WhiteHouse Website - Prepared Remarks of President Barack Obama

by jeanniebeanz 91 Replies latest social current


    Just read Obama`s speach to the Kids..It was good..

    Much better than the WBT$ encouragement I got about education as a kid..


  • BurnTheShips

    What was the speech about?

    56 iterations of “I”

    19 iterations of “school”

    10 iterations of “education”

    8 iterations of “responsibility”

    7 iterations of “country”

    5 iterations each of “parents”, “teachers”

    3 iterations of “nation”

    Narcissism so thick you can cut it with a knife.

  • kurtbethel

    Presidents talk to school children. Deal with it.

    Is our children learning?

    dangerous thoughts

  • villabolo

    BurnTheShips, have you read Thoreau? He wrote in the first person and defended his reasons to do so.

    By the way nation and country should rate as one concept. That would make it 10 iterations. School and education should also read as one (I know they're different semantically but still rate as one in school childrens eyes). That would make it 29 iterations. And also, all the iterations except for "I" number 57 numerically but even more so as a collective idea.


  • villabolo

    LMAO; Kurtbethel, would you kindly inform President Bush that his book is upside down!

  • JWoods

    The controversy over President Obama's speech to the nation's schoolchildren will likely be over shortly after Obama speaks today at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. But when President George H.W. Bush delivered a similar speech on October 1, 1991, from Alice Deal Junior High School in Washington DC, the controversy was just beginning. Democrats, then the majority party in Congress, not only denounced Bush's speech -- they also ordered the General Accounting Office to investigate its production and later summoned top Bush administration officials to Capitol Hill for an extensive hearing on the issue.

    Unlike the Obama speech, in 1991 most of the controversy came after, not before, the president's school appearance. The day after Bush spoke, the Washington Post published a front-page story suggesting the speech was carefully staged for the president's political benefit. "The White House turned a Northwest Washington junior high classroom into a television studio and its students into props," the Post reported.

    With the Post article in hand, Democrats pounced. "The Department of Education should not be producing paid political advertising for the president, it should be helping us to produce smarter students," said Richard Gephardt, then the House Majority Leader. "And the president should be doing more about education than saying, 'Lights, camera, action.'"

    Democrats did not stop with words. Rep. William Ford, then chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, ordered the General Accounting Office to investigate the cost and legality of Bush's appearance. On October 17, 1991, Ford summoned then-Education Secretary Lamar Alexander and other top Bush administration officials to testify at a hearing devoted to the speech. "The hearing this morning is to really examine the expenditure of $26,750 of the Department of Education funds to produce and televise an appearance by President Bush at Alice Deal Junior High School in Washington, DC," Ford began. "As the chairman of the committee charged with the authorization and implementation of education programs, I am very much interested in the justification, rationale for giving the White House scarce education funds to produce a media event."


    Cuts both ways, huh?

  • kurtbethel

    LMAO; Kurtbethel, would you kindly inform President Bush that his book is upside down!

    It's a fake. Look carefully. The artist swapped front and back covers but forgot to flip the back cover around so the art is flopped around compared to the book the girl has. Conceptually very funny though. The guy could be as dumb as a post when it comes to many things, but people misunderestimated his sociopathic cunning style of intelligence.

  • villabolo

    JWoods; "Cuts both ways, huh?"

    I'm sure it does JWoods if I were putting Democrats up on a pedestal. But I'm neither Democrat, Republican or so called 'Independent'. Bottom line, if the Republicans have any claim to fair play, and if the religious amongst them were as righteous as they claim, they would not be using their opponents tactics. Slander does not justify slander. A vigorous defence yes but not the trash talk we've been hearing lots of.


  • purplesofa

    My eight year old grand daughter has been staying with me while her dad is out of town working.

    She heard Obama's speech today at school.

    I asked her about it. She said he said she should do good in school, treat the school right, be nice to the other kids.

    She told me about him saying how his dad was not around and was raised by his single mother and sometimes he got lonely.

    She said I thought about that with my Mom.(her Mom does not see her)

    She said it was kinda long.

    The teacher gave a little speech afterwards and told of some personal experiances.

    My grand daughter was glad to hear the speech.

    She also said some of the other kids heard stuff in the speech she did not hear, because

    they talked about the speech afterwards.

    They did not do any kind of assignment afterwards regarding the speech.

    She told me she was going to do good in school.

    I am glad we had this discussion at JWD, I appreciate it very much.


    edited: My grand daughter goes to school in the same town where the Little Rock Air Force Base is.

    So she goes to school with allot of kids that have parents enlisted.

    The class did talk about the kids that have parents that are off at war. That they miss their Mom or Dad.

    and she said she thought about that.

  • mrsjones5

    I asked my 8 year old son whether he had heard the speech and he replied that he had. I asked what he thought about it and he said it was good. Then I asked what the speech was about and he said the president said to do your best in school.

    Wow, what a socialist thought.

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