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Barack Obama To Attend Clementa Pinckney’s Funeral

PRESIDENT TO TRAVEL TO CHARLESTON, S.C. FOR MEMORIAL SERVICE || By FITSNEWS || U.S. President Barack Obama will attend funeral services for S.C. Senator Clementa Pinckney – one of the victims of last week’s horrific, racially motivated church shooting in Charleston, S.C. Obama’s attendance at Pinckney’s memorial service – scheduled for Friday at…

PRESIDENT TO TRAVEL TO CHARLESTON, S.C. FOR MEMORIAL SERVICE

|| By FITSNEWS || U.S. President Barack Obama will attend funeral services for S.C. Senator Clementa Pinckney – one of the victims of last week’s horrific, racially motivated church shooting in Charleston, S.C.

Obama’s attendance at Pinckney’s memorial service – scheduled for Friday at TD Arena on the campus of the College of Charleston – was announced Monday by the S.C. House Democratic Caucus.

Pinckney, 41, was the pastor at Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, S.C.  He and his church were specifically targeted by “Holy City Massacre” suspect Dylann Storm Roof for his murderous rampage.  In fact Roof reportedly asked for Pinckney by name and sat next to him at a Bible study at the church for nearly an hour before killing him and eight other people at the church.

Roof – a 21-year-old white supremacist – later told police he almost didn’t go through with the attack because the people at the church had been so nice to him.

Pinckney is survived by his wife, Jennifer, and two children, Eliana and Malana.

First elected to the S.C. House of Representatives in 1997 (at the age of 23), Pinckney served in the State Senate from 2001 until his death.  Ironically, he was among those who organized rallies in the aftermath of an April shooting of a black man by a white police officer in North Charleston, S.C.

Obama has paid just one prior visit to the Palmetto State since becoming president – a trip which resulted in S.C. governor Nikki Haley‘s Facebook page blowing up with all sorts of racist rhetoric.

Let’s hope things are calmer this time …

UPDATE: Obama won’t just be attending the event, it turns out he’ll be eulogizing Pinckney.

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122 comments

Obama is a sick puppy June 22, 2015 at 3:41 pm

Tell that race baiting sack of shit to stay away from South Carolina. Nobody wants him and Sharpton in SC together.

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Rocky June 22, 2015 at 3:44 pm

I welcome the first black President of the United States, elected twice by a majority of Americas of all colors, to come down to our city and help praise a great leader of the local community. Bet Haley get’s a front row seat too, along with Graham and Tim Scott. Bet Scott even gets a handshake and a hug. On a side note Dylann – I thought they restricted your access to the Internet in prison.

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Nölff June 22, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Tango’s been gone for a while. Did they lock him up?

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Bye Bye Rocky June 22, 2015 at 4:09 pm

He bit the dust. Bible Thumper got a wake up call. Rocky is next.

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Rocky June 22, 2015 at 4:22 pm

Oh, Rocky’s next. Yeah, I might stop posting after that tampon is removed from the State House grounds. There’s a reason it’s red you know. And it is coming down.

Bye Bye Rocky June 22, 2015 at 4:33 pm

Who cares about you. You’re just a piss ant that is far far below that group known as “Anonymous.” You think you know, when you really do not know.

Rocky June 22, 2015 at 5:32 pm

Oh Tango, I miss you too. So many lonely nights you must be having.

shifty henry June 22, 2015 at 5:46 pm

hey there! got to think about copyrighting “piss-ant” and allowing its use only for legitimate piss-ants!

erneba June 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm

I called someone a piss-ant on this blog three or four weeks ago. It is the person using the Rush Limbaugh avatar. Did you use it before then? I no longer waste my time with him.

shifty henry June 22, 2015 at 6:42 pm

I’ve used it here for about two years mainly for Lil’ Benito…

erneba June 22, 2015 at 7:17 pm

It appears that you are the piss-ant-go-to guy on this blog. I will defer and beg your permission to use it when the opportunity arises.

shifty henry June 22, 2015 at 7:36 pm

Everyone has my permission to use it — free of charge — but thanks for asking!

euwe max June 22, 2015 at 10:09 pm

…a 50’s era gentleman, avoids the word “cunt,” and never gets so drunk he loses his necktie.

Rocky June 22, 2015 at 9:06 pm

I’ll be a piss-ant if it pisses of Bye Bye.

shifty henry June 22, 2015 at 9:43 pm

Who is Bye Bye?

Rocky June 22, 2015 at 7:52 pm

Apparently you do Tango – since you have to sneak back on using different names to respond to me all the time. Bye bye Rocky – oooohhhh, aaaahhhh.

