Cult Watch: 1st Graders Forced To Pledge Allegiance To… Obama?

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This is just beyond the pale :

A parent in the Clark County School District of Las Vegas, Henderson area reported today that his son, who is in 1st grade, came home yesterday saying that he didn’t want to go back to school anymore.

When asked why, the boy said that during the Pledge of Allegiance the teacher put up a large image of Obama next to the flag.

Thinking that the boy might be exaggerating, the man asked his son if he was sure, and suggested that by “large” he might mean an 8×10 photo of the president. The boy apparently said “No, it is a large picture of Obama and when we are done, the teacher turns off the image.”

The same thing was not done for President Bush last year.

After investigating this morning, the other parent reported that what the boy said was true.

At least three of the five classrooms have an overhead projector and as the children stand to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, the teacher turns on the classroom overhead and a full body image of Obama, with six U.S. flags behind him, comes up about 4 feet away from the flag that hangs on the wall. The screen is apparently around five feet by six feet.

Huh. I thought libs were all about taking God OUT of the pledge.

Seriously  though, the vice principle has said, he’ll “take care of it”, and another report is due out tomorrow to see how that goes.

I never complained  about this, because it seemed petty….but on inauguration day, at our elementary school, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades were corralled into to library to watch BHO being sworn in, live.

I don’t remember that happening when George Bush was inaugurated in 2000, or 2004. My older kids don’t remember it, either.

Via: Doctor Bulldog and Ronin

Hat tip: Jawa Report

*UPDATE:

This story is being called a hoax by some in the blogosphere, although it is not at all clear that it is. Geoff tells me that the original post for the story appeared at The Tree of Liberty.

From there, he says,  “the story went to InfoWars.net, and was finally picked up by News Blaze, which is just a blog. The News Blaze fellow promised an update the next day and didn’t deliver, so it’s possible that the story is fabricated. If Ed Driscoll’s unsourced claim that Clark Country officials have checked with all schools in their jurisdiction is true, then that conflicts directly with News Blaze’s claim that they talked to the VP”.

In the meantime, The New Blaze has updated its post with this:

Update Jan 29th: The teachers at the school today talked to the children about flag etiquette and the meaning of the flag and why the pledge is said. The lights were left on, so the flag could be clearly seen and the children were told that they should face towards and look at the flag. The parent spoke to the Principal and the child’s teacher. The Principal said they would not show the image of the president at the same time as the pledge tomorrow. The Principal apologized for causing offense. The parent and Principal and teacher left on good terms.

I’ve emailed The New Blaze to see if they can provide  more specifics, like the name of the school, and the name of the Principle the parents spoke to.

There are definitely a lot of Internet rumors out there,  concerning Obama, so you do have to be careful.  Another  that has come out recently, is this one, which has been picked up by many blogs, and is almost certainly a hoax.

The problem with wild stories about BHO and his followers…is you just can’t dismiss them out of hand because so many horrendous rumors have turned out to be true.

Who would have ever believed that American children would be trained to sing songs of praise to Obama while he was still a candidate, or that 15 pages would already be devoted to him in middle school history books. Not to mention the absolutely startling numbers of products glorifying his name appearing all over America. Who would ever have believed that American flags with his face printed on them would be de rigueur at the inauguration? Or that the benediction at his inauguration would turn out to be a race-baiting mother goose rhyme? I feel like I’ve been conditioned to expect  mind-numbed cultlike Obama worship at every turn.

I’ve stopped being appalled, and have come to expect it.

UPDATE II:

Alan Gray, the Editor in Chief of NewsBlaze emailed me back with this message:

Hello Debra.

The name of the school was purposely not given out,
in order to give this a chance to be resolved without causing a major issue
and so the school would not be inundated with calls.

The Principal has stopped the simultaneous display of the image and the reciting of the Pledge
and apologized for the problem it caused.

He also enclosed his update which I already posted, above.

I am inclined to believe that the school made an honest mistake, and corrected it. The persons involved didn’t want it to become a huge national story, and it didn’t.

