I Am Barack Obama – UPDATED

There is much talk today about this video.

The video was actually created as a Father’s Day “tribute” to Obama created by his Harvard classmate, Charisse Carney-Nunes. The school that allowed this was B. Bernice Young Elementary School.

I wonder if Charisse was able to deliver this ‘present’ to Obama?

The video had previously been posted to her YouTube, however has since been removed since this hit the airways yesterday.

Kids praising Obama - removed by user

Charisse is also the author of “I Am Barack Obama“, a book all about our ‘dear leader’.

A reading of her book was done by Sterling Speirn, President of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on June 6, 2009. He talks about author Charisse Carney-Nunes and reads I Am Barack Obama at the National Press Club before 200 leading educators.

Looks like a good opportunity for new recruits. How many schools participated in this indoctrination?

I would love to hear if the parents were aware of this?

UPDATE:

Who is W.K. Kellogg Foundation? If this group is involved with or promoted this, you can be sure this video has been shown at more schools. Another couple interesting tidbits about this foundation – they are a big donor to the Tides Foundation and of course ACORN. They also donated $1.6 in June 2009 to;

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation today announced investments of $1.6 million to leverage activities related to United We Serve, President Obama’s nationwide service initiative challenging all Americans to participate in community service this summer.

Sterling made this announcement at National Conference on Volunteering and Service. The conference attended by Michelle Obama.

Does anyone else think the name of this ‘movement’ – United We Serve – is eery?

UPDATE – SCHOOL RESPONSE:

Via Big Hollywood.

Response to Unauthorized Video of Class Activity
September 24, 2009

Today we became aware of a video that was placed on the internet which has been reported in the media. The video is of a class of students singing a song about President Obama. The activity took place during Black History Month in 2009, which is recognized each February to honor the contributions of African Americans to our country. Our curriculum studies, honors and recognizes those who serve our country. The recording and distribution of the class activity were unauthorized.

This is an interesting response – considering that the original video posting showed that this was a Father’s Day project.

Black History Month = February 

Father’s Day = June

The video was originally posting on June 19, 2009 which seems to fit the Father’s Day explanation and not the school’s explanation. Hmmmmm…….

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