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Obama To Speak At Fort Hood Service (today)
Los Angeles Times ^ | November 10, 2009 | Ashley Powers

Posted on 11/10/2009 6:36:01 AM PST by khnyny

Reporting from Ft. Hood, Texas - President Obama is slated to speak at a memorial service today at this grieving Army base, where a military psychiatrist is accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage.

The service, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. local time, will be a traditional military affair, with a sermon, a roll call of the dead and a rifle volley. About 3,000 spectators, as well as the families of the 12 soldiers and one civilian killed, are expected to attend.

The tribute comes amid new questions about whether the shooting, in which dozens were also wounded, could have been prevented.

Authorities said Monday that the FBI and Army had apparently looked into contacts between the suspected gunman, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, and a Yemen-based militant Islamist prayer leader with ties to the Sept. 11 hijackers.

Investigators are poring over numerous e-mails sent by Hasan to Anwar al Awlaki and apparently to other Islamist figures, said a federal law enforcement official, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


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1 posted on 11/10/2009 6:36:02 AM PST by khnyny
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To: khnyny

chairman barry obaMAO must ALWAYS be the center of attention.


2 posted on 11/10/2009 6:37:22 AM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: khnyny

3 posted on 11/10/2009 6:37:26 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: khnyny; freekitty; jesseam; SkyPilot

What a disgusting and reprehensible joke that this politically-correct Socialist would dishonor these soldiers by his appearance.


4 posted on 11/10/2009 6:37:47 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: khnyny
where a military psychiatrist jihadi terrorist is accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage

Corrected.
5 posted on 11/10/2009 6:38:34 AM PST by SpinnerWebb (mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Maybe all 3,000 can boo him!


6 posted on 11/10/2009 6:39:19 AM PST by Achilles Heel
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To: ExTexasRedhead

“What a disgusting and reprehensible joke that this politically-correct Socialist would dishonor these soldiers by his appearance.”

To be fair, if he didn’t appear everyone would say “What an a-hole for not appearing...”

Look, I despise the guy too, but to be honest, I guess he’s damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.


7 posted on 11/10/2009 6:39:33 AM PST by Pessimist (u)
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To: Achilles Heel

Turning their backs in disrespect to that puke would be awesome and a tribute to the brave dead.


8 posted on 11/10/2009 6:40:46 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Achilles Heel

All in attendance should stand up and turn their back to him, just like he is doing to them!!!


9 posted on 11/10/2009 6:40:47 AM PST by Vasilli22
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To: Pessimist

Nothing Obie can say today can take away the stain left by his initial (non)reaction.


10 posted on 11/10/2009 6:41:12 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Is it too soon for real conservatives to launch a "We Tried to Warn You Tour"?)
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To: khnyny
AFTER the attack...... "U.S. President Barack Obama smiles at the White House Tribal Nations Conference at the U.S. Department of Interior in Washington, November 5, 2009." REUTERS/Larry Downing
11 posted on 11/10/2009 6:41:16 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: khnyny

Wonder if he’ll give a “shout out” to his peeps? Maybe he’ll apologize to Muslims for the possible “backlash”. Or maybe he’ll remind us that we shouldn’t jump to conclusions about the shooter ...

Oh wow, the number of ways he can offend and outrage us are unlimited.


12 posted on 11/10/2009 6:41:39 AM PST by Jackson57
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To: khnyny

Is he going to apologize to the shooter for some bizarre reason?


13 posted on 11/10/2009 6:42:05 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: SpinnerWebb
I think Obama may want to ban the word “Jihadi” if he can, elevating it to the level of racial slur. The devout cannot resist the call of Umma.:-)
14 posted on 11/10/2009 6:42:07 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: khnyny

Wonder if one of the family members will mention what liberalism has done to the military. Political correctness is going to cost us more good people in the future unless it is dealt with.


15 posted on 11/10/2009 6:42:30 AM PST by kempster
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To: Pessimist

I agree with you, and I support his appearance here.


16 posted on 11/10/2009 6:42:30 AM PST by benjamin032 (http://noslaves.blogspot.com/)
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To: khnyny

Another publicity opportunity.

