Never Forget . . .

Where were you on 9/11? I imagine that anyone of age on that day can remember exactly where they were, what they were doing, and the horrible feeling when the news showed the towers coming down.

I was just finishing some e-mail before heading off to Mass. There were some postings about a bad air plane crash but no details. I turned on the news in time to see a plane crash into one of the towers. At that point, it was still felt to be a really bad plane incident as it was an American flight and what else could it be but a horrible accident. By the time we headed out the door to church, it was pretty well figured out that we had been attacked but the why, what, who wasn’t mentioned yet.

At Mass, Father, who had been praying the Rosary before Mass, didn’t know what had happened. During his sermon, he mentioned we should pray for some bad plane crash or something that had happened in New York. He probably wondered about all the heads shaking a negative no to that that version of the news.

After Mass, one of our friends went back and told Father. He said Father’s face went into total shock and he couldn’t say a word for a moment. I remember how very quiet it was outside the church. All flights had been grounded. Since we live near an airport, the absence of the flight noises we never noticed was suddenly loud. The day was sunny and warm, the sky was an exceptionally pretty blue yet the anxieties and fears would soon turn into confirmations for so many families and friends by evening.

We got home and went back to the television in time to see the first tower fall. All day news kept coming in with either factual news or suppositions based on all the information flying around. At the end of the day, 2,977 people were dead and over 6,000 were injured.

Memorial Prayers for 9/11 First Responders

God of the selfless,
God of the strong and the brave,
Grant a perfect rest among the souls of the righteous
To those who died in service to others because of
The 9/11 attacks on the Unites States.
May their dedication to protecting life serve as a shining lamp of love
And the works of their hands bring us all merit in heaven.
Bless the souls of all who have died to save others,
Civilians and professionals,
The trained and the untrained,
In every age and in every land,
Men and women who answered the call of honor, duty and service.
May their memories be sanctified with joy and love.
May their souls be bound up in the bond of life,
A living blessing in our midst.

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What Do Politician NOT Understand?

WATCH Muslim Mob violence in lawless Paris: Terrifying video shows ‘woman tourist’ viciously BEATEN by marauding MIGRANTS, Paris is ‘like a warzone’

Only In Europe?

Nothing like a headline to get one’s attention especially since it concerns a child. A little girl was raped earlier in the month. She was grabbed from her playtime near her apartment and held at knife point by three males . . . ages 8, 10, and 13! The older one actually videotaped the assault. The victim’s mother got hold of the video and gave it to the police when they showed up an hour and a half later. To date, nothing has been done as they are trying to find someone to help translate as there is a language barrier. No arrests, no detention, not even a slap on the wrist. In fact, the father of the 13 year old high-fived his son upon learning of the event.

These situations are happening all too frequently in Europe right now and I imagine parents are learning to be extra vigilant when it comes to their children especially their daughters although young boys have been assaulted, too.

Countries like Germany and Sweden have allowed more refugees into their countries than they can obviously handle. In order to downplay the problem, they try not to report or let be reported the actual extent of the problem. Citizens of these countries and others are now considered along the lines of second-class people in deference to the ‘guests’ who seemingly feel free to assault anyone even children. You have to wonder about the mind set of the leaders of these countries that they would allow this travesty of justice.

And, we in America have to wonder about the mind set of our leaders and politicians that they are set on spending our tax dollars on bringing in more people than we can afford and police adequately. In Europe, if they don’t want to acknowledge the problem, they pretend it doesn’t happen. Seems that even with the future scenario threatening the United States, our politicians are bumbling around fantasy land, too.

It would appear to be a clear point to consider that the tax dollars that pay the country’s bills come from people working and paying taxes. Now, they want to bring in people who will need jobs and subsidies taking away jobs from tax-paying citizens lowering the amount of money needed to run the country.

Clinton promises to bring in millions more refugees ‘because that is who we are’ . . . As in stupid? However, all the politicians pushing for welcoming in so many people who don’t seem interested in assimilating, don’t have to worry as they all live in gated communities, have the money to take care of themselves, and seem to have a real hatred for the common, working man and his family.

When all those girls in Africa were kidnaped, Michelle held up a sign with a sad face. The sign stated, “Hash tag save our girls”. There, done, problem solved right . . . except no one really went out to help rescue those girls.

What should our hash tag say, do you suppose because what is happening in Europe is beginning here . . . the little girl who was assaulted? She lives in America and was attacked outside her home . . . in America.

Idaho: Muslim Migrants RAPE 5-year-old, hold KNIFE to her throat, strip her naked, rape, and urinate on her

Next?

When people tell me I just don’t understand, it is usually coming from a liberal Democrat who will only start a conversation to tell me I just don’t understand. I have been blessed with more than my share of liberal Democrat relatives. Believe me, one such relative would be enough but having to tip toe through the liberal politically correct rules of speech can be exhausting. Interesting, too, in that they will send out a verbal jab to what I hold near and dear but the minute I refute their information with facts, they rather meanly exclaim, “But, let’s not talk politics!”

Yesterday, I was talking to such a person and since she lives in the area of Orlando, Florida, I said we had been following the current mass killing event and wasn’t it awful. I didn’t think I had made a controversial statement but her immediate reply was, “This is Trump’s fault, you know!” I decided not to follow in her mode of ‘conversation’ and merely said, “Well, one can’t always take the word of the media on these things.” I ventured that given the assumed source of the problem in the attack that at least he wasn’t making a campaign promise about bringing in 500,000 more ‘refugees’ like Clinton. I had to admire the height of this person’s ‘delightful’ naivete’ when she stated with much confidence, “As long as the government keeps us safe, I don’t care how many of them they bring in.” I decided to not remind her of the fact that we were currently dealing with a mass slaughter at that moment.

Turns out the perpetrator of this one-man attack has a rather radical friend, confident. Seems that ISIS has bestowed on him the title of a ‘fighter’ for the cause. And his father had a television show back in the old country wherein he defended al qaeda. Kind of shows our vetting system when his father came over didn’t quite cover all the potential issues. Fifty people died, including the killer and 50 are wounded. I don’t think they felt much protection had been available to them, especially since the attacker had been on a watch list.

Now, in order to keep us safe, the ACLU has come out and blamed Christians for the events that unfolded in Orlando early yesterday morning. The media is continuing to disrespect Trump for saying that we have to do a more thorough job of protecting our borders and dealing with unknowns who want to come in. The gun control bunch is revving up once again in spite of data that shows that gun control doesn’t work. Clinton is insulting Trump yet not coming up with any viable solutions. ISIS and company are rejoicing in their Ramadan offering. And, Pamela Geller who continuing reports the truth lost her Facebook page for her reporting. Last I heard, the father of the Orlando murderer still has his Facebook page going. None so blind as he who will not see so I guess my above-mentioned in-law will continue to feel safe because she will never see it coming . . .