The lyrics can be hard to understand, so here they are:

Song 1:
Mm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said that all must lend a hand
To make this country strong again
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said we must be fair today
Equal work means equal pay
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said that we must take a stand
To make sure everyone gets a chance
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said red, yellow, black or white
All are equal in his sight
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

Mmm, mmm, mm
Barack Hussein Obama

Song 2:
Hello, Mr. President we honor you today!
For all your great accomplishments, we all doth say "hooray!"

Hooray, Mr. President! You're number one!
The first black American to lead this great nation!

Hooray, Mr. President we honor your great plans
To make this country's economy number one again!

Hooray Mr. President, we're really proud of you!
And we stand for all Americans under the great Red, White, and Blue!

So continue ---- Mr. President we know you'll do the trick
So here's a hearty hip-hooray ----

Hip, hip hooray!
Hip, hip hooray!
Hip, hip hooray!

If I had children, and the teacher did this to them, that would be the last they ever saw of the public school system even if it meant mortgaging everything I had to put them into private school or into home schooling. This kind of thing is simply dangerous.
"It is pointless to resist, my son." -- Darth Vader
"Resistance is futile." -- The Borg
"Mother's coming for me in the dragon ships. I don't like these itchy clothes, but I have to wear them or it frightens the fish." -- Thurindil

Well. I guess that's that then.

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Posted on Sep 24, 2009 10:21 pm by Samson in: | 15 comment(s) [Closed]
Yet further proof that Dragona and I have made the right choice in our homeschooling our children for the last five years. That's beyond incredible. Is something being done to the teacher responsible for this? Some sort of sanctions or termination or something? :(

Nope. The teacher, principal, and district superintendent are all standing behind what's on the video and say they'd do it all over again even knowing the outcry generated by it.

So, would that be reasonable grounds to launch a lawsuit against the teachers, principal, and school district for inflicting that crap upon your child without parental consent? At the very least if my child attended that school and I'd heard they were planning to do that, my child would have doctor appointments or some excuse to miss school the days they were doing that crap. :(

A lawsuit sounds like a really good idea to me actually. Pile on some more media attention from Fox and talk radio.

And as I said, if I had kids, that would have been their last day at that school. The way I understand it is that this "event" wasn't mentioned to the parents ahead of time.

So the kids were taught a couple of new "songs" and the parents weren't consulted at all .. on the other hand, none of the parents paid enough attention to their kids to know they were being taught these new diddies?? Perhaps we've stumbled upon part of the reason the youth of today is so out of control. Between evil school personnel and neglectful parents.. :(

How absolutely convenient that the video linked in the post is now "removed for terms of service violation". I thought Google wasn't supposed to be evil? Why are they actively engaging now in suppressing the issue?

I imagine they're simply responding to someone's threat of a DMCA type action, they've always been very quick to react to those.. and threats of privacy concerns as well. Maybe a parent of one of the kids involved threatened to sue Google for exposing their child's face without parental consent or some such. Given their track record, I wouldn't be so quick to assume it's Google suppressing the issue though. At least, not until/unless we get some further indication that it really is Google's doing upon their own initiative anyway.

Then they have no backbone.

Of course, they could just be waiting for their chance on CNN like these kids:

Look at their response to the silly complaints they got about privacy concerns over their streetview concept for their maps, you already know they've got no backbone when it comes to that sort of thing. *shrug*

That would raise the issue of when who gets the chance in question, the kids or Google or the school district or...

Along a very loosely related note, I'm a little surprised that you didn't have a new entry today about the announcement of our current president being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this morning. Talk about devaluing one of our world's highest honors... *sigh*

You may yet see a post on that. October is otherwise dry. I mean, seriously? A peace prize for 2 weeks of doing nothing?

That's what I'm saying, I can't imagine what the Nobel Committee could've been thinking.

Bastard Youtube admins removed the video. Way to ruin the blog entry :/

Samson said:

Bastard Youtube admins removed the video. Way to ruin the blog entry :/

Somehow I doubt it was done with your blog entry in mind. ;)
Besides, they're not the first ones to drop this video, back on October 4th, you posted:
Samson said:

How absolutely convenient that the video linked in the post is now "removed for terms of service violation". I thought Google wasn't supposed to be evil? Why are they actively engaging now in suppressing the issue?

Maybe there's something more to this going on behind the scenes still, like someone in the cited school district sending in a DMCA to prevent it being easily referenced for pending legal actions or some such?

Yeah, I see that. I didn't re-read the comments. I was simply fixing all the youtube linked posts after I updated the way the tag works and noticed this one was removed from the site. It would hardly surprise me to find out they caved. I doubt it was a DMCA request though as only the copyright holder can do that. Since the copyright holder put the video up to begin with, that's unlikely to be the real reason someone had the video suppressed.

Good point, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was due to pending litigation.. or, another possibility (since we're likely to only ever be able to speculate on this one anyway) is that the school district managed to "settle" (or in some other way appease) the original poster enough that (s)he had it removed themselves. Of course, that also would imply a bit of a sell out/caved sort of scenario, but it wouldn't be on the part of youtube at least. *shrug*

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