POTUS Wants Your Children

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POTUS Wants Your Children

In a plot to turn America's children into communist-Obama-care sympathizers POTUS released his address to the schools this morning, in advance of his televised address.

Prepared Remarks of President Barack Obama
Back to School Event

Arlington, Virginia
September 8, 2009

The President: Hello everyone – how’s everybody doing today? I’m here with students at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. And we’ve got students tuning in from all across America, kindergarten through twelfth grade. I’m glad you all could join us today. 
I know that for many of you, today is the first day of school. And for those of you in kindergarten, or starting middle or high school, it’s your first day in a new school, so it’s understandable if you’re a little nervous. I imagine there are some seniors out there who are feeling pretty good right now, with just one more year to go. And no matter what grade you’re in, some of you are probably wishing it were still summer, and you could’ve stayed in bed just a little longer this morning.
I know that feeling. When I was young, my family lived in Indonesia for a few years, and my mother didn’t have the money to send me where all the American kids went to school. So she decided to teach me extra lessons herself, Monday through Friday – at 4:30 in the morning.   
Now I wasn’t too happy about getting up that early. A lot of times, I’d fall asleep right there at the kitchen table. But whenever I’d complain, my mother would just give me one of those looks and say, "This is no picnic for me either, buster."
So I know some of you are still adjusting to being back at school. But I’m here today because I have something important to discuss with you. I’m here because I want to talk with you about your education and what’s expected of all of you in this new school year. 
Now I’ve given a lot of speeches about education. And I’ve talked a lot about responsibility.
I’ve talked about your teachers’ responsibility for inspiring you, and pushing you to learn. 
I’ve talked about your parents’ responsibility for making sure you stay on track, and get your homework done, and don’t spend every waking hour in front of the TV or with that Xbox. 
I’ve talked a lot about your government’s responsibility for setting high standards, supporting teachers and principals, and turning around schools that aren’t working where students aren’t getting the opportunities they deserve. 
But at the end of the day, we can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, and the best schools in the world – and none of it will matter unless all of you fulfill your responsibilities. Unless you show up to those schools; pay attention to those teachers; listen to your parents, grandparents and other adults; and put in the hard work it takes to succeed. 
And that’s what I want to focus on today: the responsibility each of you has for your education. I want to start with the responsibility you have to yourself. 
Every single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That’s the opportunity an education can provide. 


Comments [119]

Robin Rigby's picture

I can't believe we're all

I can't believe we're all avoiding talking about the obvious reason why people are so up in arms over ridiculous claims about Obama's healthcare plan (that I could swear was actually congress' healthcare plan, but whatever) and Obama's speech to the kids and Obama's speech to both houses tonight and every other little thing that everyone gets so freaked out over when it comes to our president.

Racism.

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MacLass_19's picture

Please...

Robin, that is so simplistic - it's laughable. 

Robin Rigby's picture

I really don't understand why

I really don't understand why you assume that that was directed at you.  And I admit I'm assuming that you are taking it personally but I think your response to Rusty shows you are.  

I was referring to all of the people who are spreading lies about Obama and coming up with these wingnut theories- like secret death panels, Obama's not a citizen, a 'public option' equals Nazism, you get the idea.  If you're one of the people spreading that bullshit then my comment was directed at you, if not, then just look at what's going on around you.  Can you honestly say that all of the personal attacks directed at this president have nothing (absolutely nothing) to do with race?  It's naive to think otherwise. 

The records of the biggest wingnuts on the right prove otherwise.  Their racism is proven.

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SMBrown's picture

Robin, while I agree that

Robin, while I agree that many of the more fringe critics of Obama are indeed motivated by race, I'm not sure the school speech flap and healthcare distortions have anything to do with race.  Look at how Hillary was demonized when the Clintons tried to enact healthcare reform (in fact I read today that everything the Clintons predicted would happen if we didn't change things HAS happened).  

