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Posted 03 September 2009 - 12:33 PM


**I received this in an email, thought i'd share**

TO PARENTS OF CHILDREN IN SCHOOL[/size] (THIS IS TRUE, CHECK THE WASHINGTON TIMES AND THE NEWS ONLINE) ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2009 DURING SCHOOL A SPEECH GIVEN BY PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL BE WATCHED BY OUR STUDENTS IN CLASS. NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THE SPEECH IS ABOUT, HE IS SAYING IT IS TO ENCOURAGE THE STUDENTS TO STAY IN SCHOOL AND SUCCEED. 1. THE PAULDING COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL NOT BE NOTIFYING THE PARENTS 2. NO LETTERS FROM YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL WILL BE SENT HOME (BUT THE TEACHERS ARE INFORMED OF IT) 3. THERE WILL BE A "LESSON PLAN" WITH THE SPEECH 4. SOME OF THE QUESTIONS IN THE LESSON ARE WILL YOU FOLLOW THE PRESIDENT AND SUPPORT HIM?, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU CAN DO TO HELP AND SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT? ETC. 5. THERE WILL BE NO PERMISSION SLIPS SENT HOME EITHER. MY CONCERNS ARE THIS:I DO NOT WANT ANY PUBLIC OFFICAL OR FIGURE TO SPEAK TO MY CHILDREN WITHOUT MY PRESENCE OR KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT WILL BE SAID. WHY CAN'T THE SCHOOLS INFORM THE PARENTS ALSO IF YOU ARE NOT IN AGREEMENT WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA AND DID NOT VOTE FOR HIM, DO NOT AGREE WITH HIS PROPOSALS, ISSUES, AND OVERALL JUDGEMENT AND ABILITY. THEN WHY SHOULD YOUR CHILDREN BE MADE TO WATCH A SPEECH BY HIM THAT IS SHOWING (BUT DON'T KNOW FOR SURE SINCE NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THE SPEECH IS ABOUT) OUR CHILDREN TO SUPPORT HIM AND WHAT HE WANTS TO DO. GOOD OR BAD NOW, FOR THE ONES WHO VOTED ON PRESIDENT OBAMA, TO EACH IS THERE OWN AND I HOPE YOUR CHILDREN ENJOY IT. MY OVERALL CONCERN IS THE FACT IT IS BEING DONE WITHOUR PARENTAL CONSENT OR KNOWLEDGE. YOU MAY CALL THE SCHOOLS AND HAVE YOUR CHILD TAKEN OUT OF CLASS. I HAVE ALREADY HAD BOTH OF MINE ON THE LIST TO BE SITTING OUT. BURNT HICKORY AND MCCLURE KNOW ABOUT IT AND ARE NOT TELLING PARENTS AS OF TODAY. SO GIVE THEM A CALL AND ASK QUESTIONS. ALSO A LADY IN THE PAULDING COMMUNITY HAD BEEN TOLD THAT HER HUSBANDS NATIONAL GUARD UNIT WILL BE ON HIGH ALERT IN PAULDING COUNTY ON SEPTEMBER 8 FOR THIS VERY REASON. [size="2"]PLEASE RESEARCH THIS AND BE INFORMED

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 12:36 PM

luckily the national guard is on the case.
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.''

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 12:37 PM

QUOTE (Gee~Tee @ Sep 3 2009, 01:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

**I received this in an email, thought i'd share**

TO PARENTS OF CHILDREN IN SCHOOL[/size] (THIS IS TRUE, CHECK THE WASHINGTON TIMES AND THE NEWS ONLINE) ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2009 DURING SCHOOL A SPEECH GIVEN BY PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL BE WATCHED BY OUR STUDENTS IN CLASS. NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THE SPEECH IS ABOUT, HE IS SAYING IT IS TO ENCOURAGE THE STUDENTS TO STAY IN SCHOOL AND SUCCEED. 1. THE PAULDING COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL NOT BE NOTIFYING THE PARENTS 2. NO LETTERS FROM YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL WILL BE SENT HOME (BUT THE TEACHERS ARE INFORMED OF IT) 3. THERE WILL BE A "LESSON PLAN" WITH THE SPEECH 4. SOME OF THE QUESTIONS IN THE LESSON ARE WILL YOU FOLLOW THE PRESIDENT AND SUPPORT HIM?, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU CAN DO TO HELP AND SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT? ETC. 5. THERE WILL BE NO PERMISSION SLIPS SENT HOME EITHER. MY CONCERNS ARE THIS:I DO NOT WANT ANY PUBLIC OFFICAL OR FIGURE TO SPEAK TO MY CHILDREN WITHOUT MY PRESENCE OR KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT WILL BE SAID. WHY CAN'T THE SCHOOLS INFORM THE PARENTS ALSO IF YOU ARE NOT IN AGREEMENT WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA AND DID NOT VOTE FOR HIM, DO NOT AGREE WITH HIS PROPOSALS, ISSUES, AND OVERALL JUDGEMENT AND ABILITY. THEN WHY SHOULD YOUR CHILDREN BE MADE TO WATCH A SPEECH BY HIM THAT IS SHOWING (BUT DON'T KNOW FOR SURE SINCE NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THE SPEECH IS ABOUT) OUR CHILDREN TO SUPPORT HIM AND WHAT HE WANTS TO DO. GOOD OR BAD NOW, FOR THE ONES WHO VOTED ON PRESIDENT OBAMA, TO EACH IS THERE OWN AND I HOPE YOUR CHILDREN ENJOY IT. MY OVERALL CONCERN IS THE FACT IT IS BEING DONE WITHOUR PARENTAL CONSENT OR KNOWLEDGE. YOU MAY CALL THE SCHOOLS AND HAVE YOUR CHILD TAKEN OUT OF CLASS. I HAVE ALREADY HAD BOTH OF MINE ON THE LIST TO BE SITTING OUT. BURNT HICKORY AND MCCLURE KNOW ABOUT IT AND ARE NOT TELLING PARENTS AS OF TODAY. SO GIVE THEM A CALL AND ASK QUESTIONS. ALSO A LADY IN THE PAULDING COMMUNITY HAD BEEN TOLD THAT HER HUSBANDS NATIONAL GUARD UNIT WILL BE ON HIGH ALERT IN PAULDING COUNTY ON SEPTEMBER 8 FOR THIS VERY REASON. [size="2"]PLEASE RESEARCH THIS AND BE INFORMED

This thing about the National Guard is probably just a rumor.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 12:41 PM

I also heard that pastor from AZ MIGHT be in town....
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.''

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 12:41 PM

QUOTE (Gee~Tee @ Sep 3 2009, 01:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

