Buried in my quagmire, I've only been able to catch glancing blows of the recent hullabaloo over President Obama speaking to schoolchildren. I know Tammany, Jefferson, and St. Bernard parishes decided to make the "Obama Communist Communique" optional for students due to the outrage expressed by their (oooo...dare I say it...) delusional nut parents.
Obama's agenda is to address our nation's younglings on the importance of education and hard work.....and everybody knows how sinister those notions are. I've heard that if you run Obama's inauguration speech backwards it turns out to be the Cliff Notes to Marx's Das Kapital spoken in Arabic with a Muslim prayer at the end....but I haven't tried it yet, so nobody sue me if it doesn't work....really...please don't sue me.
Being the curious cat that I am, I was wondering what principles schoolchildren in other countries are learning...especially countries which are paying for our debt. So let's take a look at what Chinese children see for their future:
Aspiring to be a corrupt official
So my solution to this dilemma is that immediately following Obama's dispatch to our county's young, impressionable minds, we allow a counter argument in the same vein that we do with State of the Union addresses...you know, like when Bobby J. shed his buttcutt, learned to speak like Mr. Rogers and bitched that we were spending too much of our resources watching volcanoes. Except this time, I think we should let Tom Delay take a few minutes off his current dancing gig and give the rebuttal. He can teach our children all about the value of kickbacks and lobbyists seeing how everything has worked out so well for us in the wake of the Bush years. That should completely offset anything the President says.
What say you?