All the news that’s fit to be tied

In the comments on this post,  Alto2 suggested I post more about “me” and less about “news.” But sometimes I just can’t resist.  And really – the fact that I can’t resist is me.  Especially when we have public displays of affection, chocolate and penises, and really stupid people.

This article, along with many others (just do a goggle search) discusses what happens when a Junior High School student decides that she needs to comfort a friend that had a parent die.

Students’ hug lands them in detention

By Don Fletcher
Progress staff writer

Autauga County School Sys­tem officials confirmed this week that two Prattville Junior High School students were disci­plined — though mildly — for a public display of affection that is prohibited under provisions of the system’s code of conduct.

PJHS Principal Spence Agee said Thursday that the female student and the male student she was seen hugging were not severely punished for their ac­tion. He said the youngsters had to spend 45 minutes of one morn­ing in teacher-supervised deten­tion, writing an essay that fo­cuses on the reason they were sent to detention, for a violation that is clearly defined in the stu­dent handbook.

I could easily spent 45 minutes writing why the Vice Principal is a twit and why it’s a good thing to comfort someone that has had a loss. And to ME getting to school 45 minutes early for detention, that would be severe punishment.

Agee said the infraction falls into the category of minor of­fenses and added that the deten­tion program is a vital part of the educational process.

Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time??

Superintendent of Schools Larry Butler said the incident has received much more media attention — locally, statewide and nationally — than it deserv­ed.
“They have very few disci­pline problems at Prattville Jun­ior High,” he said. “That is a model school. It’s just phenome­nal the education these kids get out there. The principal de­serves the community’s sup­port.”

IF, as seems to be the case, a student was hugging a friend, in comfort, who just lost a parent, and IF the vice-principal decided to punish both students for this infraction, and IF the principal is standing by the vice-principal and the Superintendent is standing by the principal and the vice-principal, then I think at least three people need to be hit over the head with a clue by 4.   Cause sometimes you gotta rule by situations and not by the letter of the law.  If my son or daughter went to that school and we were discussion this situation, I’d probably mutter something under my breathe about “civil disobedience” and getting a bunch of people to go stand outside of VPs office and hug when he came out. 

 

NEXT

Of course, it’s very important to count calorie consumption. It’s always been a major concern to me that I can’t get the calorie counts from the edible undies or the chocolate mocha body topping.  Seriously, how can I resist commenting when “chocolate” and “penis” are used in the same article. 

Even erotic food has to follow the rules
OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s largest erotic chain store was forced to change the labeling on products such as penis pasta, candy cuffs and chocolate body painting, to comply with Norwegian food regulations.The Norwegian food safety authority, whose goal it is to make sure consumers have healthy and safe food, conducted a surprise inspection at one of the chain’s stores and found that several products violated food labeling regulations, top-selling tabloid VG reported on Tuesday.“We were a bit surprised to have the food safety authority on inspection. Food is not really our core product,” Kjersti Antonsen, a sexual adviser in the store, told VG.

Products containing food must be marked with a Norwegian label, listing all ingredients.

“We have panties, bras, handcuffs and suspender belts made out of candy,” Antonsen said, adding that the store will comply with the regulations and label all its food products.

The food safety authority also said the store also breached rules of importing erotic candy, which should be reported to authorities at least 24 hours before arrival.

FINALLY

I just can’t help myself. Look at the following story from Reuters. How many times do you go to the gas station, fill the car with gas, pay for the gas, and then WALK HOME???

Man forgets car at gas station

Fri Nov 9, 2007 8:08am EST

BERLIN (Reuters) – A German man forgot his car after filling it up at a petrol station, police said Friday.

“He just forgot about it and walked off home,” said a spokesman for police in the western city of Wuppertal.

After the car had sat blocking the pump for about an hour, a woman working at the petrol station became suspicious and alerted authorities.

Officers contacted the 63-year-old from Remscheid, who came straight back to fetch the vehicle. He had paid to fill up the car before walking off.

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Mind you, I’ve had a few cars that I’d think about leaving at the gas station (terann – remember that Camaro??) but that would be before, not after, filling the gas tank.

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One response to “All the news that’s fit to be tied

  1. Your Camero and my Maverick. How many times did my Maverick refuse to start in just the one year we lived in Schaumburg??

    I really don’t get the “hugging” thing at that school. How stupid! If they outlaw hugging at K’s school, she will be busted! Multiple times! She hugs everyone–principal, teachers, friends, kids that hurt.

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