exact time the plane hit the Pentagon five years ago, Zimmerman called for a minute of silence. A bell was then tolled 184 times, to remember the victims who died when American Airlines Flight 77 was deliberately crashed by terrorists into the Pentagon.

U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, D-8th, lauded the “perfect professionalism” of Arlington's public-safety personnel, who responded to the Pentagon after the crash and won worldwide accolades for containing the damage with no additional loss of life.

He also praised the community-wide outreach effort that occurred after the attacks.

“Arlington has woven together the fabric of a community that can't be torn apart,” he said.

But Moran then maneuvered into more sensitive ground, suggesting that the country was not safer and intimating that the Bush administration's foreign policy was headed in the wrong directions.

“More people hate us,” Moran said, a comment that drew an outburst from the crowd.

“My brother died on 9/11 - don't make this political,” a woman in audience cried out.

Moran continued, calling on the nation to address the root causes of terrorism by the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center.

Arlington will play host to a number of other commemorative events this week, including a Sept. 14 concert by the Arlington Philharmonic.

For details on other events that are part of the Sept. 11 commemoration, see the Arlington County government Web site at www.arlingtonva.us.

At the Pentagon, Vice President Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld presided over a morning ceremony honoring those who died.

“We honor the men, women and children whose lives were taken so suddenly and so coldly,” Cheney said.

About 100 family members of those killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11 attended the ceremony.

Cheney said that the events of Sept. 11, 2001, created “a day of national unity.”

At the event, Rumsfeld said that “the highest tribute we can pay to them is to commit ourselves to doing everything possible to fight the extremists wherever they are, to making every effort to stay united as a country and to give our truly outstanding men and women in uniform all that they need to succeed.”

The American Forces Press Service contributed to this report.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 109th; dopeydems; fifthanniversary; jimmoran
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1 posted on 09/11/2006 2:11:33 PM PDT by slowhand520
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To: slowhand520
Moran continued, calling on the nation to address the root causes of terrorism

Where does he want us to start? Convert to Islam? Stone gays to death?
2 posted on 09/11/2006 2:13:51 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: slowhand520

Moran is a fool


3 posted on 09/11/2006 2:14:17 PM PDT by bybybill (`IF TH E RATS WIN, WE LOSE)
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To: slowhand520

The Dems really are clueless, aren't they? They didn't learn from the Wellstone memorial. They didn't learn from the Rosa Parks memorial. For crying out loud, even retarded people are capable of learning from failure.


4 posted on 09/11/2006 2:14:24 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (Mark 5:9)
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To: slowhand520

OK, this happened in Rep. MORONS home district where you would think the audience would applaud. And the Drive By Media is telling us the Rats are going to romp the GOP this November???? I think their are going to be a bunch of Tom Daschile looks on the Rats and Drive By Media faces come that Tuesday night.


5 posted on 09/11/2006 2:15:08 PM PDT by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: slowhand520

But but but I thought the Dems complain about Republicans making 9/11 political....


6 posted on 09/11/2006 2:16:31 PM PDT by stands2reason (ANAGRAM for the day: Socialist twaddle == Tact is disallowed)
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To: slowhand520
calling on the nation to address the root causes of terrorism

"Why do they hate us?!"

Moran is about as good an example of any of the wrong-headedness of the leftist response to terror.

7 posted on 09/11/2006 2:17:25 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: slowhand520

Is anyone surprised by this idiots behavoir?


8 posted on 09/11/2006 2:17:37 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: Gordongekko909

The morally bankrupt never learn.


9 posted on 09/11/2006 2:18:00 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: slowhand520

They misspelled "moron."


10 posted on 09/11/2006 2:19:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Gordongekko909

using every expletive that one can think of would not be enough to describe his
stupid behavior. (are they losing contact with reality, these democrats?) their
antics are becoming increasingly obnoxious.


11 posted on 09/11/2006 2:19:24 PM PDT by ripley
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To: P-40

he wants us to start by saying America is at fault....


12 posted on 09/11/2006 2:19:26 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: slowhand520

After Katrina, did Moran ask "Why does the sky hate us?"


13 posted on 09/11/2006 2:20:09 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: P-40

"Moran continued, calling on the nation to address the root causes of terrorism ."

It's Bush's fault, and we just don't understand them. If we just sang Cumbaya more, and if we don't violate their rights, nor listen to their phone conversations, and give them full protection of the U.S. Constitution and the Geneva Accords, and . . . let's have a group hug, and then let's kick the President in the shins and call him a liar one more time, all together now . . . . Bush lied, people died!


