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(Fox News)   What happens when a group of 8-year-olds sing a song about being part of the 99 percent? Oh, you'd better believe there's outrage   (radio.foxnews.com) divider line 386
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2012-01-03 11:30:18 PM  
Who could possibly have a problem with public schools indoctrinating 8-year olds with anti-capitalist propaganda?
 
2012-01-03 11:35:08 PM  
AND I'M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAAAN
WHERE AT LEAST I KNOW I'M FREEEE!!
 
2012-01-03 11:43:49 PM  
I wonder if the same people outraged by this would be outraged equally by this sort of thing:

Link (new window)

I mean, I'm sure they would, it's really just a rhetorical question.
 
2012-01-03 11:43:50 PM  
meh. let 'em sing.
 
2012-01-03 11:49:22 PM  
i575.photobucket.com
 
2012-01-03 11:51:56 PM  
The controversy surrounding the song was first reported by the Weasel Zippers website.

i wonder what bob woodward would have called his blog were he just getting started today.
 
2012-01-03 11:55:01 PM  
seriously. this is about as non-issue as a non-issue can get.
 
2012-01-03 11:59:27 PM  
it's refreshing to read the comments in tfa and see that the majority of the posters really are just bored grandparents.
 
2012-01-04 12:00:28 AM  
farking let kids just enjoy their childhoods. They have the rest of their adult lives to think about the bullshiat that divides people. Seriously, stop it.

Weaver95: seriously. this is about as non-issue as a non-issue can get.


Of course it is to you. You support this kind of stupidity.
 
2012-01-04 12:04:21 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I wonder if the same people outraged by this would be outraged equally by this sort of thing:

Link (new window)

I mean, I'm sure they would, it's really just a rhetorical question.


Someone else did something just as bad somewhere else, so this is okay.

/Lovely thinking you have
 
2012-01-04 12:05:54 AM  

muck4doo: farking let kids just enjoy their childhoods. They have the rest of their adult lives to think about the bullshiat that divides people. Seriously, stop it.

Weaver95: seriously. this is about as non-issue as a non-issue can get.

Of course it is to you. You support this kind of stupidity.


you reek of fear.
 
2012-01-04 12:09:40 AM  

muck4doo: Pocket Ninja: I wonder if the same people outraged by this would be outraged equally by this sort of thing:

Link (new window)

I mean, I'm sure they would, it's really just a rhetorical question.

Someone else did something just as bad somewhere else, so this is okay.

/Lovely thinking you have


Oh, and taxes are funding one but not the other. How would you like it if Jesus Camp was being held at public schools? I'm sure you've been angry at creationism being indoctrinated at public schools for the same reason. Save indoctrination for college, and take an #occupy 101 course at an Ivy league school when the time is right.
 
2012-01-04 12:11:37 AM  

muck4doo: How would you like it if Jesus Camp was being held at public schools? .


so OWS is now a religious cult?
 
2012-01-04 12:12:11 AM  

Weaver95: muck4doo: farking let kids just enjoy their childhoods. They have the rest of their adult lives to think about the bullshiat that divides people. Seriously, stop it.

Weaver95: seriously. this is about as non-issue as a non-issue can get.

Of course it is to you. You support this kind of stupidity.

you reek of fear.


You reek of stupidity. Are those 3rd graders easy enough targets for you? Glad you found someone at your mental level that's willing to listen. How would you feel about having them sing songs praising the war on drugs?
 
2012-01-04 12:13:04 AM  

Weaver95: muck4doo: How would you like it if Jesus Camp was being held at public schools? .

so OWS is now a religious cult?


It's something that doesn't belong in the 3rd grade curriculum, you dumbass.
 
2012-01-04 12:13:09 AM  

muck4doo: Weaver95: muck4doo: farking let kids just enjoy their childhoods. They have the rest of their adult lives to think about the bullshiat that divides people. Seriously, stop it.

Weaver95: seriously. this is about as non-issue as a non-issue can get.

