Friday, September 04, 2009

The President's Education Speech

This might be the single most idiotic controversy in history. 

Let me get this straight.  The President wants to address students around the country and tell them the importance of getting educated.  Now, because of the lesson plans to elementary schools happened to have the instruction that students should....

"write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president."

......then it must be obvious that President Obama is creating a cult of mindless commie followers?  Are you serious?

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This is Oklahoma State Senator Steven Russell.  He becomes the Dumb Bastard of the Week with this quote.

"As far as I am concerned, this is not civics education—it gives the appearance of creating a cult of personality.  This is something you'd expect to see in North Korea or in Saddam Hussein's Iraq."

Mr. Russell, along with the completely mind numbing Sarah Palin, are the exact reason why the Republican Party is far, far, far from being legitimate.  And I'm a Republican.  The quote oozes so much ignorance that it is embarrassing to consider that the people of Oklahoma actually put this idiot in office.  North Korea?  No Senator, you'd be dead by now in North Korea, and the only "cult of the personality" is the one you are trying to create by lame attempts at insulting the patriotism of the other party.  My idiotic party can't seem to focus on being the rational opposition, and instead continues to swing at pitches that are not in the dirt, not way outside, but pitches that are in a different freaking ballpark.  Terry Shiavo anyone? 

If you didn't hear ,the language was changed to,

"write letters to themselves about how they can achieve their short-term and long-term education goals"

which was what was implied in the first place until those with way too much time on their hands decided that it was an issue.  I'm showing it not to one class, but to all my classes.  You know why?  Here's a list:

1.  He's the President.  Your president has asked to talk to kids about the importance of education.  Duh?

2.  I have four Government classes and one AP U.S. History class.  I don't know, I might be able to find some relevance to the curriculum.

3.  Hey kids, analyze Obama's speech and let's talk about the following:

-How does it relate to Federalism?

-Does the President succeed at motivating/informing the citizens of the country?

-Is the message partisan propaganda or a legitimate attempt to address the nation?

-Is the furor over the speech legitimate? 

-How might the speech impact public policy?

Get over it and grow up.

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