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Tweet Pic of NEWTOWN SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHOIR AND JENNIFER HUDSON @ SUPERBOWL

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NEW ORLEANS: PHOTO OF THE #NEWTOWN SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHOIR WITH JENIFER HUDSON AT THE SUPERBOWL. #911BUFF pic.twitter.com/r5oDzybp


And Vid..



h/t http://theobamadiary.com/2013/02/03/president-obamas-super-bowl-interview/#comments

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Reply Tweet Pic of NEWTOWN SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHOIR AND JENNIFER HUDSON @ SUPERBOWL (Original post)
Cha Feb 2013 OP
bmbmd Feb 2013 #1
malaise Feb 2013 #2
Cha Feb 2013 #5
malaise Feb 2013 #16
spanone Feb 2013 #3
Cha Feb 2013 #15
Whisp Feb 2013 #4
jazzimov Feb 2013 #7
Cha Feb 2013 #14
jazzimov Feb 2013 #31
obamanut2012 Feb 2013 #8
trumad Feb 2013 #9
Cha Feb 2013 #11
Whisp Feb 2013 #17
Cha Feb 2013 #21
annabanana Feb 2013 #19
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #38
obamanut2012 Feb 2013 #6
flamingdem Feb 2013 #10
Cha Feb 2013 #12
Spazito Feb 2013 #13
Cha Feb 2013 #18
NYC_SKP Feb 2013 #20
Cha Feb 2013 #23
NYC_SKP Feb 2013 #24
Cha Feb 2013 #26
NYC_SKP Feb 2013 #28
annm4peace Feb 2013 #22
WHEN CRABS ROAR Feb 2013 #27
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #25
Cha Feb 2013 #29
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #35
Cha Feb 2013 #37
longship Feb 2013 #30
FSogol Feb 2013 #32
underthematrix Feb 2013 #33
Cha Feb 2013 #36
rocktivity Feb 2013 #34
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #39
Cha Feb 2013 #44
boonergang Feb 2013 #40
Cha Feb 2013 #41
Anser Feb 2013 #42
Cha Feb 2013 #43
Anser Feb 2013 #45
Cha Feb 2013 #46
Anser Feb 2013 #47
Cha Feb 2013 #48

Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:41 PM

1. Thanks for posting.

Most valuable players of the game, in my opinion.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:41 PM

2. Stealing link for my thread

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:44 PM

5. What thread?

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:41 PM

3. thanks, i came in during the performance & didn't realize who they were....

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Response to spanone (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:57 PM

15. You're welcome.

spanone

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:42 PM

4. why does this make me feel uncomfortable.

 

someone please tell me I'm wrong and why.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:49 PM

7. It SHOULD make you feel uncomfortable.

But it should also give you HOPE.

These are youngsters that have experienced something that no one of that age should have experienced, and yet they are dealing with the experience and using their trauma to help others.

You should feel uncomfortable, and that feeling should inspire you to do something about it.

But it will take many of us feeling uncomfortable, as you did.

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Response to jazzimov (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:56 PM

14. Exactly, jazzimov.. thank you for

explaining that so well.

These are youngsters that have experienced something that no one of that age should have experienced, and yet they are dealing with the experience and using their trauma to help others.

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Response to Cha (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:56 PM

31. I only hope that so many more will be inspired and

actually DO SOMETHING!

I would hope that many would do more, but many times it takes no more action than pushing a button or pulling a lever for the right candidate.

I hope our readers will do more, but in many cases the simplest actions are the most important.

Thank you, Cha!

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Response to Whisp (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:50 PM

8. Remember, Jennifer Hudson's family was murdered a couple years ago

Her mother, sister, and young nephew were murdered a couple years ago by her sister's scuzzy and violent ex. Of probably any celebrity you can think of, JHud knows what they're going through.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:50 PM

9. Really?

You need to check yourself.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:51 PM

11. Hi Whisp, It's sad and a reminder of

what happened in Newtown and I can understand why you would feel uncomfortable.

But, I think people need to be reminded and this is way, imv, to be a part of the incredible healing process we need to go through as a community and as a Nation.

