Friday, October 02, 2015

Jeb Bush's response to the massacre in Oregon: "Stuff happens."

Courtesy of Rolling Stone:  

"Stuff happens," said Jeb Bush Friday, in response to this week's shooting at an Oregon community college that left nine deceased victims and 10 injured. 

Speaking at a campaign event in Greenville, South Carolina, the Republican presidential candidate said, "Look, stuff happens. There's always a crisis. And the impulse is always to do something, and it's not necessarily the right thing to do." 

Asked by a reporter if he stood by his choice of words, Bush doubled down, saying, "No, it wasn't a mistake. I said exactly what I said. Why would you explain to me what I said wrong?" 

Thanks for doubling down on the insensitivity there Jeb! I guess that is just in case we didn't already know you were a dick.

Apparently Donald Trump had a similarly dismissive attitude:  

"You're going to have these things happen and it's a horrible thing to behold, horrible," Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." 

"It's not politically correct to say that, but you're going to have difficulty and that will be for the next million years, there's going to be difficulty and people are going to slip through the cracks," Trump added. "What are you going to do, institutionalize everybody?" 

Yeah people are going to slip through the cracks, and you can't institutionalize everybody, so why do anything?

Now compare that with our President's passionate call for us to address this crisis of mass shootings, and to take steps to minimize or prevent them altogether.

Also compare it to Hillary Clinton's response:

"I have to tell you, Janet, I am just sick of this," Clinton told Janet Wu of the Boston ABC affiliate WCVB Thursday evening. "I'm sick about it, and I feel an absolute urgency for this country to start being sensible about keeping guns away from people who should not have them." 

"I think that what we need is a national movement," she continued. "What the NRA does in their single-minded, absolutist theology about the Second Amendment being sacrosanct -- when we know that every constitutional right and amendment can be tailored in an appropriate way without breaching the Constitution -- but what they do is to so intimidate and scare legislators because they make it into a single issue for voting." 

"I'm going to try to do everything I can as president to raise up an equally large and vocal group that is going to prove to be a counterbalance," she said. "And we're going to tell legislators, do not be afraid. Stand up to these people because a majority of the population and a majority of gun owners agree that there should be universal background checks. And the NRA has stood in the way."

As if we needed another reason to turn out in 2016 to keep the Republicans out of the White House.

New reports on the shooter reveal that the shooter was a mentally ill, white supremacist who was equipped with a flak jacket, was carrying six different firearms, and seems to have targeted Christians.

Of course his motivations, or his mental state, are only peripherally important as the main reason these shootings occurred is because of how easy it is to access guns in this country.  

Until we seriously address that issue, this nightmare will never end.

73 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:43 PM

    Jeb exclamation point is right. "Stuff happens". For example, its brother W was elected for two terms.

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    1. Anonymous4:58 PM

      How will they cheat to win 2016? How about disenfranchising black voters in Alabama (see G's post below). Democracy is a joke in America.

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    2. Anonymous6:38 PM

      Well, at least we can be thankful for this:
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      maria b • 2 hours ago

      Early reports from Salt Lake City- Earthquake members had personal time with Sarah Palin. One of them asked if she is running ... she said if a door is open.

      Will share more as their reports come in....
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      Thankfully that door is slammed shut with a dead bolt lock. They're just too stupid to realize it.

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    3. Anonymous8:09 PM

      6:38: WTF is $he doing in SLC??? Has $he forgotten that she has two underaged children at home - one with special needs - and a daughter that is about to present her with her next bastard grand child? (I call it bastard, just because those religious freaks are calling offspring of unmarried (non-ReThug) mothers that name. What's good for the goose...)

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    4. Anonymous9:00 AM

      For example WTC7! Yeah stuff Happens.
      They are sociopaths.
      I'm surprised ms big mouth has blabbed or her mini me. She may be too busy calving. Disgusting fucking people.

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  2. Anonymous4:50 PM

    SHIT HAPPENS! NO JUSTICE, JUST US!
    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2015/10/02/3708073/nashville-private-probation-lawsuit/

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  3. Anonymous4:53 PM

    Jeb and his family have no connection to ordinary people. They do no understand ordinary people and they cannot relate to them. I remember his mother looking at a stadium full of former New Orleans residents who escaped Katrina's flood waters. Barbara thought that it was working out very well for them, after all, they didn't have anything before, and now, they had a nice place to stay and someone gave them free food. The condescending Bushes have no empathy.

