SHAMEFUL … Sons of FDNY Firefighters Killed By 9/11 Illness Losing Chance to Serve … Government Bureaucrats Say Their Father’s Deaths Weren’t Heroic Enough to be Considered “In the Line of Duty”
And we wonder why people hate the government … What a disgrace, shameful, simply shameful!!!
Ever wonder why Government bureaucrats are hated so much? One needs to look no further than the NY Post exclusive story where the son’s of fallen New York City firefighters that were killed because of post 9/11 related illnesses. These government bureaucrats, who will never be confused with heroes, made the determination that the son’s of firefighters as a result of ‘Ground Zero” illnesses, that their deaths were not heroic enough to be considered killed “in the line of duty”. NYC has a convoluted point system that is provided to those that want to be firefighters and given the son’s of fallen heroes added bonus points, called “legacy points”. However, NYC bureaucrats denied these points to the son’s who’s fathers died as a result of illnesses that resulted from them being at Ground Zero on that fateful day that terrorists attacked the World Trade Center killing nearly 3000 individuals.
They dreamed of following in the firefighter footsteps of their fathers who died of 9/11-related illnesses.
But then government bureaucrats declared their dads’ deaths weren’t heroic enough to be fully considered “in the line of duty.”
At least 13 men who banked on a longstanding FDNY policy granting children of firefighters who died on the job preferential status are devastated because their dreams have gone up in smoke.
“We’ve all been waiting at least five years just to get in the running to get the job. And now that we’re here, they’ve taken away the legacy of our fathers,” said Scott Barocas, whose father, Capt. Sheldon Barocas, died in 2011 from a 9/11-related cancer.
Barocas, 28, is among the unlucky group who received a letter in May from the FDNY notifying them of a mind-boggling interpretation of civil service law that their dads — who endured slow deaths from 9/11-related illnesses — died on administrative duty.
New York Gov. Cuomo has not signed the bill that would redefine death by 9/11 illnesses to as ‘killed in line of duty.’
What else would we expect these days from morons who deal with the 9-11 terror attack and the brave heroes who gave their lives and ran into buildings and helped other at Ground Zero not knowing what they were being exposed to? Is this the way we honor their memories? But when we have idiots at the 9-11 Memorial museum dissing the iconic picture of firefighters raising the America flag as being too ‘rah-rah” America … what would we expect from ignorant liberal government bureaucrats.
This needs to be changed and changed now!
UNREAL … Iconic Ground Zero Photo of Firemen and US Flag Nearly Excluded from 9-11 Memorial Museum for being Too ‘Rah-Rah’ American
UNBELIEVABLE … AND YES, THOSE THAT WOULD HAVE EXCLUDED THIS IMAGE ARE UN-AMERICAN!
The below iconic Ground Zero image was seen as too “vehemently” American by some 9-11 Museum staffers. So much so that the photo of the firefighters raising the US flag at Ground Zero amidst the destruction, twisted metal and debris following the terror attacks in New York City was almost excluded from the 9-11 Memorial museum as being too “rah-rah” American. As stated by the Jawa Report, “the museum’s director is so liberal and anti-American, he says the way America would look best is to not look American at all.” Eventually, the photograph was included, but only in a minimized capacity among many other less iconic pictures.
What is going on in this country that the greatest attack on American soil, where nearly 3000 people were killed in NYC at the Trade Center terror attacks and yet we have libs in charge of the memorial that are worried that an icon pic of heroic firemen raising the US flag upon the rubble was too American? Obviously there were foreign nationals that were killed during the terror attack, but the overwhelming number were US citizens and the attack took place on US soil. How dare there be a pic that was American!
From the NY Post:
This iconic picture of firefighters raising the stars and stripes in the rubble of Ground Zero was nearly excluded from the 9/11 Memorial Museum — because it was “rah-rah” American, a new book says.
