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Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Shirts on Cinco De Mayo
YouTube ^ | May 6, 2010 | KNTV

Posted on 05/06/2010 9:26:05 AM PDT by JoeSeales

Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Shirts on Cinco De Mayo..

I know this has probably already been posted, but this pissed me off somethin' awful this mornin..and I was having a good day..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9QlGMuZ8ic

You want to fix your country? Start with this kind of nonsense.

Video: KNTV San Fransisco

Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees on Cinco De Mayo

On any other day at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Daniel Galli and his four friends would not even be noticed for wearing T-shirts with the American flag. But Cinco de Mayo is not any typical day especially on a campus with a large Mexican American student population.

Galli says he and his friends were sitting at a table during brunch break when the vice principal asked two of the boys to remove American flag bandannas that they wearing on their heads and for the others to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out. When they refused, the boys were ordered to go to the principal's office.

"They said we could wear it on any other day," Daniel Galli said, "but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it's supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear it today."

The boys said the administrators called their T-shirts "incendiary" that would lead to fights on campus.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cincodemayo; dresscodes; illegalaliens; illegals; immigration; liberalfascism; mexicans; tshirt

1 posted on 05/06/2010 9:26:05 AM PDT by JoeSeales
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To: JoeSeales

Clandestino (Don’t Tread on Arizona!)

http://rosettasister.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/clandestino/


2 posted on 05/06/2010 9:27:38 AM PDT by rosettasister
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To: JoeSeales
US Patriotism Un-American on May 5th say liberals.

WTF?

3 posted on 05/06/2010 9:30:13 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: JoeSeales

The mother who said “I don’t know what the big deal is” is a member of the “sheeple” class and will do nothing more about this outrage against her son and her country. And there lies the problem. Apathy.


4 posted on 05/06/2010 9:31:25 AM PDT by albie
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To: albie

Society is broken up into 3 types of people: wolves, sheep, and shepherds. Too many wolves and sheep. Not enough shepherds.


5 posted on 05/06/2010 9:34:19 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: JoeSeales

OK.......here is what we must all do ( I did this, so this a true story ) my son had a big cinco de mayo celebration in his school, and the parents were invited to attend. I did attend, as did my wife. When I saw the principal, I walked up to him, and congratulated him on a wonderful little evening. He was beaming with pride. I then asked him what the kids do on Veterans day. He looked a little confused. I then said to him, “ Because of the Veterans of the Armed Forces, some of who gave their lives, you and the kids are able to have this celebration. What do you do for Veterans day”?...well, he had no answer for that, but the following year the school had a Veterans day celebration to end all celebrations. The whole school spent the week writing reports, letters to vets, and put on a celebration that put his cinco de mayo celebration to shame. So, in closing, challenge the authorities, but do it in a way they cannot counter. The results are nothing short of spectacular...( the principal is long gone from this school, but to this day they still do the Veterans day celebration )


6 posted on 05/06/2010 9:37:20 AM PDT by joe fonebone (They will get my Fishing Rod when they pry it from my cold dead fingers)
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To: JoeSeales
I saw this on the news last night.
Thanks to the Media, and Educational system, we've become a parody of a nation.
A Balkanized conglomeration of hyphenated 'non-Americans'...
We don't say that we can't wave the American Flag on Bastille Day (because surely that day must be reserved for French Americans and their Flag), nor Magna Carta Day (or Waterloo Day ... or whatever day the Brits celebrate), nor Pearl Harbor Day (or whatever day the Japanese celebrate) ... but somehow its 'reasonable' to make it off-limits to display the United States flag on the day that Mexico added its name to the long list of people that defeated France in a battle (Cinco del Mayo - the Battle of Puebla)...

This pandering has to stop. Either we are one Nation: America; and one People: Americans -- or we are gaggle of tribes loyal only to skin melanin, or ancestral homelands...

7 posted on 05/06/2010 9:37:37 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: JoeSeales

Principal’s Email:

Miguel.Rodriguez@mhu.k12.ca.us


8 posted on 05/06/2010 9:37:40 AM PDT by Falcon28
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To: Falcon28

Juat wrote him a note, thanks.


9 posted on 05/06/2010 9:41:30 AM PDT by Textide
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To: JoeSeales
Celebrate DIVERSITY!

btw, I believe diversity is divisive.

10 posted on 05/06/2010 9:42:37 AM PDT by SZonian (We began as a REPUBLIC, a nation of laws. We became a DEMOCRACY, majority rules. Next step is?)
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To: JoeSeales

A dear friend of mine was born, raised and now just recently went back to his hometown of Guanajuato. He told me that they do not celebrate this supposed holiday in Mexico. It’s just a big deal here in America. I don’t know about other areas in Mexico, but he said that it’s just another day over there.


11 posted on 05/06/2010 9:45:32 AM PDT by IamHD
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To: JoeSeales

Think back to the late 1960’s. I’m in Jr High school, and I like headbands. No, I wasn’t a hippie, but I did like the “style”. So, I’m wearing a headband one day, and in gym we don’t dress and hang around for some reason I don’t remember any more.

