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3766 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 Sep 2002 at 5:21 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-09-01 08:26:45 PM  
Hey Slayerswine! You missed one way back on the beginning... (Or do Photoshops not count?
2002-09-01 09:34:45 PM  
No PS's. I stated that in the beginning.
2002-09-02 05:24:01 AM  
ha ha
2002-09-02 05:25:43 AM  

I get the day off, do the rest of ya'll?
2002-09-02 05:27:02 AM  
And I live in New Zealand. Where it is not Labor day. *sigh*

Oh well, it least the Queen of ENGLAND's birthday is a holiday here. Hmmm.
2002-09-02 05:27:33 AM  
yeah i do
but then again im self employed
what i want to know is who has to work on 9/11
i couldnt do it
2002-09-02 05:29:13 AM  
I'm off tmrw,,,YAAAAAY!!! I got to wake up hungover sometime tmrw nite, BOOOO!!!
2002-09-02 05:30:39 AM  
I have to work on 9/11.
2002-09-02 05:33:16 AM  

I've been notified that I am required to work September 11th.

What an odd day that will be.

2002-09-02 05:34:17 AM  
where i worked on that day last year, some people just kept working like nothing was wrong - i really hate them
2002-09-02 05:36:18 AM  
dont you think it should be a day off?
for crap sakes
2002-09-02 05:36:49 AM  

Don't hate them. Nothing good will come of it.
2002-09-02 05:37:35 AM  
I got my ass chewed out on 9/11 for lowering the flags to half mast without the bosses permission,,,what a douchebag he is.
2002-09-02 05:37:57 AM  
We need to petition for a National Fark Day. It starts off like this: Everyone shows up for work in the morning as usual. Fifteen minutes later, the boss comes out of his office and shouts, "Listen up! It's Not Safe For Work today. Everyone out of the building now!" At which point everybody migrates out into the streets in time for a parade featuring giant floats of Boobies, Weeners, Ackbar and Mustard Man. Then everyone goes home and kills a year's supply of kittens while chanting "In Sov!et Russ!a, National Fark Day celebrates you!"
2002-09-02 05:38:59 AM  
yeah but it wasnt shock.
it was like - oh my boss my think im slacking.
like they were so brainwashed they had no sense of proportion.
I didnt wait for the official OK to go home that day - I just got up and left without a word. I was the first one I think.
2002-09-02 05:39:45 AM  
awesome Rightmind haha
2002-09-02 05:43:24 AM  
I could be wrong, Asshull, but I think Sweatergirl's point is that September 11th was spawned from hate itself.

Adding to that hate just makes things worse, especially when directed at your peers.
2002-09-02 05:43:40 AM  
i upped and left
some comedian said - "he upped and died. it was bad enough when he died, but when he UPPED." to me thats funny.
2002-09-02 05:44:22 AM  

Personally I don't think it should be a day off.
What happened last year was unspeakable. Not worth celebrating or naming a day after, because I think that gives credit to the animals behind it. I think the heros should get their due, though.

But 9/11 being a holiday?


But it's still going to be weird this year. And probably for the rest of our lives, the date. But December 8th isn't seen as 'take off work and think of Pearl Harbor' day either.

Boy am I gonna get flamed.
2002-09-02 05:45:14 AM  
I dont really hate them - but i dont respect them - and I guess I feel sorry for them - i dunno
like you are so afraid of work politics that you cant act human on a day like that. i dont get that.
2002-09-02 05:47:51 AM  
nah sweater i think yer right actually. I guess I just cant imagine getting any work done that day. Who am I kidding, everyone farks all day long anyway.
2002-09-02 05:47:53 AM  
I lost my job. ^_^
2002-09-02 05:54:12 AM  

Pearl harbor was attacked on December 7th babe.
2002-09-02 05:56:36 AM  
Sorry Warchild Just got off the phone with a John Lennon lover;)
2002-09-02 05:58:07 AM  
I agree that in the future Sept. 11 should not be a mandatory work day. But I also don't think we should get the day off to go out and enjoy ourselves the way we do July 4th or Labor Day. Instead, Sept. 11 should be a day of goodwill where we go out and actively help the community. Hold fundraisers for schools and orphanages, volunteer at food kitchens, clean up our neighborhoods and such. In short, show the terrorists that the American spirit is alive and well.
2002-09-02 05:58:29 AM  
john lennon was kind of a leftie though
but i dont hold it against him
2002-09-02 06:02:14 AM  
Sweater Girl

i agree with you
i've heard people say we shouldn't have to go to work or school or what have you beacuse of the attack and i respond with the pearl harbor thing and they just shut right up.

