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“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#77202 Dec 14, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Hurricane Sandy. Sandy Hook Elementary... Hmmm...
Really? Don't be a douche.
Sam I Am

Cedar Grove, TN

#77203 Dec 14, 2012
I can comprehend being upset with an ex and wishing them harm. I simply cannot grasp the concept of harming children who couldn't have possibly done anything to you. I just don't get it.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#77204 Dec 14, 2012
Sam I Am wrote:
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Don't be a flip ass. Really quite a dick thing to say.
:) That's pretty much what I wrote at first. Then I decided against calling him a prick. I don't know why.
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#77205 Dec 14, 2012
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
:) That's pretty much what I wrote at first. Then I decided against calling him a prick. I don't know why.
He isn't exactly one to appreciate (or understand) nuance.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#77206 Dec 14, 2012
Yeesh. I was just making note of a commonality. Tough crowd.

Since: Jan 10

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#77207 Dec 14, 2012
The shooter wasn't 24 -- the shooter was 20. The 24 year old mentioned was the shooter's BROTHER.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#77208 Dec 14, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
Yeesh. I was just making note of a commonality. Tough crowd.
That's how I took it.

Come on guys, I know edog isn't known for his sensitivity around here, but it's not like he made a JOKE... just pointed out that the word Sandy occurs in both disasters.

I'd really like to hear from Jess to see how she took it.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#77209 Dec 14, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
Come on guys, I know edog isn't known for his sensitivity around here, but it's not like he made a JOKE... just pointed out that the word Sandy occurs in both disasters.
That's alright, people are upset. The gravity of this thing is still sinking in. Can only imagine what the parents affected must be going through.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#77210 Dec 14, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
That's alright, people are upset. The gravity of this thing is still sinking in. Can only imagine what the parents affected must be going through.
Nice save.

Since: Jan 10

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#77211 Dec 14, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
Yeesh. I was just making note of a commonality. Tough crowd.
It was the "hmmm" i think that made it more than "making note of a commonality."

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#77212 Dec 14, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>That's alright, people are upset. The gravity of this thing is still sinking in. Can only imagine what the parents affected must be going through.
I'll admit I had to double check that it was actually you who wrote this. Very mature and sympathetic response.

I just read that his mother, the teacher, was found dead at her home. I was originally under the impression that he went to the school to kill his mother and everyone else was collateral damage, so to speak. Now, I just don't understand why he was there at all.

I had such a great time tonight with the boys and the kids from the local high school. I told Ry about what happened (not in detail, but in age appropriate terms). I was afraid that he would see something on the news or overhear someone talking and worry himself without giving me a chance to reassure him. I reminded him that he practices lockdown drills at school twice a month and even though they will probably never need them, his class will be prepared if anything ever happens. I also told him that he has to trust that his Father and I will always keep him and his brother safe when we are with them. I didn't know what else to say, but I don't think it's realistic to think that i would be able to shelter my kid from finding out about this tragedy. I will not let one person destroy my sense of security or shake my faith, but I am not going to rest easy for a while.

Since: Jan 10

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#77214 Dec 14, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
I just read that his mother, the teacher, was found dead at her home. I was originally under the impression that he went to the school to kill his mother and everyone else was collateral damage, so to speak.
You were under that impression because that's what was reported in numerous newspapers. I'm reading things tongiht that contradict a lot of what I read today.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#77215 Dec 15, 2012
Some psychologist or psychiatrist on the news hypothesized that perhaps the kids were a part of his mother so as he was killing them he was killing the other parts of his mother.

I think we'll probably never really know. He obviously was mentally ill and why his mother had a guns in the house with a mentally ill son we'll never know that either. Perhaps she didn't realize he was as far gone as he was.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#77216 Dec 15, 2012
Both girls are posted.

Someone else do teh links, please

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#77217 Dec 15, 2012

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#77218 Dec 15, 2012
Omg. Probably the most emotional day i've ever had related to someone else's relationship vs my own. I feel Iike I said my piece in a productive and loving way. I'm a good friend after all!

