Pray For Paris

Thinking of Jadzia,  please check in and let us know you and your family are okay.  <3

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  1. Somebody says:

    I just turned on my TV and heard for the first time what was going on and immediately came here. My mind went immediately to Jadiza too, praying she and her family are OK.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    9 minutes ago
    Our city is three hours south of Paris. My husband tells me this is the first national state of emergency since the Algerian war. It’s about goddamned time they closed the borders, though. It’s been one attack after another for the last year (the one in my city last December, the two Christmas markets, Charlie Hebdo, and now this) and you know, maybe we should NOT be letting in a bunch of “refugee” dudes without even knowing who the hell they are. I think our government is finally beginning to realize this. And there’s no real attempt (like with some of the early attacks) to pretend that gosh, we just don’t know WHO could possibly be responsible for this.
    This whole thing, of course, is like a nice big early Christmas present for Marine LePen and the National Front. Which I am pretty sure the Socialists realize and that is why they are finally pulling their heads out of their asses.

    • helenk3 says:

      So glad you and your husband are ok. Prayers for your country

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Relieved to hear your are fine. Thought is was about time they realize that those so called refugees flooding in are anything but more and more trouble.

      • Jadzia says:

        I think almost everybody realized that… except for the people with the power to do something about it. After the attacks last year (first the attacks in the provincial cities, including Tours, and then Charlie Hebdo), the government’s first impulse seemed to be to stick its head in the sand. To the point that after the second Christmas market attack, they initially wouldn’t even release the name of the guy who did it (I’m sure you can imagine why).

        Then, Charlie Hebdo was seen by a lot of folks (myself included) as the French 9/11. The odd thing was that ultimately, nothing visible happened as a result of those attacks. There were big memorials, everybody had a sad for a while, and then it was on to the next thing. At least right now (and of course it’s still early days) it appears that there is a dawning realization among the politicians that if something meaningful is not done, this is going to keep happening. I had my problems with the Bush Administration’s response to 9/11, but it hasn’t escaped my notice that guess what? There hasn’t been a Mumbai attack or a London Tube attack or a Madrid attack in the US since that time. And with the runup to regional elections, the gov’t is deservedly going to be under a ton of pressure. It’s just sick and sad that it took the combination of mass carnage and Marine LePen (and Hollande escaping what I assume was an assassination attempt–otherwise his presence at the stadium was one hell of a coincidence) to get them to wake the fuck up.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    9 minutes ago
    Yeah, they televised the Obama speech here and I looked at my husband and said, “Gosh, it’s so wonderful to be able to laugh at a horrible time like this.” Because GOLLY GEE, WHO COULD POSSIBLY BE RESPONSIBLE?

  4. votermom says:

    Thank goodness Jadzia is ok!

  5. simofish says:

    What a crazy world we live in

    • Venus says:

      Evil, Simone. It’s hard for decent people to understand and/or believe. But this is just pure evil, IMO.

      • Underwhelmed says:

        And that’s the problem. Wilful disregard of history, precedent and human nature. They don’t want to believe that Islam is the root cause of much evil. But until they do, this will keep happening.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Jadzia’s comments were at the end of the last thread while I was posting this one. Yes, thought of her and how she sometimes takes the kids to Paris for some fun.

    Also, needed to get off the Missou Crybully thread. 😛

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Watching Shep is making me cry. I know we’re in the not knowing stage, but he is deeply disturbed as the news filters in. Innocents are being executed one by one.

    Police now storming the theater.

  8. helenk3 says:

    Is this the beginning of WW3? If so the whole western world including Russia better work together ad defeat this enemy.

    one person arrested claims he is from isis

  9. Mary says:

    So glad to know you’re ok, Jadzia! Stay safe!

  10. DeniseVB says:

    Siege in concert hall is over.

