The Cow and the Ice Cream


-->From a teacher in the Nashville area - -

"We are worried about 'the cow' when it is all about the 'Ice Cream. 'The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching 3rd grade. The last Presidential election was heating up and some of the
children showed an interest.I decided we would have an election for a class president. We would choose our nominees. They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote. To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members. We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have. We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.
The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids.

I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support.

I had never seen Olivia's mother.

The day arrived when they were to make their speeches.

Jamie went first.

He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place.
He ended by promising to do his very best.

Everyone applauded and he sat down.

Now is was Olivia's turn to speak.

Her speech was concise. She said, "If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream." She sat down.

The class went wild. "Yes! Yes! We want ice cream."

She surely would say more. She did not have to.

A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She wasn't sure. But no one pursued that question. They took her at her word.

Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it...She didn't know.

The class really didn't care. All they were thinking about was ice cream...

Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a landslide.

Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth he offered ice cream and 51.4 % of the people reacted like nine year olds.

They want ice cream.

The other 48.6% percent know they're going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess."

This is the ice cream Obama promised us!
Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone that they have not first taken away from someone else.
Did you vote for the ice cream?





johnr's picture
Joined: 2/18/04

 I posted this one about 6 months ago, fishmann will be telling you how wrong this story is any minute now...


bobkat's picture
Joined: 12/16/01

Naw!  I WILL!  Its just another example of Republican Hate e-mail pass a longs!  The internet is absolutely full of this stuff!  The Republicals must have a huge staff room somewhere filled with people who do nothing all day but think this crap up and start it along.  Sure its from a teacher in Nashville!  Tell me another one.....Does anyone even on FBO actually believe that??? 
 IMHO stuff like this  does far more harm than good! 

Once more I'm ashamed of thinking that I'm a Republican, and a very long term on at that!  Do  I really want to be associated with people like this???   Disgusting.....

Meelosh's picture
Joined: 5/26/06

Bobkat, you don't suppose it was the message that mattered, not the factual integrity of the story?

Is it impious to weigh goose music and art in the same scales? I think not, because the true hunter is merely a noncreative artist. Who painted the first picture on a bone in the caves of France? A hunter. Who alone in our modern life so thrills to the sight of living beauty that he will endure hunger and thirst and cold to feed his eye upon it? The hunter. Who wrote the great hunter's poem about the sheer wonder of the wind, the hail, and the snow, the stars, the lightnings, and the clouds, the lion, the deer, and the wild goat, the raven, the hawk, and the eagle, and above all the eulogy to the horse? Job, one of the great dramatic artists of all time. Poets sing and hunters scale the mountains primarily for one and the same reason--the thrill of beauty. Critics write and hunters outwit their game primarily for one and the same reason--to reduce that beauty to possession. The differences are largely matters of degree, consciousness, and that sly arbiter of the classification of human activities, language. If, then, we can live without goose music, we may as well do away with stars, or sunsets, or Iliads. But the point is we would be fools to do away with any of them. 

odocoileus's picture
Joined: 12/30/06

Dont you guys think the republican vs democrat thing is freakin stupid? All everyone does is argue which side is better, and which president f'ed up more than the other one. Bush sucks and Obama sucks. I dont even know which president in the last however many years that has actually done anything good for this country. Here is an article written by someone a whole lot smarter than me explaining how dumb the two part system of America is.

In America, the two party system has failed the people; the politicians feign fighting in front of cameras, while they sleep together at night.  Bush Sr., Clinton, Bush Jr., and now Obama have expressly followed elitist world power orders.  Nothing has changed and the class assault on America’s values, morals and freedoms continues.  George W. Bush, widely considered one of the worst presidents in US history, initiated legislation that stripped Americans of every right they thought they had.  This includes the Patriot Acts I and II, FISA Amendments Act of 2008, Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, Amended Presidential Executive Orders, and the revocation of Posse Comitatus Act.  These actions were specifically designed for DOMESTIC control – under the illusion and disguise they “help” you.  These are only a few of the many fascist laws the Bush Administration championed.  As a result, they effectively changed the Judicial, Legislative and Executive powers forever. With financial ruin, a contrived illegal war, amnesty for illegal aliens, and wide-open borders, the 8 year agenda becomes glaringly clear… American people do not matter. 

