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Colorado high school to students: No celebrating America. But Cinco De Mayo is just fine.
American Thinker ^ | 02/05/2014 | Rick Moran

Posted on 02/05/2014 8:05:07 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Hey - if they can expel a kid for eating a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun, they are capable of any kind of idiocy.

Fox News:

Students and parents at a Colorado high school are outraged after administrators turned down their request for a spirit week day honoring America because it might offend non-Americans.

"They said they didn't want to offend anyone from other countries or immigrants," a 16-year-old member of the student council told me. "They just really did not want to make anyone feel uncomfortable."

The student council at Fort Collins High School had proposed having a day to celebrate the United States during next week's Winter Spirit Week. The young people pitched "'Merica Monday" - and invited their classmates to dress in patriotic colors. Their proposal was promptly shot down by administrators.

"They said they didn't want to be exclusive to any other country," a 17-year-old member of the student council told me.

The students and parents who talked to me about this incident have asked to remain anonymous. The parents feared their children might face reprisals from liberal educators.

"It's bizarre and idiotic that we've come to this crossroads in our society that we are having to sacrifice our own culture and belief system," one of the parents told me. "I can't even tell you how it got our blood boiling."

After the administrators rejected the day to celebrate America, the teenagers offered a compromise - "My Country Monday."


(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: arth; celebrateamerica; colorado; fortcollins; highschool; patriotism

1 posted on 02/05/2014 8:05:07 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

FROM FOX NEWS:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/02/03/todd-starnes-cant-celebrate-america-school-says/

EXCERPT:

The irony, said the students, is that they are required to participate in Cinco de Mayo celebrations. One member of the student council pointed out the hypocrisy – and noted that students were not being forced to dress in red, white and blue for “’Merica Day.”


2 posted on 02/05/2014 8:06:08 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

from what I understand Cinco de mayo isnt even celebrated in Mexico

how about the students hold a KMA day celebration?


3 posted on 02/05/2014 8:08:08 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: SeekAndFind
Years ago when we lived in Japan, my wife and I did a Saturday night neighborhood English class as sort of a community service for our neighbors and friends. The most popular event of the year was our July 4th themed party/ class. We had American flag decorated cake, red, white and blue treats brought in by the parents and, of course, a finale where we retired to a local park and shot off fireworks.

Why do you suppose nobody got offended?

4 posted on 02/05/2014 8:10:35 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind

5 posted on 02/05/2014 8:10:45 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s amazing isn’t it in the absolute depths these people will go to NOT insult or offend, Muslims, Mexicans, immigrants of any sorts. But it’s just fine and dandy to insult and offend American citizens on our own soil in our own TAX-PAYER funded school systems.


6 posted on 02/05/2014 8:11:37 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, I bet “My Country Monday” will turn out to be any country but the US.

I’m glad some Americans are finally waking up to what massive immigration and multiculturalism are doing to us. But is it too late now?


7 posted on 02/05/2014 8:12:00 AM PST by Nea Wood
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To: SeekAndFind
The students and parents who talked to me about this incident have asked to remain anonymous. The parents feared their children might face reprisals from liberal educators.

Educators? Gimme a break. More like union goons... with airs...

And yeah, the parents are right on this one...

8 posted on 02/05/2014 8:12:09 AM PST by GOPJ (The Nation's divided between those who are to be fooled and those who do the fooling.Greenfield)
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To: SeekAndFind

To prove their love of the One they worship, they should celebrate Cinco de Quattro. The One is never wrong..


9 posted on 02/05/2014 8:13:59 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: The Working Man

I can’t imagine being so arrogant as to CHOOSE to move to another country and then being “offended” because a school in that country chose to celebrate their own country, and not mine! These are the kinds of selfish, arrogant “immigrants” we’re getting now.


10 posted on 02/05/2014 8:14:36 AM PST by Nea Wood
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To: SeekAndFind; All
Update from yesterday:

Administrators reverse ban on American celebration at high school

11 posted on 02/05/2014 8:14:39 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SeekAndFind

The school said it didn’t approve of the slang name “’Merica”

Neither do I. Here’s the rest of the story...

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_25060372/fort-collins-high-school-agrees-america-day-after


12 posted on 02/05/2014 8:16:28 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m surprised the country has lasted this long, given the indoctrination forced on kids in the public schools.


13 posted on 02/05/2014 8:40:46 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: I want the USA back

RE: I’m surprised the country has lasted this long

The Fall of Rome took centuries...


14 posted on 02/05/2014 8:41:53 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope the students all dress in patriotic colors, anyway. Do some spontaneous Pledge of Allegiance gatherings, if they can find any USA flags in the place.


15 posted on 02/05/2014 8:47:57 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: SeekAndFind

White guilt and hate all in one move.


16 posted on 02/05/2014 9:04:49 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: MeshugeMikey
from what I understand Cinco de mayo isnt even celebrated in Mexico how about the students hold a KMA day celebration?

