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Grizzly Mama

There's a Grizzly who has escaped the City of Brotherly Love..(and she's going back to homeschooling!!)

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"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

We will never forget

God bless America. God Bless George W. Bush. God bless our allies in the W.O.T. We will never forget that Black Day.

I still weep when I see the images presented there. I stood in front of my television and watched that second plane hit. Complete disbelief and shock. It came crashing into me, the realization that this was DELIBERATELY done. I was holding my 1 year old girl and my 4 year old was standing next to me. My husband was working in the tower at the airport. He called to see what was happening - they'd heard something about a plane crash in NYC. I couldn't even speak - I just babbled. I remember clearly it was a beautiful, perfect September day. The sky was so blue. We must never forget.

Have you forgotten?


Blogger Jana said...

Thanks for sharing those links! That was very powerful. I've put a remembrance up on my site as well.

11 September, 2005 13:05  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Thanks Jana - your site looks beautiful!

11 September, 2005 14:46  
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12 September, 2005 11:48  
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12 September, 2005 11:50  
Blogger "Alice" said...

I still cry when I see the different links to that dreadful day. I feel despair to think how far we, as a people, have not come since that day. It's sad, now, to see people turning on each other like a pack of wolves...while the real wolf is lurking right outside our country's door.

I also despair over the almost tangible contempt that seems to come, not only from our own in the States towards President Bush, but here, also in the UK. This coming from those that are supposed to be our best of allies.

12 September, 2005 11:54  
Blogger Dani said...

It was such a tragic day in America, yet it seemed to go unnoticed this year. I did not see any programs on tv about 9/11, of course I don't have cable and I rarely watch tv, but the local news barely gave 5 minutes on the subject. The "big" news here in Denver on Sunday was the auditions for American Idol - gimmie a break! Personally I think we should declare 9/11 a national day of remembrance and all major events should be canceled.

12 September, 2005 16:33  
Blogger skye said...

An unforgettable event. A day that should not be forgotten.

12 September, 2005 17:39  
Blogger GaffaUK said...

I love New York City - it is truly a magnificent city. Yo can't help but look up in awe as you walk by Manhattan's skyscrapers.

9/11 is a tragedy - and an evil act that is unexcusable. The US showed great restraint after those months and was right to go into Afghanistan to go after Al Queda.

After 9/11 and similarly after the bombings in London there was a great deal of sympathy towards America from around the world.

I would like to remind Alice that you don't have to support Bush to be a friend and an ally to America. There is a big difference - and that's why we are fighting Al Queda. They don't believe in democracy, free speech or western values.

13 September, 2005 16:13  
Blogger MonicaR said...

GaffaUK said - "don't have to support Bush to be a friend and an ally to America"

That sounds suspiciously like someone saying, 'Because one doesn't like Israel's policies doesn't make one anti-semitic.' D'ya see? It's the new anti-semitism.

Same with the new anti-Americanism.

I see on your blog that you blame Bush for New Orleans. It is a very ignorant point of view.

13 September, 2005 23:54  
Blogger The Sparky said...

No I have not forgotten! I watched in disbelief as the live shots of the second plane hitting the one of the towers, and the aftermath that followed. It was so unreal I just could not belief what I was seeing with my own eyes. In the UK in the days that followed, you could go into some of these Muslim corner shops, and they were full of glee over what had happen. You could just tell by them prattling on in their own languages while watching the TV sets. I made my own boycott by not using any of these shops and still don’t!

These bastards are our new Brits that Tony loves so much! At least, in the main in the USA you don’t have all these Muslims around you. They are swallowing us up in all big cities and towns here, it just so crazy here. But America must stay the course and stays true to her beliefs, only when all western nations start sorting out their own back yards, will the world be a safer place.

14 September, 2005 19:14  
Blogger skye said...

Yeah, the worldwide sympathy lasted about 4 nanoseconds, gaffauk.

It took the death of 3000 innocent American civilians for Le Monde to print a front page header that was supportive of the US.

The US can do without such "sympathy".

After 9/11 and similarly after the bombings in London there was a great deal of sympathy towards America from around the world.

14 September, 2005 23:06  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Skye's right, GaffaUK. We don't need your stinkin' 'sympathy'!!!!

15 September, 2005 23:05  
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16 September, 2005 13:54  
Blogger The Sparky said...

Right On Monica, GaffaUK is a liberal democrat that explains his Bush batting! They are worst than the other two parties put together. If they ever get in that is it here! Their MP for Richmond, Jenny Tonge said she could understand where the Palestinian suicide bombers are coming from and she sympathies with them. I would like her to have repeated that in London after 7/7 she would have been lynched. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3421669.stm

The liberal are a complete joke they never live in areas that my blog tackles, they are not in the real world a world that is airy fairy, lovey dovey and we all hold hands and the bogeymen will disappear! They are more wet the flood waters of the tragic Mississippi you defiantly don’t need false sympathy. The left have been making political capital out of Hurricane Katrina.

