Saturday, March 28, 2009

Herding Cats

"I don't know if you're familiar with who runs that business but I assure you it's not the boyscouts." ~ Rodney Dangerfield

Over at American Descent, a blog who's creator showed a complete lack of common sense and intelligence by asking me to be one of the administrators (as Groucho said, "I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members"), a thread has developed in the comments section of an entry about house bill H.R. 1388: Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, in which lawmakers have proposed creating a volunteer, yet mandatory civilian youth force.

Of course, mandatory volunteerism is an oxymoron. If it's mandatory, it can't be voluntary.

And vice versa.

Naturally, such a well written and well thought out blog post has brought the Libtards out of the woodwork, as most good Conservative commentaries so often do, to object and to ridicule with all the typical Liberal half truths, obfuscations, spin, and distractions.

My own contributions to the thread are not particularly insightful or very well thought out, I admit, but I have been feeling unusually surly and curmudgeonly lately, and am pretty much fed up with the blind Obama worship being exhibited by mindless Liberal Obamaphiles since Obama burst onto America's political scene. So, I just let 'er rip without regard to sensitivities.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

But a few hours ago, while I was traveling to Northern Virginia to do some of my own voluntary (but not mandatory) volunteer work, a thought occurred to me:

It would be almost worth allowing such a bill to pass just so we can watch Obama and his minions attempt to force America's youth into volunteering for anything.

Anyone who knows teenagers know they will never willingly do anything that any authority figure wants them to do.

We all know that Obama's plan to subject America's youth to this indoctrination program is specifically targeted towards the youth in our inner cities. Of course, it doesn't have a snowball's chance in Hell of being successful, especially among inner city young people.

The youth in our inner cities have only three main goals in life:

1. Getting both rich and high off Drugs.

2. Playing Basketball.

3. Becoming a rap star. (not necessarily in that order)

Now, knowing the inner city youth of America has these lofty goals in mind, what makes Mr. Obama think they will put those goals aside to volunteer to do anything if it doesn't include basketball, drugs, or rap? Even if he makes such voluntary projects mandatory?

For that matter, does he really expect suburban youth to acquiesce? Especially those who's parents make over $250,000 a year?

It just aint going to happen.

Obama's plan will be as easy as pushing a rope.


I'd really like to see how Obama is going to do what parents of teenagers have failed to do since time began. Make teenagers do what they're told.

I wonder. When it becomes obvious he has bit off much more than he can chew, how will he react? Will he attempt to punish them for their disobedience? What punishments will he suggest?

He might as well try to herd cats. In fact, herding cats would be easy compared to trying to make American teenagers volunteer to do anything constructive.

Now, if Obama wants them to destroy or demolish something, I'm sure he will find little difficulty finding volunteers.

But finding teenagers willing to help? That's a laugh.


Barry O said...

Re: 3 goals.

Worked for me!

Lone Ranger said...

What's going to become of those cats? Chinese restaurants?

Red said...

Maybe the goal is to not give out money. "I'll give you this money for school if you volunteer". Asking teenagers to do this is touch and go at best. SOme will do it but most will not and the financial rewards equate to the maximum Pell Grant. Big whoop.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

Mark, you said: "For that matter, does he really expect suburban youth to acquiesce? Especially those who's parents make over $250,000 a year?"

By the time Obama completes the financial destruction of this country, with the help of the U.N., nobody but the Wall Street Elites will be earning anything. So, by then, I guess, people will be happy to do anything for a scrap of bread and cup of broth.

Pamela D. Hart said...

He could always bribe them with free itunes downloads; free tennis shoes; free basketballs; free tatoos; or if all else fails, free drugs.

Mark said...

I wouldn't put any of those things past him, Pamela

Joe said...

"Mama, don't let your children grow up to be catboys."

I like Red's response...think of it: mandatory,volunteer, paid, community service.

Eric said...

I think you may be a bit off, Mark. Those inner city kids are instructed by government paid, teachers union supported, inner-city school teachers... and overwhelmingly Obama supporters.

America's youth has already been indoctrinated into the liberal ideology, but with these inner city kids, all the teacher has to say is that Obama is going to "pay it back" (instead of "forward") to them. All the teacher has to say is Obama is looking out for them, protecting them from the evil rich.

They're all pretty much ignorant. Of course there are exceptions, not every child is a government automaton. But overwhelmingly, the black community would adoringly and worshipfully inhale Obama's farts given the opportunity, and smile for the camera afterward.

Which reminds me.

My girl works at a Dollar General store... cashier.

Last week she observed a black man getting out of a BMW wearing one of those garish Obama t-shirts. He wanders around the store picking out his things comes to the register wearing a big EXPENSIVE gold watch, and proceeds to talk about how great Obama is; how Obama is going to take care of the black man and keep the whites in their place. Then he pulls out his EBT card....

My girl calls him a liar and thief.

He's visibly upset by her comment. After all, she's white, and as far as most black men in this area are concerned, chattel.

He says, "you must be a racist."

She relies, "you're the racist. You hate white people."

"How do you see that?" he asks.

"You climb out of your bright shiny beamer, sporting that expensive watch and talk about how Obama is going to take the whites down a notch or two; how you've been oppressed, then you pull out your EBT card... the card you had to lie about to get. No one drives a new beamer unless they have the kind of job that allows them to make the payments. So you had to lie somehow about your income. Which makes you a liar. And a thief, stealing MY tax dollars so you can eat your Pringles and bitch about the evil whities who're keeping you down."

The Obamite was so incensed he left the store... and all his chips and stuff on the counter.

So... your inner city kids? They're not any different. And this idea of "maybe we should just let this bill pass" (as if we really have any say in it)... well, I choosing to believe you're simply exercising a little sarcasm.

And in the spirit of said sarcasm, I say,


Yeah, that'll teach 'em.