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"Racist" Baa Baa Black Sheep put out to pasture (now they are "Rainbow sheep".)
Sunday Mail ^ | 27th February 2011

Posted on 02/26/2011 3:29:21 PM PST by naturalman1975

BLACK sheep are on the endangered species list as some children in north Queensland learn to sing Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep.

The English nursery rhyme may have survived for 200-plus years but political correctness could finally put it out to pasture.

Some schools in Britain have banned the song for being racist, but Pelicans Innisfail Child Care allows children to sing about black sheep or rainbow sheep.

Director Pam McLaughlin said some teachers sang the changed lyrics, and some children already knew the changes.

"We just go with whatever the children want," Ms McLaughlin said.

"The kids are just singing and having fun. Some sing black sheep, some sing rainbow sheep. It's just a song.

"We don't have anything that says, 'You have to sing it this way'."

The BBC reported in 2000 that Birmingham City Council had banned the song for being racist. It was later overturned after a backlash from parents.

The council said it had obtained the guidelines, which stated: "The history behind the rhyme is very negative and also very offensive to black people, due to the fact that the rhyme originates from slavery".

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
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1 posted on 02/26/2011 3:29:23 PM PST by naturalman1975
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To: naturalman1975

They have black Lab’s or black horses or black whatever. Are they going to ban the word ‘black’ because it’s racist color ?????


2 posted on 02/26/2011 3:31:20 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: naturalman1975

So is it now Baah Baah gay sheep?


3 posted on 02/26/2011 3:32:29 PM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: naturalman1975

Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full!
One for the master, one for the dame,
And one for the little boy who lives down the lane.


4 posted on 02/26/2011 3:35:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: naturalman1975

Has VMA214 been informed?


5 posted on 02/26/2011 3:35:45 PM PST by magslinger (Samuel Colt, feminist. Making women equal to men for over 150 years.)
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To: naturalman1975

These people are beyond belief. The only reason I can think to exonerate them is that they have probably never even seen a flock of live sheep, never mind had the muck on their boots. They probably think the rhyme was made by racist white people.


6 posted on 02/26/2011 3:37:54 PM PST by rlmorel (How to relate to Liberals? Take a Conservative, remove all responsibility...logic...)
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To: naturalman1975

“The rhyme originates from slavery”

Are you kidding me? These people get more insane every day. Never in the furthest reaches of my imagination would I have ever associated this simple children’s rhyme with slavery.

Resist, Winston! Resist!


7 posted on 02/26/2011 3:37:59 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: naturalman1975
“Every child in America entering school at the age of five is insane because he comes to school with certain allegiances to our founding fathers, towards our elected officials, towards his parents, towards a belief in a supernatural being, and towards the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It’s up to you as teachers to make all these sick children well – by creating the international child of the future.” - Chester M. Pierce. Professor, Department of Educational Psychiatry, Harvard University. During keynote address to 2000 teachers attending the Childhood International Seminar, Denver. Source: ‘Brave New Schools’, by Berit Kjos, Harvard House Publishers, 1995, pg.160
8 posted on 02/26/2011 3:38:47 PM PST by Main Street (Stuck in traffic.)
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To: naturalman1975

I guess the dog in “The Dambusters” is out of the question.


9 posted on 02/26/2011 3:40:43 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: naturalman1975

Haven’t the queers co-opted the rainbow there, yet?


10 posted on 02/26/2011 3:40:55 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: naturalman1975

Crikey...people have absolutely NO historical context anymore...they think everything is about slavery or is a reference to something that occurred in the last 50 years...the verse is from the Middle Ages, for pete’s sake...magritte


11 posted on 02/26/2011 3:41:32 PM PST by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: naturalman1975

Are you kidding me??! Dear Lord, what’s next..the blackboard will be called “rainbow” board?


12 posted on 02/26/2011 3:41:40 PM PST by max americana
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To: naturalman1975

Haha, they go from racism to homophobia in one
seamless term and think nothing of it.


13 posted on 02/26/2011 3:43:35 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: naturalman1975

It is getting to where you can’t tell satire from reality. Reality is getting more absurd than jokes.


14 posted on 02/26/2011 3:44:42 PM PST by yarddog
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To: naturalman1975

Doesn’t anybody have a grain of common sense anymore? Do these morons ever realize how ridiculous they look with this nonsense?


15 posted on 02/26/2011 3:44:46 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: naturalman1975

It was written before English people knew the 1st thing about black people! Now their culture is dominated by their presence.

What an evil perversion. Riches are a curse.


