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School makes boy take American flag off bike
Fox 40 Sacramento ^ | Nov-12 | Elissa Harrington

Posted on 11/12/2010 7:41:25 AM PST by Personal Responsibility

13-year-old Cody Alicea rides with an American flag on the back of his bike. He says he does this to be patriotic and to honor veterans, like his own grandfather, Robert. He's had the flag on his bike for two months but Monday, was asked told to take it down. A school official at Denair Middle School told Cody some students had been complaining about the flag and it was no longer allowed on school property. "In this country we're supposed to be free," said Cody. "And I should be able to wave my flag wherever I want to. And they're telling me I can't." Cody's grandfather says the school was concerned about racial tensions or uprisings because of the flag. He feels if there was really a problem it should have been brought up two months ago, not during Veterans week. "No action should be taken. We don't want any repercussion," said Roger. "We just want Cody to be proud of what he's doing."


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This is a disgrace. An absolute disgrace!

Here's the school's website: dusd.k12.ca.us/

I tried getting on the page but it wouldn't load. It's probably getting hammered.

1 posted on 11/12/2010 7:41:30 AM PST by Personal Responsibility
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To: Personal Responsibility
The American flag is racist, don't you know?

La Raza uber alles.

2 posted on 11/12/2010 7:43:07 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The people who hate Sarah Palin hate her because they know that her Presidency is inevitable.)
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To: Personal Responsibility

I got it to load when I put “www.” before the address, but then it was temporarily unavailable anyway. You hit the nail right on the head, I’m sure it’s getting hammered, and SO IT SHOULD.


3 posted on 11/12/2010 7:44:57 AM PST by Shimmer1 (Navy blue)
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To: Personal Responsibility

It is unconstitutional to ban the U.S. flag at a public school.


4 posted on 11/12/2010 7:45:05 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Personal Responsibility
Of course you can not fly an American Flag in a foreign country. Oh wait...
5 posted on 11/12/2010 7:45:17 AM PST by granite (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. - TJ)
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To: Personal Responsibility

If he had a Mexican or palistinian flag he would be a hero to these teachers.

Pray for America


6 posted on 11/12/2010 7:45:37 AM PST by bray (A November to Remember)
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To: Personal Responsibility

The school has just taught that child a useful lesson, and no doubt created a little conservative. Probably not what the school intended.


7 posted on 11/12/2010 7:46:20 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Can we force the secession of CA from the rest of the US?


8 posted on 11/12/2010 7:46:26 AM PST by kosciusko51
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To: Personal Responsibility

The effort to erase the United States of America will fail.

Count on it.


9 posted on 11/12/2010 7:46:46 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: All

3460 Lester Road
Denair, CA 95316
Fax (209) 632-9194
Office (209) 632-7514

x1202 - Superintendent, Human Resource Department (Ed Parraz, Superintendent / Jody Jorge)
x1206 - Assistant Superintendent of Business Services (Judy Sylvester)
x1304 - Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services and Charter Schools (Carol Hammond)


10 posted on 11/12/2010 7:48:52 AM PST by llevrok (Born a ham but never cured)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Just Wow.


11 posted on 11/12/2010 7:49:29 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: La Lydia
The school has just taught that child a useful lesson

Yup. Civics

12 posted on 11/12/2010 7:49:47 AM PST by llevrok (Born a ham but never cured)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Took awhile, but I got on.


13 posted on 11/12/2010 7:49:53 AM PST by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: Personal Responsibility

take the school to court cody!!!!! sue the buggers.


14 posted on 11/12/2010 7:49:53 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Viva Las Razas Otras! Everyone is welcome in America...EXCEPT Americans? Exactly WHAT country are the American troops fighting for?


15 posted on 11/12/2010 7:50:02 AM PST by 2dollarbill
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To: Personal Responsibility
Cody's grandfather says the school was concerned about racial tensions or uprisings because of the flag.

That says it all.

16 posted on 11/12/2010 7:50:32 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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the school was concerned about racial tensions or uprisings

GOOD! I'd say it's about damn time for an uprising!!!!!! and,as far as "racial tensions" go...TFB!!! I'm TIRED of all this crap!!! This country's being run into the ground by a bunch of spineless,politically-driven pussies. ENOUGH!!!!!!!
17 posted on 11/12/2010 7:50:46 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: Personal Responsibility

So, some “students” complained about the presence of the flag on Cody’s bike, and the flag had to be removed.

