Obama coming to Newtown

Obama coming to Newtown

There are 25 comments on the Darien News-Review story from Dec 15, 2012, titled Obama coming to Newtown. In it, Darien News-Review reports that:

President Barack Obama will visit Newtown Sunday evening to meet with victims' families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, the White House announced Saturday night.

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Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#1 Dec 15, 2012
Oh no, Teabaggers will go ballistic if he continues to show compassion.
the trilogy muskeetears

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#2 Dec 15, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
Oh no, Teabaggers will go ballistic if he continues to show compassion.
U not loving yo first cousin Obama no more!!! ;-0000

Danbury, CT

#3 Dec 15, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
Oh no, Teabaggers will go ballistic if the stinky nigger continues to show compassion.
the tree muskeetears

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#4 Dec 15, 2012
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>True.
wow- how dare U call mr. president liked dat? Peter Pants;)
Osama Obama

Chambersburg, PA

#5 Dec 15, 2012
Compassion like he has shown for the Benghazi,Hurricane Sandy,and Fast and Furious victims? Yea that means alot,maybe his eyebrow can produce a tear if he rubs an onion then holds his hand up to his eye or nose instead of his eyebrow.
the tree muskeetears

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#6 Dec 15, 2012
Osama Obama wrote:
Compassion like he has shown for the Benghazi,Hurricane Sandy,and Fast and Furious victims? Yea that means alot,maybe his eyebrow can produce a tear if he rubs an onion then holds his hand up to his eye or nose instead of his eyebrow.
see the Bijohn Senators!!!;)

learn how to laugh more!!;-00000000

Danbury, CT

#7 Dec 15, 2012
the tree muskeetears wrote:
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wow- how dare U call mr. president liked dat? Peter Stupid Lazy Nigger Pants;)

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#8 Dec 15, 2012
pictures of victims.. God bless them all.

Village Mystery

Huntsville, AL

#9 Dec 15, 2012
So what? The media and their demi-god. It's bizarre to watch someone who is a mere tool being anointed as a king at the same time.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#10 Dec 15, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
Oh no, Teabaggers will go ballistic if he continues to show compassion.
He isn't showing any compassion.

For him, it is just another photo op like selling Tee shirts in Tucson.
Hawaiian guy

Kailua Kona, HI

#11 Dec 15, 2012
You guys have no clue what's going on, only because it ant your child!!! We the less then in your eyes but keep in mind that when there's a flood it ant coming from me!!! Us goverment!! It's coming just for you in your bunkers and all! You have lost control and try to find control with distractions.. This one ant cool!!! I had dream last nite that the us could only put on a light show with its Gay weponds while our heavenly body just kick back and laughs!!!! Three days if work is what makes America or breaks you! Aloha
Happens For A Reason

Oscoda, MI

#12 Dec 16, 2012
God has picked these 26 families for a reason. They must be the catalyst for change regarding our guns laws. They have been hand-picked by God for a purpose. After they bury their dead, mourn, and return to some semblance of normalcy, they have a mission. God doesn't pick the weak for this journey, God has picked the strong. It will take all these families have, the nation, the sympathy of their community, to fight these gun-toters, the NRA, the Republican party agenda, game manufacturers of things like "Sniper", or "Call of Durty". What does a 12 year-old have to come home to, after school, video games like these? What are we creating as a nation, a small army or killers? They are ALL young white males. What next, opening fire at a McDonalds, or Wal-Mart on Black Friday? That mother was one of those NRA gun-toters. She had all the fire power she needed, and knew how to use it. She got shot in the face, and it rendered all her weapons useless. Her son knew how to shoot, probably before he knew how to read. He learned a gun solves everything. Her brother was a police officer. The shooter always has the element of surprise, and those teachers couldn't have had time to process what was happening, ready their weapons, and fire. So that theory is gone. The ones that escaped ran out on foot power. Good for the smart little boy and his classmates, that had the good sense to make a mad dash, knowing he's probably be blown away regardless. This massacre is nation changing, for sure. No doubt about it. President Obama, and all his colleagues, must help. You Dems, just don't lay all the responsibility on his shoulders, you need to PROJECT strength, not weakness. The NRA has played off of your weakness. Time to all man up!
Happens For A Reason

Oscoda, MI

#13 Dec 16, 2012
One more thing, I heard the shooter had body armor, so he was ready for a battle with a gun.

