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Obama’s Fatherhood Talk Is Cheap

Act, senator. Do it for the children.

By Kathryn Jean Lopez

‘There’s a fatherhood awakening under way in the inner city,” Kay Hymowitz announced in her 2006 book, Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age. On Sunday, Father’s Day, in a sermon on fatherhood, Barack Obama signaled that he wants to be a part of the awakening, living it and leading on it. But talk — as welcome as it is — is cheap. Now, Senator, is the time to lead.

Obama, in a sermon to Apostolic Church of God in Chicago, said:

"I know what it means to have an absent father, although my circumstances weren’t as tough as they are for many young people today. Even though my father left us when I was two years old, and I only knew him from the letters he wrote and the stories that my family told, I was luckier than most. I grew up in Hawaii, and had two wonderful grandparents from Kansas who poured everything they had into helping my mother raise my sister and me — who worked with her to teach us about love and respect and the obligations we have to one another. I screwed up more often than I should’ve, but I got plenty of second chances."

He continued:

"And even though we didn’t have a lot of money, scholarships gave me the opportunity to go to some of the best schools in the country. A lot of kids don’t get these chances today. There is no margin for error in their lives. So my own story is different in that way. "

It doesn’t have to be different, Senator. You have the opportunity right now to provide opportunities for children in Washington, D.C.

In Washington, D.C., right now, the future of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program that serves 1,900 inner-city D.C. children is in doubt. Their congressional “representation,” D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, is leading the effort to kill the program. (Imagine the damage she could do if she were a full-on member of Congress.)

In his Sunday sermon, Obama went on:

"We know that education is everything to our children’s future. We know that they will no longer just compete for good jobs with children from Indiana, but children from India and China and all over the world. We know the work and the studying and the level of education that requires.

You know, sometimes I’ll go to an eighth-grade graduation and there’s all that pomp and circumstance and gowns and flowers. And I think to myself, it’s just eighth grade. To really compete, they need to graduate high school, and then they need to graduate college, and they probably need a graduate degree too. An eighth-grade education doesn’t cut it today. Let’s give them a handshake and tell them to get their butts back in the library! "

If he means any of that, he will do his part to get their butts in the library in the first place. He will do his part to keep the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program alive. He will do his part to make sure that the 1,900 inner-city children currently served by the program do not have their scholarships taken from them. Eighty-three percent of the children currently in the scholarship program would be attending failing public schools, according to No Child Left Behind standards. How about giving as many kids as possible the opportunity to graduate from high school and college and graduate school? How about not yanking that opportunity from the 1,900 students currently saved from D.C.’s disastrous public schools, which have the highest dropout rate in the nation?

Sen. Obama claims he is all about change. He says he wants to get Washington working differently. He might start by declaring independence from the teachers’ unions. He might start by listening to some voices in the Washington wilderness. He might want to consider being a leader. Talk isn’t enough when you’re a voting member of the United States Congress and you know better than to rip opportunity from children in an urban center with the highest child-poverty rate in the country. Take a chance for a change, Senator Obama.

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=Y2VhN...Dg0ZmE3MWJjYzk=

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Obama inspires me . . .to put my future kids in a private school. Unfortunately, I don't make that kind of money so they'll be stuck in a crappy public school and that's pretty sad.

I HOPE Obama CHANGEs.


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And, like most voucher proponents, Kathryn Jean Lopez couldn't give a $#it less about the kids who are really left behind: those who don't receive vouchers (er, scholarships) and languish in subpar schools basically left to rot. Do it for the children, my a$$.


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And, like most voucher proponents, Kathryn Jean Lopez couldn't give a $#it less about the kids who are really left behind: those who don't receive vouchers (er, scholarships) and languish in subpar schools basically left to rot. Do it for the children, my a$$.

Yeah, let's just let 'em rot where they are.


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Obama inspires me . . .to put my future kids in a private school. Unfortunately, I don't make that kind of money so they'll be stuck in a crappy public school and that's pretty sad.

I HOPE Obama CHANGEs.

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More empty speech promises from Ovmoit! Nothing is going to change and he is a liar, just follow him lemmings right off the cliff! :wacko:

Obama’s Fatherhood Talk Is Cheap

Act, senator. Do it for the children.

By Kathryn Jean Lopez

‘There’s a fatherhood awakening under way in the inner city,” Kay Hymowitz announced in her 2006 book, Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age. On Sunday, Father’s Day, in a sermon on fatherhood, Barack Obama signaled that he wants to be a part of the awakening, living it and leading on it. But talk — as welcome as it is — is cheap. Now, Senator, is the time to lead.

Obama, in a sermon to Apostolic Church of God in Chicago, said:

"I know what it means to have an absent father, although my circumstances weren’t as tough as they are for many young people today. Even though my father left us when I was two years old, and I only knew him from the letters he wrote and the stories that my family told, I was luckier than most. I grew up in Hawaii, and had two wonderful grandparents from Kansas who poured everything they had into helping my mother raise my sister and me — who worked with her to teach us about love and respect and the obligations we have to one another. I screwed up more often than I should’ve, but I got plenty of second chances."

