9-11: a personal retrospective
friday, september 18th, 2009
ihad a very difficult time with last week's "Journal", "9-11: Eight Years On", as emotions of anger, hate and rage from that Friday's "Journal" came flooding back in ways that I hadn't anticipated. I have to admit that I glossed-over my personal feelings, on that terrible day. I predicted it (Scroll down to "Scary Stuff", two years earlier.
Two fully-fueled, nearly-empty 737 passenger jets hit the World Trade Center Towers on that surreal Tuesday morning. That was the moment that I realized that our world had changed, forever. Then news of a third plane hitting the Pentagon. And a fourth slamming into a field in Pennsylvania. Through the remainder of the morning we all hovered over our computers and our television sets watching, waiting, and wondering. News reports of missing planes. The FAA grounding 5,000+ planes with 1-2hrs. What will be next? Confusion. Emotion. Death. Despair. Smoke. Fire. Screams. Tears. Shock. Horror. Papers swirling. Glass falling. Grievous wounds on the streets below. People fleeing. Sirens wailing. Heroes rushing in. People dying by the thousands. When the first tower collapsed my mind couldn't comprehend it. When the second one fell, the tears came. When I think about it, even now, the tears still come, very freely.
I started buying Glocks (.357SIG), Kimbers (.45cal ACP), AR-15s (.223cal), AR-10s (7.62x51mm NATO), Reny 870 12ga pump shotguns, Beowulf .50cal rifles, Henry Repeaters in .357mag, Bushmaster Carbon Fiber Pistols (.223cal), plus almost 91k round of ammo for those calibers. I'm still buying ammo, FWIW.
In literally the blink of an eye, everything in our world was *different*. We became a nation-at-war, at first united; then, bitterly and decidedly divided. We became a nation of finger pointing and horrible accusations at our president. The prayer vigils were replaced by protests. The unfurled flags of 9/12 were folded up and put away. I have never been quite the same since that Tuesday morning. The treasonous, hate-America, liberal-demokkkRATS, used this national tragedy to politically attack America, our sitting president and US Military, from within.
Not only do we have millions of murderous muslim filth within America, wanting to kill us and take over the country as a caliphate, we have a 'Fifth Column' of socialists, marxists, communists, anarchists, greens etc, who are actively engaged in doing so. I foresee a Civil War II coming, against those trying to wrest control of America from those of us who founded, built and nourished it.
As I have turned the pages of my wall calendar over these past eight years I was sure that the emotions of that day would have become more and more muted, eventually fading away to a distant memory. I was wrong. The feelings are just as raw now as they were on 9-11 and in the weeks and months, afterward. They reside just below the surface waiting to be stirred by the slightest thing. My eyes well-up when I see the videos or hear the voices or view the pictures from that day. Sometimes it seems like a lifetime ago. Sometimes, yesterday.
Do you remember the the sounds of 9-11, that day? I sure do, dammit!
Do you also remember how united we were right after 9-11? What happened to it all?
Around The Garden Center™.
We had our 2nd Spring Nor'easter storm in 3 days, on Friday mornining and it lasted most of the day. My condo's rain gauge overflowed at 5½", while the Garden Center's multi-million gallon retention ponds all overflowed. I worked on a couple of landscape estimates, held our Key Staff Mtg at 12noon, and closed-down at 12:30 for the day. On the way home, I drove through streets and roads with 12-15" of flowing water. The billion gallon retention pond near my condo was 1/3 full.
Saturday was a cool and rainy day, and we still did a good retail business. How's that "Global Warming" thing working out for you, AlGoreBore? I watched "Unforgiven" on THC, an early (1992, 3hrs) Clint Eastwood classic, and Ocasr Winner. I was asleep by 10, and it felt good to call it a day.
Sunday was one of the most beautiful and comfortable days we've had all year. Temps in the mid-70s, and low humidity, brought some people out to shop and buy. An observation: I've hardly seen any butterflies this year, probably because of all the cool weather and rain. A few Tiger Swallowtails, a few Monarhs, lots of Skippers and Cabbage Rollers, but not nearly the volume as in previous hot Springs & Summers. I'm just saying.
