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I understand they trying so... (Below threshold)
Wayne:

I understand they trying somewhat to “bring” us all together which is OK. However they also are pushing a liberal agenda of “it takes a village” and it can “only” be done as a community. Memorials are not a time to be pushing political agendas.

Sorry for my grammar once a... (Below threshold)
Wayne:

Sorry for my grammar once again.

Actually I think it's becau... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Actually I think it's because it's Arizona - hence there is a Hispanic influence.

Here in Kalifornia, whenever a gangbanger 'retires', they all show up at the funeral wearing "commemorative T-shirts", usually a picture of the deceased along with their gang moniker and the gang's name.

It's quite a quaint custom. Even the black gang members are doing it now.

Totally inappropriate. Just... (Below threshold)
joh.n:

Totally inappropriate. Just like when France said "today we are all Americans" after 9/11. Why would anyone try to deal with a tragedy by bringing a community together and letting them know they're not alone?

Hey, the t-shirts were a ni... (Below threshold)
clearmind:

Hey, the t-shirts were a nice touch for a memorial service, don't you think?

Where were to pom-poms and the cheerleaders?

Did the scoreboard light-up with an audience poll score?

Almost got to the point that they reached at the Wellstone memorial!

For Obama it was just another campaign stop.

Rather than spend money on ... (Below threshold)
Carolyn:

Rather than spend money on an article of clothing,that will only be a constant reminder of a mass killing and I would think,never worn, perhaps an "adult" could have suggested the money establish a scholarship in the victims names instead. The t-shirts were paid for by the university, weren't they? T-shirts?

"...perhaps an "adult" coul... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"...perhaps an "adult" could have suggested the money establish a scholarship in the victims names instead."

Carolyn, Carolyn, Carolyn.....silly girl! No one "see's" a scholarship! It's all about advertising and product placement. Perhaps the 2012 Campaign "theme" is being test floated.

I think the t-shirts were a... (Below threshold)
sam:

I think the t-shirts were appropriate for the Arizona Wildcats homecoming.

If you even have to ask...<... (Below threshold)
Rich Fader:

If you even have to ask...

No.I agree with Wa... (Below threshold)
Kenny:

No.

I agree with Wayne: Memorials are not a time to be pushing political agendas.

Very bad form. Obama's "Mis... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Very bad form. Obama's "Mission Accomplished" moment. ww

I thought it was really tac... (Below threshold)
yttik:

I thought it was really tacky. So are the bumper stickers. This wasn't a memorial, it was a campaign rally.

I'm confused, "Tuscon and America?" Isn't Tuscon already a part of America?

Sickening. I'm telling you ... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Sickening. I'm telling you I was slack jawed the entire time last night. This thing has David Pflough written all over it. Only thing missing was a fainting chick.

Tacky at best. Busing in c... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Tacky at best. Busing in college students who booed the governor was even worse. This wasn't as over the top as the Wellstone memorial. They are learning. Slowly.

Maybe someday they will learn how to behave in public.

Of course it's political th... (Below threshold)

Of course it's political theater. Saul Alinsky's fervent disciple Obama is not about to let this crisis/opportunity go to waste.

Together We Thrive. The ca... (Below threshold)

Together We Thrive. The campaign 2012 official Obama slogan. Just like Hope and Change, and Yes We Can!

This was appalling at best.

..nothing new under the sun... (Below threshold)
Dave in Alaska:

..nothing new under the sun...

"I think George Washington was right when he said, in his 1796 Farewell Address, that political parties “are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.” He went on to argue:

The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty."

http://pileusblog.wordpress.com/2010/09/22/washington-and-the-spirit-of-party/

"Together We Thrive"? ... (Below threshold)
914:

"Together We Thrive"?

A little bit too much like "Hope and Change" is it not?

You can repackage Barry all you want, but 2012 will see an end to his selfish Me first campaign.

Another thing. I find it ex... (Below threshold)
914:

Another thing. I find it extremely insulting that he take this opportunity to trial bubble a campaign slogan for 2012.

He has the nerve to think he can jive hustle another term after the disastrous joke of his first?

Barry's arrogance is mind boggling.

Together, they are one coll... (Below threshold)
TexBob:

Together, they are one collective massive sphincter.

