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I Just Lost It

I just heard on the news that there will be a special guest at the funeral for Christina Taylor Green, the nine-year-old girl murdered last Saturday in Tuscon.

An NYFD firefighter will be in attendance.

He will be bringing a 20x30 American flag with him.

The largest flag that survived the destruction of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.

The day Christina Taylor Green was born.

Oh, damn...


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Are we crossing the line in... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Are we crossing the line into White House showboating here?

Barry couldn't bring his gr... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Barry couldn't bring his greek columns with him so he's doing this instead.

Guys, I love you both... bu... (Below threshold)

Guys, I love you both... but I'm talking about tomorrow's funeral, not tonight's ceremony.

So, please... shut the fuck up on this one, OK?


Ahhhh...good.... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:


I stand corrected.... (Below threshold)
jim m:

I stand corrected.

That's lovely. ... (Below threshold)

That's lovely.

Somebody does need to post ... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Somebody does need to post something, this thing that's going on now is really, really embarrassing.

this despicable "president"... (Below threshold)

this despicable "president" has BRANDED the f*cking "memorial service" with: "Together We Thrive”...and printed f*cking T-SHIRTS!!

And people are CHEERING at a "memorial service"???

Dear God, deliver us from evil...for it inhabits our White Hosue.

And people are CHE... (Below threshold)
And people are CHEERING at a "memorial service"???

The important thing to remember is that this event is all about Obama.

Actually, I thought Obama's... (Below threshold)

Actually, I thought Obama's speech was very appropriate. Well toned and he bitch slapped his own party's pointing fingers.

JT, that is a very heartwarming thing that firefighter did. ww

this despicable "preside... (Below threshold)
jim m:

this despicable "president" has BRANDED the f*cking "memorial service" with: "Together We Thrive”...and printed f*cking T-SHIRTS!!

It is common practice in some inner city neighborhoods to print up t-shirts for funerals etc. Especially in poorer neighborhoods where people often can't afford dress clothes.

It's the kind of thing done by the people that get turned away from the hospital that Michelle Obama used to work for.

So it's not unheard of. I'd like to know whose idea it was. I always considered it rather morbid and somewhat degrading of the dead since it fetishizes their memory.

Thank you for posting that.... (Below threshold)

Thank you for posting that.
That American Flag is quite probably greatly revered by the NYC firemen. That they would see fit to bring and or give it to the funeral for the little girl shows how deeply affected they are. This act is true honor and respect, and defines Americans at their best.

Christina Green being born ... (Below threshold)

Christina Green being born on 9/11/01 and the NYFD firefighter coming to honor her memory with a flag from the World Trade Center will indeed be a poignant moment at her funeral.

I'm with you Jay... when I read your post, I too 'just lost it.'

Sorry guys, I have to disag... (Below threshold)

Sorry guys, I have to disagree with you on this one. I know it's not politically correct, but I'm a bit tired of having "special" victims here. A quick read of any headlines will tell you that a Congresswoman was critically injured and a 9-year-old got killed. What about the judge, or the guy protecting his wife (a REAL hero), or .... I'm willing to bet that the average person can't name one other victim. And who's getting the special flag, and who are the Trappist monks donating a handmade coffin for? Why one person and not everyone else?






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