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Chelsea's Big Adventure (Chelsea Clinton 9-11 Story)
Laissez Faire City Times ^ | November 26, 2001 | Chelsea Clinton (Typing by P.J. Gladnick)

Posted on 11/24/2001 5:57:27 PM PST by PJ-Comix

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.

Before the morning of September 11 it was the best of times for me. I woke up that Tuesday morning feeling good about where I was in my life and happy about where I was going (to Oxford). Now that sense of security is gone, and since the 11th, for some moment every day, I have been scared. Not by a sense of immediate, immense danger, but by something more subtle and corrosive: an uncertainty about my place in the world—where I am emotionally, psychologically, and sometimes even physically.

I . . . I . . . I . . . My . . . My . . . My . . . Me . . . Me . . . ME . . . MEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

Anyway I remember the events of that tragic morning quite clearly. I was jogging down to Battery Park and stopped at Starbucks to get a cup of coffee. That's when the first plane hit one of the World Trade Center towers.

My first thought was that with the Bush tax cut we wouldn't have enough money to repair the World Trade Center. Then I dropped down on my knees and thanked God for making my mommy a senator and . . .

Oh wait! Mommy said to ditch that version of my 9-11 adventure. Here is my new version of the events of that day which is the definitive version . . . at least until modified by later revision:

Before September 11 I wouldn't have believed I had many innocences left. I had seen people who had lost everything and everyone they loved to war, famine, and natural disasters. I suffered with them and I truly did feel the pain of those photo-op props.

What I have found out is that it is hard to be a broad right now. Dirty old men who think they have the right to grope you just because they are powerful and you are a mere intern. It's also hard to be abroad since the September 11 attacks. Living in England is difficult not only because of the inescapable sense of dislocation but also because of the protectiveness, defensiveness, and pride I feel for my country.

Every day at some point I encounter some sort of anti-American feeling either from other students, from newspaper columnists, or from anti-war protestors. Why I even heard that some of the anti-war protestors were Americans. I just can't think of anything lower than an American at Oxford protesting against his own country. Daddy was absolutely outraged when I told him about this.

On the morning of September 11 (Version 2), I was snoring in bed at the apartment of my friend, Nicole Davison, when the phone rang around 9:00 AM. I was about to chew out Nicole on the other end for waking me up so early when she told me that a plane had crashed into the Twin Towers. Since I couldn't go back to sleep again, I channel surfed on the tube where I saw a second plane crash into the World Trade Center.

I called my mommy but the line went dead. Instead of using my cell phone (or one of my bodyguards' cell phones) to call back, I stared senselessly at my TV and then made my way downtown towards the World Trade Center towers to find a pay phone.

I walked the streets of Manhattan in a daze. I have no real memory of what happened. No memory. No recall. No recollection. I wandered downtown. Or was it uptown? Most likely it was downtown but I can't remember much so please don't pin me down with irrelevant specifics except for the fact that Story Version #1 about jogging and coffee is now null and void.

One small detail I do remember was that I was in such a daze that after walking a few blocks I noticed that I was wearing a really tacky pair of flip-flop sandals that I normally wear when shlepping around Nicole's apartment. For a brief moment I truly thought I was going to die of embarrassment.

I continued my daze walking until the first tower collapsed. My first thought at that moment was of the McCain-Feingold Campaign Reform Bill. Then a Humpty-Dumpty rhyme popped into my head. I am still unsure what Humpty-Dumpty represented to me on that day. It just seemed as though the world were falling down like Humpty-Dumpty. Also like Jack and Jill.

I took refuge from all the screaming people and falling dust in a Starbucks (not to be confused with the Version #1 Starbucks). It was while taking refuge in Starbucks and watching the running people outside that I realized that the only things that I was sure of was that I didn't want to be crying or alone and that I wanted to talk to the most intelligent woman on the planet, my mommy.`

Throughout the ordeal I had not been able to get the support I wanted from one of my closest friends, a friend who had actually, until he dumped me, been my boyfriend. We parted because of circumstances. I was going to England and he was just flat out sick of me.

It was then that I noticed the Fat Woman on her knees. At first I thought she was praying and thanking God for making Mommy a senator but then I noticed that she was just picking up a bagel she had dropped. She was wearing a blue dress and a black beret and was scarfing down those Starbucks bagels like they were going out of style.

Our eyes met and we somehow bonded as kindred spirits. The Fat Woman told me how she was in love with an older powerful man who ditched her. She affectionately called him "El Shmucko" or "The Big Creep." I, in turn, told the Fat Woman about my sack of slime ex-boyfriend who cruelly tossed aside his sweet flower full of innocences.

The Fat Woman and I were consoling each other over broken romances when the second tower fell. Immediately one thought seared itself onto my mind: The Dingell-Norwood Patients' Rights Bill.

