September 13, 2012 6:16 PM
Chesterfield, VA school: no Michelle Obama campaign stopProud to be a Virginian - where common sense prevails.
Why should these children be pawns in a propaganda press stop? Just another example of the constant saturation of our psyches with images of the two Would-Be-Celebrities-in-Chief, who've led a brainwashing tour of American children since Day One, with Michelle on every single children's TV show there is.
We're like fish who swim in polluted water. We've forgotten when our lives were not constantly barraged with images of our Fearless Leader as though we lived in some Banana Republic. I for one can't wait until normal people live in the White House again - and that has nothing to do with race, but with the dignity of a man who does the job he was elected and is being paid to do and a wife who doesn't need to be constantly in the limelight.
Chesterfield rejects Michelle Obama's bid to speak at county schoolBy: | Times-Dispatch
Published: September 13, 2012
Updated: September 13, 2012 - 12:14 PM
First Lady Michelle Obama had sought to speak at a Chesterfield County elementary school during her campaign swing through Virginia today, but county school leaders rejected her request, citing school policy, a Chesterfield supervisor has confirmed.
"I do believe and think that Mrs. Obama, the first lady, should be allowed to attend a Chesterfield school," said Dale District Supervisor Jim Holland, who confirmed the Obama campaign request. "I know it's not school policy. However, I just do not agree with that, because I think it's an honor for the first lady to visit a school. That's just my personal opinion as supervisor."
Chesterfield schools officials refused to discuss the Obama campaign's request or even confirm whether a request had been made. School system spokesman Shawn Smith did not reply to two email inquiries about the matter Wednesday until after the Times-Dispatch contacted School Board Chairman Patricia M. Carpenter.
"We respectfully decline to comment," Smith said in an email.
Holland, the only Democrat on the five-member Chesterfield board, was unaware of the Obama campaign request until contacted by a reporter. He then confirmed it after contacting the county administration.
"It was confirmed that (Mrs. Obama) did in fact ask to come to a Chesterfield school,"Holland said. "I don't know the extent of what their request was, whether it was a political request or whether it was an educational request."
"If it was official, that would be appropriate," Holland added. "If it was political, that would be inappropriate."
Wednesday evening, the school division's community relations director, Tim Bullis, sent by email a statement regarding the school board's policy in response to the newspaper's inquiry.
"If a political campaign were to inquire about the use of a school facility during the school day, the campaign would be referred to a School Board policy 6100, which prohibits the use of school facilities during the school day for political purposes," Bullis wrote.
Holland said school officials felt that making their denial public would potentially embarrass the Obama campaign.
Read more at the Richmond Times-Dispatch
"I for one can't wait until normal people live in the White House again - and that has nothing to do with race, but with the dignity of a man who does the job he was elected and is being paid to do and a wife who doesn't need to be constantly in the limelight."
Amen! Barbara, I am so glad to have found your blog. You do such a wonderful job of speaking truth.
My heart breaks for Michelle Obama and the so many other women of the world who have not yet experienced the true joy that ONLY comes when a wife and mother humbly submits to Christ and her husband and is home raising her children. I find it incredibly sad that so many women search for joy in the limelight when true joy is only to be found by accepting the role God has wonderfully and freely given us.
Posted by: Sarah | September 13, 2012 10:33 PM