**I received this in an email, thought i'd share**

TO PARENTS OF CHILDREN IN SCHOOL[/size] (THIS IS TRUE, CHECK THE WASHINGTON TIMES AND THE NEWS ONLINE) ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2009 DURING SCHOOL A SPEECH GIVEN BY PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL BE WATCHED BY OUR STUDENTS IN CLASS. NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THE SPEECH IS ABOUT, HE IS SAYING IT IS TO ENCOURAGE THE STUDENTS TO STAY IN SCHOOL AND SUCCEED. 1. THE PAULDING COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL NOT BE NOTIFYING THE PARENTS 2. NO LETTERS FROM YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL WILL BE SENT HOME (BUT THE TEACHERS ARE INFORMED OF IT) 3. THERE WILL BE A "LESSON PLAN" WITH THE SPEECH 4. SOME OF THE QUESTIONS IN THE LESSON ARE WILL YOU FOLLOW THE PRESIDENT AND SUPPORT HIM?, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU CAN DO TO HELP AND SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT? ETC. 5. THERE WILL BE NO PERMISSION SLIPS SENT HOME EITHER. MY CONCERNS ARE THIS:I DO NOT WANT ANY PUBLIC OFFICAL OR FIGURE TO SPEAK TO MY CHILDREN WITHOUT MY PRESENCE OR KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT WILL BE SAID. WHY CAN'T THE SCHOOLS INFORM THE PARENTS ALSO IF YOU ARE NOT IN AGREEMENT WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA AND DID NOT VOTE FOR HIM, DO NOT AGREE WITH HIS PROPOSALS, ISSUES, AND OVERALL JUDGEMENT AND ABILITY. THEN WHY SHOULD YOUR CHILDREN BE MADE TO WATCH A SPEECH BY HIM THAT IS SHOWING (BUT DON'T KNOW FOR SURE SINCE NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THE SPEECH IS ABOUT) OUR CHILDREN TO SUPPORT HIM AND WHAT HE WANTS TO DO. GOOD OR BAD NOW, FOR THE ONES WHO VOTED ON PRESIDENT OBAMA, TO EACH IS THERE OWN AND I HOPE YOUR CHILDREN ENJOY IT. MY OVERALL CONCERN IS THE FACT IT IS BEING DONE WITHOUR PARENTAL CONSENT OR KNOWLEDGE. YOU MAY CALL THE SCHOOLS AND HAVE YOUR CHILD TAKEN OUT OF CLASS. I HAVE ALREADY HAD BOTH OF MINE ON THE LIST TO BE SITTING OUT. BURNT HICKORY AND MCCLURE KNOW ABOUT IT AND ARE NOT TELLING PARENTS AS OF TODAY. SO GIVE THEM A CALL AND ASK QUESTIONS. ALSO A LADY IN THE PAULDING COMMUNITY HAD BEEN TOLD THAT HER HUSBANDS NATIONAL GUARD UNIT WILL BE ON HIGH ALERT IN PAULDING COUNTY ON SEPTEMBER 8 FOR THIS VERY REASON. [size="2"]PLEASE RESEARCH THIS AND BE INFORMED

First owww with the font and the sentences running together.

When did you get this? I called the BOE this A.M. and they are letting the pronciables make the decision how to handle it. Nebo told me that they WILL be sending home a letter explaining that if you want your child to opt out you can. We do not have to have our kids listen to him. At this point he is too controversial and I just don't trust anything he or his adminastration has to say.

BTW take a trip over to the politacl discussion for 2 more threads. Here's one to get you started.
http://www.paulding....howtopic=220933

Edited by gog8tors, 03 September 2009 - 12:44 PM.




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Posted 03 September 2009 - 12:45 PM

QUOTE (gog8tors @ Sep 3 2009, 01:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
First owww with the font and the sentences running together.

When did you get this? I called the BOE this A.M. and they are letting the pronciables make the decision how to handle it. Nebo told me that they WILL be sending home a letter explaining that if you want your child to opt out you can. We do not have to have our kids listen to him. At this point he is too controversial and I just don't trust anything he or his adminastration has to say.



Well...considering my daughter is 5 and will probably forget everything he had just said as soon as the tv goes off....I could care less either way.


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Posted 03 September 2009 - 12:45 PM

Here we go again, wah, wah, wah. Didnt Bush the first give a speech to students when he was in office? Was there such a big deal made about it? I don't think so. Good grief. Why is the National Guard being called in? Can we put this in the category with the swine flu threads? To those of you who dont want your children to watch the big boogey man, send a note in with your child, stating my child is not allowed to watch or listen to anything Barack Obama the boogey man has to say, Thank You. The end.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 12:46 PM

yet were it spongebob or hannah montanna, most parents would be thrilled.
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 12:56 PM

I dont mind the kids hearing a speech if its kid appropriate. It does seem strange that he is going to speak to our kids but we cant know what will be said. I think its a good lesson for the kids to learn that wether you voted for him or not he is the president and things will be much smoother if we work together to solve problems rather then spend the 4 years complaining about what is wrong.

kids have to learn about history/politics/etc and really its not like the teachers discuss all the lessons/videos/slides with us so this probably isnt any different.

I am shocked at the way this is being handled though. If a child says boo the school wants to discuss it and gosh knows if they wanted to discuss the swine flu they would be notifing us. I think Im up to 3-5 letters about that laugh.gif

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 12:57 PM

QUOTE (gog8tors @ Sep 3 2009, 01:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
First owww with the font and the sentences running together.

