Eric Florack on September 21st, 2019

Some more points to ponder:

*You can’t truly be peaceful unless you’re capable of great violence. If you’re incapable of violence, you’re not peaceful, you’re just harmless…. And essentially useless in terms of keeping the peace.

* I observe that the happier Americans are, the unhappier Democrats are.

* The most likely reason that government wants to remove firearms from your possession is that they want to do something that you will want to shoot them for.

* There were more American flags on the moon than there were at any of the Democrat Party gatherings.

* The extent to which Democrats will go to eliminate opposing views is not demonstrated by their treatment of Brett Kavanaugh, but by their treatment of Antonin Scalia.

davidl on September 21st, 2019

Silly Gilly, New York junior Senator Kristine Gillibrand, should send now former democrat presidential candidate, Bill de Blasio, a thank note and some flowers. De Blasio’s was the only New Yorker who precluded Gilly from being the most insignificant candidate seeking he democrat nomination, from Bob Manus, New York Post:

Now [Bill] de Blasio has only dreams of what might have been — and memories of those 10-person campaign crowds; his mortifying invisibility in the polls; his irrelevance in the cattle-call debates; his virtual inability to raise a legitimate dime, and the rip-saw ridicule he suffered in the media.

Normal New Yorkers are left with this question: How can the fellow even look into the mirror in the morning?

Gilly tried to become President with a rabid war on men.  However Mayor Bill bottomed her out by waging a campaign that could not break past the the digit barrier.  Now Bill can concentrate on his real passion, morning workouts at the gym, thereby making easy for Little Andy, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, to politically urinate on him.

Eric Florack on September 19th, 2019

* The reason that we have a new set of accusations against Justice Kavanaugh is because we didn’t prosecute the last accusers for lying under oath. And by the way, have you noticed that the Democrats are trying desperately to back off of their allegations? If I am Trump’s re-election committee, I am keeping recordings of their calls for Justice Kavanaugh’s impeachment as campaign ads.

* Remember you heard it here first…. Kamala Harris will be the first of the big names to drop off of the nomination race. She was never that popular to begin with, and the number of times she contradicted her own positions has achieved critical mass.

* New Survey: Half Of Britons (And Most Europeans) Are Climate Sceptics. And the thing is, it would seem they’ve been listening to the scientists on this one and not Greta Thunberg.

* And watching the UAW strike on GM, one can easily imagine that there is a political motivation. As a friend remarked…

Workers: “This is great! Our jobs are coming back! We’re going back to work!”

Union: “We’ll fix that.”

Then of course there is the arrest of the UAW president on corruption charges. Explain to me again why we need unions, anymore.

Eric Florack on September 17th, 2019

Found on Facebook:

I’m watching the Lewandowski circus. When Tim Cohen D-Ten accused Lewandowski of being told by Trump to do something illegal. Big Lew responded Trump never asked him to do anything illegal and Old Tim says “The public will be the judge of that.”

What an Aha moment that revealed the entire purpose of this is to influence public opinion and not to do anything legally about our President. It makes it so easy to dismiss this whole farce.

Yeah, that was pretty much my response as well.

davidl on September 17th, 2019

Real living people alleged to be victims of a legal prescription drug, Oxycontin. Lawyers sue on behalf of governments. Drug company files for bankruptcy, from, from Fox Business News:

Filing for Chapter 11 protection was the first step in a plan Purdue says would provide $10 billion to $12 billion in restitution to state and local governments and clean up the damage done by powerful prescription pain medicines and illegal opioid use linked to them.

The Connecticut-based pharmaceutical giant, which is controlled by the Sackler family, has been accused of fueling a nationwide crisis that has left more than 400,000 people dead from opioid abuse over the past two decades.

Lawyers get rich. Governments lines their pockets.  Nary a mention of the physicians who prescribed the drugs, the actual victims, or their families.  We have a government of the lawyers, by the lawyers and for the lawyers.

davidl on September 17th, 2019

Somewhere in Georgia, three perps are dead, and five law abiding citizens are alive.  On the campaign trail, a fake Hispanic is still enraged, and in Washington and an old Senate dog is still barking up the wrong tree:

(CNN)A Georgia homeowner shot and killed three masked teens as they approached his residence with their faces covered, authorities said.
The three victims, one 15-year-old and two 16-year-olds, were all from the area but did not live in the specific neighborhood they were in, the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office said.

