September 7, 2009

Here's an excerpt from Obama's speech to schoolkids that some idiots are pulling their kids out of class this week so as not to hear












You know, I guess it's good that some Fox-News-watching, misinformed, ignorant
idiots parents are keeping their kids out of school this week, forbidding them to hear a message about studying and pursuing their dreams from the President.

Why?

Because we'll need some kids to grow up to serve us our burgers and clean our toilets (and be realtors, if that job still exists).

(note to any American kids reading this - if your mom or dad watch Fox News and Glenn Beck all day, think about running away now. You'll be glad you did.)

Prepared Remarks of President Barack Obama Back to School Event

The story of America isn’t about people who quit when things got tough. It’s about people who kept going, who tried harder, who loved their country too much to do anything less than their best.
It’s the story of students who sat where you sit 250 years ago, and went on to wage a revolution and found this nation. Students who sat where you sit 75 years ago who overcame a Depression and won a world war; who fought for civil rights and put a man on the moon. Students who sat where you sit 20 years ago who founded Google, Twitter and Facebook and changed the way we communicate with each other.
So today, I want to ask you, what’s your contribution going to be? What problems are you going to solve? What discoveries will you make? What will a president who comes here in twenty or fifty or one hundred years say about what all of you did for this country?
Your families, your teachers, and I are doing everything we can to make sure you have the education you need to answer these questions. I’m working hard to fix up your classrooms and get you the books, equipment and computers you need to learn. But you’ve got to do your part too. So I expect you to get serious this year. I expect you to put your best effort into everything you do. I expect great things from each of you. So don’t let us down – don’t let your family or your country or yourself down. Make us all proud. I know you can do it.
Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.

72 comments:

Anonymous said...

Keith its not just right wingers and its not just about Obama poisoning them with evil "liberal" thoughts. You are smarter than that Keith.

Some just think he's a liar and do not want to have to disect the "speech" for their kid's consumption.

Some are really mad at him and have every right to protest him.

Sure that was a good speech but do you have to listen to Beck or Hannity to be skeptical of things like this:

"I’m working hard to fix up your classrooms and get you the books, equipment and computers you need to learn."

Bull shit! He's working hard to funnel as much of our tax dollars as humanly possible to bankers and Wall Street. No shit huh?

He's also working feverishly to ensure the fat cats don't experience a loss even if it means piling an unimaginable debt load onto our CHILDREN. You know, the one's in the schools he's preeching at?

My kid asked me why bankers were still getting $100 million bonuses while everyone else is learning to make do with less, INCLUDING the schools which have been dealing with MASSIVE cutbacks for the past year, and right now!

Maybe from England it seems "O" is all for education but here on the front lines its nothing but cutbacks.

I'll raise my kids to not waste time listening to liars, no matter how eloquent they may be.

GT Charlie

Anonymous said...

Al Queeferino,

They are called "useful idiots" and they exist on the right as well as the useful idiots on the left that elected "The Retarded Negro". Glad to see Obama running into problems while pushing his socialist agenda.

Dr. Huxtable said...

This is just another sign of how we are overrun with ignorant monkies in positions of power (government) and media.

What kind of an extremist a#$-hole would not want their kid to hear a non-political message from the commander and chief of their country? Answer: Ignorant trash not worth the skin God gave them or the air they breathe.

If Obama comes out and says "children, socialism is great, only vote for democrats, tell your parents to vote Obama in '12, gay marriage is o.k., call this 800# and report your parents activities" then people have every reason to complain. But my god, this is clearly a responsible and very commendable action by Obama.

These ignorant fools are wasting their energy and time trying to create an issue when no possible issue in this speech exists. Unbelievable!!!

ContraryRiches said...

Come on Keith..those remarks are likely NOT the original remarks. Why didn't the WH release those remarks prior to all the hubbub about it? Its obviously been changed to be more education based. Anyone can tell that its far easier to say "See, this is all it was" after the controversy than before it.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I was expecting some pitch about how we all have to sacrifice so the bankers can get away with 24 Trillion.

