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Posted: 4/1/2006 10:55:50 AM EDT
www.nola.com/newsflash/topstories/index.ssf?/base/national-62/1143893654274030.xml&storylist=topstories

Flag waving banned at Colorado school
4/1/2006, 7:41 a.m. CT
The Associated Press

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Dozens of high school students protested a temporary school policy forbidding students from displaying the U.S. flag — as well as flags from other countries — amid racial tensions following immigration rallies.

Skyline High School Principal Tom Stumpf said American flags were brazenly waved in the faces of Hispanic students and in one case a Mexican flag was thrown into the face of another student.

"When it involves the American flag and its abuse in vilifying other people, we simply will not tolerate it," Stumpf said. "They were using the symbol derisively as misguided patriotism."

Students were warned about the policy Friday and several were suspended, although Stumpf would not provide details. Then, about 100 students protested during lunch time.

Student Dustin Carlson told Denver station KCNC-TV that he was suspended for two days.

"I'm getting suspended for it and personally I think that's uncalled for," he said. "If this country means freedom, then why can't we fly our own flag? It's ridiculous."

Thousands of high school students Friday in California, Texas, Nevada and other states protested the tough immigration laws proposed in the House. Some waved Mexican flags and carried signs saying "We are not criminals."

On Monday, about 150 high school students, including some from Skyline, protested in Longmont.

"People are taking it to a whole other level," said Laura Avitia. "I don't think they know why we were protesting."
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 11:00:34 AM EDT

Great - let's make sure we don't wave American flag in America, so that we don't accidentally upset the poor criminals who are here illegally.



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Link Posted: 4/1/2006 11:06:36 AM EDT
So is he banning the flags from the classroom walls too, How about the flag in front of the school.

What a fucking ass hole.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 11:12:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Airwolf:
www.nola.com/newsflash/topstories/index.ssf?/base/national-62/1143893654274030.xml&storylist=topstories

Flag waving banned at Colorado school
4/1/2006, 7:41 a.m. CT
The Associated Press

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Dozens of high school students protested a temporary school policy forbidding students from displaying the U.S. flag — as well as flags from other countries — amid racial tensions following immigration rallies.

Skyline High School Principal Tom Stumpf said American flags were brazenly waved in the faces of Hispanic students and in one case a Mexican flag was thrown into the face of another student.

"When it involves the American flag and its abuse in vilifying other people, we simply will not tolerate it," Stumpf said. "They were using the symbol derisively as misguided patriotism."

Students were warned about the policy Friday and several were suspended, although Stumpf would not provide details. Then, about 100 students protested during lunch time.

Student Dustin Carlson told Denver station KCNC-TV that he was suspended for two days.

"I'm getting suspended for it and personally I think that's uncalled for," he said. "If this country means freedom, then why can't we fly our own flag? It's ridiculous."

Thousands of high school students Friday in California, Texas, Nevada and other states protested the tough immigration laws proposed in the House. Some waved Mexican flags and carried signs saying "We are not criminals."

On Monday, about 150 high school students, including some from Skyline, protested in Longmont.

"People are taking it to a whole other level," said Laura Avitia. "I don't think they know why we were protesting."



You have to be fucking kidding.

FIRST GOD DAMNED AMENDMENT.

I would sue the shit out of that school. Fuck anyone that is offended by the American Flag. GET THE FUCK OUT IF OUR FLAG BOTHERS YOU

This whole country is bonkers. What the hell is happening
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 11:15:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bblake00:
So is he banning the flags from the classroom walls too, How about the flag in front of the school.

What a fucking ass hole.



Why should that surprise anyone? Public gooberment schools are ground zero for "zero tolerance". After all it must the the flags fault for causing the problems, so we must ban all flags. That's the best way to be sure, isn't it?

I really hoped I wouldn't live to see this nation implode but it's looking more and more like I'll have to live through it after all.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 11:20:50 AM EDT
Anybody have a e-mail address for the school superintendent, local news & papers.

Me thinks this is a major fire mission and that school district and local/regional news need to be hit with thousands of e-mails and phone calls to let them know how America feels on this issue.

Link Posted: 4/1/2006 11:26:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Shrike9:
Anybody have a e-mail address for the school superintendent, local news & papers.

