Obama Indoctrinating American Children

  • GQjock

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    Sep 04, 2009 10:46 PM GMT
    I've heard it all
    President Barack Obama is going to address children .... AMERICAN CHILDREN
    and the right loons are calling it political indoctrination into "socialism"

    I swear when I think I've heard it all?

    icon_confused.gif I haven't

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6599457.html


    Republican state lawmakers warn of 'indoctrination' by Obama speech to school students

    By Associated Press

    12:36 PM CDT, September 3, 2009

    http://www.kfsm.com/sns-ap-ok--oklahomarepublicans-obama,0,1229372.story
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    Sep 04, 2009 11:01 PM GMT
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    Sep 04, 2009 11:19 PM GMT
    This is getting ridiculous. People of the far left biting fingers off at health care townhall meetings. People of the right yelling and screaming in the face of a woman entering a townhall meeting:She was in a wheelchair. Now, Obama apparently has a new superpower: Mind control. pffft.....icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 05, 2009 12:30 AM GMT
    ErikTaurean saidThis is getting ridiculous. People of the far left biting fingers off at health care townhall meetings. People of the right yelling and screaming in the face of a woman entering a townhall meeting:She was in a wheelchair. Now, Obama apparently has a new superpower: Mind control. pffft.....icon_rolleyes.gif


    I hadn't actually heard about the finger incident till I read your post. So I googled it and saw some funny comments (just on the google page itself, without even clicking on the links), of which my favorite was, "After the finger biting; will republicans be as apt to reach across the aisle?"

    I'm sorry, I'm sure I wouldn't think this was funny if it happened to me. Still, I had to laugh.
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    Sep 05, 2009 1:01 AM GMT
    It remains astonishing to me, how the far right can't even engage in civil discourse.




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    Sep 05, 2009 1:01 AM GMT
    when i heard about this, i really didn't get it. a work friend with kids said it was more about his being a dad and the wholoe back-to-school thing. i can accept that. a pundit pointed out that he still seems to be "out there" too much and should avoid unneccesary apearances that diminish the office. i accept that too.
    then i thought: it's labor day weekend, slow news day, media needs a story -- ding ding ding we have a winner!icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 05, 2009 1:34 AM GMT
    evil, you have uncovered the truth... this isn't news. it's fearmongering.
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    Sep 05, 2009 1:50 AM GMT
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    Sep 05, 2009 3:00 AM GMT

    I actually feel sorry for our President on this one. Amazing.
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    Sep 05, 2009 3:13 AM GMT
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    Sep 05, 2009 3:32 AM GMT
    i am so sick and tired of these right stupid idiots!


  • Tiller66

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    Sep 05, 2009 4:15 AM GMT
    The only thing I could think of was what they thought about taking kids to church before they ever start school,if taking kids to church before they even learn to talk is'nt indocrinating kids to think in a certian way what is.
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    Sep 05, 2009 4:30 AM GMT
    Oh Please...........these right wing people have to take big breathe and a good crap............Enough with the hysteria.

    Can they ever recognize good intentions and progress.....or are they all afraid of change for the better?

    i guess they are afraid of loosing their title to "true Americans". What nonsense.
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    Sep 05, 2009 4:42 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidWell now.... it depends what he is going to say to the children.


    Just what do you think he is even remotely likely to say that could justify a reaction like this??
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    Sep 05, 2009 4:45 AM GMT
    *the plan is slowly coming together..Mwuahahahahaha!!!!

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    Sep 05, 2009 4:50 AM GMT
    What the kids kept out of school during the speech will be doing:

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    Sep 05, 2009 4:52 AM GMT
    All the Presidents have made addresses to schoolchildren. I never remember it being an issue before.

    Even though I was no fan of Reagan/Bush/Bush, I can't imagine even remotely questioning their decision to address the children. They all say the same thing: stay in school, get a diploma, don't do drugs. What the fuck are these bat-shit crazies worried about?
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    Sep 05, 2009 4:56 AM GMT
    9-11-01 wasn't a certain "former" coke-head/alcoholic president "reading" to children in a school? and not a single peep from the puritanical right?

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  • GQjock

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    Sep 05, 2009 8:49 AM GMT
    Maybe if he told the kids ...

