August 21st, 2009
07:34 AM ET

Sound Off: Your comments 8/20/09

Editor's Note: The release of the Lockerbie bomber, Ron Paul’s comments on the current proposal for health care reform, and questions over the gender of South African track star Caster Semenya drew a myriad of opinions from Thursday night’s AC360° viewers. Here’s some of what we heard, but we’d like to know what YOU think too:


Thank you for having Ron Paul on your show today. Thank you for giving him the time to answer your questions and voice his thoughts.

I would just like to say thank you for having Dr. Ron Paul on your program tonight. I appreciate you guys allowing a guy who aroused so much support during the last Republican primary to speak his mind and let America hear what he has to say. Good job!

Ron Paul made me laugh when he said, "I think you know me well enough . . . “Yeah, I know you well enough to have expected that illegal alien comment. People are already mad about the proposed plan. Convince them that the money will be going to help illegal aliens and that will KEEP 'em mad. It's ridiculous for him to say that some of the people in his family aren't even in need of health care. Um, that's one of the problems about it; you often don't need it until you DO.

While I am dismayed by the release of Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi from his cell in Greenock I am was equally dismayed be the assertion By Jeffry Toobin, on your show tonight that compassionate release does happen more frequently in "England" than here in the US. Maybe so but please advise Mr Toobin that Scotland is not part of England and retains a completely separate judicial system from the rest of the United Kingdom.

My sympathy lies with the families of those who died at the hands of the Lockerbie bomber; where is compassion for them in this decision?

I think when people hear the story about runner Caster Semenya that you automatically think it was some kind of fraud by the athlete, but in a very small percentage of cases it could happen, and NOT be the result of fraud or misconduct at all. You know when a kid is born the parents aren't going around checking his/her chromosomes. You kind of open the diaper….and stick with it.

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  1. Kathy Emler

    After reading the story of the football coach being charged with homicide, I think parents are just as responsible as the coaches. The coaches kick the kids off the team if they don't show up for practice, the kids get upset because their parents won't let them go to practice due to heat temperatures and then the parents and the coaches go at it. Round and round it goes. If stricter regulations would be mandated for all althletic activities, whether it be football, soccer, etc, then this would have to be obeyed by all coaches and parents. Don't just hold the coaches responsible, hold the parents responsible, too. The parents should have taken on this challenge a long time ago for the well being of their child.

    A very ticked off 57 yr old Grandmother who has grandchildren in high school and middle school sports.

    August 21, 2009 at 1:28 pm |
  2. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Whether or not illegal aliens are coverered under the plan is irrelvant. We all know the Dems want to grant amnesty to and legalize all those already here. So if they are legal residents or citizens they WILL BE covered, with our tax dollars paying.

    August 21, 2009 at 1:20 pm |