Michael Shulan, the museum’s creative director, was among staffers who considered the Tom Franklin photograph too kitschy and “rah-rah America,” according to “Battle for Ground Zero” (St. Martin’s Press) by Elizabeth Greenspan, out next month.
“I really believe that the way America will look best, the way we can really do best, is to not be Americans so vigilantly and so vehemently,” Shulan said.
The PJ Tatler has some great insights and opinions on the mindset, decision making and screwed up philosophy thay took place with regards to the 9-11 Memorial museum.
There is a terrible sadness associated with this story. It is the growing realization that when my generation — or perhaps the one following — is gone, there will be more Americans like Mr. Shulman than Americans like me — people who find that kind of rationalization, that sort of ignorant posturing , rancid and decrepit.
I was hoping to visit the 9/11 museum some day. I’m sure there will be some powerful reminders of what happened. But if the guiding principles of its “creative director” is any indication of the tone and thrust of what the museum is offering, I want no part of it.
Rep. Tom Cotton Rips President Obama … “Five Jihadists Have Reached Their Targets in the US Under Barack Obama”
Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) spoke on the House floor to raise grave doubts about the Obama Administration’s counterterrorism policies and programs. Cotton stated that in barely four years in office, five jihadists have reached their targets in the United States under Barack Obama: the Boston Marathon bomber, the underwear bomber, the Times Square Bomber, the Fort Hood shooter, and the Little Rock recruiting office shooter. Compare that to the number of Islamist jihadists that reached their target in the US following 9-11 under President George W. Bush … Zero.
Sorry, but this is an issue an it needs to be addressed, America’s safety is in question. It is a disturbing trend that this has occurred under this president. Obama refuses to tell the truth about the enemy. September 11, 2001 was supposed to be a wake up call for America. However, it would appear under Barack Obama that he is even afraid to utter the words, radical Islamist jihadist (Video). But Obama does not think there is a war on terror, its an overseas contingency operation. Barack Obama does not want us to jump to conclusions when it comes to jihadists, but when it comes to him jumping to conclusions in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case, the Cambridge Mass situation and blaming the right and the Tea Party for the ills of society, that’s ok.
From The Weekly Standard:
“I rise today to express grave doubts about the Obama Administration’s counterterrorism policies and programs,” said the freshman congressman from Arkansas. “Counterterrorism is often shrouded in secrecy, as it should be, so let us judge by the results. In barely four years in office, five jihadists have reached their targets in the United States under Barack Obama: the Boston Marathon bomber, the underwear bomber, the Times Square Bomber, the Fort Hood shooter, and in my own state—the Little Rock recruiting office shooter. In the over seven years after 9/11 under George W. Bush, how many terrorists reached their target in the United States? Zero! We need to ask, ‘Why is the Obama Administration failing in its mission to stop terrorism before it reaches its targets in the United States?’”
Terrorism Loses at the Boston Marathon … New York Yankees Play Sweet Caroline (a Boston Red Sox Tradition) at Yankee Stadium Standing United
YOU KNOW TERRORIM HAS LOST WHEN … YANKEES PLAY ‘SWEET CAROLINE’ AT YANKEE STADIUM.
For those, foreign or domestic, terrorists that would ever thing your cowardly acts can change this great country we call the “UNITED” States … you lose!!! Following the doubling bombing that took place at the finish line of the Boston Marathon where three people were killed and over 170 injured, many sat back in disbelief as to how this could happen. Sadly, there is always EVIL in the world, but the following may be even more shocking. I say this with some levity as being a live long Boston Red Sox fan and having spent many a day and night at Yankee Stadium being harassed by Yankee fans and as we know them, the Evil Empire, today I give them many KUDOS.