On Sunday evening, I baked some Halibut, watched the old "Top Gun" movie on AMC.com, and new series, "Mad Men". The shower felt great. I slipped and tore-down the shower rod and curtain. Yikes! I was in agony all day Monday; my right side L-5 Vertebrae was reinjured, and I had a bad bruise on my lower back and elbow. I had difficulty walking any distance, and spent the day at my desk, with a cold-pak, just doing paperwork. Just damn.
On Monday, After The Glenn Beck Show on Fox News, I watched FX-TV's "Ghost Rider", a truly-bizarre horror flick. I used a cold-pak all evening until I crashed. I replaced with shower curtainbar with a new one I'd bought at Tru-Value Hardware, in Shrewsbury, over the lunch hour. I knew my back was going to be even more painful on Tuesday morning.
I was right; I was in agony on Monday and Tuesday, and then took Wednesday and Thursday off, but managed to function, mostly thanks to the alternating cold-paks. While the L-5 back area was cold, the pain wasn't too bad, but once it warmed-back-up, the pain returned in spades. I got in to see Dr Grolman at OSS (Orthopaedic & Spine Specialists) on an emergency appointment, but without an MRI, he couldn't tell if there was actual spine (L-5) damage from the Sunday fall. Options: epidural shot and/or opiates-narcotics, both of which I refused. I opted for the cold-paks and rest.
With Sub-Chapter S-Corp taxes rising 50% of 2010, I'm going to have to make some major changes in my company, by Dec 31st, just to survive and stay in business for the coming year and possibly, for the forseeable future. A lot of my remaining employess aren't going to like it, but that's the way it is. Sacrifice, survive or die, as a corporation. Cutting health care, increasing employees' weekly contributions to it, reducing 1-2 employees, reducing hours of operation, and several other options, are unpleasant to be sure.
Things Which Make Your Head Explode™.
Obama is a liar.
Van Jones, Special Advisor for Green Jobs, the White House Council on Environmental Quality — Became a Communist in the aftermath of the 1992 "Rodney King riots" in Los Angeles; Hates Whitey & America; Founded the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in 1996; Was active in the anti-Iraq War demonstrations organized by International, ANSWER: Served as a board member of the Rainforest Action Network and Free Press; In March 2009, President Barack Obama named Jones to be his so-called "Green Jobs Czar" — IS GONE! Adios, Nigga!
The Global Warming Money Pit™.
Have you seen this video: "BBC: The Great Global Warming Swindle"? It was outright-banned from leftist, hate-filled, dirtbag lowlife scumbags, Google.com's and YouTube.com's websites, by the mentally-ill, left-wing, global warming idiot wackos, but I've preserved it, for posterity, aka you, me and *ours*. Watch, be informed and download it for others to see. It's on my corporate server, and will stay there, BTW.
Here's what the Global Warming Scam is all about. Sweet, huh? They're so transparent, aren't they?
Here's everything you need to know about the Global Warming Fraud, and why it's a good thing. It's a l-o-n-g article, so get a sandwich, iced tea and settle-in, for a very informative read. I'm right there with you, BTW.
The "Greenhouse Effect" is a natural and valuable phenomenon, without which, the planet would be uninhabitable. Global Warming, at least in recent times, is real. CO2 is not a significant greenhouse gas; 95% of the contribution is due to Water Vapor. Man's contribution to Greenhouse Gasses is relatively insignificant. We didn't cause the recent Global Warming and we cannot stop it. Solar Activity appears to be the principal driver for Climate Change. CO2 is a useful trace gas in the atmosphere, and the planet would actually benefit by having more, not less of it, because it is not a driver for Global Warming and would enrich our vegetation, yielding better crops to feed the expanding population. CO2 is not causing global warming, in fact, CO2 is lagging temperature change in all reliable datasets. The cart is not pulling the donkey. Wake-up, folks.
