Yesterday: newspaper article on my wacky insano representative in Congress: headline: "Broun warns of dictaorship" http://www.onlineathens.com/stories/090309/new_489061975.shtml
Today: Editorial on the proposed Obama speech to schoolchildren from my local newspaper (note the writer is not a newspaper employee; he seems to have a column about once a month): http://onlineathens.com/stories/090409/opi_489397974.shtml
Plus this over the PTO listserv:
Dr. Lanoue [brand new superintendent] is about to bring before the board - tonight - a move that will limit students viewing of the President's address. Elementary students
cannot watch it during school at all in CCSD [our school district] and students can only watch it in social studies classes. A letter will go home with a letter about the
address, an FAQ sheet from the White House, and an "opt-out" form."
He says this is coming from the state; the state (Cathy Cox's chief of staff
who I just emailed) says they left it up to local board's discretion.
Good grief, people. I, for one, would not be opposed to letting my first grader hear a speech from George W. Bush about the importance of staying in school, just to get that out there. (I do think Obama's speech will probably be better than any Bush speech could be, but that level of message is probably within Bush's rhetorical competence.) I am so sick of this mass hysteria.