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Obama wants your children to go to school more

  1. profile image59
    onetrueheartposted 7 years ago

    Has anyone heard about how Obama wants to increase instructional time?  Well I have been reading on some blogs around the web he wants to do this so boys can start taking sewing and knitting classes.  I do not want my son learning how to knit because that is a woman's job!  Obama wants girls to wear the pants in the family and to take accounting classes, but for my boy to become a homemaker.  One blog talks about how Michelle and Hillary really tell Obama what to do.  Okay we need to elect someone like Palin who is totally Christian because she knows how to treat a man like a man.

    1. ledefensetech profile image80
      ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This is one of the nutjobs that Beck was talking about last week.  She's an example of a fascist nutjob, an extreme right winger in other words.  Van Jones and his "white polluters are steering pollution into brown neighborhoods" is an example of a communist nutjob, an extreme left-winger in other words.  See the difference....and the similarities?

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        onetrueheartposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No I am a guy, and I actually was just parodying what many of the right have been saying.  If you read my other post I finally came out!

    2. AEvans profile image70
      AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Since when is knitting a woman's job? It doesn't make a man a sissy if they can knit, sew or even crochet, if it were not for us women or homes would not be grounded and if my son could do everything a woman could do besides give birth and still be a man and take care of his family needs allowing his wife to be an equal and giving her the respect she deserves as a woman and not treating her like a baby maker then more power to my son! What is wrong with a woman knowing her finances? You make it sound like women should be baby-makers and that they should not have an education I completely disagree education and working together is the key to success in a family. I don't believe a man laying around belching and farting watching his wife slave for him is! smile

    3. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You mean your sons and daughters dont already know these things lol , put them in the army or navy theyll learn fast wink

    4. DARICANMAMI profile image59
      DARICANMAMIposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have been on here for about 2 weeks and i most say reading your statement is the first time I have really LMAO you realy need to check your self in something is really wrong with you AND YES I AM A FEMALE.......

    5. rhamson profile image76
      rhamsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      WOW! Just WOW!

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      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Trolling or not, you have some points.
      Indeed Obama will turn young men into effeminates if he and Arne Duncan and Jennings and a whole bunch of other fake leaders have their way with 'em.

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/08/13/article-1044427-01BC8F5D00000578-619_468x541.jpg

        I am not gonna stand here and let that damned Kenyan feminize our brave young boys!

  2. Len Cannon profile image88
    Len Cannonposted 7 years ago

    Is this satire?

    1. Len Cannon profile image88
      Len Cannonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      because if so, I applaud your ability to hold off for over a year on it.  That's what we call "the long con."

  3. Colebabie profile image61
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    wow.

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    onetrueheartposted 7 years ago

    I don't want Obama turning my boy into a sissy with extra instructional time.  I just know something is not right in America right now, and it is Obama!  Let's elect Palin in 2012!  She treats her husband like a real man, and Michelle walks all over Obama!

    1. nicomp profile image59
      nicompposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Good grief, she brought her Mom to live with them. He's getting hen-pecked 24X7.

  5. Colebabie profile image61
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    again, wow.

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    Leta Sposted 7 years ago

    oh   my   god.

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    onetrueheartposted 7 years ago

    The public school is evil because they do not let my son read the Bible all day.  I want the Bible back at school, and my son does not need to learn how to knit.  His teacher had him make a doiley for mother's day, and boy did I have to go down there and tell her a piece of my mind.  Just like I need to monitor every word Obama says to my kid.  I know, just know he wants to make us all sissy men!

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And who was responsible for how you turned out ??

    2. jiberish profile image76
      jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Send him to a christian bible school if you want him to read the bible all day. I am Christian, and even I don't want kids to do that all day.

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You realize this guy is not posting this in a serious manner, right?

        1. nicomp profile image59
          nicompposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          We have two trolls lately.

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            A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            At least two

            1. nicomp profile image59
              nicompposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I guess if you're so shallow as to have no opinions of your own...

  8. Colebabie profile image61
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    keep going please.

  9. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 7 years ago

    Whoever you have been reading from must be on something.
    Yes, he has spoken for longer school sessions. he believes it will help American children get better equiped with education for the future. Some countries already have longer school times.
    Whether or not this comes about, the spreading of "false" propaganda just to take away from the real issue is a sign of why more education is needed!!!

