Video: “Cinco de Mayo not the day for patriotism”; Update: Laura Ingraham interviews the parents

posted at 12:15 pm on May 6, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

In the suburbs of Silicon Valley, not far away from San Francisco Bay, there are apparently particular days for patriotism, at least according to one high school in Morgan Hill. On Cinco de Mayo, several students decided to wear clothing with American flag designs to make a statement about their own views on heritage — including one Hispanic student. Teachers demanded that they either turn their shirts inside out and remove all other American flag-themed clothing or face suspension for “defiance.” Their parents are outraged:

On any other day at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Daniel Galli and his four friends would not even be noticed for wearing T-shirts with the American flag. But Cinco de Mayo is not any typical day especially on a campus with a large Mexican American student population.

Galli says he and his friends were sitting at a table during brunch break when the vice principal asked two of the boys to remove American flag bandannas that they wearing on their heads and for the others to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out. When they refused, the boys were ordered to go to the principal’s office.

“They said we could wear it on any other day,” Daniel Galli said, “but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it’s supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear it today.”

The boys said the administrators called their T-shirts “incendiary” that would lead to fights on campus.

Incendiary? Since when is it incendiary to express patriotism for one’s own country? This is absurd, as are the demands for apologies from these students for offending those who observed Cinco de Mayo. One expression of celebration doesn’t interfere with another, however, as should have been obvious at the campus before the teachers got involved at all. If students want to “express themselves” by celebrating Cinco de Mayo, then they should be prepared to allow others to express themselves as well. Instead, they want the public expression monopoly at their high school — and the administration was stupid enough to concede it to them.

Zombie also notes the ridiculous political correctness of the complaint, via the Boss Emeritus:

NBC quotes a fellow student:

“I think they should apologize cause it is a Mexican Heritage Day,” Annicia Nunez, a Live Oak High student, said. “We don’t deserve to be get disrespected like that. We wouldn’t do that on Fourth of July.”

Disrespected? I’m confused. Aren’t all the students Americans? Who is being disrespected by the display of our shared national flag?

Of course, school is usually out on the Fourth of July, even summer school. Maybe St. Patrick’s Day would be a better analog. Would I, as an American of Irish descent, get offended by an American flag on March 17th? Er, no. I wouldn’t even get offended by someone wearing Mexican-flag themed clothing. In fact, I wouldn’t care at all.

Apparently, Live Oak High School specializes in victimology and political correctness. Maybe they should teach civics at Live Oak … to the teachers and administrators.

Update: Laura Ingraham conducted a lengthy interview with the parents of the suspended students. Be sure to listen to it all:

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Cinco de Mayo isn’t a celebrated holiday in Mexico, why is it here? Are we that excited that the Mexicans defeated the French?

Inanemergencydial on May 6, 2010 at 12:18 PM

I don’t recognize my country anymore.

deidre on May 6, 2010 at 12:18 PM

I would bet a small minority of people who celebrate Cinco de Mayo actually know what it represents. It has become “Hooray for Speaking Spanish Day”. Oh well, take another sip of green beer on St. Patrick’s Day. And isn’t Memorial Day the first day of summer?

rhombus on May 6, 2010 at 12:19 PM

They stood up for their flag, irrespective of race, in their own country, on a day, which contrary to what has been said, is not an effing holiday.

This debate is out of control.

I think the principal needs a serious slap.

BirdEye on May 6, 2010 at 12:19 PM

If only he’d drawn the outline of Che Guevara over the flag, it would’ve been fine.

RBMN on May 6, 2010 at 12:19 PM

I’ve got a better idea: how about you ungrateful turds go kiss a rattlesnake?

Dark-Star on May 6, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Welcome to AMERICA , where it is now UN AMERICAN to act like an American
OBAMA FOR UN PRESIDENT IN 2o13

ELMO Q on May 6, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Heard about this on Laura Ingraham this morning. Sickening! Just more evidence that the leftover hippies are running the show, and they hate america.

jdawg on May 6, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Cinco de Mayo isn’t a celebrated holiday in Mexico, why is it here? Are we that excited that the Mexicans defeated the French?

I don’t get it either… even the Mexicans know beating the French isn’t a big achievement…

ninjapirate on May 6, 2010 at 12:21 PM

And what is the ACLU position on this?

Doorgunner on May 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Hey I can smell a big fat Civil Rights lawsuit for these kids to cash in on. Somebody call the ACLU…., Oh wait, never mind it was an American flag. My bad, sorry.

