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President to address school students September 8

September 2nd, 2009 . by TexasFred

President to address school students September 8

There’s quite a buzz going around about Tuesday, September 8th.

That’s the day President Obama will address PreK-12 students via televisions and screens in public school classrooms, auditoriums, and ‘cafetoriums’ across the nation. This is a feat never before attempted by a sitting president.

Reactions are mixed, no doubt in part because our nation is politically polarized. While some parents think it is a good idea for the president to reach out to school kids, others disagree. Why? Many prefer to be the gate-keeper of social and spiritual influences and want politics and religion kept out of schools.

Some parents view the president’s move as over-reaching and suspect that propaganda will be forced on a young, impressionable, captive audience. Many of these concerned parents are rallying to keep their children home on September 8th. There are movements at work to boycott public schools on that Tuesday.

Here is the actual PreK - 6 itinerary for schools and an outline of the president’s message. President Obama’s Address to Students Across America September 8, 2009

Click here to download a grade 7 - 12 itinerary.

What do you think?

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President to address school students September 8

Here’s what I think, and I make no apologies for my feelings on this matter, NONE. I am only going to say one thing, Adolph Hitler went for the children, the YOUTH of Germany. Keep your children HOME on Sept. 8th. ’nuff said!


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36 Responses to “President to address school students September 8”

  1. comment number 1 by: cary - Botan Ichihara

    I have an idea! Let’s put Bush’s name on all of this, and see if the left STILL thinks it’s a great idea!


    All I can say is, I am SO glad my daughter is not in school yet. If she was, she wouldn’t be getting a perfect attendance award, since she wouldn’t be in school on National Indoctrination Day.

  2. comment number 2 by: TexasFred

    A simple solution to Obama Youth: S.O.S.


    So many enemies, so little time…

    I took an oath to defend this nation from ALL enemies, foreign and domestic. At this point in time, I see far more DOMESTIC enemies that directly threaten this nation than I do foreign ones.

    I see these DOMESTIC enemies gaining a foothold and then allowing the FOREIGN enemies to come into the USA, LET THEM, as in allow, nay, INVITE them in to help contain this Conservative movement that stands in the way of The Obamessiah…

    The United Nations, and U.N. troops ARE that enemy. But, on the bright side, a BLUE beret or helmet makes an AWESOME target!

  3. comment number 3 by: Margaret

    This is just horrifying!!! My child will be staying home that day!!!
    Can you say HOME SCHOOL!!! I am getting sick and tired of this administration, they are trying to control everything and now our children!!! You have it right Fred, Hitler is the best description for this nut case sitting in the Oval Office. I can’t wait till 9/12! I will be in DC and expressing my views!!!

  4. comment number 4 by: hardheadedtexan

    Looks like a 4 day weekend for my kids!!!! We’ll be headed to the Bush Library in College Station. They can kiss this ticked off Mama’s Ass. Don’t mess with my kids.

  5. comment number 5 by: hardheadedtexan

    I wish I had a College Education so I could Home School. My daughters only in 8th grade and has Algebra and has to teach me.
    They are just trying to start a Revolution.

  6. comment number 6 by: TexasFred

    They are just trying to start a Revolution.

    Indeed they are, and it’s a lot closer than ANY believe…

  7. comment number 7 by: hardheadedtexan

    I just called my daughters school and she said they haven’t decided yet what they are going to do. We live in a very Conservative area and she said her phone has been ringing off the hook with Ticked off parents. Does anyone know if a school district can opt out or is this mandatory? Remember schools get paid by the attendance so they need for the students to attend.

  8. comment number 8 by: TexasFred

    The Fed isn’t paying our schools bills, WE are, Texans that pay school taxes, we have Independent School Systems, and hell yes they can opt out… And if they can’t, so what is one day missed going to do??

    Other than shut the whole school down if no one shows up?? No harm, no foul, and the kids avoid the brainwashing that this son of a buck loving bitch is trying to place upon them!

  9. comment number 9 by: Bull

    I have contacted the Mobile County Schools. As of this moment no one seems to know exactly what their plan is for Sept. 8th. My guess is that they are waiting to see what the public reaction is to the news before making a statement. The Bull, being the sensitive humanitarian that he is, informed the School Board that if they *do* show the Obama speech but *don’t* have an alternative program for the students who 1) don’t want to see Obama, or 2) whose parents object to Gov’t indoctrination in public schools, then they will have laid the groundwork for a lawsuit against the County that will tie them up until the next election! I have also contacted the ACLU to get their take on this, (since they were so helpful in my case against the same board last year, don’t ya know).

    I’ll keep you informed…

  10. comment number 10 by: hardheadedtexan

    I just know there’s families out there who can’t afford to keep their kids out on the 8th. Mine will be with me but this won’t be the last time this Narcissist Asshole Obama tries to meddle with our children. The sad thing is that a lot of parents don’t know what their little plan is on the 8th. Sneaky Bastards.

  11. comment number 11 by: Katie

    It will be a good day for a picnic. Declare a holiday, keep your kids home!