  10. Pr0metheus profile image61
    Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago

    Obama is for death panels.  He wants your parents and grandparents to die!  Obama hates babies.  That's why he voted against the bill to protect failed abortion babies.  Obama is a communist, that is why he wants health care reform.  Obama hates Americans, that's why he apologizes for our previous behavior to 'our enemies'.  Obama loves terrorists, that's why he talks to Iran.  Obama supports drug use, that's why he smokes cigarettes.  Obama lied about health care, which was way worse than lying to send us to war.  Obama is racist against white people, DUH.

    Obama has a lowered Cadillac limo with pimpin wheels (this ones true) - AWESOME!

    1. Bibowen profile image90
      Bibowenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I didn't know about the Cadillac, but as for the other stuff, this is old news. I'm surprised you even bothered posting it.

      1. Pr0metheus profile image61
        Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Telling conservatives not to talk (restricting freedom of speech) the hallmark of liberalism.

        LOL, I'm completely kidding.  I'm all for Obama, and I'm pretty left.  I've just recently realized the only way to defeat conservative tactics is to take them for what they are (outside of ridiculous - comical.  The less seriously I take them (which is usually pretty easy), the less bearing they seem to hold in terms of the discussion.  It has worked well so far!

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, you have shown your skills to be completely flawless...yep

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          Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah.  lol  Some of us were talking about coming back as alter egos and spewing a bunch of stuff like that to see how much they would actually believe and agree with.  You beat us to it.

          Funny!  And sad.

        3. Bibowen profile image90
          Bibowenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Dismissing the arguments by engaging in comedy without dealing with the claims against Obama....Sounds like a great strategy. That's what you should do: tilt your head back, look down at those neanderthals and give them a long sneer. Assert your mental superiority. Make sure you use the word "troll" often. Label a few with that one to intimidate the others trolls so that those hunchbacks won't dare raise their ugly paleoconservative heads.

          You're absolutely right that we should not mention issues. Don't discuss those. It might reveal the vacuousness of our views. But it doesn't matter that our views are starved of value; after all, we're right (I mean left....I mean....you know what I mean). Like you, I've found that we've never been able to beat the conservatives on the issues. We need a better tactic and sneering at them, I have found, works so much better. After all, being informed, while desirable, wastes a lot of time. It's much easier to be witty.

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            Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I just love it when you talk tactics smile

  11. Len Cannon profile image88
    Len Cannonposted 7 years ago

    A+, would be trolled again

  12. Bibowen profile image90
    Bibowenposted 7 years ago

    Sounds about right so far.....what else?

  13. Tom Cornett profile image56
    Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago

    Right wing....Left wing...who cares...it's all CHICKEN! smile

  14. ledefensetech profile image80
    ledefensetechposted 7 years ago

    Why is it that everything seems to taste like chicken?

    1. Tom Cornett profile image56
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Didn't Colonel Sanders follow a politician around in the 70s?

      1. ledefensetech profile image80
        ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think a politician made him a Colonel in the 1970's.  Coincidence?

        1. Tom Cornett profile image56
          Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Conspiracy...OMG...Mind control drugs are in CHICKEN! yikes

          1. ledefensetech profile image80
            ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            They put a chemical in it to make you crave it nightly.  Beware the Pentavarith.

            1. Tom Cornett profile image56
              Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Was Colonel Sanders a Free Mason?  God...now I want some chicken! yikes

              1. ledefensetech profile image80
                ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                No it's a Zionist conspiracy.  Is chicken kosher?

                1. Tom Cornett profile image56
                  Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Jew gotta be kidding?  I think it has to be Rabbi approved...if a hen has been porked....no go!  smile

  15. RedSonja94 profile image60
    RedSonja94posted 7 years ago

    I'm totally against longer school days.  My oldest son is already gone from 6:30 a.m to 7:00 p.m. for school and football practice.  A longer school day would mean he's getting home even later.  I would be disgusted with never seeing my son.  I wouldn't allow him to be at school any longer in a day.

    1. rhamson profile image76
      rhamsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I went to school partly overseas in high school and their system had a couple of two week vacations spaced about three months apart.

      I think if we had more of a quality based education that was based on catering to what the students aptitude and interest were we would take a giant leap in providing them with the tools neccessary.

      Teach them to teach themselves.

