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(WFTV Orlando)   Spirit week canceled after students wave Confederate flag on 'culture day.' Told to wait until 'Loser Day'   ( wftv.com) divider line
    More: Florida, High school, Osceola County High, County High School, Osceola County Schools, Karen Parks Updated, school officials, Education, Davonna Jean Giles  
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2017-10-05 12:37:14 PM  
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2017-10-05 03:07:26 PM  
I think at this point the confederate flag is nothing more than a participation award.
 
2017-10-05 03:42:33 PM  

Barry McCockner: [media2.giphy.com image 384x270]


The school has a code of conduct. Consequences, how do they work?
 
2017-10-05 04:04:32 PM  
The smell of teen spirit will not be missed.
 
2017-10-05 04:14:08 PM  
We got spirit
Yes we do
We got spirit
Now we're on the news
 
2017-10-05 05:13:26 PM  
I want to despise this, but we as a society created it.

Ok, I despise it.

Social Identity theory is just so true.
 
2017-10-05 05:17:32 PM  
I like how the news station shared the name and age of the girl who shared the photo and information with them.

I am sure her fellow students will show her nothing but love due to her bravery.
 
2017-10-05 05:17:55 PM  
Sounds like kids just seeing how much they can annoy the school
 
2017-10-05 05:19:43 PM  

snowybunting: I think at this point the confederate flag is nothing more than a participation award.


It's not even that. None of the schmucks who champion it lived (much less fought) through that war.

If anything, it's an Attention Whore award.
 
2017-10-05 05:20:14 PM  
It's actually easier to just let the racists publicly out themselves, and then go from there...
 
2017-10-05 05:20:35 PM  
I hear that Loser Day is da bomb.
 
2017-10-05 05:23:45 PM  
I'm a bit torn. If you have a culture day, well, some people's culture is racist. If you're going to have free speech you have to tolerate the dipshiats too.
 
2017-10-05 05:25:44 PM  
To confederate flag wavers: You lost, get over it.
 
2017-10-05 05:28:38 PM  
That headline is farking great, subby.  Made me laugh anyway.
 
2017-10-05 05:29:03 PM  
So, would these snowflakes be triggered by a rerun of Dukes of Hazzard?

/ the sight of Daisy Duke in her Daisy Dukes might trigger some in other ways
 
2017-10-05 05:29:07 PM  
Purity's parents have a sick sense of humor.
 
2017-10-05 05:32:53 PM  
Are those all dudes?

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None of them are obvious women, except maybe the one in the front on the right, but that is a disturbing amount of leg with cowboy boots... I mean, some people can totally rock that look, as some farkers will undoubtedly show, but none of these people look to be in that category.
 
2017-10-05 05:34:34 PM  
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2017-10-05 05:35:32 PM  
Basically everything about my high school's school spirit was boring and stupid.

The school was built in the 1970s in Colorado, but we were "The Rebels." Not Civil War rebels, Revolutionary War rebels, as if Colorado somehow had something to do with the American Revolution. I wore a full-on American Revolution outfit in marching band, including tricorn hat. The mascot at games was, my right hand to god, a guy in a yellow chicken suit. The chicken suit had spots covered in duct tape because sometimes people would beat up the mascot after Homecoming games. School spirit was genuinely the dumbest thing I was ever told I should feel.

I get genuinely confused by people who are upset over anything having to do with school spirit. My Ma's rural high school doesn't exist any more because it was dissolved in like the 1970s, and she has zero anger over it.

(Okay, bonus: I did go to Columbine High School.)
 
2017-10-05 05:35:47 PM  
Davonna Jean Giles' daughter is a senior at Osceola County High School and said she didn't think it was right to punish all the students for the actions of a few.
"To have the whole senior class punished for that, I feel like that's unfair," she said.



Being a dick has its consequences.
 
2017-10-05 05:37:30 PM  
Its funny how something that was used for about 5 years plays a big part o their "culture".
 
2017-10-05 05:38:42 PM  

groppet: Its funny how something that was used for about 5 years plays a big part o their "culture".