Of course it is to you. You support this kind of stupidity.

you reek of fear.

You reek of stupidity. Are those 3rd graders easy enough targets for you? Glad you found someone at your mental level that's willing to listen. How would you feel about having them sing songs praising the war on drugs?


so many other events and situations that are far more serious...and you choose to freak out over this.
 
2012-01-04 12:14:56 AM  

muck4doo: Weaver95: muck4doo: How would you like it if Jesus Camp was being held at public schools? .

so OWS is now a religious cult?

It's something that doesn't belong in the 3rd grade curriculum, you dumbass.


so current events don't belong in a classroom. got it.

really? THIS is what you've got?
 
2012-01-04 12:17:27 AM  
The kids came up with the topic and wrote the song themselves...
How is this indoctrination?

Though, to be fair, the program is supposed to forbid political messages, which this is. But this is really not a big deal.

BravadoGT: Who could possibly have a problem with public schools indoctrinating 8-year olds with anti-capitalist propaganda?


I don't know if I'd call OWS anti-capitalist... Sure, there were definitely some there. But it was more about holding people that f*cked this country over responsible for their misdeeds. You can have capitalism without allowing for people to get away with such things.
 
2012-01-04 12:19:07 AM  

Weaver95: muck4doo: Weaver95: muck4doo: How would you like it if Jesus Camp was being held at public schools? .

so OWS is now a religious cult?

It's something that doesn't belong in the 3rd grade curriculum, you dumbass.

so current events don't belong in a classroom. got it.

really? THIS is what you've got?


3rd grade is entirely an appropriate time to start indoctrinating kids in your opinion. I get it. I also know you live in a bunker. Now, I've answered your questions, but I already know you are too much of a dumbass to answer mine. You haven't yet.

/I do appreciate you in the Skyrim threads though
 
2012-01-04 12:19:11 AM  

shivashakti:

I don't know if I'd call OWS anti-capitalist... Sure, there were definitely some there. But it was more about holding people that f*cked this country over responsible for their misdeeds. You can have capitalism without allowing for people to get away with such things.


the GOP isn't really the 'party of personal responsiblity' tho. they'd rather share the blame (and debt) collectively. very marxist, our modern day republicans.
 
2012-01-04 12:20:46 AM  

muck4doo:

3rd grade is entirely an appropriate time to start indoctrinating kids in your opinion. I get it. I also know you live in a bunker. Now, I've answered your questions, but I already know you are too much of a dumbass to answer mine. You haven't yet.


again - you reek of fear. i'll bet you're terrified that someone is going to jump out of the closet and indoctrinate you when you aren't looking.

/I do appreciate you in the Skyrim threads though

FUS RO DAH!
 
2012-01-04 12:21:03 AM  

shivashakti: The kids came up with the topic and wrote the song themselves..


Sure they did. Ask any 8 year old what they think about most often, and I'm sure that will come up every time.
 
2012-01-04 12:22:28 AM  

muck4doo: shivashakti: The kids came up with the topic and wrote the song themselves..

Sure they did. Ask any 8 year old what they think about most often, and I'm sure that will come up every time.


yup, its a conspiracy alright. you cracked the case!
 
2012-01-04 12:23:12 AM  

muck4doo: Sure they did. Ask any 8 year old what they think about most often, and I'm sure that will come up every time.


Maybe one or two politically savvy kids came up with it. Maybe they saw it on the news and got into it. It's not beyond the realm of comprehension.

Sure, it's also possible they were coached by adults into writing this, but I'd like to think that didn't happen. That would be wrong.
 
2012-01-04 12:24:07 AM  

Weaver95: muck4doo:

3rd grade is entirely an appropriate time to start indoctrinating kids in your opinion. I get it. I also know you live in a bunker. Now, I've answered your questions, but I already know you are too much of a dumbass to answer mine. You haven't yet.

again - you reek of fear. i'll bet you're terrified that someone is going to jump out of the closet and indoctrinate you when you aren't looking.

