"If you're trying to change minds and influence people it's probably not a good idea to say that virtually all elected Democrats are liars, but what the hell."
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Candy Little Girl?
Barry's Cream Pie
An After School Special
This is the best description of the election of Obama that I have seen - TRKOF Jr.
A teacher in the Nashville area writes:
We are worried about "the cow" when it is all about the "Ice Cream"
The most eye-opening civics lesson I've ever had was while teaching
third grade this year. The presidential election was heating up
and some of the children showed an interest. I decided we would
have an election for a class president.
We would choose our nominees. They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote.
To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class
members. We discussed what kinds of characteristics these
students should have. We got many nominations and from those,
Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.
The class had done a great job in their selections. Both
candidates were good kids. I thought Jamie might have an
advantage because he got lots of parental support. I had never
seen Olivia's mother.
The day arrived when they were to make their speeches. Jamie went
first. He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better
place. He ended by promising to do his very best. Ev ery one
applauded. He sat down and Olivia came to the podium.
Her speech was concise. She said, "If you will vote for me, I
will give you ice cream." She sat down. The class went wild.
"Yes! Yes! We want ice cream."
She surely would say more. She did not have to. A
discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice
cream? She wasn't sure. Would her parents buy it or would
the class pay for it. She didn't know. The class really didn't
care. All they were thinking about was ice cream.
Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a landslide.
Every time Barack Obama opens his mouth he offers ice cream, fifty
percent of the people react like nine year olds. They want ice
The other fifty percent know they're going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess.