Archive for September 10th, 2009

by JC

9-11

9/11 is an event burned into the memories of all Americans old enough to have watched the events of that day. While we all may have different ways we looked at that moment of terror, and the actions that swept our nation to war, today is a good day to put aside those differences and engage in common purpose.

911DayOfService.org, the official site for MyGoodDeed, is the focal point of the first official National Day of Service and Remembrance:

“Our mission is to honor the victims of 9/11 and those who rose to service in response to the attacks by encouraging all Americans and others throughout the world to pledge to voluntarily perform at least one good deed, or another service activity on 9/11 each year. In this way we hope to create a lasting and forward-looking legacy — annually rekindling the spirit of service, tolerance, and compassion that unified America and the world in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks”

You can go to their site, and see what other people are doing for their service, and search for a project in your area and interests to get involved. Many projects are ongoing, and you can volunteer anytime.

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Update:

David Paine, Co-founder of MyGoodDeed weighed in today with some commentary about the politicization of the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance:

“For the record, the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance is widely backed by the Left, Middle and Right and is not, in any way, a government led or funded initiative created by President Obama or any government agency. It was started by the 9/11 community eager to leave a lasting and positive legacy honoring their lost loved ones, and is supported by respected nonprofits such as the Points of Light Institute, founded with the help of former President George Bush Sr., AARP, America’s Promise Alliance, City Year, ServiceNation, and many other wonderful and nonpartisan groups…”

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by jhwygirl

Rehberg’s hypocrisy never ends. We lefties in the blogosphere have been making sure for years that ya’all stay painfully awash in Denny Rehberg’s hypocrisy. Left in the West has pulled out scores of examples over the years. Pogie at Intelligent Discontent, too, has scores of posts on Rehberg, including this one on his drunken sailor spending.

Drunken sailor. LOL. Damned Pogie – you’re good.

And of course, we here at 4&20 love ol’ Denny Rehberg too – most recently pointing out how he loves the free market until he doesn’t love it.

But today? Lord. What a friggin’ hypocrite.

How soon is November 2, 2010?

Just over a year ago, in the beginning of August, Rep. Denny Rehberg headed back to Washington D.C., along with a bunch of fellow Joe Wilsons, demanding that Nancy Pelosis call back congress and allow votes to open the U.S. coastlines to drilling.

Drill baby Drill! Remember that?

Well – Rehberg took the train back to D.C. this time and has apparently decided that in order to get something done about health insurance reform what needs to be done is for congress to go into another 30-day recess.

Yep. In August 2008 it was Drill baby, drill. NOW.

Health Care Now? That can wait until October 2009.

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Maybe Rehberg saw the numbers after Obama’s speech last night. In this focus group support for reform jumped by 50%. The number of those that support Obama’s initiative to reform health care? 53% before the speech – 67% after. That’s a 26% increase.

Of those that did NOT support reform before Obama’s “game-changing” speech? That number dropped from 36% before the speech to 29% after the speech. That’s a 20% loss in teabaggers.

Those numbers from the fabulous Keith Olbermann

Amazing what a little truth and sunshine can do in such a short amount of time, isn’t it?




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