Quote Of The Week – ‘Shambling Mall Lampreys’

…So the wholesale elimination of government schooling will lead to tens of thousands of uneducated youngsters? What do we have now under the government education system? A nation of budding inventors and entrepreneurs?

No, these aspirations are universally condemned in government schools. What you have are shambling mall lampreys tied umbilically to their various electronic devices all of their waking hours having the quality of life only the dead would envy…

— Bill Buppert, Burn, Baby, Burn: Government Workers and Self-Immolation

7 responses to “Quote Of The Week – ‘Shambling Mall Lampreys’

  1. >Only problem is THOSE kids are far too old.Went to the mall last weekend. STILL stunned.11-or-12 year old girl. Miniskirt, fishnet-stockings, stripper-shoes… I swear, it was like she was in costume for a middle-school production of Boogie-Nights or something. Her friends were little better.All I could think was "Your Father let you leave the house like THAT??!!" – then it hit me: She probably never sees him except – if they're both lucky — every-other-weekend. And Mom? Well…. Odds are she's taught the kid everything she knows…Schools are horrendous, but too many of these parents are worse.I'm proof you *CAN* raise good, moral, hard-working kids in a public school — but you da*n well be a dedicated, involved, old-school parent…

  2. >"Do we really think that a government-dominated education is going to produce citizens capable of dominating their government, as the education of a truly vigilant self-governing people requires?"[Alan Keyes]

  3. >Off topic post.Make your own conclusions. I like it.Rookie U.S. Rep. Allen West delivered a stinging indictment of his colleagues in a letter to constituents in which he rails about House members’ “ignorance, belligerence, and dishonest rhetoric.” Without naming names, but clearly implying that he was including President Barack Obama, the Florida Republican also decried Washington’s interference with Wisconsin’s budget turmoil. The text of the letter to residents of Florida's 22nd District: U.S. Rep Allen West “Over this past week I have watched and listened to members of the House of Representatives from across the aisle.“I am appalled at their ignorance, belligerence, and dishonest rhetoric filled with empty emotional platitudes. Have they no shame in realizing that their inept, incompetent failures are the reason why we are debating this continuing resolution. They failed to pass a budget during the 111th Congress.“Have they no honor in realizing that their fiscal irresponsibility over the past four years has resulted in our standing on the precipice of a fiscal canyon from which we may not recover.“Also troubling are the events in the state of Wisconsin which mirror those that happened in Greece several months ago. We are witnessing the abject hostility of a unionized entitlement class that is being lauded by the liberal left, seemingly to include our President.“It is such a critical time for our Republic, yet there seems no visionary leadership — it is as if America stopped producing adults. I have never seen a greater assembly of petulance and sophomoric behavior as what I have witnessed this week on the floor of the House of Representatives. “To those across the aisle, please explain to the American people how your economic policies have created a better environment for long-term sustainable growth.“This debate is about jobs and the economy.“It begins with remedying the spending problem on Capitol Hill. It includes tackling the burdensome taxation and regulation policies strangling our country. It is the understanding that Keynesian tax and spend policies did not grow America’s economy, but the indomitable, entrepreneurial spirit of the American people.“Government sets the conditions for job and economic growth, it does not create jobs.“I am pleased that we are having open debate in the peoples’ house. However, there is clearly something lacking in this discourse — the recognition of the failure of the bureaucratic nanny-state liberal policies. “Rest assured that I will do everything in my ability to stand firm and lead on the principles that make America exceptional.”Read more on Newsmax.com: Disgusted Allen West to Dems: Grow Up! Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama's Re-Election? Vote Here Now!

  4. >The significant thing about the protests in WI is these Obama-worshipping leftist teachers conned their "shambling mall zombie" students to join in, complete with at least one sign demanding FREE CONDOMS! If anyone thinks these "educators" are doing the job with which they think their unconscionable benefits are commensurate, then that person or persons must be smoking latin lettuce. This is one hell of an argument for home schooling cooperatives.

  5. >I remember halter tops and hot pants. It was still possible to look classy in them. Not so this slutwear, and the attitudes are just as bad as the look. 13-year-olds — my granddaughter among them — think they can make decisions that 17-year-olds should consider carefully and get parental advice about. The Disney network is just FULL of assertive teens and tweens who regularly make fools of their goofy, backward parents. You'll recognize the dialogue as it come out of our kids' mouths. Oh, snap! And MTV and VH1, and teenybopper pop radio… "So I brushed my teeth with a bottle of Jack (Daniel's whiskey… because the party don't start 'til I walk in." Role models.

  6. >In the days ahead at least there will be an ample supply of trade meat.