Rocky June 22, 2015 at 4:23 pm

He trolls under different names. He’s afraid if he uses his usual handle he’ll get called into court on the silly lawsuit against FITS and people will see his acne.

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Squishy123 June 22, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Had Pinckney been white, Obama would have been out on the golf course.

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Birthers For Cruz June 22, 2015 at 4:03 pm

So says the Chair of the Roof Defense Fund.

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Agent June 22, 2015 at 4:15 pm

LMAO!!! The indigent defense fund has your son covered.

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fc June 22, 2015 at 4:18 pm

LMAO!!!!!
LMAO!!!!!!

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Flippy Pogo June 23, 2015 at 11:25 am

LMAO!!! LMAO!!!

Flippy Pogo June 23, 2015 at 11:24 am

I’m the biggest race baiter here. It’s not the only baitin’ I’m doing either! Just have to bring up pictures of dogs and I’ll be baitin’ away! LMAO!!! LMAO!!!

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Rocky June 22, 2015 at 3:42 pm

And there you have it. When does the flag come down – Thursday. And no one could have ever doubted for one minute Obama would attend Pinkney’s funeral. What about that nutcase lady that was going off on Cruz and Sanitorium about Obama’s planning to detonate a nuclear bomb in Charleston Harbor. Bet she’s pissed of today.

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Squishy123 June 22, 2015 at 3:59 pm

So it’s coming down Thursday?

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Rocky June 22, 2015 at 4:21 pm

I’m guessin’ – they don’t want to have Obama say “take down the flag” on Friday and then do it on Saturday. Then it would like they did because of him.

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Squishy123 June 22, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Who is “they”, most people in SC don’t give a shit what Obama says or thinks.

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Rocky June 22, 2015 at 5:28 pm

The Legislators baby, the Legislators.

Squishy123 June 22, 2015 at 6:03 pm

I doubt they give a shit what Obama says.

I’m willing to bet that it will come down within a year. I really don’t give a shit, I’m not from this state, my family didn’t come to this country until the 1880’s so the war was over before we even got here. My plans are to leave the state when I retire in five years so I really don’t give a shit. I find it funny that so many get so bent out of shape and think that the black citizens place so much of the blame on their issues on a flag flying on the Statehouse grounds. I guarantee not a fucking thing will change with them once it does come down. Everything going on right now is all emotion, and you don’t run a government on emotion.

The Colonel June 22, 2015 at 5:51 pm

Well, we finally found something to agree on.

euwe max June 22, 2015 at 10:06 pm

Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

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low bar.

The Colonel June 22, 2015 at 10:08 pm

Agreed.

Squishy123 June 22, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Just another way of saying, “fuck you Charleston” Obama is going to screw up traffic worse than it normally is in that city.

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Rocky June 22, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Oh for Christ sake Squishy – given the events of the last five days, a little traffic along Calhoun isn’t going to kill anyone. Bet he lands via helicopter at the docks, has a quick limo to the church, gets a little she-crab soup on the way out of town, and is in and out in about 3 years. The funeral itself will be a huge traffic nightmare regardless of who attends. That little hand-holding event yesterday didn’t increase traffic flow over the bridge.

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Rocky June 22, 2015 at 4:26 pm

I meant to say three hours – but I see above he’s spending the night. Good for him. A romantic city to spend a nice evening with the wife.

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guest June 22, 2015 at 6:24 pm

His wife says he smells real bad.The city doesn’t need the stench right now.

Michelle Obama says Barack has Body Odor – YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqq6EwcgyWk

Oct 5, 2008 – Uploaded by artifishalMichelle Obama tells Glamour magazine that Barack Obama is kicked out of bed because he stinks!

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Rocky June 22, 2015 at 7:21 pm

We don’t care about your obsession over the President’s scent, flippy/pogo. It is almost as disturbing as the near stalking behavior you exhibit towards Tom Erwin, Buzzman, and SYNTwist. Seek professional help.

Squishy123 June 22, 2015 at 8:20 pm

I bet Moochelle doesn’t exactly smell pleasant either.

I wonder if she’ll bring her mom with her, you know the First Leech?

Flippy Pogo June 23, 2015 at 11:22 am

You don’t have to know I have BO to know I stink, everything I write on this site reeks of miserable hatred and crazed obsession! LMAO!!! LMAO!!!

Squishy123 June 22, 2015 at 5:59 pm

You watch too much television, and I’ll take that bet. Here’s the bet, who ever loses leaves this blog forever, no coming back under a different name… deal?

He’ll fly into the Charleston AFB and motorcade in.