If Cody complained about the presence of these same “students” at his school, would they be removed?

Fire with fire.


18 posted on 11/12/2010 7:51:49 AM PST by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: Personal Responsibility

The very same parasite Teacher’s Union vermin are bleeding California and the USA dry.

Time to defund the California parasites, GOP House! Are you listening?


19 posted on 11/12/2010 7:52:43 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: Personal Responsibility
A school official at Denair Middle School told Cody some students had been complaining about the flag

Define: some

20 posted on 11/12/2010 7:53:04 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Go to a socialist school, you get socialist results.


21 posted on 11/12/2010 7:53:18 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: Personal Responsibility
A school official at Denair Middle School told Cody some students had been complaining about the flag and it was no longer allowed on school property.

No doubt Mexican illegals.

22 posted on 11/12/2010 7:54:02 AM PST by CedarDave (Tagline being updated...)
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To: Personal Responsibility

I am livid. As a retired combat vet, this is exactly what we fight for - this kid’s 1st amendment right. The Flag causes racial tension??? Are you freakin kidding me?? Got on to the website until the point where i clicked the principle button to get his/her contact info - Unavailable. Trust me folks, I’ll get this info - give a few minutes on the phone. Ranger on!


23 posted on 11/12/2010 7:54:59 AM PST by IAmNotAnAnimal
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To: Personal Responsibility

Getting a lot of “site unavailable” but have found the following:

Denair Middle School:

Our phone number is (209) 632-2510
Our fax number is (209) 634-0269


24 posted on 11/12/2010 7:55:01 AM PST by moovova (Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder.)
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To: Personal Responsibility

I tried sending a ShameGram to the school. Its site has crashed. Good.


25 posted on 11/12/2010 7:55:22 AM PST by pabianice
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To: Personal Responsibility

De-list the NEA and get rid of these PC profs. They are a total disgrace to a once laudable profession.


26 posted on 11/12/2010 7:55:50 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Personal Responsibility

Here is how to contact the school superintendent, Ed Parraz, and board of education.

http://www.stancoe.org/SCOE/admin/common/suptprincipal.html

http://www.stancoe.org/SCOE/admin/SCOEBoard/scoe_boardmember-page.htm


27 posted on 11/12/2010 7:56:22 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: Arm_Bears

Actually, when the students complained would have been the opportune time to explain the freedom of speech and expression issue with these students. It would have also been a great time to explain to them what the flag stood for. And if they didn’t like it, the school official should have suggested they go ahead and take it to court. They have have done so, but it would have been better to see the court demand the kid take it off his bike than have the school do it.


28 posted on 11/12/2010 7:56:54 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Personal Responsibility
Outrageous! I never thought I would live to see the day when displaying an American flag on ones own property (the boy's bike) would be considered 'offensive', to anyone. Oh, wait, this is in California. The state that is going bankrupt because of ruinous Democrat policies but just elected the leftist Democrat Jerry Brown as it's governor and re-elected idiots like socialist Democrats Barbara ("please call me Senator, I've worked so hard for that title") Boxer and Nancy 'no regrets' Pelosi. The state that is seeing it's population rapidly decline as the working people leave and the parasites grow in number. Never mind.
29 posted on 11/12/2010 7:57:26 AM PST by Jim Scott (Cautious optimist)
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To: Personal Responsibility

A disgrace, yes but it’s California so this comes as no surprise.


30 posted on 11/12/2010 7:57:42 AM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, You can't fix stupid...)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Oooo. There is a school board meeting TODAY. Bet that will be fun.


31 posted on 11/12/2010 7:58:05 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: Personal Responsibility

So now we can’t fly the flag on government property.


32 posted on 11/12/2010 8:00:37 AM PST by Terry Mross
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To: Personal Responsibility

We need to remove a few of these “Politically Correct” morons from positions of authority.


33 posted on 11/12/2010 8:01:58 AM PST by Ben Mugged (Your refusing to accept the facts doesn't change the facts. Matt Dillon)
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To: Personal Responsibility

We need to remove a few of these “Politically Correct” morons from positions of authority.