      1. ledefensetech profile image80
        ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        We used to do that.  I'm sure you've seen that 5th grade test from around 1890 floating around the Internet.  Can you answer all of the questions?  I doubt many can today and that includes college graduates.  Shouldn't we, on average, be better educated than our ancestors of only a century or so ago?

        The two major problems with education are 1.  It's public and thus susceptible to political pressure and 2.  It's union dominated with all the weaknesses inherent in a union shop.

        1. rhamson profile image76
          rhamsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I agree and I don't know if the inverse is true as well.

          I have hired kids that can't even tally up their hours on a paycheck and tell me if it's correct.  The most important thing we can teach our children is the basics in reading and arithmetic.  If they can do that they can further themselves independently of the NEA.

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            Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I've seen this phenomenon and it's scary. I was in a copy shop about 10 years ago and a woman came in and asked how much to make 100 copies of something. The clerk said "well, they're .6 cents each". So the customer said "so how much would that be?" and the clerk pulled out a calculator! Both of these people were in their mid 20's.

          2. ledefensetech profile image80
            ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Have you seen some of these people calling themselves teachers today?  I tutor the daughter of a friend in algebra and she really does get it.  I hardly have to prompt her at all.  Even so, when she arrives for tutoring, she doesn't understand what the teacher said.  Apparently he doesn't give notes and rushes through the curriculum.  This guy can't take the five seconds it would take to prompt his kids so that they can figure out the right answers.

            I've always felt it was a bad idea to have a teacher specialize in one subject.  For the most part we're talking about basic subjects here, not advanced sixth year college classes.  If you can't teach math, English, science, writing, etc. then you shouldn't be a teacher.  At least if you taught more than one subject, it wouldn't get boring and you'd probably not rush through the subject like some teachers do.  Plus you could, you know, make it relevant to the kids and keep them interested in the subject no matter how dry it is.

            1. rhamson profile image76
              rhamsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I agree that teachers who teach only one topic seem to have little regard for the children to have critical thought skills.  Fill in the dots and turn the paper in is what is on their minds. 

              Here in Maryland the educators are trying to gain credibility for standardized testing with great results.  They put together a test and then teach the children what is on the test so they can pass it.  Wow! Instant results.  Now that they have proven that the children have been taught they want to get better benefits and wages.  I am totally for teachers getting a good benefit package and good wages but what about the children?

              The problem is not totally their fault and there are many very good teachers out there.  I even ran across a few of them when I was in school. But the curriculum is the culprit and not neccessarily the techniques.

              And could we possibly ask the chid what they think once in awhile?

              1. ledefensetech profile image80
                ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                The entire system is a mess.  When you consider that many parents never mentally made it past high school but now they can sue, the issue becomes more dire.  It's part an parcel of having a public system.  Public systems take away your ability to choose where to send your kid to be educated.  The funny thing about all this is that absent a public school system, there would be no fights about education.  Those schools that could educate kids would thrive and those that couldn't would go away.  There would be a great emphasis on the teachers to be able to produce students who were actually educated, not simply taught how to fill out a multiple choice form.

                1. rhamson profile image76
                  rhamsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Where does that leave the christian based schools and the home school base? Is the future of education to be based on a biased one sided slant or is are we going to be morphed into a single minded society that has no free thought or expression?

                  1. tksensei profile image61
                    tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    That's the 'present' of education.

                  2. ledefensetech profile image80
                    ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    When you allow market forces to dominate the education market, you won't see any one sided anything.  Let's assume that the local Catholic school, due to low tuition, teaches most of the students in a town.  Now let's say the administration wants to teach traditional Catholic doctrine.  No science, etc.  Now those parents who didn't have a problem with that would keep their kids in that school.  The parents who did have a problem with it, well, don't you think they'd start looking for alternatives?  A religious school is actually a bad example because they can afford to lose some of their potential students, subsided as they are by churches.  But even that's not too much of a problem because people who go to that church generally support the educational goals of the church.  Non-church members will have to find alternatives.

                    Now don't you think there would be smart people out there to take advantage of that situation and start a new school that emphasized science, etc. and met the demand for parents who did not want a parochial education for their kids?  In fact I think all schools would have to adopt a broad curriculum in order to attract the greatest number of students.  After all more students equals more money.  Unlike public schools, private schools would have to prove that their kids are educated because no parent would choose to send their kid to a school which did not educate them.  Public schools get money based on the number of students they have, not necessarily how well they are educated.

