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(Chicago Sun-Times)   "Blind kids on the brink of being shown the door." Well, maybe not "shown", exactly   (suntimes.com) divider line
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2009-03-18 09:37:09 AM  
Okay, I laughed. +1
 
2009-03-18 09:42:12 AM  
Ha Ha.

+1
 
2009-03-18 10:03:43 AM  
leave them in the desert. shai-hulud will take them.
 
2009-03-18 11:38:52 AM  
I bet they never saw that coming.

/obligatory
 
2009-03-18 11:44:33 AM  
It was nice to see that one kid could tell a joke about his condition.
 
2009-03-18 01:44:47 PM  
 
2009-03-18 01:44:50 PM  
I don't see what so funny about the headline.
 
2009-03-18 01:47:28 PM  
I guess they'll just hit the door on the way out
 
2009-03-18 01:48:24 PM  
that headline-writer is going to go to Hell.
 
2009-03-18 01:50:11 PM  

dracula: I don't see what so funny about the headline.


I was hoping for a racist joke, with some twisted play on "blind" and "blink." But no, just regular blind kids. They're no fun to laugh at.
 
2009-03-18 01:50:34 PM  
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Did they really punish her by making her read the waffle iron? If so, well that's just wrong.

/mmmm waffles
 
2009-03-18 01:51:33 PM  
"We haven't communicated to the parents yet," said Michael Volpe, executive director of the School Association for Special Education in DuPage County, which runs the program. "We wanted, hopefully to get a solution."

You didn't imagine communicating to the parents, while ultimately having to deal with their complaints, would lead them to find a place for their children or apply pressure somewhere within the system that space would be made? Far less work on your behalf.
 
2009-03-18 01:53:10 PM  
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2009-03-18 01:57:39 PM  
farking awesome subby!
 
2009-03-18 01:58:24 PM  
Saddest article I've felt today.
 
2009-03-18 01:59:29 PM  
A man walks into a cristal vase store, and spins his dog with it's least, breaking just about everything in the store.

The store owner walks up to the man and ask him just what the hell he just did.

The man replies; "Oh, nothing really, I'm blind, I was just having a look around."


/Try the veal
 
2009-03-18 02:00:23 PM  
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/hotlinked like Granddad's new shoes.
 
2009-03-18 02:04:27 PM  
Blind kids, Downs kids, Retarded and "differently abled" kids, all of these were fine to have during the good times, but we simply can't afford them now during the hard times.
 
2009-03-18 02:08:31 PM  

imfallen_angel: A man walks into a cristal vase store, and spins his dog with it's least, breaking just about everything in the store.

The store owner walks up to the man and ask him just what the hell he just did.

The man replies; "Oh, nothing really, I'm blind, I was just having a look around."


/Try the veal


The blind kid in the article told that joke better than you.
 
2009-03-18 02:14:24 PM  

studebaker hoch: Blind kids, Downs kids, Retarded and "differently abled" kids, all of these were fine to have during the good times, but we simply can't afford them now during the hard times.


Nonsense, at least some of those are cut out to be the strapping, slow-witted farmhands we'll need to help out with subsistence farming. Then again I think things are gonna get pretty bad.
 
2009-03-18 02:17:15 PM  
Great. I used to work there. In all seriousness, the building is woefully overcrowded. They're in the process of building a new addition, but it'll take 2-3 years until it's completed. For now they desperately need the space.

I'm not justifying moving the vision kids, but the school just doesn't have the space.
 
2009-03-18 02:17:30 PM  

tortilla burger: I guess they'll just hit the door on the way out


My mother spent a few days leading me around when my eyes were bandaged after surgery. She was terrible at it. The moment I remember the clearest was:

Mom: "Well, I guess you'll have to watch out for that door there..."
Me: Whe...*crash*
 
2009-03-18 02:27:29 PM  
Blind kids make double.
 
2009-03-18 02:27:51 PM  

The Martian Manhandler: imfallen_angel: A man walks into a cristal vase store, and spins his dog with it's least, breaking just about everything in the store.

The store owner walks up to the man and ask him just what the hell he just did.

The man replies; "Oh, nothing really, I'm blind, I was just having a look around."


/Try the veal

The blind kid in the article told that joke better than you.


You might be right, but did he see the punchline coming?

/try the lasagna
 
2009-03-18 02:30:00 PM  
Put the retards to sleep, problem solved.
 
2009-03-18 02:40:12 PM  
When starting out as a young musician in a band, we'd often play at the local School for the Blind. A lot of fun. The kids were my age and probably could blow my doors off as far as music goes, but they would be classically trained. We just wanted to rock out.

The dancing was frenetic. They didn't see the 'new moves' others would bring. It was just a writhing mass of energy. I'd not seen it's like again, until my first mosh.

A nice looking girl and I started 'seeing' each other. She taught me not to be embarrassed to use words like looking and seeing around her.

/Playing hide and seek in a dark room, I'd always loose. Wheeee!

//When we played the School for the Deaf it was fun, too. The kids mostly wanted to hug the bass speakers.
 
2009-03-18 03:01:55 PM  
Peter: Bump, bump, no bump, bump, three vertical bumps, four bumps, and a square.

Blind Guy: Haha, yeah I heard they all look alike.
 
2009-03-18 03:04:29 PM  
I am totally blind so I'm getting a kick out of ...

Seriously, I was the only blind student in my high school. I didn't have a "vision room", either, and I did just fine. In fact, unlike some of the kids featured in the artical, I actually graduated with my classmates in the four year time span that - provided you don't fail - you are supposed to take to graduate. My county board of education assigned me a braille transcriptionist who would drop in once or twice weekly to transcribe my tests in to braille and my assignments in to print. This, young whipper snappers, was how we rolled before the days of accessible PCs. Now though, things should be handled much differently. Ideally, these kids should be given laptops equipped with screen readers and a couple shared braille printers and scanners. Fully mainstream the buggers. Blind kids _need_ these tools in order to be competitive in the "real world". I'm not trying to be harsh, but, I can't just hand my boss a report written in braille, just as an english speaking sighted person can't turn in a report written in Cantonese. This is just more proof that our education system is both short sighted and stuck in the dark ages, (puns intended). We all need to realize that if we don't come up with the $$ to fund our children's education now, it is going to cost us far more in the long run. The nay-sayers need ask themselves: Would you rather see these kids paying in to, or collecting from Social Security?
 
2009-03-18 03:15:24 PM  
...Life's an eskimo pie, let's take a bite

/Shouldn't be obscure, but you never know
 
2009-03-18 04:00:05 PM  

dracula: I don't see what so funny about the headline.


It's okay; they don't either
 
2009-03-18 05:02:44 PM  

Oysterman: dracula: I don't see what so funny about the headline.

It's okay; they don't either



ZING!
 
2009-03-18 07:43:01 PM  
There has to be a trick.
How do you think he does it?
I don't know.
 
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