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2011-08-29 07:35:21 AM  

PooPooUndies: MoreVespeneGas: My bud's dad keeps his beard in jail because he claims he is a Wiccan.
He totally isn't.

Your bud's dad is gay?


hahaha I worded that very wrong.
 
2011-08-29 07:48:26 AM  

PooPooUndies: t
Hm. To me, comparing Perry and Clinton is like comparing apples and post it notes. They are incredibly different. You can choose who the apple is. While I don't agree with everything Clinton did, at least he was intelligent. I can't say that I've heard anything intelligent come from Perry's mouth. Quite the opposite, actually.

As for Chicago, I've lived within a few hundred miles of Chicago most of my life. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone that hates Chicago. Most of us really like it.


A: I have lived in Chicago and the Chicago Area. I even got kicked out of Glenbard North High School in the distant past, in-between getting kicked out of other schools other places, for smoking a Marlboro Red cigarette in a basement stairwell. I lived their as a high school student. I lived there as an adult playing blues guitar and some jazz. I visited it many times going back many decades because family lived there. I've played at Buddy Guy's TWICE because I'm a cool old dude and they liked me and Texas Blues stylings. When I got kicked out of that high school I was forced by family to work in a Pretzel Shop in a mall in Bloomingdale as penance. One grandmother died in Carol Stream, I have an aunt that has a house in Hanover Park, my parents live in Oak Park now. I have family in Highland Park and Cicero as well as on North Sheridan Road. I belive I have been familiar with the town for longer than you have been alive. I also have downstate friends and family that don't like Chicago one bit as well as some near Rockford and Freeport and in Chadwick that also aren't keen on city stuff and many of them cheer for the Pack Attack, although the Packers are technically a Wisconsin team.

I was stating as to political inclinations and ability to keep getting elected, even when often telling lies, I find Perry and Clinton rather competitive in that skill. I wasn't saying I agreed with either of them or thought either did a good job. I stated they were good at getting elected.

/Short version. I'm pretty familiar with Chicago and Chicago politics.
//Oh...One of my kin is an ELECTED DEMOCRAT FROM CHICAGO.
///So I guess I'll go back to not knowing anything and not having used to hang out a lot playing guitar at the Underground Wonderbar. See if you know where that is without googling.
////Farkers often underestimate other people and say marginally rude things, but it's par for the course, and I was nicer than the Chicago area as I politely proved you wrong by schooling you instead of kicking you out of school ;-)

Cheers,
 
2011-08-29 07:54:37 AM  
(Thinking before clicking "Don't be my state don't be my state.") *click* Damnit!

Maybe we do need a Texas tag, after all.
 
2011-08-29 07:56:04 AM  
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PooPooUndies: As for Chicago, I've lived within a few hundred miles of Chicago most of my life. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone that hates Chicago. Most of us really like it.


Oh, FWIW. Dad grew up Rogers Park, his dad on Maxwell street. Dad went to U of I, Mom went to NIU (she's from the down state part of the family). Both went to U of I Medical in Chicago. Dad M.D., Mom R.N., M.S.N.

I know nothing about Chicagoland and Illinois. Feel free to ignore views that you think are misinformed.

/I don't know if you know that there's an "El Paso" in Illinois, but I do, because my grandfather and his brothers were mostly raised there.
//I also know really good places to eat at odd ours anywhere near Chicago.
 
2011-08-29 07:58:03 AM  
Seeing things like this make me glad I home school my kids...

And yes, it comes down to small minded people who smell the power they're given and let it go to their heads...

He's 6 and his mom wants him to have long hair and an earring? Let him. Like any other kid that age, give him a few weeks and he'd have forgotten about doing it, lost the earring, etc... Now that theres been all sorts of attention to it, mom will make sure he doesn't lose it, doesn't get it cut, etc...

At least until the events happen as IronOcelot spoke of...
 
2011-08-29 07:59:15 AM  
I am in Texas.
Two of my boys have long hair. No one cares. There are kids at school with snake bites and kids with rainbow colored hair. No one cares.

