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Remembering George W. Bush: Greatest Education President Ever

[Note: I used to ape the standard liberal line that George W. Bush was a horrible education president. Then I met Mr. Wilber D. Snipes III of Crawford, Texas, and he showed me the error of  my ways.  So compelling were Mr. Snipes' arguments, I invited him to write the following open farewell to President Bush as a guest-post for Change.org on Bush's last day in office. Read and be enlightened.]

Dear President Bush,

Don’t let that liberal media get you down with their polls. As one of the 17% of Americans who knows you were a great president – history (and your heavenly reward!) will prove the “Negative Nellies” wrong – I just want to say “Thank you!” for all the great work.

Because of your support for abstinence-only sex education, my teenage daughter and son are still virgins. As for the mean-spirited gossip around town that they’ve been playing games with their non-virginal zones in ways that make Sodom seem like Sunday School, well, let me tell you that they’re just not true – my daughter’s walk is that way from too much horseback-riding. She swore to that while we slow-danced at our Purity Ball last week. (And I double-darn guarantee you that Ball was a heck of a lot more fun than Barack Hussein Obama’s inaugural ball will be. You should come next year, and bring your own lovely daughters!)  Likewise, those little blemishes on their mouths and other parts of their pure bodies are just cold sores and pimples. That school nurse who said otherwise, and who showed me that study about how abstinence-only education is causing kids to increase in both sin and sickness? She can stick her liberal science where the sun don’t shine.

Speaking of “science,” I also want to thank you for putting those pesky, elitist, know-it-all “scientists” in their place over the last eight years. You and me both know that evolution is just a “theory,” and that no matter how much some of us may look like monkeys, the Good Book says otherwise right there on page 2 of “Genesis” in God’s own red, white, and blue English. Same with that so-called “global warming.” You were right to silence those government scientists who drank the Al Gore kool-aid. Heck, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that it’s hotter these days because of the population boom down in Hell. (More sinners, more fires. Heat rises. Boom: global warming. It’s basic physics.)  Anyway, thanks to you, my children know better than to believe all this “scientific research.”

(You should see my kids, whenever “global warming” comes up, imitate your “Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter!” joke at your last G8 Summit. They do the fist-jab as they say it as perfectly as you did in front of all those world leaders. Thank you for setting that example for the young, Sir!)

Finally, I want to thank you for improving my children’s reading and math skills. I can’t believe how good they have become at choosing the right bubbles on all those state tests they’ve been taking. Those Nellies who say that those reading tests don’t measure literacy should come to my house and watch my son and daughter read classics like Answers in Genesis, The Bell Curve, and Mein Kampf. I grill them after every chapter with comprehension questions, and they’re 100% right every time. They understand the genius of these great works and argue their points against liberals who try to debate them with a force that makes this father proud.  (As for math, they’re better at calculating how much my savings have shrunk than I am!)

Mr. President, I could say much more, but I think I’ll stop here. God bless you, Sir, for all you’ve done in your service to America – and God save us from the years of liberal tyranny we face when you’re gone.bush finger postage stamp

Sincerely,

Wilber D. Snipes III
Crawford, Texas

P.S. Congratulations on the postage stamp! I was in a fraternity too, and let me tell you, I surely appreciate your whacky way of telling the liberals where to get off!!!

How Squeamish Schools and Parents Let P0rn Teach the Young

Watching Cindy Gallop’s “Make Love, Not P0rn”  TED Talk (see bottom of post),  I winced at some jackasses in the audience laughing at the speaker’s message. She wasn’t trying to be funny, and for good reason: that our youths are learning about sexuality from bad online p0rn is no laughing matter.

Gallop uses the 5-minute talk to promote the new website she’s launched to educate our young on the difference between p0rn and love. According to Alternet, she

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"Let's not talk about it."

blames the “puritanical, double standards culture, where people believe that a teen abstinence campaign will actually work, where parents are too embarrassed to have conversations about sex with their children, and where educational institutions are terrified of being politically incorrect if they pick up those conversations. So it’s not surprising that hardcore p0rn has become de facto sex education.”

If there’s anything to laugh at here, it’s in the sardonic vein, thanks to TED’s irony-blind explanation of its decision not to feature the Talk on its main page, but to instead safely stash it under the mattress of its blog:

Her talk’s graphic content means we can’t include it in the main run of full TEDTalks, which go by default to subscribers, including children.

It’s creepy stuff, and it’s made creepier by the fact that our culture tries to deal with it by blaming the web instead of blaming its own juvenile inability to talk about nature naturally.

Again, Alternet:

There are no more male p0rn virgins. A Canadian study released this week sought to compare the views of 20-something men who watch p0rn with those who don’t. They couldn’t find a single one who hadn’t seen any. “Guys who do not watch p0rnography do not exist,” concluded the lead researcher, Professor Simon Louis Lajeunesse of the University of Montreal’s School of Social Work.

Guys who watch a lot of p0rnography, however, are easy to find. Of the 20-something heterosexual men they interviewed, most had sought out p0rnography for the first time at age 10. The single men among them, on average, watch p0rn three times a week for 40 minutes, and those in relationships, 1.7 times a week for around 20 minutes. In no small part that’s because p0rn is so easy to find: 90 percent of consumption is on the Internet, while only 10 percent is from the video store.

The article later turns to our “digital natives” who grew up finding the stuff online that my friends and I in our puberty-zapped days had to search for, in its analog and far tamer magazine form, in our parents’ and big brothers’ closets and — yes, if we caught a glimpse of the heavenly bunny ears there — even in trash dumpsters. “The effect on…Generation Y,” Alternet continues,

is even more significant, especially given the dearth of real sex ed. According to an article in Details, “The awkward truth…is that 90 percent of 8- to-16-year-olds have viewed p0rnography online. Considering the standard climax to even the most vanilla hard-c0re scene today, that means there is an entire generation of young people who think sex ends with a money shot to the face.”

They said it.

You have to wonder to what extent this type of “de facto” sex education will affect honeymoons, divorce rates, and a million other social statistics in the coming decades.

In any case, Gallop’s Talk and website — which I just checked out, and should tell you uses quite explicit language — has reportedly met with much approval from both teens and parents. Again according to Alternet, Gallop said

A number of “young people” have said and emailed reactions like, “Oh my God! I love it. That is absolutely what I’ve encountered myself.”

Parents were particularly struck by it, and a lot of them said to me that they’d forwarded the site to their 16-year-old daughter or 18-year-old son. I think they particularly welcomed the fact that they could forward the link on without needing to have the conversation themselves, which is precisely why I began the site.”

Here’s the Talk. Again, it’s only about five minutes long: