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I Went to Tucson… (and all I got was this lousy tee shirt)
Grand Rants ^ | 01-14-11 | Stoutcat
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2011 8:47:37 AM by Stoutcat
…Yes, yes, The Speech was fine. Full of rainbows and unicorns and signifying nothing. But did the whole thing have to be turned into a campagin rally? Were the names of the victims listed on the back, like a rock band’s tour schedule? Faugh! This is appalling.
Sure wish my great grandmother had grabbed one of these when she went to Gettysburg…
Now 300 dead birds fall from the sky in Alabama (how much longer can scientists keep saying this is normal?) …
Michelle Obama Urges ‘Tolerance’ in Open Letter to Parents About the Tucson…”The mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona offers a teachable moment for American parents, says First Lady Michelle Obama”
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Posted on Friday, January 14, 2011 8:17:23 AM by markomalley
In an open letter posted on the White House Web site, Mrs. Obama says the “lessons” include “the value of tolerance” and giving others “the benefit of the doubt, particularly those with whom they disagree.”
Mrs. Obama urges parents to tell their children about the six people killed in the Jan. 8 shooting. “And we can work together to honor their legacy by following their example – by embracing our fellow citizens; by standing up for what we believe is right; and by doing our part, however we can, to serve our communities and our country.”
The text of the letter — posted on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 at 6:07 p.m. EST — follows in its entirety:
An Open Letter to Parents Following the Tragedy in Tucson
Like so many Americans all across the country, Barack and I were shocked and heartbroken by the horrific act of violence committed in Arizona this past weekend. Yesterday, we had the chance to attend a memorial service and meet with some of the families of those who lost their lives, and both of us were deeply moved by their strength and resilience in the face of such unspeakable tragedy.
As parents, an event like this hits home especially hard. It makes our hearts ache for those who lost loved ones. It makes us want to hug our own families a little tighter. And it makes us think about what an event like this says about the world we live in – and the world in which our children will grow up.
In the days and weeks ahead, as we struggle with these issues ourselves, many of us will find that our children are struggling with them as well. The questions my daughters have asked are the same ones that many of your children will have – and they don’t lend themselves to easy answers. But they will provide an opportunity for us as parents to teach some valuable lessons – about the character of our country, about the values we hold dear, and about finding hope at a time when it seems far away.
We can teach our children that here in America, we embrace each other, and support each other, in times of crisis. And we can help them do that in their own small way – whether it’s by sending a letter, or saying a prayer, or just keeping the victims and their families in their thoughts.
We can teach them the value of tolerance – the practice of assuming the best, rather than the worst, about those around us. We can teach them to give others the benefit of the doubt, particularly those with whom they disagree.
ARE WE NO LONGER ABLE TO EVEN GRIEVE PROPERLY? by Sher Zieve, ©2010 (Jan. 14, 2011) — Not since President Bill Clinton used the death of Democrat Senator Paul Wellstone as a springboard toward regaining…
Liberal Media Excuse Obama’s Lies About Shootings The liberal media have gone from blaming conservatives for the Arizona shootings to praising President Obama’s speech, in which he made the false claim that nobody knows why the massacre happened… by Cliff Kincaid
Liberal Media Excuse Obama’s Lies About Shootings
The liberal media have gone from blaming conservatives for the Arizona shootings to praising President Obama’s speech, in which he made the false claim that nobody knows why the massacre happened. The media called the speech consoling and inspirational. “Obama’s speech likely bound for history books,” said USA Today…….
Falling Apart by the Numbers We are currently in the post event phase, or I should say the wringing of hands and recrimination phase, of the wild, irresponsible, and stupid media assessment of the mass killing of innocents in Tucson, Arizona by Sheriff Jim Schwiesow
Falling Apart by the Numbers
We are currently in the post event phase, or I should say the wringing of hands and recrimination phase, of the wild, irresponsible, and stupid media assessment of the mass killing of innocents in Tucson, Arizona. It is with great interest that I watch the ignorant pretend to intelligence with their inane comments and silly conjecture, this not only from the foolery of the ideological morons of a self-directed communist press, but also from the dimwitted ravings of a Democrat sheriff. This is another good reason that…..
Posted: 13 Jan 2011 05:48 AM PST
A grim report prepared by France’s General Directorate for External Security (DGSE) obtained by Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) states that president’s Obama and Sarkozy have “agreed in principal” to create a joint US-European military force to deal exclusively with a Global uprising expected this spring as our World runs out of food.
According to this report, Sarkozy, as head of the G-20 group of developed Nations, called for and received an emergency meeting with Obama this past Monday at the White House wherein he warned his American counterpart that the shock rise in food prices occurring due to an unprecedented series of disasters was threatening the stability of the entire World and could lead to the outbreak of Total Global War.
Just last week French Prime Minister Francois Fillon underlined that one of France’s top G-20 priorities was to find a collective response to “excessive volatility” in food prices now occurring, a statement joined by Philippe Chalmin, a top economic adviser to the French government, who warned the World may face social unrest including food riots in April as grain prices increase to unprecedented highs.
The fears of the French government over growing Global instability was realized this past week after food riots erupted in Algeria and Tunisia and left over 50 dead. So dire has the situation become in Tunisia that their government this morning rushed in massive amounts of troops and tanks to their capital city Tunis and instituted a Nationwide curfew in an order to quell the growing violence.
The United Nations, also, warned this past Friday that millions of people are now at risk after food prices hit their highest level ever as Global wheat stocks fell to 175.2 million tons from 196.7 million tons a year ago; Global corn stocks are said may be 127.3 million tons at the end of this season, compared with last month’s USDA outlook for 130 million tons; and Global soybean inventories will drop to 58.78 million tons at the end of this season, from 60.4 million tons a year earlier.
Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank, further warned this past week that rising food prices are “a threat to global growth and social stability” as our World, for the first time in living memory, has been warned is just “one poor harvest away from chaos”.
Important to note about how dire the Global food situation has become is to understand the disasters that have befallen our World’s top wheat growing Nations this past year, and who in descending order are: China, India, United States, Russia, France, Canada, Germany, Ukraine, Australia and Pakistan.
From China’s disaster: 2010 China drought and dust storms were a series of severe droughts during the spring of 2010 that affected Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangxi, Sichuan, Shanxi, Henan, Shaanxi, Chongqing, Hebei and Gansu in the People’s Republic of China as well as parts of Southeast Asia including Vietnam and Thailand, and dust storms in March and April that affected much of East Asia. The drought has been referred to as the worst in a century in southwestern China.