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Seriously, Conservatives, Your Kids Will Survive Hearing Obama Give a Speech
North Star Writers Group ^ | September 3, 2009 | Dan Calabrese

Posted on 09/03/2009 9:21:49 AM PDT by Severino

The president is addressing kids. Big deal. I can remember Gerald Ford asking kids to tell their parents to turn off the lights when we left a room because we all needed to conserve energy or something. We were all supposed to write letters to the president telling him what we were going to do about this. I wrote one. Got a reply, even! It wasn’t from Ford himself, but from some dunderhead who worked for him. Said dunderhead probably sent the same letter to millions of kids.

It took me years to figure that out, though. I thought the guy sat down and wrote this letter especially to me. I was pretty pumped. Somehow it didn’t prevent me from deciding, years later, that Ford was a pretty mediocre president – even though you’re not supposed to think that where I live.

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1 posted on 09/03/2009 9:21:49 AM PDT by Severino
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To: Severino

If President Bush even tried this the left would be apoplectic.


2 posted on 09/03/2009 9:23:01 AM PDT by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: Severino

But can Obama survive kids growing up and thinking for themselves?


3 posted on 09/03/2009 9:23:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Severino

I wouldn’t want my kids forced to listen to this commie in school.


4 posted on 09/03/2009 9:24:35 AM PDT by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: Severino

I would feel better sending my child to school on the 8th if half of the day was given to Dick Cheney to counter Odumbo’s propaganda.


5 posted on 09/03/2009 9:25:34 AM PDT by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: Severino

What we are witnessing is nothing less than the attempted genesis of the Obama Youth.These people think that they own our children.


6 posted on 09/03/2009 9:26:00 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (Don't blame me,I voted for the American)
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To: Severino

The Hitler youth survived and flourished as little brainwashed informants. Their parents and relatives? Not so much...


7 posted on 09/03/2009 9:26:32 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Proud FR Mobster)
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To: Severino

8 posted on 09/03/2009 9:26:59 AM PDT by End_Clintonism_Now (POLITICAL DISSIDENT as of 11/4/08)
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To: Severino

Again...ask the author what he would have thought had Bush done the same thing.


9 posted on 09/03/2009 9:27:16 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: Severino

My kids would sit and jeer, making rude noises and off-color remarks....just like their dad. ;)


10 posted on 09/03/2009 9:27:25 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Severino

Well “Dan”, you can let your kids sit through that indoctrination session but mine won’t. This president isn’t like past presidents. He has a different mission in mind and it’s a lot more dangerous than anything Gerald Ford could have thought up.


11 posted on 09/03/2009 9:27:47 AM PDT by Reagan is King (Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave.)
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To: Severino

If he gives a speech to kids that asks them to study hard and embrace their educational opportunities then I don’t see what the big deal is. If he wants to campaign for health care reform, tell kids to go green or something else then no dice.


12 posted on 09/03/2009 9:28:00 AM PDT by misterrob (A society that burdens future generations with debt can not be considered moral or just)
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To: Severino

We don’t allow his propaganda in our home (channel changes if he’s on tv). We certainly don’t allow his propaganda on our child when she is in her school. It’s MY CALL, not the government’s. If he wants to go political in our schools, we parents are perfectly within our rights to punch back. They’ll lose funding for my kid for that day, and we’ll go on a field trip instead. Enough.


13 posted on 09/03/2009 9:28:13 AM PDT by DRey
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To: Severino

I told my daughter about the Great and Powerful O’s coming request... she said “I don’t want to do that!”. I told her to write her answer as “I promise to read the Constitution of the United States of America so that I can inform the President of how he is breaking the law” :)


14 posted on 09/03/2009 9:28:50 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Severino

I would be an irresponsible parent if:

1. I just let any stranger talk to my child
2. I did not know exactly what said stranger would say to my child
3. I did not know exactly why said stranger wishes to speak with my child.

Since the White House cannot candidly answer questions 2 and 3, I will not allow it.

P.S. I wonder what would happen if I called the White House and just asked to speak with either of Obama’s daughers ?