Appropriate for a political... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Appropriate for a political rally - Yes

Appropriate for a memorial service - No

Very bad form. Obama's "Mis... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Very bad form. Obama's "Mission Accomplished" moment. ww_________________

I disagree. Many of us knew that sign was meant for that ships deployment, nothing more. The left has created a straw man from it. I love liberals faces when I have this discussion with them, they just fall in line with the MSM's meme every time.

Dave in Alaska:Unfor... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Dave in Alaska:
Unfortunately, Washington was right. Even by the end of his 2nd Administration, the basis for political 'parties' had pretty much formed. There was even a threat posted in a newspaper - something to the effect that the person could not wait until (Inauguration Day) when MR WASHINGTON was no longer president. Then Andy Jackson came along and really pulled out the political knife "to the victors, belong the spoils".

Oakland had a memorial serv... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:
914, #17 & 18I cou... (Below threshold)
BluesHarper:

914, #17 & 18

I couldn't agree with you more and I hope like hell you're right, but stupid outnumbers logical, at least in my neck of the woods (MN).

"but stupid outnumbers log... (Below threshold)
914:

"but stupid outnumbers logical, at least in my neck of the woods (MN)."


This I know... I live in MN too.

Inappropriate.Can'... (Below threshold)
BluesHarper:

Inappropriate.

Can't even rest in peace without that dikhed phuqing it up.

So, next time a nutjob is w... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

So, next time a nutjob is weighing his options for immortality in public memory, he can add "people will wear t-shirts, handed out by the White House, to commemorate my actions!" to the should assassinate column.

So, next time a nutjob is w... (Below threshold)
Andy:

So, next time a nutjob is weighing his options for immortality in public memory, he can add "people will wear t-shirts, handed out by the White House, to commemorate my actions!" to the should assassinate column.



This!

I feel for the families - t... (Below threshold)
darcy:

I feel for the families - they had to endure 2 crimes. One violent and senseless the other tasteless and insensitive.


I'd call this a Petra momen... (Below threshold)
epador:

I'd call this a Petra moment. It's really high art after all. Its supposed to shock normal society as it confronts taboos. Really folks, its just above your IQ grade, so don't be upset you can't understand it.

\sarc off

Gah, they're astro-turfing ... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

Gah, they're astro-turfing memorial events now too?

Amid all this raging and sp... (Below threshold)
john:

Amid all this raging and sputtering, you're overlooking one small point. The shirts were designed by a UofA student, produced and distributed by the university, and Obama and the White House had NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/the-truth-about-the-together-we-thrive-t-shirts-at-the-tucson-memorial/

But don't let facts get in the way of your Obama bashing.

Amid all this raging and sp... (Below threshold)
nhoj:

Amid all this raging and sputtering, you're overlooking one small point. The shirts were designed by a UofA student, produced and distributed by the university, and Obama and the White House had NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/the-truth-about-the-together-we-thrive-t-shirts-at-the-tucson-memorial/

But don't let facts get in the way of your Obama bashing.

nhoj,If true: They w... (Below threshold)
scsi.WuZzY:

nhoj,
If true: They were put on the chairs ahead of time, the President's staff did know, and someone should have had the sense to back the truck up. The don't send the Pres, First Lady and senior cabinet members into a big room without an extensive walk down first, before the first guest gets in.

But, the mission accomplished banner, a tradition on naval ships coming home, is still blamed on Bush 43, so, even if you're correct, I have 0 sympathy. There is no generations' long tradition at universities to hand out tacky t-shirts at memorials for the White House to say they were deferring to.

Pure pap.... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Pure pap.

But, the mission accompl... (Below threshold)
john:

But, the mission accomplished banner, a tradition on naval ships coming home, is still blamed on Bush 43, so, even if you're correct, I have 0 sympathy.

So let me get this straight. The tshirts weren't appropriate, unless it really was done by the university, except if it was then you still won't concede, because... well, liberals blamed Bush for Mission Accomplished. Is that it? Way to have the courage of your convictions. Apparently "appropriateness" is determined solely by your spite.

Oh, by the way...

[Bush] said the White House had nothing to do with the banner; [White House press secretary Dana Perino] later said the ship's crew asked for the sign and the White House staff had it made by a private vendor.

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D90CEKGG0

Fail.




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