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Prayers for the Newtown, CT Families

No politics today as we mourn for the educators, adults and especially for the children taken from us today.

Our hearts go out to all those families affected by the horrible tragedy in Newtown, CT. Now is not the time for politics, but to reflect on the victims and families.

We pray for you. Godspeed to you as you deal with the tragedy inflicted by a sick individual. 

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GearHead December 15, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Yep, that "gun free zone" sign failed again. Maybe they need to be larger.
GearHead December 15, 2012 at 01:24 PM
@Bren. My prayers as well. This is heartbreaking.
Brian Dey December 15, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Tao- My call for no debate was for a temporary reprive from the daily anger that appears on this blog. I was asking that we focus on praying for the families and the innocent lives lost. I will give you all a chance to debate, but this isn't a dem or repub thing except for time to pray for those affected.
Bob McBride December 15, 2012 at 01:42 PM
I'll set up a separate place for the debate, titled as such. Feel free to use it or not but please respect Brian's request that we not do so here.
Brian Dey December 15, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Thank you Bob.
C. Sanders December 15, 2012 at 01:50 PM
My heart goes out to these parents and families and everyone as they (we) try to come to terms with such an unimaginable loss. We live in a world of impossibilities, as we witness the impossible task of ever preventing these tragedies, and the painful reality of having to live within these limits.
Richard Head December 15, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Remembering the Forgotten: While you pray for those in Connecticut - the disturbing fact remains that Americans hold a double standard - and it is very disturbing -. "Since the George W. Bush administration’s first use of targeted assassinations viadrone strikes, aimed at Al Qaeda and associated forces, in 2002, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) reports at least 178 innocent children (up to age 17)have died directly as a result of U.S. drone policy. "Though fromAugust 2010 through August 2011, TBIJ documented at least 101 civilians, including13 children, were killed by drone strikes. Brennan also said from August 2010through April 2012, the U.S. “had no information about a single civilian being killed.” TBIJ found that at least 107 civilians, including at least 16 children, were killed by strikes in that time. http://www.scribd.com/doc/115147268/Youth-Disrupted-Effects-of-U-S-Drone-Strikes-on-Children-in-Targeted-Areas These children and civilians are described as collateral damage, acceptable losses, or simply forgotten. It could be argued that some celebrate their deaths. U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen have caused the death of 178 children. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zf8bnYF-WxE Please remember these innocent victims as you search your conscious and propose solutions. This is a global problem.
Tansandy December 15, 2012 at 02:59 PM
WOW! Another turd to stupid to understand NO POLITICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Anti-Alinsky December 15, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Tao, you are a heartless bastard. You can't wait a week to spew your rabid, hate-filled dogma? Please, just shut up for a week while the country, and in particular Newtown, grieve.
The Anti-Alinsky December 15, 2012 at 03:23 PM
The half-wit Tao wrote: "..To those of us who would like to see more gun control, a terrible event like this can only be respected if we take seriously the question of how to prevent it from happening. Calling for "no debate" confuses with political gamesmanship a wish, felt by many, many people, to help the children, now slain, to have some kind of legacy in future children who are spared the same fate by the laws of a more sober society..." Read this carefully Tao. This was a sad an terrible thing. This is the time to reflect, hope and pray. In a few days, when the time is APPROPRIATE, then we can have this debate and your view can be shot to Hell. NOT NOW!
Brian Dey December 15, 2012 at 03:45 PM
For those obsessed with the politics of this tragedy, I have a new blog on this topic. Please use that one and reserve this one dor prayers.
Bob McBride December 15, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Thanks Brian. I put in a request to start one but either the local editor hasn't gotten to it yet or I did it wrong.
Jay Sykes December 15, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Looking for a political outlet, rather than prayerful refection? http://caledonia.patch.com/blog_posts/gun-control-why-it-wouldnt-have-prevented-the-newtown-ct-killings
Taoist Crocodile December 15, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Hey, all of you conservatives who are (understandably) feeling some mixed emotions about your staunch pro-gun stances in the light of so many dead children - spare me. Nobody declared a moratorium on trying to solve the problem after 9/11, or the gulf oil spill, or the Fort Hood shootings. Some of us don't pray - we try to see reality for what it is, and acknowledge problems for what they are. Boo hoo hoo all you want about how tasteless it is to actually think about -preventing- a tragedy like this, but too bad. Lock yourself in your room and stay off the internet if you don't want your views to be challenged.
