This is Banned Books Week. The theme is Celebrating the Freedom to Read. Since 1982, the mission of the event is to remind Americans "not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted." That from the American Library Association web site.
For the second year, "Tango Makes Three", a book about two male penguins caring for an orphaned egg, has the distinction of being the number 1 book on the list for 2007. The reasons are anti-ethnic, sexism, homosexuality, anti-family, religious viewpoint, and unsuited to age group. I ponder, why worry about this book? Did you know it is the nature of penguins for the males to care for the eggs?
One of the nasty lies being circulated about Governor Sarah Palin is that she banned books in Alaska. Even FactCheck.org says this is false. "Actually, Palin never asked that books be banned; no books were actually banned; and many of the books on the list that Palin supposedly wanted to censor weren't even in print at the time, proving that the list is a fabrication. The librarian was fired, but was told only that Palin felt she didn't support her. She was re-hired the next day. The librarian never claimed that Palin threatened outright to fire er for refusing to ban books."
Maybe the Obama campaign supporters who continue to spread this nonsense could read from these books on the brand new Obama Channel. According to Politico, the Obama Channel is on Dish Network. The 'programming' is to run short loops of Obama's biography and campaign commercials.
Maybe the Obama Channel could feature the Sing for Change children. Have you seen this disturbing piece of propaganda at the expense of young children? Over at Incognito's blog, she does a good job of using historical references to using children for political propaganda. The children are sweet, of course, that's the point. They are being used by parents and adults to push a political agenda and that is very wrong. It's bad enough when the American voter is told 'it's for the children' as another corrupt social engineering program is pushed off on the taxpayer. This, however, is a new low.
A music teacher in Venice, California was behind this propaganda video. Obama is supported by the national teacher's union. The candidate of change, relying on standard union support and money. The woman's home was the setting for the performance. She is an Obama fundraiser and the video was promoted on Obama's web site until yesterday morning when it was highly circulated on the Internet. This was professionally done, with the help of the likes of Jeff Zucker and a professional camera crew of many members.
Creepy. Just as the whole swooning masses, speaking to large crowds, chants, fluffy words with no real substance, propaganda by way of children falls right into the mix. Saul Alinsky's protege is following the handbook.
Some technical info on the production can be found here.
And, finally, to update about a previous post. "A cease and desist from NBC News,the VoteForChange.com ad on Sen. Barack Obama's YouTube channel featuring NBC and MSNBC remains available." An NBC spokeswoman tells TVNewser that YouTube "has agreed to pull down the video and will continue to police it. But the Obama campaign, apparently, isn't budging." "We have engaged the Obama campaign on the legal front and demanded that they stop using the ad." "To date they have not complied. Their response was to put a tagline at the end of the ad. However, that is not good enough, and we continue to demand they cease and desist using this outrageous ad."
"The tagline reads "NBC and MSNBC did not cooperate in the making of this video" and flashes for three seconds at the end of the ad." That from MediaBistro.com.
And, even Homer Simpson is a Barack Obama supporter. On November 2, two days before the national election, an episode will air wih Homer casting his vote for John McCain then as he changes his mind to vote for Obama, he isn't able to make the change on his voting machine. So, it's the whole lie about Republicans stealing elections again over 'rigged' voting machines.
That's entertainment. Don't the Simpson's live in Ohio? The state that is having an unprecedented week of register and vote on the same day, focused on college kids? The Democrat elected officials pushed it through and the local offices are on the ground making sure the kids get to the polling spots. I'm sure that's all above board.