Do you care if your kids hear Obama’s speech at school?

I got a call on Thursday from a mom friend who was in full outrage. She’s making her plans to keep her kids out of school on Tuesday so they are not forced to listen to President Obama’s planned podcast to school children about education.

She was told by her school she could send in a letter stating that she didn’t want her kids to participate and they wouldn’t have to listen. But she’s afraid of reprisals within the school system. Also one of her children has an African-American teacher who she is afraid of offending.

So she’s planning to keep them home sick and no one will know exactly why.  Although she’s hoping one-half of public school children won’t show and that will send a message.

If you have no idea what my friend is talking about here’s the background on the story:

According to the Department of Education:

“At 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET), September 8, 2009, President Barack Obama will deliver a national address to the students of America. (Please note that this is a change from the originally scheduled time.) During this special address, the president will speak directly to the nation’s children and youth about persisting and succeeding in school. The president will challenge students to work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility for their learning.”

“The U.S. Department of Education invites students of all ages, teachers, and administrators to participate in this historic moment by watching the president deliver the address, which will be broadcast live on the White House Web site (http://www.whitehouse.gov/live/) and on C-SPAN at 12:00 p.m., ET. We also encourage educators to use this moment to help students get focused and inspired to begin the new academic year. The Department of Education offers educators a menu of classroom activities-created by its teachers-in-residence, the Teaching Ambassador Fellows-to help engage students in the address and stimulate classroom discussions about the importance of education.”

I’m not sure why the Department of Education is calling it historic, when according to The Dallas Morning News President George H.W. Bush gave a speech to school children during one of his terms. (Maybe they mean the technology?)

But as Jay Bookman explained yesterday folks are upset about this:

But as the Christian Science Monitor points out, the right is all aflutter:

“Schools have used students as little lobbyists on everything from illegal immigration to gay marriage to anti-war activism, and most recently, [c]ensus collection,” (Michelle) Malkin wrote. “Will Obama be able to resist issuing a call to youth arms to marshal help in passing his legislative agenda?”

Meanwhile, the conservative radio host Dana Loesch has launched a campaign urging parents to keep their children home on the day of Obama’s speech. In an email urging against the “Socialist Indoctrination of Americas children,” [sic] Loesch explains that Americans must not “mind our Ps and Qs and blindly follow their directives”:

“That’s not the manner of governance upon which this country was founded – it is quite the opposite; even the hobbyist Constitutional aficionado appreciates this. So yes, keep your kids home on September 8th and teach them that the power of America rests in the hands of its people, no one else.”

My girlfriend hadn’t heard that cry to keep kids out of school. She thought she came up with it herself.

What do you think: Is there questionable intent by President Obama or just a pep talk at the beginning of the school year? Will you keep your kids out of school? Will you ask that your child not participate? Do you fear reprisals at that school or if that note is put in your child’s permanent record?

The speech will be shown on the link at Noon on Tuesday.

836 comments Add your comment

Mommy?

September 4th, 2009
11:31 am

Mommy, when we were at school today, owur art class was interrupted by the pwesident Obama. He said we should stay in skoowel and get good gwades. But then he brought up health care reform and said that I should come home and have a sit-down discussion with you about our health care system. Based on what the President said, I think we need a single payer system or at least a public option. I may get chicken pox or get a boo-boo and I do not want us to be poor because of something that might happen. So, since I am in 2nd grade and am completely powerless to do anything, will you please call our Senators and Representatives and explain to them my new, freshly imprinted socialist point of view?

Can we pwease have chicken fingwers tonight?

Irishmafia

September 4th, 2009
11:31 am

Want to make a speech to children Obama? Make it after dinner so the parents can be there and interpret what you are trying to say. Forcing children to listen at school and strongly urging teachers to use a lesson plan that approves your agenda –are you kidding?? What do you think this is the Soviet Union? Oh that’s right that’s what your agenda is!

Nabil

September 4th, 2009
11:32 am

ROXY
Do you know how much brainwashing the TV puts on your kids? The vast majority of kids are manipulated by the corporate ne’erdowells at Disney and most adults are apparently influenced by the Dirtiest of all Diggers, Rupert Murdoch.
So, if your offspring have a little influence by the president of the free world, you should be so honored.