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    1. Anonymous5:31 PM

      Barbara Bush is an extraordinarily selfish, racist, classless bitch. No two ways about it. Her evil sons Dubya and Jeb are well known, but i haven't forgotten Neil, Mr Silvarado Savings and Loan Bush, either. The whole family is horrible but she and her spawn take the cake.

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    2. Anonymous7:23 PM

      As long as she clutches her at her pearls and fakes empathy, it's all good with Babs.

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    3. Anonymous9:33 PM

      I remember Barbara saying that about the survivors of Katrina (this is working out well for them), and I will never forget how completely out-of-touch she revealed herself to be.

      I always thought that "the boys" must surely be sharper than they appeared to be, but now Jeb(!) is opening his mouth enough we can see that he may be the stupidest one of all.

      They may not be out-right evil, but they are surely banal in the brain.

      The fact that the daughters of both Bush and Clinton consider their families to be "family" (together) sure causes me pause about Hilary too.

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    4. Anonymous2:19 AM

      W banned pictures of the dead servicepeole arriving at Dover AF Base. When asked about that, Babs said "Who cares how many body bags arrive today?" As long as none of them contained her useless kids, Babs did not care. If as Jeb!? said "Stuff happens" I can hardly wait for "stuff" to happen to one of the Bush family. Jeb!? even looks as dumb as W.

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    5. Anonymous10:07 AM

      Richard Milhouse Nixon said Barbara Bush was the most vindictive person he had ever met.

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  4. Anonymous4:55 PM

    W. elected? Not really. Jeb "hanging chadded" his brother into office with the help of a Supreme Court decision. Was that the first term or the second? The other one was just as spurious.

    How will the Repubs cheat to win in 2016?

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  5. Anonymous4:57 PM

    New campaign slogan:

    JEB! Coulda! Woulda! Shoulda!

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  6. NOTHING this guy does impresses me. If anything, he's dumber than his brother, who could at least bullshit charmingly. Jeb! has nothing except "It's always been that way." Was he always so shallow, or is he in some kind of early deterioration? In any case, he has no businesses being president.

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  7. Anonymous5:10 PM

    Too bad his brother didn't say "stuff happens" after 9-11. It could have saved American taxpayers and businesses trillions of dollars and many thousands of lives.

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    1. Anonymous11:28 PM

      He did seem to say that after Katrina, in actions if not words.

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    2. Anonymous2:24 AM

      The entire Bush family profited off those wars, make no mistake about that. Poppy Bush said when the Kennedy brothers were at their peak, "Wait until you see what MY boys will do" Who would have thought one of those morons would almost completely run this country, plus other countries worldwide? I think at that time Poppy was in the throes of his 10 year affair with the love of his life, Jennifer Fitzgerald.

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    3. Anonymous4:07 AM

      Yes, but no investigation of THAT. NO committees, no testifying before Congress on TV. No impeachment proceedings. The GOP has no morals whatsoever. It's all about money and power.

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  8. Anonymous5:11 PM

    Jeb! Obviously oxygen deprived at birth. TG, the Bushes are politically dead now. Long live the Bushes.

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    1. Anonymous2:26 AM

      Oh, no they are not. George P. Bush, Jeb!? son is in office in Texas, giving out lucrative jobs to all his unqualified friends. Google that little cross eyed snot. He is being groomed for the WH.

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    2. Anonymous4:05 AM

      He's also under indictment, isn't he?

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  9. Anonymous5:11 PM

    Two things I wanted to mention.

    First, I suspect this response may sink Jeb's campaign. Maybe it's wishful thinking on my part.

    Secondly, it's off topic but whatever happened to David Kernell, the kid who hacked into Sarah's email and got in trouble for scaring poor pitiful Bristol?

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    1. Anonymous2:27 AM

      Probably got a good education and moved on, despite being victimized by the grifters from Wasilla. He is probably doing something the PayMe family finds impossible WORKING for a living.

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  10. Anonymous5:13 PM

    Well isn't that the stance of the whole GOPEE? What else does anyone expect?

