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I Can’t Forget

I remember when the song “Have You Forgotten?” by Darryl Worley came out. The reaction from the leftists was predictable: “Of course we haven’t forgotten!”

In retrospect, I think they were right. They can’t forget that which they never learned.

On the other hand, I can’t forget. Though the impact on my life was minimal, I still felt like I had been punched in the gut (and I do know what that really feels like). My country was wounded. I doubt any of these pathetic trans-national, post-national, globalist, statist, progressive pigs know what that feels like.

Breathes there the man with soul so dead
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my native land!
Whose heart hath ne’er within him burned,
As home his footsteps he hath turned
From wandering on a foreign strand!
If such there breathe, go, mark him well;
For him no minstrel raptures swell;
High though his titles, proud his name,
Boundless his wealth as wish can claim
Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
The wretch, concentred all in self,
Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying, shall go down
To the vile dust from whence he sprung,
Unwept, unhonored , and unsung.

from “The Lay of the Last Minstrel”
by Sir Walter Scott

As midnight approached, to bring in the 11th, I felt increasingly somber.

Nine years later, 9/11 still makes me feel like I had the breath knocked out of me. I made it through most of the day fine, but I’m not ashamed to say that I did weep once.

I remember. I will not forget. I can’t forget.

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What is “historic”?

I’m sick and tired of hearing people blather on and on about how “historic” the health care takeover is. Historic doesn’t mean good.

9/11 was historic.
Pearl Harbor was historic.
Kristallnacht was historic.
the Alamo was historic.

That doesn’t mean they were good.

Passing something this blatantly unconstitutional and tyrannical against incredible public opposition is certainly historic. That doesn’t mean that this is a good thing.

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Aftermath of the Beck/Medina interview

I’m sure everyone has heard of the infamous interview of Debra Medina by Glenn Beck in which Mrs. Medina allegedly admitted to being a 9/11 “truther.”
Medina later denied that allegation.

Of course, the question remains: who is right?

This interview combined with other instances of candidates being interviewed by less-than-friendly media leads me to two conclusions.

1. Never trust media, even media that you think may be friendly to you.

2. If possible, always make your own recording of any interview. This way any distortions can be revealed as such.

Oh, and by the way, the 9/11 “truthers” are wrong




A much better written look at the interview fiasco.

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Why the 9/11 “truthers” are wrong

I was thinking about the 9/11 “truthers” and something just occurred to me. I’m sure that I’m not the first person to think of this, but here it is:



To my knowledge of the “9/11 truth” movement, there are basically two kinds of theories:
1. The government perpetrated 9/11 with little or no help from al-Qaeda.
2. The government induced/partnered with al-Qaeda to get them to perpetrate 9/11.

If this were true, then why did al-Qaeda claim responsibility for 9/11. Osama bin Laden is a smart guy. Surely he would know that if our government were truly responsible for the attacks, that knowledge would be more devastating to the American citizenry than any number of terrorist attacks. Why then would he not reveal such knowledge?

If Osama were not responsible, then all he had to do was release a video saying: “Hey, you have the wrong guy. Look, I don’t like you American devils, but I didn’t do those attacks. Your own government did that to you.” That statement would have caused serious damage to the U.S. if uttered in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Of course, if they said it now, it would just look erratic.

Oh, and by the way, Debra Medina is NOT a truther.

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Debra Medina denies being a ‘truther’ on KLIF AM.

Debra Medina denies being a ‘truther’ on KLIF AM.

Here is youtube video of Debra Medina being interviewed by Jon-David Wells on KLIF 570 AM in Dallas/Ft Worth.





Listen to the whole thing if you can. Here are the parts to focus on:
I basically paraphrased these except for Part 1 9:28 which I put in blockquote.


Part 1

1:10 – 1:40      Medina stated 9/11 was Muslim terrorists w/ no help from the government

3:00 – 4:14      Medina reiterates that point.

4:28 – 6:12     This came out of left field and caught me by surprise. I’m not a polished politician. If I had time to prepare, I would have had time to research my answer.

6:25-6:39      I thought the question was ‘Do people have an opportunity to question the government?’

9:08 – 9:16     Jon-David Wells: It’s refreshing that you admit to having misunderstood and answered the wrong question.

9:28
“I never heard him trying to stop me. I never heard him on my end of the phone. I don’t know what all y’all can do in studio, but I did think that it was kind of odd on that show that I was being given two or three minutes to talk without any kind of interruption finding out from my husband and my daughter after the interview that in fact he was saying ‘Ok, we got your answer. Ok, we got your answer.’ That’s the thing I think, um, whether that was intentional or it was technical difficulty I do not know, but it, it doesn’t feel very good on this end.”




Part 2: 

1:58      I am not a truther, but I support their right to question. We need to question our government.

3:50     Glenn champions questioning the government, so that question was out of left field. I’m glad to have the opportunity to straighten that out.






Now, of course, there’s more than I excerpted here. Please listen to the whole thing for context.

Basically though, Medina says that she is NOT a ‘9/11 truther.’




Conclusions:

Based on this, there are three possible conclusions that I can see:

1. Glenn Beck or his staff ambushed Debra Medina with an unexpected question, then deliberately manipulated the audio to make it look like was saying something that she was not.

2. Debra Medina could hear Mr. Beck trying to stop her from rambling. If true, then she was lying to Jon-David Wells.

3. There was an audio glitch. Mrs. Medina was telling the truth when she said that she could not hear Mr. Beck. This was not deliberate, his staff was not trying to manipulate her. Of course, it would still remain to be seen whether or not he ambushed her with a completely unexpected question.





Why the 9/11 “truthers” are wrong



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