Jamal

September 4th, 2009
11:32 am

This is getting crazy, all of this is because of the color of this man’s skin. No matter what your personal political views are of this man, he is THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. If this were Bush or even Clinton, this wouldn’t even be an issue and we probably wouldn’t even hear about it in the media. There is not going to be anything this President can do that will please republicans, not because he is a democrat but because he is african american. The election is over and the MAJORITY of the american people have spoken and elected this man President, now is the time to come together and unite this country, however republicans are hell bent on dividing this country even more, how do you teach your children and grandchildren to disrespect the President, he is no longer a candidate for office, he is in office and no matter what you political views of him may be he is due the same respect that all other Presidents have received.

South GA Dad

September 4th, 2009
11:33 am

I was told the school my kids attend won’t be able to broadcast it because of issues between the cable company and the local Board of Education. The school’s cable has yet to be set up but if they do end up boradcasting it or someone brings in video of it, my kids will not be there.

If this lying, attention seeking, wannabe tyrant wants to address the kids of the nation and tell them to stay in school, he can do it with a commercial or a primetime speech so the parents can be there with the kids; And surely there should not be curriculum given to the schools asking questions of the kids and what not.

Also, I, like a lot of people, believe that not only will this disrupt the entire school day, it will stir up violence in the schools. All in all it’s a really stupid decision by a really radical administration.

Rick

September 4th, 2009
11:33 am

All any President ever needs to do when they talk to the students in the PUBLIC SCHOOLS is:

I believe in PUBLIC EDUCATION. So much so I’ll be sending my children to he PUBLIC SCHOOLS……

Stephanie

September 4th, 2009
11:33 am

wow- if you think showing your child NOT to watch the president is whats right, you must really be sheltering your kids, and trust me… the more shelter you put over their heads the worse off they will be in the end. ridiculous!!!!!

YUKI

September 4th, 2009
11:33 am

Roxy has said the most intelligent thing on this blog. Nicely done.
And BTW, it has nothing to do with how intelligent Obama is. It has to do with WHAT HE WILL SAY…..we all know he is an educated man. With intelligence comes manipulation in some cases, though. That is very unfortunate and scary!

CJS

September 4th, 2009
11:34 am

ENOUGH ALREADY! Let the man speak and let the kids listen! What’s the worst that can happen – that they actually LEARN how to be open minded and form their own opinions and actually ASK questions instead of beind mindless pawns? Get a grip parents. Listening to the President of the free world won’t give your kids a disease and it won’t kill them. Perhaps you are more afraid of them challenging your own ideas that you’re trying to program into them.

Paul

September 4th, 2009
11:34 am

Scotty-

I am white. There are white people I agree with and white people I don’t agree with. There are non-whites I agree with and non-whites I don’t agree with. The color of the president’s skin means nothing to me, his politics do. Please don’t throw around racism as being the reason someone may disagree with the president. You simply demean yourself to the level of those who are, in fact, racist.

scotty

September 4th, 2009
11:34 am

if he were white it would be alright, and you’re only fooling yourself…

Dr. Dean

September 4th, 2009
11:34 am

“This is so disgusting on the parts of parents who claim to be teaching kids tolerance and respect for other people ideas even if they disagree.”

So, you would have no problem with the senior leader of the opposing party in our government addressing school kids in the same way. Remember, Obama is not king of America, he is the leader of one of three equal parts of our government.

That said, as long as there is absolutely no effort by Obama or school staff to encourage, persuade, cajole intimidate kids (even just a little) to support Obama and/or his and/or the Democrat’s plans (or Republican’s plans for that matter) I have no problem with him speaking to school kids.

But God help him (or the school staff) if they try to in any way, shape or form to use school children to further political goals. The response would make the massive fury over his health care plans seem like Sunday school in comparison.

Hypocrites Stand Down

September 4th, 2009
11:35 am

As an American citizen and as a mother, I am so saddened by this. It is utter Madness! The sheer insanity of this new imagined controversy and outrage is just so far beyond the pale, that it could only be pulled on the uneducated and delusional mass which now serves as the Republican/Conservative movement in this nation.

How sad to see it have digressed to this state. I can say that if they were enlightened, or at least curious,before they jumped on the bandwagon this time, they would have checked to see if this has ever been done before, and found that it has….. By their great GOD Ronald Reagan, (lesson plans and all) and by President G.H.W Bush. President Reagan used his time to discuss his Tax Policy to School children, and Pres. Bush, used it to do the School Pep Talk as Obama has planned. Where was the talk of indoctrination, the outrage, the fear of socialism for Pres. Reagan, or does it only count as those things if the President is Black?