14 posted on 09/11/2006 2:20:44 PM PDT by rightazrain (Past is prologue.)
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To: Darkwolf377

No, he blamed Karl Rove's Hurricane Machine.


15 posted on 09/11/2006 2:21:38 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (Mark 5:9)
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To: Darkwolf377

"After Katrina, did Moran ask 'Why does the sky hate us?'"

No, after Katrina he asked "Why does Bush hate black people?" You've always got to frame every event in a manner that favors socialism.


16 posted on 09/11/2006 2:22:06 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: slowhand520
“More people hate us,” Moran said, a comment that drew an outburst from the crowd. Moran continued, calling on the nation to address the root causes of terrorism by the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center.

17 posted on 09/11/2006 2:22:06 PM PDT by wolf24 ("It's always easy to rally the stupid.")
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To: P-40

Moron does it again!


18 posted on 09/11/2006 2:22:18 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup ("Is it real? Or is it Reuters?")
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To: imahawk

anyone who's has ever heard of this ASS expects nothing less from him.


19 posted on 09/11/2006 2:22:18 PM PDT by vin-one (REMEMBER the WTC !!!!!!!!)
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To: P-40

Secret Service would have been hauling me off.. because I'd be doing everything I could to get on that podium and deck the bastard!

Appologists for inhumanity for political gain are lower scum that the people who committed these acts.. and they are right in our midsts.. its time we started just laying the MFers out.


20 posted on 09/11/2006 2:22:26 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: slowhand520

Way to go Rep. Moron (D).


21 posted on 09/11/2006 2:22:44 PM PDT by vox_freedom (Matthew 5:37 But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no)
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To: slowhand520

Moran beat his ex-wife, beat up an 8-year old kid, and took bribes.

He would fit right in with the Islamist jihadi crowd.


22 posted on 09/11/2006 2:23:35 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: slowhand520
Moran continued, calling on the nation to address the root causes of terrorism by the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade.

In America, we don't kill atheists.

So we'll have to kill the terrorists instead.

23 posted on 09/11/2006 2:24:04 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: bybybill
"Moran is a fool"

He should be "re-deployed" with Murtha to Okinawa....

24 posted on 09/11/2006 2:24:55 PM PDT by traditional1
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To: slowhand520
Moran continued, calling on the nation to address the root causes of terrorism by the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center.

Moran is a fool of the highest order.
I don't expect anyone to try to determine WHY a rabid animal is intent upon killing all those unlike him and all those unwilling to BE like him.

I DO expect those with the means to eliminate such vermin to do so before they can harm any further non-combatants.

The basis for going to war against terrorism need be no more complicated than that.

25 posted on 09/11/2006 2:25:10 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Winning shows strength. Winning without fighting shows brilliance.)
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To: slowhand520
Moran then got back to his (well-documented) busy schedule of wife-beating, racism, child abuse, chronic alcoholism, bar fights, thuggery, taking big money from IslamoNazis, ultra-liberal advocacy, vile anti-semitism....

Moran is the perfect modern democrat.


26 posted on 09/11/2006 2:25:21 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Gordongekko909
Democrats are political simpletons: They think everything good or bad comes from one of the two American political parties. If it's good, the Democrats were responsible; if it's bad, in some way it can be connected to the Republican party.

They don't see themselves as Americans. They see themselves as Wilsonian Democrats, a separate organization WITHIN the US, their ultimate loyalty being to an imagined World Group Of Enlightened Frenchmen and Others.

27 posted on 09/11/2006 2:25:33 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: slowhand520
More people hate us,” Moran said, a comment that drew an outburst from the crowd.

“My brother died on 9/11 - don't make this political,” a woman in audience cried out.

Moran continued, calling on the nation to address the root causes of terrorism by the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center.

He's not known as Mor-on for nothing!

28 posted on 09/11/2006 2:25:34 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: stocksthatgoup
It is my contention that this guy...

...was referring to Congressman Moran in that sign.

29 posted on 09/11/2006 2:25:44 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (Mark 5:9)
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To: slowhand520
“More people hate us,” Moran said, a comment that drew an outburst from the crowd.

Hah, more people hate Democrats? Well, duh!

30 posted on 09/11/2006 2:26:36 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: oldbill

see post 26!


31 posted on 09/11/2006 2:26:42 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: slowhand520; All

He gives belligerent drunks a bad name.

