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2013-02-27 09:26:08 AM
It needs a gun to have something for everyone, but yeah, it's right up there.
 
2013-02-27 09:26:13 AM
What farking idiot has a problem with a woman who voluntarily shuts her trap for a whole day?
 
2013-02-27 09:27:07 AM
Okay, I'm not saying that this school isn't administrated by total assholes, but it's not like she got surprised with this suspension.  She knew it was the punishment she faced for doing this anyway.
 
2013-02-27 09:28:22 AM
Schools really need to lighten up. They had to have known that this was a legal minefield. Just let the student peacefully protest that day and get on with it.
 
2013-02-27 09:29:25 AM
Is it the fark HATE t shirt?

If so then she should have gotten in trouble for the language... Pushing back again bullying is a great idea, but you still have to abide the dress code in schools

/dnrtfa
 
2013-02-27 09:29:25 AM

Ebbelwoi: What farking idiot has a problem with a woman who voluntarily shuts her trap for a whole day?


Jesus Tapdancing Christ on a Crutch, THIS!!!!!
 
2013-02-27 09:30:01 AM
www.posterenvy.com
 
2013-02-27 09:30:23 AM
It's not clear at all why the administration turned this into such a major issue. Or why the teacher sent her to the principal for such a minor disobedient act. She was using a whiteboard to communicate.

It's not even that I think she should be allowed to get away with anything, but in this case what exactly are they trying to pin on this girl?

It's ridiculous.
 
2013-02-27 09:30:41 AM

spyderqueen: Okay, I'm not saying that this school isn't administrated by total assholes, but it's not like she got surprised with this suspension.  She knew it was the punishment she faced for doing this anyway.


No.

An unconstitutional action taken by a public school is no less unconstitutional because the school announced it ahead of time.
 
2013-02-27 09:30:56 AM

spyderqueen: Okay, I'm not saying that this school isn't administrated by total assholes, but it's not like she got surprised with this suspension.  She knew it was the punishment she faced for doing this anyway.


Rosa Parks also knew the punishment she faced for doing what she did.
 
2013-02-27 09:31:41 AM
Not that I agree with it, but the issue here involves a little more than just a t-shirt subby.
 
2013-02-27 09:32:08 AM
jack21221

Schools really need to lighten up. They had to have known that this was a legal minefield. Just let the student peacefully protest that day and get on with it.

Agreed, but also the spoiled snowflakes start stomping their feet and kicking up dust when they are not getting the attention they think they deserve. It sounds a lot like "no one is paying attention to me" PAY ATTENTION TO ME I'M A LESBIAN AND I DESERVE BETTER RIGHTS THAN YOU.

I blame the parents.
 
2013-02-27 09:32:44 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: It's not clear at all why the administration turned this into such a major issue. Or why the teacher sent her to the principal for such a minor disobedient act. She was using a whiteboard to communicate.

It's not even that I think she should be allowed to get away with anything, but in this case what exactly are they trying to pin on this girl?

It's ridiculous.


You'd think by this point, people would realize that they make a bigger deal out of shiat like this by making a big deal of it.  If they just ignored the little clam eater, there would be little to no attention paid to her.
 
2013-02-27 09:33:37 AM
A teenager was volunteering to shut her mouth for the whole day and the school had a problem with this?
 
2013-02-27 09:33:55 AM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: I DESERVE BETTER RIGHTS THAN YOU.


Do you work hard at being an asshole, or does it come naturally?
 
2013-02-27 09:34:06 AM

AphoticStar: spyderqueen: Okay, I'm not saying that this school isn't administrated by total assholes, but it's not like she got surprised with this suspension.  She knew it was the punishment she faced for doing this anyway.

Rosa Parks also knew the punishment she faced for doing what she did.


She also accepted that punishment and didn't sue anyone.
 
2013-02-27 09:34:21 AM
Good for her.  Glad there are still SOME people left in my current generation that give a crap about ANYTHING.  This school should be celebrating the fact that she's not on 16 and Pregnant, obsessed with Taylor Swift's newest ex, or trying to join some gang warfare in the South Bronx projects.

/Cheers ...
 
2013-02-27 09:35:19 AM
Who would bully a teen lesbian? They're our most precious resource. Well teen bisexuals are anyway.
 
2013-02-27 09:35:22 AM
FTA: She arrived to school on the following day wearing a red T-shirt with the message "DOS April 20, 2012: Shhhhh" and communicated using a dry-erase board.

There's little facts in this on-sided article but communicating with a dry-erase board when there was no physical or school sanction reason for it, is what probably lead to her ISS and not the t-shirt.
 
2013-02-27 09:35:49 AM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: PAY ATTENTION TO ME I'M A LESBIAN AND I DESERVE BETTER RIGHTS THAN YOU.


Whether she was right or wrong aside, I do not understand that bit.  Establishing the right to peacefully demonstrate would benefit everyone.  Sure, she may be coming at it from a personal angle.  But that's how most people are attracted to their causes.
 
2013-02-27 09:36:13 AM
She got in school suspension. Big deal. She still got to go to school and do her work and not have it count against her attendance. Big farking deal.
 
2013-02-27 09:36:27 AM

dennysgod: FTA: She arrived to school on the following day wearing a red T-shirt with the message "DOS April 20, 2012: Shhhhh" and communicated using a dry-erase board.

There's little facts in this on-sided article but communicating with a dry-erase board when there was no physical or school sanction reason for it, is what probably lead to her ISS and not the t-shirt.


Oh no, the horror, a god damn dry erase board ... this is clearly a disruption to the learning environment! EXECUTE HER!
 
2013-02-27 09:36:38 AM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: jack21221

Schools really need to lighten up. They had to have known that this was a legal minefield. Just let the student peacefully protest that day and get on with it.

Agreed, but also the spoiled snowflakes start stomping their feet and kicking up dust when they are not getting the attention they think they deserve. It sounds a lot like "no one is paying attention to me" PAY ATTENTION TO ME I'M A LESBIAN AND I DESERVE BETTER RIGHTS THAN YOU. THE SAME RIGHTS THAT YOU HAVE.

I blame the parents.


Fixed that for you.
 
2013-02-27 09:37:48 AM
DeSoto County High School?  Well there's the problem, they don't allow them LGBT folks in Arcadia.
 
2013-02-27 09:38:03 AM
so she was told multiple times "the school doesn't take part in protests" and she did it anyways. now she is suing? i'm sure they will hand her and her parents some huge settlement pulled from the schools general fund. this is why our future generations are getting worse....
 
2013-02-27 09:38:46 AM
hmm lets see, gay pride, lesbian day, hmm oh yes notting hill carnival ( celebration weekend for afro carrbibean culture..hey how about this one... Straight, white hardworking family man day..gimme a date and we'll make it so...
 
2013-02-27 09:38:51 AM
This thread is worthless without a picture of the shirt in question....

....and pics of hot lesbians

/no "reality photos" please.
 
2013-02-27 09:39:59 AM

pDiablo: hmm lets see, gay pride, lesbian day, hmm oh yes notting hill carnival ( celebration weekend for afro carrbibean culture..hey how about this one... Straight, white hardworking family man day..gimme a date and we'll make it so...


Every day is Straight White Hardworking Family Man Day!!!

/oblig
 
2013-02-27 09:41:20 AM

pDiablo: hmm lets see, gay pride, lesbian day, hmm oh yes notting hill carnival ( celebration weekend for afro carrbibean culture..hey how about this one... Straight, white hardworking family man day..gimme a date and we'll make it so...


Every day is Unsalted Cracker Day.
 
2013-02-27 09:41:50 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: It's not clear at all why the administration turned this into such a major issue. Or why the teacher sent her to the principal for such a minor disobedient act.


They thought she was...
www.thetoque.com
...Tinkeringwith their authority?
 
2013-02-27 09:42:49 AM

WhippingBoy: pDiablo: hmm lets see, gay pride, lesbian day, hmm oh yes notting hill carnival ( celebration weekend for afro carrbibean culture..hey how about this one... Straight, white hardworking family man day..gimme a date and we'll make it so...

Every day is Straight White Hardworking Family Man Day!!!

/oblig


Won't somebody think of the white people? We will!

/we will...
 
2013-02-27 09:43:47 AM
"She arrived to school on the following day wearing a red T-shirt with the message "DOS April 20, 2012: Shhhhh" and communicated using a dry-erase board. The dean of students punished Hatcher with an in-school suspension."
Sorry there sweetheart but using a dry-eraser board in all your classes to communicate IS a bit disruptive..........
 
2013-02-27 09:44:45 AM

DarkVader: spyderqueen: Okay, I'm not saying that this school isn't administrated by total assholes, but it's not like she got surprised with this suspension.  She knew it was the punishment she faced for doing this anyway.

No.

An unconstitutional action taken by a public school is no less unconstitutional because the school announced it ahead of time.


Until Tinker is marginalized into "this is a different world, and a disruption is a disruption".

I'm waiting for someone at the ACLU to be arrested and changed because a lawsuit is considered a 'disruption of school'.
 
2013-02-27 09:45:04 AM

pDiablo: hmm lets see, gay pride, lesbian day, hmm oh yes notting hill carnival ( celebration weekend for afro carrbibean culture..hey how about this one... Straight, white hardworking family man day..gimme a date and we'll make it so...


When a straight, white hardworking family man gets tied to a post and beaten to death just for being a straight, white hardworking family man, we'll give you your own day.
 
2013-02-27 09:46:33 AM
April 20, 2012?

What's the significance of that date?
 
2013-02-27 09:47:28 AM

Coolfusis: pDiablo: hmm lets see, gay pride, lesbian day, hmm oh yes notting hill carnival ( celebration weekend for afro carrbibean culture..hey how about this one... Straight, white hardworking family man day..gimme a date and we'll make it so...

When a straight, white hardworking family man gets tied to a post and beaten to death just for being a straight, white hardworking family man, we'll give you your own day.


www.muzakblog.com
 
2013-02-27 09:47:43 AM
Peaceful protests against school board policy?  Violence that shiat up a bit then.

