Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Obama Phones Mrs. Tuff, Woman Credited with Stopping Ga. School Gunman
Afro ^ | 8/23/13 | AP

Posted on 08/26/2013 10:17:35 AM PDT by YourAdHere

Edited on 08/26/2013 10:21:08 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) President Barack Obama has phoned a Georgia woman credited with helping prevent a school shooting to thank her for her actions.

The White House says Obama spoke with Antoinette Tuff on Thursday while in New York, where he is on an education-focused bus trip.


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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: antoinettetuff; bho44; heroes; schoolshooting
Australian phones go silent.
1 posted on 08/26/2013 10:17:35 AM PDT by YourAdHere
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: YourAdHere

would he have phones a white woman?


2 posted on 08/26/2013 10:22:06 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: YourAdHere
The White House says the president praised Tuff for the courage she displayed earlier this week while talking to a gunman who entered the school where she works.

After he got over his anger and disappointment that no school children were killed by a lunatic with an AK style rifle.

3 posted on 08/26/2013 10:24:49 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: YourAdHere

This is all ridiculous. The crazy man with the gun stated he didn’t want to kill anyone. If he had wanted to kill, there is nothing the unarmed school officials could have done.


4 posted on 08/26/2013 10:29:44 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: YourAdHere

He should have phoned her, the only criticism I can possibly attach to this is for all the phone calls he should have made.


5 posted on 08/26/2013 10:37:17 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: YourAdHere
Australian phones go silent.

Yes. Barry to OZ: "When the phone don't ring you'll know it's me."

6 posted on 08/26/2013 10:42:08 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: YourAdHere
Obama Phones Mrs. Tuff ; "Tough ___", Tuffy
7 posted on 08/26/2013 10:59:31 AM PDT by mikrofon (Tough Love)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: YourAdHere

Obama is sending a message to white victims of black violence- f’you.


8 posted on 08/26/2013 11:00:46 AM PDT by RginTN
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: YourAdHere

Why am I not surprised.


9 posted on 08/26/2013 11:05:50 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: duffee

Agreed.


10 posted on 08/26/2013 11:09:16 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: YourAdHere

It took me three tries to parse this headline. I kept seeing “Obama phones” and thinking it was talking about welfare.


11 posted on 08/26/2013 11:17:48 AM PDT by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: YourAdHere
Australian phones go silent

Since the Australian response is to take away our guns, not sure how useful that phone call would be...

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/23/20131976-us-gun-culture-is-corrupting-the-world-australia-ex-deputy-pm-says-after-okla-slaying?lite

12 posted on 08/26/2013 11:22:08 AM PDT by PauldArco
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: camle

I think you already know the answer to that one....


13 posted on 08/26/2013 11:22:21 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It wasn't the Rodeo Clown's act, it was the crowd reaction they could't take.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: YourAdHere

At first I really liked her but when they showed her yesterday on the news talking to him. She stated “Obama is the greatest US President on Earth”. I thought hell with her.


14 posted on 08/26/2013 11:31:02 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: YourAdHere

I wish he’d phone me so I could hang up on him.


15 posted on 08/26/2013 11:35:59 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FreeAtlanta
. The crazy man with the gun stated he didn’t want to kill anyone.

I respectfully disagreed. I wouldn't bet my life and rely upon the word of an crazy man with a gun.

If I had a gun I would have been sorely tempted to plug him. Especially given the recent history of gunmen in schools.

The lady had courage and this i applaud her actions. That took real guts...


16 posted on 08/26/2013 11:53:11 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: RginTN

He is basking in the reflected glory of a brave woman who stood toe to toe with madness and stared it down.

Something he sorely lacks in his character....


17 posted on 08/26/2013 11:55:56 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Sparticus
I kept seeing “Obama phones” and thinking it was talking about welfare.

I did as well.

Weird day on FR....
18 posted on 08/26/2013 11:58:05 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: RedMonqey

I agree with you today, RedMonqey.

The woman did an absolutely extraordinary job and deserves high praise.


19 posted on 08/26/2013 11:59:19 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Patriot Babe
I thought hell with her.

Did you expect any less from a black woman from Atlanta...

In the Education businesss....

The woman is brave but she isn't suicidal....
20 posted on 08/26/2013 12:00:59 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: camle

Probably not, but he should have if she were—she was incredible with the guy, absolutely incredible.


21 posted on 08/26/2013 12:01:09 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: YourAdHere

“Mrs. Tuff? You aren’t related to Tuffy the rodeo clown who mocked me, are you? No? Well that’s all I needed to know.”


22 posted on 08/26/2013 12:08:18 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: YourAdHere

When I read the headline, I thought the infamous “Obama phones” woman was involved.


23 posted on 08/26/2013 12:08:33 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 9YearLurker

Well, enough a broken clock is right twice a day.

Doubt know if its me or you that’s the clock.
That means we got one more chance to agreed today.

Hahaha, just joking. No offense meant.
;-)


24 posted on 08/26/2013 12:24:45 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: RedMonqey; 9YearLurker

Doubt=Don’t


25 posted on 08/26/2013 12:27:35 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: RedMonqey

No offense taken!


26 posted on 08/26/2013 1:13:23 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: 9YearLurker

See!!

I’m not always a disagreeable old snooot!!!

(wink)


27 posted on 08/26/2013 1:17:38 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: RedMonqey

I am just tired of hearing it. I live in the area and the whole crew is being made out to be heroes. Fine, she was composed. She could melted or she could make the best of a very bad situation. Because our schools are gun free zones, I am sure she didn’t have a gun to plug him. Believe me, I believe that would have been the best outcome of this whole event. Unfortunately, our schools are soft targets. If this lunatic really wanted to kill like the crazy guy earlier in the year or the terrorist in Baslan, the victims would have been as numerous as his aim and ammo had allowed.

That said, I respect your respectful disagreement.


28 posted on 08/26/2013 6:28:03 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: YourAdHere

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3058863/posts


29 posted on 08/27/2013 5:49:54 AM PDT by celmak
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FreeAtlanta
I can see your view of the media overdoing the story.
They tend to beat the Hell out of very story to the point of revulsion.
30 posted on 08/27/2013 7:27:58 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson