At the 9/11 Memorial

Come kids, I want to show you where your grandfather’s name is…
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This isn’t the first time I’ve been inside the WTC since the 9/11 attacks, particularly since I’ve been taking PATH since shortly after service was restored in November 2003. But it is the first time I’ve seen the completed 9/11 Memorial in person.

The fencing surrounding the memorial was taken down over the weekend and you no longer need to get a timed pass to enter the memorial (the 9/11 Museum is a separate issue, with a $24 admission fee imposed).

So, here are a few pictures taken earlier today of the memorial.

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Looking across the South Tower Reflecting Pool.

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Looking North at the South Tower Reflecting Pool

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Stephen Siller, whose name is memorialized in the annual Tunnel to Towers Run to raise funds for responders.

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Looking across the North reflecting pool.

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The names of those killed in the 1993 WTC bombing memorialized on the North Tower reflecting pool closest to where the new 1WTC stands.

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Rev. Mychal F. Judge, who was honored with being declared Victim number 1 by the Medical Examiner’s office.

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Looking up at 1WTC from the corner of Liberty and Greenwich.

My observations of the memorial? The enormity of the attacks is hammered home by row after row of names, of those responding to the towers and to the thousands caught inside the towers or the planes that struck them. If you focus on the sound of the waterfalls, it is a serene oasis in the heart of a busy and bustling rebirth of Lower Manhattan.

But the most moving part is what you can occasionally overhear.

“Come kids, I want to show you where your grandfather’s name is…”

Considering that so many people have never been able to bury remains of their loved ones - more than a thousand people have never been identified from the remains that have been gathered at the site, these names are a silent tribute and memorial.

Cross posted at A Blog for All

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221 comments

1 Randall Gross  May 19, 2014 10:43:05am

Great photos & write up, thanks LH.

2 Rightwingconspirator  May 19, 2014 10:46:21am

Well, that is the most poignant post on this I have yet seen anywhere. *wipes eyes*

3 Randall Gross  May 19, 2014 10:47:00am

What lens / settings were you using for that last photo?

4 Ian G.  May 19, 2014 11:02:54am
Come kids, I want to show you where your grandfather’s name is…

I’m so, so very glad that I didn’t have any friends/family who were lost in the attacks. There’s one person I knew who died in the towers: Mohammed Shajahan, who was a Bangladeshi immigrant who ran a gas station in my neighborhood where I grew up until he got a degree in information systems and got a job doing IT with Marsh & McLennan (I think). He left a wife and young kids behind. His story is as American as apple pie, until the part where the religious nutcases came to destroy it.

And yes, Pam Geller, Muslims can aspire to the American dream too, and they too were victims on 9/11.

5 Kragar  May 19, 2014 11:12:57am
6 lawhawk  May 19, 2014 11:13:01am

re: #3 Randall Gross

Those photos were all taken on my Motorola Droid Razr Maxx. It was actually the panorama mode (which worked for a change).

I’m actually going to head back there with my regular gear (Canon 60D) at a later date to get some other shots, and to show progress on the rest of the site from the new vantages afforded by the opening of the memorial.

7 Eclectic Cyborg  May 19, 2014 11:20:35am

The memorial is one of the few reasons I want to visit New York.

8 Dr Lizardo  May 19, 2014 11:20:51am

re: #5 Kragar

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9 Justanotherhuman  May 19, 2014 11:21:52am

re: #6 lawhawk

Those photos were all taken on my Motorola Droid Razr Maxx. It was actually the panorama mode (which worked for a change).

I’m actually going to head back there with my regular gear (Canon 60D) at a later date to get some other shots, and to show progress on the rest of the site from the new vantages afforded by the opening of the memorial.

Those were really quite good shots, LH.

I watched every minute of what went on that day; it was surrreal, unbelievable. We were paralyzed in front of the TV like so many millions of others (my son was off work that day).

Pretty sure that the fact that W didn’t show up for the dedication of the memorial will be exploited by the troofers.

10 Randall Gross  May 19, 2014 11:22:14am

re: #6 lawhawk

Those photos were all taken on my Motorola Droid Razr Maxx. It was actually the panorama mode (which worked for a change).

I’m actually going to head back there with my regular gear (Canon 60D) at a later date to get some other shots, and to show progress on the rest of the site from the new vantages afforded by the opening of the memorial.

That explains things, trying to correct the perspective skew the normal ways in Lightroom wasn’t working…

11 Rightwingconspirator  May 19, 2014 11:22:47am

re: #6 lawhawk

Your comment about the grandfathers name really got me. I think I’m just sick of the complainers, the infighting etc. To me that is sacred ground that best illustrates a very compelling lesson about what hate does to humanity. Nothing lasts forever but I’d hope to see that same building there, teaching us that lesson in a hundred years and more.

12 HappyWarrior  May 19, 2014 11:23:26am

These are touching photos LH. Honestly I can’t think of the 9/11 tragedy and not think of my kid brother. He was born that year and I’ve had the opportunity to watch not him grow up but him and many of his friends since I coach basketball in the winter months and score baseball here in the spring. It just makes me think about I guess how different our childhoods were. I think in a way mine was more innocent than his. Certainly we had terrorist attacks before 9/11 but 9/11 was something that hit really close to come especially if you live in the DC or NY area.

13 A Mom Anon  May 19, 2014 11:26:58am

re: #5 Kragar

I was just going to post that. These assholes better hope they don’t piss off the wrong New Yorkers or they’re liable to be walking with a limp. The brochures are really close in appearance, it’s disgusting to try and push this crap there.

14 HappyWarrior  May 19, 2014 11:29:32am

re: #13 A Mom Anon

I was just going to post that. These assholes better hope they don’t piss off the wrong New Yorkers or they’re liable to be walking with a limp. The brochures are really close in appearance, it’s disgusting to try and push this crap there.

I was really glad to see Bostonians call out the Boston Marathon CT kooks after that happened. Shit gets real old, real fast.

15 lawhawk  May 19, 2014 11:29:33am

re: #5 Kragar

Glad I didn’t see them, or those brochures, though if I did, I would have documented who was passing them out as a warning to people as to the presence of troofers passing off conspiracy nonsense.

16 Justanotherhuman  May 19, 2014 11:31:08am

re: #13 A Mom Anon

I was just going to post that. These assholes better hope they don’t piss off the wrong New Yorkers or they’re liable to be walking with a limp. The brochures are really close in appearance, it’s disgusting to try and push this crap there.

They’d better watch themselves or they won’t come out of there unscathed.

What a lot of nerve for a load of shit.

17 lawhawk  May 19, 2014 11:31:18am

re: #13 A Mom Anon

Most people just ignore ‘em. A few look on them like circus freaks, and then move on. Most people are just trying to get to/from work, or to/from the memorial/museum area.

There’s plenty of security in the memorial/museum area, so I’m not sure what rules they’ve got in place about selling those brochures (or even handing them out there).

18 b.d.  May 19, 2014 11:31:41am

re: #13 A Mom Anon

I was just going to post that. These assholes better hope they don’t piss off the wrong New Yorkers or they’re liable to be walking with a limp. The brochures are really close in appearance, it’s disgusting to try and push this crap there.

Dealey Plaza has had the same nutcases hanging around there peddling their CT stuff for decades, they have become part of the experience and are really not taken seriously by any sane visitor.

