Where were you?
I drove to work like I always did. I have (in my mind) entirely too much good music on my iPod to be listening to the radio. Besides, they don’t play my kinda music on the radio much at all.
I pulled into the parking lot at Greg James Motors on North Street and sat there until the song that was playing came to an end. I generally don’t like stopping in middle of a song. After the song ended, I got out of the car and walked into the service department.
One of the guys turned to me as I walked in and said, “did ya hear?”
I said, “hear what?”
He says, “a plane hit the World Trade Center in New York.”
I said, “someone messed up.” I was thinking like a Cessna or something.
“Wonder if all those people knew it before they died?”, he said.
“You mean it was an AIRLINER?!”, I asked.
He said, “YES!”
About that time, someone turned to us and said, “another one just hit.”
I said, “this ain’t no accident.”
One of the guys said, “What?!”
I said, “this doesn’t just happen by accident.”
One of the guys said, “people mess up.”
I said, “in the case of an airliner running into a skyscraper, it had to be a person AND a computer screwing up. The odds of that are pretty dang slim. Now you tell me a second one did the same thing?”
Then the one hit the Pentagon…
…another one crashes in Pennsylvania…
I called a couple of friends to make sure they were aware of what was going on. One friend calls me back and says he was in the convenience store on the corner of North Street and Main when the Arab guy behind the counter starts cheering and dancing because all that was happening. He called the Sheriff’s Department and said that they might want to have someone come over there before this guy got his self shot.
Not much got done at work for at least the first half of the day.
Since that day though, have we forgotten? We have come a long way. Nowadays, we can’t even call them ‘Islamic terrorists’ because it might offend them. NEWS FLASH FOLKS!: they don’t like our very existence, so what difference does it make if we say something that offends them?
Their Imams have said, in as plain English as they can manage, that they will not be satisfied until all infidels have either converted to Islam or been killed so we can serve them if they go to meed their god…
…yep, little ‘g’ god…
Did that offend them? Maybe , but you know what?…wait…ummm…just a second…nope. I just double and triple checked just to verify that I don’t give a damn.
Am I disrespecting the memory of all of those that died that day? I don’t think so. Bending over backwards to make sure we don’t ‘offend’ the people who did this is what disrespects their memory.
Today is the anniversary of their dastardly deeds. They like to commemorate anniversaries of their dastardly deeds with more dastardly deeds if they can. They are cowards that can’t hang with our military. They hit soft targets that won’t fight back when they can, so y’all be careful out there.
If one of them is reading this, pass them a message. If they want me dead, then come on. I have no authority to judge them but I will be more than happy to facilitate the meeting with the One who DOES have the authority to judge. That is the big ‘G’ God. If they just tell me they are coming, I will meet them halfway at 2900 feet per second.
Y’all stay safe and keep a round in the chamber…