I found this article because of my online newspaper, The American Liberty Gazette. The story was there from the Right Source or something like that. I also saw your post. This is despicable to say the least. Thanks for posting this with the song. I did the same with a different version. Any version of this song is great.
What a disgrace, the most patriotic song ever written. Leave it to the liberal/socialists worrying about offending others, they are all impossible to live with.
Time to abandon the "don't look now" mantra. We have indeed reached the "tipping point". Enough is enough. Where does Romney stand?
If the kids want to celebrate "other cultures" let them go and live there! This is STILL America where we celebrate AMERICAN culture! Love it or LEAVE it! Principle should be taken behind the barn and had a stern talking to if you know what I mean.
God Bless USA. State of freedom and liberty !
Although I am a citizen of Israel, I was thrilled to hear the song.
Gives a sense of pride to be a patriot.
ZERO sets the tone with this one - This Veterans story was swept under the rug >>>>>
If POTUS had a sincere thread of Patriotism in him - He would call the Principal and have a chat
This stuff really has to stop
He 'd probably congratulate her on her PC and after mentioning that those who take offense with her are ignorant clingers and, by the way, when you're in the Washington area, stop by 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and we'll have a couple of beers together. Better yet, I'll get my million dollar black bus out, you know, the one I used once, and I'll swing up by you. Would love to get away from this place for a while, reminds me too much of America and patriotism.
Any public school that doesn't embrace our American coulture or heritage should be defunded.
This principal should be fired. We are not living in "The Idiot Zone".
Greta Hawkins and Bill Press should wear orange and get a job cleaning the toilets in Guantanamo. They could also sing Guantanomera to avoid offending anyone......
This is the second time I have seen this story. What I really feel sorry for is that Ms. Hawkins does not understand what the song, let alone the country she lives in, is about. But these people fought and died so she could have her opinion, no matter how stupid it may be.
Teaching and Teachers Gone Wild, a Series in Progress
I can’t exactly say I had teachers as much as I had commandants in my formative years; I was taught by Sisters of Charity nuns who, too often, were less concerned with charity and teaching than with disciplining rambunctious male students.
Still, thanks to the good nuns’ rigidity and penchant for incessant drilling and memorization, I feel I received a better education than kids who attended South Bronx public schools–an education devoid of left-wing teachers and liberal propaganda.
Back then, the early and mid-1950s, the NYC public school system was noted for excellence–and also for a marked liberality with regard to student behavior and instruction, a liberality my Irish parents abhorred and, so, I was consigned to the local Catholic school.
Things have radically and negatively changed in both parochial and public schools over the last 50 years. Although those changes have infected Catholic education, they are most pronounced in the public sphere.
Aside from the National Education Association and teacher unions, few would contest that America’s public educational system is in a sorry pickle.
We manage to produce a number of excellent students who outshine kids in other areas of the world, but they’re relative rarities.
The United States spends more on education than the rest of the planet combined yet a recent analysis showed we rank 29th in problem solving, 28th in math, and 22nd in science among 41 industrialized nations and some areas where the abacus was in use not very long ago out-performed American students.
For the most part, American schools are turning out semi-literate graduates who excel in unfounded self esteem but who can barely read or count.
(See “You’re Not Special,” http://www.genelalor.com/blog1/?p=25302, for details on one high school commencement speaker who told students where to go with their hyperinflated self-esteem.)
Our students may not be special but they have learned a great deal in certain fields which won’t help them much as adults or in their worklives, except perhaps in their bedrooms or should they work for lecherous employers.
Many have learned a great deal in their sex education classes and from predatory male and female teachers who practice a hands-on approach–pun intended–to instruction, but little else.
Some public schools throughout the country have become hotbeds–another intended pun–for seductions by gay and straight pedophiles posing as professional educators. Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s New York City is the clear leader of the perv pack but by no means owns exclusive claim to that dubious title.
In at least one instance, black male students vied for the opportunity to bed–in black jargon, “get with”–a 26 year old white, female, now-former Global Studies teacher.
Preface to the latter occurred outside Manhattan Theater Lab High School in NYC and, although there is no substantive proof that student Eric Arty scored with teacher Julie Warning, Arty did win a $500 bet with his buddies that he could “get with” Ms. Warning first. . . .
(Read more at http://www.genelalor.com/blog1/?p=24960.)
A. Kindergarteners don't need a graduation ceremony.
B. Screw other cultures. We're proud to be Americans.
C. If we didn't already have a masterful national anthem, Lee Greenwood's wonderful song would make a perfect national anthem.
obamaville, cultureville, democratville, and leftistville, seems they live in the country of Un-Americanville.