Me thinks this is a major fire mission and that school district and local/regional news need to be hit with thousands of e-mails and phone calls to let them know how America feels on this issue.




http://www.stvrain.k12.co.us/skyline/administration.html

http://www.stvrain.k12.co.us/

LEAVE COLD!
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 11:28:50 AM EDT
sounds like they want to make the american flag a racist symbole
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 11:31:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By triggerhappy556:
sounds like they want to make the american flag a racist symbole



of course- the american flag is known the world over for opression and enslavement. whenever a foreigner sees that, it's immediately what they think

gimme a fucking break
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 11:34:26 AM EDT
Tom Stumpf

"As an educational leader, I am powerfully committed to collaboratively
promote the successful learning of all students at Skyline High School,
while simultaneously optimizing humaneness and respect for all, staff and students alike." Tom Stumpf, Principal

Bachelor of Arts: Educational Philosophy, St. Francis College, Milwaukee WI, 1957
Master of Arts: Educational Administration, Catholic University, Washington, DC, 1963
Educational Specialist Degree: Administrative Leadership, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1983

St.Vrain Valley School District: 1984-Present
2000-Present: Principal, Skyline High School
1988-2000: Assistant Principal, Skyline High School
1984-1988: Principal, Niwot High School
20 additional prior years in education in Wisconsin.

stumpf_thomas@stvrain.k12.co.us

http://www.stvrain.k12.co.us/New%20look/BOE1.htm

http://www.stvrain.k12.co.us/Boardofeducation/com_form.htm
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 11:38:25 AM EDT

"As an educational leader, I am powerfully committed to collaboratively
promote the successful learning of all students at Skyline High School,
while simultaneously optimizing humaneness and respect for all, staff and students alike."



Sounds like he got that shit from the Dlibert Mission Statement Generator.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 11:39:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2006 11:41:09 AM EDT by smokycity]
As I have said before; Politcial Correctness will be our undoing.

How dare someone offend someone else, how dare we teach our children that life is tough, how dare we promote competition, how dare we point out that there are winners and losers. God forbid we make people responsible for thier actions if they break the laws of this nation. Shame on us for standing up for ouselves and pointing out that something is wrong with illegal immigration. Embrassing other cultures is madatory, but patriotism and pride in our own country and it's institutions is somehow bad and must be changed or stopped.

Here's a flag waiving idea; I think it's time to start flying the colors more. I propose we (the members of ARFCOM) all get new or pull out our gently used car flags and display them as we drive (Like people did after 9/11). Then drive through those neighborhoods of our communities that need to see the colors of this nation in addition to just our normal daily driving routes.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 11:45:50 AM EDT
Typical crap,

Put a band-aid on the real problem but banning the flag instead of addressing the real problem, illegal immagrants.

Ban legally owned guns instead of addressing the real problem, criminals.

Lazy way to "Handle" the problems really. It (the problem) is still there Mr. Stumpf, eliminating the "symbol" only makes the issue continue to boil behind the scenes. Possibly to arrupt into violence as people get frustrated on how to show how they feel.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 11:51:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Great - let's make sure we don't wave American flag in America, so that we don't accidentally upset the poor criminals who are here illegally.



Exactly. What a fucking disgrace.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 11:57:22 AM EDT
So... is any of this getting through to the tools in D.C. who are on the fence about passng the law to send all the illegals back?

Don't bother addressing the root of this entire problem: ILLEGAL immigrants. The always seem to overlook the word that should stand out the most.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 11:57:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 12:16:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
Damn communist socialist pigs.





The thoughtful and calm Paul steps up with a baseball bat right between the eyes!

Not ragging on you in the least. This whole thing has blown up so quickly and is putting a *very* harsh spotlight on issues that have been ignored for years. It's the equivalent of having the band-aid ripped off suddenly, taking the scab with it and leaving a gaping, bloody wound behind.

This is going to end badly. Not a damn thing will be done about the illegal invaders in the aftermath, only patriotic Americans that respond to the threat will be persecuted, villified and then prosecuted.

Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:49:36 PM EDT
bump for the super dupers
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:54:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PeteCO:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Great - let's make sure we don't wave American flag in America, so that we don't accidentally upset the poor criminals who are here illegally.



Exactly. What a fucking disgrace.



It is a disgrace.
I can't imagine the local community leaders not reaming this guy's asshole.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:55:02 PM EDT
Anything I feel like saying right now is a gross violation of the CoC...
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:55:37 PM EDT

This is going to end badly. Not a damn thing will be done about the illegal invaders in the aftermath, only patriotic Americans that respond to the threat will be persecuted, villified and then prosecuted.




