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[Issaquah] Resident asks school board to remove Pledge of Allegiance from meetings
Issaquah Press ^ | 12/22/2009 | Chantelle Lusebrink

Posted on 12/28/2009 11:38:49 AM PST by Patriot62

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To: brownsfan

He’s probably in a perpetual state of rage from Thanksgiving on, with all the Christmas stuff everywhere.


41 posted on 12/28/2009 4:56:54 PM PST by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: Patriot62
Barry said other residents with different religious beliefs might also find the pledge offensive. “If the school board were asking Jews, Hindus and other non-Christians to stand and proclaim that Jesus Christ is the messiah, I’m pretty sure we’d all agree that’s inappropriate

Not to stand up for this atheist jerk, but the newspaper is putting words in his mouth. He's not saying non-Christians would find it offensive, he's saying that if he says it it's like making a Hindu praise Jesus.

42 posted on 12/28/2009 7:34:08 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (I want a hippopotamus for Christmas! Only a hippopotamus will do!)
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To: rahbert
KVI is home to Rush Limbaugh, the one who uses “FemiNazi” to describe any woman who doesn’t stay home barefoot and pregnant. Limbaugh endorsed Carlson for governor, which is hardly surprising considering that Carlson is almost as far right as the truly scary Ellen Craswell.

So he's a godless liar. Not only does he lie about what FemiNazi means, he lies about the endorsement, because Limbaugh doesn't endorse candidates.

43 posted on 12/28/2009 7:36:28 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (I want a hippopotamus for Christmas! Only a hippopotamus will do!)
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To: sionnsar; Admin Moderator

What’s it take to change my FR handle? Everone has a limit....


44 posted on 12/28/2009 7:36:38 PM PST by Issaquahking (Help Sarah Palin! go to - http://www.conservatives4palin.com - You know what to do!)
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To: Baynative
“The words ‘under God’ in the pledge are offensive to your atheist residents in this school district,” Barry said at the meeting. “A study from last year, The American Religious Identification Survey, indicates that 15 percent of Americans aren’t religious. In Washington, which is one of the most nonreligious states, 25 percent aren’t religious. So, I think it is safe to assume there are atheist taxpayers, parents, students and maybe even a few teachers in this school district.”

Oh barf...

45 posted on 12/28/2009 7:38:42 PM PST by nutmeg (Rush Limbaugh & Sarah Palin agree: NO third parties! Take back the GOP)
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To: polymuser
We need to protect ourselves not just from Islamic fundamentalists, but from all religious extremists.

Yep, we definitely need to protect ourselves from guys like you, Matt.

46 posted on 12/28/2009 7:39:46 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (I want a hippopotamus for Christmas! Only a hippopotamus will do!)
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To: dirtman

Nicely put. I’ve often said that the Freedom From Religion Foundation and people like this Barry jerk are to atheists as Fred Phelps is to normal Christians. Attention whores with a mean streak a mile wide.


47 posted on 12/28/2009 7:42:07 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (I want a hippopotamus for Christmas! Only a hippopotamus will do!)
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To: phredo53

Glad to hear it. I’ve known enough atheists and agnostics to know that people like this Barry twit are the Fred Phelpses of atheism.


48 posted on 12/28/2009 7:44:40 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (I want a hippopotamus for Christmas! Only a hippopotamus will do!)
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To: Issaquahking

Yukon Cornelius would be an awesome Freeper name.


49 posted on 12/28/2009 7:45:31 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (I want a hippopotamus for Christmas! Only a hippopotamus will do!)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Hence, atheism is a religion... against religion.


50 posted on 12/28/2009 8:42:39 PM PST by AliVeritas (Is it nothing to you all ye who pass by? Our brothers blood screams from the ground.)
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To: IbJensen
When the majority begins to rule you’ll just have to keep your mouth shut!

Actually, when the "majority" rule, us conservatives and libertarians have as much to fear as this moron.

51 posted on 12/28/2009 8:45:48 PM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Mr. Silverback
I would agree with that. To clarify my stance; I'm not an atheist. I'm simply not convinced that all these things in the universe got here by random events. I leave the door open that "something" caused it to happen, god or no god.
I support the christian religion simply because they agree with the principles of liberty (for the most part). If they didn't, I'd oppose them. Judaism has not threatened our liberty, to my knowledge. Atheists have not threatened our liberty. Islam...I think it is the poison drink to everything that has made us American.
52 posted on 12/28/2009 9:20:07 PM PST by phredo53 (Caution: This post does not comply with White House standards.)
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To: Patriot62
At their Dec. 9 meeting, school board members were asked to eliminate the pledge from their meetings by parent Matthew Barry.

This jerk should go move to Cuba. People in this country who find our national symbols to be offensive simply do not belong here. We the people who love this country should not be made to hide that love simply on the account of anti-US rear ends like this person who get their fur rubbed the wrong way when it comes to being patriotic.

53 posted on 12/29/2009 4:06:17 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Patriot62
I note that the atheist guy (i.e. someone who is bothered by the idea of a Divine Being) was at the Wednesday December 9 meeting of the school board. I think that, to be consistent, and to prove he is not simply anti-Christian, Mr. Barry should say something about the horrible idea that the school board was actually meeting on a day named after an old Norse god. Most of us should be offended!

Yes, folks, they met on the day named after the god Woden of Norse mythology. We must take action to protect the separation of pagan temple and state. We must run around and scream and shout like the atheists.

Did Barry say something about this offense to his anti-religious sensibilities? Or did he just do like normal people do and not let it bother him? I think he should fast from all food on days named after pagan deities to show his commitment to the cause.

54 posted on 12/29/2009 4:17:03 AM PST by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: potlatch

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As Barry has consciously chosen not to run and win any office or position for public he has a legal right to only one (1) vote

Opinions are not votes - Barry can have his own opinions - but not his own facts or self-proclaimed rights

Next November 3rd Barry can then choose or not choose to exercise his right to vote one (1) time

That is all

— I have spoken

— That is my final answer

(In Barry I do not trust)


55 posted on 12/29/2009 7:34:21 AM PST by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . woodpile alert - "My muslim faith....." - "Kobe" Osama . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: polymuser

Yes, Mr. Barry, you need to protect yourself from us you enemy of humanity.


56 posted on 12/29/2009 8:33:39 AM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: massgopguy

“The Brookline MA School Board wanted to remove the Pledge as well. But their reason was; “we aren’t raising little Americans”.”

No they are raising little Marxists.

Brookline, Ma. upper middle class to super rich......sheesh.


57 posted on 12/29/2009 8:49:24 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Issaquahking; sionnsar

“What’s it take to change my FR handle? Everone has a limit....”

First you must get permission from Sionnsar.

Then Sionnsar takes it to committee.

Usual turn around time = 24 hours.


58 posted on 12/29/2009 8:52:16 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Mr. Silverback
So he's a godless liar. Not only does he lie about what FemiNazi means, he lies about the endorsement, because Limbaugh doesn't endorse candidates.

It's been many years now, but I recall that he flew out to speak at John's announcement of his candidacy. Without recalling what he said, that could be construed as an endorsement.

59 posted on 12/29/2009 9:27:28 AM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; Issaquahking

That 24 hours is of face-to-face committee meeting time and does not include breaks. *\;-)


60 posted on 12/29/2009 9:29:49 AM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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