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Obama's 'Citizen Army'


#1

I did a search and didn't see that this had been discussed yet. But here's another reason he didn't get my vote.

Discuss.


#2

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#3

This is from the annointed one’s website.

Note the word “require”. Not encourage, request or provide the opportunity to. The word is require.

No doubt many of those hours will include political indoctrination and education.

From the website:

The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation?s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps. Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year. Obama will encourage retiring Americans to serve by improving programs available for individuals over age 55, while at the same time promoting youth programs such as Youth Build and Head Start.

http://change.gov/americaserves/


#4

Hmm, and what happens when the hour count isn’t met?


#5

Require? What the fuck is that? My school kids are not going to be involved in that garbage!

Fuck him.


#6

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
Require? What the fuck is that? My school kids are not going to be involved in that garbage!

Fuck him.[/quote]

We ain’t seen nuthin yet.


#7

I’m not doing community service unless I feel like helping people (and I do on occasion).

I don’t mind helping out charities but he can take his 100 hours and shove them up his ass.


#8

I’m wondering how he’s going to go about getting that passed.


#10

Take out the name Obama, and replace it with FDR.

I thought he was supposed to be bringing in new ideas - not 75 year old ones.

This is the New Deal III.


#11

[quote]rainjack wrote:
Take out the name Obama, and replace it with FDR.

I thought he was supposed to be bringing in new ideas - not 75 year old ones.

This is the New Deal III.

[/quote]

I prefer the Newerest Deal.


#12

[quote]Sloth wrote:
rainjack wrote:
Take out the name Obama, and replace it with FDR.

I thought he was supposed to be bringing in new ideas - not 75 year old ones.

This is the New Deal III.

I prefer the Newerest Deal. [/quote]

Nubian Deal?


#13

[quote]Doug Adams wrote:
Hmm, and what happens when the hour count isn’t met?[/quote]

Then you’ll be branded as a racist and a traitor.


#14

National compulsary service? Weren’t the Democrats were trying to reinstate the draft a few years ago? Their nostalgia for the sixties is impressive.


#15

[quote]Sifu wrote:
National compulsary service? Weren’t the Democrats were trying to reinstate the draft a few years ago? Their nostalgia for the sixties is impressive. [/quote]

Try the 30’s and the 40’s.


#16

[quote]Sifu wrote:
National compulsary service? Weren’t the Democrats were trying to reinstate the draft a few years ago? Their nostalgia for the sixties is impressive. [/quote]

Just wait until Obama starts using the military.

I, for one, am angling for a position in the vanguard of nascent proletarian upheaval. I welcome the idea of mandating that the bourgeoisie join the permanent revolution.


#17

[quote]Doug Adams wrote:
Hmm, and what happens when the hour count isn’t met?[/quote]

Off with their heads!!!

Seriously. Obama is out of his fucking mind.

Anyone see South Park this week? “Awe, change??? Nothing has changed, it’s all the same!!! …I knew I should have voted for McCain!!!” -Randy Marsh.


#18

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
Require? What the fuck is that? My school kids are not going to be involved in that garbage!

Fuck him.[/quote]

Won’t this also mess up the kids who have been doing community service in order to show it to colleges? They are going to have to do a shitload more now, in order for it to be worth a second glance.


#19

OMG!!! REQUIRED community service!!! Holy shit! My kids won’t be doing that shit!!! What the hell kind of bastard school administrator would ever mandate giving back to the public???

Oh wait, my private, religious hs had the same requirement… This must be how I was “indoctrinated!” Cleaning the church basement and delivering diapers to underprivileged moms ruined me!


#20

[quote]Gambit_Lost wrote:
OMG!!! REQUIRED community service!!! Holy shit! My kids won’t be doing that shit!!! What the hell kind of bastard school administrator would ever mandate giving back to the public???

Oh wait, my private, religious hs had the same requirement… This must be how I was “indoctrinated!” Cleaning the church basement and delivering diapers to underprivileged moms ruined me! [/quote]

Private?


#21

[quote]Gambit_Lost wrote:
OMG!!! REQUIRED community service!!! Holy shit! My kids won’t be doing that shit!!! What the hell kind of bastard school administrator would ever mandate giving back to the public???

Oh wait, my private, religious hs had the same requirement… This must be how I was “indoctrinated!” Cleaning the church basement and delivering diapers to underprivileged moms ruined me! [/quote]

Are you really this stupid?

And that is a serious question.

So drunk on Obama that you really, truly, do not see a difference between a school you attend because of your own free will and a public school where you have to go to if you cannot afford an alternative?

Really?

And if you aren´t, why post this shit?