The teens approached three residents at the front yard of a home early Monday morning and attempted to rob them, authorities say. One of the would-be robbers took out a gun and fired shots at them, before one of the residents returned fire.

[…]

“Then I heard somebody have an assault rifle,” Carlos Watson told WSB. “And it was a slew of shots that came out.”

If Robert Francis O’Rourke had is way, the homeowners would been disarmed and the local residents might well be dead.  O’Rourke has promised to send his jack booted thugs door to door to disarm law abiding citizens.  An armed robber’s weapon of choice is a handgun.  The best self-defense weapon ever is a short barrelled AR-15 with an ample magazine.  O’Rourke promises to take the defensive weapons first.

While the former congressman from Texas, hates modern firearms, the old hag from California, Dianne Fenstein, hates magazines.  Maybe the Ringo Kid Wayne can stop three men with but one rifle and just three bullets.  In the real world, a mortal is not going to stop a three man armed mob with small magazine of varmint caliber bullets.

Eric Florack on September 16th, 2019

Matt Margolis notes:

Soon after the story was published, Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist, who had an advanced copy of the book, noted the article failed to mention a critical detail that, quite literally, undermined the entire accusation.”The book notes, quietly, that the woman Max Stier named as having been supposedly victimized by Kavanaugh and friends denies any memory of the alleged event,” she tweeted. John McCormack of National Review called the omission of this fact from the article “one of the worst cases of journalistic malpractice in recent memory.”

It wasn’t until late Sunday evening that the New York Times, updated the article to include this crucial piece of information. Here is the relevant paragraph, with the update in bold:

A classmate, Max Stier, saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student. Mr. Stier, who runs a nonprofit organization in Washington, notified senators and the F.B.I. about this account, but the F.B.I. did not investigate and Mr. Stier has declined to discuss it publicly. We corroborated the story with two officials who have communicated with Mr. Stier; the female student declined to be interviewed and friends say she does not recall the episode.

An Editors’ Note was also added at the bottom:

Editors’ Note: Sept. 15, 2019

An earlier version of this article, which was adapted from a forthcoming book, did not include one element of the book’s account regarding an assertion by a Yale classmate that friends of Brett Kavanaugh pushed his penis into the hand of a female student at a drunken dorm party. The book reports that the female student declined to be interviewed and friends say that she does not recall the incident. That information has been added to the article.

Despite the update, the damage has been done.

Yeah.

To coin a phrase, this is my shocked face.

I mean, look, damage was always the intent, not reporting. Jean McCormick’s statement that

“one of the worst cases of journalistic malpractice in recent memory.”

… is of course true, but his sying that takes on monumental connotations when one considers even a small portion of what Sulzberger’s minions have been pushing for the last three years now.

Additionally, we’ve already seen the extent the left will go to to protect their “right” to kill children that aren’t convenient. This is simply more of the same.

The cause of freedom will be best served by pushing that entire propaganda factory into the swamp next to LaGuardia.

davidl on September 13th, 2019

Bernardo Sandinista, Bernie Sanders(D – Cuba) boosts to Slow Joe, Joseph Biden, that he wrote his Damn Medicare for All bill. to which Amy Klobuchar responds:

But when it comes to our healthcare and when it comes to our premiums, I go with the doctor’s creed, which is, ‘Do no harm.’ And while Bernie wrote the bill, I read the bill. And on page eight — on page eight of the bill, it says that we will no longer have private insurance as we know it.

Hat Tip: Amanda Green, Victory Girls

Oops.

Did she just say this wonderful bill would take away our freedom to choose our insurance and, in all likelihood, our doctors? Sure sounded like it to me.

The look on Bernie’s face was priceless. You could almost hear him thinking, “Damn it, they weren’t supposed to read it!

The ‘Rats are down to three, two socialists and a demented old man entering his dotage.

davidl on September 13th, 2019

Valarie Plume, once a CIA agent, now a candidate for Congress, is a true blonde: from Washington Free Beacon:

“I was an undercover CIA operative. My assignment was preventing rogue states and terrorists from getting nuclear weapons. You name a hot spot, I lived it,” Plame states while the ad flashes images of “hot spots” like Iran and North Korea, where she never lived. Plame was only known to have been stationed in Greece.

Later in the advertisement, Plame states “Dick Cheney’s chief of staff took revenge against my husband and leaked my identity. His name: Scooter Libby. Guess who pardoned him last year?” she then asks, referencing President Donald Trump’s pardon of Libby.

