Marshall Ramsey for October 22, 2009

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    toasteroven  about 13 years ago

    Ah… now that’s more like it.

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    Wildcard24365  about 13 years ago

    @cottfreitas:

    “I won’t bother explaining to all the feminized males why this became a news story. They’d never ‘get it.’”

    I’m thinking it’s more because you really don’t know,either.

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    OmqR-3.0  about 13 years ago

    Why is GLAAD (had to look that one up and it’s a media watchdog) & ACLU in that list? What’s up in Wesson, Mississippi? (Seems to have riled Freitas.)

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    MurphyHerself  about 13 years ago

    Oops, I thought it was balloon boy, but he’s in Colorado.

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    d_legendary1  about 13 years ago

    Only a matter of time till Churchill, Stripper, and the other unchristians come out to denounce this.

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    cdward  about 13 years ago

    omQ R, a girl wore a tux for her senior picture, and the school refused to allow it in the yearbook because girls should wear dresses (or at least girl clothes). The mother said she’s talking to a lawyer, but as yet nothing legal has happened. The school board said it was the principal’s decision, and the principal isn’t talking. I think that pretty much covers it.

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    believecommonsense  about 13 years ago

    ^ unbelievable …. when did schools get the constitutional right to determine what students wear to proms?

    and some of the nonsense about “zero tolerance” for weapons has gone bonkers too. The mother packs a butter knife to cut a cake (or cupcakes), the teacher uses it, then turns it into administration and student gets suspended?

    You know, they could take the knife away, call the mother, explain she should pack plastic knife next time and wouldn’t that be in keeping with policy. This is silly. No common sense! ;oD

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    cjr53  about 13 years ago

    It is good she goes to the prom. What difference does it make as long as her attire fits the generally accepted, ie, tux or evening gown.

    I seriously doubt her peers will be fooled into thinking she is a guy if she wears a tux. Or, if a guy wants to wear an evening gown.

    What petty stuff to worry about, or even say anything beyond, “You look fantastic.”

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    kennethcwarren64  about 13 years ago

    Sinced everyone seems to be going on their own tangent, here is mine.

    I love “B” movies from the 40’s & 50’s because the studios didn’t really pay much attention to what the directors and writers were doing with them, all the studio wanted was the film to be cheap, on time, and that it have some sort of “happy”ending.

    This allowed the directors and writers to (what we call now “fly under the radar”) and produce some very interesting films. The one that I think of when I looks at all of those news trucks was made in the late 50’s (I can’t remember the title, just the story).

    A small South American country is getting a little to independent, so an Agent (never clear what government agency he is from) is sent down to stir up a revolution and get somebody more to our liking in charge. The details of how he does this is interesting, but has nothing to do with my point. The key to how he does this is to find a true believer, who really wants to “help the people”, and convince this person that to really get things done you must be in charge, and therefore you have to do whatever you have to do to get into power.

    Once this person is in power one of the things he asks the Agent is what to do about the newspapers that are now printing stories about the corruption in his government? He asks the Agent if he should attack the newspapers and surppress them?

    The Agent says “No that will just make them stronger and they will band together to fight you. What you should do is just let them run free and they will soon start competting against each other and end up making themselves irrelevant!”

    The Agent pointed out that people grow tired of conflict and confusion, what they want are sensational stores about illcit love affairs, murder trials, what movie stars are doing, stupit things famous people have done, and gossip, lots and lots of gossip.

    The Agent said that the newspapers, in order to stay in business, would soon start competing with each other for these stories, and would soon forget about what the government is doing.

    The Agent did offer one last piece of advice: To speed the process up he suggested that the Leader have a couple people that he trusted start up a newspaper that would print the worse lies and accusations about the opposition, so that they be so busy denying the charges they wouldn’t have time to mount any charges against the Leader.

    So when I look at all of those media and TV trucks I have to think back to what was said in an old “B” movie about the media, and the sad state of our current news corporations.

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    believecommonsense  about 13 years ago

    Ken, good story. wish you remembered the name of the film, but still good story. I’m old enough to remember that it was a treat sit as a family and watch the “special reports” and documentaries the three networks used to put on.

    Only Frontline on PBS still does documentaries. Too bad.

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    OmqR-3.0  about 13 years ago

    Thanks CD, makes sense now with the yearbook. I wonder what that principal would make of the transgender 12 year old undergoing the process for eventual reassignment at 16 while attending a British school.

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