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  11. Anonymous5:30 PM

    Stuff happens is when you poop your pants,degenerate moron.People died here and you embrace the NRA meme of no culpability.Disgusting

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  12. Anonymous5:38 PM

    FACTS:
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/dandiamond/2015/08/26/americas-gun-violence-problem-in-three-charts/

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  13. I'm with you there Darlene. W had that "we all know I'm a joke" look but Jeb! is scary cause he's not even in on the joke.

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    1. Anonymous11:31 PM

      Jeb! is starting to make Mitt Romney look electable. He's another one who wasn't in on the joke.

      If the repubs run Jeb!, which I still think they will, they will most certainly lose.

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    2. Anonymous4:04 AM

      I think Mitt is getting back in. This GOP clown car couldn't be elected garbage collectors. None of them. They are the biggest pack of lairs I have seen outside of Fox Noise.

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  14. Wow. He's not very good at this at all . . .

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  15. Anonymous5:59 PM

    He keeps this up and he'll make W look like Einstein...

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    1. Anonymous2:30 AM

      Not a chance in HELL of that happening. Einstein? Really? Georgie wants to be Monet, doesn;t he?

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  16. Anonymous5:59 PM

    Seriously? This piece of human crap said that? I'm sure that sort of response is familiar around the Bush family reunions. I can just hear it now: "Hey, W, where were you on 9/11?' 'Jebbie, I was reading this book to some fucking kids for a photo op only and them I'm like oh fucking crap! What do I do? Well call uncle Dick and find out what I'm supposed to do, you know, like I had to get some guidance.' Yeah , then you did good by saying that shit about 'those people that knocked down these buildings,' man that shit was gold.' Then we focused on Saddam, cause you know, he threatened our daddy.' Yeah the rest is history. No weapons of mass destruction, but hey, I got a second term out of that lie!!!

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    1. Anonymous2:33 AM

      Jeb!? really IS the smart one. He is sabotarging his campaign before he gets in too deep! He can go back to being paid 1Million a year for being on the board somewhere. A few "jobs" like that, and he can coast into retirement with no worries. Google his son George P. Bush. little cross eyed snot is holding an elected office in Texas, on his way to the WH in the future

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  17. Anonymous6:16 PM

    I'm going to say bad words here, so be prepared.

    I am so effing sick and tired of politicians like this @sshole. He is supposedly the "smart" one in the family? Give me a damn break. "Stuff occurs?"

    Damn straight, "stuff" occurs, as long as it doesn't happen to you, little rich boy. I live not far from Roseburg, and he can shove it up his butt, as can Palin, and every last politician in this country that lives by "the more guns the merrier" ideology.

    Find the video of Joe Biden talking yesterday of loss, hear his voice, and you hear families of Roseburg I saw today, Then tell me how damned important it is for you RW nut jobs to keep this up. Especially, you, Miss Cross Hairs Palin bitch, who bought your pimp partner a new gun after Sandy Hook in honor of it.

    Fuck 'em all.

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    1. Anonymous11:32 PM

      Word.

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    2. Anonymous2:35 AM

      x 1000.

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  18. Anonymous6:21 PM

    Let's just say it like it is: Colateral Damage.

    Americans are marching to the beat of the guns.
    The NRA is leading the band.
    The GOP is twirling the battons.

    Collateral Damage. That's all. Chit happens.

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    1. Anonymous6:33 PM

      I think I am going to cry!

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    2. Anonymous6:36 PM

      Well at least his brother Dumbya Bush kept us safe. And when he didn't we got some new laws and secret rules to live by.

      Remind me again why we take our shoes off at the airport? Because stuff happens? Or so more stuff doesn't happen? Amirite?

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    3. Our dead have paid the price for their perceived freedom.

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    4. Anonymous1:20 PM

      We might not all have guns, but we are all targets.

      SkyDaddy help us...

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  19. Anonymous6:28 PM

    I hope for his sake, that Karma was not listening in at that point, because otherwise, she will be a beotch!

    A$$HAT!!!

    Maybe if/when your family or friends become collateral, just MAYbe, you will change your mind...

