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Matt Bors

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  1. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I think Bors is right on with this one. Kids being sent home suspended because they played cowboys and indians and pointed their fingers made shooting noises is ridiculous. We are trying so hard to be politically correct it would probably be better to just home school our grammar school kids so they don’t make a childish mistake and say or do something that offends a teacher or a parent.

  2. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, over 3 years ago

    Think the kid, or the school read Zack Hill :p

  3. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Repressive totalitarian prohibition isn’t the answer to a question?
    Then you aren’t asking the right questions.
    The proper question is,
    “How do we suppress a technology that is too powerful to be in the hands of monkey-people who are not among the ruling elite?”

  4. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 3 years ago


  5. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    Gotta love zero tolerance accompanied with zero sense.
    Zero tolerance applied to children of that age still learning is usually nonsensical. It has to make you wonder about the teaching & school admin staff applying it. Would you want these people teaching your children “values”?

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    It was over ten years ago now, but a friend of mine who is an antique weapons collector and war reenactor helped his daughter with a display of the battlefield at Yorktown, Va. where the Revolutionary War ended. As markers for where unit were placed, tiny lead cannons and figurines of appropriately dressed and armed soldiers standing at attention, were set into the styrofoam base. The teacher sent the display home with instructions that the 1/8th of an inch long rifle and bayonet tips on the soldiers’ backs had to be cut off, not as a puncture hazard, but because they represented guns. The display was returned with paper markers and looked much less impressive than it had at first.
    The line separating intelligent caution and foolish over caution is not that narrow. A cap gun, or noise maker gun at school is not appropriate. A nerf gun and squirt gun is not appropriate in school settings. Pointing a finger and going “bang-bang”, or chewing a food item into a weapon shaped ‘toy’ does not warrant putting a child in the principal’s office or making a notation on a child’s permanent record.
    With all of the childish adults not willing to support Universal background checks, punishing children for being children is ridiculous and immature.

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    Next up: Banning foreign-exchange students named Gunnar. You never know when they might start spitting bullets!
    Who’s training these school officials? Where are they getting these ridiculous mandates from? And why can’t we institute a “zero-tolerance” rule for stupidity? This knee-jerk cover-your-butt crap is doing nothing to help and only inures us to signs of what might be an actual problem.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    I read in today’s paper that a man in Virginia Beach faces a $2500 fine and five years in prison for wearing a clown mask while entering a movie theater.

    Guns: no problem. Clown masks? Throw away the key.

    What a country.

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Hello Mechanic,
    There have been several stories over the last couple of years of children taking toy guns of various types to school in book bags and lunch boxes, many shown on tv by journalists reporting in a “what are these people thinking” way that I feel is warranted. Some of these first through third grade children were suspended for a week or more for not being able to make a mature judgement call.
    I Play One on TV’s story is also not a legend,
    If you read the story, you’ll see one of these silly young men were also charged with carrying a firearm – because under Virginia law, his knife could be considered a firearm. A knife.
    This young man is probably going to go to jail for being high, wearing a mask, and carrying a knife while being a jerk.
    If he had walked into the theater with a holstered 9mm, no one could have said a word.
    The gun show is March 22-24 in Hampton Roads. Come get your guns without background checks while you can.
    (been reading you Mechanic. You’re doing better at resisting the dark side. May the force be with you…always. ;o) )

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Thank you for the verification.

    By the bye….long ago, the southeast part of Virginia was called “Tidewater”. This had been the case since colonial times. Some connected people thought that name sounded too swampy. I guess the fact that the Blackwater River and the Great Dismal Swamp are part of the area was not enough to convince them otherwise.

    They wailed that people in Iowa, for example, would not have the ability to tell where they were from if they said “Tidewater”. So, for the last 30-odd years, they’ve been trying to re-name the area “Hampton Roads”, although Hampton is a small town in the big megalopolis. “Roads” refers to shipping lanes. I’m sure the people in Iowa will be able to zero in on the area now that it has a more descriptive name.

    When I lived in Tidewater, the gun show was in Hampton Coliseum. I recommend anyone who has any opinions on background checks and gun shows to attend. Hang out in the parking lot. See who buys what from who.

    I report. You decide.

  11. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    As a current resident of the Greater Hampton Roads area, I am chagrined not to have known the “Roads” referred to shipping lanes and not our convoluted highway system. It makes sense.
    Tidewater used to be the “Southside” cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Va. Beach, and Chesapeake. Hampton Roads is those cities and the cities on the Peninsula- Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Yorktown. Residents of Suffolk on the southside, often refer to themselves as residents of Hampton Roads/Tidewater.
    Sorry you’re not still in the area. Would love to buy you a beer and talk disrespectfully about politics. :D
    Take care, Player. You’re one of the good ones.

  12. jayman63

    jayman63 said, over 3 years ago

    the radish is a little over-fertilized, the NRA does not want “nuts” shooting anyone. nice try, though.

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    No misunderstanding Mechanic,
    I had seen video news stories on the same kind of things and wanted to reinforce the point you were making. There has also been reports like the other one you mentioned, of young people giving over the counter drugs to friends who were feeling bad and who were suspended or worse for innocent act of kindness. And in so many cases, these things go into a child’s record, and in this day of computer records, it becomes permanent.
    You brought up valid points. While the gist of it was, “he brought a ‘gun’”, and "she was “dealing drugs”, the context properly used to explain content is a good thing.
    I appreciate your efforts, tone, and spirit.

  14. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Enlightened persons do not wish to control you by the direct use of force. They prefer that you lack the means to counter any use of force so they can control you without your having any means to deny them their divine right to rule. Advanced technologies, such as firearms, moveable type and electronic communications must be controlled by the government and not allowed into the hands of the lower classes.
    Establishing a rigorous system of background checks to weed out potentially harmful people, like Republicans, Libertarians, Catholics, Protestants, or others who are not members of the established national religion of enlightened Democratist Socialism is of especial importance, and must be enacted immediately for the Greater Good.

  15. Empress of Evil

    Empress of Evil said, over 3 years ago

    This is so absurd. I grew up pretending to go to war with my best friend for years, and we were pretending to have AK-47s much less. But we both went on to be completely normal people. (This was in the ‘00s). Neither of us has ever contemplated killing anyone in our whole lives and we probably never will. Of course, thank God the school admins didn’t find out.

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