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Teachers Face Investigations for Anti-Obama Messages
FoxNews.com ^ | Nov. 13, 2012 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 11/14/2012 8:24:23 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Two public school teachers are facing investigations for posting messages that some perceived as critical of President Obama on social networking sites.

In Rock Hill, SC, a middle school teacher was placed on leave after she posted a message on her personal Facebook page about President Obama and food stamps.

“Congrats Obama,” she allegedly wrote. “As one of my students sang down the hallway, ‘We get to keep our food stamps’ … which I pay for because they can’t budget their money … and really, neither can you.”

A school spokesperson said they had received several calls complaining about the eighth grade math teacher at Rawlinson Road Middle School. The teacher has apologized.

A school official told Fox News that the complaints originated from pro-Obama supporters outside the school.

“People outside the school system that saw her posting and some of them said they were offended by it,” spokesperson Elaine Baker said. “She used poor judgment according to our social media policy. Teachers are kept to higher standards.”

Baker said teachers and school employees should “watch what they post on Facebook to be careful.”

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1 posted on 11/14/2012 8:24:28 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Rise of the Third Reich.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 8:28:28 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We need Comprehensive Election Reform, NOW!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Heaven forbid that a teacher have an opposing opinion. Guess teachers will just have to post anonymously.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 8:29:56 PM PST by madison10
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They will be in prison right next to all the teachers who incorporated anti-Bush material into their curriculum! May they rot in jail!!!! lol


5 posted on 11/14/2012 8:30:05 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They need to get their mind right.


6 posted on 11/14/2012 8:30:52 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Teachers are kept to higher standards.”

What a laugh. The Teacher's Union is all over this. It would be really nice if teacher's were held to higher teaching standards.

7 posted on 11/14/2012 8:33:05 PM PST by immadashell
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

And...linked at the bottom of that news piece, I found this...

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/fourth-graders-ordered-to-write-letters-to-obama.html


8 posted on 11/14/2012 8:35:14 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Funny, a Philly Poll had a mural of Bambi and that was OK.


9 posted on 11/14/2012 8:35:51 PM PST by mortal19440
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They will surely be fired while the teachers in Maine who teach middle school kids about homosexual sex and Saran wrap keep theirs. Heck, they’ll probably be promoted.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 8:37:21 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When did bad mouthing an American hating President, on a social networking site, become the purview of the employer?


11 posted on 11/14/2012 8:38:02 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thought Crime not to support Dear Leader. But urging 11 year olds to have sex is “sex-ed”.

Publik skoolz need to be abolished.


12 posted on 11/14/2012 8:39:05 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: immadashell

My mom is a teacher; I’ve read comments from her colleagues on Facebook. They are endlessly political. Moreover, I’ve read mail from the union. They literally come out and explicitly tell her how to vote.


13 posted on 11/14/2012 8:40:36 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“teachers are held to higher standards”..???

Like bussing kids to Obama rallies... singing songs about how wonderful Obama is and stuff like that??


14 posted on 11/14/2012 8:40:47 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

However, had these teachers boasted about their latest sexual escapades with underage students after school, nobody would say anything probably.


15 posted on 11/14/2012 8:41:45 PM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
‘We get to keep our food stamps’ … which I pay for because they can’t budget their money … and really, neither can you.”

The truth hurts

16 posted on 11/14/2012 8:46:14 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m curious, unless those who reported her were her friends, how did they see what she posted on her Facebook?

And, IMO, it’s her right to post what she wants, as long as she’s not hurting anyone or inciting violence, etc. Posting ones opinions would fall under, oh, I don’t know, THE FIRST AMENDMENT!!!

F those stupid parents. I know if my sons teacher posted anti-Romney stuff, I wouldn’t care. I would just be more mindful of what was being taught in the classroom (or have him moved to a diff teacher if I knew opinions were being indoctrinated into the lesson plans). Stupid people and their “offended” PC bullcrap. Get over it!!!

And good on these teachers for speaking out against “The One”. F him too!!!


17 posted on 11/14/2012 8:50:56 PM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Never post your stuff on Facebook if you friend students and or parents. It is a recipe for disaster.


18 posted on 11/14/2012 8:54:47 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Left of America would be first in line to support the Salem Witch Movement as long as the “witches” were Republicans.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 8:56:55 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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ESAD, you #ing Nazis.


20 posted on 11/14/2012 8:59:17 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Lucky9teen
From the article: A school official told Fox News that the complaints originated from pro-Obama supporters outside the school.

Did their friends' friends turn them in? Rather a stretch to have people from outside the school complaining about Facebook posts. Were they searching for anti-O opinions?

21 posted on 11/14/2012 9:00:38 PM PST by madison10
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In 2008, the popular movie that seemed to be a documentary of the presidential race was “The Manchurian Candidate” (or was it “Idiocracy”?)

Now, in 2012, the movie/documentary is “Red Dawn”.

(I pray I’m wrong, but I fear I am not!)


22 posted on 11/14/2012 9:03:23 PM PST by ssaftler (It's mourning in America.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

They’ll soon be sent to the office of mental hygiene to be re-educated in the ways of collectivist thinking!


23 posted on 11/14/2012 9:05:16 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The teacher has apologized.

For what?

24 posted on 11/14/2012 9:12:29 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Time for some Saul Alinsky here. Hold them to their own rules.

It is time to comb the Internet social networks for government toadies ( oops! ‘”teachers”) who posted anti-Romney opinions.

