More of the interview here (thank you Collegekay)
I was in class at University of New Orleans. When we got out of class we all rushed to tv and I couldnt believe my eyes.
I didnt not know anyone personally, and I thought I’d never see anything more horrible and then 4 years later Katrina hit my city and the horror was more close to home.
I also like to take time to remember all of the service men and women who lost there lives in service during the 2nd gulf war both those who were already enlisted and those who enlisted as a result of 9-11, 2 if my cousins & of course Pat Tillman
So sorry you lost your two cousins. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
10 years later…….. I couldn’t have imagined then what we are and who we have now become. 10 years ago I had no idea who Barack Obama was. I had an ardent love of history but I despised politics. Never imagined that there would come a day when a man made me believe in this political system. Never dreamt we would ever be where we are today. 10 years, seems so far away, and yet, today, it seems like only yesterday.
Love this Beatles song.
Thank you for the many pictures and videos you have shared with us today, Chica! And thank you TODville for the thoughts shared on the different threads. As the President said, America’s core values are evident, and it is my hope that as this milestone passes, we will see more and more of the ‘we are one’ spirit that the President espouses.
Ah, thank you vcprez and everyone for the thanks – thrilled to have you all here 😉
Thanks chips for this extraordinary effort today, keeping current and posting all these moving, beautiful photos and vids for us. I am thankful for all your good work and this site. And I am most grateful that I don’t have to depend on our MSM to see the events of the day. Every time I’ve checked CNN, they have had on another Bush era culprit. Even Tom Ridge, for gods sake. They’ve dug up everyone. It’s like there’s not even a President Obama and all he’s done and had to deal with given the horrible mess they left him. And now they’re already in Tampa promoting their tea party debate tomorrow night, interviewing some of those “bright” thinkers. Is that what the choices today were all about? Promoting Repubs, helping to rewrite history, trying to lure the right wing viewers for tomorrow night? I saw the same thing happen on MSNBC before their Repub debate. It’s pretty shameful.
That is what this is all about, their ratings for their fucking debates!
This President is hated so much by tea baggers they don’t even want to see him!
Hence, the Bush clan!
I haven’t watched their asses all day. Watched c-Span instead. And will watch Pres O on that channel tonight. Will not watch the GOP political circus either. No more views from me for CNN or MSNBC. Nothing but disdain for how they turned this day into a lovefest for the evil incompetents who had no qualms about lying us into a war that costs thousands of lives. I will not be silent about my views on this. It’s just disgraceful.
They want to act like we don’t have a President now. I want to take them all down. Every damn cable station and pundit.
And another thing, while they’re being parading around on cable like they’re heroes on something, it’s President Obama helping the families pick up the pieces by spending time with them and consoling them. These Bush fools wouldn’t know how to show compassion for anyone if their lives depended on it.
Maybe it is time to make some friends in DC! This changing DC Thingy ain’t working anyways!
I think it’s more important to have friends outside DC, the everyday people, not those phony ass folks inside DC It’s the everyday people who are hurting. Continue to talk to them, to go to them.
C-Span when I’ve been home to watch. Also listened to C-Span in the car while out. C-Span tonight! Will make phone calls tomorrow to all the “loonies”.
More of Brian Williams’ interview w/ PBO
Thanks, collegekay. It was nice that Brian Williams asked about section 60. Reporters rarely ask about our fallen soldiers..
I was at work. We had TV monitors in our buildings and they were all on the cable channel. I watched transfixed. Felt like I was watching a movie when the towers collapsed. It was all unreal.
I’ve been reading some of the links posted to some sites like The Hill. Comments from the right wing about the President are just down right disgraceful. On a day like today when they claim to love America so much. These people will never truly believe in working together. They believe all liberals are evil and want nothing but to be in control of us. Sorry but I think they are disgraceful.
Once in a while a commercial gets it right.
The other background scene videos are pretty interesting, too.
Of all the pictures and rememberances today…….this video made me tear up. The innocent children and the fire fighters that protect everyone. Who rush to danger to protect others while we rush away to let them do their job.
