14 posts categorized "9/11"

Dec 30 2012
Push Came To Shove Comments (2)

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Erika Menendez, 31, the woman police sought in the death of a man pushed in front of an oncoming subway this week in New York, has been apprehended and charged with murder as a hate crime.

Why a hate crime? Because, as she told cops:

"I pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers I've been beating them up."

She'd never met the man or exchanged a word with him, yet decided he deserved to die because he may (or may not) have practiced the same religion as the people who destroyed the World Trade Center 11 years ago. Oh, and Hindus are the same as Muslims.

Insane. She sees a Muslim and blah-blah-blah, 9/11...she's the Rudy Giuliani of murderesses.

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Oh, and I have to ask: I wonder if this has any connection to those virulently anti-Muslim ads right-wingers have fought to put up in subways? Even if not, they'll be ominous viewing from now on.

 
Sep 11 2012
Remembering Comments (1)
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Bush Administration Determined Not To React To Bin Laden Warnings Comments (1)
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Kurt Eichenwald writes in The New York Times that the negligence on the part of the Bush Administration leading up to 9/11 was far worse than is already known. Using his knowledge of classified and declassified memos leading up to the infamous "Bin Laden Determined to Attack" memo that Condoleeza Rice—impossibly, sill a right-wing fave—blithely testified about to Congress, Eichenwald presents a damning article that should make every American's blood boil.
 
May 24 2012
Where In The World Comments (9)

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José is freaking out about what hideous rubes we look like in this 13.5-year-old picture so much that it takes him a good 30 seconds to realize the reason it's interesting is it's a photo of us taken at the top of the World Trade Center in September—thankfully, of 1998. I remember going up there vividly because it struck me as odd that you could press right up against the glass and see straight down. It didn't feel like other tall buildings I'd been in. I remember what this area looked like, and the area where they had the TKTS booth (for cut-rate Broadway shows). I wonder if the person who took this was still working there on 9/11. It's a horrible picture all right, but not just because I'm fat, we're in baggy clothes and my hair is unstyled.

 
May 18 2012
Really, Really Bad Girls Comments (7)

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With thanks to John: I prefer to remember Donna Summer's incredible talent than to dwell on the idea that she apparently thought 9/11 gave her lung cancer (and not her cigarettes). Check out this delightfully warped version of "Bad Girls" starring the late Donna Summer, complete with backing by the late Pat Ast (whose own connection to 9/11 was the death of friend Berry Berenson), the late Debralee Scott (whose fiancé was a cop who died in the 9/11 attacks) and Twiggy. (How sleazy that the cop greedily takes the prostie home for himself!)

 
Jan 18 2012
Crashing Boor Comments (6)
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UPDATE: Wahlberg has apologized, calling his words "irresponsible." 

People like to talk about celebrities' big egos, but this goes way beyond believing one's own publicity! Mark Wahlberg, who apparently narrowly missed being on one of the 9/11 planes, now says if he'd been on it, things would have been different:

"If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did. There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, 'OK, we're going to land somewhere safely, don't worry.'"

Wow. So apparently the people on those planes just didn't love their children as much as he loves his, and/or were stupes for not realizing the terrorists were intending to fly those planes into buildings. Beyond idiotic.

 
Sep 11 2011
Rescued Me Comments (1)

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Madonna's Drowned World Tour saved a couple of lives on 9/11. There are countless near-miss stories, but this was the first time I'd read about this one.

 
Take A Seat Comments (6)

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A tribute in Bryant Park (courtesy of Boy Culture reader Lee) serves as a 9/11 memorial—there are 2,573 empty chairs, one for each of the people who died in the Twin Towers.

I'm not really into all the 9/11 hoopla, but this is really nice.

My reminiscences from 9/11—which I partly witnessed near Lower Manhattan—are here.

 
9/11's Silver Lining—A Trim Tummy Comments (4)

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This is from a post that went up this past week, but I saved it for 9/11 because it bears underscoring.

I don't care that Rachel Uchitel whored it up with Tiger Woods. Many would have done the same. But as a woman who lost her fiancé on 9/11, she deserves relentless scorn for comments she made to Page Six Magazine:

"I believe [my fiancé] Andy was meant to die because he was too good. I'm almost happy it ended the way it did because I've learned so many lessons from him. It would have been tragic if we got into fights and then divorced...I would be a fat housewife with three kids in Sands Point, LI. "

It always burns my ass when someone makes another person's death or other people's deaths all about them, but really, her narcissism could burn a hole in the ozone layer. Disgusting. She should be ashamed to even think like that. How would his family feel hearing her say she's "almost happy" he perished in the World Trade Center in order for her to learn some things about life and avoid—GASP!—gaining weight?

 
Sep 07 2011
Zero, My Hero Comments (0)

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Via Joe.My.God.: New York's czar, I mean, New York's Mayor Mike Bloomberg wants people to stop calling it "Ground Zero." It's now such a nice place it deserves to be called The World Trade Center and the National September 11th Memorial and Museum.

So I guess those damned Muslims still want to build that World Trade Center and National September 11th Memorial and Museum mosque?