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Live Coverage: Memorial Service for Victims of Arizona Shooting Rampage to Begin at 8 p.m. ET
FoxNews ^ | January 12, 2011 | FoxNews

Posted on 01/12/2011 4:54:38 PM PST by Tennessee Nana

LIVE at 8 PM EST

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 0pansy; applause; arizona; cheeringstudents; circuscircus; funerally; funerally2; giffords; memorialrally; obamafest; popcorn; reichstagfire; souvenirs; thrive; togetherwethrive; tshirts; tucsonmemorial; wellstonememorial
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To: americanophile

I tuned in too late. I was hoping to avoid it, but it ran longer than I expected. Tube fixation got the best of me and I decided to watch the remainder of the memorial. Regrettably, my suspicions were validated - his fans were disturbingly enthusiastic.


301 posted on 01/12/2011 11:36:11 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Nut Flush

It is a nice service.
_________________________________

Welcome to FRee Republic n00b

It you even watch it ???


302 posted on 01/12/2011 11:42:16 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: GalaxieFiveHundred

Horrible wasnt it ???

I couldnt get onto FR most of the night...

When I could I had to censor myself...


303 posted on 01/12/2011 11:43:28 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Bronzy

Only FR was down for me...

I watched it on Fox News .com

I gave the LINK


304 posted on 01/12/2011 11:45:36 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

I think it’s evidence of that older practice of opening the Bible and pointing to a verse at random...


305 posted on 01/12/2011 11:48:09 PM PST by americanophile ("We come to it, at last. The great battle of our time.")
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To: Windcatcher; Nut Flush

When they cheered Janet and Eric a la campaign rally, they betrayed themselves. Anyone who could not see the obvious is completely, literally blind.


306 posted on 01/12/2011 11:48:27 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: restornu
Obama is such a wasteoid he couldn't get it up to get his grandma Toot's ashes into the ocean. They were emptied onto the rocks near the ocean. Total lazyass disrespect for GrandMa. 

It is easy to charter a small boat, go out a few miles into the ocean and disperse the deceased's ashes this way. People do this all the time. This tells me Obongo is a godless Marxist atheist. He just uses Islam and Christianity



Obama final’s farewell to grandma Toot!

307 posted on 01/12/2011 11:48:57 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: Gene Eric

I think maybe we should write to UofA President Shelton and suggest that among his spring course offerings, he should consider Memorial Services 101.


309 posted on 01/12/2011 11:51:31 PM PST by americanophile ("We come to it, at last. The great battle of our time.")
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To: Gene Eric

In the last 10 minutes he used young Christina to sell his stupid book...


310 posted on 01/12/2011 11:51:36 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: americanophile

Very good - some needed levity.


311 posted on 01/12/2011 11:54:30 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Even more disturbing were the Republican press kissing Hussein’s arse when it was over.

This was my final straw.

I am done with the Republican Party...took a while, I thought conservatives would be able to be of more influence, but it is not to be.

Now I just want to hurt them.

Third party hurt.


312 posted on 01/12/2011 11:55:21 PM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Nut Flush

Perhaps you can share your former screen name.


313 posted on 01/12/2011 11:55:43 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: agere_contra

and thats hard for a T-Shirt to do...


314 posted on 01/12/2011 11:56:26 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: americanophile

Probably the only reason I wanted to watch it was that I want to know what Rush and the rest are refering to when they mention parts of this sham during their shows...

I can image what the Great One, Mark Levin will say...

I havent watched Barry live for a long time...

Ive never been a masochist


316 posted on 01/13/2011 12:02:04 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana
The DOH-bama circus continues...SEND IN THE CLOWNS!

The GHOULS that refer to themselves as democrats never miss an opportunity to turn a tragedy into a DNC telethon. I'll wager the dolts who vote for these feinds are too thick to realize how sick it is to seek a political opportunity at a memorial for the victims.

Who's bright idea was it to have T-shirts?

317 posted on 01/13/2011 12:03:46 AM PST by RasterMaster (The only way to open a LIEberal mind is with a brick!)
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To: Tennessee Nana

>> In the last 10 minutes he used young Christina to sell his stupid book.

