Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Why I Drink

I drink more than I should. I don't make excuses for that, but I do offer a couple of explanations.

One, it makes me feel good.

Two, it's how I cope with a world gone mad.

I could cite many, many examples, but for right now I'll limit myself to two. Both illustrate why I've just about given up on our public schools, for reasons that should be obvious.

High School Student Suspended for Disarming Gunman
FORT MYERS, Fla. - A 16-year-old Cypress Lake High School student, who wrestled a loaded revolver away from a teen threatening to shoot, is being punished.

The student grappled the gun away from the 15-year-old suspect on the bus ride home Tuesday after witnesses say (the suspect) aimed the weapon point blank at another student and threatened to shoot him.

...And for that he was suspended for three days.
And the lesson he and all his fellow students are learning from this? Don't bother doing the right thing, or stepping up and helping people in trouble.

No good deed goes unpunished. 
The student says he wrestled the .22 caliber RG-14 Revolver away from the suspect, a football player, who witnesses say threatened to shoot a teammate because he had been arguing with his friend.

That's when the student we spoke with says he and others tackled the teen and wrestled away the gun. The next day the school slapped him with a three day suspension.

According to the referral, he was suspended for being part of an "incident" where a weapon was present and given an "emergency suspension."
I guess if he'd been shot he still would have been suspended "for being part of an "incident" where a weapon was present."

There is nothing so uncommon as common sense.

Not to be outdone, a Baltimore school district suspended a 7-year-old for chewing his Pop-Tart into something that some paranoid ultra-imaginative über-liberal teacher indoctrination specialist interpreted as being "a gun kinda."
At Park Elementary school, Josh was enjoying his breakfast pastry when he decided to try and shape it into a mountain.

Josh said, "It was already a rectangle and I just kept on biting it and biting it and tore off the top and it kinda looked like a gun but it wasn't."

Josh takes full responsibly for trying to shape his breakfast pastry, but admits it was in innocent fun. He told FOX45, "All I was trying to do was turn it into a mountain but, it didn't look like a mountain really and it turned out to be a gun kinda."

When his teacher saw the strawberry tart he knew he was in trouble, he recalls, "She was pretty mad…and I think I was in big trouble."

Josh's dad received a phone call from the school saying that Josh has been suspended for two days because he took his breakfast pastry and fashioned it into a gun. Josh's dad was astounded to learn the school chose such a harsh punishment, even after no one was hurt.
"...even after no one was hurt."

Words fail me. The poor kid's father has been so brainwashed that he focuses on the fact that no one was hurt, rather than the bigger picture.

A seven-year-old uses his imagination to turn something into something else. That's called creativity. Artists do it all the time. But in this case some idiot with her head so far up her ass that sunshine has to be pumped in 'imagined' that the seven-year-old was a potential mass murderer.

Thank God the pastry wasn't loaded.


Bag Blog said...

It is indeed a world gone mad. I'm glad I got out of the public school business when I did. My husband was worried that I would get myself in trouble disciplining a student and no one would back me.

Toejam said...

Yes indeed American moral principles have gone absolutely mad.

The criminal is the victim.

The victim is the criminal.

1984 come to past!

CenTexTim said...

BB, not only would the school system refuse to back you, they'd be the first in line to punish you.

Toejam - It's the old Pogo line - "We have met the enemy, and he is us."

Steve D said...

Three, it tastes good!

CenTexTim said...

Steve, I like the way you think!