Friday, September 04, 2009

Homework Hazard

"Just when you thought August recess couldn't get any wackier, conservative talk show hosts have stirred up a hornets' nest over President Obama's planned speech to the nation's schoolchildren next Tuesday. Obama plans to tout the value of education, encouraging kids to work hard and stay in school.

But now, after working themselves up into a frenzy over death panels and Nazi symbols, conservative critics are inspiring a new wave of madness, calling the speech a political recruiting tool and partisan propaganda. Florida Republican Chairman Jim Greer took an incredible leap of logic, saying that Obama intends to 'indoctrinate America's children to his socialist agenda.'"

"This is no small, isolated fit, thrown by random nutjobs. The New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, AP, and others all ran stories this morning about the coordinated national effort to either keep children at home so they can't hear their president's pro-education message, or demanding that local schools block the message altogether."
It figures the nut jobs in Pensacola ["Schools Skipping Obama's Message"] are against "encouraging kids to work hard and stay in school." An educated electorate in Northwest Florida that does its homework is the last thing they want.

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