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Newtown: Just Leave Us to Grieve in Peace
American Thinker ^ | Sunday, December 16, 2012 | Clarice Feldman

Posted on 12/16/2012 6:25:14 AM PST by upchuck

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But that and everything else in my clipping file faded to insignificance when reports of the Newtown, Connecticut school massacre hit the wires.

There have been school shootings before but this one was particularly painful to learn about.

In the first place the children were so young and innocent -- kindergartners. In the second, it is the season when young children are especially full of happiness. Their homes are filled with Chanukah and Christmas decorations and gifts. Their houses smell of yummy things to eat. Families make a special effort to be together for the holidays.

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Now families will come home from the morgue to face their unimaginable losses surrounded by presents still unwrapped, joyful decorations now trimming houses robbed of all joy. Siblings and parents and grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins and neighbors stricken with sadness.

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I mourn for the teachers and emergency workers who viewed the carnage and certainly will not forget it as long as they live.

No sooner did the news hit the wires than the political prattle about it began. Stop it.

For once, act like human beings. Can the gun talk; hold up on the sociological musings; button your lips on all the usual chatter when horrors occur. Maybe people spend too much time on TV programs where there's a wrapup after half an hour and expect real life to follow that schedule.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obamanewtownvisit; sandyhookisrael; sandyhookshooting
What a great quote:IMHO, that right there explains a lot of what's wrong with our country.

Way too much shallow thinking. In fact, I'm pretty convinced there are bunches of people who can only think in a shallow way. For them, deep logical though is an impossibility.

1 posted on 12/16/2012 6:25:18 AM PST by upchuck
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To: upchuck

The “that” mentioned in the second word of the snipped article is an insightful look at energy and “global warming.” Go read the article. Worth it.


2 posted on 12/16/2012 6:27:24 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: upchuck

The communists have chosen Newtown as the tool they are going to use to take away the rights of law abiding Americans. I feel bad for them but that’s the way this country works these days. When Americans lose their Second Amendment rights, Newtown will go down in history as where it all began.


3 posted on 12/16/2012 6:30:27 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Something to think about:

But they won't because it makes too much sense.

I wish just one state had the cojones to do something like this.

4 posted on 12/16/2012 6:43:28 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“..Newtown will go down in history as where it all began...”

I agree with this statement. Note the name of the town, I am not a tin foil hat type, yet something sinister and evil is occurring in our country - I woke up for three nights in the night last week and felt a severe sense of foreboding; anxiety.

The name is symbolic: New Town, if this was planned for a wider agenda.

I am really not a paranoid person, but it fits and I don’t believe in pure coincidences in many circumstances.


5 posted on 12/16/2012 6:44:44 AM PST by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: upchuck

Excellent article.


6 posted on 12/16/2012 6:48:55 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: stonehouse01

When was the Principal killed? How did she give a quote to a newspaper?

http://newtownbee.com/News/News/2012-12-14__11-05-25/Shooting%20Reported%20Sandy%20Hook%20Elementary%20School


7 posted on 12/16/2012 6:49:51 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: stonehouse01
I'm not a tinfoil hat type either but I'm really freaking out over this stuff. What has helped the 'RATS have their way with Americans more than anything else this year?

SANDY Fluke, SANDY the hurricane and now SANDY Hook. If I was a DemocRAT, I'd transpose the letters in SANDY into numbers and go buy a whole bunch of lottery tickets. SANDY is lucky to the DemocRATS. Don't know if it works for conservatives since it has brought nothing but bad luck to us.

8 posted on 12/16/2012 6:51:31 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: RummyChick

That’s just weird - something seems very wrong to me. I printed the article before it gets scrubbed.

What are your thoughts?

Also what about the camouflage back up guy in the woods that we heard about who kept saying “It wasn’t me?” Are we still hearing about him at all? Who was he and has reference to him been scrubbed too?


9 posted on 12/16/2012 6:58:27 AM PST by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Sandy, etc.”

I had made the Sandy connection as well - hadn’t thought of Fluke though.


10 posted on 12/16/2012 7:01:05 AM PST by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: upchuck

What? And deny ol’ Barack a photo op?


11 posted on 12/16/2012 7:05:41 AM PST by F.J. Mitchell (Four more years of destructive non-leadership of America. Pray for our country.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

OMG!!! I was thinking about that last night and was going to post something similar. Looks like the name Sandy maybe a blessing to the liberals BUT look what Sandy have given us nothing but Evil. I thought I was the only one whew that notice that.


12 posted on 12/16/2012 7:12:07 AM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: F.J. Mitchell
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13 posted on 12/16/2012 7:19:35 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: RummyChick

Someone is planting disinformation or outright lying. The rifle was in the trunk of the car and the principal was killed in the attack


14 posted on 12/16/2012 7:21:23 AM PST by cidrasm
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To: FlingWingFlyer
SANDY Fluke

One small detail...

Her name is Sandra Fluke...