Its one thing for ‘Sweet Caroline” to be played in tribute to Boston in baseball parks across America, but NYC and the hated rivals, the NY Yankees? That is correct terrorists, that’s what you accomplished with your cowardly acts. YOU DID THE IMPOSSIBLE … you brought NYC and Boston together as one. Last night between innings of the game, the NY Yankees played “SWEET CAROLINE”, a tradition at every Red Sox home game, Diamond’s classic Sweet Caroline is played on the ballpark’s speakers before the bottom of the 8th inning. You would actually have to witness in live, see video here, to truly appreciate the experience at Fenway. Who would have ever thought? Probably the greatest sports rivals in professional baseball and the two fan bases with the most dislike toward one another come together as one against the evils of terrorism. TERRORISTS, YOU LOSE … you have made us stronger, united and more resolved, not weaker or afraid. Never in my lifetime did I ever think ‘Sweet Caroline’ would ever be played in Yankee Stadium. It took an act of terrorism and people to come together against real EVIL. Thank you New York, much appreciated!
NEW YORK STANDS UNITED WITH BOSTON
Much like after the horrendous act of terrorism on 9-11, following the Boston Marathon bombing, we are all Bostonians today. Hey cowards, You attack one of us, you attack all of us!
Mother of 3 Year Old Boy Named “Jihad” Sent Son to Nursery School Wearing Shirt with Words “I am a bomb” Faces Trial in France
I guess this is the reason why many schools have uniforms …
READING, WRINGING and TERRORISM … A mother faces trial in France after she sent her three year old son to nursery school wearing a shirt with the words in the front, “I am a bomb” and in the back “Jihad” & “Born on September 11″. What kind of hateful individual used their child as a political/terrorist propaganda tool? One who supports terrorism I guess. believe it or not the son’s name is “Jihad” and she claims he was born on September 11. However, the “I am a bomb” is not quite passing muster. According to reports the mother “was very surprised by the reaction” to the incident, which she called a “provocation,” and said she did not expect the case would “assume such proportions.” Hmm, I wonder whether she was surprised by the reaction of Americans to September 11, 2001?
A MUM who sent her three-year-old son named “Jihad” to nursery school wearing a top bearing the words “I am a bomb” is to go on trial in France.
Beneath the boy’s name on the back of the jumper were the words “Born on the 11 September” – the date of the 9/11 terror attacks on New York’s twin towers.
The muslim mum was reported to police by the boy’s outraged teacher and has now been charged with supporting a terrorist act.
More from the Times of Israel:
The incident took place on September 25 in the town of Sorgues, in the district of Avignon, southern France, but has only been reported now. The divorced woman’s brother, who allegedly supplied the offensive shirt, is set to face charges together with his sister. According to the French daily Le Figaro, the two were remanded in custody awaiting their trial, which was set for December 19.
According to reports, when the kindergarten teacher noticed the message on the clothing, she gave the child another shirt to put atop the offensive garment, and notified the authorities.
US Rep. Allen West (FL-R) Discusses UN Ambassador Rice Comments of Spontaneous Libya Attack … “Asinine, Naive, Inept, Incompetent and Borderline Ignorant” … a Jimmy Carter Moment?
OBAMA’S FOLKS, SPINNING AS FAST AS THEY CAN … ONCE AGAIN OBAMA ADMINISTRATION REFUSES TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN POLICIES.
You Spin Me Round – the “unofficial” official music video of reelect Obama/Biden 2012
Just another reason why we love Col. Allen West, he calls it like he see it … “well, they are outright distorting the truth and with the help of the complicit main stream media, this can be an incredible Jimmy Carter moment for President Obama.”
US Rep. Allen West (FL-R) spoke out on the comments, spinning and outright distortion of the facts by UN Ambassador Rice and the Obama minions who have developed the meme that the attacks and murders of Amb. Stevens and three Americans was a spontaneous act and not premeditated, even though all signs and evidence point to the contrary.
What sparked the violence was a very hateful video on the Internet,” Rice said on “Fox News Sunday.” “It was a reaction to a video that had nothing to do with the United States.”
“The best information and the best assessment we have today is that this was not a pre-planned, pre-meditated attack,”
Col. Allen West was asked by Judge Jeanine Pirro last night on Fox News ‘Judge Jeanine’, Alright Congressman, you heard it. White House spinning. This is the video we hear from the President of Libya that this was not about a video. What say you?
