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Boyet Junior High student art shows malicious images of President Barack Obama
The Times-Picayune ^ | February 7, 2012 | Jim Derry

Posted on 02/07/2012 9:20:23 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Controversy erupted at a Slidell junior high school late last week when at least one parent observed drawings and altered pictures depicting malicious images of President Barack Obama, including one photo in which a bullet hole was portrayed on his head. The work is believed to be part of a class project done by students at Boyet Junior High, and several similar pieces were posted on walls at the school.

At least five images were posted, including a drawing of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck standing next to a tree with a sign that read, "Obama Season," underneath a likeness of the president. Also in the depiction was an image of what appeared to be presidential candidate Mitt Romney smiling.

Superintendent Trey Folse would not speak publicly about the matter but released a statement Tuesday through the school system's public information department.

"The St. Tammany Parish public school system takes matters such as this very seriously," Folse said. "The school system became aware of this situation Friday afternoon and immediately started an investigation into this matter. The investigation will include interviews with students, parents, teachers and administrators.

"The appropriate disciplinary action will be taken as soon as all of the facts are in and legal requirements have been met."

James "Gus" Davis, president of the Covington branch of the NAACP, said that he and Karen Stampley, the mother of a Boyet student who brought the pictures to the attention of Principal Mitchell Stubbs, "had a pretty good meeting" with Folse and School Board member Ray Alfred on Tuesday morning....

(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Education; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: liberals; louisiana; obama
This was all a-okay when Dubya, Nixon and Reagan were in office, though.
1 posted on 02/07/2012 9:20:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't see the problem...they were just applying the "Alinsky" rule of ridicule.

But, I guess it has to be a crucifix in jar of urine to qualify as "free speech".
2 posted on 02/07/2012 9:26:45 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Interesting. Slidell is just down the road from me. I would’ve thought that most of those folks down there would be Dems. Well, maybe they are and that is the reason for the brou-ha-ha.


3 posted on 02/07/2012 9:27:50 PM PST by davisfh
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ain’t that free speech a bitch?


4 posted on 02/07/2012 9:27:58 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I bought two pieces.


5 posted on 02/07/2012 9:28:39 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good grief. Sometime in January last year, Andy Warhol’s screenprint portrait of Mao Zedong, with two bullet holes put there by “Easy Rider” star Dennis Hopper sold for $302,500 at Christie’s. Heaven only knows how much one of the Marilyn Monroe’s with the bullet hole in her forehead goes for these days.


6 posted on 02/07/2012 9:29:23 PM PST by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In the USAF, in 1971, a Captain had a button on his car visor that read, “Where’s Oswald now that we really need him?”.


7 posted on 02/07/2012 9:35:56 PM PST by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They hung GWB and Sarah Palin in effigy. But that was “protected speech.”


8 posted on 02/07/2012 9:36:55 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: longfellow

If they put them on Amazon or e-Bay they’d sell out in twelve seconds.


9 posted on 02/07/2012 9:37:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Øbama Season” was pretty good ;-)


10 posted on 02/07/2012 9:42:05 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey,it’s “art” what’s the problem?


11 posted on 02/07/2012 9:42:32 PM PST by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: davisfh

If you lived anywhere close, you would know that this area is one of the most conservative places in the US.


12 posted on 02/07/2012 10:17:10 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And all I had been hearing is that there is no limit on what is considered art. Hmmm. I must have been mistaken.


13 posted on 02/07/2012 11:54:58 PM PST by taxesareforever (Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich no jail time. Yeah!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

AS they said about such for Bush 2, hey, its just art.


14 posted on 02/08/2012 12:54:39 AM PST by Sea Parrot (You can't fix Stupid, but you can occasionally head it off before it hurts something. --Stephen Adam)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Malicious pictures of Obama?

Oh, nooooooooooo!


15 posted on 02/08/2012 1:03:29 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bash Bush, Cradle Obummer
16 posted on 02/08/2012 1:14:40 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (Art is deco)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I am going to take a contrarian position with this matter.
With respect to the office of the President of the U.S.A., I do not think this is appropriate to be displayed in a school.

My $.02.
17 posted on 02/08/2012 1:16:13 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: bunkerhill7

That Hitler really messed it up for the small mustache style.


18 posted on 02/08/2012 1:25:19 AM PST by Rome2000
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To: G Larry

Anybody with an IQ even approaching rom temperature knows that LBJ and Hoover led the conspiracy to kill JFK and RFK.

Oswald was a patsy.


19 posted on 02/08/2012 4:09:19 AM PST by politicianslie (Obama: America's first Muslim POTUS, doing all he can to destroy America. HELLO, can anyone think?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
maybe they could get a federal grant to put an image of the massiah in a jar of urine

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20 posted on 02/08/2012 4:31:07 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: taxesareforever
Perhaps if they had portrayed Obama's severed head in a jar of urine it would be considered great art. Maybe a federal subsidy for such art?
21 posted on 02/08/2012 6:16:22 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Elle Bee

(Oh, heavens. I didn’t read down to your post before I posted my idea.)


22 posted on 02/08/2012 6:18:43 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: 17th Miss Regt
LOL Great minds ......

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23 posted on 02/08/2012 6:21:22 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Let us not forget that upon the passage of Obamacare, Nancy Pelosi declared that artists would now be “free to create their art without the burden of worrying about their health care.”. Chickens/roost.
24 posted on 02/08/2012 6:22:31 AM PST by liberalh8ter (Obama - The United Nation's first U.S. Presidential Candidate)
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To: davisfh

We used to live in Slidell when my husband was stationed over at the river boat unit at Stennis over in Mississippi. It always struck me as more conservative than their neighbor to the south (N.O).


25 posted on 02/08/2012 6:24:58 AM PST by Hoosier Catholic Momma (How long till my Arkansas drawl fades into the twang of southeast Ohio?)
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To: Rome2000
That Hitler really messed it up for the small mustache style.

Tell that to Michael Jordan ....


26 posted on 02/08/2012 6:43:43 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Hoosier Catholic Momma
"It always struck me as more conservative than their neighbor to the south (N.O)."

I've already been corrected on my statement by others. Sorry about that and, you're probably right. In giving a bit more thought to the situation, I suppose that Slidell is more like a bedroom community for NOLA. And, by the way, I had two different jobs at Stennis Space Center and finished up my working years at Michoud Assembly Facility in east NOLA.

27 posted on 02/08/2012 7:22:10 AM PST by davisfh
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great Idea!


28 posted on 02/08/2012 9:42:31 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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