See the thing is, you can question government. That's a good thing. And blindly trusting government is generally a bad idea, yes. But in this day and age, especially in this day and age, cooking up idiotic theories about 9/11, and even worse, allowing some fucking nutjob moron -- who already was stupid enough to work for the bush administration (in a capacity that has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with national security, aviation, architecture, structural engineering, physics...) in the first place -- to get some airtime in a local Boulder paper, to basically assert that what I fucking saw with my own eyes did not happen, is bad for the liberal cause.

People like this give liberals the bad name that The Sean Hannity People are trying to associate us with, and it pisses me off. Especially when the Boulder Weekly runs this shit story on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. This is why I wrote several years ago about what an asshole Michael Moore is. After I wrote that, my friends would ask: "why do you think MM is an ass? I'd have thought you'd like him." But no, he takes things too far, just like this fucking moron Morgan Reynolds. Reynolds is worse in fact, since he has no idea what the hell he's talking about. He was Bush's Chief Economist, yet he seems to think he knows about aviation crash investigation. I think he's a douchebag.

Reynolds read a book that purports that the US government blew up the WTC, then he did some exercising of his own feeble brain and concluded that the attacks of September Eleventh were orchestrated by the US covernment, and that the "FAA" and "NORAD" -- presumably from the top down, which involves a hell of a lot of people -- were complicit. I think Reynolds is a stupid fucking moron.

Yes, I'm upset.

I'm upset because people like Reynolds, and the Boulder Weekly who give this moron a voice, and Michael Moore, et al., undermine the entire effort of level-headed liberals like myself and thousands of others, who know there's some bad shit going on in this world but also recognize that there's a realm of possibility and there's a realm of culpability and that's what we need to be focusing on.

To suggest that no planes were involved, as the author of the book -- and Reynolds lends credence to -- is just ridiculous, and is the kind of nugget that Rush and Company will devour and place center stage, as a basis for devaluing everything that comes out of any politician with a (D) after their name. The conservatives will sleep well at night, with Rush and Sean laughing about guys like Reynolds, using their borderline-psychotic ravings to make the case for precisely the opposite side. And that's why I can't stand Michael Moore, and Reynolds, and Griffin and Falk.

With Rove on the other side, we need to be smarter than this.

As an aside, I have republished my eyewitness account of the attack on the World Trade Center, since it appears that some people think they can rewrite history now that four whole years have passed:

This is Really Happening

Can we please think of the victims today, and nothing else?