19 A Mom Anon  May 19, 2014 11:34:28am

re: #14 HappyWarrior

A good friend of mine and his wife live in NYC, his wife worked at WTC and barely made it out that day. That crap traumatizes her, even though you’d never know it cause she’s a tough old broad. I can’t imagine her keeping her mouth shut if one of these loons approached her, and boy would they have their ass handed to them, lol.

20 A Mom Anon  May 19, 2014 11:38:50am

These are lovely photos Lawhawk, thank you for sharing them. I am hoping to get up there at some point to visit not only this site but others in our parks system.

22 HappyWarrior  May 19, 2014 11:40:50am

re: #19 A Mom Anon

A good friend of mine and his wife live in NYC, his wife worked at WTC and barely made it out that day. That crap traumatizes her, even though you’d never know it cause she’s a tough old broad. I can’t imagine her keeping her mouth shut if one of these loons approached her, and boy would they have their ass handed to them, lol.

I just imagine how I’d deal with assholes like that had I survived. That’s the thing that pisses me off when people try to trivalize real horrors like 9-11, the marathon bombing, or the Holocaust when they try to claim an Obama policy they dislike is like that. Just sickening.

23 Ian G.  May 19, 2014 11:42:45am

re: #21 Dr. Matt

Yeah, see Kragar up at #5.

There’s a part of me that wants to go over there on Wednesday and confront these people, not in a threatening way, of course, but it a “you really think this?” kind of way. I’m guessing the majority of people who profess to believe 9/11 conspiracy theories haven’t really thought about it. They just distrust the Bush administration (not wrongly, of course) and are being preyed upon by charlatans.

24 Feline Fearless Leader  May 19, 2014 11:43:16am

re: #21 Dr. Matt

And now this:

Truthers Trufers produce deceptive look-alike brochure for 9/11 Memorial Museum opening

I take it the official brochures (or at least the design) has been floating around for a little while in order to give the nuts time to mimic the design.

25 Dr. Matt  May 19, 2014 11:46:13am

re: #23 Ian G.

Yeah, see Kragar up at #5.

There’s a part of me that wants to go over there on Wednesday and confront these people, not in a threatening way, of course……

1. Ooops. Thanks.

2. Trufers come from the same cut of jib as the LGF stalkers, birfers, and Alex Jones nut bags. They are unreasonable, unstable, and unworthy of your time.

26 Feline Fearless Leader  May 19, 2014 11:48:47am

re: #25 Dr. Matt

1. Ooops. Thanks.

2. Trufers come from the same cut of jib as the LGF stalkers, birfers, and Alex Jones nut bags. They are unreasonable, unstable, and unworthy of your time.

Well, a poorly cut jib leads to lower performance and less stability. That explains a lot. And obviously not as efficient when reaching.

;)

27 Dr. Matt  May 19, 2014 11:54:06am

On a completely off-topic (and slightly superficial), but does anyone else think Elisabeth Hasselbeck looks quite different from her The View days? Plastic surgery or Fox-induced anorexia? Both? She looks unhealthy now.

28 Feline Fearless Leader  May 19, 2014 11:57:45am

re: #27 Dr. Matt

On a completely off-topic (and slightly superficial), but does anyone else think Elisabeth Hasselbeck looks quite different from her The View days? Plastic surgery or Fox-induced anorexia? Both?

She is known to be suffering from celiac disease. So could be a complication from that.

29 lawhawk  May 19, 2014 11:58:38am

Know who’s a dumbass, troofer, and bigot? Macklemore. Yeah, that Macklemore.

30 Dr. Matt  May 19, 2014 11:59:02am

re: #28 Feline Fearless Leader

She is known to be suffering from celiac disease. So could be a complication from that.

Ah. That sucks. Sorry to hear that…even if she is an insufferable RWNJ.

31 b.d.  May 19, 2014 12:01:33pm

re: #29 lawhawk

Know who’s a dumbass, troofer, and bigot? Macklemore. Yeah, that Macklemore.

Having made one hit song means people should care what I think about stuff!!!

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32 Sergey Romanov  May 19, 2014 12:02:01pm

re: #29 lawhawk

He seems to be so stupid, that this might be his excuse - maybe he, being an imbecile, really did not understand what he did there.

33 Iwouldprefernotto  May 19, 2014 12:04:12pm

Am I the only one offended by the $24 price tag for the museum?

34 lawhawk  May 19, 2014 12:05:06pm
35 Feline Fearless Leader  May 19, 2014 12:07:27pm

re: #33 Iwouldprefernotto

Am I the only one offended by the $24 price tag for the museum?

It’s a private foundation running the museum. And getting into the Art Museum here in Philly is $20.

36 Ian G.  May 19, 2014 12:07:43pm

re: #29 lawhawk

Know who’s a dumbass, troofer, and bigot? Macklemore. Yeah, that Macklemore.

Well, at least it’s not someone whose music I give a damn about who is making an idiot of himself. If Jason Isbell or Colin Meloy (for instance) were to dress up as anti-Semitic stereotypes and tweet troofer shit, I’d probably curl up in a ball and cry.

37 lawhawk  May 19, 2014 12:08:23pm

re: #33 Iwouldprefernotto

Am I the only one offended by the $24 price tag for the museum?

You’re not. I’ve long said it should be free, and that the Memorial/Museum be turned over to the NPS for curating, maintaining, and securing. The NPS can do the job better, and with less overhead than the Memorial Foundation.

The museum was able to open only after Mayor Bloomberg donated a bunch of money, and the admission fee covers only part of the overhead cost.

So, when you hear politicos complaining about the admission fee, tell them to make the funds available in the NPS budget to make it happen. Or if they’re NYS politicos, make a line item in the state budget to cover the costs.

It is a site and museum that should be free for all to visit and understand what happened on 9/11, who perpetrated the attacks, and who were the victims of al Qaeda on that day.

38 Backwoods_Sleuth  May 19, 2014 12:09:09pm
39 Feline Fearless Leader  May 19, 2014 12:09:54pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

I presume the Twitters are alive with screams of martyrdom?
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40 Rocky-in-Connecticut  May 19, 2014 12:09:56pm

I lived right next door to the Fire Station on E 2nd St. I said hello to them every day as I walked to work in the morning. They lost 6 men and both of their fire engines. By the next day they had pulled the wrecked Co. sign off the side of one of the smashed trucks and leaned it up against the outside wall of the firehouse. A huge memorial of flowers went up around the sign to the point you had to walk into the street to get around the flowers and tributes.

It pains me that after the attacks I never again saw some familiar faces I’d seen every day there in front of the station. The photos of those 6 men hung outside the station for months undisturbed. I learned throughout this that the will to inflict pain and suffering can never be allowed to triumph over the will to explore, to learn, to experiment, to develop, and to love.

41 HappyWarrior  May 19, 2014 12:10:07pm

re: #36 Ian G.

Well, at least it’s not someone whose music I give a damn about who is making an idiot of himself. If Jason Isbell or Colin Meloy (for instance) were to dress up as anti-Semitic stereotypes and tweet troofer shit, I’d probably curl up in a ball and cry.

Updinging for nice taste in music. It is a little disappointing honestly. Not a huge Mackelmore fan but still disappointing.

