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MD Public School's 1st Grader's Taught to Sing Praise
Red Maryland ^ | 9/29/09 | Brian Griffiths

Posted on 10/06/2009 9:12:49 AM PDT by fightinbluhen51

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 Obama Worship comes to Howard County

Well, it looks like the worship of his holiness Barack Obama has infected Longfellow Elementary in Howard County. See this email below, and get ready to be disgusted. Because no President, Republican or Democrat, should be glorified like this.

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From: (Removed)

Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 1:30 PM To: (Removed) Subject: Song

Hi everyone, below is the email that our son’s Assistant Principal sent us to let us know the wording of the Obama song that our son told us his class was instructed to sing last week…the teacher is part of the first grade team of teachers and is really nice, but this is not what we want our son doing at school or anywhere!

Any advice?

Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 11:33 AM To: (Removed)

Subject: Song

Hello Mr. (REMOVED),

The words to the song are below.

Thank you!

Laurel Marsh

Obama,

President Obama,

President Obama,

President Obama,

President Obama--He says

Yes we can!

President Obama--We say

Yes we can!

President Obama--I say

Yes I can!

President Obama--He says

Yes we can!

Barack Obama--Oh yes he rates,

The first Black President in the United States!

He's smart and he's--so so good!

He'll lead this country as he should!

He wants us all to work together,

To make this country even better!

Prez' Obama says--"Yes We Can!"

Make the US better--hand in hand!

Obama,

President Obama,

President Obama,

President Obama

President!

-------------------------------------------------

Laurel Marsh

Assistant Principal

Longfellow Elementary

410-313-6879


TOPICS: Education; Politics
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho44; democrats; education; genuflection; indoctrination; nobama; obama; obamayouth; praise; publiceducation; publicschools
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AWESOME! So nice to see that the dumbing down of the American population has reached my home state (not that I am overtly surprised, but). Gotta love it.
1 posted on 10/06/2009 9:12:50 AM PDT by fightinbluhen51
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To: fightinbluhen51

Do you really need advice? Take your child out of that environment in any way you can. Otherwise, you face the prospect of them becoming brainwashed into a good Obama-youth.


3 posted on 10/06/2009 9:18:23 AM PDT by Ingtar (Asses far Left of me; Rinos to the Left; FReepin' on the Right with you.)
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To: fightinbluhen51

I’m going to hurl.


4 posted on 10/06/2009 9:18:28 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ('They're drinking the juice.'~ Barack H. Obama)
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To: Ingtar

I haven’t any kids yet. And, how the hell do you expect me to pay for private school, AND college AND be able to retire.

I’ll start them playing sports early, and give them the proper tutoring in the after school hours to deprogram them. Additionally, it’s always good to have allies on the inside of the enemy’s den.


5 posted on 10/06/2009 9:21:09 AM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: Ingtar

Especially considering the fact that this country’s economy is on the long road to hell.


6 posted on 10/06/2009 9:21:49 AM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: fightinbluhen51

I want to know where these songs are coming from? Is this a curriculum that somebody from the WH, or the Obama team, is circulating amongst music teachers?


7 posted on 10/06/2009 9:22:20 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: fightinbluhen51

Ask the asst. principal to e-mail you the words to the songs/chants they had for President Bush so you can make sure that Bush didn’t get more accolades that obama is getting from the students. Oh, and I don’t really mean that as a sarcastic comment. When they don’t have a Pres. Bush song then scream DISCRIMINATION as loud as you can.


8 posted on 10/06/2009 9:24:20 AM PDT by Josa
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To: fightinbluhen51

mmmmm....mmmmmm....mmmmm! Wouldn’t want to be that pricipal nor the teacher!


9 posted on 10/06/2009 9:26:35 AM PDT by liberateUS
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To: fightinbluhen51

I would point out that YES I CAN is a campaign slogan and that is not appropriate. Also it is not appropriate to praise a President for with he WILL do or what he SAYS he will do. Maybe if there were real accomplishments which were universally agreed upon it would be closer to being ok. Though singing and chanting the praises of any living political person is really forcing the children to mouth a political opinion. I know we have the right to say what we think politically. Do we have the right to also NOT say what we disagree with? Can a public institution force political speech on our children and therefore indirectly upon US??