                    You'd also not see regimentation of thought like you can in public school.  A private school has to be careful in what they do so they don't alienate the parents of their students.  In effect they'd have to limit themselves to educating kids on reading, writing, math and science.  Otherwise their parents would pull them from school.  Less students = less money.

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    bluetiger1520posted 7 years ago

    Obama is not for death panels
    people need to stop lying on Obama. Education is a great thing. we need more education in our lives.

  17. ledefensetech profile image80
    ledefensetechposted 7 years ago

    Hey men, jew making fun of my accent?

    1. Tom Cornett profile image56
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Have a bagel!  smile

  18. ledefensetech profile image80
    ledefensetechposted 7 years ago

    Do they have corn bagels?  tongue

    1. Tom Cornett profile image56
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If they do...they have to be blessed and marked with (Latino Jew Approved) smile

      1. ledefensetech profile image80
        ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Muy bueno.  Would that be Hebteca approved?

  19. dohn121 profile image89
    dohn121posted 7 years ago

    I believe that the quality of education our children receive should be improved, not the duration of such.  The entire educational system should be revamped.

    1. Flightkeeper profile image79
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hear! Hear! Very true.  I think the kids are in school long enough and it hasn't done much in the way of more educated kids.  There are so many who barely know how to communicate clearly much less do simple arithmetic.  What additional subjects would be added.  Would it be true scholarship or just feel good subjects that keep our kids confidently stupid?

    2. jiberish profile image76
      jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Agree, Agree, Agree!

    3. Jane@CM profile image61
      Jane@CMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree in some respects.  We have a great school system, but it could be better.  They are now teaching to the test (standardized).

      My daughter started tutoring math in 8th grade.  She is now a college freshman and tutoring other freshman in physics & calculus - so I'm prone to say she received a great education.

      My son hates school, but stays on the A & B honor role - I'm one tough cookie mom who won't let homework slack.

      My son knows how to cast on & wanted to learn more about knitting, but I'm a left handed knitter and I don't do a great job at teaching right handed  big_smile  I know many men who can make some fine wool sweaters. smile  My son can make great chocolate chip cookies too - so there!

    4. Neil Sperling profile image88
      Neil Sperlingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That is so true - longer school days in a system that is totally left sided does not teach people to think for themselves.

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    lari1307posted 7 years ago

    OH MY with all the problems in our country we have a congress and president with a one track mind. Trying to cram something down our throats we DO NOT want like health care and more mess in our school system than they have already put there.

    Instead of finding a way to get decent jobs returned to the USA,they are worrying about ways to spend OUR money that we DONOT have. 

    Time to tell the elected exactly who they work for WE THE PEOPLE

  21. edguider profile image80
    edguiderposted 7 years ago

    I recently saw a program on German TV DW and the German government has already done this is elementary school. Instead of classes from 9 to 2 they kids now have to go to school from 9 to 4!

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    Zeke WMposted 7 years ago

    Oh! Oh no! Obama's going to make kids girly by making them smarter! How horrible! We should go for a true Christian like Sarah Palin who will abolish freedom of religion!

    I thought it was satire too. This is ridiculous. AND I AM MALE!

  23. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    roll

    whose alter ego is this??

    sarah palin ????  lol

    I needed a really good laugh this afternoon.

  24. bg jojo profile image60
    bg jojoposted 7 years ago

    ... you'd be surprised at the Army he's building with your kids.  Check out a video on YouTube called: "THE OBAMA DECEPTION."

    let me go see if I could find it real fast...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw

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    E2W_Life storiesposted 7 years ago

    Since when is it the governments job to make sure our kids are performing well at school?  Its enough that the kids in this country have access to education and the freedom to pursue it.  Imagine if there were no schools at all.  Parents need to take responsibility for what behaviors they are instilling in their children.  Are they placing enough emphasis on education?  If not then it won't matter whether their child goes to school for a few hours or an extended day.  If the motivation is not there then nothing can be done to help that child succeed.  Its a pretty simple concept.  I often hear people say that the school systems are failing to produce successful students, well what about the successful students that attended those same schools?  Some of these parents are not even smarter than a fifth grader themselves.  One thing they have learned is how to push the blame onto others and are teaching their children the same.

  26. tksensei profile image61
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

    Wow, more funny pictures! How clever!

 
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