/Shouldn't paint the entire state with the same brush.
 
2011-08-29 08:03:40 AM  
As a former hippie it gives me great pleasure to know you twisted little cons are still bugged by hippies 40 years after the 1960s ended.

Were inside your head irritating the fark out of your dumb redneck ass.
 
2011-08-29 08:05:10 AM  

brigid_fitch: FirstNationalBastard: Uh... why does a 6 year old boy have a diamond earring

That his parents gave him when he was 1? WTF? Bad enough stupid mothers have it done to their daughters--at least when she grows up, she'll most likely wear earrings. But a boy? What goes through a person's head to make that decision? "Oh, I think I'll traumatize my infant son by having some teenybopper at the mall spear his ear. It'll be cute."


One word: circumcision.
 
2011-08-29 08:05:58 AM  
Rules like these are for people who get acute cases of butthurt about what someone else is wearing, or how someone is growing their hair. I mean how are they supposed to sleep at night knowing there are 6 year old boys with long hair and earrings?
I for one am truly grateful for people who have the time and energy to be concerned, worried and busybody about what everyone else is doing, especially when the only impact it has on them is self conceived, maintained, and nurtured.
 
2011-08-29 08:06:16 AM  

thefnz1: PooPooUndies: t
Hm. To me, comparing Perry and Clinton is like comparing apples and post it notes. They are incredibly different. You can choose who the apple is. While I don't agree with everything Clinton did, at least he was intelligent. I can't say that I've heard anything intelligent come from Perry's mouth. Quite the opposite, actually.

As for Chicago, I've lived within a few hundred miles of Chicago most of my life. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone that hates Chicago. Most of us really like it.

A: I have lived in Chicago and the Chicago Area. I even got kicked out of Glenbard North High School in the distant past, in-between getting kicked out of other schools other places, for smoking a Marlboro Red cigarette in a basement stairwell. I lived their as a high school student. I lived there as an adult playing blues guitar and some jazz. I visited it many times going back many decades because family lived there. I've played at Buddy Guy's TWICE because I'm a cool old dude and they liked me and Texas Blues stylings. When I got kicked out of that high school I was forced by family to work in a Pretzel Shop in a mall in Bloomingdale as penance. One grandmother died in Carol Stream, I have an aunt that has a house in Hanover Park, my parents live in Oak Park now. I have family in Highland Park and Cicero as well as on North Sheridan Road. I belive I have been familiar with the town for longer than you have been alive. I also have downstate friends and family that don't like Chicago one bit as well as some near Rockford and Freeport and in Chadwick that also aren't keen on city stuff and many of them cheer for the Pack Attack, although the Packers are technically a Wisconsin team.

I was stating as to political inclinations and ability to keep getting elected, even when often telling lies, I find Perry and Clinton rather competitive in that skill. I wasn't saying I agreed with either of them or thought either did a good job. I stated they were good at getting elected.

/Short version. I'm pretty familiar with Chicago and Chicago politics.
//Oh...One of my kin is an ELECTED DEMOCRAT FROM CHICAGO.
///So I guess I'll go back to not knowing anything and not having used to hang out a lot playing guitar at the Underground Wonderbar. See if you know where that is without googling.
////Farkers often underestimate other people and say marginally rude things, but it's par for the course, and I was nicer than the Chicago area as I politely proved you wrong by schooling you instead of kicking you out of school ;-)

Cheers,


You can't be from Chicago. No one there is that passive-aggressive. Maybe that's why you kept getting kicked out of school.

Also, for the "rest of us", every place you mentioned is essentially considered "Chicago". By "rest of us", I mean those of us that grew up within shouting distance, like Champaign. I remember old Chicago well, especially the Sunkist signs that used to greet us when we came to town. I miss those whenever I'm back.

But I don't know anything about the town, despite having been there regularly.

Here. Put this chip back on your shoulder. You seem to be comfortable with it on there.
 
2011-08-29 08:07:44 AM  

CaptainSmartass: (Thinking before clicking "Don't be my state don't be my state.") *click* Damnit!

Maybe we do need a Texas tag, after all.


Amen, Brutha.
 
2011-08-29 08:11:24 AM  

PooPooUndies:
Here. Put this chip back on your shoulder. You seem to be comfortable with it on there.


Telling you you are a judgmental moron who spoke of things he doesn't know isn't a chip on the shoulder. I made a valid observation of how Chicago relates to the state and the fact Clinton and Perry are both good at getting elected.

You insulted people.

So what are you winning on the internet today, skippy?

Telling you you were off base isn't passive aggressive, just like smoking a cigarette on the first day of school wasn't passive agressive. You must be PROJECTING.

Remember the fark rules? One of them is "Don't be a dick."
 
2011-08-29 08:14:23 AM  
I let my hair grow until I start looking for a new place of employment, usually about 5 years for me. Whenever I chop it all off for interviews I donate it.
If you want to donate but don't have the 10 inches that LoL requires Pantene will take it. Just check their website.
 
2011-08-29 08:14:27 AM  

thefnz1: Texas isn't as big as California or Alaska, but it's oretty dang big and El Paso ain't like Austin ain't like Dallas Ain't like Texarkana ain't like Houston ain't like San Antonio ain't like San Angelo other than the end of addressed involving all of them (except the arkie part of Texarkana) end in "TX".

I find bigoted people comical and they provide me entertainment. I'm not mad at all, but I shall point out foibles as I see them.

You are welcome. Perhaps you learned something today?


lonestarunderground.com
 
2011-08-29 08:23:47 AM  

Arcturus72: Seeing things like this make me glad I home school my kids...


Ditto.
 
2011-08-29 08:26:27 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: granolasteak: If you think you can't be part of solution because you won't be as cute, you're one of the people who are part of the problem.

I give cancer to children?


I don't know...do you? Try raising money for St. Baldrick's, shave your head at a St. B's event, and we'll see if you have the mark of the beast tattooed on your tiny scalp.
 
2011-08-29 08:28:58 AM  

wildcardjack: I am not a wig maker, but isn't kid hair too fine for wigs.


Watch Chris Rock's "Good Hair". Most of the hair for weaves comes from Indian children.
 
2011-08-29 08:34:08 AM  

granolasteak: ArcadianRefugee: granolasteak: If you think you can't be part of solution because you won't be as cute, you're one of the people who are part of the problem.

I give cancer to children?

I don't know...do you? Try raising money for St. Baldrick's, shave your head at a St. B's event, and we'll see if you have the mark of the beast tattooed on your tiny scalp.


If I wanted to get the mark of the beast tattooed on my scalp, do you know anybody that knows what it's really supposed to look like? Maybe they had a vision or demonic possession that was verifiable to give them some cred? I've got a friend that runs a really good tat shop in El Cerrito, but the Biblical descriptions are a bit lacking to literally draw any pictures from, much less try to imprint on your skin.

I'd feel odd if there was a heaven or hell and I got to one of them and they said I was wearing the wrong gang/club sign/colors and they kicked me to the place I didn't want to go to that I thought I was advertising.

/Any help appreciated. It could be important in my afterlife, if there is one.
 
2011-08-29 08:35:00 AM  

cuzsis: I'll admit that made me raise my eyebrows, and not in a good way...


You're missing one major fact. Just because they receive a ponytail doesn't mean it's fit for wig making. It has to be long enough and the hair has to be in good condition. Lots of the people I have seen donate their hair had hair that wasn't suitable for wig making and/or cut the hair well before it was long enough for a ponytail. It doesn't help that so many of the donors are children who REALLY want to send in hair and have a hard time waiting.
 
2011-08-29 08:42:05 AM  

octopied: Birdshead: If the kid is growing the hair for the purpose of donation, this is a noble cause, and the school-board and parents should be making exception on the policy. Besides, "neat, clean and well-groomed" (description in the local story) is somewhat vague.

The earring, however, does offer a basis to question the sincerity of the claim of intent.

