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    They want to keep their kids uneducated so they can breed more Republicans. Simple, really.

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    It's easier to install a theocracy like some of these people want if the kids don't know anything at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoAmI View Post
    They want to keep their kids uneducated so they can breed more Republicans. Simple, really.
    Sad, but true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penny Lane View Post
    So, you do intend on keeping your children home then?

    I just can't see why parents are so scared.. it's not like Obama's going to work some televised brainwash magic and convince school children to push his policies at the breakfast table over Eggos and milk.

    It's deeper than that.. and I think we all know it.
    My kids are in college, Dont know what will be going on there. If I had kids in school I would not keep them home
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    ^Oh, I misunderstood when I read your post about the Tampa school system sending home letters, then. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nana55 View Post
    You need some better facebook friends. I see the opposite with my friends.
    Yeah well, I'd really call most of these friendly acquaintances at best. People I grew up with, but haven't really had anything to do with on a daily basis for years. I got on FB just before moving to keep up with everyone. Now I'm asking myself....why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penny Lane View Post
    ^Oh, I misunderstood when I read your post about the Tampa school system sending home letters, then. Sorry.
    its ok, on another note I stated my sister is a middle school teacher, said the majority arent showing it but there is an area in the school to watch if the kids choose to.
    Im not crazy about politics in school no matter what party it is, and I wasnt really sure what Obama had planned at first but I think it sounds positive, and he does have the motivational thing about him that is inspiring, so hopefully he will connect and make a difference in some. Lord knows not alot of parents seem too concerned about their kids education...
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelais View Post
    They showed some chick on CNN crying because she was afraid what his speech would do to her children.

    There are just no words to describe the stupidity and ignorance of some people.


    Quote Originally Posted by KrisNine View Post
    I love watching the woman CRYING (yes, crying) on CNN because she can't believe that the President is doing this to THE CHILDREN!!! She's not allowing her kids to go to school!!! Whhhhahhhh!

    What are the fundies afraid of?? That what Obama says will stick in their fragile heads for the rest of their lives? That they'll think he's an OK guy? That they'll get pissed at home when mommy and daddy talk about how
    awful the left is?? I don't get it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cupcake View Post
    Im not crazy about politics in school no matter what party it is, and I wasnt really sure what Obama had planned at first but I think it sounds positive, and he does have the motivational thing about him that is inspiring, so hopefully he will connect and make a difference in some. Lord knows not alot of parents seem too concerned about their kids education...
    I know what you are saying, but at a certain point, the president is the president, and people just have to accept that (I don't mean you specifically). Trust me, I struggled a lot with this with GWB. My oldest child was 9 when he was elected and she referred to him as 'Tush' and said that she wouldn't even call him 'President Tush' because he wasn't really elected. (She used to write him letters all the time, too, lol.) We had to talk about what she owed him in terms of respect. It boiled down to yes, he is the president, and you don't have to like it, but at least you can give him a modicum of respect and know that even if you didn't vote for him, other people did. So give him a chance, and know that if you still think he sucks you will have an opportunity to vote him out in 4 years.

    And of course, the positive thing is that you can be a good citizen and do good things for yourself and your community regardless of whether or not you like the president. A lot of people who didn't care for GWB found inspiration and energy in peaceful protest and in community service, and advocacy for causes like the environment. People can still do good and be positive. They can effect change at the community level--no one, not even the crappiest president in the world--can stop that.

    And every time we have a new president, I am awed at the peaceful transition of power that we enjoy. As long as the majority of people voted for someone (well, kind of, putting aside the whole electoral college thing), the newly elected leader assumes the mantle of the presidency, and pledges to uphold the constitution, and we are still free members of society. We are free to protest what he says or does, too. I hold that right to protest dear, but I question sometimes exactly what some of these people are protesting.

    If they are protesting a duly-elected president encouraging kids to stay in school and be good citizens, you really have to wonder WTF is wrong with them.

    I did not like GWB at all, but you can bet your ass that if they showed his speech in my kids' school then I would expect them to behave and listen as best they could.

    I'm 51 years old and I remember JFK issuing his space challenge, I remember Carter telling us to turn down the thermostats, I remember Reagan talking to us about economics, I remember GHWB addressing school kids, etc. I can't believe that Obama has any less right to speak than these other presidents, or that what he has to say is somehow inherently more harmful.

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    The Birthers, the Deathers, and now the Schoolers all have one thing in common. They have found ways to undermine the President, creating an alternate universe where Obama is not the Commander in Chief
    Sadly, that is what this mob is trying to do. I think it's partly because he's black and partly because if Obama succeeds, the GOP is toast.

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    I'm beginning to wonder what's going to happen the day after his speech to the children (!!!) and what these nuts are going to say when the world doesn't end...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nana55 View Post
    I'm just get sadder and sadder when I read these posts. I really thought his presidency would help bring this country together. It did for awhile, but the racists are getting louder and braver. Obama needs to grow a set and let everyone know HE won the election. Tell the parents and teachers, everyone must show it, he is the president and has the right to speak to the country.
    Interesting. I look at Obama and think that he's a very pragmatic guy who is just getting on with things, not bothering to even give this happy horseshit the dignity of a response. I agree that the racists are getting bolder and unsurprisingly the repugs are not only NOT saying it's wrong, a good number seem to be actively encouraging it. I remember a time when there were people who would stand up for what was right, no matter what the cost. Where the hell are those people? Has the entire repug organization been taken over by racists, bigots, and idiots? It's downright frightening to me. I*m glad I don't live in the States right now. I think my head would explode from the daily idiocy.
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    Default Calls to boycott Obama's speech to kids offer a disturbing lesson in paranoia

    Calls to boycott Obama's speech to kids offer a disturbing lesson in paranoia -- latimes.com

    Those who are whipping up hysteria over the president's address are playing a dangerous game with an unhinged segment of public opinion.

