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    Growing up, I remember thinking that ALL the adults seemed to remember EXACTLY where they were and what they were doing when they heard JFK had been shot, and their immediate reactions.
    Soooo. to commemorate this date (and all those who were victims of this barbaric act), share your memories here...

    It was my son's 2nd day of Pre-K, and we were still nervous as hell about him being out of our sight for even half a day. I was between jobs, so I would drive him to school then drive my wife to work. She was off that day. We had just handed him off to the teacher when one of the other parents said a plane had hit the World Trade Center. I thought then that some doctor putting along in his Cessna had screwed up.
    When we got home I said "I wonder if CNN has anything about the plane thing", turned on CNN and saw both towers pouring smoke, the Pentagon in flames, and reports of 2 or 3 more planes in the air being controlled by terrorists. All I could think was "My God, they hit the Pentagon..that's an act of war...we're going to war." And then "We're right in the middle of that triangle of where the planes hit (we are in Philadelphia), could there be one coming HERE?" I was genuinely frightened that day, I have to confess. School called about an hour later and said they had cancelled the rest of the day, so we rushed to pick him up. Me & my wife spent the rest of that day huddled in our bedroom so we could watch all the coverage, while he watched cartoons downstairs, oblivious to all that had happened.
    The other thing that really sticks out for me is the eerie silence of having NO airplanes flying overhead...especially since we live near the airport and the constant drone of them was a fact of life. You would hear or see a plane every once in a while, look up, and it was a fighter jet, patrolling over our own skies.
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    Wow..I had forgetten all about that forum! Thanks, MikeL!
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    "If I don't make her happy in the bedroom the wife gets bitchy for days at a time, but when I come to bed ready for action she laughs and laughs. She even laughs while I make my moves so I know I must be pleasing her as only I can do."
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    the following was originally posted over at ernie's house of whoop ass ( www.ehowa.com ) on 9-11-01. Just wanted to post it here, im sure many of you echo its sentiments.


    I actually took this Tuesday morning off work, so that I could take my car in to get it's 5000 mile service. Traffic was a exceptionally bad, so I was flipping through the radio stations trying to find something to listen to. It seemed every station was talking and talking and talking about mundane crap as many morning radio stations often do. I finally settled on one and began to settle into the fact that I'd be creeping through traffic for the next hour. Then the morning show host mentioned how a co worker was running into the station... it seemd a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center.

    Ha, I thought. Another bonehead tourist plane probably. The old building can take it, I thought. I remember reading that back in 19'some'odd when an Army Air Corp bomber crashed into the Empire State building in dense fog. Darwinism, I thought.

    They finally got around to playing a few songs, which was a welcome break from the talking I had previous mentioned. Then the host breaks into music, right in the middle of a song, and states that a second plane, a big commercial motherfucker, had crashed into the World Trade Center also. At this point, I got angry. How dare they publicize such a stupid prank? How dare they? This isn't funny. This is horrible. I was actually contemplating picking up my cell phone and calling in to bitch someone out. And the thought occured to me... check another station. So I did. And they were talking about it too. And so was another. And another. This was for real.

    I arrived at the dealership and there, in the customer lounge, were salesman, customers, managers, mechanics and receptionists all gathered around the television. There was an image of the peak of the World Trade Center Towers. There was a lot of smoke. People in the room were talking about terror and tragedy. After a few seconds later, the news media replayed footage of the second plane impact. I remember thinking that since he impacted the corner of the second tower, it looks like the guy missed his mark. I was somehow almost grateful. Imagine the loss of life if the whole fucking tower had come down in the impact.


    We, a group of stunned and horrified people with only our American blood as a common thread, watched for a while longer. The coffee machine remained untouched. People were glued to the TV. Footage of victims and the rescue qorkers assisting them began to make their way around to the news media. Then the news broadcaster said they the windows in the building he was in shook. He heard a bang. He looked out of his window and saw people running away from the Pentagon. Hmmm. A car bombing maybe? Christ there's going to be a few hundred people killed in this attack, I thought.

    Then the unthinkable happened. Right in the middle of Peter Jenning's sentence, right before my very eyes, the burning hulk that was once one of the two World Trade Center Towers, collapsed. Right before my very fucking eyes. There was dust, a mushroom cloud of it and the top of the tower just disappeared into it. It almost looked like it had been imploded, like you see on the Learning Channel late at night sometimes. It was gone, just like that. I can't imagine how many people died, right before my very fucking eyes. I turned to the gentleman sitting next to me, "is this really happening?" I asked. We were all stunned to find that one of the pilots of the hijacked planes lives in Dracut, Massachusetts. That's two towns over from where I live.