The Civil Rights Movement lasted way longer than 5 years.
 
2017-10-05 05:44:31 PM  

Desert Tripper: So, would these snowflakes be triggered by a rerun of Dukes of Hazzard?

/ the sight of Daisy Duke in her Daisy Dukes might trigger some in other ways


Funny thing is, Spirit Week was canceled and tomorrow was supposed to be Daisy Dukes Day.
 
2017-10-05 05:47:49 PM  

The Lurker at Your Threshold: snowybunting: I think at this point the confederate flag is nothing more than a participation award.

It's not even that. None of the schmucks who champion it lived (much less fought) through that war.

If anything, it's an Attention Whore award.


Seems that none of the people fighting against it had anything to do with the war either. Nor were they ever slaves.
 
2017-10-05 05:48:59 PM  
If the renaming effort is successful, that would be the second Monday in October.
 
2017-10-05 05:49:55 PM  
It's about heritage! Tradition!

Meanwhile, Osceola County had a population of about 9 in 1860.
 
2017-10-05 05:50:14 PM  
Kids are stupid.
 
2017-10-05 05:51:14 PM  
It affected her and that isn't fair. Boo boo. I have to look at stuff that I don't agree with every day, and that's just on fark.
 
2017-10-05 05:55:48 PM  

Salmon: Kids are stupid.


Passion is something based on perspective.

Young people have less perspective to balance passion. Which sometimes makes them stupid.

This is why the first break-up for each of us was so real, so unforgettable, so powerful.

This is why education is so important. Young people are smart in many cases, but in almost all cases they are not wise.

This is not a dig, like passion, wisdom is dependent on age. Passion dies with age, typically. We realize there are multiple perspectives on any issue as we grow older, thus diminishing passion. But wisdom, is only possible with time and exposure.
 
2017-10-05 05:57:12 PM  
That's the wrong reaction.


Kids are actively horrible. I mean, there's a large number of young boys and a less large but still sizable number of young girls who will actively try to derail ANYTHING everyone is else is doing. They aren't even always the "bad" kids. It's just human nature.

So, if you want to run a school with students in it, you need to plan for and anticipate that among the donkeys there will always be asses. You should deal with them without letting it impact the other students.
 
2017-10-05 05:58:37 PM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: To confederate flag wavers: You lost, get over it.


Same thing to you Democrats.  Hahahaha

I keed I keed
 
2017-10-05 06:04:44 PM  
Told to wait until 'Loser Day'

So Monday in LA.

L.A. City Council replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day
 
2017-10-05 06:05:42 PM  

Mikey1969: Are those all dudes?

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None of them are obvious women, except maybe the one in the front on the right, but that is a disturbing amount of leg with cowboy boots... I mean, some people can totally rock that look, as some farkers will undoubtedly show, but none of these people look to be in that category.


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totally rocks that look too.
 
2017-10-05 06:16:18 PM  
I haven't checked in the last year and a half or so, but my high school mascot is the raiders one of the few skimishes/battles in my state of the civil war was fought nearby and it's a cavalryman in a grey uniform with the Stars and bars.
 
2017-10-05 06:20:30 PM  
Waving Confederate flag:  Not cool.
Cancelling Spirit Week: AWESOME!
 
2017-10-05 06:21:43 PM  
school: Today is a day to celebrate cultures! Join us in a celebration of diversity as we explore the little differences that make us all the same!
::students bring Confederate flag::
school: No, not that culture.
 
2017-10-05 06:22:29 PM  
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If native Americans lost the conflict between them and the  Europeans, is their culture invalid as well, or is it because Southerners are Very Bad People. ?
 
2017-10-05 06:23:44 PM  
Guess in their world it's ok to be a blatant asshole to others. Pricks.
 
2017-10-05 06:25:06 PM  
So kneeling while the national anthem plays is disrespecting the flag and the nation but waving the flag of a country that killed or wounded half a million American soldiers isn't?
 