As the parent of 3, I must say I'm relieved.

-Matt C

anne coulter is a dude! said...

Effective leaders derive their authority from people who admire the examples they set in their lives and actions. They are credible men and women who speak the truth, and who inspire young people to do extraordinary things. George Washington is an example that comes to mind.

Phony autocrats primp and preen and use mass media to make announcements. They caution children about the dangers of smoking, and then continue to smoke in secret. They talk about ending a useless, expensive war, and then send thousands more Americans to die in it. They tell us the federal deficit will be cut in half within four years, and then spend trillions on every wasteful program imaginable. They call for transparency and competency in government, and then hire former lobbyists and political pals with no experience to make secret deals with the rich and powerful.

Yes, Keith, I can't understand why anyone would not want their kid to listen to a guy like Barack Obama. He da Man!

Anonymous said...

Keith you need help . Are you so blind as to see whats going on . Or do you think that when Obama took an oath to obey and protect the constitution of the U.S.A and then systematically continues the course that bush started IE patriot act etc in order to undermine it . Is this acceptable to you .
Glenn beck might come across as an ass but dispute the facts that he has the courage to address . May i suggest that you get your head out from between Obama's butt cheeks and stop calling people you do know what is going on idiots .What future and dreams does Obama want these kids to believe in . The only future they have is being mortgaged to the hilt by his corrupt and spineless policies or is it that the kids and illiterate are the only one's who still buy into his never ending bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Why does this have to be about dems or reps? Why can’t it be a protest about lying?

Hope and change my ass! More like “meet the new boss, same as the old lying a-hole boss”.

“Yes we can” my ass! More like “yes the bankers can”!

Can’t we just be Americans and make a stand? You don’t get many opportunities to send a loud and clear NO to a president. He’s gonna hear about the folks keeping their kids from being sat in front of a box to hear his eloquent lies.

Keith what happened to the Tea Party Keith. What happened to the summer of anger? We finally get the people standing up a bit and you marginalize the message and try and devolve it down to angry red necks and right wingers?

No child is going to be damaged by missing that speech; but… hopefully Obama will get a message.

The liar:
“I expect great things from each of you. So don’t let us down – don’t let your family or your country or yourself down. Make us all proud. I know you can do it.”

Keith has Obama let millions of American’s down by selling out to the bankers? Has he made the voters “proud”, you know the ones who listened to him and “voted for change”?

A lot of folks expected “great things” from HIM and he is all but flying a big fat bird in our faces as he proves to us once and for all that politicians lie and Gov. is run by bankers and Wall Street.

The more of that speech I read the more angry I become.

Let’s all listen to the hypocrite liar because he’s handsome and talks well! F-me.

GT Charlie

keith said...

America is doomed.

I don't remember being pulled out of class during Reagan and Bush Sr. addresses to schoolkids.

I would imagine parents in India, Brazil and China, who out-study US kids 5 to 1 (guess), are laughing at us. We will be their bitches if this keeps up.

Fox News, talk radio and the internet is f*cking everything up. And I'm not sure pandora can go back in the box.

I may stop blogging again soon. I'm not sure if it's worth it. It's like doing the dishes on the Titanic.

Anonymous said...

Keith I for one agree with your Fox News stand and I hate Hannity and Rush as much as you maybe. Still I love a good rebellion!

Don’t run away mad Keith. Maybe there are two sides to this issue?

Some want to make a stand over dishonesty in Government. Walk the talk or shut-up kinda folks. Some are ignorant red necks programmed by Fox.

I’d think you of all people would want to recognize the 1st group and cheer them on.

However, I’ll give you this….Fox/Rush/Hannity will probably jump on this and claim it as thier own; and in the process make it dirty.

GT Charlie

Anonymous said...

