Students suspended for a picture taken in their home?

Zero Tolerance? Or Naked Statism?

That bi-polar, Queen of Hearts, full-speed-ahead blind fury and absolutism is the mark of the modern educator, and this institutionalized insanity is running rampant in Massachusetts, where a pair of awkward teenagers have been suspended for daring to be talked about by their peers for a Facebook photo.

Two high school students in Massachusetts were suspended and face possible expulsion after posting a homecoming photo online of themselves holding airsoft rifles.

Tito Velez, 15, and his girlfriend Jamie Pereira posed with the airsoft rifles inside his home before heading to the Bristol Plymouth Regional Technical School homecoming dance in Taunton, a local NBC affiliate reported.

“This isn’t dangerous. … You can’t kill someone with it,” Tito said. “We didn’t shoot anyone. We were pointing them at the floor. Everything was on safe, no batteries, they never left the house. We never took them to school. That’d be stupid.”

Airsoft rifles only shoot plastic pellets and are not intended to be lethal. Still, the two were suspended Monday morning after posting the photo on Facebook, and administrators are considering expulsion, the station said.

“They created a disruption, in our opinion, and that’s what they’re being punished for,” said superintendent Richard Gross.

The issue wasn’t the gun replicas themselves, but the “Homecoming 2014″ caption attached to the photo, the superintendent said.

Where does this crap stop? When does it stop? When parents enough parents say NO MORE! It stops when people start getting fired for this blatant abuse of power, and of children. This must stop. It has now become a case of a school punishing kids for what they do at home. And understand this is more of the War on Guns This is about intimidation, and re-education, and it MUST STOP! We are allowing our liberties to be taken by fanatics and bullies. And it makes me ill that more parents are not standing up and demanding an end to such abuse. I promise you, if enough parents showed up at the school, lawyers in tow, and demanded this be fixed, it would be fixed damn quick!

The Stupidity of the Left knows no bounds

Good Freaking Grief! We seem to have given abject stupidity and ineptitude places of honor. Mike McDaniel is as fed up as I am with zero tolerance

I’d really like to think this kind of zero-tolerance lunacy is confined to the eastern United States. To be sure, it may reasonably be expected there, but I’m afraid it’s a contagion rivaling Ebola in virulence. Unlike with Ebola, however, I’m equally sure Mr. Obama will not be sending 3000 troops to Connecticut to “fight” this particular disease. NBCconnecticut.com has the story: 

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 • Updated at 4:19 PM EDT

JFK Middle School in Southington was on lockdown Tuesday after a student in a military-style jacket prompted concerns from staff members, who called police to report a suspicious person at the school.

The middle school, located at 1071 South Main Street, was placed on lockdown around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said a school employee spotted a suspicious man in the hallway and described him as standing 5 feet 7 inches tall and wearing a green military-type jacket.

The school sent an alert to parents informing them of the incident as officers canvassed the area and searched the school grounds.

Whoa there buckaroo! A “green military-type jacket”?! They locked down the school because a person wearing a green military-type jacket looked “suspicious?” Read on:

According to police, a student matching the staff member’s description was found in a classroom and identified as the person in question.

The student did not pose a threat and, after completing a secondary search, police gave the all clear. The lockdown was lifted shortly before 1 p.m.

A second alert from Southington schools said police did not find anything that was cause for concern but conducted a thorough search for the buildings and grounds.

Well of course. What a close call! I’m surprised the entire community wasn’t sent to the bomb shelters. Imagine the pandemonium if the student has been wearing camouflage trousers too! That would have been good for the callout of at least one SWAT team and strip searches of every student and teacher.

Again, Good Freaking Grief!

What could possibly go wrong?

A clusterfuck of epic proportions is born

Wake Forest University kicked off the fall 2014 semester by instituting a campus-wide online system that has the potential to restrict free speech by allowing students and staff to anonymously file reports on any occurrences they deem biased or hateful.

Known as the Bias Incident Report system, the online form does not specify the criteria for filing a report, nor does it explicitly define the word “bias.” Instead, students are pressured to submit a report anytime they believe they are encountering an incident of hate or bias — potentially opening the floodgates for students to report incidents without cause.

The report form lists a bevy of reasons an incident could be perceived as biased, some of which include: citizenship, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, religion, sexual orientation and economic background. The form even offers an option to upload a video, photos or audio of the occurrence.

The guidelines as to what “bias” relies heavily on student emotion — when a student feels at all offended by someone’s differing political or religious ideologies, a file is reported and is required to be officially investigated by university officials

Just another all-out assault on freedom of speech

Frankly, I would have told her to take a flying leap at a rolling can of vienna sausages

A restaurant advertised that they have bacon, a whiny Muslim got her feelings hurt so, the business took down the sign and is “reaching out” to her? Good Grief!

A sign on a lamp post at the bottom of the Winooski Circle displayed the words “Yield Sneakers Bacon” until Friday morning. The bistro owners took it down.

It started with a post from one woman who wrote that the sign was insensitive to those who do not consume pork. She said as a Muslim she is personally offended by it.

