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Nice of the Federal Government to concede that The Statue of Liberty is a “national monument or icon.” If they’re going for icons what is The Empire State Building? What’s Wall Street? What’s Times Square?
I could go on and on and on….Highly populated, and important to all, tax coffers areas. And they are places worth both keeping and defending. We have been told that both the subways and Penn Station, a very important train hub, can’t be secured. Penn Station’s, two blocks from the Empire State Building, in Herald Square. My best friend works above Penn Station. I have nightmares about that area. If anything happens to Lucia it’s on the governments head. And if they have solutions, let’s hear them.
I assume that the Federal Government takes the expression “pork barrel aid” seriously, and doesn’t want to sully New Yorkers who are Kosher, observe Halal laws or are vegetarian with its dirty money. That makes as much sense as any of the reasons given.
I have no idea if the city’s programs are effective or not. I have read a lot about Operation Atlas, and have seen it on training missions twice. The first time it did seem like a Middle School outing for cops as they surrounded Lincoln Center, but I don’t know what they were learning or what was going on behind the scenes, or even if that was a true mission. The second time, in Riverside Park, I would have been frightened if there weren’t signs saying that it was Operation Atlas.
When in the past five years has the Federal Government been here for New Yorkers? We brought New York back. People like me who normally wouldn’t have voted for Bloomberg the first time did. We’re pragmatic. He was the right person to take over for Giuliani, who did ask that his term be lengthened. We said no.
WE PAY THE MONETARY AND PSYCHIC COSTS OF 9/11 OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
The application was faxed instead of emailed. The poor government had to put it into a computer. They made a huge mistake in ignoring The Statue of Liberty, but that was just a mistake.
If they have better ways to do things why haven’t they been here helping us and overseeing? Don’t say that we wouldn’t have let them. That’s bull. The 30 billion in aid that we were originally promised took three years to get here. Wyoming needed it more.
I have read in so called Christian newspapers, and radical right blogs how Bush buoyed up New Yorker’s morale in his visit to Ground Zero. Yeah, right, and George Washington baked cherry pies, Lincoln never told a little white lie, and Eisenhower never had a long term affair with his (woman) driver.
Bush did nothing to help New York and everything possible to demoralize us.
At a fund-raiser in New York City for the Conservative Party of New York State on June 23, 2005, Rove said, “Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.”
Some people think that I make too much of the above quote. I think I haven’t said enough. He wasn’t just speaking for himself; he was and is the President’s most trusted adviser. That wasn’t a random remark made off the cuff by a “nobody.” That was said in the city that was attacked.
That’s the part of the aid and everything equation people seem to forget or to gloss over. New York was attacked. New York needed help. The people of America were great. Our leaders failed us. And will fail us again and again and again.
When New York needed help, you were there for us. Your leaders weren’t. If you haven’t learned the difference then you learned nothing from Katrina. The one crucial difference is that New York is rich in every type of resource, including self-leadership. And had New York been physically devastated as New Orleans was, I don’t know what would have happened.
At 8:58AM, September 11, 2001, my life was forever changed as was every persons life who lives and/or works in New York. We were the victims. Yet we were cast as the villains.
If the Federal Government forgot about The Statue of Liberty, the symbol of immigration to this country, what else have they or will they forget?
Can we finally have an impeachment hearing so that we the people can know what’s going on?
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Crossposted at BIO