The most disenfranchised group in our country, hands down, has got to be the Native Americans of all nations. This collective group of people have suffered the greatest injustices in their own native land. I was so happy to run across this video from bonniebonnets and it definitely represents where my partner (who is NA) and I stand.
Today we have the trifecta of awards: Are You Freakin’ Kidding Me?, Hele On! and the Barack Obama Award For Outstanding Arrogance to two stalwart individuals connected to Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Today’s AYRKM? Award goes to former teacher John Freshwater of Mount Vernon, Ohio for branding his middle school students with an electrostatic device in the shape of a cross and then expecting everyone to agree with him when he told them that the shape was really an X.
Mr. Freshwater is getting this award because his actions have completely bypassed whatever brain he may have in that he is supposed to be teaching, encouraging, inspiring and protecting his students; not inflicting physical, emotion and mental pain.
Also to be noted, Mr. Freshwater has been teaching his Christian principles inside his public school classroom. What part of Public Classroom is this guy not getting? Okay, after 12 years in private catholic schools with penguins, I fully understand the separation of church and state. Obviously, he does not.
The next award is the Barack Obama Award For Outstanding Arrogance and it is being awarded to a friend of Mr. Freshwater. Dave Daubenmire’s quote is below:
“The Columbus Dispatch says it couldn’t reach Freshwater or his attorney. A friend spoke out in his defense. “With the exception of the cross-burning episode … I believe John Freshwater is teaching the values of the parents in the Mount Vernon school district,’’ Dave Daubenmire says, according to the Dispatch.”
Dave….Dave?…..DAVE!!!! What makes you think that Johnny boy is teaching the values of the parents of the Mount Vernon school district? Have you had visions, has John? Did you two drink the koolaid and now you know everything that everybody thinks and feels? You get the arrogance award for that!
Mr. Freshwater is also receiving the HELE ON Award for appealing the decision of the school board to fire him; (even though, in my opinion, his actions amount to abuse). No wrongdoing John? Hele On John!!
“The teacher’s lawyer, Kelly Hamilton, said Mr Freshwater denied any wrongdoing and would appeal against the decision.”
What a couple of very special human beings these two are. They received 3 awards between the two of them! Oscar or Emmy next? Stay tuned…..
OK! Today’s AYFKM? Award goes to this Oregon principal. I will update when I have more information as to the name of the principal.
Posted: 8:36 AM Jun 11, 2008Last Updated: 8:36 AM Jun 11, 2008
(CBS) Most children growing up in the US memorize the Pledge of Allegiance. But, in one Oregon elementary school, the kids won’t be allowed to recite it at an end of the year assembly.
The principal banned it that day so as not to offend Muslims.
One resident of Portland, Oregon was a little surprised when she received an e-mail from her stepson’s school principal.
The e-mail said that the children would not be reciting the pledge because of its reference to God.
Instead, the students would memorize and sing the Preamble to the United States Constitution.
But it’s not just non-Muslims who were offended. At least one Muslim community leader says he feels the same way. Muhammad Najieb says that ‘God’ is central to the Muslim faith, and there are several references to him in every prayer.
Portland school officials say the principal was trying to be sensitive, but some Muslims say the ban caused hurt feelings, and may foster bitterness and division within the community.
As we all should know by now, laughter adds years to your life. In keeping with that little scientific fact, I am going to be adding Raving Rabbids videos each day. For those of you out there that have by some chance have not come in contact with the Rabbids – watch out., Monty Pythons Flying Circus meets cartoons on acid. Don’t be drinking anything! Enjoy!!!