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Old 08-24-2015, 10:27 AM
 
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Remember, these guys did do what they did to become heroes. They did it because it was the right thing to do. I hope that they can just go back to living their lives free of hype and not being used as 'props' for ambitious politicians.
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:29 AM
 
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What is with the woman who has to plant her face in every picture? Did she do anything other than practice for picture taking day? Attention w-****.
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Old 08-24-2015, 11:32 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Not trying to be nitpicky, but I would think the POTUS would do a lot more than make a phone call to congratulate these guys.
Weren't they still in France when Obama called?

What do you expect him to do, long distance?

How do you know there is nothing planned in the future (maybe when they get back home)?
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Old 08-24-2015, 12:11 PM
 
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Based on Chattanooga, I hope the Reservists don't get court marshaled for stopping a disaster

They are all heroes!
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Old 08-24-2015, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I suspect they will write a book, make a movie about the incident, and garner loads of hate mail from the Left for jumping to conclusions and being anti-Muslim bigots.
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Old 08-24-2015, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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What would you expect him to do? Buy each of them a new car? How about a brand new house? Declare a new holiday? Force congress to rename all French restaurants after them?
Gosh, you didn't catch on to the O-blamers ten years ago?
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Well, we only have 17 Republicans running for president...let's give the pundits 3 more reasons for heart palpitations.
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:25 PM
 
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Please...

The LEOs who apprehended Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the civilian who alerted them to his presence in his backyard didn't go into hiding. The flight attendants and airline passengers who overpowered the shoe-bomber and the underwear-bomber didn't go into hiding. Many of these individuals were publicly identified in press reports.

Vigilance is a good thing. Pants-wetting fear borne of having 'no doubts' about something upon which recent history should give plenty of doubt is not a good thing.

As an aside, here's an article about the awarding of the Legion d'Honneur to the three individuals.
Americans, Briton who subdued gunman on train receive France's highest honor - LA Times

The words 'hero' and 'heroic' are terribly overused in our time. But in this instance, they are entirely warranted.
Yes, and Pam Geller is still alive. Isn't she?

Mick
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:27 PM
 
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Weren't they still in France when Obama called?

What do you expect him to do, long distance?

How do you know there is nothing planned in the future (maybe when they get back home)?
Nothing short of President falling to his knees and servicing these fine servicemen would be good enough for some people here. Long distance. I am sure Facebook is working on that.

Mick
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Old 08-24-2015, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Were the messages prerecorded?

"This is President Obama calling. Press star to continue in English. Press pound for Spanish. If you supported me in my last election, press one. If you love the ACA, press two. If you are a federal employee that needs a computer wiped, press three. If you are a union leader and want to schedule a stay in the Lincoln bedroom, press four. To purchase a copy of one of my books, press five. If you are member of the military and have done something people feel was brave, press six. Press seven to hear these options again. Thank you. Please be aware that your phone will be billed five dollars for this call which will be used to pay for all private charter 747 flights to Hawaii once I leave office."
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On a more cynical note, who will be the first person, politician or group to
try and turn this into something other than an incredible act of selfless
heroism?
Pedro Martinez, you take the cake today. Just goes to show that there is nothing so good and positive that some people won't use it as a pretense to attack our President.
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