16 posted on 02/26/2011 3:45:07 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many younger conservative Christians out there? __ Click my name)
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To: magslinger

My best friend just told me the other day his wife is related to Robert Hanson of VMA215 (formerly VMA214), who was awarded the Medal of Honor in WWII. He went up against four Zeros all by himself and shot them all down. In one 17 day period, he shot 20 (that’s TWENTY) enemy planes down! Astounding.

He gave me all the documents they had on this to scan them for him...it was interesting to read...the invitation to the ceremony that they had in Boston, etc.


17 posted on 02/26/2011 3:45:49 PM PST by rlmorel (How to relate to Liberals? Take a Conservative, remove all responsibility...logic...)
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To: naturalman1975
"We just go with whatever the children want," Ms McLaughlin said.

"The kids are just singing and having fun. Some sing black sheep, some sing rainbow sheep. It's just a song.

"We don't have anything that says, 'You have to sing it this way'."

How about if they sing, "Baa Baa black sheep, Ms McLaughlin is a lying whore"? After all you don't have anything that says you have to sing it one particular way...

18 posted on 02/26/2011 3:46:12 PM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: naturalman1975

Now kids sit “crisscross apple sauce” instead of “Indian style”.


19 posted on 02/26/2011 3:46:56 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Gene Eric
"Now kids sit “crisscross apple sauce” instead of “Indian style”.

Or 'pretzel style'.

20 posted on 02/26/2011 3:54:28 PM PST by Think free or die
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To: Foolsgold
This is humiliating.

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21 posted on 02/26/2011 3:56:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: yarddog

Here in Cleveland, a local talk show host, Mike Trivisanno, states frequently, “I’m living in a world I don’t understand!”


22 posted on 02/26/2011 4:02:41 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: naturalman1975

Oh Geez.


23 posted on 02/26/2011 4:02:56 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rlmorel
Gregory “Pappy” Boyington (December 4, 1912 - January 11, 1988) was a United States Marine Corps officer who was an American fighter ace during World War II.
For his heroic actions, he was awarded both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.
Boyington flew initially with the American Volunteer Group in the Republic of China Air Force during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

He later commanded the famous U.S. Marine Corps squadron, VMF-214 (”The Black Sheep Squadron”) during World War II. Boyington became a prisoner of war later in the war.


I suppose this heroic man was a racist. I am sick to death of thesis trash and the trash that attempt to pervert such great men and ideals.

24 posted on 02/26/2011 4:07:01 PM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: rlmorel

Our history is going down the tubes one piece at a time but my grandchildren have learned many things at my knee including all about Aunt Jemimah and reading the original Little Black Sambo, Tom Sawyer and Baa, Baa Black Sheep. The oldest one is in 4-H and has many sheep, three are very, very black - and they won ribbons this last summer. What the idiots are doing is absolutely ridiculous.


25 posted on 02/26/2011 4:10:43 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

***I guess the dog in “The Dambusters” is out of the question.***

And the cat in Lovecraft’s THE RATS IN THE WALLS.


26 posted on 02/26/2011 4:12:46 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Visit the TOMMY FRANKS MILITARY MUSEUM in HOBART, OK. I did, well worth it!)
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To: rlmorel
VMF-215 is a different unit. I was referring to VMA-214, formerly VMF-214, AKA The Blacksheep. The Fighting Corsairs have a proud history of their own.

I was at NAS Cubi Point at the same time as VMA-214 in the late 70's. They were still flying A-4s.

Check the link, your friend's relative is mentioned.

27 posted on 02/26/2011 4:17:48 PM PST by magslinger (Samuel Colt, feminist. Making women equal to men for over 150 years.)
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To: bill1952

I don’t think he was a saint or anything like that, but I don’t want men fighting on my behalf to be saints, I want them to be effective fighting men.

As far as I am concerned, he was a colorful and independent guy who managed to further the interests of our country at war in a critical time.

Screw all the rest of them!


28 posted on 02/26/2011 4:18:21 PM PST by rlmorel (How to relate to Liberals? Take a Conservative, remove all responsibility...logic...)
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To: rockrr

LOL! Now I don’t care who you are, that’s funny...


29 posted on 02/26/2011 4:19:21 PM PST by rlmorel (How to relate to Liberals? Take a Conservative, remove all responsibility...logic...)
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To: Grams A

I know, I know. Their lunacy is astonishing. If I weren’t living through it, I probably wouldn’t believe it.


30 posted on 02/26/2011 4:21:22 PM PST by rlmorel (How to relate to Liberals? Take a Conservative, remove all responsibility...logic...)
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To: Grams A; rlmorel
Zippety doo dah! Ping!