The owners of Sneakers spoke to WPTZ. They say they’ve reached out to the individual who made the post and proactively took the sign down. They also say they regret any harm caused by the sign, and that their goal was never to cause stress or bad feelings.

Of course they have now offended MANY more people by kissing the arse of this self-entitled whiner, and they have emboldened her, and other whiners to bully any business that “offends” them. This woman is a bully, and when you cave to bullies, you make them bully even more. And, please tell me what good “reaching out” to this miscreant does anyone? She did not like the sign, so what? What if she now demands the restaurant stop serving bacon? Will they reach out again? What if a vegetarian demands they stop selling beef? After all this business has now declared that they are going to do whatever they can NOT to offend. Let those flood gates open.

Powerful words that show how Leftism is working to silence speech

Donald Douglas has the news, not surprising, that the MTV Music Awards were going to have plenty of Leftist race baiting over Ferguson. After all, what better sums up the intellectual wasteland that IS Leftism more than an awards show with uninformed “artists” Parroting Leftist talking points about a matter they likely have not the first actual clue about? But, the REAL gem in this is the silencing affect of “tolerance”

At the Washington Post, “MTV to turn Video Music Awards spotlight on Ferguson“:

Last year, Miley Cyrus’s twerking, teddy-bear-filled performance at MTV’s Video Music Awards set off fierce arguments about race and cultural appropriation. This year, MTV is hoping to use its awards ceremony to start a different kind of conversation. Before and during the show, the network will be airing somber public service announcements about the ongoing standoff between law enforcement and the citizens of Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of the August 9 shooting death of teenager Michael Brown.

MTV’s spots are part of a larger campaign, Look Different, that the network developed in conjunction with organizations including the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, the National Council of La Raza and the Southern Poverty Law Center. MTV has a long history of activist-oriented youth programming, and the Look Different program developed out of a paradox that MTV President Stephen Friedman told me he saw showing up in MTV polling.

“Eighty percent of our audience believes that bias is at the root of racism and prejudice,” Friedman said. “But when cultural explosions like Trayvon Martin, or the recent death on Staten Island, or what is now happening in Ferguson occur, our audience often feels paralyzed to discuss the issues.”

The reason? A good-intentioned schema for how to treat other people fairly that ultimately makes it more difficult to acknowledge unfairness or difference when it shows up anyway.

“Ironically, part of the problem is that this generation was taught to be color-blind,” Friedman told me. “As a result, they feel like they’re going to step on a land mine if they say the wrong thing. In fact, our research has shown that fully 70 percent of our white audience grew up not talking about race in their households. They’re striving for fairness and equality and often just aren’t sure how to to proceed.”

In short, the Left has effectively intimidated any White person from feeling free to speak, unless they say wring thing. So, they are left with either being silent, or just regurgitating talking points they KNOW will be safe. This is EXACTLY what the Left desires

Atheists hear high school football players praying with coaches, outbreak of GODitis ensues

So, very tired of these bullies and their dirt bag lawyers

Hundreds of people gathered in Gainesville, Ga., to defend religious liberty Wednesday after an atheist group demanded a local high school remove religion from its football team.

The American Humanist Association sent a letter to officials at Chestatee High School Tuesday, threatening to sue if the football coaches don’t quit praying with the team, and if all biblical or religious messages are not removed from team documents, Fox News reports.

More than 200 people showed up for a prayer rally on the Chestatee football field Wednesday to protest the letter.

“We have received reports that CHS coaches have joined players in prayer while standing in a circle, hands interlocked,” the letter stated, according to Fox News. The group, writing on behalf of an unidentified resident, also complained about a banner, written by cheerleaders, that reads “Iron Sharpens Iron, Proverbs 21:17,” and that the team workout schedule references a verse in Galatians.

To me, reading the First Amendment makes a clear case here. 

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

OK, let’s see. The coaches, and schools are NOT Congress, they are NOT making ANY LAWS creating a State Church. But they ARE freely exercising their right to practice their religion. So, what is the problem here? Oh yes, that’s right, these Atheists are leftists, and they are OFFENDED! And Leftism IS an ideology for the narcissistic, so therefore everyone else must cave to the narcissistic Leftist bullies or else!

National Guard not allowed to receive award from an evil church

PC, and more PC!

Citing federal regulations, the Missouri National Guard has refused to show up for an hour-long meet-and-greet with kids at a small Baptist church in the rural southwest corner of the state.

The kerfuffle went down during this summer’s vacation Bible school at Bible Baptist Church in Carthage, Mo., reports Fox News.

Vacation Bible school is sort of a rite of passage in the region — as common locally in the summertime as fireworks on the Fourth of July and sticky, sunny days.

For this year’s version, part of the Bible Baptist Church’s theme was “God’s Rescue Squad.” So, on Monday, some paramedics stopped by. On Tuesday, it was firefighters. On Wednesday, it was some lawmen and K-9 dogs from the Jasper County sheriff’s department.

Members of the Missouri National Guard were scheduled for a Thursday appearance (in a Humvee), but they failed to show up because, they said, federal regulations prevent military activities that could appear to endorse any religious or sectarian faction.

The War on American Culture rolls on