September 11 Twin Towers 9/11
Politics

September 11, 2001: The day the world turned upside down

On September 11, terrorists not only killed 2,996 Americans, they recreated America, turning our world permanently upside down. When the British surrendered at Yorktown, myth long held that that the assembled British fifes and drums played a popular song called The World Turned Upside Down: If buttercups buzz’d after the bee, [Read More]

Bookworm Beat Mob
Politics

Bookworm Beat 4/10/19 — the flyover country edition

This discursive Bookworm Beat wanders from American black culture, to evil Leftists, to the wonders of Wal-Mart versus the horrors of socialized medicine. Everything Leftists hate about America. I’ve been spending some time of late in small town America — in Eastern Tennessee to be specific. Frankly, I can see why [Read More]

Stephen Paddock, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas Guns, Gun Control
Guns & 2nd Amendment

Some thoughts about Stephen Paddock and the Las Vegas massacre *UPDATE*

Since Stephen Paddock killed 59 people and injured 500 more, his motive is still a mystery. Progressives want gun control through. Let’s talk about that. Enough time has passed since news broke that Stephen Paddock committed a massacre at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas broke that the facts [Read More]

September 11 Twin Towers 9/11
National Security

Remembrances from September 11, the day America changed

It’s been 16 years, but for those of us who remember September 11, 2001, the memories are still raw. Here’s a round-up of interesting and moving articles. These are articles and videos about September 11, both remembrances and analyses, that caught my eye during my morning reading. Some are old, [Read More]

Donald Trump

President Trump, First Lady Lead Moment of Silence, Partake in 9/11 Observance at Pentagon.

  TRANSCRIPT: The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 11, 2017 Remarks by President Trump at the 9/11 Memorial Observance The Pentagon Arlington, Virginia 9:49 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, General. Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen. I want to thank you, Secretary [Read More]

Rick Rescorla 9/11
National Security

Remembering Rick Rescorla, a hero of 9/11 (Part 3 of my 9/11 trilogy)

In Part 3 of my annual three-part 9/11 trilogy, I remember Rick Rescorla, a warrior to the bone, who saved thousands of lives but lost his own. True immortality being the Divine’s purview, we humans are limited to only two types: genetics and remembrance. It is the latter that concerns [Read More]

Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas 9/11
National Security

Remembering Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas, a hero of 9/11 (Part 2 of my 9/11 trilogy)

In Part 2 of my annual three-part 9/11 trilogy, I remember Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas, a lovely, vibrant woman who calmly faced her fate. True immortality being the Divine’s purview, we humans are limited to only two types: genetics and remembrance. It is the latter that concerns me. Every year on [Read More]

Brian Ahearn 9/11
National Security

Remembering Brian Ahearn, a hero of 9/11 (Part 1 of my 9/11 trilogy)

In Part 1 of my annual three-part 9/11 trilogy, I remember Lt. Brian Ahearn, a New York firefighter who willingly sacrificed himself to save others. True immortality being the Divine’s purview, we humans are limited to only two types: genetics and remembrance. It is the latter that concerns me. Every [Read More]

Politics

Remembering Brian Ahearn, a hero of 9/11

I first wrote this post in 2006 as part of the 2996 project. I now re-post it every year, with slight alterations to update it because I’ve conceived a very strong affection for this good and honorable man. Lt. Brian G. Ahearn My son, when he was ten, was obsessed with superheroes. [Read More]