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  •  So you think it more appropriate (7+ / 0-)

    that the event carry on without mention of the tragedy? What memorial gesture would you consider acceptable?

    •  The SuperBowl is a Commercial Spectacle! (2+ / 0-)
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      The SuperBowl is a celebration of America's consumer culture.  It is a Spectacle of Commerce.

      As such, I can think of no more demeaning way to trivalize the shootings than giving them a prominent place in this commercial circus.  "Get your pink ribbons ready, America: the Sandy Hook Survivors, right after these messages from Budweizer and Cialis."

      If we want to honor the memory of the 12/14 shootings, I can think of a number of more appropriate ways:
       - The Olivia Engal Gun Registration Act
       - The Dylan Hockley Gun Owners Insurance Mandate
       - The Catherine Hubbard Gun Manufacture Restriction Act
       - The Charlotte Bacon Background Check for Gun Purchases legislation
       - The Save Our Children Large Ammo-Magazine Restriction Act
       - etc.

      "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

      by Hugh Jim Bissell on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 08:14:21 AM PST

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      •  This would be sad, if it weren't so true. (0+ / 0-)
        As such, I can think of no more demeaning way to trivalize the shootings than giving them a prominent place in this commercial circus.  "Get your pink ribbons ready, America: the Sandy Hook Survivors, right after these messages from Budweizer and Cialis."

        Many hands make light work, but light hearts make heavy work the lightest of all.

        by SpamNunn on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 09:02:51 AM PST

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