Wednesday, September 11, 2019

TKC BLOG COMMUNITY QUESTION: HOW SHOULD KANSAS CITY REMEMBER 9/11?!?



An open question for our blog community that, hopefully, offers insight into many alternative perspectives that are often silenced in the local discourse.

If we offend, forgive us but after 18 years 9/11 tributes pretty much follow the same script. They're tearjerkers, tragic cancer stories, patriotic justification of war, indignant advocacy for peace and, of course, conspiracy theories along with a few other crackpot notes . . .

Without telling anybody how to grieve . . . We acknowledge this is a historical milestone in American history that deserves consideration.

And so we ask . . .

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY FOR KANSAS CITY TO REMEMBER 9/11???

There's no right answer but instead we hope more thoughtful commenters will offer their insights, rituals and perspective as the impact of the tragedy is different in the Heartland but also relevant given that more cynical souls scoff at KCMO homicide memorials which often hit closer to home and a mere blocks away from residents

Accordingly, here's a bit of info on how locals are commemorating the tragedy today:

KCTV5: List of events happening around KC to remember September 11th

KSHB: Overland Park hosting ceremony honoring 18th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

Fox4: Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives 18 years ago at the World Trade Center on September 11. These are their names.

You decide . . .

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pray for justice, work for peace and prevent another attack.

MAGA KC 2020 said...

Support President Trump!

Anonymous said...

Loaded question much? I'm sure some of the answers are going to be racist, stupid and totally without merit. I would be surprised if anybody really took time and showed us why we shouldn't oppose all of the vile right wing propaganda that comes along with this holiday. Just another reason to vote the current monster out of office and reject those horrible war like values.

-- jj

Anonymous said...

^^^ Reinstate the draft. Send this doofus first.

Anonymous said...

Really like the channel four ink, the best news tribute I've seen so far.

Another Midtown Mom said...

Get off stupid social media and learn history so that you don't help to repeat it.

Anonymous said...

Vile propaganda like yours, 913? Oh of course not.

Anonymous said...

^^No, like yours. Of course.

Anonymous said...

I don't think 9/11 probably means much to those under the age of about 25. Even the most heinous of historical events fade in importance with the passage of time.

My parents' generation was greatly affected by Pearl Harbor, The Great Depression, the Holocaust, Kennedy's assassination, etc. For me, being born toward the end of the Baby Boomer years, these things were more like footnotes we learned in school.

Such things held little emotional impact, as I wasn't around when they happened. I suspect the same is true for younger people and 9/11.

I'm glad 9/11 is not a federal holiday, as then it would become just another day to eat. I think it's important that, those of us who were alive at the time, should remember the lives lost, and recognize the threat of radical Islam which still exists.

I'd also like to see Sept. 11 more fully covered in schools, but in this PC era I don't think that's likely.

Time moves on . . . always has and always will.

Anonymous said...

We should rename a street for Patriot's Day.

Anonymous said...

Chimpy shhhhh you're out of your depth. Do Matlock or something, monkey.

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

One way would be to remember the response to it
When you’ve been attacked, respond with overwhelming force and completely wipe out the enemy. If not, then you spend twenty years and counting wondering why it’s not over yet. Go to war with everything or don’t go

Weird said...

True enough. Funny thing is, we didn't respond to Saudi Arabia at all.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, draft the second 9:13 poster. And, if he/she/it isn't a doofus during service, maybe spare the idjit some beatdowns and friendly fire.

Anonymous said...

^^Blah blah blah...Boring and retarded. Do better!

chuck said...

The repeated verification of Muslim attacks equals justified belief that they will continue.

The "Muslim Ban" should be exactly that, a Muslim Ban.

The Center for Security Policy (CSP) has released the results of a poll showing alarmingly high levels of support for sharia law and violence among the American Muslim community.

According to the nationwide survey, "significant minorities embrace supremacist notions that could pose a threat to America's security and its constitutional form of government."

A majority (51 percent) of Muslims surveyed said they "should have the choice of being governed according to shariah."

Almost 30 percent of American Muslims believe it is legitimate to use violence "against those that insult the prophet Muhammad, the Qur'an, or Islamic faith."

One quarter of Muslims said that "violence against Americans here in the United States can be justified as part of the global jihad."

