Archive for September 25th, 2009

I don’t care who it is, making school kids sing the praises of a politician is wrong

I struggle to comprehend a situation where this would be acceptable. Surely this is why we have national anthems, so that children sing about their pride in their country, and not about their political leaders.

A video posted on YouTube appears to show a New Jersey elementary school class being taught to sing praises of the “great accomplishments” of President Obama.

The video shows nearly 20 young children taught a song overflowing with campaign slogans and praise for “Barack Hussein Obama,” repeatedly chanting the president’s name and celebrating his accomplishments, including his “great plans” to “make this country’s economy No. 1 again.”

The video identifies the kids as students at the B. Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington, N.J., with taping taking place last June.

The song quotes directly from the spiritual “Jesus Loves the Little Children,” though Jesus’ name is replaced with Obama’s: “He said red, yellow, black or white/All are equal in his sight. Barack Hussein Obama.”

“Last June”? I hate that phrase…to clarify, they mean June of this year according to the YouTube video.

There are two songs in the video, lyrics in linked story and quoted below.

(The Fox video is identical to the YouTube video except for the Fox logo. I choose to embed the Fox video because it’s more likely to stay online. The YouTube video is linked above if you don’t want to take my word for it.)

Song 1:
Mm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said that all must lend a hand
To make this country strong again
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said we must be fair today
Equal work means equal pay
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said that we must take a stand
To make sure everyone gets a chance
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said red, yellow, black or white
All are equal in his sight
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

Yes!
Mmm, mmm, mm
Barack Hussein Obama

Song 2:
Hello, Mr. President we honor you today!
For all your great accomplishments, we all doth say “hooray!”

Hooray, Mr. President! You’re number one!
The first black American to lead this great nation!

Hooray, Mr. President we honor your great plans
To make this country’s economy number one again!

Hooray Mr. President, we’re really proud of you!
And we stand for all Americans under the great Red, White, and Blue!

So continue —- Mr. President we know you’ll do the trick
So here’s a hearty hip-hooray —-

Hip, hip hooray!
Hip, hip hooray!
Hip, hip hooray!

One word: indoctrination.

Just to be clear, nobody, least of all me, is claiming or implying that Obama knows about or endorses this activity. The blame here appears to lie squarely on the shoulders of the teachers involved.

Samuel

September 25th, 2009 at 07:11am

KXNT Jerk Of The Week submission for September 25

Your “Jerk of the Week” submission
Channels Seven and Nine in Sydney

Why should this person be the “Jerk of the Week”?
Channel Seven for their detailed report about what Aussie Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Bill Clinton had for breakfast when they met. Channel Nine for dedicating a whole 30 minutes of their nightly news to a dust storm on the day Rudd addressed the UN, and his failed immigration policies delivered another boatload of illegals to Australian shores, putting our detention centres at breaking point.

Your Name (Optional)
Samuel Gordon-Stewart

Jerk Of The Week airs at 6:09pm Thursdays on Newsradio 840 KXNT in Las Vegas, which this week and next week equates to 10am Friday in Canberra. It will be pushed back an hour in Canberra due to daylight saving after this, and a further hour a few weeks later when the US come out of daylight saving. You can nominate somebody, anybody, for Jerk Of The Week via the KXNT website.

Samuel

September 25th, 2009 at 01:29am


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