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When you start two wars in a decade you'll get people worked up. Then you have a real exciteable person like Palin on the loose, telling people-read men, to "man up." A dangrous politician like Palin just gets more people-read men here, pissed off. The people who will fight her stupid wars. When war comes, women can hide. Another sign of decline of the USA. The rhetoric is inflammatory and ignoble.
Palin like Bush smells fear and pounces on it. She is a baiter that has to be put away, the sooner the better.
This is the only type of thread about this kind of stuff I ever feel like contributing to. It's too easy to blame certain people and events and circumstances, and none of it gets to the real issue. The simple human concern and compassion expressed in the OP is what drew me in. The real issue has nothing to do with gun laws, or any other particular features of American society, it's just that every now and then lunatics show up, in every society, and sometimes do horrible damage before they're brought down. A sorry fact of life.
The president descends from Air Farce 1, a towering figure exuding concern and love he speaks of peace and reconciliation renewed hope and change ever the bearer of the positive message even while standing ankle deep in the gore of the latest episode of the great American theatre of mass shootings always a binding force in the nation. Will this at last be the last? Not bloody likely. There's is nothing better to hide the real news behind than an interactive cultural event. The American voter loves it. More ribbons please.
Obama was not my choice for president in the last election....
.....but I want the message he attempted to come from anyone in power - from any political party - it is desperately needed that we as a nation have become torn and split and refuse to grant other opinion without rebuttal.
If we would all try to find compromise and solution, we might dig our way out of the cess pool we have (or which has been) created for ourselves.
I'm still a firm believer a nation of success isn't necessarily "ruled" by a party nor a monarch (or whatever honorarial title they may use) - I believe in leadership which reaches the majority who can work together rather than current political sabotaging the other and bragging about it the day after.
There is only one strong nation - when the people can find a meeting place and make their voices heard and a leadership who hear and act on those voices.
Mind his own goddamn business of running that strange nation instead of piggy backin on the innocent dead at every opportunity.
Any strong nation requires government which unreservedly fears the wrath of the people. This is no longer the case in the west where government has nothing but contempt for the people. This is the surest symptom of fascism. The people have no voice except that of the pretenders. The medium is the message and the medium is poverty disease and war.