How Can People Be So Stupid? Rotating Header Image

September, 2009:

The “Cheat Sheet” for Obama’s K-6 Speech

It has been announced that President Barack Obama will give a speech to all Pre-K through 6 grade students in the United States on September 8, 2009. The government put out a teachers guide for the program, with suggestions on how the speech can be discussed in class, and how the students can learn from it. Unfortunately, the administration only offered a guide, with suggested programs, questions, and projects for the classroom and for the students. It did not offer a set of correct answers. And, as we all know, given the sorry state of education in the United States today (thanks largely to the Department of Education which should be eliminated as a first step in government down-sizing), and the lack of useful education, and common sense, of many teachers, it is customary for publishers to provide “answer guides” for the teachers. (After all, nothing good can be said about the state of the education system in the United States when 25% of high school biology teachers in Texas believe that man walked the earth with the dinosaurs.) (“The Age of American Unreason”, by Susan Jacoby)  So, since the administration did not offer an answer guide, I am offering the following, as a public service.

In order to understand this guide, there are several keys. When you see a ♥ in front of the “answer”, this is the correct answer as determined by the Obama administration. In some cases, you may also see an answer preceded by a ♣. In this case, the answer is the actual, true, answer. But, the student and the parents of that student are to be reported to the administration, since it is not the answer that the administration wants to hear. They may be dangerous subversives who believe in the constitution, limited government, low taxes, and the principles of the founding fathers, and they may not be amenable to the wonderful new agenda that the new administration is going to implement.


PreK-6 Menu of Classroom Activities: President Obama’s Address to Students Across America
Produced by Teaching Ambassador Fellows, U.S. Department of Education
September 8, 2009

Before the Speech:
•    Teachers can build background knowledge about the President of the United States and his speech by reading books about presidents and Barack Obama and motivate students by asking the following questions:
Who is the President of the United States?

♥ Barack Hussein Obama

What do you think it takes to be President?

♥A vast knowledge of the constitution, above average intelligence, and a love for democracy and the United States.

Hundreds of millions of dollars in  financial support, good looks, and a gift for gab. Also, if possible, blind, fawning, and complete support by the main stream media is generally needed, although, occasionally, someone can be elected to the office of president in spite of the main stream media, as in the infamous case of George W Bush.

To whom do you think the President is going to be speaking?

♥ The wonderful children of America; the future generations of our great nation.
♣    The huge number of his former supporters who have been abandoning him like rats from a sinking ship, along with the main stream media.

Why do you think he wants to speak to you?

♥ So that we can do things to support him. We can have bake sales, and send him the money. We Can have car washes, and send him the money. We should tell our friends how wonderful his Utopian plans are, and how evil anyone is  who disagrees with these plans.  He also needs us to stress to our parents how important it is to support the cap and trade bill so as to save the polar bears, and to prevent poor people from being denied medical care by supporting the new health care bill, H.R. 3200.

♣    Because so many people are now realizing that he is an unqualified Marxist, he is hoping to appeal to naive children so that they can go home and make their less naive parents’ lives miserable. Also, the time to indoctrinate people is when they are very young. This is why the Palestinian issue will not be solved in our lifetime. The minds of the Palestinian children have been so poisoned with a hatred for Israel and America, by videos like the one below, that they will never have their minds changed. Indoctrination at an early age is also the reason why so many otherwise intelligent American adults believe in an imaginary friend, virgin birth, resurrection, and a 6000 year old earth that was created in 6 days.

What do you think he will say to you?

♥   Don’t believe all the evil people like Republicans, patriots, and individuals like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh. They are enemies of the state and must be silenced.

•    Teachers can ask students to imagine being the President delivering a speech to all of the students in the United States.  What would you tell students?  What can students do to help in our schools?   Teachers can chart ideas about what they would say.

♥ You are the future of our nation. You need to get a good education so that you can prosper, and contribute to society. But, you  also need to sacrifice for your fellow man. You need to volunteer and serve in Americore. You need to support tax increases, since taxes go to support national health care, help to save the polar bears, and prevent global disasters of unprecedented proportions. It is up to you to become a citizen of the world, and think globally, not locally. You need to encourage large global bodies to regulate many portions of our lives so as to make things better for all mankind.

