Friday, December 11, 2009

Empty Promises

I've been sickly and not the least interested in political things as I already felt miserable enough. I want to thank my friend who continues to provide me with fodder to share during the moments when my brain doesn't work on it's on. I won't name her, but she knows who she is and how much she's appreciated. :) This is by far one of the best comparisons I've seen.

THE COW AND THE ICE CREAM--From a teacher in the Nashville area

"We are worried about 'the cow' when it is all about the 'Ice Cream.'

The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade this year...

The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest.

I decided we would have an election for a class president.

We would choose our nominees. They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote.

To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members.

We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have.

We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.

The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids.

I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support.

I had never seen Olivia's mother.

The day arrived when they were to make their speeches.

Jamie went first.

He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place.

He ended by promising to do his very best.

Everyone applauded and he sat down.

Now is was Olivia's turn to speak.

Her speech was concise.

She said, "If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream."

She sat down.

The class went wild. "Yes! Yes!

We want ice cream."

She surely would say more. She did not have to.

A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream?

She wasn't sure.

Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it.

She didn't know.

The class really didn't care.

All they were thinking about was ice cream.

Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a landslide.

Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth he offered ice cream and 52 percent of the people reacted like nine-year-olds.

They want ice cream.

The other 48 percent know they're going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess."

This is the ice cream Obama promised us!

Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone that they have not first taken away from someone else.


"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it."
~~ Thomas Paine ~~

'IN GOD WE TRUST!!!' Cause you sure can't trust the government anymore.

Note: Thanks to Critical Layouts for unknowingly letting me "hijack" the photograph. Visit their site.


Sue McK said...

Makes me want to give up ice cream, altogether. HA! SO TRUE!!! :)

Maryann Miller said...

I was really enjoying this until the picture of the cow and the ice cream Like Sue, I may have to eradicate that image if I plan to enjoy ice cream again.

Good points made here, but what a lot of people don't understand is that Obama's inability to make good on promises is the fault of the system more than a personal fault. Clint, who left that long comment on my blog said it best when he said we need to have a major turnover in both the House and Senate, but that does not seem to be happening. Not sure why not as most of the people I talk to are ready for change.

WARNING: I support the office of the President, not the person currently holding it!