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(Lincoln Journal Star)   Parents upset that a school principal told students they wouldn't be reciting the Pledge of Allegiance because of the government shutdown   (journalstar.com) divider line 151
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2013-10-14 07:47:11 PM
All the geniuses end up in Education.
 
2013-10-14 07:49:48 PM
Some students were outraged by the decision, and one woman said her son stood up in class and recited the pledge anyway.

Good for him. Always refreshing when they spout their political indoctrination voluntarily.
 
2013-10-14 08:04:52 PM

fusillade762: Some students were outraged by the decision, and one woman said her son stood up in class and recited the pledge anyway.

Good for him. Always refreshing when they spout their political indoctrination voluntarily.


It always amuses me when the "this isn't fascist Russia" types insist on the Pledge.
 
2013-10-14 08:07:02 PM

EvilEgg: It always amuses me when the "this isn't fascist Russia" types insist on the Pledge.


I wouldn't mind saying it if we could omit the "under God" part that was added in the 50's to protect the US against the communists.
 
2013-10-14 08:11:03 PM
Oof. Meanwhile, my school threatened detention if I said "love" instead of "God." That took a visit from my mother to straighten out.

/and school officials tried very hard never to deal with my mother
 
2013-10-14 08:14:28 PM

RedPhoenix122: EvilEgg: It always amuses me when the "this isn't fascist Russia" types insist on the Pledge.

I wouldn't mind saying it if we could omit the "under God" part that was added in the 50's to protect the US against the communists.


Well it worked didn't it?

Look libtard, if it weren't for patriotic American kids reciting the pledge, we'd all be speaking Cuban right now.
 
2013-10-14 08:17:24 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Look libtard, if it weren't for patriotic American kids reciting the pledge, we'd all be speaking Cuban right now.


Hah.  Funny thing, I was the one of 2 people in my class that were Jehovah's Witnesses, and had to sit the pledge out.

/Oddly enough, I ended up saying it in 2004 to swear into the military.
 
2013-10-14 08:19:06 PM
Wait, they still do that?

I never got that. Do we start every work day with a pledge?
 
2013-10-14 08:20:53 PM

NewportBarGuy: Wait, they still do that?

I never got that. Do we start every work day with a pledge?


"I pledge submission, to the manager, of the corporate structure I work for..."
 
2013-10-14 08:27:11 PM

RedPhoenix122: "I pledge submission, to the manager, of the corporate structure I work for..."


I like the old pledge:

i40.tinypic.com


"Heil (Insert President Here)!"
 
2013-10-14 08:31:06 PM

NewportBarGuy: RedPhoenix122: "I pledge submission, to the manager, of the corporate structure I work for..."

I like the old pledge:

[i40.tinypic.com image 495x279]

"Heil (Insert President Here)!"


How long until someone tries to co-opt this into "Obama's idea for the pledge of allegiance."
 
2013-10-14 08:32:14 PM

RedPhoenix122: How long until someone tries to co-opt this into "Obama's idea for the pledge of allegiance."


January 20, 2009.
 
2013-10-14 08:33:37 PM

NewportBarGuy: RedPhoenix122: How long until someone tries to co-opt this into "Obama's idea for the pledge of allegiance."

January 20, 2009.


Touché.
 
2013-10-14 09:01:11 PM
So what actual point was that teacher trying to make, anyway?
 
2013-10-14 09:04:15 PM

fusillade762: Some students were outraged by the decision, and one woman said her son stood up in class and recited the pledge anyway.

Good for him. Always refreshing when they spout their political indoctrination voluntarily.


blog.cleveland.com
 
2013-10-14 09:09:14 PM

Podmore: So what actual point was that teacher trying to make, anyway?


That they are an idiot?
 
2013-10-14 09:16:06 PM
How about not saying it because it's fkn stupid?
 
2013-10-14 09:24:42 PM
Use the kids as trollbait....genius
 
2013-10-14 09:25:30 PM
Having children mindlessly recite a loyalty oath is farking creepy with or without the god part.
 
2013-10-14 09:27:32 PM

NewportBarGuy: Wait, they still do that?

I never got that. Do we start every work day with a pledge?


of course, it leaves you smelling fresh and clean,
gasoline is really more of an after work pick me up,
and paint is best left for the weekend.
 
2013-10-14 09:27:43 PM
I think its cute when the kindergartners do it.
 
2013-10-14 09:28:46 PM
Never understood the witches stand part.
 
2013-10-14 09:30:20 PM

Lady Indica: Having children mindlessly recite a loyalty oath is farking creepy with or without the god part.


