Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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It is a parent’s responsibility to educate their children. It is not the government’s job. We have sort of lost focus here a little bit. Of course, the government wants their hands on your children as fast as they can. That is why I opposed all these early starts and pre-early starts, and early-early starts. They want your children from the womb so they can indoctrinate your children as to what they want them to be. I am against that.

We need to get the federal government out of that business. We need a leader in Washington to start talking with the states and the communities to rally parents to demand that the educational establishment in this country start meeting the needs of their child, not children. See, that is the difference. Obviously, socialists love children, just like they love people in groups of one million or more.

Republican presidential candidate and professional right-wing wackjob Rick Santorum getting all frothy and attacking early childhood education on the campaign trail in Iowa.

Really, Rick? You’re going to attack preschool? He was probably the biggest dick in pre-k, hoarding all the cookies and trucks for himself in the name of the GOP’s main economic argument: “Mine!”


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America: You Keep Using That Word…I don’t think it means what you think it means.

Jim Wright dissects conservatives and their lip-service patriotism. A sample:

You hate unions. You hate that middle class Americans enjoy a living wage in safe working environments at a reasonable number of working hours per week. You hate that they’ve thrown in together, bargaining collectively so that they might have a bit of leverage against those fat cats and greedy corporations you also hate. You call them socialists and communists and you hate it when somebody points out that in far left socialist and communist countries workers have no rights whatsoever (and didn’t in America either, until the unions came along). God how you hate being confused with facts by liberal Nazi Commies who dare to question your cognitively dissociative reasoning.

This whole post, plus Sen. Roy McDonald, just made my day.

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