7th-graders suspended for playing with airsoft gun in own yard

toygun25n-2-webAgain, more of the “pussification” of America.  I apologize, but I can think of no other more appropriate word than that.  This nation wants to turn its boys into girls, and its success into abject failure.

From FoxNews.com:

Two seventh-grade students in Virginia Beach, Va., were handed long-term suspensions Tuesday that will last until the end of the school year for playing with an airsoft gun in one of their front yards while waiting for the school bus.

WAVY-TV reports that 13-year-old Khalid Caraballo and Aidan Clark will face an additional hearing in January to determine if they will be expelled for “possession, handling and use of a firearm” because the guns were fired at two others playing in Caraballo’s yard.

A neighbor saw Khalid shooting the airsoft gun in his yard and called 911, telling the dispatcher, “He is pointing the gun, and it looks like there’s a target in a tree in his front yard,” the station reported.

Are you serious?  A kid got suspended — at school — because of what he did NOT ON CAMPUS but in his own front yard, not during school time?  Are you serious?

Yes.  These liberal genetic mutants are very serious.

The school’s so-called “zero-tolerance” policy on guns extends to private property, according to the report.

So there you go.  Government school control extends, now, not just on school grounds but on your very own private property.

Let me also add, for those of you who are convinced I am a racist: the kids involved may have been black.

What?  Not perfect little Caucasoids interrupted by logical play?  A few actual black kids oppressed by Leftist schools?

In a word: yes.

Khalid’s mother, Solangel Caraballo, said it’s ridiculous that her son and his friends were suspended because they were firing the airsoft gun on private property.

“My son is my private property. He does not become the school’s property until he goes to the bus stop, gets on the bus, and goes to school,” Caraballo told the station.

But: there you go.  NOT thinking like a Leftist.  NOT thinking that Leftists want to control every aspect of everyone’s life.  How silly of you.  Perhaps now the clouds are parting on your planet, Ms Caraballo.




A ‘dad’ is tenth most popular Christmas list request for children

Dad For ChristmasWhen I read that headline, I first felt a lump in my throat.

Then I realized: this is nothing more than the truth trumping Leftism, Feminism, fish and bicycles.

From the UKTelegraph.com:

A study of 2,000 British parents found most children will put a new baby brother or sister at the top of their Christmas list, closely followed by a request for a real-life reindeer.

A “pet horse” was the third most popular choice, with a “car” making a bizarre entry at number four.

Despite their material requests, the tenth most popular Christmas wish on the list was a “Dad”.

In fear of spoiling Christmas Day, I have decided to persevere, with a clear Constant that few have the guts to express: a single woman with a child isn’t a true family.  Two gay men with a child aren’t a family.  Two lesbians with a child aren’t a family.  I couldn’t write this more clearly.

Without a Mars to a Venus, children are simply shorted.  Plain and simple.

There is a yin to the yang.  One without the other results in cheated children.  A generation after generation of cheated children.

Which results in, primordially, where we are now.

Men, their viewpoints, their presence, their influence, are sorely needed in society.

More.  Not less.  More testosterone.  Less estrogen.

Children are saying and thirsting for it themselves.


This scene will never escape me:

I was driving my father to a nearby restaurant in 2008 — Woody’s on Watt Avenue, one of his favorites — when I came to the stop sign at Yellowstone and Marconi, about to turn left.  We had been talking about my wife and I asked my father: “Do you know why my wife calls you Dad, as opposed to my former girlfriend calling you Dick?”

“No, why,” he asked.

“Because she never had a Dad, a real Dad,” I said, “and she considers you her Dad now.”

He was very quiet enroute the restaurant.  But I noticed that he gave my wife a very big hug when we met there.

That is a moment I will never forget.



Pushing The Envelope, Part XI:

The human being has always pushed the envelope into and beyond the realms of danger. This is the eleventh of various weekend postings displaying how restless Man is with the mundane and how he purposely crosses the threshold into danger willingly — and sometimes unwillingly.

In my very callow youth, I climbed what is known as the Walnut Grove tower whilst I worked for radio station KFBK.  I only got a portion of the way up the tower, until I began to howl and glow and vibrate with the RF emitted by the tower itself.

Let me be blunt: I have no children.  I climbed this tower and also worked security for a nuclear power plant in my 20s.  I spread my seed “far and wide,” shall we say, with little if any “protection.”.

In reflection, I’d always wondered if I made myself essentially sterile at a very young age with the various exposures I encountered.