I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo tired of seeing this idiot and disgrace on TV....daily....


17 posted on 11/10/2009 6:42:50 AM PST by cranked
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To: khnyny

Hush....Obama speaks! What will he say about himself this time?


18 posted on 11/10/2009 6:43:01 AM PST by rhombus
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To: khnyny
is he doing a shout out again and what is the betting he will avoid saying about radical Islam, muslims who want to kill us.

Infact he will say do not rush to judgment as we do not have all the facts, and that this was an horrific crime

Well rest assured POS when I will be out later I will be shouting at that TV when you say that crap and yes there will be many folks around me hearing it/

19 posted on 11/10/2009 6:43:12 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman, end of. -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: khnyny
He HAS to go. He HAS to feign concern. He HAS to pretend he cares about our Military. What a disgrace he is as CIC. How did our country come to electing this Obamination? Big Media should be sued for fraud for not reporting the truth about Zero.
20 posted on 11/10/2009 6:43:48 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: khnyny

With his attitude to the whole thing, I don’t see how he gets out of there without simply speaking platitudes about our service members and not addressing the circumstances at all.


21 posted on 11/10/2009 6:44:06 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Pessimist

He SHOULD have gone immediately AFTER the shooting to offer his condolences ABSENT media and cameras and allow the military to mourn their own on this day. Instead, he has to get in front of the cameras, again, in a never ending attempt to put the attention on him.


22 posted on 11/10/2009 6:44:29 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (A moderate muslim is one who is simply buying time to reload..)
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To: khnyny

Is the service being held at the main chapel on post?


23 posted on 11/10/2009 6:44:34 AM PST by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

he and the freeloader goes with the cameras unlike Bush and his wife who went right away with no national media.

He waits all this time to go unlike Bush too.

He really is a disgrace and will not even call this muslim terrorism


24 posted on 11/10/2009 6:44:37 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman, end of. -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: khnyny

Is he gonna give any ‘shout outs’ ?


25 posted on 11/10/2009 6:45:08 AM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: wilco200

Wish I had a dollar for every time he used the word “I” or refers to himself.


26 posted on 11/10/2009 6:46:18 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: Pessimist; freekitty; 70th Division; sheik yerbouty; Nachum; Clintonfatigued; TXRed; ...

If I were one of those family members, I would be hard pressed to not puke at the sight of the hypocritical joke. You can be sure the POS will take center stage and it will be all about him, the RAT God.

Listen closely for you will hear our brave dead in Arlington rolling in their graves in revulsion.


27 posted on 11/10/2009 6:46:39 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I’m sure I’m already on a radical watch-list. I’ll add racist to my list of government titles.


28 posted on 11/10/2009 6:47:18 AM PST by SpinnerWebb (mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves)
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To: benjamin032

he should go but not this , he should have gone with no cameras earlier instead of waiting for the international media to be there.

Bush and his wife went with no big media so why does this man have to have camera ALL THE TIME for these events.

It is sickening and yet idiots around this country who are just too dumb to see how he is manipulating this will say good for him for going


29 posted on 11/10/2009 6:47:19 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman, end of. -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: khnyny

I guess he’ll do a tap dance, and a few shout outs, tell some jokes, etc. I hope the soldiers there storm the stage in an outrage.


30 posted on 11/10/2009 6:48:31 AM PST by webschooner
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To: wilco200

Please Obama, please, PLEASE make a speech all about your self, and PLEASE talk about your Muslim faith, erh,ah, your faith.

PLEASE, Obama, show us something.


31 posted on 11/10/2009 6:48:43 AM PST by Big Giant Head (Running my computer bare naked for over a year with no infections at all.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

agreed

for those who say this is right for hiim to go should think about how Bush went with no cameras and how this freeloader and the POS wait for international media to see them

A disgrace


32 posted on 11/10/2009 6:48:45 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman, end of. -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: khnyny
Oh this should be a winner of a speech. Be sure to look for:

References to 'I'

Islam is a religion of peace

I wonder if anyone will get up and walk out.

