National Homeschool Month
In honor of National Homeschool Month,
we present the first installment in American History by Reverend Anna
Dynamite and Reverend BIOU 13
Remember when President Franklin had that fatal duel with
President Alexander Hamilton? They were fighting over the last
roast beef at the automat, and Hamilton told everybody how Franklin was
fucking Marilyn Monroe, but he was like, "No, man, we're just good
friends". And that is why we all got six more weeks of winter that
year, because the Pennsylvania Hedgehog was scared back into the
Liberty Bell. It took George Washington Carver six jars of peanut
butter just to coax that little bastard out again in time for the
President's Day effigy burning!
That was the duel that was refereed by the other Presidental Alexander,
Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the bell that is rung in boxing
matches. Joe Frazier, who attended that fateful duel, later went on to
spar against John F. Kennedy for control of the White House, but in an
insidious plot by Lyndon Johnson (who co-founded Johnson & Johnson,
which is where the baby lotion comes from), both were infected by Fidel
Castro with cases of syphilis so severe that their heads exploded.
Alexander Graham Bell was almost America's first male First Lady!
He lost the race for this position by coming in second place in the
Betty Crocker Dessert Contest with his Graham Cracker Surprise.
First place was taken by Dolly Parton, who invented ice cream, and her
role in the White House came to be known as the Presidential Parton,
which many criminals continue to request to this day.
Betty Crocker went on to sew the first American Flag, which was, at
that time, known as the Jolly Rancher and featured a skull and
crossbones surrounded by thirteen stars. It was later stolen by
Pirates and all current American Flags are bootlegs of the original.
Each pirate family to own the flag sewed their own star onto it. Nobody
knows how many stars it currently bears.
Dolly Parton: not to be confused with Dolly Madison, who was the most
famous chef to work in the White House, but who came in third in the
Betty Crocker Dessert Contest with her invention of Zingers, which are
now used by bad comedians to get back at hecklers. Betty Crocker also
had a severe addiction to painkillers, which developed after her short
but tumultuous marriage to Chef Boyardee. She then founded the Betty
Crocker Clinic, while the Chef moved on to have a long-term
relationship with Marie Callender, who invented pie.
Their daughter, Little Debbie, became a senator who later was revealed
to be Deep Throat, and the subject of the Carly Simon song, "You're So
After the invention of pie, many American families spent all of their
expendable income, and gained significant weight. As a result,
many of them were dumped by their respetive mates. This brought
on the Great Depression, during which most Americans spent days at a
time lying on the couch watching television, which had recently been
invented by Franklin "Eleanor" Roosevelt, to broadcast his "Fireside
It was soon discovered that televisions did not prosper when situated
fireside, and a mass exodus of televisions to that corner of the living
room under the picture of grandma was scheduled.
Roosevelt changed the name of his chats to "Ironside Chats", because of
the steely hue of grandma's hair.
He lost his legs in a battle with Theodore "Ruxpin" Roosevelt (no
relation), who had the legs stuffed and impaled on a big stick, which
he carried to the end of his days. This action was mimicked
widely, and the new source of exercise caused the Great Depression to
end, as Americans lost all that extra pie weight and got their "groove"
However, "groove" was not invented until the 1970's, by Marvin Gaye.
Those "Fireside Chats" were later developed into Firesign Theater
productions. In fact, that is where all their material comes from,
making them the world's most famous and best-selling plagiarists next
to Dean Koontz. But that's enough history for now. We wouldn't want
people's faces to melt off, like those Nazis in that low-budget
Kern's Holler Refrigerator of Art
commentary on the Obama indoctrination speech by Miss Emmaline
Beaudine, communicated to the Contrarian by Miss Othelia
Good evening, Reverend, Good evening, Mr. Gumfries. Thank y'all fer
allowing me this misopportunity to address you all, and read this
special version of that Obama man's schoolin' speech for ya. I
'preciate yer time and thank ya kindly for your attentions.
been asked to listen to the whole speech,
and do a bit of quotin', and a bit of summarizing, since the blamed
thing is so long and all. And since no one here prolly listened to
more'n a word or two, to tell you all and interpret if you will, just
what it is that that man was a-tryin' to say. I won't comment but on
the most important parts, and hope you'll leave here with a better
understanding of what it is he really meant to say.
put my own remarks all slanty-like, so's you'll know the difference
between me 'n him.
