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"The Pet Goat" is an exercise in a reading book.
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Reading Mastery II by Siegfried Engelmann, a collection of SRA drills, has "The Pet Goat" on p. 153.

If there is something significant in that, it's that it showcases the Bush education philosophy: drill'em. No Child Left Behind actually tells us a lot about the sort who would entertain a 9/11: those who think the people (children too) are stupid sheep for shearing, and should stay that way. I find it very appropriate that it was arranged for Bush to be pretending to love little black children on the day his regime received the enabling event for its long-planned, fully intended global war of aggression.

The lesson in the classroom, with its stupefying repetition and sing-song authoritarianism of the teacher, is almost as scary as Bush's guilty-as-hell reaction to the three-second message whispered into his ear from Andy Card -- supposedly, "A second plane has hit the Towers. America is under attack."

There is a reason why people once understood this as a smoking gun, before they started looking for phantom proofs. Play that video. See how long Card is at Bush's ear. Try saying those words in the alloted time. Try whispering them in an understandable fashion.

The content of this sentence happens to be the minimum Card could possibly deliver and still be informing Bush of what was happening. ("America is under attack" would not specify what had happened, and it would make Bush look even more ridiculous in retrospect, yet that was initially what Card claimed he had said. He later added that he prefaced it with, "A second plane has hit the Towers.")

Yet Bush sits there, obediently waiting for further instructions, doing nothing and receiving no further word for 7 minutes -- and he is still in the classroom 13 minutes later, shaking hands, having received no briefing in the interim. How is this plausible? "America is under attack" and he doesn't even ask for clarification? He just absorbs the "second plane" thing on the spot, understands it, and proceeds to look "somber"? This is someone who was just learning what was happening at 9:05, after the second hit? This was someone who thought the first hit was an accident? Bullshit!

This was someone who was actually in charge of anything at any point in his administration? Double bullshit!

But far greater as a smoking gun is the entire period from first hit (8:46, when the motorcade was on its way to school) to leaving the school (9:34, 50 minutes). The plane hits the WTC, the popolous entourage learn about it while they are already on the road, and they go ahead with a photo op? By then it was known that the plane had been hijacked at 8:20, and this information was circulating to the military. As they arrived at the school, a reporter asked Bush, "do you know what's happening in New York?" and received an affirmative. According to Bush, he thought: "That's one lousy pilot." No one in his large entourage knew any different, or thought to inform the supposed chief executive?

And then the second hit, and they keep the photo op going - no Secret Service reaction, no reaction from the entourage members of the White House Military Office (WHMO)?

America is under attack, but screw these children: We're staying put right here, so that everyone in the world knows where the president is right now. And then more planes are known to be hijacked, but Bush delivers a LIVE TELEVISED statement at 9:31? Six minutes before the Pentagon is going to be hit?

Again, it is impossible that Card whispered that many words to Bush clearly in the time it actually happened. There was time enough for something like: "The game is on." Or: "Sit tight for a few minutes" (because our schedule has run into unexpected delays).