Johnnyreb on May 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM

The left is always tut-tutting us and warning of backlashes.

Well, the backlash is coming, folks. Just not the one they hoped for.

JammieWearingFool on May 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM

The Fourth of July is an American holiday.

Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday.

If you want Mexican holidays to be sacred, go to MEXICO.

If you want to live in America, American pride and American holidays take precedence over any other nationality.

The faculty involved in this mess should be suspended, if not fired, and an apology should be issued to these five kids.

Good grief. Reconquista really is on a roll, isn’t it?

MadisonConservative on May 6, 2010 at 12:23 PM

“They said we could wear it on any other day,” Daniel Galli said, “but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it’s supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear it today.”

Their holiday, their field trip, whatever.

Get with the post-racial tolerance era program and quit your whining already, whiteys.

Ann Arbor elementary school bans white students from field trip, principal defends discrimination

Rae on May 6, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Well, the backlash is coming, folks. Just not the one they hoped for.

JammieWearingFool on May 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Bingo! We have a winner!

VegasRick on May 6, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Sounds like the school administrators claim the mexican kids are violent.
My great grand parents were Mexican. They were not Hispanic. They were immigrants to Mexico from Russia.
I think I will call the school or even fax them a note.

seven on May 6, 2010 at 12:23 PM

It’s an insight into these “Americans” and what they’re really all about. My father came from Czechslovakia and was a combat vet in WWII. Not in a million years did he ever think himself as anything but an American.

I resent those bastards.

If you’re an Asian and want to immigrate you have follow the rules. If you’re a European and want to immigrate you have to follow rules.

If you’re a Mexican and want to invade you get your own set of rules.

So bite me, Steve Nash.

drjohn on May 6, 2010 at 12:23 PM

We are living in the usa, correct?
Unfreakingbelievable

cmsinaz on May 6, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Hmmm.

Cinco de Mayo celebration in America was brought to you by…………………………….. beer and tequila marketing efforts…

It is why 99% of people have no clue what it celebrates and also why 99% of mexican restaurants and bars are packed to the gills with gringos drinking margaritas and cervezas.

Odie1941 on May 6, 2010 at 12:25 PM

These people are just making a vast amount of American’s a bit ticked off. I suggest they re-think how much we are getting ticked off by their actions! This is still, for the time being, the United States of America, not the U.S. of mexico.
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letget on May 6, 2010 at 12:25 PM

The kids were supposed to wear Che shirts that day.

strictnein on May 6, 2010 at 12:25 PM

E-mail addresses for the school district. Get angry. Contact them.

Principal – Nick.Boden@mhu.k12.ca.us
Superintendent: wes.smith@mhu.k12.ca.us
Deputy Superintendent: bonnie.tognazzini@mhu.k12.ca.us
Asst Superintendent HR: jay.totter@mhu.k12.ca.us
Director of Curriculum: pat.blanar@mhu.k12.ca.us
Director of Curriculum: esther.carlson@mhu.k12.ca.us

Knucklehead on May 6, 2010 at 12:26 PM

It’s bad form to display American flags in Aztlan.

Mr. D on May 6, 2010 at 12:26 PM

This is the end result of “multicultural diversity.”

“Celebrate diversity” is the most poisonous phrase ever inflicted upon this country.

drjohn on May 6, 2010 at 12:26 PM

People who are interested in contacting Live Oak High School, which sent several boys home for wearing American Flag t-shirts yesterday (Cinco-de-Mayo) can go to this post:

LIVE OAK HS CONTACTS LIST/SUPPORT AMERICAN T-SHIRT WEARING STUDENTS.

Mutnodjmet on May 6, 2010 at 12:27 PM

And we conservatives are the “Nazis.” Good grief.

I applaud the mom who said there would be no apologies. Good for her, good for her son.

NebCon on May 6, 2010 at 12:27 PM

Wow …. just wow.

Look, for the sake of argument I’ll grant that these kids may just be provocateurs looking for a way to annoy people because that’s what young boys like to do. What beyond belief is that anyone actually finds this annoying.

It’s a celebration of one stupid battle for crying out loud. Against the French.

You might as well celebrate getting a good parking space at the mall.

TheUnrepentantGeek on May 6, 2010 at 12:27 PM

I’m confused.

I thought it was bad to divide people into categories and I thought it was bad to disrespect our SHARED heritage. There are plenty of people in the world who would give an arm and a leg for the title of “American citizen” and chew this school’s administration out while they’re at it.

