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Archive for 11 September 2010
Islam: The Religion Of Genocide – Always On Watch
We Will Never Forget 9/11: But We Did, And Shame On Us! – Right Pundits
Do I have any Nevada readers? – Cmblake6′s
Obama: The Buck Stops Over There – Red Dog Report
Obama Did Create 3 Million Jobs — in China – American Thinker
NAACP to Root out Racism – The Black Sphere
Fall 2010 Syllabus – Something Awful
RINOs Are Just Flat-Out Losers – The Camp of the Saints
iSHIT – SARAndipity
No, Professor Ahmed, the Founders Were Not So Fond of Islam – Pajamas Media
Obama’s Next Union Bailout – Front Page
Instead of Burning the Qur’an… – Shallow Thought
ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11 – Boortz
More on the Oval Office Rug – Obi’s Sister
REPOST: The Mathematical Formula for Barack Obama – Gay Patriot
The Left and 9-11 – This Ain’t Hell
American-hating Americans – Social Sense
Forget the 3. Remember the 18. – Camp4U
Political Digest September 11, 2010 – The Old Jarhead
Obama commemorates 9/11 with appeal for tolerance – Texas Fred
Some post-Rosh HaShanna thoughts: I had a dream – Israel Matzav
MSNBC Invites Florida Pastor On Network, Lectures But Won’t Let Him Talk – The American Pundit
News You Can Lose – Grandpa John’s
Blame Enough to Go Around – The Other McCain
Lawsuit filed against 9/11 Mosque – Don Surber
Soros Watch: $45 million to sabotage America’s judiciary – Michelle Malkin
Obama: “As Americans we are not — and never will be — at war with Islam,” the president said. “It was not a religion that attacked us that September day — it was al-Qaida, a sorry band of men which perverts religion.”
You sir, are a complete and utter idiot! Islam declared war on US quite a while ago. Not just al-qaeda, but Islam. I’m sure, being brought up in a MUSLIM country, going to a MUSLIM school, and going to the MOSQUE with your stepdad a few times, you had an opportunity to read a bit of that ‘holy book’?
Qur’an 9:5 Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
What do Muslims do when someone even threatens to burn the false book? Which was canceled, by the way! Pay attention, dipwads! Well, protest, burn the U.S. flag, and generally behave like barbarians. What else?
I know…shocking, ain’t it! Heh.
H/T: MacBourne’s Musings
Just a small sampling of what I’ve found perusing the blogs. If you have a tribute, leave it in comments, and I’ll add it to the list. Thanks.
Always Remember – Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.
September 11th Tribute – Big Geek Daddy
2996 – Remembering Aram Iskendarian – Flopping Aces
9/11/01 – My Story – Holy Coast
Never Forget Sept. 11, 2001 – Texas Fred
Yesterday’s gone and we can’t get it back – Conservative Blogs Central
Remember Brian D. Sweeney United Flight 175 – Bear Creek Ledger
Allways Remember – Traction Control
REPOST: 9/11 Remembrance — James Walsh — Project 2996 – Feed Your ADHD
Remembering The Victims of September Eleven, Not The Muslim’s Hijacking 911 In 2010 – Obama Regime Report
Thoughts on 9/11 – Right Pundits
9-11-2001 Remembered. – American and Proud
Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning? – The Conservative Underground
9/11 2010 – The Political Jungle
Remembering 9/11: Sandy Bradshaw et al – Pundit & Pundette
One Year From Today – Right Truth
September 11 – A Day of Prayer and Remembrance – Marsha Blackburn
Remembering 9-11 victim Peter Edward Mardikian – Sister Toldjah
Prayer in Remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001 – Father Jonathon Morris
911…was I that easy to forget? – Real Conservatives
Never Forget – September 11, 2001 – MacBourne’s Musings
Remember……….. – silent E speaks
Never Forget – Atlas Shrugs
On 11 September 2001, I was coming down the stairs, having just woken up, when the Mr looked up at me and said “A plane flew into the World Trade Center.” Honestly, I thought he was kidding at first, although, for the life of me, I can’t imagine why he would. I’m not a morning person, so I don’t think it sank in he was serious for a few seconds. I sat down in my comfy chair and didn’t move from that spot for the rest of the day.
Shortly after I sat down (more like my knees gave way), I saw the second plane crash into the South Tower. I, as with the rest of the world, was dumbfounded.
I kept thinking, this can’t be real! No way! Why would anyone fly a plane into a building? Intentionally! Well, I guess we found out later the ‘why’. And who. It wasn’t a blonde haired, blue eyed Southern Baptist, was it.
I watched as the first building collapsed. A short time later, I watched the second building come down. I, as many others that day, sat glued to the television, torn between tears and shocked disbelief. I spent, what I think was a couple of hours on the phone with my daughter, Brat, who was confused and angry. We cried together. Many people cried that day.
Some did not.
I still cry. Do you? Do you remember what you were doing when you heard the news? Why have so many forgotten? Why do some say to “get over it“? Get over it???? I don’t think so! Not this year. Not next year! Not 10 years from now. Not till the day I die!
Every year, since I’ve been blogging, I have honored a young man named Martin. This is a copy and paste from 9/11/09.
9/11/01 – Martin Morales Zempoaltecatl
I had never heard this name. There are others that you recognized after hearing them on the news time and time again. People like Todd Beemer, Barbara Olsen, Chick Burlingame. But has anyone ever heard the name Martin Morales Zempoaltecatl? Truth be told, I can’t even pronounce it. I decided to start my search for this young man on Google. It made sense. I typed in the long name, and came up with over 700 hits, the majority were sites listing the names of those who parished on 11 September 2001. They’re long lists. But nothing told me about the person Martin had been. He was 22 years old. Too young to die. He worked as an assistant chef in the Windows of the World. This is all the information I could find. I wanted to know more. Was he married? Did he have children who will never see their daddy again? Where did he come from, what place did he call home, and will never be able to return? I know he lived in Queens. But where in Queens? What were his dreams that will never be fulfilled? I received this picture from the 2996 group, but hadn’t really had a chance to actually look at this young man. The first thing I noticed, as I usually do, are his eyes. He has kind eyes. Was he a kind person? He must have been, he supported his parents. Then I saw a sweet, cheerful smile, and I knew he was a good person. For some reason, I see him liking children, nieces, nephews, the neighborhood kids.
Doing a little more digging, I found out Martin was born in Santa Catarina, Tlaxcala, Mexico. He supported his parents, Crescencio Morales, 60, and Mauricia Zempoaltecatl, also 60. Martin was the youngest of their children, and this tragedy hit them quite hard. They have since returned to Mexico. One thing I did discover, as of that article, the family had not received any of the thousands of dollars that had been given so generously by the American people. I hope that has now been resolved. I’d like to find out if the family is now able to care for their other children and grandchildren. This young man evidently wasn’t counted among the slaughtered innocents originally.
This year, I did some more checking, and a little more information about this young man was available. It turns out Martin was not just an employee at the Windows on the World. He was an assistant chef. I’d like to believe he was a really good chef. His niece, Cynthia, sure seemed to believe so:
Martin Morales, my uncle only being 22 years old. He was working in the World Trade center. He was a great chef and a loving uncle. Being the youngest uncle, we were very close to him. Even though we didn’t find his body, his smile will always be in our hearts. We miss him very much!
I pray Martin’s family has found peace, and will tell the new members of their family about this young man. I pray he will never be forgotten. I know he’ll be residing in my heart.
Nine years later, I have not forgotten! Nor, will I EVER forget!