Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Proof Positive- An Editorial

Most American's are over the horror of 9/11/01. Know how I can tell? My countrymen tend to tune out whenever politicians prattle about money. A successful politician is all too well aware of this phenomena and know the best way to spend obscene amounts of cash and gain political points is to talk openly about spending in his neck of the woods, while their constituents tune out. Eleven years on there are TOO MANY POLITICIANS AND TOO MUCH MONEY playing the grief game.

From the front page of Sunday's New York Times:

"A dispute between Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo over the ONE BILLION Dollar (and growing, emphasis mine ) museum at ground zero has dragged on for so long that the museum will not open in time for the 11th anniversary of the Sept 11 attacks-or even the next one."



Anonymous said...

You are correct, it is unbelievable that our country has become so apathetic about this attack.

Toad said...

Museum peace in our time. From the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/11/new-york-september-11-museum-deal

Patsy said...

I watched those towers go up and I watched them come down with friends of mine inside and now this. Gah, I hate politics so much.

Anonymous said...

This brings to mind something I learned here at Manner Born earlier in the year, ie the simplicity of the Franch Bastille memorial. How perfect that same application would have been for a memorial at the trade towers. Simple, elegant, soulful, low cost.



NCJack said...

While whose budget pays what is a legitimate question, these things so often seem to come down to a whizzing match between "alpha dogs", doesn't it? Someone in the story said they need to sit down, no more e-mails: I agree, but I think there needs to be a third person in the room, with a cattle prod and a short fuse.

Toad said...

Jack, I propose you