Barack Hussein Obama ran on the platform of “change”.  Like every politician the two party system and mainstream media offer us, his campaign promises immediately disappeared once elected.  Despite his fictional campaign rhetoric, his immediate actions paint the picture of what to expect.  He strongly condemned lobbyists and claimed his cabinet would NOT allow them.  Today, his cabinet has more “special interest” lobbyists than any cabinet in history.  He made assertions of repealing Bush laws that infringed American rights.  He hasn’t repealed one.  In fact he is using the same laws to his benefit and further strip firearm and free speech rights.  The Obama Administration bailout dwarfs what Bush initiated.  With the illusion “it helps you,” but it is designed specifically for elitist entitlement.  Obama ran on an Anti-war platform, promising to pull troops and get out of Iraq.  He’s done the opposite, increasing troops and extending war to Afghanistan and perhaps Iran.  Remember Ross Perot’s famous quote?  “You hear that sucking sound?  That’s your American jobs going overseas” due to NAFTA and the government “sell out” of American jobs.  Independent Ross Perot was right.  Obama made promises in his campaign mantra that he would change foreign trade agreements.  Today, he shows little interest in NAFTA or foreign trade policy.  In a time of recession/depression with massive debt, Barack Obama spent 3 times more money than any president in US history for his inauguration.  Scholars and Historians liken the Obama youth to Hitler Youth, complete with combat training for “domestic safety”.  He made assertions Bush would be held accountable for his actions in Iraq and 9/11 – Today he won’t touch it.  They are on the same Globalist team, and he continues where Bush left off with the NAU plan to combine USA, Canada and Mexico thereby eliminating our borders and our sovereignty; essentially declaring our Declaration of Independence void.

Our ranking two party politicians can no longer be trusted because they are not making decisions in our interest.  World bankers, corporations, and elitists with an agenda have infiltrated our government.  These two party politicians are puppets.  They serve the elite and only have one goal, globalism.  They are not loyal to country or people.  Likewise, our main stream media only serve to reinforce that agenda and manipulate the minds of the people.  Fox News, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC corporate news appear to take their marching orders from Washington and other elitists.  They are equivalent to NAZI propaganda in the 1930s. Diversion, deception, misleading, and boycotting REAL news is the name of their game.  It’s not a coincidence.

These NEWS organizations spend hours diluting you with Hollywood drivel, American Idol, Sports, Dancing with the stars, and everything ridiculous WHILE at the same time major American legislation is passed to destroy your future.  Yet, this legislation goes on and is seldom heard about.  They serve to divert attention away from real issues.

Everything is a “sellout” and the American people eat popcorn and watch movies instead of compiling arms, food, and preparing for a revolution.  When the masses finally get clued into reality, it may be entirely too late.

Yes indeed, the two party system has failed the American people.  Politicians are bought and paid for and they disregard your children’s future with unabashed arrogance.

Everyone from legislators, to judges, to presidents, is manipulated and lopsided in the Democratic and Republican royalty.  The media gives the illusion you have a choice, while simultaneously stifling and ridiculing third party candidates and alternative media.  It is time for independence once again. We need independent candidates, media, and independence from corporate greed and lobbyists.  Independence from freedom-stripping legislators is the last hope that exists for a country founded on freedom.  The independent thinkers of America have long suffered ridicule and labels such as “conspiracy theorists”.  300 million people corralled into two parties is insanity, it is time the American citizen is heard.  It is time for American Independence again. People, turn off the television, think for yourself, stand up.

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed

Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk.  Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person. -Fred Bear-

buckmaster81's picture
Joined: 2/9/03

odoc, that article is all fine and dandy but explain why all the major news organization with the exception of FOX are all severely left leaning?????

Hunt Hard and NEVER GIVE UP

cynical's picture
Joined: 10/27/04

Bobkat has no sense of humor.  Does it really matter if it is a "real" story or one made up like a joke?  I could probably convert it into an Ole and Lena joke.

"The only enemy of guns is rust and politicians."

"The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry."

William F. Buckley, Jr.
"Unarmed helplessness is for sheep and the French."  Ted Nugent

"The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it."
 -Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
-Thomas Jefferson



odocoileus's picture
Joined: 12/30/06

buckmaster81 Said:
odoc, that article is all fine and dandy but explain why all the major news organization with the exception of FOX are all severely left leaning?????

I guess I do not know what way the major news orgs  are leaning, I rarely watch them...left wing, right wing, could be chicken wing for all I care!! Point is the media spews pointless garbage for the most part, which distracts from real issues.

Seriously the two party system is dumb. South park says it the best. Voting for presidents is like "choosing between a douchebag and a turd sandwich"

You dont really like either candidate so you vote for the one you dislike the least. Or Don't vote at all. There is never a middle ground because there are  only two choices. There is another choice, 3rd party, but because most people and the media wants to vote D or R, 3rd parties do not stand a chance.

Even if people like a  3rd party candidate, they tend to nott want to vote 3rd party because they fear that  voting for a 3rd party candidate would split the votes in a way that an undesired candidate would win.  So they choose the lesser of the two R or D evils. Its a viscous cycle and I really wish more people realized this.....

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed

Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk.  Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person. -Fred Bear-

CZ550's picture
Joined: 3/27/02

Say what you want about Bush but just remember, because of the Supreme Court justices Bush appointed we now have our gun rights affirmed.  If Gore or Obama had appointed them we'd have a problem.   Now keep in mind that if Obama gets reelected he could well appoint three more on top of the two anti gun justices he already has.  I shudder to think of the kind of decisions they bunch will come up with then. 

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Joined: 11/3/02

TCR knows damn right without 5,000 words.

 Nuke the Whales