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Teachers Hold Up Anti-War Signs During Assembly Honoring Military
RealClearPolitics ^ | June 14, 2010 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 06/14/2010 6:15:04 PM PDT by i88schwartz

At an assembly honoring students who enlisted in the armed forces, teachers held up anti-war signs.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: antiwar; democrats; dennis; education; liberalfascism; massachusetts; military; yarmouth
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1 posted on 06/14/2010 6:15:04 PM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

And to think that Jack Squat Barry and the Dems want to bail this arseholes out again to save their jobs....methinks it is time for me and the family to move out of the US. Grrr. =.=


2 posted on 06/14/2010 6:17:10 PM PDT by cranked
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To: i88schwartz

I’m tired of this. What part of beating the sh*...er sorry, beating the Obama out of her after the assembly would be wrong?


3 posted on 06/14/2010 6:17:28 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: i88schwartz

If Obama really needs some ass to kick,he can start with these idiots.


4 posted on 06/14/2010 6:19:28 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop thinking about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: i88schwartz

And they wonder why Americans are growing increasingly angry with them.


5 posted on 06/14/2010 6:20:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: i88schwartz

The teacher, Marybeth...she looked a little crazy in the eyes. eeek!


6 posted on 06/14/2010 6:20:49 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: i88schwartz

This “teacher” apparently talks about her political views all the time. Now she does this. What scum. And of course she dresses it up as a “teaching moment” and teaching the students about “democracy.” These students were way too kind in their responses. They should have said “F-U. Who do you think defends you, you scatter-brained b__ch?” Yet this woman will go on teaching year after year, using class time to bray about her political views instead of teaching.


7 posted on 06/14/2010 6:20:50 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: i88schwartz

Those teachers should be fired....The do not have a first amendment right to share their views during an official school function. Entirely inappropiate, and I would have to question whether they have enough good judgment and temperament to even be in charge of children in the first place.


8 posted on 06/14/2010 6:22:13 PM PDT by rottndog (WOOF!!!! Be prepared for what's coming AFTER America......)
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To: i88schwartz

Save our children!
End Public Schools Now!

And somebody get that teacher a psych eval!


9 posted on 06/14/2010 6:23:00 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: i88schwartz

Idiot teacher is probably the shop steward for the teachers union.


10 posted on 06/14/2010 6:23:22 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: i88schwartz

There will be a reckoning.


11 posted on 06/14/2010 6:24:05 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Da Coyote

The fact that, regardless of how distasteful her opinion is, it’s protected speech. By what right does anyone get to decide what she can and can’t say?

Granted, she could’ve picked a better time to do it, but that’s a matter for the school to decide.


12 posted on 06/14/2010 6:24:14 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: i88schwartz

End war?

At a senior assembly?

what, no respect for, in her mind. a minority decision to enlist in the military?

This woman is too stupid to be a teacher.

And let’s be hinest—it was not dissent—it was all about meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.


13 posted on 06/14/2010 6:24:24 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: i88schwartz

It would be more accurate to refer to them as “NEA members,” rather than “teachers.”


14 posted on 06/14/2010 6:24:31 PM PDT by lonestar (Better Obama picks his nose than our pockets!)
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To: nolongerademocrat

No kidding. Teachers unions are probably the single most dangerous threat to the republic.


15 posted on 06/14/2010 6:24:51 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: exit82

Post 13 “hinest” is “honest”.


16 posted on 06/14/2010 6:25:22 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: i88schwartz

Had to look up the locale - Massachusetts. It’s encouraging that the state was actually having an assembly to honor those students in the first place. The tide is turning.


17 posted on 06/14/2010 6:26:23 PM PDT by BuckyKat (Green is the new red.)
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To: i88schwartz

This teacher wasnt showing them how to dissent. She was showing to be an attention whore and steal someone else’s moment.


18 posted on 06/14/2010 6:27:33 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: cripplecreek
Imagine some teacher at graduation holding up "stop abortion" sign:

It would be equally inappropriate - and the principal would fire, and escort such a person out of the assembly. But, on this one...he hasn't decided what to do.

