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February 14, 2013

My Opinion: February 14, 2013

RAYMOND - Here we were at Superbowl XLVII, and my family and friends kept asking me, “Why are you rooting for the Baltimore Ravens - you know they beat our Patriots”? Here’s why.

Have you seen the movie, and I’m not a movie buff: “The Blind Side”? It’s a true story about a young homeless African-American teenager who didn’t even know who his father was, his mother was a drug addict, had never even had a bed to sleep in, and was wandering the streets of Memphis, TN, when a white couple was driving down the street. The wife saw the youth and told her husband to pull over. She talked to the teenager, told him to get in the car, and now for the rest of this true story.

They took Michael “Big Mike” Oher home, putting him up, caring for him, adopting him, getting him into educational programs, and loving him like their own children. This young teenager grew from a real “rags to riches tale”, living an incredible life’s journey, has become the man we know today as Michael Oher, #74, Baltimore Ravens Offensive Tackle, super football player.

God Bless Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy for seeing the need to help, educate, encourage, and raise Michael as one of their own. I am very happy for this great ending to this true love story, and happy and proud to root for, pray for, and hope the Ravens would win. Thanks be to God, this love story had a truly happy ending. I encourage you, if you haven’t, to get the movie and see it.

Our House Session on February 6 didn’t really have many bills of interest. Here are a few:

HB-123, relative to the limitation of liability for negligence regarding firefighters. Passed OTP-A (ought to pass amended) on Consent Calendar. As amended the bill preserves the “firemen’s rule” as originally conceived and understood, by preserving the right to sue for causes of action not directly sprung from the particular emergency encountered. This bill is the result of an Epping firefighter’s law-suit.

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