maybe though a national moment of silence or citywide memorial services would be apropreate if only for those who lost their lives and not in support of government actions post 9/11

the gay straight aliance at my high school will be having a poetry reading for those who want to share their feelings about the whole thing (not on 9/11 but 9/12 i think)
2002-09-02 06:03:59 AM  
I stayed at work all day Sep 11th, as did everyone I knew.
We were working in Swindon UK, our new york office was in the WTC. But we kept working anyway, it was late afternoon anyway, I was home before I realised it was a big deal, before that there was a bit of stuff going round the office about a plane flying into the WTC, we weren't all that intested. Then we heard it was terrorism and a few people said stuff about "maybe the americans will stop funding the IRA now" then i got home and felt quite sick when i realise it was that bad. But also... I hope it does stop the Americans finacing the IRA.
2002-09-02 06:04:25 AM  
yeah we dont wanna puss out too much i guess
because - whats that phrase that pays?
then the terrorists have won
2002-09-02 06:04:58 AM  
Nemo That sounds beautiful!
2002-09-02 06:06:58 AM  
Why would the Americans finance the IRA? Is that the popular opinion over there?
2002-09-02 06:06:59 AM  
i suppose some people didnt grasp the scope of the situation right away. But i tell ya - it was damn infuriating when people were asking me for the Pensky file while planes are flying into buildings. Fark the farking Pensky file ya know?
2002-09-02 06:19:27 AM  
Lots of Irish-Americans think that northern ireland is being occupied against the will of the majority of the people. Most of the funding for IRA terror is supplied by irish-Americans.
2002-09-02 06:23:30 AM  
thank you Sweater Girl

btw since everyone is sharing what they did on 9/11 i'll pitch in too

i heard from my then girlfriend that the world trade center had been hit by a plane at about 6:30 am western. i got confused and thought that she said WTO so i thought "hey cool, down with multinational corporations" then i thoought "hey wait wrong last letter and remembered the towers and thought that it was just a little plane that got lost in the fog.
Not till my second class did i see that both towers were hit and by jet liners. all i could think for a sec was holy shiat what the fark happened. then i thought about how america would respond so violently to so many inocent people just to get a few guilty ones. to make matters worse it was picture day and when the photographer said to smile i said, A few thousand peopple just died how can i smile. after that i commenced my school day half angry at what i knew was to come and confused about how can i be anti-gov and not get the crap kicked out of me.

sad sad shiat
2002-09-02 06:23:37 AM  

Thanks for the clarification. It has some merit. But it is not the belief in the UK that the US government helps the IRA right?
2002-09-02 06:28:00 AM  
Holy shiat!
A more obvious troll I have yet to see.

then i thought about how america would respond so violently to so many inocent people just to get a few guilty ones.
2002-09-02 06:29:51 AM  
Warchild:- Hell no. Not the government - nobody believes that over here. It's Irish-American hardliners, who particularly in the 70s were a major source of funding. Nobody bothered to tell them that the majority of Northern Irish are not republican.
2002-09-02 06:31:07 AM  
hey wait,

May Day is the Commi/Socialist lobor day
horay for socialism esp the democratic kind

check out democratic socialists of america at
2002-09-02 06:32:06 AM  
Sweater help me out
how is that trolling?
he comes across as sincere
misguided perhaps
2002-09-02 06:32:45 AM  
Sweater Girl

what do you mean by
"A more obvious troll I have yet to see."
just asking
2002-09-02 06:33:15 AM  
Wake up kids! there are people that would die to destroy our way of life and kill us and our families. Now is not the time to roll over to these monsters, we have a job to do, and we must do it well. I don't care what they teach in school, revisionist history and all, stand tall to these bastards!
2002-09-02 06:34:37 AM  
How unexpected from Warchild
2002-09-02 06:35:56 AM  
You mean on Sept 11th, you were cognizant enough to comprehend the reprecussions others would get?
Even though, at the time, they were unknown others?
2002-09-02 06:37:25 AM  
seriously thats thats what i thought
i knew america would do what it did that very day

misguided or not i was just being honest
there's no crime in that
2002-09-02 06:37:31 AM  
Just sorry I had to dumb it down for few of you, but I think you get my drift.
2002-09-02 06:40:21 AM  
i wrote that america was going to flex it's military muscles just to prove that it would not take this with out a quick knee jerk reaction justice be damned

or something to that effect
2002-09-02 06:41:30 AM  
Go to work on Sept. 11? I ship out for the Army on Sept. 11.


I mean... :-\
2002-09-02 06:42:13 AM  
What knee-jerk reaction? we didn't get into afghanistan until october! Knee jerking is for liberals, not real Americans.
2002-09-02 06:43:11 AM  
I salute you Infanticide.
2002-09-02 06:45:33 AM  
or something.

Im off to listen to the Backstreet Boys.
Hey, I like the harmony. Shoot me.
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