The "Terror" war continues but it seems to me to be more against us than them. What happened that day was no surprise - not even a little one. It's like these crazy wingers here and the shit they pull and say on a more than regular basis. Why the surprise?
Osama is gone but not much has changed. There are guns all over the country "protecting" us and after two weeks or more of ramping up by media the flags of false patriotism are flapping harder than usual on the 10th go around.
Not many flag wavers talk of what else was lost in those 10 years. That wouldn't be patriotic ya see. Go read Cujo too. He's even more sick of it then me or maybe not.
Originally posted on 9/11/08
On that morning seven years ago Bradley came into the shop and told me what happened. I went over to the chump house(pro shop) and watched for a short period of time and said in a very loud voice for the several dozen there to hear clearly "there go our rights" and walked out.
Looking back it seems a bit odd but I just knew. Called my long time Peace Corps buddy and we talked about what we had said for years that something like this was bound to happen and it did that morning. This event was not a surprise to us.
Finished out the work day turning the radio on only a couple times for unending speculation that served no purpose. Went fishing for six hours on a beautiful day in the Rockies catching so many it was easy to not think about what was to come.
Sat down in front of the tube at 9 o'clock and watched the nightmare that continues to unfold to this very day.
The nightmare referred to is not as bad but is still there. The major damage has been done and Osama gloats whether he is dead or squatting in a cave.