Wow! It's only September 9 and we already have a sighting of a fruitcake!
Oh wait, it's from Idaho. Nevermind.
9/9/2009 11:08:01 AM
Professor Waldorf X
Humorously, liberals DID end slavery and pass the civil rights act while conservatives were the ones to oppose both of those. Also humorously, the founding fathers were highly against political parties and would probably have heart attacks if they saw the two party shit we have now.
Also, if Obama giving speeches to schools is "indoctrination" then what were Reagan, Bush I and Bush II doing?
9/9/2009 11:18:12 AM
9/9/2009 12:18:05 PM
"Great, high school kids will be forced to read Obama's books (written by Bill Ayers), kids will have to read Rules for Radicals and It Takes a Village, they will have to say a pledge to Obama, kids will be taught the Democrats were responsible for creating the country, ending slavery, creating Affirmative Action, creating and passing the Civil Rights Act of 1963 all on their own, and Republicans were the only ones who owned slaves, the Founding Fathers were not really the Founding Fathers of the nation they were just rich white slave owners that got credit for it, Republicans created HIV, Republicans kill black people any chance they get, and if Government isn't involved in your life your life is empty and meaningless."
No they won't.
9/9/2009 1:53:03 PM
Nathan the Wise
Coeur d'Alene? Why, why did someone see fit to name a town 'Heart of an Awl'?
9/9/2009 2:19:26 PM
While Obama won't mandate that kids have to attend public school he will manipulate the system so public school becomes soooooo attractive and cheap that it will be hard to resist. Meanwhile, private schools will go out of business and people will lose jobs.
Won't happen. There's more than enough rich snobs out there who send their kids to private school just so they can achieve an orgasm at the thought of being able to say their kids go to private school. Same goes for health care - enough people will buy private health care solely because it costs more.
You guys who get so psycho about these things consistently fall flat on the human element. People will pay a lot more money just for the satisfaction of being able to say they paid a lot more money. Even if the service isn't any better, if they paid more for it they can act like it is, or maybe even truly believe it is just by virtue of being expensive. And if there's one thing people like more than money, it's status.
I'm not even addressing the ridiculous last paragraph because enough people will point out how stupid it is.
9/9/2009 3:00:35 PM
I think it would be easier for Obama to simply outlaw private schools and homeschooling to get the kids into public schools to be brainwashed. And I suppose you believe that his speech to kids to stay in school is an order to stay there to be indoctrinated...
What's Fox News going to tell you to think tomorrow?
9/9/2009 3:19:24 PM
Education IS great. Too bad you never acquired any.
9/9/2009 3:36:02 PM
>>"...they teach cultural studies, feelings 101, my two dads, tolerance 101, lets give hugs 101?"
Huh. I don't remember having to take any of that stuff.
>>"the Democrats were responsible for creating the country, ending slavery, creating Affirmative Action, creating and passing the Civil Rights Act of 1963 all on their own, and Republicans were the only ones who owned slaves, the Founding Fathers were not really the Founding Fathers of the nation they were just rich white slave owners that got credit for it, Republicans created HIV, Republicans kill black people any chance they get"
Affirmative Action and the Civil Rights Act were passed by Democratic administrations, yes. The rest of it is just FAIL. Republicans did not create HIV. The Founders were rich white slave owners, but they were still the Founders. That last sentence, though...just swap out "black" for "poor" and you might be getting closer to the truth :P
>>"Class, please stand for the Pledge to Obama...."
"I pledge allegiance to Obama..." XP
9/9/2009 5:50:59 PM
How exactly is Obama going to "manipulate the system so public school becomes soooooo attractive and cheap that it will be hard to resist"???
Public school is already free. It can't possibly get cheaper.
9/9/2009 10:19:12 PM
1. Nicotinegun your pretty much not in the good parents list...
2. Knives I will stand up against. Knives have no place in school and its a serious problem we have to face down. Filthy Language? Language is language. Next you will be telling us not to teach Chaucer or Shakespeare for they speak of things most lewd.
3. I don't know which public school you are going to but most of my friends from the states went to ones that taught science and history.
4. Public Schools are free... So they are always CHEAPER than private schools... DUMBASS
5. High school kids should read whatever they feel like. Education broadens (embiggens!!!) the mind. Not reading books turns them into assholes like you.
6. The founding fathers were rich, white and owned slaves. See the problem is you like your history with a pro american slant. Newsflash. A lot of people were assholes back then. Accepting it as part of their "normal lives" and then moving on is more productive.
7. Republicans are responsible for the spread of HIV through their promotion of piss poor sex education. They did not create HIV. I don't think they are that smart/stupid...
9/10/2009 2:47:26 AM
The more you try to censor your kid from getting a hold of a piece of information, the more likely that kid will get a hold of said information. Today, said information is easier to get a hold of then ever before.
9/10/2009 3:58:10 AM
Haha, I laugh at your American bullshit.
9/10/2009 5:20:17 AM
"Coeur d'Alene? Why, why did someone see fit to name a town 'Heart of an Awl'? "
Nathan the Wise, CDA was named after the tribe that lived in the area, who were in turn named the "Coeur d'Alene" tribe my French Canadian fur trappers for their shrewd trading practices - or so the story goes.
9/10/2009 6:50:37 AM
It hurts when it's the truth, isn't it?
9/10/2009 9:15:49 AM
i am a robot
so you are against the teaching of history of the republican party?
9/10/2009 5:34:03 PM
I know that there are idiots on both sides of the spectrum, but come on--you never hear this kind of martyr complex conspiracy shit from liberals.
9/10/2009 8:27:23 PM
Where Civil Rights are concerned, apparently you've never heard of The Southern Strategy, by which Republicans took the South.
And where in this country could you possibly have gone to school that they didn't have filthy language and the occasional violent incident? School violence is lower now than it has been in over thirty years, and public schools can't get any cheaper--they're already free.
Alas, it would never happen, but if only they WOULD end homeschooling, so you couldn't brainwash your poor kids 24/7, the whole country would be better off.
9/11/2009 10:33:54 AM
Ah CTSTDT posters that's where you're wrong. Public School can be cheaper, even though it's free in 2 ways:
1. You pay parents/children to go to it.
2. You lower taxes.
It is possible for something to have a negative cost, where they pay you to take it!
9/12/2009 12:43:44 AM
I pledge alegiance to Barack, and to the awesomeness for which he stands. . . Oh, wait. You were being sarcastic. Sorry.
9/18/2009 12:45:44 AM
I like how knife crime and swearing are comparable evils to this person.
9/27/2009 11:14:30 AM
instead of teaching history, math, english, and science they teach cultural studies, feelings 101, my two dads, tolerance 101, lets give hugs 101?
Well, anything's better than Creationism.
9/29/2009 9:10:27 PM
This is just a whargarbl screed of Obama hatred.
9/5/2012 9:21:20 PM