September 11th
  • On the second anniversary of September 11th, just thought it was appropriate to send out our condolences to those families who lost someone in the attacks. I want to leave all politics aside in this thread, and just focus on what happened two years ago.

    A moment of silence please.
  • A nice sentiment Meowzer, but it's impossible (IMHO) to "leave the politics aside" if discussing what happened, as the attack had purely political motivations. However, though I will always carry the shock and horror and anger and sorrow of watching what happened on that day, I observe the moment of silence for all the victims, hoping that all of those responsible will be held accountable for their actions. That is, I hope they're held accountable in this world (:bash:), for I'm sure they'll be held accountable in the next.

  • I agree that this is a beautiful sentiment, thank you very much for the thoughtful gesture!!
    We at my job held our moment of silence all together with many sniffles and tears, and I am thankful for it!! Thankful that we live in a country in which we have the right to do that, and we don't get fired or killed because of it.
  • Every U down in U-ville liked U.S. a lot,
    But the Binch, who lived Far East of U-ville, did not.
    The Binch hated U.S! the whole U.S. way!
    Now don't ask me why, for nobody can say,
    It could be his turban was screwed on too tight.
    Or the sun from the desert had beaten too bright
    But I think that the most likely reason of all
    May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.

    But, whatever the reason, his heart or his turban,
    He stood facing U-ville, the part that was urban.
    "They're doing their business," he snarled from his perch.
    "They're raising their families! They're going to church!
    They're leading the world, and their empire is thriving,
    I MUST keep the S's and U's from surviving!"

    Tomorrow, he knew, all the U's and the S's,
    Would put on their pants and their shirts and their dresses,
    They'd go to their offices, playgrounds and schools,
    And abide by their U and S values and rules,
    And then they'd do something he liked least of all,
    Every U down in U-ville, the tall and the small,
    Would stand all united, each U and each S,
    And they'd sing U-ville's anthem, "God bless us! God bless!"

    All around their Twin Towers of U-ville, they'd stand,
    And their voices would drown every sound in the land.
    "I must stop that singing," Binch said with a smirk,
    And he had an idea - an idea that might work!
    The Binch stole some U airplanes in U morning hours,
    And crashed them right into the U-ville Twin Towers.
    "They'll wake to disaster!" he snickered, so sour,
    "And how can they sing when they can't find a tower?"

    The Binch cocked his ear as they woke from their sleeping,
    All set to enjoy their U-wailing and weeping.
    Instead he heard something that started quite low,
    And it built up quite slow, but it started to grow,
    And the Binch heard the most unpredictable thing...
    And he couldn't believe it - they started to sing!
    He stared down at U-ville, not trusting his eyes,
    What he saw was a shocking, disgusting surprise!
    Every U down in U-ville, the tall and the small,
    Was singing! Without any towers at all!

    He HADN'T stopped U-Ville from singing! It sung!
    For down deep in the hearts of the old and the young,
    Those Twin Towers were standing, called Hope and called Pride,
    And you can't smash the towers we hold deep inside.

    So we circle the sites where our heroes did fall,
    With a hand in each hand of the tall and the small,
    And we mourn for our losses while knowing we'll cope,
    For we still have inside that U-Pride and U-Hope.
    For America means a bit more than tall towers,
    It means more than wealth or political powers,
    It's more than our enemies ever could guess,
    So may God bless America! Bless us! God bless!

  • Spike, I have no idea where that came from, but it is EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!! :clap:

    And Amen and Amen and Amen!!!