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(Opposing Views)   A court has ruled that school districts can't ban "I heart boobies" bracelets. God bless the American judicial system   (opposingviews.com) divider line 21
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2013-08-06 07:20:51 AM  
Just ban all bracelets. Duh.
 
2013-08-06 07:25:43 AM  
Lawyer for the school district:

If the school district wishes to appeal the court's ruling, the case would go to the U.S. Supreme Court. District solicitor John Freud says that although the school disagrees with the ruling, they're not sure it is their place to take their case to the nation's highest court.
 
2013-08-06 07:29:40 AM  
"Middle school is a witch's brew of hormones and curiosity,"

And banning those bracelets would totally change that.  Instead, it's gonna be Sodomalia.
 
2013-08-06 07:31:33 AM  
Is there anything in life more petty than a middle school administrator?
 
2013-08-06 07:32:27 AM  

CokeBear: Lawyer for the school district:

If the school district wishes to appeal the court's ruling, the case would go to the U.S. Supreme Court. District solicitor John Freud says that although the school disagrees with the ruling, they're not sure it is their place to take their case to the nation's highest court.


This Freudian slip could cost him a six figure pay day.
 
2013-08-06 07:33:12 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Is there anything in life more petty than a middle school administrator?


Zoning officers
 
2013-08-06 07:36:42 AM  
That does it. I'm printing up a bunch of t-shirts that say  "I (heart) A Finger Up My Ass" to raise prostate cancer awareness.
 
2013-08-06 07:38:50 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Just ban all bracelets. Duh.


They had already done that.

FTA: The case began a year ago when two middle school students, Brianna Hawk and Kayla Martinez, filed suit after being suspended for defying their school's ban on the bracelets.

Also, check this part out:

"It explicitly says school children talk about important things, and when they (do) ... that's the kind of speech we want to protect and promote,"

What? I thought the whole idea of Free Speech was to protect speech that might be unpopular, not just speech that we want to "promote".

So what happens when some kid wears a bracelet that says "Jesus died for your sins" or maybe a t-shirt that says "No blood for oil"?

Well, we don't want to promote that kind of speech, do we?
 
2013-08-06 07:38:50 AM  
Bong Hits 4 Boobies!
 
2013-08-06 07:39:57 AM  

sniderman: That does it. I'm printing up a bunch of t-shirts that say  "I (heart) A Finger Up My Ass" to raise prostate cancer awareness.


i'll buy one
 
2013-08-06 07:49:53 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-06 07:58:18 AM  
I ♥ BIE

/EIP
 
2013-08-06 08:49:05 AM  
Looking forward to the I (Heart) Balls bracelets.  You know, for testicular cancer...and kids!
 
2013-08-06 09:03:25 AM  
These, "Save the Ta-Ta's" stuff and "Help Save Second Base" stuff is all banned at the school I work at.  But there's a kid who gets to walk around each day wearing ICP shirts and a particularly grotesque Cannibal Corpse shirt and nobody says anything or bans them.
 
2013-08-06 10:44:17 AM  
I prefer pins to bracelets.

fcdn.mtbr.com
 
2013-08-06 11:22:21 AM  

Psycoholic_Slag: I prefer pins to bracelets.


I have no good argument against that. Nor my hands, sadly.
 
2013-08-06 12:12:50 PM  

sniderman: That does it. I'm printing up a bunch of t-shirts that say  "I (heart) A Finger Up My Ass" to raise prostate cancer awareness.


LMAO....I would so buy that t-shirt.
 
2013-08-06 12:35:06 PM  

sniderman: That does it. I'm printing up a bunch of t-shirts that say  "I (heart) A Finger Up My Ass" to raise prostate cancer awareness.


How about this angle?


blogs.westword.com
www.thebrewworks.com
 
2013-08-06 12:50:04 PM  

Psycoholic_Slag: sniderman: That does it. I'm printing up a bunch of t-shirts that say  "I (heart) A Finger Up My Ass" to raise prostate cancer awareness.

How about this angle?


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[www.thebrewworks.com image 400x286]


I read that as "Pints for Prostitutes"

/sign me up
 
2013-08-06 04:46:46 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Is there anything in life more p

retty than a middle schooler's administrator boobies?

Correct that there for you. ;)
 
2013-08-06 04:56:58 PM  

gfid: AverageAmericanGuy: Just ban all bracelets. Duh.

They had already done that.

FTA: The case began a year ago when two middle school students, Brianna Hawk and Kayla Martinez, filed suit after being suspended for defying their school's ban on the bracelets.

Also, check this part out:

"It explicitly says school children talk about important things, and when they (do) ... that's the kind of speech we want to protect and promote,"

What? I thought the whole idea of Free Speech was to protect speech that might be unpopular, not just speech that we want to "promote".

So what happens when some kid wears a bracelet that says "Jesus died for your sins" or maybe a t-shirt that says "No blood for oil"?

Well, we don't want to promote that kind of speech, do we?


Yea, IANAL but this really seems like an odd ruling.  "I like this kind of speech so it's ok."?

I thought there really was no right to free speech in schools.  Schools are bound to the rules they apply fairly and do not discriminate.
 
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