Sunday, September 6, 2009

Obama's talk to school children

Obama will give a talk to kids this Tuesday welcoming them back to school and encouraging them to take their studies seriously. Most kids have heard the "floss; eat your vegetables; keep it in your pants; do your homework" talk often enough to predict every part of it. So typically, I'd expect a lima-beans excitement level among the students, though a few might appreciate the opportunity for a refreshing mid-day nap.

A comment in response to a WSJ article: "No, I am not against children watching and listening to the President of the united States on TV…I am against a socialist muslim talking to them."

Where to begin? This crazy tribalism is antithetical to a civil society.

Perhaps this brouhaha will provide a wonderful teaching moment concerning logical fallacies, particularly the argumentum ad hominem.

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