♣   This is a rigged question, but I will give the best, most honest answer:
♣ The government has lost all sense of fiscal responsibility, starting with the Bush administration.
♣  The government has made a lot of mistakes
i.  Pressuring banks to give loans to stupid people who could not possibly afford those loans, once   the teaser interest rates were adjusted.
ii.     Bailing out corporations that should have been allowed to go bankrupt.
iii.     The “Cash For Clunkers” program that artificially raised the price of used cars, thus hurting the poor, by making cheap cars less available. ( CARS Program: Another Democrat Debacle In the Making ) Also, this program has now trapped thousands of people into car loans for new cars that they cannot afford, which will result in yet more financial ruin for American families, because many of those car loans will default. (This will help the rich, however, since those cars will be great deals, for them, in about a year, or so.)
iv.    To help in their schools, students need to study, and learn about subjects that matter, and that will help them get a well paying job in the future, so that they can pay all of the taxes that the short-sighted and stupid government policies of recent years, from both administrations, will force upon them. They need to concentrate on math and science. They need to become fluent in  English, and they need learn to write and speak in such a way that they can express their ideas. (Although, on second thought, maybe it would be better to concentrate on learning Chinese, since that will be the primary language of business and science in the coming decades, unfortunately.)

•    Why is it important that we listen to the President and other elected officials, like the mayor, senators, members of congress, or the governor? Why is what they say important?

♥ The president is one of the most intelligent people in the world. He has studied government and politics and economics and science and math and religion and sociology and anthropology and biology and engineering and math and law and philosophy and psychology and communications, and that vast knowledge allows him to know what is best for America and it’s citizens. If he says something, he knows what he is talking about. The same goes for all of our elected officials. Some, like the evil Mark Sanford, may have made some mistakes, but he was an evil Republican, so he was clearly defective in his thinking. Almost all politicians and people of authority are sincere civil servants, and would never do anything but what advances the public welfare. They are totally selfless.

♣    Actually, it is not important to listen to the president. In fact, he has a lot of bad ideas. They are commonly referred to as  Marxism,  Socialism, or Communism. He spoke admiringly about them in his books, and now he is trying to implement them. He wants things like big government and minimal personal liberty, as opposed to the ideas that this nation was founded upon. It is hard to state, definitively, about other individuals, because some are good and intelligent, and believe in the same democratic principles as the founding fathers. But, a vast majority of these people are not working towards that end. They are in power for the sake of power, and to enrich their personal fortunes. Thus, for the most part, what they say is not important. You need to learn to think for yourselves. If more people had done that in the past, we would not be in our current depression, with America heading for the status of a banana republic.

During the Speech:
•    As the President speaks, teachers can ask students to write down key ideas or phrases that are important or personally meaningful.  Students could use a note-taking graphic organizer such as a Cluster Web, or students could record their thoughts on sticky notes.  Younger children can draw pictures and write as appropriate.  As students listen to the speech, they could think about the following:

Just a personal thought: when I saw Cluster Web, another term, cluster fxxk,  came to mind. Don’t know why. Sorry, just my sick mind.

What is the President trying to tell me?

♥ That we need to sacrifice our personal lives and betterment for the “greater good”. What we might want in our lives is really unimportant. Big corporations, and the evil Republicans (and Libertarians), are trying to pollute the planet, and destroy all life on earth. If we let them have their way, all the polar bears will drown, as well as many species of snails, birds, and other animals. Letting the evil Republicans (and Libertarians) rule will result in the extinction of hundreds of species of life in the coming decades.

♣ If my parents don’t think Barack Hussein Obama is the best president in the history of this country, they are morons, and should be reported to the authorities. (BTW, biologist E.O. Wilson has estimated that 27,000 species go extinct each year! But, since most Americans believe they have an “imaginary friend”, and are convinced that “evolution” is “just a theory”, that is really a meaningless statistic.)

What is the President asking me to do?

♥ Report my evil parents if they don’t believe in Barack Obama’s amazing new universal health care, where everyone in America, no matter their ideology or nationality, will be entitled to full health care. No matter whether they are illegal aliens, or just people out to game the system, we, the citizens of America, will be able to support their health care. If a person is illegal, no problem; they are entitled to the best health care in the world. If a person lies, and scams the system, don’t worry. They are entitled to health care. If people are rejected by their country of origin for health care, no problem. We have programs to protect them, and to guarantee the health care of illegal aliens, and a huge multitude of people that have no business being in the United States.