But without saying the oath written by a Nationalist Socialist with the ideas to promote those values. how are the flag companies supposed to sell flags to every school room in America?
 
2013-10-14 09:31:59 PM
Can someone explain why we want to pledge allegiance to a piece of cloth? You might think, well, it's not a cloth, it's what that cloth stands for but  the pledge appears to explicitly differentiate between the two: "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands..."

Am I missing something or does it actually mean you're pledging to both the flag, which is a piece of cloth, and separately  to the republic that it symbolizes?
 
2013-10-14 09:32:32 PM
Kids should have to sing our national anthem, God Bless the USA, every morning.
 
2013-10-14 09:34:16 PM
What does one have to do with the other, Principal Jackass?!
 
2013-10-14 09:36:08 PM
It's hard not be so smug when I see the shiat you Americans get all huffy about.

Go watch a college football game and calm down, Bubba.
 
2013-10-14 09:37:46 PM

RedPhoenix122: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Look libtard, if it weren't for patriotic American kids reciting the pledge, we'd all be speaking Cuban right now.

Hah.  Funny thing, I was the one of 2 people in my class that were Jehovah's Witnesses, and had to sit the pledge out.

/Oddly enough, I ended up saying it in 2004 to swear into the military.


Military? I'm guessing you're no longer JW, then.
 
2013-10-14 09:37:55 PM
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This whole "trying to blame things on the shutdown to score some points" thing is really  getting far too silly.

You'll notice all those nasty 3-letter acronymed agencies are still going strong through this. (CIA, FBI, IRS, DEA, ATF, NSA, TSA) They'll never stop those.
 
2013-10-14 09:40:19 PM
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But how will the little shiats know the commies are bad while saying a pledge written by a socialist?
 
2013-10-14 09:40:38 PM

Just another Heartland Weirdass: I think its cute when the kindergartners do it.



Ditto to that, it was a funny little surprise when our two year old son was able to recite the pledge in bits and pieces.  "Awe, Cameron's been brainwashed... that's cute, he doesn't even know what he's saying".
 
2013-10-14 09:41:36 PM

NewportBarGuy: RedPhoenix122: How long until someone tries to co-opt this into "Obama's idea for the pledge of allegiance."

January 20, 2009.


Try GHW Bush in the 1998 campaign against Michael Dukakis.

/you have just witnessed the sighting of the rare elder version of "B-B-B-But Bush."
 
2013-10-14 09:43:45 PM
Glad it got the kids talking civics, but it seems like a ham-fisted half-baked way of getting there.
 
2013-10-14 09:44:21 PM
 
2013-10-14 09:44:32 PM
It is observed that the most egregiously unpopula functions of the federal government  will retain full functionality despite it all; Nixon and Matthau be praised.
/to be taken with a giant grain of natrolite
 
2013-10-14 09:47:35 PM

Somacandra: Glad it got the kids talking civics, but it seems like a ham-fisted half-baked way of getting there.


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Why would the pledge make them talk about Hondas, man?
 
2013-10-14 09:48:18 PM

BullBearMS: Day_Old_Dutchie: This whole "trying to blame things on the shutdown to score some points" thing is really getting far too silly.

It's part of the "who can be more petulant than a third grader" contest the two parties are having.

Thankfully, America is paying attetion.

Americans have never been more eager for a third party in American politics as the government shutdown continues to generate record levels of frustration, according to a new poll.

Sixty percent believe Democrats and Republicans are doing such a poor job a third party is needed, according to a Gallup poll out Friday, a record high in the 10 years Gallup has polled on the question. Similarly, a record-low number of Americans - 26 percent - said the current two major parties adequately represent Americans.

Also for the first time in the poll's history, when broken down by party, a majority of both Democrats and Republicans say a third party is needed.


Where's Perot?
 
2013-10-14 09:50:03 PM

Just another Heartland Weirdass: I think its cute when the kindergartners do it.


One Nation, Under God, Invisible...
 
2013-10-14 09:50:17 PM

uncleacid: Never understood the witches stand part.


Its where you display the witches after you burn them.
 
2013-10-14 09:51:20 PM

ArcadianRefugee: BullBearMS: Day_Old_Dutchie: This whole "trying to blame things on the shutdown to score some points" thing is really getting far too silly.

It's part of the "who can be more petulant than a third grader" contest the two parties are having.

Thankfully, America is paying attetion.

Americans have never been more eager for a third party in American politics as the government shutdown continues to generate record levels of frustration, according to a new poll.

