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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:12 AM
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Are your kid's schools censoring reactions to the war in Iraq? This one is
Flag Stir

Student's art project that paints on U.S. flag causes stir

A student's anti-war art project has caused a stir at northeastern Indiana's Central Noble High School. Junior Eric Rapp's project depicts a US flag painted over with anti-war quotes from famous people. It was displayed at the bottom of a display case in the school's main hallway. Rapp created the project, which he calls "The Anti-War," for an advanced art class. Art teacher Sally Saul told her students to use visual imagery to show their reaction to a song, poem, quote or political issue. Rapp says the project represents his belief that war is never right or just. He says he used a flag because he knew it would get more attention. It did. Someone taped an anonymous letter to the display case criticizing the project. The letter that the project was disrespectful of the sacrifices made by US troops in Iraq. The flag -- and other contents -- were removed from the display case by Thursday morning.

http://www.fox19.com/Global/story.asp?S=2563148
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:18 AM
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1. aw the poor nazipoos!
how dare those cruel lil #^%>#D@*G($ hurt the feeling of the busheviks? how dare they? how DARE THEY?
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alcuno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:31 AM
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2. I've actually been surprised that we haven't gotten into trouble with the
pro * crowd. Our teachers are barely able to contain their loathing for him and the students aren't much better. In fact, they are probably a lot worse. I've found that if you even mention the name of *, the class begins to deteriorate. In our mock election (these are middle schoolers in a racially mixed area (60% white, 40% African-American)) the vote was 85% for Kerry and 15% for *.
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Darranar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:33 AM
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3. Blatant, disgusting censorship...
whatever happened to freedom of expression?
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:37 PM
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4. If we had freedom of expression in this country
Gore would be president and looking forward to his 2nd term.
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