‘He’s Our Man, Yes We Can!’:
Shocking Obama Song Taught to kindergartener
at TX School

kindergartener at a Texas elementary school were sent home with lyrics to a pro-President Barack Obama song that included such lines as “Barack Obama is the man” and “He’s our man, yes we can!”

The song, part of a Black History Month program, was forwarded from a parent at Tipps Elementary School in Houston to Joe “Pags” Pagliarulo, a nationally syndicated radio host and frequent fill-in for Glenn Beck. Included with the lyrics was an apparent memo to kindergarten teachers that said kindergarteners would be “required” to learn the chant for the program [all spelling errors below are original]:

Attached is a chant about President Barack Obama. All Kindergarteners will be required to learn the chant for the Black History program. Please write how many you will need. Keep one copy to practice with students at school.
Mary Stovall
Bridgette Babineaux

The Barack Obama Song
Who is our 44th President?
Obama is our 44th President
Who is a DC resident?
Obama is a DC resident
Resident, President
Who’s favorite team is the Chicago White Sox?
Obama’s favorite team is the Chicago White sox
Who really thinks outside the box?
Obama really thinks outside the box
Outside the box, Chicago White Sos
Resident, President
Who really likes to play basketball?
Obama really likes to play basketball
Who’s gonna answer our every call?
Every Call, Basketball
Outside the box, Chicago White Sox
Resident, President
Who’s famous slogan is Yes we can?
Obams’s famous slogan is Yes we can
Who do we know is the man?
Barack Obama is the man
He’s our man, Yes we can!
Every Call, basketball
Outside the box, Chicago White Sox
Resident, President
Who won a grammy for “Dreams of my Father”?
Obama won a grammy for “Dreams of my Father”?
Now can you guess who’s a famous author
Barack Obama is a famous author
Famous Author, Dreams of my Father
He’s our man, Yes we can!
Every Call, Basketball
Outside the box. Chicago White Sox
Resident President
Who wants to go to college at Yale?
Malia & Sasha will go to college at Yale
Who’ll make sure they won’t fail?
Barack & Michelle know they won’t fail
They won’t fail, they’re going to Yale
Famous Author, Dream of my Father
He’s our man, Yes we can!
Every Call, Basketball
Outside the box, Chicago White Sox
Resident, President

After receiving the lyrics, Pagliarulo sent the following email to Pam Redd, principal of Tipps Elementary School:

    Dear Principal Redd,
    Hi there.. my name is Joe Pagliarulo.. I go by Joe Pags on the radio. I had a listener contact me today.. with the attached document. I’m confused. How exactly is holding this president up on high — indoctrinating little children to believe what YOU want them to believe about this president a good lesson for Black History Month.. What’s said in the document is nothing less that proselytizing YOUR feelings for the president. You can love him. You can vote for him. You can be proud that he’s the first Black president — which would be appropriate for this month’s program. But, you DO NOT get to tell the taxpayers who pay your salary that their kids have to genuflect to the altar you’ve clearly built to this president. I’d LOVE to have you on my show. I’d LOVE for you to explain to those who pay your salary why YOUR political beliefs are the ones THEIR kids have to get in lock-step with.
    Really looking forward to hearing from you.


This is the latest in the education sink hole called public school! Now, just so we don’t misunderstand, schools have always been “indoctrination centers.” Back in the early 1800’s in America, droves of people immigrated to America in the hope of greater advantage. The streets swarmed with newly arrived people from Ireland, Germany, Italy, and Scandinavia. The need for some form of assimilation assistance became apparent quickly as the social divide became more pronounced. To “even the playing field,” Horace Mann and Henry Barnard developed a Public School system designed to teach English (reading and writing), and to teach the American Dream! Specific curricula was developed locally according to the specific needs and desires of parents, but for the most part centered around reading and writing American English and basic math skills. The history of the United States of America was taught lest any American forget our illustrious beginning.

Today, as international education scores reveal, our Teachers’ Unions are more interested in Progressive ideals and philosophies than in teaching your children and mine the basics they will need to survive and excel in today’s world. It has become more necessary to teach “Gay is OK” than “Who is the Father of our Nation?” It has become more important to Teachers’ Unions to teach by rote so all students repeat the identical answer, than to teach our young people how to think for themselves and make good choices. It has become more important to our educators to graduate college bound students with a superficial understanding of calculus than to make sure they understand how to balance a checkbook.

What, precisely, is necessary for our children to learn in today’s world ? Computer skills? YES, but if students don’t know American English, how can they input the correct data? If they cannot read well, how can they interpret data online or in print? If they cannot manage their checkbook, how will they be able to manage large sums of money or inventory as they build their lives?

*Stepping down from my soapbox …*


“Until the 1840s the education system was highly localized and available only to wealthy people. Reformers who wanted all children to gain the benefits of education opposed this. Prominent among them were Horace Mann in Massachusetts and Henry Barnard in Connecticut. Mann started the publication of the Common School Journal, which took the educational issues to the public. The common-school reformers argued for the case on the belief that common schooling could create good citizens, unite society and prevent crime and poverty. As a result of their efforts, free public education at the elementary level was available for all American children by the end of the 19th century. Massachusetts passed the first compulsory school attendance laws in 1852, followed by New York in 1853. By 1918 all states had passed laws requiring children to attend at least elementary school. The Catholics were, however, opposed to common schooling and created their own private schools. Their decision was supported by the 1925 Supreme Court rule in Pierce v. Society of Sisters that states could not compel children to attend public schools, and that children could attend private schools instead.”


I just wrote about this topic the other day. Life is not Fair – so DEAL!

WESTFIELD, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday called for a top leader of New Jersey’s teacher’s union to resign or be fired over for saying “life’s not always fair” while discussing poor families’ inability to afford private schools and union opposition to vouchers that could help them do so.

New Jersey Education Association executive director Vincent Giordano made the comment in an interview over the weekend on NJTV during a discussion focusing on school vouchers, which would in some cases let students use public money to attend private school.

When pressed on the dilemma faced by parents who can’t afford to remove their children from failing schools, Giordano, whose annual salary in 2009 was more than $326,000 — not including more than $165,000 in deferred compensation — replied: “Life’s not always fair and I’m sorry about that.”

He went on to say: “We should work more closely with administrators and with this administration and we should provide the best possible education within our public schools. Our public schools are among the best in the nation. There are areas, urban areas in particular, that are challenging and that’s where we should be focusing more of our energy and more of our efforts.”

Christie, a Republican who has clashed repeatedly with the teachers union over his proposed education reforms, called the comment “outrageous” following a town hall meeting in Westfield and called for Giordano to step down or be fired.

“I cannot express how disgusted I am by that statement,” the governor said. “But I am not the least bit surprised because I think it so succinctly captures what their position — what their real position — is. READ MORE

That about sums it up! Life is not Fair – so DEAL!