42 HappyWarrior  May 19, 2014 12:10:37pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Quick! Get this man a reality show and book deal so more people can hear the ravings of a bigoted kook.

43 Ian G.  May 19, 2014 12:10:55pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

44 Kragar  May 19, 2014 12:13:07pm
45 Feline Fearless Leader  May 19, 2014 12:13:19pm

re: #42 HappyWarrior

Quick! Get this man a reality show and book deal so more people can hear the ravings of a bigoted kook.

How about Survivor: Algonquin where a bunch of RWNJs get put together in a camp on a lake in Ontario where they can conspire against each other, compare conspiracy and Truther theories, and get eaten alive by mosquitoes?
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46 Kragar  May 19, 2014 12:13:41pm

Seriously on the verge of just breaking some shit

47 Feline Fearless Leader  May 19, 2014 12:14:02pm

re: #44 Kragar

If you don’t have the memo it didn’t happen.
:p

48 b.d.  May 19, 2014 12:14:39pm

re: #34 lawhawk

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YOU CAN’T TRY A TERRORISM CASE IN FEDERAL COURT!!!1! IN NYC!?!?!?!? OMG!! ARE YOU CRAZY?!?!?!

49 Kragar  May 19, 2014 12:15:16pm

re: #47 Feline Fearless Leader

If you don’t have the memo it didn’t happen.
:p

Getting IMs from my coworkers right now

“Isn’t this what your plan was weeks ago?”

Youtube Video

50 Bulworth  May 19, 2014 12:16:48pm

Kragar posted: Always fun when your boss announces his great new idea and its something you came up with months ago but he said wouldn’t work

Oh, you must have the boss with the pointy hair.*

*Dilbert

51 Iwouldprefernotto  May 19, 2014 12:17:46pm

re: #35 Feline Fearless Leader

It’s a private foundation running the museum. And getting into the Art Museum here in Philly is $20.

The art museum is not the same. No one should own 9/11. 24 bucks says otherwise. I will never pay this. Ever.

52 Kragar  May 19, 2014 12:18:52pm
53 Feline Fearless Leader  May 19, 2014 12:19:12pm

re: #51 Iwouldprefernotto

The art museum is not the same. No one should own 9/11. 24 bucks says otherwise. I will never pay this. Ever.

I’m not surprised by it. Probably would not pay it either. And like Lawhawk would prefer it to be state or federally owned and operated and be free of charge given its cultural importance.

54 Pie-onist Overlord  May 19, 2014 12:20:22pm

HURR HURR LIBRULZ IS LYING ABOUT TEH CHRIST-FEARIN’ GUN-HUGGIN’ 2ND AMENDMANT PATRIOTS!!!!!!

Dana is trying desperately to debunk this.

55 jaunte  May 19, 2014 12:22:24pm

re: #54 Pie-onist Overlord

Dr. Evil voice: “That’s One HUNDRED Dollars!!!”

56 Dr Lizardo  May 19, 2014 12:23:58pm

re: #34 lawhawk

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Ah…..Abu Hamza. No surprise - he was quite a pain in the patootie back when he was running the Finsbury Park Mosque in London.

He was arrested in 2003 in Britain, and in 2005, the Muslim Association of Britain took over the mosque, sacked the board of directors (Hamza’s buddies), and ran Hamza’s followers in the congregation out.

On the other hand, the MAB also organized a speaking tour of the UK for Anwar al-Awlaki back in 2007. Yeesh……not something I’d do, that’s for damned sure.

57 b.d.  May 19, 2014 12:24:55pm

re: #55 jaunte

Dr. Evil voice: “That’s One HUNDRED Dollars!!!”

ONE HUNDRED SAMOLIANS!?!?!?!

58 Bulworth  May 19, 2014 12:26:34pm

Folks, I’ve offered to pay Mother Jones editor
@markfollman
$100 for Indy airport security tape and witness reports of spitting incident.

—-

Mother Jones must also, too, provide (Confirmed. FACT) produce hand over to ME the garment that was spat upon and show me the spot on garment where the spit landed or else ur argument=invalidated@!!11

59 Pie-onist Overlord  May 19, 2014 12:27:09pm

Oh and, you know Dim Jim’s new website “Progressives Today” already flagged by the corporate firewall as a malware trap.

60 Bulworth  May 19, 2014 12:29:57pm

Pie-onist Overlord posted:

Oh and, you know Dim Jim’s new website “Progressives Today” already flagged by the corporate firewall as a malware trap.

Even using TGDN can’t get you through the firewall….

61 makeitstop  May 19, 2014 12:30:48pm

re: #57 b.d.

ONE HUNDRED SAMOLIANS!?!?!?!

Two….hunnnnndred and fifty….donuts…

Youtube Video

62 Dr Lizardo  May 19, 2014 12:30:59pm

And up in Oregon,

Judge overturns Measure 36, legalizing same-sex marriage in Oregon

A federal judge on Monday struck down Oregon’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage, saying it is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Michael McShane said the ban unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex couples and ordered the state not to enforce it. State officials earlier refused to defend the constitutional ban in court.

McShane joined judges in seven other states who have struck down gay marriage bans, though appeals are underway.

katu.com

63 jaunte  May 19, 2014 12:32:29pm
64 b.d.  May 19, 2014 12:34:47pm
Data Pirates of the Caribbean: The NSA Is Recording Every Cell Phone Call in the Bahamas

firstlook.org

Any one brave enough to let Glenn know that the Bahamas aren’t in the Caribbean?

65 Pie-onist Overlord  May 19, 2014 12:36:04pm

WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

66 jaunte  May 19, 2014 12:38:44pm

re: #65 Pie-onist Overlord

They’re trying to scare away Common Core:

67 freetoken  May 19, 2014 12:40:40pm

re: #64 b.d.

firstlook.org

Any one brave enough to let Glenn know that the Bahamas aren’t in the Caribbean?

Yeah, everyone knows they are near Perth.

68 b.d.  May 19, 2014 12:41:04pm

re: #67 freetoken

Yeah, everyone knows they are near Perth.

By that plane?

69 Skip Intro  May 19, 2014 12:41:07pm

re: #65 Pie-onist Overlord

WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

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Well, Ohio allows concealed carry in bars, and nothing has ever happened there.

Oh, wait.

7 shot, 1 badly beaten in Sandusky bar

toledonewsnow.com

Never mind.

70 Pie-onist Overlord  May 19, 2014 12:41:44pm

Gun-fuckers still have not explained how having a gun will protect a woman from somebody dropping a roofie in her drink, or from being assaulted by a trusted friend or authority figure.

71 Backwoods_Sleuth  May 19, 2014 12:42:54pm

re: #66 jaunte

They’re trying to scare away Common Core:

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FL state rep warns Common Core will cause your children to “become as homosexual as they possibly can.”

As opposed to just a little bit homosexual?

72 jaunte  May 19, 2014 12:43:52pm

re: #71 Backwoods_Sleuth

All the way up to eleven.

73 Kragar  May 19, 2014 12:47:55pm

re: #70 Pie-onist Overlord

Gun-fuckers still have not explained how having a gun will protect a woman from somebody dropping a roofie in her drink, or from being assaulted by a trusted friend or authority figure.