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  20. Jeb Booshed has some of the same letters as FUCKED IN THE ASS6:32 PM

    "Asked afterward about the “stuff happens” comment, Mr. Bush said, “it wasn’t a mistake,” and requested that a reporter point out “what I said wrong.”

    “Things happen all the time,” Mr. Bush said. “Things. Is that better?”

    Asked what he meant, Mr. Bush said he was talking more generally about the tendency to pass laws in response to tragic events.

    “Tragedies,” he said. “A child drowned in a pool and the impulse is to pass a law that puts fencing around pools. Well it may not change it. Or you have a car accident and the impulse is to pass a law that deals with that unique event. And the cumulative effect of this is, in some cases, you don’t solve the problem by passing the law, and you’re imposing on large numbers of people burdens that make it harder for our economy to grow, make it harder to protect liberty.”

    So says the Washington Post.

    You don't suppose Jeb! could have made another mistake? With the last name Bush? Gawker has the details!

    http://gawker.com/you-dont-pass-a-pool-fencing-law-after-a-child-drowns-1734383068

    "A liberty-eroding, people-burdening law about pool fences is an oddly specific example. I wonder if any state has ever actually passed such a—

    After the House voted 109-8 for the bill on Friday, Preston met Gov. Jeb Bush, who committed to signing a bill that requires new pool owners to pick a way to keep unsupervised children out of the water."

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    1. Anonymous6:41 PM

      Pool safety law's namesake dies

      After Preston de Ibern nearly drowned in 1995, his mother's efforts helped pass legislation requiring safety devices for new pools.

      http://www.sptimes.com/2002/12/04/NorthPinellas/Pool_safety_law_s_nam.shtml

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    2. Anonymous4:02 AM

      My sister in law has a pool, and while part of it is fenced, the area from the two patios to the pool is not, so basically anyone can get to it if they desire. She's in a red part of Ohio, so I don't know what the laws are, but she has a bunch of young grandkids, and this scares me to death every time I think about it. The kids are also not good swimmers...they all still wear floats when they are in the water, even the six year old. Teach the kids to swim, put up a fence to protect the neighbors (and your money!) and stop being so dumb. She also has an 'out building' that is a small house for the kids...has electricity, a loft bed, and probably a little furnace. The woman has more money than God thanks to her second husband, and instead of doing Christian things with it (helping others?) she spends it all on more stuff for the grandkids. Needless to say, she is very popular among her children and their children.

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    3. Anonymous4:42 AM

      What about the guy who had a bomb thingy in his shoe at the airport, now everybody has to take off their shoes... thank you very much.

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  21. Anonymous6:52 PM

    He reminds me of the Republican Presidential candidate in "The West Wing" who said "Crime...well I don't know". Dumb as a post.

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  22. Anonymous6:57 PM

    "... explain to me what I said wrong."

    Actually what you said wrong, Jeb!, is saying you would be a good president.



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  23. Anonymous7:06 PM

    ooops!

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  24. Anonymous7:12 PM

    Hey, there's the idiot mark1955 at c4p that think all these tragedies are carried out by the government because there was no video of it happening and the gore of aftermath. No guts and blood, then all were hired actors, even Sandy Hook as mentioned above.

    Sorry to keep bringing up that cesspool, but know why I am? Because until the politicians of this country actually stand up and do something, speak the truth, and make honest to God changes, these shootings will keep happening and the fringe will buy yet another weapon.

    I fear we're a good 20 years too late for that.

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    1. Anonymous2:43 AM

      If and when the $$$$ from the NRA dry up, politicians will maybe find their human side. Maybe Jeb!? could give the eulogy at one of the 9 funerals and tell the families "Stuff happens" I hope I live to see the day when "Stuff happens" to one of these cretins. Let them experience the loss of a child or family member through useless violence. Jeb!? is most certainly a Bush, with all the compassion of the rest of his entitled family. Keep him out of the WH, his brother did too much damage.

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  25. Obviously, the pit doesn't fall far from the bush; such empathy, so thoughtful and caring. (No "Snark" font available, sorry)

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  26. Anonymous7:16 PM

    Jeb is so purposefully clueless it's nauseating. No, mass gun violence doesn't just "happen". 1)someone has a plan 2) someone is easily able to get a gun 3)someone acts out his plan; someone pulls the trigger and purposely kills people.

