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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Remembering 9/11: 12 Whitty Observations on the 12th Anniversary

   Yesterday while mapping out my blog items it suddenly dawned on me that today was 9/11.
   I was a little embarrassed that I hadn't thought about it sooner. Or, on second thought, was I glad I hadn't been dreading its arrival?
   In talking to other folks I think it's a common, positive perspective:
   I'll certainly never forget. But I'm also not wallowing.
   Today - 12 years after the terrorist attacks on our country - will be draped by somber, dominated by memories and sprinkled with tears.
   I was in New York both the day before and six weeks after 9/11.

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39 comments:

  1. I don't always agree with you, but I've agreed with you more as the years have gone by.
    We don't have to support someone's mission, they're bound by duty, to support them. I too, look at them all differently.
    I'm with you on the conspiracy thing, there would have to be way too many things going on and things would have to go perfect AND there would have to be a lot of people involved, not to mention making a plane completely disappear and all of its passengers as well. At the same time, it's pretty shocking that a group of hijackers could completely takeover 4 passenger jets and do what they did. I know that whenever I fly now I'm looking all around me for who I might have to take out to protect my family. I'm sure there were fathers that would have done anything to protect their families on those flights if they would have known what was going to happen.

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  2. STICK TO SPORTS PLEASE

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  3. I'm surprised that you didn'nt blame 9/11/01 on Greggo!

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    1. See, I blocked you on Twitter. But in here you and your tired ol' drivel are always welcome. Click-click-click away!

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    2. It was a joke dude - lighten up.

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    3. I thought you never blocked people on twitter, whitt? I kinda liked that about you, but I guess that's out the window.

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    4. Blocked one guy in my life. Kept spewing the N-word and I can't tolerate that.

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    5. I emailed Greggo the other day about a reply on your blog that where you continued blame him for EVERYTHING to do with RAGE's demise. This was his response:

      "Now that's funny..but I'm just gonna leave him alone..he will get his in the future..he can be a rat...I choose not to..but I totally appreciate you having my back..."

      Richie, I really don't care if you blame Greggo and as you can see, he doesn't either, but if you are going to give him all the "credit/blame" for the demise, then you should also give him all the credit for creating a show worth listening to....because without him frankly, RAGE was not very entertaining and definately not worth listening to....

      Dave

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    6. You need to read the Hard Lie 2 again. Plenty of blame to go around.

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    7. I have read it...and it ends with...

      "Our firing was the climax of a downward spiral, one that commenced on Nov. 15, 2012 when Williams' manipulative mirage instantly ruined and forever doomed RAGE."

      I think it is time to write another post and apologize to the Greggo fans out there. I think enough time has passed for you to realize that you probably wrote that post while still stinging from being fired.

      Dude I think you are talented guy, especially when it comes to the literary aspects of the media. But I also think you are holding a grudge. I bet Sybil doesn't blame Greggo and feel as strongly as you do. Make peace with your trolls Richie...it is time to heal.


      Dave

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    8. Surely you jest. I'll never apologize for the fact-based, fully-documented truth. And I have no interest in making peace with a trolls. Why would I? They're trolls.

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    9. Why would you?? Because it is better to be liked, respected, and admired, than to be thought of as a whinney-ass, excuse-having, little bitch.... just food for thought... :)

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    10. Wrong. I honestly don't care about the opinions of those who I have no respect for, i.e., Internet trolls. If they don't like me, I must be doing something right.

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    11. You have no respect for your former listeners?? Many who have turned into trolls by your lop-sided placement of blame on Greggo... and your refusal to accept your part in the demise of RAGE. De-Nile is a tough river to cross, especially on a raft crafted of poorly woven excuses and misplaced contempt.

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  4. Love the reference in Whitty # 1 to the new tower as "One World Trade Center." Was there over the 4th of July Holiday and while talking with security at the tower one night, they emphasized that it wasn't the Freedom Tower to New Yorker's but, "Was, is and always will be One World Trade. "Gave me chills to be there and gives me chills typing this.

    John D. Head

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  5. Every 9/11 we have to hear/read Whitt talk/write about how he was in New York the day before 9/11/01. Such a tired story. Guess I will start to prepare myself to hear it again in 364 days.

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    1. It's my 9/11 story. I'm sure you have one. Or, what, do you change yours every year out of a fear of it getting "tired"? Maybe you'll find the strength to fight through my 9/11 story once a year. What a great American you'll be.

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  6. Read #8............. Yet you blame greggo for everything? Hmm every man for himself huh

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    1. That makes zero sense. Keep reaching brutha.

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  7. I'm sure Osama was satisfied with the results of 9/11. It cost us approximately $10 trillion dollars and two stupid wars to get him.

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  8. After reading this, it reads less like a remembrance of 9-11 and more like a whiny political statement.
    -JC

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    1. If that's really what you took out of those 12 points then I offer you went into those 12 points looking for exactly that. Otherwise, no friggin' way.

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    2. Just some things that could have been left unsaid in such a piece.....your disdain for a former president, references to outlandish conspiracy theories to which you halfheartedly subscribe, drawing some sort of equivalency between 9-11 and drunk driving deaths over a calendar year(really?). Although you did stop short of ranting about gun owners/gun control in a piece about 9-11....barely. Thanks for that anyway.

      Really sad to hear about your hair gel though. Maybe you can do a write-up about that experience. The horror.....

      -JC

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  9. Funny how all your posts usually wind up with some kind of Greggo thread. I have an idea for you Mr. Whitt. Obviously your blog consists of people that used to listen to RAGE. And a fair number of them are Greggo fans. So rather than continuously bad mouthing him and blaming him for losing your job, why don't you step up to the plate and be a man. Take some responsibility for God's sake. At least give Greggo some credit for the good times you did share and realize that what happened happened. Try and make some peace with your trolls man....I think by continuously blaming him, you are just feeding the fire so to speak. MAN-UP RW and stop your bitching...people will respect you more maybe...especially Greggo fan's, who like it or not, are here to stay.

    Dave

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    1. Nowhere in this 9/11 blog item did I mention my former radio partner. You did. Good try, Dave.

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    2. From this comment alone it's obvious you didn't read one word of the article.

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    3. Not the original post... I meant he gets brought up by one of the many Greggo trolls you have roaming around here... just think about what I have said man...peace is a good thing.

      Dave

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    4. Trust me, I'm at peace with it all. I've moved on to a blog and TV and pizza. As for trolls and liars, no thanks. Be just fine without 'em.

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    5. You just can't see the forest for the trees can you Richie?? Well keep eating pizza, blogging, appearing on TV and the trolls will be constantly at your heels...just call me the "King of the Trolls"

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    6. Again I welcome the "King of Trolls" to my web site on a daily basis. Heck, multiple times. Thanks for your patronage.

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  10. I lived by the Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, and I remember fighter planes taking off every five minutes for about four days after 9/11. I did not know where they were going, but I cheered for them to bomb the shit out of whoever did this to us.

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  11. I like you're ability to dodge every legit question to you by ignoring it or pointing out spelling and grammer mistakes. No wonder you are so freaking awesome!

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  12. The point about the airplanes is one I remember too. After years of having them as part of the daily noise of the world and then suddenly silenced was a reminder that things were going to be different.

    A dozen years later and I wish Karl Pilkington had been around in his dream role as BS man.

    Nope, I think of firemen in generally good terms, but I have seen too many cops treat the world like a nail. The good vibes we sent their way in those days following were soaked up in tear gas later. I have a few of them that I count as friends, but I do not trust random cop X any more than they trust me.

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