It’s the very gullible and fearful people who are willing to carry the this mantle for those who are getting VERY rich from tearing this country to shreds! (Rush, Beck, Hannity) If allowed by their followers, they will have the US to the point of Civil War soon, and to what end?

Next time you feel the need to yell Socialist…..Ask yourself this question: Which parts of socialism am I afraid of?

America is a Socialist nation in many ways, you are a socialist already if you are even considering keeping your child home from his/her VERY Public school, paid for by the Government for the greater good of the society at large. If you attended a Public State College, go to the DMV, or the County Services Dept to get your permit from the government to operate the vehicle you paid for, you turn on your water, and flush your toilet from the big ol PUBLIC system instead of digging a septic tank and a well…. You big ‘ol Socialist you! How are you going to hide your kids from YOU?

Do you see how far off track Rush and Beck have you? Remember, THEY CAN afford to pay their own insurance no matter how expensive, send their kids to private school, etc… Can you, if all of the Socialist services you use now go away, which is what you help them advocate, can YOU afford your life? And who will make up the difference for what you cannot afford? Right now, We the People do it for each other, and that my friends is SOCIALISM! You benefit from My hard work and tax dollars already, what about that don’ t you get, or do you really think you are self-sufficient? Nobody is!!!! How can you hate Socialism, and scream for things to be left alone as they are, when SOCIALIST programs enhance your life and those who you love? Your kids, your parents, YOU Are all the socialists that you claim to HATE!

THINK People, and find out what you are talking about by really looking into it, not by listening to others. Find out what these words mean, before you use them, and really look into who is stirring up the hornets nest and why? What is the gain of destroying our whole system of living, and who will reap that gain? will it be you if there are no more public schools, or public programs, or social security, or medicare, or VA Care, or Public Hospitals…. Who will win?

andy

September 4th, 2009
11:36 am

How ironic! You will force your kids to be against the very things you claim to be for – democracy, choice, civil debate, participation in the process. Yes, you have a right not to participate. But to force a child to miss a learning experience because of your agenda does not make sense. This goes deeper than the classroom, than respecting the office of the POTUS. There is a lot of ill-will in ‘our’ country and it ain’t good.

christineb

September 4th, 2009
11:36 am

Roxy, do you feel the need to APPROVE all the subject matter presented to your child before it is taught? I don’t think so and if that is the case, please, keep your kid at home if you are that afraid of whay they might be exposed to in the classroom.

Ray- I’ don’t know where you keep getting this “must” reads before the speech or discussion activities for after. All activities were suggested. Any “musts” have come from individual school districts.

As others have suggested, is it SO much better to keep your child at home and teach them they don’t have to tolerate others who opinions may differ from your own?

Mothers Against Peanut Butter

September 4th, 2009
11:37 am

PrinciPAL: don’t you realize that peanut allergies are prevalent among our children and that a child with a peanut allergy CAN DIE from even being in the room with a “tub of peanut butter” even if they don’t touch it or eat it? How irresposible!

ncgreybr

September 4th, 2009
11:38 am

Tell me, Roxy. Does your child’s teacher give you copies of what she is going to be telling your child in class ahead of time so you can digest it and decide if it is right for your little Muffin to hear?

Rick

September 4th, 2009
11:38 am

All any President ever needs to do is the following:

“I believe in PUBLIC EDUCATION!! So much so that I’ll be sending MY CHILDREN to the PUBLIC SCHOOLS”

Keith

September 4th, 2009
11:38 am

how can people sit here and say that lesson plans are a way of President Obama trying to push his agenda, this is just STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, but the sad part is that all of these republicans are buying into this BS. All kids should have some type of uniform curriculum across the country, the schools in the south are not up to par with other parts of the country, education in the south sucks.

Dr. Marti Hernandez Rojas

September 4th, 2009
11:39 am

Other presidents have done it, with a message of encouragement to do well in school. This is not a big deal, no matter how many naysayers try to make it into one.

HSTeach.

