December 22, 2010, - 4:33 pm
Reader Ari, a fellow Jewish lawyer and friend who is training to become an Orthodox rabbi, is as annoyed by this absurd story as I am. It’s a mix of intolerance for anything Christmas in an Islamo-pandering Christian nation and the stupidity of obtuse “zero tolerance” policies by lazy idiocrats who refuse to use their brains and reason. A school Christmas singing group is in trouble for giving out candy canes. Apparently, they are considered weapons because they can be sharpened into weapons to stab people. HUH??? We are a nation of wimps. Do you think Bin Laden is worried if his kids can turn tabbouli into weapons? Come on. Then, the principal tells the students’ parents that spreading Christmas cheer causes “suicide.” Um, do you think she’d get away with saying that about the Muslim Eid Al-Fitr or Eid Al-Adha? No, she’d be looking for a job.
Candy Canes Are Now Weapons?! Christmas Singers Cause Suicide?!
Ironically, their Haymarket, Virginia high school is called Battlefield High. Uh, the Union and Confederate soldiers who probably died on the battlefield nearby are probably turning over in their graves over the nation they fought for and what it has become.
Says the always brilliant and hilarious Ari:
On the plus side, if there’s a school shooting, you would hope that there are some candy cane wielding vigilantes around to put an end to the violence Santa style.
They call themselves the “Christmas Sweater Club” because they wear the craziest ones they can find. They also sing Christmas songs at school and try their best to spread Christmas cheer.
Now all 10 of them are in trouble because of what they did at their school.
“They said, ‘maliciously maim students with the intent to injure.’ And I don’t think any of us here intentionally meant to injure anyone, or did,” said Zakk Rhine, a junior at Battlefield High School.
The boys say they were just tossing small two-inch candy canes to fellow students as they entered school. The ones in plastic wrap that are so small they often break apart.
Skylar Torbett, also a junior, said administrators told him, “They said the candy canes are weapons because you can sharpen them with your mouth and stab people with them.” He said neither he nor any of their friend did that.
Next thing they knew, they were all being punished with detention and at least two hours of cleaning. Their disciplinary notices say nothing about malicious wounding but about littering and creating a disturbance. . . .
The boys’ parents think the school went overboard and maybe administrators were trying to stop their boys from spreading Christmas cheer.
BINGO. That’s exactly what’s going on here. But it gets even more absurd and offensive:
Mother Kathleen Flannery said an administrator called her and explained “not everyone wants Christmas cheer. That suicide rates are up over Christmas, and that they should keep their cheer to themselves, perhaps.”
We don’t need Islamic terrorists to mass murder us. Our liberals are softly, slowly doing their work from within.
G-d save this aimless nation.
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