Saturday, March 02, 2013

Graven Images And Zero Tolerance Insanity

Verily, to the liberals the very image of the gun is full of terrible power, leading to evil by anyone even daring to make the merest abstract depiction of one.

How else does one explain this stupidity?: Pop-Tart Pistol?: 7-Year-Old Gets Suspended for Gun-Shaped Pastry

7-Year-Old Joshua was suspended this morning from Park Elementary School in Brooklyn Park. Joshua says he was eating a pastry during snack time and trying to shape it into a mountain, the teacher said it looked like a gun and took him to the principal's office. Joshua's parents were called, he has been suspended for two days. Joshua's father says it's ridiculous since no one was threatened or harmed by the pastry. A letter will be going home to all students of Park Elementary School this afternoon. School officials declined to comment due to privacy issues

What the hell? A two day suspension is somehow warranted for nibbling on a Pop-Tart until it appeared to form a semi-gun-like shape. Quelle Horreur.

Even worse, all Pop-Tarts have a filling of some sort, so to the teacher's and principal's minds (such as they were), it was loaded.


Expatriate Owl said...

Far, far more violent than a loaded Pop Tart are some of the lyrics from some of the popular songs.

What about this oldie from the Beatles:

"Joan was quizzical, studied metaphysical
Science in the home
Late nights all alone with a test-tube
Maxwell Edison majoring in medicine
Calls her on the phone
"Can I take you out to the pictures
But as she's getting ready to go
A knock comes on the door...

Bang, bang, Maxwell's silver hammer
Came down upon her head
Bang, bang, Maxwell's silver hammer
Made sure that she was dead."

And that's just the first verse!

And speaking of Maxwell's Silver Hammer, the Superintendent of the Anne Arundel County Public School system, on whose watch this asinine disciplinary action is occurring, is Kevin M. Maxwell, Ph.D.

Maxwell's Silver Hammer indeed!

According to the Anne Arundel County Public Schools website, Dr. Maxwell's e-mail address is .

And, while we're providing e-mail addresses, the members of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education also have e-mail addresses:;;;;;;;;;

Sandy Blondell, the Principal of Brooklyn Park Elementary School, has apparently taken pains to not publicize her own e-mail address, but I would suggest the possibility that hers is .

Aaron said...

Yep, Maxwell's Silver Hammer as a song has got it all:

Violence against women, stalking, insanity, and gratuitous violence.

Pretty sure they can't play that in music class anymore.