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.

Reese Witherspoon in 'Election' 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 cream.

The other fifty percent know they're going to have to feed the cow and clean  up the mess.

11 comments:

JMcD said...

That truck looks like a Barackmobile.....$600.00 worth of wheels on a $150.00 truck.

Anonymous said...

"Every time Barack Obama opens his mouth he offers ice cream, fifty percent of the people react like nine year olds." I agree, that that hit the mark spot on dead center.
GrinfilledCelt

Anonymous said...

Deys betta haf chocolate ice cream.
olds-mo-william

Anonymous said...

olds-mo-william

Keyboard, you owe me.

Anonymous said...

I think Obama should serve that half choclate half vanilla twist stuff.
Tim

Juice said...

Timmah,
it's called an Eskimo Pie. Vanilla on the inside, chocolate on the outter. Ooops, did that offend someone, AGAIN? I give up trying to keep up.

Signed,
Cracker Juice

Jim - PRS said...

Farookin' brilliant, that.

Anonymous said...

Cracker Juice? Y'all movin' here to NE Florida?
Tim

Anonymous said...

I don't understand the Eskimo Pie thing. I know several Eskimos and they haven't a clue. They can help me out with Eskimo "Ice Cream" but Eskimo Pies, they just shrug and tell me it is a Gussack thing.

Yat

Juice said...

Hey, Yat! That there be the 'offense' against Eskimos and Obami. You know, mentioning Eskimos in this context, two birds with one cone. /so to speak/

JMcD said...

Nice Dreams Ice creams

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