Tea Party Patriot
Wrong. This isn't political correctness. That's just being used as an excuse. This woman (the principal) is an anti-American, racebaiting, white-hating, b*tch. There are far too many of her type. It's tragic that so many blacks have been taught to hate the USA from the day they were born. Like Arabs being taught to hate Jews/Israelis. This woman needs to be fired. Period. She is evil.
They'll keep pushing us as long as we keep backing away, and it will only stop when we push back. In this case, that means removing our kids from their schools.
What an ignoramus!! This Principal ought to know that people from diverse cultures coming to the United States and opting for Naturalization get to hear a powerful rendition of "God Bless the USA" by Lee Greenwood on the day the ceremony is held in all pomp and flag waiving! Offend other cultures?? No, Madam!! People from other cultures are Proud to be called "Americans" and share in "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness"! I'll never renege my new found pride and privileges!
have a son who lives in the U.S. - not an American citizen.
He also did not want citizenship (he is a citizen of Israel).
He has no problem with his children stand and sing the national anthem when the flag waving.
in the Israel's Independence Day he is hanging two flags.
Sense of belonging and a sense of national pride, is part of our being - military service and sacrifice. part of our existence.
Hey RS did you see the update to this story?
very very interesting .
She's some sort of racist bully principal
This link was posted by PJRodman below (or above)
He has humbly - not made a big deal about this video he's found
It's awesome and is a must watch for everyone
I believe Romney should have this talented young lady on his tour as long as she is allowed and close or open each appearance with her
WoW! She is awesome!
Remember to give credit to PJRodman below (or above)
and I thank him again for brightening up my evening!
Sometimes you read a story and you just feel like Charlie Brown, when he bangs his head against the tree and says "I can't stand it, I just can't stand it". Whose 'culture' is this Loony tunes worried about offending? Because she certainly succeeded in offending the American culture, but I guess we don't count anymore.
Who was it just came out against the National Anthem? I know you had it Scoop. Here's an answer to that jackwagon....like....its two octaves and like....haaard.
Oops! I replied to Toongoon's recommendation before seeing your post and that you have already selected Rhema Marvanne!! Love Rhema's voice!! :)
NOW - THIS YOUNG LADY is
----------------------------- AMERICA'S IDOL
WHERE HAS SHE BEEN???
1,000 likes for sharing this
THAT WAS A MUST WATCH !!!!
WOW.... what a great job! Thanks for sharing, that was so sweet. (I can no longer hit the high notes, but it doesn't stop me from standing proud, hand over heart and singing off tune or not.)
My God, don't show that video to the Coney Island Principal. She'll give the kid detention.
I was actually born in that area - It was great in the 50's
THEN got pretty horrible in the 60's and 70's
BUT now it is getting back on track in a good way
It will interesting to see how this develops
The parents appear to be pretty angry and this principal is controversial
The area is made up of proud immigrants from all over and this will be a test to see if this jerk survives the pressure
She is the reason why our school system is going backwards
BUT we all know this anyway -!
We need some conservatives to kick some butt here !
I remember seeing NYGINO on the beach trying to pick up some bikini babes
(no bites as I recall)
I am more poed now .. i went to the schools website to get this b*tc*s email address so i can email her a piece of my mind. I went to the faculty's page, and it was blank. It just had a link to the school districs website. They deleted it all so that we cant email her. What a crock. Sh should be fired, and sent to china or something.
Does anyone notice the way the Left forces things onto us "main street" Americans who think our country is exceptional, but they then also have to slap us on the other cheek by taking away some of our most basic and rudimentary rights in this Christian founded nation?! We are always the ones who must change to the PC of their agenda and anytime we try to push our wholesome ideals they accuse us of hatred bigotry and rigidity!! The PC people will be the end of this great nation and institution of freedom, a beacon to the world before the kids who are now high school will even have to worry about if social security will be there for them!! We must work hard now to stop this tsunami!! Much more devastation as a result of this wave than the one that devastated Japan!!
Wonderful song, soon we'll have to hold secret meetings to hear it.
As a bit of a sidebar what they did to Jerry Lewis regarding this telethon is beyond obscene.
'Wonderful song, soon we'll have to hold secret meetings to hear it.' - hb
The party's at my house. We're hooking up the outdoor speakers even as we speak. :)
I'll bring the chips - you bring the dip. Oh yeah - and we'll SING our little hearts out about our great country and gratitude to our Heavenly Father for giving us this choice land!