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Apparently, Our Beloved Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, the most merciful, Lion of the Masses, Protector of the Common Man and Omnipotent Parental Figure, will give an address on September 8 to America's school children. The audience will be all children, preK-12. In protest of the forced ObamaTV viewing in classrooms across the nation everyone is encouraged to participate in a National Skip Day and keep your kids home. Take the opportunity to teach your kids true life lessons and not subject them to Obama propaganda. Maybe even use the day to make protest posters for the 912 March on DC!!

The U.S. Department of Education, apparently with the expanded role of overtly propagandizing America's youngsters, has thoughtfully prepared "learning materials" for teachers to use in preparation for this historic and truly unprecedented event. They have been very thorough, preparing "Classroom Materials" in two separate packages, one directed at children "preK-6" the other of students in grades "7-12." Note: "preK-6" implies that the Dear Beloved Leader anticipates his message being broadcast to pre-kindergarten children.


Below is the announcement from the U.S. Dept of Education. Beneath that is a suggested written excuse of absence for your child to take to school the following day and a link if you would like to download it.


Letter From Secretary Arne Duncan to School Principals

August 26, 2009
Please note that the time of this speech has changed to 12:00 noon eastern standard time.

Dear Principal:
In a recent interview with student reporter, Damon Weaver, President Obama announced that on September 8 — the first day of school for many children across America — he will deliver a national address directly to students on the importance of education. The President will challenge students to work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility for their learning. He will also call for a shared responsibility and commitment on the part of students, parents and educators to ensure that every child in every school receives the best education possible so they can compete in the global economy for good jobs and live rewarding and productive lives as American citizens.
Since taking office, the President has repeatedly focused on education, even as the country faces two wars, the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and major challenges on issues like energy and health care. The President believes that education is a critical part of building a new foundation for the American economy. Educated people are more active civically and better informed on issues affecting their lives, their families and their futures.
This is the first time an American president has spoken directly to the nation's school children about persisting and succeeding in school. We encourage you to use this historic moment to help your students get focused and begin the school year strong. I encourage you, your teachers, and students to join me in watching the President deliver this address on Tuesday, September 8, 2009. It will be broadcast live on the White House website http://www.whitehouse.gov 12:00 noon eastern standard time.
In advance of this address, we would like to share the following resources: a menu of classroom activities for students in grades preK-6 and for students in grades 7-12. These are ideas developed by and for teachers to help engage students and stimulate discussion on the importance of education in their lives. We are also staging a student video contest on education. Details of the video contest will be available on our website http://www.ed.gov in the coming weeks.
On behalf of all Americans, I want to thank our educators who do society's most important work by preparing our children for work and for life. No other task is more critical to our economic future and our social progress. I look forward to working with you in the months and years ahead to continue improving the quality of public education we provide all of our children.
Sincerely,

Arne Duncan



Absence Excuse Suggestion:

To Whom it May Concern:

When it comes to teaching my child about personal responsibility and life goals, I have determined that I am a far better teacher of those objectives than a President who has chosen to surround himself with known anarchists and terrorists.

Therefore, <insert child's name> will be at home on Sept 8th in order not to be corrupted by the propaganda that will be shown in his class room.
 

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Nice!

A little brainwashing from Dear Leader.:)sphss:)hand
 

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you guys make sure it is before i keep my kids home. my daughter hates missing school, she's in jr high:)sphss my twin boys could care less, if they got to sleep a few extra hrs, that'd be fine with them:D

my kids have been in school since 1st wk of august, almost a month now
 

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It's not forced. It's up to the teachers to show it.

What's so bad about the president talking to the kids about the importance of education, working hard, setting goals, and taking responsibility? Are these thing not important?

he will deliver a national address directly to students on the importance of education. The President will challenge students to work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility for their learning. He will also call for a shared responsibility and commitment on the part of students, parents and educators to ensure that every child in every school receives the best education possible so they can compete in the global economy for good jobs and live rewarding and productive lives as American citizens.
I don't have kids but if I did I would not have a problem with this. It's not like he is talking politics with the kids... that I would not agree with.

What is everyones reason for the objection?
 

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It's not forced. It's up to the teachers to show it.

What's so bad about the president talking to the kids about the importance of education, working hard, setting goals, and taking responsibility? Are these thing not important?



I don't have kids but if I did I would not have a problem with this. It's not like he is talking politics with the kids... that I would not agree with.

What is everyones reason for the objection?
Sieg Heil!:)sphss:)devil:)hand
 

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It's not forced. It's up to the teachers to show it.

What's so bad about the president talking to the kids about the importance of education, working hard, setting goals, and taking responsibility? Are these thing not important?



I don't have kids but if I did I would not have a problem with this. It's not like he is talking politics with the kids... that I would not agree with.

What is everyones reason for the objection?

Because it's completely and utterly hyporcritical. My children will learn their morals from people who walk the walk and talk the talk. Not socialists or union propaganda idiots.
 

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Better check this out on Snopes:D


http://www.factcheck.org/2009/04/snopescom/

Interesting link on this page

Chain e-mail: "Snopes" Exposed

Posted on February 26, 2009 at 2:29am

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For the past few years snopes.com <http://snopes.com/> has positioned itself, or others have labeled it, as the ‘tell-all final word’ on any comment,
claim and email.

But for several years people tried to find out who exactly was behind snopes.com <http://snopes.com/> .

Only recently did Wikipedia get to the bottom of it - kinda makes you wonder what they were hiding. Well, finally we know.

