Yesterday was 9/11 again and my opinion on hit hasn’t changed.
The days we need to be remembering are the fall of Saddam (April 9th); the fall of the Taliban government in Afghanistan and Tora Bora (Dec 17th); and the death of Bin Laden (May 2nd). We should hold those days high, and make sure that not only do we remember and celebrate those days—but those we defeated remember it as well. Those days should be celebrated just as we did with VE and VJ Days, right up until the greatest generation was replaced by the baby boomers, and those World War II landmarks began to fade from memory.
When the war is won, then perhaps things will be different—but as long as we are still fighting, a somber remembrance is the wrong thing to do.
So while the rest of the country puts on their sackcloth for 24 hours, I will respectfully pass on that. Instead, I will pop a cork to the passengers of Flight 93 for producing the first in many U.S. victories during the War on Terror and toast the troops who continue to win one of the toughest wars our country has ever fought.
They’ve be time to mourn when our enemies are dead.
Glenn Reynolds made this prediction on 9/11
VIRGINIA IS MAD. So am I. Hell, so is everyone. And the TV footage of jubilant Palestinians just proves what I’ve always suspected — they just don’t get it. They’ll learn. Oh, how they’ll learn. Even if it turns out that this was done by the Chinese, or disaffected high school students, their jubilation will be long remembered. The American role as “mediator” in the Middle East is over. Since — though they don’t realize it — that’s the only thing that has kept the Palestinians in the game since 1991, their future is likely to be grim, now.
Alas neither George W. Bush nor Barack Obama saw fit to teach that lesson then along came Donald Trump…
President Trump appears to have undertaken a revolution in Middle Eastern diplomacy. Reportedly, the United States will eliminate refugee status for the descendants of Palestinian refugees of 1948, the only group of people anywhere in the world to inherit refugee status. The U.S. also reportedly will eliminate funding for UNRWA, the only UN agency dedicated to a single group of refugees, namely the Palestinian Arabs. . . .
This should have been done Sept 12th 2001. Who knew that it would take Donald Trump to see the Palestinians for what they are.
speaking about Trump and 9/11 this cartoon
There are bad cartoons, and then there’s this. pic.twitter.com/8qo9IYoxPv
— David Freddoso (@freddoso) September 11, 2018
and this op-ed
“Trump is harming the dream of America more than any foreign adversary ever could.”
are getting a lot of critique but you have to remember something. 9/11 was just a bunch of terrorists murdering Americans, Trump put the power of the left and their allies in the deep state at risk, no naturally that’s more important to them.
Breitbart reports that 10 NFL players protested this week. I looked them all up, they have something in common. None of them are rookies.
At National Review Kyle Smith has a mostly good piece about how the Democrats have become the Kaepernick party.
Nike’s net approval rating plunged an astonishing 34 points last week, the kind of polling shift you wouldn’t expect to see unless Air Jordans were proven to cause ankle cancer. Keeping Kaepernick front and center in the national discourse is a bad move for a sneaker company, a bad move for the pundits and activists who cheered it, and a bad move for any Democratic office-seeker. If voters get it into their heads that this November 6 is about whether you should kneel or stand for the national anthem, it won’t work out well for Democrats in the short or long term.
I think every democrat running in a swing district needs to have Kapernick campaign with him and if they don’t it proves they are racists.
I do take issue with one remark of Smith’s piece at NRO
President Trump is a political genius in much the same way that Wile E. Coyote is a mechanical genius, but he has proven that he has some lizard-brain, WWE-tinged sense of how to push the public’s buttons.
If Trump is Wile E Coyote, then how come he keeps winning and his enemies plots all end like this:
I’d say it’s Trump that plays Road Runner to Nevertrumps Coyote.
Back to 9/11 a sec I found this old interview of me from 2011 done on 9/11/2011
The key line is this
“Barack Hussein Obama in the worst free agent signing and most expensive free agent signing in the history of the country and every Democrat in congress and every Senator in congress and every Democratic governor whether they show up on stage with him or not is on his team.”
If I was Donald Trump I’d play that message every single day till election day 2018 and maybe even till election 2020
(It’s amazing how much I’ve aged since then)
In that same video I predicted the Democrats would lose that election day.
I’m repeating that prediction today
As we all watch the cone of Hurricane Florence head toward the east coast we need to be thankful that we have a full week’s warning and plenty of time for people to get ready. Imagine what it must have been like for people 100 years ago when you might get a day or two’s warning at best or 150 years ago when there would have been no warning at all.
We don’t understand just how lucky we are sometimes.
Is it just me or does anyone else have an awful feeling that the media/left is watching with breathless anticipation for Hurricane Florence to hit in the hopes that in the wake of massive flooding massive destruction and devastation they can blame Trump for not moving fast enough to score points this election cycle?
There was a time when such a thought would never have entered my head.
Finally it’s been amazing to watch the media suddenly get all protective of the church now that the scandals threaten Bishops, Cardinals and Pope that they perceive are on their side politically. It demonstrates abuse victims were merely a means to an end to the media/left enabling an attack on an institution who opposed them on abortion and gay marriage. But I’m not worried about the Church in the long run because it’s not the Bishops Cardinals or even Pope that will ensure the faith remains. it’s people like Lucy from California
Christ and Church are greater than any one Pope, Cardinal, Bishop, Scandal or even era. Those things all change, God does not.