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2022-10-03 6:25:09 AM  
This is going to backfire on him with his Republican base, since the last thing they want is fat children with no moves.
 
2022-10-03 6:27:02 AM  
He did not provide evidence of pole dancing being taught in any schools.
His comments play on a growing right-wing moral panic accusing teachers of sexualizing children.


fark off.

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2022-10-03 6:45:28 AM  

koder: He did not provide evidence of pole dancing being taught in any schools.
His comments play on a growing right-wing moral panic accusing teachers of sexualizing children.

fark off.

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But that's sports so conservatives are 100% okay with it. They just want to get rid of political stuff like reading.
 
2022-10-03 6:48:06 AM  

odinsposse: koder: He did not provide evidence of pole dancing being taught in any schools.
His comments play on a growing right-wing moral panic accusing teachers of sexualizing children.

fark off.

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But that's sports so conservatives are 100% okay with it. They just want to get rid of political stuff like reading.


They are not ok with that sort of thing at all

/they LOVE it
//that image is probably in some asshole's spank bank
///you know they would
 
2022-10-03 6:49:54 AM  
What a dumbass. Those poles being installed in school are scratching posts, not stripper poles. You know, for the kids that identify as cats and pee in classroom litter boxes.
 
2022-10-03 6:51:13 AM  
Uneven bars in gymnastics is kind of like dancing with 2 sideways poles.  Tetherball is dance-like if the players aren't too klutzy, and it's a round a pole.  I suppose if they studied Eastern Europe they might learn something about dancing in Poland, with video instruction showing Poles dancing.

Sounds like Magic Mastroonio is onto a real threat, here.
 
2022-10-03 6:51:29 AM  
Wut?
 
2022-10-03 6:53:11 AM  
I demand that children be allowed to learn the Mazurka!
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2022-10-03 6:53:29 AM  
      This message approved by Doug Mastriano running for grade school pimp ahhh principal

                
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2022-10-03 6:55:15 AM  
Can we get them to ban things that are real?

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2022-10-03 7:00:57 AM  

theteacher: Can we get them to ban things that are real?

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Speaking of grooming children...
 
2022-10-03 7:06:53 AM  
This guy is balls out insane. That's saying something when talking about Pennsylvania politics.
 
2022-10-03 7:14:27 AM  

Gyrfalcon: theteacher: Can we get them to ban things that are real?

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Speaking of grooming children...


I've always found it interesting that the Red Hats don't object to obvious problems and have to invent their own.

/ my sister got REAL mad at me the other day when I told her how the total abortion ban is going for Romania. TLDR: massive amounts of abandoned and trafficked children.
 
2022-10-03 7:19:47 AM  
God I hope he loses to Shapiro. Although I hate to see the next idiot the commonwealths gop pulls out for 26.
 
2022-10-03 7:23:52 AM  

theteacher: Can we get them to ban things that are real?

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This is what I have come to learn about the fundamental difference between Republicans and Democrats.

The Democrats will show us all what is wrong with this world.  Things like racism, climate change, civil rights, healthcare, the economy, social safety nets, immigration, sensible gun legislation, and a number of other important things that are not just problems, but they are problems that can be fixed.  They can be fixed with proper education, some government regulation, and a little bit of good old fashioned empathy toward fellow humans.

The Democrats will show evidence of where the problems are, and how they can be fixed.  The Democrats really ARE trying to help and really ARE trying to make things better for everyone.  No matter what you look like, who you love, or how much money you were born into.

The Republicans have no interest in fixing any of those things.  Partly because regulations are bad for business but mostly because they are racists, homophobic, greedy, or just plain stupid.  So they lay out their OWN list of problems.  These problems are always either exaggerations of rumors, conspiracy theories, misrepresentations, or sometimes, just completely made up.  They hammer these points as if they were facts in reality, and flat out blame the Democrats for creating or perpetuating these problems.  In some cases, the issue is something that didn't happen (Hillary's emails), and when one of their people does the same thing but 1000x worse, it's still the Democrat's fault.

One of my other favorite examples of this is the whole "election fraud" thing from 2020.  The Republicans started the misinformation before the election, and continued to push it until it turned into an actual insurrection.  And in the end, there was NO evidence at all.  No dead people voted.  No one voted twice.  No one pulled magical ballots out of boxes found under desks...
Except for one thing.  The one or two cases of fraud that actually DID occur, were caught, and people arrested.  They were Drumpf supporters, voting for Drumpf.
 
