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    Re: Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    I hate that these little kids are in the center of a blog crusade. Who started this? I don't understand why whatever concerns someone had about this song didn't stay at the local school level. These are little kids.
    These are the times we live in. Anything you do in public is now fair game for commentary by the masses. The technology of the internet has allowed the common person the ability to play "journalist".
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    Re: Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    Celebrating long dead Presidents is a bit different than singing an indoctrination song about a living President don't you think?
    Yes, I do think it is different, hence my comments. Please read all of them, I think I explained myself quite well and didn't excuse any of it.

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    Re: Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Look, love him or hate him but the man is this nation's first black president. I don't think anyone should be fired over celebrating that accomplishment. This only looks bad because the songs were discovered in the wake of the President's openning day speech to school children. There's nothing sinister about this song. The lyrics are cheesy, but I find nothing harmful or "indoctrinatory" about it. I mean, the words don't proclaim him to be master of the universe or make such statements as ushering in a new world order. It simply speaks of being proud of this nation and of its president. Nothing more, nothing less.
    Given that Obama's term is not even up and he can run for re-election, I do not think our schools need to be turned into a campaign headquarters singing about accomplishments that are not universally accepted as accomplishments.

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    Re: Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    These are the times we live in. Anything you do in public is now fair game for commentary by the masses. The technology of the internet has allowed the common person the ability to play "journalist".
    God bless bloggers in finding a way to beat television news coverage at incoherence and stupidity.
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    Re: Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    On your points though I would not say that this is "ok" if it's not a school. Reason is that I disagree very strongly with using children for political messages and protests. I do not like it when the anti-war freaks use childeren and I hate it as well when some Tea Bagging Bufoons used children to project their oppinions. I also very much hate it when the anti-abortionists use children to project an anti-abortion message.

    Using childeren to political mssaging is just plain wrong. I called that Igloo Girl girl and her disreptable supporters out when she and they used her children for political messsaging. If this case is true then the people who had those children sinking the praises of OBAMA as if he was a dictator need to be persuaded that they did wrong with some permanent punishment.
    Let me clarify.

    The only reason that I think it can be okay is if it was some sort of youth club for children, where parents voluntarily allow their children to be exposed to topics relevant to that club. If there was such a club as a "support Obama club" or "young democrats club" or something along those lines, and (here's the qualifier) that the parents have given consent to allow their children to be exposed to the favored political messages.

    This isn't using children to further specific political message. This is a different style of parenting, which as far as I know the parent has every right to teach whatever policy to their children. Is it good policy, bad policy? That doesn't even matter. If the parents have given consent, then I don't give a rats ass what the political message is.

    This event, of course, is not the case. It seems the parents did not know anything about the song, and therefore did not give any consent. Which is a violation of the parents trust.
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    Re: Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    Let's get this straight. This was one teacher who's class learned this song.
    Just one. In the entire country.

    What is the big deal? Why is this important?

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    Re: Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    God bless bloggers in finding a way to beat television news coverage at incoherence and stupidity.
    They do have their work cut out for them. It is no easy task, and they are not disappointing.
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    Re: Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    Hey those lyrics are catchy!

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    Re: Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    Let's get this straight. This was one teacher who's class learned this song.
    Just one. In the entire country.

    What is the big deal? Why is this important?
    Same thing they said about those catchy Nazi Song also

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    Re: Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    I hate that these little kids are in the center of a blog crusade. Who started this? I don't understand why whatever concerns someone had about this song didn't stay at the local school level. These are little kids.
    Well the person who illegally vidoe the children started along with the Teacher and the Princaple of the School who allowed this crap to go on. Oh and she said today she would do it again.

    If one of these kid was mine they would need the 1st Marine Amph Division to hold me back from destroying this Teacher and Princaple. I hope that some of the parnet come forarwd and demand that they all be fired and all Mr. Obama crap be removed from allof th school except the Official Picture of the Prrsident which is required by US Codes to hang in all Puplic School's.

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