25 posted on 11/14/2012 9:13:32 PM PST by wintertime
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So they were offended. I am offended that idiots re-elected that asswad Obama. The main thing, was her statement factual? Was it on her on page and not done with a school computer? Then BS. If the school takes action sue the rotten basturds..........


26 posted on 11/14/2012 9:26:40 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Barack Hussein Obama, mmm, mmm, mmm.
We get to keep our food stamps, mmm, mmm, mmm.
Equal pay for equal work, mmm, mmm, mmm.
Unisex bathrooms for every gender, mmm, mmm, mmm.


27 posted on 11/14/2012 9:28:45 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: dead

Where is neighbor’s Obama poster?


28 posted on 11/14/2012 9:30:25 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This kind of crap has been going on ever since the obama administration happened, 4 years ago. Same thing they do in other dictate countries. The camel’s nose under the tent.


29 posted on 11/14/2012 9:33:09 PM PST by frnewsjunkie
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To: F15Eagle
Monitor and Report!


30 posted on 11/14/2012 9:39:34 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well. It seems that we’ve arrived at tyranny. I’m a teacher at a school in Alaska, and I have to tell you that a cold chill went down my spine, which is, of course, the reason that these two teachers have been targeted. I wonder what will happen when someone figures out my real name behind this pseudonym?

I’m also on Facebook, and a fairly large number of teachers are my friends. The political barrage was intense this election cycle, and was especially vicious from the left. I taught history for a while, and it doesn’t take much reading to see that leftists reflexively stifle speech wherever they gain control. Depending on the culture, stifling speech can evolve into outright genocide, but maybe that won’t happen here, and we’ll just have genteel authoritarianism.

As many people here have posted, all those ugly, bigoted, and violent statements against Romney, Republicans, whites, Christians, and conservatives will not cause a ripple in the world of education.

We’re in for quite a ride, my friends. God help us.


31 posted on 11/14/2012 9:40:27 PM PST by redpoll
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To: frnewsjunkie

we have elected Obama as our “Golden Calf”. The heathens will worship until there is judgement.


32 posted on 11/14/2012 9:41:25 PM PST by tyrion
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Time to review the ‘social media’ messages and websites of every teacher in that district. Make sure every one of them is held to the same standard.


33 posted on 11/14/2012 9:53:31 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Teachers held to higher standards than their damned unions.


34 posted on 11/14/2012 10:06:25 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I can’t for the life of me can understand why any capable and/or conservative person would become a public school teacher. There is no reward whatsoever.


35 posted on 11/14/2012 10:16:40 PM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Makes you wonder if the schools have figured out a way to weed out conservative thinking teachers from their ranks. The schools sure do teach a liberal agenda, makes you wonder how exactly do they manage to do that?


36 posted on 11/14/2012 10:26:03 PM PST by rodeo-mamma
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Creeping totalitarianism. This appears to be a clear violation of the First Amendment. This is a government school punishing someone for criticizing a government official.
37 posted on 11/14/2012 10:29:48 PM PST by Godwin1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You must not speak out against our great leader, comrades.


38 posted on 11/14/2012 10:34:15 PM PST by patriot08 (Native Texan)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yep. The Unions are just doing a little house cleaning.


39 posted on 11/14/2012 11:30:35 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Look through old posts for ant-Bush posts... They can’t be hard to find.


40 posted on 11/15/2012 1:43:45 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Tublecane

All the unions seem send out those voting instructions. Abominable. My ex was/is a union carpenter, the poltics was all over those quarterly newsletters. Sheep.


41 posted on 11/15/2012 3:05:46 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: G Larry
When did bad mouthing an American hating President, on a social networking site, become the purview of the employer?

Jan. 2009

42 posted on 11/15/2012 3:09:11 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Cut the cable today!)
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To: Fresh Wind

Doesn’t the U.S. Constitution say something about “Freedom of Speach”? Seems to me I recall something about that....(sarc)


43 posted on 11/15/2012 3:14:30 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Loose lips sink ships.

Instead I suggest organizing with your local governor about seceding from the Union.


44 posted on 11/15/2012 3:15:04 AM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: Progov

“People outside the school system that saw her posting and some of them said they were offended by it,” spokesperson Elaine Baker said. “She used poor judgment according to our social media policy. Teachers are kept to higher standards.” .............

The truth hurts but they don’t like it. Too Damn bad!

More racisism crys coming.


45 posted on 11/15/2012 3:16:56 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“Congrats Obama,” she allegedly wrote. “As one of my students sang down the hallway, ‘We get to keep our food stamps’ … which I pay for because they can’t budget their money … and really, neither can you.”

Yep, posting such is definitely a firing offense...

Just another day in the Obamanation.

46 posted on 11/15/2012 3:17:06 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: redpoll

I’m a teacher at a school in Alaska, and I have to tell you that a cold chill went down my spine,...Maybe you need a heavier parka? Just kidding.


47 posted on 11/15/2012 3:32:15 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Two public school teachers are facing investigations for posting messages that some perceived as critical of President Obama on social networking sites.

Yea, take a few minutes to digest that.

48 posted on 11/15/2012 3:32:32 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Ditto. Just wish she hadn’t apologized.


49 posted on 11/15/2012 3:40:26 AM PST by Humal
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To: metmom; wintertime

Public school teachers doing the right thing and not recieving the support of the community.


50 posted on 11/15/2012 3:46:20 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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