Good Morning Gentle Readers,
After he returned from Germany, Ma's husband worked at the Pentagon for a number of years. Just a few months before his office was turned into a public crematorium, he opted for an early retirement package. We're all grateful that he did, but none more than my mother.
There are any number of fascinating back stories like Sonny's that are woven into the fabric of this tragedy. I prefer those tales of tragedy and heroism to the hype and hoopla going on at ground zero this morning.
I find it loathsome that the government decided to call this day Patriot's Day, you'll not find too many better examples of run-of-the-mill, Orwellian double-speak. We didn't call the attack on Pearl Harbor Patriot's Day, we called it what it was. A Day of Infamy.
We rightly honor those who lost their lives & we remember because of the sheer magnitude of the carnage. But the subsequent losses to our liberty over the last dozen years have been far greater.
Did you realize that since the National Archives building has been remodeled that ordinary citizens aren't permitted to photograph the Constitution? That's fitting because that quaint relic doesn't much apply to us anyway.