    That - a fertilized egg is a child
    climate change has been one big hoax
    come clean that he was born in a Kenyan terrorist training camp


    maybe then these nuts will be happy
  • coolarmydude

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    Sep 05, 2009 11:22 AM GMT
    I actually know someone who isn't letting their kid go to school that day just to ensure she doesn't hear the speech. In fact, she's the same woman who I mentioned in the healthcare thread.

    Now I've lost all respect for her. It's her right to do as she thinks is right for her child, but to act irrationally like this is absolutey stupid.

    The original assignment called for a short writing assignment in which each child would write a letter to themselves about how they could help the President, as in how they can help him with their education needs. In no way shape or form is this intended to be anything else. But isn't it ironic that these same parents don't have problems using federal taxes to pay for their child's education? Isn't it ironic that these same parents want creationism taught in school. If you want a la carte education, do it your damn self!

    Does anyone else remember the photo of Ronnie Reagan, or other president, staring at you in your classroom? I always thought of it as big brotherish, even before I understood anything political. Maybe it was because I was in Catholic school until 8th grade, because I don't remember Papa Bush's photo in public high school. It all makes sense now...
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    Sep 05, 2009 11:48 AM GMT
    coolarmydude said

    Does anyone else remember the photo of Ronnie Reagan, or other president, staring at you in your classroom? I always thought of it as big brotherish, even before I understood anything political. Maybe it was because I was in Catholic school until 8th grade, because I don't remember Papa Bush's photo in public high school. It all makes sense now...


    I remember the pictures. I also remember listening to Reagan's recorded radio addresses and playing over the intercom
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    Sep 05, 2009 1:00 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidAll the Presidents have made addresses to schoolchildren. I never remember it being an issue before.

    It's an issue now because Democrats are solidly in control of 2 of the 3 branches of government, and may yet gain control of the judicial arm too.
  • Timbales

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    Sep 05, 2009 1:01 PM GMT
    The Democrats had the same objections when GHWB did when he was in office.
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    Sep 05, 2009 2:01 PM GMT
    I think it is great that he is addressing the school children. He is a great orator after all. If he can inspire or motivate some kids, great! What I think is the part that worries some parents is the lesson plan that follows. I understand the White House did tone it down after hearing some of the critics.

    Let the teachers decide what to do with their classrooms after the speech.
  • Menergy_1

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    Sep 05, 2009 2:09 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidAll the Presidents have made addresses to schoolchildren. I never remember it being an issue before.

    Even though I was no fan of Reagan/Bush/Bush, I can't imagine even remotely questioning their decision to address the children. They all say the same thing: stay in school, get a diploma, don't do drugs. What the fuck are these bat-shit crazies worried about?


    In many cases, the Presidents are in one classroom, visiting and talking with little kids as recent news photos of the Obamas, for example, show; not a planned, nationally organized television broadcast to classrooms with "lesson materials" and assignments coming from the White House. That's one difference.

    I'm only forwarding some of the reactions I've read elsewhere about this:

    Reagan addressed kids on television immediately after the Challenger disaster happened and many kids had been watching the launch in classroom TVs. This wasn't quite the same as the current thing planned for Tuesday.

    I believe there were criticisms I read about of Bush Senior's addresses, or maybe it was W's addresses seen as too "political" or "campaign advertising".

    The current effort unfortunately fits in very conveniently with the conservatives'/Republicans'/libertarians' points of view about the "socialistic" conspiracies afoot in government. This is an Orwellian wet dream to them.

    What's the real purpose and intent? Hard to say from the press releases. I think the original announcements from the Education Dept. were admittedly poorly crafted and worded, and have since been quickly amended (as have the "teaching assignments" materials as I understand it) to tone down some of the unfortunate overtones of the news releases about Obama's direct addresses to school children across the country on a mass scale.

    An example is the effort needed right here to re-phrase the 'What can you do for the President" into other words and more palatable and probable meanings geared toward - "education is important, stay in school, learn, get as much education as you can" etc. And it's voluntary -- many schools will not be showing this on Tuesday but will/may have the address saved for later use, I have read.

    This was too vaguely planned and launched, if you ask me (not that anyone did). Much the same has happened in the health care/insurance reform announcements and discussions -- a lot has got out of the barn before it was sufficiently groomed and crafted, IMO. That shouldn't happen at this level from the White House or Congress. No wonder we're working uphill.