Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Those damned Lesbian cartoons!

In the PBS series "Postcards from Buster" a bunny tours the United States and tells kids what life is like in different places. Unfortunately, Buster decided to drop by Vermont, where civil unions for same sex couples are legal. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings rather idiotically thinks that's wrong, because, paraphrases the Houston Chronicle "many parents would not want children exposed to such lifestyles."

Nobody ever asks how many parents would like their children exposed to the actual world, or whether those parents pay taxes that go towards the Education Secretary's bloated salary, or even if they have an opinion at all.

But, if Margie is so concerned about what "many parents would not want" I'd suggest she take a lot of stuff off of PBS. Let's start with William F. Buckley. Many parents probably don't want their kids exposed to a mush mouthed Yale accent. Oh, and nature shows. Many parents don't want their kids to watch bugs mating. And all British comedy. Many parents don't want their kids to grow up into Monty Python geeks like me -- seriously parents, you are hurting your kids' chances of getting laid in high school by exposing them to British comedy, the jokes from which they will repeat loudly in hallways just before being stuffed into their own lockers are people who are getting laid! And let's get rid of anything involving opera singer Pavoratti who teaches kids that it's cool to be way too heavy.

Thanks for being there, Margie. It's the job of the Education Secretary, after all, to get rid of things that people might not like. Like math!


At 10:32 AM , Blogger adriana said...

I read yesterday that one of the rejected complaints to the FCC was from The Simpsons because a kid was picketing holding a sign that said "What Would Jesus Glue?"

I miss the 90s.

At 10:43 AM , Blogger JBuchanan said...

Your right Mz. Spellings is fond of getting rid of lots of things. As one of the architects of Bush's famed "No Child Left Behind Act", which ultimiately limits resources for kids who attend "under-performing" schools, she has already gotten rid of lots of programs and excellent teachers willing to work in more challenging environments. I'm glad to hear she is focusing on the important things. Yay!


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