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Jun 12 2012

NYC Schools Chancellor Backs Banning “God Bless the USA”

It’s appalling that a rabidly anti-American principal would ban children from singing Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA,” but at least it’s only one rotten apple, right? Wrong:

City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott is standing behind a Brooklyn principal’s controversial decision to pull the plug on a popular patriotic song that was scheduled to be performed at a kindergarten graduation.

According to Walcott,

“You have to really wonder about some of the lyrics in the song, so I have to rely on the principal’s judgment along that line.”

What’s wrong with the lyrics?

At issue, according to a Department of Education spokeswoman, are lyrics from the tune’s opening verse: “If tomorrow all the things were gone/I’d worked for all my life/And I had to start again/with just my children and my wife.”

These lyrics are denounced as “inappropriate.”

The real problem is obviously the patriotic nature of the song, which principal Greta Hawkins considers likely to “offend other cultures” — specifically, the putrescently liberal culture of our moonbat ruling class. The song would be fine if they changed it to go, “I’m proud to be un-American…”

Infuriated parents are calling for Hawkins’s ouster. But fish rot from the head. Dumping Walcott or better still his boss Mayor for Life Michael Bloomberg would be much more constructive.

The only permanent fix for this kind of decay is to privatize education. If Hawkins wants to be a principal, let her compete for a job on the free market. Otherwise she can find more appropriate work behind the counter at McDonald’s.

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Double check your order if Greta Hawkins serves it.

On tips from Wiggins and Justme.



25 Responses to “NYC Schools Chancellor Backs Banning “God Bless the USA””

  1. chuck in st paul says:

    America is infested with these jerks. I wager she’s a quota queen who raged her way up the ladder with civil rights lawsuits and/or threats. Walcott sounds like the kind of pu$$y who lets people like her get away with it because they are nutless in the face of black biggotry.

  2. Mikhail Evansky says:

    For those who still didn’t believe in the ongoing disgusting liberal attack on the United States of America, now you have this blatant proof.

  3. redneek24 says:

    The parents should sing the song themselves, just as the principal starts to talk. Kind of like when some guy started singing the Star Spangled Banner when some Liberal politician said they couldn’t.

  4. StanInTexas says:

    WOW, a school administrator covering for another school administrator???

    Imagine my surprise!

  5. Sweep the leg says:

    This is black culture. It is anything BUT American.

    I know, I know. Not ALL blacks are like this. Why, some of my best friends are black. Blablabla.

    People need to internalize this. She is certainly not one of the foot-soldier/street thugs that rape, loot and murder. But have you any doubt she’d be first in line to defend them?

    This is one of some idiotic white person’s “best friends”

  6. StanInTexas says:

    Mikhail, the problem is that Liberals and the Media (but I repeat myself) will call this an isolated incident and never speak of it again. And if a Conservative dares to bring it up, we will be told it is old news.

    Now, let’s get back to discussing what Mitt Romney might have done decades ago and how that shows a distinct pattern that predicts his Presidency!

  7. JM says:

    What’s wrong with the lyrics?

    “And I had to start again/with just my children and my wife.”

    Liberal progressives hate the traditional family. They have been hawking single motherhood for decades and marriage between two queers is okay, but the traditional family is considered dysfunctional. Liberals want the state to raise your kids so that nobody complains when teachers hand out rubbers and hold classes on gay sex for four year olds.

  8. Winston Smith says:

    She replaced it with A Justin Bieber (white spoiled Canadian Socialist) tune.

  9. If being patriotic and having pride in the American culture offends someone living here in the ole USA, than the offened party needs to go elsewhere.
    Why are we bending backward to accommodate someone hurt feelings???
    The libs are on to something – control education, brain washed all the kids and soon enough you’d be in power. In 10-20 years, the kids would not know what America is.

  10. Cameraman says:

    She needs to go teach school in Angola. or someother African State. they accept Black Commies”

  11. Festivus says:

    The Bieber tune has just been pulled also.