Taoist Crocodile December 15, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Anti-Alinsky - then go grieve in private. There's nothing you can say that will change my mind about when is an appropriate time to talk about preventing the mass murder of children.
Taoist Crocodile December 15, 2012 at 06:35 PM
I believe Jesus had something to say about the value of public prayers: Matthew 6: 5-6 - "And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites [are]: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly" So, now be a good Christian and quit making an unseemly show of your prayers. Let's talk about this issue like men, and save your displays of piety for your bedroom closet.
The Anti-Alinsky December 15, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Then Tao, there is nothing to make me believe you have a soul.
The Anti-Alinsky December 15, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Bren wrote (on the http://muskego.patch.com/blog_posts/prayers-for-the-newtown-ct-families blog):"...One never hears about armed gunmen entering a shooting range or police station and opening fire. No, it always seems to be the places where guns are least likely to be..." Even Bren gets it.
The Anti-Alinsky December 15, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Tao wrote: "...I believe Jesus had something to say about the value of public prayers..." Actually Tao, Jesus point was that praying in public just to be seen and a religious person does nothing to boost your piety. Since GOD is the only being to answer prayers, only GOD needs to hear them. Kind of like your Nazi-like tactic of preying on peoples emotion to make your point and push your agenda!
NObama 2012 December 15, 2012 at 09:46 PM
I think the NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC is far more at fault for these types of killings. They tend to glorify the killer. Delve into his life. Try to find a reason. I could go on and on. I think these guys kill to be noticed. They are usually loners. Attention seems to be something they crave. In the end, the more people they kill, the more famous they become. They seem to be finding more horrific ways to put their stamp on society. If the media refused to print his name or show his picture, these killings would end. It would banish these monsters to eternal anonymity. I blame the media more than anyone else for giving these people a vehicle to achieve notoriety they crave at the expense of our little ones. The mainstream media has blood on their hands.
Bren December 15, 2012 at 10:09 PM
"Even Bren." Anti, it's a shame that you feel the need to exploit a prayer page with attempted insults.
The Anti-Alinsky December 15, 2012 at 10:16 PM
No insult Bren. It is just very encouraging when someone that I expected to take the opposite stance agrees with me. BTW, why are you jumping all over me when I was simply pointing out that you had it right? Especially when Tao is spewing his rabid venom.
Bren December 15, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Anti, you wrote, "Even Bren." My statement stands. Another article on the topic has been posted for insults and rhetoric, please use that one for your comments.
Taoist Crocodile December 16, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Hey, Alinsky - if you want to tell off a real Nazi, WPN1488 is up to his white power game on another blog. And wouldn't you know - he's on your side.
The Anti-Alinsky December 16, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Again, you jump all over me when I point out you were right, but give Tao a pass? Looks like we are back on the double standard.
The Anti-Alinsky December 16, 2012 at 02:39 AM
Tao, don't even try to equate me with the Nazis. In the mean time, to honor Brian's original request, and the fact that Bren pointed I was getting too political, I will post the appropriate comments in the appropriate blog.
Bren December 16, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Well, Anti, Tao didn't try to insult me and you did. That's why I directed my comment to you. Steve also made a crass remark (acronym) above but I expect better from you.
The Anti-Alinsky December 16, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Bren, so it's OK for Tao to jump the track and dishonor Brian's simple request, but when I agree with you it is a personal insult and I'm out of line. Time to look in the mirror.
The Anti-Alinsky December 16, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Maybe I better explain it and be done with it. Bren, you are one of the most liberal bloggers on the Patch. You blame Governor Walker, ALEC and the Koch Brothers for everything that isn't perfect. As such, I was very surprised when I found you in agreement on something. If you want to take that as an insult that is your problem...not mine.
Mesha December 16, 2012 at 05:58 AM
We ask for peace and comfort, from all the turmoi, heart break and sorrow.. We ask for Love and quietness unshaken by the happenings of this world. We ask for healing, trusting in Divine Love as we pray for the people and famiies of New Town, Connecticut

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