  11. helenk3 says:

    Editor’s note: The situation in Paris is still fluid, and officials have not confirmed a current casualty count. Hostages are being held at the Bataclan concert hall, and there are reports French police have stormed the venue. A shooting took place outside a restaurant in Paris and several explosions were reported outside the Stade de France during a France-Germany soccer match. There are unconfirmed reports of gunfire in the Les Halles area. Local and international news outlets report anywhere between 35-60 people have been killed and dozens injured. French President Hollande has declared a state of emergency and closed borders in response. – Stephanie

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’m trying to invoke the 24-48 hour rule, Obama looked and sounded like a moo-cow at his statement thing tonight, but he didn’t make me feel better. Just thankful he didn’t invoke “see, told ya, global warming!”

      Though I can’t take my eyes off this.

  12. DeniseVB says:

    Kerry checked on our Embassy, not sure if that means our citizens are safe, but I’m sure he feels important or something tonight.

  13. Venus says:

    Obama releases a statement that this attack “is an attack on all humanity and our shared universal values.”

    No motherfucker, this was an attack on WESTERN VALUES.

    Gah, TFG.

  14. helenk3 says:

    these MFers killed over 100 people in the concert hall

    • 140+ being reported. about 1/2 of the number they killed in the airplane bomb. Motherfu**ers

      • leslie says:

        I am so very sad for Paris.
        Now, FOX is reporting that terrorist sites are saying this is just the beginning.. One of the terrorist sites is promising that they will “taste the blood of the US” when they get cars(?) and that the “American blood will be the sweetest”.

        • votermom says:

          so … does amazon sell ammo?

        • Jadzia says:

          This really is becoming a global showdown, isn’t it?

          • votermom says:

            Jadzia, In the earlier thread you asked “how do we explain this to the kids?”
            Violencr has never struck as closely to them, but since they were little, whenever there is news of violence , I’ve told them: There are bad people in the world. Maybe one day God will change them. But it’s up to us to keep ourselves safe. Mom and Dad always make that our most important job – keeping you safe.

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Just a reminder from our Messiah-in-Chief :

  16. leslie says:

    from :

    “Intelligence sources say French border closed out of concern Islamic State may have infiltrated migrants flooding Europe. Recent intelligence warned of it – @JJGreenWTOP”

  17. DeniseVB says:

    From my “mole” at DHS…..nothing. No biggie, per DHS chatter…. “US is not under threat, but just raise your local alert to cover the President’s ass” <—I don't think that was a true story, apple doesn't fall far from the tree😛

  18. DeniseVB says:

    Props to The Donald for being appropriate ….

  19. DeniseVB says:

    Another reminder, from an Acebook commenter via FB….

    And to think just three weeks ago weeping liberals were stating as undeniable fact that mass shootings were “uniquely American” and that only because we had the NRA does this happen in the US, and it *never* happens in Europe.
    Remember the people who said that, folks.

  20. Myiq2xu says:

    People need to wake up – we are at war with Islam. It’s civilization vs. barbarians

  21. mothy67 says:

    My God prayers. Just woke up from nap. I fear all hell is going to break loose.

  22. elliesmom says:

    Tonight we are all Parisians.❤

  23. DeniseVB says:

    I still can’t figure out how this ahole is such a cult figure ?

  24. DeniseVB says:

    Taking a “The Family Stone” movie break on the Family Channel🙂 Will still be praying the overnight news doesn’t get worse. Afterall, this is now ObamaWorld …. grrrrr.

  25. lyn says:

  26. leslie says:

    Just on my twitter feed…

  27. helenk3 says:

    As the crowd in Paris is singing this. I saw the video and the tears started

  28. driguana says:

    My youngest son is married to a French woman (they live in Santa Fe) whose family is from eastern France near the Swiss border. While they were not immediately affected by this, as far as we know, everyone there is very scared and frightened…,.and very angry. As we think about this, and keep Paris in our thoughts and prayers, this should be yet another reminder to wake up. These are not just isolated incidents by a few crazies, this is a movement. If you are not yet convinced that you need to protect yourself, you better start thinking about it pretty quickly. Hope everyone here who may have family or friends living or visiting Paris knows that they are all safe.
    Disturbing evens.

  29. DeniseVB says:

    Keith just put up the Obama video statement, in case you missed it ….

