I know I'm on semi-illiterate break here until after Labor Day, but this made me so mad I wanted to throw a pot of capellini through our fucking plate-glass window: school districts in six states are refusing to show President Obama's back-to-school address next week, and in other parts of the country, a rash of knuckle-dragging nimrod parents are keeping their kids home from school so he can't "indoctrinate America's children to his socialist agenda." I realize there are plenty more things to be angry about, especially when it comes to the ethically bankrupt and profanely rotten right-wing faction in this country, but this time, I can't control my rage.
Look, you addled, acid-blooded Republican yak fucks: the rest of us sat through your miserable excuse for a President for eight cruel and unusual years, putting up with his Parkinsonian smirk and wholesale butchering of the English language. We endured his torture panels, his wars, his fearmongering, his vindictive Christianity, his self-righteous denial of science and his prescription-drug-fueled inability to fathom the suffering of others. The last time YOUR guy addressed schoolchildren, he was trying to follow the plot to "My Pet Goat" while New York was on fire.
I'm a guttersnipe, fine, but you people have no decency, no honor, and have no goddamned idea what America is supposed to represent. Your entire lives have been given over to stopping Obama from accomplishing anything, by any means necessary, even when he's trying to inspire kids to better themselves through education. You are fucking deranged. You think you're "taking a stand", but like all dim bulbs who latch onto the first theory that allows unlimited bitterness, you're simply drunk on racism and your own bullshit.
Philosophically, you're no more evolved than baby ducks who imprint themselves on the first thing they see - except your Mama Duck is the venal triumvirate of Coulter/Malkin/Limbaugh, and you carry guns. It sickens me that you are part of the national conversation in any way. It's an abominable taxation of the First Amendment that your voice is heard at all, but hear it we must, I guess.
I have an idea: if you don't like President Obama so much, and you hate the Federal Government with such a passion, why don't you actually, you know, move somewhere else? God knows us progressives contemplated it every day under your regime. You should move somewhere that has a similar view of the rottenness of humanity, somewhere where the guy with the biggest gun makes the rules, where you actually get to kill people who aren't in your tribe, and where you won't be trifled with faggy liberals and their faggy ideas... how about Somalia?
Because I can take the shrill lunacy of your message, I can occasionally fathom the blind conviction of your terrible ideas, and sometimes I can even endure your crazy rationalizations for being racist, but I simply can't stomach the overriding fact that you are all so motherfucking rude.
Posted by Ian Williams at September 3, 2009 11:12 PM
It is all about trust. The knuckle-draggers that are against the school address don't trust anything Obama or the government want to do. The mouth-foamers from the liberal side don't trust or believe anything that Bush did.
The 80% of the public that stands in the middle trust LITTLE of what EITHER side proposes to do. The partisanship and rancor that exists within both parties has only led to the general public's distaste of anything that comes from Washington.
Yes, it is so easy to blame knuckle-dragging Republicans or racism for the failure of Obamacare to captivate the public. That is so easy and so inaccurate. EVERY poll (even MSNBC's) show that the general public, not just the GOP'ers, are against it. Plus, not to be a dead horse, but the Dems don't friggin' need the GOP -- if the plan was so superduper, pass the damn thing with your 60 votes.
Both sides suck. For every knuckle-dragging GOP'er, there is a whacko Demo praising Castro or Chavez as a great leader. Both parties should be ashamed of themselves for abusing the trust of the American peole for so many years that now the American people are going to be sooooo skeptical of anything that it proposed.
The status quo will become the status quo.
Lillie-Anne brought a note home from school yesterday. It was a request slip for me to sign if I did not want Lillie-Anne to be exposed to the words of the President of the United States.
My heart hurts.
I remember getting goose bumps as a child, whenever our teacher's showed us a Presidential address.
I am trying to brush off this insanity. I don't remember ever feeling anger and hopelessness, together, about my country.
Wait a minute, maybe their right? What if this is just a conspiracy, planned by those race mixing mudd-people? What if his message is so profound and sincere that racial prejudice fades just a little bit. White women might stop locking their car doors on the highway, when a black man drives by. I, for one, will not have my daughter raped at a highway rest stop because this President wants to control our children's minds! Quick, everyone, we have to destroy the TV transmitters before this happens. Be sure to put on your aluminum foil hats, so they can't read your minds before our mission is complete!
