So, you may have heard that on September 8th, the President will be doing a webcast about persisting and succeeding in school. It will be, at most, 20 minutes long. The speech will be available before hand for parents to read. But, in true Louisiana fashion, the school board of Lafayette Parish will be excusing children from it whose parents do not want them to view it. There are parents who plan to pull their children out of school for the entire day. There are parents likening Obama to Hitler now, and claim that this is his way to brain wash children. Brain wash them into what, doing well in school?! I get it, a lot of people don't like Obama. But it's time to get over it, he's the president. That's what everyone told me anytime I said ONE word against Bush, "He's the president, you better love him and support every single thing he does without question." Obviously I don't think people should not question this president, but if you want to claim all these sorts of things about a speech you have not heard/read yet, you're a moron. Come on people. Last night at roller derby practice one girl told me that someone she knew on Facebook, I think it was Facebook, said Obama is going to be asking kids to tattle on their parents for going to church. WHAT?! She couldn't believe it either. It just makes me incredibly sad, because this is the place where kids need education the most, and this is how their parents react. And people down here wonder why they are viewed as ignorant and stupid and "backwoods". Congrats, you just gave everyone another reason.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Posted by Unlikely Oilfield Wife at 6:44 AM