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After providing $900 billion in "stimulus" with zero (and some would argue negative) impact on the economy, increasing the national debt by over $2 trillion (in slightly over 1 year, and it continues to go up), forcing health care down people's throats, breaking pretty much every campaign promise made (such as having a more transparent government), et al., Obama and the Democrats are suffering in public perception. The are (rightfully) being attacked across the board, including by hard-core liberal organizations like the Huffington Post and the ACLU. So what's a government to do? "Blitz" those who disagree of course, like a Tennessee middle school football coach who was fired after he wrote a song that criticized President Obama. You can't even fire teachers who drink alcohol in front of kids and make offensive, sexual remarks to students; but you can easily and immediately fire teachers who criticize Obama? What's wrong with this picture?

FTA: "In this day and age you can lose your job for all kinds of things - posting pictures on the Internet, getting personal on Facebook, hosting child-pornography photos on your Web site. Now a Tennessee teacher finds himself in the unemployment line because he wrote a song. Brian Glover is 26 and until recently was a teacher and football coach at Grassland Middle School in Franklin, Tennessee. He co-wrote a song called "When You're Holding a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail". After the song had been recorded, he sent a link to everyone in his personal e-mail address book, which included some parents of students at the middle school. Ninety minutes later, his phone rang. It was the head coach of the school, informing Glover that there were numerous complaints about the "politically incorrect" and "racial" tone of the song, and because of it the head coach had been contacted and told to fire Glover...

Did Glover cross the line by writing a song that references racism and political incorrectness? Or is he exercising his right to free speech and simply expressing his opinion about our government? Did the school do the right thing in firing Glover, or was it an overreaction on their part? How many people DID call in to complain about the content of the song (Glover has yet to find out) and who made the call to axe the coach? Listen to the song, use some common sense, and answer these questions for yourself."

Tennessee Teacher Fired Over Writing Politically Incorrect, "Racist" Song


Original posting by Braincrave Second Life staff on Sep 13, 2010 at http://www.braincrave.com/viewblog.php?id=323

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