If I had it my way, they’d have been given their walking papers before this became national news.

And what’s this about Cinco De Mayo having been created by Corona Beer?

Ryan Anthony on May 6, 2010 at 12:28 PM

Well, the backlash is coming, folks. Just not the one they hoped for.

JammieWearingFool on May 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM

D*mn straight. They’re tap-dancing on the tail of a sleeping lion and expecting nothing to happen.

The US is an overloaded steam engine with all the safety valves wailing and pressure climbing into the red area on the gauge…and these fools want to light a bonfire under it.

Dark-Star on May 6, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Your holiday. My country. I win.

Ronnie on May 6, 2010 at 12:30 PM

I hate liberals.

blatantblue on May 6, 2010 at 12:30 PM

I assume the school administration and teachers replaced the American flag on the flag pole and in the classrooms with the Mexican flag. If not, then they should be all suspended without pay for creating an “incendiary” classroom environment.

/s

DoS_Conservative on May 6, 2010 at 12:30 PM

And what’s this about Cinco De Mayo having been created by Corona Beer?

Ryan Anthony on May 6, 2010 at 12:28 PM

We have the Corona girls coming to my VFW Friday night for a Cinco de Mayo party. I expect liquor sales to increase to about $2,000 that night.

Johnnyreb on May 6, 2010 at 12:30 PM

This is the end result of “multicultural diversity.”

“Celebrate diversity” is the most poisonous phrase ever inflicted upon this country.

drjohn on May 6, 2010 at 12:26 PM

+1. It has all the logic of trying to be build a skyscraper out of a combination of steel, K-nex, Tinkertoys, and Legos. Or trying to make a rope with a dozen different kinds of fiber.

Dark-Star on May 6, 2010 at 12:30 PM

One of the students said it appeared school administrators were worried the patriotic shirts could trigger fights.

I think they just did.

Bobbertsan on May 6, 2010 at 12:30 PM

It’s like these kids are criminals in their own country. WTF?? So, did the school fly the US flag yesterday or the Mexican flag?

VikingGoneWild on May 6, 2010 at 12:31 PM

Hmmm.

Cinco de Mayo celebration in America was brought to you by…………………………….. beer and tequila marketing efforts…

It is why 99% of people have no clue what it celebrates and also why 99% of mexican restaurants and bars are packed to the gills with gringos drinking margaritas and cervezas.

Odie1941 on May 6, 2010 at 12:25 PM

I’ll drink to that!

Mr_Magoo on May 6, 2010 at 12:31 PM

May 5th is not a holiday in Mexico, only in Pueblo.

Akzed on May 6, 2010 at 12:31 PM

And what flag was the school flying out front on the flag pole that day?

ericire12 on May 6, 2010 at 12:31 PM

Law suit time?

jeanie on May 6, 2010 at 12:31 PM

I am sending an email to this school. This is terribly offensive and could happen in my neighborhood. Easily. Our teachers lounge has been decorated in red green and white since last Friday.
But the bottom line is that Corona (BEER) turned this day into some type of weird Mexican pride day and belive me, out here on the left coast that is the last thing we need. Everyday is pretty much Mexican Pride Day.

ORconservative on May 6, 2010 at 12:32 PM

It’s not a Mexican holiday. It’s a day when you drink Mexican beer and drink Margarita’s. It has nothing to do with Mexican heritage as St. Patrick’s Day has to do with Irish heritage. I seriously doubt they’d have gotten in trouble for wearing an American flag shirt on St. Patrick’s day.

roux on May 6, 2010 at 12:32 PM

How about you remind this school we live in America…

Live Oak School
Switchboard (408) 201-6100
Fax (408) 776-9097
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/LOacorns?v=wall

P Nick Boden / Principal
Email: Nick.Boden@mhu.k12.ca.us

Miguel Rodriguez / Assistant Principal
Email:Miguel.Rodriguez@mhu.k12.ca.us

reshas1 on May 6, 2010 at 12:32 PM

It’s a celebration of one stupid battle for crying out loud. Against the French.

You might as well celebrate getting a good parking space at the mall.

TheUnrepentantGeek on May 6, 2010 at 12:27 PM

*tips hat*

MadisonConservative on May 6, 2010 at 12:33 PM

The kids should claim it was a demonstration in support of the Mexican people, for whom Cinco de Mayo is not a holiday…

or maybe a protest in support of MADD as America’s Cinco de Mayo is a creation of the evil corporate interests of Corona Beer

phreshone on May 6, 2010 at 12:33 PM

I’ll drink to that!

