Monday, September 7, 2009

OMG! President Obama is Going to Indoctrinate YOUR Kids!

In case you haven't heard, President Obama is planning to speak to school kids on at noon on Tuesday. According to, he's going to welcome them back to school and give them a pep talk.

But Shannen Barron believes the President has other, more nefarious, ideas, according to what she told CNN. "Thinking about my kids in school having to listen to that just really upsets me. I'm an American. They are Americans, and I don't feel that's OK. I feel very scared to be in this country with our leadership right now." I actually just saw her say this as she cried on CNN. Yes. Really. I swear I looked around for Ashton Kutcher because I just knew I was being punk'd.

Maybe some of the good folks in America have forgotten about other Presidents who have spoken to our nation's youth:

So this kind of thing has been going on for at least 21 years and was even done by that true Republican Hero Ronald Reagan, but suddenly there's an uproar because a man with a funky sounding name is doing it?

I'm trying my darndest to understand what has so many people in a snit about the President of the United States welcoming kids back to school, encouraging them to do their best, and reminding them that with an education they can do anything they want, but I simply can't.

Supposedly, part of what had so many people's panties in knots was that one of the exercises kids were supposed to do was to write a letter about ways they can help the President meet his education goals. Big damn deal. Did I imagine it or did President Bush ask our kids to help him out in October 2001 by each sending $1 to his relief effort for Afghanistan "America's Fund for Afghan Children." And I know I recall those famous words by President Kennedy, "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." Those words guided a generation and took us into space. They're probably some of the most famous words ever spoken and many people of all ages and political persuasions have taken them as their mantra even today. So what that President Obama wanted school kids to suggest ways they can help him. Or is it only patriotic and the right thing to do when a Republican talks to kids and asks them to support him?

We've got some serious problems in this country folks. I don't need to list them because we all know them. But can't some people get their heads out of the sand long enough to stop creating fake issues to be upset about? Maybe if we all pulled together we could actually solve some of what ails us.

If your school isn't broadcasting the President's speech on Tuesday, just come right back here and you can watch it live:


  1. You know, I saw that same CNN video and was interested to hear that politics did not belong in school. (Try telling THAT to your local school board!)

    I guess with all the prayin' 'n stuff, there might not be time for politics in school and it wouldn't be appropriate and all. (ahem...)

  2. The other thing I'm curious about is what lesson this whole stupid movement to keep kids home from school tomorrow so they aren't exposed to this Socialist indoctrination is teaching kids. Lesson: If there's a chance you might disagree with something you should avoid it all together. Hmmmmm . . .

    God forbid a child hears another perspective on the world aside from the limited view of his/her parents (no matter what political/religious persuasion they are). What I think is especially funny is that most kids don't listen to their parents. What makes all these parents think that their kids who never listen to them anyway, will suddenly be indoctrinated by Obama? Do they really think he's THAT all-powerful?

  3. Great point, Fran... ;o)

    I once told Tom DeLay's niece (we were in school together) that I believed in religion in schools, but by the time we got finished praying to all the Gods, we wouldn't have any time to actually learn, so it was a matter of practicality.

    She was speechless. It was fun.


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