Not Soviet: Chairman Obama To Address Schools on 8 September

Not Soviet: Chairman Obama To Address Schools on 8 September

By Brian C. Ledbetter · Tuesday, September 1. 2009 13:10
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I couldn’t possibly imagine that he’d use this as a partisan ploy, though since the text of the proposed speech is currently MIA, there isn’t really any way of telling.

It’s not like public school teachers have any history of politicizing our schools or anything.

I pledge allegiance, to the Messiah of Washington, D.C., in whose name I am educated daily.

UPDATE: Be sure to print read the full text of this document, in which the Department of Education points out that teachers should ask their K-6 students to:

As students listen to the speech, they could think about the following:

  • What is the President trying to tell me?
  • What is the President asking me to do?
  • What new ideas and actions is the President challenging me to think about?

Ladies and gentlemen, we are truly living in a Stalinist age. I strongly encourage you to contact your school and make sure they don’t participate in this pathetic exercise in brainwashing our youth.

Indoctrination through Education has Begun

Indoctrination through Education has Begun

Lauri Regan
In a recent article that I wrote for AT, I stated that while I feared it imminent, the Obama administration had not yet turned its attention to controlling the public education system. Little did I know that my fear would come to fruition so quickly.
 
Perhaps because he has had enough of adult Americans questioning his policies and his lies, or perhaps he would like to take some attention away from his falling approval ratings and failing healthcare overhaul, Obama has turned his team of brainwashers on the task of indoctrinating America’s youth. On September 8th, Obama will address students across America. Some of the suggested teaching guidelines include:

Students might think about: What specific job is he asking me to do?  Is he asking anything of anyone else? Teachers? Principals? Parents? The American people?

 Teachers could ask students to share the ideas they recorded, exchange sticky notes or stick notes on a butcher paper poster in the classroom to discuss main ideas from the speech, i.e. citizenship, personal responsibility, civic duty.
 
 Students could discuss their responses to the following questions: What do you think the President wants us to do? Does the speech make you want to do anything? Are we able to do what President Obama is asking of us? What would you like to tell the President?

 Write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president.  These would be collected and redistributed at an appropriate later date by the teacher to make students accountable to their goals.

Well, I know what I “would like to tell the President” and it does not include praising him for his past 8 months of “serving” the country. I also have no intention of having my children write a letter to themselves or anyone else “about what they can do to help the president.” It seems to me that the president has enough help devastating the country with community service from the likes of ACORN, George Soros’ cabal of organizations, and brainwashed liberals who still adore him. My children are off limits.

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Michelle Malkin on Obama Speech to school children

 

Michelle Malkin on Obama Speech to school children

Good videos and commentary

 

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/09/01/obamas-sept-8-speech-to-schoolchildren/

Beloved Leader Obama to Address School Kids on September 8 —- Keep the kids home on Sept. 8th

Beloved Leader Obama to Address School Kids on September 8 —- Keep the kids home on Sept. 8th

quotes from the sodahead blog and Drudge report

Pass this on to everyone

Beloved Leader Obama to Address School Kids on September 8

Keep the kids home on Sept. 8th
  
Go to this site and download the prep work for teachers you will be apalled

Source: http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/academic/bts.html

Apparently, Our Beloved Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, the most merciful, Lion of the Masses, Protector of the Common Man and Omnipotent Parental Figure, will give an address on September 8 to America’s school children. The audience will be all children, K-12.

The U.S. Department of Education, apparently with the expanded role of overtly propagandizing America’s youngsters, has thoughtfully prepared “learning materials” for teachers to use in preparation for this historic and truly unprecedented event. They have been very thorough, preparing “Classroom Materials” in two separate packages, one directed at children “preK-6, the other of students in grades 7-12. Note: “preK-6″ implies that the Dear Beloved Leader anticipates his message being broadcast to pre-kindergarten children.

This is nothing short of a fascist attempt to begin the process of propagandizing the country’s kids. Obama and his crew are dangerous. They are bringing this country to a very dangerous intersection

Beloved Leader Obama to Address School Kids on September 8

Beloved Leader Obama to Address School Kids on September 8

Source: http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/academic/bts.html

Apparently, Our Beloved Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, the most merciful, Lion of the Masses, Protector of the Common Man and Omnipotent Parental Figure, will give an address on September 8 to America’s school children. The audience will be all children, K-12.