Factual Remarks of Mr. Barack Obama
Commentary from Miss Emmaline Beaudine
President: Hello everyone – how’s everybody doing today? I’m here with
students at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. And we’ve got
students tuning in from all across America, kindergarten through
twelfth grade. I’m glad you all could join us today.
Arlington? I don't understand. I thought he was in Washington? Isn't
Arlington right outside of Dallas?
know that for many of you, today is the first day of school. And for
those of you in kindergarten, or starting middle or high school, it’s
your first day in a new school, so it’s understandable if you’re a
little nervous. I imagine there are some seniors out there who are
feeling pretty good right now, with just one more year to go. And no
matter what grade you’re in, some of you are probably wishing it were
still summer, and you could’ve stayed in bed just a little longer this
the Lord summer's over! Those kids next
door near to drove me batty after the 2nd week of July. Noisy? I can't
tell you the racket their mama puts up with over there. 'Course, her
husband don't help none, with that caterwauling he does night and day.
When I was
young, my family lived in Indonesia for
a few years, and my mother didn’t have the money to send me where all
the American kids went to school. So she decided to teach me extra
lessons herself, Monday through Friday – at 4:30 in the morning.
Now I wasn’t
too happy about getting up that early.
A lot of times, I’d fall asleep right there at the kitchen table. But
whenever I’d complain, my mother would just give me one of those looks
and say, "This is no picnic for me either, buster."
I don't know about no extra lessons or
picnics, but seems to me that's about the right time for a boy to be up
and at 'em. Especially in Indianosia - any good far boy knows that
those cows aren't gonna wait around for an engraved invitation for you
to let 'em out of the barn!
So I know
some of you are still adjusting to being
back at school. But I’m here today because I have something important
to discuss with you. I’m here because I want to talk with you about
your education and what’s expected of all of you in this new school
was some stuff about responsibilities
here, but I didn't catch it all, other than something about X-rated
boxes. I've gotta say here, Reverend, that I just shut my ears when I
caught that part, because I know it wasn't nothin' we wanted to hear
about here in the Holler! I was shocked that the feller said anything
about it at all. You'd think he had a bit more shame. But then, he was
raised by a single mother and all. Who knows what manner of godlessness
he got up to when she was workin'?
We can have
the most dedicated teachers, the most
supportive parents, and the best schools in the world – and none of it
will matter unless all of you fulfill your responsibilities. Unless you
show up to those schools; pay attention to those teachers; listen to
your parents, grandparents and other adults; and put in the hard work
it takes to succeed.
I ain't even sure why grandparents were
brought into this. I heard that Obama fella didn't care for his old
white grandmother. I can't quite recall where I heard that, but I think
it was on the radio, and they wouldn't have said nuthin' if they didn't
have a smidge to go on.
came a bunch of nonsense about "finding
yourself" as the kids used to say, fiddling around with words, and
gadgets, and politics. I didn't listen too hard to that part, I was
still mad about him bringin' grandmothers into it. Grandmothers
shouldn't have to go to school. They've already done that. No use in
doin' it all over again. They're too old by half to get much out of it.
make of your education will decide nothing
less than the future of this country. What you’re learning in school
today will determine whether we as a nation can meet our greatest
challenges in the future.
the knowledge and problem-solving
skills you learn in science and math to cure diseases like cancer and
AIDS, and to develop new energy technologies and protect our
environment. You’ll need the insights and critical thinking skills you
gain in history and social studies to fight poverty and homelessness,
crime and discrimination, and make our nation more fair and more free.
You’ll need the creativity and ingenuity you develop in all your
classes to build new companies that will create new jobs and boost our
don't know, seems to me that's puttin'
a right hard burden on the kids of Kern's Holler, you know? What about
the farms? Who's gonna run them, and why should it be our fault or our
kids' fault if things go to hell in a handbasket? 'Scuse me Reverend. I
know you don't like swearin'. But he's the one that brought up cancer
and them sex diseases.
every single one of you to develop your
talents, skills and intellect so you can help solve our most difficult
problems. If you don’t do that – if you quit on school – you’re not
just quitting on yourself, you’re quitting on your country.
