Sunday, January 22, 2006

"Duck and Cover: The Next Generation"

DeptHomeSec teaches kids how to be afraid, be very afraid so their parents will vote for republicans in this year's mid-terms.

(AP) -- After more than a year of delays, the Department of Homeland Security says it plans to launch a preparedness program next month aimed at alerting and preparing children for terror attacks and natural disasters.

The program, called Ready Kids, is scheduled to roll out with TV ads, school programs and other events.

"Ready Kids is a tool for parents and teachers to use to be able to speak to their students and children about how to be prepared for any type of disaster," said DHS spokeswoman Joanna Gonzalez.

Gonzalez said the program will include age-appropriate activities and lessons on preparedness.

FEMA, an agency within the DHS, already has a program preparing children for disasters. "FEMA for Kids" (www.fema.gov/kids) includes a pudgy and nervous-looking airplane leaking a trail of smoke, a hermit crab mascot named "Herman," and a song with a rap beat.

Remember the first run of "Duck and Cover?" I do.



http://www.archive.org/details/DuckandC1951

There were no attacks. And if there had been, none of this would have done any good. But it convinced stupid people to be afraid of commies, and to depend on lying, criminal republicans to keep them safe. If only somebody was there--then and now--to protect us from republicans.


Why christians should care:

My Bible doesn't say it's okay for fascist dictators to take--and keep--power with lies and fearmongering. In fact, "Suffer the little children..." doesn't mean, "Cause children to suffer in order to make money and gain political power." It means, "Allow the children to come to me."


And while Jesus probably looked more like Woody Allen than Peter O'Toole, He never scared the water out of children, he just comforted them.

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And then there was Joe McCarthy, the fascist, fearmongering bully who made a name for himself during the early "Duck and Cover" days by destroying people's lives with lies and innuendoes.

http://www.hoffmania.com/blog/2006/01/mccarthy_the_mo.html

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