Sunday, November 9, 2008


They just keep rollin' in.

The bloggosphere was all over President-elect Vladimir Iliych Barack Obama's calls to require public service...
(Clip found at Reboot Congress, who got it from Gateway Pundit.)

The comments were obvious, including multiple references to the irony of "The First Black President!" taking a crap all over the XIIIth Amendment.

Of course, the Messiah-Elect's website isn't called for nothing: Go there now and the text reads
Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by setting a goal that all middle school and high school students do 50 hours of community service a year and by developing a plan so that all college students who conduct 100 hours of community service receive a universal and fully refundable tax credit ensuring that the first $4,000 of their college education is completely free.
Ya know, when George W. Bush tried to promote volunteerism by saying that it would be a Good Thing if everyone donated 2000 hours of their time to charitable institutions over their lifetime--that's the equivalent of one working-year, BTW--the only ones who noticed were idjits who screamed that President Bush was trying to require "work for nothing." Not what he said.

In the meantime... A lot of schools require a community service project anyway. And my nephew had to do a community service project as part of his becoming an Eagle Scout. (I'll have to see if I can find the narrative about that; basically, though, he was going to paint some retired person's house, or something like that, in a rather run down neighborhood of Detroit, and wound practically rebuilding it.)

I suspect President-watching is going to be a popular new pastime in the US of A for the next few years. I'm thinking that the comparisons to Jimma Cahtah may be most apt, although there will be a lot of Clinton in the mix, too.

I can't help stifle this hope that he appoints William Ayers to be Secretary of Homeland Security. I'm so bad...

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