And while I'm sure there's some parents who objected to Obama's school speech because they still can't handle the fact that a black man is president, I think the majority of the dissent was based on notions of power and control--the idea that THEY control every aspect of their children's education and THEY have more say than the President of the United States.  It's a false sense of importance and is similar to the psychology of control that we see in cults.  I find this equally, if not more, disturbing than racism.

Robin Rigby's picture

Certainly there are a lot of

Certainly there are a lot of people in congress who are speaking out against healthcare reform because they are in the back pockets of the health insurers.  But I don't doubt for one minute that a lot of the most extreme rhetoric and even some of the more moderate seeming bull wouldn't be happening if he was a white man.  It's the tone of what people are saying that speaks to some kind of deep seated fear that makes me feel confident that I'm right. 

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Rusty's picture

Tone

It's the tone and the threats and treating Obama as the "other." He is being demonized in a way that is far beyond anything the Clintons faced. I didn't worry every time Clinton was seen in public. Tonight as I watched the speech I wondered if members of Congress have to go through metal detectors.

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna

SMBrown's picture

Yeah, but...

Clinton...impeachment...ring a bell?

Even though Rethugs went after Clinton with a vengeance, they also knew on some level that he would be his own un-doing.  They can't STAND Obama because they don't see that same weakness, and it drives them C-R-A-Z-Y!

Robin Rigby's picture

I don't agree.  I know the

I don't agree.  I know the Republicans attack any Democrat in office and that their main tactic is bullying rather than intelligent debate (Much like other commenters on this site, not you Mystic.) but the tone of this bullying is unique in my lifetime.  For the record I was born during the Kennedy administration and first voted in the Reagan/Carter race, so I've seen a few presidents. Smile

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SMBrown's picture

Robin, I think it's probably

Robin, I think it's probably a combination of our ever-increasingly coarser society and discourse (fueled in part by the web where people routinely tell each other to STFU), the fear-inducing nose-dive of the economy and rise in unemployment, and yes, a healthy dose of fear of 'otherness.'  I shudder to think what the tenor of dialogue would be like if Hillary was president--the anti-women sentiments would be scarily legion.

Robin Rigby's picture

I think race is the main

I think race is the main factor here but agree that all those other things you mentioned contribute. As Rusty pointed out we'll never know, it's just my gut feeling.

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Rusty's picture

Quantification

I can't imagine the sexist crap that would be hurled against Hillary. But if we agree that we would characterize it as "anti-woman" can't we agree that a "scarily legion" of the Obama hate garbage is "anti-black"?

The problem is that we have no way to quantify how many of the teabaggers, or folks who kept their kids home to avoid the President's speech, or members of Congress are actually racist because we can't see into their hearts. The only thing we can do is look at their actions and the listen to the venom they're spewing. It's a fair question to ask if John Edwards had won, would the atmosphere be as toxic?

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna

SMBrown's picture

Rusty, you kinda missed that

Rusty, you kinda missed that I DID agree race is a contributor--I just don't think it's the only one.  

Steph's picture

Sorry to butt in (as usual)!!

But I just wanted to share with you that I watched the first 3 eps of S5 of The Wire last night and I am not sure I can bear it!!!  S4 with the kids nearly killed me as it is.....

And can I just also say that this programme has ruined all other TV for me!

 

SMBrown's picture

Butt away

Steph, I love it when you butt in--'specially when it's for a Wire update!  S5: love the newsroom setting (I'm a former college newspaper editor/geek) and it's so timely what with all the newspapers folding over here (don't know if that's happening on your side of the pond).  Wait til you see what McNulty gets up to!!

Steph's picture

Don't get me started on

Don't get me started on McNulty!!!  How can he do that to Beattie (sp?) ??

Yeah - I like the newsroom setting too.  I don't know how the "local" papers are holding up here to be honest - I, along with the majority, only read the nationals as our local papers are truly local...!!

 

 

Rusty's picture

Hate is on the rise

Mystics, it's a creepy and disturbing thing to do, but Google "Obama n_________" and see what comes up. I got Results 1 - 10 of about 453,000 for that phrase. There are entire web sites devoted to the topic. And then select images and see what you get. If you can stand it, use the same search but narrow it to the First Lady or the President's daughters. We're not talking about a handful of malcontents.

The SPLC says that membership in hate groups is increasing.  "Barack Obama's election has inflamed racist extremists who see it as another sign that their country is under siege by non-whites," said Mark Potok, editor of the Intelligence Report, a quarterly investigative journal that monitors the radical right. "The idea of a black man in the White House, combined with the deepening economic crisis and continuing high levels of Latino immigration, has given white supremacists a real platform on which to recruit."

And we're hearing it from right wing radio talk shows hosts like Limbaugh. Very few of the leaders of the Republican party have come out and tried to tamp down or disavow the racists. It's looking more and more like that's what's left of their base.

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna

Tiff's picture

Never mind the fact that

Before the Europeans invaded American land wasn't inhabited by white people at all. Of course, the racists would say it was the Europeans' right to take away land from the supposedly "less worthy." It's all so sickening. People talk about the Civil Rights Movement like the goals were met and we can all look back upon the past saying, "look, we've learned from our mistakes." The reality is there's still so much to do.

SMBrown's picture

I agree it's on the rise,

I agree it's on the rise, Rusty, but I think there are a gazillion contributing factors, including the rise of the web which allows these people to organize right in front of our eyes, and makes them seem much more potent than they probably are.  According to law enforcement there was a similar rise during the Clinton years--think the Oklahoma City bombing (1995) , and numerous other showdowns with groups that had amassed stockpiles of weapons (which is how the whole Waco debacle started).  I think you're probably right that the hate from fringe groups now is more personal with Obama, which most likely has to do with race and 'otherness.'

Rusty's picture

Not the same

Mystics, I do recall the impeachment hearings. This feels very different from what the Clintons went through. There is a worrisome part of the population that would be thrilled if Obama was killed. And threats against Obama are higher than they were against any other president.

Rick Sanchez reported that:

"A CNN source with very close to the U.S. Secret Service confirmed to me today that threats on the life of the president of the United States have now risen by as much as 400 percent since his inauguration, 400 percent death threats against Barack Obama — quote — “in this environment” go far beyond anything the Secret Service has seen with any other president."

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna

Robin Rigby's picture

And the guy who yelled "you

And the guy who yelled "you lie" and got booed.  It's worrisome.  It's this sort of thing that just reinforces what I'm saying.  I can't imagine this sort of thing happening with any prior president. 

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MacLass_19's picture

Robin~

I didn't think it was directed at me. You misunderstood my response to Rusty.... 

I just find using 'racism', as a tool to quiet those who may question the Presidents decisions, as a simple answer to a much more complex issue that is going on in Washington D.C. right now. Sure he's biracial, but I just don't believe that that is foremost on the minds of those who feel that he has been misguided by his advisors on a multitude of issues. I'm not speaking about the freaks, but those who have genuine concerns.

I probably should have stated it differently to do, I'm sorry that I made my response to you so short and rather flippant. 

Tiff's picture

Perhaps, but

During the campaigns running up to the election, people who didn't support Hillary Clinton couldn't speak a word against her without being referred to as sexist. Commenters on this site have routinely referred to the women on this site who support Obama as misogynists. The PUMAs reduced the election results to sexism immediately, rather than admitting that perhaps the people who didn't vote for Clinton had other reasons for not supporting her. Now those same people are up in arms if people refer to them as racist. I'm not saying that either of those groups are right to do so, I'm just saying that it goes both ways....

Rusty's picture

Yep

I'm not avoiding it on other sites. It's just that on this site, well you know it's only a matter of time until the shrieking starts. I agree with you 100%. That's where all this birther crap comes from, too.

On another site a blogger wrote, "Why don't they just call him N______ and get it over with."

Another commenter wondered if the parents who kept their kids home were trying to keep them from knowing that we had a black president.

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna

MacLass_19's picture

This site??

"I'm not avoiding it on other sites. It's just that on this site, well you know it's only a matter of time until the shrieking starts."

That's a very interesting statement considering this site has.....ohhhhh, maybe 6 or 7 people who do all of the commenting, bullying, and degrading of anyone and everyone with a different point of view. 

Hopefully Americans will someday be able to have a differing opinion without being called a racist. That's the easy, and obvious, answer to everything concerning President Obama. Talking about, discussing, or criticizing the political leaders in a free society, is a right afforded all the people, not just those with whom we may agree.

Honestly, must all lesbians be identical in thought? 

Racism? Of course there are racists out there Rusty, we'd be ignorant and blind to ignore that fact. But, labeling an individual who makes a statement that is contrary to liberal ideology, as a racist, is in and of it's self ignorant.... And, picking out the most outrageous statements and posting them, as if the entire conservative population of the country agrees with the statement - is just foolishness.

I consider myself a moderate, and I try to look at both sides. 

 

Rusty's picture

Fessing up

To be absolutely honest, I did direct the "shrieking" comment at you. It's because you refuse to allow any discussion of race on VP. Every time someone brings up race, you personally attempt to shut down the discussion in the most dismissive manner possible. That is a bullying tactic. If you don't want to participate in the argument — then don't. If you want to argue that racism isn't an issue for the majority of Obama haters then make the strongest argument you can, without making it personal. But to be clear, I never called you a racist either directly or indirectly.

Disagreeing with someone by providing arguments and/or links to evidence to support your arguments is neither "bullying" nor "degrading."

The fact that someone presents an argument against something you said doesn't mean they think "all lesbians [must] be identical in thought." It means they have an opinion that's different than yours.

I'm sorry you sometimes find yourself supporting a minority opinion, but you're not the only one that happens to. I got my head handed to me by being the only one on the site willing to agree with Obama that the cops who arrested Professor Gates acted "stupidly." I didn't complain about everyone "ganging up on me." I took an unpopular postition and defended it as best I could.

I am a progressive. I typically argue the progressive side. If someone wants me to consider their side in an argument they need to back it up with facts and evidence.

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna

Lake's picture

She who lives ....

in a glass house shouldn't throw stones at others!  

 

That can go for one of my favorite Quotes too!

Lake

MacLass_19's picture

Lake...

I'm sorry that you feel that way, I thought we were friends.

Lake's picture

Friends or not....

it has to do with being a hypocrite.....I've been on the end of your badgering.....own up to the shit that you have done....and stop bringing it up......move on!!!

Lake

MacLass_19's picture

Really.....

A hypocrite? We are definately not friends Lake.... 

Lake's picture

OK!

stop and move on!

Lake

Not2Taem's picture

Do not confuse consistent participation with bullying.

Its time to address this issue. I disagree with your repeated assertion that consistent participation in  community discussions by people who are confident of their view point constitutes bullying. There are a few people who speak up on a regular basis because we are actually committed to furthering a thoughtful discussion. If other people are lurking and not participating, that is their choice.

When you give those people the impression that they will be attacked for presenting their ideas in a respectful way, how does this promote their participation? If we want people to feel confident that they will be treated with respect in our community, we all need to set an example.

 

MacLass_19's picture

Listen to you....

"It's time to address this issue".  Of course you disagree with me.....

Tae, there is so much ganging up on posters here, that it isn't even funny. Sure, as long as we all joke about fisting, or virtually making out with each other, everything is great. But, the second a serious or different opinion comes up, and I don't care how intelligent or articulate a woman may be, the different opinion is always considered unworthy, and somehow irrelevant. 

Tae, I have had so many women ask me why I have not been participating as much as I used to, and I have had so many women ask me why it is so 'cliquish' around here. Well, I can't answer them. I just don't know what to say.

All any woman has to do is read through the blogs on the site to see the slant, and the ganging up. I'm not the only one seeing this, or feeling this.

Tae, women are leaving. That is never a good thing.... I appreciate all opinions, and when some women feel that they may as well not comment - something is very wrong. This isn't high school... this could be a very progressive and awesome place for women to share ideas and thoughts about their lives, feelings, politics, etc., etc. But, a person needs to feel able to express themselves without being called out on every word and statement. There is a huge difference between a healthy discourse, and constantly badgering someone.

That's just my opinion. 

 

peacekitty's picture

Very-well said Maclass. 

Very-well said Maclass.  :)  I haven't noticed people leaving the site though.  I've noticed a few new, interesting faces.  Still, in an environment such as this I can see how some may feel the way you described.

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

Tiff's picture

Not so

I'll say to you exactly what I've said to Annie Oaklee (who, not surprisingly has commented below). There is a community on VP and it is not a bad thing. Many of the women who are now giving our President the benefit of the doubt, were arguing against those of us who supported Obama during the campaigning. The difference between what the so-called bullies have been doing and what you and Annie Oaklee do is simple and it has nothing to do with having the minority opinion. Most of the "bullies" you speak of comment regularly on most if not all of the blogs on this site. That's not the same thing only speaking up on a particular subject (e.g. politics, gender, race, labels, whatever) and then feeling ganged up against by the majority. The sort of rapport between the women who regularly comment on this site has been developed over comments on the blogs and forums throughout the site, not just surrounding one issue.

I don't really do the forum thing and I live in Europe, so I don't keep the same hours as most of the site's regulars. Because of these things, I don't have the same level of connectedess as some of the other regular commenters do. I'm fine with that. However, if I mention that I've been sick or that something's gone wrong or that I'm worried about something, the regulars are all about wishing me well. That doesn't have anything to do with whether or not we agree on political issues. It has everything to do with the fact that we're all human and it's hard to want to be friendly with someone who only surfaces long enough to tell them (us) they're (we're) wrong or misogynistic or make any number of insulting comments toward them (us).

I know the "lesbians eat their own" joke, but seriously, this has to stop. Pretty much everyone on this site is in the minority out there in the real world. It's not helping any of us to treat each other the way the world treats us.

Annie Oaklee's picture

MacLass you naughty uppity original thinker...

MacLass, you rock! See, I'm one of the women who has basically left, but my leaving didn't count because my opinion is so au-contraire, Pierre!

I spend my time at other sites. But came back to skim and saw your comments. They are right on, but prepare to suffer because you have dared to speak out against the obvious. Just like Joe Wilson did last night!! (he called Obama a liar. What a naughty-right-wing-whackjob-mobster that Joe is! tsk tsk)

Everything you've written is absolutely true. O/T, you have a really nice rythm in your speech and I like your wording and logic.

"Tae, there is so much ganging up on posters here, that it isn't even funny. Sure, as long as we all joke about fisting, or virtually making out with each other, everything is great. But, the second a serious or different opinion comes up, and I don't care how intelligent or articulate a woman may be, the different opinion is always considered unworthy, and somehow irrelevant."

Liked this a lot too:

"That's a very interesting statement considering this site has.....ohhhhh, maybe 6 or 7 people who do all of the commenting, bullying, and degrading of anyone and everyone with a different point of view. 

Hopefully Americans will someday be able to have a differing opinion without being called a racist. That's the easy, and obvious, answer to everything concerning President Obama. Talking about, discussing, or criticizing the political leaders in a free society, is a right afforded all the people, not just those with whom we may agree.

Honestly, must all lesbians be identical in thought?"

 

SMBrown's picture

Women are leaving?

"Woman are leaving"?  Hmm...respectfully, I've actually felt like women are coming (no pun intended).  Lots of new faces lately--maybe not on the political blogs but on many of the life/culture/relationship blogs.  Might just be my perception though...

Tex's picture

I've noticed that too.

The last couple of weeks there have been some interesting newcomers and discussions.

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Tex's picture

Whoa there, Mac-L!

"That's a very interesting statement considering this site has.....ohhhhh, maybe 6 or 7 people who do all of the commenting, bullying, and degrading of anyone and everyone with a different point of view."

Are you counting yourself in those 6 or 7? Let's don't start the personal attacks again, okay?