But, of course, Muslims vote Democrat, so, they are encouraged by Progressives who seek short term benefit through the ballot box at the expense of long term chaos, such as we see, now, in Europe.

The media will continue to couch any resistance to open borders as racist, because they are Marxist/Fascist/Globalists who care only about power.

Remember 9/11 by deterring terrorists from becoming still another group of "Protected Class" agents of destruction.

Anonymous said...

Most important....Don't forget who did it and ((who)) allowed it to happen.

Anonymous said...

We should remember that we dropped the ball and be more alert for threats. The TSA guy checking the terrorist in on the flight guessed they were terrorists - and let them on anyway with the razor knives he found in their bags. The flight school that trained them reported them to the FBI for not wanting to learn how to land a plane. The CIA was warned by other countries of the plot and ignored it. The blind cleric arrested and in prison for the 1993 world trader center attack kept saying "we will bring the trade center towers down". We ignored it all.

Anonymous said...

Will towelheads use violence against me if I bring up the fact that Allah sucks goat cock? I hope they do.

Anonymous said...

Chuck, no work today? Get off the internet and get your lazy ass to work! You have to be one of the laziest people I have ever seen. Your tropes are all played out. No wonder you can't retire!

Anonymous said...

Says the guy, 10:52 who reads every word Chuck writes at any time of the day while he eats pork and beans out of a can on the couch.

Anonymous said...

I am getting me some goat pussy in honor of allah today.

Anonymous said...

Eighteen years ago today thousands of Americans were murdered by muslim terrorists.
Today the socialist dems invite them to enter America over our southern border.

Anonymous said...

The odd thing is the terrorists, ready to die for their cause, went to strip clubs, drank booze, and let naked American girls give them lap dances. So basically they were hypocrites to their own strict religious faith and beliefs. They were not religious, this was about unbridled hatred for your fellow man. Something I see everyday in Kansas City.

Anonymous said...

Here is the headline from the Jew York Times.

"8 years have passed since some airplanes took aim at the World Trade Center."

Some people must NOT have "Done something", it was those evil Airplanes and I bet they were white!!!

Anonymous said...

Chuck deleated post 9/11 being the day physics took a break

Anonymous said...

11:34 you forgot to add that the idiots vote them into office to further ruin our country.

Anonymous said...

^^Ugh huh. Go watch Matlock dope.

Anonymous said...

If it wasn’t for the leftist traitor bill clinton the filthy stinking towelhead bin laden wouldn’t have been alive. These Marxist democrat treasoners such as the clintons , obamas ,clapper ,brennon, comey who have flooded our country with these towelheads didn’t even bother to introduce the filthy rats to toilet paper. So when the hoards of dirty muslims overrun the country I hope the leftist democrats are the first ones that get their heads cut off save us from doing it

Anonymous said...

Aaww, 10:52, put down the e-cig and get back to your burger flipping...Sad. It's your own fault you resent others who aren't slaves to a time-clock and dirt wages...Bad. Be glad taxpayers of ALL ages are contributing to the welfare gibsmes that you, your babymamas, and chilluns are getting.

Anonymous said...

9:14 Are you a veteran with a honorable discharge ?

Anonymous said...

Yay! Chimpy sings the hits! Good monkey.

Anonymous said...

George "Chimp" Bush Jr.

Anonymous said...

"Smirking Chimp"

Remember The USS Liberty said...

2:12 for the win ! Finally, some truth around here !

Anonymous said...

Roll out the red carpet and invite the terrorists to Camp David to sing Kumbaya and negotiate the terms of our surrender.

What a fitting tribute, if only we had a stable genius in charge to push for it. Shit, already happened? He really has done more in 2.5 years than any other president in history. MAGA!

Anonymous said...

^^ha!!! +10000!!! Funny!

Anonymous said...

Bomb Saudi Arabia back (fifty years or so) to the Stone Age, and put a protective cap of fifteen feet of radioactive Glass over the Oil Reserves there so our grandchildren will have some natural resources left on the Planet.

Start by hitting the KAAAAABAAAAA (named for the sound of a goosed goat) with the first bomb!

Then hit the first three Arab shithole Countries that "file a protest" just as hard!

It shouldn't take obliterating more than seventeen or eighteen Arab Infested Countries before the Muslims learn to shut the hell up and hide from the human beings on Earth.