Yeah Keith, why don't you quit blogging? If we want to listen to an effete expat telling us what a bunch of stupid idiots we are, we have Max Kieser. In the mean time, those of us who actually live here are thrashing around for the truth. Most are frightened and know they've been duped. Watching my fellow Americans wake up has been a great joy. We are going to have a rough patch, maybe very rough. But the green-left is going to join with the second-amendment-right, and we're going to take our country back.

keith said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcJQ44IjjP4&feature=player_embedded

Got pet goat?

Anonymous said...

Keith said: I may stop blogging again soon. I'm not sure if it's worth it. It's like doing the dishes on the Titanic.


Keith, come on....

You act and sound like Brett Favre.

Just stay at it and win the Super Bowl for heavens sake!! (Or in this case "Doom" Bowl.)

keith said...

Seriously, I blog only because I want to help. But the level of ignorance is just too much.

What's frustrating is that the ignorants don't know they're ignorant. And no matter what facts are presented to them, they choose to be wrapped in their safe and warm coat of ignorance.

So why bother.

Seriously.

Why bother.

Anonymous said...

Open letter to Pres. Obama,

You made all sorts of wonderful promises to the adult population of America in order to get elected. You have yet to live up to anything and instead have proven yourself every bit the same in regards to handing the keys to the country over to the bankers and Wall Street.

This has left us dismayed, depressed (unemployed) and maybe this is the last nail in our coffin of “hope”.

This has been a wonderful eye-opener. I wonder if you could find a way to effect a massive let down on this scale to our children?

So far they just suffer from the unemployment and school cuts while bankers continue to pull down mega million dollar bonuses under your watch. Won’t you take time to address the young people directly and finalize your attack on the last shreds of hope being clinged to? Tell them lies Obama.

Why should the adults have all the fun?
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Keith maybe you are missing the rage you were blogging about. This may be your baby, I think you should be proud! You opened eyes and made us justifiably angry!


GT Charly

Anonymous said...

whats the pet goat story as I hear say that seems to be all the milk and cheese rage lately from the wildernesses and the semi citys?

Anonymous said...

Really Keith? Really?

He’s a humongous liar. What is a better message:

1) Ignore that he lied and let us down and make nice by letting him have what he wants (the speech).

2) Sending the message: fool me once shame on you…………….

Dude it’s just a speech, no kid is going to be harmed if their parents pull them out for the hour of the speech. Our kids will learn much more about peaceful protest and Government if they experience some power instead of sitting in front of the box they were told to sit in front of.

Maybe this will get the kids talking instead of just all of them being zombies doing what they are told?

keith said...

I'd love to go to the room of Fox News kids tomorrow (whose ignorant parents told the school not to let them watch the President)

Some of those kids I'd bet are just ashamed (of their parents). Some will have been indoctrinated (hey, if Fox is on all day, it kinda becomes the parent). And some will have no idea what's going on, even if their fate has already been sealed (would you like fries with that?)

America got away with producing ignorant kids in the 70's, 80's and 90's. Now, a generation of fools will kill it.

The kids of China, India, Japan, Russia and Brazil will make sure of it.

Anonymous said...

Keith why do YOU believe parents should do what Obama wants?
Is it because…

1) What he is saying is truthful and honest?

2) He’s to be respected?

3) He’s trustworthy?

4) What he is saying is soooo important that reading on the web just won’t have enough impact?

5) No one but an ignorant Red Neck would dare defy such orders?

6) Fox News owns this protest?

And…..

Why do YOU believe it’s so awful to protest him and the Gov. by organizing a “sit out”?

Don’t just throw out “ignorant” bombs with no explanation.

Expand please.

GT

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, and one hour of class (speech) is not the deal breaker in our children's competetive edge with the rest of the world.

That's a pretty weak arguement and doesn't sound like the Keith of old. Is this really you Keith? Or has someone hijacked your Blog while you continue touring the European backcountry?

GT

keith said...