When did you get this? I called the BOE this A.M. and they are letting the pronciables make the decision how to handle it. Nebo told me that they WILL be sending home a letter explaining that if you want your child to opt out you can. We do not have to have our kids listen to him. At this point he is too controversial and I just don't trust anything he or his adminastration has to say.

BTW take a trip over to the politacl discussion for 2 more threads. Here's one to get you started.
http://www.paulding....howtopic=220933


I recieved this today. All I did was copy and paste it from the email to this post. I could care less about it, but I thought I'd share it.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 12:59 PM

My daughter was in school when Bush sr. was in office and she never watched him on t.v in school.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:00 PM

QUOTE (NC-17 @ Sep 3 2009, 01:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
yet were it spongebob or hannah montanna, most parents would be thrilled.
:jerkit:

Not really. And my kid does not listen to rap or metal noise. But then again he is 10 and except for school he is with me or DH.




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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:01 PM

QUOTE (Gee~Tee @ Sep 3 2009, 12:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I recieved this today. All I did was copy and paste it from the email to this post. I could care less about it, but I thought I'd share it.


most of us could tell that wub.gif

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:04 PM

QUOTE (*~AJ~* @ Sep 3 2009, 12:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well...considering my daughter is 5 and will probably forget everything he had just said as soon as the tv goes off....I could care less either way.


Yeah, I used to think that as well, my little granddaughter (4) remembers stuff I have said long after I had forgotten. They remember everything.
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:05 PM

QUOTE (2witty4u @ Sep 3 2009, 01:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here we go again, wah, wah, wah. Didnt Bush the first give a speech to students when he was in office? Was there such a big deal made about it? I don't think so. Good grief. Why is the National Guard being called in? Can we put this in the category with the swine flu threads? To those of you who dont want your children to watch the big boogey man, send a note in with your child, stating my child is not allowed to watch or listen to anything Barack Obama the boogey man has to say, Thank You. The end.

If it were ANY president that wanted to do this I would very much want to know what will be said to MY child.

As I recall Bush was reading a book to 1 class after 9/11. So if your going to tell it, tell it all.

The big deal is the "lesson" materials.
How can I help the president?
What does the president want me to do?

There are others and because the parents have really questioned these the WH has changed some of the wording. However go to the link I provided in my earlier post and you might get a clue about this.




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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:06 PM

QUOTE (rays @ Sep 3 2009, 02:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I used to think that as well, my little granddaughter (4) remembers stuff I have said long after I had forgotten. They remember everything.



Oh...she remembers when I tell her something...especially when it's to her advantage! laugh.gif

I know she won't sit and listen to some guy just standing there talking on TV. She knows who he is....as a matter of fact, I should probably tell her not to boo him when he comes on. blush.gif


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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:07 PM

QUOTE (Gee~Tee @ Sep 3 2009, 01:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I recieved this today. All I did was copy and paste it from the email to this post. I could care less about it, but I thought I'd share it.

Oh my, did they e-mail it to you like that? I wasn't trying to be snippy. Sorry if I offended you sad.gif




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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:07 PM

Crazy......just crazy. Regardless, the man is our President.........and I am pretty sure watching his speech won't hurt anyone. Some people are just nuts!
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:10 PM

QUOTE (*~AJ~* @ Sep 3 2009, 02:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh...she remembers when I tell her something...especially when it's to her advantage! laugh.gif

I know she won't sit and listen to some guy just standing there talking on TV. She knows who he is....as a matter of fact, I should probably tell her not to boo him when he comes on. blush.gif

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:10 PM

QUOTE (NC-17 @ Sep 3 2009, 01:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
yet were it spongebob or hannah montanna, most parents would be thrilled.
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Nah, don't let my kids watch either.
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:11 PM

Okay, I've just had a preview of the video (friend at the BoE). It is simply the President warning our children about the dangers of swine flu and encouraging them to get their swine flu shots.
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.''

