Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Theirs is Not to Reason Why...

Theirs is not to reason at all:

Most glaring was the near-uniform method with which the speakers refused to answer the question, "Why?" Dr. Graeme MacQueen echoed this demurral in asking, "If Building 7 was brought down by a controlled demolition…we have to ask the question 'why?' Why have we been lied to for nine and a half years? Why did they do it? These are all valid questions, but I won't visit them today." Tune in next conference?! We took Amtrak and a shuttle all the way up here on a Saturday! The question of motive is a giant, underhand wiffle ball thrown to the folks who put the Pope on the grassy knoll, and forces demolition advocates to strain their own credibility to answer it. It's essential to their cause that it is at least discussed.

Continuing a long-running theme:
Is the personal toll that these beliefs have exacted on the faithful worth it? 9/11 family members spoke of the need to "save our anger," with one even tearfully stating how "my neighbors are scared to death of me...my wife and I don't go out anymore" before launching into a tirade in which he doubted that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was alive and stated unequivocally that "Muslims had nothing to do with 9/11." One architect cheerfully noted how "I lost my house and my wife...but it's worth it." That's right! You too can trade everything in this life that brings you joy for endless rehashing of senseless destruction and total ostracization. Oh, and a tote bag. Also, could you spot us $250?

Reading from left to right, Bob McIlvaine and Richard Gage? As usual, check the comments for the real hilarity.


At 29 March, 2011 04:39, Blogger Triterope said...

I liked this comment:

I'm writing/directing a fictional trilogy that revolves around the real life events surrounding the controlled demolition of 7 World Trade Center.

I already have top name actors like Denzel Washington, Matt Damon, Tom Cruise & Brad Pitt interested in costarring...Part I will be released by the summer of 2014; details to follow by next summer.

No, they're not fruitcakes. Nope. Not a bit.

At 29 March, 2011 11:28, Blogger M Gregory Ferris said...

I needed a good laugh this morning.

At 29 March, 2011 14:41, Blogger WhyAskQuestions said...

I liked this one:

One architect cheerfully noted how "I lost my house and my wife...but it's worth it."

So it's worth losing the one you love & your dream home because of the 9/11 Conspiracy Theories? How fucking insane is that?!

Kind of reminds me of our dear failed janitor, Brian Good.

At 29 March, 2011 15:55, Blogger Triterope said...

Hey Pat and James, here's a John Feal-related news item for ya:


The article is about a first responders-related print ad featuring an unfortunate stock photo. John Feal manages to get himself quoted:

"I think the onus is on the ad company because they need to try to practice on being more sensitive," said John Feal, president of the nonprofit organization FealGood Foundation, which aims to spread awareness and educate people about the health effects of 9/11 responders. Depictions of the 2001 attacks are "so sensitive in the 9/11 community," he said.

Personally, I think anyone who's spent as much time sucking up to 9-11 conspiracy filmmakers as John Feal has no right to call anybody insensitive. But YMMV.

At 29 March, 2011 15:55, Blogger Triterope said...

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At 04 April, 2011 12:25, Blogger Jonn Wood said...

What I really like is how all the gov't reports are invariably lies and coverups, except for the parts which apparently support their theory, which are holy writ.

The idea that they just misinterpreted or misunderstood the "free fall" bit on the NIST report is apparently so laughable as to be dismissed out of hand. Good job with consistency, guiz!

At 07 April, 2011 09:24, Blogger snug.bug said...

Dr. Shyam Sunder told NOVA that the measurements show that the buildings came down in 9 seconds and 11 seconds, That's free fall, and that's what he said.

Nothing is holy writ, but there are certain facts, there is certain evidence, and there are certain unanswered questions.

About reasoning why, the issue is just a trick of rhetoric. If they reason why, then they get attacked as speculating conspiracy theorists. If they don't, they get attacked as half-baked anomaly-mongers.


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