Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The NY Times Wants Your Kids To Be Fat And Lazy

New from the Gray Lady... stage mother and father parents are finding out that the athletic scholarships that they have been pimping their kids out for since they can walk are...

drum roll please...

Not terribly lucrative or worth the trouble!

You will pardon me here while I take a big ol' no-workout belly laugh at the expense of Win At All Costs And Don't Be A Child Until You're Of Legal Age America. (Land that I ex-ploit! Stand a-tree it / And free it / From the cash that it don't know how to spend...)

Anyhow... there's two competing agedas at work here.

1) The Times, as part of its 100% Eeee Vile Agenda for America, is doing everything it can to make sure that the parents of our children sleep in and make the little darlings forget their parent-induced dream of getting a free ride.

2) Colleges are money-grubbing corporate leeches that raise their tuition rates well in excess of any inflationary pressures, and need to be held in the same kind of regard as oil companies, baby seal hunters and lobbyists.

I'm going for... false choice, and A Pox On All Houses. Now, who's with me to roll back child labor laws, so my kids can start chipping in on this millstone that's coming down the path? This blogging ain't going to pay for more than Bottom Ramen, you know...

3 comments:

cmjdad said...

Uh oh, page not found error from the link...

DMtShooter said...

Fixed.

The Truth said...

Here's a novel idea for parents. Instead of spending so much time and money chasing this athletic dream - try spending time helping your kids study and invest in a 529 plan. Although I know the thought of spending extra family time and actually saving money is frightening to most Americans.