Thursday, February 12, 2009

An anology a friend sent me.

It is to good not to share.

This is the best analogy I have heard yet! Ice Cream & The Election Excellent analogy! ......................................................................
From a teacher in the Nashville area.
Who worries about "the cow" when it is all about the "Ice Cream?
The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade this year.
The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest.
I decided we would have an election for a class president.
We would choose our nominees.
They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote.
We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have.
We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.
The class had done a great job in their selections.
Both candidates were good kids.
I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support.
I had never seen Olivia's mother.
The day arrived when they were to make their speeches Jamie went first.
He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place.
He ended by promising to do his very best.
Everyone applauded. He sat down and Olivia came to the podium. Her speech was concise.
She said, "If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream."
She sat down. The class went wild. "Yes! Yes! We want ice cream."
She surely could say more. She did not have to.
A discussion followed.
How did she plan to pay for the ice cream?
She wasn't sure.
Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it?
She didn't know.
The class really didn't care. All they were thinking about was ice cream.
Jamie was forgotten.
Olivia won by a landslide.
Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth he offered ice cream and
fifty-two percent of the people reacted like nine year olds.
They want ice cream.
The other forty-eight percent of us know we're going to have to feed the
cow and clean up the mess.


Gina said...

And for sure we will be reduced to burning the cow chips to stay warm....

Sarah (JOT) said...

bloody brilliant!

Mau said...

Love it!

Therese said...

Great analogy!!! Today I heard,"If government is big enough to give us everything then it is strong enough to take away everything."

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

I'm laughing but feeling guilty for laughing at the same time. I told my husband exactly that. NOBODY can do all he promised to do. Well, God could but he wasn't running. Thank you for the analogy! I wish more of us had heard it prior to the election. My In-laws voted for him and are already seeing the error in their choice. Should I tell them, "I told you so?"

Katidids said...

Sadly this represents the majority of America.......

Aussie Therese said...

great analogy.

Homestay Mama said...

If only we smart ones, who did not vote for the man, can figure out how to make the people who want icecream pay for it themselves!

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Rosemary Bogdan said...

What a great analogy. Sadly, it says it all. And now we are on the verge of paying for all those ice cream cones...

Nita said...

who should be paying for the ice cream maybe we can all share it and live in peace.

Gramma 2 Many said...

I do not have any problem with paying for the ice cream, as long as I ordered it and it is the flavor I like!! Chocolate chip mint, please:)


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