Mr_Magoo on May 6, 2010 at 12:31 PM

Never said it was a bad thing ;)

Odie1941 on May 6, 2010 at 12:35 PM

Here on the East Coast all Cinco de Mayo is, is an excuse to go out to the bar for Cinco de Mayo night…half price Margaritas!

OxyCon on May 6, 2010 at 12:35 PM

And of course, you know the first stories that will run in our national state-run media will bearbout the death threats received by the principal and by the Latina girl in the clip. This will be stated as just another sign that violence is being encouraged by Arizona’s new law, or something.

rockmom on May 6, 2010 at 12:36 PM

Apparently, Live Oak High School specializes in victimology and political correctness. Maybe they should teach civics at Live Oak … to the teachers and administrators.

We lament political correctness in its many sickening forms for the weakness of the politically correct. But we don’t often ask how something makes it into the pool of PCBS.

So…just exactly how did it become “politically incorrect” to show the American flag in the U.S. on Cinco de Mayo? This is truly a world gone mad.

Jaibones on May 6, 2010 at 12:36 PM

It was one battle they won aganist the French.

They ultimately lost the war aganist the French and were occupied.

Five years later, WE the US, made the French leave and they did.

Its a stupid holiday, celebrated in one town in Mexico and all over the US for what???

heatherrc77 on May 6, 2010 at 12:36 PM

Damn that Corona Beer for starting a false holiday!

xler8bmw on May 6, 2010 at 12:36 PM

Loyalty to one’s nation makes little sense to the globalist left.

Sadly it makes a great deal of sense to many of those who’ve jumped the border for jobs and services. They’re here, they don’t care about this country beyond what it can do for them, and they’re still loyal to their own nation.

Hooray for becoming the Balkans 2.0. The left is complicit in this – they think they’re importing a permanent voting advantage … and they’re right. I hope they enjoy running the burned out husk of a nation they made.

TheUnrepentantGeek on May 6, 2010 at 12:37 PM

FYI, foxnews.com has a poll on this issue if you would like to vote.
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letget on May 6, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Switchboard (408) 201-6100
Fax (408) 776-9097
http://liveoakhs.ca.campusgrid.net/home/Directory

I can’t stop laughing. The school “mascot” They are called the Live Oak ACORNS

If you call them, be very nice and sweet. My question is if they have history or geography classes. There seems to be some confusion.

Baja Norte???

seven on May 6, 2010 at 12:37 PM

If anything, Mexico should be thanking us they dont speak French.

heatherrc77 on May 6, 2010 at 12:38 PM

Obama: Betsy Ross acted stupidly.

Ronnie on May 6, 2010 at 12:38 PM

It’s a day when you drink Mexican beer

No day is a day to drink Mexican beer. Or Chinese beer.

Bishop on May 6, 2010 at 12:39 PM

In thought it was just another excuse to drink beer – which kids shouldn’t be doing anyway. ‘

Obama: Betsy Ross acted stupidly.

Ronnie on May 6, 2010 at 12:38 PM

Ahahahahahaha! Love that. Obama is an ass.

BrideOfRove on May 6, 2010 at 12:40 PM

I don’t recognize my country anymore.

deidre on May 6, 2010 at 12:18 PM

That’s because it’s not your (or my) country anymore. We’re either going to take it back in November or we’re screwed.

jnelchef on May 6, 2010 at 12:40 PM

Morgan Hill…students SOUGHT OUT for punishment for wearing a t-shirt with an American flag on it

An Arbor…students EXCLUDED from school activities for the “crime” of being non-Black

Welcome to Amerika 2.0. Patriotism: BAD! Racism (the correct kind): GOOD!

tic…tic…tic…

Justrand on May 6, 2010 at 12:41 PM

heatherrc77 on May 6, 2010 at 12:36 PM

So it is historically appropriate to wear the US flag, as we pushed out Mexico’s occupier, and liberated the Mexican People. Once again liberals getting history wrong.

phreshone on May 6, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Don’t blame the students. This is the result of years of no borders.

AnninCA on May 6, 2010 at 12:42 PM

This is sickening. Political correctness will ruin this great nation.

Neuron on May 6, 2010 at 12:44 PM

I don’t recognize my country anymore.

deidre on May 6, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Took the words right out of my mouth.

