Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Indoctrination at an early age

Listening to: Autechre, Draft



If you're going to indoctrinate your kids you've got to start at 'em early. So say these lovely folk who have put out such a useful book. If you vote don't like paying taxes to look after the poor and disadvantaged then here's the book to convince your kids in a really simplistic way that being greedy and self-centred is not just okay, but admirable. "Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed combines an ingenious story with hilarious illustrations to teach kids about the value of hard work and the threat that taxes pose to the American Dream." – Grover Norquist, president, Americans for Tax Reform.

It just wrong!

32 comments:

O'Grady said...

At first I thought it was a board game.

Wasn't it Ayn Rand who coined the phrase "The Virtue of Selfishness"?

She nicked it from J. Krishnamurti.

I don't vote. I'm not registered to vote. I don't want to get called for jury duty.

I am a horrible man.

Dostoevsky paraphrase.

--O'Grady


P.S. This blog does not allow anonymous comments.

Rose said...

Are anonymous comments a good thing? State your case O'Grady.

O'Grady said...

If one allows anonymous comments, one opens the doors to uncertainty.

The unknown, if you will.

The anonymous.

Some anonymous parties are simply friends who wish to remain anonymous.

Allowing them to post anonymously grants them this freedom as a right.

A right by the law of At Home With Rose. Or the administrator thereof, which I gather is you. Rose.

Allowing anonymous comments also opens another window of "opportunity" (if you will) wherein one can choose to post as "Other," and enter the URL of choice.

I don't vote. I'm not registered to vote. I don't want to get called for jury duty.

But in this I believe.

Such is my case.

This blog does not [currently] allow anonymous comments.

State your case, blogmaster.

Incidentally, however, if one chooses to allow anonymous comments, one opens the door to blog spam as well.

Which may or may not be Hell, depending on personal preference.

--O'Grady

O'Grady said...

I'm starting to find it amusing.

Blog spam, that is.

--O'G

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O'Grady said...

For the record, Rose, I had absolutely NOTHING to do with above seeming-blog-spam.

Not a thing!

--O'Grady


p.s. So I guess everyone is susceptible to this kinda shite.

O'Grady said...

Everyone.

We're all gettin' hit with it!

Hit hard.

One time I had a dream where a guy told me, "Hit hard but don't pay attention to how hard you hit."

--Mick O'G

Moinous said...

Amuser ? Le Spam de Blog suce !

(Amusing? Blog spam sucks!)

moinous

Rose said...

Okay, I'll chance it O'Grady, but if the spamming gets outta hand, it's going back. I'm with you Moinous. Le Spam de Blog suce! I am not amused. (So said Queen Victoria, but obviously not about spam.) My history sucks. I have no idea why she said that. Actually I think it was "we are not amused" as in, the Royal "we". I digress. Bring it on Anonymous. Whoever you are.

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Rose said...

Gee Anonymous. I knew you were out there somewhere. Thanks for stopping by.

paintergirl said...

Ok and back to rose's post...is this book for real?
Do they tell the little kiddies how to find tax shelters so they won't have to pay taxes or their college tuition?
Do they say how the middle class pays for all the programs that republicans started? Do they tell us hoe we're going to get out of over a trillion dollar debt?

Oh no, this has got me fired up. I bet it has some Christian undertones in it as well.

Rose said...

Hey, nice to see you back, sis! How's life? Your absence has been noted. I know! I thought this book was a joke, but check out the site! I't serious and it's freaky!

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O'Grady said...

W.O.W.

paintergirl said...

Hey-I'm so happy to be missed. Very busy over here on the Hudson. Hubby is turning 40 over the weekend and he is not thrilled about it. I also have a style guide I'm working on for him for his work. I always have a hard time fitting work in.

Rose said...

Hope you have some celebrations planned, Paintergirl! I remember turning 40 last year. I think for me 30 was harder. A style Guide - are you doing the layout? Are you a graphic designer as well? Or is it an editing job?

O'Grady said...

And I do mean W.O.W.

paintergirl said...

Oh-I'm design as well! So much in common, us two. I would love to be painting, but doing design and production pays bills. It's a terrible thing really.
And I hate being poor. So here I am laying out a style guide.

Rose said...

Don't we just?! Working freelance though beats working for someone else hands down. Don't you think? I make much better money now than I did when I was working 60+ hours a week on a crappy salary. What other kind of work do you do besides style guides? I work mainly in publications and arts promotion. Lots of work for non-government organisations.

O'Grady said...

I work jointly in publications and arts promotion.

O'Grady said...

Hey, you have an outstanding blog here!

paintergirl said...

You know, since I quit my hellish job at a weekly paper, it's been style guides. My hubby used to work for Cartoon Network, so I did stuff for him there, then he worked at Scholastic and now he's at Classic Media.(it's all media stuff-so the money is not too bad-I just don't have lot's of time right now with my little man) Besides I guess doing work for hubby where ever he's at, we've worked on logos together, and now we're working on a baby how-to-book. Very tongue in cheek of course, yet some helpful info. I wrote it and designed it and he's doing the illustrations for me. If someone doesn't want to publish it, I might just do a small run and put them out on my own.

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Rose said...

Paintergirl - must be great doing projects together like that. My guy is in publishing so we have some degree of crossover. Both of us work in educational publishing although he's about to move back into government work, but still in editing. It won't be long and you'll be able to spend more time on your work. They grown up very fast!

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