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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Left-Wing Whacko Kid's Book of the Week

Yup, just your basic, good old fashioned pot primer for kids. The perfect book to read to little Timmy as you tuck him in with his teddy bear for the night and then head over to your neighbor's garage to smoke some weed and listen to the Grateful Dead.

Can you believe there are liberals like Andrew Sullivan attacking us for publishing a politically themed kid's book?

Evidently teaching kids about hard work and self-reliance is far worse than a book with the magical "tale of how a young girl learns about marijuana" so concerned parents have a " use in creating conversation that educates, rather than merely frightens, their young children about cannabis use."

And here we thought the image of Ted Kennedy under our bed was scary!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have issues,real issues, not like the ones you use to scare young children with...

2:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think politics *period* should be left out of children's books. Part of childhood is learning about the world by yourself, not being subjected to all this idealism from different political parties hoping to recruit new members. However, I do respect all freedom of speech, no matter how stupid or ridiculous it is. Hey, I'm not the mother of your kids; feel free to raise your children however you want, I really don't care.
That brings me to another topic I want to discuss. In a recent interview, Katharine DeBrecht stated that books like "King and King" were being "taught" in public schools. It may be in the children's section of the public library, but is it and other "liberal-themed" books "taught" during classtime? I'd like it if someone gave me an example of this.

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I guess hate is a family value for you folks. I is really sad to see that you don't want to live in a democracy anymore. Fostering community and helping people is important to our society. Liberal and conservative values are integral to our way of life. You folks just spout lies. Taxes have nothing to do with raising kids. Besides, you are getting what you want. All your radical right-wing activist judges and politician are cutting taxes anyway. Soon, you will not have police to protect you from those "bad black people..."

2:42 PM  
Blogger LadyLiberty said...

Why didn't you write a real depiction of your skewed conservative values? Then you could have allowed pResident Strangelove to blow up that lemonade stand because he claimed the lemons were really WMD and because one of the kids selling it was a Muslim and one of them had gay parents...Oh, but I forgot... You "compassionate conservatives" won't let your children play with anyone that doesn't look like them, right? They aren't human beings to you Christians. Or he could have arrested those kids without due process as "enemy combatants" under his Patriot Act, because they dared to tell those buying it that the profits were going to help the poor.

Gee, and why didn't you have a stone tablet of the ten commandments posted outside that stand? You know Jesus would have protected them from the mean old "liberal" Congresspeople who raise your taxes. What bull. Funny, but all I see are our tax dollars being sucked away by Republican Congressmen who won't even allow bills to be passed that allow for money to be put towards guarding us from a flu pandemic. Got to have those bunker busters, right? Wow, what values you must teach.

You people want to take EVERYTHING away that in any remote way helps another human being, so really, don't you think this is utter BS , you all sitting on your high horses? All you want to do is bring up little clones, and you do a great disservice to children and to parents everywhere by peddling your true intolerance and partisan political BS as a children's book.

Please, you people who feign that you are all so morally superior to everyone else are the biggest hypocrites walking the planet. You only teach kids this brainwashing BS because you want them to grow up to be good little Halliburton soldiers to support your secret drug habits, sexual trysts, and hateful intolerance, while you all point your fingers at everyone else as if you are any better.

From where I sit, the middle class in this country is already being taxed by your taking a huge tax cut (and how many of you hypocrites sent any money to help those poor hurrican vicitms? Where are any profits from this book going? Political campaigns?) and sending our children off to die in a war that is accomplishing NOTHING.

The deficits you people have helped create while you write these BS bellyaching whining books will hurt ALL of our children. So yeah, sit back anfd gloat that you are so superior to all of us while the very children you write about continue to have a country made for them that will do nothing but cause them hardship. The only way I would ever buy this book, is if I ran out of toilet paper.

6:52 AM  
Blogger Eric M. Jackson said...

Hi, ladyliberty,

My, my, someone got up on the wrong side of the bed. What's the matter -- stay up too late last night re-counting butterfly ballots with your fellow Palm Beach patriots last night? ;)

Not that it's any of your business, but since you imply otherwise, my wife and I have indeed donated to both the Salvation Army and the Red Cross to help hurricane victims.

And I would encourage anyone who has not already done so to take a minute and make a contribution to the charity of your choice. Over the past 23 years we have been blessed with an amazing economy the likes of which the world has never seen before. Even today, in the face of war, national tragedies, and an oil supply shock, our economy is growing around 3.5% and unemployment is down to about 5%. (Compare that to over-taxed and regulated Germany, with just 1% growth and 11% unemployment.) Let's put the rich bounty of the free market to work by helping our countrymen in the Gulf region get back on their feet.

I'm sure that's something on which my liberal friends and I can agree.

4:20 PM  
Blogger LadyLiberty said...

My response must have hit a nerve (truth usually does,) or you wouldn't have responded. As it is, you haven't gotten many sincerely positive remarks on this book yet (and probably the positive ones are you anyway) from what I see here. And really, Rush Limbaugh the Neocontin King endorses this book for children? Too bad (not) that Timothy Mc Veigh had to actually pay for his crime, or you could have gotten his endorsement too. After all, he was Ann Coulter's hero. She actually thought he should have blown up the NY Times building. I don't know, for calling yourselves "compassionate" you all sure are into blowing stuff up. And does Limbaugh think they should have sold oxycontin at their lemonade stand too? And why did you leave out Robertson in that book? He could have gotten those mean Congresspeople to repent for their sinful ways while calling for their assassinations. I could go on, but I don't think there is enough bandwidth. Oh yes, what role models for children. Again, hypocrites, all of you.