15 posted on 09/03/2009 9:29:27 AM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic one Post at a Time)
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To: Severino

Poor old Dan isn’t the sharpest mallet in the drawer.

Keeping your children home SENDS A MESSAGE.
And if a lot od parents do so, it will be a very visible message.


16 posted on 09/03/2009 9:29:41 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Severino
I'm teaching a new song to my child in honor of Obama, using the theme to Bingo and replacing it with Dumbo.

---And on this farm there lived a pig and Dumbo was his name-o...

17 posted on 09/03/2009 9:29:41 AM PDT by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: Severino
Not the point. If the planned speech was generic..study hard, do good in school, stay away from drugs and alcohol,etc., and there was no "suggested" teaching/study guide or assignments, then of course it would be no big deal.

But he's incapable of non-political remarks. One mention of global warming, save the planet or everyone should have healthcare - then it's politics. And seeing how he lies thru his teeth whenever he opens his mouth, that makes it propaganda and indoctrination.

When teachers start suggesting kids write paper to explain what they'll do to help him, then it's way over the line. The only thing I'd let my kids do to help this goon is help him pack his bags and get outta town.

19 posted on 09/03/2009 9:32:08 AM PDT by wny
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To: Severino
President Obama addresses school children nationwide...

Adolph Hitler's Jugend geht in die gemeinschaffsschule!

"I pledge"

Ja! Fuhrer wir folgen Dir!

20 posted on 09/03/2009 9:32:14 AM PDT by TheWriterTX (Proud Retrosexual Wife of 16 Years)
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To: edcoil

Bush did do it. About drugs.


21 posted on 09/03/2009 9:33:04 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Severino

This is not about Obama just wanting to talk to the kids, it was the Dept of Educations suggested materials that followed it, which they have since backpedeled and withdrawn


22 posted on 09/03/2009 9:33:10 AM PDT by boxerblues
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To: Severino

I know that Pres. H.W. Bush did this with drugs, etc. and I remember Prs.Reagan had some public service announcements that were played when i was in school, my problem is the lesson plan. “What can you do to help the President with his plan?” Why ask that unless there was something alluded to it in the speech, which begs the question what plan is he talking about in his speech. And I guarantee he talks about getting a good education so that they can better serve their communities or their country. Will he talk about how to serve? Will he bring up community organizations? Now I know they say they are going to reword the lesson plan, however he still opens a door for a well-meaning teacher to inadvertently instill a lesson I may not want instilled in my child.


23 posted on 09/03/2009 9:33:26 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger (The problem with socialism, is eventually you run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Severino

My kid would survive a root canal too, doesn’t mean I don’t limit his intake of sweets and make sure he brushes his teeth..


24 posted on 09/03/2009 9:33:39 AM PDT by Paradox (ObamaCare = Logan's Run ; There is no Sanctuary!)
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To: Severino

I would not let Van Jones, Reverend Wright, Holder, Rahm, Biden, Cass, Browner, any Kennedy, Reid, Pelosi, etc etc talk to my child either!

I do NOT allow politicians access to my children without me being present.(PERIOD) If he truly wants to speak to our children he can do this same presentation and make it available for parents to watch with their children in the comfort of their own homes.

Our Schools do not exist for his personal captive audience desires.....

Let the author have their children be a captive audience for Sarah Palin- then come talk to us....


25 posted on 09/03/2009 9:33:54 AM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: Severino
Previous Presidents went on television to speak to Americans. This guy is invading our children's classrooms without any parents present to offer "color commentary", so to speak. You already know what most of their teachers think, which is precisely whatever the NEA tells them to.

I do not mind that my child hears the President speak, but I'd prefer he went on TV and spoke to Americans as individuals. Obama doesn't seem to like that, and prefers grandiose settings and staged events. He might be more a bit more successful by remembering that it's not all about him. I know: "good luck" with that.

26 posted on 09/03/2009 9:34:21 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Severino

F*CK YOU Dan Calabrese! Leave MY KIDS alone.