September 4th, 2009
11:40 am

So for all those who want the text from Obama’s speech, because you do not want your children indoctinated with Socialist beliefs…Do you request the lyrics to the songs your children listen too. The fact that President Obama is speaking should be about teaching them about the importance of the office. You will not agree with every president or political leader, but give your children the one in a life time chance to hear the president speak. Then when they get home have discuss the speech with them, and why or why you don’t agree with his policies or actions.

Nabil

September 4th, 2009
11:40 am

Hypocrites Stand Down

You are breaking the flow. No place for reason here. Just platitudes and base feelings. Keep it short HSD!

PrinciPAL

September 4th, 2009
11:41 am

How “irresposible”, indeed! LOL!

John

September 4th, 2009
11:41 am

President Reagan delivered the same kind of address to schoolchildren. The first President Bush did the same. Where was the outage then? There was none, even among liberals. As a child growing up in Alabama and later in Georgia, I watched at school the inaugural speeches of Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon and Governor George Wallace. No one in their righrt mind would have thought anything was wrong with that. Any parent who opposes this needs to apologize to their child.

Kev

September 4th, 2009
11:42 am

This pettiness is code for racism. Grow up! The man is the President. Respect the office and allow your “priceless” little ones the opportunity to hear the President speak directly to them. The longer Obama is in office the clearer it becomes that too many people are still stuck on stupid and intolerance. Again…GROW UP! Prove to your children that you can be an adult.

South GA Dad

September 4th, 2009
11:42 am

Gees, I will never understand why people think it is about skin color. It’s about the fact that he has told as many lies in a year as any other president did in a term. He has no business attempting to run this country or calling himself bringing it together, when he is actually dividing it.

Paul

September 4th, 2009
11:42 am

Hypocrites Stand Down stated, “it could only be pulled on the uneducated and delusional mass which now serves as the Republican/Conservative movement in this nation”.

I assume this means that the democratic/liberal movement is full of educated and enlightened people? Really? There is a reason the folks you hate so much (Rush, Beck, Hanity) are wealthy. They have a service that someone is willing to pay for. The President was elected as a result of better than usual turn out from the uneducated and poor, not educated and enlightened.

Scott LaBarre

September 4th, 2009
11:43 am

Quite frankly, I am astonished by the controversy and outrage Quite frankly I am astonished by the controversy and outrage that this coming speech by President Obama has engendered. In my view, one of the core values we can teach our children is respect for others. It is not mandatory that we agree with anyone’s particular point of view but it is respectful to listen to their thoughts as we would hope others listen to ours. Also, it is critical that our children learn respect for the political process and the office that political leaders hold. I will never tell my children that they shouldn’t listen to a particular political leader just because I don’t like their philosophy. By pulling your children out of school, you are teaching disrespect for the very process which has made this country great. I don’t care who the President may be and from what party they hail. I will always instruct my children to listen to the President and later we can discuss whether he/she is right or wrong and why the views expressed are right or wrong on a particular issue. I want to teach my children to think critically and to think for themselves. Ultimately, that may mean that they will disagree with me. That’s just fine with me, however, as long as they arrive at their views by carefully considering the differing points of view and have all the necessary information from which to make an informed decision. As for the specifics of this speech, I also hope that when we put aside our anger and emotions over the health care debate and other current affairs, we can all agree with the proposed main objectives of Obama’s message. Education is essential and staying in school is important. The path to success in our nation and world starts with a good education. Whether you respect President Obama’s views or not, I hope everyone can respect what he has achieved and recognize that it is part of what is right about our nation. Anyone who comes from modest means and a historically disadvantaged sector of society can achieve the highest level of success, largely thanks to a good education.

YO_DOG

September 4th, 2009
11:43 am

My childrens will be there I just hope they don’t miss their free lunch. Get over it a black man is president of the US

Elliot Garcia

September 4th, 2009
11:43 am

Thank goodness my children do not go to government schools….All this country needs right now is Obama indoctrinating children into his socialist agenda….wake up people! It has nothing to do with this man’s skin color. It is his harmful and dangerous agenda. Keep crying racism and you will be crying wolf….

Paul

September 4th, 2009
11:44 am

Kev-

Grow up and realize whether the man is white or black he still has opinions others will not agree with. Am I to assume you agree with him simply because he’s black?

KATM

September 4th, 2009
11:45 am

I agree with JATL. And that guy was a moron!

