Shuck and Jive

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Obama Indoctrinates School Children

The president turned all the school children of America into communists yesterday, except of course for the children of the brave patriots who kept them home to watch Glenn Beck.

Here is how the commie cookie crumbled locally according to the Johnson City Press:

Honors World Geography teacher Jim Estepp considered President Barack Obama a “welcome guest” in his classroom on Tuesday.

Although the president’s controversial speech broadcast to students across the nation may not fit in with his current lessons on the Gobi desert, Estepp said he thought it was important for his students to see.

“I feel it’s important for students to be able to express their opinion of this and they should be encouraged to analyze the source of that opinion,” he said. “And I’ve given them that opportunity in my classes today.”

Not so controversial after all. The president advised the children to (gasp) study and take responsibility for their education.
“The thing that struck me about it is nobody seems to be concerned about the content of the speech, just the fact that he’s giving it,” Estepp said. “He’s, of course, very controversial right now, and if there’s anything controversial about his speech, believe me, FOX or one of the networks will have it out in front of us.”
Elizabethton superintendent of schools, Ed Alexander, put it very well:

All of the Elizabethton students had the opportunity to watch the president during the broadcast except Elizabethton High School. Because the schedule conflicted with the lunch schedule, the president’s speech was taped and shown at 2 p.m.

Although some schedules had to be changed, Alexander said “we can spare 15 minutes for the president of the United States.”

Indeed. Here is the "controversial" speech in two parts and the text:

And part 2:


  1. I was going to watch it, but I forgot to get a note from my Mom.

    I can understand why the far right is freaking out over this speech, though. He emphasized personal responsibility, something they clearly disagree with completely. ;)

  2. "I can understand why the far right is freaking out over this speech, though."

    Indeed. Alan my friend.
    How are you? :)

    Obama encourages kids to be smarter. Conservatism requires stupidity. Without stupidity, the Right cannot exist.
    Intelligence is like Kryptonite to them.

    The nerve of this President to try and help shape a smarter nation where the Right finds it harder to exist.

  3. Oh, John...

    Since you mentioned him, they say Glenn Beck raped and murdered a young girl in 1990.

    I mean, I'm not saying he did, "they" say he did. I hope he didn't rape and murder a young girl in 1990. But I fear he could have. After all, they say he did.

  4. Obama's great speech to students got far more attention because of the loonies on the Right. So, thank you, loonies on the Right!

    love, john + + We are intimately, intricately and infinitely connected by a matrix of unconditional, unlimited and uniting love which is miraculous, mysterious and marvelous.

  5. "Conservatism requires stupidity. Without stupidity, the Right cannot exist."

    I wouldn't say that. But then, I would separate real conservatism, which is a useful check on liberalism, from the chock-full-o-nuts circus freakshow that many so-called conservatives have been putting on for the last 9 months (at least.)