So it was meant to be an “interactive” art project at McCracken County High School in Paducah, Kentucky, re-creating “Dread” Scott Tyler’s 1989 project called “The Proper Way to Display an American Flag”. But as you can see from the photo below, there’s absolutely NOTHING in this art project about proper flag etiquette. In fact, students were actually encouraged to walk around on the American flag and then write “their reflections” on how they “felt” about standing on the flag which, of course, is desecration.
How do you not know this isn’t okay? What if the teacher, Shand Stamper, had used an Islamic flag? Or what about the Rainbow flag? BOOM. But no, she didn’t use either of those. And as you can imagine, the good and decent in the community were outraged. Two days after the so-called “art project”, here’s a portion of her public apology for the incident:
“I love our flag and the nation it stands for. I love the freedom I enjoy because of our brave veterans. I feel sick and deeply sad that through my actions I have dishonored these men and women and also poorly represented you all,” she wrote in a letter obtained by the newspaper. “(To say) I am devastated by my actions bringing outrage and negativity on you is a gross understatement.”
Please… just STFU lady.
Yes. I am very well aware that as an American, I (and you) can desecrate the flag. But see, I don’t want to as a matter of respect and love for our great country, those who have built it over the centuries, and those who fight for us. The flag of the United States is a symbol of our country. It also represents sacrifice. That very same flag is used to cover the caskets of our soldiers, sailors and Marines who have been killed in battle and it demonstrates a last measure of devotion during burial. It is NOT an art project!
Why does a teacher not know this? And what the hell is wrong with people?!?
There’s more. You can imagine the response from the district. The teacher’s principal says Shand Stamper simply “made an error in judgement”. Seriously? Is there any wonder why people home school their kids to avoid public schools if at all possible? Or seek to place their kids in charter and private schools to avoid this kind of stupidity and blatant disregard for teaching patriotism? Good grief! And apparently, since the teacher has apologized for her
moronic jackassery er, “error in judgement” and the flag has been retired in a military ceremony, it’s all good. She can go back to her interactive art projects and teaching our kids.
Great Weekend Blog Reading Links!
Teach at Pirate’s Cove is blogging about “Hmm, Now Presidenty McBombypants Will Seek Congressional Approval.” It’s awesome! 😀
The Other McCain has many good blog posts up including this one by Stacy on “Shorter @Karoli: ‘Obama Will Obliterate You Teabaggers, and If You Complain About It, That’s a Conspiracy!'”
Phineas at Sister Toldjah has up a post on “Man-of-the-people President to celebrate Labor his way.”
Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection has up a great post today on “White-liberal white-baiting link-baiting gone wild.”
Kurt at Gay Patriot has up an interesting blog post on “Liberal Logic on Display: Two Prime Examples.”
Have you been to Acting School with Nick Searcy? You need to go now! Don’t forget to “Subscribe” because it’s awesome. 🙂
Emily at NakedDC has a blog post up on “John Kerry is so over this international cooperation thing”. Haha!
Dana at The First Street Journal has up a great post called “#Syria: Bashar al-Assad crossed that red line in the sand, so President Obama is going to smack the back of his hand”.
Deebow over at Blackfive has up a great post about “Foregone Conclusions….”. Go read.
Max at MaxRedline has up a great post called “Revisionist History, LATimes Style”. Talk about dropping things down the old memory hole…
Jammie at Jammie Wearing Fools has up a post on “Climate Clowns: Hey, Let’s Name Hurricanes After Climate ‘Deniers’”.
This Ain’t Hell has quite a few good posts up today including this one by Jonn on “Bite Me in 2007″. Yeah. You know who it’s about.
As always, Michelle Obama’s Mirror has up a fun blog post called “What could you do with pastry sprinkles, dill pickles, shower curtains, honeycomb and $2700?”. 😀
American Power has up this blog post on “Obama Wants Congressional Approval for Syria Strike”.
Soopermexican has this up “SooperPodcast #53: Syria, Miley Twerkin and T-Bone Booker”.
Evil Blogger Lady has up a blog post called “Stages of Islamic Fundamentalism Rule 5.” BOOM.
Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere at Three Sure Things of Life has up this great read: “The First Amendment Is Still Alive”.
Ed has up this at Hot Air “Video: UN inspectors leave Syria”.
and finally, Ace at AoSHQ has a great update post up “Quick Update on Betsy Karasik, The Woman the Washington Post Humiliated By Publishing Her Idiotic Babblings In Order to Troll for Outrage-Clicks”. Make sure you read the comments!
Have a terrific weekend!