Probably like many others, Christina’s death was difficult to accept, and became more so upon learning she was a 9-11 baby. It is so incredibly tragic that I tuned out Obama’s ramblings in her name.


318 posted on 01/13/2011 12:04:19 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: roses of sharon

The LIVE feed from the Fox website closed down right after the worship circus...

so I was spared the after glow show...


319 posted on 01/13/2011 12:05:36 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Seems like a wise policy.


320 posted on 01/13/2011 12:08:04 AM PST by americanophile ("We come to it, at last. The great battle of our time.")
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To: bigbob

Sure does, the arrogant sob just eats up the applause and adoration. It feeds his already over inflated ego.


321 posted on 01/13/2011 12:17:55 AM PST by kelly4c
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To: TheBigIf

I was at work and thankfully missed this “memorial service” but from how I’m hearing it described here it’s impossible not to be upset.

Very strange in a bad, like maybe the end times ARE truly upon us, way! Cuz there sure is some spiritual warfare going on.


322 posted on 01/13/2011 12:29:08 AM PST by kelly4c
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To: don-o

I recall some verse in the Bible where it says some really bad dude in the future is going to perform miracles and...oh yeah he’s called the antichrist. Hmmm


323 posted on 01/13/2011 12:38:52 AM PST by kelly4c
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To: WestSylvanian

And he will deceive even the very elect if it were possible....


324 posted on 01/13/2011 12:42:28 AM PST by kelly4c
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To: Tennessee Nana
“In the last 10 minutes he used young Christina to sell his stupid book...”

Yeah I keep waiting for the Amazon.com link and a 1-800 number to be flashed across the screen while he was speaking offering a free obama commemorative plate and Chia Pet head if you order right now.

Well Mark Penn on Hardball, Democratic Strategist, was calling for an Oklahoma City bombing event to save Obama and get his poll numbers back up. It looks like he got one plus T-Shirts and merchandising to go along with it. Why the MSN is ignoring Mr. Penn is beyond me. I mean you have a guy calling for a national tragedy to save Obama’s plunging pole numbers and one happens. I would think people would want to know what else Mr. Penn is thinking now as to what BO needs to do to reconnect with the public. It just shows how demented the left really is. For Mr. Mark Penn the only way Barry can get his pole numbers up is for a national tragedy to happen. It never occurred to him that maybe if Obama would do things that would help improve our economy by reversing his course of actions of late such as cut spending, lower taxes, stand up for America and quit apologizing around the world, support our military and our allies such as Israel and Britain, open up drilling for oil again off our coasts and inland, quit bailing out failed institutions, and repeal obama care, get rid of all the commies and progressives that he surrounds himself with that his pole numbers would skyrocket.

Video of Mark Penn saying Obama needs an Oklahoma City bombing to pick up his poll numbers
http://current.com/news/92780756_democratic-strategist-says-obama-needs-similar-event-to-oklahoma-city-to-reconnect-with-voters.htm

The shamelessness of the left knows no bounds when comes to trampling on innocent victims and tarnishing their names all for the purpose of political gain. They will do anything to exploit a tragedy to promote their progressive political agenda. I mean like geez where is the Dunking Booth filled with blood to dunk a Sarah Palin look alike into it for $1 with a sign saying all proceeds go to the DNC reelection campaigns eeerr we mean the victim’s family’s wink wink.

This truly a sad disturbing tragedy committed by an insane person and instead of bringing America together to honor those dead and who helped stop this deranged individual and to give comfort to the victim's families these leftist, progressive, politicos are grand standing on the situation and using it go after their political opponents and to try and ram bad legislation through congress playing on the emotionality of the public to support it.

325 posted on 01/13/2011 1:25:18 AM PST by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Nut Flush

You can’t remember your screen name? How long did you post here?


326 posted on 01/13/2011 1:52:49 AM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Nut Flush; Jim Robinson; All

Just bookmarking this for Jim and others. You smell like a likely troll... time will tell.


