Originally posted on State of Hockey News  |  Last updated 1/23/12
There is an old adage is that when at a neighbor's house you avoid talking about two things, religion and politics which really is a recognition just how divisive and potentially heated those subjects can be even in a simple conversation.  Consider the major political event of this event of this evening, the President of the United States' annual State of the Union address.  Or as I like to metaphorically describe it, the parent-teacher conference for the nation where you get a basic understanding of where we are headed as a country.  Through all of the standing ovations, the occasional boo's, the cheers and quick shots of congressman shaking their head in disagreement or in applause but through it all; one thing is certain.  We all see, hear and most importantly interpret what the President (and it doesn't matter who it is) says in our own way.  We filter that message through our own set of values and we either like or dislike what is said.  At certain points, someone will likely f...
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