Now I know
it’s not always easy to do well in school. I know a lot
of you have challenges in your lives right now that can make it hard to
focus on your schoolwork.
Challenges?? What is that, a secret code word? If he means problems,
why doesn't he just say so? Ain't a kid alive that don't have problems
of one sort or another. I could tell him about problems in a body's
life; I'll give you "challenges"...
I get it. I
know what that’s like. My father left
my family when I was two years old, and I was raised by a single mother
who struggled at times to pay the bills and wasn’t always able to give
us things the other kids had. There were times when I missed having a
father in my life. There were times when I was lonely and felt like I
didn’t fit in.
knew it. I just new that he wasn't raised
proper. No man! Why, it's a wonder he made it out of that Negro ghetto
at all, isn't it? A single mother - just imagine! Makes ya wonder (and
not for the first time!) just what was goin' on in that house, doesn't
So I wasn’t
always as focused as I should have
been. I did some things I’m not proud of, and got in more trouble than
I should have. And my life could have easily taken a turn for the worse.
my loooord... what things? Check with Carl down
at the newspaper office, see if he knows. And this man is talking to
our school kids!
But I was
got a lot of second chances and had the opportunity to go to college,
and law school, and follow my dreams. My wife, our First Lady Michelle
Obama, has a similar story. Neither of her parents had gone to college,
and they didn’t have much. But they worked hard, and she worked hard,
so that she could go to the best schools in this country.
declare, I don't know what's wrong with
the PolyTechnic Institute out on Route 64, do you? It's a perfectly
good school! Don't know why everyone's all het up about going to some
old moldy, sooty place with vines growing all over, where the folks are
all snooty. If they spent half as much time and energy on growin' crops
as they spent on growin' them long noses to look down...
Some of you
might not have those advantages. Maybe
you don’t have adults in your life who give you the support that you
need. Maybe someone in your family has lost their job, and there’s not
enough money to go around. Maybe you live in a neighborhood where you
don’t feel safe, or have friends who are pressuring you to do things
you know aren’t right.
But at the
end of the day, the circumstances of
your life – what you look like, where you come from, how much money you
have, what you’ve got going on at home – that’s no excuse for
neglecting your homework or having a bad attitude. That’s no excuse for
talking back to your teacher, or cutting class, or dropping out of
school. That’s no excuse for not trying.
Something Mr. Obama and I agree on! Took him long enough to get to it,
you are right now doesn’t have to determine where you’ll end up. No
one’s written your destiny for you. Here in America, you write your own
destiny. You make your own future.
right. 'Bout time someone said so, instead of gettin' all mewly about,
"It's not his fault, he didn't know no better."
he talked about a bunch of immigrants with funny names, and how they
came to America to do good. I didn't listen to this part, mostly,
because I didn't care to, and Mr. Dobbs says that immigration should
have stopped after they let all the Irish and Chinese in.
he gave a hygiene lesson, about washing
your hands so you don't get sick. Like we was all backwards, and didn't
know about germs and such here! Humpf! What does he think we are,
that, he started going on about Hollywood
and basketball, and that part was ok, but when he started talking about
that Harry Potter and sorcery, I shut my ears down right hard! You'd be
proud of me Reverend, I heard that "J K... " writer-lady's name, and I
stuck my fingers in my ears and sang a that hymn you taught us to drown
out evil. You know the one I mean, it goes "Shall we gather at the
took my fingers out of my ears right about here...
be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you
need it. I do that every day. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness,
it’s a sign of strength. It shows you have the courage to admit when
you don’t know something, and to learn something new. So find an adult
you trust – a parent, grandparent or teacher; a coach or counselor –
and ask them to help you stay on track to meet your goals.
when you’re struggling, even when you’re
discouraged, and you feel like other people have given up on you –
don’t ever give up on yourself. Because when you give up on yourself,
you give up on your country.
