Could you shed some light on this for me?

The following announcement seems so odd to me since it takes very little to illuminate anything, and people can wear hazmat suits if they want to do it badly enough.   But, at the end of the article it mentions WHY we pay tribute on 9/11 so maybe these folks aren’t too smart?   What do you think?:

NEW YORK — Twin beams of light representing the World Trade Center towers won’t be beamed into the sky during this year’s memorial of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York City because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, organizers of the annual ceremony said Thursday.

Michael Frazier, a spokesman for National September 11 Memorial & Museum, said organizers were concerned about the health risks to workers who would set up the display.

“The world’s beloved twin beams of light regrettably will not shine over Lower Manhattan as part of this year’s tributes,” Frazier said in a statement.  (Z:  “beloved” ..though dost protest to much)

The Memorial & Museum is planning an alternative display that will include spires and facades of buildings in Manhattan being illuminated in blue, he said.   (Z: so that, they can manage…As Tucker Carlson would say… “huh!”)

Last month, organizers also cited the pandemic in canceling one of the most poignant parts of previous memorials — the personal messages spoken by families of victims. They said recorded name readings from the museum’s “In Memoriam” exhibition will be used instead of having relatives read the names in person.

Nearly 3,000 people were killed when terrorist-piloted planes slammed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001.  (Z: In case anybody didn’t remember……..)


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36 Responses to Could you shed some light on this for me?

  1. bocopro says:

    Take the goat around back and grind some anisette; the boys and I have been shot.


  2. jerrydablade says:

    omg… no words. ok, maybe a few. Just another example in the leftist mantra to not let a good crisis (or flu season) go to waste. Besides, 911 is racist to a lot of people, since dialing that number could end up bringing killer cops to your doorstep.

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  3. Mustang says:

    Well, of course, we ought to concern ourselves with worker safety, not like the City of New York who worked overtime to deny health claims from surviving NYPD and NYFD personnel who contracted serious body cancers from the 911 event; I haven’t seen much sympathy in the press for those poor souls. As to New Yorkers generally, I must admit that I’ve been disgusted with them ever since they acquiesced to the construction of a victory mosque a block away from the trade center locations.

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  4. geeez2014 says:

    Tunnel to Towers is vowing to make the lights happen on their own …..Let’s see what happens.

    I was pleased to hear I was definitely NOT the only person to find this sad….I’m seeing this morning that people ARE complaining and let’s hope Mr. Siller prevails!


  5. peter3nj says:

    Prior to 9/11 you could ride the elevator nearly to the top of the south tower, step out into space and both young and old survey in awe for miles the NY/NJ Metro landscape.
    Today one needs to bring a credit card to pay (pun not intended) tribute. Would there be a way to charge onlookers and collect sales tax those twin lights would pierce the clouds virus or not. Not unlike the left the money changers and the tax collectors never sleep, With a majority of Americans and Western Europeans bending over backwards to accommodate the practitioners of the religion of peace it would seem the 3,000 have died in vain.


  6. kidme37 says:

    What a load of unmentionable. How long before this is canceled entirely because of concerns of racism against the murdering vermin savage moslems.

    How long before the kids are taught that 9-11 was the perfect crime perpetrated by the stupidest president that ever lived – GW Bush. ? Probably already happening.

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  7. peter3nj says:

    Hey Kid, give credit where credit is due will ya! Bush II may have been dopier than Howdy Doodie but he did manage to get the Bin Ladens out of the country before they could be held to account for the actions of one of their family. And let’s not forget Bill Clinton passing on the opportunity to kill Osama probably due to the call to the Oval Office pantry coming at a bad time💃 Not to be outdone by Hillary killing four Americans in Benghazi years later.

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  8. This is similar in spirit to removing statues and other historical reference points.
    It may not be “intentional” but it is of a certain spirit.


  9. And this just in: Tunnels to Towers DID make it happen.
    So was it really a Covid® thing?


  10. geeez2014 says:

    Ed “It may not be “intentional” but it is of a certain spirit” EXACTLY.

    Are you SURE they DID make it happen? There were still reports of it NOT happening while internet articles said it WAS as of today…

    Is there MORE to it than this August 13 article? I HOPE SO.


