I moved to Lake County, FL from Orange County, California in 2006.
The libertarian based newspaper back there, the Orange County Register, just published letters to the editor from September 13, 2011, two days after the Twin Towers collapsed. I remember I was watching the news almost immediately and watched most of the tragedy live.
Apparently, I wrote the following letter to the paper, and they republished it this last week with many others HERE.
Here is my letter:
IRVINE, Vance Jochim: As a former computer operator for a U.S. Army intelligence center in Saigon in 1969-70, I almost threw up while watching TV coverage of the WTC plane crashes when Fox News gave time to the two liberal Democrat senators (Hillary Clinton was one) sharing their "feelings,'' even though they and their party were responsible for denuding much of the intelligence community by reducing budgets and field operatives.
I couldn't help but notice when CNN had author Tom Clancy on the air; they cut Clancy off after he started explaining how prior press reports and political actions had always criticized the CIA. Their actions had reduced support and funding for field intelligence operations (a.k.a. spies) to a point where we have no idea what is happening in terrorist organizations. According to Clancy (who actually wrote a book in which Japanese terrorists crash a plane into the Capitol), the CIA has 20,000 people, but only about 600 are involved in clandestine operations to detect political and terrorist plans.
Liberals and the press need to understand that not all the world is a nice place, and we need much-better-funded intelligence activities to detect terrorist plans. I would bet that the Texas Rangers may have more people than the CIA and maybe GW can use them to clean up terrorism.
Maybe that was the germ of an idea that led to FiscalRangers.com ? (And my separate blog on Corruption).