The U.S. Department of Education, apparently with the expanded role of overtly propagandizing America’s youngsters, has thoughtfully prepared “learning materials” for teachers to use in preparation for this historic and truly unprecedented event. They have been very thorough, preparing “Classroom Materials” in two separate packages, one directed at children “preK-6, the other of students in grades 7-12. Note: “preK-6″ implies that the Dear Beloved Leader anticipates his message being broadcast to pre-kindergarten children.

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From the preK-6 grade materials (redacted to save space, look it up on the link provided with this article):

PreK-6 Menu of Classroom Activities: President Obama’s Address to Students Across America, Produced by Teaching Ambassador Fellows, U.S. Department of Education
September 8, 2009

Before the Speech:

• Teachers can build background knowledge about the President of the United States . . .

• Why is it important that we listen to the President and other elected officials, like the mayor, senators, members of congress, or the governor? Why is what they say important?

During the Speech:

• As the President speaks, teachers can ask students to write down key ideas . . .

• Students might think about: What specific job is he asking me to do? Is he asking anything of anyone else? Teachers? Principals? Parents? The American people? . . .

After the Speech:

• Teachers could ask students to share the ideas they recorded. . .
• Students could discuss their responses to the following questions . . .

*************************************************************…

From the 7-12 grade materials:

Grades 7-12 Menu of Classroom Activities: President Obama’s Address to Students Across America Produced by Teaching Ambassador Fellows, U.S. Department of Education
September 8, 2009

Before the Speech:

• Short readings. Notable quotes excerpted (and posted in large print on board) from President Obama’s speeches about education. . . .

• Brainstorm or Concept Web: Why does President Obama want to speak with us today? How will he inspire us? How will he challenge us? What might he say?

• Brainstorm or Concept Web: What other historic moments do you remember when the President spoke to the nation? What was the impact? Students could create a Cause/Effect graphic organizer.

During the Speech:

• . . . Teachers might ask pairs of students to create a word bank from the web of any one of the terms (personal responsibility, goals, or persistence) at the top of a double-column style notes page. . . .

• . . . Using a similar double-column style notes page as the one above, the teacher could focus students on quotations that either propose a specific challenge to them or inspire them in some meaningful way. . . .

Transition/Quick Review:

. . . Teachers might circulate and ask students questions such as: What are the most important words in the speech? . . .

After the Speech:

Guided Discussion:

• . . . What lines/phrases do you remember?

• Who is President Obama addressing? How do you know? Describe his audience.

• We heard President Obama mention the importance of personal responsibility. In your life, who exemplifies this kind of personal responsibility? How? Give examples.

• How are we as individuals and as a class similar? Different?

• . . . What are the three most important words in the speech? Rank them. What title would you give this speech? What’s the thesis?

• What is President Obama inspiring you to do? What is he challenging you to do?

• What do you believe are the challenges of your generation?

• How can you be a part of addressing these challenges?

Transition: Teachers could introduce goal setting in the following way to make the most of the extension activities.

Extension of the Speech: Teachers can extend learning by having students

• Create decorated goals and steps on index card sized material. . . .

• Create posters of their goals. . . .

• Interview and share their goals with one another and the class, establishing community support for their goals. . . .

• Create incentives or contests for achieving their personal goals.

• Write about their goals and steps in a variety of genres, i.e. poems, songs, personal essays.

• Create artistic representations of their goals and steps.

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This is nothing short of a fascist attempt to begin the process of propagandizing the country’s kids. Obama and his crew are dangerous. They are bringing this country to a very dangerous intersection.

Suicide of the West?

Suicide of the West?
America, too, will now approach its implacable enemies with concessions and smiles.

By Thomas Sowell

Britain’s release of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi — the Libyan terrorist whose bomb blew up a plane over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, killing 270 people — is galling enough in itself. But it is even more profoundly troubling as a sign of a larger mood that has been growing in Western democracies in our time.