  11. geeez2014 says:

    KID and PETER and JERRY…. that is exactly what I thought….

    Peter, were there Bin Ladens living in America? I lived in Paris during 9/11 (which was TOUGH, believe me) and I know France got the Bin Laden lawyer family (which didn’t live far from me) out right away citing fears for their safety…………which I thought could be very true. But….Who knows? Honestly, that family wasn’t nefarious and had absolutely no known ties to anything. Osama was a freak, from what most people thought… I mean a freak of nature in their family….we know he was FAR more than an evil freak.

    MUSTANG, I’m hoping that those survivors have been helped…I have heard about groups and legislation meant to help them. But I believe our kids should hear what those TOTAL HEROES did, and we do NOT hear much on that level, do we 😦

    BOCOPRO……..HUH? 🙂


    Seeing people jump out from THAT HIGH………and having to see pictures of them mid air and wondering what they thought. MY GOD. I’m starting to cry right now…20 years later…wow.

    Remembering that that accounting firm at the top were apparently all on their knees praying before they died.

    Thinking of the heroes going UP the stairs to help as others were running down to safety…..and how those heroes ALL DIED.

    MORE memories are coming back now but I prefer to go get my croissant with bacon. Some things are just too difficult and I haven’t had breakfast. And it feels profane to enjoy anything knowing they never enjoyed another thing. EVER.


  12. geeez2014 says:

    CANTOR FITZGERALD…. 658 employees. LOST. May they rest in peace….
    get me Kleenex.


  13. geeez2014 says:


    I did not know ONE of those Cantor Fitzgerald employees yet, I swear, I started crying again as I typed that last comment.

    I have VERY precious relatives I ADORED…who have died. ANd I remember them fondly but I don’t cry easily when I do.



  14. kidme37 says:

    Yea, Bush did get the bin laden family members shipped out the next day. Probably for no airfare.

    All I can say is I’m more pissed off now than I was on 9-12, so I’ll skip the gut wrenching details that still flood My mind.

    Japan attacked us and killed fewer people during the attack and went after military not civilians. They got decimated and a couple of atomic bombs. What do these walking satanic garbage POSs get. Celebration centers at the site of their last mass murder, LIKE THEY ALWAYS DO. Americans accused of being Islamophobic (an impossible term, phobic means an irrational fear. Fear of being knifed, raped, killed, bred out? I’m not afraid but I’m damn sure aware of it)

    I Still say we should have nuked Mecca and Medina within a day of verifying who was behind it. Vermin don’t like it? Come on over and do something about it. We’ve got plenty more nukes.

    17 years in Afghanistan and counting? I’d say worthless, but it is beyond worthless with the number of American military dead or maimed and Counting.

    Iraq? WTF? Complete waste of time and American lives and limbs.


    I’ll stop here but could go on and not know where to stop.


  15. kidme37 says:

    Cantor Fitzgerald. Bill Mehan was on the 101st floor I believe. I didn’t know him personally, but certainly read him and his thoughts about all things financial on the Real Money forum. I miss him.


  16. MAL says:

    This would be like ignoring Pearl Harbor Day when you consider the similarities: Both were sneak attacks by a foreign group. Both resulted in the loss of approx. 3,000 American lives. Both gave our president high support for his actions (G.H.Bush= 85%+). The difference? After Pearl Harbor, we declared war on Japan. After 9/11? Back to business as usual. A latte at Starbucks?


  17. geeez2014 says:

    ED..that’s nice, but FOX ran the story that Siller WAS going to do it this morning, and then did a story about how sad it wasn’t getting done! I hope THIS one sticks 🙂 Thanks for posting it. Fingers crossed xxx

    Mal, did you see Kid’s comment about the Japanese……I love when your minds all run together….You’re both so right.

    KID!!! So this guy was an advice-giving money guy, Bill Mehan? I hadn’t heard about him. How AWFUL. You still miss him. What a wonderful legacy….


    I was actually waiting for ‘good Muslims in America’ (which I know exist) to MARCH AGAINST THE TERROR. They never did. Never have. Ever.

    But you should have HEARD some Muslim woman on FOX this morning, or last night?, talking about how wonderful Trump was for brokering the UAE/Israel thing….she was ALL OVER TRUMP, congratulating, admiring……pretty darned cool.