Incidentally, the photo above is a picture of Obama standing in front of some flags. It was never meant to be taken as the picture being used in the classrooms.

Duh.

UPDATE III:

Here is the conclusion to the story, as given by the source.

The school only wanted to honor Obama. Did this same school honor President Bush in the same way?

Google Corrects Obama “Miserable Failure” Search Algorithm

Via The American Thinker, Google explains:

Though the spirit of change may be in the air in Washington, some things apparently stay the same. Yes, the old online prank called “Googlebombing” returned for a brief while recently, when Google searches for the words words [failure] and [cheerful achievement] returned President Obama’s biography as the top result.
You may remember this issue from a few years ago, when the query [miserable failure] led to the biography of President Bush. For some reason, all those links pointing to the Bush bio were redirected to Obama’s. Some people have asked in the past whether these results are a sign of political bias on Google’s part, and we’ve explained that this isn’t the case.
Rather than edit these prank results by hand, we developed an algorithm a few years ago to detect Googlebombs. We tend not to run it all the time, because it takes some computing power to process our entire web index and because true Googlebombs are quite rare (we joke around the Googleplex that more articles have been written about Googlebombs than there are actual examples of Googlebombs).
After we became aware of this latest Googlebomb, we re-ran our algorithm and it detected the Googlebomb for [cheerful achievement] as well as for [failure]. As a result, those search queries now return discussion about the Googlebombs rather than the original pages that were returned.

Kudos to Google for springing into action so quickly. These childish internet pranks are ridiculous; just ask George W. Bush, who endured the prank for six and a half years before Google decided to re-run their algorithm.

Hat tip: Moonbattery

Video: Protesters Greet Bill Ayers With “Go To Hell” At St. Mary’s College

What in God’s name was Bill Ayers doing at a Catholic college? What possible benefit could there be to subjecting young, impressionable minds to Ayers’ dishonest self-apologia?

Melanie Morgan lead a large, rambunctious protest outside of the college:

“People aren’t perfect”? Oh honey…….

Shame on St. Mary’s college.

The Crap Sandwich Passes

Well, the Dems managed to write a stimulus plan laden with so much pork, and stealth welfare, they totally united the Republican party against it – quite a feat, really. Not one Republican in the House voted for the Democrat’s “shit sandwich”. The Dems own it now, and it’s destined to fail, because there was actually,very little  stimulus in the stupid thing.

Not that it matters, now, but hundreds of economists have called Obama a liar in newspaper ads:

President Obama says that “economists from across the political spectrum agree” on the need for massive government spending to stimulate the economy. In fact, many economists disagree. Hundreds of them, including Nobel laureates and other prominent scholars, have signed a statement that the Cato Institute has placed in major newspapers across the United States.

The  bill actually seems designed to consolidate Democrat power. They are digging in, just like I thought they would. That’s what the ACORN money is for. That’s what the Welfare and Medicaid redistribution is for. They’re buying votes.

Correction:

Never mind the P.O.S video I previously posted…. I discovered (thank you Geoff) that was an old video from 2007, and the P.O.S. was killed. We’re not going to be so lucky, with the next P.O.S. amnesty bill that comes down the pike, I fear.

UPDATE:

Speaking of Geoff…

Obama gets a C- from Fred Barnes on his bipartisanship efforts.

I don’t know…I think the fact that he and the Dems couldn’t even be bothered to remove the useless pork, and the *eff-you* to Republicans in the form of ACORN funding, and the fact that he got 0% of the Republicans to vote for the crap sandwich, earns him an F-, but maybe that’s just me.

UPDATE II:

Senate Republicans take heed:

A new Rassmussen Report report shows public support for hyper-partisan Democrat stimulus package has fallen to 42%. Republicans overwhelmingly oppose the bill.

UPDATE III:

Credit where it’s due: Michelle Malkin thanks the House Republicans for taking a stand.

UPDATE IV:

Utterly predictable:

MoveOn. org, Service Employees International Union(SEIU), and other leftist/marxist groups will be running ads targeting Republicans to support Obama’s stimulus pkg.