GT - the President, no matter who he or she is, no matter what party he or she is from, no matter anything, has the responsibility to address the nation, including schoolkids.

If politics have become so poisoned (thank you Fox News) in the US that a US president can't address schoolkids about studying and working hard, then America truly is doomed.

And BTW it's not doomed. Even Fox News can't stop a president from doing what he or she needs to do.

Not yet.

And I truly, truly feel sorry for the kids that have to suffer the shame of their parents tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah I forgot this too.... One hour out of class won't hurt our kids but the huge budget cuts our schools are experiencing might hurt them, ya think?

Keith you do know we are having huge budget cuts to our schools don't you? Despite what obama says in his speech. Don't lies like that bother you?

Gt

Anonymous said...

Speech:
"I’m working hard to fix up your classrooms and get you the books, equipment and computers you need to learn."

Truth:
http://tinyurl.com/School-budget-cuts

This may not be as heinous if it were not for the fact that at the very same time he/them is/are giving our tax dollars to bankers and Wall Street, who in turn pass it on to the most favored in the form of multi-million bonuses.

He takes money from schools, he gives money to bankers and Goldman, these things we know, or should know.

If his speech said that (the truth) then I’d be all for letting everyone watch it.

Giving someone respect they have not earned just to idolize their title is not something I am for.

GT


Still love you though Keith, if that is you?

Ed said...

Keith, please stop watching MSNBC for your news. Your mind is getting warped.

keith said...

Ed - I don't watch TV. But I do see clips from everything (cnn, fox, pbs, msnbc, cnbc, bbc, cspan, al jazeera, etc)

Unlike Fox News watchers, who only watch Fox News.

Jason said...

Keith.

This is just more "distraction" to keep our minds off how bad things really are. The music is slowing down and there are no chairs left...

Anonymous said...

Keith, I love every single post of yours. Please keep up the good works.

Barbara

ContraryRiches said...

Keith, even you have to admit that Obama giving an assignment to kids on the website stating "write a letter as to how you can help out the President" PRIOR to any of the text of his speech being released reeks of Hitler/Hussein/Jong Il??? Surely you can see there was a big boneheaded move made by the White house?

JAWS said...

This is really causing a stir among adults. From the kids perspective, are they waiting anxiously for this speech?

I don't really get why a president is giving a speech to school kids anyway. If he was live in the classroom (reading from something right side up), that might be different, although I'm really disappointed in this president and it just gets worse. If I had school kids now, as disappointed as I am in his performance so far, I might take my kids to Disneyland for the day.

I sincerely hope you keep this blog going - I read about half-dozen a day and this is my favorite.

Eva said...

Being an Obama apologist, I wouldn't expect you to understand why parents would pull their kids out of the classroom.

You're also an ex pat and I assume childless, so your opinion on this is close to meaningless.

evildoc said...

Keith said, "Unlike Fox News watchers, who only watch Fox News."


I watch Fox news, and I do not watch only Fox news.

This alone disproves Keith's assertion, but... still... perhaps I am the anomaly.

Keith, can you cite literature supporting your claim that Fox News watchers watch only Fox news?

I also watch Star Trek, but I don't watch only Star Trek. Go figure.

regards

evildoc

consultant said...

We've got a lot of birthers here.

Hey birthers, I've got some real cheap land in Florida I want to sell. Interested?

Email me at: afoolandhismoney@yahoo.com

consultant said...

Keith,

Many of the really ignorant posters represent what I call "the one-third".

During the Revolutionary War, these folks were the ones who fought on the side of the British. They even helped out England during the War of 1812 (treason).

They supported slavery (still do), the subordination of women, were against going to war to liberate Europe from Hitler and fought for the preservation of segregation.

The "one-third" has always been with us. They have always been against everything that has moved the US ahead.

If at any time in our history the "one-third" had prevailed, we would not have become the United States nor would we have become a democracy.

The attack on liberty and freedom has always come from the "one-third". Their hero is Benedict Arnold.