First the good news, in a caucus of Maxine Waters, Jerry Nadler and Alexandria Occassio-Cortez, Plume might not actually lower the caucus’ collection IQ, or just maybe.

Then on the other hand, Plume can’t remember the facts of her own case, or how to do a web search. The back ground is that Plume status as a CIA employee, not agent, was disclosed in column by Robert Novak. It seemed, that Plume sweet talked the agency into sending her husband, sans qualifications, to Africa to examine importation of uranium ore. When the idiot got back, he wrote a column about his lack in Africa. In researching his column Novak asked the question way an unqualified envoy was sent in the first place. Plume’s name emerged. It could be argued that Plume was outed by her, or her husband’s, own stupidity.

Yet when Plume’s CIA employment was revealed by in Novak’s column, Plume was one, not covert. Her name had already been disclosed by Aldrich Ames. Two, Novak learned of Plume through Richard Armitage, and not I. Lewis Libby.  Three, neither Libby or Armitage was ever charged with disclosing Plume’s name.

Eric Florack on September 12th, 2019

Yeah, but what else have they got to run on?

“Vote for me, you planet-killing racist, so I can take away your stuff” doesn’t seem like a winning message to me.

Eric Florack on September 11th, 2019

Go ahead and watch this, and then tell me about how John Bolton is a warmonger. Go ahead. I dare you.

Eric Florack on September 11th, 2019

Reynolds says:

SO NOW IT’S THE 18TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11. Back then, InstaPundit was shiny and new new. Now it’s not, and some people have been warning of “blogger burnout.” But I’m still here.

Good for you, and good for us.

I’m proud to say, that thanks to the generosity of good friends, BitsBlog is still here, too. I’ve already spoken to how this Blog started, that day.

Glenn goes on to say in part:

One thing I guess I didn’t believe 17 years ago is that America would elect such a feckless President in 2008, and stand idly by while he flushed our global position, and security, down a left-wing toilet. But we did, and we’ll be paying the price for a long time. That said, for the first time I feel like our diplomacy is on a good track, and that — thanks also to fracking — the problems that led to 9/11 are being addressed.

God bless America. We need it.

Amen and Amen.

Eric Florack on September 10th, 2019

08:37am—

I’d come into work just like any other morning.

Where I was working at the time is closed, now, and so is the department that I was working for. But I can see he layout of the place in my mind, and can even taste the coffee I was drinking that morning, from the Seattle’s Best down on the second floor. ( French Roast so strong you could stand a fork up in it.) Oddly, I remember too about the conversation with the guy running the place about how I was glad I didn’t have to fly to get to work. You know the kind of meaningless nonsense people engage in to pass the time. Little did I know.

By about a half hour ago, I had grabbed two new HP 8150 printers …huge boxes…and was installing them on the 4th floor printer room. My cell phone went off; my boss.

” Eric”, he says, “how you doing on those printers?”

“Just about physically installed”, I told him, “though I’ll have to tell the servers about them.”

“Fine.” he says. “That was fast… By the way, you may want to come up here, to the meeting room; someone just flew a plane into the World Trade Center”.

“Oh? OK…. be up in a few”.

I went up to my office on the 7th floor, firguring some small private plane had made a course error or some such thing. I got up there in time to see the scope of the issue, and was there only a few minutes when we noted a second plane hitting the second tower.

It was of course at that point that my vauge understanding that this was no accident became a full-on conclusion that it most certainly wasn’t.

I remember calmly going back to my desk, and checking the internet connections to the outside world, and noting that my traffic indicators were screaming that internet traffic was peaking pretty wildly… and making appropriate notes to my supervisors, since the workflows would be affected… my gates to the west coast for example were well into the red, and the POP in NYC was apparently not responding at all. My supervisors of course being occupied with the news, would never read them.

Looking back, I suppose I was looking for somerational way to respond…. some way to apply normalcy to all of what I’d just been witness to. Of course, my response was more mechanical than rational. But you fall to the mechanical, I guess, in situations like that. All you can do is continue, while you sort things out.

By 2pm that afternoon, though, what became this blog had been fully registered at Blogspot, and I was writing. As it turned out, BitsBlog wasn’t made public until the next day, due to an error on my part. But I didn’t much mind. I was writing for ME, that day. An outlet for what I’d seen. What I was feeling. It’s a cold fact that I became an activist for my own viewpoint, that day. By the way Blogdom increased that week, I’d say I wasn’t alone.