In ways large and small, domestically and internationally, the West is surrendering on the installment plan to Islamic extremists.

The late Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn put his finger on the problem when he said: “The timid civilized world has found nothing with which to oppose the onslaught of a sudden revival of barefaced barbarity, other than concessions and smiles.”

He wrote this long before Barack Obama became president of the United States. But this administration epitomizes the “concessions and smiles” approach to countries that are our implacable enemies.

Western Europe has gone down that path before us, but we now seem to be trying to catch up.

Still, the release of a mass-murdering terrorist, who went home to a hero’s welcome in Libya, shows that President Obama is not the only one who wants to move away from the idea of a “war on terror” — as if that will stop the terrorists’ war on us.

The ostensible reason for releasing al-Megrahi was compassion for a man terminally ill. It is ironic that this was said in Scotland, for exactly 250 years ago another Scotsman — Adam Smith — said, “Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.”

That lesson seems to have been forgotten in America, as well — where so many people seem far more concerned about whether we have been nice enough to the mass-murdering terrorists in our custody than those critics have ever been about the innocent people beheaded or blown up by the terrorists themselves.

Tragically, those with this strange inversion of values include the attorney general of the United States, Eric Holder. Although President Obama has said that he does not want to revisit the past, this is only the latest example of how his administration’s actions are the direct opposite of his lofty words.

It is not just a question of looking backward. The decision to second-guess CIA agents who extracted information to save American lives is even worse when you look forward.

Years from now, long after Barack Obama is gone, CIA agents dealing with hardened terrorists will have to worry about whether what they do to get information out of terrorists to save American lives will make the agents themselves liable to prosecution that can destroy their careers and ruin their lives.

This is not simply an injustice to those who have tried to keep this country safe, it is a danger recklessly imposed on future Americans whose safety cannot always be guaranteed by sweet and gentle measures against hardened murderers.

Those who are pushing for legal action against CIA agents may talk about “upholding the law,” but they are doing no such thing. Neither the Constitution of the United States nor the Geneva Conventions gives rights to terrorists who operate outside the law.

There was a time when everybody understood this. German soldiers who put on American military uniforms in order to infiltrate American lines during the Battle of the Bulge were simply lined up against a wall and shot — and no one wrung their hands over it. Nor did the U.S. Army try to conceal what they had done. The executions were filmed, and the film has been shown on the History Channel.

So many “rights” have been conjured up out of thin air that many people seem unaware that rights and obligations derive from explicit laws, not from politically correct pieties. If you don’t meet the terms of the Geneva Conventions, then the Geneva Conventions don’t protect you. If you are not an American citizen, then the rights guaranteed to American citizens do not apply to you.

That should be especially obvious if you are part of an international network bent on killing Americans. But bending over backward to be nice to our enemies is one of the many self-indulgences of those who engage in moral preening. 

But getting other people killed so that you can feel puffed up about yourself is profoundly immoral. So is betraying the country you took an oath to protect.
Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. © 2009 Creators Syndicate, Inc.


National Review Online – http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NmMxMDZmZjdhNGQxOGRmYTFjOWRjMzhiYTAzMzVmZmE=

Dealers Still Waiting For Clunker Cash

Dealers Still Waiting For Clunker Cash

 
Auto makers will release their monthly sales reports Tuesday and they’re expected to show the first year-to-year increase since 2007.  While the Cash for Clunkers program is getting all the credit, local car dealers are still waiting for their cash.

During the month long program, Billion Automotive sold close to a thousand vehicles but has only been reimbursed for 272 of them.  Vern Eide sold over 200 cars and has only been paid for 27 of them, and that’s fueling lots of concerns in the auto industry.

Billion Automotive cashed in during Cash for Clunkers, but owner Dave Billion is still waiting for the rest of his money from the government run program, $3.2 million. 

“I wonder how long they’d wait if I owed them $3.2 million.  I think they’d be at my door or at least my banker’s door,” Billion said.

Even though Billion is beginning to get some of his reimbursement money, he’s still concerned because he says there doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to the program.