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SC's Game Players June 22, 2015 at 6:32 pm

That is how its always normally been done with past visiting POTUS to the area. But who’s to say they break the norm. It would help reduce one big mess of traffic jams everywhere if Obama landed by chopper some where in the city. He could set down right across from the main Charleston City Police Station. But I could not careless. Just hate to see so many inconvenienced by his presence, those in his circle that will show, and all the other people who will fly in to Charleston for this funeral. But then, its a national tragedy. This was a Christian church and a community that was terrorized by a sick kid. It has shocked the nation. My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of these victims. *sniff*

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Rocky June 22, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Charleston AFB? You mean the International Airport? Yeah, a chopper to the docks. No way I’d let him take a limo down 26 to Meeting. Not with people like Tango and some others loose in SC.

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Squishy123 June 22, 2015 at 8:18 pm

No dipshit, I mean the Charleston AFB ( http://www.military.com/base-guide/charleston-air-force-base ).

So you’re saying they’re going to bring Air Force One and Marine One to Charleston? Actually they’ll bring at least two planes because Biden can’t fly on the same plane as Obama.

You taking the bet or chickening out?

The Colonel June 22, 2015 at 10:53 pm

They’re the same airfield: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleston_International_Airport.

AF1 to Charleston AFB/Charleston international, the beast into town after shutting down 26 and the side streets. No place for HMX 1 to land even the UH-60 version of Marine 1 downtown (maybe the coast guard station then a ride in the beast).

SC's Game Players June 22, 2015 at 6:25 pm

But the fact is, Rocky, Obama visiting with Joe Biden in tow and so many more of the influential elite, people will flock to the city from all over in hope of getting a glimpse of them all, or at the least their motorcades. The Charleston City Police can not possibly handle traffic during this. They will have to get assistance from all over the state to help out. But it will still be one big snafu of a mess that will last for several hours on end.

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Rocky June 22, 2015 at 7:17 pm

Yeah, but ever drive down there on any afternoon? It’s always tight. Roads built for horses. Geesh!!!

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 23, 2015 at 12:26 am

Charleston police will just shoot him in the back.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 23, 2015 at 12:26 am

Squishy is racist.

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Scales of Justice June 22, 2015 at 4:28 pm

You’re right. It will be a parking lot in the city. Friday of all times is peek weekend travelers and tourism of the city. They need to reschedule the funeral if he is to attend. Not fair to tens of thousands of commuters for him to grid lock the city and interstate leading into the same.

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shifty henry June 22, 2015 at 5:41 pm

he’s a piss-ant so what does he care about human beings?

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euwe max June 22, 2015 at 10:06 pm

I heard he cares about Muslims.

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SC's Game Players June 22, 2015 at 6:16 pm

It will be a disaster, indeed. I will avoid that area of the state like the plaque.

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Rocky June 22, 2015 at 7:16 pm

And we appreciate that.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 23, 2015 at 12:25 am

Can’t we at least wait until the bodies are buried before lapsing into anti-Obama rants.

Yawn.

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Peace Prize's for everyone June 23, 2015 at 8:11 am

He brought it on himself….he injected himself into said situation to the degree of doing the eulogy.

It reminds me of Bart Barker making fun of Adam Levin being self serving & narcissistic to the point of interrupting people’s weddings:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEIN0Lszo3g

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Tazmaniac June 22, 2015 at 4:02 pm

Is the Secret Service going to put “Obama is a Uncle Tom!” Lady on a time out?

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45 Million Illegal Cockroaches June 22, 2015 at 4:20 pm

At this juncture and looking back on Obama’s history, he is not worth the time of day to me. I will be glad when he is out of office and gone. But roads he has left his marks upon are paved with things that will bring this nation down to being a shit hole.

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shifty henry June 22, 2015 at 5:40 pm

—- and will always be a piss-ant!

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euwe max June 22, 2015 at 10:05 pm

I always try to count the positives…

at least we aren’t at war with Iran!

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 23, 2015 at 12:28 am

You mean Bush right.

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IronmanREV3 June 22, 2015 at 4:04 pm

People of the United States of America,
President Obama never attends Funerals of Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty. I wonder why that is.He has time to attend Fund Raisers. Of course this Funeral is a Special Case. He had to go to make a statement.Can’t send a representative.

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Squishy123 June 22, 2015 at 4:09 pm

He doesn’t go to white funerals.

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Rocky June 22, 2015 at 4:20 pm

I think actually he has. But don’t let the cloud your judgement.

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Rocky June 22, 2015 at 4:19 pm

He personally knew Pinkney. Would you send a representative to a friends funeral? OK, well maybe you would.

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Squishy123 June 22, 2015 at 4:29 pm

How did he know him? Were they Facebook friends?

