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Atlanta School K-5 Shuts Off Kids Reciting The Pledge of Allegiance

Post by Malaria_Kidd II » 08-10-2018 09:15 AM

The subject line was a hot topic yesterday evening on two radio talk shows including Coast to Coast AM's Crypto News after Midnight. George Noory could not understand this Atlanta, Georgia charter schools reasoning. So early on George said he would reserve some minutes at the end of the show for the iconic actor and clowning comedian Red Skelton's Pledge of Allegiance! 8)

The fresher news says the school has had second thoughts! No doubt those in charge of the school must have awoken this morning with warm ears. :idea:

I thought about deleting this OP after seeing the news of their recantation after all the news hullaballoo! But George's contribution last night was just too good of a rebuttal! He said Red was spot on even more so today! It will stay right where it is. :wink:

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Re: Atlanta School K-5 Shuts Off Kids Reciting The Pledge of Allegiance

Post by kbot » 08-16-2018 08:08 PM

Modern American education MK.......... your tax money at work. Dontcha just love it?????????
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Cuomo Trashes, Don't Treasure

Post by Riddick » 08-16-2018 10:24 PM

My guess is the school's second thoughts didn't come as a result of agreeing with the NY governor's recent remark that America "was never that great"

With that kind of attitude venerating the flag, the symbol of our country, wouldn't be appropriate. Spitting on it or setting it on fire, that'd be more like it

I wonder what school Andrew Cuomo attended? If It was like the majority of pledge reciting ones, seems all that was wasted, it was just words to him

How about this, Governor: If you don't think America was ever great? There's an easy solution. LEAVE.

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Re: Atlanta School K-5 Shuts Off Kids Reciting The Pledge of Allegiance

Post by Malaria_Kidd II » 08-17-2018 09:40 AM

Yep and yes to both kbot! 🃏📍💸💸💰


Riddick your lines are bright spots about a dull Democrat blemish in the NY governor's mansion that no Cuomo built!

The dems keep shooting themselves not only in the foot but nation wide! LOL

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Re: Atlanta School K-5 Shuts Off Kids Reciting The Pledge of Allegiance

Post by kbot » 08-17-2018 10:59 AM

Malaria_Kidd II wrote:
08-10-2018 09:15 AM
The subject line was a hot topic yesterday evening on two radio talk shows including Coast to Coast AM's Crypto News after Midnight. George Noory could not understand this Atlanta, Georgia charter schools reasoning. So early on George said he would reserve some minutes at the end of the show for the iconic actor and clowning comedian Red Skelton's Pledge of Allegiance! 8)

The fresher news says the school has had second thoughts! No doubt those in charge of the school must have awoken this morning with warm ears. :idea:

I thought about deleting this OP after seeing the news of their recantation after all the news hullaballoo! But George's contribution last night was just too good of a rebuttal! He said Red was spot on even more so today! It will stay right where it is. :wink:

Enjoy! :D




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MK, Red Skelton has always been a favorite of mine. He came from another era. People back then had very rough lives and many had to forgo education in order to survive - and help their families survive. This isn't the case now where people feel "entitled" to everything under the sun. Our education system doesn't teach much anymore in the way of history and religious education went out in the early 60 in the public school system. Some schools are trying to reintroduce civics, but I think that they know it'll be an uphill battle as someone somewhere will have their feelings hurt.......

