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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

On thiinskinned teachers and naval officers...

Meanwhile, back in the People's Republic of Taxachusetts (H/T to Always On Watch);

DANVERS -- A local school has a warning to students: No more 'meep-ing.'

Any student at Danvers High School who uses the word 'meep' will be suspended.

"Meep," a nonsense word, was first made popular by Beaker from The Muppet Show, and increased in popularity thanks to the Road Runner.

Senior Alex Buzzi takes credit for starting the craze. (This boy has a great future if someone doesn't hang him first.)

"You see someone in the hall and you go 'Meep' and they go 'Meep' back and nothing, it's harmless," Buzzi said.

Putting First Amendment concerns aside, the principal banned the word, threatening any student who uses it with suspension.

An automated call went out to every parent informing them of the ban.

Students said a freshman biology teacher felt threatened by the word. ("Threatened"? Is said teacher just a bit paranoid?)

"They like to anger him and walk by his class and say it so people get suspended for it now," said Brianna Lapointe, a junior. (Teens intentionally pulling a teacher's chain. Who'd a thunk it?)

Many parents are not upset with the ban.

"The real issue here is that they were asked to do something to stop doing what they were doing and they disobeyed," said Linda Colinsmith, a parent. (Hey Linda, I'll bet you were the "goody twoshoes" of your class.)

Danvers superintendent Dr. Lisa Dana issued a statement that read in part, "The principal was exercising his responsibility to maintain order so that an environment conducive to learning could be maintained." (Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer!)

The school said it just wanted to move on and no further disciplinary action is expected. (Meaning they know they screwed up bigtime.)

This reminds me of my shore duty tour at the sub repair facility in Connecticut. At that time the USS Tullibee (SSN 597) was permanently moored there. It wasn't SUPPOSED to be permanently tied up but it was so old and unique in so many areas that it kept breaking down with no way to repair the one-of-a-kind propulsion plant and associated systems.

Sailors being what they are, it was quickly given the sobriquet "Building 597" since buildings never go to sea and neither did the Tullibarge (another nickname). Seems the Commanding Officer had a thin skin about the whole thing. The repair facility got the word that he would have any sailor mentioning the above cited nicknames (and others I can't remember now) written up for prosecution under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

For the benefit of my civilian readers, that little gem covers everything you could possibly be charged with. That includes getting too much of a sunburn and no, I'm not making that one up.

Anyway, Capt. Thinskin didn't have much luck. Seems every time he went to the Officer's Club a bunch of cocktail napkins would somehow surface in his view. Napkins with all the current nicknames for his luckless craft scribbled in place. Good motivation to give up going to the Club.

"Meep, meep" my ass!


Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Much nicer than saying "Move the f out the way" LOL!

MightyMom said...

oh good lord, don't these people have something more important to worry about?

it's like passing someone saying "shave and a haircut" and them replying "5 cents"

how terribly harmless. let kids be kids and worry about the ones who are actually disrupting class!!

Unknown said...

Bldg. 597 sounds strangely familiar. I was at Groton and at the yards.

I hope someone takes the school district to court. Those fools.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

If school administrators are so damned concerned with schools being a place conducive to learning, then how come so many kids today, cannot speak proper English, know so damn little about American History or our Constitution, yet they know all about homosexuality, sex and other crap? "MEEP MEEP."

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