328 posted on 01/13/2011 1:59:16 AM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
It was a lovely, dignified way to express grief.
329 posted on 01/13/2011 2:26:25 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: PghBaldy

The other thing that ticked me off was the fake near-tears when he was talking about the dead girl. He even bit his lower lip. How people on the (center) right (Fox News) casn even say he did a good job without seeing what a huckster he is, and after he let what went on against Palin continue? It was meaningless lies about how both sides need to agree. He basically said that both sides are guilty and we need to do better for the dead girl. It was a LIE.


330 posted on 01/13/2011 2:42:01 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: thouworm
“Crass” and “Depraved” were acrually the first two adjectives to come to mind.

This 'memorial' last night should make it clear to any remaining thinking Americans that the media and our current crop of college students are little more than rally monkeys for the administration's Soviet-style agenda.

331 posted on 01/13/2011 2:50:31 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: madison10

Wellstone II.

I watched this circus and was not impressed.

I also watched CNN, MSNBC and Fox afterwards. All gushed over his oratory skills and how healing this was.

We are being played and it disgusts me.


332 posted on 01/13/2011 3:54:54 AM PST by Lessthantolerant (The State is diametrically opposed to our search for a better living.)
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To: Nut Flush
It is a nice service.

Compared to what?

333 posted on 01/13/2011 4:09:39 AM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: MplsSteve

I think they were trying to practice some sort of decorum. It is similar to a State of the Union address. But, they will begin to attack the speech for what it is as time goes on. This is not the time, however, for them to do so.


334 posted on 01/13/2011 4:16:06 AM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Who gives out T-shirts at a memorial service? Did people touch the hem of anointed ones robe as he arrived? BTW has anyone even told us who the others are that got shot?


335 posted on 01/13/2011 4:16:23 AM PST by NCBraveheart ("oderint dum metuant"........Let them hate, as long as they fear.)
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To: antceecee; Nut Flush; All
"You smell like a likely troll... time will tell."

Agreed, antceecee. Who signs up only to post a comment that completely disagrees with everyone else on the thread but a troll? And then on their sign-up date has the nerve to call other FReepers out? We have only the word of a possible troll that he was ever a member before today; who claims to have posted all of two weeks ~ perhaps the nut was flushed by the Mods??

336 posted on 01/13/2011 4:41:28 AM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (You will try to nudge commies toward the truth, while they try to nudge you toward the cattle cars.)
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To: Nut Flush
I did watch it and I thought it was a nice service at the beginning and toward the middle. Once Barry started speaking I thought it got too political and turned it off.

I just happened to switch to the service when obama began his remarks. I was shocked at the hootin' and hollerin' from the crowd. The longer I listened and watched, the more disgusting this display of innappropriate behavior became (to me). His lack of humbleness at the seriousness of a memorial service was out of order. The crowd was shameful. A true leader would have reminded the crowd of the solemnity of the occasion and quieted its boisterousness. Instead he thrived on their cheers. There was nothing nice about what I saw and heard. I was ashamed for this crowd and felt sorry for those who actually came to be comforted.
337 posted on 01/13/2011 4:51:17 AM PST by Girlene
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To: Tennessee Nana
Sickening!

My president went to the Tucson Memorial and all I got was this lousy t-shirt!

338 posted on 01/13/2011 5:23:27 AM PST by mellow velo
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To: Tennessee Nana
Lucky you.....I tuned in to what I hoped would be conservative views from four commentators I generally respect....Hume, Wallace, Krauthammer and Baier.

Nana....I must have entered an alternate universe.....or they all had been replaced by the pod people....

What claptrap, what mishmash from their mouths!!!!......that was the saddest part of the evening.

Obama has spent months and months demonizing Arizona and Arizona's governor..

..WE KNOW-(from past experience)- Obama tacitly approved every biting negative diatribe against Palin, Limbaugh, Beck, Tea Parties, etc....

..but these supposedly highly informed, so called conservatives fell all over themselves praising his 'performance' (my word)....I didn't know whether to laugh or cry....

339 posted on 01/13/2011 5:31:17 AM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: Guenevere

I listened to this on Fox Radio while driving through a blizzard. I couldn’t detect an ounce of genuine emotion in Obama’s voice. He may as well have been reading his telepromter about some obscure aspect of Treasury policy. He said all the right words, but they didn’t ring true.