Yes, he looks stupid sitting tight. But it was safe to assume that the majority of people would merely see the president looking concerned as he dealt with little children, and that the regime would thus be covered on the "Where was Bush" question that would have been inevitably asked (as though it mattered) if he hadn't been on live TV during the attacks. Let the "conspiracy theorists" ask where were Rumsfeld, Myers (who?), Winfield, Eberhard, Mies, the FAA... and let It was safe to assume that only a suspicious minority would want to see the obvious abdication of presence by the ostensible chain of command.
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  -"The Pet Goat" is an exercise in a reading book. JackRiddler  Oct-19-07 08:37 PM   #0 
  - "it was arranged for Bush to be pretending to love little black children"  boloboffin   Oct-19-07 08:43 PM   #1 
  - Conclusion based on the bogus nature of the behavior during the 9/11 photo op.  JackRiddler   Oct-19-07 08:58 PM   #2 
  - My, the number of words you use when you mean, "I don't have any." n/t  boloboffin   Oct-19-07 09:20 PM   #3 
  - Bush himself has said he did not want to scare the kids.  Bjarne Riis   Jan-02-09 08:41 AM   #86 
  - Bush is full of shit. n/t  boloboffin   Jan-02-09 11:46 AM   #88 
  - No argument there.  Bjarne Riis   Jan-02-09 03:06 PM   #89 
  - How would it have disturbed anyone at all?  JuniperLea   Feb-12-09 12:45 PM   #92 
  - this is obvious from knowing anything about Bush and his administration  spooked911   May-16-10 09:28 AM   #103 
     - So you don't have any actual evidence to support the statement, either.  Bolo Boffin   May-16-10 12:26 PM   #104 
        - Sorry, I didn't know you knew Bush had a completely natural affinity for African American kids  spooked911   May-16-10 05:33 PM   #105 
  - Jack...  Flatulo   Oct-19-07 10:03 PM   #4 
  - Apparently this guy had a guess...  JackRiddler   Oct-19-07 10:45 PM   #7 
     - Who might have overruled the Marine carrying Bush's phone?  boloboffin   Oct-19-07 11:11 PM   #8 
     - The article you cite had me interested until this paragraph...  Flatulo   Oct-19-07 11:13 PM   #9 
  - One word comes to mind  LARED   Oct-19-07 10:09 PM   #5 
  - Vultures?  JackRiddler   Oct-19-07 10:39 PM   #6 
     - Vulture might be somewhat appropriate  LARED   Oct-20-07 06:33 AM   #13 
        - Vultures can also engage in wishful thinking  JackRiddler   Oct-20-07 12:06 PM   #16 
           - Rather ironic if you're asking  LARED   Oct-20-07 12:16 PM   #17 
              - If what you say is true...  JackRiddler   Oct-20-07 12:33 PM   #18 
                 - Yes you present an argument  LARED   Oct-20-07 07:04 PM   #19 
                    - Well at least you don't waste too many words  JackRiddler   Oct-20-07 08:17 PM   #20 
                       - Funny thing is I think you waste many words  LARED   Oct-20-07 08:43 PM   #21 
                          - does it mean...  JackRiddler   Oct-20-07 10:45 PM   #22 
                             - Not to me  LARED   Oct-21-07 07:07 AM   #23 
                                - Happy? Why?  JackRiddler   Oct-21-07 12:51 PM   #24 
                                   - Admittedly I was expecting  LARED   Oct-21-07 02:21 PM   #25 
                                      - So...  ResetButton   Dec-30-08 06:49 PM   #30 
                                         - Creator nt  LARED   Dec-30-08 08:34 PM   #31 
                                            - Thanks for the honest answer... You probably know what's coming next...  ResetButton   Dec-30-08 09:14 PM   #32 
                                               - Interesting.  greyl   Dec-30-08 11:10 PM   #33 
                                               - I don't  ResetButton   Dec-30-08 11:32 PM   #34 
                                               - You, a truther, made a statement in this forum based on no evidence. Damn shocking, I tell ya.  greyl   Dec-31-08 03:39 PM   #57 
                                               - Game, Set, Match n/t  ResetButton   Dec-31-08 12:21 PM   #35 
                                                  - Third. Grade. Attitude. n/t  boloboffin   Dec-31-08 12:48 PM   #36 
                                                  - Just trying to draw you out from under your rocks  ResetButton   Dec-31-08 12:59 PM   #37 
                                                  - More third grade attitude.  boloboffin   Dec-31-08 01:02 PM   #38 
                                                  - I asked a germane question and have yet to receive an answer  ResetButton   Dec-31-08 01:10 PM   #39 
                                                  - And with that attitude, you don't deserve an answer.  boloboffin   Dec-31-08 01:21 PM   #40 
                                                  - You can run...  ResetButton   Dec-31-08 01:39 PM   #41 
                                                  - I'm an atheist. I haven't been caught in anything whatsoever.  boloboffin   Dec-31-08 01:49 PM   #42 
                                                  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-31-08 02:12 PM   #43 
                                                  - Permit me to try again  ResetButton   Dec-31-08 03:02 PM   #44 
                                                  - More third grade nonsense.  boloboffin   Dec-31-08 03:32 PM   #49 
                                                  - Just learning how to outplay the gamesman n/t  ResetButton   Dec-31-08 03:34 PM   #52 
                                                  - Playtime is over. People died in this.  boloboffin   Dec-31-08 03:36 PM   #54 
                                                  - Bolo, people are still dying for it  ResetButton   Dec-31-08 03:40 PM   #59 
                                                  - Then maybe their deaths require a more sober approach to this than your one-upmanship games. n/t  boloboffin   Dec-31-08 03:45 PM   # 
                                                  - An intellectual disconnect.?  LARED   Dec-31-08 03:17 PM   #46 
                                                  - Hate to break it to you  ResetButton   Dec-31-08 03:26 PM   #48 
                                                  - So which events of 9/11 are you convinced as established fact? nt  LARED   Dec-31-08 03:35 PM   #53 
                                                  - We all saw what happened  ResetButton   Dec-31-08 03:42 PM   #60 
                                                  - Not surprized you avoided the question.  LARED   Dec-31-08 03:46 PM   #62 
