Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Beware of the demagogues of the Right.

"The sure foundation of the state are laid in knowledge, not in ignorance; and every sneer at education, at culture, at book learning, which is the recorded wisdom of the experience of mankind, is the demagogue's sneer at intelligent liberty, inviting national degeneracy and ruin."

George William Curtis

Boy were they, the Right Wing Republican pundits and media, so right. Obama's speech was un-American, subversive and full of leftist propaganda. To tell school children to study hard is CRAZY, is he nuts? These children might succeed and then where will the elites of the Right be, they might have to hire them and pay them a high salary. Who would pump their gas, drive trucks, cut their grass, oops they have the Mexicans to cut their grass.

Obama told the children of America to listen to their teachers, blasphemy, no way, inner city kids tell their teachers "fuck you", it happened to me. To be fair not all kids do that, but enough of them do and it sets a tone in the schools. Teachers are dedicated hard working people with high degree of education often two masters degree who are dedicated to teaching children and they often get short shrift by the conservative media, politicians and often the bureaucrats called school the administration. But they don't deserve the disrespect that they often must endure at the hands of the children they want to teach.

Obama told the children to study, why? Why, because it is good for them, it is nourishment for the mind. But the Right and some misguided parents and even school boards boycotted the speech. Hey, but maybe they are right. If a black president from a poor background who achieved great success through his own hard work, tells kids to stay in school, study hard and listen to their teachers is to these people considered subversive then shit if they are the majority we are in trouble as a nation. Beware of the demagogues of the Right.


Bill Moyer calls it like it is on the Health Care Plan. Intelligent, common sense and what we need to hear.


"Fuck you" to the American working class.
Banks can get bail outs and stimulus money. The rich get huge tax breaks under the Bush administration. But to say that financial help for the American working class is a disaster for the nation; this is hypocrisy at it's finest. See the www. newshounds.us attached piece.

"On Thursday's (9/3/09) Your World, Neil Cavuto repeatedly complained to Democratic strategist Taylor West that President Obama giving $85 billion in tax breaks to low and middle income families was somehow letting them get away without paying their “fair share.” As West noted, it was laughable hypocrisy for Cavuto to be attacking Obama’s tax rebates for working class families as unfair after years of Bush tax cuts for wealthy Americans. Cavuto claimed the difference was between a tax cut and a tax rebate. But as West noted, why not give stimulus to those who need it most and who will more likely spend it? West did an excellent job of holding her own. With video.

West said, "We're talking about the child tax credit and the earned income tax credit, both of which go to people and families who are working full time for a living and scraping by to support their families. So we’re not exactly talking about handouts.” More... www.newshounds.us




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