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9/11 Museum Yanks Commemorative Cheese Platter After Outrage
ABC NEWS ^ | May 29, 2014 12:09pm | By Colleen Curry

Posted on 05/29/2014 11:36:39 AM PDT by Red Badger

The National September 11 Memorial Museum has pulled its controversial commemorative cheese platter from its shelves after an outcry at the museum’s opening.

The USA-shaped platter featured hearts over New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania, where the planes crashed on 9/11. The item was first reported by Gothamist a week ago and was met with resounding criticism.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; US: Massachusetts; US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 911; cheese

A cheese plate, pictured, depicting the United States with three stars marking the sites of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, was removed from the gift shop of the National September 11 Memorial Museum. (Scott Lynch/Gothamist.com)

That's just plain tacky........................

1 posted on 05/29/2014 11:36:39 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Talk about cheesy . . .


2 posted on 05/29/2014 11:38:02 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Red Badger

Nowhere nearly so tacky as letting Moose-limbs build a celebration mosque so close to this site . . .


3 posted on 05/29/2014 11:39:12 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Red Badger

This museum...I don’t know.

Ugh.


4 posted on 05/29/2014 11:39:14 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Red Badger

Somewhere, some bonehead or a panel of boneheads approved the cheesy and tasteless souvenir ideas.


5 posted on 05/29/2014 11:40:57 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: Red Badger

But, but ...

I like cheese!

(Do you?)


6 posted on 05/29/2014 11:42:13 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: NautiNurse

Must be the same panel that selects public “art”.


7 posted on 05/29/2014 11:42:20 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Red Badger

Wait, what?


8 posted on 05/29/2014 11:45:14 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: stanne
This museum. I don't know. Ugh.

And rebuilding at the site? NYC tacky tourist attraction. Something like a veteran's cemetary with a memorial wall or walk listing the names would've been appropriate. A modest building with the historical information would've worked. No gift shop, except maybe selling a book about 911.

This is kind of embarrassing. Sort of like DisnayWorld had a TerrorLand.

JMHO

9 posted on 05/29/2014 11:49:03 AM PDT by grania
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To: Jeff Chandler

10 posted on 05/29/2014 11:49:24 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: grania

Second it, except the gift shop would be across the street.


11 posted on 05/29/2014 11:51:50 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: grania
They should sell this there.


12 posted on 05/29/2014 11:55:49 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Red Badger

I think a mosque would be appropriate so that everyone who visits would have a chance to defile it.


13 posted on 05/29/2014 11:57:41 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Red Badger

Shanksville is a Muslim crescent pointing to Mecca. Ground Zero is in the shadow of a towering Mosque and most Americans are anti-Christian, anti-Jewish and anti-Constitution. And, we have no jobs.


14 posted on 05/29/2014 11:58:45 AM PDT by namvolunteer (Obama says the US is subservient to the UN and the Constitution does not apply. That is treason.r)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I don't know...the moose ate it!! (whatever that arcane phrase means? hope nothing weird, haha!)

Apologies to all for joking, though...this is a truly tacky and terrible item to be selling ANYWHERE! We're going to have a nice wooden cutting board and just chop cheese/veggies right over those little hearts?! What were they thinking?!

Agree with posters on the original site: gift shops/restaurants should be located "within walking distance" and NOT right at the memorial site. I can understand the necessity of raising funds to support the museum and the memorial, but who wants to grab a hot dog for lunch right over where thousands of people died, and some are still entombed?!

The gift shop should also focus on the LIVES of the people that were lost...they could offer "souvenirs" and "remembrances" that would be relevent (like the iconic sculpture of raising the US flag at Iwo Jima - sic - for example) and forego items like cheese boards...maybe coffee cups, vases, medallions (NOT "coasters"!), books, videos, framed pictures, flower seeds, rose bushes...THAT kind of stuff! JMHO!

15 posted on 05/29/2014 12:03:16 PM PDT by 88keys (broken glass GOP; it matters, replace the Dems. 2014!!)
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To: Red Badger

The whole phrase “commemorative cheese platter” is odd!


16 posted on 05/29/2014 12:03:26 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: grania

I live in an area that lost many victims that day, and local residents consider Ground Zero to be a very somber and hallowed space. The indoor museum sounds like a tacky tourist attraction aimed at out-of-towners, which exploits the tragedy rather than memorializes it. The outdoor memorial with the waterfalls and wall of names is much more elegant and sincere.


17 posted on 05/29/2014 12:04:26 PM PDT by RaveOn ("No amount of logic can shatter a faith consciously based on a lie." Lamar Keene, "True Believers")
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To: Red Badger

The museum is good. Not to forget what Islam is. But a gift shop???? Wonder if they have replica candles of the burning towers.


18 posted on 05/29/2014 12:10:31 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Red Badger

Shucks! I was going to put some brie on New York City, a little Scrapple on the Pennsylvania crash and some olives on the Pentagon. What a delight it would have been for my...liberal guests. Another opportunity to show progressive bad taste.


19 posted on 05/29/2014 12:15:40 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: SkyDancer

How about an arcade where you you try to fly a plane into the WTC? More points for higher speed, lower visibility. (/sarc)


20 posted on 05/29/2014 12:15:41 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Red Badger

Just plain waste of money - wouldn’t make much difference if it was left on the shelves or not, probably will never sell for retail and would have been dumped on the secondary market. Which probably means this now will be destroyed and all the money making (and buying it for the store) will be lost.

With tasteless junk at a museum shop, best course is just to not buy it and let natural selection prune out the trash rather than protesting it.


21 posted on 05/29/2014 12:18:57 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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22 posted on 05/29/2014 12:20:47 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: namvolunteer

Ground Zero is NOT in the shadow of a towering mosque. In fact, the Burlington Coat factory “mosque” has been a big bomb.


23 posted on 05/29/2014 12:20:53 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Red Badger

In my house Florida would have been broken off within a week.


24 posted on 05/29/2014 12:21:14 PM PDT by toast
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To: miss marmelstein

I saw a picture of an antenna, supposedly on top of the Liberty building, or whatever they call it, and it looked like a minaret.


25 posted on 05/29/2014 12:22:34 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

That’s an antenna. As Freud said, sometimes an antenna is just an antenna.


26 posted on 05/29/2014 12:24:11 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: namvolunteer

Yeah but American Idol has been renewed for another season.

Gotta have priorities.

Besides, the Muslims that did 9/11 are all dead. Barack has seen to that (while also saving General Motors, and curing cancer...that comes out next year). But I digress!

If you disagree, then you are racist. And probably a homophobe.

And probably want to continue the war on women.

You don’t want to continue the war on women do you?


27 posted on 05/29/2014 12:34:21 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: grania

This is kind of embarrassing. Sort of like DisnayWorld had a TerrorLand.

100 percent true. Clearly the post of the week!!!!


28 posted on 05/29/2014 12:43:34 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Red Badger

It seems that so many people are complaining about something to do with this museum. Some complaining about a gift shop. There’s a gift shop at the Museum of Tolerance in L.A. too. People just need something to cry about these days.


29 posted on 05/29/2014 12:48:12 PM PDT by Durbin
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To: NewHampshireDuo

If the Muzzies ever build a museum at Ground Zero like they plan on doing I wouldn’t put it past them not to.


30 posted on 05/29/2014 1:05:13 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: RaveOn

It is a cemetery, as far as I’m concerned.

This whole thing is awful. And why would they get a space that is 63 million a year to maintain, supposedly justifying all this low brow activity?


31 posted on 05/29/2014 1:18:57 PM PDT by stanne
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To: miss marmelstein

You have “liberal guests”? Ugh.


32 posted on 05/29/2014 1:21:37 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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