31 posted on 02/26/2011 4:21:41 PM PST by WVKayaker ("When Sarah Palin speaks, people listen!" - EF Hutton)
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To: naturalman1975

So when I look out over a flock of sheep and one is BLACK, I’m supposed to pretend it is NOT black and call it a Rainbow Sheep?

These people are insane.


32 posted on 02/26/2011 4:28:42 PM PST by madison10
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To: rlmorel
"Why, single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints;"

Rudyard Kipling.

33 posted on 02/26/2011 4:29:17 PM PST by magslinger (Samuel Colt, feminist. Making women equal to men for over 150 years.)
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To: naturalman1975

Pappy isn't going to be too happy about this.

34 posted on 02/26/2011 4:30:44 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: naturalman1975
I thought Blacks were proud of their COLOR!
Make up your FU-IN MINDS or take a bleach bath...
35 posted on 02/26/2011 4:32:43 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: dfwgator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQCYG0C89uk


36 posted on 02/26/2011 4:34:33 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: max americana
Uhhh...Blackboards were replaced by whiteboards years ago. That was doomed so now whiteboards have been replaced by smartboards (yes, the wall is smarter than anyone in the room).
37 posted on 02/26/2011 4:34:54 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (It's not the *Prince of Fools* but rather the *fools* that are the problem)
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To: wally_bert
I must admit, when they brought in the nurses for the second season, they made my teenage pants go crazy, especially the blonde head nurse, Samantha, YOWZA!!!

I found a recent pic of her she still looks damn good.


38 posted on 02/26/2011 4:40:47 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: magslinger

Rudyard Kipling knew of what he spoke...


39 posted on 02/26/2011 4:41:29 PM PST by rlmorel (How to relate to Liberals? Take a Conservative, remove all responsibility...logic...)
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To: naturalman1975
The bowdlerized version doesn't scan. Also, children enjoyed the alliteration, which is no longer there.
40 posted on 02/26/2011 4:55:13 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: dfwgator

I guess the Lambs were an attempt to get ratings. Denise has apparently held up very well.

I have both seasons of DVDs and after a couple of years, I still haven’t opened up season 2.


41 posted on 02/26/2011 4:58:53 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

One of my operations is doing mass PC and laptop swapouts in schools. Seeing some of the educators trying to do anything on PC invovling a smartboard is sometimes really funny.


42 posted on 02/26/2011 5:01:34 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: cripplecreek

I could wile away the hours
A Conferrin’ with the flowers
Consultin’ with the rain
And my head I’d be scratchin’
While my thoughts were busy hatchin’
If I only had a brain

I’d unravel any riddle
For any individ’le
In trouble or in pain

With the thoughts that i’d be thinkin’
I could be another Lincoln
If I only had a brain

I would not be just a nuffin’
My head all full of stuffin’
My heart all full of pain
I would dance and I’d be merry
Life would be a ding-a-derry
If I only had a brain


43 posted on 02/26/2011 5:05:59 PM PST by flat
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
I may be mistaken but I always thought it was a way to teach children to speak and read - the repetition of B- B- Bl- was instructive.
44 posted on 02/26/2011 5:07:10 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (It's not the *Prince of Fools* but rather the *fools* that are the problem)
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To: naturalman1975

What about “I’m dreaming of a WHITE Christmas” is that racist too?

I think they should change every racist color word to “gay” then they will be happy. /S

“baa baa GAY sheep”
“I’m Dreaming of a “GAY” Christmas”
“Snow GAY and the seven drawfs”

and lets not foget there favorite..

“Roses are GAY violets are JEW”

/S


45 posted on 02/26/2011 5:07:25 PM PST by VastRWCon (Taxed to Death)
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To: GreatMan

Insanity ping


46 posted on 02/26/2011 5:08:06 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: ReverendJames

well, they’ve already banned buinesses from being in the ‘black’.......


47 posted on 02/26/2011 5:08:33 PM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: wally_bert
I guess the Lambs were an attempt to get ratings. Denise has apparently held up very well.

And then they really reached when they had Peter Frampton on one of the shows, when he was the biggest thing going, back in '76.

48 posted on 02/26/2011 5:09:12 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: naturalman1975



A beautiful airplane and a great squad. Even with their bravado, I bet they together made a lot of Japanese wet their pants.

49 posted on 02/26/2011 5:11:06 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Obama and the left are making a mockery of our country.)
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To: naturalman1975
Are they going to force AC/DC to change the title of this album?


50 posted on 02/26/2011 5:11:06 PM PST by dfwgator
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