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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:59 PM

17. yeh, you are probably right.

 

it should be a big reminder and how bigger an audience than at superbowl.

and I did forget that Hudson lost loved ones to guns too, so it makes much better sense all around to me now.

thanks

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Response to Whisp (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:06 PM

21. Thank you for expressing your thoughts..

it brought out some good processing.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:59 PM

19. If you're afraid that it's

exploitative, I think you can rest easy.

The kids deserve a distraction. Any distraction that makes them smile.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:55 PM

38. Because the Superbowl is like a religious event in the Heartland....

....and this will be seen by some the same way a priest would feel if someone came in and pissed in the Holy Water.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:49 PM

6. JHud definitely has empathy for these families

Remember, her mother, sister, and young nephew were murdered a couple years ago by her sister's scuzzy and violent ex.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:51 PM

10. Very good point nt

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:52 PM

12. That's what I thought of when I was

processing the pic. thanks obamanut

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:55 PM

13. Very moving...

Thanks, Cha, for posting this. I don't watch football so would have missed this very moving performance by the children and Jennifer Hudson. It brought me to tears.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:59 PM

18. ..

I haven't seen the Vid yet.. getting ready to cry some more. That was my reaction when I just looked at the pic.

You're Welcome, Spazito

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:04 PM

20. Awww, shit, Cha...

I wish I was able to embrace the two, the superbowl and sandy hook.


Somehow, however, I associate sports and violence with the propensity for individuals to feel the urge and purpose to kill people.

I just can't combine these two events.

I love you, though.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:18 PM

23. I know, it's not easy, SKP..

I understand what you're saying.

I just think it was really really important for us as a Nation to get this out there. I don't know whose idea this was but was it Potent. The Vid was Powerful.. just watching the faces of the football players, too

It was a strong force for sanity.

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Response to Cha (Reply #23)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:24 PM

24. Thanks....

I suppose it doesn't matter, the details, of how the awareness may be raised.

Thank you.

Always,

NYC_SKP

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #24)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:28 PM

26. Oh you'll love this tweet from Mark Schlabach..



Mark Schlabach ✔ @Mark_Schlabach

#SandyHook wins. Who cares about the game now? Coolest thing I've seen at a game....Sandy Hook Elementary singing America the Beautiful

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Response to Cha (Reply #26)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:30 PM

28. Nice. Time to K and R your post and maybe post elsewhere.

Thanks you!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:08 PM

22. and then we hear next "Bombs bursting in Air"

and I was thinking of all those children in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan by US bombs and other weapons.


All of these children matter. It is ironic.

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Response to annm4peace (Reply #22)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:28 PM

27. Peace be with them all.

Time to change our ways of solving problems.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:26 PM

25. Oh, Cha...

Thank you for sharing this with us. So beautiful to see Jennifer Hudson and the children's choir from Sandy Hook. Violence touched all their lives, and that is sad.

However to see them together, in a show of Solidarity, is very moving. I hope it is a beginning for all of them in the healing process.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #25)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:37 PM

29. Hi She..

I was hoping to see you on here.. It's one of the most moving shows of Solidarity imaginable. I hope so too about the Healing Process. I know I am really uplifted by the beauty of it all.

Demonstated by this tweet from Mark Schlabach who works for ESPN

Mark Schlabach ✔ @Mark_Schlabach

#SandyHook wins. Who cares about the game now? Coolest thing I've seen at a game....Sandy Hook Elementary singing America the Beautiful

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Response to Cha (Reply #29)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:14 PM

35. Sandy Hook wins! Great tweet.

This is not exploitation, in any sense of the word. This is the truth and it needs to be told.

We need to put a face on this tragedy, and tonight we did. The children's faces and the emotion on the faces of the players, touching.

This was broadcast to millions of viewers tonight. If it can save one life, change one mind or enact one law to prevent the violence, then we all will be better for it!

Thanks again Cha. Great OP!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #35)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:34 PM

37. Well, that was a Great Post.. This^^^^^^^ as they say!

Thank you, she, for so eloquently stating the possibilities of them performing at tonight's Super Bowl.