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:14 PM

QUOTE (FreeBird @ Sep 3 2009, 02:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Okay, I've just had a preview of the video (friend at the BoE). It is simply the President warning our children about the dangers of swine flu and encouraging them to get their swine flu shots.



huh.gif Like it's their decision?

My daughter will NOT be getting it.


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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:19 PM

QUOTE (gog8tors @ Sep 3 2009, 01:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If it were ANY president that wanted to do this I would very much want to know what will be said to MY child.

As I recall Bush was reading a book to 1 class after 9/11. So if your going to tell it, tell it all.

The big deal is the "lesson" materials.
How can I help the president?
What does the president want me to do?

There are others and because the parents have really questioned these the WH has changed some of the wording. However go to the link I provided in my earlier post and you might get a clue about this.


I said speech not reading a book and I also said Bush The First. Maybe you should read it right.

Here you go, what's the difference. Maybe who's giving the speech?


1989: George H. W. Bush gave televised address to students about drug use. To watch then-President George H.W. Bush's speech, which was delivered at noon from the White House library, "many schools held assemblies or brought television sets into the classrooms so students could watch Mr. Bush," according to a New York Times article published at the time. The Times further reported that "[a]t least 15,000 superintendents and 55,000 principals were notified by the Education Department of the speech today."

1991: Bush addressed students on importance of education. The Associated Press reported at the time that Bush "had urged teachers and principals beforehand to let their students tune in to the speech, carried live by the Cable News Network and public television":

Edited by 2witty4u, 03 September 2009 - 01:24 PM.


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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:22 PM

QUOTE (FreeBird @ Sep 3 2009, 02:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Okay, I've just had a preview of the video (friend at the BoE). It is simply the President warning our children about the dangers of swine flu and encouraging them to get their swine flu shots.

Umm OK. Then what does the "lesson" materials have to do with the H1N1? NONE of the questions or actitves even mentioned the swine flu or any other health related issues. I will copy and paste them later as I have a place I need to be at.




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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:35 PM

QUOTE (gog8tors @ Sep 3 2009, 01:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Umm OK. Then what does the "lesson" materials have to do with the H1N1? NONE of the questions or actitves even mentioned the swine flu or any other health related issues. I will copy and paste them later as I have a place I need to be at.


From what I've read, the speech is going to be about the importance of education. Similar to the speech Bush number one gave, so did anyone have a fit about him giving the speech? But its going to be okay, I promise you that Obama can not snatch your little ones through the T.V. And also, you will have the National Guard there to protect them.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:37 PM

QUOTE (gog8tors @ Sep 3 2009, 02:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh my, did they e-mail it to you like that? I wasn't trying to be snippy. Sorry if I offended you sad.gif



That ok you didnt offend me at all, I am not sure why it pasted like that, but no it wasnt emailed to me likt that, it actually had spaces. laugh.gif

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:39 PM

Since I know it's going to happen (by reading this thread) I plan to have a talk with my sons concerning the President's speech. When they get home from school that day we will have another talk just for an opportunity to discuss whatever he said and share my opinion. I do not feel it helps to shelter our children. Take this opportunity to "teach" your children the values you hold on issues they may not otherwise understand. I also believe our children should learn the value of respect. I am not an Obama supporter but he is the President. If you are that concerned about it call the school and see if you can sit in the classroom and watch with your children.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:52 PM

I got this one, too. I do not necessarily care for Obama, but I don't see the harm in letting the kids see this. In fact, he IS the Pres. of the U.S. - so his message might as well be heard - the lesson is for the kids, anyway. I don't think what he's going to say is supposed to be controversial.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:58 PM

Let me get this straight, is the concern that the President is going to be addressing school children?
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:01 PM

QUOTE (NY Gal @ Sep 3 2009, 02:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Crazy......just crazy. Regardless, the man is our President.........and I am pretty sure watching his speech won't hurt anyone. Some people are just nuts!

