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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Slog Happy Isn’t Until Next Week…

posted by on October 1 at 17:20 PM

…but if you’re hankerin’ for a happy hour, We Are Change, Seattle’s preeminent 9/11 Truth organization, is having a meetup tonight:

Monthly WACS Social - 1st Wednesday

October 1, 2008
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Linda’s Tavern

707 East Pine St Capitol Hill Seattle, WA 98121

Full invite after the jump:

Come join us for an evening of cheap beer and good cheer. Linda’s Tavern (located 1 block down from the Egyptian Theater) has a great outdoors area, $7.50 microbrew pitchers, $3 sliders (better than White Castle’s), and a welcoming atmosphere. Expect to meet freedom-loving, informed, and active individuals who enjoy both deep political discussions and “normal” conversation. We’ll also use this opportunity to discuss plans for the 11th of the month TruthAction and other future events.

What more could you ask for?

Bring friends. All are welcome.

Weather permitting, we’ll be meeting in the outdoor patio. Look for those wearing typical “truth” gear, though we’ll generally keep it low key. I’ve usually found street parking in the area, but if needed there is a $4 parking lot right across the street.

We’re going to make this a monthly event, on the first Wednesday so mark your calendars!

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Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 1, 2008 5:24 PM


You're obviously part of the CONSPIRACY... to prevent 9/11(TM) Truthers(TM) from bringing their special 9/11(TM) brand of Truth(TM) to Slog Happy!


And no, I don't feel like letting it go.

Posted by The Incredible Sulk | October 1, 2008 5:46 PM

What Bellevue Ave said.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 1, 2008 5:47 PM

PLEASE tell me there will be a Stranger Party-Crasher taking pics outside Linda's.

Posted by Nater | October 1, 2008 6:08 PM

You can't HANDLE the TRUTH! ;-)

Which NIST explanation for WTC-7 collapse do you buy into? The one where they doctored a photo to show serious damage to a corner...which meant the building would have fallen to the side, or the fuel tanks blowing up (they were all accounted for, not exploded), or an "unusual new phenomenon" as described in the printed final report?

Posted by k3n | October 1, 2008 6:13 PM

I might check it out. After all, truthers and the FBI both agree there's no hard evidence linking me to 9/11.

Posted by Osama | October 1, 2008 7:27 PM

Paul (and other haterz)-

Just a couple of points. This is long, so I know you won't read it:

1. Consider what you are doing when you ridicule "truthers": These are people who, while they have quite a few crazies in the bunch, simply don't accept the official story. That is enough for someone to be labeled a "truther". In the truth movement (if you can call it that), there are a wide range of theories. Not all "truthers" believe that the Bush administration directed the attacks, and not all believe that there were explosives planted. While the crazies are clearly more visible--think of how the press always portrays any kind of protestor as the masked anarchists throwing garbage cans through windows--there are numerous people who are less vocal but more serious about their thoughts on the subject. It's fine if you think one version of the theories proposed is crazy, but to ascribe that to all truthers is unfair. Many of them (myself included), refuse to form theories. We simply feel that the evidence presented is either lacking or fraudulent. Aside from that, we don't have evidence of anything else, so forming a theory would be baseless. But I'm just a crazy conspiracy theorist.

2. I can't tell you how many times this week I've read on progressive blogs (this one included) about how we shouldn't pass the bailout bill because "when do we stop trusting these guys". These are the very people responsible for Iraq, Katrina, Guantanamo, the FISA bill, the Medicare bill...shall I go on? And now they're largely responsible for potentially destroying our economy. And 9-11 was the event that allowed most of this to happen. Just so I have this straight: You believe their story on 9-11 completely?

Ease off on the truthers. There may be some overzealous members, but what group doesn't? Hell, you employ ECB. (Ha. Sorry ECB. But not really because it's true.)

Posted by sleestak | October 1, 2008 7:36 PM

I cannot imagine even alcohol making these people bearable.

Posted by Giffy | October 2, 2008 9:08 AM

Dear Truthers-
Please ponder the wisdom of this proverb:

"Never assume malice when stupidity will suffice."

Posted by Greg | October 2, 2008 9:56 AM


May I point you to Halon's Razor?

Posted by Sir Learnsalot | October 2, 2008 10:54 AM

Was it stupidity that caused the Patriot act to be written before 9/11 occured? Was it stupidity that caused Rice, Bush, Cheney and others in the administration to forget the drills in the years prior to 9/11 that involved fully fueled passenger jets being hijacked and flown into the Pentagon and the Twin Towers? Was it stupidity that arranged for one of the folks who ran the drills involving a passenger jet hitting the Pentagon to become one of the pilots of the plane that did, supposedly, actually hit the Pentagon on 9/11?

Wow, I submit to you that Halon (Heinlein) and Ockham are laughing and cringing as these concepts are applied to these events while Goebbels is laughing and applauding as the propaganda is accepted as truth, that stupidity causes everything so nobody is responsible for their actions or lack there of.

Use your pea brains, please.

Posted by k3n | October 2, 2008 12:07 PM

Ooops, it is "Hanlon's Razor"...I duplicated the previous poster's spelling error. Sorry about that.

Posted by k3n | October 2, 2008 1:03 PM

Dear Non-Truthers,

first, i see no wisdom in your proverb.

"never" assume malice?

But what about in a situation where a potential suspect has demonstrated malice, dishonesty and outright criminal behavior.

Do you seriously think we should trust these guys? How have they earned that trust from you - I'd really like to know.

Do you deny or are you simply unaware that they had:
1) The ability
2) The motive (see PNAC - Rebuilding America's Defenses)
3) and the ability to control the investigation. (See: Philip Zelikow)

Throughout history, Govt's (including the U.S.) have waged false-flag attacks to instigate wars. See: Operation Gladio, Operation AJAX, Gulf of Tonkin incident to name but a few. Also note the countless covert operations to unseat elected governments throughout the world.

So why exactly is it that you blindly trust the official "story"? How have they earned this trust, especially with the actions we've seen since 9/11, the lies about WMDs, the lies about the iraq death count (now > 1,000,000)?

See "Bush's 935 Lies" as documented by the Center for Public Integrity:

And if it was in fact "stupidity" as you insist, then why aren't you DEMANDING accountability, since not a single person at the FAA, military, or intelligence agencies was fired, demoted or disciplined, instead of snickering at those of us who are?

As USMC pilot Col. Langford says, "The evidence of government complicity in the lead-up to the events, the failure to respond during the event, and the astounding lack of any meaningful investigation afterwards, as well as the ignoring of evidence turned up by others that renders the official explanation impossible, may signal the end of the American experiment. It has been used to justify all manners of measures to legalize repression at home and as a pretext for behaving as an aggressive empire abroad. Until we demand an independent, honest, and thorough investigation and accountability for those whose action and inaction led to those events and the cover-up, our republic and our Constitution remain in the gravest danger.”

Posted by 8t4 | October 2, 2008 1:30 PM

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