There are lots of things done for charity, but some of them you can't do for school or work. I'm a woman. I probably can't shave my head for charity and go to work like that. Whereas a man could probably do it(particularly a black guy) with no comment from anyone. I could, however wear pink scrubs "for breast cancer" whereas a man cannot. And so forth.


If I were at a hospital ( im assuming because you mentioned scrubs) and saw a woman working there with a shaved head I would probably say hello and try to have a conversation. If I saw a dude with pink scrubs well, I would think he was wearing pink scrubs. Some of us out here just don't worry about stuff like that.
 
2011-08-29 08:46:27 AM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I'm curious about Fox's motive for publishing this story. Who is the reader supposed to be angry at?


Everything and everybody.
i18.photobucket.com
 
2011-08-29 08:55:53 AM  
I kind of feel like a jerk for thinking this, but I can;t help thinking that if they want to challenge the dress code, they should challenge it for its own sake and not play the cancer card. And I say that as a two-wig cancer survivor. If they believe he should be allowed to grow his hair long, then his reasons for doing so shouldn't matter.
 
2011-08-29 08:59:31 AM  
The kids hair would be no problem if he were black. Not sure how wearing a diamond helps cancer victims though.
 
2011-08-29 09:05:33 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Uh... why does a 6 year old boy have a diamond earring and long hair?

I don't have a problem with either on a male, but at 6 years old?

/School dress codes regulating hair length and jewelry are bullshiat. However, this is Texas, so we should all feel lucky the kid isn't dragged behind a truck.


He's supposedly had it for 5 years. A better question is why does a one year old kid have a diamond earring?

/I also can't stand dress codes and the group think conformity nonsense behind such codes.
 
2011-08-29 09:12:45 AM  

Earpj: I am in Texas.
Two of my boys have long hair. No one cares. There are kids at school with snake bites and kids with rainbow colored hair. No one cares.

/Shouldn't paint the entire state with the same brush.

This. My daughter goes to The Colony school system and they let them wear, and do up their hair pretty much any way they want as long as it it isn't offensive.(she wears a darwin fish shirt all the time... no problem)

The state is actually very diverse.

It's just that due to ingrained tradition of nepotism, the "Good Ol' Boy network keeps running its' mouth off on the news all the damn time and blasting what little bit of sanity there is of the air waves.

Don't get me wrong, though. There is a whole heaping ton of DERP there, and it is a very vocal and very mean kind of DERP.
 
2011-08-29 09:20:42 AM  

Earpj: I am in Texas.
Two of my boys have long hair. No one cares. There are kids at school with snake bites and kids with rainbow colored hair. No one cares.

/Shouldn't paint the entire state with the same brush.




What is a snake bite?
 
2011-08-29 09:24:18 AM  

Brubold: .

He's supposedly had it for 5 years. A better question is why does a one year old kid have a diamond earring?


Maybe it's a cultural thing for the parents? The article isn't very clear.
 
2011-08-29 09:25:52 AM  

Airfoilsguy:

What is a snake bite?


Piercings of the bottom lip. One on each side.
 
2011-08-29 10:14:17 AM  
Is there a Texas tag yet?
 
2011-08-29 10:30:48 AM  

Stickdeath: That kid looks like the type to have hair that smells like a bucket of piss. I hope the school district allows him piercings so he can catch it on something or have someone pull it out. Row Row, Absolve the Powa (of all responsibility if your little shiat is injured)



Wow, no offense, but you seem to be a huge asshole.
 
2011-08-29 10:37:12 AM  

phrawgh: Genevieve Marie: They're children. It shouldn't be acceptable for girls to wear their hair long and wear earrings but not for boys to do it.

Despite popular propaganda, girls and boys ARE different.

[image.blingee.com image 400x267]
/gratis



What if the kid is gay, would it be ok for him to have long hair and wear an earring?
 
2011-08-29 10:37:14 AM  
The school is causing a bigger distraction by not letting the kid go to his class. They're 6-year-olds. Sure, they're teasing him about his earring, but they're also teasing each other about anything else they can find different. It's what they do.
 