I will be in my daughter's classroom today at noon and I might teach myself to play "Hail to the Chief" on a $%#@$ trumpet before I get there.
Breathe Salem, Breathe
so many thinking people are upset at the latest example of the fucktards throwing hissy fits. They throw hissy fits because gays are coming to steal their marriages. They throw hissy fits when they have to press "one" for English. If the PResident put out a forest fire single handed, they'd throw a hissy fit and claim that he wasted water.
Get used to it. They hate America and 75% of the people in it. They will NEVER be happy.
the beautiful thing is, the fucktards are not in power. And as long as they make spectacles of themselves acting like the doofuses they are, they never will be.
We will make history, and they will complain. I can live with that. We can point them to the special fit-throwing room and tell them to come out when they are prepared to behave like mature adults. Which will be never.
Then Nancy Pelosi can spank them with a hairbrush and send them to bed with no pot roast.
Palin-Americans are a bunch of toothless, spineless, irrational, screaming, whining, puking, contemptibly small babies. And they prove it every time they throw baby-tantrums in public. Build a natural history museum around them with barriers to prevent the dung they throw from hitting any visitors who come to point and laugh.
They have no power.
I am a public high school administrator and our school, and in fact our district, is struggling to deal with what I believe is an irrational response to this speech.
However, I will try to make sense of it from a different perspective and without resorting to name-calling and broad generalizations:
1. Somehow, somewhere, the idea was put forth that viewing the president's speech in school was *mandatory*, or at least *expected*. Parents and students generally rise up in arms is something is presented as mandatory, whether it is sex ed, school prayer, or the Pledge of Allegiance. At home, parents can turn it off if they don't want kids to see it, but schools make for a captive audience.
2. I'm sure some of the backlash has come from the fact that this president has already had more prime-time press conferences and addresses to joint sessions of Congress in 8 months than his predecessors had in 8 years. (OK, that was taking license for effect - don't go quoting numbers)
3. The hyperbole surrounding the speech from the White House itself is making this a far larger issue than it should be. The DoEd site twice calls the speech "historic" (like he's the first president to do this), making it seem like more than just the rah-rah it is being made out to be.
4. Lesson plans are being presented by the Department of Education to support the speech and many of the items in them focus on the president himself and not the message. Excerpts include: "Teachers may post in large print around the classroom notable quotes excerpted from President Obama’s speeches on education;" "Create a 'concept web', asking students to think of the following: How will HE inspire us? How will HE challenge us?" (emphasis mine) (http://www.ed.gov/teachers/how/lessons/7-12.pdf)
In the end, people on both sides of the aisle will find plenty to either celebrate or complain about. I'm not asking you to agree; in fact, I again say I think the fear of this stupid speech is pretty irrational.
But for what it's worth, presidents making remarks to schoolchildren has been called political haymaking before. I cannot comment on whether or not opposition to previous speeches was racist... (http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/1991/10/09/06addres.h11.html?tkn=QQVFpHhK61KD3aoaEbrmLl5tlmwapvTXGCQV)
Earnest: sincere; serious in effort, purpose, or intent. Is there another definition?
Let me be clear: Birthers are obnoxiously stupid. Even on the right, all but the survivalist, black helicopter crowd have disavowed that preposterous idea.
Likewise (and back to the original post), the uproar about this stupid speech is ridiculous. My original intent was to try and show the folks on here what I have heard as a public school administrator as to why parents in certain parts of the country are upset. But apparently I am a "masquerading birther" who doesn't know what "earnest" means.
So thanks, Salem, for proving my point. Is this where we are in political discourse in late 2009? I agreed that the controversy over Tuesday's speech was ridiculous, but yet I am a "masquerading birther", which is code for "racist."
Ian, you also paint with a broad brush. Over 45, overwhelmingly white, and specific to parts of the country with race issues... you just described a Rams Club meeting, Binkley Baptist Church, and the U.S. Senate. Seems to me that, at least the over 45 part, these are the people with the most vested interest in health care. But I digress...
So let me again ask the question: why is it the default position of the left that disagreement with the president is inherently racist? I mean, if David Duke prefers, well, his namesake university and the president is (as we all know) a fan of UNC, then is the nature of the disagreement racist by default because David Duke is over 45, white, and in fact is (or was) a known racist?