Wednesday, 11 September 2013

By on September 11th, 2013 in government, politics

14:38 – Another anniversary today, this one not a happy one. It’s been 12 years, and the US has done little to avenge an attack comparable to Pearl Harbor. Worse, in fact, because the 9/11 attack targeted our civilians. We’ve known since the day of the attack that Saudi Arabia was responsible, and yet there they still sit, undamaged and laughing at us. And, incredibly, the US president wanted to intervene militarily in Syria to protect Al Quaeda terrorists, the group that was primarily responsible for the attack on 9/11.

16 Comments and discussion on "Wednesday, 11 September 2013"

  1. Lynn McGuire says:

    This is the first place that I have seen anything about 9/11/2001. Rush talked about it on his radio show along with patriotism and the USA flag.

    Channeling OFD if I dare, “Bring out the guillotines”! That Esquire tweet is just horrendous! What could possess a person to be that evil?

    And yes, Obummer is a tool and a boor. I have not seen this level of naivete since Jimmy Carter. In fact, I think that Obummer just went right past Carter and is picking up speed.

  2. OFD says:

    Skinny little Barry Soetero is anything but naive, a tool or a boor. He knows what he’s doing and he views us with utter contempt and loathing. Watch his facial expression when somone asks him a question he doesn’t like. Watch him put his feet up all the time in the Oral Office on that antique desk. Watch him ignore the military guards at the helicopters and planes he and the Mooch and their litter swan around in at our expense.

    Shortly after 9/11 the janitorial Repub regime under Shrub ramped up the empire’s police state and got pretty nearly full support for it. When the current junta of criminal Bolsheviks brought off their coup d’etat in ’08, they ramped it up again by an order of magnitude.

    These people are operating with a new and improved version of the Leninist-Stalinist playbook; and the worst is yet to come. They’ve now come right out and said they’ll jack up taxes and use death panels under ObummerCare, and while the Syrian caper was all over the nooz, they went back to their attacks on gun rights and are now pushing perverted sex education in *elementary* schools. Meanwhile the drones are all over the place and the NSA does whatever the fuck it wants and there are evidently pretty intelligent people out there who still believe in elections and voting and an honest chance at a reliable political process.

    Just as a symptom of the disease today: the hadji bastards easily got themselves a permit for their bullshit down in Mordor while the regular Merkan citizen-subject bikers got the back of the Fed’s hand. That oughta tell ya something right there.

  3. MrAtoz says:

    This article sums up Obummer in a nutshell, Peace Prize Winner, anti-war, Mooslim lover. Talk about a POS, you thought The Shrub was bad:

  4. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    Thanks, but no thanks.

  5. OFD says:

    It makes for interesting bedtime reading; will unbelievers be saved? What about unbaptized babies? And how about “righteous” pagans? Is there really a Limbo? What does it mean if someone goes to Purgatory? All questions mulled over since the earliest days of the Church and continuing presently.

    Then, just to kick it up a notch for the bedside; game theory, quantum physics, and other areas that can possibly intersect with theology.

    To cap it off; readings from Augustine, Aquinas, Anselm, Maimonides, Averroes, and Avicinna. Toss in some medieval mystics: Julian of Norwich, Walter Hilton, and “The Cloud of Unknowing,” by Anonymous, probably an English monk.

    Just had an hour-long whopper of a t-storm, in which the lightning bolts lit up the whole village here. And now, movie time for OFD; probably “Lawless.” Having finished the latest full season of “Game of Thrones,” wherein more major characters bite the dust. I can’t wait to see what happens to Joffrey and the evil bastard king who slaughtered his dinner guests. Later, the complete nine years of the X-Files, and the three X-Files movies.

  6. Miles_Teg says:

    Unbaptized babies?

    Baptism isn’t required to go to heaven.


    No such place. Chapter XXXII of the Westminster Confession: “Besides these two places (heaven and hell) for souls separated from their bodies, the Scripture acknowledgeth none.”


    No such place.

    Righteous pagans?

    Not sure. Possibly.

    You should try reading some more modern stuff Dave, James Arminius, the Wesleys, the early Anabaptists (Conrad Grebel, Michael Sattler, Balthasar Hubmaier, George Blaurock, Felix Manx), D.L. Moody, even C.H. Spurgeon and George Whitefield. Avoid John Owen unless you like a really impenetrable form of Calvinist writing.

  7. SteveF says:

    A couple years ago I saw a comment on A Song of Ice and Fire which said the name of the series should be A Song of Everybody Fucking Dies. She said she wasn’t going to read any more than she had because she was sick of the author making her care for a character and then killing him off.

    Unrelated, someone elsewhere commented that Arya’s brothers led men in war but still couldn’t match her body count.

    For myself, I read the first novel. Took me most of a year. It was well written, obviously the work of a master craftsman, but I don’t really care for novels. I won’t consider reading any more until the series is complete; it would be just swell to put the time into reading six long novels, only for Martin to die. He’s no spring chicken, you know.

  8. OFD says:

    “You should try reading some more modern stuff Dave…”

    Not bloody likely. Those are all Protestant writers, mainly from the 19th-20th-centuries; we figure the Protestant Reformation as a huge tragedy! C.S. Lewis advised reading two or three old books for every new one, and that’s what I try to do; I seriously doubt any of the Protestant guys can hold a candle to Augustine or Aquinas. (I have looked through Hooker’s “Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity,” Calvin’s “Institutes,” and some of Luther’s works, but not rigorously. ) And those are old books, anyway.

  9. Lynn McGuire says:


    I love this word! It is even better than betweenst.

    The wife and I watched the movie “Flight” over the weekend. I can heartily recommend it. I absolutely disliked Denzel Washington’s character and agree with Roger Ebert that he should have been nominated for an Oscar for his acting:

    I also absolutely disliked John Goodman’s character in the movie. In fact, I did not even know that John Goodman was still making movies.

  10. OFD says:

    Goodman is still fairly active; he’s good at comic stuff but even better as a bad guy.

  11. Mike G. says:

    Steve (or anyone),

    If you’d like to read a complete series now, I suggest Steven Erikson’s “Malazan Book of the Fallen”, starting with “Gardens of the Moon”. Also consider the reread discussions on Tor’s site,

    Malazan Reread of the Fallen


  12. SteveF says:

    Thanks for the recco, Mike G, but I prefer short stories. Sure, there are some stories that just don’t fit in a short, but those are rare. Most novels for sale have about 20k words of story and 180k words of filler.

    I did that myself once: I took a story idea which I could have told in 6k words, or even 3k if I cut it to the bone, and bulked it up to 75k. Annoyingly, I got a lot of favorable feedback; readers preferred the padded style over the stripped-down style I like.

  13. Lynn McGuire says:

    There is nothing like a good 400K word book:

    I ripped through this last week and enjoyed the hound out of it (space opera, my favorite). It is an omnibus of three books published back in the early 2000s.

  14. Mike G. says:

    Yea, I hear ya. I saw the ref to A Song of Ice and Fire and figured you’d want for something similar without getting to the punch line. That said, the group rereads work here IMHO as they chunk the massive undertaking in two chapter bites.


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