What a Bloody Catapault of Idiocy and Bombast, MooPig has to Shout Out its Disgust!!
by Pat Darnell
Speed on Brothers, Build that Mosque at Ground Zero; Hell ain't Half full !!
At MooPig Headquarters we have a second edition copy of the book that publishes the New York Times "Portraits of Grief." From time to time I pull out this phone-book-size journal and read a few of these 200-word short-short descriptions of those who fell with the Towers. "Portraits: 9/11/01" is Forwarded by Howell Raines, with Introduction by Janny Scott.
Let's look at a random selection, page 206 -- Marlyn Del Carmen Garcia "Every Inch Full of Authority"
" ... When Marlyn del Carmen Garcia was 14 years old a guy in the neighborhood offered her a marijuana cigarette. She was probably no taller than 5 foot 2, He towered over her. But Marlyn Garcia was not one to cowed.
"She smacked the guy," her elder sister Ingrid recalled. "She was like ... 'This is how you say no to drugs.' " ...
GROUND ZERO MOSQUE 2010-08-16 15:14:00
terry perkins wrote:
ARE YOU KIDDING??? PUT A MEMORIAL AT THE SITE OF THE ATTACKS TO HONOR THEIR DEAD TERRORISTS?? THAT IS LIKE JAPAN WANTING TO PUT A MEMORIAL AT PEARL HARBOR TO HONOR THEIR KAMAKAZIE PILOTS. I SAY NOOO WAY!!!!!!!!
[Excerpt] " ... But, he [Barry Obama] continued: “This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable. The principle that people of all faiths are welcome in this country, and will not be treated differently by their government, is essential to who we are” . . . .
What makes this particularly commendable is there is virtually no political gain to be had from doing it, and substantial political risk. Polls shows overwhelming opposition to the mosque nationwide (close to 70% opposed), and that’s true even in New York, where an extraordinary “50% of Democrats, 74% of Republicans, and 52% of ‘non-enrolled’ voters, don’t want to see the mosque built.” ... "
September 11: Portraits of Grief
Three days after the September 11 attacks, reporters at The New York Times, armed with stacks of the homemade missing-persons fliers that were papering the city, began dialing the numbers on the fliers, interviewing friends and relatives of the missing and writing brief portraits, or sketches, of their lives.
The portraits were never meant to be obituaries in any traditional sense. They were brief, informal and impressionistic, often centered on a single story or idiosyncratic detail. They were not intended to recount a person's résumé, but rather to give a snapshot of each victim's personality, of a life lived. And they were democratic; executive vice presidents and battalion chiefs appeared alongside food handlers and janitors. Each profile was roughly 200 words. In the weeks that followed the attacks, amid nonstop news coverage of the disaster and the war, reading "Portraits of Grief" became a ritual for people nationwide.
Dec. 31, 2001 brought the final daily edition of Portraits of Grief, but additional profiles will be published from time to time. All profiles will remain on NYTimes.com indefinitely. Read more about the project.
Excerpt from Foreword in the book edition PORTRAITS: 9/11/01 -- "Portraits of Grief"
" ... I [Howell Raines speaking] have seen reporters crying at their telephones, even as they summoned the professional discipline to keep reporting, keep writing until the task was done. They were inspired and sometimes driven by awareness of what these pieces had come to mean to the grieving families and friends and to that larger community of Americans who mourned for all the World Trade Center victims, strangers to them or not, just as in an earlier day their parents mourned for the dead of Pearl Harbor. We received thousands of letters and emails from our readers. ... "
Let's take a recommendation from the voices of those who were savagely cut off from innocent, happy, loving lives; this is how you ... SAY NO!! ... to Mosques at Ground Zero!