2022-10-03 7:40:01 AM  

durbnpoisn: theteacher: Can we get them to ban things that are real?

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This is what I have come to learn about the fundamental difference between Republicans and Democrats.

The Democrats will show us all what is wrong with this world.  Things like racism, climate change, civil rights, healthcare, the economy, social safety nets, immigration, sensible gun legislation, and a number of other important things that are not just problems, but they are problems that can be fixed.  They can be fixed with proper education, some government regulation, and a little bit of good old fashioned empathy toward fellow humans.

The Democrats will show evidence of where the problems are, and how they can be fixed.  The Democrats really ARE trying to help and really ARE trying to make things better for everyone.  No matter what you look like, who you love, or how much money you were born into.


Oh, you sweet innocent person.

Democrats are there to make money. That's all. They just choose more ethical companies to support, but that's it. They're there for greed and corporate support. Don't make some mistake that it's a binary conversation. There's the "bad" option, Democrats, and then there's the "insanely bad" option.

The US has an archaic, binary election system that ought to go the way of the dodo. Loser takes all from the worst loser.
 
2022-10-03 7:44:46 AM  

starsrift: durbnpoisn: theteacher: Can we get them to ban things that are real?

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This is what I have come to learn about the fundamental difference between Republicans and Democrats.

The Democrats will show us all what is wrong with this world.  Things like racism, climate change, civil rights, healthcare, the economy, social safety nets, immigration, sensible gun legislation, and a number of other important things that are not just problems, but they are problems that can be fixed.  They can be fixed with proper education, some government regulation, and a little bit of good old fashioned empathy toward fellow humans.

The Democrats will show evidence of where the problems are, and how they can be fixed.  The Democrats really ARE trying to help and really ARE trying to make things better for everyone.  No matter what you look like, who you love, or how much money you were born into.

Oh, you sweet innocent person.

Democrats are there to make money. That's all. They just choose more ethical companies to support, but that's it. They're there for greed and corporate support. Don't make some mistake that it's a binary conversation. There's the "bad" option, Democrats, and then there's the "insanely bad" option.

The US has an archaic, binary election system that ought to go the way of the dodo. Loser takes all from the worst loser.


Well, if there was one way to dismiss the entire point of my post by saying something completely different, but making sound like it fits, you accomplished that goal.
 
2022-10-03 7:48:02 AM  

durbnpoisn: Well, if there was one way to dismiss the entire point of my post by saying something completely different, but making sound like it fits, you accomplished that goal.


For example, both Democrat and Republican voters, not politicians, favour a $15 minimum wage. The politicians on both sides of the aisle won't support it.
 
2022-10-03 7:53:14 AM  

Aquapope: Uneven bars in gymnastics is kind of like dancing with 2 sideways poles.  Tetherball is dance-like if the players aren't too klutzy, and it's a round a pole.  I suppose if they studied Eastern Europe they might learn something about dancing in Poland, with video instruction showing Poles dancing.

Sounds like Magic Mastroonio is onto a real threat, here.


May Pole which you use on
May Day a special day for
Commies


Pole dancing is a sport of Russian Commies

So not sure why Republicans are against it
 
2022-10-03 7:57:11 AM  

starsrift: durbnpoisn: Well, if there was one way to dismiss the entire point of my post by saying something completely different, but making sound like it fits, you accomplished that goal.

For example, both Democrat and Republican voters, not politicians, favour a $15 minimum wage. The politicians on both sides of the aisle won't support it.


Really?  A Google search shows that that is not true.  At least not the way to paint it.  The Democrats, by and large DO support the minimum wage increase, and have floated the bill for it.

About as far as I will agree with you on this is that not ALL Democrats are equal.  There are plenty that are useless sacks of crap just like the Republicans.  There are at least two that outright side with the Republicans.

But the majority of Democrats are not them.
 
2022-10-03 7:59:22 AM  

starsrift: durbnpoisn: Well, if there was one way to dismiss the entire point of my post by saying something completely different, but making sound like it fits, you accomplished that goal.