                                                  - Well you also believe how the universe was created isn't in dispute either  ResetButton   Dec-31-08 03:59 PM   #71 
                                                  - Stop putting words in my mouth. nt  LARED   Dec-31-08 04:36 PM   #75 
                                                  - Use your own words then  ResetButton   Dec-31-08 04:44 PM   #78 
                                                  - Ok, I'll tell the world. I believe  LARED   Dec-31-08 04:55 PM   #81 
                                                  - Yes many are in dispute, what does LARED believe? n/t  ResetButton   Dec-31-08 07:05 PM   #84 
                                                  - I've no clue how the universe was created. Do you?  LARED   Dec-31-08 07:53 PM   #85 
                                                  - You're behaving as though all truthers are atheistic.  greyl   Dec-31-08 05:25 PM   #83 
                                               - It's an interesting observation that belief in a creator and belief  LARED   Dec-31-08 03:10 PM   #45 
                                                  - I don't know the particulars of your belief  ResetButton   Dec-31-08 03:21 PM   #47 
                                                     - Where does LARED express any such belief?  boloboffin   Dec-31-08 03:33 PM   #50 
                                                     - I didn't, I said "those who believe" which doesn't necessarily include LARED  ResetButton   Dec-31-08 03:38 PM   #55 
                                                     - More games. You clearly implied that LARED believed the things you ascribed to him. n/t  boloboffin   Dec-31-08 03:40 PM   #58 
                                                     - Not true  ResetButton   Dec-31-08 03:45 PM   #61 
                                                     - Yes, true. You are misrepresenting what everyone can read.  boloboffin   Dec-31-08 03:46 PM   #63 
                                                     - Why do you resort to this magnificent attempt to shame when all else fails? n/t  ResetButton   Dec-31-08 03:51 PM   #66 
                                                     - You have confused me with your mirror. n/t  boloboffin   Dec-31-08 03:52 PM   #67 
                                                     - Horse pucky  LARED   Dec-31-08 03:49 PM   #65 
                                                     - I am always amused by people that think folks that  LARED   Dec-31-08 03:39 PM   #56 
                                                     - I don't think it's dumb  ResetButton   Dec-31-08 03:48 PM   #64 
                                                     - Good grief, that's about the dumbest thing you said so far  LARED   Dec-31-08 03:52 PM   #68 
                                                     - I think they are, but the mental gymnastics required to do so are troubling to me n/t  ResetButton   Dec-31-08 03:57 PM   #70 
                                                     - What makes you think cognitive dissonance  LARED   Dec-31-08 04:02 PM   #72 
                                                     - Science and religion are often in direct opposition regarding fundamental knowledge of the universe  ResetButton   Dec-31-08 04:08 PM   #73 
                                                     - I take back what I said before, this is far dumber.  LARED   Dec-31-08 04:40 PM   #76 
                                                     - Why is that?  LARED   Dec-31-08 03:34 PM   #51 
                                                     - LARED, admit that your mind occupies two separate and essentially incompatible worlds  ResetButton   Dec-31-08 03:55 PM   #69 
                                                     - I admit it, my mind occupies more than two worlds  LARED   Dec-31-08 04:35 PM   #74 
                                                     - Fair enough  ResetButton   Dec-31-08 04:41 PM   #77 
                                                     - Listen carefully  LARED   Dec-31-08 04:47 PM   #79 
                                                     - I accept that nuanced position.  ResetButton   Dec-31-08 04:50 PM   #80 
                                                     - Keeping an open mind is good advice  LARED   Dec-31-08 04:57 PM   #82 
                                                     - What?  Bjarne Riis   Jan-02-09 10:12 AM   #87 
                                                     - It's pretty simple  LARED   Jan-02-09 05:08 PM   #90 
  - Is standing around with their thumbs up their asses  nebula   Oct-19-07 11:33 PM   #10 
  - Apparently.  JackRiddler   Oct-20-07 12:17 AM   #11 
  - Gee, whatever happened to nebby?...nt  SidDithers   Dec-29-08 02:45 PM   #29 
  - Au contraire. Bush's brainlock on 9/11 proves 9/11 was not an inside job.  Perry Logan   Oct-20-07 06:32 AM   #12 
  - Your argument presumes concealment  noise   Oct-20-07 11:58 AM   #14 
  - No. Said "brainlock" (your first faulty assumption) seems to have been contagious  JackRiddler   Oct-20-07 12:03 PM   #15 
  - Gee, whatever happened to Perry Logan?  JackRiddler   Dec-29-08 02:43 AM   #27 
  - He certainly wasn't tossed out of here because of his views on 9/11. n/t  boloboffin   Dec-29-08 02:05 PM   #28 
  - I don't know about that.  sofa king   Feb-12-09 08:18 PM   #96 
  - kick  JackRiddler   Nov-01-07 02:37 PM   #26 
  - kick due to relevance in a new thread.  JackRiddler   Feb-12-09 11:28 AM   #91 
  - Fyi, there were older threads on the subject you could have kicked. ;) nt  greyl   Feb-12-09 07:28 PM   #94 
     - FYI, we'll each kick what we like -- for example, I like my threads better than yours.  JackRiddler   Feb-12-09 07:50 PM   #95 
        - I see you got my point, gracefully as ever. nt  greyl   Feb-12-09 10:13 PM   #97 
           - The little dagger you try to stick in my gut? I feel no need to get that, but: THANKS!!!  JackRiddler   Feb-13-09 09:43 AM   #98 
              - I see you aren't swayed...  JuniperLea   Feb-13-09 12:00 PM   #99 
              - I intended it as some good-natured ribbing. nt  greyl   Feb-13-09 11:59 PM   #100 
  - I think the events of 9/11 were important enough...  JuniperLea   Feb-12-09 01:31 PM   #93 
  - Thanks, years later...  JackRiddler   May-15-10 10:35 PM   #101 
  - The question is not of "proof," but of probable cause...  JackRiddler   May-15-10 10:42 PM   #102 
  - kick  JackRiddler   Jan-02-12 09:41 AM   #106 
  - yet another 9/11 drill!  spooked911   Jan-15-12 10:36 AM   #107 

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