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Alan Colmes Mocks Santorum For Bringing Dead Son Home (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | January 2, 2012 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 01/02/2012 3:12:20 PM PST by i88schwartz

"Once they get a hold of the crazy things he's said and done like taking his two-hour old baby who died right after childbirth home and played with it for a couple of hours so his other children would know that the child was real," Democratic commentator Alan Colmes said on FOX News today. "That's a cheap shot, Alan. To say it's crazy, something that's that personal and hurtful as losing a child and to mock it like that is beyond the pale and beneath you," Colmes' conservative opponent Rich Lowry said after the personal attack. “I even think some of the dastardly characters we have in the main stream media are not going to go as low as you just have Alan,” National Review editor Rick Lowry said later in the conversation.

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To: cripplecreek

Hiyas.

My sainted mother told many a story of folks wanting to actually dig up and see the dead person. Apparently, one woman was not dead, woke up six feet under, and had attempted to claw her way out of the casket.

My mother and someone else took care of the body of my paternal grandmother. They put her body in the bathtub, cut someplace to let the blood flow, and then washed her up and decked her out for the wake.


51 posted on 01/02/2012 3:50:05 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

I’m not fond of the way we Americans sanitize death. I think it creates terrible fears about death - as if we didn’t have enough worries about that anyway!

Of course, I also admire the Jews ways of dealing with death. The body is immediately buried but they spend days at home (sometimes with mirrors covered) mourning the lost one. They then must put that death in perspective and move on. Beautiful.


52 posted on 01/02/2012 3:50:12 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: i88schwartz

The only thing “beneath” colmes is his slime trail. He has been and will always remain a sewer dwelling bottom feeder.

To speak further on his character would require describing anatomically impossible contortions, descriptions of bodily processes and vehement expletives...


53 posted on 01/02/2012 3:50:39 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: Williams

Santorum would probably win a lot of votes for walking up to Colmes and punching him square in the face for these remarks.


54 posted on 01/02/2012 3:50:57 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: Mariner

I agree 90% of America will think the mocking of a dead baby is weird.


55 posted on 01/02/2012 3:51:15 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: Yaelle
"Colmes is ugly, inside and out."

Every now and then I listen to his progressive radio talk show. The nastiness he shows now and then on TV is NOTHING compared to the personality that slips out on the radio. I think he embodies the vulgar and hateful liberal heart. Hopefully some of those voters residing in the independent middle get to see a little of him via his cameo appearances on TV. The personality he displayed on the old H & C show was a modest put on.

56 posted on 01/02/2012 3:53:10 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: cornfedcowboy

What’s amazing is the liberals bash the Santorums for mourning for their beloved son, but, have no problem mourning Kim Jong Ill last week.


57 posted on 01/02/2012 3:54:16 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: combat_boots

Any birth is a much-anticipated event - every child is talked about, planned for, waited for. To not bring the child back to the home, and provide closure for the siblings, could have resulted in those children having problems with with the normal events of loss and losing a loved one later in life. I think the Santorums were very enlightened, and courageous, in the way they did this. It must have been excruciating for both parents. I give Santorum a lot of credit. Alan Colmes is a degenerate, who cares what he says...


58 posted on 01/02/2012 3:54:24 PM PST by true believer forever (First, they came for the rich.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

They often died at home in those days. My favorite book, Thomas Wolfe’s beautiful “Look Homeward Angel,” deals with this very sensitively and, I’m afraid, very realistically. As he says, death is messy. There is no way around it and we better get used to it.


59 posted on 01/02/2012 3:54:53 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Mariner

To play with the child would be crazy. To greave privately as a family, spend time in prayer, and comfort one another would not be. Colmes was unkind to use his words in such a way.


60 posted on 01/02/2012 3:55:07 PM PST by healy61
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To: abclily
That's Seletor all right.
61 posted on 01/02/2012 3:55:36 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: combat_boots

My ex girlfriend’s uncle had his funeral at home. Obviously he went to a funeral home for embalming and preparation but they took him back home for the visitation and funeral etc.

