Teacher hangs Obama doll

Teacher hangs Obama doll

There are 38 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Mar 19, 2010, titled Teacher hangs Obama doll. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

A teacher at a failing school where he and all his colleagues are being fired hung an effigy of President Barack Obama in his classroom, apparently in reaction to Obama's support of extreme measures to ensure accountability in schools.

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Springfield, MA

#1 Mar 19, 2010
racism is alive and well in Rhode Island. This teacher should be terminated immediately.
Berkshire

West Hatfield, MA

#2 Mar 19, 2010
LOL!!!
HA! HA! HA! HA!
I love it!!!!!
Mags

Braintree, MA

#3 Mar 19, 2010
first wrote:
racism is alive and well in Rhode Island. This teacher should be terminated immediately.
What does race have to do with it? Don't be rediculous, I am so sick of people crying racism for everything pertaining to obama. No the whole country DOES NOT LOVE obama and it has nothing to do with the color of his skin and EVERYTHING to do with his policies !!!!
Bob Bunt Burke

Leesburg, FL

#4 Mar 19, 2010
Teachers Union Pres,Jane Sessums said unnamed A-HO teacher who hung the effigy of Pres.Obama as a "Lesson Plan" sure was right. It taught me that that this kind of "instructor" should be fired and never rehired to be around our students.
Poor judgement?
Rhode Island folks should jump on this action.
BBB
Little Old Me

Venice, FL

#5 Mar 19, 2010
Barack Obama is President of the United States whether you're for his policies or against them. We had to look at a picture of Richard Milhaus Nixon every day in our classroom, which made most of us want to vomit, but he was still President of the United States and our teachers had the decency to role model respect, whether they liked him or not. Certainly no lynchings of his effigy in our classrooms...

This teacher in RI does not deserve to teach. Period.
George Jefferson

Hoosick Falls, NY

#6 Mar 19, 2010
Well we're movin on up,
To the east side.
To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
Movin on up,
To the east side.
We finally got a piece of the pie.

Fish don't fry in the kitchen;
Beans don't burn on the grill.
Took a whole lotta tryin',
Just to get up that hill.
Now we're up in the big leagues,
Gettin' our turn at bat.
As long as we live, it's you and me baby,
There ain't nothin wrong with that.

Well we're movin on up,
To the east side.
To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
Movin on up,
To the east side.
We finally got a piece of the pie.
liberalbonehead

Franklin, MA

#7 Mar 19, 2010
first wrote:
racism is alive and well in Rhode Island. This teacher should be terminated immediately.
RACISM! RACISM! RACISM!
Ohhhhhhh, the horror, THE HORROR!
It's horrific!

Since: Oct 08

none

#8 Mar 19, 2010
first wrote:
racism is alive and well in Rhode Island. This teacher should be terminated immediately.
The teacher was already terminated I believe.

Since: Nov 08

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#9 Mar 19, 2010
Was it one of those dolls that you pull the string and it lies to you? Or the one that recites the names of all 57 states? That is one stupid teacher. And the union let that person teach? Amazing. How many more numb-sculls are out their exposing themselves to our children? No wonder kids are so dumb today. They have to finish high school to know what I had learned by 8th grade. It's remarkable. Now let me turn on the spelling checker so some teacher doesn't tear me a new one. I know you are checking.

Since: Nov 08

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#10 Mar 19, 2010
Let's see who the first genius is to catch it.
BerkshireBlue

Glens Falls, NY

#11 Mar 19, 2010
Berkshire wrote:
LOL!!!
HA! HA! HA! HA!
I love it!!!!!
Because you are an idiot. Please don't procreate.
BerkshireBlue

Glens Falls, NY

#12 Mar 19, 2010
Mags wrote:
<quoted text>
What does race have to do with it? Don't be rediculous, I am so sick of people crying racism for everything pertaining to obama. No the whole country DOES NOT LOVE obama and it has nothing to do with the color of his skin and EVERYTHING to do with his policies !!!!
Lynching the 1st black president? How could that possibly be racist?
Please use birth control. Thank you.
BerkshireBlue

Glens Falls, NY

#13 Mar 19, 2010
George Jefferson wrote:
Well we're movin on up,
To the east side.
To a deluxe apartment in th
Movin on up,
To the east side.
We finally got a piece of the pie.
George: Please get a vasectomy ASAP.
BerkshireBlue

Glens Falls, NY

#14 Mar 19, 2010
liberalbonehead wrote:
<quoted text>
RACISM! RACISM! RACISM!
Ohhhhhhh, the horror, THE HORROR!
It's horrific!
Bonehead:Please use a condom.
superfly

United States

#15 Mar 19, 2010
first wrote:
racism is alive and well in Rhode Island. This teacher should be terminated immediately.
freedom of speech
BerkshireBlue

Glens Falls, NY

#16 Mar 19, 2010
superfly wrote:
<quoted text>freedom of speech
It's called hate crime, not freedom of speech. You're free to be ignorant, but please don't spread your seed. Thanks.
Old Grammar

Clifton Park, NY

#17 Mar 19, 2010
Eighthman wrote:
Let's see who the first genius is to catch it.
I dunno, is "it" numb-sculls, not skulls? Or do you mean their oars are insensitive? I'm guessing you actually meant the "their/they're/there " thing... spell check wont help you their :) You probably should have kept going after getting your high school education by 8th grade.
A Nnoyed

Seaford, NY

#18 Mar 19, 2010
Are we sure it wasn't sex ed?

It could have merely been a demonstration of autoerotic asphyxiation.

Since: Mar 10

Knoxville, TN

#19 Mar 19, 2010
Mags wrote:
<quoted text>
What does race have to do with it? Don't be rediculous, I am so sick of people crying racism for everything pertaining to obama. No the whole country DOES NOT LOVE obama and it has nothing to do with the color of his skin and EVERYTHING to do with his policies !!!!
And how many people who disagreed with past Presidents have put up effigies? Effigies are not a sign of protest, but more a sign of hate.
cbb

Lee, MA

#20 Mar 19, 2010
Of course it is racist, the teacher was Black and the obama doll was white. Real blacks know for certain obama is not one of them.

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