    I don’t believe CNN has covered it yet, by the way. (Surprise!) Q@#($*&@(#*$&@(*#$&*


  18. kidme37 says:

    Bill Mehan was a respected bond trader for Canterbury and who would occasionally pipe in with almost always accurate thoughts on the market.

    I have no use for any single moslem. I’d snap my fingers and have every single one of them gone, and sleep like a baby tonight.


  19. geeez2014 says:

    A friend called from Montana last night……….politics got brought up (I just don’t KNOW HOW!! smile)!!

    ME: Well, it’s dangerous what’s happening to America right now….(she’s a very long time friend of the family and I don’t know her on this level, we haven’t talked politics so I was scoping…)

    CHRISTINE: Oh, I know…I’m so worried. And this administration just doesn’t CARE!! (Z: So, that was a pretty big clue she’s not a Republican!! :-))

    ME: Oh! Well, sounds like you listen to CNN a lot….I get how you’d not know how much this administration cares….

    CHRISTINE: Oh, NO! I don’t watch CNN…….(Z: RELIEF!) … .I WATCH MSNBC…I like their hosts better…….. Trump is robbing Social Security by cutting Payroll Taxes!!

    ME: No, he isn’t….he’s said about 10 times that he’ll get it from the General Fund when the economy starts doing as well as it was again……….

    CHRISTINE: But did you hear that TRUMP had mailboxes taken from MOntana? I saw trucks with them loaded onto them………Does he not want people voting? I AM SO SCARED!!!!

    ME: Maybe you need to check into that story a bit more……….?? YOu probably think mail-in voting is the same as absentee voting.

    CHRISTINE: Oh, it is…!!!

    ME: No, it’s not (I explained…but..) ANYWAY, Christine, I’m one of those people who likes to get ALL sides so I have to watch a lot of FOX…they have about 15 regular liberal contributors all day long so I can hear two sides and make my mind up!

    CHRISTINE: Well, I READ the news, mostly…..I understand how you people who watch FOX think you’re getting truth, like I think I’m getting truth on MSNBC.

    ME: OH, well….that’s not quite the case! .as I said, if you want to get one-sided news, do NOT watch FOX…. So how’s Jim doing? (her husband)

    RELIEF. oh, brother.


  20. geeez2014 says:

    Kid…SO SO sorry about Mehan. Talk about not deserving what you got………and so bright 😦

    And ya…I TOTALLY get you on Muslims, but they’re going nowhere.

    KID…IF WE HAD GOT OUR WAY and MECCA WAS BOMBED, what do you think would have happened? Realistically…..I’ve often wondered how things would have gone.


  21. geeez2014 says:

    So we’re into our 5th month of this pandemic. These various quotes made me laugh, which I needed! 😁

    1. So let me get this straight, there’s no cure for a virus that can be killed by sanitizer and hand soap?

    2. Is it too early to put up the Christmas tree yet? I have run out of things to do.

    3. When this virus thing is over with, I still want some of you to stay away from me.

    4. If these last months have taught us anything, it’s that stupidity travels faster than any virus on the planet, particularly among politicians and bureaucrats.

    5. Just wait a second – so what you’re telling me is that my chance of surviving all this is directly linked to the common sense of others? You’re kidding, right?

    6. People are scared of getting fined or arrested for congregating in crowds, as if catching a deadly disease and dying a horrible death wasn’t enough of a deterrent.

    7. If you believe all this will end and we will get back to normal just because we reopen everything, raise your hand. Now slap yourself with it.

    8. Another Saturday night in the house and I just realized the trash goes out more than me.

    9. Whoever decided a liquor store is more essential than a hair salon is obviously a bald-headed alcoholic.

    10. Remember when you were little and all your underwear had the days of the week on them. Those would be helpful right now.

    11. The spread of Covid-19 is based on two factors: 1. How dense the population is and 2. How dense the population is.

    12. Remember all those times when you wished the weekend would last forever? Well, wish granted. Happy now?

    13. It may take a village to raise a child, but I swear it’s going to take a whole vineyard to home school one.

    14. Did a big load of pajamas so I would have enough clean work clothes for this week.

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  22. geeez2014 says:

    One of my favorites is SINCE COVID, MY CAR’S GETTING 3 MONTHS TO THE GALLON.!!!