This is just awesome. Those images and sweet voices just bring on the waterworks. Somebody get me a tissue.
thanks for this WiW. That really touched me. Children see things as they should be and their hope was palpable. Loved the expressions on the face of the FDNY members.
this is so beautiful. thank you, thank you, thank you, WiW! 🙂
Unfortunately my mobile browser is not showing the video…is this the Spike Lee commercial everyone has been talking about? I think I saw it on tv earlier
WIW, You are incredible! This is the kind of message that we all need at this time. The voices of those beautiful children, from all walks of life, remind us of our common humanity. But they also inspire us to look to to future in honor of those ho have passed away. Thank you so much for always pointing us to the positive things.
I stated on another thread that love casts out fear, and I will add that love is stronger than hate. I firmly believe that our President and First Lady helped a lot of healing today. We as a country have been crying for healing for ten years. That was what President Obama’s 2008 campaign was about….HOPE…leading to healing. Somehow we got sidetracked for a time, but I believe that today, hopefully, we are finding our way back. Let the haters hate…..we and the rest of the people won’t…..the haters will look small…..these things take time but, eventually good and love will triumph.
Thinking about his place in history, I believe that only people who suffered the true discriination our President and wife have suffered, and have come through the fire of that, refined and compassionate, can lead us as we need to be led. I believe that after his re-election, we will come together and be unified, and people will KNOW that united is better than divided…that our national motto “e pluribus unun”…out of many one, is stronger than the divisions.
Look at the children’s reaction and think of the verse: “A little child shall lead them”…..I believe that. The young people are showing the way.
Love your “belief system,” carolyn. Those are also my hopes and dreams for our near future, especially during the President’s second term!
Thanks Chips for letting us open up the valve and sharing where we were on that day. It’s good to be among such a strong family on a day like this. Love ya TOD family.
This comforting message to the 9/11 families from President Obama was like poetry. It was breathtakingly beautiful. He always seems to find the right words. That was pitch perfect in every way.
Amongst other things, he’s our Comforter-in-Chief! 🙂
YES.WE.CAN, Again…Obama/Biden 2012!
Well said, Ladyhawke!
THIS, Carolyn. Our worship service today was simply riveting……the music and the sermon. (That is the case EVERY week, but I am not objective.):) Pastor read from Roman 12:9-21. It was PERFECT. Then, he talked about HOPE, PRAYER and LOVE. At the beginning, he talked a bit about hatred and how much of the hatred we see today is very subtle. Said hatred turns us into spiritual death. Evils sole purpose is to destroy. Used two examples: Japanese-Americans being imprisoned after bombing of Pearl Harbor and how it took 50 years to rectify. And, today the problems with Mosques and Muslims. Loved this: The enemy is NOT people–it’s the SPIRIT of evil and hatred. He wrapped up by stressing LOVE….we need to be extremists of love…..either you are contributing to a mission or you are ON the mission……ONLY way hatred and evil will be defeated is with LOVE. Last thing he said was” It’s hard to kill HOPE!!!! Be radical agents (or terrorists) for LOVE and HOPE.
Interesting….. Brian Williams evokes fear saying, “We will always listen to that sound differently now.” And the President doesn’t take the bait.
No, Brian. The aircraft that crashed that day are forever GONE. Those sounds are gone. The aircraft that fly today, are different aircraft, and they don’t remind me of 9/11.
There are plenty of things in life that are scary, and everyone is different. But I try not to carry fear in my heart.
I carry joy. I carry love. And I carry HOPE.
Tally, I JUST wrote something very similar to your words! Shame on Brian Williams and BRAVO President Obama!
The MSM wants to carry on the “be afraid” meme. I am so glad President Obama told him NO….we no longer need to fear others or our government anymore.
“I carry joy. I carry love. And I carry HOPE.” Thank you so much Tally for rejecting the merchants of fear. I am also thankful that we have a president who shares your sentiments.
thank you from the bottom of my heart on the superb coverage you have done today. I try and stay away from the tv because I think they’ve turned it into almost 9-11 porn. your coverage has been so respectful and revealing. you have done a yoeman’s job today, and I know I’m not the only one who appreciated all that you did today.
You’re so kind rikyrah, thank you
Rikyrah, Let me whole heartedly join you in thanking Chipsticks for the wonderful job she did in covering this day. I avoided turning on the MSM because I was not in the mood to listen to the hyperventilating pundits.
