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Posted on 07/20/2012 2:24:37 PM PDT by ColdOne
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One weekend, several weeks back, we had 14 people killed and thirty-some-odd wounded in separate shooting incidents here in Chicago, one of Obama’s “home towns’.
I didn’t hear any Obungo speeches or see any flags lowered for victims here.
Why not pass a concealed carry law instead? If people in that theater had been armed, the shooter would have thought twice or been shot long before 13 people were dead.
Liberal gun laws kill people in large numbers.
Mooschelle: “All that for a flag?”
Yes, we know what they are.
must be because he is trying to help his hollyweird donors keep their cash flowing.
14 people killed? not donors? who cares...
14 people killed? affects donors? crisis time...
Flags at half mast only for congressmen, senators, military or POTUS. Oh silly me I forgot Obama makes the rules now.
He's been given everything on a gilded platinum platter. He has not the foggiest concept of either patriotism or hard work. So for him, a stubbed toe or an unkind word is a half-staff event.
For those of you who have seen the picture of him cringing during the martial arts demonstration at the White House, how many kids to you think he would have used as shields in order to get away safely? I'm guessing one small child in a white dress similar the scene in New Jack City.
Maybe one of the more mathematically minded FReepers could generate an algorithm/equation.
Bush did the same thing for VA Tech massacre, sooo...
I was in the General Surgery reception/waiting area at Balboa Naval Hospital this morning. This section is also the check in section for the C5 (Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care ) patients.
I saw many young men come in, missing one or more limbs and/or suffering from head trauma. To say it is sad is an understatement.
One Marine came in missing an arm and a leg--used a cane to get around. He sat in front of the tv and watched the endless coverage of the shootings in CO. He said a few choice curse words, then said "Who cares"?
ANother Marine came in on a wheelchair, missing one leg above the knee. He seemed even more angry than the first young man. He and the first Marine had either run into each other at the C5, or perhaps were in the same unit..not sure. Anyway, they each described to each other where their "nubs" started. The one in the wheelchair mentioned he had just seen his for the first time today..
Later, the Marine in the wheelchair rolled up to the tv and said loudly to the tv: "F###-ing drop it already. So what, they are dead. Get over it. This is all we are going to see for the next week...you people are going to make heroes out of them, and in the meantime, my brothers in Afghanistan are getting massacred every day and no one says a word about them."
This has NOTHING to do with respect for the victims and EVERYTHING to do with votes.
Obama continues to be disgusting in every way.
Half-staff AND upside down because of owebama.
Now, Moochelle can say that "damned flag" is useful for something even if it is to promote her looser spouse.
About 15 years ago, using a #2 shovel, a steel bar for breaking rock and my bare hands, I dug a hole for my 25’ flagpole. I should have had a truck bring in cement, but because of a self imposed schedule, I was forced to use 36 bags of cement to plant that pole.
One week later when my son enlisted in the U.S. Army, I raised the flag, and one had flown every day and every night, until the day of Obama’s inauguration.
On that tragic day, I brought my flag down, folded it and put her away.
There will not be a U.S. flag flown at my house until that corrupt-goat butt smelling muslim bastard is permanently ejected from our White House. Although, I may decide to raise her on the very day that Obama loses the election. What a glorious day that will be.
Obie held White House meeting today, with the inner clutch of sophists...
Order T-shirts with “Forward!” on them;
Line up the professional mourners;
Buy plane tickets for parents of the dead;
Hire a band;
Line up that shaman indian guy with the feather...
Hot damn!! We gets to have us a memorial service!
We took a different tack to protest the muslim usurper:
The flag of Israel joined Old Glory, as did the Crusaders’ Jerusalem flag.
We’re Christians, living in a city known to have Hezbollah and Al Qaeda cells. A friend who is retired Special Forces took one look, chuckled, and said: “Bait?”
I guess he didnt “respect” the 10 people of color murdered just over Memrorial Day weekend in Chicago??
Over 250 murdered in Chicago alone so far just this year
Oh wait, Chicago votes are a sure thing
Oh, puh-leeeze. We have a theater full of people who paid an arm and a leg to see a movie in the middle of the night. And we have American troops dying every day for their/our country. Who deserves respect and recognition?
Obama is thrilled this happened. Another nail in the coffin of the Second Amendment.
That’s why I had previously asked what the protocol was for having flags flown at half staff. While this is definately a tragedy it does not rise to the level of sacrifice of our men and women in the military
“Later, the Marine in the wheelchair rolled up to the tv and said loudly to the tv: ‘F###-ing drop it already. So what, they are dead. Get over it. This is all we are going to see for the next week...you people are going to make heroes out of them, and in the meantime, my brothers in Afghanistan are getting massacred every day and no one says a word about them.’.” This can’t be posted often enough.
How come yesterday morning he didn’t order the United States flag flown at half-staff in honor of all the murder victims in all the high-crime urban crime districts of the U.S. from the night before?
I am sure the total for that one night was more than a dozen, and I am sure that the perpetrators were not random lone nut cases but sheer thugs, thugs who most often got THEIR guns illegally.
Either he didn’t believe nightly regular murder victims in the nation were as worthy of Presidential attention, or, just maybe there was less of a political reason for him to use them, as his political prop, than it was to use the victims in Denver.
He has no political desire, EVER, to bring up the faces of the nation’s murderers from our high-crime districts from the night before, but using a lone, random nut job as a prop for “gun control” fits his ideological bent. That is 100% all of what his show today is all about.
“Not to discount what happened in Colorado, but 10 people are murdered every night in Chicago, why no flag lowering for them?”
I doubt that people would get it, but if I were a politician, in a conservative area, I’d keep lowering the flag in memory of the people being killed in Chicago, basically every day. These are lives broken apart - and many of them were not bad people.
I would honor them, every day, right until Jan 20, 2013 (just as the media stopped ‘honoring’ our troops that died, the minute Bush left office).
Reminds me of the old Rock Hudson joke.
He was born in Illinois and reared in Hollywood.
Excellent. LOL @ “bait”.
BTW... I am also of Scottish ancestry. ;>)
Our Walmart had the flag at half staff this afternoon. I wonder if the president had given the order.
Here is a sickening thought that someone here has probably already made but I haven’ read it yet.
Obama will get a bounce form the Aurora shootings like he did after the Grifford shooting.
He will attend the funerals and say pretty things about compassion and understanding and non-violence and the need for us all to come together and love one another and re-elect him.
People will swoon. It could incite a new wave of Obama fever and push up his numbers.
Anyone know if the murderer is an Obama fan? That could have been the motive.
Yay!! The world needs more Scotsmen...and women. We added five to the cause.
I’d also like to fly the St. Andrew’s cross!