10 Years Later

Osama bin Laden thought that the mujahideen defeated the Soviet Union not only militarily in Afghanistan but brought down the Soviet Union economically because of their focus on military spending.  He had similar goals for America.

On this sad day we grieve those that were lost 10 years ago and admire the extraordinary  bravery of so many. Tomorrow we may want to ponder bin Landen’s attack on America’s economy.

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  1. Dog Hussein Dog

    Making today a day of reflection and offline life. Don’t want to watch the parade of broadcast commentary; silence and gratitude and mourning are best for me.

    Thinking of Father Mychal Judge, who was victim 0001 (merely because he was found first).

    Of how he enjoyed and appreciated his life, and made a difference for so many through simple but extraordinary humanity. Late into the night, he was returning phone calls and writing cards and letters to people who had experienced loss, or were struggling.

    Thought of him and his kind face as I enjoyed a hot shower, and some strong hot coffee, and the company of friends.

    Thinking of Tennessee Williams, one of whose characters says that those lying within a graveyard are breathing to those still here: Live. Live. Live.

    Here’s an article on Father Judge.
    http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/sept11/features/5372/

  2. TempeBev

    On to another year with all kinds of ups and downs.

    Have you heard about the latest thing in Phoenix? Actually made CNN national news. “The Phoenix Goddess Temple.”
    http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_metro/central_phoenix/valley-church-member-arrested-for-prostitution-speaks-out

  3. Dog Hussein Dog

    Putting up the meat of Paul Krugman’s column on 9/11. I think he’s right.

    Krugman: What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. The atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons.

    A lot of other people behaved badly. How many of our professional pundits — people who should have understood very well what was happening — took the easy way out, turning a blind eye to the corruption and lending their support to the hijacking of the atrocity?

    The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it.”

    http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/11/the-years-of-shame/

    • dnd

      Let’s see: Monday Night Football, Denver Broncos v. Oakland Raiders, or the teabagger debate. I’m not sure what to watch 😉

      ps. Broncos v. Raiders match up most times on Monday Night Football. I think it’s 16.

  4. TempeBev

    Go get ’em, Elizabeth Warren!

  5. Dooty

    Repukes won the seat that Weiner gave up when he posted his weiner on the internet.

  6. TempeBev

    A great debate would be Elizabeth Warren, Sarah Pailin and Michelle Bachmann.

  7. Dog Hussein Dog

    Just hope Elizabeth Warren would not lose too many brain cells in the process.

    But great point: we’ve got some wicked smart Democratic women, many of whom are (two-fer) very attractive.

    They’ve got 2 very attractive pitbulls with lipstick.

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