Red Cloud on May 6, 2010 at 12:44 PM

phreshone on May 6, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Liberals just don’t care. They will do and say anything to anybody to get what they want.

They just dont seem to get it that by pleasing everybody, they please nobody.

heatherrc77 on May 6, 2010 at 12:45 PM

Morgan Hill…students SOUGHT OUT for punishment for wearing a t-shirt with an American flag on it

An Arbor…students EXCLUDED from school activities for the “crime” of being non-Black

Welcome to Amerika 2.0. Patriotism: BAD! Racism (the correct kind): GOOD!

tic…tic…tic…

Justrand on May 6, 2010 at 12:41 PM

I am sure a latino Vice principal in California and a black principal in Ann Arbor had nothing to do with these issues…/sarc

Odie1941 on May 6, 2010 at 12:46 PM

The US is an overloaded steam engine with all the safety valves wailing and pressure climbing into the red area on the gauge…and these fools want to light a bonfire under it.

Dark-Star on May 6, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Damn straight. They don’t know what they are messing with.

Mirimichi on May 6, 2010 at 12:46 PM

How much longer do we have to take this?
There is a breaking point.
Mr. Obama, if you were a true Leader and Uniter, you would try to fix this.
Instead, you fan the flames. Fool…

Fartnokker on May 6, 2010 at 12:46 PM

Oh please, this story is from CA. CA legislators gave themselves and all gov’t workers a day off with pay to support the last big illegal immigrant work rally.

That pretty much says it all. Ditto for the states fiscal disaster.

AnninCA on May 6, 2010 at 12:47 PM

Are we that excited that the Mexicans defeated the French?

…or even impressed?

rvastar on May 6, 2010 at 12:47 PM

It’s a “holiday” conjured up by beer distributers. Prolly Corona.

Come to think of it, to hell with Corona.

Akzed on May 6, 2010 at 12:48 PM

It’s not a Mexican holiday. It’s a day when you drink Mexican beer and drink Margarita’s. It has nothing to do with Mexican heritage as St. Patrick’s Day has to do with Irish heritage. I seriously doubt they’d have gotten in trouble for wearing an American flag shirt on St. Patrick’s day.

roux on May 6, 2010 at 12:32 PM

I don’t get this either. I thought Cinco de Mayo is a manufactured holidayabout getting drunk. How does wearing a American flag offend Americans of Mexican origin? They are Americans!

nyx on May 6, 2010 at 12:48 PM

They ultimately lost the war aganist the French and were occupied.

Five years later, WE the US, made the French leave and they did.

Maybe we should call it Monroe Doctrine Day…

ninjapirate on May 6, 2010 at 12:49 PM

Reason number 1,050,505 to homeschool.

Beaglemom on May 6, 2010 at 12:49 PM

We are becoming a “Idiocracy“. Its not even a Mexican holiday! Does Mexican beer and tequila have electrolytes.

serendip2b on May 6, 2010 at 12:50 PM

Mr. Obama, if you were a true Leader and Uniter, you would try to fix this.
Instead, you fan the flames. Fool…

Fartnokker on May 6, 2010 at 12:46 PM

$10 says he comes out and claims that the students in Michigan and California acted stupidly and that the minority principals in each case acted correctly.

teke184 on May 6, 2010 at 12:50 PM

P Nick Boden / Principal
Email: Nick.Boden@mhu.k12.ca.us

Miguel Rodriguez / Assistant Principal
Email:Miguel.Rodriguez@mhu.k12.ca.us

reshas1 on May 6, 2010 at 12:32 PM

Just shot off a note.

VegasRick on May 6, 2010 at 12:51 PM

I am boycotting refried beans

faraway on May 6, 2010 at 12:51 PM

OK, stop and try to look at this from the liberal point of view for a second:

If you were a barking moonbat who emmigrated to Mexico, and you saw that those imperialist Nazis had the incredible gall to try and fly their own country’s flag on the Fourth of July, wouldn’t you throw a screaming fit about it too?

logis on May 6, 2010 at 12:51 PM

Rush is on the case…

phreshone on May 6, 2010 at 12:52 PM

US will beat Mexico in the quarter finals of the World Cup. It will be funny.

lexhamfox on May 6, 2010 at 12:52 PM

We are becoming a “Idiocracy“. Its not even a Mexican holiday! Does Mexican beer and tequila have electrolytes.

serendip2b on May 6, 2010 at 12:50 PM

I’m thinking that Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho would do a better job than Obama. At least he could acknowledge that “sh!t is f*cked up”.

teke184 on May 6, 2010 at 12:52 PM

I suggest a headline:

“California School Supports Underage Drinking Over Constitution”

Odie1941 on May 6, 2010 at 12:53 PM

The school administration is using the excuse of safety.