15 posted on 12/16/2012 7:23:56 AM PST by Popman (Gun control will not really control guns, but it will give the illusion of controlling people)
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To: upchuck

Meanwhile, one of the Dads of the victims took the time on Saturday to make a Facebook tribute to his daughter - including a PLEA FOR MONEY.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/15/robbie-parker-recalls-6-year-old-emilie-parker_n_2308647.html

http://www.facebook.com/EmilieParkerFund


16 posted on 12/16/2012 7:27:01 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: upchuck

Excellent point.


17 posted on 12/16/2012 7:29:11 AM PST by thatjoeguy (Every law passed is someone forcing their morals on someone else.)
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To: upchuck

Only GODless and Soulless Commies would be this cruel. So obviously using these people as political pawns to further a leftist agenda. Sadly instead of hurting Obama the media and public will lap it up....I expect an “Iconic” photo of Obama hugging one of the family members tear in his eye helping them heal(PUKE)!


18 posted on 12/16/2012 7:36:25 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: P.O.E.

That was set up by friends of the Dad.


19 posted on 12/16/2012 7:38:57 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: stonehouse01

There are thousands of Towns named New Town in the United States. It was a common designation c 1800.


20 posted on 12/16/2012 7:44:25 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: upchuck

In my opinion, this shooting and the election mark the begining of the end for the info biz. Huge swaths of people are starting to tune out all information — Liberal, Moderate or Conservative — because it is overwhelmingly negative. My attitude is, stop holding my coat. Shows us solutions or we’ll show you the door.


21 posted on 12/16/2012 7:47:45 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: upchuck

In my opinion, this shooting and the election mark the begining of the end for the info biz. Huge swaths of people are starting to tune out all information — Liberal, Moderate or Conservative — because it is overwhelmingly negative. My attitude is, stop holding my coat. Shows us solutions or we’ll show you the door.


22 posted on 12/16/2012 7:47:45 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: cidrasm

I’m a night owl, so I heard FOX Radio news at 3:00 AM this morning.

The “newscaster” said that Lanza shot all the kids in the classroom with a Bushmaster “long gun.” He mentioned that the kids were hit “multiple times,” one kid being shot eleven times.

Twice yesterday, I heard the Bushmaster was locked in the trunk of his car.

Then at 10:00 AM this morning, the reportette on FOX Radio during the 10 AM news break said police were wondering why Lanza’s mother had “an arsenal of high-powered weapons.”
Three firearms is an “arsenal?”

I don’t trust ANY media source, including FOX. I certainly don’t trust Rupert “we must ban all automatic weapons” Murdoch.


23 posted on 12/16/2012 7:48:26 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 6, 2012.....A day that will live in infamy!)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

And 9mm pistols and a .223 are hardly “high-powered”.


24 posted on 12/16/2012 7:53:20 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: stonehouse01

If you count from mid-day on Friday to Sunday morning....there are at least thirty reports from various networks and news groups (including both Fox and CNN, along with the the three letter networks)....which were incorrect.

Yesterday, the CNN crew did a camera swing...showing around forty different vans set-up on some street and various satellite antennas. It looked like a three-ring circus.

Today? The president shows up....with at least fifty Secret Service guys and probably two hundred state police folks. You wouldn’t even be able to drive to any church to park...with all the media and security folks around.

I think if you lived in the town....you’d consider this all a showcase of some sad and tragic sort.


25 posted on 12/16/2012 7:59:09 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
So which is it, the car or the perp's hands for the location of the busmaster.

s there disinformation being brewed before our eyes or was this a real "mistake" or was there two long guns?

Are the info sources "bending" the facts to serve the narrative?

26 posted on 12/16/2012 8:08:08 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: RummyChick

Still, it strikes me as a little unseemly, and oddly the Dad is one of the few who quickly made himself available to the press. Just doesn’t pass the smell test.


27 posted on 12/16/2012 8:09:12 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: going hot

At this point, the MSM are bending facts. They know there has been erroneous information but persist in their narratives without advisories or cautions.


28 posted on 12/16/2012 8:12:54 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Oh yeah like outlawing drugs really worked. We will


29 posted on 12/16/2012 8:23:26 AM PST by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: jjotto

Just another replay of the Benghazi scenario. Just once I would like to hear the press say what happened in a very few words followed by “Additional information will be provided once we have received all the facts and have had sufficient time to verify them” and then shut up.

I absolutely do not know why Obama is going up there today other than for political reasons. I had a child die and know first hand that the only ones you want with you during your time of grief are close friends, family, your minister and God. The parents grief will last for the rest of their lives, so very, very cruel to them for him to exploit this very personal tragedy. There is absolutely nothing he can provide except to increase the chaos which currently exists.


30 posted on 12/16/2012 9:48:48 AM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: upchuck
Holiday time...kills kindergarten kids. A Christmas/Hanukah that will NEVER be the same.

One report said that some people in town are taking down the Christmas lights on their houses.

How can anybody be joyful at this time....

31 posted on 12/16/2012 11:00:24 AM PST by hummingbird
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