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The Circus Comes to Ground Zero (How Many Years Can We Flog 9/11?)
Newsweek ^ | 9/11/10

Posted on 09/12/2010 4:55:36 PM PDT by Libloather

The Circus Comes to Ground Zero

On his way to the ceremony commemorating the victims of the worst attack on American soil, volunteer firefighter Sean Noonan sensed something different on the streets surrounding Ground Zero. He’s come to the former site of the World Trade Center for the past nine years to hear the name of his friend, New York City fireman Paul A. Tegtmeier, read aloud among the rest of the 9/11 victims. Before the ceremony this year, someone in a McDonalds tried to hand him a pin in support of the so-called “Ground Zero mosque,” Noonan scoffed.

Also sensing the impending chaos was Jeanie Evans, whose fireman brother Bobby went to work at his lower Manhattan firehouse nine years ago and came out of the rubble in more than one piece. Evans, 36, came to her ninth 9/11 memorial ceremony wearing a navy blue Engine 33 T-shirt and a laminated collage of Bobby photos around her neck. At 10:28 Saturday morning – the time in 2001 when the North Tower collapsed – she and other family members laid flowers inside the fences that guard the Ground Zero site. There was a call for a moment of silence. The tears came next, in uncontrollable bursts. “You don’t even know you have it in you,” she recalled later, before heading off for a get-together at Bobby’s old firehouse while crowds gathered for the half-dozen planned protests.

To be sure, distractions on the day of remembrance are nothing new: past anniversaries of 9/11 have seen scuffles involving the conspiracy-minded “Truthers” and groups of pamphlet-wielding evangelists. But by early afternoon in 2010, family members wearing white ribbons were outnumbered on the downtown streets.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 911; 9thanniversary; circus; ground; groundzeromosque; zero
A few comments from your so-called 'fellow' Americans.

I'm tired of the 9/11 Grief Porn. Seriously. Yes, we were attacked. It was a terrible thing. But it happened nine years ago. When do we get to the point that we don't have the endless repetition of commemorations, trotting out Rudy (Noun-Verb-9/11) Giuliani, etc. for their stories/viewpoints/etc. When does it stop?

It all seems so, well, not genuine. Kind of like having a "Support Our Troops" magnet on an suv.

Seems to me it has turned into a high holy day of war and hate instead of remembrance of those that died.

That's the way it was designed. It's that "new Pearl Harbor-type event" every year.

It's not like they didn't have a memorial every hour on the hour for the first couple of years after anyway.

Maybe after the tenth anniversary next year? I didn't watch any of it on TV. Enough is enough.

9 and counting so far. I see another 20 years, easy. And then some.

I will go out on a limb here but if the Pubs get control of Congress, we will see it become a "National Day of Memorial"

If confederate crackers are any kind of indicator, at least 150 years

I agree it is "grief porn". But we do commemorate every year what happened at Pearl Harbor and D-Day. But it was so long ago we don't have the media slamming us in the face with it. The images and constant replays of the events on tv will lose their impact over time and cease to make people "entertained" with fear and pain. Give it, oh, 20 years or so. My kids have no memories of it, being born in 2004 and 2005. Eventually, it will mean less.

There will be an orgy next year. After that, maybe things will begin to fade a bit.

It will stop when it's no longer a political gimme-your-vote-wedge-issue. Unfortunately the date fits right in with wedge issues for election years. It has worked so well to create jingoism and hatred. If you were a politician would you give it up?

How long ago was 'a date which will live in infamy'? I'm thinking the Cult Of Victimhood can milk this for quite a bit longer.

1 posted on 09/12/2010 4:55:37 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

There is a reason Newsweak is being sold to the lowest bidder.


2 posted on 09/12/2010 4:58:41 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Libloather

We had peacenicks protesting outside the VA hospital here. I chirped my tires in reply to their seagull cries for “peace” and “get out of Afghanistan”. There seems to be a cottage industry of anti-OEF as well.


3 posted on 09/12/2010 4:59:47 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Marking Time On The Government's Dime)
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To: Libloather
A commie lib DemocRAT calling Americans, "The Cult of Victimhood"! ROTFLMAO!!!!

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. However, in this case of this jackass, he never had one to waste.

4 posted on 09/12/2010 5:00:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Don't you dare try to use MY Constitution to protect and defend MY enemies!)
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To: Libloather
I'm thinking the Cult Of Victimhood can milk this for quite a bit longer.

What do the Justice Brothers have to do with this?
5 posted on 09/12/2010 5:00:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Libloather

Perhaps the author would understand if their husband or son was in combat.


