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Administrators reverse ban on American celebration at high school
Fox News & Commentary ^ | February 4, 2014 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 02/04/2014 3:22:08 PM PST by Timber Rattler

The sun was just beginning to rise over the Rocky Mountains, but Sheriff Justin Smith was already awake. He was standing outside Fort Collins High School – shivering in the frigid cold.

It was 12 degrees. Snow was falling. But Mr. Smith, wearing his dress blues, stood resolute, waving an American flag.

The sheriff of Larimer County, Colorado had come to school Tuesday to send a message to those responsible for educating the county’s children. The sheriff was not in a good mood.

He was standing in the winter snow to protest the school’s decision to ban a celebration of American patriotism.

(snip)

But after a day of righteous Rocky Mountain outrage, the principal at Fort Collins High School reversed course and apologized.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: america; celebrateamerica; educrat; flag; fortcollins; highschool; nonamericans; statist
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It's amazing what a bit of sunshine will do to scurrying cockroaches.
1 posted on 02/04/2014 3:22:08 PM PST by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

All of the really STUPID people are running our education systems...


2 posted on 02/04/2014 3:25:05 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: Timber Rattler

Bingo.


3 posted on 02/04/2014 3:25:27 PM PST by Fungi
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“”All of the really STUPID people are running our education systems...””””

Those who can, do
Those who can’t, teach
Those who can’t teach, teach gym
Those who can’t teach gym, get doctorates and run the school.


4 posted on 02/04/2014 3:28:34 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: Timber Rattler
It's amazing what a bit of sunshine will do to scurrying cockroaches.

Amen to that!

5 posted on 02/04/2014 3:31:24 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Timber Rattler

Surely the administrator will be held accountable for such a bad decision. - no bonus this year, and dock his annual salary 10%.

Next bad decision and he is fired.


6 posted on 02/04/2014 3:33:56 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
All of the really STUPID people are running our education systems...

And amazingly, virtually every one of them holds and advanced degree.

7 posted on 02/04/2014 3:35:24 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

Apparently, it’s now going to be a celebrate “your” country
day.....sigh.


8 posted on 02/04/2014 3:37:27 PM PST by georgia peach (georgia peach)
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To: Timber Rattler
It's amazing what a bit of sunshine will do to scurrying cockroaches.

Lift the rock. Watch ‘em scurry

9 posted on 02/04/2014 3:38:12 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: Timber Rattler
The sun was just beginning to rise over the Rocky Mountains, but Sheriff Justin Smith was already awake. He was standing outside Fort Collins High School – shivering in the frigid cold.

Uh...Wait a minute here. How does the sun rise over the Rocky Mountains if Sheriff was east of the mountains?

Isn't Fort Collins east of the Rocky Mountains?

10 posted on 02/04/2014 3:38:26 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: shelterguy
IMHO....

Those who can, do.

Those who can't, teach.

Those who can't teach, administrate.

Those who can't administrate, make policy.

11 posted on 02/04/2014 3:44:03 PM PST by wbill
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To: shelterguy
IMHO....

Those who can, do.

Those who can't, teach.

Those who can't teach, administrate.

Those who can't administrate, make policy.

12 posted on 02/04/2014 3:44:04 PM PST by wbill
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To: Timber Rattler

Now fire the school’s principal, he’s still an anti-American commie


13 posted on 02/04/2014 3:46:07 PM PST by drypowder
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To: Timber Rattler

In this day and age, what with the foreigners trying to run our nation into the dirt, I’m somewhat baffled that there hasn’t been some law passed that outlaws a U. S. Flag within 1000 feet of a school.


14 posted on 02/04/2014 3:46:54 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: wbill

Heh heh heh...

Nails it for me.


15 posted on 02/04/2014 3:47:49 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: dragnet2
Right.

"Poetic license" and all that. I'm surprised "It was a dark and stormy night" show up somewhere.

16 posted on 02/04/2014 3:48:03 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Timber Rattler
my hats off to the man who DID something!


17 posted on 02/04/2014 3:49:48 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“All of the really STUPID people are running our education systems...”

They do so because so-called conservatives are too lazy to get off their fat asses and show up at local schoolboard meetings. Conservatives are more interested in worshipping Mammon and redecorating their kitchens than ensuring liberty for their children. Gee, sergeantdave, how do you know that? Because sergeantdave was involved in local politics for nearly 20 years.


18 posted on 02/04/2014 3:55:06 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Timber Rattler
The headline reads administrators, plural. It was this douche bag.

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19 posted on 02/04/2014 3:56:19 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: dragnet2

Good catch.
It’s on I25 which is definitely on the east side of the Rockies.