Saint Petersburg, FL

#14 Dec 16, 2012

We only need to ask one simple question to determine “what could have set the teenage gunman off.” That question is: What psychiatric drug was he taking or withdrawing from? Sometimes simple questions are the hardest to ask. That question would be hard for the media to ask, because after reporting the event, taking station breaks for advertisements for antidepressants and sedatives might give big media editors and producers indigestion, since their very existence depends on Big Pharma sponsorship. That question would be hard for some politicians to ask because it might jeopardize Big Pharma campaign contributions (footnote 2). And that question might be hard for many Americans to ask because they are consuming psychiatric medications like candy.


Saint Petersburg, FL

#15 Dec 16, 2012
School Violence
The following are reports of teens committing acts of school violence during an 18 year period from 1988-2006 (footnote 3), beginning only one year after the first SSRI antidepressant was approved for the U.S. market for adult use only. More than half of the teens committing these acts were taking SSRI antidepressants.

1. September 26, 1988, South Carolina: James Wilson, 19, went on a shooting spree in an elementary schoolyard in Greenwood, killing two 8 year olds, and wounding 7 other children and 2 teachers. He was taking Xanax and for the eight months prior to the shooting had been taking several psychiatric drugs.

2. October 1, 1997, Pearl, Mississippi: Luke Woodham, 16, shot two students to death and wounded seven others after beating and stabbing his mother to death. Public reports say the boy was taking Prozac.

3. December 1, 1997, West Paducah, Kentucky: 14-year-old Michael Carneal was on Ritalin, when he started firing a gun during a prayer meeting at a high school, killing three teens aged 14 to 17, and wounding five other students, including one who is paralyzed.


4. March 1998, Arkansas: Andrew Golden, 11, and cousin Mitchell Johnson, 13, went on a shooting spree at Westside Middle School in Arkansas, killing four students and one teacher. Nine students and a teacher were also wounded. In a review of the book Teenage Rampage: The Worldwide Youth Phenomenon, both boys were reported to be taking Ritalin.

5. May 21, 1998, Oregon: 15-year-old Kip Kinkel murdered his parents and then proceeded to school where he opened fire on students in the cafeteria, killing two and wounding 22. Kinkel had been taking Prozac and an amphetamine.

6. Pocatello, Idaho: An unnamed 14 year old held 5 classmates hostage with a gun. He surrendered to the police and fortunately no one was hurt. He was taking Zoloft.

7. April 16, 1999, Idaho: 15-year-old Shawn Cooper fired two shotgun rounds in his school, narrowly missing students. He was taking a prescribed SSRI antidepressant and Ritalin.

8. April 29, 1999, Taber, Alberta: An unnamed 14-year-old student from W.R. Myers High School shot two students, killing one. He began taking prescribed Dexedrine immediately prior to the shooting.

9. April 20, 1999, Colorado: 18-year-old Eric Harris, the ringleader in the Columbine massacre was taking Luvox that the coroner confirmed was in his system through toxicology reports. He and his co-shooter, Dylan Klebold killed 12 students and a teacher and wounded 23 others before killing themselves.


Saint Petersburg, FL

#16 Dec 16, 2012
10. May 20, 1999, Georgia: 15-year-old T.J. Solomon was being treated with Ritalin when he opened fire on and wounded six of his classmates.

11. December 6, 1999, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma: 13-year-old Seth Trickey fired at least 15 shots at Fort Gibson Middle School wounding four classmates. He was undergoing psychological counseling and was probably being medicated, although those records are sealed.

12. March 7, 2000, Williamsport, Pennsylvania: Elizabeth Bush, 14, was taking Prozac when she shot at fellow students, wounding one.

