Should I be able to point with pride at how America's educational system is now based on a series of tests that is all sound and fury signifying nothing? My students all mark the test answer sheets in randomly. And why shouldn't they? The questions asked on the tests in many cases don't even make sense. One answer makes as much sense as another to them.
Should I be able to point with pride to America's crowning glory, its yeomen citizenry? The ones who are untrained, uneducated and out of work? The ones who live in fear of Osama bin Ladin and Bill Clinton -- that is, if they are aware enough to even remember who they are supposed to hate and/or fear?
Should I be able to point with pride at rising oil company profits -- and the high cost of gas? I shoulda bought stock in Exxon when Bush first announced Shock and Awe!
Should I be able to point with pride at the "training exercises" now going on in the Straits of Hormuz right across from Iran? They are very similar to the "training exercises" that went on right before the invasion of Iraq, thus indicating that we can expect an attack on Iran at any minute by those war-starved crazies in the White House. And will I be able to point with pride at our brave military that will be stretched beyond the point of no return if there is a war with Iran? Or at the suck-ups in the Penatgon who are willing to sell out our our brave soldiers in exchange for not getting fired from their cushy desk jobs?
Good. Now I've got a plan. No more of this nancy-boy "view with alarm" crap. From now on, I'm only gonna try to "point with pride". All I ask is that America gives me something to "point with pride" at! Having Bush, Cheney and Rice thrown in jail for corruption, election theft and the needless murder of our brave troops might be a good start. I would definitely point with pride at that!