It is run by a husband and wife team - that’s right, no big office of investigators and researchers, no team of lawyers. It’s just a mom-and-pop operation that began as a hobby.

David and Barbara Mikkelson in the San Fernando Valley of California started the website about 13 years ago - and they have no formal background or experience in investigative research. After a few years it gained popularity believing it to be unbiased and neutral, but over the past couple of years people started asking questions who was behind it and did they have a selfish motivation? The reason for the questions – or skepticisms - is a result of snopes. com claiming to have the bottom line facts to certain questions or issue when in fact they have been proven wrong. Also, there were criticisms the Mikkelsons were not really investigating and getting to the ‘true’ bottom of various issues.

A few months ago, when my State Farm agent Bud Gregg in Mandeville hoisted a political sign referencing Barack Obama and made a big splash across the internet, ’supposedly’ the Mikkelson’s claim to have researched this issue before posting their findings on snopes.com <http://snopes.com/> . In their statement they claimed the corporate office of State Farm pressured Gregg into taking down the sign, when in fact nothing of the sort ‘ever’ took place.

I personally contacted David Mikkelson (and he replied back to me) thinking he would want to get to the bottom of this and I gave him Bud Gregg’s contact phone numbers - and Bud was going to give him phone numbers to the big exec’s at State Farm in Illinois who would have been willing to speak with him about it. He never called Bud. In fact, I learned from Bud Gregg no one from snopes.com <http://snopes.com/> ever contacted anyone with State Farm Yet,snopes.com <http://snopes.com/> issued a statement as the ‘final factual word’ on the issue as if they did all their homework and got to the bottom of things - not!

Then it has been learned the Mikkelson’s are very Democratic (party) and extremely liberal. As we all now know from this presidential election, liberals have a purpose agenda to discredit anything that appears to be conservative. There has been much criticism lately over the internet with people pointing out the Mikkelson’s liberalism revealing itself in their website findings.

Gee, what a shock?

So, I say this now to everyone who goes to www.snopes.com <http://www.snopes.com/> to get what they think to be the bottom line facts…’proceed with caution.’ Take what it says at face value and nothing more. Use it only to lead you to their references where you can link to and read the sources for yourself. Plus, you can always google a subject and do the research yourself. It now seems apparent that’s all the Mikkelson’s do.
 

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I try to avoid political topics; to many extremists from both sides to hold a meaningful discussion. But seriously, people, you make me think of a jealous suiter who kills the gal he "Loves" so that noone else can have her. Are you really advocating destroying America because a liberal got elected as prez? We need another cold war so we can stop argueing amongst ourselfs and focus on a common enemy. Take it back 20% and grumble about him. It will all be over in 4 years and then we'll have someone else to bitch about.:(:(
 

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I try to avoid political topics; to many extremists from both sides to hold a meaningful discussion. But seriously, people, you make me think of a jealous suiter who kills the gal he "Loves" so that noone else can have her. Are you really advocating destroying America because a liberal got elected as prez? We need another cold war so we can stop argueing amongst ourselfs and focus on a common enemy. Take it back 20% and grumble about him. It will all be over in 4 years and then we'll have someone else to bitch about.:(:(

So you're either blind, or deaf. Your opinion is the reason why this county is in such a big mess. Turn cheek and trust the stupid that hide behind titles.

You need more education and less propaganda.
 

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What's so bad about the president talking to the kids about the importance of education, working hard, setting goals, and taking responsibility? Are these thing not important?
That's just part of it. He's going to end the speach by asking the kids to turn in their parents if they speak badly about Healthcare Reform. :p:)sphss:D
 

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That's just part of it. He's going to end the speach by asking the kids to turn in their parents if they speak badly about Healthcare Reform. :p:)sphss:D

Now you've done it. You're going to get turned in to the hope & change gestapo. :)sphss
 

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OK kids:

Respect your elders unless their opinion is different from your parent's opinion.

Respect the President of the United States unless your parents disagree with the opinion's/actions with said President.

Go to school and study hard except for the day that the President will be speaking to you about staying in school and studying hard.

You aren't allowed to think for yourself and your parents don't think you're bright enough to form your own opinion so you can't go to school to listen to the President speak.

Even though we trust that you can "just say no" to drugs we don't think you can say no to politicians or their opinions.
 

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Book burning again?

Sounds perfectly fine to me. I don't know what all of you are afraid of, he is the President, your President.

One of the greatest gifts my father gave me was the ability to think for myself. We don't always agree on things, but we respect each other's view.

Give your kids a chance, they may surprise you.
 

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Yeah, keep your kids home so that they don't learn anything that day, go ahead and let them get behind because you don't want them to see a speech, that's ridiculous. Send your kid to school with a note that states you want them doing math or english or something not watching the speech. Check out the statistics on how far a kid get behind for everyday he misses school, harm your childs education because you HATE your President, makes perfect sense to me... :)sphss
 

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shit, i live in oklahoma , where 95% of the teachers voted mccain, pretty sure my kids will never see it:)hand
 

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Because it's completely and utterly
hypercritical
. My children will learn their morals from people who walk the walk and talk the talk. Not socialists or union propaganda idiots.
Agreeded that it's hypercritical that the kids know the importance of education. I'm going to guess that you meant to say hypocritical which brings me to this question:

What is hypocritcial about a well educated person speaking to Americas future about the importance of education?

You either agree with the content or you don't. If you don't think education is important to your kids then keep them at home that day. Just one less day to educate your kids out of spite for the POTUS. Good job parents!
 
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