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MORE CHATFrom the Orange County-based OCNow.com chat room a few hours after the attacks:
Bull s**t (by dhell_hole, Sept. 11, 16:34) Islam, Muslim's, Middle Eastern Pukes are dancing in the damn street over this. Burning in what ever hell you believe in is not good enough. Stick you Salaam right square in your greasy ass. Get the F**k out of this country jew, islam, muslim puke. You have no idea what your world is about to become. It's gonna get real ugly. Run while you can. Puke.
Signs of the time . . . (by MargaretWood, Sept. 11; 16:39) About 3 weeks ago it was proficied that the something was fixing to happen that would shake the US and Canada. This is truly and act of the devil he is on the rapage. You can blame this on what you want but I know that this is what god was saying. My heart goes out to the families of the victims those espically that may not have been saved. May God have mercy on their soul.
Ahhh! Plz read this (by lildevil100, Sept. 11, 17:08) I am only 10 years old and I am stoked about this, thinking that tomorrow my state could be bombed. I dont know what to say about all of this. In a way im scared its all wierd but ohh well my teacher says in 20 years thsi will be history and ill be apart oh it. who knows but the peolpe who did this are going to pay the price.
i know who did it (by a_a_a_, Sept. 11, 17:12) a japan man did it.
Send them all home!!(by headhuntragheads, Sept. 11, 17:26) IT'S TIME TO DE-PORT ALL MIDDLEASTERN MUSLUMS BACK TO THERE OWN COUNTRY IT'S NOT SAFE HERE ANYMORE. THEY ARE ON EVERY STREET CORNER IN EVERY CORNER STORE JUST WAITING FOR THE CHANCE TO STRIKE AGAINST US. GET RID OF ALL OF THEM BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!!
Mr. Kelly Capps has been teaching for 15 years, and for 15 years, his students haven't given a shit. Persian Gulf? They didn't give a shit. Oklahoma City? Didn't give a shit. This most recent presidential election? Not one shit.
"If it didn't have to do with the party they went to the night before or going to Linda's Doll Hut, they weren't interested," says Capps, who teaches graphic design at Fullerton Community College and Orange Coast College.
This changed on the morning of Sept. 11. Instead of the usual apathy, Capps found himself surrounded by outraged students. They're tired of America's passive ways! They want swift, decisive action! They want a show of force! They want blood, damn it! They want to bomb the shit out of someone—anyone!
"They were rattling off countries to bomb," says Capps. "They were saying, 'Let's just pick a Middle Eastern country—any of the Palestinians.'"
But Capps, a self-described liberal Democrat, doesn't find this disturbing. On the contrary, he thinks it's heartening. "I think it's great to hear 18-year-olds responding this way because they're not complacent; they're not vague about what's going on."
Capitalizing on his students' fervor, Capps and partners Michael Darque and Tim Bishop, owners of Santa Ana-based clothing/creative company Skeleton Krew ("specializing in active/action design and sportswear with a lean toward 'calling it like it is,'" says its press release), rushed to develop a line of T-shirts to answer the students' thirst for ass-kicking.
"USA Fight Terrorism! Shoot Back," reads one.
A portion of the proceeds—"at least a third"—will benefit local emergency organizations and shelters. "If you want to communicate something to the community, you put it on a T-shirt," says Capps. "It's the billboard of the millennium." (Alison M. Rosen)For more info, visit www. fightingterrorism.com.
'NO MORE LIBERAL
This nation's acceptance of homosexuality and abortion rights caused God to punish the United States in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to the host of the Orange County-based Christian radio talk show Crosstalk.
"It was a day of national embarrassment," Rich Agozino said on KBRT-AM 740 less than 12 hours after the attacks. "The silent consent to the agenda of the homosexuals, there's a lot of evil taking place in America today. It stinks to heaven. Why wouldn't God bring a chastising hand to us?"
Agozino's guest, San Diego Pastor Gary Cass, didn't name any specific villains, but agreed.
"I believe God has withdrawn his protection from us as a nation," said Cass. "Let's search our hearts for how we have offended him."
But Agozino—who in 1997 advocated government public executions of homosexuals in California—said he was not afraid of offending anyone. He then also asserted that God allowed the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center buildings in retaliation for abortion rights.
"Did we really believe we could murder all those innocent children," he said. "And God would not respond?"
Charles, a caller from San Diego, blamed the Supreme Court decision to "take God out of the schools" and the "decision to say it is okay to worship Allah instead of the real God."
The call seemed to fuel Agozino's outrage. After bemoaning that "brothers and sisters in the faith" might have been killed in the attacks, Agozino wondered why the U.S. government would allow any Muslims into the country.