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Children and Politics

Post by awip2062 » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:21 pm

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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Post by CygnusX1 » Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:12 pm

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

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Post by ElfDude » Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:37 pm

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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Post by Walkinghairball » Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:55 pm

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Post by awip2062 » Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:16 pm

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Post by Big Blue Owl » Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:23 pm

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 ... &q=cartoon

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

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Post by ElfDude » Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:33 pm

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 ... &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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Post by awip2062 » Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:54 pm

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.

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Post by ElfDude » Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:12 pm

I'm gonna catch crap for this, but I like it when Dick Cheney speaks.
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Post by awip2062 » Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:18 pm

Want a garbage bag to cover yourself in?
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Post by Big Blue Owl » Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:30 am

I enjoy the sound of a garbage disposal! Especially with a little glass in there.

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Post by CygnusX1 » Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:08 am

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? :shock: LOL
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Post by ElfDude » Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:27 am

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? :shock: 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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Post by awip2062 » Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:35 pm

Only the bad ones!
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Post by Walkinghairball » Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:13 am

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



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