But you know… It’s the big occasions you recall with that kind of clarity. The morning JFK was killed for example, I remember being annoyed that the family TV… an old RCA black and white monster my dad had bought used somewhere, took so long to warm up. I wanted to know what was happening, right NOW, beep it, and this thing wasn’t helping.

It’s right that we remember.

And, I do

Eric Florack on September 10th, 2019

0847 Hours

BATTALION 1: Battalion 1 to Manhattan.
DISPATCHER: Battalion 1.
BATTALION 1: We just had a – a plane crashed into an upper floor of the World Trade Center. Transmit a second alarm and start relocating companies into the area.
DISPATCHER: Ten-four battalion 1.
BATTALION 1: Battalion 1 is also sending the whole assignment on this box to that area, K.
ENGINE 6: Engine 6 to Manhattan, K.
DISPATCHER: Engine 6.
ENGINE 6: The World Trade Center – tower number one is on fire. The whole outside of the building. There was just a huge explosion.
DISPATCHER: Ten-four. All companies stand by at this time.
UNKNOWN UNIT: Transmit a second alarm on that box immediately.
DISPATCHER: 10-4.
ENGINE 10: Engine 1-0 to Manhattan.
DISPATCHER: Engine 1-0.
ENGINE 10: Engine 1-0 World Trade Center 10-60. Send every available ambulance, everything you’ve got to the World Trade Center now.
DISPATCHER: 10-4, 10-60 has been transmitted for the World Trade Center, 10-60 for the World Trade Center.
LADDER 3: Three truck to Manhattan.
DISPATCHER: Three truck.
LADDER 3: Civilian reports from up here, a plane just crashed into the World Trade Center for your information.
DISPATCHER: 10-4 K.
LADDER 3: Three truck’s available.

8:48 Hours

BATTALION 1:Battalion 1 to Manhattan.
DISPATCHER: Battalion 1, K.
BATTALION 1: We have a number of floors on fire. It looked like the plane was aiming towards the building. Transmit a third alarm. We’ll have the staging area at Vesey and West Street. Have the third alarm assignment go into that area, the second alarm report to the building, K.
DISPATCHER: 10-4. Second alarm assignment report to the World Trade Center, second alarm assignment report to 1 World Trade Center.
ENGINE 10: Engine 1-0 to Manhattan.
DISPATCHER: Engine 1-0 K.
ENGINE 10: It appears an airplane crashed into the World Trade Center.
DISPATCHER: 10-4. Third alarm’s been transmitted box 8087, third alarm transmitted box 8087 for 1 World Trade Center.
SQUAD 18: Squad 1-8 to Manhattan, K.
DISPATCHER: Squad 1-8 K.
SQUAD 18: …If the first battalion transmitted that it looked like it was intentional, inform all units going into the box it could be a terror attack.
DISPATCHER: …10-4 all units be advised. . .
LADDER 10: Truck ten to Manhattan.
DISPATCHER: Proceed.
LADDER 10: Truck ten to Manhattan, just so you know this is confirmed. This is confirmed.
DISPATCHER: This is confirmed. 10-4 K.
ENGINE 10: Engine 1-0 to Manhattan.
DISPATCHER: Engine 1-0, go.
ENGINE 10: Roll every available ambulance you’ve got to this position.
DISPATCHER: 10-4 K.
This section (0851 hours) was in the NYT transcript, but there was no audio to match with it. A member working that day recalled hearing these transmissions soon after leaving their quarters. Their ticket is time stamped 0851 hours so this would be about here in the transcript.

Approx. 0851 Hours

CAR 40 CHARLIE: 40 Charlie to Manhattan.
DISPATCHER: 40 Charlie go.
CAR 40 CHARLIE: 40 Charlie is responding. Be advised you’ve got all boats available for transport through the river… Rescue…
DISPATCHER: 10-4 K.
CAR 4-DAVID: Four David to Manhattan.
DISPATCHER: Four David.
CAR 4-DAVID: How many rescues we got here?
MARINE 1: Marine 1 to Manhattan with an urgent message, K.
DISPATCHER: At this time you have the rescues K.
CAR 4-DAVID: Okay, I want all but one of them here.
DISPATCHER: 10-4.
MARINE 1: Marine 1 to Manhattan with an urgent message, K.
DISPATCHER: Unit with an urgent message, K.
MARINE 1: This is marine 1. We’re in the river. You’ve got fire out of the north side and now coming out of the west side of the World Trade Center, the west side.
DISPATCHER: All right, fire from the north side and the west side of the World Trade Center.
MARINE 1: That’s affirmative. Fire has penetrated the skin.
MARINE 6: Marine 6 to Manhattan.
DISPATCHER: All right box 8087 report of smoke 83rd floor, 103 floor, 104 floor. Also received reports of people trapped on floor number 106 K.
0856 Hours