19 posted on 06/14/2010 6:29:35 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: i88schwartz

Typically Assachusetts.


20 posted on 06/14/2010 6:31:07 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Da Coyote

“What part of beating the sh*...er sorry, beating the Obama out of her after the assembly would be wrong?”

Not a d****d thing wrong with it, in my opinion. And they can fire her afterward, for good measure.


21 posted on 06/14/2010 6:31:46 PM PDT by spaced
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To: RWB Patriot

Both I and my children have been in classes where the teachers carriy on about their politics, deriding people who have a different point of view. That’s not about opening a dialogue , and it should not be “protected free speech, “ any more than personal religious expressions are, and you know how those are treated in public school.


22 posted on 06/14/2010 6:32:24 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Hopefully she’ll get a lesson on consequences.


23 posted on 06/14/2010 6:33:31 PM PDT by kenth
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To: i88schwartz
Too bad I'm too old to be one of her students. I sent several teachers out of the classroom crying during my HS career.

First thing I'd do is start holding up protest signs during class. Air horn when she tries to talk. Hang a devil tail on her rear end when she's not looking. Coughing fits during lectures. Sending that clown out of the room crying would be a piece of cake.

24 posted on 06/14/2010 6:33:46 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

She had no right to do his. Not as an employee of the school.


25 posted on 06/14/2010 6:34:33 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: RWB Patriot
The fact that, regardless of how distasteful her opinion is, it’s protected speech. By what right does anyone get to decide what she can and can’t say?

If one of the students had begun a prayer to Jesus, the school would have cut the student off. Because the government has decided that it can decide what people can and cannot say.

26 posted on 06/14/2010 6:35:33 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Irenic
See the dark line immediately under each eye? That's typical of a certain class of recreational crystal meth user.

Her inability to focus her thinking (so that she avoids needlessly insulting people who've done her no harm) could be symptomatic.

Her dates should always "be prepared" around this chick anyway. No idea what she might've picked up.

27 posted on 06/14/2010 6:36:10 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: i88schwartz

The only two Yarmouths I see in the country are Massachusetts and Maine. It’s encouraging the latent patriotism that is evident in the tone of the response to her actions in deep blue areas.


28 posted on 06/14/2010 6:41:55 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: i88schwartz

Fire da BUMS!


29 posted on 06/14/2010 6:45:31 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: i88schwartz

Marybeth is bat shiite crazy!!! My kids love a good debate with their teachers, they would own her.


30 posted on 06/14/2010 6:46:04 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: i88schwartz

It was in Yarmouth, Massachussetts
(you coulda just said that without me having to google it up)


31 posted on 06/14/2010 6:46:38 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (If November does not turn out well, then beware of December.)
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To: i88schwartz

Marybeth Verani


32 posted on 06/14/2010 6:48:41 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (If November does not turn out well, then beware of December.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

33 posted on 06/14/2010 6:50:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: i88schwartz

I went to school in the 50’s and I have to admit my class was pretty rough, but she wouldnt have lasted ten minutes in with my fellow students. We would have rode her out of class on a rail.I must admit that we werent real impressed with teachers who didnt cut the mustard.


34 posted on 06/14/2010 6:53:24 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: RWB Patriot
The fact that, regardless of how distasteful her opinion is, it’s protected speech.

No, it's not. She is an employee, and was 'working' during an official school function. In that setting, she has no free speech rights.


By what right does anyone get to decide what she can and can’t say?

Under conditions of her employment, the principal and the school board that employs her has the right to decide what she can and can't say during work hours.
35 posted on 06/14/2010 6:54:24 PM PDT by rottndog (WOOF!!!! Be prepared for what's coming AFTER America......)
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To: cranked
And to think that Jack Squat Barry and the Dems want to bail this arseholes out again to save their jobs....methinks it is time for me and the family to move out of the US

Man I would have done that a few years back, but where can a retired person go that needs to continue receiving SS and Medicare, since those are the programs the Feds told me I had to 'invest in' my entire life?????
36 posted on 06/14/2010 6:57:39 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: i88schwartz

For the the National Socialists, courtesy and respect take a back seat to “me”, “me”, “me”!!