That thought soon passed and I recited Humpty-Dumpty for the Fat Woman. Then she recited some quotes from "Leaves Of Grass."

There was panic out in the streets and I panicked at the thought of never getting together with my ex-boyfriend again. I hugged the Fat Woman goodbye and accidentally spilled some latte on her blue dress. I apologized but the Fat Woman assured me it was okay. In fact she said she was going to save that stained blue dress as a souvenir of our meeting.

I stepped over some gasping victims outside Starbucks and thanked God for making Mommy their senator. It was really bad what was happening to them but on the upside it was at that moment that I realized I had become a New Yorker . . . Ich bin ein New Yawker!

The next thing I knew I was walking north with my two girlfriends when we found ourselves at the Met Life building above Grand Central Terminal. How those girlfriends got into the picture and how I suddenly ended up far from the WTC, I don't know. It was that daze I was in so please don't ask for any explanations. All of a sudden there was a bomb scare and people went running out into the street. I was soooo frightened. And I really needed my ex-boyfriend to hug me. Also I prayed again and thanked God that Mommy was senator. Also, to be bipartisan, I also thanked God that Giuliani was mayor and asked God to give George Bush the strength to keep the White House furniture in good shape until Mommy takes over again.

The days following the attack were horrible for me. Sometimes I had a certain clarity of purpose: other days I didn't. I wanted the ease of being truly comfortable with someone (my ex-boyfriend) and craved some good long hugs interspersed with some hot French kissing. In general I am an incredibly self-reliant person but I wailed like a banshee on the phone and begged my ex-boyfriend to see me again. He came and that weekend I laughed for the first time since the 11th. That was the greatest quickie he has ever given me. And although he made it clear that we were still Splitsville, there is always hope for me.

After all, tomorrow is another day.


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This was the Chelsea Clinton 9-11 story before it was re-edited by Talk Magazine.
1 posted on 11/24/2001 5:57:27 PM PST by PJ-Comix (pj@pjcomix.com)
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To: PJ-Comix
"After all, tomorrow is another day."

Oh! twidilllyy dee!!

2 posted on 11/24/2001 6:03:01 PM PST by crazykatz
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To: PJ-Comix
How does it feel to be channeling Chelsea Clinton? ;-)
3 posted on 11/24/2001 6:04:51 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: Xenalyte
PING!
4 posted on 11/24/2001 6:10:24 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Here's Hillary & Chelsea Looking for Bin Laden - Tryin to save the world and THE CHILDREN!!!!!!!

TWO USELESS DRIFTERS!

They really are a joke!!!! This little jaunt cost us millions!

5 posted on 11/24/2001 6:11:39 PM PST by stlrocket
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To: PJ-Comix
Eugh. You should have labeled this thread a 'Barf Alert'.
6 posted on 11/24/2001 6:12:12 PM PST by Severa
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To: CounterCounterCulture
How does it feel to be channeling Chelsea Clinton?

"Channel?" What's that -- a new euphamism for "quicky?" Not even with P.J.'s.

7 posted on 11/24/2001 6:12:33 PM PST by r9etb
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To: PJ-Comix
You mean edited by Hillary Clinton.
8 posted on 11/24/2001 6:13:11 PM PST by IRBlondie
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To: PJ-Comix
Who cares about her she's no one
9 posted on 11/24/2001 6:13:45 PM PST by classygreeneyedblonde
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To: NYCVirago; Bigg Red; AFVetGal; Yellow Rose of Texas; Go Gordon; backhoe; spectre; Samwise...
PING!!!
10 posted on 11/24/2001 6:20:57 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: stlrocket
Don't you mean TWO USELESS GRIFTERS?
11 posted on 11/24/2001 6:32:17 PM PST by OldFriend
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To: PJ-Comix
Does she still have SS bodyguards? I thought they were discontinued after she graduated from college?
12 posted on 11/24/2001 6:37:53 PM PST by excelsior
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To: PJ-Comix
XXX-elent SSS-ay!!!
13 posted on 11/24/2001 6:40:03 PM PST by dodger
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To: OldFriend
Actually - I meant THREE Grifters - Thanks for the correction!!

Hillary

Scary!