We sat there in the dining room and played cards not 10 feet away from his casket the night before the funeral.


62 posted on 01/02/2012 3:56:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: faucetman

I can’t thank you enough for that clip, and also CNN for producing it.
DURGE WHERE ARE YOU? BRACKET THE DISCUSSION.


63 posted on 01/02/2012 3:56:36 PM PST by BilLies ( (ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hates your Traditional American guts!))
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To: i88schwartz

This allowed the children to morn the lost sibling..


64 posted on 01/02/2012 3:57:20 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Mariner
" I’m pretty darn sure 90% of the people in America WILL think that’s crazy. "

How so ?

Long time ago people would be born at home, and some died at home and had the funerals at home because they either had no way to travel or afford the money for a formal funeral.
65 posted on 01/02/2012 3:57:39 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: i88schwartz

Colmes is one of those smarmy libs I’d never shoot. I would, however, like to bash in his pinko face with my .357 till blood runs out his ears......


66 posted on 01/02/2012 3:57:57 PM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: lacrew

That sounds like a beautiful tribute to such a short life. They had very young children, it it would have been really hard to have them at the hospital.
When my twin grandsons died a few minutes after birth, the hospital bathed them and wrapped them in beautiful blue blankets, my son in law carried them to a very special room where several rocking chairs were, the nurses turned the light down low and we took turns rocking them, singing and saying good bye. The hospital let us stay for several hours, we all knew when it was time to go.
When we left the little blankets were folded into a box, with pictures and foot print plackets with the boy’s names on them.
It was the right thing to do, I celebrate with the Santorums and the honoring of their child.


67 posted on 01/02/2012 4:02:09 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: cripplecreek
And people ask me, why I stopped watching Fox after Glenn Beck left, now all I will have to do is mention this, and they will understand why.

I watched (again) yesterday Third Reich: The Rise and Today a Star Trek TNG episode about a Human Colony that practices Eugenics and some of them wanting to leave, but that would "Destroy" the Colony, and to me it seems that the Left believes that EVERYTHING is a means to an end, Children, Happiness, Freedom, if they could some how control it, than the world could be better.

And Colmes proves my point, NO sympathy for Rick Santorum's Child, just another skull that the progressives want to plant their flag in, it sickens me!

68 posted on 01/02/2012 4:02:35 PM PST by KC_Lion (I won't vote for a Pseudo Democrat Like I did in '08, I will write in Sarah's name if I have too!)
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To: i88schwartz
Alan (cutie pie) colmes, what a joke! He is one sad pathetic piece of liberal excrement. I wish fox would sack him, I cant stand the sight of that turd.
69 posted on 01/02/2012 4:04:09 PM PST by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: Feckless

When callers put down Colmbs Hannity would at least stand up for him as a good guy. I can’t understand it.


70 posted on 01/02/2012 4:05:06 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: Williams

It seems that no matter what the ethnic origin, Christians get outraged by funeral parlor’s makeup artists! They are the worst!

To lighten the proceedings, I can remember when my poor husband had to take his dad’s really bad toupees to the funeral parlor. Oy!


71 posted on 01/02/2012 4:06:20 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: i88schwartz

A coworker of mine’s wife had still-born twins. As part of therapy, they held both babies for a while. They had no other children. What Santorum did may be common medical practice.


72 posted on 01/02/2012 4:07:42 PM PST by o-n-money
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To: Feckless

It’s post’s like this #66 that makes me wish FR had a like button.


73 posted on 01/02/2012 4:07:42 PM PST by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: miss marmelstein
Every century has its eccentricities and rituals. One can only imagine what future generations will think of us!

Speaking of the peculiar, maybe someone will send Alan a copy of Wisconsin Death Trip.

