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(Chicago Trib)   Expected: in wake of school shootings, sending a sheriff's deputy to watch over an elementary school. Unexpected: because kids weren't saying the Pledge of Allegience correctly   (chicagotribune.com ) divider line
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2013-01-11 09:33:51 AM  
There's nothing like indoctrinating the young, that's for sure.
 
2013-01-11 09:38:13 AM  
The officer was sent there because of a batshiat crazy parent who was going mental over said incorrect pledge. Your headline is misleading, subs.
 
2013-01-11 09:38:42 AM  
Reminds me of this trolltastic piece of work:

www.pentopaperblog.org
 
2013-01-11 09:49:23 AM  
Was it this guy?

blog.cleveland.com
 
2013-01-11 09:51:36 AM  

kid_icarus: The officer was sent there because of a batshiat crazy parent who was going mental over said incorrect pledge. Your headline is misleading, subs.


But, FTA:

"Having an officer there is to provide some extra security," he said, adding police are extra cautious after last month's fatal shooting in Connecticut.

Seems like a huge non sequitur to me.

Plus, it's kindergarten.  They're probably still just learning the damned thing.
 
2013-01-11 09:57:43 AM  

BigSnatch: Reminds me of this trolltastic piece of work:

[www.pentopaperblog.org image 457x369]


I've often wondered how occupying Iraq and Afghanistan was "defending my freedom."
 
2013-01-11 09:57:57 AM  
I had a teacher in high school who would not say the pledge.  But she would stand respectfully, and I think that's the proper thing to do.  I know it's just a trivial part of public schools, but it is indoctrination.  My allegiance is to my family, not this juggernaut of a nation.
 
2013-01-11 10:12:49 AM  

give me doughnuts: I've often wondered how occupying Iraq and Afghanistan was "defending my freedom."


Why do you hate our troops?
 
2013-01-11 10:13:04 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-11 10:13:24 AM  
Just remember, the phrase 'UNDER GOD' is supposed to be shouted at the top of your lungs.
 
2013-01-11 10:16:04 AM  
Typical misinformation to get greenlit.

TFA: Sherrif's deputy called to school so crazy parent stops flipping out over Kindergarten students getting it wrong.

Fark headline: Sherrif's deputy sent in order to indoctrinate and oppress innocent Kindergarteners!!!!!!1!

/Thanks a lot subby.
 
2013-01-11 10:16:55 AM  
I was molested by deputy but I wasn't molested by sheriff oh no! Oh! I was...

/idk
 
2013-01-11 10:18:17 AM  
Kids leave "liberty" out of pledge. Cops crack down on them. Ironic tag missing?
 
2013-01-11 10:22:23 AM  

calbert: [upload.wikimedia.org image 370x290]


Came here to post that.

/was how I first learned the pledge
//srsly
 
2013-01-11 10:24:03 AM  

BigSnatch: Reminds me of this trolltastic piece of work:

[www.pentopaperblog.org image 457x369]


"Thank you for believing that you were defending my rights. Now, watch as I exercise my rights directly."
 
2013-01-11 10:24:13 AM  
Pledges are stupid. The pledge of allegiance is particularly un-American in many ways. Nothing becomes truer or more honest or sanctified by rote recitation en masse.
 
2013-01-11 10:24:23 AM  
I started dropping the "under god" in the 4th grade. I felt like a badass.

/css
 
2013-01-11 10:28:07 AM  
School did the right thing when faced with a loudmouthed teabagger.
 
2013-01-11 10:28:23 AM  

calbert: [upload.wikimedia.org image 370x290]


Heil
 
2013-01-11 10:30:19 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: School did the right thing when faced with a loudmouthed teabagger.


I would have preferred forcibly stuffing teabags in the busybody's loud mouth, but that's just me.
 
2013-01-11 10:34:29 AM  

jigger: BigSnatch: Reminds me of this trolltastic piece of work:

[www.pentopaperblog.org image 457x369]

"Thank you for believing that you were defending my rights. Now, watch as I exercise my rights directly."