/I do appreciate you in the Skyrim threads though

FUS RO DAH!


That's what I went to college for.

/Your Fus Ro Dah has blown me back though.
//As a result I'll be back later
///Gotta take care of some things with my heirloom tomato project before it gets too late
////Fark Santorum
 
2012-01-04 12:28:21 AM  
Instead of being upset about the kids, how about dealing with the issues? Being upset at the kids is just trying to shoot the messenger.
 
2012-01-04 12:36:47 AM  
There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me;
Sign was painted, it said private property;
But on the back side it didn't say nothing;
This land was made for you and me.
 
2012-01-04 01:12:03 AM  

thomps: The controversy surrounding the song was first reported by the Weasel Zippers website.

i wonder what bob woodward would have called his blog were he just getting started today.


Wood In Your Face
 
2012-01-04 01:16:00 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Instead of being upset about the kids, how about dealing with the issues? Being upset at the kids is just trying to shoot the messenger.


There you go again, being all logical and reasonable and stuff.
 
2012-01-04 01:25:42 AM  

2wolves: WhyteRaven74: Instead of being upset about the kids, how about dealing with the issues? Being upset at the kids is just trying to shoot the messenger.

There you go again, being all logical and reasonable and stuff.


Let's everybody calm down here, it's not like they were singing 'Twinkle, twinkle, little Star' with the hand motions.

/vagina
 
2012-01-04 01:32:11 AM  

AbbeySomeone: 2wolves: WhyteRaven74: Instead of being upset about the kids, how about dealing with the issues? Being upset at the kids is just trying to shoot the messenger.

There you go again, being all logical and reasonable and stuff.

Let's everybody calm down here, it's not like they were singing 'Twinkle, twinkle, little Star' with the hand motions.

/vagina


That's nothing... they could have been singing Deck The Halls and talking about homosexual apparel!
 
2012-01-04 02:08:28 AM  

2wolves: WhyteRaven74: Instead of being upset about the kids, how about dealing with the issues? Being upset at the kids is just trying to shoot the messenger.

There you go again, being all logical and reasonable and stuff.


Using children as your messengers is kind of the deal. Try acting like adults and deliver the message yourselves instead of using kids as your pawns to do it. That's the problem. Of course I can see why you two want to use anything at your "disposal" to get your message across.
 
2012-01-04 02:08:47 AM  
I would guess that only one percent of all people would oppose the rest of people singing songs about belonging to the ninety-nine percent. Actually, there are probably more people in the 99% who have a problem with this sort of thing than there are in the 1%.
 
2012-01-04 02:09:41 AM  

jaylectricity: would oppose


would be opposed

/needs coffee?
//in the middle of the night?
 
2012-01-04 02:10:25 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: thomps: The controversy surrounding the song was first reported by the Weasel Zippers website.

i wonder what bob woodward would have called his blog were he just getting started today.

Wood In Your Face


Morning Woodward?
 
2012-01-04 02:58:08 AM  

muck4doo: 3rd grade is entirely an appropriate time to start indoctrinating kids in your opinion.


My own indoctrination began in first grade, when the teacher led us in a pledge of allegiance to a red, white and blue cloth hanging on the wall.
 
2012-01-04 02:58:42 AM  
My niece is 3 years old and already knows how to run the I-pad better than my brother. But then she still thinks Bugs Bunny is real.
 
2012-01-04 03:01:43 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: My niece is 3 years old and already knows how to run the I-pad better than my brother. But then she still thinks Bugs Bunny is real.


Bugs Bunny is real dammit.
 
2012-01-04 03:02:44 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: muck4doo: 3rd grade is entirely an appropriate time to start indoctrinating kids in your opinion.

My own indoctrination began in first grade, when the teacher led us in a pledge of allegiance to a red, white and blue cloth hanging on the wall.


Cool. Continue the abuse further then.
 