    Tim Rutten
    September 5, 2009

    While it long ago crossed the borders of reason and civility, the hysteria over healthcare reform is -- at some level -- understandable, because wellness and infirmity are really just stand-ins for those most terrifying of issues, life and death.

    But there is no similar way to rationalize the bizarre controversy now raging over President Obama's plan to deliver a brief televised address on Tuesday to the nation's grammar school children.

    According to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Obama will "challenge students to work hard, set educational goals and take responsibility for their learning. He will also call for a shared responsibility and commitment on the part of students, parents and educators to ensure that every child in every school receives the best education possible so they can compete in the global economy for good jobs and live rewarding and productive lives as American citizens."

    Sounds innocuous. Who, after all, could be against good study habits, personal responsibility and productive lives? As it turns out, quite a number of people who seem to believe that Obama intends to induct their children into -- well, it's not quite clear what they're afraid of. The Web and talk radio are abuzz with various attempts to organize a boycott of Tuesday's speech. One group is urging parents to demand that their children be excused from watching the president and be sent instead to the school library to read the Founding Fathers. (The theory, one supposes, is that a good dose of the Federalist Papers will inoculate the young against Obama's attempts to subvert the republic through good grades.)


    On Wednesday, Fox News devoted a substantial portion of one of its prime-time newscasts to a discussion of whether Obama is, in fact, trying to seduce schoolchildren to some darkly obscure personal agenda. The sole guest, a spokesman for the libertarian Cato Institute, reported that "we've gotten a lot of calls from people asking, 'How do I keep my child from being indoctrinated?' "

    On Thursday, Jim Greer, chairman of the Florida Republican Party, accused the president of attempting to "indoctrinate America's children to his socialist agenda." According to Greer, "the idea that schoolchildren across our nation will be forced to watch the president justify his plans for government-run healthcare, banks and automobile companies, increasing taxes on those who create jobs, and racking up more debt than any other president, is not only infuriating but goes against the beliefs of the majority of Americans, while bypassing American parents through an invasive abuse of power."

    Anxiety over the speech seems particularly high in Texas, where many districts are offering parents involved in the boycott movement the option of taking their children out of class. (Whoever thought we'd see Texas treat advocacy of personal responsibility like sex education?)

    The irony wasn't lost on everybody in the state. Puzzled Texas education officials told the Houston Chronicle that students often watch presidential speeches broadcast during school hours and that, in 1989, President George H.W. Bush specifically spoke to students about drug abuse. "It's hard to imagine anything more ridiculous than attacking the president of the United States for talking to students about the importance of getting a good education and being a good citizen," said Kathy Miller, president of a statewide school monitoring group. "I wish our elected leaders were responsible enough to denounce this kind of wild-eyed paranoia. But the problem is too many of them are actually feeding this kind of nonsense -- like when the governor flirts with secessionists and state Board of Education members say the president sympathizes with terrorists."


    Miller has identified precisely the process at work in the healthcare hysteria and, increasingly, elsewhere where the GOP thinks it can shove the Obama administration into a ditch. Republican officials such as the Florida state chairman are playing a dangerous game with an unhinged segment of public opinion that regards Obama not as an elected official with whom they disagree, but as an illegitimate usurper of the presidency.

    That paranoid fantasy is what's really behind the "birther" movement and the allegations that the president is -- take your pick -- a secret Marxist or a secret Muslim.

    It's the kind of fanciful anxiety that produces comments like this, posted on a conservative website this week: "Barack Obama and his left-wing Chicago machine regime are putting into place laws and institutions which will insure that there will never again be free elections in America."

    These are the people who are stockpiling ammunition and keeping their children at home next Tuesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visitor42 View Post
    Sadly, that is what this mob is trying to do. I think it's partly because he's black and partly because if Obama succeeds, the GOP is toast.
    I'm not one to automatically bring out the race card, but there is no doubt in my mind that his race has a LOT to do with the constant harping from the lunatics about his country of birth, his supposed islamic ties, etc. etc.

    Since they couldn't prevent a black man from becoming president, they'll do the next "best" thing: undermine his presidency from every freaking angle, everything from questioning his legitimacy in the first place (natural born or not) all the way to his "socialist" policies. Because the racists have figured out that it's far more "acceptable" to undermine and hate Obama by bringing in 'technical' issues about presidential illegitimacy and alleged ties to terrorists than mentioning race. Too bad they are too stupid to realize many are onto their games.

    I'm not saying that a white democratic president wouldn't be facing heated arguments, especially in regards to things like national healthcare (remember how that went with Hillary?), but again there has to be SOME thing that is firing up so many of these lunatics.

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    ^All those braindead rightwingers should understand and remember that
    Obama's their PRESIDENT, not their enemy! Not some hostile invader
    Heck, he's not even a clueless hick ex-governor from Texas who plunged
    us (and the rest of the world) into an illegal war and ran up the deficit to
    unparalleled heights (or depths, whichever)!!!!!!!
    We now actually have a President who wants better things for ALL of us,
    including most of the uninsured trailer trash that's protesting him.
    The stupidity of these types never ceases to amaze me.
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