    Surely the other one can't fall too. The media said that plane was much smaller, and it hit so much higher up. It can take the hit I thought. It'll be okay.

    But I was wrong. Before too long, that tower collapsed too, killing with it not only the few thousand unfortunate souls still trapped inside but probably hundreds of rescue workers trying to aid the victims of the first crash. It's radio attenna on top dipped a bit, wavered left, and then too cascaded in a monster cloud of dust. And the news confirmed another plane had crashed into the Pentagon. I guess it wasn't a carbomb after all. Now all the airports are closed. And the railways. And they say another plane just crashed near Pittsburg. There is speculation that it didn't crash at all, but was rather shot down by Air Force fighters after the plane refused to respond to communication attempts and was headed directly towards Camp David. It's circulating now that perhaps that was just a rumor. God bless their souls either way. I fear the final body count in this whole ordeal, which in my uneducated estimates will climb into the tens of thousands.

    Speculation is abound as to who is the root of all evil. The usual suspects turn up, as one might imagine. The news media is going through extraordinary steps of political correctness to not suggest any one of them is more or less likely to be the mastermind behind it, so as not to offend anyone.

    Fuck that. We all know who is behind it. That tall, skinny, limping fuckhead Osama bin Laden. I know it, you know it, we all know it so let's cut to the fucking chase.


    Some people say this is a time for restraint. I again reiterate my words of wisdom of, Fuck that. This is NOT a time for restraint. Restraint was yesterday. Today is a time for action. A time for downright coldhearted asskicking revenge. A time for retaliation justified ten thousand times. A time for stealth bombers and tomahawk missiles. A time for napalm. This is not a time for politicians to use words like 'dispicable' or 'cowardly'. I want them to use words like, "Yeah we found out who it was, and we kicked their fucking ass. We bombed them, we watched their families burn to death, watched their houses burn to the ground, and then I went and pissed on their ashes." I do not want my government to give a measured calculated response. Fuck that. I want them to react in a furious rage blinded by the visions of burned bodies on the streets of an American city and bomb any fucking person or persons or foreign government that ever did, does, or we suspect ever will coordinate a terrorist attack.

    And to you Osama bin Laden, I tell you this. I may be stunned, I may be angry, I may be shocked, but I am NOT terrified. No, I drove home from my job today, which will be open tomorrow, and I drove through McDonalds and got a super sized Big Mac extra value meal. Business as usual. I continued on home, parked my car, and turned on my big fucking 65" television with which to watch the news. I am proud to say I am from Massachusetts and my Governor had the courage and wisdom to keep our voting polls open. Americans may grieve today, but we will excercise our right to vote and continue on our lives. Those were not just innocent people that you killed today, they were Americans. And one day, one day very soon, either I or another of my countrymen will slip a knife into your belly and twist it. We will watch as the energies of life slowly drain from your body. And then just before you die, I will place my mouth over yours, I will suck out your last breath and I will eat it.

    Gotta go, have to give blood. God bless America.
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    I was totally thinking of posting a thread like this. Wasn't home yesterday to do so.

    I was getting ready to take the kids to school and head to work. My sister called me and told me to turn on the news. She said a plane had hit the WTC. We sat there on the phone together, watching as the second plane hit. I told her off the bat it was terrorists and she didn't think so. I called my mom to have her put the news on, but she didn't believe me. Anyway, I had to get in the car to be to school on time, and had US99 DJ's giving me the blow by blow. I was just numb with disbelief as I was driving. I remember seeing identical expressions on the faces of the drivers I passed. I dropped my kids off at school, telling them I may come and get them early. The next plane had hit the Pentagon and the one in Pennsylvania crashed. At that point I was pretty afraid one was headed to Chicago. At work everyone was in the breakroom with the TV on. I think we were all in shock. Hard to believe it had finally happened on our soil. No one was in the mood to work, so I left and brought the kids home. We just watched the news 24/7 after that for the next week.
    Chicago did not evacuate the city, but a lot of people went home early and a lot hesitated about returning to work the next day in the highrises. I don't blame them. Traffic in and out of the city was not restricted. Extra protection was put in place near the Sears Tower and other high risk buildings. There was a no-fly zone over the city for a while. The only thing plan-wise that can out of this was better evacuation plans for the skyscrapers. IMO, Chicago is just as unprepared as we were prior to 9/11. The whole country is, for that matter.
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    I was on the West coast by that time. I had fallen asleep in the living
    room in front of the TV and woke up about 5:30 or 6 to the images on
    screen. I couldn't believe it. I thought I was dreaming. It's still hard
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