Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tea Party Conservative Fired Over Patriotic Song


Here's the story of a patriotic song written by a middle school football coach.

Todd Starnes: It was co-written by a parent who has a child on the team. [Bryan] Glover, 26, said he emailed a copy of the song to friends, family members and player’s parents through his personal email account.

And that’s when all the trouble started for the self-described independent conservative. “The coach called me and said parents were upset – that I was being politically incorrect and the song had racial overtones,” Glover told FOX News Radio. “An hour and a half later I was told I was being terminated.”

“I was informed that I was being let go because of the song,” he said, denying claims there were any racial overtones in the song.

I fully expect Obama to weigh in on this local issue. Obama's cherished commitment to the First Amendment will compel him to defend Mr. Glover.

As a patriotic service to my country, I have prepared this short statement to be uploaded to Obama's teleprompter:

Let me be clear. As a citizen, and as president, I believe that independent conservatives have the right to express their political views as EVERYONE ELSE in this country.

That includes the right to email wholesome music videos to friends, family and other associates, in accordance with local laws and ordinances.

This is America, and our commitment to freedom of speech must be unshakable. The principle that people of all political persuations are welcome in this country, and that they will not be treated differently by their government, is essential to who we are. The writ of the Founders must endure.

Some will argue that Glover crossed the line by distributing his song via parents' email addresses that presumably came from from the school’s system, but as the Lonely Conservative points out, that's a big load of [stuff]. We all know that creepy, school-approved pro-Obama propaganda is pumped directly to students in government schools on a regular basis.


Even if the coach violated some written school policy that has been uniformly enforced across the entire political spectrum, one can surmise that some form of disciplinary action short of termination could have been taken into consideration.

Here's the music video. It's really quite good:


Here are the lyrics. Can you help me find the racist parts?

He was a little man, just turned three
Took the present from his daddy’s hand
A genuine toy hammer
He started beatin’ to beat the band
He hit the floors and the wall, broke a lamp in the hall,
Started swinging at the puppy’s tail
When you’re holding a hammer
Everything looks like a nail
He was the president, number 44
He says “Trust me, I’m here to help you
I have got some big big plans
You’re gonna love what I’m gonna do”
There’s no problem too big or small
He thinks he’s got an answer that just can’t fail

When you’re holding a hammer
Everything looks like a nail
He thinks big thoughts and he dreams big dreams
But it’s another man’s sweat that pays for those schemes
He don’t care how the little people feel
‘Cause savin’ the world is a big freakin’ deal

So he does his business behind closed doors
And pretends that the world is just beggin’ for more
When the stuff hits the fan he says “Don’t look at me
If you got trouble, blame 43”

Now Congress is saving Wall Street
While they’re watching Main Street fall
They got health care all figured out
But it don’t seem to care much at all
As soon as they save this planet
They’ll put the fire out in hell
When you’re holding a hammer
Everything looks like a nail
They think big thoughts and they dream big dreams
But it’s another man’s sweat that pays for those schemes
They don’t care how the little people feel
‘Cause savin’ the world is a big freakin’ deal
They do their business behind closed doors
And pretend that the world is just beggin’ for more
When the stuff hits the fan they say “Don’t look at me
If you got trouble, blame 43”

There’ll be a party come this November
Where we’re gonna set things straight
All good people gonna gather ‘round
Gonna show what made this country great
We’ll run off the schemers and back-room dealers
So the Red, White and Blue will prevail
When we’re holding the hammer
When we’re holding the hammer
When we’re holding the hammer
Every one of them looks like a nail


Cross-posted at Left Coast Rebel

Update:

Looking at the school's mission statement, I detect some left-leaning PC ideology:
  • Each student will find his/her voice and become a leader in their generation
  • Every student will have a place within our community to feel accepted
  • Every student will have an activity whereby they feel competent
  • Every student will be viewed as normal within the eyes of their peers
Hmmm...


Contact information:

Grassland Middle School
2390 Hillsboro Road
Franklin, TN 37069
(615)472-4500
Email Dr. Susan Curtis, Principal
Susanc1@wcs.edu

Video from the local news here


Update II: Glover in his own words...

6 comments:

The Lonely Conservative said...

I listened to the song and read the lyrics twice and was unable to find anything even hinting at racism. It's a good song, too.

Thanks for the link.

Matt said...

Great find. I hadn't heard that. But what everyone is forgetting is that disagreeing with Obama in the least qualifies you as a racist. It's the same narrative that has been going since before the election.

Mamasooz said...

I agree with Matt. Any criticism against Obama, doesn't matter what it is, is an automatic referral to the Racist Room. Great song!

Trestin said...

I think there attempt to punish him will only result in him being reinstated with a lot of free advertising. Way to go brain dead progs!

Lilac Sunday said...

Creepy mission statement. If every student is a leader, who is going to follow?

Clay Boggess said...

It seems that the school district backed off a little when they were pushed on the racism issue. Why is it all of a sudden racist when someone opposes another person’s views? What about the coach’s first amendment rights? Also, he was provided access to the emails by the school district. Thanks for giving this guy a voice!