Tuesday, April 25, 2006

War on Illiteracy

Courtesy of The Boston Globe-

WASHINGTON --Laura Bush announced an initiative Monday to combat global illiteracy, saying that more than 800 million people around the world can't read. Full story here.

I wonder if she can teach her husband how to read off a teleprompter without sounding like a buffoon.

Come on, you know I couldn't resist that one. I just about peed myself when I read it in the paper.


At April 25, 2006 7:44 PM, Anonymous DAD said...

When I told my wife about laura bush.The first thing she said was i hope she starts with her husband.

At April 25, 2006 8:03 PM, Blogger Lily said...

Yup, its irresistable, predictable...but funny all the same.

I hate watching his speeches. I try to read them and spare myself the disgust!

At April 25, 2006 8:07 PM, Blogger Lily said...

PT- Add your link at Blue Republic (on left sidebar, add links) so we can keep tabs on you!

At April 25, 2006 8:15 PM, Blogger Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker said...

I'' have you know that the President has read "My Pet Goat" several times, and without any grown-up help!

At April 25, 2006 10:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

EEK! That picture is going to give me nightmares--that evil gleam in the eye, the sparkle in the smile...

At April 26, 2006 5:32 AM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

That's what years of close proximity to intense stupidity will do to you, Kvatch.

Rex, you have every right to be very proud of that. It's a wonderful book, and a nice comfortable read when trying to wrestle with the idea that your country is under attack.

Good point, EB. He is difficult to watch. My wife yells at me to change the channel when she sees him trying to form complete sentences on the TV.

Hey, Dad. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, huh?

At April 26, 2006 6:18 AM, Blogger Lily said...

AH! The picture is still here!

At April 26, 2006 6:44 AM, Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Yikes, I jumped back from my computer when I saw that picture.

It would be so nice to have a president who, when he tells you what he thinks, doesn't have to read from notes to know what he thinks. And also one who knows you only stop at a period, not the end of the typed line.

At April 26, 2006 7:01 AM, Blogger Kathleen Callon said...

She look possessed.

At April 26, 2006 4:56 PM, Blogger glenda said...

She is like the poster girl for Xanax.

At April 27, 2006 7:03 AM, Blogger thepoetryman said...

Had to pull out one of my odies, PT... Just for you myfriend....


Scowling cunt!
Wrinkle your brow!
Turn lips down!
Embody your selfloathing,
demonic silver-spooned grimace!

Scowling cunt!
You reap what you sow!
Cancel poetry readings!
Deter the voice of reason
as you wipe the brow
of a kingly murderer!

At April 27, 2006 8:04 AM, Anonymous Elizabeth Branford said...

Wow! Thats good verbiage! LOL. I envy anyone that can pull off using the c word. I can't.

I SO need to steal this picture and have it made into a t Shirt.

At April 27, 2006 10:09 AM, Blogger GraemeAnfinson said...

i can imagine her reading georgie boy "my pet goat"

At April 27, 2006 4:41 PM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

PoP, absolutely correct. Maybe we'll get lucky next presidential election or....hopefully after mid-term elections.

Glenda and Kat, don't stare at her. It could be dangerous. I found myself "waking" after staring at it the other day and realized three hours had elapsed that I can't account for.

Poetryman, you have quite a way with words, my friend. Thank you.

EB, I'll take one of those shirts...XL.

Graeme, I believe that was his first lesson. Then he rushed off to Florida to rub it in some school kids' noses that he could read.


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