Here's a listing of The Best Global Warming Videos on the Internet.
Hey, fat, shit-for-brains, bloated, liar, huckster, fraud, criminal, charlatan, scumbag, loser, disgraced ex-VP AlGoreBore (LIAR-TN), is back using $300 million of OPM (Other Peoples' Money) to promote his Global Warming Bullshit, after the worst Winter in over 100 years. Welcome back, fatso huckster asswipe, AlGoreBore!
Roger Revelle of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Harvard University and University of California San Diego, spits on the lying scumbag, AlGoreBore. My, my, oh my. (((snicker))) No, there's no consensus on Glo-bullshit Warming, other than it's a LIE! Just ask Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT, Richard S. Lindzen; he's eminently-qualified to call AlGoreBoreAsshole, a LIAR! As I am.
There's another "ice age" coming, not the AlGoreBoreLiar 'Glo-bull warming' crap.
Larsen B Ice Shelf in Antarctica collapses in 2002 = Glo-bullshit Warming? Doubt it.
Read this Glo-bullshit Warming idiocy. Go ahead; I'll wait.
AlGoreBore's "hypocrisy"? See it right here!
You need to watch this 30 minute film; it's an eye-opener if you think that we're running out of crude oil, and that America has no reserves. We have more oil and natural gas in Alaska alone, than all the rest of the world's known reserves, COMBINED! Grab an adult beverage, and watch it.
Better get out your Winter coats, 'snuggies', wool socks and snow shovels, as it seems we've got an 80-year "Little Ice Age", on the way. Yawn; no biggie.
AlGoreBore's "Glo-bull Warming Bullshit" has spawned so-called 'cottage industries' around the world, worth hundreds of millions and probably billions of dollars, for green corporation validation, carbon credits, foundation & university climate studies, grants and a host of other BS-related crap to his lies and garbage. Global warming competes with cancer and competes with AIDS for a finite amount of money. This year's natural resurgence will surely see the global warmists, led by celebrity warmist, Gore, compete viscously for those US Taxpayers' hard-earned dollars. And I'm betting that the really important disease, cancer, loses to Glo-bullshit Warming and AIDS. Dammit.
F*ck all the "Glo-bullshit Warming Alarmists"! I say, FUCK-THEM-UP, and cleanse the planet, if they try to physically-intimidate and hurt anyone! I will; count on it! "Get in my face", assholes, and that'll be your last day on this Earth! If there are any "dissenting scientists" out there, who need protection, just get in-touch with me, and I'll guard you & yours. You can count upon that, folks!
Have you taken "The Global Warming Test"? If you have a sentient, functioning brain, and a simple knowledge of "the facts", you'll easily get a 10-of-10, as I did. Go ahead, and give it a try!
Read this article and pick-out "The WWF's Big Lie". If you chose this paragraph — "Summer sea ice is now forecasted to completely disappear in the summer months sometime between 2013 and 2040 — something which hasn't happened for over a million years." — you'd be right. There isn't, and never has been and ice on the earth dated at a million years old, and who the hell was around back then to begin recording it? The lying sacks-of-shit at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are typical lowlife, left-wing wacko scumbags, in-bed with the "Glo-Bull Warming" Crap, of asshole AlGoreBore and his phony, money-making scam. The oldest, and not reliably-dated ice cores are >160,000 years, and those are shaky in fact, at best. So where did the lying WWF pull the million year crap from? Their asses, of course!
