On this, the 7th anniversary of the attacks on America, here is the coverage brought to you by CNN.
Thank goodness that we’ve got full coverage of Kanye West being arrested after a fight.
Or the video of models who are still just a few sandwiches shy of looking like beef jerky draped over a wire frame.
Or the town that wants to make energy from poo.
How many articles about 9/11 memorials are worthy of the front URL?
Count ’em. Go ahead.
Today should be a national day of remembrance. We should all stop and think about those who were lost. Those who will never see another day. Those who are dying to bring the perpetrators to justice. Those who will never walk again after being thrown from a Humvee by an IED planted by an enemy to full of cowardice to fight in the open.
We should all take time to thank whatever omnipotent father of man you believe in that you’re still here. Be thankful you’re still free. Be thankful there hasn’t been another attack on American soil since then. Be thankful for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Guardians that go into harms way on a daily basis so you don’t have to.
This day should be all of these things and so many more.
It shouldn’t be a day where you take a minute, if that long, to put down your Starbucks and bow your head in mock silence, pretending to reflect on that fateful day, before you get back to arguing with your cubicle mates about the price of gas and how it’s ridiculous how expensive a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich is.
Then again, I guess I should be glad that the headlines are about Britney and skinny girls instead of buildings crashing down and thousands killed in a major city.
It means we’re out here. Doing our job.
So you don’t have to.