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BEST GIANT STEEL FRISBEE Phoenix 2007 - The Arizona 9/11 Memorial

The Arizona 9/11 Memorial

The Arizona 9/11 Memorial

1700 W. Washington St.

Phoenix, AZ 85007

602-542-4581

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Anyone remember what this big-ass steel Frisbee at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza downtown was supposed to be for? Yep, it's the much fought-over Arizona 9/11 memorial, the one the right-wingers railed about and implied was traitorous during the 2006 gubernatorial donnybrook between Len Munsil and Janet Napolitano. Now the goofy Funyun-lookin' object has quietly slipped into much-deserved obscurity.

No one gives a crap anymore about the 9/11 shrine, and it's ridiculous that we ever did, seeing that the attacks were thousands of miles away on the East Coast. Indeed, other than one dood from Tempe in the wrong place, wrong time, the connection between the 9/11 strikes and the Zona was always tenuous at best, as long as you don't count 9/11 hijacker Hani Hanjour slamming Flight 77 into the side of the Pentagon. He was trained partly in AZ, you see. At least with the attack on Pearl Harbor, there was the USS Arizona. And there are enough Vietnam vets and Korean War vets from AZ to justify their monuments. The 9/11 Memorial, however, is a colossal non sequitur that never should've been built to begin with. That's clearer than it's ever been.

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Annoyed

Are you kidding me? This is so offensive I don't know where to start.

Sorry that you think that it is justifiable to start calling the tragic events of 9/11 as "slammin in to the side of the Pentagon" but I am not quite ready to read it that way just yet. I live here becuase my home got evecuated and my office got obliterated on 9/11. So I guess that means I was in the right place, right time, not being at the office? Guess so. Fuck off, shame on you. You don't have to like it, you just shouldn't be such an ass to those who do.

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