Yeah, I actually think having kids sit out and not watch it sends the wrong message to the kids. It tells them that the President of the U.S. is a bad person, for whatever reasons you tell them. We cannot expect to ever fix the problems in this country by acting this way.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:14 PM

I know it is a little radical but maybe the parents should have been a little more proactive during Hitler's time. The president is a socialist. Luckily we live in a free country where I am able to say that. And please don't tell me to respect him because he has not done a thing to earn that respect.
If he was republican I would still feel the same way. You can all say we are crazy but crazier things have happened and will continue to happen. So sit back and enjoy your freedom because the way things are going it will soon be gone.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:17 PM

QUOTE (2witty4u @ Sep 3 2009, 02:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I said speech not reading a book and I also said Bush The First. Maybe you should read it right.

Here you go, what's the difference. Maybe who's giving the speech?


1989: George H. W. Bush gave televised address to students about drug use. To watch then-President George H.W. Bush's speech, which was delivered at noon from the White House library, "many schools held assemblies or brought television sets into the classrooms so students could watch Mr. Bush," according to a New York Times article published at the time. The Times further reported that "[a]t least 15,000 superintendents and 55,000 principals were notified by the Education Department of the speech today."

1991: Bush addressed students on importance of education. The Associated Press reported at the time that Bush "had urged teachers and principals beforehand to let their students tune in to the speech, carried live by the Cable News Network and public television":

Well I guess we'll have to take you word for it. I can't find anything where either Bush spoke directly to our school children. If you have the sources for your information (you know links) I would gladly take a look at them.




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Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:18 PM

QUOTE (blondie_46 @ Sep 3 2009, 01:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My daughter was in school when Bush sr. was in office and she never watched him on t.v in school.

Bush Sr. wasn't "the" Annoited One unlike BO to the lefty masses.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:20 PM

QUOTE (2witty4u @ Sep 3 2009, 02:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
From what I've read, the speech is going to be about the importance of education. Similar to the speech Bush number one gave, so did anyone have a fit about him giving the speech? But its going to be okay, I promise you that Obama can not snatch your little ones through the T.V. And also, you will have the National Guard there to protect them.

Free Bird posted-Okay, I've just had a preview of the video (friend at the BoE). It is simply the President warning our children about the dangers of swine flu and encouraging them to get their swine flu shots.

Like I said none of the "lesson" materials address health issues.




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Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:21 PM



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Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:21 PM

QUOTE (Skye @ Sep 3 2009, 03:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I actually think having kids sit out and not watch it sends the wrong message to the kids. It tells them that the President of the U.S. is a bad person, for whatever reasons you tell them. We cannot expect to ever fix the problems in this country by acting this way.

Uh...yeah, BO is such an angel who surrounds himself with thugs..yeah, he sets a great socialist example. wink.gif

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:23 PM

okay - sorry to create another panic - the president doesn't care about swine flu
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:26 PM

IMHO: This is much ado about nothing. CNN, Fox and all of the news stations will know exactly what the President is going to say before the speech and they will tell us -- over and over and over and over and over.....

I say to let the kids listen to what he has to say. If you disagree with what he says, then sit down and talk to your kids about it. Use this as the start of something that parents should be doing with all of the lessons your kids learn in school - talk to them about it.
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:28 PM

QUOTE (gog8tors @ Sep 3 2009, 03:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Free Bird posted-Okay, I've just had a preview of the video (friend at the BoE). It is simply the President warning our children about the dangers of swine flu and encouraging them to get their swine flu shots.

Like I said none of the "lesson" materials address health issues.

The speech is about the importance of staying in school. I read that Sept. 8 is the date it's supposed to air, which matches that date.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:30 PM

QUOTE (Skye @ Sep 3 2009, 03:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I actually think having kids sit out and not watch it sends the wrong message to the kids. It tells them that the President of the U.S. is a bad person, for whatever reasons you tell them. We cannot expect to ever fix the problems in this country by acting this way.

I think the real issue is a lot of parents see him for the socialest/marxist/possiable communist he is. And we just out and out do not TRUST him and those he sorrounds himself with. After all 44 tsars with far far far far left ideals is not what we bargarined for.

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