The 9-11 museum at Ground Zero in New York City tells the grim story of that fateful September morning in 2001 when terrorists attacked the United States and changed our lives forever. The museum contains artifacts and exhibits that pay tribute to the innocent people that were killed that day and the first responders, police and firefighter heroes who ran into the buildings and paid the ultimate sacrifice. There is also about 8,000 unidentified body parts stored out of sight in a “remains repository” at the museum’s underground home. How does something like this have a gift shop? It is not only absurd, it is completely tasteless and offensive the the families and friends who lost loved ones that day. It just seems so wrong, but the museum does need funds to exist. The Gothamist points out that the Holocaust Museum have gift shops as ways of funding.
It also has a gift shop.
The 9/11 museum’s cavernous boutique offers a vast array of souvenir goods. For example: FDNY, NYPD and Port Authority Police T-shirts ($22) and caps ($19.95); earrings molded from leaves and blossoms of downtown trees ($20 to $68); cop and firefighter charms by Pandora and other jewelers ($65); “United We Stand” blankets.
There are bracelets, bowls, buttons, mugs, mousepads, magnets, key chains, flags, pins, stuffed animals, toy firetrucks, cellphone cases, tote bags, books and DVDs.
Even FDNY vests for dogs come in all sizes.
Among the museum shop’s specially designed items:
-?A black and white “Darkness Hoodie” printed with an image of the Twin Towers. The pullover, like other “Darkness” items, bears the words “In Darkness We Shine Brightest.” Price: $39.
-?Silk scarves printed with 1986 photos by Paula Barr, including a panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline. Another depicts “lunchtime on the WTC Plaza.” They go for $95 each.
I just cannot see some one wearing a 9-11 hoodie as a way to remember and understand what 9-11 means. I have to second the comment from Mediaite, “It’s not because the money is going to a good cause that a 9/11 gift shop makes sense, although I’m just as perplexed as everyone else about exactly who it is that will want to buy any of this shit, it’s because this memorial is meant to be a symbol of what 9/11 represents.”
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, September 11, 2013 – What Can Be Said About 9/11 That Hasn’t Already Been Said
- Is our country any safer now than it was then?
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12 Years Later … September 11, 2001, Have You Forgotten? We Will Always Remember Those We Lost, The Heroes and the Evil that Attacked Us
12 years later, in some ways it feels just like 12 hours ago and sometimes just 12 minutes ago. God Bless those who lost their lives that terrible day and a special prayer to the families of those who lost so very much and have overcome.
Have you forgotten that fateful September morning? In many ways it seems that many have. That is until we are attacked again, like in Benghazi, Libya last September 11, 2012. A terror attacked passed off as being blamed on a anti- Islamic video tape by our government and one year later “We the People” have no answers or individuals in custody. But today is meant to honor the memories of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and the heroes that inspired a nation. It has been 12 years to the day of that fateful September morning in 2001 where in an instant our lives and world changed forever. Nearly 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”. DO YOU REMEMBER?
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. Folks, do not ever forget that feeling you had that day. Do not ever get complacent, do not ever let political correctness make you feel guilty for your actual feelings. For if we forget history and what took place, we are destine to repeat it.
Sorry, love him or hate him, we all owe President George W. Bush for his leadership in the aftermath of 9-11. This is what presidential leadership looks like and thank God we had him to help a nation through the pain and anguish in the days, months and years after. Below is GWB’s iconic bullhorn speech in NYC at Ground Hero … “I can hear you …”
First Plane hits the South Tower of the World Trade Center
Second Plane Hits North Tower of World Trade Center
Tower Two collapses
North Tower Collapse
Decimated Al-Qaeda? Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss … “the Threats are Very Reminiscent of What We saw Pre-9/11.” … “the Most Serious … I’ve Seen in a Number of Years.”
My what a difference an Obama presidential reelection year makes … Wasn’t Al-Qaeda decimated? … At least this time Obama did not blame Embassy closings on a video tape.