Seriously though, if the principal and or dean or whatever made up administrative position they have there to siphon money from the tax payers didn't make a big deal out of it, let her do her stupid little no talking ghey thing, nobody would have cared or even noticed.  If they are trying to prevent the ghey in their school, they are failing, and probably turning more kids ghey as a result.

Ipso facto, public schools are turning our kids gay.  Somebody get outraged.
 
2013-02-27 09:47:44 AM

jack21221: Schools really need to lighten up. They had to have known that this was a legal minefield. Just let the student peacefully protest that day and get on with it.


IIRC, under the Supreme Court's Tinker v. Des Moines decision, an institution (such as a school) has a right to restrict activities (which may include speech) that are outside the purpose of that institution.

So, as admirable as the purpose of the student might be, from a legal standpoint she is not necessarily in the right.

/IANAL
 
2013-02-27 09:48:21 AM

Coolfusis: pDiablo: hmm lets see, gay pride, lesbian day, hmm oh yes notting hill carnival ( celebration weekend for afro carrbibean culture..hey how about this one... Straight, white hardworking family man day..gimme a date and we'll make it so...

When a straight, white hardworking family man gets tied to a post and beaten to death just for being a straight, white hardworking family man, we'll give you your own day.


happens every day..some people are just blind to it cos its not minority race related so aint news worthy.and we dont jump up and down screaming about rights and descrimination
 
2013-02-27 09:48:49 AM

Coolfusis: pDiablo: hmm lets see, gay pride, lesbian day, hmm oh yes notting hill carnival ( celebration weekend for afro carrbibean culture..hey how about this one... Straight, white hardworking family man day..gimme a date and we'll make it so...

When a straight, white hardworking family man gets tied to a post and beaten to death just for being a straight, white hardworking family man, we'll give you your own day.


Or we'll just use our power and privilege to force one on all you peons.
 
2013-02-27 09:49:06 AM
...but the school's principal said "peaceful protests" were "against District Policy."

Wow. I mean, I've read my share of Nazi High School stories, I'm not exactly shocked by this, but to see it spelled out in such a way is pretty amazing.
 
2013-02-27 09:49:07 AM
*insert attention whore pic here*
 
2013-02-27 09:49:11 AM

Coolfusis: pDiablo: hmm lets see, gay pride, lesbian day, hmm oh yes notting hill carnival ( celebration weekend for afro carrbibean culture..hey how about this one... Straight, white hardworking family man day..gimme a date and we'll make it so...

When a straight, white hardworking family man gets tied to a post and beaten to death just for being a straight, white hardworking family man, we'll give you your own day.


Hum, we already have that day it's April 15th.
 
2013-02-27 09:49:19 AM

pDiablo: hmm lets see, gay pride, lesbian day, hmm oh yes notting hill carnival ( celebration weekend for afro carrbibean culture..hey how about this one... Straight, white hardworking family man day..gimme a date and we'll make it so...


We get it. They're minorities. (and therefore clearly not hardworking or pro-family.

+1 if trollin cause I fell for it.
-1 if not because you need a brain moran
 
2013-02-27 09:50:21 AM

Coolfusis:
When a straight, white hardworking family man gets tied to a post and beaten to death just for being a straight, white hardworking family man, we'll give you your own day.


www.weirdspace.dk
 
2013-02-27 09:50:30 AM
It's simple.  The school wants to teach it's curriculum.  If you allow one group to have a silent protest, then you must allow all groups to have their protests.  The school administration is removing itself from the morality judgement business entirely.   This does not equate to being pro bullying.   It's to keep a bunch of kids from waving their "LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME!  I'M SPECIAL!" beliefs around during education time.

No Anti Bullying, no LBGT, No Fundamentalist Christian, No KKK, No Hugs for Gunlovers, etc.   There are a lot of people with a lot of different moral codes, just shut up and pay attention in class.
 
2013-02-27 09:50:48 AM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: jack21221

Schools really need to lighten up. They had to have known that this was a legal minefield. Just let the student peacefully protest that day and get on with it.

Agreed, but also the spoiled snowflakes start stomping their feet and kicking up dust when they are not getting the attention they think they deserve. It sounds a lot like "no one is paying attention to me" PAY ATTENTION TO ME I'M A LESBIAN AND I DESERVE BETTER RIGHTS THAN YOU.

I blame the parents.


So who do you blame for 1/100 trollbait?

Apart from that, giving her more of a reason to stomp her feet and kick up dust hardly seems like the way to go. So. Yeah. You ended up wrong about all of it.
 
2013-02-27 09:51:41 AM
What's the possibility of there being legal precedent that will finally bring down the hammer upon schools who use that pathetic "it's a distraction" excuse to get away with their fascist behaviors.
 
2013-02-27 09:51:45 AM

OtherLittleGuy: Coolfusis:
When a straight, white hardworking family man gets tied to a post and beaten to death just for being a straight, white hardworking family man, we'll give you your own day.

[www.weirdspace.dk image 150x394]


Wut.

Also, he has several days.
 
2013-02-27 09:51:53 AM

pDiablo: happens every day.


No it doesn't.
 
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