Ray B

September 4th, 2009
11:45 am

Menu of Strongly Encouraged Classroom Activities for President Obama’s Address to Students Across America

Before the Speech:

Make sure each student gets a “President Obama Deputy Czar” patch.

Teachers should create the proper meditative mood by playing appropriate music for a half hour before the speech. We strongly recommend the live version of Crosby Stills and Nash’s “Teach Your Children.” Or anything by Enya.

President Obama’s speech provides the perfect setting to teach students how Republican propaganda and misinformation makes President Obama’s job super-duper hard, and that they can help by regularly providing you, their teacher, with tape recordings, as well as names and addresses, of anyone in their family who doesn’t seem to understand just how important President Obama is.

Teachers should also tell students that if they take their eyes off the TV screen during President Obama’s speech, they may miss the surprise magical dinosaur.

Teachers can also motivate students by posing certain questions during and after the speech:

How grateful am I to live during President Obama’s term?

Why is community organizing widely considered the idea training ground for the Presidency?

Do my parents really need 2 cars?

Why are there countries, anyway?

How much fun would it be to work on a farm with all my friends?

Am I prepared to give my best effort, as well as my allowance, to President Obama?

Why are people so scared of the term “President for Life?”

Joan

September 4th, 2009
11:45 am

Obama has so polarized the country against him during his short term in office due to the huge (9 trillion) debt he has amassed and his nose in the air attitude, that people are viscerally reacting to him. They just don’t want to see him anymore, and that extends to having their children see him. I agree with those that say this is a job for Michelle, not Barack–anything he does is simply celebrity building.

Linda

September 4th, 2009
11:46 am

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Marley

September 4th, 2009
11:46 am

My third grader will not be present for the speech on 9-8-09. I see the socialism attempt for what it is. I know what this man stands for, and it is everything I am not. He is a great speaker and has fooled alot of people but America needs to wake up! Now he’s preying on our children.

atlpaddy

September 4th, 2009
11:47 am

The only controversy why won’t all these so-called patriotic Americans support our president during a time of war?

I don't think so

September 4th, 2009
11:47 am

MattH16, If you were teaching my kids and showed them anything that you knew I did not want them to see, I would see to it that you never taught any of my kids again. I promise you that. Who are you to decide that you know what is best for another person’s kids? Thank God for private schools!

senoiadawgs

September 4th, 2009
11:48 am

Ok folks, get a grip. As a conservative I do not like Obama policies. As a father I want the best for my children. As a citizen of the United States of America I respect the office of the President. Like many past presidents, Obama has every right to talk to our school children. However, it should not be about policy only the importance of education.

If you are like me and do not agree with Obama’s policies then educate your children as to why. If Obama throws policy into the speech then it is your job to teach your child why you think his policies are wrong. For those of you that think this is bad, it is your JOB as a parent to mold your children into what you think is a good adult. We only have a few short years to do this, there will be plenty of time for them to change their mind if they wish.

And all of the Obama supporters who are outraged that some on this board will not allow their children to watch, most of you would be doing the same thing if a controversial republican was in office.

People of this country get a grip, with all of the hatred spewed between parties we are only heading farther and farther down a path of failure.

My solution, all Washington representatives sent home today. They all need to be put in their place. The unemployment line. An entire new group couldn’t do any worse.

Boodles

September 4th, 2009
11:49 am

Peanut allergies are all Bush’s fault.

Linda Statham

September 4th, 2009
11:49 am

As a former teacher, now retired, we were cautioned against ever showing a movie, video, whatever to the children unless we first watched it ourselves and could verify that it was appropriate for the children. The teachers will not know ahead of time exactly what Pres. Obama will be saying so if I was still teaching, I would not personally allow my students to watch it unless I had been able to either view it ahead of time or had access to a written copy of the exact speech so I could read it before presenting it to my students.

Momma4Obama

September 4th, 2009
11:49 am

President Obama will encourage your children, which you don’t do! I know 99% of you parents who plan on keeping your children out of school curse, beat, and down grade your children. The only thing you people are teaching your children is to disrespect your country, the President and people of color. When will you guys realize the world don’t revolve around you? God put him in this place to do a job and if you are a Christian, just know the bible says to pray for your leaders and not pray against them.

