Daily Archives: October 12th, 2009

Word of the day: insurance

Insurance is gamblingWelcome to another new feature here on the blog: The Demotivational Dictionary. This is where we take a normal everyday word and strip it down to what it really means and/or look at it in a whole new light.

Today’s word:

insurance – the most crass form of gambling invented by humans so far.

Bonus: This post, by the way, is a “tier-2” blog post. That means it is my second blog post on the same day – somewhat of a rarity around here.

Obama speech to school children exposes the Wizard

Obama goes to schoolYou’re not supposed to ever pull back the curtain and see the “Wizard.”

Doing so gives you knowledge and destroys the illusion. It ruins the lie. Once the secret is revealed magic is no longer interesting.

In this case, the illusion was the lie that Obama was attempting to “indoctrinate” our kids by broadcasting a speech into public school classrooms.

Oh yes, Chicken Little himself would be proud of the politics of fear we’ve seen of late.

Terrified and angry parents worked to find out if their school would show the speech. Under acrimonious pressure school systems suddenly had to decide what they would do. Would they show the speech? Would they make it optional? Would parents keep their kids out of school?

Yes, truly a shining example of the greatest democracy on Earth in action.

So, what kind of terrible things were in this speech, anyway?

Every single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That’s the opportunity an education can provide.

… no matter what you want to do with your life – I guarantee that you’ll need an education to do it.

Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.

I hope this peek behind the curtain helps America realize the viscious snake oil that continues to be sold by the divisive talking head pundits on TV and radio. This should be a wake up call.

The emperor indeed has no clothes, but it’s not the emperor we’ve been led to believe.