Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I Feel So Silly...

Don't you just hate it when there's something really important that you're supposed to remember, but you just can't? I just feel so stupid when that happens, don't you?

Let's see. Is it someone's birthday? No, that's tomorrow. It was something really important, I'm sure. Maybe it doesn't matter so much anymore.

Oh well, guess I'll just have to muddle through somehow until it comes to me.

Image credit: Jeffmock/Wikimedia

Meanwhile, I'm hoping some of my readers can help me, particularly the ones who know a lot about high rise buildings. What ever happened to these towers? They used to be so noticeable, and now, no one talks about them.

Isn't that progress for you, though? Something seems so big and solid, like it will be there forever, and then, poof, it's gone.

Oh, and don't you just love what they did with the Pentagon? It was about time they spruced that place up. Wonder what brought on that sudden impulse to redecorate?



Afterword/UPDATE: For anyone who is wondering what I mean by all that, I'd suggest reading that second link. Please read it more carefully than the anonymous commenter who felt the need to share his opinion on it before telling me what's wrong with my attitude.


lawguy said...

Crying eagles anyone. Eleven years after Pearl Harbor it was 1952 and we were busy doing other things and people didn't do much, if anything about it.

Kind of like picking a scab I think. You should probably avoid Facebook today.

Cujo359 said...

Yep, and a decade after Vietnam was over, we were invading Grenada. OK, bad example. Cripes, a tenth of Americans were in uniform back in WWII, and most of the rest were working flat out to make sure they had what they needed over there. Not to mention having to worry whether the "boys" would come home, which quite a few of them didn't.

And as major participants in WWII go, we had it easy.

Seems like we need to remember how to pick ourselves off the floor and move on.

Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

I am tired of this day being the excuse for drones bombing and killing innnocents. I am tired of the rightwing nutters using this as an excuse to hate on people different than them.

Its just another day..for chrissakes, the only people who really remember this day are those that lost a loved one.and they are the only ones who SHOULD remember this day as far as I am concerned as it actually meant something to them..for the rest of us it is used as an excuse to remove some of our rights and bomb the fuck outta other countries, like I said...killing more innocent people..just like the idiots on 9-11 did..which makes us no better than them.

Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

I really love this post Cujo..its making me think alot and its making me angrier and angrier about how its become so damn politicized.

Today, the people who lost loved ones finally said..NO MORE POLITICIANS at the ceremony..good for them! It's about friggin time they did that.

Cujo359 said...

Hi Dusty,

There's nothing you've written with which I can disagree. We've used it as an excuse for military action, and for inflating the defense budget for no good reason. We should be enjoying a peace dividend, but here we are, as lawguy said, a decade later still wanting to kill anyone who might have even had a positive thought about what happened to us on 9/11.