6 posted on 09/12/2010 5:03:43 PM PDT by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Islam-ism)
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To: Libloather

>>If confederate crackers are any kind of indicator, at least 150 years

Let’s ask Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson who long the “Cult of Victimhood” lasts? I went to desegregated schools in the south in the 1970’s. I had a black Principal. I’ve had a black CO. A black supervisor. A black manager. A black President. There are probably only a handful of blacks who have actually met a person that was a slave in the USA, much less anyone alive that actually was one or even the child of one! Yet, the “Cult of Victimhood” continues today.


7 posted on 09/12/2010 5:08:52 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Obama is like a rocket scientist....who's trying to do brain surgery with a hammer.)
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To: Libloather

Maybe it is time to forget 9/11. Oh and Bobby Kennedy’s assassination. And Martin Luther King Jr’s. And Jack Kennedy’s.

And hey, Pear Harbor is getting old too!

Iwo Jima, Valley Forge, Bull Run, Ford’s Theater, The Book Repository, let’s move beyond all that.


8 posted on 09/12/2010 5:15:32 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Libloather

Insulting on every level, and fits neatly with NPR’s piece early this morning on Islam....imagine a radio show pitched to women...’I like wearing the veil. It makes me feel special’. Rosy picture of Muslims, the Koran, etc. No embarrassing mention of honor killings, stonings, beheadings. It’s Alice in Wonderland time. Propaganda 24/7, and if that doesn’t work, expect another Jihad attack. Then more MSM cowardly baloney and the stealth push for sharia law and an Islamist US. Convert or die. I know what Newsweak will do.


9 posted on 09/12/2010 5:17:27 PM PDT by hershey
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To: Tzimisce

“Also sensing the impending chaos was Jeanie Evans, whose fireman brother Bobby went to work at his lower Manhattan firehouse nine years ago and came out of the rubble in more than one piece.”

In more than one piece ? Who wrote this piece of sh!t article ?!


10 posted on 09/12/2010 5:21:59 PM PDT by Celerity
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To: Libloather

We’re still holding yearly remembrances at Pearl Harbor, nearly seventy years later, where far fewer Americans died than at Ground Zero.

It’s a shame that America has become such a pitiful international laughingstock; but it’s clear that the current generation just want to make a lot of money and “party on” without the burden of recollection of those who’ve sacrificed much - or all - to make it possible.

Shameful; very, very shameful.


11 posted on 09/12/2010 5:22:58 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Libloather
I'm tired of the 9/11 Grief Porn. Seriously. Yes, we were attacked. It was a terrible thing. But it happened nine years ago. When do we get to the point that we don't have the endless repetition of commemorations, trotting out Rudy (Noun-Verb-9/11) Giuliani, etc. for their stories/viewpoints/etc. When does it stop?

I'm tired of the slavery issue. Seriously. Yes, we had slavery. It was a terrible thing. But it happened one hundred and fifty years ago. When do we get to the point that we don't have the endless repetition of commemorations, trotting out Jesse (Noun-Verb-Racism) Jackson, etc. for their stories/viewpoints/etc. When does it stop?

12 posted on 09/12/2010 5:23:23 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Libloather

Idiot wants us to “get over it” while the WTC is still a hole in the ground, and they are trying to sell us the Victory Mosque.

If people are a little more wound up this 911 than normal, you can thank Bloomberg and the Imam. Rub salt in an open wound and people react.

Haven’t read Newsweek in over a decade. It doesn’t even qualify as birdcage liner; my bird deserves better.


13 posted on 09/12/2010 5:23:37 PM PDT by marron
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To: Libloather
How about until there aren't any radical islamists who want to kill Americans? Sound fair? Good.
14 posted on 09/12/2010 5:24:54 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: Tzimisce

” the Cult Of Victimhood can milk this”

That is a founding principle of leftism. They are projecting big time.


15 posted on 09/12/2010 5:25:08 PM PDT by omega4179 (christine2010.com)
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To: Libloather
I think these quotes are noxious; I'll acknowledge 9/11 every year; and I think Islam is THE threat to world security. However, what does make me uncomfortable about the commemoration ceremonies are some of the victims’ families. I assert this sympathetically, rather than critically: some of the survivors’ families should consider asking friends or extended family members to attend these ceremonies in their stead. The grief of these poor people is being kept alive and raw by these heartbreaking ceremonies. You never “get over” the death of people you love, but, after nine years, the anguish should have decreased to a greater degree than it has for many of these people. (I emphasize that I am not criticizing these people.)
16 posted on 09/12/2010 5:26:33 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: Libloather
When do we get to the point that we don't have the endless repetition of commemorations?

When the virus of Islam is no longer a threat to these United States.