340 posted on 01/13/2011 5:42:26 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: Thunder90

I get that but this morning Michelle Malkin did a good job of agreeing with the premise of the speech while calling out what a sham the event itself was.


341 posted on 01/13/2011 6:03:54 AM PST by redk
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To: Tennessee Nana

Barry handed out campaign t-shirts. That’s all I need to know.


342 posted on 01/13/2011 6:09:13 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: littleharbour

Compare and contrast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZpNyKf3jGI
(Reagan’s speech at the Challenger Memorial)


343 posted on 01/13/2011 6:28:51 AM PST by Carlucci (Don't care what religion my president is, as long as he worships -- THE CONSTITUTION!)
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To: Tennessee Nana; Jim Robinson; joanie-f; betty boop; Travis McGee; Lurker; Grampa Dave; B4Ranch; ...

You know, I watched the whole thing.

I came away from it...disturbed. From the initial “this is how we do it here” Indian ceremony at the start of the service, through many of the talks...it was like a weird politicing, campaigning, a cheerleading, celebration regarding the people killed and wounded.

I understand celebrating their lives.

But you know, no disrespect intended to those killed and injured, but it was 6 dead and 15 wounded.

We had 41 US Military casualties in Afghanistan in December...why wasn’t there a nationally televised memorial for those heroes?

When the terrible killings took place at Ft. Hood...the response from this administration was much slower, and the entire thing was much more played down IMHO from a support the troops and community perspective.

Here there has been a rush to get on the TV and for Obama to somehow show he is “presidential.”.

This had all the ear marks of not letting a crisis go to waste...in other words...a whole lot of politics going on and it disturbed me...quite frankly almost made me sick.

Obama is trying to use thi event on the national and world scene and use those dead and injured to revive a failed and horrible Presidency and that’s what made me I guess the most upset. And it was so obvious to me.

Come on...a “slogan” for a memorial service?

Also the talk about our “great leaders” and how wonderful it was for them to come and lead us in this hour of grief. I swear, I thought I was in North Korea or something with such talk. The American people in any community across this land are perfectly capable of mourning their losses and picking up and moving on without all of that...and certainly without “needing” some kind of great leader to come and give a campaign speech.

The truth is, all of his talk about unification and reaching across the ailse is absolutely hollow after how he has governed the last two years. He is a liar and a hypocrit of the worst order and is only speaking this way now because of the lamblasting he and his party took in the election.

Almost ALL of the vitriol and politicing of this issue has come from his side...but you would never know that from his speech.

Anyhow, just had to get this off my chest.


344 posted on 01/13/2011 6:29:40 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: mylife

Yes, a lot of us were on freerepublic2 last evening. When I finally got to FR, I saw the thread.


345 posted on 01/13/2011 6:44:52 AM PST by Bronzy (We Remembered In November.)
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To: Candor7

It was a funerally.


346 posted on 01/13/2011 6:49:54 AM PST by stockpirate (Sen. Mitch McConnel (R) has betrayed the Nov. 2, 2010 voters w/his tax bill!)
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To: Candor7

Thanks for the ping.


347 posted on 01/13/2011 6:55:19 AM PST by GOPJ (."Blood libel" - - when the MSM incites hatred and violence against conservative based on lies.)
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To: americanophile

Am a little late to this conversation but I just read at Hot Air that the University, in response to criticism, is saying it was NOT a memorial service, it was an EVENT!
Hence the tees and slogo...disgusting...


348 posted on 01/13/2011 6:55:32 AM PST by matginzac
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To: roses of sharon

Me too...I was a Nixonette way back when so I think my Pubbie creds are legit but I’m done...I will be an independent conservative, if anyone asks and will only give to specific campaigns. Fini!!!!!


349 posted on 01/13/2011 6:59:40 AM PST by matginzac
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To: Jeff Head

great to *see* ya Jeff...good thoughts on this sickening display, as usual...


350 posted on 01/13/2011 7:03:11 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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