Books. Bikes. Boomsticks.
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."
That and Robert Heinlein.
When I'm slow on the draw, its time for a chaw! I hanker for a chunk o' cheese!Yeah I remember those Schoolhouse rock PSAs and the "Beans and Rice" PSA and all the others from the late 1970's early 1980's.The sad thing is lots of kids, who are adults now, apparently only had this level exposure to Civics in their education.
No, no, no, no, no.FIRST, you must get the dolts to watch the A Noun's a person, place or thing episode, followed by the Unpack your Adjectives tune, then, when you've got the mouthbreathers IQ up to the 80-90 range, show them the Lolly, Lolly, Lolly adverb bit.If you can get the morons to clearly speak and communicate, then we can talk about graduation to higher ideas, like liberty and limited government.Baby steps, Auntie Tam.
Boy that takes me back. I'm actually impressed by how much they could present in a three-minute bit.
The whole set is on DVD from the Disney corp. It's GREAT for families. Ours has watched it for years.Much better than watching Star Wars, with it's Viet Cong Ewoks.
I have all the episodes (original AND remake) on DVD. Heh. My geek is showing.
Perfect day to post these.
You know, in retrospect it's interesting these came out in the 1970's - not exactly a high water mark for American liberty I don't think. I wonder what the folks who did them would have thought, to know quite a few of the kids that saw 'em would grow up to take them seriously?
I grew up watchig this great stuff. I have to get the DVD out and make my kids watch it again.
The Bicentennial craze was big for a couple of years leading up to 1976; there were many patriotically-themed items around back then. The shows about the founding of the country fit the theme quite well.
Has DHS been by the house yet?Shootin' Buddy
Why, did DHS have something nice for us? Big yellow trucks, right?Captcha: "rerict." Ah, but of course.
"Grow up watching this stuff and it can make a cranky libertarian out of you." Or a "Redneck...Racist" (J. Garafolo) or "Not family friendly" (S. Rosegen).Nah, I'd rather be a revolutionary libertarian.
Grow up watching this stuff and it can make a cranky libertarian out of you.Not to enough of our generation, apparently. :(
I can still sing the Preamble to the Constitution.:-)
That should tell you how far politicians have fallen since the 1780's. Can you imagine trying to set the PATRIOT act to music?
And just what may I ask is wrong with being a Cranky Libertarian?Hmmmm?Joe
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