2011-08-29 10:43:41 AM  

MaliFinn: Is there a Texas tag yet?


On your TOE if you asked in the wrong place. Just sayin'. I once asked a fellow in Lubbock if he was a real bull rider or bought the giant belt buckle to make people think he was a bull rider. Wasn't a wise option. Dude actually hit pretty hard for a gay cowboy looking dude with way too much jewelry on. No sense of humour, so be careful on the playground. They can be as bad as people from yankeeland, about people insulting their home state ;-)

Doink_Boink: What if the kid is gay, would it be ok for him to have long hair and wear an earring?


Would depend on what the earings looked like. If he pulled it off with style, it could be OK, but most of the time people prefer symmetry in ear jewelry on an aesthetic level.
 
2011-08-29 10:56:37 AM  
"Shand vows to fight the Blanco Independent School District to allow her son to wear his diamond earring"


Oh FFS. Is he wearing the earring because of religious beliefs or some political expression? No? Then take the earring out and be done with it, White Trash Suzie.
 
2011-08-29 10:57:09 AM  

Get Lost: Hey Texas..... Please go back to Mexico, quick.


/We do not need any more drones in society, who are victims of abuse from anal retentive MoFo's who hate anyone being different.
//If the legal system works, the kid could easily make part of his college money from the school assholes that are suppressing his Rights to education in the public schools system, without being persecuted for his beliefs(charity and being a good human, unlike the Nazi teachers and the Nazi administrators in his district).


There are drones, then there is also existing within a society and within a system. I am sorry that you and FirstNationalSnowflake think that rules are bad and any rule that you do not understand in just a petty tyrant. Let me put things another way, do you think the issues in our educational system are the results of too much asserted control by administration, or too little ability to stand up to parents. And do you think that sharply worded rules and equal application of these rules helps or hurts administration stand up to parents who, like you, think they or their kids are too special to follow the rules, or that they or their kids should be allowed to be different to avoid being drones.

As someone in their early forties, I see the result, in the people I try to hire, of a generation of treating Jonny and Dakota as free range children. It isn't good.
 
2011-08-29 11:11:09 AM  

MycroftHolmes: As someone in their early forties, I see the result, in the people I try to hire, of a generation of treating Jonny and Dakota as free range children. It isn't good.


Makes C.O.P.S. more diverse. Are you anti-diversity? Now middle class and upper class white kids also can act like minorities with false senses of entitlement! It's the new wave, man. Also, you can hire really polite people that cost less in China and India, and oddly, Malaysia isn't bad either for a majority Muslim country and you can even get good pork barbecue and they look the other way, but stay away from drugs as they have minimal tolerance for that. Friend moved his business there from Austin.
 
2011-08-29 11:47:20 AM  
THAT'S what Texans call long hair?

Geez, if I went to Texas, all the straight Texan dudes would hit on me... until they learned that I was actually male... then they'd lynch me for inspiring them to be attracted to a dude.

/wasn't it a Texan who invented the bullsh*t "gay panic" defense?
 
2011-08-29 12:24:34 PM  
Uggh

I dont think its about the hair at all. The kids hair looks fine, the problem is the freaking earring.

"Shand vows to fight the Blanco Independent School District to allow her son to wear his diamond earring, Kens5.com reports."

You know, maybe if it was just the hair, I might feel the need to be upset about it but the earring?? The poor kid doesn't need to have an additional reason for the kids to tease him I am sure, leave it at home. The sad part is from the article its not the hair for cancer the parent cares about either, shes just using it as a reason to get some sob story points. I would bet the school could deal with the hair as well if she would just give in on the earring.
 
2011-08-29 12:27:02 PM  
From the rest of the article on kens5.com.


"She pointed to a similar incident in El Paso, where the mother of a kindergarten student is also fighting the district to allow her son to wear his diamond earring."

Yah... Its not about the hair. Its about the retarded earring.
 
