Twitchy has, unfortunately for us, been compiling some of the hotter takes on this, the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when according to the New York Times, some planes did something.
Perhaps still number one but now with serious competition was Nation contributor Joshua Holland musing about “all of these conservatives who despised New York and DC and all the people living in those cities pretending that they felt some deep, personal loss.”
Plenty were on hand to point out that 1) there were a lot of conservatives inside the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, 2) there were people from all over and of all political persuasions on the planes that were hijacked, and 3) it was just a horrible thing to say.
Retired United States Marine and Fox News contributor Johnny “Joey” Jones is another of those who Holland probably assumed “hated New York and D.C.” but decided to do something about what happened to them. Jones was deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan and lost both his legs above the knee while serving as a bomb disposal technician.
At 15, in gym class, I decided that those ppl in NYC deserved better. If Americans were going to go somewhere to defend us, to make sure that never happened again, I was going to be one of them. I remember thinking “man, I hope this war ain’t over before I can get there!”
— Johnny (Joey) Jones (@Johnny_Joey) September 11, 2019
We’re guessing Holland would complain that “No one asked you to join the military-industrial complex,” but we’re thankful for Jones’ service.
Yes brave indeed. Thank you for your sacrifice.
— Don’t Tread On Me (@runnerveteran) September 11, 2019
@Johnny_Joey thank you for your service! God Bless you!
— Denise Yanac (@denise_yanac) September 11, 2019
— Gianni baseball 🌎 (@pantangeli) September 11, 2019
Thank you 🇺🇲♥️
— Kelly I. (@333kelly) September 11, 2019
We don’t have room for all the thank you’s, but we’ll try to work in quite a few.
Thank you @Johnny_Joey for keeping us safe here by going over there. I thought we’d have events every day after 9/11. Brave people made sure that didn’t happen.
— NanaNanaFoFana (@MCorritori) September 11, 2019
You have an honorable heart Johnny. Good on you.
— Jeremy DeLaCruz (@jjdlcz) September 11, 2019
Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. You are an inspiration to those young men and women who have and will place their feet on those yellow footprints!
— Proud MoM (@PrDrJ) September 11, 2019
Thank you for going. 👍
— bucket of scallops (@Splatzor420) September 11, 2019
Thank you for your service! 🇺🇸❤️
— Amanda Swiggum (@AmandaSwiggum) September 11, 2019
Your refrain, I imagine, is nearly universal. Thank you for your service and love for our country.
— Thomas F. Smith (@tfsmith881) September 11, 2019
Joey Jones, I want to thank you for the sacrifice you and the other heroes made when you heed the call of patriotism! God Bless you all!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
— Randar10 (@RandyDarnell10) September 11, 2019
Grateful for heroism….blessings…🙏🙏🙏
— Bamalady (@Bamalady14) September 11, 2019
I was in the 52 area barracks on Camp Pendleton. We knew it was on!
— nulokz (@nuru0369) September 11, 2019
— Underslinger (@DMeyertholen) September 11, 2019
Thank you Joey for your service and sacrifice. 🇺🇸
— Kay J. Isaacs (@kaysey6594) September 11, 2019
Thank you again for your sacrifice.
— Kimberterian (@Kimberl85033065) September 11, 2019
Thank you for your service Sir.
— 🇺🇸Woke Lynner 🇺🇸 (@Woke_Lynner) September 11, 2019
Wow Thank You 😊🇺🇸🇺🇸❤️❤️🇺🇸🇺🇸
— The Parker’s (@BounceORound) September 11, 2019
HRC's Charlotte Clymer is infuriated by all the 'conservative white men' exploiting 9/11 victims 'to justify their racism' https://t.co/lt36B0Ke4O
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 11, 2019