Braveny’s Garden


Stoopid News #2
September 3, 2009, 8:39 pm
Filed under: Ugly Plants | Tags: , , , ,

Jake Tapper and Karen Travers report:

White House officials seemed to be caught flat-footed by the response to what they say was a simple back to school address by President Obama to students across the nation — and has turned into a firestorm.

The White House now admits that one of the lessons plans surrounding the speech was written clumsily, subjecting it to misinterpretation, and had to be re-written. 

Some parents are talking about keeping their kids from school on tuesday to avoid the president’s remarks. The White House says it will release a copy of the text of the president’s address on monday so parents and educators can see that the message is entirely about learning, staying in school and taking personal responsibility.

Some school districts in Texas, Illinois, Virginia, Wisconsin, Missouri and Minnesota are even refusing to show the president’s address.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/09/school-districts-in-six-states-to-refrain-from-showing-presidential-address-next-week.html

Well excuse me folks.  Some of us would LOVE to have the President address our children.  If you don’t like it..  keep your kids home that day.  I have seen and heard so much racism since November, but this beats all.

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The Cold Within
September 13, 2008, 1:14 am
Filed under: Seeds to Plant | Tags: , , ,

This is a repost from about a year ago…  I think it fits for today. 

I heard this poem the other day on the radio on my way home, so looked it up tonite.  Is this what we have become in this America?  Your comments are appreciated.

The Cold Within

Six humans trapped by happenstance
In dark and bitter cold
Each possessed a stick of wood–
Or so the story’s told.

Their dying fire in need of logs,
But the first one held hers back,
For, of the faces around the fire,
She noticed one was black.

The next one looked cross the way
Saw one not of his church,
And could not bring himself to give
The fire his stick of birch.

The third one sat in tattered clothes
He gave his coat a hitch,
Why should his log be put to use
To warm the idle rich?

The rich man just sat back and thought
Of wealth he had in store,
And keeping all that he had earned
From the lazy, shiftless poor.

The black man’s face bespoke revenge
As the fire passed from his sight,
For he saw in his stick of wood
A chance to spite the white.

And the last man of this forlorn group
Did nought except for gain,
Giving just to those who gave
Was how he played the game,

Their sticks held tight in death’s stilled hands
Was proof enough of sin;
They did not die from cold without–
They died from cold within.

——James Patrick Kinney

Seems like it is also a song by The Crossing a Christian Band

http://charactercounts.org/michael/2008/05/dying_from_the_cold_within_569.html