I almost got “jumped” (beaten up) by a group of mexicans because “only Indians can wear a headband.” Yep. A teacher and some friends intervened before anything started, but a black girl heard my account of what had just happened. She wanted to borrow my headband. I let her. She found this group of girls and taunted them asking, “You going to tell me to take this off?”

Moral of the story. Mexicans can push you around until you push back.

We aren’t pushing back.


12 posted on 05/06/2010 9:45:33 AM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Falcon28

Thank you for the link.

I just sent him a note.


13 posted on 05/06/2010 9:56:47 AM PDT by Texas56
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To: Texas56

Don’t know if Rush has mentioned this, this morning, but I just emailed him the link to the video.


14 posted on 05/06/2010 10:00:05 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: JoeSeales

Cinco de Mayo ain’t even a big deal in Mexico. What a bunch of wannabe idiots.


15 posted on 05/06/2010 10:07:29 AM PDT by EricT. (Can we start hanging them yet?)
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To: IamHD
Per Wikipedia

"While Cinco de Mayo sees limited significance and celebration nationwide in Mexico, the date is observed nationwide in the United States and other locations around the world"

Ironic or political tool

We report. You decide...
16 posted on 05/06/2010 10:22:01 AM PDT by RedMonqey (What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly)
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To: El Cid
A Balkanized conglomeration of hyphenated 'non-Americans'...

Yet during all the Arizona protests, Ole Glory's colors could be seen in many students hands.

Think they really wanted to be Americans ...

Or Mexicans in America...

I know what I think....
17 posted on 05/06/2010 10:26:50 AM PDT by RedMonqey (What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly)
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To: joe fonebone
the following year the school had a Veterans day celebration to end all celebrations.
Well done to you and the school!
18 posted on 05/06/2010 10:28:36 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Falcon28

thanks falc. one note going his way soon.


19 posted on 05/06/2010 10:28:58 AM PDT by bobby.223
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To: JoeSeales

If you are on Facebook show these boys your support. Their page is on fire. It went from 30 to over 1500 in less than an hour. Lets keep it rolling!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/In-Support-of-the-Live-Oak-High-School-Five/124438510901249


20 posted on 05/06/2010 10:29:37 AM PDT by Right Ahead
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To: RedMonqey
Yet during all the Arizona protests, Ole Glory's colors could be seen in many students hands.

Only for 'show'...
A few years ago when they had the pro-Amnesty rallies the marches were draped in a sea of foreign (Mexico) flags.
During the interview, one of the pro-Cinco del Mayo students was complaining how the students who were displaying the American flag were 'disrespecting' (... by the way - when did disrespect become a verb?) her country's flag... Argghh - to answer the second part of your question - her mindset was definitely that of a foreigner in America - not someone who wanted to be an American...

21 posted on 05/06/2010 10:33:35 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: JoeSeales
Multiculturalism at work!

Anyone upset by another student wearing an American flag ought to be sent back to Mexico permanently.

22 posted on 05/06/2010 10:35:08 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: RedMonqey

Political tool is my guess. My friend would laugh when May 5th came. Basically, he said it was just
another excuse to drink/party and he did not celebrate it.


23 posted on 05/06/2010 10:35:23 AM PDT by IamHD
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To: joe fonebone

Kudos! A diplomatic and very effective solution. Thanks for
the reminder to think about what we WANT to happen as well as what we don’t want. We have an obligation to do more than complain. Hats off to you and your wife.


24 posted on 05/06/2010 10:41:49 AM PDT by Eroteme
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To: JoeSeales

I lived right down the street from Live Oak High School - and my kids would be going there if I hadn’t sold the house and moved our business to Idaho 5 years ago. Lucky me - I would be crazy PO’d should I have a kid going to school with those bozos. I can see me getting stupid and confronting the administrators and looking for a piece of one of them. Not a good picture.

We brought our employees with us when we moved the business. They all are of the same opinion. ‘Pissed off’ falls short of the proper description.


25 posted on 05/06/2010 10:50:36 AM PDT by Borderline
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To: IamHD
Exactly. Not that I knock any excuse to heft a brew or even celebrate one’s roots(see St. Patrick's Day, Columbus Day, etc.) but to use it as a political hatchet to indoctrinate public school children is despicable...

Another example of Political Correctness corrupting everything it touches.

26 posted on 05/06/2010 11:55:13 AM PDT by RedMonqey (What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly)
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To: El Cid
Only for 'show'...

Exactly. Not that I knock any excuse to heft a brew or celebrate one's historical roots or accomplishments, Holy Days, etc.(see St. Patricks Day, Columbus Day, etc.)I wish to do the same(Southern WASP) but to use it as a political hatchet to indoctrinate public school children is despicable...

Another example of Political Correctness corrupting everything it touches.
27 posted on 05/06/2010 12:03:03 PM PDT by RedMonqey (What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly)
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To: El Cid
...pro-Cinco del Mayo students was complaining how the students who were displaying the American flag were 'disrespecting'... her mindset was definitely that of a foreigner in America...



Well, to paraphrase a line from "Cool Hand Luke"

' ("she's) gonna get (her) mind right.

Don't need any "... failure to communicate." in our country.
28 posted on 05/06/2010 12:21:43 PM PDT by RedMonqey (What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly)
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