case in point

Recall the article from Monday about how whiny kids tend to become conservatives as adults? Of course it caused a bit of a stir amongst conservatives, one being Katharine DeBrecht (she's the one who wrote that insane children's book Help Mom! There are Liberals Under My Bed!). Shakes emailed me a press release from World Ahead Publishing, who call themselves "the West Coast's leading publisher of conservative books" (and is a whole dimension of crazy, from looking at their site). Just a warning, the following is so rich in irony that it may back up your system:

"This is yet another attempt by liberals to continue their war of indoctrination against our children," says best-selling kid's author Katharine DeBrecht, a mother of three and the author of the #1 hit "Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed" (Kids Ahead; hardcover: $15.95; ISBN 0976726904). "They have long been bombarding our children's classrooms and libraries with books about gay kings (King & King) and socialist fish (Rainbow Fish) and even marijuana use (It's Just a Plant), but this is a first -- even for liberals."

Ok, this made me laugh for a couple reasons. First being the obvious of this venomous author of children's books that villify a large swath of the population nattering on about a "war of indoctrination against our children". Second, my son's school recently celebrated Dr. Suess' birthday with a book parade. Each class got a book (not necessarily a Suess book though), made a float, and did projects on their book. Then they held a parade. My son got to help push the float--he was so excited. Their book was Rainbow Fish. Third, it’s apparent DeBrecht is ignorant to the 2003 study done by John Jost & team that essentially said the same thing.

Anyhow, back to the whining from a so-called adult (and this is where you might need some Metamucil):

"Liberals know that they cannot win at the polls or in the world of ideas, so they're attacking our children," adds DeBrecht, whose new book "Help! Mom! Hollywood's in My Hamper" (Kids Ahead; hardcover: $15.95; ISBN 0976726912) emphasizes that children should not emulate the celebrities they see on television. "They've shown that they'll go to any extreme to push their propaganda, and they're not afraid to use children as their pawns to do it."

What was that? You have liberals under your bed, you say?

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