Some of the posters here may not know that. They may not know who Arnold is.

Robert said...

Keith, don't stop blogging because of people's opinions. It is par for the course in the blog world. 90 percent of everything else you blog about is appreciated by us. I am not a fan of political commentary because at the end of the day we are ALL screwed by both left and right. Anyway, to quote Maynard James Keenan, "I just get frustrated when people don't think for themselves and use their head about stuff". I get frustrated too, but deal with it as you do a shit load of more good than bad here. Screw Obama, screw Bush, screw politics.

Anonymous said...

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I will agree with one thing,


We need another Revolution!



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emmy said...

Keith,
you send such a mixed message, but the hardcore who come here, want to hear about bad things, not good.They talk about ammo, and hiding and how fucked up the government is, and there is not a lot of positive vibe things going on here..
There's nothing wrong with the speech, and I am an Obama supporter, but he could have done it some other time...
Health care will pass, they have 51 votes, they are just trying to get the bipartisan label...
Obama just can't go after everybody right now, he's got the crappiest job on earth, currently.
You loved Obama, now you so discouraged you can't stand it...It ain't over...
It's a great blog, but you are much more expansive and openminded than the initial crowd you attracted...

Anonymous said...

Oh Keith, why bother indeed.

What is wrong with this speech? Telling kids to wash their hands and work hard? Oooohh, terrible.

I think every adult in this country can agree that most if not ALL politicians are LIARS at this point.

Why don't you keep your kids home from school every day if you fear for their abilities to think for themselves? If you are so afraid of institutionalizing them then why send them to school at all?

Protest by keeping your kids home if you want, but I hope for society's sake that you are teaching them all of the good messages that are contained in that speech.

And, btw, I totally remember being forced to watch Reagan speeches in grade school.

soft landing said...

I was subjected to Reagan when I was in school. nuf sed.

Good to see you posting again Keith.

Banana Republicrat said...

"I may stop blogging again soon. I'm not sure if it's worth it. It's like doing the dishes on the Titanic."

Keith you're right, that's why BHO is going straight to the kids because he knows the adult children are a lost cause. Unfortunately, education focused on "marketable" skills (engineering, math, science) will not produce adults with the citizenship skills needed to turn this boat. The hard changers will just have a slightly better chance of getting out of steerage and into one of the (increasingly fewer) third-class cabins.

Our civil discourse is dead because of globalization. In a global economy governments can no longer make real decisions lest they receive the mother of all economic whoopins from the rest of the world. This is why it's all Hannity & Maddow, gay marriage, abortions, politicians' biographies & other meaningless cultural minutiae--the real policy decisons are all faits accomplis (e.g. universal healthcare, bailouts, Afghan war, etc.)

That being said, you wash those dishes because they're dirty. And you keep washing because that's the one thing that you are better at than everyone else. Don't give up.

-BRC

Dr. Huxtable said...

Jason said:

'This is just more "distraction" to keep our minds off how bad things really are. The music is slowing down and there are no chairs left...'

Scary thought. That sends an ominous chill down my spine.

On a side note; Keith keep with it. You are not 'doing dishes while the titanic is sinking'. You are blogging a real-time journal of it my friend; seems pretty significant.

Ross said...

Why do we need to have the President of the United States on a CCTV broadcast to our children?

Why does this just seem like an act of desperation by a rapidly failing administration?

I would keep my child (if I had one) home from school on the day of the speech just as I would have when G Bush I did it.

Our children do not need to be worried about what the President of the United States wants them to do. He is an elected official that they did not have any say in. Telling children to work hard, study and follow their dreams is the job of their parents, not the head of the Executive Branch of our three-tiered government.

I couldn't disagree with you more about this Keith. I really hope you can look beyond the left-right lie that is being exposed before our very eyes.

I am shocked that anyone would feel comfortable with this. I am shocked that the Obama Administration is already this desperate.

