Skip to comments.Sandy Hook Families at Boston Marathon Traumatized Again
Posted on 04/16/2013 7:13:08 PM PDT by BlackVeil
Several parents from Sandy Hook, Conn., ran in the Boston Marathon as guests of honor as a way for Boston to help those families heal from last December's massacre of children. Instead, the six Sandy Hook families found themselves again besieged by sirens, ambulances and shocking carnage.... The Boston Marathon organizers dedicated the run to the Newtown victims ...
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Gee, can’t wait to see how obama exploits this. And you know he will.
I must be different. I keep my mourning to myself.
I don’t go around saying how bad I feel and I don’t need sympathy from people when they do not have any idea how I feel.
This idea of traveling around like a celebrity because their children got murdered kind of gets to me.
This is the new ObamaNation. People need to get used to being traumatized. The low rent buffoons are running this country now.
new list of things to ban:
I feel for them, but they are being exploited.
Maybe they should just stay home and stop allowing themselves to be exploited like the 9/11 widows.
I know its wrong, but I find the media’s desperate desire to keep Sandy Hook - and their gun control agenda - in the headlines at all costs hysterical.
I share your sentiment and I just find it odd that they were at the event. I lost 2 pets in November and I know it is different than children but I am still grieving for my pets and I don’t think that I would have strength to go to a marathon if it was my children but everyone is different I guess.
Some of them (not all) are allowing themselves to be exploited.
Those who continue to court the spotlight, accept trips on Air Force One etc are in danger of becoming the new "Jersey Girls" ... i.e. Kristen Breitweiser et al, who got a little too used to getting glammed up and going on TV with Chrissie Matthews.
In contrast, Todd Beamer's wife handled her 9/11 widowhood with grace and dignity. She worked quietly to preserve her husband's memory, and steered clear of politicians, pundits and cameras.
It seems as though “celebrity” is something to be grabbed at any cost. The 9/11 liberals and Muslim apologist crew was typical. Fame outweighs decency by far. A mother’s grief at her son’s death in Iraq is a lynch pin for Code Pink and the anti Bush frenzy. It’s nothing new but it has value for the left.
You know, this is very very weird.
WTH was/is going on with these people from Sandy Hook?
And all their gold lost a hundred fiddy bucks, too.
I think the exploitation is already happening...
Like you, I would not be up for any public and strenuous events so soon after a major trauma. Everyone is different - but I put that in as my opinion.
I am also startled that they were so fast. It is noted in the article that they had all already crossed the line before the explosions occured. That means they were in the very front runners of an internationally competetive race.
Running 26 miles at any pace would just about kill an ordinary person. One needs to train. For the Boston marathon, one is competing against the fastest and strongest marathon runners in the world. Lelisa Benti crossed the line as winner at 2.10. Other runners poured in after him, and much of the field still had to finish when then bomb went off at 2.50. The Sandy Hook group, therefore, were within the first 45 minutes. Very fast.
I agree. Very unlikely.
See my post above, about the times.
I agree with Mamzelle. Weird ...
I know this is not politically correct, but if they stopped acting like they were “rock stars” perhaps they would not be open to more pain.
Newtown, Bean Town, NO town is “safe.”
Life is not “safe” and government cannot make anyone “safe.”
Hope and pray that’s the message learned.
Obama’s traveling circus (with sadness to those families who lost children and are NOT being used.)
yes, they should have been home. Wallowing in grief. In fact, they should wear black and not be seen in public for the next year.
Emotionally overwrought, I'm sure, and anxious to grasp on to anything that will explain away the pain. And I'm thinking there may well be some serious money in there, somewhere...
I guess these are not the same ones flying around with Obama.
Well, the circus they’re allowed themselves to join is in rotten taste as well as being downright creepy.
“Other runners poured in after him, and much of the field still had to finish when then bomb went off at 2.50. “
The race started at 10:00-——I had 2 kids than ran it in about three hours(not this year)
The winners came in just after noontime so the bomb was several hours later.
Victims. We’re nothing but a nation of victims, always looking for a good cry.
You bet they’re traumatized. Now they will have to add high capacity pressure cookers to their list of banned weapons. Pressure cookers will have to be limited to 2 quarts or less — there go those family dinners.
Micah Kogo of Kenya was second in 2:10:27 with Gebregziabher Gebremariam of Ethiopia third in 2:10:28. Wesley Korir, last years winner, was third in 2:12:30. Jason Hartmann of the U.S. was fourth in 2:12:12.
No apology necessary-—it can be confusing.
At the finish at bomb time, it displayed 4:05 and that is about 9 1/2 minutes per mile pace.
Yes,they really slow down.
Most of the official runners have qualified so would probably never be that slow.
Just like Katrina.
So far, not one of those people who had legs blown off has had the decency to comment on how traumatic the day was for the poor Sandy Hook victims.
/s, of course.
Let us ask them to dictate what laws we need to enact. “victim rules”
Reminds me of the 'Jersey Girls'.
The Sandy Hook Traveling Actors will not stop until the Gun Loving Hillbillies are disarmed. They will forever be on the payroll unless their handlers decide to let them go....just remember no one talks about fight club!
I’m glad to hear someone else feels this way.
I’m not a Neal Boortz fan, but he was right when he talked about the wussification of America. It’s all the rage now to wallow in your grief as publicly as possible. And people love to participate with endless candlelight vigils and marches and whatever else.
I don’t know, maybe I’m becoming hard and cynical...I hope not. I don’t mean to detract from any person’s tragic loss, and I do feel sympathy. But the in-your-face public garment-rending gets old.
It's a valid point.
If I had a nickel for every 'vigil' held in New England over the past few years; I'd have enough money to get the hell out of here. Flags at half-mast again today...ye gaaaaaads. Read the frickin' flag code...and what makes these people more special than the ones whacked in Chicago recently? Dead is dead..doesn't matter how you got there.
Up here; they pray to Obama.
And once again, the perpetrator was NOT an honest gun owner.
We should just lower all flags to half mast forever....mourning for America.
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