    It's not something that "happens" like a flood, a bad snowstorm, even a car accident. Jeb Bush as President would be laughable. He has no feelings, no political instinct, no ability to lead when we have a disaster. No judgment, no intelligence. He is not one bit better than George W., and it would be a huge mistake to elect him to lead this country.

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    1. Anonymous7:31 PM

      I used to think Mitt rMONEY was a cold calculating a$$hole. Well now he has a cold stupid a$$hole (Jeb!) to keep him company in the failed presidential wannabee club.

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    2. Anonymous2:45 AM

      He has the cold, dead eyes of is dumb brother. He is the smart one alright, the bar is so low someone has to be smarter than the others. Maybe Jeb!? can walk and chew gum at the same time, THAT would make him the smart one in the Bush family.

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  27. Anonymous7:33 PM

    His mother was right. We don't need no more Bushes, period. I thought that Jeb was supposed to be the smart one. Compared to his brothers, maybe he is.

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    1. Anonymous8:30 PM

      The next generation might be real winners!

      http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washington/2001-05-31-bushdaughters.htm

      http://www.nytimes.com/2002/01/30/us/jeb-bush-s-daughter-is-arrested-on-charge-of-faking-prescription.html

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    2. Anonymous3:55 AM

      And is son is under investigation in Texas, where he is an elected official (of course) misusing his office (of course.)

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  28. Anonymous8:27 PM

    Just a bunch of PRICKS ALL..
    http://www.salon.com/2015/10/02/the_donald_is_a_fraud_the_unseemly_truth_about_his_american_success_story_partner/

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  29. Anonymous8:31 PM

    I think that it's pretty obvious that everyone on the wretched Bush family likes to have some rice in their gumbo. Just like Sarah.

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    1. Anonymous11:37 PM

      What the hell does that mean?

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    2. Anonymous8:38 AM

      In on this too. What does it mean? Checked slang websites and found nothing.

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  30. Anonymous9:54 PM

    Asshole has never lost anyone. No idea of the hole it leaves in you're heart. Stuff happens? No. The people who are gone are not stuff.

    Idiot.

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    1. Anonymous2:48 AM

      Since they were not part of the 1% they are just collateral damage to Jeb. Google his useless son George P. Bush, see what he is doing in elected office in TexAss.

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  31. Anonymous11:32 PM

    OT. When everyone else was running from the gun fire Chris Mintz ran towards it to save others at the onset of the horrific shooting that occured at a community college in Oregon yesterday. He is a single father working and going to school after serving in the United States Army for 10 years. This is an example of what good men are willing to do to save others and stop bad men. This is what honor and bravery look like, do not soon forget this example.
    As American let us ignore the politicians and their soap box rants with their spouts of self interest agendas and take pause to morn those lost, help mend those wounded, and comfort their friends and family. This is and time for community, for Americans to act like Americans. And let's all wish this man a speedy and full recovery.
    ‪#‎dakotameyer0317‬ ‪#‎NeverOutgunned‬ ‪#‎IAmAnAmerican‬

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    1. Anonymous2:50 AM

      THAT is the kind of guy who SHOULD run for office. Not the brain dead, grifting Jeb!? I heard that donations are piling up for him and the others. Good to hear.

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  32. Anonymous5:20 AM

    Perhaps he would like to give up his secret service protection since stuff 'just happens'.

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  33. Anonymous6:09 AM

    Terrorists kill four in Benghazi....Republicans form 8 separate investigative committees. Terrorist kills thirteen in Oregon...Republicans circle the wagons to maintain the status quo.

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  34. Anonymous8:50 AM

    Shit happens? Yes shit happens alright. Shit happens to kids that are raised by racist hate filled morons that own guns. IT STARTS AT HOME AND THEN MOVES TO THE Teacher.

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  35. Anonymous1:15 PM

    Deliberate acts of violence is not "stuff happening"
    66gardeners

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  36. Anonymous3:44 PM

    He's not the "hugger in chief" like his brother, but he comes in a close second to Mom's "stuff happens" while chasing her boys to show them what her miscarriage in a jar looks like.

    That house must have been fun at halloween!!!!

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