2011-08-29 12:38:34 PM  

BackAssward: Lizardking: Honest question: Why should he be different? Why should he be allowed to break the dress code just because he says he is donating the hair?

Quick question, why should a public school have an arbitrary dress code? What makes it wrong for a male to have longer hair or jewelry but ok for a female. Do you remember the part about no discrimination based on gender?


I think every school should have dress codes, it cuts down on distractions and the "fashion show" mentality that retarded parents let kids get away with. It isnt discrimination if everyone has to follow it, right? The fact that this guy's parents put an earring in him when he was a child is something for his therapist to deal with later, not you and I to deal with here
 
2011-08-29 01:01:39 PM  

Lizardking: BackAssward: Lizardking: Honest question: Why should he be different? Why should he be allowed to break the dress code just because he says he is donating the hair?

Quick question, why should a public school have an arbitrary dress code? What makes it wrong for a male to have longer hair or jewelry but ok for a female. Do you remember the part about no discrimination based on gender?

I think every school should have dress codes, it cuts down on distractions and the "fashion show" mentality that retarded parents let kids get away with. It isnt discrimination if everyone has to follow it, right? The fact that this guy's parents put an earring in him when he was a child is something for his therapist to deal with later, not you and I to deal with here


THIS. People attack the dress code only when totally ignorant of the situations that caused those dress codes in the first place. Namely, the above-mentioned parental fashion shows.
The same can be said of all laws: We wouldn't need them if some asshat somewhere didn't cause that need.
 
2011-08-29 01:35:15 PM  

Lizardking: I think every school should have dress codes, it cuts down on distractions and the "fashion show" mentality that retarded parents let kids get away with.


Again, show me something that proves that this "fashion show" is detrimental to learning.
 
2011-08-29 01:58:50 PM  

Lizardking: BackAssward: Lizardking: Honest question: Why should he be different? Why should he be allowed to break the dress code just because he says he is donating the hair?

Quick question, why should a public school have an arbitrary dress code? What makes it wrong for a male to have longer hair or jewelry but ok for a female. Do you remember the part about no discrimination based on gender?

I think every school should have dress codes, it cuts down on distractions and the "fashion show" mentality that retarded parents let kids get away with. It isnt discrimination if everyone has to follow it, right? The fact that this guy's parents put an earring in him when he was a child is something for his therapist to deal with later, not you and I to deal with here


I'm all for dress codes, for those same reasons. Heck, I even go a step further and support uniforms in many cases. I very much wish my school had had a uniform. But I think hair length and simple personal jewelry goes a bit far. As long as it's clean, neat and tidy, and not in the kid's face, any hair length for either gender should be acceptable.
 
2011-08-29 02:04:51 PM  

Mentalpatient87: Lizardking: I think every school should have dress codes, it cuts down on distractions and the "fashion show" mentality that retarded parents let kids get away with.

Again, show me something that proves that this "fashion show" is detrimental to learning.


Thats a straw man argument at best. Show me something that says when kids are allowed to wear and do whatever they want that it isnt detrimental. Dress codes equal uniformity equals less distraction. I dont have any scientific studies handy but you have to be a special sort of stupid to believe that less distractions doesnt equal a better learning environment.
 
2011-08-29 02:07:17 PM  

ttintagel: Lizardking: BackAssward: Lizardking: Honest question: Why should he be different? Why should he be allowed to break the dress code just because he says he is donating the hair?

Quick question, why should a public school have an arbitrary dress code? What makes it wrong for a male to have longer hair or jewelry but ok for a female. Do you remember the part about no discrimination based on gender?

I think every school should have dress codes, it cuts down on distractions and the "fashion show" mentality that retarded parents let kids get away with. It isnt discrimination if everyone has to follow it, right? The fact that this guy's parents put an earring in him when he was a child is something for his therapist to deal with later, not you and I to deal with here

I'm all for dress codes, for those same reasons. Heck, I even go a step further and support uniforms in many cases. I very much wish my school had had a uniform. But I think hair length and simple personal jewelry goes a bit far. As long as it's clean, neat and tidy, and not in the kid's face, any hair length for either gender should be acceptable.