Rep. Allen West responded, “Well it’s very simple. When I listen to the US Ambassador Susan Rice today, several words came to mind; asinine, naive, inept, incompetent and borderline ignorant.”
Partial transcript from the Gateway Pundit:
Rep. Allen West: Well it’s very simple. When I listen to the US Ambassador Susan Rice today, several words came to mind: asinine, naive, inept, incompetent and borderline ignorant because when you understand that the Egyptian government, there intelligence services, put out a letter talking about potential threat of attacks, uprisings about a week before this. It was even printed in the Jerusalem Post on 9-11… For Susan Rice to say this was not a well coordinated attack, first of all, I’d have to ask her what is her line of expertise in understanding what a well coordinated attack is. Because this was not happenstance. It was not coincidence. It was well planned. Well coordinated. And the President there in Libya confirms it.
Powerline adds an important little factoid that disproves Ambassador Rice and makes her comments pretty much foolish and mere spin.The investigation she is referring to has not even been able to get off the ground.
The investigation to which Rice refers seems not to have gotten far off the ground; the FBI has reportedly been unable even to enter Libya. Among recent news reports that suggest this story won’t stand is this CNN story, currently linked on Drudge:
President Barack Obama’s Cairo speech is coming home to roost and like clockwork, he refuses to take responsibility. Even though the United States was warned 3 days in advance, there were warnings in the Jerusalem Post, there were four prior attacks in Benghazi and the attack was on all days, the anniversary of 9-11. Obama has been seen to be weak on domestic policy, they last thing that Obama can stand is to be seen weak, wrong and naive and clueless on foreign policy.
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UNREAL, Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice Says Libya Attack Was Spontaneous Act to Movie; Libyan President Mohamed Yousef el-Magaria Says Premeditated
SHAMEFUL. The spontaneous attacks in the Middle East excuse is beginning to sound more political than plausible …
The Obama sycophants have circled the wagons for “The One”. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice actually went on ABC’s ‘This Week’ with Jake Tapper and stated that the Libya attack and murders at the Benghazi consulate were a result of a spontaneous act to a movie trailer of of a more than obscure video. It is simply incompressible that these folks are either outright lying to protect Barack Obama as a foreign policy expert or they are just that foolishly dangerous and naive.
Even though as referenced by the Gateway Pundit that the attack included over 150 Islamists equipped with rocket propelled grenades and assault rifles and not to mention that Al Qaeda already admitted the attack was revenge for its leader’s death earlier this year. Obama and his State Department keep repeating this ridiculous scenario because they are afraid that Americans are going to begin to ask themselves, are they safer today than they were four years ago?
From ABC News:
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi last week was not premeditated, directly contradicting top Libyan officials who say the attack was planned in advance.
“Our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous – not a premeditated – response to what had transpired in Cairo,” Rice told me this morning on “This Week.”
“In Cairo, as you know, a few hours earlier, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated,” Rice said, referring to protests in Egypt Tuesday over a film that depicts the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud. Protesters in Cairo breached the walls of the U.S. Embassy, tearing apart an American flag.
“We believe that folks in Benghazi, a small number of people came to the embassy to – or to the consulate, rather, to replicate the sort of challenge that was posed in Cairo,” Rice said. “And then as that unfolded, it seems to have been hijacked, let us say, by some individual clusters of extremists who came with heavier weapons… And it then evolved from there.”
Let us also not forget that the United States was warned 3 days in advance and the attacks took place on the 11th anniversary of 9-11. Yeah, sounds spontaneous, doesn’t it?
To make the “spontaneous” claims even less plausible, as reported by Doug Ross, Libyan President Mohamed Yousef el-Magaria offers CBS a “most devastating interview“. How shameful that the Obama crew would contradict the Libyan accounts that the attack and murder of Ambassador Stevens was not premeditated.
