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Where is the outrage for deadly Chicago weekend?

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Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:00 am

There was recently a deadly weekend in Chicago — eight people murdered and 47 injured by gunfire. This information was obtained online and not in the local papers, perhaps none in the U.S. I would think more laws should be passed to deal with the violence, not that there aren’t enough at the present time.

It would seem that Chicago, which is Barry Obama’s hometown, would be all over the front page of every big and small-town newspaper in the country. In this case, he should come to realize that this is his hometown, and helped get him elected. A Republican cannot be blamed, since Chicago is a Democratic town. Still, the killings go on with little or no response from the White House.

Come on, Barry, let’s hear what you have to say about “your hometown,” Mr. President.

Ed Walters


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  • Andrew Liebich posted at 12:43 am on Fri, Jul 12, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    If even DOPES.COM can’t spin Kenya what makes you think you can Ms. Bobin?


  • Joanne Bobin posted at 1:00 pm on Thu, Jul 11, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Makes NONsense, you mean Larry.

    Why is it so acceptable to add "tard" to the end of any word. I think that pretty much defines Larry's mentality.

    Good advice, Mr. Barrow. I think Idaho would be perfect - from the comment here it seems he would fit in with every person I've ever met from that state.

  • Eric Barrow posted at 7:38 am on Thu, Jul 11, 2013.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1601

    Larry it's nice you are no longer living in Lodi. Oregon’s loss is our gain. You need to head East any of the next states will work Utah, Idaho, Nevada all should suite you well and take you further from Lodi.

  • Larry Tremaine posted at 10:37 pm on Wed, Jul 10, 2013.

    DLT Posts: 3

    As an ex-Lodi resident now living in Oregon, it sure is nice to read an opinion that makes sense. Oregon is the land of the Libtards.

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 7:46 am on Wed, Jul 10, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Mr. Liebich wrote: "Actually, Kenya according to President Pinnocchio himself Ms. Bobin..."

    If I didn't think all your moronic youtube videos were idiotic before, you've topped yourself this time, Mr. Liebich.

    The first one of Obama "admitting" he was born in Kenya was from his comic monologue at some dinner - I've seen that before. Same with the First Lady.
    And the last could be totally made up - like the Kenyan ambassador is really going to take a cold call from some disc jockeys in Detroit.

    What must it be like to believe in all the crap you put out there? Hopelessly gullible.

  • Andrew Liebich posted at 11:46 pm on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Actually, Kenya according to President Pinnocchio himself Ms. Bobin...


    and his own wife... http://youtu.be/Kk3OMRqO7aY

    As well as the Kenyan Ambassador... http://youtu.be/YBdUvLzdH_M [sleeping]

  • Ed Walters posted at 5:40 pm on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    the old dog Posts: 631

    Joanne: In what paper or TV station did you read were all that violence happened. Not in any paper or TV station around here. And no it wasn`t Fox. The main reason for all the murders and shooting of innocent people is, what else, guns and drugs, or if you like, drugs and guns. Drugs controls the city of Chicago as it does most American cities. The killings that took the lives in Chi town were at an all time high, 8 for that week-end and 40 shot. The week-end before was at a low, only 6 people were killed by gangsters and drug deals gone bad, make me wonder has a drug deal ever gone good. Barry took the job, and in this case the ball rolls up hill. The cities law enforcement needs help, from the federal level, and we all know who runs the country at the federal level. Without a doubt, someone has been shot as I type, drugs anyone.

    Walter: Thanks for your input, always a pleasure to hear from you.

    Andrews post said it better than I or anyone else could and is a fact.

    Obama has the nerve to state that guns are not the issue, they sure as heck are.

  • Walter Chang posted at 4:45 pm on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    Walt Posts: 1184

    Vrooooom... Vrooooom...


  • Joanne Bobin posted at 2:38 pm on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Still with the "if guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns" mantra, eh?

    No one is outlawing guns for law abiding citizens and outlaws will continue to obtain guns unless tighter restrictions are placed on registration, straw purchasers, and penalties for not reporting guns stolen from registered owners.

    As for Mr. Walter's contention that this violence was not reported in the US, I'm curious what news outlets he watches - it is all over the news channels and local as well.

    What needs to be dealt with is the systemic causes of all this gun violence.

    And why President Obama should be held responsible for the violence in his ADOPTED city, not his hometown, which is in Hawaii (or Kenya, according to Mr Liebich and his fellow birthers), I don't know - but then some must find ANY reason to blame the president for anything, no matter how tenuous.

  • Joe Baxter posted at 2:04 pm on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1913

    No firearm is an animate object. A human must pick it up, load it, aim it and pull the trigger. Blaming firearms for violence is like blaming a pencil for bad spelling. If guns were outlawed in the entire state of Illinios, it wouldn't make an iota of difference in the number of violent firearm crimes. The old adage still stands today, "When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns". See how well it works in Mexico?

  • Eric Barrow posted at 8:48 am on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1601

    I agree it does no good to ban guns in one county if surrounding counties continue sales.
    The point was not whether or not we should restrict gun ownership I was simply pointing out that Ed was wrong when he claimed that "the killings go on with little or no response from the White House."

  • Andrew Liebich posted at 8:29 am on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Since the handgun ban took effect, the number of murders in Chicago committed using handguns has been 40% higher than before the ban.

  • Eric Barrow posted at 8:07 am on Tue, Jul 9, 2013.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1601

    Obama on the Chicago gun violence issue…
    "This is not just a gun issue," Obama said. "It's also an issue of the kinds of communities that we're building, and for that we all share responsibility as citizens to fix it. We all share a responsibility to move this country closer to our founding vision, that no matter who you were or where you come from, here in America, you can decide your own destiny."

    Gun control was not on Obama's agenda in his first term as president. But now, at the start of his second term, Obama is seizing an opportunity to act that emerged from national outrage over the Newtown shooting in December. He is pushing measures including background checks for all gun purchases and a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, even as both sides in the debate doubt he'll be able to achieve the full package.

    "These proposals deserve a vote in Congress," Obama said in his Hyde Park Academy visit. It's rhetoric he also used in the State of the Union address Tuesday.

    In Chicago, Obama mourned the death of Pendleton, whose funeral Michelle Obama had attended. "Unfortunately, what happened to Hadiya's not unique," the president said. "It's not unique to Chicago, it's not unique to this country. Too many of our children are being taken away from us."



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