Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, September 11, 2016

9/11 + Fifteen Years

I'll stand with what I wrote on the ninth and tenth anniversaries. And this, written before then.

And read this, which FB censored, because the " 'Murrica, 'Murrica!" crowd hated it.


Anonymous said...

I tried spam several years ago. It was still as bad as I remembered.

dinthebeast said...

Good posts. They remind me of what Molly Ivins said that time:
"We make the same mistake over and over again, we think we can make ourselves safer by making ourselves less free. I'll tell you something: when you make yourself less free, all that happens afterward is that you are less free; you are not safer."


-Doug in Oakland

Tod Germanica said...

I feel about the same about 9/11. Everybody got excited and scared and it gave small lives some tiny meaning. But it was just another mad mahdi rising up out the desert as usual, this time with a Boeing or three. With a good set of grievances and suicidal disciples.

As a nation I think we had to smash the taliban, but overkill always lurks when the power balance is so absurd- the highway of death, the Falaise pocket. But dead is still dead if you mean it or not. Good intentions mitigate nothing.

It seems a failure of democracy. None of the (mostly) men ordering up these optional wars has any family skin in the game. I never met any senator's son in Vietnam either.