The evil 'Mr. Rogers'

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  1. Luissa
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    Exactly. I wonder if you could find a statement where Mr Roger was supporting one side or the other.

    I need to look back, but I swear someone even called him evil in this thread. Mr. Roger's evil?
     
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    Someone can take any statement and with enough massaging can make it political. However, Mr. Rogers, was probably one of the least political figures on Television. His contributions to this country and the world were enormous. I think the US Senate in a resolution passed unanimously said it best:
    "Through his spirituality and placid nature, Mr. Rogers was able to reach out to our nation's children and encourage each of them to understand the important role they play in their communities and as part of their families. More importantly, he did not shy away from dealing with difficult issues of death and divorce but rather encouraged children to express their emotions in a healthy, constructive manner, often providing a simple answer to life's hardships."

    In looking at the impact of our leaders and public figures, this little soft spoken man, a teacher and a Presbyterian minister may have had the greatest impact of all.
     
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    That's the trouble with this culture. We don't do soft spoken and introspective and thoughtful. We do brash, impetuous and clout-it-over-the-head mentality.
    Then we wonder why we have violence. :confused:
     
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    You don't seem to understand that young children need to believe they are special and that they are loved. This does not destroy their ambition to succeed but rather it fosters it.


    Roger's believed that all children are special and has said that many times. Through songs and stories he hits on his central themes, love yourself and others, you're a good person, and you can overcome your fears. His goal has always been to build self-esteem in young children. Without it, their chance of success in life is pretty bleak.

    In order to teach children to be self-reliance and responsible, they must first believe in themselves. They must understand their childhood fears and be able to conquer them. This is what Mr. Roger's Neighborhood is all about. This what makes this Fox discussion so ridiculous.
     
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    Limbaugh spent his entire career attempting to bring some truth in to counter some of the Marxist-driven lies to "change" America, and for it, he has been smeared beyond recognition. His quest for the truth has been met with zero appreciation from the left, who doesn't understand the enthusiasm from some on the right. Most of us can live with it better if we don't see it all the time. Even Mr. Limbaugh has suffered at least 2 addictions on account of his public humiliation for speaking up against wrongdoing. Yes, both sides do wrongdoing. Our biggest fault is being tolerant of criminality in the political system, from top to bottom. The Supreme Court had a chance to end some of the more heinous crimes by removing the president Clinton through impeachment and throwing his criminal wife in jail. Instead, they didn't, and Democrats had a nice celebration in the Rose Garden over failure to convict Clinton, Hillary didn't have to face a single one of her crimes of lying to the grand jury saying she "couldn't recall" to things one would have to possess a double-digit IQ not to recall. She took advantage of this failure by running for Senate and becoming Secretary of State with information on Obama's past life to be barred for public knowledge in exchange for her being 3rd in line to the president's chair.

    The cowardice of the Supremes left the Republicans who brought the charges against President Clinton for impeachment, so the Democrats took advantage of this dismal situation by claiming Clinton was "proved innocent," when in fact he was disbarred and paid fines out the wazoo for his indecent behaviors that decimated the civil rights of his girlfriends, lovers, and oral sex. The consequence of that cowardice cost us in terms of morality among our youth, who with such a poor example, and Democrats making fools of themselves with false claims of Clinton's "innocence" it's no wonder children dropping in on the shameful news were robbed of their childhood with all the pressure that was put on them by the filth just being out there in copious measure.
     
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    Fred Rogers never made the comments Limbaugh has, and I am guessing has never made rude comments about a Presidents daughter.
    I don't care what Limbaugh has done, he will never compare to Mr. Rogers. To even try to compare them is disrespectful.
    Limbaugh isn't the devil, but he is no Mr, Rogers.
     
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    Mr. Rogers is a true America hero, an uniter, an individual of compassion and decency and charity.

    Rush is nothing more than an unlovable little fuzzball.

    Rogers and Limbaugh: the good in humanity, the bad in humanity. The way it is.

    Luissa sees clearly, freedombecki through a glass darkly.
     
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    i see our resident english professor doesn't know jack about english

    :lol:
     
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    I can't help noticing that Becki's post tries to start out about Limbaugh but then morphs into a post about the Clintons. Hard to find a Mr. Rogers cognate for that, but in any case if Rogers' objective was to uplift children, Limbaugh's was to "charge confiscatory ad rates" (and those are his own words). And you can't do that by being nice on the air. Both of them understood what they were doing and each had very different goals.
     
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    Yurt, it is "English" not "english." I love this. I know that if I make a mistake on purpose, you will find it then make mistakes yourself.

    That's hypocrisy, Yurt, and it is fun trapping you.

    Now let's stay on topic.
     
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