For the first time in a long time, I feel like the people of this country are actually standing up for what they believe in. I go to bed every night fearing for our future but hopeful for a return to the America that I grew up on.

Obama doesn't get it and he never will. Start the countdown to 2012.

Ross said...

As a follow up to my previous post, I do not watch poisonous FoxNews, CNN or MSNBC or even clips of them. If the FCC had any credibility, they would re-designate all three as "entertainment" because that's what they are.

The final step after realizing that the side you hate is corrupt and lying is to realize that the other side is the same way.

2012 will be great but the upheaval coming in 2010 will be great too.

To reiterate my previous thoughts, there is no logical reason for the President of a Constitutional, Representative Republic to make a private speech to the children of said Republic with only a single instructor there to supervise the message's contents and children's reactions.

I thought this was America, but I guess I was wrong. GHW Bush and Reagan shouldn't have done it either, but the sheeple are a little bit more angry about things this time around and aren't going to stand for it.

grilled cheese w/ no job said...

But hey Keith,

you gotta admit, washing dishes on the Titanic is waaaaay to much fun to run out of the kitchen before it flips upside down!!!

Just being in the middle of all the PANIC when she hits the ice burg (kids crying, people screaming, yelling, etc.) is well worth the wait! Dont you think?!

Besides, the Titanic is to big to sink!

: ) PS:(I'm now making my own microwave popcorn bags - by myself. Much cheaper to buy popcorn in bulk. Just add butter in your own bag.

Bukko_in_Australia said...

The shrieks of protest from right-wingers who are afraid of their children hearing a meaningless speech from Hopey remind me of the Soviet commissars who were SO afraid of anti-communist opinions that they'd censor everything. How weak is your ideology that you're scared it will crumble if anything outside the mindset is presented? Will 20 minutes of Obama brainwash your children so much that it erases 12 years of parental indoctrination?

I'm with you on America's dim future, Keith. Think of what the soon-to-be Disunited States were like in 1859, with so many Americans hating each other over slavery. Now the fault lines of division go so many other ways too, in addition to the traditional South-North white-black ones. It's like the U.S. is a sheet of ice, with cracks running every which-way. As the economic stress level increases, I don't see solidificaion, only more splintering.

Anonymous said...

After he has a "talk with the children", he needs to have a "talk with the parents" and tell them to get more involved in their childrens educations. By that, I mean the basics (Math, Science etc.) and not political indoctrination/education.

I'd feel pretty stupid being one of the kids pulled from class. Even a shitty president, whoever it may be at the time (is it even possible to be a good one) can deliver a decent and good message.

Anonymous said...

Question of the day...

Do you remember what GB was doing on the morning of Sept. 11th 2001?

RayNLA

jim said...

The president is giving a speech to kids that basically says stay in school, get good grades, and I'm trying to help.

If after 20 fucking years of presidents shoveling completely bullshit propaganda to your kids, you take offense NOW, you're a fucking idiot.

jim said...

TO add some flame to my earlier comment: The only thing that's really different about this guys speech VS the last 5-10 presidents is this guys skin tone is dark. Yes, a black man might give a speech to your kids.

ContraryRiches said...

very interesting read from a book to be released today about the Republican party by Max blumenthal. The link has a lot of good stuff for ya Keith. Here's a few select quotes from the author:

http://www.democracynow.org/2009/9/4/republican_gomorrah_inside_the_movement_that

And so, when John McCain won the nomination, he knew that he needed to bring the Christian right around. I mean, there was no way, other way, that he was going to win the Republican base, considering how loathed he was for denouncing Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson as agents of intolerance. So his advisers realized that Dobson was very favorable to Sarah Palin, because whatever her qualifications were, however experienced she was, however articulate or inarticulate she was, she embodied the culture of personal crisis that I talk about in my book, Republican Gomorrah, that so many, you know, people in the Christian right identify with.

