This week marked the 8th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the United States. Just as I wrote my remembrance article to mark the date, so did many of our fellow bloggers. I hope everyone took at least one moment on Friday to pause and remember those who lost their lives that day. They weren’t fighting in a war. They weren’t policing a foreign country. They probably never even heard of al Qaeda or the Taliban. They were just ordinary individuals
The following is a collection of their views and opinions.
First Door on the Left – "Remember"
During President Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress, Congressman Joe Wilson did something that hasn’t happened during my lifetime. Explaining his vision of what Health Care Reform should look like, Obama stated that no illegal aliens would receive taxpayers money for medical treatment. As soon as he finished his sentence, Wilson shouted, "You lie!" This breach of protocol is very disappointing, even if Wilson is correct on the point.
Liberal Values – "GOP Cranks Dominate Opposition to Sunstein And Health Care Debate"
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Health Care Speech
Aside from Joe Wilson’s outburst, the bloggers were busy providing their two-cents worth on the speech given by President Obama. As I noted in my own article, there are some good points and bad points expressed during the joint session of Congress. Do they share my views?
A Disgruntled Republican – "Analysis of President Obama’s Speech to Congress on Healthcare"
Speech to Students
The address to Congress wasn’t the only speech President Obama made this week. One of the more controversial stories was the planned live address to school kids across the country by Obama. While the practice of addressing students aren’t new, this is the first time where the government put out a curriculum for the teachers to use in conjunction with the address, including asking students what they can do to help the President. I personally think the issue was blown out of proportion. Fortunately, no children were indoctrinated last week (once the adults read/heard the speech).
Rough Fractals – "Obama’s speech to students…"