Friday, September 11, 2009

Let's chat, shall we?

I know Congress and the President were running around calling all kinds of stuff "Patriot This" and "Patriot That" back in late '01 and early '02. Everything from bills to nominate this as a day of remembrance to bills to wiretap phones was hung with the appellation in a fervor of bipartisan bonhomie.

But we already had a "Patriots' Day", although I wouldn't expect a soul in either house of Congress to have the faintest grasp of the date and its significance.

This should be "Massacre Day" and stir righteous anger, not endless navel-gazing and hair-shirting.

20 comments:

Jay G said...

Right now I'd be happy with "Nuke the bastards until they glow" Day.

Turk Turon said...

The Boston Marathon is run on Patriot's Day, isn't it?

Owen said...

http://www.battleroad.org/

Patriot Day event Lexington-Concord-Boston

Michael said...

Time to revive Remembrance Day.

Buck said...

I'm still pissed,upset and the endless naval-gazing, hair-shirting will not be tolerated today. That's why my interactions with the idiots will be limited because the mental filter for my mouth is busted today.

Breda said...

HEADS ON PIKES DAY!

Sendarius said...

... I can't see how warships would have helped, although maybe gazing at the Naval Air Wing ...

J.R.Shirley said...

Ahayo Gurkhali, m'f'ers. You only have your heads because we never met. (I DID run into a Gurkha in Afghanistan, btw- traditional enemy of Muslim expansionists.)

Tam said...

"... I can't see how warships would have helped, although maybe gazing at the Naval Air Wing ..."

Fixed that. Thanks.

Obviously I spend a lot more time talking about battleships than belly buttons for my fingers to automatically go with the homonym.

Anonymous said...

Maybe today is a day to lower your head for those that were lost. September 12 should be the day that (as Jay G said) we should nuke the bastards.

wv: rught - Is when an Austrailian agrees with me

Mossyrock said...

Turing today into a day of "service" and "volunteerism" is TREASONOUS. The souls of over 3,000 murdered Americans cry out for us to remember WHAT HAPPENED TODAY, and WHO DID IT. REMEMBER!!!

Anthony said...

Well said.

While we're at it, let's take a moment and consider the very language that was twisted on this day.

Nathan said...

To this day I think arming airline passengers and crew would have been a lot cheaper than the TSA.

And a lot less intrusive, too.

Kristopher said...

Jay G: yea, I think Dar Al Islam has used up all of its mercy points. The Afghanis have no clue how much they lucked out.

Their next big assault on the USA may just see Ringo's Option Zero.

Anonymous said...

In a perfect world today would be a "National Day of Marksmanship".

Shootin' Buddy

staghounds said...

Less than 3000 murdered americans, there were plenty of people from elsewhere slaughtered too.

Actually it's a day of Moslem victory, not just for the initial success but for our many stupid, expensive, and permanent responses. Our enemies cheer when they see the commemorations and waste.

Yes, the people on United 93, many of the emergency responders, and plenty of the victims were heroic.

But like December 7 or February 19, we probably ought to let it lie.

Though I still think we ought to make "United 93, motherf*cker" our national backup motto.

crankylitprof said...

Ian astaslem.

I'm more than a mite peeved that the "day of service" bill was named after Fat Dead Teddy -- who's idea of service was forcibly asking waitresses to service him.

SteveC said...

The day of service is an feckless attempt to forget the meaning of this day. While our enemy still lives, the only thing we need to take from this day is fury. There will come a day to put the anger behind us. Then I would like to see the day set aside in memorial of fallen Police and Fire Fighters. They also put themselves in harms way and deserve their day.

Cybrludite said...

My response to the events of that day turn my thoughts to the phrase "cobalt salting" and Kipling's poem, "Grave of the Hundred Head".

ajdshootist said...

Custer got it wrong when he said the only good indian is a dead one. Me i would like to say the only good muslim is one gently glowing in the afterglow of a few nukes.