20 posted on 02/04/2014 3:58:54 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: dragnet2

Journalism majors... the dregs of the dregs.


21 posted on 02/04/2014 4:02:13 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Looks like a truncated Conehead.


22 posted on 02/04/2014 4:03:57 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Timber Rattler

” whoever would have thought that American teenagers would be treated as second-class citizens in their own country?”


I get a big kick out of this. I was in high school in the 40s and we teens sure as hell didn’t have any rights.

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23 posted on 02/04/2014 4:09:14 PM PST by Mears
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Thanks for posting the info on the school principal. I thought that that was the information, unfortunate, missing from the Fox article.


24 posted on 02/04/2014 4:11:41 PM PST by Lake Living
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To: dragnet2
The sun was just beginning to rise over the Rocky Mountains

Good point and if I were writing this I would have said; "The sun was just beginning to rise ON the Rocky Mountains" as the sun would light them before reaching the lower elevations. Then again, I was taught grammar, geography and general science in my school days.

25 posted on 02/04/2014 4:19:24 PM PST by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: Timber Rattler

My Sheriff! :-)


26 posted on 02/04/2014 4:32:42 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: dragnet2

“Uh...Wait a minute here. How does the sun rise over the Rocky Mountains if Sheriff was east of the mountains?”

Journalistic/poetic license??


27 posted on 02/04/2014 4:38:20 PM PST by Elsiejay
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To: Timber Rattler

I’m sure that right now, at this very moment, John Boehner is wondering what he can do to silence Sheriff Justin Smith.


28 posted on 02/04/2014 4:50:37 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: dragnet2
Uh...Wait a minute here. How does the sun rise over the Rocky Mountains if Sheriff was east of the mountains? Isn't Fort Collins east of the Rocky Mountains?

yes it is. perhaps the rising sun reflecting off the mountains to the west. WTH the sun set over the south china sea in THE GREEN BERETS.

29 posted on 02/04/2014 4:50:39 PM PST by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: dragnet2
Uh...Wait a minute here. How does the sun rise over the Rocky Mountains if Sheriff was east of the mountains?

I live east of the Rocky Mountains and I do plenty of things as the sun rises over them. I also do plenty of things as the sun rises over Honolulu. I've also been known to do things as the sun rises over Tokyo.

:-P

30 posted on 02/04/2014 4:53:22 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: bravo whiskey
yes it is. perhaps the rising sun reflecting off the mountains to the west.

How does he see the sun reflecting off the mountains when it was cold, snowing, and cloudy?

31 posted on 02/04/2014 4:58:52 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

We remember what it was like before this winter. Before Glowbull Warming.


32 posted on 02/04/2014 5:07:58 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Does not surprise me a bit. Fort Collins wants to be Boulder, which wants to be Berkeley. The crazy escalates, and they got caught. I am sure this is just the tip of the anti-American iceberg in that place.


33 posted on 02/04/2014 5:36:22 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Oh. It seems he is from California and went to university there. One of the hundreds of thousands who have from from CA to Colorado to get away from the dysfunction and are busy, busy, busy ruining it and making it as miserable as their home state.


34 posted on 02/04/2014 5:41:04 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Timber Rattler
if you live here, it IS your country... and if you don't feel that way, then crawl back down that sh!thole you came from!!!
35 posted on 02/04/2014 5:50:04 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Timber Rattler

This creep principal has been up to no good for years: viz

http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20131216/NEWS01/312160063/Reporting-delay-harmed-Fort-Collins-teacher-student-sex-investigation

Reporting delay harmed Fort Collins teacher-student sex investigation

Allegations of misconduct by a Fort Collins High School teacher were known by school officials for more than two years before they reached police.

In October 2009, Fort Collins High School Principal Mark Eversole first learned of suspicions that Roberts, now 42, had been sexually involved with students. Before that, some of Roberts’ peers at the school dawdled for years — in one case, for a decade — before reporting their concerns to supervisors. In April 2012, police launched the investigation that led to Roberts’ suspension and resignation.

Eversole and Poudre School District administrators didn’t share the allegations with police until investigators questioned them when a therapist came forward with a complaint in 2012. Under Colorado law, educators and therapists are among the professions obligated to report any reasonable suspicion of child abuse to law enforcement.

Fort Collins police say the two-and-a-half-year reporting delay by the public school officials obstructed their ability to determine whether Roberts had inappropriate sexual relationships with the students. But a county prosecutor said the allegations against Roberts were never concrete enough to compel PSD to bring them to police.