Sadly, this is absolutely the truth. This will happen.

Until we the people get involved enough to throw all the idiot politicos out of office who are ALLOWING this to happen.

CMOS
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:56:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Airwolf:
www.nola.com/newsflash/topstories/index.ssf?/base/national-62/1143893654274030.xml&storylist=topstories

Flag waving banned at Colorado school
4/1/2006, 7:41 a.m. CT
The Associated Press

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Dozens of high school students protested a temporary school policy forbidding students from displaying the U.S. flag — as well as flags from other countries — amid racial tensions following immigration rallies.

Skyline High School Principal Tom Stumpf said American flags were brazenly waved in the faces of Hispanic students and in one case a Mexican flag was thrown into the face of another student.

"When it involves the American flag and its abuse in vilifying other people, we simply will not tolerate it," Stumpf said. "They were using the symbol derisively as misguided patriotism."

Students were warned about the policy Friday and several were suspended, although Stumpf would not provide details. Then, about 100 students protested during lunch time.

Student Dustin Carlson told Denver station KCNC-TV that he was suspended for two days.

"I'm getting suspended for it and personally I think that's uncalled for," he said. "If this country means freedom, then why can't we fly our own flag? It's ridiculous."

Thousands of high school students Friday in California, Texas, Nevada and other states protested the tough immigration laws proposed in the House. Some waved Mexican flags and carried signs saying "We are not criminals."

On Monday, about 150 high school students, including some from Skyline, protested in Longmont.

"People are taking it to a whole other level," said Laura Avitia. "I don't think they know why we were protesting."



This is the most appalling thing that I have heard in a long time what's next. Banning the AMERICAN FLAG in AMERICA regaurdless of the reason is like spitting in the faces of every man and women that has faught for our country to keep it's freedom. I am so upset that this is going on my fiance faught in the Army for our freedom and this just discussted him to no avial. I think that they should never have done this to them.
WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO NEXT?????
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:58:55 PM EDT
Anyone have today's date?

April, the 1st?
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 3:01:32 PM EDT
I wish this was an april fools joke. That would make me so much happier right now.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 3:02:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ar15-sweety:

Originally Posted By Airwolf:
www.nola.com/newsflash/topstories/index.ssf?/base/national-62/1143893654274030.xml&storylist=topstories

Flag waving banned at Colorado school
4/1/2006, 7:41 a.m. CT
The Associated Press

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Dozens of high school students protested a temporary school policy forbidding students from displaying the U.S. flag — as well as flags from other countries — amid racial tensions following immigration rallies.

Skyline High School Principal Tom Stumpf said American flags were brazenly waved in the faces of Hispanic students and in one case a Mexican flag was thrown into the face of another student.

"When it involves the American flag and its abuse in vilifying other people, we simply will not tolerate it," Stumpf said. "They were using the symbol derisively as misguided patriotism."

Students were warned about the policy Friday and several were suspended, although Stumpf would not provide details. Then, about 100 students protested during lunch time.

Student Dustin Carlson told Denver station KCNC-TV that he was suspended for two days.

"I'm getting suspended for it and personally I think that's uncalled for," he said. "If this country means freedom, then why can't we fly our own flag? It's ridiculous."

Thousands of high school students Friday in California, Texas, Nevada and other states protested the tough immigration laws proposed in the House. Some waved Mexican flags and carried signs saying "We are not criminals."

On Monday, about 150 high school students, including some from Skyline, protested in Longmont.

"People are taking it to a whole other level," said Laura Avitia. "I don't think they know why we were protesting."



This is the most appalling thing that I have heard in a long time what's next. Banning the AMERICAN FLAG in AMERICA regaurdless of the reason is like spitting in the faces of every man and women that has faught for our country to keep it's freedom. I am so upset that this is going on my fiance faught in the Army for our freedom and this just discussted him to no avial. I think that they should never have done this to them.
WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO NEXT?????





Do you really want to know? I'm serious because I can tell you but it will only infuriate you more.

This whole ILLEGAL ALIEN mess will get much worse - and it will never be properly addressed by our government. I'm serious.

We all better start making changes in OUR lives to deal with this because this is the way of the future of the USA.