    (my movie has too many commericials, you’re welcome😉 )

  30. mothy67 says:

    Saw this on Breitbart

    EST– Campus Social Justice Warriors complain about not getting enough press coverage in the wake of the jihadi terror attacks in Paris:

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  31. lyn says:

    Jake Tapper:
    112 killed at Bataclan venue;
    14 at Petit Cambodge restaurant;
    19 outside La Belle Epuipe bar;
    4 on Ave de le République
    4 outside stadium

  32. Dora says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      That gave me goosebumps. I worry about New York, so many soft targets and a broken police department because spineless DiBlasio.

      • leslie says:

        I was just watching the news. I don’t know which network as I’ve been switching between CNN, FOX, and MSNBC. Any time I hear something absolutely stupid, I change channels so I don’t know who said it, but here’s what I heard:
        The tourist centers in order to make this a real economic war. IT’s no longer simply terror for terror’s sake; now it is a threat to the tourist trade everywhere… Sharm-el Sheik, Beirut, Paris.
        Obama is simply giving ISIS what it wants by dumping those “refugees” in the tourist centers…

  33. NewOrleans says:

    Headline: First load of 10,000 Syrian refugees has arrived in New Orleans

    What could possibly go wrong?

  34. Jadzia says:

    Thank you for all your kind words, everybody. It actually does mean a lot knowing that so much of the world is with us.

  35. Dora says:

    Good Morning Everyone. Such terrible happenings in Paris yesterday. As we were watching the news, Hubby and I noticed many streets that we walked down and a few restaurants that we ate in on our trip this past April. It’s so sad.

    I heard this morning that Pres. Holland declared this attack to be an act of war and is calling a special meeting of parliament on Monday morning. It looks like Europe might be going to war.

    Don’t feel left out. Obama will see to it that the war comes here too. I swear, I don’t understand how anyone can be a Hillary or Obama supporter these days. 😦

    Ironic Timing – Report: First load of Anticipated “10,000 Syrian Refugees” Has Arrived in New Orleans….

    This is very concerning. It would appear most of the “refugees” are economic jihadist males between the age of 18-45 years old. They have recently arrived courtesy of President Obama, Secretary Kerry and the State Department.

    Hillary Clinton’s “Rebels” arrive in the U.S.

    • 1539days says:

      This is typical Obama. He’s punishing LA for electing Bobby Jindal.

      • leslie says:

        this IS typical Obama. He remains the biggest POS ever to have squatted in the

        • DeniseVB says:

          Obama makes me miss Nixon and Carter.😛

          • leslie says:

            I know just what you mean. I’m certain that if my father were still alive, he would be saying the same thing. My father was the biggest Dem and Liberal ever to walk the earth.
            Before my mother died, she said she was sorry that she had voted for Obama and she died in 2011. I was the only one she shared this with as the others were drunk on the drivel coming out of bronco’s mouth.

      • DeniseVB says:

        My first thought too. He was punishing Rick Perry and Jan Brewer for years with the southern borders.

  36. 49erDweet says:

    Two episodes of “Shetland” after the latest “Fargo” were perfect.

    • Jadzia says:

      I love Fargo. (When the movie came out, all my friends and I loved it, whereas our parents were super offended.) That had been my plan for last night after a long and boring dinner with a bunch of visiting academics (and a real live lord and a real live knight, but that’s another story), but instead we watched BFMTV until one in the morning.

      Fargo tonight. Definitely.

  37. elliesmom says:

    I couldn’t sleep last night. The absolute worst day of my life was the day of the Boston Marathon bombings. My kids were there. I got phone calls coming from as far away as Japan, and I could tell them nothing. When my son was finally able to call, I thought I’d feel relieved, but all of the worry was channeled into anger. While I appreciated the support that came to Boston from friends from all around the world, and I’m sending those good thoughts and support to the people of Paris, it’s impossible to fully understand the violation a city feels when it’s attacked senselessly unless you’ve lived it. I always felt bad when I heard about car bombings and other attacks on the news, but it was always sympathy from a safe distance. As human beings we understand sometimes nature targets our homes for destruction sending wind, water, fire, and earthquakes to kill people and destroy where we live. We all pull together and help each other rebuild our lives with a sense of community and common resolve. When the death and destruction is at the hand of someone who has been living beside you, along with the people who die and the property that’s lost, you lose your sense of trust and the innocent belief that most people are good. I don’t think you can ever get it back.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I remember we were Boston Strong in Virginia too❤ It's horrible when innocents are involved in the carnage brought on by such hate. Like NYC and Paris and other terrorist targets, many, many victims by virtue of being at the wrong place at the wrong time.

