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FEMA Pulls 9/11 Coloring Book From Their Site … Are They Wrong?

Posted by Casey on May 3, 2009

FEMA has had a coloring book available for children to download that has a 9/11 theme called “A Scary Thing Happened.” FEMA has just decided to pull the coloring book off of its website.

The government agency that bungled the Hurricane Katrina response has yanked a kiddie coloring book from its site called “A Scary Thing Happened” that depicts the burning twin towers on the cover – with a plane heading straight for one of them.

On page 12, the stomach-churning 9/11 image is repeated not once but three times, complete with flames – for kids to color.

See, I told you it was real.

Needless to say … some New Yorkers weren’t happy about the coloring book.

“I feel disrespected,” said Jason Owens, 20, of Manhattan, who was with his 3-year-old son. “I feel like I should punch the person who did this in the face.”

Standing with her goddaughter, 43-year-old Risat Jabeen of Brooklyn, said she was shocked FEMA would find it inoffensive.

“Kids color for fun so these things shouldn’t be in coloring books,” she said. “So many people died that day.”

Vanessa Bell, 38, of Bronx, said there’s no way she’d let her 5-year-old daughter color in that book. “It just makes kids feel depressed,” she said.

The concept of the book, however, wasn’t to offend … it was to cope with tragedy.

The coloring book was dreamed up by the emergency response team in largely rural Freeborn County, Minn. – after it was ravaged by a tornado, said Rose Olmsted, a county official.

“It was developed to help children make some sense after a disaster,” said Olmsted. “I have a letter from FEMA in 2003 applauding us for the coloring book.”

I guess they’ve been passing these books out to kids since 2003 in the US and even in Australia.

It got me thinking though. Was FEMA really wrong for supporting such a coloring book? How about for pulling the book from its website? Are they trying to sweep 9/11 under the rug under the guise that “it’s too soon” or “it’s too tramatic” just like the news has done? I don’t know.

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Flight 93 Families Dishonor Loved One’s Sacrifice

Posted by Casey on December 29, 2008

I hate writing this post. I really do. The idea that I have to write about the disgraceful actions of the relatives of the Flight 93 victims is stomach turning.

Here’s what is going on:

Most of the remains from the tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001, were never recovered, making the bowl-shaped crash site in the western Pennsylvania countryside an unofficial cemetery and, for surviving relatives, sacred ground.

But efforts to buy property for a national Flight 93 memorial have bogged down in federal red tape and a protracted land dispute, angering family members and risking plans to hold a dedication ceremony on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The delays have prompted an advocacy group, Families of Flight 93, to ask President Bush to personally intervene during his final weeks in office to allow the federal government to seize the land needed for the memorial and to allocate part of the money for the project.

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Excuse me, I threw up a little in my mouth.

I think everyone would love to see a memorial for the victims of Flight 93. Undoubtedly, we’d prefer the memorial on the site of the tragedy. Is memorializing the victims of one tragedy worth creating another tragedy?

This land is privately owned by a company who is willing to sell it for a fare market value, but they haven’t been offered that yet. Frankly, it shouldn’t matter if they never wanted to sell the land … it’s theirs! For the relatives of Flight 93 victims to demand that the federal government steal land from a private land owner is a travesty, and it dishonors the memories of their loved ones.

The passengers of Flight 93 didn’t just fight back to save their own lives. They fought back against the terrorists to uphold American ideals. Ideals like freedom, liberty, and private property. How would Todd Beamer react to this group asking the government to use eminent domain to seize privately owned land in order to build him a memorial? Somehow, I doubt Mr. Beamer would be in favor of such treachery.

The Flight 93 group, and the federal government need to cease their selfish, grandiose land grab. There is no honor in what they are doing. Only dishonor for the flight that fought back.

What do you think?

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A 9/11 Monologue All Voters Should Hear

Posted by Casey on September 17, 2008

A local talk show host here in Vegas, Casey Hendrickson, usually does something special for the 9/11 anniversary.  This Sept. 11 he took a different approach than he usually does, but his monologue stunned me.  I heard a few callers call up the rest of the show to compliment his monologue, and a couple suggested that he send it to the big national hosts for more coverage.

The monologue starts off normal enough, but a few minutes into it he kicks you in the gut with a big surprise, and a huge dose of reality.

Click the link below to listen to it.

Great September 11 Monologue (With A Surprise)

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