Surreal and Orwellian

My God, what is this country coming to? 
When I was in school, if the President had given a speech directed at all us kids, the teachers would have wheeled the big TV into the room on a cart and we would have all watched it. We had respect for the Office of the President, regardless of his party.  But today……….. 

“Is there no limit to the current right-wing, fear-fed insanity? Now conservatives are freaking out that President Obama is making a back-to-school speech urging children to stay in school, work hard and succeed. In the words of my ancestors: Oy. Where does it end, and who wins?”

Abby Zimet,
Common Dreams