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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Thu, Sep. 13th, 2007 12:12 am
I <3 Cyanide and Happiness

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic

9/11 commemorative this-and-that ... starting to get on my nerves.

Yes, it's tragic that thousands of people died. I didn't know anyone personally, but I've lost friends and family members before, and I know how hard that can be, especially when they are taken from you suddenly.

But ... all of those people died for nothing. Their deaths were senseless and meaningless, and that makes it all the more tragic.

I know, I know, it's nice to think they died for freedom, for America, for the freedom of America, protecting their country. Unfortunately, the best that can be said is they were used as pawns by a terrorist organization.

The United States is worse off than it was 6 years ago. The economy has recovered somewhat, true, but our government has used 9/11 as an excuse to take away our freedoms and dilute what this country ostensibly stands for. Our government has gotten bigger and more powerful, it spies on us, and the populace lives in fear of it. We were the aggressors, and are now the occupiers, in a war on a country that made no move against us. This war has made us less safe at home by putting us at higher risk for terrorism. Our president has one of the lowest approval ratings in history.

Bush and his government are the real terrorists. The fact that a man who uses the US Constitution as toilet paper can remain in office for this long is downright criminial.

We learned nothing from 9/11. But it's never too late to start.

-- Des

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Current Mood: My anus is bleeding! :o

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queueball
queueball
Q
Thu, Sep. 13th, 2007 08:15 am (UTC)

You murka-hating librul.

i can has fix bleeding anus plz =p


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Thu, Sep. 13th, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC)

You murka-hating librul.

Oh yeah? Well, you hate poor and black people, you ... you privatized-health-care, gun-toting big-business-apologist redneck conservative!

Why, I bet you believe people should work for a living! :O

i can has fix bleeding anus plz =p

You can? Do you plug it with something or what? >.>


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queueball
queueball
Q
Thu, Sep. 13th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)

Why, I bet you believe people should work for a living!

To quote Hedwig: "After my divorce from Luther I scraped by with babysitting gigs and odd jobs — mostly the jobs we call blow."

You can? Do you plug it with something or what?

The solution to your problem lies in the Raccoon zeta function. =p


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Thu, Sep. 13th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)

A function that produces Zetas -- now there's something worthy of a software patent! =D


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sezjasaneh
sezjasaneh
Sezjasaneh
Thu, Sep. 13th, 2007 09:51 am (UTC)

*laugh* That's great :) The only 9/11 mention I think I like!

As to any serious discussion of it...don't even get me started. Sadly, if you grew up with terrorism (even a small extent), or read any sort of modern history - this isn't that big of a deal. Sad, sure, unusual, no. That kind of 'It sucks but shit happens' and not 'Oh God oh God we're all gonna die isnt this the worst thing eva?!" tends to not go over too well here.


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moment_of_me
moment_of_me
moment_of_me
Thu, Sep. 13th, 2007 01:18 pm (UTC)

Well said.


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darkone238
darkone238
Darkenwolf
Thu, Sep. 13th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)

Well said, but hearing this same thing over and over again is *also* getting tiresome (from everybody, not just here).

Guess what, next year is an election. Fresh start time.


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Thu, Sep. 13th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)

Well said, but hearing this same thing over and over again is *also* getting tiresome (from everybody, not just here).

Yeah, I'd probably feel the same way. I just haven't heard it much at all, which is why I said it myself. ;)

Guess what, next year is an election. Fresh start time.

You bet. I just hope more people are paying attention this time so we don't have a repeat of 2004. A few Democrats with half a spine would be even better.


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darkone238
darkone238
Darkenwolf
Thu, Sep. 13th, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)

People were paying attention. Just remember that in this country, people like you and (to a lesser extent me) are a minority. Plus Kerry didn't put up much of a fight :P

But this time it's all new candidates with all new corruptions and ideas. Only time will tell (and god dammit I wish I was back in my high school government class for the next election)


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Thu, Sep. 13th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)

People were paying attention.

IIRC, at the time over half of the country believed that Saddam Hussein had something to do with 9/11. That's hardly paying attention.

Just remember that in this country, people like you and (to a lesser extent me) are a minority.

Yeah... that is true.

Plus Kerry didn't put up much of a fight :P

Even more true. About the only redeeming quality John Kerry had was he wasn't Bush. :p "I'm not Bush, vote for me!" isn't a very good campaign strategy.

But this time it's all new candidates with all new corruptions and ideas. Only time will tell ...

Yeah... I hope next time around is better, but I suppose it's one of those "be patient" things. At least we're moving a little bit in the right direction, finally.


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