10 posted on 10/06/2009 9:34:07 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (The trouble with trouble is it starts out as Utopia)
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To: fightinbluhen51; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It was only a matter of time before this happened in my Socialist State of Maryland...


11 posted on 10/06/2009 9:37:19 AM PDT by Lilpug15 (The Forgotten Man: He works, he votes and he generally prays - but He Always Pays": Sumner)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I also want to know where these are coming from and how coordinated it is and if it has ever happened before. Is there some site which has all these songs in one place so that we can see how many of them there are? Maybe we need a central place where people can report them. Is there even ONE Bush or Clinton song or chant?


12 posted on 10/06/2009 9:39:10 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (The trouble with trouble is it starts out as Utopia)
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To: fightinbluhen51
Another weird Obama praising song...what the heck is the point of these songs?

I just wrote my own Obama punk song...it goes like this:

Obama...you suck!

13 posted on 10/06/2009 9:42:37 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: Lilpug15; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I forgot the fReAK StATE ping! And NO KIDDING!


14 posted on 10/06/2009 9:43:47 AM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: All

May Jesus have mercy on anyone that forces my children to recite a song praising obama...


15 posted on 10/06/2009 9:44:58 AM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: fightinbluhen51

I am hyperventilating! This clown has done NOTHING, not a damned thing, but these pathetic excuses for teachers are having young children sing his praises?

Let’s go back a few years, not many, really. After 70 years, thanks to Pres Reagan, the Iron Curtain came down. Did any teachers have their students singing praises of Reagan ?


16 posted on 10/06/2009 9:45:09 AM PDT by EDINVA (Obama CAN'T see the Olympics from his back porch !)
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To: fightinbluhen51

Is this the “mmmmm...mmmmm...mmmmm” song?


17 posted on 10/06/2009 9:49:04 AM PDT by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: Ingtar

Everyone says ‘Well, when it gets THIS bad (drawing a line in the sand), I’m pulling my kids out of public school’. But who actually does it?


18 posted on 10/06/2009 10:00:40 AM PDT by LongElegantLegs
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Quoheleth

Music teachers= NEA(national endowment for the arts)

It’s possible they were in on the propaganda that the NEA was attempting recently. Hadn’t thought about that, it would be worthwhile for someone in the new media(ie. breitbart, beck, fox,etc.) to check into... see what entities that campaign spread into.

Ping!!


19 posted on 10/06/2009 10:05:36 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger (The problem with socialism, is eventually you run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher)
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To: LongElegantLegs

We do & did. It shocked them when my husband calmly said. “If that is the case, please get the paperwork together we will be withdrawing him.”


20 posted on 10/06/2009 10:10:41 AM PDT by call meVeronica
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To: fightinbluhen51

this school needs some patriots to picket the indoctrination song.


21 posted on 10/06/2009 10:15:21 AM PDT by tioga (Drip, Drip, Drip.........the ACORNS are falling.)
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To: Anima Mundi

My daughter is both a public school and a Catholic school music teacher, grades K-12, in VA. I know that she is heavily pressured to include “diversity” in the songs she teachers. I’ll ask her about this and where these directives come from. I know that they have all kinds of associations and workshops. Somebody said on this forum that the author of that children’s book on Obama (who went to Harvard with him) also wrote one of the songs on the original tapes that surfaced.

I can tell you this: most music teachers do not have the time to compose stuff like this. These songs are being distributed through some network, and the teachers grab them as something “different”.


22 posted on 10/06/2009 10:15:49 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: fightinbluhen51

then the school needs a team of lawyers to descend upon them


23 posted on 10/06/2009 10:15:51 AM PDT by tioga (Drip, Drip, Drip.........the ACORNS are falling.)
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To: fightinbluhen51
"AWESOME! So nice to see that the dumbing down of the American population has reached my home state (not that I am overtly surprised, but). Gotta love it"

I see this Obama worship cultism has reached my neck of the woods. I'm glad my kids are in private school. It can be difficult financially but at least they won't bowing down to the Dagon of Leftist America -- Barack Hussein Obama.

