(See Wednesday’s final comment before reading)
Don’t be angry with me Lorrie. We just missed updating the Blog Yesterday.
The last post was Wednesday, the previous post says Friday, but it was actually posted Monday. The date stamp on this thing isn’t always right, but you are right. I’ve taken to updating the blog, only when I’ve got something to say. I enjoy writing this but it seems like an exercise in ego most of the time because no one comments. I actually want to write about the things you find interesting. I can tell you what I find interesting or spout off like I did today, but in the end, feedback will feed the blog.
That and stupid stuff…which we’ve got a lot of today.
When the President Speaks
So the President was/is set to give two big speeches next week. The first is the one you know about. It’s to those men and women in Congress. He’s going to try to get some agreement on Healthcare reform. The thing Lawmakers want to hear is some specifics. What does the President want? On a related note the President is looking forward to a much easier assignment next week…Herding Cats.
The speech you may just be hearing about this morning is the one the President wants to make to schoolkids. The White House staff is presenting this as a chance for the President to encourage kids to stay in school, pay attention in class, maybe set a few goals for the year. The Political Right went nuts yesterday. I read someone’s quote this morning saying that this was the President’s attempt to indoctrinate all American school kids to the “President’s Socialist agenda.” Glen Beck suggested the President would try to slip in subliminal messages (watch today in Iowa) on health care into his speech.
A couple of things here. The first is, this one is payback. Democrats went nuts when the first President Bush (41) tried to do the same thing…They called it a waste of taxpayer money. To me, this feels a little bit more like payback and a little bit less like it has anything to do with what the president is actually going to say.
Second, who cares what he says? I want to talk to the parents who feel like this isn’t an opportunity to teach and connect with their child on any number of subjects. Even if the President starts spouting off on Health care, or Teacher pay or Making sure we punish all rich people…Why wouldn’t you talk to your kids about it?
When did it become a bad thing to consider more than one idea in this country? Why are people so scared to listen to each other, consider someone else’s point of view and then reconsider their own opinion. That doesn’t mean change your opinion. It may strengthen your own convictions to hear the other side of an argument.
I’m reading about school districts across the country giving parents the option of pulling their kid out of class that day. We got an email claiming on District is BANNING the speech from classrooms. I’m sorry, we’re going to ban kids from hearing from the President? I imagine getting my teenagers to watch the State of the Union with me in a few years is going to be like pulling teeth! This is a chance to open a conversation. TO TEACH!!!!!
Finally, President Obama is the President of the United States. If there is no other lesson in this for our kids, it should be respect for the office.
Oregon’s running back Lagarrette Blount decided to give us all a lesson in how to be a total PUNK. After his team lost to Boisie State, He hit a Boise State Defensman with a cheap shot to the jaw. After backing up like he’s just knocked Mike Tyson down in Vegas, Punk-Blount decided to run off the field.
Apparently he has the memory of a gypsy moth.
Chicken little brain forgot he was in deep doo-doo already and decided to get into it with the fans. The Security Guards and his own coaches had to restrain the guy. Add to all of this, Blount hit the guy while he (Blount) still had his helmet on! You know he’s not going to hit you back and if he does….he’s gonna hit your helmet.
Here’s another example of something a lot of people “don’t want their kids to see”. I disagree, and may follow the lead of some good friends who talk to their kids about this stuff when it comes up in the headlines. They use it as a way to teach their kids what not to do.
-Congrats to Iowa State, Good Luck Hawks and Panthers…and Bulldogs…
It’s going to take some sort of natural disaster for my Missouri Tigers to beat Illinois this year.
I’ll watch anyway.
Spent the afternoon on the golf course Thursday. Thanks to my wife for taking the boys in the afternoon when they’re usually my responsibility. I need to get into some sort of shape for this golf trip. Thirty six holes of golf for five days …and I still have a wicked slice…
Hey, Have a good day, and remember…comment, write us an email, whatever. We want to talk about the subjects you want to hear about on this blog.
Have a good one