A girl I went to junior high with refused to say the pledge at all. They hauled her down to the office and called her father. Her submariner, Master Chief father. He explained to the principal in no uncertain terms that not reciting the pledge was no reason to remove his daughter from class, that she was going back to class immediately, and that he was not going to be called over such a stupid issue again.
 
2013-01-11 10:34:35 AM  

gshepnyc: Pledges are stupid. The pledge of allegiance is particularly un-American in many ways. Nothing becomes truer or more honest or sanctified by rote recitation en masse.


It is *magnificently* American. Exists-only-in-fantasy-American however...

The first step in self-improvement is to admit one's flaws. That which the US is, and that which it wishes or imagines itself to be are very different things.
 
2013-01-11 10:34:48 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Just remember, the phrase 'UNDER GOD' is supposed to be shouted at the top of your lungs.


Except in Baltimore. That's when you shout "O!"
 
2013-01-11 10:36:05 AM  
Follow up: Nutcase parent kills school security guard and opens fire on students screaming 'under god! under god goddammit!"
 
Ant
2013-01-11 10:38:27 AM  
If kids aren't able to legally enter into contracts, why do we make them recite pledges of undying loyalty and expect them to understand what they're pledging?
 
2013-01-11 10:39:33 AM  

give me doughnuts: I've often wondered how occupying Iraq and Afghanistan was "defending my freedom."


I wondered the same thing about Vietnam

/and it was all downhill to becoming a filthy hippie from there
 
2013-01-11 10:40:02 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-11 10:41:44 AM  
www.freedomsphoenix.com

Aypledgli ianectu flaggen ...
tupep kile for stahn ...

Have that Yang arrested!!!
 
2013-01-11 10:43:10 AM  
The PUBLIC high school I wen to made us stand for the the national anthem and the Lord's prayer. I was fine with the anthem but I refused to stand for the prayer. It caused massive tumult. Eventually after they realized they were way out of line (probably after consultant a lawyer) they said I had to stand out in the hallway during both the anthem and the prayer. Of course there were no chairs out in the hall so I'd have to sit on the cold hard floor. I also said I was fine with the anthem so I should be allowed in class for that portion but nope... they just wanted to be vindictive dicks. The frightening part is this was in the 90s in what most would be an extremely libby libtarded area.

Yeah... those poor oppressed christians. My actions (or lack thereof) threatened to topple their entire faith.

Jag offs.
 
2013-01-11 10:43:10 AM  

give me doughnuts:
I've often wondered how occupying Iraq and Afghanistan was "defending my freedom."


I think they justify it with the "if we don't fight them there, we fight them here" mentality. Weak tea IMHO
 
2013-01-11 10:43:36 AM  

kid_icarus: The officer was sent there because of a batshiat crazy parent who was going mental over said incorrect pledge. Your headline is misleading, subs.


Done in two. I guess all that is left is [welcometofark.bmp]
 
2013-01-11 10:43:41 AM  

kid_icarus: The officer was sent there because of a batshiat crazy parent who was going mental over said incorrect pledge. Your headline is misleading, subs.


This. I think a few farkers, subby included, need to attend "Reading between the lines 101". The cop was not sent to address how the pledge was recited. He/she was sent to deal with an unruly parent.
 
2013-01-11 10:46:24 AM  

Uncle Tractor: calbert: [upload.wikimedia.org image 370x290]

Came here to post that.

/was how I first learned the pledge
//srsly


Damn, how old are you?
 
2013-01-11 10:47:08 AM  
I've always found daily compulsory recitation of a loyalty oath to the state by schoolchildren to be a bit unsettling.

Has always seemed to me like something more suited to a totalitarian state than to a free and open democracy.
 
2013-01-11 10:49:26 AM  

SomeoneDumb: give me doughnuts:
I've often wondered how occupying Iraq and Afghanistan was "defending my freedom."

I think they justify it with the "if we don't fight them there, we fight them here" mentality. Weak tea IMHO


Yeap it's directly tied into the idea that if we give up our guns, the government will immediately start oppressing us. That extends to if we weaken our military at all, we'll immediately be invaded by everyone. Cause they hate our freedoms.
 
