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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.
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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…….