I’m so sorry…


The words…  I’m so sorry…   about what happened in Paris seem so inadequate for the deed.  But those words and some tears are all I can offer up at this time.


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27 Responses to I’m so sorry…

  1. blueINdallas says:

    Yes, sorrow is not much solace to the families of the victims, but it is what I have to offer, as well.
    The terrorists are thieves, robbing people of their lives, their health, their loved ones, their sense of security.
    Nobody can restore that.
    How do you fight a state with no borders, with no head of state, whose citizens have no passports to identify them?
    We need a serious presidential candidate. This can not be about tax cuts. The world is a serious place, not a circus who needs a clown, either.
    Did Russia’s involvement in Syria help to instigate this?
    Prayers for Paris. Peace on Earth…some day.


  2. blueINdallas says:

    It also sounds as if the same type of ghost app used in the school securing scandal may have been used to hide communications between these horrible people.


  3. whskyjack says:

    “We will lead the fight and it will be merciless”
    French President François Hollande.

    A very sobering event for all of Europe. Again the world changes.
    The question is , What is the response?
    It has long been a discussion about terrorist groups and Democracies
    How do you keep a free and open society in the face of a small ruthless violent group.. With the easy access to arms and explosives this is a problem that needs to be addressed.



  4. Flatus says:

    The ability to process (near instantaneously separating wheat from the chafe) communications in any and every form by the NSA and its parallel agencies is absolutely essential in protecting us and other threatened peoples. This does not involve creating and maintaining dossiers on every person within our borders.


  5. patd says:

    it has seen plagues, sieges, occupations and revolutions yet it still stood. may it continue to be the city of this song


  6. Flatus says:

    Went to the Women’s basketball game yesterday evening in Columbia. It was the season opener that pitted South Carolina against The Ohio State. The Buckeyes lost 88-80 in a very physical, wonderfully hard-fought game in front of more than 17,000 thrilled, involved attendees.

    I have four season tickets and hopefully none will go to waste.


  7. Jamie says:

    As long as you have huge numbers of uneducated, unskilled, unemployed young men prey to fanatics, you will have terrorism. Guns and bombs are the symptoms not the cause.


    • patd says:

      Donald Trump said Saturday that the terrorist attacks in Paris “would’ve been a much different situation” if the city had looser gun laws.

      “When you look at Paris — you know the toughest gun laws in the world, Paris — nobody had guns but the bad guys. Nobody had guns. Nobody,” Trump said at a rally here. “They were just shooting them one by one and then they (security forces) broke in and had a big shootout and ultimately killed the terrorists.”

      “You can say what you want, but if they had guns, if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry –” Trump said, pausing as the crowd erupted into raucous applause, “– it would’ve been a much, much different situation.”


      • Jamie says:

        That was a quote after the previous attacks in 2014. Trump at least had enough shame left to tweet condolences this time around. Of course having the French diplomat call you a vulture probably had some impact.


  8. patd says:

    altho’ he did hold for a minute of silence and an earlier tweet of condolence, he still brandished hate and fear reiterating some of what he said at the earlier terrorist attack in paris.
    from http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/trump-paris-wouldve-been-different-situation-if-victims-had-guns-20151114
    Speaking at a campaign event in Beaumont, Texas, Trump said it would be “insane” for the United States to allow Syrian refugees into the country after the tragedy — a notion shared by a number of Trump’s fellow Republican presidential hopefuls, including Ben Carson.

    counter that with a tweet quoted in https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/11/14/how-muslims-around-the-world-condemned-the-paris-attacks/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-high_wb-muslims-1234pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory where “Others pointed out the lack of logic in blaming refugees, Muslims broadly, or other victims of terror.”

    “To people blaming refugees for attacks in Paris tonight. Do you not realise these are the people the refugees are trying to run away from..?”


  9. Jamie says:

    Is anybody hanging out for the debate?


  10. blueINdallas says:

    Yes, I’m here for the debate. Listening to Trump, Cruz & Huckabee respond to Paris…it’s the race to the bottom.


  11. blueINdallas says:

    They aren’t going back far enough. If HW had dealt with Sadaam’s invasion of Kuwait differently, the world would be a different place. 41 shouldn’t have pulled that thread.


  12. blueINdallas says:

    Bernie is right. The ME countries haven’t really stepped up. Most don’t even speak out when something like Paris happens.


  13. blueINdallas says:

    Bernie is amazing!!! Hillary had to play the lady card, she’s so week on Wall Street reform/campaign contributions from Wall Street.


  14. blueINdallas says:

    The Islamic center in my city finally put out a statement denouncing the act of terror in Paris.


  15. kcowley says:

    i was here- i fell asleep,

    i did like that hill was in black- just like all the men.


  16. Tony says:

    Hillary was amazing, one of the boy’s, tough, lol.. Hillary’s gravatas was apparent and appreciated…


  17. patd says:

    tony, you’ll be happy to hear
    from http://www.politicususa.com/2015/11/15/polls-show-hillary-clinton-won-debate-long-shot.html
    A Public Policy Polling survey of Democratic primary voters nationally revealed, “Viewers overwhelmingly think she won the debate, and particularly trust her over the rest of the Democratic field when it comes to issues of national security.”
    -67% of voters think Clinton won the debate, to 20% for Bernie Sanders and 7% for Martin O’Malley. On a related note 63% of viewers said the debate gave them a more positive opinion of Clinton, compared to 41% who said it gave them a more positive opinion of Sanders, and 37% who said it gave them a more positive opinion of O’Malley.

    The debate changed focus at the last minute due to the Paris attacks, and thus it focused heavily on national security and foreign policy. The former Secretary of State shone for much of the debate, as her answers left the other candidates in the dust in terms of depth of knowledge and expertise. Clinton is the candidate debate watchers trust the most on national security, with 75% saying they have the most trust in Clinton.

    Seventeen percent trusted Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) the most, and 5% trusted former Gov. Martin O’Malley the most.


    • Tony says:

      Thanks Pat, yes i’m pleased to hear most thought like i did.. That youtube clip you posted of her answer to being at war with Islam, perfect example of why i support her.. Loose talking like Rubio and those other bat shit crazy Republicans do is dangerous..


  18. patd says:

    “I think you can talk about Islamists who clearly are also jihadists, but I think it’s not particularly helpful [when you try] to make the case that Sen. [Bernie] Sanders was just making that I agree with — that we’ve got to reach out to Muslim countries,” the former secretary of state said. “We’ve got to have them be part of our coalition.”

    imo she needed to put a period (take a long breath after) “but I think it’s not particularly helpful” before making a point of agreeing with Bernie…. needed to emphasize the dem vs goper difference.


  19. jacew2003 says:

    Sunday Serendipity.

    Too much sadness and anger over events in Paris. Nothing seems appropriate for today.
    This is close as I could come.



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