  12. comment number 12 by: Bull

    I linked to your most excellent image in the above post in my own concerning this subject and Mobile County’s lack of information on it. After last year you’d think they would remember that this Bull’s horns hook!

  13. comment number 13 by: capitalisa

    Totally agree with you, Fred.
    @hardheadedtexan, you do not need a college degree to homeschool your children! Texas is the greatest state in which to homeschool. I live in New York now, but I HS both of my kids in Texas (and I was a high school drop-out). My heart is still in Texas!

  14. comment number 14 by: Kate

    @hardheadedtexan You have to have a degree in Texas to home school? Seems wrong. TN, ya don’t need one…just get certified by a home school school. If I can do it, ANYONE should be able to home school. :)

    @Fred When I heard about this nonsense, that’s exactly the picture that popped into my head.

  15. comment number 15 by: Gawfer

    Fascism, pronounced /?fæ??z?m/, comprises a radical and authoritarian nationalist political ideology and a corporatist economic ideology. Fascists believe that nations and/or races are in perpetual conflict whereby only the strong can survive by being healthy, vital, and by asserting themselves in conflict against the weak. Fascists advocate the creation of a single-party state. Fascist governments forbid and suppress criticism and opposition to the government and the fascist movement. Fascism opposes class conflict, blames capitalist liberal democracies for its creation and communists for exploiting the concept. In the economic sphere, many fascist leaders have claimed to support a “Third Way” in economic policy, which they believed superior to both the rampant individualism of unrestrained capitalism and the severe control of state communism. This was to be achieved by establishing significant government control over business and labor (Mussolini called his nation’s system “the corporate state”). No common and concise definition exists for fascism and historians and political scientists disagree on what should be in any concise definition.”

    Welcome to the new ‘Old World’

  16. comment number 16 by: hardheadedtexan

    Sorry Y’all, I didn’t mean that you had to have a college education to home school in Texas. I meant my 8th grader is in Excellerated classes and I’m scared that I’d slow her down. In other words I’m scared I’m not educated enough. I am going to look up Texas Rules and Regulations on Home schooling after this, they will not brainwash my kids. My best friend is an English teacher and she said she loved to get kids who were home schooled. Well mannered and ahead of everybody else.

  17. comment number 17 by: hardheadedtexan

    Meant accelerated. See? ha

  18. comment number 18 by: Kate

    @hardheadedtexan That’s why they have spell check. Heh. You’d be surprised at just how much you do know, and will remember once you get started. There are also home school groups that share the teaching of certain subjects, like the advanced studies courses. Can you tell I am a SERIOUS proponent of homeschooling? :D The government run system has pretty much destroyed our kids brains. :?

  19. comment number 19 by: TexasFred

    I called our local school district headquarters today, Garland Independent School District, and according to their communications director, they were to have a meeting today and make a decision, I WILL be calling back and checking tomorrow to see what that decision is…

  20. comment number 20 by: Silver Fox

    The kids one day and a joint session of Congress the following day in prime time on a Wednesday night when many Christian Americans are at church—this doesn’t pass the smell test. Both events are foreboding.

    This guy, this fanatic, this pompous ass thinks he can sale anything to the masses, but many have now seen the forked-tongue of this creep—and have no doubt about it, this guy is really creepy. Damn how did we get to this point!

    Yep, if I had kids in school I would keep them home that day—homeschooling is great in many ways.

  21. comment number 21 by: HoosierArmyMom

    hardheadedtexan, I’ve known people who weren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer on one subject or another or who didn’t have formal education that have successfully home schooled their children. There is a wealth of support out there for people, text books developed by home schoolers, and associations to help you.
    In some communities parents help each other and you can even go to a private Christian school and arrange to buy texts through them and arrange for tutoring if need be. You can write intelligent comments here, you can do home school. Check it out using a search engine. You will be amazed at all the support and help out there.

    I am glad I no longer have school aged children, but if I did you can bet your bottom dollar they would not be in school on Sept. 8th if they would be subjected to that socialist usurper in the White House!!!!

  22. comment number 22 by: hardheadedtexan

    It would be nice if everyone could follow up to let us know how the School Districts respond. Sounds like a bunch of “We don’t know yet” answers. I feel sorry for the teachers. My friend is a very Conservative teacher and hates this crap.
    Kate I will definitely look into home schooling. I’ve worked to hard to raise Patriotic, Conservative, Well Mannered kids and I’ll be damned if I’ll let them screw it up.
    Now my 13 yr old wants to go to school on the 8th to let them know what she thinks of Liberal Democracks. Oh the bad words I have used to describe Dingle Barry Hussein. I could just hear her. She wants to paint a Tshirt With Tea Party all over it. My kids will not drink the Kool Aid.

  23. comment number 23 by: Kate

    @hardheadedtexan Sounds to me like you are doing a heck of a job to counter balance the damage being perpetrated, but yeah, if you can get ‘em out of the indoctrination centers, you don’t have to ‘fight’ it every day. :)

  24. comment number 24 by: Patrick Sperry

    “Than any believe” Come now Brother…

  25. comment number 25 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    Here is Mr Obama using the Schoolyard Bully Pulpit.

