Saturday, January 11, 2020

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Going Fool Hogg

David Hogg, I just keep hearing about him. This kid is all over the place these days. Politically, in the news and mentally. Gotta admit, I like that he’s standing up for what he believes. 

However.... kid, make up your mind. Really. He states he wants schools to be safer. So changes are implemented to improve safety and security. Looky there, a difference has been made. 
Wait. He’s unhappy about these changes; this added security? Well that’s weird. I thought that’s what he wanted? No? But...but... why not? Let’s take a look, maybe they are bad changes. 

First up, more Resource Officers. Can this be bad? I mean, if they are the kind that are going to take shelter and cover their own ass instead of protect the kids then, yes, that would be bad. But the Resource Officer in Maryland taught us that armed resource officers can and will stop a threat post haste. 

Now, the next issue he’s unhappy about, the biggest one, is clear backpacks. He feels it infringes on their First Amendment rights. I’m not sure if he’s read that Amendment. For those who haven’t, it states that “Congress shall pass no laws... prohibiting freedom of religion... freedom of speech... or freedom to peaceably assemble”
Which of these freedoms does a clear backpack “infringe upon”? Is there a religion dictating “opaque backpacks”? Maybe he’s planning on having people peaceably assemble inside a backpack...? It’s ok, you cartoon-headed looking boy, the transparency of your backpack won’t affect your protests. Unless you’re planning on putting weapons in there. The whole point is so we can see people trying to sneak in weapons. 

First off, this little “Mr Garrison” look alike has his amendments all confused. He’s trying to imply that a clear backpack being part of the new school policy is an invasion of privacy. Guess what, that’s the Fourth Amendment. I thought for sure they’d go over the Constitution in school by now. Or at the California School he’s purported to have graduated from in 2015. 
Or maybe numbers just isn’t his thing. This kid doesn’t know which Amendments are which and HE’S the media appointed spokesman who’s an expert on government?! For the sake of helping this bobbleheaded fool argue his point, let’s look what the rule is about the Fourth Amendment at schools...

At school campuses around the country you are subject to search while on campus. Lockers, backpacks and vehicles on high school and college campuses. It’s an issue that’s been argued back and forth for decades. In Massachusetts it even went to court after a dorm room search discovered drugs: 

‘The Supreme Judicial Court concluded that college officials did not violate the Fourth Amendment when they initially entered the room without a warrant, because that entry "was intended to enforce a legitimate health and safety rule that related to the college's function as an educational institution." ‘

A clear backpack? Pfft. After all the arguments over which flags people are allowed to fly, this muppet wants to get upset over transparency? Where was his outrage over kids wearing uniforms to school since before he was a glimmer in his daddy’s eye? A clear backpack? For years kids have been sent home to change for wearing shirts the School didn’t agree with. 

My son will be attending a charter school next year. They have dress code requirements that includes a uniform. This school has had this requirement for decades. Does a dress code or uniform infringe on the First Amendment? No. Does a clear backpack? No. 
This kid is worried that it’s going to make tampons too obvious. Really?! THAT’S the big problem?! Here he and his friends make a big movement about “safety in schools” but doesn’t want any actual safety measurements implemented because of TAMPONS?! 

“No guns or weapons allowed in school but don’t worry, we won’t look in your backpack, it’s an honor system”. 
Look, I’m all for safety in the schools. I’ve got kids, I want them safe. If my boys have to have clear backpacks so that no other kid can carry a 9 millimeter to school, I’ll take that trade everydamnday. 

It makes you wonder... is this helium headed kid actually worried about safety in schools  or is this just some personal vendetta because his grandpa and Roscoe were never able to lock up them Duke Boys? I always thought Boss Hogg was a fool, this kid is living up to it. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Where Did All of the Gentlemen Go?

Years ago men knew what it was like to be a man. Men respected women and held them in high regards. Men held open doors for women out of respect and stood closest to the road to protect them. Men knew what it was like to have one woman and only one woman and to have more than one was scandalous. Though men tried to lure a woman into bed, but respected the word, “No.” Where did these men go? Were they sucked up by an alien life force? Women killed these men, but not a physical sense. Women burned their bras and demanded equal rights. In demanding these rights, we slowly started killing off the gentlemen. Women didn’t want a man to hold a chair or a door because they felt it made them appear weak and helpless. Slowly men didn’t know how to be men, because women constantly criticized them for their efforts. We, the mothers of boys, have done our sons a great disservice by not teaching them how a man should behave. We, the mother of girls, haven’t taught our daughters how men should treat them. As time marches on men know less and less on how to be men. Why should they be gentlemen, when we don’t demand it of our men and our sons? Most women say, “I can do anything a man can do.” The question is: why would you want to? As a woman just because a man can do it, doesn’t mean I should be doing it. Each gender was created with strengths and weaknesses and that is the way it should be. Will you dare to be a gentleman in this current world?