February 19th, 2009
08:01 AM ET

Sound Off: Your comments 2/19

Editor's Note: Viewers from Wednesday night’s AC360° wrote to us with opinions on the new stimulus package (and those excluded from it), Ron Christie and Roland Martin’s heated discussion on the issue of race, the “chimpanzee comic,” and the controversy over the recent birth of California octuplets to a single mom, compared to those born in Texas to a two-parent home. Opinions were heated on all four issues. Here’s some of what we heard, and we’d love to hear from you:

I am so tired of the government helping out those who choose to live out of their means, get into houses they knew they could not afford, buy new cars, and run up their credit cards. Now, the feds are going to bail them out, what about we hard working people who chose to live within their means and faithfully pay our mortgage payments, what are they going to do for us? Well, we all know the answer is nothing besides the pat on the back, atta boy! Why can't we refinance with lower rates also? Obama we are counting on you to recognize us also.


Filed under: Behind The Scenes
February 19th, 2009
08:00 AM ET

Girl poet takes on the Taliban with her pen

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Stanley Grant

Tuba Sahaab looks nothing like a warrior. She is a slight girl of 11, living in a simple home in a suburb of Islamabad. But in Tuba's case, looks are deceiving.

With her pen, Tuba is taking on the swords of the Taliban. She crafts poems telling of the pain and suffering of children just like her; girls banned from school, their books burned, as the hard-core Islamic militants spread their reign of terror across parts of Pakistan.

A stanza of one of her poems reads: "Tiny drops of tears, their faces like angels, Washed with blood, they sleep forever with anger."


Filed under: 360° Radar • Taliban • The Buzz
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