24 posted on 10/06/2009 10:23:37 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’ll just add that I remember singing songs for a cause in school — in those days it was “War Bonds for our Soldiers”. Since I was only in 1st grade it came home like “Werbens for our soldiers” and my mother had to contact the teacher to find out what I was singing.

We learned enough songs for a whole program that we presented to the school and the parents after V-J Day. In fact, I thought that the War was finally over because our class was about to move to a new teacher and, it was our last chance to sing our songs because the new teacher wouldn’t know them!

However, with all that patriotic fever going on, we did not learn one song praising FDR or Harry Truman!


25 posted on 10/06/2009 10:24:04 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: fightinbluhen51
My wife's sorority sister teaches at that Wakefield school Obama did his national indoctrination speech at.

I asked her who provided the kid with the question on Afghans having free national health care. Was it a teacher or member of the Obama advance team. She wouldn't answer.

26 posted on 10/06/2009 10:28:04 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: fightinbluhen51
Antidote here.

Cheers!

27 posted on 10/06/2009 10:34:19 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: EmilyGeiger

Not to worry, Drudge and ELRUSHBO, were emailed and informed.


28 posted on 10/06/2009 10:40:14 AM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: fightinbluhen51

As someone who lives less than a mile from this school, this is why my son will attend private school.


29 posted on 10/06/2009 10:41:15 AM PDT by Hoodlum91 (There's a strange odor coming from the White House. Smells like BO.)
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To: fightinbluhen51

OK - we should jam the phones.


30 posted on 10/06/2009 10:43:58 AM PDT by RockinRight (9/12/09 - the day the sh*t hit the fan)
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To: All

This is from The Onion, right? They can’t be so dense as to think they can get away with this after that whole uproar a few weeks ago..


31 posted on 10/06/2009 10:49:09 AM PDT by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: fightinbluhen51

You need a major barf alert warning on that one...


32 posted on 10/06/2009 10:50:36 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.)
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To: newnhdad

Not the onion.


33 posted on 10/06/2009 10:53:58 AM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Sorry, was busy doing several things at once.


34 posted on 10/06/2009 10:54:14 AM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: newnhdad

This is reality - not the Onion. Unfortunately. Michelle Malkin has it on her site now.


35 posted on 10/06/2009 10:56:16 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Anima Mundi; afraidfortherepublic

Call the school information office, Patti Caplan 1-410 313 6680 and ask her the name of the teacher who wrote the song with her class as an assignment, last year. Ask her about the purpose and how she thinks that this song meets that goal.

Let her know that this kind of indoctrination and hero worship is inappropriate in a public school.


36 posted on 10/06/2009 11:10:31 AM PDT by Eva (Obama bin Lyin)
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To: fightinbluhen51

They sent it AFTER it was sung?


37 posted on 10/06/2009 11:12:08 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Lord forgive me... we know he's anti-Christ. The pride and chaos get him the pit again.)
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A Letter From a Child/Thomas Sowell

http://www.creators.com/conservative/thomas-sowell/a-letter-from-a-child.html


38 posted on 10/06/2009 11:14:03 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Lord forgive me... we know he's anti-Christ. The pride and chaos get him the pit again.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Ask Patti Caplan, the school’s information officer, how she would feel if her child came home singing songs of praise to President Bush for keeping us safe from terrorism for eight years since the 9/11 attacks.

1 410-310-6680


39 posted on 10/06/2009 11:15:01 AM PDT by Eva (Obama bin Lyin)
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To: Eva
I called her. Her line was busy.

I left a message informing her I would be sending an email. The email asked if there is any truth to this “Internet rumor.”

I do not expect a response before nightfall

40 posted on 10/06/2009 11:15:27 AM PDT by Bob Hyneman
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To: newnhdad
No, this is for real. I called the school and was directed to their information officer, Patti Caplan, 1 410 313 6680. She says that the song was written by a teacher with her first grade class, last year.

