Man who jumped off overpass left note to Obama

Oct 30, 2008 Read more: El Paso Times 14

A 52-year-old man who leapt to his death from a freeway overpass left a note asking for Barack Obama to help his family.

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Stephen

Toronto, Canada

#1 Oct 31, 2008
Look folks (as Obama would say) Americans seem to be determined to vote in a black president. So for whatever reason (white guilt, the novelty of it, whatever) if you want to vote for a black president - write in: David Paterson or Colin Powell, both are WAY more qualified that OBAMA, who's only redeeming quality seems to be: he is a good speaker. Most lawyers are. Don't be a lemming...the cliff is coming on November 4th.
As I See It

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Oct 31, 2008
Stephen wrote:
Look folks (as Obama would say) Americans seem to be determined to vote in a black president. So for whatever reason (white guilt, the novelty of it, whatever) if you want to vote for a black president - write in: David Paterson or Colin Powell, both are WAY more qualified that OBAMA, who's only redeeming quality seems to be: he is a good speaker. Most lawyers are. Don't be a lemming...the cliff is coming on November 4th.
What do you care? You can't even vote for a US President, unless you are one of Obumma's multi-registered, phony voters. You going to cross the border to vote?
middle class voter

United States

#3 Oct 31, 2008
It might be a disinfranchised voter that was illegally taken off the voter rolls and golly they all seem to be the poor and black. It always seems that the GOP runs that scam. Until they vote it is not considered voter fraud and most won't even try. The fraud was committed by the people who will billing hours to Acorn so they could get that big 8.00 an hour wage.

Bad economy will create fraud as people are trying to put food in their tables and gosh the Bushies got us to that point.
As I See It

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Oct 31, 2008
middle class voter wrote:
It might be a disinfranchised voter that was illegally taken off the voter rolls and golly they all seem to be the poor and black. It always seems that the GOP runs that scam. Until they vote it is not considered voter fraud and most won't even try. The fraud was committed by the people who will billing hours to Acorn so they could get that big 8.00 an hour wage.
Bad economy will create fraud as people are trying to put food in their tables and gosh the Bushies got us to that point.
Sounds like a democratic liberal whiner.
No Mames

El Paso, TX

#5 Oct 31, 2008
As I See It wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like a democratic liberal whiner.
The only whiners here have been McCain and Palin bitching about everything (and equally annoying was Elizabeth Hasslebeck whining on Sarah Palin's behalf the other day)... When that doesn't work, they try and throw everything at Obama in feeble attempts to make something stick. And when that doesn't work, they whine some more. I can hardly wait until Tuesday.
mike

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#6 Oct 31, 2008
if you take the GDP subtract the depreciation on americas capital goods, you end up with about $11 000 per person. That means if you share the wealth amongst every person in the united states each person will recieve about $11 000 per person. Basically you end up with a welfare check for every american citizen. So in essence you will not have to worry about filling up your gas tank or paying your mortgage because you wont have a car and you'll be lucky if you live in a house.
Obamanation of Desolation

United States

#7 Oct 31, 2008
How do you "know" this man committed suicide?

What if this is just another move by "the powers of darkness" to draw attention to Obama?

G.W.Bush is not responsible for America's problems.
We are!
When are Americans going to "man up" and take personal responsibility for our actions, greed, choices, selfishness, and lack of discipline?

Then again we are talking about people who allowed a woman to sue McDonald's for not putting a warning label on a cup of HOT coffee!

What are you doing to answer JFK's question?

Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country!

That is Patriotism!

Not voting for a socialist to spread the wealth around!

Wise up!
Rise up!
Man up, America!
open your eyes

United States

#8 Oct 31, 2008
A lost man kills himself in a desperate attempt to procure aid to his family...none of you have even mentioned that topic. You just go right into belittling each-other in your mad rush to get your almighty self-righteous opinion in. This is why it won't matter who becomes president- our citizens are thoughtless pricks, and until we solve that problem, we're doomed no matter what.
Obamanation of Desolation

United States

#9 Oct 31, 2008
Uh,
Did you read the post before yours?
It is exactly what I said.
This is our country, our problem, our responsibility!
Not the Government's no matter who is in the White House!
open your eyes wrote:
A lost man kills himself in a desperate attempt to procure aid to his family...none of you have even mentioned that topic. You just go right into belittling each-other in your mad rush to get your almighty self-righteous opinion in. This is why it won't matter who becomes president- our citizens are thoughtless pricks, and until we solve that problem, we're doomed no matter what.
Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#10 Oct 31, 2008
Stephen wrote:
Look folks (as Obama would say) Americans seem to be determined to vote in a black president. So for whatever reason (white guilt, the novelty of it, whatever) if you want to vote for a black president - write in: David Paterson or Colin Powell, both are WAY more qualified that OBAMA, who's only redeeming quality seems to be: he is a good speaker. Most lawyers are. Don't be a lemming...the cliff is coming on November 4th.
Ever hear of Alan Keyes? He's the other black candidate for President. Look him up under the Independent Party.
Sue

United States

#11 Nov 1, 2008
Solarman wrote:
<quoted text>Ever hear of Alan Keyes? He's the other black candidate for President. Look him up under the Independent Party.
not another one
Stephen

Toronto, Canada

#12 Nov 1, 2008
Are you such a half-wit you don't think it will affect other countries...you have to get out more!
As I See It wrote:
<quoted text>
What do you care? You can't even vote for a US President, unless you are one of Obumma's multi-registered, phony voters. You going to cross the border to vote?

Since: Apr 07

Cincinnati, OH

#13 Nov 1, 2008
What do they teach in journalism schools now?
Lousy reporting and sounds like propaganda to me.
Not even a mention of the "one line"?.
Fake.
renfan

Ringgold, GA

#14 Nov 1, 2008
For the man who commited suicide in El Paso - not a smart move. The state of Missouri is the only state that issues life insurance policies that will pay for a suicide - but that being said, not all policies and some incur a waiting period, so make sure to read the fine print. But he had time to write a note asking Obama to help his family - I guess he couldn't take a minute to think of the legacy he was leaving his family, their stress, their grief and now the increased chance another family member will also attempt suicide, as statistics show.

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