I would agree with you. But its retard parents and their special snowflakes that make it necessary to spell every little detail out or they will get all entitled and start filing lawsuits and stirring shiat up. It really sucks that we cant all have anything nice because we have to pander to the lowest common denominator, but thats where we are
 
2011-08-29 02:33:48 PM  
So you don't have anything, and want me to prove a negative... Talk about your "special sort of stupid."
 
2011-08-29 02:43:50 PM  

Lizardking: ttintagel: Lizardking: BackAssward: Lizardking: Honest question: Why should he be different? Why should he be allowed to break the dress code just because he says he is donating the hair?

Quick question, why should a public school have an arbitrary dress code? What makes it wrong for a male to have longer hair or jewelry but ok for a female. Do you remember the part about no discrimination based on gender?

I think every school should have dress codes, it cuts down on distractions and the "fashion show" mentality that retarded parents let kids get away with. It isnt discrimination if everyone has to follow it, right? The fact that this guy's parents put an earring in him when he was a child is something for his therapist to deal with later, not you and I to deal with here

I'm all for dress codes, for those same reasons. Heck, I even go a step further and support uniforms in many cases. I very much wish my school had had a uniform. But I think hair length and simple personal jewelry goes a bit far. As long as it's clean, neat and tidy, and not in the kid's face, any hair length for either gender should be acceptable.

I would agree with you. But its retard parents and their special snowflakes that make it necessary to spell every little detail out or they will get all entitled and start filing lawsuits and stirring shiat up. It really sucks that we cant all have anything nice because we have to pander to the lowest common denominator, but thats where we are


" Clean, neat and tidy, and not in the kid's face" are details that could be spelled out.
 
2011-08-29 03:16:54 PM  

Genevieve Marie: Lizardking: Honest question: Why should he be different? Why should he be allowed to break the dress code just because he says he is donating the hair?

Honest question: Why should the dress code exist in its current form?

They're children. It shouldn't be acceptable for girls to wear their hair long and wear earrings but not for boys to do it.


THIS.

I don't like parents peircing their girls' ears before they can do a damn thing about it. But I like telling a boy he can't wear earrings or long hair because he's male even less.

/Sexism--it's not cool at any time, guys.
 
2011-08-29 03:35:11 PM  

IronOcelot: Texas Independent School Districts do not play when it comes to their authority to force conformity over your kids.

I spent my formative years in Coldspring I.S.D. and I can tell you exactly how this will play out as I saw several similar incidents over hair and jewelry.

The kid will get in school suspension(sit in the office and stare at a wall, "No! You can piss on yourself rebel scum.") for a about week. Then get the free home vacation suspension for another. During this time tons of notices and paper work will be sent to the parents/parent by the school, all of it meticulously copied and put in a file for evidence.Then the school will forward that file to the Truancy officer, the officer will contact the local sheriff/police and Child Protective services the second the file hits that officers in box. The local or circuit court judge will be called at his brother's house and he'll sign off on the warrants.

So the Mom will be looking at probation (if she has a single thing on her record it will be county jail time) and losing her kid to CPS on "inhibiting the education of a minor".

My best friend had a "rat tail" and earring in high school and went through this crap. He was put up at the CPS building for a week while his parents were "in process" and the first thing they did was give him a buzzcut.

All this is not even counting the pressure these jackhole authoritarians will slap on the kid via classmates. They have no qualms with selecting some "got his head on his shoulders right" individuals to pound your body into the gym floor day after day during P.E.

/no. not bitter AT ALL


Wow.

I suspect being a football hero and/or invoking the Jesus card gets you an exemption.
 
2011-08-29 03:37:37 PM  

PsiChick: I don't like parents peircing their girls' ears before they can do a damn thing about it. But I like telling a boy he can't wear earrings or long hair because he's male even less.

/Sexism--it's not cool at any time, guys.


You sound fat.
 
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