DISPATCHER: Manhattan calling division 1, K.
DIVISION 1:Division 1 to Manhattan, go ahead.
DISPATCHER: Division 1, receiving reports floor one-zero-six, numerous people trapped floor number one-zero-six.
DIVISION 1: 10-4. We have units on the way up now. We’re reporting fire on the 78th floor, that’s unconfirmed at the time. We’re going to need the PD for security of the entire World Trade Center. We have jumpers coming from the World Trade Center right now from the upper floors.
DISPATCHER: 10-4.
0858 Hours

BATTALION 2: Battalion 2 Manhattan K.
DISPATCHER: Battalion 2, go.
BATTALION 2: Be advised we have jumpers K, jumpers.
DISPATCHER: All right, division 1 be advised, battalion 2 advised we have jumpers from the World Trade Center, K.
DIVISION 1: Division 1 to Manhattan.
MARINE 1: Marine 1 to Manhattan K.
DISPATCHER: Division 1 go with your message, K.
DIVISION 1: Those jumpers, did they already jump?
DISPATCHER: Battalion 2, have those jumpers jumped, K.?
BATTALION 2: 10-4 Manhattan.
DISPATCHER: Battalion 2, do you have jumpers down, K.?
BATTALION 2: Battalion 2, 10-4 Manhattan.
DISPATCHER: Division 1, battalion 2 is advising jumpers down, K.
MARINE 6: 6 to Manhattan.
DISPATCHER: Marine 6, K.
MARINE 6: We’re 10-8 your frequency underway. You also have fire out of the east side of the building.
DISPATCHER: 10-4 Marine 6.
CAR 4-DAVID: Car 4-David to Manhattan.
DISPATCHER: Car 4-David.
CAR 4-DAVID: Car 4-David 10-84 at the World Trade Center.
DISPATCHER: Car 4 David repeat, K.
CAR 4-DAVID: 10-84.
DISPATCHER: 10-04. Car 4-David, we’re getting reports from the hundred and fourth floor back room 25 to 30 people trapped. I also have the hundred and third floor, northwest room 1-0-3 with people trapped also. I have the eighty third floor with people trapped as well, car 4 David receive?
CAR 4-DAVID: Car 4 David 10-4.
DISPATCHER: All right, 10-04. Time is 0901 four sixty one.
0903

MARINE 6: Marine 6 to Manhattan urgent.
DISPATCHER: Hazmat 1 standby. Marine 6 go.
MARINE 6: Be advised. You have a second plane into the other tower of the Trade Center, major fire.
DISPATCHER: Car 4 David, Marine 6 advising a second plane into the World Trade Center, K.
MARINE 6: Marine 6, that’s the other tower.
DISPATCHER: That’s the second tower at the World Trade center, K.
BROOKLYN CO: Brooklyn to Citywide.
UNKNOWN UNIT: . . . to Manhattan.
DISPATCHER: All units stand by unless urgent. Manhattan calling Car 4 David, K. Manhattan calling Car 4 David.
CAR 4-DAVID: Car 4-David to Manhattan.
DISPATCHER: Be advised, report of a second plane that crashed into the second tower. Be advised on the 83rd floor, room 8311, we have people trapped, room 8311, 83rd floor. Car 4 David acknowledge.
CAR 4_DAVID: Car 4 David 10-4.
0958 Hours

MARINE 3: Marine 3 to Manhattan, urgent.
DISPATCHER: Go ahead, K.
MARINE 3: One of the buildings is partially collapsed and the whole entire area is (dead?)
DISPATCHER: Unit transmitting the urgent, identify.
MARINE 3: Marine 3, a major collapse in one of the towers.
DISPATCHER: Which tower, K?
UNKNOWN UNIT: Tower 2, tower 2.
MARINE 3: The south tower, major collapse.
DISPATCHER: 10-4.
0959 Hours