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IronmanREV3 June 22, 2015 at 4:45 pm

Knowing someone and being a close friend are two different things.

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SC's Game Players June 22, 2015 at 6:48 pm

Yeah. Just barely making someone’s acquaintance from business, its different. I don’t think Obama really knew the poor guy.

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SC's Game Players June 22, 2015 at 6:46 pm

I think he only spoke to him maybe 2 or 3 times for the last 7 years and very briefly at that. But I might be wrong.

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shifty henry June 22, 2015 at 9:42 pm

For the first three years he refused to visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier –

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Holy City Racism Convention June 22, 2015 at 4:07 pm

Piers Morgan: Jail White People Who Use the N-Word. Obama has said the N word many times. Its on record. Charleston should reject Obama and Sharpton. We all know, Obama will inject black hate for white people as well as Sharpton. Who else will show up? Maxine Waters? Obamas new Attorney General? Valarie Jarrett? Maybe even Louis Farrakan? And what about the New Black Panthers? Will they show up too?

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Disqus June 22, 2015 at 4:17 pm

IP address trace: IP detected
IP address match: pogo, pogo2, fc, flip coscoe, sandi morals, guest
Post content: Troll bait

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Scales of Justice June 22, 2015 at 4:24 pm

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!! Your psychosis is progressively getting worst.

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erneba June 22, 2015 at 6:23 pm

Piers Morgan is not worth your time to even express your disgust with his antics.

As for the other people listed in your post, they fall in the same category.

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Holy City Racism Convention June 22, 2015 at 4:22 pm

Being reported that secret service already setting up for Obama to visit Charleston. He will stay over night.

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Rocky June 22, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Good for him. Awesome BBQ place on King Street just a few blocks from the Church. I hope Michele comes as well. They could have a cuddle night in a nice downtown B&B.

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Squishy123 June 22, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Stop, you’re making me sick.

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Bye Bye Rocky June 22, 2015 at 4:36 pm

I could make you feel better by posting Rocky’s real legal name found upon his drivers license. However, that would spoil so much future fun. So I will hold that ammo in abeyance for now.

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Rocky June 22, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Oh Tango, did you grab my wallet at the same time you were trying to grab my – well – you know. Kiss, kiss, hugs, hugs. I forgive you for leaving me for that black man.

Stomping grounds June 22, 2015 at 7:08 pm

Obama is going to do a little jig on the Confederate flag while he’s here.

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Holy City Racism Convention June 22, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Charleston city bars will be allowed to extend their operating hours in welcome of Obama’s Secret Service Detail. Escorts will be bussed in from Myrtle Beach to make them feel … errrr … “at home.”

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Rocky June 22, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Bull. The escorts will be bused in from Miami. Si, Poppi, si!!!

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Holy City Racism Convention June 22, 2015 at 4:42 pm

CORNEL WEST: Obama ‘First Niggerized President’…

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Holy City Racism Convention June 22, 2015 at 4:45 pm

Its official .. .Obama to give eulogy in Charleston. So expect a race baiting speech and words about the confederate flag and crime against black people. He will pollute a good things for sure. And its confirmed, Al Sharpton is to be there.

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shifty henry June 22, 2015 at 5:52 pm

Hmmm, an entire nest of piss-ants and cockroaches all together. Someone check to see if Black Flag will be banned from being sold during this event.

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SC's Game Players June 22, 2015 at 6:42 pm

Sharpton will make an ass out of himself. I hope he gets booed.

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Holy City Racism Convention June 22, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Obama and Biden, Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, many others lined up for Charleston funeral.

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Holy City Racism Convention June 22, 2015 at 4:47 pm

President Barack Obama will give the eulogy at the funeral of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church pastor, the late Rev. Clementa Pinckney, on Friday, the White House has confirmed.

Joe Biden will also be in attendance.

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The Colonel June 22, 2015 at 5:54 pm

What a target of opportunity for a terrorist – stupid.

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Squishy123 June 22, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Exactly what I was thinking, it’s rare to hear of both being in the same place at the same time.

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SC's Game Players June 22, 2015 at 6:40 pm

It is odd. Security will be way above the norm if both show. Maybe they will play tag team with the days? Some of the victims are to be buried on different days from the others. But I don’t know. I don’t care about Obama or Biden one way or the other. As soon as things are back to normal, which will take awhile for everyone to get over this tragic event, things will be back to normal. But the event and the memory of it all is cast in stone forever. Those fine God loving people did not deserve in any respect what happened to them.

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The Colonel June 22, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Just what we need, traffic jams and flight delays.