For example, both Democrat and Republican voters, not politicians, favour a $15 minimum wage. The politicians on both sides of the aisle won't support it.


3/4 of Republicans polled don't support raising minimum wage
 
2022-10-03 8:02:21 AM  

durbnpoisn: starsrift: durbnpoisn: Well, if there was one way to dismiss the entire point of my post by saying something completely different, but making sound like it fits, you accomplished that goal.

For example, both Democrat and Republican voters, not politicians, favour a $15 minimum wage. The politicians on both sides of the aisle won't support it.

Really?  A Google search shows that that is not true.  At least not the way to paint it.  The Democrats, by and large DO support the minimum wage increase, and have floated the bill for it.

About as far as I will agree with you on this is that not ALL Democrats are equal.  There are plenty that are useless sacks of crap just like the Republicans.  There are at least two that outright side with the Republicans.

But the majority of Democrats are not them.


I clicked on your link. Which I noticed had "democrats" in the question, and did not leave it ambiguous. And despite that, merely fourth article down, I noticed an article by the well-known polling company, Pew Research, that headlined "Most Americans support a $15 federal minimum wage".

Democrats have been holding the House, Senate, and Executive.

I don't dispute Democrats are the best selection in a basket of bad apples. But I observe that they're still part of a basket of bad apples, and you've been sold a basket of shiat.
 
2022-10-03 8:06:25 AM  

starsrift: durbnpoisn: starsrift: durbnpoisn: Well, if there was one way to dismiss the entire point of my post by saying something completely different, but making sound like it fits, you accomplished that goal.

For example, both Democrat and Republican voters, not politicians, favour a $15 minimum wage. The politicians on both sides of the aisle won't support it.

Really?  A Google search shows that that is not true.  At least not the way to paint it.  The Democrats, by and large DO support the minimum wage increase, and have floated the bill for it.

About as far as I will agree with you on this is that not ALL Democrats are equal.  There are plenty that are useless sacks of crap just like the Republicans.  There are at least two that outright side with the Republicans.

But the majority of Democrats are not them.

I clicked on your link. Which I noticed had "democrats" in the question, and did not leave it ambiguous. And despite that, merely fourth article down, I noticed an article by the well-known polling company, Pew Research, that headlined "Most Americans support a $15 federal minimum wage".

Democrats have been holding the House, Senate, and Executive.

I don't dispute Democrats are the best selection in a basket of bad apples. But I observe that they're still part of a basket of bad apples, and you've been sold a basket of shiat.


Ok.  We can agree that BSAB.  Just not equally bad.  Now can we please move on to what my initial post was?

Because what I was talking about was "real problems vs fabricated problems."  Yet, somehow we are talking about the whole BSAB thing, which is not really my point.  That is a completely different discussion.
 
2022-10-03 8:10:02 AM  
durbnpoisn:Ok.  We can agree that BSAB.  Just not equally bad.  Now can we please move on to what my initial post was?

Because what I was talking about was "real problems vs fabricated problems."  Yet, somehow we are talking about the whole BSAB thing, which is not really my point.  That is a completely different discussion.


But I have like 26 other exampl-- oh, all right. If you insist on existing in this pernicious sort of... "reality"...
 
2022-10-03 8:11:23 AM  

starsrift: durbnpoisn: Well, if there was one way to dismiss the entire point of my post by saying something completely different, but making sound like it fits, you accomplished that goal.

For example, both Democrat and Republican voters, not politicians, favour a $15 minimum wage. The politicians on both sides of the aisle won't support it.


BSAB eh? It's not even 9 in the morning
 
2022-10-03 8:17:03 AM  

giantmeteor: starsrift: durbnpoisn: Well, if there was one way to dismiss the entire point of my post by saying something completely different, but making sound like it fits, you accomplished that goal.

For example, both Democrat and Republican voters, not politicians, favour a $15 minimum wage. The politicians on both sides of the aisle won't support it.

BSAB eh? It's not even 9 in the morning


My good sir, egalitarianism does not rest.
 
2022-10-03 8:28:45 AM  
When I was a kid the school didn't have the funds to replace the tetherball so we made up our own game with the pole that involves spinning around it. Looking back maybe that was getting us ready for our future careers?
 
