Pa. newspaper ad calls for Obama assa...

Pa. newspaper ad calls for Obama assassination [Noon]

There are 36 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from May 29, 2009, titled Pa. newspaper ad calls for Obama assassination [Noon]. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

A northwestern Pennsylvania newspaper is apologizing for running a classified advertisement calling for the assassination of President Barack Obama.

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justsayin

United States

#24 Jun 1, 2009
FHS Student403 wrote:
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Your argument about youth and waning understanding of respect and respect for the Pres. don't really work here, most of the people on here with no respect for the Pres. are most certainly not youth.
It may not work for you but it certainly works for some of us. Besides "youth" is in the age of the beholder. I think I can definitely see a change in how we view our leaders and officials over the years. Maybe they bring it on themselves, I don't know but it seems to me we are reaching a point in our wonderful social experiment where we disrespect and even hate anyone in charge of anything. And yes, to me, it seems more prevalent among the youth-err under forty to you.
Average Joe

Rio Rancho, NM

#25 Jun 1, 2009
I too am sadden by the disrespect shown by some posters. I see so many hateful and bigoted comments on these discussion boards. It seems like any kind of article can be turned into a hurtful discussion. Are the members of our community really this ignorant and/or hateful?
justsayin

United States

#26 Jun 1, 2009
Average Joe wrote:
It seems like any kind of article can be turned into a hurtful discussion. Are the members of our community really this ignorant and/or hateful?
Boy, ain't it the truth. I am amazed at the hate and prejudice in this little town. It's like it's been pent up for a long period and now it wants to explode. Like I alluded to in a previous post, it seems a lot of it is coming from younger people- teens into 20's- but also from the older group who are just dying to get their money's worth from their CC permits.Scary.
And your right, any and all discussions sooner rather later, turn into a show of disrespect and contempt for someone or something. SJC Liberal calls it "jumping the shark". I call it "jumping your neighbor".
Firefly

Albuquerque, NM

#27 Jun 1, 2009
FHS Student403 wrote:
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Your argument about youth and waning understanding of respect and respect for the Pres. don't really work here, most of the people on here with no respect for the Pres. are most certainly not youth.
Point taken. However, Justsayin, said if for me, on a post replying to yours (forgot the #). Disrespect is becoming a thing of the past. My parents slapped my mouth and punished me for disrespect from me or my siblings. To this day, she will scold me. Parents brush it off, laugh at it and, in many cases, defend it.
bleeding heart liberal

Albuquerque, NM

#28 Jun 1, 2009
Firefly wrote:
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Point taken. However, Justsayin, said if for me, on a post replying to yours (forgot the #). Disrespect is becoming a thing of the past. My parents slapped my mouth and punished me for disrespect from me or my siblings. To this day, she will scold me. Parents brush it off, laugh at it and, in many cases, defend it.
.. I may get bit for this, but I think respect should be earned...My kids had a high school principal that was a real bas-tard. I did not insist that they show him respect he deserved none....I have no respect for Bush, and freely say why....So, when my Grandson was awarded the Presidential Academic Achievement Award, signed by Bush, he wanted to pin it on the garage wall and throw darts at it....His Mother didn't allow it because she wanted to save the certificate, not because she didn't share the same sentiment....Parents, Grandparents, teachers, policemen, etc. all should conduct themselves in a manner deserving respect not automatically expect it...
Jim Williams

Rio Rancho, NM

#29 Jun 1, 2009
bleeding heart liberal wrote:
<quoted text>.. I may get bit for this, but I think respect should be earned...My kids had a high school principal that was a real bas-tard. I did not insist that they show him respect he deserved none....I have no respect for Bush, and freely say why....So, when my Grandson was awarded the Presidential Academic Achievement Award, signed by Bush, he wanted to pin it on the garage wall and throw darts at it....His Mother didn't allow it because she wanted to save the certificate, not because she didn't share the same sentiment....Parents, Grandparents, teachers, policemen, etc. all should conduct themselves in a manner deserving respect not automatically expect it...
They chose to do there own thing with it. But I agree on your respect issue. People lash out and demand it. The reason they don't think respect should be earned, is they don't know what respect really is. They think it is a power trip or control over another or something.Me, I'm 40, and think the way these teens and 20's year olds act is a joke.
justsay

United States

#30 Jun 1, 2009
bleeding heart liberal wrote:
<quoted text>.. I may get bit for this, but I think respect should be earned...My kids had a high school principal that was a real bas-tard. I did not insist that they show him respect he deserved none....I have no respect for Bush, and freely say why....So, when my Grandson was awarded the Presidential Academic Achievement Award, signed by Bush, he wanted to pin it on the garage wall and throw darts at it....His Mother didn't allow it because she wanted to save the certificate, not because she didn't share the same sentiment....Parents, Grandparents, teachers, policemen, etc. all should conduct themselves in a manner deserving respect not automatically expect it...
Here come de shark, here come de shark. Watch yourself cause here come de shark.
Many faceted subject this respect/disrespect thing. Respect for the person vs respect for the position, disrespect vs respect , deserved vs demanded- all those things come to mind. You bring up some good points, but when you take them to their extremes they fall apart. For example, your grandson didn't get a medal from George Bush who made a discussion you disagreed with, he got it from the President of the United States. I'm sorry, but that means something, or should, to a young boy.
Carry lack of respect to far and it's not hard to judge others because they are family or of the same race of that individual.Pretty soon that lack of respect becomes common place and turns into bigotry and racism and then disrespect begins to occur.Your children pick up on it cause you do it and disrespect a teacher or perhaps latter on in life, their boss and then the caca hits the fan and bad things start to happen all around.Try disrespecting a guy whose robbing you with a gun and you're likely to get shot, disrespect your wife and you'll cook for awhile.
I do agree with you somewhat that respect should be earned, but disrespect is never the answer.
Average Joe