Very moving events today. I have not posted in a while – school had begun and I am a middle school principal. I rarely watch or read MSM outlets. I am thinking about canceling my NY Time subscription. The MSM has become such crap, it is saddening.
Today is a day of remembrance; suppose to be solemn and hopeful. But I feel anger. Anger towards the forces that allowed this to happen, squandering the good faith and spirit of unity following 9/11. Anger at how 9/11 became a political tool for the GOP. Anger at how a GOP majority raped our economy with tax cuts for their wealthy financiers, depleting our coffers with a needless war in Iraq, and loosing site of Bin Laden in a protracted Afghan conflict. Anger at how the GOP act like terrorist taking our nation hostage, whether with tax cuts, debt ceiling, budget, or emergency aide. Anger at how the GOP and its minions continue to divide and spread fear. Anger at the gutless Democrats and Professional Left who failed to support the President’s agenda, then criticize any movement forward as not good enough. It was OBAMA who focused our Bin Laden – and look at the result.
I still believe in the promise of HOPE and CHANGE. You see, Obama believes in it, while others believe it was just a political message. The forces were again him in 2008, and they are stronger now.
But you know what?
Obama will win again next November. Count on it!
I understand your anger, but don’t let it eat you, let it motivate. I have these words from President Obama’s election night speech in my office. They are worth re-reading today>
“The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even one term, but America – I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you – we as a people will get there.
There will be setbacks and false starts. There are many who wont agree with every decision or policy I make as President, and we know that government can’t solve every problem. But I will always be honest with you about the challenges we face. I will listen to you, especially when we disagree. And above all, I will ask you join in the work of remaking this nation the only way its been done in America for two-hundred and twenty-one years – block by block, brick by brick, calloused hand by calloused hand.
What began twenty-one months ago in the depths of winter must not end on this autumn night. This victory alone is not the change we seek – it is only the chance for us to make that change. And that cannot happen if we go back to the way things were. It cannot happen without you.
So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism; of service and responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves, but each other. Let us remember that if this financial crisis taught us anything, its that we cannot have a thriving Wall Street while Main Street suffers – in this country, we rise or fall as one nation; as one people.
Let us resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long. Let us remember that it was a man from this state who first carried the banner of the Republican Party to the White House – a party founded on the values of self-reliance, individual liberty, and national unity. Those are values we all share, and while the Democratic Party has won a great victory tonight, we do so with a measure of humility and determination to heal the divides that have held back our progress. As Lincoln said to a nation far more divided than ours, We are not enemies, but friends…though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. And to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn – I may not have won your vote, but I hear your voices, I need your help, and I will be your President too.”
I hear you, and believe it. I just wanted to vent. I (really, truly) hate to say it, but Krugman’s piece hits the mark. I know it’s been posted on TOD already.
POTUS has a gift for conveying sincerity even through video.
And I’m glad that he turned Brian Williams’ statement about fear when hearing plans fly overhead into a positive outlook. Today we don’t need fear and drama – we want and need courage and belief that we can live together in the United States. I’m so happy to have a President that can’t be easily led into fear and darkness.
Tally, your Sonia rose looks beautiful. Remember. It is on my piano and while the candles were on, there is was . I think you your many talents when I see it and wish you all the best. Love you Babe.HZ
meant: I think of your many..
I love Sonia roses!! Thank you HZ!!!
Just another thank you, Chips. I would not have discovered your site were it not for a noxious environment on another blog. It was worth sffering through that ugly experience to have found you all. May God, Goddess, & Buddha bless.
And I am proud beyond words that our country is led by this man of infinite grace.
Welcome to this site. I too find comfort here. And yes, our President is a man of infinite grace.
Thank you Carla, but I’ve actually been here a while. I dealt with medical problems or the better part of last year, so my participation waxed and waned. Now I’m healthy and back to work so I cannot be online often. But it is lovely to “meet”you,
Gc…glad you are back and healthy! Lovely to meet you too.
Again, thanks Chips for all of the beautiful photos of this wonderful day on our lovely site here. You are such a blessing, Chips. Love you also,HZ
Love you back HZ, how are you feeling?
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