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#77219 Dec 16, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
I'm a good friend after all!
Yes! Yes you are!:)

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#77220 Dec 16, 2012

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#77221 Dec 16, 2012
So in other news...

Hillary Clinton suffered a concussion. Now she won't be able to testify in the Senate hearing on Benghazi. I'm sure it's just a coincidence.

Democrats refuse to compromise on a deal preventing the fiscal cliff. I'll bet they're gonna blame the massive tax hikes for everyone on the Republicans.

Illegally cross the border into America! You'll get free health care, free education, and a drivers license! Where do I sign up?!

It's a good idea to introduce policy that appeases illegal citizens rather than the tax paying voters!

More children have been murdered on the streets of Chicago than our troops in Iraq/Afghanistan.

God bless America!

Since: Jul 10

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#77222 Dec 16, 2012
PROSPERITY OBAMA STYLE:
Patton: Right-to-Work in Michigan: 24 down, 26 to go
By Doug Patton December 13, 2012 6:55 am
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Back in the late 1970s, when the now-legendary Lee Iacocca took the reins at Chrysler, he was reputed to have told the union bosses,“Look, boys, I’ve got a shotgun to your head. I’ve got thousands of jobs at seventeen bucks an hour. I’ve got no jobs at twenty.”
And that’s when most Americans would have loved to be making $17 an hour.
Iacocca, of course, had put his money where his mouth was, taking over the ailing corporation for a salary of $1 per year and slashing management pay, while borrowing what today seems like a paltry sum of a couple of billion dollars. By 1983, the company had paid it all back, returning a tidy profit of $350 million to the taxpayer coffers.
Fast forward to 2012. Barack Obama has bailed out Chrysler and General Motors — or, more accurately, bailed out the United Auto Workers (UAW) by handing them ownership of the bonds held by the rightful investors — to the tune of somewhere between $80 billion and $100 billion. Both companies are still struggling, although to hear Obama tell the tale, they are a great American success story, thanks to his largess with our money.
Obama, who has not stopped campaigning since first declaring his candidacy five years ago (in all fairness, it is all the man knows how to do), just happened to be on the road again — in Detroit, of all places — on the very day the legislature was passing and Gov. Rick Snyder was signing historic legislation to make Michigan a right-to-work state. And a month after Obama himself had won the state handily in his own re-election bid, with massive help from the UAW, no less. Who could ever have imagined?
For Michiganders, this was do-or-die time. Detroit, a once-mighty industrial city of 1.8 million people in its heyday, has been reduced to a shell of its former self, gasping along with a population of 800,000, many of them poor and unemployed. Entire sections of the city resemble the worst of parts of the Bronx or bombed-out Beirut in the 1970s. Motor City, as it was once known, is now a ghetto where boarded-up homes can be purchased for $1,000 as entire neighborhoods sit abandoned.
Good jobs, building American cars, went elsewhere. Ford started building some of its products in Mexico. GM increasingly utilized Canadian labor across the northern border. And Lee Iacocca’s beloved Chrysler got passed around from one foreign owner to another (currently the Italian company Fiat).
Meanwhile, German, Japanese and Korean automakers began setting up shop in business-friendly states, paying good wages, with good benefits, for building good cars in places like Indiana, Tennessee and South Carolina, states that do not require a worker to pay dues to a union to get a job. But in Michigan, the UAW continued along as if it were still the 1950s and they were the only people who could build automobiles.
In its post-war glory years, the UAW could dictate contract terms to the management of the “Big Three.”Detroit was Motor City. Not anymore. Despite the nostalgic TV commercials advertising Chrysler (“imported from Detroit”), Motor City has become a social and fiscal basket case, thanks largely to union greed.
It is long past time to break the stranglehold labor unions have had on the public and private sectors. Despite the re-election of Barack Obama, the tide is turning against union thuggery. attempt to emerge more popular than ever. And now Gov. Snyder and the Republican legislature in Michigan have done the unimaginable: they have turned Michigan into a right-to-work state.

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