27 posted on 09/03/2009 9:34:33 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: edcoil
If President Bush even tried this the left would be apoplectic.

No, because they could be sure that the Left-run public school systems would simply ignore the speech. The networks would decline to run it. The students wouldn't even know it happened.

28 posted on 09/03/2009 9:35:50 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: Severino
How about kids listen to Obama read from his teleprompter as usual, but have the TOTUS loaded with this:

The Law by Bastiat

That would muss up some heads, yo.

29 posted on 09/03/2009 9:36:59 AM PDT by The Comedian
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To: Severino

MAybe conservatives would be complaining if this was just a speech by Obama about how important school was.

But the speech is a half hour, it said it was a speech calling them to action, and the education web site specifically said the purpose was partly to get kids to pledge to “help Obama”, and that teachers should then require the kids to present an action plan and to remind them of their pledge to help Obama.

That is gone now, but the fact that the government EVER FELT COMFORTABLE putting that on an official web site shows that this administration cannot be trusted to act in a non-partisan manner.

If Obama was to appear in front of school children to read a book, it wouldn’t be an innocous book like Bush was reading on 9/11, it would probably be Carl Marx.


30 posted on 09/03/2009 9:37:31 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: NMEwithin

Isn’t he a generally conservative columnist? I don’t think he would be necessarily be up in arms about it.


31 posted on 09/03/2009 9:38:07 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: misterrob

It isn’t about healthcare. He’s going to tell the kids they needs to look out for others, turn over a new leaf, new way of thinking. It’s Socialism 101. It’s the “right thing to do” to take care of other people...a big subliminal message. Why WOULDN’T you want to help your fellow man? Why WOULDN’T your parents want to pay higher taxes to take care of deadbeats? Why SHOULDN’T we take from the haves and give to the have nots? It’s an anti-Capitalism, anti-Constitution hit piece dumbed down and targeting our kids. I’m not going to sit by and let it happen to my kid who isn’t old enough to understand why we are Capitalists who give our hard-earned money of our own FREE WILL to charities instead of letting the government take it from us as they see fit. She isn’t old enough to get it, but she IS old enough and has been taught to love people and try to help the poor. In this way, she is susceptible to Dear Leader’s propaganda. Not on my watch.


32 posted on 09/03/2009 9:38:26 AM PDT by DRey
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To: TADSLOS; All

So true, so true!
This should wake up a lot of people but not those who drank the Obamba-Kool-Aid.
My Catholic Italian wife just came home from the church and is very pi$$ed that she still sees Obama bumper stickers on cars in parking lot.
Some in Germany, even as they went to the “showers”, didn’t see it.


33 posted on 09/03/2009 9:39:22 AM PDT by GOYAKLA
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To: RummyChick

Funny, I don’t remember Bush speaking to all public schools at one time. What I do remember is that the Bush administration had to put language in the No Child Left Behind Act to force public schools to allow military recruiters on campus. The anti-war left have been irate over the NCLB ever since. That is the reason that Teddy didn’t vote for his own bill.

The Obama speech is meant as a kick off to prepare (brain wash) kids to prepare them for Obama’s civilian service corps. He just won’t be talking about it in the first speech, he was going to leave the recruiting up to the teachers.


34 posted on 09/03/2009 9:40:37 AM PDT by Eva (union motto - Aim for mediocrity, it's only fair.)
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To: Severino

I’m relieved. Sort of. After adding Senator Nasty Al Franken(stein) to dingbat Amy Klobuchar, I was afraid Minnesota might now be home to NorthStarWriters. Not so. Although some of the writers are in, or come from MN, the group is based in that bankrupt bastion of Demidiocy, Michigan. Whew!


35 posted on 09/03/2009 9:41:25 AM PDT by JohnQ1 ("Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever." Oscar Wilde)
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To: Severino

I’ll tell you what, you let your kids watch. My daughter will not be watching if I have to keep her home from school that day.


36 posted on 09/03/2009 9:42:18 AM PDT by VastRWCon (Drill Baby Drill - Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Severino
False equivalencies are the left's trademark. This 0bama presentation is unprecedented in its approach and attempt to make the kids accountable to fulfilling zer0's goals.