The story of
America isn’t about people who quit
when things got tough. It’s about people who kept going, who tried
harder, who loved their country too much to do anything less than their
that's the kind of talk I like!
came some history stuff about George Washington and how he Twittered a
Google or something, but just then the cat started the most awful
ruckus with a stray raccoon that had been hanging around the garbage
all day, that I missed most of it, but I though it sounded pretty
futuristic. I don't know, I never cared for electronic machines and
such, and I don't really get why you'd be putting a bird in your math
homework, but I heard my nephew talking about compressin' one time, so
maybe that's it.
So today, I
want to ask you, what’s your
contribution going to be? What problems are you going to solve? What
discoveries will you make? What will a president who comes here in
twenty or fifty or one hundred years say about what all of you did for
families, your teachers, and I are doing
everything we can to make sure you have the education you need to
answer these questions. I’m working hard to fix up your classrooms and
get you the books, equipment and computers you need to learn. But
you’ve got to do your part too. So I expect you to get serious this
year. I expect you to put your best effort into everything you do. I
expect great things from each of you. So don’t let us down – don’t let
your family or your country or yourself down. Make us all proud. I know
you can do it.
God bless you, and God bless America.
now. Least-wise the man knows how to end his speech proper! I don't
know that kids oughta be usin' them computin' machines, but I suppose
that's progress for you.
need a nap now, so I hope you'll find this close enough to right, Mr.
August 26 2009
families jailed after Ala. riot
MARION, Ala. — Two
feuding families and their friends lined opposite
sides of a small-town Alabama street and hurled rocks, tools and pieces
of wood at each other, striking the police chief with a crowbar, in a
riot rooted in a disagreement that began years ago with schoolchildren.
of the Sawyer and Moore families were in jail Tuesday, a day after the
melee that swelled to 150 people, including gang members.
"They came with guns,
sticks, bricks, golf clubs. It was a bad situation," said police chief
Tony Bufford, who was OK.
police and officers from other west Alabama towns were called to keep
the peace in Marion, which was under a 10 p.m. curfew.
said the families have been feuding for at least two years but wasn't
sure exactly what happened to start it all except it was over
Five adults named
either Moore or Sawyer and
several juveniles were arrested on assault charges, said District
Attorney Michael Jackson, and more charges were likely. In all, at
least eight people were arrested in the city of 3,300 about 85 miles
west of Montgomery.
"Part of it was
families that didn't get
along with each other. It's big families with a lot of friends,"
Jackson said, adding that gang members also were involved.
began Sunday night when a fight fueled by the families' bad blood
erupted after a pickup basketball game, and at least one shot was fired.
"They shot my truck
up with my 1-year-old baby inside," said Littenger Moore, 30.
Problems continued at
a high school the next morning, with a fight ending in two arrests.
of those arrested followed officers to police headquarters, where a
crowd gathered. Authorities said six more people were arrested there
after an argument turned violent.
In a small office
across the street from City Hall, attorney Jeff Nail and law office
employee Debi Foster watched from behind locked doors as the angry
crowd gathered between the buildings.
"I saw a lady with a
baseball bat," Foster said. "There's still a broken mop in the
Nail said the
families and their supporters lined the streets, facing off.
was a lot of loud talk and one person would go up to the other side and
then run back and then they started throwing stuff back and forth,"
Four people were
injured, and Jackson said one person who was hit might need surgery for
a fractured eye socket.
said bond was set at $250,000 for a suspect charged with having a gun
at the high school, and he and others remained in custody. Charged with
assault, Littenger Moore spent the night in jail but was freed on bond
Signs of the melee
were scattered around City Hall a day
later. A shirt was in the middle of the street and a belt was on a
sidewalk. Shrubbery had been trampled in front of an insurance office.
of these people need to pack their suitcases because they're going to
be in jail for awhile," Jackson said. "There was no excuse for this."
Copyright © 2009 The
Associated Press. All rights reserved.
January 16 2009
went and done it. They elected a Hawaiian president. Now
gonna put poi up on that food pyramid. Tater just knows it!