But that’s what the Republican Party had become, the party of Palin. So what happened was, John McCain won three percent more of the conservative vote than George W. Bush, who was a hardcore conservative, and lost 20 percent of the moderate votes that George W. Bush had, even though McCain was seen as a moderate. That’s because of selecting Palin, because he had to cater to what the Republican Party had become.

Anonymous said...

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It's like telling your girlfriend,

or if your a Lib, your boyfriend,

"It won't hurt if you just relax"!


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Anonymous said...

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Soft landing said...

"I was subjected to Reagan when I was in school, nuf sed".


Consider yourself Blessed A**hole

Mike Hunt said...

Hi Keith,

If I had a kid in school I would let them see the propaganda.. err, speech. But I'd make damn sure that there was a discussion and debate amongst the students on the hypocrisy of the policies out of the Obama administration.

Don't stop holding these f*ckers accountable. The president is a failure so far, as you said earlier.

How come there was nothing in the speech talking about rewarding failure in 20 years with more responsibility... cough, cough, the fed, cough, cough.

The guys is all talk and no action. All hat and no cattle.

Keep your eyes on the hands of the magician, ignore the slick words and teleprompter...

-Mike

Budvar said...

Keith, it isn't a "right wingers" thing. I'm a Brit, and I don't know if I have it wrong here but we're not talking about an open broadcast by the POS, but a secret closed circuit broadcast in schools where parents have no input.

If this is the case, even you can't fail to see the correlation with "Uncle Joe" and others of his ilk.

Now we've opened this particular can of worms, and you see nothing wrong with it, would you be happy for your kids to receive secret cctv broadcasts from Sarah Palin, the Ku klux klan or how about the Pope?

KL said...

Well Keith, I've enjoyed reading you for few years now, even when we disagree.

The worst thing about your blogs has been the idiots who post in the comments, which unfortunately seems like the majority most of the time. Depending on the mood I'm in I either skip the comments all together, or I read them just to marvel at the stupidity. The amusing thing is that you insult them repeatedly but they keep coming back!

I rarely comment because what's the point? You can't have a meaningful discussion with people who lack the basic ability to reason.

Can't speak for anyone but myself, but I suspect you probably have more lurkers out here like me who get what you're trying to do, and appreciate it, but don't have much to say to a certain vocal segment of the crowd you attract.

BG said...

Well, Keith, it looks like the nut jobs are back on this blog. I was happy to have you back but I can't stand these ignorant fox news fucks. The country is going down burning.

thank you, Keith, but I can't read this anymore with people like Ed, CountryRiches, and all the Anons spitting venom and making up shit.

God bless and stay out of this country if you know what's good for you. It sucks.

Ross said...

This whole thread really makes me sad folks.

I thought more people in this forum had woken up to realize that it's not left vs. right or CNN vs Fox anymore. I consider the majority of the people here to be very intelligent, but this topic is not bringing out very intelligent comments or discourse.

I will go back to watching for the real big news to break today. The first part of it already broke with Charlie Sheen's interview of Obammy about The botched work of the 9/11 Commission. Look for it to make national news along with some other huge revelations later today.

SquippY said...

Keith,you called it ignorance but I don't think the word even begins to convey the this level of stupidity. It's embarassing as an American that these assholes are scrutinizing this little " work hard,do well and you'll be well" speech more than the decision to go into Iraq or even the erosion of our constitutional rights thru legislation. Fucking pilgrims burning witches, Nazi's burning books, churches locking up Galileo for even suggesting the world wasn't flat, 20th century ignorant lazy addicted American shitheads. Welcome to the list of Society's Embarassments and Failures, now go get some leeches put on ya.

Anonymous said...

Did I miss something? Seems to me the ones posting that they approve of a little non-violent protest make good arguments for doing so.

Not one Fox News type “He’s not a US citizen”, “He’s black” or “Rush said so” or “he wants our guns” post to be had, yet some can’t let it go.

There just has to be a Fox News right winger connection with you people.