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I’m not even going to bother addressing that derp

74 allegro  May 19, 2014 12:49:41pm

re: #70 Pie-onist Overlord

Gun-fuckers still have not explained how having a gun will protect a woman from somebody dropping a roofie in her drink, or from being assaulted by a trusted friend or authority figure.

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They also leave out the end of the story. If a woman shoots a guy who is attempting to rape her SHE is the one who will be arrested and imprisoned. She gets fucked either way.

75 Pie-onist Overlord  May 19, 2014 12:50:29pm

re: #73 Kragar

I’m not even going to bother addressing that derp

*sadface*

76 lawhawk  May 19, 2014 12:51:04pm
77 Backwoods_Sleuth  May 19, 2014 12:53:16pm

re: #74 allegro

They also leave out the end of the story. If a woman shoots a guy who is attempting to rape her SHE is the one who will be arrested and imprisoned. She gets fucked either way.

Because everyone knows that the only women who get raped are sluts who were asking for it…

//spit

78 Kragar  May 19, 2014 12:53:51pm

re: #75 Pie-onist Overlord

*sadface*

Got a lot on my plate at work right now, can’t take the time to slap him down properly

79 allegro  May 19, 2014 12:54:11pm

re: #77 Backwoods_Sleuth

Because everyone knows that the only women who get raped are sluts who were asking for it…

//spit

And lying bitches who just got mad at their boyfriends and shot ‘em. Yup.

80 Testy Toad T  May 19, 2014 12:55:06pm

re: #76 lawhawk

There’s a motherfucking gift shop?!

Stop the world. I want off.

81 Ian G.  May 19, 2014 12:55:26pm

re: #62 Dr Lizardo

Wow. The reason I was in Portland this past weekend was for a lesbian wedding. Well, at least they only had to wait 48 hours for their “commitment ceremony” to get state recognition.

82 Rightwingconspirator  May 19, 2014 12:56:10pm

You can’t fight a stupid meme. Best to treat it like a troll. Don’t feed the meme.

83 Bulworth  May 19, 2014 12:56:32pm

Awesome! OK Lawmakers Pass Bill Expanding Concealed Carry to School Parking Lots

OK a dangerous place, is it? Full of predators waiting to fall upon the first unarmed person.

/

84 Feline Fearless Leader  May 19, 2014 12:57:06pm

re: #80 Testy Toad T

There’s a motherfucking gift shop?!

Stop the world. I want off.

The martyr’s finger bones come in sets of ten.
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85 Pie-onist Overlord  May 19, 2014 12:57:29pm

re: #77 Backwoods_Sleuth

Because everyone knows that the only women who get raped are sluts who were asking for it…

//spit

TEH ONLY *LEGITIMATE RAPE* IS A BLAH OR BROWN MAN HIDING IN TEH BUSHES GRABS TEH CHRISTIAN WHITE GIRL!!!!!!

86 Justanotherhuman  May 19, 2014 12:57:49pm

re: #76 lawhawk

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Describing the 9/11 site as “New York’s hottest tourist attraction” is very jarring.

87 Bulworth  May 19, 2014 12:58:40pm

Awesome! OK Lawmakers Pass Bill Expanding Concealed Carry to School Parking Lots

The only reasonable thing to do, really, when the SuperFlu has been unleashed on the world, 99% of the American population has died, there are no police, and The Walking Dude is gathering his legions in the old Sin City to do battle with the forces of good.

88 Testy Toad T  May 19, 2014 12:59:00pm

re: #86 Justanotherhuman

Describing the 9/11 site as “New York’s hottest tourist attraction” is very jarring.

It needs to be said, because it is true and we need to be appropriately jarred.

89 Ian G.  May 19, 2014 12:59:41pm

re: #86 Justanotherhuman

Describing the 9/11 site as “New York’s hottest tourist attraction” is very jarring.

Yeah, but just because a lot of people are visiting doesn’t mean that they aren’t treating it with solemn respect. I mean, Auschwitz and Gettysburg get a lot of tourists too, but that doesn’t make either a hot party zone.

That being said, why the hell is there a gift shop?

90 FemNaziBitch  May 19, 2014 1:01:16pm

beautiful pics, Lawhawk. Thanks for posting.

91 lawhawk  May 19, 2014 1:02:20pm

re: #80 Testy Toad T

There’s a motherfucking gift shop?!

Stop the world. I want off.

I get that there’s a gift shop, because they have to fund the museum/memorial operations somewhere (there’s no public funding for it otherwise).

How do you suppose it is funded, when the feds and GOP refuse to fund it, and NYS doesn’t have a budget line for it?

It’s going to come from admission fees and gift shop sales. Sad, but that’s where it’s at.

92 dog philosopher  May 19, 2014 1:02:50pm

New York’s hottest tourist attraction

an aspect of it from the point of view of a native of NYC (even though i have undergone the formal conversion to being a californian) is that it marks the re-integration of NYC into the rest of the united states

california it seems has taken the place of NYC as the area of the u.s. that wingnuts hate the most

93 RealityBasedSteve  May 19, 2014 1:03:04pm

re: #62 Dr Lizardo

And up in Oregon,

Judge overturns Measure 36, legalizing same-sex marriage in Oregon

katu.com

It’s amazing how fast this is moving. I’m going to make a prediction that in 5 years SSM will be legal across the entire country. In some cases by the will of the people, and in some case by the courts holding that equal protection clause holds.

In any case, it doesn’t affect me, I have no desire to get involved in a SSM, heck I h’ve got no desire to get involved in ANY kind of marriage, but it does impact people I know and care about. Pretty much a foregone conclusion that my neck of the woods (Tennessee) will be one of the last of the group to realize that the times, they are a-changing.

RBS
After marriage, isn’t it pretty much ALL the Same Sex?

94 Pie-onist Overlord  May 19, 2014 1:03:25pm

re: #89 Ian G.

That being said, why the hell is there a gift shop?

FREE MARKET!!!!!!! ENTERPENNERS!!!!!

95 lawhawk  May 19, 2014 1:04:23pm

re: #93 RealityBasedSteve

SSM doesn’t affect me, or my already valid marriage in NYS. But it does mean that someone who wants a SSM can get one - and the benefits that accrue to those who are married (tax, insurance, health, inheritance, etc., and other related benefits).

96 Pie-onist Overlord  May 19, 2014 1:04:26pm

This thing is fucking terrifying.

97 b_sharp  May 19, 2014 1:04:36pm

Did you notice that sarcasm is an essential trait of this place?

98 FemNaziBitch  May 19, 2014 1:05:42pm

re: #97 b_sharp

Did you notice that sarcasm is an essential trait of this place?

Why?

99 FemNaziBitch  May 19, 2014 1:06:14pm

re: #80 Testy Toad T

There’s a motherfucking gift shop?!

Stop the world. I want off.

There is always a gift shop!

And thank goodness, where else are you going to get a frappacino?

100 Testy Toad T  May 19, 2014 1:06:17pm

re: #97 b_sharp

Did you notice that sarcasm is an essential trait of this place?

Whoa, what a stunning realization. Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. I don’t know where we’d be without you.