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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MacLass_19's picture

Really Tex ?

Personal attacks? Unbelievable.... 

 

 

Tex's picture

Please stop, really.

All this editing and mess - let it go. I'm not going to make a comment to you.

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MacLass_19's picture

Tex

Why do you feel the need to be so controlling...Thanks for your input, but - I'll stop commenting when I'm ready to, not when you tell me to. 

Tex's picture

Second request

I am making my second request for you to stop commenting to me.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation,

Tex

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Rusty's picture

Hypocrites

School district that barred students from hearing Obama will bus them to Bush speech.

 http://thinkprogress.org/2009/09/09/obama-bush-bus/

 

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna

mickey06's picture

wow. wow. wow.

at least be up front about the hypocrisy. how would they think they wouldnt get called out on that. crazy

Rusty's picture

No kidding

I agree, m06. They are shameless.

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna

SMBrown's picture

Oh well, you know...as long

Oh well, you know...as long as football is involved that makes it all patriotic!

Great scoop Rusty.

Rusty's picture

The Academy of Rusty

A couple of people suggested I would only approve of a curriculum that represented my thoughts / beliefs / values. Let me be clear — if I wrote the K-12 curriculum for the state of California it would be very different.

I would start by ending the sick Fr. Serra fetish that's forced on every 4th grader in the public school system. I would end the mission project and replace it with a "Choose an indigenous culture and report on how the California Mission System destroyed it" project.

Next, I would mandate a social values class mandatory for K-12 with grade appropriate materials. It would cover at a minimum complete sex education; anti-bullying; & cultural diversity.

History books would reflect the truth about the founders and founding of the country. This would include covering exactly how we acquired Hawaii and California.

Every child would be required to pick an extra curricular activity sports, band, debate, art, etc. Every student would learn at least one foreign language.

And I would ditch Teaching to the Test and any requirement that leads teachers to resort to that strategy.

No, the California public schools do not represent my values. The difference between me and the wingnuts who tried to prevent school districts from showing Obama's speech is that I don't believe I have the right to force my values down anyone else's throat. If I feel my kids need additional information not covered at school, I provide it at home. When the middle grandson had to do his mission report he got the full and complete story of Fr Serra.

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna

SMBrown's picture

WTF is Serra?

Rusty, I just had to google Fr. Serra, because being a product of East Coast public schools I had no idea WTF you were talking about.  Whilst I understand and support the idea of some 'regional flavor' in our K-12 education, I find it alarming that we are teaching completely different things from district to district, depending on who's in control of the local school boards (which is where the evangelicals first acquired much of their political clout).

This was brought home to me by my Aussie-educated girlfriend who teaches college here and was shocked to discover that there is such disparity in educational curriculums (nevermind preparedness) from one area of the country to another. And she teaches art!  I can only imagine the chasm in other disciplines is even larger.  

I'd love it if Tae or Minnie, or someone else who teaches could weigh in on the pros and cons of local control of education vs. a more nationalized system...

Tiff's picture

You should see what happens abroad

Try being an American who moves to another educational system. Most of the non-Americans I went to school with (about two thirds of my university) couldn't believe how different things are from state-to-state. I'm increasingly unconvinced that the "United States" of America works, period. In what way are we actually a country, really? Our education isn't the same at a national level. The laws we follow aren't the same at a national level. The basic human rights one has in Iowa aren't the same as those in California which aren't the same as those in Texas. We can't even elect the President in the same manner at a national level. If conservatives are going to continue to fight every single unifying attempt a particular government makes, what is the point in remaining a single country? Maybe the United States should be more like the European Union rather than a single nation. Perhaps places like Puerto Rico wouldn't be bullied as much if the system were different....

Tex's picture

Interesting....

I've always said that they should make another state from Interstate 10 south in Louisiana - it's a whole different world down there. Why people can make a three course meal from what they find in the ditch!  

Smile

Your comment above was a breath of fresh air - thank you, Tiff!

Nothing but love

Tex

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