The emotions on the Football players' faces as Jennifer and the Kids from Sandy Hook sang America The Beautiful, were beautifully poignant..

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:43 PM

30. Wayne LaPierre tweets back: "Where are their guns?"

Extreme

BTW, in case you missed it, Paul Krugman called the NRA "an insane organization" today on ABC This Week.

Look it up. He was correct.

Thanks for the post.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:59 PM

32. K&R. n/t

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:05 PM

33. I love these precious babies. They always bring a smile and tears

because I will never forget what brought them there, I stand with the children of Sandy Hook ES. I want gun control because it is our duty as Americans to PROTECT our children.

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Response to underthematrix (Reply #33)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:15 PM

36. I know what you mean, underthematrix..

exactly!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:08 PM

34. "Look, Ma, no lip synching!"

But there probably was. I don't see anyone's mics except Jennifer's -- they were probably just told to "sing out."


rocktivity

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:47 PM

39. Come on DU. Let's kick this to the top!

This is what we do here...


Solidarity for the Children of Newtown.
Solidarity for the end of Gun Violence!

"America the Beautiful" is the song they sang. Let's help to make that true.

A List Of Mass Shootings In America, It Is 62 Pages Long.
Go to the Brady Campaign link below.


http://www.bradycampaign.org/xshare/pdf/major-shootings.pdf

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #39)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:46 PM

44. Thanks for the link, She!

America the Beautiful

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:53 PM

40. Touched by gun violence

I would be curious to know how other member's lives have been personally touched by gun violence. How many close personal experiences have you had?

1. I chatted with Adam Lanza on the Suicide Forum.
2. A dear artist friend of mine shot himself in the head.
3. I was held up at gunpoint in Detroit
4. A shooting suspect was apprehended on my front lawn.
5. When I was a teen, a man in a car with tried to lure myself and a friend into his car. He reached for a gun and we both ran into the neighboring backyards.

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Response to boonergang (Reply #40)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:51 PM

41. I have never been personally

touched by gun violence but your post made me realize that even my gunless family has been indirectly. My father's second family was devasted when the kid of one sister accidently shot off a gun and killed his mother's brother.

Sorry, you had so many encounters with gun violence, boon! You have been fortunate unlike so many who weren't as lucky.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:45 AM

42. Exploitive...

I found it distasteful.

A sport that glorifies violence gets a ratings boost and positive PR opportunity by exploiting those children.

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Response to Anser (Reply #42)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:47 AM

43. It was healing for the children and everyone

involved.

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Response to Cha (Reply #43)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:43 PM

45. In what way?

How was it a healing? What does football and the Superbowl have to do with the tragedy? How was it anything other than a spectacle?

I mean not a minute before this supposed "healing" we had computer generated explosions and men (the football players) growling, flexing, and kissing their muscles.

Maybe, if they'd announced that a percentage of the ad revenue from the game was going toward school safety and mental health services I'd agree with you, but I must have missed that part. Instead the NFL made money off kids that have been through enough already.

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Response to Anser (Reply #45)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:20 PM

46. In all ways.

This year's pre-game show with the Sandy Hook choir is one of many efforts on behalf of the NFL to honor the memories of the 26 Newtown victims. In the wake of the shooting, many players emblazoned their helmets, cleats, and gloves with messages of support for the Newtown community, and several games held moments of silence in tribute.

http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/jennifer-hudson-sings-with-sandy-hook-elementary-school-chorus-at-super-bowl-xlvii-201332

It was a wonderful way to honor to those who need to get out with a show of strength and put a beautiful face on the ugly massacre at Newtown, Connecticut. I'm glad they were honored by the NFL.. and those involved are too.



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Response to Cha (Reply #46)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:56 PM

47. Agree to disagree?

Thank you for your perspective.

While I hope that those involved got something positive out of the experience, I think the same effect could have been reached in a more constructive and less exploitative manner.

The article you link is a perfect example of the good PR the NFL gains from the stunt. The kids were wonderful, but the handling came off as insincere exploitation to me.

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Response to Anser (Reply #47)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:58 PM

48. Yes, totally agree to

disagree. Thank you for your perspective, too, Anser.

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