    Simple. Just as YOU suggest:


    Parents: DO IT.


  26. comment number 26 by: Silver Fox

    Many school are alread indoctrination centers and have been for a number of years. Conservative have sat back and allowed forces on the left go gain control of boards who decide what text books to use in our classrooms—generally this is done at the state level and even in some so-called “red states” these small boards made up of un-elected left-leaning activists make decisions that influence all our children. Text books set the tone the agenda in the classroom and most teachers even those who disagree with the content of the books are nevertheless, required to teach the content.

    So Obama’s words will flow into the classrooms of American next week, but the words of his progressive values have already preceded him and are well intrenched in the American educational system.

  27. comment number 27 by: TexasFred

    So Obama’s words will flow into the classrooms of American next week, but the words of his progressive values have already preceded him and are well intrenched in the American educational system.

    It’s up to PARENTS to counteract the bullshit from a liberal public education…

    My 3 kids are nothing but redneck Conservatives, patriots, Independent voters and detest the ways of the libbers and left…

    They had some great examples set at home, and the public school indoctrination CAN be overcome…

  28. comment number 28 by: Bull

    Make note that on Twitter, & I think Facebook, there is a blossoming group of concerned parents grouped under the name P.A.S.S. Day. “Parentally Approved Skip School” Day.

    We are NOT alone!

  29. comment number 29 by: Mr Pink Eyes

    He has finally found an audience who he MIGHT be able to fool.

  30. comment number 30 by: hardheadedtexan

    You are right Bull, lots of Parents are ticked off. It was all over Fox News last night and this morning. When I picked up my 9 yr old yesterday a lot of parents were gathered at the front talking about how their kids will not be at school on the 8th. Usually it seems like the moms are rocking the boat at school, but a majority of parents this time were dads.
    Dumbo may get away with a lot of crap, but he better leave our kids a lone. Not a popular Usurper in this area.

  31. comment number 31 by: Vincent

    Whereas I applaud the outrage over the POTUS directly addressing our youth, I cannot help but wonder why it takes such a blatant disrespect for our rights as parents to get everyone with any moral fiber to speak out against the on going, daily indoctrination that has been taking place with ever increasing ferocity in our public schools for many years. After all, do parents really think that 13 years or more of government sponsored and directed education which in much of its fundamental philosophy goes against their cherished values and beliefs will not have far more of an influence on their children toward a godless, immoral, socialistic mindset and with accompanying activity?
    I highly recommend and advocate Home school or a faith based private school teaching of all children. I admit that not everyone can afford private school and not everyone has the luxury of being able to home school. Which, quite frankly, is a product of the undermining of our social values which, ironically, originates from the social indoctrination of our generation that put Mom out in the work place rather than at home. Now I know that I sound like a sexist, and that’s because I am. Yes, I truly believe that men and women are different and are generally better suited for different roles. And that’s ok, as long as it is freely accepted but those involved. I am lucky enough to have a very intelligent, highly educated woman who agrees with me that it is better for all involved if Mom can stay at home with the kids while the kids are of the age that need her to be. I believe the the problem is that we have lost the values that allow a woman to feel satisfaction and value from not earning a wage. There is far more value in what my wonderful wife does than there is in earning a wage. My wage only has value in the fact that it allows her to be home for our children. And don’t get the wrong idea, I don’t make that much and it is a struggle to live this way but we feel that it is worth it. That said, I acknowledge that not all women want to do so and feel more comfortable working in industry than at home with the kids, my question is why? Because that’s what they got from their schooling/socialization/indoctrination.

  32. comment number 32 by: BobF

    hardheadedtexan, the vast majority of parents who home school their children only have a high school education. If you do some research you will see many of these children are being actively recruted by major universities in the US because of their strong work and study ethics. There are many orginizations that offer home school courses which are vastly superior than what is offered in the public schools.

    Speaking of schools. I’m here visiting family in NY State. Folks here are pissed that NY gave welfare famlies stimulus money in the form of ATM/debit cards to purchase school suplies for their kids. They got $200 per eligable child. So, a welfare queen with 5 kids got $1,000. A delivery driver for Syracuse told me that every ATM in the city was emptied that weekend they got the money and sales of alcohol and tobbaco shot up.

  33. comment number 33 by: Kate

    Well Vincent, if you’re a sexist, I guess that makes me one too. :)

  34. comment number 34 by: TexasFred

    Keep Obama’s Agenda Out of our Schools!

    Keep Obama’s Agenda Out of our Schools!

    Sign the petition, pass this link to everyone you know. This MUST be stopped, I don’t want Barack Hussein Obama speaking to MY kids, MY grands, YOUR kids, YOUR grands or any other child…

    TexasFred has drawn a line in the sand and the gauntlet HAS been thrown!

  35. comment number 35 by: Katie

    Boycott School on the 8th!

    Let the school know why. Let your voice be heard. If enough children stay out, someone will have to notice!

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