Sanding our assholes with 150 grit.

Do we see a problem yet, "Right wingers"? Eh?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/thenation/20050825/cm_thenation/416815;_ylt=AhzQzKkmk_My1TKSkTM38oX9wxIF;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl

Maybe we will once your grade school kid is being harrassed by military recruiters, hmm?
Permalink muppet 
August 26th, 2005
http://www.leavemychildalone.org/index.cfm?event=showContent&contentid=15

By the way, who's shocked that No Child Left Behind had ulterior motives? Anyone? Bueller?
Permalink muppet 
August 26th, 2005
They've got all excited with their new toy and can't see you mate;-)
Permalink a cynic writes... 
August 26th, 2005
hehe
Permalink muppet 
August 26th, 2005
Hmmm, this topic is empty?
Permalink Geert-Jan Thomas 
August 26th, 2005
could be a fun wee app. "automatically removes your childs names from the government database...saves your children from the army."

I bet it would sell.

you could market it as a kind of shareware in reverse....if you use it, then unless you pay within 30 days your childs name is *re* submitted.
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
August 26th, 2005
Noticed the last portion of your first link (The Nation) described their own mechanism for readers to blank out unwanted posts.

The reason cited was jackhammered posts citing Ann Coulter.

Fortunately at ?off we are all such a much more urbane, polite and considerate population of nerdos ...

BTW Doonesbury had Walden out-recruiting the Army the last strip I saw. Straws in the wind? Great big hay bales.
Permalink trollop 
August 26th, 2005
"No Child Left Behind had ulterior motives?"

Nah - I followed the legislative history of NCLB. The military recruitment thing was a rider added when schools started banning recruiters from campus.

Philo
Permalink Philo 
August 26th, 2005
Once again, we arrive at the inescapable conclusion that Riders should be illegal.
Permalink muppet 
August 26th, 2005
How is this significantly different from the draft?
Permalink Flasher T 
August 26th, 2005
Well see, the DRAFT is when you compel legal adults to participate in military service.

This NEW system is when you intimidate CHILDREN into joining the military.

It's subtle, but it's different.
Permalink muppet 
August 26th, 2005
Did you see the picture of Shrub speaking to the boyscouts a few weeks back? There were 3 large Hot Air balloons on the scene, with logo's for the Army, Navy and Marines.

Let me see if I can find a link to it...
Permalink thompson_gunner 
August 26th, 2005
muppet, as the best parent who ever lived, I'm sure you can teach your smartest daughter who ever lived how to say no.
Permalink  
August 26th, 2005
Well, where else are the going to learn to read? The public schools don't seem to be able to do that at this point.
Permalink KC 
August 26th, 2005

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