Camel's nose propaganda campaigns need to be quashed.


37 posted on 09/03/2009 9:42:56 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: Severino

of course they will SURVIVE, doesn’t mean they ought to sit still for it. only those who see Obama as a benign entity see this as an OK thing to do. i emailed my 15 yo’s principal [she’s in private school] and they do not plan to participate.


38 posted on 09/03/2009 9:43:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Severino

My 16 year old daughter said she would just walk out of the classroom. I would back her up. Obama has nothing to say to my family.


39 posted on 09/03/2009 9:44:52 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Liberals feed on dead Senators and babies)
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To: End_Clintonism_Now

You pull your left arm in, you put your right arm out....
You do the okey-dokey and that’s what its all about....


40 posted on 09/03/2009 9:44:59 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (You better HOPE you end up with more than a little CHANGE in your pocket when he's finished.)
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To: paulycy

Woo Hoo!! Excusable day OFF from school!!!!!!


41 posted on 09/03/2009 9:45:34 AM PDT by Cheryllynn
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To: Severino

I don’t think you would be so accepting of President Bush doing what caliph bammy is doing if he had planned to ask American children to talk to mommy and daddy or daddy and daddy or mommy and mommy or Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice to support the war. You would have screamed your pointy little head off.

No child of mine would attend school that day (if they had the misfortune of being public schooled) and saints preserve anyone who gave my kids any grief for not being there.


42 posted on 09/03/2009 9:46:34 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: Severino
"I hate to burst your bubble of outrage, but this is all pretty standard stuff – Civics 101"

ROFLOL: He thinks the school curriculum is like it was back in the Ford days---American Civics: Proud to be an American 101. lol. lol.

More like Global Civics101: How you shameful capitalistic environment-destroying imperialist brats can redeem yourselves by getting with the Global Village program 101.

Ask Calabrese if he can figure out what message BHO wanted to send with his "Look what I'm reading, folks" photo-op.


43 posted on 09/03/2009 9:47:52 AM PDT by thouworm
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To: Severino
ASK NOT what your country can do for you.

ASK NOT what you can do for your country.

ASK INSTEAD what you can do for President 0bama.

44 posted on 09/03/2009 9:48:08 AM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?)
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To: Cheryllynn
You betcha. Pass the word.


45 posted on 09/03/2009 9:48:48 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

This is so insightful! This is exactly why parents choose to home school their children.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDyDtYy2I0M
Charlotte Iserbyt served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration, where she first blew the whistle on a major technology initiative which would control curriculum in America’s classrooms.

Author of the Deliberate Dumbing Down of America

12-16 seconds Restructuring of education in US and global
Sensitivity training
50 Identify resisters - sex ed, drug ed

3:38 Funded in the 60’s teachers were being prepared
Innovations in education - a change agents’ guide
How to con the community

5:29 - New World Order
5:48 Bloom’s Taxonomy
6:20 purpose of education - change the thoughts, actions, and feelings of students
6:30 defines good teaching as challenging the students fixed beliefs

At 7:00 - she says that students attitudes and values can be changed in one hour.
from God to atheist in one hour
and they don’t know - teachers don’t know

8:50 she says that getting them young and identifying the differences in affluence vs. poverty
change through emotions
9:18 common unity has no role for the individual =community = communism


46 posted on 09/03/2009 9:49:35 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Severino

Some crackpot group of writers from Michigan are going to try and give me advice? Take off, hosers.


47 posted on 09/03/2009 9:50:40 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: DRey

How do you know what he is going to say? Has the speech been released?


48 posted on 09/03/2009 9:55:17 AM PDT by misterrob (A society that burdens future generations with debt can not be considered moral or just)
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To: Eva

He did. In 1989.


49 posted on 09/03/2009 9:59:09 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: misterrob

see this thread for more info

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2330790/posts?q=1&;page=1


50 posted on 09/03/2009 10:00:00 AM PDT by thouworm
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