101 Kragar  May 19, 2014 1:06:33pm
102 dog philosopher  May 19, 2014 1:06:56pm

US State Department would not say whether Gen. Khalifa Hifter’s takeover of Libya parliament was a coup

no relation to either calafia the queen of california or hitler i take it

103 dog philosopher  May 19, 2014 1:07:49pm

re: #97 b_sharp

Did you notice that sarcasm is an essential trait of this place?

like, no, dude, i never noticed any sarcasm here at all, duh!

104 FemNaziBitch  May 19, 2014 1:09:23pm

people who don’t enjoy sarcasm bore me.

105 RealityBasedSteve  May 19, 2014 1:09:26pm

re: #96 Pie-onist Overlord

This thing is fucking terrifying.

[Embedded content]

I don’t know what’s worse… the bulging eyes staring at you… or the human teeth that lurk within. It’s like Geiger was doing the “Kool-Aide Man” while tripping on acid.

Add on the creepy “Clockwork Orange” vibe I’m getting off of it… it’s squidges me out. (And I don’t squidge easy)

RBS

106 Shiplord Kirel  May 19, 2014 1:09:41pm

re: #97 b_sharp

Did you notice that sarcasm is an essential trait of this place?

No. Sarcasm and similar expressions of bourgeois levity are not required and are therefore forbidden.

107 Lidane  May 19, 2014 1:10:34pm

Aww yeah. I can’t wait to see this:

Youtube Video

108 jaunte  May 19, 2014 1:10:49pm

re: #96 Pie-onist Overlord

This thing is fucking terrifying.

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Looks like the Wallace & Gromit cartoons.

109 GunstarGreen  May 19, 2014 1:10:57pm

re: #96 Pie-onist Overlord

This thing is fucking terrifying.

[Embedded content]

I’m kind of not cool with anthropomorphizing a box of childhood-onset diabetes.

Which is weird, because it’s not like it’s any more horrifying than anything else they’ve done in marketing their slop to kids. Or any of the other manufacturers of staggeringly-unhealthy food-like products targeted at children.

110 Kragar  May 19, 2014 1:11:02pm

I see Captain Obvious has paid us a visit.

111 FemNaziBitch  May 19, 2014 1:11:06pm
112 Justanotherhuman  May 19, 2014 1:11:46pm

Jesushchrist.

Hamden, Conn., police: Former Quinnipiac University student phoned in bomb threats to try to cancel graduation to keep drop-out secret - @nbcconnecticut
Read more on nbcconnecticut.com

113 FemNaziBitch  May 19, 2014 1:12:13pm

I watched the new Riddick last night.

The opening was good. I like the Riddick saga.

114 b_sharp  May 19, 2014 1:12:16pm

I was seriously concerned that sarcasm as an art was disappearing, much like purposeful irony has.

115 FemNaziBitch  May 19, 2014 1:12:44pm

re: #114 b_sharp

I was seriously concerned that sarcasm as an art was disappearing, much like purposeful irony has.

No you weren’t

116 b_sharp  May 19, 2014 1:13:27pm

re: #115 FemNaziBitch

No you weren’t

Like you would know.

117 Kragar  May 19, 2014 1:14:09pm

re: #107 Lidane

Aww yeah. I can’t wait to see this:

[Embedded content]

Video

Yeah, I’ll be there for that.

118 jaunte  May 19, 2014 1:14:13pm

re: #114 b_sharp

Here we are all neo-sincere.

119 NJDhockeyfan  May 19, 2014 1:14:57pm

Superb thread Lawhawk! One day I want to take my kids there. Right now they have no idea the significance of what happened on 9-11.

120 b_sharp  May 19, 2014 1:15:47pm

re: #118 jaunte

Here we are all neo-sincere.

I much prefer quasi-sincere.

121 jaunte  May 19, 2014 1:16:14pm

re: #120 b_sharp

Half-updinged.

122 Skip Intro  May 19, 2014 1:16:15pm

re: #105 RealityBasedSteve

I don’t know what’s worse… the bulging eyes staring at you… or the human teeth that lurk within. It’s like Geiger was doing the “Kool-Aide Man” while tripping on acid.

Add on the creepy “Clockwork Orange” vibe I’m getting off of it… it’s squidges me out. (And I don’t squidge easy)

RBS

Does it move? Please tell me it doesn’t move.

123 Kragar  May 19, 2014 1:16:50pm

If you guys keep at it, I’ll have to ask Commander Comeback and his sidekick, Snappy Retort, to break this up

124 sattv4u2  May 19, 2014 1:17:22pm

re: #122 Skip Intro

Does it move? Please tell me it doesn’t move.

You’ll have a weird move(ment) after eating it’s contents!

125 FemNaziBitch  May 19, 2014 1:17:43pm
126 FemNaziBitch  May 19, 2014 1:19:08pm

re: #125 FemNaziBitch

NRA comes out against #BringBackOurGirls campaign

Because, it’s a way to promote the Organization, not to actually help the girls.

127 b_sharp  May 19, 2014 1:19:15pm

re: #125 FemNaziBitch

NRA comes out against #BringBackOurGirls campaign

I take it those girls should have had guns?

128 Pie-onist Overlord  May 19, 2014 1:20:16pm

HURR HURR!!!!! GUBMIT REGULASHUNS IS DESTROYING A LITTLE KID’S ENTERPENNERWHATCHACALLIT!!!!!! HURR HURR WHY CAN’T A LITTLE KID MIX UP A BATCH OF LEMONAID IN TEH SAME BUCKET THAT MOM USE TO WASH TEH FLOORS!!!!!!

129 Pie-onist Overlord  May 19, 2014 1:21:03pm

IT’S A VERIZON COMMERCIAL U DIPSHITS, NOT A BUSINESS PLAN.

130 b_sharp  May 19, 2014 1:21:21pm

So how is everybody this holiday Monday?

131 FemNaziBitch  May 19, 2014 1:21:36pm

re: #127 b_sharp

I take it those girls should have had guns?

or their teachers. Not sure what having a gun has to do with this at all. The point being that the NIgerian government didn’t do jack shit about the situation until the International Community was MADE AWARE BY TWEETS and put pressure on them.

132 Jordy LuhPhorj  May 19, 2014 1:22:01pm

I went to the Atomic Bomb Museum in Nagasaki, Japan long ago. I was holding back tears, I felt some weird guilt as an American even though I wasn’t even alive when the bomb dropped. I was solemn. The Japanese on the other hand were having a great time! Kids laughing and playing on the displays, adult snapping flash pictures with big grins on. It was fucking bizarre. And there was a gift shop! I’m sure this museum will be the same in 70 years. It’s just humans, most of us are unthinking asses.

133 Pie-onist Overlord  May 19, 2014 1:22:10pm

re: #130 b_sharp

So how is everybody this holiday Monday?

The holiday is next Monday. We’re going to Canada.

134 RealityBasedSteve  May 19, 2014 1:22:13pm

re: #122 Skip Intro

Does it move? Please tell me it doesn’t move.

You don’t think it moves…. but late at night, when you’re sleeping, how would you know???

RBS

135 b_sharp  May 19, 2014 1:22:22pm

re: #131 FemNaziBitch

or their teachers. Not sure what having a gun has to do with this at all. The point being that the NIgerian government didn’t do jack shit about the situation until the International Community was MADE AWARE BY TWEETS and put pressure on them.

The NRA are such well meaning loons.

