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(The Daily Caller)   Maryland state senator declares zero tolerance for zero tolerance by filing 'Toaster Pastry Gun Freedom Act'   (dailycaller.com) divider line 17
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2013-03-10 07:13:56 PM  
4 votes:
Think of the people that you knew in college who were "early childhood education" majors...yeah, that's the sort of intellect that we're dealing with here.
2013-03-10 06:20:12 PM  
3 votes:
The bill also includes a section mandating counseling for school officials who fail to distinguish between guns and things that resemble guns. School officials who fail to make such a distinction more than once would face discipline themselves.

I want to send WIE to this bill. I'll even be bathed and sent to the bill's chambers
2013-03-10 07:12:09 PM  
2 votes:
Eventually they're going to pop some high speed straight-A clean as a whistle kid for having a plastic butter knife in his lunch, it's going to cost him admission to college, and his helicopter parents will lawyer up and sue the bejeezus out of the district.  Then you'll start to see these laws turn around.

Or worse, after seeing his future go up in smoke the kid figures there's not really much of a point in going on, so he finds himself an AR and becomes the next contestant himself.
2013-03-10 06:47:38 PM  
2 votes:
I thought it was a pretty funny bill, then when I saw the part about mandated counseling for the administrators that fail, it became an awesome bill.
2013-03-10 06:47:25 PM  
2 votes:
Future peoples are going to confuse our politics for melodramatic theater. There will be great debates as to whether it was real, or just an incredibly detailed piece of performance art.
2013-03-10 06:45:43 PM  
2 votes:
I know this is a followup, but where is the Hero tag?
2013-03-10 06:36:11 PM  
2 votes:
Won't pass, it makes too much sense.

I keep waiting for my 7-year-old to get in trouble.  He enjoys drawing tanks.
2013-03-10 09:44:09 PM  
1 votes:

Great Janitor: When I was in school recess was spent playing war with my friends.  We were soldiers, not like real soldiers, more like fantasy style soldiers like from the Contra games (one or two soldiers who could single handedly take on entire platoons).  The swingsets were our fighter jets and monkeybars were either tanks or something else.  Our art projects were often pictures of soldiers or fighter jets and bombers.

According to the zero tolerance policies, we should have all been suspended following our first recess.  We never committed a crime, only one of just joined the military, and we all grew up to be normal people.  I spend grades 1-6 playing war on the playground to grow up to become an insurance salesman.  These policies aren't doing a damn thing.  Kids pretending to play war to to play with toy guns and swords aren't a danger.  It's kids being kids, just like they have been for ever.  I'm glad that someone finally stood up and said "This shiat needs to come to an end."  I just hope this doesn't get buried under party politics and fear mongering about the boogey man that is guns.


This. We played war all the time - tho' as the only girl, I never got to be a soldier, only a damn medic. This was back when Buck Rogers was on it's prime time first run so some of us would watch it and then we'd come to school the
next day and play Buck Rogers. We also played Super Friends. and GI Joe. And King of the Mountain on a big ass hill.

People have got to realize that kids don't need to grow up hermetically sealed. Let them be kids. Teachers need to
can the zero-thought policy and parents need to quit hovering and being litigious biatches.
2013-03-10 08:03:46 PM  
1 votes:
from articles we read it seems zero tolerance and no child left behind causes more damage than good. if taxpaying voters can't get this stuff tossed out of the schools something is wrong with our system.
2013-03-10 07:08:23 PM  
1 votes:

BizarreMan: I know this is a followup, but where is the Hero tag?


Agreed,   this guy deserves the Hero tag.
2013-03-10 07:06:50 PM  
1 votes:
i didnt read the entire farking article, but thank farking god SOMEONE with power sees how retarded the punishments were to these kids. were the cops that were called out to some of these things snickering as they walked in or out?
2013-03-10 07:02:35 PM  
1 votes:

Tat'dGreaser: libranoelrose: This actually from a Republican? Whodathunkit

It's ok because MD is ran by Democrats so this will be shot down


Sad, but true.
2013-03-10 06:54:32 PM  
1 votes:

BizarreMan: I know this is a followup, but where is the Hero tag?


THIS.  Was it being held at toaster pastry gunpoint?
2013-03-10 06:43:59 PM  
1 votes:

libranoelrose: This actually from a Republican? Whodathunkit


It's ok because MD is ran by Democrats so this will be shot down
2013-03-10 06:40:21 PM  
1 votes:
I'd rather see tests for school officials that measure basic things like whether their IQ is higher than a hamster's or if they can remember how to breathe without being kicked in the ass every 15 seconds.
2013-03-10 06:38:00 PM  
1 votes:
FTA: "These kids adults can't comprehend what they are doing or the ramifications of their actions."

FTFH
2013-03-10 06:36:38 PM  
1 votes:
Can we ban foods that look like religious figures?  I wonder how many times I ate something that looked just like Mohammad but didn't know.
 
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