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SC's Game Players June 22, 2015 at 6:33 pm

I didn’t think about flight delays, but you are absolutely right.

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euwe max June 22, 2015 at 10:03 pm

You should change your handle to Colonel of Truth.

Of course, if he got his hair cut on Air Force 1, it wouldn’t take long.

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The Colonel June 22, 2015 at 10:06 pm

Maybe after I really retire… I can’t imagine that haircut takes too long, a number one guard and a brush.

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euwe max June 22, 2015 at 10:07 pm

What kind of murder cycle do you have?

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The Colonel June 22, 2015 at 10:10 pm

Right now a ’71 Suzuki TS-250 Savage I’m in the process of restoring. I’m hoping to do better though…

euwe max June 22, 2015 at 10:13 pm
The Colonel June 22, 2015 at 10:20 pm

Mine’s green and a lot rougher. He’s missing the muffler insert (as am I), mirrors and I have a bigger parcel rack. Mine smokes a little less though you still smell like you’ve been weed eating all day after a 30 minute ride.

The Colonel June 22, 2015 at 10:24 pm
euwe max June 22, 2015 at 10:36 pm
The Colonel June 22, 2015 at 10:46 pm

I’d kill myself, besides, that’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen in a while.

euwe max June 23, 2015 at 1:21 am

Yeah… I don’t like playing in the dirt, either. I like a v8 road bike with a fatty on the back.

I had a friend who liked to show off on a Harley Sportster. When I recounted one of his more hair raising episodes on it, a hippie chick matter-of-factly said, just before taking a bite of her sandwich – “He will *ride* that motorcycle… until one day, that motorcycle will ride *him*!”

The real power is in the mind, not in the V8… and in the body of that chick that got off at the top of the video.

The Colonel June 23, 2015 at 1:24 am

The chick was hot…

I do like playing in the dirt though plowing it like that cat was is beyond my idea of fun.

euwe max June 23, 2015 at 1:26 am

It didn’t even look like he maintained very good control of it, he was leaning to one side all the time.

The Colonel June 23, 2015 at 1:28 am

He definitely didn’t plow a straight furrow. Insomnia sucks

euwe max June 23, 2015 at 1:45 am

Plenty of time to sleep when you’re dead.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 23, 2015 at 12:27 am

As opposed to racist whitewash and gun control.

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The Colonel June 23, 2015 at 12:29 am

Congratulations, non sequitur of the day and it’s not even 0030 yet.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 23, 2015 at 12:34 am

Is it though? You’re bloviating about being inconvenienced by the horrific deaths caused by an avowed racist using readily available firearms.

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The Colonel June 23, 2015 at 1:36 am

If they’d been white non-democrats he’d be no where near the place.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 23, 2015 at 1:45 am

Fort Hood…Obama was there. Texas is crawling with GOP filth.

The Colonel June 23, 2015 at 1:59 am

Really had to work to find that one – he went mostly because Bush was going to be there. Took him six years to admit it was terrorism and award purple hearts, course he forgot to award any benefits to go with them…

Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 23, 2015 at 4:57 am

BTW. S.C. is as red a state as they come or had you forgotten.

And Obama got Bin Laden…Bush never did. In fact, Rumsfeld let him escape.

Squishy123 June 22, 2015 at 6:42 pm Reply
euwe max June 22, 2015 at 10:02 pm

How about going down to Iraq, and getting a photo-op at abu-ghraib?

Here’s a start to apologizing for the torture that went on there…

“Under the dictator, prisons like Abu Ghraib were symbols of death and torture. That same prison became a symbol of disgraceful conduct by a few American troops who dishonored our country and disregarded our values. We will demolish the Abu Ghraib prison, as a fitting symbol of Iraq’s new beginning.”

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Kelly June 23, 2015 at 6:02 am

The whole thing is being hijacked by cheap politicians on the make for money, power and votes.

Shame on you all.

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TroubleBaby June 23, 2015 at 10:05 am

You are correct. The Confederate flag issue has officially over taken the mourning of those killed in the in the church.

How sad is that? Now pols get to exalt themselves over it too.

It’s all thoroughly disgusting.

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Flippy Pogo June 23, 2015 at 11:23 am

Racists like me don’t care about dead blacks though, but they sure care about some flag flying over the state house grounds! I’ll back Haley taking down the flag though because she might raise our taxes more and more! I’m a conservative! LMAO!!!

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Frank June 23, 2015 at 7:24 am

All the clowns are coming to town. Alert Ringling Brothers…

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Obama The Cuckoo June 23, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Obama is the root of all the black racism these past years. He and his cronies kept on and on and on and on with it. It was never this bad until he comes in and kicks the bee hives and the ant nest.

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