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Sunday, September 11, 2005
  Never forget!
I’m stuck here in Germany on a day that I really don’t like to think about. In my hotel room there’s only one channel that’s in English and that’s CNN. We get BBC and CNBC but not all the time. When I wake up in the morning, I usually turn on CNN to find out what’s happening in the world.

Lately, all CNN has been talking about is New Orleans and the Katrina clean-up. I’ve actually heard a change in the way they’re reporting the story, at first, it seemed to me that they were all over the president for not getting troops down there fast enough and now it seems like they’re giving the mayor of New Orleans and the governor of Louisiana all the grief. Anyway…

Today when I woke up and turned on CNN they were talking about 9-11. What else would they be talking about on 9-11? So today, I’m not watching CNN. I can’t stomach living through that day…again. I know it’s supposed to be a good thing to remember the past, but some things I can remember even without being reminded and 9-11 is one of those things.

It’s days like today that I want to be home. I want to be around my family and my friends. I want to not have to think about what happened 4 years ago today. I want to not have to worry that some Islamist asshole is going to try and do something else as stupid as 9-11. I want to not have to think about the men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan and how many might die today while trying to rid the planet of people that think killing innocent men women and children will get them into heaven. I still have problems with how really ridiculous that sounds and that people can be brainwashed into believing it.

Well, I’m half way through my trip here, hump day as they say. 5 weeks from now I’ll be home…damn, 5 more weeks. No home cooking, no football, no baseball, no football, no NASCAR, NO FOOTBALL!!! Maybe the Giants will win today, that would make it a little better day.

Did I mention that there’s no place to watch football over here?
 
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