Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Personal Aside: 3 Thoughts While Shaving.
1. Obama Knows No Shame.
President Obama sends his two kids to a cushy private school, Sarah Siddons, rather than rely on a substandard public school in Washington but to placate the powerful teachers unions he is standing by and looking the other way as Congress is ready to pull the plug on vouchers for kindergarten through 12th grade. A provision in the $410 billion spending bill that passed the Senate on Tuesday says no more funds will be appropriated for the program after the 2009-10 school year unless Congress reauthorizes it and the District of Columbia council approves it. Arne Duncan that GQ fashion type who differed from Paul Vallas in Chicago by caving to the teachers unions and who now runs the U.S. Department of Education, shrugs and says that theres nothing he can do.
Nothing? I thought he was the secretary of education! Heres a major case in point where Obamas campaign promises which gained wide support in bucks from the teachers unions have to be redeemed on the backs of improvident school children. Not a single Democrat not a single one has spoken up for the voucher program. Least of all, fat boy hustler Dickie Durbin whose little heart goes pitty-pat when he thinks of more PAC gifts he can garner for himself and his friends. Screw the poor: we weep for them but let `em send their kids to substandard public schools while we send ours to Sarah Siddons.
2. Cross-Dressing: the Tribs Gay Advocacy Passing as News.
The soft media push for advocacy of civil unions and gay marriage has begun in the bankrupt Tribune which has a supple string in place of backbone leading to the business office. The other day there was a wonderful historic piece from Iowa showing how Iowa has been ahead of the curve in many things and now once again is leading the way on same-sex marriage. Just a friendly bit of unsolicited lobbying from a newspaper that has demonstrated even though its willing to sell out its principles, nobody is buying because of its crass opportunism. Yesterday came another one two GQ-style male couples sitting together in their home as the sun streams in their suburban windows and their adopted little son plays at their knees.
3. Danny Davis Tunes Up with the Soul Sisters Choir.
Davis: Mr. Studio Engineer, hear me! Ahm goin to start the song and the Soul Sistersll harmonize behind. Then ride the gain with their completion of the song while ah give the commercial. Were goin to be walkin talkin and rockin so lets try to make it in one take. The Soul Sisters will start hummin behind.
Engineer on microphone: Ready when you are, Mr. Davis.
Davis: Let me get the first note on the pitch pipe. Hmmmmm. Okay.
Davis sings with perfect bass intonation: Deres an ol man called de Mississippi/ Dats the ol man that ahd like to be. [Gestures and chorus becomes dominant].
This is Danny Davis. You know this song. It portrays a sad character whos susceptible to the forces of his world. Well, ahm ready to run for the Senate but Roland Burris that ol man has to get outta there and not run. As the song goes, ah gits weary/ An sick of tryin/ Not tired of livin/ Not skeered of dyin. Let`im cut ties to the white man boss and lets have a real black man in the Senate once more. Put the heat on Burris, willye?
Engineer: Its a take. HereIll play it back!