Thursday, October 1, 2009

Schoolchildren singing Nixon's, Bush's praises

Glenn Beck and various other life-forms are foaming around their mouth-like openings because a couple of videos of schoolchildren singing songs to Obama have surfaced. This is not brand-new behavior. Here's a school choir singing to Pres. Nixon (with Henry Kissinger conducting ftw):

Even more tantalizing is this report from the Washington Wire in the aftermath of Katrina:

At the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, children from the stricken Gulf Coast region serenaded First Lady Laura Bush with a song praising the beleaguered Federal Emergency Management Agency. To the tune of Hey Look Me Over, about 100 young children from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama sang:

Our country’s stood beside us
People have sent us aid.
Katrina could not stop us, our hopes will never fade.
Congress, Bush and FEMA
People across our land
Together have come to rebuild us and we join them hand-in-hand!

More Beck insanity:

"I've been on food stamps and welfare, did anyone help me out?" Uh, yes, someone did help you out, the Government. Perhaps Glenn Beck and Craig T. Nelson believe foodstamps come from the foodstamp fairy and welfare arrives courtesy of Santa Claus.

h/t to the fine commentators at pharyngula for the links.


kerfuffler said...

Beck's guest makes no sense; he complains that government cuts funding for education but he is against the taxes necessary for education, and he is threatening to not even pay his taxes until gov shows it is accountable!

Then he complains-----as if this is an issue the GOP is good on-------that our representatives are not representing the people, but rather various corporate lobbies; but which Supreme Court Justices are right in the midst of opening the floodgates of corporate money into the political arena? The conservative ones with their insistence that corporations are people too!

kerfuffler said...

As far as the singing goes, I'd be just fine with having no schoolchildren singing about their dear leader. But since it is established practice, it is absurd for conservatives to get their panties in a bunch whenever the president in question is liberal (or black). But, of course consistency is too much to ask.

Amy said...

I visit your blog and breathe a sigh of relief that someone else out there sees things the way I do and isn't afraid to call BS on it. Coming here and reading your views is such a calm harbor in my insane, conservative Utah living sea. Thank you! *hug*

djinn said...

Awww, Amy, thank you so much. ***Preens.****

djinn said...

Oh, and Kerfuffler, Beck's guest seems to automatically assume that any help he got (with those impossible to parse words "welfare" and "food stamps" aren't given by the (by definition EEEEvilll) government but appear by magic in his paycheck. Because, otherwise he'd have to change his political views. Not going to happen.