BOB SCHIEFFER: Was this a long-planned attack, as far as you know? Or what– what do you know about that?
MOHAMED YOUSEF EL-MAGARIAF: The way these perpetrators acted and moved, I think we– and they’re choosing the specific date for this so-called demonstration, I think we have no– this leaves us with no doubt that this has preplanned, determined– predetermined.
BOB SCHIEFFER: And you believe that this was the work of al Qaeda and you believe that it was led by foreigners. Is that– is that what you are telling us?
MOHAMED YOUSEF EL-MAGARIAF: It was planned– definitely, it was planned by foreigners, by people who– who entered the country a few months ago, and they were planning this criminal act since their– since their arrival.
In a post 9-11 world, is the Obama Administrating operating as if it is September 10, 2001?
Four Americans, Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Snowden Woods and Glen Doherty, were murdered in Libya on 9-11 at the US Consulate in Benghazi. The haunting and heinous pictures at the Daily Mail show that these Americans heroes were dragged to their death. Now we learn the following, 3 days before the attacks on the US Consulate, local Libyan officials warned the United States of the situation in Libya and the deteriorating security in Benghazi.
Three days before the deadly assault on the United States consulate in Libya, a local security official says he met with American diplomats in the city and warned them about deteriorating security.
Jamal Mabrouk, a member of the February 17th Brigade, told CNN that he and a battalion commander had a meeting about the economy and security.
He said they told the diplomats that the security situation wasn’t good for international business.
“The situation is frightening, it scares us,” Mabrouk said they told the U.S. officials. He did not say how they responded.
Mabrouk said it was not the first time he has warned foreigners about the worsening security situation in the face of the growing presence of armed jihadist groups in the Benghazi area.
Check out Powerline, how could the US have been so ill prepared? And we are supposed to believe that Obama is great on foreign policy and Sec. of State Hillary Clinton is the end all be all?
” … the situation at the State Department in one word: “Chaos.” The working assumption is that several American embassies may have been penetrated, or are vulnerable to attack, because so many of them rely on local residents for staff needs at the embassy, and as such may be in a position to breach security if they have been recruited by Al Qaida. Moreover, the full story of the attack on the Benghazi consulate is much worse than we have been told…”
Egypt’s General Intelligence Service warned that a jihadi group is planning to launch terrorist attacks against the US and Israeli embassies in Cairo, according to a report Tuesday by Egypt Independent, citing a secret letter obtained by Al-Masry Al-Youm.
According to the report, the attack is being planned by Global Jihad, the group suspected of killing 16 Egyptian border guards in Sinai on August 5.
Daily Commentary – Thursday, September 13, 2012 – NBC Skips 9/11 Moment of Silence, Discusses Kardashian Mom Breast Implants … Beyond Disrespectful (VIDEO)
- And opts to interview Kris Jenner instead. WTF? Watch the VIDEO here. Discusses Kardashian mom breast implants instead of a moment of silence … Beyond Disrespectful
Daily Commentary – Thursday, September 13, 2012 Download
11 Years Later … September 11, 2001, Do Not Ever Forget What Happened that Fateful Day … Always Remember the Heroes
AMERICA, AS MANY TRY TO DIVIDE US, DO NOT EVER FORGET WHAT UNITES US AND MAKES THE UNITED STATES THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.
In Memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and the heroes that inspired a nation. It has been 11 years to the day of that fateful September morning in 2001 where in an instant our lives and world changed forever. More than 3000 people lost their lives in NYC at the World Trade Center, in Washington, DC as flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon and in a field in Shanksville, PA where heroes aboard Flight 93 took matters into their hands and said “NO to terrorism”. We saw pure evil and we saw the best of people. The heroism of those who responded to the terrible terrorist and cowardice acts will never be forgotten as well. Fireman, police, paramedics and first responders running into buildings to help their fellow man, perishing in their efforts.