2022-10-03 8:33:32 AM  

starsrift: durbnpoisn: theteacher: Can we get them to ban things that are real?

[Fark user image 300x168]

This is what I have come to learn about the fundamental difference between Republicans and Democrats.

The Democrats will show us all what is wrong with this world.  Things like racism, climate change, civil rights, healthcare, the economy, social safety nets, immigration, sensible gun legislation, and a number of other important things that are not just problems, but they are problems that can be fixed.  They can be fixed with proper education, some government regulation, and a little bit of good old fashioned empathy toward fellow humans.

The Democrats will show evidence of where the problems are, and how they can be fixed.  The Democrats really ARE trying to help and really ARE trying to make things better for everyone.  No matter what you look like, who you love, or how much money you were born into.

Oh, you sweet innocent person.

Democrats are there to make money. That's all. They just choose more ethical companies to support, but that's it. They're there for greed and corporate support. Don't make some mistake that it's a binary conversation. There's the "bad" option, Democrats, and then there's the "insanely bad" option.

The US has an archaic, binary election system that ought to go the way of the dodo. Loser takes all from the worst loser.


So both sides are bad, you say?
 
2022-10-03 8:42:31 AM  

propasaurus: So both sides are bad, you say?


BSAB(SVR) is a well known Fark idiom, used for entertaining content.

Tell you what.

Explain to me why Both SIdes Aren't Bad. Don't compare them to one another, imagine them in a vacuum. Why are Democrats not bad compared to nothing. Why aren't Republicans bad compared to nothing?

It doesn't take too long to figure out which isn't worse than other...

But that's only a comparison of what's worse.

Why should you ever vote for either?
 
2022-10-03 8:56:52 AM  

starsrift: propasaurus: So both sides are bad, you say?

BSAB(SVR) is a well known Fark idiom, used for entertaining content.

Tell you what.

Explain to me why Both SIdes Aren't Bad. Don't compare them to one another, imagine them in a vacuum. Why are Democrats not bad compared to nothing. Why aren't Republicans bad compared to nothing?

It doesn't take too long to figure out which isn't worse than other...

But that's only a comparison of what's worse.

Why should you ever vote for either?


What elections are conducted in a vacuum?
 
2022-10-03 9:03:58 AM  

qorkfiend: What elections are conducted in a vacuum?


The first election that included ballots from space had voter David Wolf. Since 2004, astronauts have voted in the federal elections.

Pedantry aside, I strongly encourage you not to see my meandering about as exhortations to stop voting. Only to start demanding parties do as they suggest, and perhaps creating new parties when the old ones won't work. The real problem with US politics is binary politics. While the right-wing attitudes and apartheid of Israel are really no model, their actual election model is one of the best in the world.
 
2022-10-03 9:09:29 AM  
To talk about children pole dancing in school, one must first think of children pole dancing in school, you sick fark.
 
2022-10-03 9:14:18 AM  

starsrift: qorkfiend: What elections are conducted in a vacuum?

The first election that included ballots from space had voter David Wolf. Since 2004, astronauts have voted in the federal elections.

Pedantry aside, I strongly encourage you not to see my meandering about as exhortations to stop voting. Only to start demanding parties do as they suggest, and perhaps creating new parties when the old ones won't work. The real problem with US politics is binary politics. While the right-wing attitudes and apartheid of Israel are really no model, their actual election model is one of the best in the world.


I didn't say anything about voting. I observed that you're demanding people perform an irrelevant comparison that has no basis in reality.
 
2022-10-03 9:15:40 AM  

qorkfiend: starsrift: qorkfiend: What elections are conducted in a vacuum?

The first election that included ballots from space had voter David Wolf. Since 2004, astronauts have voted in the federal elections.

Pedantry aside, I strongly encourage you not to see my meandering about as exhortations to stop voting. Only to start demanding parties do as they suggest, and perhaps creating new parties when the old ones won't work. The real problem with US politics is binary politics. While the right-wing attitudes and apartheid of Israel are really no model, their actual election model is one of the best in the world.

I didn't say anything about voting. I observed that you're demanding people perform an irrelevant comparison that has no basis in reality.


Oh, and you're doing this in a transparent attempt to equate the Democrats and actual honest-to-god fascists.
 
