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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:21 pm    Post subject: Children and Politics Reply with quote

Have any of you seen the books that are out there supposedly to teach children about politics such as Why Mommy is a Democrat and Help Mommy! There are Liberals Under My Bed!?

These books concern me because blanket statements such as these ones in

Why Mommy is a Democrat, "Democrats make sure we all share our toys, just like Mommy does," and, "Democrats make sure children can go to school, just like Mommy does," make it look as if conservatives don't want you to share or go kids to go to school.

As for the consevative book, it pretty much just tells the kids that liberalism is bad, and conservatism is good. That is indoctrination, not real teaching.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

t.....luv....they call that SPIN.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd heard of one of those books. I haven't seen either of them.

My older daughter is sick of politics in music and wish musicians would just keep it to themselves. She asked me the other day, "Have things always been this political? Or is it just now?"

I told her that in her life it hasn't always been this bad. But that right now:
1. We at war, and many don't think we should be. So there's a lot of anger about that.
2. The bulk of the media outlets hate the current president, so they turn EVERYTHING into politics, including natural disasters, in an attempt to make him look bad.
3. She has a news junkie for a dad. So she probably hears more about it than some kids.

She's sick of it all, but especially from musicians.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So am I bub, so am I.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*shakes head and looks about for more coffee to quell herself*
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the lighter side of things there are cartoons to help us smirk away the weight of this dismal political freakshow.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4336810145045702337&q=cartoon

It's only about 40 seconds long, and view with tongue firmly planted in cheek.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Blue Owl wrote:
On the lighter side of things there are cartoons to help us smirk away the weight of this dismal political freakshow.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4336810145045702337&q=cartoon

It's only about 40 seconds long, and view with tongue firmly planted in cheek.


Kinda funny. They got their economy facts all bass-ackwards, but still kinda funny.

We've had two presidents in a row with funny southernish accents. I hope the next one is articulate and easy on the ears.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ElfDude wrote:


We've had two presidents in a row with funny southernish accents. I hope the next one is articulate and easy on the ears.


Translation: Can pronounce "nuclear" properly.

hehe
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm gonna catch crap for this, but I like it when Dick Cheney speaks.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Want a garbage bag to cover yourself in?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoy the sound of a garbage disposal! Especially with a little glass in there.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ElfDude wrote:
I'm gonna catch crap for this, but I like it when Dick Cheney speaks.


Nice, but would you go hunting with him? Shocked LOL
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CygnusX1 wrote:
ElfDude wrote:
I'm gonna catch crap for this, but I like it when Dick Cheney speaks.


Nice, but would you go hunting with him? Shocked LOL


Well... I don't hunt... so it's a moot point.

As to the sound of people's voices, I wonder how many music reviewers out there have compared Geddy Lee to a dentist drill...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only the bad ones!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some songs Ged sings that I don't like his voice.



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