14 posted on 11/24/2001 6:45:44 PM PST by stlrocket
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To: stlrocket
OH! That POOOOOOR camel!
15 posted on 11/24/2001 7:02:19 PM PST by MistyCA
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To: RJayneJ; summer
PING!!!
16 posted on 11/24/2001 7:03:22 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix
Terrific! Thanks for bringing this to us!!! ;-)
17 posted on 11/24/2001 7:03:43 PM PST by MistyCA
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To: mystomachisturning
9-11---A tragedy for most of us but for Chelsea, a chance to rekindle puppy love.
18 posted on 11/24/2001 7:09:21 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix; watsonfellow
Speaking of channeling - would watsonefellow approve? Or are you watsonfellow channeling Chelsea. Or is this beneath us? I need an authoritative opinion.
19 posted on 11/24/2001 7:11:40 PM PST by Revolting cat!
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To: woollyone
Gun Show PING!!!
20 posted on 11/24/2001 7:21:47 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix
Funny! VERY funny!
21 posted on 11/24/2001 7:22:11 PM PST by kitkat
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To: Revolting cat!
? Or are you watsonfellow channeling Chelsea.

No. Watsonfellow is busy channeling Evelyn Waugh.

22 posted on 11/24/2001 7:22:52 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix
It was then that the full dimension of this tragedy struck home. The new Doc Martens I had bought that afternoon had dust and ashes and bloody goo all over them and the finish was just RUINED!! I had the chauffeur take me back to I Magnin's but they were CLOSED!! I suppose it was because of that airplane thing but for cripes' sake, that was clear down at the Trade Center, duh! So here I am, due to jet off to England in the next couple of days, the limo fridge is out of Tab, and my shoes are a total MESS!!! I wanted to just crawl in a hole and die! But I was inspired by my memories of the courage Daddy showed during the impeachments, the disbarments, and all the other court battles he'd been drug into over the years. So I boldly whipped out my hankie and WIPED MY OWN SHOES OFF!!! It was exhilirating, a new sense of freedom. I knew that day that I would be all right, that America would get through its tragedy too.

By the way, for those who would like to contribute something to ease this suffering, you can send money to

Chelsea's Shoe Fund
100 Overprivileged Ave.
Hightone Apts. Suite 666
New York, NY

23 posted on 11/24/2001 7:23:54 PM PST by IronJack
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To: PJ-Comix
The Clintons....all of them....will never be anything more than a good cause to be ill! Did you hear Chris Matthews put down Hillary? I think I will run out and buy his book. Someone who is so willing to tell it like it is where the Clinton's are concerned, deserves my support! What he said about her was that she has no chance at the Presidency because Americans need someone who loves America! He said that Hitlery said, "I pledge allegiance to the America we can be!" What buffalo breath! He said that she has done nothing since 9-11 but sulk because she can't stand to see the American people love this country! Matthews deserves not only an "A" for insight, but a "A+" for saying it!!!
24 posted on 11/24/2001 7:27:46 PM PST by MistyCA
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To: PJ-Comix
Nicely done. Heh, heh.
25 posted on 11/24/2001 7:44:42 PM PST by Tawiskaro
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To: PJ-Comix
LOL!! The King of All Media could not have done any better! ;-)
26 posted on 11/24/2001 8:03:33 PM PST by hchutch
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To: PJ-Comix
Great, great stuff, PJ. You've outdone yourself this time!
27 posted on 11/24/2001 11:29:05 PM PST by NYCVirago
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To: PJ-Comix
I like your satire, PJ- one thing I have learned about tinhorn totalitarians, wanna-be cheapjack Mussolini's, and most clinton-worshippers is

They cannot stand being laughed at!

I tried to find that old pre-1996 parody song from Rush's show, "Try to remember...." ( AKA "My brain's in a blender; it's Jello!" )-- it's gone! Here's another, however, that's not bad:

Roxanne's FABULOUS FEMALES Presents: "News Stories We'd Like ...
... on Vince Foster's alledged suicide, she responded, "I can't remember, my brain's
in a blender, it's Jello, but there are things larger than ourselves and I ...

28 posted on 11/25/2001 1:50:28 AM PST by backhoe
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To: NYCVirago
I wonder how long it will be before the tabloids reveal that Chelsea was nowhere near the Twin Towers on 9-11. BTW, read her Talk Magazine article. In it she claims to have no real memory of where she went downtown or what buildings she saw. She claims that OTHERS told her that she must have been within 12 blocks of the WTC. Then later, when she met her two friends BACK at the apartment and they went UPTOWN, suddenly Chelsea has a clear memory of what she was doing. How VERY convenient.

Oh, and if you cast aspersions on the veracity of the Chelsea version that I typed up, it is no less credible than the Talk Magazine version or the ORIGINAL jogging to Battery Park and drinking coffee in Starbucks version.

