"First" responders get treated second-rate
Oh, isn't this fucking adorable, really a sign of what we've become as a nation and how we've elected to remember one of the biggest tragedies we've faced in over 230 years: the people who ran TOWARDS the Twin Towers on 9/11 when everyone else was running away are going to get shafted:
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
We're gonna hear now, why the police, firefighters, and others who rushed to the scene at Ground Zero will not be invited to the tenth anniversary memorial ceremony of the 9-11 attacks in New York.
That announcement from the mayor's office has fueled anger and frustration among many first responders.
NPR's Margot Adler reports.
MARGOT ADLER: Andrew Brent as spokesperson for Mayor Michael Bloomberg released a statement that the first priority was accommodating the family members of victims, and that the new smaller site on Memorial Plaza poses new space constraints.
Adorable! Mike "Bought myself this nice mayorship" Bloomberg would have the families at Ground Zero rather than the first responders, presumably so he can feed off their loss like so many other Republican ghouls. No, he certainly couldn't spend some of his wealth to allow them space; he needs it to buy Gracie Mansion again.
It stinks the stinky stink of offense that these people actually lived, regardless of the fact that they, unlike the victims, chose to risk their lives for others. But you survived and these people didn't so, thank you, we'll figure out something else for you guys, while all the media attention will be at Ground Zero.
What a nice way to commemorate heroism.