136 FemNaziBitch  May 19, 2014 1:22:34pm

re: #134 RealityBasedSteve

You don’t think it moves…. but late at night, when you’re sleeping, how would you know???

RBS

the holiday seems to have moved

137 b_sharp  May 19, 2014 1:22:57pm

re: #133 Pie-onist Overlord

The holiday is next Monday. We’re going to Canada.

Canada is having a holiday today.

138 Justanotherhuman  May 19, 2014 1:22:59pm

re: #130 b_sharp

So how is everybody this holiday Monday?

What holiday?

I’m lucky if I know what season it is. : )

139 FemNaziBitch  May 19, 2014 1:23:12pm

re: #135 b_sharp

The NRA are such well meaning loons self-serving puppets.

FTFY

140 sattv4u2  May 19, 2014 1:23:19pm

re: #130 b_sharp

So how is everybody this holiday Monday?

My names not Victoria, so no holiday for me!!

141 b_sharp  May 19, 2014 1:24:38pm

re: #138 Justanotherhuman

What holiday?

I’m lucky if I know what season it is. : )

Victoria Day
A holiday for queens.
I’m tweeting from the queen city right now.

142 sattv4u2  May 19, 2014 1:25:01pm

re: #138 Justanotherhuman

What holiday?

I’m lucky if I know what season it is. : )

It’s basketball and hockey playoff season. Also Major League Baseball regular season!
You’re welcome

143 Testy Toad T  May 19, 2014 1:25:14pm

re: #132 Jordy LuhPhorj

I went to the Atomic Bomb Museum in Nagasaki, Japan long ago. I was holding back tears, I felt some weird guilt as an American even though I wasn’t even alive when the bomb dropped. I was solemn. The Japanese on the other hand were having a great time! Kids laughing and playing on the displays, adult snapping flash pictures with big grins on. It was fucking bizarre. And there was a gift shop! I’m sure this museum will be the same in 70 years. It’s just humans, most of us are unthinking asses.

I’m not totally clear on why everything needs a museum.

Was a memorial not enough?

144 wrenchwench  May 19, 2014 1:25:18pm

re: #130 b_sharp

So how is everybody this holiday Monday?

Fine, thank you.

Youtube Video

145 RealityBasedSteve  May 19, 2014 1:25:30pm

re: #136 FemNaziBitch

the holiday seems to have moved

Well, where I work we have a “Floating Holiday”.

RBS

146 jaunte  May 19, 2014 1:26:05pm
147 Skip Intro  May 19, 2014 1:26:24pm

re: #125 FemNaziBitch

NRA comes out against #BringBackOurGirls campaign

FUCK THE NRA.

You can never say that too many times.

148 FemNaziBitch  May 19, 2014 1:26:44pm
149 RealityBasedSteve  May 19, 2014 1:26:58pm

re: #142 sattv4u2

It’s basketball and hockey playoff season. Also Major League Baseball regular season!
You’re welcome

that’s right… Hockeyball is competing for the Triple Crown isn’t it?

RBS

150 Justanotherhuman  May 19, 2014 1:27:28pm

Along with the heat, drought and fires, all you need in CA now is a major earthquake. I have my fingers crossed you don’t.

3.9-magnitude earthquake near Big Bear City, Calif.; 4.1 miles deep - USGS
Read more on usgs.gov

151 b_sharp  May 19, 2014 1:28:32pm

I feel let down by the wingnuts.
No new outrage for a new week.
That’s shameful.

152 sattv4u2  May 19, 2014 1:28:46pm

re: #149 RealityBasedSteve

that’s right… Hockeyball is competing for the Triple Crown isn’t it?

RBS

2 down, 1 to go!

Will be the 1st since 1978!

153 Skip Intro  May 19, 2014 1:30:05pm

re: #127 b_sharp

I take it those girls should have had guns?

Everybody in the world should have guns, and lots of them. In fact, everyone should have so many guns they need to hire other people to help them carry them all, and those people should have lots of their own guns too.

It solves the unemployment problem overnight, and the world overpopulation problem too.

Win/Win, NRA style.

154 RealityBasedSteve  May 19, 2014 1:30:13pm

re: #148 FemNaziBitch

No Heathens Served: “Because we are better than you.

hey, I scored a 95%!!!!!

RBS

155 Justanotherhuman  May 19, 2014 1:30:48pm

re: #141 b_sharp

Victoria Day
A holiday for queens.
I’m tweeting from the queen city right now.

Actually, Charlotte, NC is the Queen City. Named for Queen Charlotte, wife of George III.

156 FemNaziBitch  May 19, 2014 1:32:01pm

QUESTION your Candidate:
Youtube Video

157 Skip Intro  May 19, 2014 1:32:18pm

re: #151 b_sharp

I feel let down by the wingnuts.
No new outrage for a new week.
That’s shameful.

What you talking about? Didn’t you just read above about the little girl who had her lemonade stand shut down by jackbooted Nazi Stormtroopers?

158 Pie-onist Overlord  May 19, 2014 1:32:41pm

re: #154 RealityBasedSteve

hey, I scored a 95%!!!!!

RBS

Where is the quiz? Did they take it down?

159 RealityBasedSteve  May 19, 2014 1:32:43pm

re: #155 Justanotherhuman

Actually, Charlotte, NC is the Queen City. Named for Queen Charlotte, wife of George III.

I beg to differ… Clarksville TN is The Queen City I know, because my trash can is marked “Queen City Refuse” (I’m now sure what it’s refusing however)

RBS

160 b_sharp  May 19, 2014 1:33:10pm

re: #155 Justanotherhuman

Actually, Charlotte, NC is the Queen City. Named for Queen Charlotte, wife of George III.

No, Regina is the queen city.

161 RealityBasedSteve  May 19, 2014 1:33:38pm

re: #158 Pie-onist Overlord

Where is the quiz? Did they take it down?

Survey…

Truth is, this a gag survey that somebody posted up on their Facebook page… but seems just as good a criteria as the one they are using.

RBS

162 Justanotherhuman  May 19, 2014 1:34:24pm

re: #160 b_sharp

No, Regina is the queen city.

But I’ll bet Charlotte has more queens that Regina (even though it rhymes with vagina).

163 sattv4u2  May 19, 2014 1:34:26pm

re: #155 Justanotherhuman

Actually, Charlotte, NC is the Queen City. Named for Queen Charlotte, wife of George III.

“Queen City” is a term which is often used to describe a city which is the largest city in a country, state, province, or territory, but which is not the capital.

There’s an extensive list of “QUEEN CITIES” in the USA

en.wikipedia.org

164 FemNaziBitch  May 19, 2014 1:35:05pm
165 Ian G.  May 19, 2014 1:35:20pm

re: #163 sattv4u2

“Queen City” is a term which is often used to describe a city which is the largest city in a country, state, province, or territory, but which is not the capital.

There’s an extensive list of “QUEEN CITIES” in the USA

en.wikipedia.org

Yeah, I was about to rhetorically ask “how many Queen Cities are there?” I knew that it was a nickname of Buffalo and Cincinnati, for instance.

166 b_sharp  May 19, 2014 1:35:50pm

re: #162 Justanotherhuman

But I’ll bet Charlotte has more queens that Regina (even though it rhymes with vagina).