2017-10-05 06:29:33 PM  

SoulRebel: The Lurker at Your Threshold: snowybunting: I think at this point the confederate flag is nothing more than a participation award.

It's not even that. None of the schmucks who champion it lived (much less fought) through that war.

If anything, it's an Attention Whore award.

Seems that none of the people fighting against it had anything to do with the war either. Nor were they ever slaves.


Most, if not all, of the people who oppose that flag do take a rather dim view of slavery.
 
2017-10-05 06:32:16 PM  

albuquerquehalsey: [i2.kym-cdn.com image 600x600]

If native Americans lost the conflict between them and the  Europeans, is their culture invalid as well, or is it because Southerners are Very Bad People. ?


No, we kind of genocided the native Americans and most of us feel bad about that.  They get a pass.
 
2017-10-05 06:38:04 PM  
The concept of spirit week is stupid.  Until all the students in a school are proficient at grade level for all subjects, don't have any "spirit" building activities.  Have learning activities, like more homework. Spend the money for posters and streamers on books or tutors or lawyers to get the stupid kids up to level, or to kick them out to some school that can help them.
 
2017-10-05 06:39:30 PM  

toraque: albuquerquehalsey: [i2.kym-cdn.com image 600x600]

If native Americans lost the conflict between them and the  Europeans, is their culture invalid as well, or is it because Southerners are Very Bad People. ?

No, we kind of genocided the native Americans and most of us feel bad about that.  They get a pass.


Not to mention that Native American culture is thousands of years old, as opposed to a few decades of butthurt over having to treat other people like human beings.
 
2017-10-05 06:40:00 PM  
It's about respecting southern culture, dummies.
These confederate flag waving guys simply love shrimp and grits, and dixieland music.

What? The slaves came up with those things?
Okay... maybe moonshine and grey uniforms that look itchy? I guess?
 
2017-10-05 06:42:48 PM  

albuquerquehalsey: [i2.kym-cdn.com image 600x600]

If native Americans lost the conflict between them and the  Europeans, is their culture invalid as well, or is it because Southerners are Very Bad People. ?


It's okay, since one side didn't use flags.

The part I'm still trying to figure out is can you offend literally everyone if you take a knee for the Confederate flag.
 
2017-10-05 06:57:05 PM  

Mikey1969: that is a disturbing amount of leg with cowboy boots...


One with the sexy pose and the other like he's riding some daddy - while the rest of them look fairly standard.

It's as though the Pet Shop Boy crowd and the Rednecks have formed a new clique for the next generation.
 
2017-10-05 07:06:31 PM  

jpcerutti: albuquerquehalsey: [i2.kym-cdn.com image 600x600]

If native Americans lost the conflict between them and the  Europeans, is their culture invalid as well, or is it because Southerners are Very Bad People. ?

It's okay, since one side didn't use flags.

The part I'm still trying to figure out is can you offend literally everyone if you take a knee for the Confederate flag.


I still want to see NFL players taking a knee AND praying during the National Anthem.
 
2017-10-05 07:22:18 PM  

jpcerutti: albuquerquehalsey: [i2.kym-cdn.com image 600x600]

If native Americans lost the conflict between them and the  Europeans, is their culture invalid as well, or is it because Southerners are Very Bad People. ?

It's okay, since one side didn't use flags.

The part I'm still trying to figure out is can you offend literally everyone if you take a knee for the Confederate flag.


I love it, and will attempt to find a situation where i can
 
2017-10-05 07:23:37 PM  
careful subby there are a lot of cultures that can be considered "losers".   Monday is indigenous people's day.   Now there's a collective group of losers am I right?
 
2017-10-05 07:26:49 PM  

jpcerutti: albuquerquehalsey: [i2.kym-cdn.com image 600x600]

If native Americans lost the conflict between them and the  Europeans, is their culture invalid as well, or is it because Southerners are Very Bad People. ?

It's okay, since one side didn't use flags.

The part I'm still trying to figure out is can you offend literally everyone if you take a knee for the Confederate flag.


Don't divide by zero!
 
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