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  •  A hard speech to listen to (6+ / 0-)

    Hard to hear the 20 names.  In my mind, we should all have to listen to those 20 names over the next months.  We should all have to remember.

    20 of the people killed were babies.  6 and 7 year olds are probably the sweetest age.  They are learning and they love everybody.

    I don't have kids yet, but I have sisters who are 12 years younger.  I remember being home from college and visiting their classes for lunch when they were in Kindergarten, first, second grades.  And all of those kids would just flock to people.  All they wanted was someone to hug them and talk to them and read them a book and to show someone what they can do.

    Every death is a tragedy.  But there is something that makes it extra hard when it is kids who haven't had the time to do anything wrong.  Who haven't learned that there is evil in the world.

    And there is just something so heartbreakingly awful about all of those kids not knowing what was happening.  

    •  Oh, those names. (1+ / 0-)
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      I kept thinking "Please, let that be the last one. Let that be the last one." but they just went on and on. I keep thinking that those children lived their last few seconds on earth in utter terror. What must their parents be thinking every minute -- it's unimaginable.

      Thank you, President Obama, for saying what so desperately needs to be said over and over in this country. Now let's all get out there and help him make it happen.

      "So keep fighting for freedom and justice, beloveds..." -- Molly Ivins

      by goheelsgodems on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:45:12 PM PST

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