2013-01-11 10:56:22 AM  

BigSnatch: Reminds me of this trolltastic piece of work:

[www.pentopaperblog.org image 457x369]


The last time the military directly defended US soil (WWII), that right did not exist. Since then, virtually every military action has been about "protecting" other nations, never our own.

/Stopped saying the pledge as soon as I learned I had the right not to.
//Of course that didn't stop the derptards from slapping me with detention for "causing a disturbance" every time someone new found out I wasn't buying into their indoctrination.
 
2013-01-11 10:57:01 AM  
I told my kids not to stand or say the pledge until Obama is out of office.
 
2013-01-11 10:58:33 AM  
You FarkLibs probably leave your hats on during the National Anthem before baseball games.
 
2013-01-11 10:58:41 AM  
From TFA "This sends a strong message to parents: We're here for the kids," he said.

Oh sure when HE says it it's awesome, but when I do it's creepy.

/Admittedly I can see how the werewolf costume might have given them the wrong impression.
 
2013-01-11 10:59:56 AM  

parkthebus: You FarkLibs probably leave your hats on during the National Anthem before baseball games.


Well, hell, I usually have a beer in both hands by then
 
2013-01-11 11:01:53 AM  

had98c: SomeoneDumb: give me doughnuts:
I've often wondered how occupying Iraq and Afghanistan was "defending my freedom."

I think they justify it with the "if we don't fight them there, we fight them here" mentality. Weak tea IMHO

Yeap it's directly tied into the idea that if we give up our guns, the government will immediately start oppressing us. That extends to if we weaken our military at all, we'll immediately be invaded by everyone. Cause they hate our freedoms.


But I like my guns, and I don't mind if people want to keep theirs (even the scary-looking guns).
 
2013-01-11 11:02:15 AM  

here to help: The PUBLIC high school I wen to made us stand for the the national anthem and the Lord's prayer. I was fine with the anthem but I refused to stand for the prayer. It caused massive tumult. Eventually after they realized they were way out of line (probably after consultant a lawyer) they said I had to stand out in the hallway during both the anthem and the prayer. Of course there were no chairs out in the hall so I'd have to sit on the cold hard floor. I also said I was fine with the anthem so I should be allowed in class for that portion but nope... they just wanted to be vindictive dicks. The frightening part is this was in the 90s in what most would be an extremely libby libtarded area.

Yeah... those poor oppressed christians. My actions (or lack thereof) threatened to topple their entire faith.

Jag offs.


The Lord's Prayer at a public school?   I don't think your "area" was as libtarded as you think.
 
2013-01-11 11:03:29 AM  
Rote recitation of the pledge of allegiance is unsettling to me, but since nobody actually considers oaths to have any value these days it's also somewhat meaningless.
 
2013-01-11 11:07:35 AM  
That's not unexpected to me, subtard. People who think everyone should be armed are the type of people who want armed guards enforcing their vision of America. Especially really, really important stuff like reciting a pledge written by socialists.
 
2013-01-11 11:10:25 AM  
Serious question, as I am a Brit Farker so don't know any better, is the pledge said every morning by all pupils in all schools?

/The more you know, and all that....
 
2013-01-11 11:10:28 AM  

borg: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 600x661]


Came for that. Too bad "Life in Hell" devolved into "All Ackbar and Jeff, all the time."

Then again, it's even worse that the wharrgarbl is leaking into Chicagoland.
 
2013-01-11 11:13:59 AM  

lizyrd: A girl I went to junior high with refused to say the pledge at all. They hauled her down to the office and called her father.


I was like that. Most teachers didn't care, but one or two farking hated it and would threaten me. Never got sent to the office though.
 
2013-01-11 11:14:41 AM  

the ha ha guy: /Stopped saying the pledge as soon as I learned I had the right not to.


Wow, can I touch your bicep
 
2013-01-11 11:15:06 AM  
So it's not for witches stands?
 
2013-01-11 11:16:03 AM  
i never said the pledge in school, and most of the other students didn't either. at best, some of them kind of half-mumbled it. and the teacher knew it and nobody cared. i didn't put my hand over my heart, although i did stand. it would have been weird to be the only one sitting.
 
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