If that school is so lawless, so dominated by gangs that kids truly can’t wear a tshirt with a flag without getting assaulted… then the school should be shut down because the administration has lost control there. Violent students must be expelled, and security put in place until a safe environment is established. Suspending kids for wearing a shirt with a flag is a total surrender to gangs. Would they send home a pretty girl and tell her to shave her head and not wear makeup because otherwise she may get raped by a gang?

Or is safety a threadbare excuse for excercising typical liberal anti-American sentiment?

theCork on May 6, 2010 at 12:54 PM

In the suburbs of Silicon Valley, not far away from San Francisco Bay

A bit misleading, there. Morgan Hill is in California’s 11th congressional district, which represents the southeastern border of the Bay Area and which has an electoral history slightly to the right of the U.S. on average: Solidly Republican until 2006, Democratic thereafter. Bush 53.9 – Kerry 45.3, Bush 53.9 – Gore 45.3. So don’t go dismissing this as “Oh, those silly San Francisco wackos.” This is representative of the nation, which is why it’s important.

calbear on May 6, 2010 at 12:55 PM

Damn straight. They don’t know what they are messing with.

Mirimichi on May 6, 2010 at 12:46 PM

No they don’t. The terrifying example of Greece, several orders of magnitude bigger and including millions of gun-clingers in the mix, goes as far over their heads as a 747.

At least we’re not a dinky island nation, and there will be some space to take shelter if our society explodes instead of implodes.

Dark-Star on May 6, 2010 at 12:55 PM

Just shot off a note.

VegasRick on May 6, 2010 at 12:51 PM

Me too; asked them which nation’s flag was flying on the flagpole at the school yesterday.

If it was the US flag, they have no business giving those kids any grief at all.

If it was the Mexico flag, well, that’s a whole other conversation…

Midas on May 6, 2010 at 12:56 PM

Do you all know cinco de mayo (fifth of may) is also the birthday of Karl Marx?

Neuron on May 6, 2010 at 12:56 PM

Rodriguez, Miguel
Miguel.Rodriguez@mhu.k12.ca.us

Lemos, Kim
Kim.Lemos@mhu.k12.ca.us

Funny how the kids are named, but (unless I missed it) the vice principal wasn’t. Actually, they list asst principles, not vice principals.

Akzed on May 6, 2010 at 12:56 PM

I don’t recognize my country anymore.

deidre on May 6, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Oh, come on, don’t be melodramatic. Just look around you. We’re in the beautiful banana republic of Venezuela.

Daggett on May 6, 2010 at 12:56 PM

I should’ve wrote “Bush 49.7 – Gore 46.6,” but the point remains.

calbear on May 6, 2010 at 12:57 PM

Los Morons

faraway on May 6, 2010 at 12:57 PM

The only way an apology would be owed is if the offended students were not Americans, and the school was in the offended student’s country. I was under the impression that neither one of those conditions existed, but perhaps the school officials could enlighten me as to where I’m wrong.

Socratease on May 6, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Are we that excited that the Mexicans defeated the French?

…or even impressed?

rvastar on May 6, 2010 at 12:47 PM

The Mexicans defeated the French by shooting holes in their white flags.

Daggett on May 6, 2010 at 12:59 PM

We have got to either get the liberals out of teaching positions or we have got to get the school choice vouchers. My duaghter has to attend a public school here in Los Angeles. I might have to keep her home one day this month if her school decides to participate in Harvey Milk Day which is meant to celebrate this mans homosexual lifestyle and death. The Liberals who’ve gotten control of academia are way out of control!

CCRWM on May 6, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Oh, come on, don’t be melodramatic. Just look around you. We’re in the beautiful banana republic of Venezuela.

Daggett on May 6, 2010 at 12:56 PM

Just this morning NPR was celebrating the fantastic music training that kids in Venezuela receive (in between begging for money, of course). Epic.

TheUnrepentantGeek on May 6, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Do you all know cinco de mayo (fifth of may) is also the birthday of Karl Marx?

Neuron on May 6, 2010 at 12:56 PM

Son of a gun, you’re right. I don’t think that’s related here, but an interesting coincidence.

theCork on May 6, 2010 at 12:59 PM

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