Did you VOTE for Ice Cream in 2008?

The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade this year.

The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest.   I decided that 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 for their speeches arrived.
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 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.

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 52 percent of the people reacted like nine year olds.

They want ice cream.

The other 48 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 in 2008?

 Remember this: November 2, 2010 is Take Out the Trash Day!

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11 Responses to Did you VOTE for Ice Cream in 2008?

  1. Girlscout says:

    Wah, Wah, Wah……how much different would things have been if McCain had been elected? Please….enlighten me about the Utopia that could have been….In my 60 years I’ve learned to live by the words of “The Who” – Here comes the new Boss…Same as the old Boss….

    • Hacksaw says:

      I’ve got another Who song for you, it’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and I have a feeling that it may just be this country’s theme song for the 2012 election!

  2. therealgirlscout says:

    Good one, hacksaw! Gotta love The Who!

  3. Girlscout says:

    In our younger days, the Silver Fox and I used to go to concerts ALL THE TIME!! I don’t think there’s any major group that we haven’t seen! Don’t do concerts much anymore. Still like the music and the groups, but the fees are too expensive. By the time you buy the inflated-priced ticket and all the “fees” they add on, it just pisses me off!! I’d rather spend the money on buying their CD’s, then I can listen to them whenever I want!

  4. myfoxmystere says:

    Ah yes Girlscout…the “fees” or should I say “Taxed Enough Already”? You can call it TEA! The TEA FEES! Yes they’re too expensive all right! Tell the concert promoters that you’ll have a “TEA Party” if they keep inflating the fees! Maybe they’ll hear you, if they haven’t gone deaf yet.

    By the way, the ice cream has melted…there’s a huge mess to mop up!

  5. hybridtalk1 says:

    I would think that as “moderate” as McCain is, he would not have sought to fundamentally transform America into a Socialist nation with 3 trillion of debt. He wouldn’t be giving a free ride to the new Black Panther organization regarding voter intimidation. I doubt even McCain would have done as bad in the Gulf regarding BP. McCain doesn’t golf so his time out of the office may have been reduced, but not sure that is really a plus (grin).

    McCain sure wouldn’t have bowed to all our enemies like Obama has.

  6. hybridtalk1 says:

    Concert prices have actually gone to around $60. Those bands are just greedy…
    (trying to sound like polarczar)

  7. girlscout says:

    Hey, all bands have overhead costs and employees to pay. My beef is with all the nonsense fees tacked on by the ticket sellers. There is no good reason, IMHO, why a ticket handler needs $15 in fees just to sell me a ticket.

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