Probably. It’s 3 times the size.

167 klys  May 19, 2014 1:36:09pm

I’ve been up to the city any number of times both before and after 9/11.

I have not been to the memorial site. I’m not sure if/when I will go, although the husband certainly wants to.

Going in some ways means wrestling with the very real, raw emotions I still remember from that morning, with the pain I saw on classmates’ faces as they were looking for information about family or - in at least one case - got the bad news.

I know that for some people, the memorial is a very important place for their healing, and I don’t begrudge them that. I just don’t know when I’m going to be able to bring myself to see it.

168 Pie-onist Overlord  May 19, 2014 1:36:16pm

re: #161 RealityBasedSteve

Survey…

I thought there was an interactive quiz, not a screenshot.

169 Bulworth  May 19, 2014 1:36:25pm

Pie-onist Overlord posted:
Police Shutdown of 11-Year Old’s Lemonade Stand at California Race Widely Unreported

Typical librul media Establishment not faithfully reporting real America stories only Libtard propaganda what about Freedoms and Libertee??????!1

170 b_sharp  May 19, 2014 1:36:51pm

re: #163 sattv4u2

“Queen City” is a term which is often used to describe a city which is the largest city in a country, state, province, or territory, but which is not the capital.

There’s an extensive list of “QUEEN CITIES” in the USA

en.wikipedia.org

Except Regina, which was named after Queen Victoria (Victoria Regina), is the capital city of Sask and was designed as such.

171 FemNaziBitch  May 19, 2014 1:37:40pm

bbl

173 CuriousLurker  May 19, 2014 1:39:03pm

Excellent post & great pics, lawhawk.

The way the new tower reflects the sky makes it quite beautiful, and the waterfalls of the reflecting pool seem like the perfect touch.

I’m really glad you posted the pics as I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to bring myself to actually set foot on ground zero.

174 sattv4u2  May 19, 2014 1:39:35pm

re: #170 b_sharp

Except Regina, which was named after Queen Victoria, is the capital city of Sask and was designed as such.

Yeah, but some here in the states were also named after “Queen XXX”

For instance ,,Charlotte, North Carolina, named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen consort of the United Kingdom

175 b_sharp  May 19, 2014 1:43:20pm

re: #174 sattv4u2

Yeah, but some here in the states were also named after “Queen XXX”

For instance ,,Charlotte, North Carolina, named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen consort of the United Kingdom

The word regina means queen. At least according to the British.

176 sagehen  May 19, 2014 1:44:59pm

re: #146 jaunte

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How can it be “unscheduled” if you’re telling us when it’s scheduled for?

177 Kragar  May 19, 2014 1:45:36pm

re: #175 b_sharp

The word regina means queen. At least according to the British.

They also call fries chips, so screw them.

178 sattv4u2  May 19, 2014 1:45:46pm

re: #176 sagehen

How can it be “unscheduled” if you’re telling us when it’s scheduled for?

Jumbo Shrimp!

179 jaunte  May 19, 2014 1:46:04pm

re: #176 sagehen

I guess it was unscheduled before now, when it just slipped over the line into scheduled.

180 Rightwingconspirator  May 19, 2014 1:47:18pm

re: #126 FemNaziBitch

Because, it’s a way to promote the Organization, not to actually help the girls.

*headdesk* thud thud thud.

181 b_sharp  May 19, 2014 1:48:26pm

re: #177 Kragar

They also call fries chips, so screw them.

We call them chips here too.

Here’s a picture of Regina. Just to show how frikken flat it is here.

Regina

182 Backwoods_Sleuth  May 19, 2014 1:49:39pm
183 Bulworth  May 19, 2014 1:50:00pm

The fucknuts at the NRA said:
“Ms. Psaki’s and Mrs. Obama’s naiveté—thinking that Vladimir Putin or Boko Haram terrorists will change their ways because of tweets—would provide ample fodder for their ridicule, were we so inclined,” the NRA said. “But while we appreciate the value of maintaining a sense of humor in the face of things that are disagreeable, we do so only within reasonable limits. There is nothing funny in this instance.”

What thefuck is this fuckingshit? WTF are they even talking about?

184 Justanotherhuman  May 19, 2014 1:50:42pm

re: #181 b_sharp

We call them chips here too.

Here’s a picture of Regina. Just to show how frikken flat it is here.

Regina

At least it’s not Edmonton. : )

185 Amory Blaine  May 19, 2014 1:50:51pm

re: #5 Kragar

Snake Plissken • 2 hours ago
You can’t keep ignoring the facts, the 9/11 attacks were carried out to cover up Benghazi
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186 jaunte  May 19, 2014 1:51:11pm

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

They’d have a hard time calling that ‘immodest’ dress.

187 b_sharp  May 19, 2014 1:52:31pm

re: #184 Justanotherhuman

At least it’s not Edmonton. : )

That’s what we say.

188 RealityBasedSteve  May 19, 2014 1:53:19pm

re: #186 jaunte

They’d have a hard time calling that ‘immodest’ dress.

ah…but they can fall back on “Not wearing Gender Appropriate Clothing”, since women aren’t supposed to dress like men.

There’s always an angle…. it’s like Catch-22. It’s a hell of a Catch, that Catch-22.

RBS

189 wrenchwench  May 19, 2014 1:54:02pm

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

My high school had red caps n gowns for girls and black ones for boys. I thought the red looked bogus, so I put my order in for black. The secretary who was handing them out when I picked mine up had a daughter in my class and said, ‘there must be a mistake’. I told her no, I ordered black. She said, ‘You can’t do that!’ The principal came out. By that time, he knew me, he knew my mom, he knew our lawyer friends, and he said, ‘Yes she can.’

190 sattv4u2  May 19, 2014 1:54:33pm

re: #181 b_sharp

We call them chips here too.

Here’s a picture of Regina. Just to show how frikken flat it is here.

Regina

been there

reminds me of driving thru Kansas or Nebraska. You can actually see a city off in the distance miles and miles away. Drive an hour, and it doesn’t appear to be any closer!

There’s a bend on RTE 80 going thru Nebraska after you leave Lincoln heading west. You can actually see the bend about an hour and a half before you get there!!

191 JustMark  May 19, 2014 1:55:00pm

re: #160 b_sharp

No, Regina is the queen city.

I thought Cincinnati was the “Queen” City… At least that’s what Dr. Johnny Fever told me.

192 sattv4u2  May 19, 2014 1:55:46pm

re: #191 JustMark

I thought Cincinnati was the “Queen” City… At least that’s what Dr. Johnny Fever told me.

Already discussed

littlegreenfootballs.com

193 Amory Blaine  May 19, 2014 1:56:20pm

re: #128 Pie-onist Overlord

HURR HURR!!!!! GUBMIT REGULASHUNS IS DESTROYING A LITTLE KID’S ENTERPENNERWHATCHACALLIT!!!!!! HURR HURR WHY CAN’T A LITTLE KID MIX UP A BATCH OF LEMONAID IN TEH SAME BUCKET THAT MOM USE TO WASH TEH FLOORS!!!!!!

[Embedded content]

Scott Walker uses lemonade stands in his jobs numbers.
/

194 b_sharp  May 19, 2014 1:57:00pm

re: #190 sattv4u2

been there

reminds me of driving thru Kansas or Nebraska. You can actually see a city off in the distance miles and miles away. Drive an hour, and it doesn’t appear to be any closer!