13. January 10, 2001, Oxnard, California: A 17-year-old gunman fired shots at Hueneme High School before taking a female student hostage. He was later shot and killed by police. Prior to the shooting he had been treated for mental illness and was probably taking psychiatric drugs.

14. March 22, 2001, California: 18-year-old Jason Hoffman opened fire on his classmates, wounding three students and two teachers at Granite Hills High School. He had been prescribed the antidepressants Celexa and Effexor.

15. April 2001, Washington State: 16-year-old Cory Baadsgaard took a rifle to his high school and took 23 classmates and a teacher hostage. According to another student,“Cory was yelling and then he just stopped, looked down at the gun in his hand and woke up.” Fortunately, no one was hurt. Cory had been taking Effexor and had no memory of the incident.

16. January 2003, Elliot City, Maryland: Ryan T. Furlough, 19, killed a Centennial High School classmate by spiking his soda with cyanide. He was being treated with Effexor.

17. February 2004, Greenbush, New York: 16-year-old, Jon Romano strolled into Columbia high school in east Greenbush and opened fire with a shotgun. Special education teacher Michael Bennett was hit in the leg. The boy was treated with medication for depression.

18. March, 2005, Minnesota: Jeff Weise, 16, shot dead his grandparents, then went to his school on the Red Lake Indian Reservation where he shot dead 8 students and a teacher, and wounded 7 before killing himself. He was taking Prozac.
19. November 8, 2005, Jacksboro, Tennessee: Kenneth Bartley, a student in high school shot and killed an assistant principal. The principal and another assistant principal were wounded. He had previously spent about a year and a half in a residential juvenile treatment program, where he was likely prescribed psychiatric drugs.

20. August 30, 2006, Hillsborough, North Carolina: Alvaro Castillo, 19, killed his father, then opened fire at Orange High School, wounding two students before surrendering to police. He had been involuntarily treated in a state psychiatric hospital, and such commitment nearly always involves drugs.
21. October 10, 2006, Charleston, South Carolina: Tyrell Glover, 19, took an air rifle to Burke High School where he planned to hold students hostage and be gunned down by police. He had been taking an antidepressant for several years but his mother took him off the drug when she saw the listed side effects in ads. However, Tyrell began taking Prozac again for approximately six months. Whether he was taking a psychiatric drug or withdrawing from it at the time of this hostage/suicide plan is yet to be confirmed.


Since: Sep 08

Neon City Oh.

#17 Dec 16, 2012
President Obama continues to act presidential.
TeaParty continues to act like insane hatemongers.
Happens For A Reason

Oscoda, MI

#19 Dec 16, 2012
I feel drugs could be a PART of it, but not the WHOLE picture. Environment, family involvement, counseling. This particular child grew up in a weapons environment. I believe the NRA would have us look to any OTHER factor, other than guns. His mother didn't spend time taking him to counseling, she took him to the firing range. Let's look at video games. They are excessively violent, and Hollywood game manufacturers better get onboard and help, or someday, some white kid may walk into their office and shoot them. It's getting that scary. What's the GOP and the NRA's answer? They feel more guns is the answer. Well, that mother had a small cache of weapons, now what the answer? She knew how to use them, too! Live by the gun, you die by the gun. The GOP create hatred, anger, violence, and then they want everyone to tote guns. Enough of that crazy agenda.
Happens For A Reason

Oscoda, MI

#20 Dec 16, 2012
opinions are every where wrote:
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Wow. yeah the president cares under bush boi there were dozens of embassy victims killed and the republican congress didn't withhold money for embassy security as they did for the current president.
I cannot believe for one minute, that any one compassionate American hasn't been truly effected by that shooting. Seriously now. It's life changing. Our President is human, and he is a father. The first instinct is to think about this in regards to his own children. He can genuinely relate.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#21 Dec 16, 2012
Good point. We need strict regulations governing what movies and video games are to be allowed. Ban all X and R rated movies, games and cable shows, no one needs them.
Happens For A Reason wrote:
.....Let's look at video games. They are excessively violent......

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