Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A nice 9/11 kick in the groin

So my kids jump outta the rack today eager to wear their finest red, white and blue to elementary school. My wife, a school teacher, fusses at my son for dumping his sweaty PE clothes in the dryer to "freshen them up." Her red t-shirt was in the dryer. It's 9/11 remembrance day in the schools.

So my wife gets to school and her teaching partner isn't wearing R-W-B. She casually asks if her partner forgot during her morning rush to get her kids and herself to school. The response? I don't recognize 9/11. Our government brought down the towers.

Bet I know what her lesson is gonna be about today.


WufPirate said...

Yes, the government did it. Just as The McRib is at fault for the Middle East situation.

The Acid Queen said...

I don't wear red white and blue on 9/11 either, but it's because I don't believe that I should have to wear my patriotism on my sleeve to be considered a "loyal" citizen.

While I do have my opinions about how this government has used the tragedy of 9/11 as their Reichstag Fire, no credible evidence exists that there was any sort of government conspiracy.

Bubba said...

I agree with AQ and believe our president has certainly used the event to promote his personal agenda, which is in my opinion, a war conceived before 9/11 based upon nothing but lies and propaganda, but I refuse to believe that the government had anything to do with causing the event.

One of the many things that troubles me about today is that the man responsible is still out there, free to gloat and make video taped threats which are shown around the world. He has the nerve to do so on this sacred anniversary. That sucks.

magnolia_mer said...

What the frickin' hell???? Our government brought down the towers?

You have GOT to be kidding me.

That has got to be the most ignorant statement I've heard in a while. If that isn't evidence of the great dumbing-down of America, I don't know what is.

Your wife is a nicer person than I am. I would have slapped that jackass.

Stormbringer said...

I normally don't respond to (or even support) political posts, but I cannot help but say that I wholeheartedly agree with Mer and the latter paragraph of Bubba's post.

Obviously, that person who said that crap about the government bringing down the towers has watched Fahrenheit 9/11 one too many frickin' times.

That said, this country certainly does have plenty of problems...at least one or two that/who have already been mentioned here, and another one I'll now mention: Michael Moore. I used to think of him and his movies as relatively harmless...insane in the membrane at times, but harmless. But now after reading this post, I may have to modify that opinion a little bit... o_O

IwoCPO said...

My wife would have...nevermind. I'm forwarding your post to her. I'll let you know what she says.

CasonBlog said...

Good to see the hockey blogosphere remains a bastion of thoughtfulness in a world going mad.

John said...

No, there is absolutely no hard evidence that the government was complicit in the attacks, but there is no evidence that UBL had anything to do with it, either. He's wanted by the FBI for bombing the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, not for his role in 9/11, because there is no evidence for it beyond the fact that he claimed responsibility (after first denying responsibility).

Believing that 19 hillbillies planned and executed this attack from their cave in Afghanistan is as much a conspiracy theory as believing that our own government somehow pulled this off. So while I don't buy "Bush did it!" there are also a ton of unanswered questions with regards to the official story.

The message I got from "Fahrenheit 9/11" was "Bomb Saudi Arabia!" not "Bush did it!" :/

I think I need to move to Sweden. Or Finland. Social democracy *and* hockey!

Don't you love when your non-hockey post gets a ton of comments, but your hockey-related posts get one or two? I love all of your blogs, all you people who posted before me, I go through all of them once a day.

CasonBlog said...

Belay my last.

The Acid Queen said...

Obviously, that person who said that crap about the government bringing down the towers has watched Fahrenheit 9/11 one too many frickin' times.

You haven't watched it at all, if you think that it accuses the government of bringing down the towers. Not once does the movie accuse the government of bringing down the towers--what it does, however, is question the "War on Terror" and the policies pursued by the government in the wake of 9/11.

And it takes shots at the Fox Propaganda Channel.

magnolia_mer said...

Um, while we've all been mentally masturbating about 911 conspiracy theories, the justification for the Iraq war and the troop buildup, did anyone happen to notice that Vladimir Putin dissolved the Russian government today?

Something tells me the world just got a little scarier.

CasonBlog said...

Folks like my wife's teaching partner get so consumed with conspiracy theory groupthink that they ignore the real bad guys in this world...guys like Putin, Assad, Aquavelvazhadand the Saudi Royal family. It's a lot safer to armchair quarterback and hate on Haliburton. If we just work real hard on hating ourselves more than the bad guys hate us maybe they'll leave us alone.

The Acid Queen said...

did anyone happen to notice that Vladimir Putin dissolved the Russian government today?

Putin, I've never taken my eyes off of. The man is a snake in the grass (hello, former head of the KGB?), and I think that the US is making a huge mistake ignoring him.

A potentially deadly mistake.

smackd said...

heard a comment on the radio on 9/11 about whether the date had been 'trivialized' or not - DJ's were talking about how some folks seemed to forget it was 9/11 until someone reminded them.. so, I thought to myself - 6 years later. wow. six whole years.

Ask yourself (or read your history books if you don't know), what was the world like 6 years after Pearl Harbor? Yeah, the US was sitting on top of the world, having helped defeat the Axis powers, after much sacrifice. 6 years later, the jackass who was "responsible" for 9/11 is still on the loose, we're involved in a conflict that had next to nothing to do with 9/11 originally, (detracting from the real mission), and we're now the 'butts' of the world (not that I really care what France thinks, to be honest, but still...)

Interesting times we live in. Bush rants about terrer, every time he's on the tube, but things like Putin, and the fact that China hold enough US bonds to absolutely sink our currency and economy scare the hell out of me, not a bunch of "hillbillies" (as quoted earlier - though, my West virgina friends may take issue with that). :)

Thanks for the insightful post - good things to think about --- and never forget. RIP Joe E - my good friend from high school football that went down in the tower that Cantor Fitzgerald was in.