♥ Report my parents if they don’t agree with everything Obama says  and wants to do.

What new ideas and actions is the President challenging me to think about?

♣ He wants to bring about socialized medicine, which we were warned about as early as 1961 by Ronald Reagan.

♣   Give the government an even greater control over virtually every aspect of our lives.

♣    Further cripple the economy, and tax me completely into poverty, by putting into law a cap and tax plan that will result in China and India becoming the predominant world powers, while America becomes a third world nation, unable to afford energy, and with it’s people being taxed into oblivion. (Or more properly, under Obama’s plan, taxed so much that they become dependent upon the state, which is the objective of socialism.) Obama says that this is needed to prevent the wonderful polar bears from drowning, due to CO-2 induced global warming. (But, the science on this is not only “fishy” but getting refuted more and more all of the time. (Government Running Full Speed Ahead Into Expensive Policies Based on Politics, Not Science ) (More Evidence That Global Warming is Political, Not Scientific ) (Also, see excerpts from “The Great Global Warming Swindle” on the sidebar of this page.  Plus, as supporters of Kyoto admitted, even if we obliterate the economy of the world with stifling taxes so as to achieve the Kyoto objectives, the actual global temperature in 2050 will only be lowered by 0.07 degrees Centigrade, compared to the global temperature if nothing is done! (Global Climate-Change Bills Before Congress )

•    Students can record important parts of the speech where the President is asking them to do something. Students might think about: What specific job is he asking me to do?  Is he asking anything of anyone else? Teachers? Principals? Parents? The American people?

♥    He is asking us to become more like the wonderful people of  Communist Russia (before 1989), China, much of Europe, and Venezuela. That is, we must eschew capitalism, and be more socialistic. This, of course, will lead to the extremely happy and prosperous societies that we see, or saw, in those countries.

♣    He is asking us to give up some of our sovereignty, so that hopelessly corrupt organizations like the UN can control more aspects of our lives.

♣    There will probably be additional, even more outlandish, sacrifices that he will be asking people to make to advance his socialist agenda.

•    Students can record any questions they have while he is speaking and then discuss them after the speech.  Younger children may need to dictate their questions. (What is a younger child that may need to dictate their questions? Given the state of America’s educational system, that may even include 5th graders.)

After the Speech:
•    Teachers could ask students to share the ideas they recorded, exchange sticky notes or stick notes on a butcher paper poster in the classroom to discuss main ideas from the speech, i.e. citizenship, personal responsibility, civic duty.

♣   See above if any ideas are expressed that go counter to the president’s agenda.

♣    Obama has assured us that personal responsibility is no longer needed, because his wonderful socialist programs will take care of us from cradle to grave.

♣  Your only civic duty will be to go to the government job that you have been assigned during your assigned work hours, after which you will return to your government provided housing where you can wait for your government assigned doctor appointment. (If you are sick.) If you do not have to wait for a doctor appointment, then you will have the opportunity to proceed to your government assigned civic duty assignment where you can volunteer  extra hours so as to be allotted government controlled treats, like gasoline, air conditioning or heating credits, etc.

•    Students could discuss their responses to the following questions:

What do you think the President wants us to do?

♥ Spread the word of his wise ideas and advice.

♥ Immediately report any one, or any organization, that says anything against these ideas.

♣   Become a Marxist paradise, just like Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela, and China.
Does the speech make you want to do anything?
♣   Throw up?
Are we able to do what President Obama is asking of us?
♣  Not if we want a prosperous and free future.
What would you like to tell the President?
♣   For most of my life, I thought it would be impossible for any president to be worse than Jimmy Carter. After all, he is the one responsible for letting the Muslims renew their jihad, after being under control for several centuries, by not crushing the Iranian revolution when they took our embassy in 1979. And, his incompetent policies  gave us 20% mortgage rates. It is clear that Obama is going to be an even worse president. Can you say hyper-inflation?
•    Teachers could encourage students to participate in the Department of Education’s “I Am What I Learn” video contest.  On September 8th the Department will invite K-12 students to submit a video no longer than 2 min, explaining why education is important and how their education will help them achieve their dreams.  Teachers are welcome to incorporate the same or a similar video project into an assignment. More details will be released via
♣   I suspect an honest movie, like “I am a scull full of mush, convinced that big corporations and especially that evil Exxon, are out to kill the polar bears, and if our government continues on its suicidal economic policies, I’ll be lucky to get a job where I can say “Do you want fries with that” , will not win the award.

