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Sister of dead 9/11 responder that called out insensitive museum party sparks outrage toward VIPS
New York Daily news ^ | May 21, 2014

Posted on 05/22/2014 1:28:42 AM PDT by SMGFan

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum hosted a black-tie, invite-only affair Tuesday night. Among the swanky attendants were former Mayor Bloomberg and Condé Nast honchos. Family members of Sept. 11, 2001, victims are appalled anyone would celebrate on sacred ground.

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1 posted on 05/22/2014 1:28:42 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

I also think this was in bad taste. It’s not unusual to have the wine-and-brie crowd or other bigwigs at a ceremonial opening for a museum or other big public building, of course. But this isn’t just some other museum. At least in my view, it isn’t. This museum stands on sacred ground, and is a tribute to the fallen in the darkest day my country saw in my lifetime. To me, this seems tantamount to having a picnic at Arlington National Cemetery or opening a poolside bar in the waters above the USS Arizona. It just doesn’t seem right to me.


2 posted on 05/22/2014 2:11:45 AM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: SMGFan

Many on the left want to minimize the event because it doesnt fit their agenda.


3 posted on 05/22/2014 2:21:21 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SMGFan

I wouldn’t have had a problem with this if done after the period that it was supposed to be open 24/7 for relatives of those who died and first responders but what person or group of persons would have been so unwise as to schedule it for this period?


4 posted on 05/22/2014 2:25:19 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: melsec
what person or group of persons would have been so unwise

Persons who, by virtue of their wealth, live in a bubble of self-satisfaction in which it never occurs to them that anyone could consider any action of theirs to be in poor taste.

5 posted on 05/22/2014 3:05:47 AM PDT by Tax-chick (You say I'm insane ... I say you're afraid.)
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To: DemforBush

The museum makes it operating money by selling t- shirts,admissions,and contributions for the rich. This is a reality. My friend visited the museum and said it was awe inspiring.


6 posted on 05/22/2014 3:07:47 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus (S)
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To: SMGFan

Everyone is offended by everything.


7 posted on 05/22/2014 3:09:13 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: Dr. Ursus

The gift shop is built over the area in which 5000 bodies are stored and waiting for identification. Commerce to support a bloated organization on the ceiling of the tomb of unknowns.


8 posted on 05/22/2014 3:15:11 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

I hadn’t known there will still bodies there - why are they storing them onsite?


9 posted on 05/22/2014 3:18:20 AM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: ClearCase_guy
Everyone is offended by everything.

I resent that, you insensitive clod!

Oh, wait...

10 posted on 05/22/2014 3:25:24 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Revelation 911

That’s what is called hyperbole. There was a little under 3,000 people killed that day; in the air, at New York, at the Pentagon, and in a field in Pennsylvania.

Some bodies were not and cannot be recovered, though. That part is true enough.


11 posted on 05/22/2014 3:27:56 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!; Revelation 911

That should be body parts not bodies. No coffee yet. This article explains it well: http://nypost.com/2014/05/18/outrage-over-911-museum-gift-shops-crass-souvenirs/


12 posted on 05/22/2014 3:32:01 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

Have you ever seen the Verdun memorial or the Killing Fields memorial?


13 posted on 05/22/2014 3:32:38 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: DemforBush
the darkest day my country saw in my lifetime.

NYC is in Europe, not America. It's AINO central, full of AINOs.

14 posted on 05/22/2014 3:50:51 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: SMGFan

On Levin the sister of one of the pilots on the “Lets Roll” flight in PA called on to clarify... She was at that event and had a much more subdued take. It seems the NY Daily News was overly sensational.


15 posted on 05/22/2014 3:56:36 AM PDT by Phinneous
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To: SMGFan
Sorry darling, but it is, after all, just about them. Can one plumb the depths of their narcissism and find bottom?

~Not likely. There will be more muck and darkness, but no end to it.

16 posted on 05/22/2014 3:59:03 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: SMGFan

It’s time for the unwashed to stop criticizing the washed.


17 posted on 05/22/2014 4:05:35 AM PDT by stevem
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To: driftdiver

“Many on the left want to minimize the event because it doesnt fit their agenda.”

And they want to make as much money from it as they can; 9/11 has become an indstry unto itself, and it started right after the attack. A friend drove his dump truck over there to help with the clearing, and was told he could leave the truck but couldn’t drive it because he wasn’t unionized. I know this person first-hand.

Afterwards Giuliani wanted to get the firemen out while the debris removal proceeded, but firemen insisted on having an “honor guard” available for any firemen’s bodies retrieved. Between the OT costs and the subsequent lawsuits over breathing contaminated air, it became a massive swindle. 9/11 initially brought out the best in people in the NYC metro area, and has since brought out the worst.

I believe this was the museum that was initially going to be free admission, then somebody stuck a price on it; I’d never go.


18 posted on 05/22/2014 4:15:37 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SMGFan

Bloomberg is such an Ahole. It’s right up his alley to do something so tasteless and disrespectful.


19 posted on 05/22/2014 4:23:42 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Phinneous

Still no place for a party. Subdued or not. If they had a religious gathering that would be appropriate.


20 posted on 05/22/2014 4:25:25 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: SMGFan

idiots

effing depraved

stupid jerks


21 posted on 05/22/2014 4:49:24 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: DemforBush

It was just another Wellstone funeral don’cha know
I’m surprised they didn’t give out t shirts and swag bags


22 posted on 05/22/2014 4:53:25 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: SMGFan

I remember when Bloomberg dumped some ashes in the landfill on Staten Island.


23 posted on 05/22/2014 5:22:51 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Alas Babylon!

gotcha Im a dense old clod -


24 posted on 05/22/2014 5:33:19 AM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: goodwithagun

I think 5000 is a bit high.


25 posted on 05/22/2014 5:50:45 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SMGFan

It was in bad taste, period.


26 posted on 05/22/2014 5:59:12 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: SMGFan

Only Satan dances in the graveyard.


27 posted on 05/22/2014 6:10:40 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I corrected myself in a later post. I meant body parts, not bodies.


28 posted on 05/22/2014 6:30:32 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

Thanks, either way I have a problem with these people and their party.


29 posted on 05/22/2014 6:33:19 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: b4its2late

Was Bloomingidiot elected by the people of New Yawk? They got what they voted for, an elitist multi-billionaire who has not one inkling of what the common man goes through daily. Every time Bloomingidiot does something idiotic it is a reflection on the fools that put him in power over them and their city.


30 posted on 05/22/2014 6:37:56 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: b4its2late

A-hole bloomberg set aside time from his dealings with his rag head friends and sticking his nose into other peoples business to insult yet another group of American citizens for his ego arrogant driven self centered show and tell.


31 posted on 05/22/2014 7:04:53 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: MHGinTN

And they replaced that idiot with an even bigger one. They deserve it for sure.


32 posted on 05/22/2014 7:21:41 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: chiefqc

For sure.


33 posted on 05/22/2014 7:22:04 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Tax-chick

True enough!


34 posted on 05/22/2014 4:33:05 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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