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NY principal: 'God Bless the USA' offensive, Bieberís 'Baby' acceptable for kindergarteners
Daily Caller ^ | June 10, 2012 | Caroline May

Posted on 06/10/2012 9:49:03 AM PDT by ETL

A Coney Island [Brooklyn, New York] principal has pulled Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” from a kindergarten “moving up” ceremony, out of concern that Greenwood’s patriotic song was age-inappropriate and potentially offensive.

“We don’t want to offend other cultures,” teachers quoted Greta Hawkins, the principal of the Edna Cohen School, as saying to defend her decision to nix “God Bless the USA” from the ceremony, the New York Post reports.

Greenwood’s song had been sung at previous school functions, and students in five classes reportedly spent months rehearsing for the moving up ceremony.

Department of Education spokeswoman Jessica Scaperotti told the Post that the song was indeed “too grown up” for the young students slated to be singing.

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KEYWORDS: brooklyn; ednacohenschool; godblesstheusa; newyorkcity; nyc
From the NY Post:


Greta Hawkins, principal of the Edna Cohen School

"Five classes spent months learning the patriotic song, which skyrocketed in popularity after the 9/11 attacks and the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

It was to be the rousing finale of their musical show at the June 20 commencement. The kids, dressed up for their big day, would wave tiny American flags — which, as the lyrics proclaim, “still stand for freedom.”

But Hawkins marched in on a recent rehearsal and ordered a CD playing the anthem to be shut off, staffers said.

She told the teachers to drop the song from the program.

“We don’t want to offend other cultures,” they quoted her as explaining.

The curt edict stunned both staff and parents."

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/school_silences_patriotic_song_xdunXcLPbE8S2rAEcZoUiP#ixzz1xOC9xbko

1 posted on 06/10/2012 9:49:23 AM PDT by ETL
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"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"

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2 posted on 06/10/2012 9:50:20 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

All you need to do is google this black racist’s name and you’ll come across this.

http://teachervoice.com/principal-reviews/P-S-90-Edna-Cohen-School/Greta-Hawkins/10-47416_427-1422/

There are more than one review, but this one probably is the only true evaluation. The others are seemingly sychopantic a$$-kissing IMO.


3 posted on 06/10/2012 9:55:58 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: ETL

I somehow knew *what* she was, before I clicked on the thread’s link from the Forum. POS racist skank.


4 posted on 06/10/2012 9:57:55 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Gaffer
For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country,”--Michelle Obama


Michelle Obama on the night of her husband's 2008 election victory
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5 posted on 06/10/2012 9:58:43 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

It’s getting to where I have to look and see if it’s satire after the first sentence.

Sadly, all of those who worship him, and it’s still right 50%, think this move by the school is appropiate.


6 posted on 06/10/2012 10:04:53 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: ETL

She must have just been in England and caught their malignancy.


7 posted on 06/10/2012 10:28:08 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: ETL

“’We don’t want to offend other cultures,’ they quoted her as explaining”

Wow, another idiot who is worried that a patriotic song might offend somebody from “other cultures”. Who’s culture? A foreign culture, a person who should be more worried of being a good guest and shouldn’t be here if they hate America? HER culture, left wing radical BS? Both? I hate liberal nitwits like this


8 posted on 06/10/2012 10:32:39 AM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: ETL
IT is time for this Communist freak to go..They are like cock roaches all are taking over our schools and teaching our children to hate our God and country..

The people that have children going to that school should take them out until this communist is gone..Home school your children...

God please make sure Obama is out of office in November and bring these communist to justice kick them out of our country..

9 posted on 06/10/2012 10:33:30 AM PDT by PLD
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To: ETL
“We don’t want to offend other cultures,”...but you don''t mind offending mine with the highly insulting complaint about a song which praises and affirms it......

Blacks have been under the spell of such hate-spewing so-called leaders as J.Jackson for so long that we may never be able to reverse the contempt and resentment they feel for this country and culture.....

10 posted on 06/10/2012 11:01:18 AM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Cyman

“...She must have just been in England and caught their malignancy...”

No. Just another mentally sick lib who belongs locked up in a padded cell in an asylum.
Liberalism is a chronic, debilitating, mental disease with no known cure.


11 posted on 06/10/2012 11:47:28 AM PDT by lgjhn23
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To: lgjhn23

Bookmark


12 posted on 06/10/2012 7:51:58 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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