CMOS
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 3:12:00 PM EDT
BTT

what the hell is wrong with this site?
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 3:12:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Airwolf:

Originally Posted By Shrike9:
Anybody have a e-mail address for the school superintendent, local news & papers.

Me thinks this is a major fire mission and that school district and local/regional news need to be hit with thousands of e-mails and phone calls to let them know how America feels on this issue.




http://www.stvrain.k12.co.us/skyline/administration.html

http://www.stvrain.k12.co.us/

LEAVE COLD!



Better yet.. The Board of Education, where the decisions are really made:

http://www.stvrain.k12.co.us/Boardofeducation/Members.htm

Link Posted: 4/1/2006 3:16:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2006 3:18:40 PM EDT by Ar15-sweety]

Originally Posted By WinstonSmith:

Originally Posted By Airwolf:

Originally Posted By Shrike9:
Anybody have a e-mail address for the school superintendent, local news & papers.

Me thinks this is a major fire mission and that school district and local/regional news need to be hit with thousands of e-mails and phone calls to let them know how America feels on this issue.




http://www.stvrain.k12.co.us/skyline/administration.html

http://www.stvrain.k12.co.us/

LEAVE COLD!




Better yet.. The Board of Education, where the decisions are really made:

http://www.stvrain.k12.co.us/Boardofeducation/Members.htm




We all need to get everyone we know to e-mail the schoolboard, principal, and local news media and let them know that we as AMERICAN's are inferiated about this and that we stand behind all of our youth 150%....
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 3:26:41 PM EDT
My fiance has been on this sight for three years and he said that this is the worst thing that he has ever seen we both thought that this would be up to page 3 by now.



Does no one care?

Does no one have any opnion on this matter?

I thought that if you lived in the US regardless of what you ethnic background or the color of your skin we are all AMERICAN'S if we are hear legally. If people do not want the freedom that comes with being an AMERICAN then they need to go back to there country of origin. I was born and raised in this country and if my son can not show his patriotisum how he feels he wants to then I will take him out of public school and teach him myself.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 3:28:42 PM EDT
Bolding the title would get more attention.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 3:33:10 PM EDT
Ya know, maybe its just me but ive always been the type that when someone in authority tells me not to do something that I know I should do, It only makes me want to do it more!
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 4:15:52 PM EDT
BUMP TO TOP

God damn ARFCOM can you give a shit for something besides DU and Howard Stern?
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 4:40:24 PM EDT
Maybe I should consult a lawyer first, but I believe a public school (that receives federal funding) is REQUIRED to fly the American flag or risk getting their funding withheld.

Any lawyers here?
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 4:45:48 PM EDT
At least some students are becoming aware of the situation around them.

Unfortunately, this will get much worse before it will get better. I teach a class at the local community college, in order to get student levels up, they want me to teach illegals. How's that for shit? I couldn't get any money to send my daughter to college years ago, now they are willing to let illegals in the class so the school can get extra funding.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 4:47:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bad_Aim:
BUMP TO TOP

God damn ARFCOM can you give a shit for something besides DU and Howard Stern?



Sure does not look like it does it now does it.

Link Posted: 4/1/2006 9:04:43 PM EDT
So... is the water getting hot enough for you, my fellow frogs?
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 9:17:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Shrike9:
Tom Stumpf

"As an educational leader, I am powerfully committed to collaboratively
promote the successful learning of all students at Skyline High School,
while simultaneously optimizing humaneness and respect for all, staff and students alike." Tom Stumpf, Principal

Bachelor of Arts: Educational Philosophy, St. Francis College, Milwaukee WI, 1957
Master of Arts: Educational Administration, Catholic University, Washington, DC, 1963
Educational Specialist Degree: Administrative Leadership, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1983

St.Vrain Valley School District: 1984-Present
2000-Present: Principal, Skyline High School
1988-2000: Assistant Principal, Skyline High School
1984-1988: Principal, Niwot High School
20 additional prior years in education in Wisconsin.

stumpf_thomas@stvrain.k12.co.us

http://www.stvrain.k12.co.us/New%20look/BOE1.htm

http://www.stvrain.k12.co.us/Boardofeducation/com_form.htm



I think Mr. Stumpf has been educated beyond his intellect.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 9:56:39 PM EDT
bump
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 11:44:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NYPatriot:
So... is the water getting hot enough for you, my fellow frogs?



Hot as f*ck, man. Hot as f*ck. :(
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