There’s a bend on RTE 80 going thru Nebraska after you leave Lincoln heading west. You can actually see the bend about an hour and a half before you get there!!

Yah, that sounds like here all right.
I have trouble staying awake sometimes while driving out to a client’s place.

195 b_sharp  May 19, 2014 1:58:56pm

I think somebody broke Twitter.

Probably some librul.

OUTRAGE!

196 JustMark  May 19, 2014 1:59:54pm

re: #192 sattv4u2

Already discussed

littlegreenfootballs.com

Little slow on the uptake… ;-)

197 Justanotherhuman  May 19, 2014 2:00:22pm

re: #187 b_sharp

That’s what we say.

This is quite beautiful. A field of canola against a mountain view.

The Awesome Quappelle Valley

198 Kragar  May 19, 2014 2:00:38pm

re: #195 b_sharp

I think somebody broke Twitter.

Probably some librul.

OUTRAGE!

OK, so its not just me.

199 NJDhockeyfan  May 19, 2014 2:01:09pm

re: #195 b_sharp

I think somebody broke Twitter.

Probably some librul.

OUTRAGE!

Are you getting ‘Sorry, that page doesn’t exist’ because that’s all I am seeing today. I thought my iPad was busted.

200 Kragar  May 19, 2014 2:01:39pm

re: #197 Justanotherhuman

This is quite beautiful. A field of canola against a mountain view.

The Awesome Quappelle Valley

Youtube Video

201 b.d.  May 19, 2014 2:01:51pm

re: #195 b_sharp

I think somebody broke Twitter.

Probably some librul.

OUTRAGE!

LIBTARDS TOOK DOWN TWITTER BECAUSE WE WERE TALKING ABOUT BENGHAZI!

202 Ian G.  May 19, 2014 2:03:13pm

re: #195 b_sharp

I think somebody broke Twitter.

Is that why we have no butthurt from Bryan Fischer about Oregon?

C’mon wingnuts, we’ve got a violently active volcano in Mt. St. Helens sitting right across the Columbia River from Portland. Since you all seem to know exactly what God is thinking about gays, can’t you tell us exactly when he plans to make St. Helens explode Toba-style and destroy both Washington and Oregon for their wickedness?

…..crickets……

203 RealityBasedSteve  May 19, 2014 2:04:01pm

re: #201 b.d.

LIBTARDS TOOK DOWN TWITTER BECAUSE WE WERE TALKING ABOUT BENGHAZI!

Maybe all of Twitter is in the Twitter Gulag? Now it can’t get out, because the only key is outside, and they are all inside?

RBS

204 Amory Blaine  May 19, 2014 2:04:29pm

205 sattv4u2  May 19, 2014 2:04:41pm

re: #196 JustMark

Little slow on the uptake… ;-)

notta problem. Place moves quickly at times

206 b_sharp  May 19, 2014 2:05:16pm

re: #197 Justanotherhuman

This is quite beautiful. A field of canola against a mountain view.

The Awesome Quappelle Valley

The valley is quite long and runs just north of the #1 highway so I dip into it frequently when heading to client’s communities.

207 Kragar  May 19, 2014 2:05:41pm
208 sattv4u2  May 19, 2014 2:06:12pm

re: #194 b_sharp

Yah, that sounds like here all right.
I have trouble staying awake sometimes while driving out to a client’s place.

Yeah. Again, re: Nebraska and Kansas. 1st time driving thru, I could not believe how many miles and miles and miles (and miles and miles and miles) we would drive without seeing anything but corn fields on both sides of the (flat) highway

209 b_sharp  May 19, 2014 2:06:18pm

re: #197 Justanotherhuman

This is quite beautiful. A field of canola against a mountain view.

The Awesome Quappelle Valley

Those aren’t mountains though. The valley is cut into the flat prairie so the hills are only 100ft high or so

210 b_sharp  May 19, 2014 2:06:40pm

re: #198 Kragar

OK, so its not just me.

Unless you broke it.

211 Justanotherhuman  May 19, 2014 2:07:44pm

re: #200 Kragar

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Video

Not always…

Qu’Appelle Valley

212 A Mom Anon  May 19, 2014 2:08:49pm

re: #167 klys

I don’t think I can make myself go into the museum part. But I would like to go to the memorial site itself. There are many things I’d like to see in NYC, I’ve never been there and have always wanted to go because it just seems like I should for some reason. But I just don’t think I can bring myself to look at all the broken and sad things there, it doesn’t seem like I have the right to do that for some reason, I’m not sure why.

Several years ago we went to Pearl Harbor when we went to Oahu/Hawaii for vacation. It was beautiful in an odd way. You have to get to the memorial by boat and the crowd we were with were chatty, kids running around, etc. But when we walked into that place above the USS Arizona everyone fell silent. It’s like the magnitude of the place just was, well, THERE, and even the kids began whispering if they spoke at all. There’s a gift shop at Pearl Harbor, but it’s a part of a museum that’s removed from the actual memorial site so it doesn’t seem so, crass?, I guess is the word I’m looking for. We bought some t-shirts and made a donation to a veterans fund.

213 b_sharp  May 19, 2014 2:09:05pm

re: #208 sattv4u2

Yeah. Again, re: Nebraska and Kansas. 1st time driving thru, I could not believe how many miles and miles and miles (and miles and miles and miles) we would drive without seeing anything but corn fields on both sides of the (flat) highway

I get to see corn, wheat, canola, flax, oats, cows and beefalo - but they’re all boring.

214 b_sharp  May 19, 2014 2:09:37pm

re: #211 Justanotherhuman

Not always…

Qu’Appelle Valley

We do get our droughts.

215 NJDhockeyfan  May 19, 2014 2:09:54pm
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SERBIA-FLOOD-WEATHER

216 Stanley Sea  May 19, 2014 2:10:19pm

re: #76 lawhawk

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What a read.

217 klys  May 19, 2014 2:10:31pm

re: #212 A Mom Anon

When we go to Hawaii, we’re planning on going to the Arizona Memorial. That doesn’t bother me at all.

I think it’s mostly because 9/11 is such a raw topic for me still, that this one is so hard.

218 Justanotherhuman  May 19, 2014 2:10:38pm

re: #209 b_sharp

Those aren’t mountains though. The valley is cut into the flat prairie so the hills are only 100ft high or so

Yeah, we have a few of those around here, too. We call them “little mountains”. It’s fairly hilly in places here, the farther north and west you get.

219 jaunte  May 19, 2014 2:16:40pm

re: #204 Amory Blaine

220 A Mom Anon  May 19, 2014 2:17:50pm

re: #217 klys

Maybe 50 yrs out the 9/11 site will be like Pearl Harbor is, more reverent and less touristy feeling. I hope so.

Rent a car and go to the North Shore if you go to Oahu, it’s so pretty. So is Haunama Bay Nature Preserve. And go to the Big Island and see Volcanos National Park, it’s totally worth it. That’s probably the biggest trip I’ll ever take, but if you can see as many of the islands as possible, you should go for it.

221 wheat-dogghazi  May 19, 2014 6:52:59pm

re: #204 Amory Blaine

That’s just wrong.


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