  23. kidme37 says:

    msnbc, Christine needs to go see a doctor. Talk about stupid. If you talk to her again, ask her what she likes about democrats. That should be good for a few laughs.


  24. kidme37 says:

    The narrative on Covey lacks so much logic and is so chock full of hypocrisy, I can’t even comment on it.

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  25. kidme37 says:

    Mecca, After the UN sent us a letter telling us how angry they were, One of three things would have happened.

    – The moslems would be begging us to tell them how they could make up for the evil that is islam while very convincingly committing to reforming islam starting with the buringing of every koran. (unlikely)
    – The moslems would rise up and try to kill us all in which case we’d come out on top. (my preferred option)
    – Nothing would have changed. The evil vermin would be trying to breed us out even faster.

    Every time they commit murder, we need to turn another of their cities into rubble until they were all living in tents. These aren’t maniacs getting orders from their dog. It’s their religion, their duty in life. And fwiw, I don’t believe what any of them say if they try to come off as pro-America. “America” and islam are diametrically opposed It’s impossible to be islamic and pro-America.

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  26. MAL says:

    Yes, Z. And the Japanese continued their hideous attacks, torture and killings right up to the end. They weren’t as nice to our captured soldiers as Germany was, for sure. They continued to raid all the islands in the So. Pacific and were brutal to those they captured.

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  27. I have a good friend who stood by me when others did not, to his peril, who is muslim.
    I do not agree with his choice of religion, and he knows it.
    I would not sanction his murder ala Thanos.
    And that is why God continues to extend mercy and grace to ALL sinners, that they might have time to repent, which many do. Like me.


  28. geeez2014 says:

    KID..MSNBC, I KNOW! She LIKES the hosts….doesn’t like the FOX folks (She’s obviously heard nastiness about Hannity, O’Reilly, etc..the old hackneyed nonsense) And I TELL HER DONNA BERAZILE and other LIBS are REGULAR CONTRIBUTORS and she JUST doesn’t get it. DUmb as a stump.
    I don’t think you can’t be pro America if you’re muslim, but I think it’s rare 🙂 Very.
    And I think any of those 3 options might have happened…good list.

    ED…I think I’d leave their souls to God’s timing. MANY Muslims are coming forth in the last 20 years or so, more lately, saying they dream of Christ, they prefer the forgiveness offered in Christianity, etc……a good thing, for sure.

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  29. Baysider says:

    non sequitur. The virus … a handy excuse for all sorts of mischief.

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  30. geeez2014 says:

    BAYSIDER; VERY handy….too handy. And I don’t think this is quite as non sequitur as we’d like to think……just another destructive shot at the morale of America….just like the virus. And so much more


  31. geeez2014 says:

    ED…I wrote this above in response to you “ED…I think I’d leave their souls to God’s timing”
    I didn’t mean to sound snotty about it, if I did? …I know you know that………..when I wrote it, i felt funny, and just read it again; we both know that……….but I did understand your point, which is important, too.

    Thanks xxx


  32. Baysider says:

    Well, I meant “non sequitur” as in the conclusion of not turning on the lights does not follow from the reason. A ‘real’ reason is to acclimate people to arbitrary edicts to which they must bow to an authoritarian power without a reason or due process. If they don’t “mean” to do this, it’s certainly a predictable outcome, surprising to some and satisfying to others. YOU know who those are.

    Ed + 1 on sinners all.

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  33. Baysider says:

    And we just get the news that Robert Trump has died. Brain bleed after a recent fall. (:


  34. Z. I understood.


  35. geeez2014 says:

    Baysider, Not sure …Just saying that this story of the 9/11 lights sure does echo the anti-Americanism this virus is bringing out in the LEft.
    And I have to say, as I said to Ed above about sinners….Yes, he has a point, but I also believe it’s all up to GOD and His timing.

    Sad about Robt Trump….he was hospitalized earlier this summer, too, poor man.

    Trump’s words are very touching:

    “It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” the president wrote. “He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again. His memory will live on in my heart forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace.”

    Imagine being under the pressure Trump is and to lose a confidant and younger beloved brother. Poor Trump 😦


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