Monday, October 07, 2013

The Non-Culture of Wausau

Gotta hand it to these guys for being Dummies of the Month.

A high school’s elite Master Singers choir group will temporarily disband and Wausau elementary schools will no longer hold holiday concerts as the result of a Wausau School District directive to limit religious music in December.

Phil Buch, who has directed Wausau West High School’s choral programs since 1981, said the decision to halt rehearsals for the Master Singers was made after a meeting Thursday with district officials and Frank Sutherland, an attorney who represents the school district.

One is always suspicious when a lawyer walks into the room.

Buch said district administrators gave music educators at Wausau schools three options for December concerts, which typically contain a significant amount of religious music: choose five secular, or non-religious, songs for each religious song performed; hold a concert and have no holiday music whatsoever; or postpone any concerts in December. Because the 20-member Master Singers group is invited to sing at nearly a dozen holiday concerts each year, Buch said, those options were unacceptable.

Not only "unacceptable."  I would say that Ebenezer Scrooge would have applauded those inane commands. 

“This group sings at Christmas programs,” Buch said. “We sing for nursing homes, grade schools, businesses. To do that without Christmas music doesn’t make sense.”

Buch said the annual Wausau West music concert, held at The Grand theater each December, will go on but without the Master Singers.

You'll pee your pants when you read the "statement" from the school board President, who wears a cheesehead while cooking.

Wausau School Board president Michelle Schaefer said the change in direction stems from legal concerns over the amount of religious music performed in the schools....“From a school board perspective, we look for music that is balanced,” Schaefer said. “Yes, we are a predominantly Christian society, but we are also a society of many faiths, and we want to respect that.


In Russian, the word for Ms. Schaefer is neculturny.

Here, she's just an idiot.

HT:  Sykes


Dan said...

In Milwaukee and other urban schools, they sing Christmas music along with other traditional Christian music all the time. Apparently, Wausau has decided they know better than these urban schools who have been doing it for decades.

Tim Morrissey said...

All this, because the Hmong do not observe Christmas.

Politically correct cowards.

Dad29 said...

Let the Hmong sue. Better yet, have E. Holder bop over to Federal Court and sue.

Anonymous said...

Lay off the donuts, you fat pig Morrissey.

Anonymous said...

A lawyer and a school board president... kinda whores by profession, eh?

Anonymous said...

I thought the school board represents the will of the people. If citizens do not like the direction the district is heading on this matter, vote them out or attend a meeting to voice their displeasure. But, I suppose the "civilized" and "Christian" thing is for Dad29 to call people "idiots".

And the only "whores" here is the deranged anony at 10:14 a.m. with his homoerotic fantasy obsession.

Anonymous said...

Tim Morrissey is a fat fucking piece of shit.

Tim Morrissey said...

Omigod.....after reading Anony's comments about donut-eating and me being a fat f'ing piece of shit, I just can't take it any more. Anony's rapier-like wit has cut me to the core, and I have sworn off donuts and will no longer be a fat f'ing piece of shit. I will cower in my mom's basement, so traumatized by the brilliant observations of Anony, that I don't think I'll ever be able to comment on Dad29's blog again.

That's the best you got? The same shit about donuts and weight for the past four months or so? And you imagine this stultifying shit BOTHERS me in some way?

You apparently don't have the requisite IQ to realize that your boring, repetitive, anonymous postings reflect far more on YOU than they do on me.

Improve your game! Is that your best? Donuts, Diabetes, and fat?

How about something REALLY personal - because you never seem to be able to stay on point regarding the topic of Dad29's posts. Let's see what you got!!!!

Anonymous said...

Let's see Tim. Like every other tuba player I know, you are a worthless excuse for a human being. Like your instrument, you add absolutely nothing of value, and society would be better off if someone took a blowtorch to both - you to make into industrial soap, and your tuba into scrap metal.

Tim Morrissey said...

Pretty good! Now, sharpen the attack a bit by making it more personal than generic (insult MY skills as a tuba player, not the entire community of tuba players), and for extra points, use an analogy that somehow relates to the main theme of the thread.

You're getting better, so I know you're trying harder. I'll try to help as much as I can, because it's more fun to play with someone who has skills than someone of such limited ability.

Apologies to Dad29 for perverting this thread.

Tim Morrissey said...

Can it be you've given up, Anony? Imagine how crestfallen I was this morning when I checked for your snappy rejoinder...and found nothing.

Sort of like Dominic Raiola, huh? Insult the tubas with impunity, until the adults show up and tell you to shut up and pay tribute?


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Dad29 said...

You wanna play with Tim, play with Tim.

Stay off the wife and chilluns.