34 posted on 11/12/2010 8:04:46 AM PST by Ben Mugged (Your refusing to accept the facts doesn't change the facts. Matt Dillon)
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To: Puppage

It’s WAY past time to tell these people to get bent.


35 posted on 11/12/2010 8:05:40 AM PST by Freedom4US
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To: llevrok

Good Work! I called and left a voice mail with Jody, Ed was unavailable, we’ll see if they call me back...melt them down my fellow Freepers, melt them down. This is one of a thousand battles we need to fight and win. Take 30 secs to call.


36 posted on 11/12/2010 8:05:55 AM PST by IAmNotAnAnimal
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To: IAmNotAnAnimal

List of staff and email addresses in a PDF doc:

http://dusd.k12.ca.us/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=68


37 posted on 11/12/2010 8:06:03 AM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: kosciusko51

Build the Wall!-around California


38 posted on 11/12/2010 8:07:21 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Terry Mross

Do they not have a U.S. flag and a state flag flying out front?


39 posted on 11/12/2010 8:07:51 AM PST by Hatteras
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“...the school was concerned about racial tensions or uprisings because of the flag.”

Once again, in California catering to aliens takes precedence over true Americans.

This mindset is one of the many reasons we left California earlier this year. For some reason, CA DMV sent us a Renewal Notice for one of our cars (now registered in TN). The cost on the Notice is $313.00 We’ll pay $17.00 in TN. We NEVER hear Spanish. Our 2700-sq.-ft. house there was on a postage-stamp sized lot, and sold for $650K. Screeching tires at the nearby intersection kept us awake. We bought a private 5,000 sq. ft. house here on 2.5 acres overlooking a river for under $400K. No personal income tax. Fox News plays on the lobby TV at the doctor’s office. At potlucks, we never see health food. Property taxes are lower. Haven’t seen a middle finger extended while driving. Prayer, God, and patriotism are openly discussed and embraced.

California will continue to lose decent people, preferring to retain non-earning, dumbed-down, welfare-grabbing losers. When will they figure it out?


40 posted on 11/12/2010 8:08:01 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Personal Responsibility

It would be interesting to hear the outcry had that been a Mexican or other foreign flag.


41 posted on 11/12/2010 8:12:29 AM PST by truthkeeper ( Remember in November: VOTE THE BUMS OUT!)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Once again... an American flag is banned at a school in California.

“some students had been complaining about the flag and it was no longer allowed on school property”

Cut California loose. Their decision in the past election should be the final nail in the coffin. Look at them.. they’re clearly unhappy being a part of the USA.

That state is slowly transitioning to Mexican sovereignty anway. Just get it over with. Speed up the process ... give them their wish ... and LET THEM GO!!


42 posted on 11/12/2010 8:14:10 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: ScottinVA

anway=anyway


43 posted on 11/12/2010 8:14:45 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Personal Responsibility; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; tubebender; Marine_Uncle; ...

The illegals are working hard...to make themselves UNWELCOME!


44 posted on 11/12/2010 8:16:41 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: metmom; Clintonfatigued; Tired of Taxes

Homeschool ping.


45 posted on 11/12/2010 8:17:00 AM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: MayflowerMadam
California will continue to lose decent people, preferring to retain non-earning, dumbed-down, welfare-grabbing losers. When will they figure it out?

If Detroit is a guide, never.

46 posted on 11/12/2010 8:21:54 AM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Hannity and Beck need to know about this!!!!


47 posted on 11/12/2010 8:25:01 AM PST by Laserman
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So now we can’t fly the flag on government property.

In the well-known words of a certain arrogant socialist:

YES, WE CAN.

I'd like to see any officious, bureaucratic slimeball try to stop me.

48 posted on 11/12/2010 8:26:40 AM PST by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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49 posted on 11/12/2010 8:27:28 AM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: MayflowerMadam
No personal income tax.

Not quite true.

There are only seven states which impose no personal income tax of any kind: AK, WA, NV, WY, SD, TX, and FL.

TN and NH tax dividends and interest income - which is income, in my book.

I'm sure that TN is still an outstanding state in most other respects, however.

Regards,

50 posted on 11/12/2010 8:28:40 AM PST by alexander_busek
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