      • Jadzia says:

        I have a good friend who lives right off Place de la Republique in the middle of this whole mess. With her baby and her preschool-aged son (her husband, too). It’s hard to imagine how scary it must be to take the Metro, go to the store, leave them with the babysitter and at preschool in the morning. I guess you just get up and do it.

  38. DeniseVB says:

    • elliesmom says:

      I think Donald Trump may have won the election last night, and I can’t say that troubles me at all.

    • leslie says:

      I was thinking last night how really screwed we are with all the people who currently aspire to the presidency, We need someone who has real understanding of foreign policy and who is first and foremost a lover of America.
      I would vote for Trump, but he is not my first choice. But even my first choice is a neophyte in the area of foreign affairs. 😦
      (written with fond regards to Dora)

      • DeniseVB says:

        “I would blow the sh*t out of ISIS” is a Trump qualifier for me😉

        Then I think what miserable failures Team Obama-Hillary-Kerry have been for foreign policy. Could it get any worse? Even the well qualified Carter (former gov and military experience) failed at Foreign Policy because feelings and kumbahya hand holding.

        Even the Sainted Ronald Reagan was trying to make nice with terrorists with hopes they’d like us better. That led to the Beirut Marine Barracks Bombing in 1983 because Multi-National Peacekeepers should not have rounds in their chambers …. at the barracks guard shack ! The few seconds to load their weapons were all the bombers needed to blow up the sleeping Marines.

        Yeah, I’m pretty tired of playing politically correct nicey-nice. Bring on President Bombastic 😉

        • leslie says:

          I get it. I’m still unhappy with the choices. But I can’t come up with any better. Aren’t the ISIS attacks and illegal immigration Amnesty somewhat related? That takes care of most of the current crop of those who are running now.
          I wonder what Romney would say/do. I’m listening to Huckabee (at this very moment) calling for closing US borders.

      • Dora says:

        Thank you. 🙂

  39. Dora says:

    Americans show such kindness.

    #StrandedInUS: Americans Open Homes to Strangers Stuck After Paris Attacks

  40. DeniseVB says:

    • leslie says:

      They also won’t ask if it’s possible the Paris attacks were inspired by a video or cartoon.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Isn’t there a Dem debate tonight ? I should go look …. another 2 hour Clinton commercial🙂

        • leslie says:

          There is, and last night I heard John Dickerson will be moderating. I also heard that twitter will be the social medium being used to take questions from viewers. I plan to tweet to @jdickerson asking about a possible video connection to last night’s Paris attacks.

    • leslie says:

      here are the moderators for tonight’s debate and their twitter names to address your questions: @jdickerson @nancycordes @KObradovich
      Actually, there may be a single person to tweet. If I find it I’ll post it.

  41. cynic says:

    I left early last evening to meet up with friends, drive to another town for dinner, followed by attending two Christmas open houses. It was a wonderful night, the stores were busy, Bing Crosby music was playing, and we were oblivious to the depth of what was happening in Paris.
    I bought a Christmas ornament, kind of a reminder of the fun day I shared with friends. Now, I will be reminded, as well,of the evil in this world.

    Came home, made a cup of tea, turned on the tv, only to fall asleep…

    This a.m., made coffee, turned on the computer, and came here. So relieved that Jadzia was commenting, and knowing that she and her family were safe.

    I reread the link to Obama’s interview for Good Morning America. Everyone should. Here is one of the quotes:


    Stephanopolous shot back, “But ISIS is gaining strength, aren’t they?”