74 posted on 01/02/2012 4:08:14 PM PST by Calliecat
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To: healy61
" To play with the child would be crazy. To greave privately as a family, spend time in prayer, and comfort one another would not be. Colmes was unkind to use his words in such a way. "

That's the innuendo that Colmes intended, and even some here on FR who are bashing Rick Santorum....
75 posted on 01/02/2012 4:09:38 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: steelyourfaith

“Liberalism” is a serious mental illness, no question of it. Civilization would be better off if the disturbed were installed in asylums where they belong.


76 posted on 01/02/2012 4:10:35 PM PST by Freedom4US
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To: i88schwartz

One man’s lost child is another man’s trash to be discarde in the nearest dumpster. Colmes is a sick bastard.


77 posted on 01/02/2012 4:10:47 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Hot Tabasco; All
"Do you/we know that was the case or was the event taken out of context and embellished by the MSM as they are wont to do? "

An enemy article from 2009 makes it look true. The dead baby was but 20 WEEKS...what's that? A pound and a half?

I'm sorry folks but this looks like some very sick sh!t to me.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61804-2005Apr17.html

78 posted on 01/02/2012 4:11:23 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: cripplecreek

Up north during the winter time when the ground is frozen they have to keep the dead in storage until the ground finally thaws.


79 posted on 01/02/2012 4:12:20 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Mariner

Watch Colmes FOX clip and the Santorum clips (#41).
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Take a course in critical thinking while you are at it.


80 posted on 01/02/2012 4:12:27 PM PST by BilLies ( (ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hates your Traditional American guts!))
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To: i88schwartz
People deal with grief in all sorts of ways.

If bringing the baby home gave the Santorums some comfort who has the right to condemn them?

81 posted on 01/02/2012 4:12:36 PM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: Calliecat

You know, I never read that! I do know Waugh’s “The Loved One,” and Jessica Mitford’s “The American Way of Death.” One is about Forrest Lawn, the Hollywood cemetary.


82 posted on 01/02/2012 4:13:26 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: svcw

You know,,,, I’m a hardened old codger...... This thread is bringing tears to my eyes. I’d like to meet colmes in a dark alley. My ex and I were looking at a house, built in 1820, here in Ohio. I was surprised by the tree trunks that were holding up what seemed to be a perfectly substantial parlor floor. My ex-Father-in-law said the trunks were placed there to brace the floor when a previous owner was laid out. Heavy casket, and many friends grieving.


83 posted on 01/02/2012 4:15:06 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: healy61

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61804-2005Apr17.html


84 posted on 01/02/2012 4:15:44 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: American Constitutionalist
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61804-2005Apr17.html

20 weeks.

85 posted on 01/02/2012 4:16:31 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: KC_Lion
I watched (again) yesterday Third Reich: The Rise and Today a Star Trek TNG episode about a Human Colony that practices Eugenics and some of them wanting to leave, but that would "Destroy" the Colony, and to me it seems that the Left believes that EVERYTHING is a means to an end, Children, Happiness, Freedom, if they could some how control it, than the world could be better.

Yesterday I watched Twilight zone all day and am never disappointed by the brilliance of Rod Sterling amazing and frightening vision of the future. "The Obsolete Man" is one of my personal favorites. In it, Henry Wordsworth is a librarian who has been declared an obsolete keeper of obsolete knowledge and will be liquidated. I like the part where he pulls out a bible and explains that he's kept it hidden for 20 years because owning it is a crime punishable by death.
86 posted on 01/02/2012 4:17:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: KC_Lion
I watched (again) yesterday Third Reich: The Rise and Today a Star Trek TNG episode about a Human Colony that practices Eugenics and some of them wanting to leave, but that would "Destroy" the Colony, and to me it seems that the Left believes that EVERYTHING is a means to an end, Children, Happiness, Freedom, if they could some how control it, than the world could be better.

Yesterday I watched Twilight zone all day and am never disappointed by the brilliance of Rod Sterling amazing and frightening vision of the future. "The Obsolete Man" is one of my personal favorites. In it, Henry Wordsworth is a librarian who has been declared an obsolete keeper of obsolete knowledge and will be liquidated. I like the part where he pulls out a bible and explains that he's kept it hidden for 20 years because owning it is a crime punishable by death.
87 posted on 01/02/2012 4:17:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Mariner
I’m pretty darn sure 90% of the people in America WILL think that’s crazy.