37 posted on 06/14/2010 7:02:03 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (I Don't Want Obama to Kick Ass. I WANT HIM TO GET OFF HIS ASS!!!!)
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To: i88schwartz

If these had been my children I dont think I could have stopped myself from knocking the sign out of her hand. And that would be restraining myself.


38 posted on 06/14/2010 7:02:33 PM PDT by D1X1E (Trust but verify... especially if you got your information from the government.)
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To: Cheerio

She is a freak. The students entering the military should have ******************** until she plead for mercy. Just what is wrong with these asshat LIBs? At a minimum someone should have hit her with her sign. I can only hope she gets RIF’d. What an inappropriate loser.


39 posted on 06/14/2010 7:05:29 PM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) amounts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: i88schwartz
If I write what I am thinking, I will certainly get my comment removed by moderator and I may lose my FR card.......
40 posted on 06/14/2010 7:09:32 PM PDT by Kimmers (Waterboarding saves lives)
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To: i88schwartz

Line’em up and shoot’em!


41 posted on 06/14/2010 7:15:19 PM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: i88schwartz

The soldiers fight to preserve the teachers’ right to hold up their signs.


42 posted on 06/14/2010 7:16:29 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

If schools allow Christians to pray, does that not mean they have to allow time for Muslims to pray? For Bhuddists? Hindus? For who knows how many different religious beliefs inhabit them?

That is the purpose for seperation of church and state, to avoid discrimination.


43 posted on 06/14/2010 7:26:10 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: rottndog

“Under conditions of her employment, the principal and the school board that employs her has the right to decide what she can and can’t say during work hours.”

Then let them make the decision, as they have that authority. You and I don’t, so we have no right to go in with our tempers aflame.

He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.”

Thomas Paine


44 posted on 06/14/2010 7:28:17 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: i88schwartz

This idiot is Code Pink material. I’ll be happy to give her a reference if she will resign.


45 posted on 06/14/2010 7:30:14 PM PDT by freespirited (There are a lot of bad Republicans but there are no good Democrats.--Ann Coulter)
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To: i88schwartz
I have not seen it mentioned here yet. If I missed it I apologize. No one has said anything about what the principal said. he said that what she did was best suited for a classroom. NO!! What she did was best suited NOT IN School. Her political views have no place in the gym or in the classroom. Her job is to teach her subject in a way that causes children to learn and to use critical thinking.

So the problem is deeper then the teacher. The fact the principal thinks it would be ok for her to preach a political position in the classroom shows how ingrained this kind of thinking is. His reply should have been that this kind of protesting in not acceptable anywhere or by any employee at the school.

46 posted on 06/14/2010 7:31:02 PM PDT by KungFuBrad (White Devil http://whitedevilredangel.mee.nu/)
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To: i88schwartz

Maid in Massachusetts


47 posted on 06/14/2010 7:32:13 PM PDT by BonRad (As Rome goes so goes the world)
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To: i88schwartz

Guys, I’m not siding with this woman and I’m not defending her actions as moral. I’m defending the indisputable fact of liberty: that if one man loses his freedom, even over something I might find immoral, it means the loss of freedom for all men because it establishes the standard that liberty is open to interpretation.


48 posted on 06/14/2010 7:32:14 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: i88schwartz
One time that I was proud of my otherwise liberal colleagues was after the commencement address at our high school graduation was given by an actor, working in television in Manhattan who was known by the principal, who managed to take a few shots at the war and the military in the middle of an incredibly dull and tedious speech. My colleagues were upset because quite a few of the graduates were heading into the services, for some of them, it's their ticket out of the previous lives, for others, it's what their fathers did (or still do).

Time and a place, folks. Time and a place.

49 posted on 06/14/2010 7:34:31 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: RWB Patriot
Back to Con Law 101 with you. The First Amendment is not absolute.


50 posted on 06/14/2010 7:38:26 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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