Remember in your head the evil that caused this day; however, always remember in your heart the heroes that rose up to show what makes America, America. God Bless the men, women, victims and heroes who were lost on 9/11. God Bless the families that had their lives forever altered on that terrible day. As the years go by, we continue and will always we celebrate those who died far too soon. Too many children grew up without dads and moms. So many brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and grand parents lost.
As George W. Bush stated, “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot shake the foundation of America. These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.” Today our Nation saw evil, the very worst of human nature, And we responded with the best of America.”
To the the many Americans who lost loved ones, knew someone who was affected by the terrorist attacks and those who simply just rose up to support in prayers those who died that day, please do not ever forget. I will ask all … Do you Remember?
GOD BLESS YOU ALL. We remember Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham, Jeremy Glick, Sandra Bradshaw, Tom Burnett and all the heroes aboard Flight 93. Average Americans who rose up against terrorism, LETS ROLL!!!
Lorraine G. Bay, 58, East Windsor, N.J.
Sandra W. Bradshaw, 38, Greensboro, N.C.
Jason Dahl, 43, Denver, Colo.
Wanda Anita Green, 49, Linden, N.J.
Leroy Homer, 36, Marlton, N.J.
CeeCee Lyles, 33, Fort Myers, Fla.
Deborah Welsh, 49, New York, N.Y.
Christian Adams, 37, Biebelsheim, Germany
Todd Beamer, 32, Cranbury, N.J.
Alan Beaven, 48, Oakland, CA
Mark K. Bingham, 31, San Francisco, Calif.
Deora Frances Bodley, 20, San Diego, Calif.
Marion Britton, 53, New York, N.Y.
Thomas E. Burnett Jr., 38, San Ramon, Calif.
William Cashman, 57, North Bergen, N.J.
Georgine Rose Corrigan, 56, Honolulu, Hawaii
Patricia Cushing, 69, Bayonne, N.J.
Joseph Deluca, 52, Ledgewood, N.J.
Patrick Joseph Driscoll, 70, Manalapan, N.J.
Edward P. Felt, 41, Matawan, N.J.
Jane C. Folger, 73, Bayonne, N.J.
Colleen Laura Fraser, 51, Elizabeth, N.J.
Andrew Garcia, 62, Portola Valley, Calif.
Jeremy Glick, 31, Hewlett, N.J.
Lauren Grandcolas, 38, San Rafael, Calif.
Donald F. Greene, 52, Greenwich, Conn.
Linda Gronlund, 46, Warwick, N.Y.
Richard Guadagno, 38, of Eureka, Calif.
Toshiya Kuge, 20, Nishimidoriguoska, Japan
Hilda Marcin, 79, Budd Lake, N.J.
Nicole Miller, 21, San Jose, Calif.
Louis J. Nacke, 42, New Hope, Pa.
Donald Arthur Peterson, 66, Spring Lake, N.J.
Jean Hoadley Peterson, 55, Spring Lake, N.J.
Waleska Martinez Rivera, 37, Jersey City, N.J.
Mark Rothenberg, 52, Scotch Plains, N.J.
Christine Snyder, 32, Kailua, Hawaii
John Talignani, 72, New York, N.Y.
Honor Elizabeth Wainio, 27, Watchung, N.J.
Olga Kristin Gould White, 65, New York, N.Y.
Many in the media say that the pics and videos of that day are too disturbing to show and that we will never heal. Sorry I disagree, if we fail to learn from history, we are destined to repeat it. Please do not ever forget.
Initial Bulletins as it transpired that September Day
Tribute to 9-11
GOD BLESS AMERICA – LEE GREENWOOD
If tomorrow all the things were gone,
I’d worked for all my life.
And I had to start again,
with just my children and my wife.
I’d thank my lucky stars,
to be livin here today.
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom,
and they can’t take that away.
And I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.
God bless the victims of 9-11, their families and loved ones. God bless the heroes who gave their lives for others. You shall never be forgot. You represent the best of America.