PaintballX3 Magazine September 2013 - Page 10

editorial From the Prez issue 58 09/2013 Welcome Cashing In On 9-11 Note to anyone that is about to write or say anything publically about 9/11: Run your idea past someone with a brain before you embarrass yourself. Ok, I’m going to pull rank here, I’m admitting that up front. The only three places I have ever lived in my life are New York City (born and raised), Pennsylvania, and my current home just minutes from where American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon. So I know a little something about the pulse of the people in these three locations where we were attacked just over 12 years ago. Apparently most of the rest of the world has no idea. Just prior to 9/11 an ad ran in the Wisconsin State Journal that featured “9/11” golf discounts. Tumbledown Trails Golf Course’s ad offered, “9 holes with cart for only $9.11 per person or 18 holes with cart for only $19.11!” The 9/11-themed discount package was, as the ad stated, in tended to “commemorate 9/11,” t day terrorists murdered thousand of innocent people. Are you seriou We are “commemorating” a mass murder and then offering discoun on golf as if it is some type of cele bration? “Yep, you read that right... th are donating a whopping 10 percent, or .91 cents of ever sale.” The NY Mets baseball team, playing at home against the Washingt Nationals asked Major League Bas ball (MLB) if they could wear poli 10 paintbal