29 posted on 11/25/2001 2:06:37 AM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix
Very entertaining ... and far more believable than Chelsea's first version.
30 posted on 11/25/2001 2:08:12 AM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers; NYC GOP Chick
If anybody wants to reprint this on their website or anywhere else, they can do so as long as they give credit to the original source: the Laissez Faire City Times. I think I will be forwarding this to the Oxford University student newspaper. Hee! Hee!
31 posted on 11/25/2001 2:24:04 AM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: mystomachisturning
All this right wing posturing by Matthews is for the express purpose of getting conservatives to buy his book. Don't be fooled. We know all too well just where his political persuasions lie.....left left left ever leftward.
32 posted on 11/25/2001 2:36:54 AM PST by OldFriend
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To: PJ-Comix
Did anyone count how many times she said mentioned herself? The Clintons and Web's daughter are the most self-indulgent people!!!!!!!
33 posted on 11/25/2001 2:50:18 AM PST by Robert Lomax
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To: PJ-Comix
LOL
34 posted on 11/25/2001 2:55:53 AM PST by Fiddlstix
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To: PJ-Comix
This could be a book deal..................
35 posted on 11/25/2001 3:38:56 AM PST by exmoor
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To: PJ-Comix
Thanks for the ping.

"I noticed a fat woman on her knees"...

It wasn't your Mommy, Chelsea dearest, she has never been on her knees, not even for your Daddy.

sw

36 posted on 11/25/2001 5:58:51 AM PST by spectre
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To: PJ-Comix
PJ, Chelsea's NYC 9/11 adventures could be the subject of your comix strips.
37 posted on 11/25/2001 6:05:10 AM PST by csvset
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To: PJ-Comix
Thanks for the flag on this! :)
39 posted on 11/25/2001 11:05:33 AM PST by summer
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To: Mercuria
Thursday night Freeper Radio FYI.
40 posted on 11/25/2001 2:07:12 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: OldFriend
Ok....I will buy another copy of Barbara Olson's book instead ;^)
41 posted on 11/25/2001 2:36:51 PM PST by MistyCA
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To: Registered
FYI
42 posted on 11/25/2001 3:47:07 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: BoPepper
lest we forget...
43 posted on 11/25/2001 3:50:06 PM PST by bannie
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To: PJ-Comix
Ooh...you sir, are no gentleman. (But I loved it anyway.)
BTTT
44 posted on 11/25/2001 4:00:32 PM PST by truthkeeper
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To: truthkeeper
Thanx. BTW, you should also read the Chelsea Talk Magazine version for laughs as well. It is available in most supermarkets and you should be able to read it before you get to the cashier if you are on a long line.
45 posted on 11/25/2001 4:06:55 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix
"Before September 11 I wouldn't have believed I had many innocences left."

If my child graduated from the top college in the nation and wrote like this, I'd get my money back.

46 posted on 11/25/2001 4:11:07 PM PST by The Westerner
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To: PJ-Comix
a hearty giggle-snort bump!

Great work PJ!
...and nice seeing you at the show. Hope you had a weekend of profitable sales. Keep me up to speed on the Sprint thingy. I'm interested to hear how it unfolds for you.

baa

47 posted on 11/25/2001 9:38:28 PM PST by woollyone
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To: The Westerner
Morning BUMP!
48 posted on 11/26/2001 4:24:06 AM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: woollyone
PJ, you're a BAAAAAAAAAD Boy! I just sent this article in as a submission to Talk Magazine. Of course I know they will never publish it. My purpose is to get their attention so they will pass the article around among Talk Magazine staffers for laughs. BTW, I think my submission e-mail letter might give you a few chuckles. Take a look:

Hi! I am submitting the attached article, "Chelsea's Big Adventure," for your consideration for publication in Talk Magazine. It is a parody of Chelsea Clinton's article about 9-11 in the current Talk Magazine issue.

If I were a less humble person I could engage in braggadocio and tell you that I have had thousands of humor articles published both online and offline (including in DOZENS of newspapers throughout the USA, Canada, and even Russia). However, since I am much too humble to engage in such blatant self-promotion, I will merely ask you to enter "P.J. Gladnick" into any of the online search engines and behold the genius that is me. Yes, you will see hundreds of articles written by Yours Truly PLUS over 500 pages of comix stories that I have written on my PJ's Comix (www.pjcomix.com) website.

Despite the fact that you will be overawed by my massive talent, I realistically know that the chances of Talk Magazine publishing a parody of one of their own articles is somewhere between nil and none. However, I hope you enjoy this parody (and don't forget to share it with friends).

On the outside chance that Talk Magazine falters in its judgement and actually published my parody, I am demanding payment of either $50,000 or a box of Black Jewell Premium Popping Popcorn (my favorite).

Thanx for taking the time to consider (and reject) my submission.---P.J.

49 posted on 11/26/2001 5:22:24 AM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: FlaFreedom; Clemenza; BigWaveBetty; dennisw; goseminoles; Leper Messiah; Luis Gonzalez
Fellow Floridian BUMP!!!
50 posted on 11/26/2001 5:47:30 AM PST by PJ-Comix
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