Biography

Early years, the medicine show and the circus (1913–1929)


Born Richard Bernard Eheart[1] on July 18, 1913, in Vincennes, Indiana, Skelton was the fourth and youngest son of Ida Mae (née Fields) and Joseph Elmer Skelton. Joseph, a grocer, died two months before Richard was born; he had once been a clown with the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus.[2][3] His birth certificate surname was that of his father's stepfather. During Skelton's lifetime there was some dispute about the year of his birth. Author Wesley Hyatt suggests that since he began working at such an early age, Skelton may have claimed he was older than he actually was in order to gain employment.[1][a] Vincennes neighbors described the Skelton family as being extremely poor; a childhood friend remembered that her parents broke up a youthful romance between her sister and Skelton because they thought he had no future.[6]

Because of the loss of his father, Skelton went to work as early as the age of seven, selling newspapers and doing other odd jobs to help his family, who had lost the family store and their home.[6][7] He quickly learned the newsboy's patter and would keep it up until a prospective buyer bought a copy of the paper just to quiet him.[2] According to later accounts, Skelton's early interest in becoming an entertainer stemmed from an incident that took place in Vincennes around 1923, when a stranger, supposedly the comedian Ed Wynn, approached Skelton, who was the newsboy selling papers outside a Vincennes theater. When the man asked Skelton what events were going on in town, Skelton suggested he see the new show in town. The man purchased every paper Skelton had, providing enough money for the boy to purchase a ticket for himself. The stranger turned out to be one of the show's stars, who later took the boy backstage to introduce him to the other performers. The experience prompted Skelton, who had already shown comedic tendencies, to pursue a career as a performer.[8][3][6][c]

Skelton discovered at an early age that he could make people laugh. Skelton dropped out of school around 1926 or 1927, when he was 13 or 14 years old, but he already had some experience performing in minstrel shows in Vincennes, and on a showboat, The Cotton Blossom, that plied the Ohio and Missouri rivers.[2][10] He enjoyed his work on the riverboat, moving on only after he realized that showboat entertainment was coming to an end.[4] Skelton, who was interested in all forms of acting, took a dramatic role with the John Lawrence stock theater company, but was unable to deliver his lines in a serious manner; the audience laughed instead. In another incident, while performing in Uncle Tom's Cabin, Skelton was on an unseen treadmill; when it malfunctioned and began working in reverse, the frightened young actor called out, "Help! I'm backing into heaven!" He was fired before completing a week's work in the role.[2][4][11] At the age of 15, Skelton did some early work on the burlesque circuit,[12] and reportedly spent four months with the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus in 1929, when he was 16 years old.[13]

Ida Skelton, who held multiple jobs to support her family after the death of her husband, did not suggest that her youngest son had run away from home to become an entertainer, but "his destiny had caught up with him at an early age". She let him go with her blessing. Times were tough during the Great Depression, and it may have meant one less child for her to feed.[3][14] Around 1929, while Skelton was still a teen, he joined "Doc" R.E. Lewis's traveling medicine show as an errand boy who sold bottles of medicine to the audience. During one show, when Skelton accidentally fell from the stage, breaking several bottles of medicine as he fell, people laughed. Both Lewis and Skelton realized one could earn a living with this ability and the fall was worked into the show. He also told jokes and sang in the medicine show during his four years there.[15] Skelton earned ten dollars a week, and sent all of it home to his mother. When she worried that he was keeping nothing for his own needs, Skelton reassured her: "We get plenty to eat, and we sleep in the wagon."[16]
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Re: Atlanta School K-5 Shuts Off Kids Reciting The Pledge of Allegiance

Post by Malaria_Kidd II » 08-18-2018 04:37 AM

Whoa kobot! Thanks! :D He was a charmer and his acting in B&W comedy themed films was superb! :lol:

I'd never read his early bio and in 1966 I studied Pre-Forestry and lived off VU campus 2 blocks from his home place; not the earliest home for sure!

8 miles South of Vincennes, IN and facing US Highway 41 North here's what the billboard says.....

LAUGH and LEARN

Pic of Red in black tux and top hat off centered left side

Visit the Red Skelton Museum

The Atlanta school system's grade school, with it's red faced :oops: administrators. Is now recovering over their bad news case the best they can! :P

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Red's Thanksgiving Message From 1952

Post by Riddick » 08-18-2018 06:03 AM

A more than able adjunct to his take on the Pledge, IMHO


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