2012-01-04 03:17:32 AM  
It is believable that the kids came up with this song themselves. How many of those kids have been directly affected by the housing crash? How many kids have parents that can't find jobs? Yeah, it'd be nice to think that kids are completely isolated from what is happening around them, but that's just stupid. I don't know the demographics of the school that this song was written at, but 21% of the children in the US live in poverty1. 42% live in low-income families1. 1 in 50 children are homeless2.

So saying that children aren't aware of what's going on around them is ignorant. Yes, children are affected by the financial crisis and have to deal with it.

1 (new window)
2 (new window)
 
2012-01-04 03:35:34 AM  

muck4doo: farking let kids just enjoy their childhoods. They have the rest of their adult lives to think about the bullshiat that divides people. Seriously, stop it.

Weaver95: seriously. this is about as non-issue as a non-issue can get.

Of course it is to you. You support this kind of stupidity.


So if you don't feel outrage you feel all empty inside?
 
2012-01-04 04:05:37 AM  
ummmm
are the children required to take the pledge of allegiance?

why are people terrified by this kind of mindless indoctrination??
 
2012-01-04 04:10:54 AM  

Bucky Katt: muck4doo: farking let kids just enjoy their childhoods. They have the rest of their adult lives to think about the bullshiat that divides people. Seriously, stop it.

Weaver95: seriously. this is about as non-issue as a non-issue can get.

Of course it is to you. You support this kind of stupidity.

So if you don't feel outrage you feel all empty inside?


Ask that of OWS.
 
2012-01-04 04:34:58 AM  

namatad: ummmm
are the children required to take the pledge of allegiance?

why are people terrified by this kind of mindless indoctrination??


I know the first public school I went to we had to say it and then sing the star spangled banner every morning. Then at least once a week we'd have a bible lesson. No sir,no indoctrination there at all.
 
2012-01-04 04:43:24 AM  
When I was in kindergarten, a big presidential election was coming up. In class, we made laminated donkeys and elephants.

Then we were instructed to go home and have our parents pin a donkey or an elephant onto our shirts to wear to class the next day.

There was no outrage.

I have no idea what I was supposed to learn from that as a six-year-old kid and I have my suspicions now about the whole thing. I guess she was trying to raise awareness about the American electoral process...or whatever thinly veiled excuse you want to put on your nosiness. I don't really care one way or the other, but it seems to me that nowadays no one would get away with such a thing.

www.personal.psu.edu
 
2012-01-04 04:44:17 AM  

A Terrible Human: namatad: ummmm
are the children required to take the pledge of allegiance?

why are people terrified by this kind of mindless indoctrination??

I know the first public school I went to we had to say it and then sing the star spangled banner every morning. Then at least once a week we'd have a bible lesson. No sir,no indoctrination there at all.


god bless america
and death to everyone else
 
2012-01-04 04:45:25 AM  

muck4doo: Weaver95: muck4doo: How would you like it if Jesus Camp was being held at public schools? .

so OWS is now a religious cult?

It's something that doesn't belong in the 3rd grade curriculum, you dumbass.


OWS is a current event, why would it not be?
 
2012-01-04 04:51:27 AM  
The kids are going to have to deal with the larger world someday. Why is it such a horrible thing to show and teach them about it?
 
2012-01-04 04:51:44 AM  

A Terrible Human: namatad: ummmm
are the children required to take the pledge of allegiance?

why are people terrified by this kind of mindless indoctrination??

I know the first public school I went to we had to say it and then sing the star spangled banner every morning. Then at least once a week we'd have a bible lesson. No sir,no indoctrination there at all.


Conservative indoctrination is different. Children are supposed to be taught to support the status quo up until when they go to college and rebel against their parents (I mean, "find themselves").

Of course, they should grow out of that phase by the time they become functioning adults, have their own children, and once again support the status quo.

Why do you think that OWS are seen as a bunch of whiny youths that haven't grown up yet?
 
2012-01-04 04:55:27 AM  
The important lesson I learned from this story is to never, ever read the comments on a Foxnews link.
 
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