32 posted on 09/11/2006 2:26:49 PM PDT by dighton
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To: slowhand520
This Moran character has a real problem. First of all he's still loose and running around. Secondly, bunch of his financial support came from AlQaida supporters.

He cannot be trusted.

33 posted on 09/11/2006 2:26:57 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: P-40
Where does he want us to start? Convert to Islam? Stone gays to death?

Actually, he probably wants to start with the Jews, who he blames for getting us involved in Iraq.

34 posted on 09/11/2006 2:28:01 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Democrats are guilty of whatever they scream the loudest about.)
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To: slowhand520

Hey Moran, have another drink.


35 posted on 09/11/2006 2:28:02 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: wolf24
....10th anniversary....

Let me see 6 minus 1 equals... 10??
36 posted on 09/11/2006 2:28:52 PM PDT by tall_tex
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To: P-40

Anytime someone lectures about the "root causes" of anything, it is almost always a sure sign that the speaker is clueless.


37 posted on 09/11/2006 2:28:59 PM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: slowhand520

Paging Sen. Wellstone!


38 posted on 09/11/2006 2:29:29 PM PDT by RobFromGa (The FairTax cult is like Scientology, but without the movie stars)
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To: FormerACLUmember
Moran then got back to his (well-documented) busy schedule of wife-beating, racism, child abuse, chronic alcoholism, bar fights, thuggery, taking big money from IslamoNazis, ultra-liberal advocacy, vile anti-semitism....

You took the words right out of my mouth. He's a complete embarrassment, it says something about the Dem left that they can't/won't take out this guy in a primary.

39 posted on 09/11/2006 2:29:58 PM PDT by justanotherfreeper
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To: slowhand520
Earliest known photo of Jim Moran (D, Hell):


40 posted on 09/11/2006 2:30:18 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: justanotherfreeper

see 40!


41 posted on 09/11/2006 2:31:08 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: slowhand520
What did he do or say in the past year or so for which he later had to apologize?
42 posted on 09/11/2006 2:31:18 PM PDT by msnimje (What part of-- "DEATH TO AMERICA" --do the Democrats not understand?)
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To: slowhand520
There's nothing much that can be done except kill the radicals of islam. The ideology must be changed but you're talking yrs and yrs...so in the mean time kill 'em.

The dimwits were in majority for 50 yrs why didn't they do something about it then. They did nothing...what makes anyone think if they became majority again they'd do anything then.

43 posted on 09/11/2006 2:31:27 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: HamiltonJay

"Secret Service would have been hauling me off.. because I'd be doing everything I could to get on that podium and deck the bastard!"

That idiot would relish the occasion. He is a real pugilistic guy given to rages. The "Progressives" in Alexandria deserve the sleaze ball.


44 posted on 09/11/2006 2:32:03 PM PDT by billhilly (DU Funnies pingee # 911)
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To: slowhand520
More people hate us.

Speak for yourself, Moran.

45 posted on 09/11/2006 2:32:31 PM PDT by denydenydeny
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To: imahawk
Is anyone surprised by this idiots behavoir?

No, because he is a well known Anti-semitic, America hating, proveably corrupt, liberal fool.

I am somewhat surprised that he can continue to count on getting reelected simply because he is a world class union-whore. It shows where the union members put their priority--but it is still disappointing.

46 posted on 09/11/2006 2:32:45 PM PDT by San Jacinto
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Moran continued, calling on the nation to address the root causes of terrorism by the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center.

Root causes???

He must be talking about Islamic fascism, right? Or, maybe he's talking about the entirely impotent responses from the Clinton administration as the situation crescendoed on his watch.

47 posted on 09/11/2006 2:34:04 PM PDT by TChris (Banning DDT wasn't about birds. It was about power.)
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To: P-40

this asshat is, unfortunately, my "representative". He became that de-facto when we had a redistricting and I lost Tom Davis.

Of greater concern to me, however, is there doesn't seem to be a viable republican candidate to go against this drunken wife beater.....


48 posted on 09/11/2006 2:35:11 PM PDT by duckbutt ( If you let a smile be your umbrella, then most likely your butt will get soaking wet.)
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To: slowhand520

The woman is lucky Mr. Tough Guy didn't beat the Hell outta her.


49 posted on 09/11/2006 2:36:19 PM PDT by paddles
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To: tall_tex

It's the New Math...


50 posted on 09/11/2006 2:36:22 PM PDT by jnygrl
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