Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Dear President Bush, Thanks For The STD!

One of George Bush's educational mainstays beyond the nutty notion that bringing mediocrity to our schools via No Child Left Behind is good was "abstinence only" education. Of course, what does that get you? Apparently, uneducated kids with large amounts of STDs.
The first national study of four common sexually transmitted diseases among girls and young women has found that one in four are infected with at least one of the diseases, federal health officials reported Tuesday.
How much did it cost us to learn that abstinence education really is a flop (not unlike energy deregulation)?
The national policy of promoting abstinence-only programs is a $1.5 billion failure,” Ms. Richards said, “and teenage girls are paying the real price.”
I suggest all teens with STDs who were forced into abstinence only courses send a nice post card to the Whitehouse and to George Bush saying "Thanks for the STD, Mr. Bush."


Mary Ellen said...

As always, it's the children in the country who have taken the big hits of the Bush administration, those who are uninsured or under insured, college students who can't get loans, kids in school who have been taught nothing but tests in order for their schools to get federal funding, and now this. Could Bush have been a bigger failure? Oh wait....he's not done yet. Nevermind.

windspike said...

Fantastic close to a fantastic comment Mary Ellen! Thanks for coming on over.

Blog on sister.

isabelita said...

What I wonder about is that Bush and his kind want a desperate permanent underclass for war fodder and menial labor; so why do they persist in doing things that would maim or kill off this underclass? Oh, that's why they want them to keep making babies, so there will be replacements. Kind of like the old slavery systems of yore.

Anonymous said...


Dear Mr President:

I got an STD from one of your ''abstinence only'' girls. Your program ain't working. Pass it on.

With regret,

Former stallion