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Posted: 13 November 2009 03:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 316 ]
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Gonzo - 08 November 2009 09:42 PM

Obama- “We cannot fully know what leads a man to do such a thing ”

Really?

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/11/06/chris-matthews-we-may-never-know-if-religion-was-a-factor-at-fort-hood/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/6521758/Fort-Hood-shooting-Texas-army-killer-linked-to-September-11-terrorists.html

You know… it’s probably just a coincidence anyways.

What’s worse-the fact that people are afraid to call this what it is?  Or the fact that he seems to have been on folks’ radar for years, but no one either dared (or had the organization courage?) to do anything about it?

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Posted: 03 May 2011 10:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 317 ]
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Shout out to the men and women still forward, still in the arena, still fighting, even after what amounts to one BIG-A$$ touchdown.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. “
-Theodore Roosevelt, 23 April 1910

“We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.”
-George W Bush, 20 September 2001

“Justice has been done.”

-Barack Obama, May 1 2011

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Posted: 07 May 2012 09:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 318 ]
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Still around…been here and there…..seen this and that…..see the “Jimmy” thread in Community for a more comprehensive “re-greeting.”

I miss you guys!

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"Xerxes does not want your lives, sir" the emissary called.  "Only your weapons."

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Posted: 08 May 2012 03:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 319 ]
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Gunner - 07 May 2012 09:01 PM

Still around…been here and there…..seen this and that…..see the “Jimmy” thread in Community for a more comprehensive “re-greeting.”

I miss you guys!


Hope you can be around more Mate.  Team Brand X Avengers ain’t quite the same without you here. 

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Posted: 08 May 2012 12:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 320 ]
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TexasPatrick - 08 May 2012 03:36 AM
Gunner - 07 May 2012 09:01 PM

Still around…been here and there…..seen this and that…..see the “Jimmy” thread in Community for a more comprehensive “re-greeting.”

I miss you guys!


Hope you can be around more Mate.  Team Brand X Avengers ain’t quite the same without you here. 

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Nope, without Iron Man the teams just not the same.

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Posted: 15 May 2012 08:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 321 ]
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Garddawg - 08 May 2012 12:21 PM
TexasPatrick - 08 May 2012 03:36 AM
Gunner - 07 May 2012 09:01 PM

Still around…been here and there…..seen this and that…..see the “Jimmy” thread in Community for a more comprehensive “re-greeting.”

I miss you guys!


Hope you can be around more Mate.  Team Brand X Avengers ain’t quite the same without you here. 

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Nope, without Iron Man the teams just not the same.

Iron Man?  I’m not NEARLY tech savvy enough to pull that off…...is there maybe a clumsier, just shy of good looking, somewhat stronger than average Avenger who gets by mainly on luck and the ability to talk his way out of fights he’s sure to lose????

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Posted: 17 December 2012 06:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 322 ]
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The reaction over the weekend and continuing to today just sickens me.  There is a discussion that needs to take place, and it needs to contain *some* of the emotion flying around these last few days.  I have my stance on it; I’d like to say it’s driven primarily by logic but have to admit at best it’s 50/50.  My stance today, however, driven ENTIRELY by emotion, is this:

Give it time.  I don’t mean months, or even weeks.  But for the love of humanity, LET THOSE PARENTS GRIEVE, DO NOT POLITICIZE THIS ISSUE BEFORE THEY’VE EVEN HAD A CHANCE TO THINK ABOUT SCHEDULING A FUNERAL.  There are a few elephants in the room, and I hope they’re all named, acknowledged, and addressed in the coming weeks.  For now, however, let’s all please take a step back and focus on what’s important.  Parents, hug your children.  Everyone, find someone you love and let them know. Find a teacher, find a police officer, find a first responder, reach out to them.  This is, for them, the absolute nightmare scenario - a couple of thousand miles away I’m betting they’re shaken to their very core imagining themselves in that situation.  They, too, could use a hug. 

In the meantime, before we draw a line and pick a side, take a moment to remember the victims.

- Charlotte Bacon, 2/22/06
- Daniel Barden, 9/25/05
- Rachel Davino, 7/17/83
- Olivia Engel, 7/18/06
- Josephine Gay, 12/11/05
- Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 04/04/06
- Dylan Hockley, 3/8/06
- Dawn Hochsprung, 06/28/65
- Madeleine F. Hsu, 7/10/06
- Catherine V. Hubbard, 6/08/06
- Chase Kowalski, 10/31/05
- Jesse Lewis, 6/30/06
- James Mattioli , 3/22/06
- Grace McDonnell, 12/04/05
- Anne Marie Murphy, 07/25/60
- Emilie Parker, 5/12/06
- Jack Pinto, 5/06/06
- Noah Pozner, 11/20/06
- Caroline Previdi, 9/07/06
- Jessica Rekos, 5/10/06
- Avielle Richman, 10/17/06
- Lauren Rousseau, 6/1982
- Mary Sherlach, 2/11/56
- Victoria Soto, 11/04/85
- Benjamin Wheeler, 9/12/06
- Allison N. Wyatt, 7/03/06

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