Tuesday, September 11, 2007


On 9/11/2001 I walked out of a medical conference at around 9 am and half-overheard a remark in the hallway: something about the Pentagon being evacuated. This, I thought, cannot be good.

Six years later shockingly few people still give a shit.

I remember years back hearing a comment from Bin Laden or some such fuckhead that, in effect: attack, get response, wait six months, guard will be down, attack again. Well, here we go again, except six months is now six years.

When the second plane hit the WTC tower, the world changed. If you haven't absorbed this lesson, you live in a fantasy world.

Sorry, not medical at all, unless you count that I was in the hospital during the attack. Yeah, I know, pretty weak.


  1. When I first heard the news, I had dropped my daughter off at preschool, buckled my infant twins into their carseats and was driving home. The dj guy said something about it, and I thought it was not very funny for him to joke about that. Then I realized he wasn't joking.

    I wrote a little something on my blog today thanking the people that are making it possible for us to live our comfortable lives and making it possible for some people to pretend it never even happend.

    Nice tie in with the part about being in the hospital during the attack. Pretty weak? That's what she said. (I need to stop with that's what she said now...I have been using that all day, and now it isn't even making much sense...sorry!)

  2. Don't worry, the apologists will make everything happy soon and we can all go back to sleep.
    All you need to do is click your heels and say three times; "It didn't happen, we are safe."
    Now, don't you FEEL better!
    Glad I could help.....

  3. Hi, this is a message for 911DOC. Sorry I had seen your comment about doing HPSP while in med school over at Panda Bear MD's weblog, and I was interested in doing this cuz I've always wanted to join the military, plus it'd save a ton of money if they'll consider me. Could I please ask you for some advice? My email is carbonbasedhumanoid at gmail dot com. Thanks!

  4. Sorry I realized that there's a post on this very topic by 911DOC. I'll go there and ask a question. Sorry again for posting in your combox! Please delete both my comments if you like.

  5. I watched a show last night where people were asked questions about celebrities (which they got right) and then asked what year 9/11 happened. No one got that question right... Just horrible! :(

  6. Etotheipi

    It's funny how people do forget. Others make excuses and apologize for our western way of life. But when I remind them that these islamothugs want to kill their children (and don't think they don't) it usually snaps them back to reality; even the left wing nut jobs don't want their children killed, unless they are still in the womb.


  7. It's the childish wish-thinking that gets people to this point of denial. When Churchill said before almost everyone - Hey! those idiots in Germany want to kill us - most people called him a war- monger scumbag.

    We've been called the 'great satan' for so long that we sort of shrug it off. 9/11 was the ultimate wake up call - and STILL there are shrugs.

    Anyway, time to go saw some dead guy's head open. That's what she said....

  8. the choice is really this simple: kill the people that want to kill us over there, or wait for them to try to kill us over here. i know what i choose and must thank my friends who are over there now and are going back soon. prayers for their good aim and safe return.

  9. speaking of friends in harm's way just got this email from one of them...

    I should be heading home in the next few weeks. The trip home is usually unpredictable with unexpected stops, unplanned naps, and periods of sitting on my backpack waiting for direction.

    Six years ago, I never thought I would be writing home from my second deployment in a combat zone in Iraq. I have worked with another unique group of professionals – emergency physicians, surgeons, internists, family physicians, nurses, and technicians. They have come together, trained from various backgrounds. Some are emergency or surgical providers back home; others are clinic technicians, administrators, teachers, and students. Every day they dab the tears of crying marines, close the eyes of dying soldiers, mop the blood of the good guys, the bad guys, and the innocent. Every day they hold hands with the grieving, hug the mourning, and touch the hearts of wounded warriors. This is their crucible. It will transform most and bind them all. Some work with introspection, while others protect their vulnerability with half-truth jokes: to each their own.

    However, their most important contribution is the care and support they have provided to the many soldiers who come to us daily. The men and women of the ***** Hospital work with character, compassion, personal sacrifice, and confidence. Our mission is clear and reverent - treat each person that comes to our hospital and return them to duty or deliver them safely to their families. Our troops are receiving the best combat medical care in the world, by some of the most passionate and competent providers I’ve known. To have this opportunity is priceless.

    Heroes are made everyday in Iraq . I have shaken the hands of many, saluted the death of some, attended the memorials of a few, and hope the rest make it home see their family. Thank you for you E-mails, packages, support, and prayer. I wish every deployer the same.

  10. AMEN
    Whatis worse is the younger generation listening to the left wing nuts and making them forget, and telling them it was our doing.
    UGH, I now know why people HOME SCHOOL.

    I still cry and 9/11 will NEVER leave the back of my mind, and I personally think they should play those pictures MORE often.