Give her a call and ask her about it.

41 posted on 10/06/2009 11:17:23 AM PDT by Eva (Obama bin Lyin)
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To: NMEwithin

I’m thinking of writing some 80s-style metal songs against Obama.


42 posted on 10/06/2009 11:18:50 AM PDT by RockinRight (9/12/09 - the day the sh*t hit the fan)
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To: Bob Hyneman

It’s not a rumor. She told me that the song was written in class by a teacher and her students last year. She says that the song was meant as encouragement to keep kids in school. I said that I don’t see that in the words, that it doesn’t say anything at all about working hard and staying in school, that all it says is Obama is “good” and that is a value judgement that may or may not be true.


43 posted on 10/06/2009 11:20:05 AM PDT by Eva (Obama bin Lyin)
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To: newfreep

link?


44 posted on 10/06/2009 11:26:10 AM PDT by Eva (Obama bin Lyin)
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To: Eva

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/10/06/indoctrination-watch-obama-praise-hymn-of-the-day/


45 posted on 10/06/2009 11:32:28 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Eva
Well, apparently, they are back peddeling. Link On our last post about the lyrics of a song that was reportedly taught to student at Longfellow Elementary School in Howard County, we received the following comment from someone named Lisa: The scary part, this story, I CAN ASSURE YOU, was never verified. IT’S NOT TRUE. It’s sad to see so many people jumping on a bandwagon of criticism. Anyone who is disgraced by this should be even more disgraced by the fact that they believe everything they read. Give the school and the administration some credit. Based on the email address and the Howard County Public Schools IP address of the commenter, we’re fairly certain that the comment was left by Lisa Ciarapica, an assistant principal at Swansfield Elementary School. We will be sending an email to Public Information at Howard County Public Schools to see if they have any official response to the Obama song story. Contact information for their public information office is publicinfo@hcpss.org or 410-313-6682. We will run any response from the school system unedited and uncut in a later post. The story has since been picked up by Michelle Malkin after originally being mentioned by Brian Griffiths and Sean & Frank. In our initial post earlier we just included the song’s lyrics. However, both Griffiths in his post and Sean & Frank (via a Word document) had this complete email that consists of an email that appears to be from a parent mentioning the situation along with forwarding a response that is allegedly from the Assistant Principal at Longfellow Elementary: And it continues from my original post on this thread. Hopefully the formatting will work properly, I wish FR would move to v-bulletin, as I know a lot of lurkers that don't post here because of the archaic board style.
46 posted on 10/06/2009 12:24:52 PM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: fightinbluhen51

Lisa, whoever she is, is lying. I spoke to the information director of the school and she told me that the song was written in class by a teacher and her students. She refused to reveal the name of the teacher, however. I asked why she wouldn’t tell me the name, if it was because the woman was ashamed of what she had done. Patti Caplan assured me that the teacher was not at all ashamed. She said that it was part of some program that the school ran last year, a tech program of some kind. I didn’t get the exact assignment. Anyway, it happened.


47 posted on 10/06/2009 12:38:25 PM PDT by Eva (Obama bin Lyin)
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To: fightinbluhen51

That is not the correct telephone number for the Information director at the school. The correct number is 1 410 313 6680. The woman’s name is Patti Caplan. When I called the number that you posted in the article, I got the receptionist/secretary/aid. When I told her what I wanted, she laughed and said that they were directing all calls about the song to their information director. I told Patti that I thought the song was nothing less than political indoctrination, a real obscenity.


48 posted on 10/06/2009 12:44:41 PM PDT by Eva (Obama bin Lyin)
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To: fightinbluhen51; Lilpug15

Mmm mmm mmm
Barack Hussein Obama!
He says we need to lend a hand
To buy our guns before he bans!


49 posted on 10/06/2009 3:06:03 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Hussein Obama: the country's greatest firearms salesman!)
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To: fightinbluhen51; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


50 posted on 10/06/2009 3:07:52 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Hussein Obama: the country's greatest firearms salesman!)
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