Yesterday, the White House announced it will host a conference on bullying. This yesterday’s announcement, which is also on the White House website.
On Thursday, March 10, President Obama, the Department of Education, and the Department of Health and Human Services will welcome students, parents, teachers and others to The White House for a Conference on Bullying Prevention. The conference will bring together communities from across the nation who have been affected by bullying as well as those who are taking action to address it. .
Now how much of this conference will be devoted to teaching kids Krav Maga or Tae Kwon Do so that children can KICK SOME ASS in response to a bully?
None of it. This is not the peace through strength crowd.
I’ve obtained a copy of the agenda. This is NOT on the White House website.
WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ON BULLYING
MARCH 10, 2011 – EAST ROOM
9:30 am || Welcoming remarks: First Lady Michelle Obama: How a healthy breakfast can prevent bullying – fighting back with whole grains.
10:00 am || Opening Remarks: President Obama: Reasoning and negotiating with bullies: The new bully appeasement paradigm.
10:30 am || Keynote address: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: Don’t respond – tell the teacher instead: How I got to the head of the class by being the school’s biggest tattletale
11:15 am || Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel: How I learned to stop responding to bullies in “the Chicago way.”
12:00 pm || Lunch – Congealed Pork Fat with sweet and sour dipping sauce; Chicken Fried Steak with Marshmallow Topping; Pastry Encrusted Polish Sausage; French Fries and Creamed Spinach; Deep Fried Twinkies served with Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie à la Mode.
12:30 pm || Lunchtime address – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: What it’s like to be bullied by Nancy Pelosi.
1:15 pm || Additional Perspectives from President Obama: What it’s like to be bullied by Nancy Pelosi.
1:30 pm || House Speaker John Boehner: How preemptively crying can prevent bullying.
2:00 pm || BREAKOUT SESSIONS:
Session # 1: Blue Room: Why bullies get more chicks.
Session # 2: State Dining Room: Track & Field techniques – training to run from bullies.
Session # 3: Green Room: Prospects for direct federal aid to bullies as a disincentive to demanding lunch money.
3:15 pm || Former Vice President Al Gore: Environmental Impacts: How bullying contributes to global warming.
4:00 pm || CLOSING REMARKS: Mr. Rodney King: Can’t we all just get along?
4:30 pm || Adjourn