Archive for Tue, Sep 1, 2009

H3: 09/01/09 David Certner

09010903 Hugh Hewitt: Hour 3 – Hugh spends the hour debating Obamacare with the legislative policy director for the American Association of Retired Persons, yes, AARP, David Certner.

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H2: 09/01/09 Victor Davis Hanson, Max Boot, Stan Lazarian, Gary Parsons

09010902 Hugh Hewitt: Hour 2 – Hugh talks about Obama’s education indoctrination speech he’s planning next week with pre-eminent military historian and classicist, Victor Davis Hanson, foreign policy in Afghanistan and the Holder decision to go after CIA interrogators with Max Boot of the Council On Foreign Relations, and Russian missionary work with Stan Lazarian and Gary Parsons.

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H1: 09/01/09 Jim Geraghty

09010901 Hugh Hewitt: Hour 1 – Hugh talks about the disturbing plan for Barack Obama to address the public school children of America next week with National Review Campaign Spot blogger, Jim Geraghty.

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The President’s Command Performance For America’s Children

Here’s Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s letter to principles announcing President Obama’s speech to America’s schoolchildren on September 8.

Here’s the list of suggested classroom activities for before, during, and after the speech for grades pre-K to 6 grades 7 to 12.

In the section for pre-K to 6th graders titled “Extension of the Speech: Teachers can extend learning by having students” is this suggestion:

• Write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president. These would be collected and redistributed at an appropriate later date by the teacher to make students accountable to their goals.

Liberals will say critics of this “first ever” presidential speech to students are politicizing a nice gesture by the president about the importance of learning.

But the widespread and growing objection to the idea is that the president has no business injecting himself into every classroom or suggesting to teachers that they help students figure out how they can help the president. If W has tried such a stunt he would have been rightfully roasted for doing so. It is a terrible idea, and ought to be abandoned, but won’t be. Parents who object to the exercise are going to find themselves mocked, but many will do so nonetheless. Whether they will be listened to remains to be seen.

Hugh’s show prep. 09/01

Big Brother alert: Sorry, but Obama’s planned address to whole nation’s schoolchildren is creepy

W.H. fears liberal war pressure

N.J. Governor Corzine Trails Christie in Two Polls

Gordon Brown did not want Lockerbie bomber to die in jail

Reid: Teddy’s death “going to help us”

Registration deadlines set for contest to fill Kennedy seat

Survivors remember Russia’s Beslan massacre

Virginia Governor’s Race Turns to Gender Politics Over 20-Year-Old Master’s Thesis

Russia and Poland trade insults on 70th anniversary of WWII

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