2022-10-03 9:24:13 AM  

starsrift: qorkfiend: What elections are conducted in a vacuum?

The first election that included ballots from space had voter David Wolf. Since 2004, astronauts have voted in the federal elections.

Pedantry aside, I strongly encourage you not to see my meandering about as exhortations to stop voting. Only to start demanding parties do as they suggest, and perhaps creating new parties when the old ones won't work. The real problem with US politics is binary politics. While the right-wing attitudes and apartheid of Israel are really no model, their actual election model is one of the best in the world.


They should be good at it.  5 elections in 3 years is a lot of practice.

Be careful what you wish for.
 
2022-10-03 9:25:42 AM  
Harvey Danger - Flagpole Sitta (Official Music Video)
Youtube wYsMjEeEg4g

hate this song.
 
2022-10-03 9:26:35 AM  
I can't help but think all of this is a result of a sarcastic tweet that someone made over the weekend about how she was going to start a private school for children that would teach CRT and pole dancing in order to drive Trumpers crazy.


Like they needed help.
 
2022-10-03 9:26:49 AM  
Exploiting culture warrior status is one thing when you have no real program other than enriching your friends, but not as many live in a trailer park as you may think, so get some better culture.
 
2022-10-03 9:30:09 AM  

starsrift: Why should you ever vote for either?


Because both sides don't exist in a vacuum, and voting third party (or not voting) does nothing to break down the relations of power that create the broken electoral system and also ensures that Republicans gain power.And outside of the vacuum between your ears, the Republicans are worse than Democrats, and if they continue to gain power, reforming the broken electoral system becomes a pipe dream because they've made it clear that they plan to outright dismantle free and fair elections.

So I vote for Democrats because it stops the bleeding while we work on eradicating the Republican party. Once we've dealt with the sucking chest wound, we can deal with the infection that is the Democrats, and eradicate them too.
 
2022-10-03 9:38:03 AM  

starsrift: propasaurus: So both sides are bad, you say?

BSAB(SVR) is a well known Fark idiom, used for entertaining content.

Tell you what.

Explain to me why Both SIdes Aren't Bad. Don't compare them to one another, imagine them in a vacuum. Why are Democrats not bad compared to nothing. Why aren't Republicans bad compared to nothing?

It doesn't take too long to figure out which isn't worse than other...

But that's only a comparison of what's worse.

Why should you ever vote for either?


Also, real quick, can you explain the goal behind this post of yours? What are you seeking to accomplish, what message are you trying to communicate?
 
2022-10-03 9:40:58 AM  

John the Magnificent: starsrift: qorkfiend: What elections are conducted in a vacuum?

The first election that included ballots from space had voter David Wolf. Since 2004, astronauts have voted in the federal elections.

Pedantry aside, I strongly encourage you not to see my meandering about as exhortations to stop voting. Only to start demanding parties do as they suggest, and perhaps creating new parties when the old ones won't work. The real problem with US politics is binary politics. While the right-wing attitudes and apartheid of Israel are really no model, their actual election model is one of the best in the world.

They should be good at it.  5 elections in 3 years is a lot of practice.

Be careful what you wish for.


Also didn't Likud hold power for close to a decade preceding the recent spate of elections
 
2022-10-03 9:58:25 AM  
How do kids usually respond to banning something?

He's trying to produce more teenaged pole dancers.
 
2022-10-03 9:59:06 AM  
"Never believe that anti-Semites are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The anti-Semites have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past."

― Jean-Paul Sartre
 
2022-10-03 10:02:50 AM  
I want a Gubnah who will ban flying monkeys and Lithuanian Disco in scools!
 
2022-10-03 10:10:51 AM  
FFS!  They're always biatching about how schools don't prepare kids for a trade.
 
2022-10-03 11:30:45 AM  
Yeah, they can only learn pole dancing from approved instructors, like those at Big Doug's Pole Dance Emporium. Here, our uniforms are these skin-tight leotards. What it doesn't fit? Well, you can go without. Them's the rules.
 
2022-10-03 2:12:13 PM  

abb3w: How do kids usually respond to banning something?

He's trying to produce more teenaged pole dancers.


The poles and lessons ain't gonna do anything until the parents get off their butts and start creating more 'Daddy issues.'
 
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