07 February 2008

fundamentals


Our president's proposed budget is going to eliminate funding for the program that enables Reading Is Fundamental to distribute books.

The story is here.

The website for RIF is here. Please take a moment to send an e-mail to your congressfolk.


Words fail me. They didn't fail Eleanor Roosevelt, who said "...the price of freedom is constant vigilance over ourselves and over our government."

We have to watch these people. Every. Second.

10 comments:

molly said...

ugh. when will this end? just as a new election rolls around, the idea of change is there, and then we realize "oh yeah, this guy still has one year left of potential damage."

i'll write my congressman asap!

KnitNana said...

Letters have already been sent to my two senators and my congressman.
The NERVE of that shrub.
(((hugs)))

Bridget said...

Well, I guess when you are an intellectual giant yourself ... oh, wait ...

Roggey said...

I just sent off emails to my congress people - thanks for the heads up on this funding cut!

Heather said...

Horrible. I'll never understand why reading isn't important to some folks.

Donna Lee said...

Our local Pizza Hut sponsors "Book It". For every so many books that a child reads, they get a free pizza. It was one of my children's favorite things when they were in school. They got prizes for something they loved anyway! Win win! Why can't the government folks see that an illiterate nation is a dangerous one? Look at what happens to countries where the citizens can't read (think Taliban). Stupid shrub.

Larjmarj said...

"Why can't the government folks see that an illiterate nation is a dangerous one? Look at what happens to countries where the citizens can't read (think Taliban)."

Well what a better pool to pull cannon fodder from than an ignorant blindly following religiously indoctrinated populace. Ignorance is the goal of the current administration. Vile and evil people.

Jennifer said...

Utter Stupidity. Grrrrr......

Carrie K said...

But football is safe, right?

Gah.

Paula said...

Oh that is brilliant!
Lets create more stupid people to run the goverment!