DISPATCHER: Manhattan to Field Comm., K. Manhattan to Field Comm.
MARINE 6: Marine 6 to Manhattan.
DISPATCHER: Standby. Manhattan to Field Comm. (tone alert) Manhattan to Field Comm.
MARINE 6: Marine 6 to Manhattan, urgent.
DISPATCHER: Marine 6.
MARINE 6: Tower 2 has had a major explosion and what appears to be a complete collapse surrounding the entire area.
DISPATCHER: Marine 6 10-4, we were notified.
1000 Hours

DISPATCHER: Manhattan to Field Comm.
CIVILIAN: I’m a civilian. I’m trapped inside of one of your fire trucks underneath the collapse that just happened.
UNKNOWN UNIT: Standby. There’s people close to you.
CIVILIAN: I can’t breathe much longer. Save me! I’m in the cab of your truck.
DISPATCHER: Person transmitting a mayday. Where are you, K.
CIVILIAN: I just told you. It’s north of the world trade center; there’s the north pedestrian bridge. I think it collapsed when the partial building just collapsed. I was on the street. I don’t have much air Please, help me!
RESCUE 2: Rescue 2 chauffeur, I copy that. I’m going to look for her.
DISPATCHER: 10-4.
DISPATCHER: Manhattan to Field Comm urgent K.
CIVILIAN: I can barely breath. Please send somebody.
DISPATCHER: Okay, the person calling for help. Listen to me. You need to calm down and relax. Standby, we do have somebody on the way. You’re to maintain air. Get off the air. We do have somebody on the way over to you. You’re to remain calm, 10-4?
CIVILIAN: 10-4. I’m in the cab of the truck.
DISPATCHER: 10-4. We do have people on the way over there. Manhattan to Field Comm urgent.
1028 Hours

ENGINE 33: Three-three to Manhattan urgent.
DISPATCHER: Three-three.
ENGINE 33: The other tower just collapsed! Major collapse! Major collapse!
DISPATCHER: That’s a 10. . . 10-4 on your urgent.
MARINE 3: Marine 3 to Manhattan, K.
UNKNOWN UNIT: … To Manhattan K.
ENGINE 289: Urgent, 2-8-9 to Manhattan urgent. The world trade center collapsed. Building two has collapsed K.
UNKNOWN UNIT: Urgent! Urgent!
DISPATCHER: Unit calling urgent, K.
UNKNOWN UNIT: ..body get out. We had a collapse of the second tower. Everybody’s running from there this is a… Here it comes, get in!
DISPATCHER: 10-4. Attention all units. We’re receiving reports that number 1 and number 2 World Trade Center collapsed. All units at the scene receiving reports number 1 and number 2 World Trade Center, both towers collapsed.
ENGINE 236: Engine 2-3-6 to Manhattan.
DISPATCHER: Manhattan responding.
ENGINE 236: Yeah, we’re jammed down in the street over here. We can’t even move the car. I’m leaving the chauffeur with the rig. I’m heading over that way.
DISPATCHER: 10-4.

Eric Florack on September 10th, 2019

On September 10, 2001 Father Mychal Judge addressed the members of Ladder 42 and Engine 73 on the event of the rededication of their firehouse, his sermon ended with these words that day:

“Thats the way it is. Good days. Bad days. Up days. Down days. Sad days. Happy days. But never a boring day. You do what God has called you to do. You show up. You put one foot in front of another. You get on the rig and you go out and do the job-which is a mystery. And a surprise. You have no idea when you get on that rig. No matter how big the call. No matter how small. You have no idea what God is calling you to. But he needs you. He needs me. He needs all of us.
The retirees- He needs your prayers. He needs you stopping by occasionally to give strength and support and to tell stories of the old days. We need the house and to those of you that are working now, keep going. Keep supporting each other. Be kind to each other. Love each other. Work together and do what you did the other night [members affected a rescue] and the weeks and months before and from this house. God’s blessings go forth in this community. It’s fantastic! What great people. We love the job. We all do. What a blessing that is. A difficult, difficult job and God calls you to do it. And then he gives you a love for it so that a difficult job will be well done. Isn’t he a wonderful God? Isn’t He good to you? To each of you? And to me! Turn to Him each day. Put your faith and your trust and your hope and your life in His hands, and He’ll take care of you and you’ll have a good life.
And the house will be a great, great blessing to this neighborhood and to this city.
Amen”

The next day Fr. Mychal and 10 other people at that party were gone along with 332 other member of the FDNY 23 members of the NYPD and 37 members of the PAPD. Also murdered that day were over 2500 civilians. The four planes were hijacked and there crews and passenger also murdered.

Remember how you promised you wouldn’t forget?

I hope this helps.