33 posted on 11/10/2009 6:48:55 AM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. ~ rintense, 2006)
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To: khnyny

The Punk-in-Chief.


34 posted on 11/10/2009 6:49:53 AM PST by Crawdad (Obamacare will lead to back-alley physicals.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Agree. Where is Waste Management when they’re needed?


35 posted on 11/10/2009 6:50:09 AM PST by IbJensen (America being militarily and economically strong isn't enough: We must be morally strong!)
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To: manc

Obie’s initial response is the one that will be “seared” into the memory of most thinking Americans.


36 posted on 11/10/2009 6:51:20 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Is it too soon for real conservatives to launch a "We Tried to Warn You Tour"?)
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To: khnyny

I deeply hope that Barack Hussein Obama is able to give appropriate and dignified eulogies for those who were murdered.


37 posted on 11/10/2009 6:52:18 AM PST by snowsislander
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To: theDentist

I wonder if he will visit the shooter in the hospital?


38 posted on 11/10/2009 6:53:09 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: Jackson57

I wonder if as they pray they will also include a Muslim version of prayer.


39 posted on 11/10/2009 6:54:40 AM PST by pnz1
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To: BenLurkin
obama shout out ft. hood terror attack
40 posted on 11/10/2009 6:55:28 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: khnyny

They should stand with their backs facing the loser....


41 posted on 11/10/2009 6:56:17 AM PST by Born In America ("O.B.A.M.A.: One Big A** Mistake, America....")
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To: manc

Yeah, he could have done a lot better and a lot earlier, but to shun Ft Hood altogether would be criminal.


42 posted on 11/10/2009 6:56:20 AM PST by benjamin032 (http://noslaves.blogspot.com/)
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To: khnyny

It is a memorial service for murdered soldiers.

I am expecting the military crowd to be respectful of the Commander in Chief and focus their attention on the service.


43 posted on 11/10/2009 6:59:09 AM PST by PeteB570 (Airborne, the only way to get to work in the morning.)
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To: khnyny
This should be a prediction thread. My predictions:

1. No direct mention of terrorism, rather a reference to an act of violence by one man.

2. A caution not to let our emotions rule the day. This will be veiled somehow. He will not come out and say it directly.

3. Some type of announcement (not a political announcement) as a way of making it all better. ie along the lines of counseling or a memorial.

44 posted on 11/10/2009 7:00:56 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: rintense
Oh this should be a winner of a speech. Be sure to look for:

Teleprompter, robotic head-turns
His preoccupation with and continued misuse of PTSD
Bush-blaming
His disgusting Mid-East pronunciations
A new MO designer mourning outfit

45 posted on 11/10/2009 7:01:48 AM PST by taraytarah (Our Constitution must be defended and protected from domestic enemies.)
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To: snowsislander
I deeply hope that Barack Hussein Obama is able to give appropriate and dignified eulogies for those who were murdered.

Why do you want him to pretend he cares and garner more praise from the media?

I'd rather he show his true callous feelings and let people see him as the jerk he really is. Of course, he won't though. He'll fake concern and read what his teleprompter tells him to. The media will hail it as the best speech ever given in the history of the universe.

46 posted on 11/10/2009 7:01:49 AM PST by Jess Kitting
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To: rintense
I wonder if anyone will get up and walk out.

I will be watching this to see what does happen. I would think that there is quite a possibility of some family members and soldiers being very unhappy with his presence. Yes, I'll be watching with bells on.
47 posted on 11/10/2009 7:02:56 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

4. We must not lose our diversity because of this “tragedy”. Our diversity is how an African-American became president. But it’s not about me.


48 posted on 11/10/2009 7:03:18 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SpinnerWebb

Thank you! I was going to do the very same thing. Stupid MSM!


49 posted on 11/10/2009 7:03:23 AM PST by T Minus Four
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To: theDentist

Is he going to apologize to the shooter for some bizarre reason?

Depends what the TOTUS tells him to say.


50 posted on 11/10/2009 7:05:01 AM PST by IM2MAD
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