Most Mexicans don't have a clue as to what Cinco de Mayo is about. I used to ask the Mexican employees that worked for me what Cinco de Mayo was about and they would say " a day to get drunk?".

17 posted on 02/05/2014 9:20:23 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bump


18 posted on 02/05/2014 9:20:23 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: SeekAndFind

I challenge those dipstick administrators to explain what May 5th celebrates. Ask any Mexican, Frenchman, Spaniard, or American and no one will know what it is. It is the Paris Hilton of holidays. A holiday for the sake of having a holiday. And a reason to drink beer and tequila. Those administrators are idiots.

Students should take it on their own to celebrate by wearing patriotic clothing and shoving it right back in the teachers’ arrogant liberal faces.


19 posted on 02/05/2014 9:35:01 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s cool man. Sit down and share a doob...


20 posted on 02/05/2014 9:36:13 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: SeekAndFind

Parents of students in this school, please tell the school to go pound sand.


21 posted on 02/05/2014 9:46:50 AM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: MileHi; dhs12345; dynachrome; Balata; bboop; BulletBobCo; Carley; ColoCowgirl; Colorado Doug; ...

Colorado Ping ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)


22 posted on 02/05/2014 9:47:51 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Mastador1

DOS EQUIS DAY!!


23 posted on 02/05/2014 9:49:41 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: All

Back many years ago, the president of Mexico went to England on a goodwill tour...While there, he sampled a condiment that he truly fell in love with...he asked that tons of this condiment be shipped to mexico so that his people could also enjoy this wonderful condiment...

While on it’s way, the ship in which the British shipped this condiment struck an iceburg and sank. It was the Titanic.....

The president of Mexico was so distraught over this that he declared a holiday for his people...”Sinko da Mayo”


24 posted on 02/05/2014 9:53:17 AM PST by Boonie
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To: All

And as Paul Harvey would’ve said, “That’s the rest of the story...”


25 posted on 02/05/2014 9:55:24 AM PST by Boonie
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To: MeshugeMikey

Cinco de Mayo is Karl Marx birth day.

and Earth Day is Vladimir Lenin’s birthday.


26 posted on 02/05/2014 10:00:04 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: All
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27 posted on 02/05/2014 10:02:55 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: The Working Man
It’s amazing isn’t it in the absolute depths these people will go to NOT insult or offend, Muslims, Mexicans, immigrants of any sorts.

No it isn't. What's amazing is the American people for the last 40 years have allowed the evil controlling government, those who control the money, sent us trillions into debt, who made citizenship and our borders all but pointless as millions were allowed in and even subsidized them to defecate on us and our country.

28 posted on 02/05/2014 10:05:29 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Cinco de Mayo is a stretched interpretation of an unrecognized Mexican holiday that was promoted by makers of Corona Beer and Jose Cuervo tequila.


29 posted on 02/05/2014 10:08:37 AM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Baynative

Ju got to know dat


30 posted on 02/05/2014 10:21:11 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: george76

such coincidences.....aye!


31 posted on 02/05/2014 10:21:35 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: metmom; wintertime

Here’s another one...


32 posted on 02/05/2014 10:23:43 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Nea Wood

I invite anyone “offended” by “America Day” to go the hell back to their own country.


33 posted on 02/05/2014 10:24:44 AM PST by Zman516
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To: Clintonfatigued

Makes... blood.... boil.....


34 posted on 02/05/2014 10:29:31 AM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

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35 posted on 02/05/2014 10:30:12 AM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: All

Lawyer up, do it anyway and DARE the school to do anything about it....


36 posted on 02/05/2014 10:54:02 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: MeshugeMikey

I thought this was the reason for the Mexican holiday....

Most people don’t know that back in 1912, Hellmann’s mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the very next port of call after the Titantic’s stop in New York. This shipment of mayonnaise would have been the largest ever delivered to Mexico but as we all know the great ship did not make it to New York. The ship hit an iceberg and sank. The cargo was lost forever. The people of Mexico who were crazy about mayonnaise and eagerly awaiting its delivery were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great that they declared a Nation Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day. The National Day of Mourning ocurs each year on May 5th and is known of course as -— Sinko de Mayo.


37 posted on 02/05/2014 1:01:20 PM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo

Hhahahaha AYE CARUMBA!


38 posted on 02/05/2014 3:03:01 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: dragnet2

Yep. All done without a shot being fired.


39 posted on 02/07/2014 10:59:19 PM PST by CatOwner
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To: Mastador1

I like to call it ‘Cuervo de Mayo’


40 posted on 02/07/2014 11:31:51 PM PST by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: The Working Man

You have to understand that school administrators are among the least well-educated people in the country club. ;)


41 posted on 02/08/2014 8:39:25 PM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is a simple solution to this: Do it anyway without approval and DARE the school to try to punish them.


42 posted on 02/12/2014 7:47:14 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I have THE answer!!


43 posted on 03/02/2014 3:32:21 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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To: SeekAndFind

44 posted on 05/05/2014 12:06:31 PM PDT by Maceman
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