    Obama responded, “I don’t think they’re gaining strength. What is true is that from the start, our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them.

    Will the media question this comment? Will the media question who these so called Syrian refugees that have arrived here are?

    Obama is evil or being blackmailed.

  42. DeniseVB says:

  43. Dora says:

    For anyone who wasn’t aware of it already, Obama is showing us whose side he is on.

    OBAMA’s response to the massacre in Paris by Muslim terrorists from Syria?

    He announced that he is rushing to increase and accelerate the number of Syrian refugees/jihadists who might be admitted into the United States by opening new screening outposts in Iraq and Lebanon.

  44. helenk3 says:

    the names of the people responsible for the massacres in France.
    add backtrack to the list when it happens here

  45. helenk3 says:

    US state dept will not include Christians on list to escape isis

    Do not think today’s state dept represents American values

  46. DeniseVB says:


  47. DeniseVB says:

    • cynic says:

      Poor Krystal. She retweeted this, and said it was exactly the wrong thing to do.

      Ben Carson: U.S. should block Middle Eastern refugees after Paris attacks (@edatpost)

  48. Dora says:

  49. votermom says:

  50. leslie says:

    I haven’t been following the Gatwick Airport story, but here is a link to the current arrest in London.

  51. Dora says:

  52. helenk3 says:

    kobayashi maru

    a good article on just what is happening in Europe today

  53. Dora says:

    I don’t know if he will speak about Paris, but if anyone is interested, the Trump rally is in Texas today.

    Live Stream: Donald Trump Campaign Rally in Beaumont, TX, Nov 14, 2015, 12:00 PM CST

    • DeniseVB says:

      I may tune in to take a break from the barrage of Breaking News about anything in the world that’s been shot at, blown up or generally made uncomfortable in connection with the Paris terrorist attacks.

  54. mothy67 says:

    Scariest thing this morning is all the sites I’ve read say “when” it happens here not if.

  55. helenk3 says:

    while backtrack is spewing his bs about isis being contained the FBI have 1000 active isis probes in the US

  56. Jadzia says:

    So my FB feed is telling me that we’re all racists because Beirut is not receiving as much attention as Paris today.

    I hate my FB friends sometimes.

  57. DeniseVB says:

    FFS, Kerry’s making a statement now in French. Oy vey. Show off.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Ok, he swtiched to Anglais now. Sounds like Obama did last night, humanity !

      • lyn says:

        Is he planning another trip to Paris with James Taylor?

        • DeniseVB says:

          I really don’t know what the hell he’s talking about …. pledges, ceasefire, something, something. I’m waiting for the Foxsplaining😉

          Meanwhile, just confirmed one of the suicide bombers was a Syrian refuge that passed through Greece last month.

          Heads up NOLA !

    • Jadzia says:

      God. I think it is a good thing to have leaders (especially leaders with foreign policy responsibilities) who have language skills and know something about the outside world. But, um, shouldn’t he be speaking to the American people right now? (Last I heard ISIS was threatening that you’re next.) In English?

    • mcnorman says:

      Horseface can speak any language, but he’s still the horse’s patoot.

  58. mothy67 says:

    I had no intent of watching the NBC Hillary ad but I am now curious. How can she talk around this tragedy?

    • leslie says:

      “Twitter is teaming up with CBS News for Saturday’s Democratic primary debate in Iowa, marking its first official presence in a presidential debate.

      It will work like this: CBS News producers, equipped with Twitter’s curation tools, will whittle down the millions of tweets about the debate and select some for use on the broadcast. The official hashtag will be #DemDebate. CBS will also be able to formulate questions for the three candidates, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley, based on real-time Twitter conversations and data, with an eye to bringing to the debate stage the issues viewers are most interested in.”


    • DeniseVB says:

      I’ll probably keep it on mute and follow it on Twitter and Stephen Green’s Drunkblog (Vodkapundit). I’m curious how Bernie’s going to be “tougher” on Hillary too ?

  59. blowme0bama says:

    Great hastag I discovered from Holdthemaccountable over at H44


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