Extension of the Speech:  Teachers can extend learning by having students

♣    I’m sorry, I can’t go any further. This is getting way too depressing. I’m just glad I am not in school, any more. The future is looking bleaker and bleaker for those that are.

•    Create posters of their goals.  Posters could be formatted in quadrants or puzzle pieces or trails marked with the labels: personal, academic, community, country.  Each area could be labeled with three steps for achieving goals in those areas. It might make sense to focus on personal and academic so community and country goals come more readily.
•    Write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president.  These would be collected and redistributed at an appropriate later date by the teacher to make students accountable to their goals.
•    Write goals on colored index cards or precut designs to post around the classroom.
•    Interview and share about their goals with one another to create a supportive community.
•    Participate in School wide incentive programs or contests for students who achieve their goals.
•    Write about their goals in a variety of genres, i.e. poems, songs, personal essays.
•    Create artistic projects based on the themes of their goals.
•    Graph student progress toward goals.

Ahmadimwit’s Imam says “Islam Allows Raping, Torturing Prisoners”

Well, so much for our mistreating prisoners in Abu Ghraib or Gitmo! We did not even treat the Muslim prisoners to the treatments that they would have expected in their culture! How silly of us!

According to a September 2, 2009 article in Israeli National News, one of Ahmadimwit’s leading Imams, Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi, who is reported to be Ahmadimwit’s “personal spiritual guide”,  made some of the following statements when questioned about the alleged rape and torture of prisoners in Iran. This information is taken from “Ahmadinejad’s Imam: Islam Allows Raping, Torturing Prisoners“, by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz.

Asked if a confession obtained “by applying psychological, emotional and physical pressure” was “valid and considered credible according to Islam,” Mesbah-Yazdi replied: “Getting a confession from any person who is against the Velayat-e Faqih (“Guardianship of the Islamic Jurists”, or the regime of Iran’s mullahs) is permissible under any condition.” The ayatollah gave the identical answer when asked about confessions obtained through drugging the prisoner with opiates or addictive substances.

“Can an interrogator rape the prisoner in order to obtain a confession?” was the follow-up question posed to the Islamic cleric.

Mesbah-Yazdi answered: “The necessary precaution is for the interrogator to perform a ritual washing first and say prayers while raping the prisoner. If the prisoner is female, it is permissible to rape through the vagina or anus. It is better not to have a witness present. If it is a male prisoner, then it’s acceptable for someone else to watch while the rape is committed.”

This reply, and reports of the rape of teen male prisoners in Iranian jails, may have prompted the following question: “Is the rape of men and young boys considered sodomy?”

Ayatollah Mesbah-Yazdi: “No, because it is not consensual. Of course, if the prisoner is aroused and enjoys the rape, then caution must be taken not to repeat the rape.”

As I mentioned in a twitter post, virginal female prisoners, who are to be executed, are routinely raped by a prison guard the night before their execution. This is so that they do not go to heaven, because any woman, in Islam, who dies a virgin, for any cause, goes to heaven. Obviously, if a prisoner is in jail and being executed because she did something against Iran or Islam, the political and spiritual leaders of Iran would not want her to go to heaven. So, they make sure she is not a virgin when she is executed. This was confirmed by the Ayatollah:

“If the judgment for the [female] prisoner is execution, then rape before execution brings the interrogator a spiritual reward equivalent to making the mandated Haj pilgrimage [to Mecca], but if there is no execution decreed, then the reward would be equivalent to making a pilgrimage to [the Shi’ite holy city of] Karbala.”

Now, where is the main stream media on this issue? “Present” I guess, as Obama would say. For that matter, where is Obama on this outrage?! All he wants to do is “make nice” with Muslims and Iran. I say, this regime needs to be brought down, and it cannot happen too soon. The longer we wait, the more nukes they will have to use against us, and Israel, and Saudi Arabia, and…, and…, and….

Read it all. There is even more outrageous stuff in the original article, unless you are too sick, already, from reading this.