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