I’m pretty darn sure 90% of the people in America will say you're wrong.

88 posted on 01/02/2012 4:17:18 PM PST by usadave
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To: i88schwartz

If FOX had any self-respect whatsoever; they would fire Colmes.


89 posted on 01/02/2012 4:18:03 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Mariner
" An enemy article from 2009 makes it look true. The dead baby was but 20 WEEKS...what's that? A pound and a half?

I'm sorry folks but this looks like some very sick sh!t to me."

Why don't you go and say that to every woman who has had a miscarriage.
Why don't you go and say that to every family who were anticipating the birth of their child , but, turned out the baby miscarried.
90 posted on 01/02/2012 4:21:56 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: All
OK Folks

Read the friggin' article and ask yourself:

When, in my ENTIRE LIFE have I even heard of such a thing before? Who brings home a 20 WEEK premmie, dead, and kisses and cuddles it with their other children?

When have you even heard of such a thing before and why the hell don't you think it's weird?

91 posted on 01/02/2012 4:23:12 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner
The dead baby was but 20 WEEKS...what's that? A pound and a half?

So tell me......does the age or weight of the baby make it any less important to the family? You sound very heartless and sick to me!

92 posted on 01/02/2012 4:24:30 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: American Constitutionalist

I’ll never forget my 6 yo son reaching into my mon’s casket to kiss her (I wasn’t prepared for that!) and then stepping back “I hope you have a good time in Heaven, Grandmommie” and my 8 YO daughter touching my grandmother’s nose. We all have to learn about death our own way and if we have have good examples, we handle it ok.

My heart goes out to the Santorum family for this private time being mocked by this miserable human being.


93 posted on 01/02/2012 4:25:41 PM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: Mariner
The dead baby was but 20 WEEKS...what's that? A pound and a half? I'm sorry folks but this looks like some very sick sh!t to me.

Having never had children myself, I can't imagine the sorrow of losing a newborn regardless of its age........If bringing that deceased child home to allow the family members to meet and grieve over the sibling that was never to be, allows them to have closure, then I am all for it. Who am I to judge whether that is "sick" or not?

A five month developed baby is still a baby regardless of its weight.....

94 posted on 01/02/2012 4:26:08 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (If only the democrats could fragment their party like conservatives are doing.......)
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To: Mariner
I’m pretty darn sure 90% of the people in America WILL think that’s crazy.
At least 50% of the population is women. They likely won't.
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What? Leave a cherished baby's corpse in the the hospital utility room for pick-up as if it were trash? As mother of four I would take that baby home, wash it, and dress it myself, and if legally possible the wake would be in the home and the funeral from my home.

95 posted on 01/02/2012 4:28:34 PM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: Mariner

If that is the best you have to convince that Santorum is “some crazy &(^*” you missed your mark. I like him all the more. It wasn’t a fetus, it was a baby. Heck, you couldn’t hit a barn at 20 paces with this logic of yours. I will support Santorum if nominated.


96 posted on 01/02/2012 4:29:00 PM PST by healy61
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To: i88schwartz

Colmes should be fired.


97 posted on 01/02/2012 4:31:35 PM PST by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama
" So tell me......does the age or weight of the baby make it any less important to the family? You sound very heartless and sick to me! "

To some people, it's just a fetus.
98 posted on 01/02/2012 4:32:30 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Williams

You are right; most people would not have thought to bring the child’s corpse home, but if that was the wishes of the Santorums, who are us to question them? Santorum 2012.


99 posted on 01/02/2012 4:33:20 PM PST by Theodore R. (I'll still vote for Santorum if he is on the April 3 ballot.)
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To: Mariner

I think ‘Play” was Colmes’ word- I feel pretty certain they were not having any fun and games that day.


100 posted on 01/02/2012 4:36:58 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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