As reported by FOX News, Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on the Sunday talk show ‘Meet the Press’ that that the threats are “very reminiscent of what we saw pre-9/11″ and the threats as “the most serious … I’ve seen in a number of years.”
The US State Department has now extended the closings of Embassies across the Middle East and North Africa, , as the terror threat across the region remained high through the final days of Ramadan. So how is it that a decimated Al-Qaeda caused the United States to shut down embassies and go on high alert?
Capitol Hill lawmakers, including top-ranking members of intelligence committees, on Sunday described the terror threat that closed 22 U.S. embassies and consulates across the Muslim region as the most serious one since before the 9/11 attacks and related to specific act or plot.
If I had plans to travel to certain places in the Middle East, I would probably go ahead and cancel them,” he said.
Rooney’s comments followed Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, telling NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the threats are “very reminiscent of what we saw pre-9/11.”
He also described the threats as “the most serious … I’ve seen in a number of years.”
But wait … Didn’t the Obamamessiah tell us during the 2012 Presidential campaign at stump speech after stump speech that Al-Qaeda was decimated and on the run? Barack Obama tried to portray us as some savior of America and that he had defeated Al-Qaeda. But of course with the Lying King, it was all rhetoric and misrepresentations as to what was really going on in the Middle East and terrorism. Obama told us that Al-Qaeda was on the path to death and yet then Benghazi happened. Obama boasted that Al-Qaeda was on the path to defeat and on the run, yet by the looks of the two dozen US Embassies and Consulates closed, nothing could be further from the truth. Barack Obama, the “Campaigner” in Chief would do and say anything to get reelected no matter what. He knows nothing about leadership, it was about being reelected.
Can we just come out and say the obvious … HE LIED!!!
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ARE YOU KIDDING!!! US Closes 21 Embassies Due to Al-Qaeda Threat … Obama Officials Meet on Al-Qaeda Threat and Barack Obama Goes Golfing
The don’t call him the “Golfer” in Chief for nothing … Barack Obama is a complete joke as President … When the going gets tough, Obama goes golfing.
So lets understand this, 21 US Embassies have been closed due to what ABC News reporting that Senior U.S. Official intercepted Al Qaeda communications indicate a planned attack ‘Big,’ ‘Strategically Significant’ … and our fearless leader goes golfing. UNBELIEVABLE. How is it that high level meetings can be taking place with such an unprecedented security threats that so many Embassies and Consulates are closed in the Middle East and North Africa and Obama’s sees fit to go golfing yet again? What is actually more important to this guy, he celebrate his birthday, or US security and the war on terror?
Seriously folks, how does Obama go golfing when there was supposed terrorist chatter that has not been seen since 9-11? What is wrong with this man that he cannot comprehend that the perception that he take terrorism seriously matters? There is something seriously psychologically wrong with Obama that he cannot stop golfing in the face of what is reported as the greatest terror threat since 9/11.
On the day that almost two dozen U.S. embassies and consulates across North Africa and the Middle East are closed following the identification of a significant threat from an al-Qaeda affiliate, a senior U.S. official is providing new details about the communications intercepted from the terrorists, telling ABC News that al-Qaeda operatives could be heard talking about an upcoming attack. The official described the terrorists as saying the planned attack is “going to be big” and “strategically significant.”
“The part that is alarming is the confidence they showed while communicating and the air of certainty,” the official said, adding that the group — Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula — appeared to have a media plan for after the attack.
Authorities do not know the exact target of the planned attack, according to the official.
“We do not know whether they mean an embassy, an airbase, an aircraft, trains,” the official said.
Today on “This Week,” Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-MD — the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee — said the intercepted communications called for a “major attack.”
“We received information that high level people from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are talking about a major attack,” Ruppersberger said. “And these are people at a high level.”
“It’s a very credible threat and it’s based on intelligence,” Ruppersberger continued. “What we have to do now is the most important issue, is protect Americans throughout the world.”
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.