Rio Rancho, NM

#31 Jun 1, 2009
Well said justsay.
Firefly

Albuquerque, NM

#32 Jun 1, 2009
bleeding heart liberal wrote:
<quoted text>.. I may get bit for this, but I think respect should be earned...My kids had a high school principal that was a real bas-tard. I did not insist that they show him respect he deserved none....I have no respect for Bush, and freely say why....So, when my Grandson was awarded the Presidential Academic Achievement Award, signed by Bush, he wanted to pin it on the garage wall and throw darts at it....His Mother didn't allow it because she wanted to save the certificate, not because she didn't share the same sentiment....Parents, Grandparents, teachers, policemen, etc. all should conduct themselves in a manner deserving respect not automatically expect it...
Justsayin is my new spokesperson. That's what I would "bitten" you with! lol

Like him/her I agree that respect should be deserved. But, alo, respect for person vs position, is what I think should be taught.

My sister-in-law's 4-year-old nephew said in the store to his dad, "President Obama doesn't make good decisions, sometimes, huh?" That shows me that the parents do not agree with him politically; but, have taught respect for his position. Plus, it's kind of cute to see little kids talk politics....lol.

We, also, did not have a principal worth any respect and I spoke disrespectfully to him. My dad didn't reprimand us; because, the principal was such a joke. Perhaps he should have...because; really, I disrespected myself. Bleeding Heart, you won't believe this; but, I used to be very opinionated and shared my views with everyone!!! LOLOLOL

I have watched friends raise their chidren through college. Why are some successful and able to be contributing citizens and some can't get/keep a job. I have come to this: the children that were made to respect their parents and authority (especially verbally), were given punishments and they stuck to them, who were not handed things without earning/working for them ~ in some way ~ are successful. Are they perfect? NO WAY!!! They do the normal kid things; but, were made to learn from them. The other kids have severe entitlement issues that have lead them to believe they can live off their parents or anyone else they can and feel the world owes them. They don't desire to do things for themselves; but, do want to complain how unfair the world treats them. My kids know, if they forget something for school, not to call home. Because, unless I intervened in the morning somehow to make them forget it, they will take the F. I have had to bring things to my kids 4 times in 15 years.

Honestly, I think RESPECT and RESPONSIBILTY are the keys. They are foundation to every decision.
bleeding heart liberal

Albuquerque, NM

#33 Jun 1, 2009
Firefly....
I used to be very opinionated and shared my views with everyone!!! LOLOLOL


I don't see this as necessarily a bad thing...
the children that were made to respect their parents and authority


I still don't think you can make someone respect you...it must be earned.

Love, support, discipline and teaching by example should earn respect....I denied my children very little, yet, they learned good work ethics....I made quite a few rush trips to school with homework, band instruments, etc. I bought the best basketball shoes available...boom boxes, dirt bikes and cars....Oh yes, lest I forget whatever the latest cereal they happened to see advertised on TV...

I am reluctant to give advise on child rearing....as each situation is different...One thing I did learn is to never say "my child would never do that" because they are apt to make a liar out of you...

If I happened to see that particular principal today, I would flip him the bone...[again]....

Since: Dec 08

Montrose, CO

#34 Jun 2, 2009
bleeding heart liberal wrote:
I am reluctant to give advise on child rearing....as each situation is different...One thing I did learn is to never say "my child would never do that" because they are apt to make a liar out of you...
YUP you hit that nail on the head... Thanks for the laugh...
Nobama

Albuquerque, NM

#35 Apr 9, 2011
Wheres this ad? how much cash were they offering for someone who is raping the United States?
blah

United States

#36 Apr 10, 2011
It's Definitly,a yinzer that posted this!
bla bla

Albuquerque, NM

#37 Apr 10, 2011
blah wrote:
It's Definitly,a yinzer that posted this!
what the heck is a yinzer?
blah

United States

#38 Apr 11, 2011
a group of Pittsburgh area political cheerleaders, steelers fan, fat bellied Iron City beer drinkers with old raggedy steelers sweatshirt with meatball stains and no teeth...is a yinzer!
what da

Albuquerque, NM

#40 May 1, 2011
blah wrote:
a group of Pittsburgh area political cheerleaders, steelers fan, fat bellied Iron City beer drinkers with old raggedy steelers sweatshirt with meatball stains and no teeth...is a yinzer!
Kind of like a the people who live around Houston?

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