The Obamification Continues Apace


Via the Infidel Bloggers Alliance:

“A parent in the Clark County School District of Las Vegas, Henderson area reported today that his son, who is in 1st grade, came home yesterday saying that he didn’t want to go back to school anymore.

“When asked why, the boy said that during the Pledge of Allegiance the teacher put up a large image of Obama next to the flag…

The same thing was not done for President Bush last year.

“After investigating this morning, the other parent reported that what the boy said was true.

“At least three of the five classrooms have an overhead projector and as the children stand to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, the teacher turns on the classroom overhead and a full body image of Obama, with six U.S. flags behind him, comes up about 4 feet away from the flag that hangs on the wall. The screen is apparently around five feet by six feet.

“In the image, President Obama appears to be staring straight out with no facial expression, just a serious look. All of the kids in each class faced the President, instead of the flag that hangs in the corner…”

How long before calling him “Dear Leader” becomes mandatory?


6 Responses to The Obamification Continues Apace

  1. Ed Darrell says:

    This story is most likely a hoax. How long before you retract this story as a mean-spirited, unfortunate misstep on your part?

    • Stoutcat says:

      Ed: Given the research that Dr. Bulldog has done and published regarding this story, and given that I have also requested further particulars from the original author of the article, Alan Gray, I currently have no reason to believe it is anything other that what was originally presented: an extremely over-enthusiastic teacher or teachers, and a kid who didn’t like what was being crammed down his throat. If it turns out to hoax, we’ll certainly publish a retraction.

  2. Ed Darrell says:

    I couldn’t get anything out of Alan Gray. No one in Las Vegas can find this school, nor the student, nor the parents, nor the principal.

    Do you have any reason to think the story is NOT a hoax? Is there any claim in the story that can be corroborated anywhere?

    • Stoutcat says:

      Ed, I heard back from Alan Gray, the author of the article. Not sure why he wouldn’t respond to you. Here’s what he said:

      It definitely is not a hoax.
      I should have expected the claims would start soon

      The name of the parents, the teacher, Principal and the school were purposely not given out
      so this had a chance of being resolved amicably and quickly.

      The school didn’t mean it to cause a problem.
      They just thought it would be a neat idea, but just didn’t think it through well enough.
      We are all capable of making mistakes – and they have corrected it

      The Principal has stopped the simultaneous display of the image and the reciting of the Pledge
      and apologized for the problem it caused.

      It is good there are so many people concerned about this and willing to stand up and be counted.

      The only other corroboration I can give you is that
      1. The parents posted on this forum:
      2. Ken Dunbar, who hosts an internet radio program at Plains radio Network called “The Liberty Pole” discussed it
      and spoke to Superintenddant Walt Rulffes’ office in vegas,
      and Dr. Andre Denson’s office. (SE Region Superintendent)

      I would probably be skeptical too, but I’m in the middle of this one!

      Haven’t had a chance yet to speak with the Superintendent in Vegas, or Dr. Denson, but hoping to do that soon. Have you checked out any of the other sites Mr. Gray mentions?

  3. Ed Darrell says:

    It definitely is not a hoax.

    But the only evidence we have to support that claim is our trust in the anonymous poster who refuses to give credit to the teachers who did the right thing?

    Gossip is damaging, and this is why. Don’t spread the story until you have the facts next time. Even when hoaxers get caught early, damage is done.

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