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Allahpundit remembers 9/11

Filed under: General — Karl @ 9:27 am

[Posted by Karl]

Allahpundit wrote about his memories of the 9/11 attacks on Twitter last night.  Television’s Andy Levy was good enough to collect them for his debut in HotAir’s Greenroom.  Removed from their original context — appearing one after the other, two or three a minute — these tweets lose a tiny bit of their immediacy, or the feeling of reliving events in real time.  But they remain compelling.

Reading his story is a reminder that Allahpundit — as significant as he has been to the blogosphere — would not exist as we know him but for those despicable al-Qaeda attacks eight years ago.  The man has great skill, and I am glad to have gotten to know him a little through Twitter.  Yet I am reminded today that a part of me wishes there was no reason or need for an Allahpundit.


15 Responses to “Allahpundit remembers 9/11”

  1. AP gets folks mad for his dismissive treatment towards Palin a while back, but he’s one of the best contributors to the blogosphere out there in spite of being able to annoy the right half the time. This was the best memorial I’ve read of 9/11 recently.

    I hate remembering 9/11, but it’s important that I do. Especially now, when it seems the day has been renamed ‘Ted Kennedy Day’ and I’m supposed to go out and do community organizing or recycling so that the democrats can minimize focus on an issue they don’t poll well on.

    9/11 isn’t a political day. America didn’t deserve this. Clinton and Gorelick and Bush all had bad policies in 20/20 hindsight, but this wasn’t America’s fault at all. We can’t even come together for remembering this, and that’s sickening.

    Juan (bd4b30)

  2. Allahpundit has a unique talent with words. Last night’s series of tweets was a different side of that, and it was beautiful.

    MayBee (cdbb72)


    I reposted my ‘political’ post from 2 years ago, considering no one reads my blog, it caused a stir (heh)

    AP is a great writer who simply has differing opinions on things than I do 🙂

    Lord Nazh (8d682b)

  4. I remember last year how the Barack Obama voters observed this day. This was before Barack Obama became the president of our little country, so this was before September 11 became a National Day of Service. This year I think mostly they’re recycling stuff.

    happyfeet (71f55e)

  5. “I just got married and was waking up to get off to college while finishing my last year in journalism. My wife called and said “turn on the television”. I did, and the second plane had not hit yet. When I got to college, as I walked up to the television studio in the Basket Ball Arena my professor walked out, and with the sun reflecting off the domed arena a shadow threw his hands up and hollered, “Go home and turn on the television…This is your Pearl Harbor” That is why I built this site. Joe Burns was his name.”

    I found this on pretty cool opinions there…


    cullen (6c1b27)

  6. feets!

    Don’t worry, the Left is keepin’ it just as classy this year.

    Karl (f07e38)

  7. I couldn’t read all the way through but I skipped to the end and found this gem…

    Glenn Beck is an actual terrorist, and the people attending his rally in DC tomorrow are al-Qaeda in America.

    That’s so… thought-provoking.

    happyfeet (71f55e)

  8. Karl, there are no words for that link. It is something everyone should read, though. Perhaps tomorrow, at least. These people make politics out of 9/11 in a way Bush never dreamed of.

    Juan (bd4b30)

  9. Karl – Thanks a lot. I feel dirty for having read that.

    JD (4e3101)

  10. I think in fairness this comment what Mr. Denton noticed shouldn’t get lost…

    01:53 PM

    Typical radical BS.

    Throw out a bunch of feigned emotion and curse words, deify the current president as if he has actually accomplished something, and demonize anyone who doesn’t gleefully prance around proclaiming just how far left (translation: super cool!) they are.

    And make sure you say things like “fucking Christ” just to show how very rebellious you are. And what would a post like this be without calling someone a racist…I mean, that’s radical 101. Everyone who does not agree with you must be some sort of racist.

    Of course, a bunch of your sheep will post insightful comments like “cheers” “thanks” and “brilliant. The all love you and want to give you virtual blow jobs.

    My favorite: I want to do an interpretive dance of this blog post in Union Square.


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    happyfeet (71f55e)

  11. hi Karl if you get a chance can you unfiltrate my comment what is not here?

    happyfeet (71f55e)

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  13. here made me cry kind of to where I shut my office door and called my house and put myself on hold for a few minutes so it looked like I was on the phone and NG wouldn’t think I was being kooky

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  15. I’m only posting this because I should.

    Terrorist hijackers killed more than 2,500 people in 2001. The victims were doing nothing more than doing their jobs or riding in an airliner.

    And the ultimate result was that their deaths became nothing more than a political football.

    God bless their souls.

    Ag80 (dfbb64)

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