    They’ve finally decided to go with this inimitable hit.

  12. james says:

    Very understandable; two leftist African Americans who would rather sing the Black National anthem than the The Star Spangled Banner, whose hatred of European-Americans for the legacy of slavery, and who both yield significant power, are just telling Whitey to go to hell.

  13. Dr. 9 says:

    I’m sure they’ll settle on some “music” by Gangsta-G or Money-G, or some other group of “artists” who will sing them the virtues of gold-covered teeth, bags of crack, and 50″ rims. Hey guys remember, this is NYC, “the other Left coast”.

    The funny thing here is, it’s the foreigners in that neighborhood who are protesting the actions of this principle who “claims” to have done this for them! Of course, the reality is, she is simply using her affirmative action career to force her religious and political views on everyone in sight. And, the limp-wristed NYC schools chancellor, (who is also black) is of course, siding with the principle.

    It’s also strange how our limp-wristed little tyrant, His Majesty Bloomberg, always seems to pick gays to run the city’s agencies, especially the ones he uses to act as his personal Gestapo, such as the NYC Heatlth Dept.

    But, since NYC’s politics are run from, and controlled by, the people of Manhattan, which is just a bit further to the Left than San Francisco, none of this should be a surprise.

  14. dr. theo says:

    “I’d thank my lucky stars,
    to be livin here today.
    ‘ Cause the flag still stands for freedom,
    and they can’t take that away.”

    Ms. Hawkins is a Jehova’s Witness. JW’s don’t go much for that patriotic stuff and they especially hate the American flag. What happened to that separation of church and state stuff the Left keeps blathering about?

  15. StanInTexas says:

    Dr. Theo,

    The mythical “separation of church and state” only applies to people on the right who attempt to practice their religion. When a leftist wants to do it, or support it in the case of Islam, then they site religious freedom.

    Yes, if Liberals did not have double-standards, they would have no standards AT ALL!

  16. beforethestorm says:

    Some interesting feedback about this Principal. She’s a real piece of work, apparently:

    http://teachervoice.com/principal-reviews/Brooklyn/P-S-90-Edna-Cohen-School/10-47416/

  17. Alan says:

    Liberalism is in need of a real smack down. Defeating Obama by a landslide would be a good start. Liberal activism leads to a grossly disproportionate representation of liberalism in government and culture.

    While the productive are focused on being productive, the liberals are making big messes. We need to eradicate liberalism and remain vigilant to keep it from growing again. Any practical ideas?

  18. geeknerd says:

    dr. theo,

    JWs say that all earthly power comes from Satan (Matt 4:8-9, ignoring Matt 28:18), so they don’t salute the flag, or run for public office. What’s she doing working for the state?

  19. justme says:

    The New York City School system is staffed by Nepotism, Affirmative Action and The Teachers Union. I used to know a 5th grade Gym teacher in a Brooklyn school who was a drug dealing drug addict and alcoholic whom the other teachers covered for left and right even when he came to teach under the influence of drugs and alcohol. He is still “teaching” “earning” a six figure salary + lifetime benefits… His mother is a 30+ year teacher in the schools and “helps.” The entire system in nothing more than a patronage laden boondoggle where no one gets a job “without knowing someone.”

    Throw in the Affirmative Action policies and the “Gay is A-OK” teaching, and you have the most toxic, corrupt environment for a child outside a child pornography mill. Sending your kid to a NYC Public School should automatically earn you a child abuse charge.

  20. geeknerd says:

    What about Kate Smith’s unofficial second national anthem, “God Bless America”?

    Maybe all the students should read Ayn Rand’s book “Anthem” during commencement.

  21. gemalo says:

    To quote the clerk at the S.A embassy in Lethal Weapon II—…but, but, she’s BLACK!

  22. LMMA says:

    Shes a hateful racist!

  23. James Whale says:

    LMMA At least she is American unlike Tracy Neely-Dixon!


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