Saturday, September 11, 2004

September 11th, 2004

3 Years have passed since the attacks on New York. I’ll never forget that day. I had only been back at the station for a little under a month when it happened. I left initially 2 years prior because I wasn’t able to handle the stories of death after grandma and grandpa passed away. When the phone woke me up and I turned on the TV just after the second tower fell I wasn’t even sure that I was going to make it through the day, but I was in the car and heading to work because I knew the day would be probably one of the most hectic of all of our lives. There was a lot of slipping into dark corners and weeping that day at work for everybody, myself included, but we all held it together and everyone I work with was able to get through the day with sensitivity and grace. Except for one of the sales guys that just kept talking out of his @$$ about what we should do and what he would have done to have kept it from happening, but he’s always been a real @$$ for as long as I can remember.

Did anyone happen to see our esteemed vice president on TV this week? He basically said that if we don’t vote for George Bush and John Kerry gets elected, America will be attacked again and it will be 9/11 all over again. That crap should be illegal. But there you have the same fear generating tactics that they’ve been doing since we got attacked in the first place. It’s like Cheney is hoping that we’ll all forget (sad to say most have) that the attacks on 9/11 happened under this administrations watch, a day after this administration voted to not increase the budget for homeland security. I know that a vote the day before it happened wouldn’t have stopped it, but the point is, that decision just goes to show what their mindset on homeland security was at the time, and don’t even get me started on the report given to the president that warned against attacks within the U.S. forthcoming.

Well I’ll get off my soapbox now. It’s just that I hate to see them try to use the deaths of all of those people to try and steal this election.

Morgan got me this really cool John Kerry Shirt at John Kerry’s Site.
I can’t wear it at work, so I always wear it on the weekends. A guy at the gas station said it looks like an old beer logo, I guess it kinda looks a little like the old Miller label.

I’m out,

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