Shit-for-brains, mentally-ill, fat, bloated liar, AlGoreBore's (LOWLIFE-TN) "ally", in NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by AlGoreBore's chief scientific ally/"asshole/butt-buddy"— Dr James "Moron-Cretin-Asshole" Hansen (DIRTBAG-NASA) — and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that "last month was the hottest October on record". Total, factual bullshit and lies. This was startling. Across the world there were reports of unseasonal snow and plummeting temperatures last month, from the American Great Plains to China, and from the Alps to New Zealand. China's official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its "worst snowstorm ever". In the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years. So what explained the anomaly? GISS's computerized temperature maps seemed to show readings across a large part of Russia had been up to 10 degrees higher than normal. But when expert readers of the two leading warming-skeptic blogs, Watts Up With That and Climate Audit, began detailed analysis of the GISS data they made an astonishing discovery. The reason for the freak figures was that scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on October readings at all. Figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running. Read this article, and find out why both lying, corrupt, criminal, subhuman idiots, GoreBore & Hansen, should be stood against a wall, and shot, IMO. In fact, the pathetically-socialist, left-wing UK, has just begun to awaken to what the "Climate Change Bill" will do to destroy their nation, or what's left of it. IMO, it's probably too late now to save the UK, but at least some of the more Conservative people over there, will at least get the chance to flee to America (or elsewhere), before we also "go down the proverbial dumper", as they've done. Heh.
On Friday, January 2nd, I ran a fully-attributed story in my weekly "Journal", which had links to other stories and facts, thoroughly-debunking AlGoreBore's trillion dollar scam and fraud, Global Warming". The Daily Telegraph UK's columnist, Christopher Booker, was the erudite author, and here is the link to that story. Nice job, Mr Booker!
Now, lowlife shit-for-brains dirtbag, Arkansas Gov Mike "DumbAss Turd-Boy" Beebe (ASSHOLE-AR), said that global warming is serious problem, not a "hoax," and requires more than a state response. "I think it's a threat, and I think global warming is occurring," Beebe-The-Shithead said in response to a caller to his statewide radio program who said he believed the climate change crisis was a "hoax." Idiot. Stupid idiot. Global warming is bullshit, you two-bit asshole! Crawl back inside of AlGoreBore's rectum, dumbfuck!
And global cooling goes merrily along, without any help from us mere humans, as it has for millions and millions of years.
Another "lie/error" in the favor of Glo-BULL Warming's false bullshit and lies? Got duct tape?
Here's the truth: Lord Monckton of Brenchley's Science & Public Policy Institute.
The commie/fascist/socialist liberal-demokkkRAT filth in the US Congress, have refused to allow Lord Monckton to testify the truth, against con-man, liar, scumbag AlGoreBore's LIES! This is Commie Russia, NOT Free America!
Some People Just Need Killing™.
It's not my intention to be the judge here — that's God's "job" — but rather to "hasten the meeting" so that He can send the following subhuman filth to the "Fires of Hell", "River or Lake of Sulphur", or whatever He deems appropriate. I'd gladly/happily volunteer, at no cost to any of my Hard-Working, Fellow US Taxpayers, to gladly/gleefully/happily headshoot these murderous, lowlife dirtbags of all stripes — their skin-color doesn't matter to me, at all — and rid American Society's innocents (especially our precious children and the frail, defenseless elderly) of them, once-and-for-all. And yes, I'd rather see one innocent man convicted and executed, than 10 murderers/robbers/child rapists-murderers freed, to rob, rape and murder again. Hey; call me an "Old Fashioned Conservative"! Too harsh? Nah. Just & RIGHT!
Investigators in Chester County say they apprehended a suspect who allegedly raped a wheelchair-bound man in a supermarket bathroom. Kill HIM! No mercy!
Sorry, Gotta Go.
Work. Family. Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive. Don't you have enough things eating into your precious Web time without the damn phone ringing every few minutes? Well, now the Web fights back with these handy little "sound bytes", providing a medley of perfect excuses for cutting off unwanted conversation. Yes, such classics as "There's the doorbell," "My other line is ringing," and "I can't hear you over the crowd noise" will have you thrilling to a peaceful dial tone in no time. For hard-to-get-rid-of callers like bill collectors, bosses, and mothers, try the fire drill or police siren. There's even a little something for those in rural areas. For the most egregious phone offenders — telemarketers — try "I'm listening," replete with lots of "hmmms," "um hmms," and even a "That is really interesting, tell me that again." Wanna know more? Sorry, gotta go!