The Corner

“There Is No Time For Fluff”

This is the attitude that is ruining America. It starts in the schools, with increased homework now stressing out 5th graders. It marches on into junior high, and high school, with pressure to achieve in class, then the SATs, and the college application essays. We must get into the right school, we must get the right job, we must make the right amount of money, work work work, until we get kids of our own, and start putting them into the same grinder. You say, “There is no time for fluff”? I say make time! Fluff is good! Fluff works!

–sincerely, A Maker of Fluff

(P.S. This is not an endorsement of marshmallow Fluff, which is represented on the Corner by John Podhoretz.)

Warren Bell — Warren Bell was nominated June 20, 2006, by President George W. Bush to be a member of the Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the remainder of a ...

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