...after all the bullshit I heard this morning. I had to wait until 8 am this morning to get hold of someone at thegrandson's school and at the school board office. The school was first, and I asked if they were going to air our president's message to the students today. Their reply was, "no, we don't have the technical ability to show it here." I let this woman know in no uncertain terms - that was the biggest pile of garbage I have ever heard. My next call was to the school board office, and the secretary who answered, gave me the reply "no, we aren't, would you like to speak to the superintendent?" Get a fucking grip woman...of course I do!!
He and I spoke for a good fifteen minutes, and I told him I was not happy with the decision, I was not happy with the LIES between the school and his office either. He informed me that his office was inundated with phone calls last week over this speech by our President. I asked him, why he had made the decision - BEFORE HE EVEN KNEW THE CONTENT OF THE SPEECH! He said it was his call and that's how he decided. That wasn't good enough for me. He now knows that I was not happy that this speech had been politicized - and that OUR students were on the losing end of this debate.
Well, I made MY executive decision, and called the school and informed them that I would be picking up thegrandson at 11:30 am. They asked for a reason, which I was forthright and told them - "so he can watch our president give his address to students in America." The reply was, that would be an unexcused absence! My reply - "then do what you have to do - I'm picking him up!" When I showed up at the school, not a word was said and out the door we went. As you can see here, thegrandson watched Obama's speech online - although it was also on CNN live. Thegrandson was nodding his head at so many of the statements, and when it was over, we discussed exactly what he thought was being said.
Thegrandson is like most nine year olds, quick and sharp. He caught on to every word and the reasoning to stay in school, set goals and strive to be the best you can be. I'm not ashamed of what I did, nor would I hesitate to do it in the future.
I have fired off e-mails to the local TV stations and news outlets, expressing my disdain for these shallow and racist people...and their decisions. I also put into the e-mails, that our school superintendent even suggested that they would "capture the speech and put it on their website." BS!!!!! These kids do not go to that website, another LAME excuse.
Enough of that for now. Thegrandson has all his homework completed for tomorrow and is playing until his friends get home from school. All is well in my household!
If anyone follows me on Facebook...I spent a great deal of time there this morning, and I am grateful for all my friends and family...and their support!
Have a great day all....mine is soooo much better now!!
Born and raised in Parkersburg, WV - moved to Bellaire, Ohio in 1974. I am the proud mother of 3 and grandmother of 3. Opinionated of course and political follower. Blog as a therapeutic outlet - whether it makes sense or not. Enjoy.