When Cash for Clunkers was first announced, dealers were supposed to be reimbursed within 10 days of a sale. Billion says that hasn’t happened. 

“The program started in July and we haven’t gotten paid for cars we sold back then, but then on the other hand we got paid for a car we sold last week.  They don’t have an accurate format.  It’s not like they’re taking the first deals that were submitted and working those.  I don’t know how they’re doing it, no idea.  I know it’s very random” Billion said.

Plus, he’s had problems getting some vehicles qualified. 

“We had a situation where we had a submission, they rejected it for multiple reasons.  We didn’t see anything wrong with it, so we resubmitted it.  They rejected, we resubmitted it.  They rejected it, seven times and finally they paid it, and we never changed a single thing on it,” Billion said.

But Billion thinks he’ll get his money eventually, it just may take longer than what the government first said.

Obama Declares National Emergency to Limit Pay Increases to Federal Workers

Obama Declares National Emergency to Limit Pay Increases to Federal Workers

September 1st, 2009

The most subservient and dependable constituency for the Democratic party and Barack Obama has been the unions that represent government workers such as American Federation of Government Employees (AFL-CIO).

Richard Trumpka Leader of AFGE

Now Obama has repaid their worship by declaring a national emergency for the sole purpose of holding their pay down. Their unwavering support has been repaid with the back of his hand.

Full coverage is in today’s Wall Street Journal:

President Barack Obama blocked large pay raises slated for tens of thousands of federal employees Monday, overriding statutory formulas to hold pay increases to 2% in 2010.

Invoking the “national emergency” declared after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the president said in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that under pay formulas set in 1990, federal employees with pay levels set according to comparable local wages are set for average pay increases of 18.9%.

White House officials say the declaration was routine. Ever since Congress passed the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act in 1990, presidents have been invoking the emergency clause to hold down pay increases due under the formula that mandates wages comparable to local pay levels.

That has created a yawning gulf. If Mr. Obama did nothing, the comparability formula would dictate a 16.5% pay increase, on top of the 2.4% cost of living increase.

Read More:

Dick Morris “Obama is inept”

Kennedy, the KGB and American Media

Kennedy, the KGB and American Media

Randall Hoven
Regardless of whether Ted Kennedy broke the law or even committed treason in cozying up to the KGB, he proposed to orchestrate a complete media show not only manipulating news, but doing so in an intentionally dishonest way.

Some excerpts from his message (my emphases): 

 

“It is important to note the majority of Americans do not read serious newspapers or periodicals…
“Kennedy asks Y. V. Andropov to consider inviting the senator to Moscow for a personal meeting … to arm Soviet officials with explanations… so they may be better prepared and more convincing during appearances in the USA …
“Kennedy thinks the benefit of a meeting with Y. V. Andropov will be enhanced if he could also invite one of the well known Republicans, for example, Mark Hatfield…
“Kennedy believes that in order to influence Americans it would be important to organize … televised interviews with Y. V. Andropov in the USA… television is the most effective method of mass media and information
“… Kennedy and his friends will bring about suitable steps to have representatives of the largest television companies in the USA contact Y. V. Andropov… Specifically, the president of the board of directors of ABC, Elton Raul and television columnists Walter Conkrite [sic] or Barbara Walters could visit Moscow…  The senator underlined the importance that this initiative should be seen as coming from the American side
“… a series of televised interviews in the USA with lower level Soviet officials … would be organized… an opportunity to appeal directly to the American people…”

 

Note especially the line, “The senator underlined the importance that this initiative should be seen as coming from the American side.”  The “American side” clearly meant US television, when he knew the whole thing would be set up by Andropov, the KGB and himself.  That is beyond PR and into dishonesty.  Kennedy was not only a liar, but one who organized a whole conspiracy of lies involving himself, Andropov, the KGB and “the largest television companies in the USA.”

 

Note also the use of “friends” like Raul, Cronkite and Walters, as well as a friendly Republican, in this case Mark Hatfield.

 

While this message gives us insight into Ted Kennedy’s mind and soul, it also gives us insight into how the media and “moderate” Republicans have been used, and have been using us, for at least the last 25 years.

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