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Originally posted by mrbarber
Once you realize that only you and you alone can alter the course of your life you will realize the deception you have embraced.
Originally posted by damwel
I have only read about half of thread and when I read it this morning I thought that it really wasn't worth my effort to reply. The whole thing is absurd. I grew up in a time when we watched the Apollo missions blast off in school and when anything major in the world happened we were gathered together to take part in "history".
The idea of the President speaking to the youth of America reminds me of those moments when I was a youth. The real effect would be that the disassociation of the youth from their government would be reduced. Is that wrong?
You know, it really doesn't matter what Obama says to them. It's the fact that he speaks to them and brings them just a little closer to experiencing the real effects of being a voice in the United States.
Originally posted by Janitor From Mars
reply to post by Animal
Good link that shows just how absurd both sides are, though right now, the Right takes the cake in their absurdity.
[edit on 4-9-2009 by Janitor From Mars]
So Obama has the kiddies reading propaganda books about him
Barack Obama: Son Of Promise, Child of Hope
“His mama, white as whipped cream; his daddy, black as ink…”
“He was there in Chicago because he cared about these people. They were his family. People in Kenya were his family. Indonesians were his family. And no matter where he was, the world was his home. And who he was could be summed up in one word: loveable.”
Lord, help us all. Here are some more from this great reason to home-school:
When Barack wasn’t studying he liked to jog along the Hudson River. He couldn’t help but notice the river of hurt and hate and history that separated blacks and whites. Being both, he could not take sides. Don’t worry, said Hope. I will be your bridge. In time you will be the bridge for others.
Reverend Wright gets a nod, as his is the only Chicago church Obama ever attended:
When his classes came to an end, he raced to Chicago to join hands with the church, to learn new lessons: Not how to be black or white, but how to be a healer, how to change things, how to make a difference in the world.
A healer who paid his dues as a Community Organizer.
The work was grueling, with stretches of failure, and puny patches of success. Door-to-door Barack went, early mornings, late nights, pleading and preaching, coaxing strangers to march together, to make life better for everyone. He worked hard as a farmer, planting the words “Yes, we can!” like seeds in spring.
His dead father gave The One his blessing:
Before Barack chased his future, he visited his past, traveling to Kenya to find his family, his father’s bones, and his own place in the circle of Africa…Finally, Barack knelt in the soil at his father’s grave, listening to the still, small voice that spoke to his heart: Go now. Fly free. Become the man you were meant to be. Live in hope.
So, Dear Obama began his ministry of Hope.
One sun-drenched day, as his wife Michelle stood by, Barack smiled on a sea of faces from Wichita to Waikiki. He saw whites and blacks, rich and poor, Christians and Muslims and Jews; he saw the ghosts of his parents, of Gramps and Toot, of Martin Luther King, Jr. and JFK. And on that special day Barack was the bridge that held them all together. “I want to be your president,” he said. “Can we make America better? Can we work together, as one?” With a single voice the crowd called out, “Yes! We can!”
Originally posted by Animal
This is a great story. Not because it reveals the nuttier-then-squirrel-poop nature of republicans but because it highlights one of the crux of the problem of political discourse in the USA today.
Lets begin at the beginning:
If there is anybody out there who still doesn't believe that the conservative media will attack President Obama no matter what he does, consider this: Right-wingers are telling children to skip school as a protest against Obama's encouragement of students to stay in school.
And we have reached a new level of absurdity.
WAKE UP YOU STUPID SHEEP!