Spot On Mr. "O"

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     stay in school, study hard, and go to college.

     



    That's socialism.

     




     

     

    President Barack Obama's plans for a televised back-to-school address to students next week are drawing fire from some conservatives, who say he's just trying to indoctrinate them to his political beliefs.

     

    In the Sept. 8 speech, Obama will challenge students to work hard, set goals for their education and take responsibility for their learning, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a letter to principals.

     

    The Education Department is encouraging teachers to create lesson plans around the speech, using materials provided on the department website that urge students to learn about Obama and other presidents.

     

    "He will also call for a shared responsibility and commitment on the part of students, parents and educators to ensure that every child in every school receives the best education possible so they can compete in the global economy for good jobs and live rewarding and productive lives as American citizens," Duncan said in a press release.

     

    But already, some conservatives are crying foul. The chairman of the Florida Republican Party is condemning Obama's speech as an attempt to "indoctrinate America's children to his socialist agenda."

     

    "The idea that school children across our nation will be forced to watch the President justify his plans for government-run health care, banks, and automobile companies, increasing taxes on those who create jobs, and racking up more debt than any other President, is not only infuriating, but goes against beliefs of the majority of Americans, while bypassing American parents through an invasive abuse of power," Chairman Jim Greer said in a press release.

     

    Added conservative talk show host Tammy Bruce, in a Twitter feed: "Make September 8 Parentally Approved Skip Day. You are your child's moral tutor, not that shady lawyer from Chicago." And conservative author Michelle Malkin said the lesson plans have a "heavy activist bent."

     

    Texas school districts are discussing whether the president's speech will be shown — some districts are leaving it up to individual teachers with an opt out for parents who don't want their children to view the speech, according to the Houston Chronicle.

     

    In his letter to principals, Duncan said viewing of the speech is encouraged, not mandatory. It's the first time a president has ever given a speech addressed directly to students.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0909/26711.html

     
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    There are at least 80 far right pols in the House of Reps and their ability to affect legislation is a huge issue as far as governing the country is concerned.  

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    is that per your definition? Or is there an asterisk next to their names indicating Right, Far Right, Mod, Left, Far left???

     
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    There are at least 80 far right pols in the House of Reps and their ability to affect legislation is a huge issue as far as governing the country is concerned.  

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    is that per your definition? Or is there an asterisk next to their names indicating Right, Far Right, Mod, Left, Far left???



    My initial number was incorrect, it is 49, and the self idenify as far right because they are members of the Tea Party caucus.  

     
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    I ahppen to think a POTUS addressing students about education is a fine idea.  I wonder what the Fairness Doctrine folks would have to say though

     
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    I'm so sick and tired of white people whining about race.  Obama says that he personally has been followed in a store, and people bring up the black crime rate, like somehow it's Obama the citizens fault.  So a black kid shop lifted, therefore men like Obama are supposed be ok with being followed?  blacks were breaking into apartments, so somehow that diminishes Trayvon Martins death?  Obama is in no way responsible for crimes commitment by another person regardless of their color.  Jews aren't expected to bear the sin of Bernie Madoff.  whites aren't expected to bear the sin of the shooter in Aurora, Co.  The Irish aren't expected to bear the sins of Whitey.  But somehow law abiding blacks are supposed to accept racial profiling because some black guy they don't know is a criminal.  

    And when say something about it, the response ranges from, "get over it" to some insinuation that they are to blame because they haven't done enough to lower the black crime rate.  

    the only people responsible for the black crime rate are black criminals.  Law abiding blacks are as much to blame as law abiding whites.  Law abiding blacks are expected to accept different treatment because others with same skin color has done something wrong.

    now, it's only normal to suspect a black kid to be a potential burglar in area that's been hit with a lot of burglaries committed by a black burglar.  But it's also normal for an innocent black kid to be angry for being suspected of being a burglar.  

    Christ - try having a little sensitivity.  

     

     

     




     

     

    Some people aer professional a-holes.

     

    And of course, what feels better to them than puffing their own sense of moral superiorirty up with self-righteous screeds against the other?

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    I find it just hilarious how the progressives posting here have finally landed on their rock-solid evidence to show that Obama is speaking truth to the black american community:  an infomercial from Barack to the school kids five years ago.

    Yah, that's compelling.

     
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    ...the ONLY solution to the problems in these impoverished communities is for people to stop having kids out of wedlock and for men to stop abandoning their children.....ALL problems stem from kids being stuck with their moms in poverty with no fathers......

     

     

     
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    There are at least 80 far right pols in the House of Reps and their ability to affect legislation is a huge issue as far as governing the country is concerned.  

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    is that per your definition? Or is there an asterisk next to their names indicating Right, Far Right, Mod, Left, Far left???

     



    My initial number was incorrect, it is 49, and the self idenify as far right because they are members of the Tea Party caucus.  

     

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    At least we're deal in facts now. Thanks 

     
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    There are at least 80 far right pols in the House of Reps and their ability to affect legislation is a huge issue as far as governing the country is concerned.  

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    is that per your definition? Or is there an asterisk next to their names indicating Right, Far Right, Mod, Left, Far left???

     

     



    My initial number was incorrect, it is 49, and the self idenify as far right because they are members of the Tea Party caucus.  

     

     

     

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    I copped to my mistake, I don't need to lie to prove a point.  It was an intentional error, but even with the correct number being 49, that is an incredible block of legislators who have teken to voting as block on nearly everything, and while the "far right" may be a small minority in the country as a whole, they are certainly overrepresented in congress and that matters.  

     
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    First, do no harm. Liberal government policies implemented in the inner cities have led to disastrous results.
    "Slashing" programs? There have been endless funding of liberal programs, the problem is , they are successful in hiring thousands of white liberal social workers on the public payroll. If they actually helped people out of poverty, they would be out of a job!
    The Clinton-Gingrich welfare reform of 1996 was the most successful reform, and benefitted the poor by encouraging work ethic and movement toward changing behaviors, not just handouts and a condescending liberal attitude that "you are poor and will remain poor because of racism..."

     




    Was welfare reform repealed while the country was sleeping?   No?

     

    So if it was soooo successful and is still in effect then what's your excuse for why it isn't working now?

    Sometimes all you have to do is sit back and watch the wingnuts shoot down their own arguments.

    See: Mitch McConnel vetoes his own bill.

    Quite funny actually.

     

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    Yes, some of the requirements under welfare reform were reversed under Obama. 

     

    http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/peter-roff/2012/09/24/the-truth-about-barack-obama-mitt-romney-and-welfare-reform

     

     

     
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    We went over this a cpouple weeks back. I used Spot on though...more fitting. 

     
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    We went over this a cpouple weeks back. I used Spot on though...more fitting. 

     




     

    Funny. I don't remember you mentioning the typically vile hypocrisy of a rightie ranting on about single motherhood while suppressing efforts to make contraception available or include safe sex in.....sex education classes.

     




    My take away is that he's not against any of that, but that alone has not been working see the statistics. He wants leaders in the community to speak, take the lead and create more a peer pressure environment. Whomever, be it JZ or any celebrity to turn the tide and make it looked frowned upon. I don't think we are that far apart on this. 

     

     

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