Sixty percent believe Democrats and Republicans are doing such a poor job a third party is needed, according to a Gallup poll out Friday, a record high in the 10 years Gallup has polled on the question. Similarly, a record-low number of Americans - 26 percent - said the current two major parties adequately represent Americans.

Also for the first time in the poll's history, when broken down by party, a majority of both Democrats and Republicans say a third party is needed.

Where's Perot?


I dunno but I bet he's got a chart
 
2013-10-14 09:51:21 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Where's Perot?


A third party is needed, not a cult of personality.  It needs to be founded on a set of principles and guided by them not the whims of any one person no matter how well intentioned.
 
2013-10-14 09:51:56 PM

DalaiLamaDingDong: It's hard not be so smug when I see the shiat you Americans get all huffy about.

Go watch a college football game and calm down, Bubba.


Why you bastard!!!  That's a totally unfair depiction of Americans!!!  I can't believe that you would say...oooohhh, Monday Night Football is on...
 
2013-10-14 09:52:55 PM

RedPhoenix122: I wouldn't mind saying it if we could omit the "under God" part that was added in the 50's to protect the US against the communists.


Which is ironic considering the original author (a preacher who was also a socialist) removed the religious elements so that it would be more widely accepted.
 
2013-10-14 09:54:31 PM

RedPhoenix122: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Look libtard, if it weren't for patriotic American kids reciting the pledge, we'd all be speaking Cuban right now.

Hah.  Funny thing, I was the one of 2 people in my class that were Jehovah's Witnesses, and had to sit the pledge out.

/Oddly enough, I ended up saying it in 2004 to swear into the military.


I don't know what military you signed up for, but when you join the US military you pledge to defend the constitution, not the flag.

/will not pledge to the flag
// its only a symbol.
 
2013-10-14 09:54:38 PM

uncleacid: Never understood the witches stand part.


No, that's Wichit Stands, a small town outside Wichita, Kansas.
 
2013-10-14 09:55:41 PM
b0rg9:One Nation, Under God, Invisible...

Lulz..always had an issue with that part.  I just went with indi whah whah because I couldn't be heard underneath the drones and my lips remained moving.
 
2013-10-14 09:56:56 PM

ArcadianRefugee: BullBearMS: Day_Old_Dutchie: This whole "trying to blame things on the shutdown to score some points" thing is really getting far too silly.

It's part of the "who can be more petulant than a third grader" contest the two parties are having.

Thankfully, America is paying attetion.

Americans have never been more eager for a third party in American politics as the government shutdown continues to generate record levels of frustration, according to a new poll.

Sixty percent believe Democrats and Republicans are doing such a poor job a third party is needed, according to a Gallup poll out Friday, a record high in the 10 years Gallup has polled on the question. Similarly, a record-low number of Americans - 26 percent - said the current two major parties adequately represent Americans.

Also for the first time in the poll's history, when broken down by party, a majority of both Democrats and Republicans say a third party is needed.

Where's Perot?


Perot lost a long time ago due to having thin convictions that played the centrists perfectly, yet of course failed to gain votes. Everyone thinks centrism is ideal, but the most powerful country in the world doesn't work that way. Pick a side, or forever remain a centrist moron with no real ideals. The idea of centrism sells...after election.
 
2013-10-14 09:57:06 PM
 
2013-10-14 09:57:44 PM

Lady Indica: Having children mindlessly recite a loyalty oath is farking creepy with or without the god part.


I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
 
2013-10-14 10:00:00 PM

eatin' fetus: ArcadianRefugee: BullBearMS: Day_Old_Dutchie: This whole "trying to blame things on the shutdown to score some points" thing is really getting far too silly.

It's part of the "who can be more petulant than a third grader" contest the two parties are having.

Thankfully, America is paying attetion.

Americans have never been more eager for a third party in American politics as the government shutdown continues to generate record levels of frustration, according to a new poll.

Sixty percent believe Democrats and Republicans are doing such a poor job a third party is needed, according to a Gallup poll out Friday, a record high in the 10 years Gallup has polled on the question. Similarly, a record-low number of Americans - 26 percent - said the current two major parties adequately represent Americans.

Also for the first time in the poll's history, when broken down by party, a majority of both Democrats and Republicans say a third party is needed.

Where's Perot?

Perot lost a long time ago due to having thin convictions that played the centrists perfectly, yet of course failed to gain votes. Everyone thinks centrism is ideal, but the most powerful country in the world doesn't work that way. Pick a side, or forever remain a centrist moron with no real ideals. The idea of centrism sells...after election.


t1.gstatic.com
 
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