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  1. 04 Feb '13 17:22
    Sandy Hook elementary school chorus accompanied Jennifer Hudson is singing God Bless America at the Super Bowl pregame. I personally found it in bad form, and wonder how some of the kids felt, and how they will reflect on the experience down the road.
  2. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    04 Feb '13 18:34
    Originally posted by normbenign
    Sandy Hook elementary school chorus accompanied Jennifer Hudson is singing God Bless America at the Super Bowl pregame. I personally found it in bad form, and wonder how some of the kids felt, and how they will reflect on the experience down the road.
    I think people get "offended" far too often.
  3. 04 Feb '13 18:36
    Originally posted by bill718
    I think people get "offended" far too often.
    I generally agree with that. Some things are genuinely offensive.
  4. Standard member sasquatch672
    Don't Like It Leave
    04 Feb '13 18:42
    Originally posted by bill718
    I think people get "offended" far too often.
    Do you? Liberals are professionally offended. Just like Brooke Shields was a professional virgin, you guys are professionally offended.
  5. 04 Feb '13 18:57
    Originally posted by normbenign
    Sandy Hook elementary school chorus accompanied Jennifer Hudson is singing God Bless America at the Super Bowl pregame. I personally found it in bad form, and wonder how some of the kids felt, and how they will reflect on the experience down the road.
    If your concern is dependent on how they will feel down the road, that would argue for waiting a while before deciding what to think. However maybe there are historic parallels?

    One thing I believe is that the parents of those children and the school counselors who are helping them heal, must have had a role in deliberating on and approving the activity. Freedom loving people defer generally to the parents in decisions regarding their children's well being, so why not here?
  6. 04 Feb '13 19:06 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by normbenign
    Sandy Hook elementary school chorus accompanied Jennifer Hudson is singing God Bless America at the Super Bowl pregame. I personally found it in bad form, and wonder how some of the kids felt, and how they will reflect on the experience down the road.
    It is not clear to me what bothers you. Could you elaborate?
  7. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    04 Feb '13 20:41
    Originally posted by sasquatch672
    Do you? Liberals are professionally offended. Just like Brooke Shields was a professional virgin, you guys are professionally offended.
    I'm not sure what you mean by "professionally offended"
  8. 04 Feb '13 20:45
    Some people just wake up in the morning waiting to be offended.
  9. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    04 Feb '13 21:09
    Originally posted by normbenign
    Sandy Hook elementary school chorus accompanied Jennifer Hudson is singing God Bless America at the Super Bowl pregame. I personally found it in bad form, and wonder how some of the kids felt, and how they will reflect on the experience down the road.
    Presumably all the children had parental consent and were not press-ganged
    into it? I didn't see it ... was it controversial in some way?
  10. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    04 Feb '13 21:23
    Originally posted by normbenign
    Sandy Hook elementary school chorus accompanied Jennifer Hudson is singing God Bless America at the Super Bowl pregame. I personally found it in bad form, and wonder how some of the kids felt, and how they will reflect on the experience down the road.
    Not really. I don't think children are quite as fragile as we think. I don't think that appearing at the Super Bowl (even perhaps being used a little) is going to cause them much in the way of emotional damage.
  11. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    04 Feb '13 21:27
    Originally posted by sh76
    Not really. I don't think children are quite as fragile as we think. I don't think that appearing at the Super Bowl (even perhaps being used a little) is going to cause them much in the way of emotional damage.
    I think I heard Sandusky say that once
  12. 04 Feb '13 22:03
    I have to agree. Aren't public schools supposed to be secular?

    Seriously though, why are people "offended" by everything these days?
  13. 05 Feb '13 00:07
    Originally posted by normbenign
    Sandy Hook elementary school chorus accompanied Jennifer Hudson is singing God Bless America at the Super Bowl pregame. I personally found it in bad form, and wonder how some of the kids felt, and how they will reflect on the experience down the road.
    Cant say I am offended but if one of the children were mine I most definitely would be!!!! I am plumb disgusted at the whole spectacle!!!!!
  14. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    05 Feb '13 19:51
    Originally posted by joe beyser
    Cant say I am offended but if one of the children were mine I most definitely would be!!!! I am plumb disgusted at the whole spectacle!!!!!
    It will go on their resume for life.
  15. 06 Feb '13 01:36
    Originally posted by JS357
    If your concern is dependent on how they will feel down the road, that would argue for waiting a while before deciding what to think. However maybe there are historic parallels?

    One thing I believe is that the parents of those children and the school counselors who are helping them heal, must have had a role in deliberating on and approving the activity. Fr ...[text shortened]... r generally to the parents in decisions regarding their children's well being, so why not here?
    Good argument pro.