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Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Quotes of the Morning: You Know.. For Kids

“I believe that children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be.
-Whitney Houston, Greatest Love of All

“President George W. Bush's hopes of attracting a new generation of voters to the Republican Party may be fading, as younger Americans are far more critical of his job performance than the broader population.
A Bloomberg/Los Angeles Times poll of Americans age 18 to 24 found Bush's approval rating was 20 percent, with 53 percent disapproving and 28 percent with no opinion. That compares to a 40 percent approval rating among Americans of all ages in a separate Bloomberg/Times poll.
Much like Franklin Roosevelt attracted a new generation of voters with the New Deal, Bush and his administration have had high hopes of drawing younger voters to his party. He has sought to do that through policy initiatives aimed at creating an ‘ownership society,’ and public relations tactics like a Youth Convention at the party's 2004 national convention, in which his twin daughters took the stage.”
-Bloomberg News Service, August 7, 2006

“The kids just don’t seem to dig Dubya. I don’t understand it. The Administration is reaching out to the kids. They are trying to speak their language…”

“Teens looking to hook up with a friend on the popular Web site MySpace may bump into an unexpected buddy: the U.S. Marine Corps. So far, more than 12,000 Web surfers have signed on as friends of the Corps in response to the latest military recruiting tactic.
MySpace.com, the Internet's most popular social networking site with over 94 million registered users, has helped redefine the way a generation communicates. Users, many in their teens and 20s, post personal profiles and accumulate lists of friends and contacts with common interests.
The Marine Corps set up its own MySpace profile in February to reach a new generation of potential recruits. The Army, which originally balked at advertising on MySpace because of well-publicized incidents of child predators using the site to meet kids, plans to soon set up its own profile page.”
-Associated Press, July 26, 2006

“They are trying to get the kids jobs that will be stable for years to come (hey, the war is a generational conflict), and they are trying to show them the entertainment and fun that a good career can bring..”

“Army officials say they are considering allowing a private developer to build a 125-acre entertainment, hotel and conference center complex next to a national Army museum at Fort Belvoir that could draw more than 1 million people a year to traffic-choked southern Fairfax County.
The possibility of adding what county officials call a military theme park arises as about 22,000 employees prepare to be transferred to Fort Belvoir in the next five years because of the federal base realignment and closure recommendations, designed to save $49 billion nationwide.
A Florida developer has submitted an unsolicited proposal for a military theme park that would include the ‘Chateau Belvoir’ hotel and an entertainment district with bars like the ‘1st Division Lounge’ and several ‘4D’ rides.
‘You can command the latest M-1 tank, feel the rush of a paratrooper freefall, fly a Cobra Gunship or defend your B-17 as a waist gunner,’ according to the proposal by Universal City Property Management III of Orlando.”
-Washington Post, August 8, 2006

“I just don’t understand why people are so critical of Dubya.”

“I just flipped off President George

I'm going to dizz knee land
Shot my gun into the night
I'm going to dizz knee land
I just saw a good man die
I'm going to dizz knee land.”
-Dada, Dizz Knee Land


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