‘Let’s roll’ with the best of America

There ought to be a postage stamp!

On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on U.S. soil, we ride the shoulders of heroes.

One of those rare (and thankfully so) occasions where you remember where you were. The Head Groundskeeper, flat on his back as a urologist conducted a cystoscopy test. (A long, thin, flexible tube with a light and a small video camera is inserted right up your jimmy johnson). The doctor alternated between following her progress on the monitor and switching her gaze to the TV screen, tracking the horror unfolding at the Twin Towers.

Back at the office, typed into the State of Wisconsin-issue computer, “We are all Israelis now.”

America could use a heavy dose of inspiration in these days of defeat, disease, and mutual distrust. There were thousands of heroes on 09-11-01. Maybe the prototype was a husband and father aboard the fourth hijacked passenger jetliner. An average citizen; a software salesman. By that time, the passengers on United Flight 93 were fully aware of their intended fate.

The best of AmericaTodd Beamer

We excerpt from this account in the Wall Street Journal:

Many passengers made phone calls during the flight, but Todd Beamer’s call with Airfone operator Lisa Jefferson became the fullest account of what took place in the air that day. He remained on the line for 14 minutes, describing the direction of the plane, the hijackers’ behavior and, eventually, the passengers’ decision to revolt.

“His voice was devoid of any stress,” Ms. Jefferson later said. “In fact, he sounded so tranquil it made me begin to doubt the authenticity and urgency of his call.” …

The hijackers pitched the plane back and forth sharply in a failed attempt to shake their attackers off their feet. The cockpit recording, filled with slams, shattering plates, and howls, reveals that the terrorists took the plane down only after six minutes of the passengers’ sustained assault. … Before ending his call with Ms. Jefferson, Beamer asked, “Would you do one last thing for me?”

“Yes. What is it?” she answered.

“Would you pray with me?”

They said the Lord’s Prayer together in full, and other passengers joined in. Beamer then recited Psalm 23, concluding, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for thou art with me.

Immediately after, he turned to his co-conspirators and asked, “Are you guys ready? OK, let’s roll.”

Who shall be our heroes today?

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8 Responses to ‘Let’s roll’ with the best of America

  1. One eye says:

    Unfortunately the terrorists learned a lesson from 9/11 …. much better to leave the USA alone and let the rot destroy us from inside. Too bad WE haven’t learned that lesson.

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    • Liberty says:

      Leave us alone? The terrorists didn’t learn a thing from 9/11. Attempts have been made on our country since then, thwarted only by Intelligence. And after the recent disaster in Afghanistan (which Biden is trying to deflect from by further dividing us on COVID) they’ve only been emboldened.

      I agree that we are indeed imploding. It’s sickening to watch.

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  2. Good Dog, Happy Man says:

    While many Americans might be feeling the sugary rush of nostalgia for the UNITY we all shared going to war with the Islamofacists, I’m not. I’m seeing red. I’m angry. I’m royally pissed off.

    When we first went into Afghanistan after the 9/11 attack, I was hopeful. That’s where bin Laden was. Dubya became a leader that day. He waxed wise, “We are a country awakened to danger and called to defend freedom. Our grief has turned to anger and anger to resolution. Whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done.”

    So yeah, let’s go in there and kill the son of a bitch and come home. When we first went in I heard, yeah, we were kicking butt. The media/government complex told us we had the Taliban on the run. And then… not. We only learned later that we were being lied to. Again.

    Then, Biden pre-emptively surrendered to Islamofacist terrorism. We’re right back to square one. He gave away Bagram Air Force Base. Now, we are facing terrorist threats at home and American hostages are being held. We’ve no nearby base in one of the most troubled parts of the world. We’ve spent trillions of dollars and sacrificed thousands of lives, and for what? … to make the Taliban the best-equipped terrorist force in the the far east, … if not the entire world.

    It was ganz schtoopidt. Lardheppus, and deliver us from evil.

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    • Liberty says:

      GDHM,

      We are indeed back to square one, though this time we’re being led by people who are more interested in being woke than conquering our enemies. By abandoning Americans behind enemy lines and furthering the divide by alienating & demonizing the unvaccinated, they’ve shown how little they think of us. Deplorable.

      When you consider how much we’ve regressed as a nation since 9/11, from thinking it’s acceptable to teach kids that we’re a “racist” nation to big tech’s influence, the further breakdown of faith & family values and the damage that’s been done to law enforcement, I’d say we’re even worse off.

      I’m seeing red, too, but I’m also deeply sad by what we’ve become.

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      • Good Dog, Happy Man says:

        Faith, freedom and family are all at risk under Zhou Bai-Dn’s regime.
        You too, are an endangered species, Liberty.

        The lingering question in my mind is: “Who still supports this disaster of a president? And why?” I have yet to meet a normal, regular American who will admit it.
        Lefties must all be secluded in their safe space, … the witless protection program.

        What has Biden begotten for the country except an ignominious surrender in Afghanistan, runaway inflation with exploding energy costs, an invasion of the southern border, a demoralized military, a dual standard judicial system, an attack on the Constitutionally protected personal freedoms, a burgeoning welfare state, loss of respect from allies and enemies, loss of energy independence, a sputtering economy, a tyranny of the aged and the ruling class over the young, indoctrination, paralysis by fear, censorship, arrest of the border wall construction, entering into unwise arrangements such as the Paris Accord and the Iranian nuclear weapons protection program, stirring of racial tensions, promotion of voter fraud, tearing down of statues, promotion of racist CRT indoctrination, higher taxes, lies, misdirection and manipulation … etc. All for what? A vanity project? A socialist agenda? A power addiction? Revanchism?

        The fencing around the Capitol should’ve given us a clue. You don’t need 26,000 federal troops and concertina wire around the White House to protect a duly elected president. The octogenarian power class know they are way out of step with the rest of the country. No taped, rehearsed and/or focus group tested 9/11 speech can remedy that. In fact, Biden should’ve turned the teleprompter around. We could’ve read what he’s trying to say.

        Note to Biden: Don’t talk to us about UNITY, when all you have done is to ignore and belittle 50% of the country. Don’t associate yourself with those heroes who gave up their lives after 9/11. Go back to Delaware, crawl into your basement, put on your fetid face diaper and shut up. Today, I don’t want to hear from you.

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        • Bill says:

          Good Dog, Happy Man,

          Amen Dude, Amen.

          The biggest problem I see with our “leaders” is that they don’t believe in a higher power other than themselves. But as two scenes from the movie, “The Book of Eli” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yke3ur99P2g show, in the end you will be judged by God for everything you have done on earth. EVERYTHING!

          Our “leaders” are absolutely tone deaf to what is happening. They are living in their own fantasy world where our pain does not matter.

          I mean, look at John Kerry for example. He has a private jet which he takes on trips to places most of us could only imagine. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/climate-john-kerry-private-jet-flights. It has been estimated that his trips on his private jet have spewed 116 metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere so far this year. Where the average car emits 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide for an entire year. And yet this guy is Biden’s “Climate Czar”?

          Such hypocrisy, so little time!

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        • Liberty says:

          Great post, GDHM.

          “The lingering question in my mind is: “Who still supports this disaster of a president? And why?” I have yet to meet a normal, regular American who will admit it.”

          Biden’s approval numbers are in the low 40s. My question is, why is it even that high?

          The modern leftist thought process (or lack of thought process) is really bizarre most times, IMO. Yet they’re so pompous that they think they’re better and smarter than the rest of us.

          In other news, the Taliban celebrated 9/11 with a beheading of an Afghanistan police officer. But hey, the evacuation was a raving success, say leftists. I fear our nation is in for a rough ride.

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        • Liberty says:

          Bill, I feel your pain.

          Thought leftist policies are destroying the nation, Republicans are not doing nearly enough to fight back. Most are feckless cowards who aren’t immune from accepting filthy lobby money to sell us out. We need to elect conservatives who put the country first instead of their own career ambitions.

          This is precisely why Trump was elected. People are tired.

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