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Its crazy to think that was 10 years ago. I was sitting in HS economics glued to the tv our teacher brought in the room it seemed so surreal. We all know the story and the days that follows I wont go into all of that except to take a moment to thank anyone of our posters who's serving, ever served, is a fireman or a police officer. We owe our lives to you each and everyday and it takes days like 9/11 for us to not take that for granted.
I remember that after the attacks, there was this lingering essence of danger all around. "When's the next attack gonna happen?" was the general consensus. America was pretty much in a state of shock. To me the one thing that really made me feel safe and that the world was somewhat normal again was watching the Yankees and the Mets march back out on their fields and baseball gear up again. Everything seemed ok again. Ever since then baseball has basically been the only activity in general that treats Sept. 11th like the national holiday it should be. Not in the way of Independence day, but more in the somber tone of Veteran's day or Memorial day; a day of remembrance and reflection.
Since i've returned to the DFW area i've made it a point to attend a Rangers game every September 11th. I believe in 6 years Tex has only not hosted once. The rangers have always gone out of their way to make this day special. To emphasize all that is America. and to tribute our troops, fireman and police officers.
I basically want to say thank you to the rangers. thank you for never forgetting; and most of all thank you for your avid support, and for not just forgetting the tragedy, but for not forgetting the feeling all us baseball fans felt watching those Yankees and Mets reclaim the field, and America's dignity.
God Bless you all,
DC Aggie I was waiting from my driver to take me to the airport that morning.
DC - Very classy post. I thought about posting one earlier, but it is a very touchy, emotional subject with me. I had friends who went over there afterwards. My friend Cliff was there in Iraq when they pulled down the Sadam statue with the tank.
I think MLB did a great job The NFL too. But, the Rangers are nothing but "Class".
I was taking my daughter to her private Christian school when she was 5 as this transpired. I heard the first plane hit the first tower on the Ticket. I saw the second plane hit the South tower on TV. I was ready to go to war right then.
The people on Flight 93 did what every usual commentor on here would do. They are true heros.
Thanks for your good comment.
P.S. - Will Rick Perry be the first Aggie President? I believe so. And don't say he wont... that just happens to be my name! As you already know.
DC, thank you for that. Major props.
Ricky, I really hope he's not. I know there are better candidates out there. Don't want to drag this off-topic, but you did ask...
Andy - I actually do. I think he is our best chance for recovery.
If you want wing-nut again? Your call.
We usually agree on most, but I'd say Perry is the best choice. He has po'd me a few times. But he doesn't run and hide like a typical politician.
And we could have three Presidents (Two former) in the box seats at once. LOL.
In all seriousness, he has the best interest of this Country in mind. Not his own. Can't say that for Obama or any others.
DC - Excellent post! I was in high-school Physics when they wheeled in the TV - surreal is the most apt description I can come up with as well.
Ricky/Andy - I agree with both of you to an extent. I think that a change is necessary, and of the current candidates, Perry is the best "choice" (i.e. not many good choices right now, IMO). But if a guy like Marco Rubio or even Chris Christy were to jump into the ring, I'd argue that either of those guys would be better candidates for my purposes. Of course I am an MBA, so my criterion for a candidate differs quite a bit from the mainstream (more Libertarian than Republican). My biggest worry w/ Perry is that he is too "old-guard" Republican (i.e. W. Bush). I really do not want a repeat of 2002-2006, when the supposed "conservatives" had control of the House, Senate and Presidency and subsequently piled $6 Trillion onto the national debt...
I think "W" was snake bit from the get go. 9/11, then Katrina. The war(s) in Iraq and Afghanistan contributed to that spike in debt. I think Bush did an admirable job, given his circumstances. That said, I too lean to be more Libertarian. I think the Government should should deliver the mail and protect the shores, little else. I think we are on the same page, Caleb.
I'd rather not turn this thread into something it's not. DC made a great post, and I would prefer we didn't blow this thread up with a political argument. We can have that discussion elsewhere.
Very true, Andy. Sorry, bro.
I really hope Ricky's posts in favor of Perry were supposed to be a joke...just sayin...
I'm not for 9/11 being a national holiday. If anything, it was a day that promoted ignorance, intolerance, increased racial profiling, Department of Homeland Security, TSA, and a huge waste of taxpayers' money.
It's pretty clear that most Americans don't understand why 9/11 happened. If you honestly think it was because of people in another nation being jealous because we are free, then you bought too much into the media BS for the last 10 years.
Well you should atleast be thankful you live in a country that will allow you to make an open statement like that without consequence. Others arent as lucky. Regardless, go Rangers, and go A's!! Brad Pitt's team ain't afraid of no Angels!
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