17 posted on 09/12/2010 5:27:34 PM PDT by Jacquerie (All Muslims are suspect. Every last one.)
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To: Tzimisce

How many years is Newsweek expected to survive?

Methinks we “right wingers” will be talking effectively about 9/11 long after Newsweek joins the pile of has been magazine...oops, that’s extinct has-been magazines.


18 posted on 09/12/2010 5:33:57 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: FlingWingFlyer
When I found my best friend's flight commander from that fateful trip where he was awarded a posthumous Silver Star, it'd been 34 years.

Just thinking of that moment sends chills up and down my spine and the tears flow.

The Newsweek writer is a sick person. The editor who put that stuff out is sicker. The owner is a pervert.

19 posted on 09/12/2010 5:34:27 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Libloather

3000 years, would say.


20 posted on 09/12/2010 5:37:43 PM PDT by Ladycalif ("If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." Jesus)
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To: Libloather
When does it stop?

To quote a famous New Yorker cartoon...how about never? Is never good for you?

21 posted on 09/12/2010 5:42:36 PM PDT by RichInOC (...Phi Kappa Sigma, Beta Rho '87...Kevin Reilly, Stephen Ward and Brent Woodall, R.I.P.)
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To: Libloather

I’ll go out on a limb and predict that none of these “fellow Americans” lost a loved one on 9/11.


22 posted on 09/12/2010 5:48:33 PM PDT by DejaJude
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To: Libloather

how long have we been hearing about rosa parks?


23 posted on 09/12/2010 5:50:40 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: sportutegrl

Brilliant & well said!


24 posted on 09/12/2010 5:53:17 PM PDT by jazminerose
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To: Libloather

Geez, we still have troops in Afghanistan, what’s wrong with this guy?


25 posted on 09/12/2010 6:11:25 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: 444Flyer

Ryan Tracy should be ostracized from the reporting community.


26 posted on 09/12/2010 6:19:25 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Libloather

Looks as if the magazine knows its readership pretty well.


27 posted on 09/12/2010 6:27:52 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Libloather
whose fireman brother Bobby went to work at his lower Manhattan firehouse nine years ago and came out of the rubble in more than one piece.

If the above line was actually published by newsweak, the author should be clubbed like a baby seal. Seriously, any writer callus enough to write this garbage deserves to be physically harmed. It also explains why whoever bought newsweak for $1 was ripped off.

Mark

28 posted on 09/12/2010 6:32:53 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Tzimisce
Based on Politically Correct Dogma, were these names included in the list read yesterday at GZ?

Mohamed Atta (Egyptian)
Waleed al-Shehri (Saudi Arabian)
Abdulaziz al-Omari (Saudi Arabian)
Satam al-Suqami (Saudi Arabian)
Marwan al-Shehhi (United Arab Emirates)
Fayez Banihammad (United Arab Emirates)
Mohand al-Shehri (Saudi Arabian)
Hamza al-Ghamdi (Saudi Arabian)
Ahmed al-Ghamdi (Saudi)
Hani Hanjour (Saudi Arabian)
Khalid al-Mihdhar (Saudi Arabian)
Majed Moqed (Saudi Arabian)
Nawaf al-Hazmi (Saudi Arabian)
Salem al-Hazmi (Saudi Arabian)
Ziad Jarrah (Lebanese)
Ahmed al-Haznawi (Saudi Arabian)
Ahmed al-Nami (Saudi Arabian)
Saeed al-Ghamdi (Saudi Arabian)

29 posted on 09/12/2010 6:34:52 PM PDT by jonascord (We've got the Constitution to protect us. Why should we worry?)
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30 posted on 09/12/2010 6:35:01 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: MarkL

Time to start a boycott Newsweek on FB and email.


31 posted on 09/12/2010 6:36:12 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Celerity
“Also sensing the impending chaos was Jeanie Evans, whose fireman brother Bobby went to work at his lower Manhattan firehouse nine years ago and came out of the rubble in more than one piece.”

In more than one piece ? Who wrote this piece of sh!t article ?!

I had a similar reaction to yours... I'd take it one step further though... It's the author that's a POS! That "fireman brother Bobby" didn't just go "to work at his lower Manhattan firehouse nine years ago," but he ran into a burning building to rescue people.

Seriously, the author needs to have the crap beaten out of him or her.

I'm not saying the author doesn't have the right to write this sort of crap. But he or she should have to suffer the consequences of being a major league a$$h0le!

Mark

32 posted on 09/12/2010 6:40:34 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: sportutegrl

I’m tired of the slavery issue. Seriously

Brilliant response!!!


33 posted on 09/12/2010 7:20:03 PM PDT by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: Libloather
I will go out on a limb here but if the Pubs get control of Congress, we will see it become a "National Day of Memorial"

What a great idea! Let's go for it - A National Day of Memorial... cool.