Nabil

September 4th, 2009
11:50 am

I have had so much fun this morning, finding out about my fellow Americans. I love you all, but I have to go now. I am waiting for a more enlightened civics lesson from Ayatollah Kabykooby.
N

BC

September 4th, 2009
11:50 am

I have taught social studies (mainly US history and Government/politics) for over 3 decades (all in a public school system). This is by far the most bizarre and ignorant protest I have ever seen. If this was President Reagan or Bush (either one) asking to address students, these people would have not blinked. In fact they would be outraged if anyone objected. However they have managed to create a controversy where there was none, thus now many students are actually interested in what the President has to say (and believe me he will simply say education is important, stay in school, get your degree, help the country). Personally I think the deep, deep truth is that the President is a black man (and worse yet, a Democrat), and the right wing just cannot stomach that any longer in silence (but neither can they simply say the truth). I hope teachers everywhere use this as a teaching moment. And by that I mean the whole controversy (not just the speech).

Gandhi

September 4th, 2009
11:51 am

If people think a 30 minute pep speech by the president can brain wash their kids, then they must not be doing much at home. I have thought for a long time that the most harmful people to America are Hannity, Limbaugh, etc, etc. They think they’re great patriots but in fact they are destroying this country. They call anyone to the left of Michael Savage socialist or worse. The sad thing is when they have destroyed this country, they, and the people they have influenced, will be completely clueless that they were responsible.
We won’t truely appreciate what this President has tried to do until after some loon has assassinated him. The blood will be on Fox and all the rest for whipping up the hatred with their lies. Does freedom of speech allow for such vile calumny?

Roxy

September 4th, 2009
11:51 am

christineb –
“Roxy, do you feel the need to APPROVE all the subject matter presented to your child before it is taught?”

I should have been more clear. I am not speaking of things that are part of the every day curriculum – math, reading, writing, science, etc. But presentations like “Good Touch, Bad Touch” and others on Sex Education. Weeks before these are presented to the students, the parents are given the opportunity to read through the material that will be presented, speak to the school counselors and then decide if their children are going to participate. That is more of what I was speaking of. And the President’s speech is not part of the every day curriculum.

My son has watched many of the speeches the President has made with us at home. He watches the news as well. But when he sees something on the news or during a speech he can ask “What is suicide”, “Why are people getting money to turn in their cars”, “Why are those people yelling at each other” or “Does the dog get to live at the White House” right then and there and we are there to ask him what he thinks it means and discuss it with him. That will not be the case with him watching this speech in his classroom.

So again, my point is not that I think it is a bad idea for the President to speak to our children about staying in school, but it is not a speech I want my 1st grader to hear without having the opportunity to speak with him about as it is happening.

craig donahue

September 4th, 2009
11:51 am

these people oposed to obama,s speech are just angry,bitter and racist.if gw bush had’nt ruined a surplus,lied about wmd’s which killed thousands of american lives.ther would’nt be an obama.they are fake patroic’s who most never served in the military.what’s pathic is they drive a japanese car with an american flag on it saying support our troops.they’re dispicable.

YUKI

September 4th, 2009
11:53 am

MOMMA4OBAMA, are you serious? If you only knew how stupid you sound……I’ll be praying for you. 99% of parents curse, beat, and down grade your children??? You are a genius, truely. I do have respect for him because he is the President, but I doubt he would think what you are saying trying to defend him is nothing less than ridiculous.

alchemist

September 4th, 2009
11:53 am

I don’t have a dog in this fight and I don’t really care if the President decides to talk to the school kids. But I thank God I don’t have to think about it as my two daughters are out of the school system. I do know that I do not need the President or any one for that matter to tell my girls how important education is and what MY and their GRANDPARENTS expectations are for them. They knew that they had to answer to ME and their GrANDPARENTS! Education is very important and a serious matter to my family.

My oldest daughter is a Speech Language Pathologist. My youngest daughter is a junior at Georgia State – graduated top 10% of her high school class. She got ill in December – January and from that illness, she is legally blind. She missed the Spring semester and decided to return for the fall as a FULL-TIME student. So, I said all that to make the point I did my job to ensure my kids understand the importance of education and they must strive for the best…and I think i idid a darn good job at it.

Sorry for the long post, but i felt compelled to make the point. I’m off my soapbox now.

John

September 4th, 2009
11:54 am

The Republican majority base here in Georgia are out of their collective minds. Insane. It’s far beyond laughable. You deserve to be led by your none rings when you refuse to engage your brains. Pitiful.