It's Tuesday, I know..but it feels like a Monday.
The Big O indoctrinates the kiddies today! Oh goodie! Whilst all the ringwing nutters in the country are screaming that our socialist Pres is trying to recruit for his Hitler Youth group, the Christian Science Monitor calls his speech..
That's right, its fucking bland. The CSM says this:
To succeed in school and in life, you should:
a. work hard
b. set goals for yourself
c. take responsibility for your own actions
d. all of the above
The correct answer is "d," of course. But every American kid knows that already.
And that's the real problem with the president's message, which will be broadcast live on the White House website and on C-SPAN: It's bland, neutral, and mind-numbingly obvious. You can't even imagine a cogent objection to it.
Of course, that hasn't stopped GOP firebrands from trying. In the blogosphere, especially, Republicans have charged that Mr. Obama's speech will indoctrinate students with his supposedly "socialist" views. Across the country, parents have demanded that schools obtain their permission before showing Obama's speech to their children; others have announced that they will simply keep their kids home today.
But there's nothing socialist – or even partisan – about Obama's speech. If you think otherwise, go online and read the text of the speech or the White House's suggested classroom activities to accompany it. One exercise asks children to make a poster of their goals; another instructs each student to "brainstorm" about what qualities promote personal success. Not a word about Obama's positions on healthcare, taxes, or anything else.
Shit, no socialism? No partisanship? WTF Obama???? You are missing a grand opportunity Mr. President. sigh...
Yet the nutters are foaming at the mouth. Thank the fucking media for all that publicity you freaks. If it wasn't for the media..you assholes would be relegated to the circular file on this topic.
Which is where all you fuckwits belong. The speech will be on Cspan at high noon.
In other news..of the nutter variety..Alternet has a good read up. The title?
10 of the Most Obscenely Stupid Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories and Attacks Against the President.
Great title, piqued my interest don't ya know? The following one really set me howling:
Obama's Nefarious Plan for the Nation's Genitals
When news leaked of a CDC report recommending that boys be circumcised as a preventative measure against HIV infection, right-winger conspiracy theorists began to fret that the federal government would mandate circumcision.
Since Patrick Henry isn’t around, it was up to Rush Limbaugh to sound the rallying cry against tyranny: "Leave our penises alone, too, Obama!" roared Limbaugh in a July 24 radio broadcast.
The next day, while discussing an unrelated dispute with Jay-Z, the talk show host said, "I would remind the rapper Jay Z; Mr. Z, it is President Obama who wants mandated circumcision. We had that yesterday. That means if we need to save our penises from anybody, it's Obama."
Needless to say, Obama had nothing to do with the CDC report, and doesn't appear to have ever publicly uttered the word "circumcision." Nor did he recommend the CDC promote circumcision.
None of this, of course, discouraged Limbaugh from running with the best metaphor for white male anxiety about a loss of power and masculinity in the age of Obama, ever.
Good lord, help those that can't keep themselves from being idiots of the highest order..please. They are embarassing us around the world. They are making us all look like loonies. Please lord get these assholes to a shrink..or just take them 'home' with you ok?