And oh yes, we should definitely give what we can to help those people who are now suffering in the Gulf states (and I don't mean Halliburton, Bechtel, Lockheed Martin, or any other companies really getting the hurricane relief funds in no bid contracts,) especially those left there to die by FEMA. Why would Bush appoint an idiot to the position (probably projection on his part), when he is supposed to know how important it is to have competent people in these positions?,,, Hmm.

And I sure do hope that the 214,000+ jobs lost from these storms can be recovered, as the cost of energy skyrockets as we head towards winter (EXXON, another Bush crony company must be in constant climax (oops, can I type that here?) with all the windfall profits rolling in,)
and as consumer confidence plummets as sales slump. And of course, BILLIONS keep being funnelled to Iraq to build bases, pipelines, and continue their "liberation" of the oil agenda. And also as it is, we have so much paper invested in China ( how do you feel that you can't pick anything up in this country without the "Made in China" label on it as thousands of Americans have lost their jobs to overseas labor? Does that make you feel patriotic?) that if they ever decided to part with it, we are up the creek without a paddle. So please, don't blow smoke up my butt about your beautified propaganda view of Bushworld. I like millions of others are out living in it, not sitting behind some desk pontificating for the masters who hand you your talking points.

And no, I'm not counting ballots ( that wouldn't have mattered anyway since it was already fixed with the Florida legislature,) because I'm too busy working with other real Americans to see the illegitimate President someday impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors against the constitution of the United States and the American people (of all politics.) Delay has been indicted, Rove, Cheney, Libby, and a whole slew of people there are in my eyes guilty of obstruction, conspiracy, and other assorted crimes, and Bush's world is crumbling around him as it should. He failed on everything including apprehending the one terrorist we need to seek justice for... Osama Bin Laden. Remember him? Or isn't he important to those of you who claim to have morals and values and want justice? This administration reminds me of Watergate, but much worse. And guess what? I'm not saying that as anyone but an American.

I WANT Bin Laden captured. I WANT this country to be safe. It isn't now, no matter what bull soundbites you try to pull out of your hat. I WANT our troops (of all politics) to come home because I support them and want them all safe, not as sitting ducks in a war of lies based on greed by government officials who don't give a thought to the real people they hurt in all of this, and the souls of those troops that they forever shatter. That is an AMERICAN point of view based on principle, which seems to be a very elusive word to "your" side.

But thanks for showing your partisan side and that you would allow crooks, liars, thieves, and conspiratiors to run this government just because they are "on your side" of the political fence. It certainly is reflected in this conservative manifesto you all dare to call a children's book as well.

I also didn't post that reply because I am some "left wing" whacko that you salivate to have post here so you can shoot off BS remarks like the "palm beach" ballots remark as if that makes you intelligent. I'm really not a fan of Hillary Clinton's, BTW, but that doesn't mean I would endorse this tripe either. Matter of fact, if a "Liberal" had written this book, I would have responded the same way because I care about children, and don't like seeing them used as POLITICAL PAWNS. But don't worry, I won't be responding here again. Two visits is quite enough. Now I need to go buy more Pepto Bismo.

5:44 AM  
Blogger Eric M. Jackson said...

Hi, ladyliberty,

I think I can see why you need that Pepto! While it's been sad to watch the slow motion train wreck that is Al Gore, I had no idea that all of his supporters were along for the ride.

Posts like yours are the reason that the term "Angry Left" has caught on the past couple of years. Rants with a heavy dose of conspiracy theory thrown in for good measure aren't going to win over the hearts and minds of the American people.

But I must agree with you on your final, umm, "point" that children should not be turned into political pawns. Families -- not politicized entities like public schools -- should be allowed to decide how to raise children and what values to teach them. Surely you would join me in chastising Estabrook School in Lexington, Mass, for their kindergarten curriculum?

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Carla said...

Forcing politics on children before they're old enough to understand what the whole thing really means is wrong. Katharine Debrecht complains about the liberalism in children's books prior to hers, but I rarely see anything in the children's section of Barnes & Noble that endorses or condemns political parties or ideas (quite frankly, my daughters prefer Dr. Seuss to anything else, and I don't mean "The Lorax", which they haven't read yet).

I read ladyliberty's rant, and I really would like to know where the profits of the "Help! Mom!" books are going. Knowing how all of you are staunch capitalists, its probably all going in Ms. DeBecht's piggy bank (none for the shoeless kids?!).

If you can give me a good reason for teaching children politics at 6 years of age (Mr. Jackson, I'm talking to you) then my mind will be changed. Until then, I stand by my complaint.

4:26 PM  
Blogger Eric M. Jackson said...

Hi, carla,

Politics ARE being hoisted on kids -- liberal politics. (See my previous post for one glaring example.) Would you prefer that parents who believe in traditional values just roll over and allow left-wingers to keep pursuing their quest to indoctrinate children in our schools, through our libraries, and over our airwaves?

This is not about protecting kids from politics -- liberals threw that option out the window a long time again. The shrill posts we're seeing on this site come from liberals upset over the diversity of opinion that this book helps bring to the marketplace.

11:03 PM  
Anonymous conservativeslie said...

Well, Carla,
Looks like the conservative coward ducked your question. As for where the profits are going, maybe Tom Delay has them. Now there's someone the author of this book surely must endorse. And ladyliberty, you rock! All this mouthpiece has done is spew the word LIBERAL. Tells you plenty what the motivation for this book is. Brainwashed idiots.

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are sad and sick people. And your ideas are disgusting. Shame on you.

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And just to clarify my earlier comments---the sad, sick and pathetic people are the ones who created and operate this site. Your ideas are truly perverse and repulsive.

4:46 PM  

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