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The Arizona 9/11 memorial disgrace

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By Michelle Malkin  •  September 24, 2006 10:40 PM

***scroll for updates…AZ Gov. Napolitano thinks the memorial is “great,” “honorable,” and “responsible…”

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You have got to see the entire stomach-turning photo series of the Arizona 9/11 memorial disgrace over at Hot Air. Many thanks to Hot Air commenter AZ Patriot for taking the pics.

The blogswarm has been building over the moonbattered memorial, which was supposedly built so that future generations will not forget the tragic losses of life and the inspiration, heroism and lessons learned that day,” but which stands as a Blame America monument that will make the despoilers of Ground Zero and the Flight 93 Red Crescent memorial jealous.

Espresso Pundit sounded the alarm after visiting the site and reported: “The memorial looks like a MoveOn.org webpage.” Flopping Aces and Allah followed up. Ace and his commenters are all over it. The East Valley Tribune picked up on the blogswarm here. MKH tracking here, with campaign donor info on some of the Arizona 9/11 commission members. You won’t be surprised.

Dan Riehl and Ace report on the educational curriculum being offered by the Arizona 9/11 memorial organization. It includes lessons like this:

Describe how key political, social, environmental, and economic events of the late 20th century and early 21st century (e.g., Watergate, OPEC/oil crisis, Central American wars/Iran-Contra, End of Cold War, first Gulf War, September 11) affected, and continue to affect, the United States.

Fox News covered the controversy this afternoon. Here’s Brian Wilson’s interview with Arizona state rep. Russell Pearce.

Five years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, we must remain as vigilant as ever against those who would exploit jihadi acts of war and mass murder as opportunities to erect literal Guilt Complexes on American soil. They tried it at Ground Zero. They tried it at Shanksville. They succeeded in Arizona.

Where next?

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Update: GOP AZ gubernatorial challenger Len Munsil is hosting a press conference tomorrow morning at 11am and has audio of Gov. Napolitano’s fawning over the memorial.

It’s hard to improve on the memorial moonbattery, but the Photoshopping has begun: Sean Gleeson and Six Meat Buffet have fun.

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Contact Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano:

The Honorable Janet Napolitano
Governor of Arizona
1700 West Washington
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Telephone (602) 542-4331
Toll Free 1-(800) 253-0883
Fax (602) 542-1381

E-mail the Arizona 9/11 memorial organization: information@AZ911Memorial.com

Here are the 30 members of the Arizona 9/11 memorial commission approved by Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano (I’m hyperlinking with contact info or adding email info as I find it):

Crystal Allman Assistant United Phoenix Fire Fighters (callman@phxfirefighters.org)
Benito Almanza President Bank of America
Joe Anderson Chairman & CEO Schaller Anderson
Marcos Andrade
Johnny Basha Vice President Chairman of the Board Bashas
Viana Bruce Marine Semper Fi 24/7 Support Team
Cassidy Campana Public Relations Manager R&R Partners
Lynne Christian
Shelley Cohn Executive Director Arizona Commission on the Arts
Kathy Copeland Lieutenant/ Investigation Division Glendale Police Dept.
Rich Dozer President Arizona Diamondbacks
Susan Ehrlich Judge State Court of Appeals

Paul Eppinger Executive Director Arizona Inner Faith Movement
Jennifer Glazar Flight Attendant Southwest Airlines
Dan Hoffman Architect Studio MA
Jake Jacobsen President P.L.E.A.
Donna Killoughey Bird General Council Life Teen, Inc.

Ronnie Lopez Chairman P.I.C.
Paul Luna President Valley of the Sun, United Way
Ken Magoch Past President FOP Retired Sgt. Tucson PD
Cindy Petrovich Buyer I Arizona Dept. of Veterans’ Services
Penny Pfaelzer PfaelzerJohnsAmen&Dean
Bob Ramsey Chairman & CEO Starwest Associates/American Life Star
Diane Saunders Assistant to the Governor Governors Office
Billy Shields President United Phoenix Firefighters
Sonia Singh
Steve Speisman Teacher
Joe Tucker CPA
Daniel Valenzuela
George Weisz Mayor’s Office

Who sponsored the memorial? Here’s a list provided by the AZ 9/11 memorial foundation:

Arizona Emporium
AZ Comm Financial Services
azcentral.com
Bank of America
Bashas’
Blue Cross Blue Shield AZ
City of Glendale
City of Phoenix
City of Tempe
Concert
Fort McDowell Casino
Future Vision Investment
Grupo ñ Advertising
Honorable George Weisz
Humana
iHealth Technologies
Levine Foundation
Maricopa Community College
Mass Electric Construction
McCarthy Construction
MTI
Nationwide
Phoenix Councilmember Greg Stanton
Phoenix Suns
Primestaff
RBC Dain Rauscher
SCF Arizona
Schaller Anderson
Sleep America
State government agencies
The Arizona Community Foundation
The Arizona Republic
The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association- PLEA
The Ramsey Foundation
UFCW
United Phoenix Fire Fighters

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