That Flag

There's been a sudden flurry of flag stories...

...a sign of how the media builds excitement over a certain storyline, I suppose. Whatever the reason, the stupidity of some are hard to believe even for the wacky world of liberal schools - like this one.
The battle over the American flag has reached a middle school art class in California’s Santa Rita School District where a student was told not to draw Old Glory because it was “offensive,” but another student — in the same class – was praised for drawing a picture of President Obama.
Many public school teachers just aren't that sophisticated and aren't all that well trained, so it's easy to imagine them following the culture of the school and treating the flag, or other signs of patriotism, with the fear and disdain usually reserved for religion.
The pin saga started on October 3, 2007 when a local ABC reporter asked Obama why he didn't wear one.
Could the president have started an anti-flag movement after signaling his own discomfort with the symbol when he was a candidate?
Instead of the standard Beltway refrain, "My patriotism speaks for itself," Obama launched into a long explanation of his decision-making process: "The truth is that right after 9/11, I had a pin. Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we're talking about the Iraq war, that became a substitute for, I think, true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security," Obama said in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "I decided I won't wear that pin on my chest. Instead I'm going to try to tell the American people what I believe what will make this country great and hopefully that will be a testimony to my patriotism."