(Gaffa that’s an old working class phrase to describe the BOSS. In this case it could be a Muslim name)

From his blog
“In disgust of the two main parties I have long since transferred my vote to the Liberal Democrats. Now, whilst they have their flaws, they at least seem the most honest of the major parties. They are proud to be pro-European and socially liberal in their attitudes.”

Says it all doesn’t The Sparky

16 September, 2005 13:59  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Oh it DOES say it all, Sparky.

We can't let them bring us down! They will drag our countries down the tubes, Sparky, if we let them.

17 September, 2005 02:25  
Blogger The Sparky said...

Yes, the liberals here are the worst kind of politicians and supporters. Their idealism knows no bounds! ‘We are all the same and should be treated likewise is their philosophy’. But we are not all the same, evil exists, no not just in hell but here on earth. But they always look for excuses for bad and evil behaviour of Criminals and Terrorists and antisocial twats.

They never get the full picture until something happens to them!!!
Anyway your Gaffa could easily be Ghaffa. Seemed to be rather insensitive to New York, how he admired the skyscrapers. If he was one the enemy though he is really admiring the new skyline!!!

I also agree with Dani you should declare 9/11 a national day of remembrance and all major events should be canceled.

As for Alice’s point about backing from UK politicians she is right to a degree. Why many are two faced and speak with a fork tongue is second nature to them. Many Labour and Liberal MPs hate our history and culture, they all embracing when it comes to the new Brits! Tony went off on holiday straight after 7/7! Not one evil Muslim cleric has been given the boot out of the UK. Every time they want to do something for our security they have to check it out with the European Union!!! (They all have holiday homes in the EU and that is where many will retire says the cynic)

But many ordinary Brits, Aussies, Canadians, and South Africans are behind America in this new world threat. You probably have some support from the Russians as well. Remember how all those innocent school children were shot and blown up in a Russian school. If that is not evil I don’t know what is. But your treacherous liberals will always understand such actions!

17 September, 2005 16:30  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Thanks Sparky. I remember being quite certain that Putin would avenge that attack on the school children - and then he didn't. (other than to use it as an excuse to renew his ethnic cleansing) I was seriously hoping he would go all out and just bomb the shit out of Saudi Arabia. Probably secretly wishing WE could do that. Or not so secretly.

That attack on those school children had me crying for weeks. Those little skinny kids were the same ages as my girlies. Horrifying.

19 September, 2005 22:54  
Blogger The Sparky said...

Hi Monica, Yes another good reason for home-schooling! The security aspect, We have had nutters a couple of times over the last decade going into primary schools and attacking and Killing children here in the UK.

24 September, 2005 19:25  
Blogger MonicaR said...

I know Sparky. We are hearing quite often about teachers who sexually abuse children in our schools. Kids raping other kids. It doesn't even have to rise to the level of kids dying to be bad enough.

The public schools are bad. Many schools are not a safe place for our kids and none of them do a good job in educating them.

24 September, 2005 23:21  
Blogger The Sparky said...

I can't understand why there is not a great deal of publicity here in the UK on Home-Schooling.
I have never seen any adverts or news of the subject in the media here! I'm sure it would be the way to go if more people knew about it, bearing in mind one of the parents could afford to take time off work if both are working. But the government could give tax breaks for couples who do! Do they give tax breaks in the USA for home-schooling parents? After all you must be saving the state some money.

25 September, 2005 19:01  
Blogger MonicaR said...

No tax breaks Sparky. There is a lot of noise about vouchers - which would refund taxes to be paid to a private school if parents chose. Lots of resistance with the lefties saying that some parents would use the 'government money' to fund possible religious education(ie: Catholic school). What they fail to understand is that it is NOT government money - it is OUR money that is now being used to fund the massive failure of public education in America. There is no word on whether homeschoolers would actually get any of their tax money back IF vouchers were ever approved at the local level. The Supreme Court has ruled that vouchers are not against the constitution - as some leftists claim. So we have to fight some more at the local and state level.

What most homeschooling families do is sacrifice the 2 new cars, the big house in the suburbs and the Disney vacation every year. In short - we live as our parents lived when we were children. One (or as in our case 2..) older car(s) , preparing meals in the house instead of eating out, using coupons and living on a tighter budget.

No trips to Vegas, the Carribean or Europe for us. No movies and dinner out every week. No housecleaner, no clothes-pressing being done by the dry cleaner.

For us - we feel that the kids are little for such a short time that the sacrifices are worth it.

I am surprised that homeschooling has not gotten a lot of attention in your country. Perhaps that is a good thing - as if it did then the lefties might try to outlaw it. There may be more homeschoolers than you realize in your neck of the woods.

26 September, 2005 23:18  
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