34 posted on 09/12/2010 7:25:13 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/09/the_power_of_images_turned_aga.html)
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To: Libloather

Check out this comment under the article...

Imaginica.com
This whole issue is about sensitivities regardless of how it is being played by politicians. I am a Muslim and I believe this location should NOT be used as a mosque. Not all muslims are insensitive. Read this blog post http://silentconscience.blogspot.com/

Sunday, September 12, 2010

New York Mosque Should only be a community center, ‘not’ a mosque: A Muslim’s point of view.


35 posted on 09/12/2010 7:30:10 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Libloather
I'm tired of the 9/11 Grief Porn. ....it happened nine years ago. When do we get to the point that we don't have the endless repetition of commemorations, trotting out Rudy (Noun-Verb-9/11) Giuliani, etc. for their stories/viewpoints/etc. When does it stop?

I'm rapidly getting to the point where if I knew who the author of this insensitive, despise-America tripe was, I would bring them their own personal 9/11.

And I promise you I would not grieve them on THAT anniversary.

36 posted on 09/12/2010 7:30:30 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Libloather

RyanTracyWorld

.@mxjustinbond If straight “supporters” would be more vigilant about their “support”, perhaps we wouldn’t feel this way?
9:13 AM Jul 7th via web in reply to mxjustinbond

@SarahPalinUSA Fuck OFF
1:31 PM Dec 4th, 2009 via web .

http://twitter.com/ryantracyworld

http://twitter.com/ryanjtracy?max_id=22549941903&page=2&twttr=true


37 posted on 09/12/2010 7:39:53 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Libloather

RyanTracyWorld

.@mxjustinbond If straight “supporters” would be more vigilant about their “support”, perhaps we wouldn’t feel this way?
9:13 AM Jul 7th via web in reply to mxjustinbond

@SarahPalinUSA Fuck OFF
1:31 PM Dec 4th, 2009 via web .

http://twitter.com/ryantracyworld

http://twitter.com/ryanjtracy?max_id=22549941903&page=2&twttr=true


38 posted on 09/12/2010 8:11:33 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Libloather

People who would say things like that deserve to be Islams next victions then perhaps they would learn.


39 posted on 09/12/2010 8:39:24 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Libloather

Where did you find these comments? I went to respond and they were not in this article’s comments.


40 posted on 09/12/2010 9:04:43 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: HollyB

Did this A number one arse just mock FDNY at the end of the tripe piece of garbage article?

I’ve HAD it with these liberal scumbag leftists MSM writers. Nothing but contempt from these loons. Makes you see red!


41 posted on 09/12/2010 9:22:35 PM PDT by 444Flyer (We are the end of the line.)
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To: HollyB

42 posted on 09/12/2010 9:28:25 PM PDT by 444Flyer (We are the end of the line.)
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To: 444Flyer

How quickly they have forgotten. What is wrong with these people? Feel like I’m in the twilight zone sometimes. Very strange, very sad, and very frustrating.


43 posted on 09/12/2010 10:26:43 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: jonascord
Based on Politically Correct Dogma, were these names included in the list read yesterday at GZ?

The ceremony was at Ground Zero, not Virginia Tech.

44 posted on 09/13/2010 12:36:51 AM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: TheThinker

I’m surprized Bloomberg, et. al. didn’t quietly sneak these names in. After all, there is no reason not to build a mosque at GZ, and not to read these names would be “judgemental.”


45 posted on 09/13/2010 9:03:12 AM PDT by jonascord (We've got the Constitution to protect us. Why should we worry?)
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To: 5thGenTexan
The dark side
46 posted on 09/13/2010 3:47:16 PM PDT by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Libloather

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NEVER FORGET

View this awesome video tribute that every American should watch.
It is the most viewed of any 9/11 videos out there. It now resides at the Smithsonian Institute.
It was made by a New Yorker who lived through the attack, and you can order it at:

http://www.frugalsites.net/911/attack/

Be sure to read authors,”That Day” at http://www.frugalsites.net/911/InStevesOwnWords.htm
and ‘Anatomy of the Attack’ at:
http://www.frugalsites.net/911/anatomy.htm

The video was put together by Steve Golding a survivor of the 911 attack who has since who passed away due a lung disease he contracted from his being caught in the attack on the World Trade Center.
So now Steve is also a victim of Islams declaration of war on America.
Steve’s family would like to keep his memory and the video alive on the net by offering sales of his video to keep his web site going.

There are two versions plus the Pentagon Tribute, with other Extras Included.
These videos are VERY inexpensive.

.


47 posted on 09/14/2010 5:51:37 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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