In the end, three of the four former students police interviewed in 2012 denied they had been romantically involved with Roberts. The fourth provided detailed accounts of dates and an overnight trip to a Denver hotel with Roberts. She told investigators that she and Roberts had sex, but not until after she turned 18 — the legal age of consent in Colorado — so police never interviewed Roberts, and their investigation concluded without any criminal charges against him.

“I think Mr. Roberts was inappropriate,” said Fort Collins police Sgt. Kristy Volesky, who supervised the investigation centering on Roberts. “I don’t know if he was criminal or not.”

Police say Roberts denied to acquaintances they interviewed that he was ever sexually involved with students. He attributed the string of accusations against him to student crushes and rampant high-school rumor mongering.

Posted on 02/04/2014 5:57:20 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (”The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower”-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.”)


36 posted on 02/04/2014 5:59:57 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: La Lydia

Apologies on behalf of the remaining few of us Californians who aren’t part of the insane leftist dysfunction.


37 posted on 02/04/2014 6:13:59 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( 0bama's words are the distraction to the destruction ))))
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To: bunkerhill7

School administrators covered up sex abuse? Imagine that.


38 posted on 02/04/2014 7:02:31 PM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: dragnet2
Isn't Fort Collins east of the Rocky Mountains?

Does Fort Collins location prevent the sun from rising over the Rocky Mountains?

39 posted on 02/05/2014 12:27:14 PM PST by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: Timber Rattler

Yep, turn on the lights and bugs scatter!


40 posted on 02/05/2014 12:28:52 PM 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: Ol' Dan Tucker
Does Fort Collins location prevent the sun from rising over the Rocky Mountains?

No, but only if Ft. Collins is west of the Rocky Mountains, which it is not.

Ya see the first two sentences of this article Mr.Tucker? Read the article.

If the sun was just *beginning* to rise and Sheriff Smith was already standing outside Fort Collins High School, the sun would be rising *over* the plains of eastern Colorado, not the Rocky Mountains.

This is not complex.

41 posted on 02/05/2014 4:01:34 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
This is not complex.

Neither is it relevant to the topic of the article, which is the point of my post to you.

But, if you would prefer to discuss the time of sunrise in Fort Collins, CO instead of balkanization of the USA, by all means, don't let me stand in your way.

42 posted on 02/05/2014 4:37:43 PM PST by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker
But, if you would prefer to discuss the time of sunrise in Fort Collins, CO

It was the article/author which brought it up and discussed it. I just commented on what the article stated, so it was indeed relevant.

Fact is it was you who came in a full day later and decided to bring this up, instead of discussing the balkanization of the USA, you referred to.

I've been commenting on the balkanization/invasion of this country for about 17 years here Mr. Tucker...In fact I'd bet a cup of coffee I've discussed this issue much more than you have by a series of magnitudes.

Anything else Ol' Dan Tucker?

43 posted on 02/05/2014 5:20:04 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

To be technically correct (impossible for a journalism major) the sun doesn’t actually rise. The mountains rotate into position.


44 posted on 02/05/2014 5:35:25 PM PST by Reeses
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To: dragnet2
Fact is it was you who came in a full day later and decided to bring this up, instead of discussing the balkanization of the USA, you referred to.

In this time how many posts on this thread did you make regarding the main topic of the article?

It was the article/author which brought it up and discussed it. I just commented on what the article stated, so it was indeed relevant.

Where in the article was the time of sunrise discussed?

I've been commenting on the balkanization/invasion of this country for about 17 years here Mr. Tucker...In fact I'd bet a cup of coffee I've discussed this issue much more than you have by a series of magnitudes.

Okay. Prove it. Orders of magnitude, please.

Anything else Ol' Dan Tucker?

What time did Sheriff Justin Smith begin his vigil outside the school?

What time did the sun rise over the Rockies?

45 posted on 02/05/2014 6:12:48 PM PST by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker

For someone who wanted to talk about the balkanization of the USA, you sure have a very odd way to doing it.

In fact, I don’t see any posts from you on this thread in that regard. Very odd.

Do you work for Dial an Argument?


46 posted on 02/05/2014 6:36:39 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
Do you work for Dial an Argument?

LOL! Have a great day!

47 posted on 02/05/2014 6:45:22 PM PST by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: dragnet2

“Oh no, that’s next door. It’s being-hit-on-the-head lessons in here.”


48 posted on 02/05/2014 7:01:04 PM PST by Clay Moore ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker

U2


49 posted on 02/05/2014 8:11:48 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Not Dial an Argument. Likely exhibiting the effects of a fifth of cheap bourbon while perusing FR.


50 posted on 02/07/2014 2:40:48 PM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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