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  • Well, if you got nothin you attack the messenger.
  • sammyk: Well, if you got nothin you attack the messenger.


    The public reacted very negatively to LaPierre's message, so the Conservative Entertainment Complex has decided to double down on it. Good times.
  • I love the smell of right wing desperation in the morning
  • Security guards at the school where Obama's kids attend?

    This is an outrage!
  • Some children are more important than others, submitter. It's a fact of life.
  • Only children of the elite deserve schools with gun-carrying protectors.
  • David Gregory probably does not set school policy.
  • BunkyBrewman: Security guards at the school where Obama's kids attend?


    TFA mentions that this is not counting the SS detail.
  • This is a lot like Al Gore lecturing us all on how we are killing the planet with everything we do in our lives and yet its ok for him to pollute the skies as he rides around on a jet telling lies everywhere.
  • Only peasants send their children to schools where they can be slaughtered.
  •  the co-ed Quaker school Sidwell Friends

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  • kronicfeld: David Gregory probably does not set school policy.


    Yet he probably chose the school based on it's policies. Go figure.
  • kronicfeld: David Gregory probably does not set school policy.


    And he clearly doesn't object strongly enough to not send his kids there.
  • I'm.... outraged?

    Wait, no I'm not. Just because one school where lots of children who might be potential targets attend needs guards, that doesn't mean all schools need guards. Why are republicans constantly so pouty and outraged? Does it make them happy?
  • Dancin_In_Anson: BunkyBrewman: Security guards at the school where Obama's kids attend?

    TFA mentions that this is not counting the SS detail.


    Yeah, but doesn't consider that the school is also where Ambassadors' and other dignitaries' children go, who also probably merit heightened security. That, plus "security" doesn't necessarily mean against rampage shooters. If you have security at a Foot Locker they're there to stop thieves, not prepared to take down a guy with a high powered rifle.
  • Did you guys know that the President said he doesn't think all Americans should have Secret Service protection, even though he himself has Secret Service protection??? What a hypocrite! It's like he thinks some lives are more valuable than others!
  • kxs401: I'm.... outraged?

    Wait, no I'm not. Just because one school where lots of children who might be potential targets attend needs guards, that doesn't mean all schools need guards. Why are republicans constantly so pouty and outraged? Does it make them happy?


    Hey, I'm with you. Some kids need security. Why should the hoi polloi get that sort of service?Security costs money, and those resources need to be spared only on a certain class of people.
  • Nabb1: kxs401: I'm.... outraged?

    Wait, no I'm not. Just because one school where lots of children who might be potential targets attend needs guards, that doesn't mean all schools need guards. Why are republicans constantly so pouty and outraged? Does it make them happy?

    Hey, I'm with you. Some kids need security. Why should the hoi polloi get that sort of service?Security costs money, and those resources need to be spared only on a certain class of people.


    Oh, clearly. All Americans should get exactly the same level of day-to-day protection. That makes perfect sense.
  • kxs401: Nabb1: kxs401: I'm.... outraged?

    Wait, no I'm not. Just because one school where lots of children who might be potential targets attend needs guards, that doesn't mean all schools need guards. Why are republicans constantly so pouty and outraged? Does it make them happy?

    Hey, I'm with you. Some kids need security. Why should the hoi polloi get that sort of service?Security costs money, and those resources need to be spared only on a certain class of people.

    Oh, clearly. All Americans should get exactly the same level of day-to-day protection. That makes perfect sense.


    Of course it doesn't, and I wouldn't want to waste time with anything like one or two police officers assigned detail or anything like that. Look, banks need armed guards. Malls need armed guards. Pro sports events need armed guards. These are things we value. It's all about priorities.
  • EnviroDude: Only peasants send their children to schools where they can be slaughtered.


    If you want armed security for your kids then pay for it yourself.  Send them to a school that has it.  Unless you're ready for the taxes it will take to pay to put them in every public school.

    Higher taxes for education and a massive expansion of government.   EnviroDude, I don't think I even know you anymore.
  • Nabb1: kxs401: Nabb1: kxs401: I'm.... outraged?

    Wait, no I'm not. Just because one school where lots of children who might be potential targets attend needs guards, that doesn't mean all schools need guards. Why are republicans constantly so pouty and outraged? Does it make them happy?

    Hey, I'm with you. Some kids need security. Why should the hoi polloi get that sort of service?Security costs money, and those resources need to be spared only on a certain class of people.

    Oh, clearly. All Americans should get exactly the same level of day-to-day protection. That makes perfect sense.

    Of course it doesn't, and I wouldn't want to waste time with anything like one or two police officers assigned detail or anything like that. Look, banks need armed guards. Malls need armed guards. Pro sports events need armed guards. These are things we value. It's all about priorities.


    Argue that schools need armed guards if you'd like, but that's not the point this headline is trying to make. "Conservatives" are trying to present this situation as some sort of "HA! Gotcha!" Regardless of whether you think all schools need armed guards or not, it's not hypocritical for Sidwell Friends to have armed guards when other schools don't.
  • nmrsnr: Yeah, but doesn't consider that the school is also where Ambassadors' and other dignitaries' children go, who also probably merit heightened security.


    Good to see that you understand that their are children that are more important than yours.
  • kxs401: I'm.... outraged?

    Wait, no I'm not. Just because one school where lots of children who might be potential targets attend needs guards, that doesn't mean all schools need guards. Why are republicans constantly so pouty and outraged? Does it make them happy?


    That's pretty much what I was going to say. When you have the children of high profile folks attending your exclusive school in droves (it is a very exclusive school, btw), you'll want that security. However, the chances of someone trying to kidnap and hold for ransom one of the kids at one the schools here are  probably zero. If there's gonna be a kidnapping in my solidly middle class area, it's going to be a parent who was denied custody or a perv. Why should my community bear the extra expense of bored, armed personnel on every site? While my city is financially solvent, the ones around us are not. They'd have to get the big, bad ol' government to pay for it.

    We have an armed,  off duty officer at one of the High  Schools at all times, but he was always in the lunch room,  hanging  out with the lunch ladies, unless it was time for his rounds. Not only that, that particular school is pretty rough. It's a necessity in that situation, but the kids were most likely to be.the ones needing to be shot, not an intruder.  Hell, a bunch of those kids were probably packin' heat on the sly. It's one of the reasons that when I found  out how bad  things were there when my son was still in H.S., I moved.

    Also remember, Columbine had an armed guard, Virginia Tech subcontracted out with the  police department and Fort Hood was a military base,  for pity's sake. The presence of armed personnel is obviously not a deterrent at all. Something does need to be done, but armed guards at every school, especially of the citizen patrol or teacher variety, is not the answer. What the answer  is, I am not entirely sure. I'll get back to you when I figure it out.
  • It's safe to say the school where Gregory sends his kids is a high-security school. It's just odd he'd want it for his kids, but wouldn't be more open to it for others.

    It's also entirely possible that he feels the same way about the armed guards at this school, but whatever feelings he has are outweighed by the educational benefits provided there.
  • kxs401: Regardless of whether you think all schools need armed guards or not, it's not hypocritical for Sidwell Friends to have armed guards when other schools don't


    I can only assume that you regularly rail on people for wanting to have things that you afford yourself.
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