He continued:

"And even though we didn’t have a lot of money, scholarships gave me the opportunity to go to some of the best schools in the country. A lot of kids don’t get these chances today. There is no margin for error in their lives. So my own story is different in that way. "

It doesn’t have to be different, Senator. You have the opportunity right now to provide opportunities for children in Washington, D.C.

In Washington, D.C., right now, the future of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program that serves 1,900 inner-city D.C. children is in doubt. Their congressional “representation,” D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, is leading the effort to kill the program. (Imagine the damage she could do if she were a full-on member of Congress.)

In his Sunday sermon, Obama went on:

"We know that education is everything to our children’s future. We know that they will no longer just compete for good jobs with children from Indiana, but children from India and China and all over the world. We know the work and the studying and the level of education that requires.

You know, sometimes I’ll go to an eighth-grade graduation and there’s all that pomp and circumstance and gowns and flowers. And I think to myself, it’s just eighth grade. To really compete, they need to graduate high school, and then they need to graduate college, and they probably need a graduate degree too. An eighth-grade education doesn’t cut it today. Let’s give them a handshake and tell them to get their butts back in the library! "

If he means any of that, he will do his part to get their butts in the library in the first place. He will do his part to keep the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program alive. He will do his part to make sure that the 1,900 inner-city children currently served by the program do not have their scholarships taken from them. Eighty-three percent of the children currently in the scholarship program would be attending failing public schools, according to No Child Left Behind standards. How about giving as many kids as possible the opportunity to graduate from high school and college and graduate school? How about not yanking that opportunity from the 1,900 students currently saved from D.C.’s disastrous public schools, which have the highest dropout rate in the nation?

Sen. Obama claims he is all about change. He says he wants to get Washington working differently. He might start by declaring independence from the teachers’ unions. He might start by listening to some voices in the Washington wilderness. He might want to consider being a leader. Talk isn’t enough when you’re a voting member of the United States Congress and you know better than to rip opportunity from children in an urban center with the highest child-poverty rate in the country. Take a chance for a change, Senator Obama.

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=Y2VhN...Dg0ZmE3MWJjYzk=

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And, like most voucher proponents, Kathryn Jean Lopez couldn't give a $#it less about the kids who are really left behind: those who don't receive vouchers (er, scholarships) and languish in subpar schools basically left to rot. Do it for the children, my a$$.

Yeah, they should all just stay in those subpar schools and rot together ;)


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Must have missed the "lies" in that article :whistle:

Wifey isn't around to answer so maybe Dean can...

What do you call it when you see things that aren't there and why do certain VJ members consistently practice "extreme" selective reading?

Is there some kind of psychopathology involved??


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Must have missed the "lies" in that article :whistle:

Wifey isn't around to answer so maybe Dean can...

What do you call it when you see things that aren't there and why do certain VJ members consistently practice "extreme" selective reading?

Is there some kind of psychopathology involved??

Confirmation bias occurs when we selectively notice or focus upon evidence which tends to support the things we already believe or want to be true while ignoring that evidence which would serve to disconfirm those beliefs or ideas. Confirmation bias plays a stronger role when it comes to those beliefs which are based upon prejudice, faith, or tradition rather than on empirical evidence.


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additional....

Political bias study

In January 2006, Drew Westen and a team from Emory University announced at the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference in Palm Springs, California the results of a study[3] showing the brain activity for confirmation bias. Their results suggest the unconscious and emotion driven nature of this form of bias.

Dr. Westen summarised the work:

“ None of the circuits involved in conscious reasoning were particularly engaged. Essentially, it appears as if partisans twirl the cognitive kaleidoscope until they get the conclusions they want, and then they get massively reinforced for it, with the elimination of negative emotional states and activation of positive ones.... Everyone from executives and judges to scientists and politicians may reason to emotionally biased judgments when they have a vested interest in how to interpret 'the facts'.[4] ”

Another completely unrelated study was carried out during the pre-electoral period of the 2004 US presidential election on 30 men, half of whom described themselves as strong Republicans and half as strong Democrats. During a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scan, the subjects were asked to assess contradictory statements by both George W. Bush and John Kerry. The scans showed that the part of the brain associated with reasoning, the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, was not involved when assessing the statements. Conversely, the most active regions of the brain were those involved in processing emotions (orbitofrontal cortex), conflict resolution (anterior cingulate cortex) and making judgments about moral accountability (posterior cingulate cortex).[5]


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But when we turn to the Hebrew literature, we do not find such jokes about the donkey. Rather the animal is known for its strength and its loyalty to its master (Genesis 49:14; Numbers 22:30).

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