JIHAD!!! YEEHAW!!!!

Anonymous said...

^^^ Sorry, Bolton resigned (oops, I mean he was fired) yesterday. He was your point man on that policy. Peacenik Pompeo is in charge now.

Anonymous said...

in fairness, two of the TSA agents who let them through committed suicide because of the guilt. Seriously

Anonymous said...

Clinton could have taken out Bin Laden easy with cruise missiles and did not. Oliver North, when questioned about his expensive home security system in congress in the 1980's, said it was to protect him from Bid Laden. That was 14 years BEFORE 9/11. We dropped the ball. Could have mopped up Bin Laden in the 1980's. May he burn in hell forever.

Anonymous said...

why hasnt the city and companies put down amerICAN FLAG TO HALF MAST

Anonymous said...

^^that's by order of the President you moron, take it with him that un-American fuck.

The future said...

in 10 years there will be a luxury car named the Bin Laden and Americans will pay top dollar for the status. Count on it.

Fuck the Roeland Park Mayor said...

If you are the mayor of Roeland Park, let all illegals and the diseases and beliefs they bring into the heart of the Metro. Throw all the lessons of Homeland Security out the door and fuck your citizens. Prioritize those that dont care enough about America to come in the right way over actual citizens.

Remember The USS Liberty said...

I guess Tony is back to deleting comments. How does it feel to do that, Tony ? Does it feel like you're 6 feet tall and supporting yourself ? Does it feel like you don't have to pay for sex ?

Anonymous said...

Tony doesn't have to pay for sex, you and President PAB are the ones who have to pay for sex.

And of course your wife has to slip Tyreek a few bucks now and then.
With what she and you are both paying him for "specials", Tyreek said he is thinking about a used Escalade.

Johnston said...

Some stupidity but actually a lot of good comments here. Well done. Glad to see that people actually remember this tragedy and will not let those lives be forgotten.

Remember The USS Liberty said...

@4:44 oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ! You're five-feet eight now !

Concerned Kansas City said...

^^^^ Hey tough guy, if you were anybody worth consideration you wouldn't be bored with your life and commenting constantly on a blog you supposedly hate. Try getting a life or getting a new hobby, this doesn't seem to be making you happy.

Sept. 11th was a horrible tragedy and it should teach us all to spend our time more carefully and enjoy our lives rather than waste time arguing about inconsequential things.

Anonymous said...

Have to admit 4:35 you never fail to prove what an idiot you are everyday as one can see. It takes one to know one, does it not? Labeling someone as stupid is futile and doesn't change anything. Asking someone why they did what they did, will allow room for both understanding and correcting. Calling people stupid or pointing out their stupidity are generally recognized as acts of condescending judgment. Those of us in fields of science, health, support, and mentoring/teaching have a responsibility to keep the focus on the actual topic, and keep personal opinions on the author where it belongs (under a rock).

Anonymous said...


We will never forget. And we will never forget the democrats who brought this on America. Sleep well tonight democrats dream of Obama and Hillary Clinton, and what you have done!

Anonymous said...

Please note that on this date, 18 years ago, the USA had not 1 armed airplane on the entire eastern coast. Yes, not 1 plane had bullets, missiles, or any live armament. We spend billions on weapons and yet were unarmed. The responding jet fighters were ordered to do suicide missions and crash into any airliners that were a threat. Yes a guy flying a small private plane over NYC throwing brinks out the window of the plane could not have been stopped short of a jet fighter colliding with him over NYC. This is completely unacceptable. We need full armed planes, tanks, ships ready to fire within seconds. We should have court marshalled the military for dereliction of duty. We were made to look the fool.

Anonymous said...

The Democrats who brought this to America?
Like George H.W. Bush, who started a war with Iraq and then wouldn't let the Army finish it?a
Like Ronald Reagan, who funded the Saudis creation of el Qaeda to "fight" the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, and insisted that the Saudis put a member of the Royal Household named bin Lauden "in charge" of the group?

Are those the 'democrats" your history revising post meant?

Anonymous said...

It's Capitalism, you can't blame the course of history on one dude? It was a systems failure that cause 911. Just like the Democrats failed to fight for the vote count in Florida during Gore vs Bush. These brave sons of sperms had their head up their asses.