Disagree = Fox News zombie

Jeez :(

GT

Devestment said...

This harmless speech sets the stage for...

O B A M A G A N D A
(Propaganda)

I say let the kids choose, but also let them watch an opposing viewpoint or commentary if they so choose.

That is freedom.

Devestment said...

Remember Hitler-Youth

http://tinyurl.com/4r32p8

Devestment said...

Question of the day...

Do you remember what GB was doing on the morning of Sept. 11th 2001?

RayNLA


My Pet Goat (KABLOOM)

Good one Ray

Anonymous said...

They are pulling their kids out because what the redneck conservatives want in this country is Republican FASCISM, and the first requirement of fascism is ignorance.

Rednecks are suspicious and distrustful of intelligence and being educated, and are PROUD of their ignorance, and refuse to let anyone, ESPECIALLY the smartest, most articulate president we've had in my lifetime, take their ignorance away from them!

evildoc said...

BG Said---Well, Keith, it looks like the nut jobs are back on this blog. I was happy to have you back but I can't stand these ignorant fox news fucks. The country is going down burning.---


Oooooh.... BG said a bad word on the internet. He's sooooo cooool!

Anonymous said...

The comments ARE the best part!

evildoc said...

Oh gosh...

Who knew da teachers and da liberals done wanted the Prez Bush investigated for... giving a speech to school kids???

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/When-Bush-spoke-to-students-Democrats-investigated-held-hearings-57694347.html

or as Tiny URL

http://tinyurl.com/l5zqje


Oh... the humanity!

Apt604 said...

"Obama doesn't get it and he never will. Start the countdown to 2012."

Would you have preferred President Palin?

NOBODY could do a good job as President of the United States in 2009. It's essentially a fool's errand.

Dogcrap Green said...

I I I I I'm

great speech Obama!!!!!

what kind of a loser defends the clown that gave that speech?

Anonymous said...

The majority of the people that blog here have major problems in accepting a Black man as President. Face the fact he aquired the current fiscal mess from President Bush. You can not blame Obama for the failures of another President. Obama is trying hard to corect the many messes left behind by Bush.

Anonymous said...

Obama's ratings have plummeted because he's gone back on all his campaign promises.

patrat said...

I am not sure that this is the original version, but I see nothing wrong with this speech, except that it is a little too pie in the sky. It needs to be said to the kids - work hard, etc, but the part about parents only applies to about 50% of them today.

One problem that I see in the schools, is in fact the parents. Many, many kids do not have what I, as a baby boomer, had. They get moved and pulled in and out of schools several times a year. They have only one parent, or worse, multiple fathers, mothers, "uncles", and "brothers and sisters" that come and go with all different names ... "parents" with tattooed skulls and devils all over them and metal stuck everywhere on their faces -lewdly dressed, no manners "Here's Mommy!" ... a horror show to me, but maybe I'm just old fashioned. They come in rude tee-shirts that the parents think are cute... by the time they get to high school they have absolutely no respect for anyone.

At "home" many kids today are brought up/pawned off on video games while their "parents" do their thing on the computer or the wide wide wide life dominating screen. They have no safe place to play outside, so they are kept inside with all this stuff. No exercise, junk food diet which their lunch boxes also contain. I am so glad that I did not have to grow up with all that.

The schools and underpaid teachers are left to pick up all the slack. This is a major problem IMHO. His speech was good but maybe he should address some parents too. Also the crudeness, thuggery and gansterism that in my opinion has been taking over the country. (Why is it that bullying and "put downs" - anger IMHO - are such a problem in schools these days?) It's all related.

P.S. Did you know that you can't mention Christmas in schools today? Can't have it on a poster or a piece of artwork either. No Christmas carols. I loved how beautiful they were and the sentiment behind them. Can't mention that culture - only all the other ones.

patrat said...

Sorry - got carried away. Maybe things aren't quite that bad. Maybe they are getting better. I hope.

Anonymous said...

I assure you.