Archive for 7 Nov 2009

Here’s a follow up to the Fort Hood massacre.

Witnesses to Fort Hood Shootings Tell Tales of Horror, Heroism

Pfc. Marquest Smith, who is heading to Afghanistan in January, was filling out medical paperwork about his bee-sting allergy when he heard a loud popping noise.

Moans followed, then the sudden, urgent shout of “Gun!”

Smith poked his head over the cubicle’s partition and saw an extraordinary sight: An Army officer with two guns, firing into the crowded room.

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This man has got to be THE WORST President ever!

I have lost any modicum of respect for the man that I still had. He is on the top of my shit list, and it won’t be easy to remove him from the top spot.

Obama’s Frightening Insensitivity Following Shooting

A bad week for Democrats compounded by an awful moment for Barack Obama.

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President Obama didn’t wait long after Tuesday’s devastating elections to give critics another reason to question his leadership, but this time the subject matter was more grim than a pair of governorships.

After news broke out of the shooting at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas, the nation watched in horror as the toll of dead and injured climbed. The White House was notified immediately and by late afternoon, word went out that the president would speak about the incident prior to a previously scheduled appearance. At about 5 p.m., cable stations went to the president. The situation called for not only his trademark eloquence, but also grace and perspective.

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This is from 1948. It is still relevant today.