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Old 02-21-2018, 04:33 PM   #9901 (permalink)
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^ I can't really refute a single point you make there.
I suppose it's all about what you expect from your head of state, and your expectations are just as valid as the Brits who ( for whatever motives) wanted to see the Queen choking up on tv and rending her garments in her grief. Personally, I like leaders to show some decorous, discreet acknowledgement of a disaster and in that earlier video clip I thought Obama came off very well. He appeared genuinely upset, which was borne out by the subsequent quote, that it was "the single worst day of his presidency."

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Yes, I remember when that really came to a head in the member picture gallery and a load of posts were deleted.
^ ... and also fervently hoping that it is indeed a joke..
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Old 02-21-2018, 05:57 PM   #9902 (permalink)
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Yes, I'm stupid (no, don't argue - oh, you weren't. I ... see.... ) but it took me a moment to understand this headline:

Ford's president of North America is out

I was like, Ford? He was decades ago, man! What the hell are they talking about? Feel free to laugh at me; I did.
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Old 02-21-2018, 05:59 PM   #9903 (permalink)
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^ ... and also fervently hoping that it is indeed a joke..
I doubt it: we all know Frown's the biggest prick here!
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:03 PM   #9904 (permalink)
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OH, please share your thoughts on arming teachers to prevent mass shootings.
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:42 PM   #9905 (permalink)
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OH, please share your thoughts on arming teachers to prevent mass shootings.
It would cause there to be far more mass shootings. Kids would knock teachers out and take their guns. Teachers would freak out and shoot the air conditioner guy. Teachers would have nervous breakdowns and instead of throwing a laptop against the wall somebody’s brains would be on the wall. Teachers don’t want to take ****ing gun safety courses go to shooting ranges and all that. And when the kids start getting high at 4:20 frustrated teachers would be offing themselves with their new toys.

I can’t express how stupid that idea is. Most teachers take twenty minutes to get the DVD player to work and people are seriously talking about arming them with real guns? lol

Even though there’s a shooting at some school like every three days or something most schools go decades without a single shooting. Most schools have never had a shooting. Shootings are rare even in terrible neighborhood schools.

Bringing in ****loads of more guns and putting them in possession of teachers many of whom are on Xanax Prozac and take pain pills and sleeping pills

You gotta be out of your mind to support that ****

People must not have any clue how ****ed up the typical teacher is

The only reason to support it would be for the incredible death footage it would add to the internet to kick through on a boring day
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:17 PM   #9906 (permalink)
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I just don't find it necessary or beneficial.


That's still not something that I find necessary in a leader.
Lack of empathy 101.

You do, however, understand why most find it comforting and reassuring?

Especially those directly affected?
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:33 PM   #9907 (permalink)
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Lack of empathy 101.
Oh great, another post sloppily hammered onto a keyboard through a tear-blurred lens.

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You do, however, understand why morons find it comforting and reassuring?

Especially those directly affected?
Obviously, Chula. I'm not as stupid as you assume I must be for having the gall to disagree with you. Just because it can be beneficial to some doesn't mean that it's a necessary function of the president.
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Just because it can be beneficial to some doesn't mean that it's a necessary function of the president.
But it is and has been for a long time. Goes with the job title.

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Old 02-21-2018, 11:54 PM   #9909 (permalink)
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But it is and has been for a long time. Goes with the job title.

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1. The tragedy in question doesn't even begin to make a blip on the scale of the others mentioned in the article. Not to discredit the article, it's just pretty amazing how the country has evolved.
2. It is certainly a traditional function of a president. That doesn't mean that it's a necessary function of the president. We live in evolving times, Chula. In a world where corporations are endlessly thrusting empty gestures into the victims of tragedies, the president is just another mushroom print on the cheek. If the president wants these kids and teachers to feel better, then he better take some action and try to fix the situation. Shaking their hand and saying "well I feel real bad Johnny" is a fucking insult when you don't mean it enough to try to do something about it.
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In times of great national tragedy our elected leaders should demonstrate solidarity with the fallen by publicly committing suicide.
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