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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Well Done, Monkeys

Posted by on Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Just got a call from a buddy at the ACLU: The principal who called an assembly to tell gay students they were going to hell—and to threaten to expel any students who engaged in same-sex PDA—has resigned.

 

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sirkowski 1
Obama was busy today!
Posted by sirkowski http://www.missdynamite.com on March 1, 2012 at 4:05 PM · Report this
Andy 2
I can't believe they let people like that near our children.
Posted by Andy on March 1, 2012 at 4:08 PM · Report this
OuterCow 3
awesome
Posted by OuterCow on March 1, 2012 at 4:09 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 4
Someone on the earlier post provided a link to a news story confirming this.
Posted by Matt from Denver on March 1, 2012 at 4:10 PM · Report this
5
Good. I guess he did that before he could be fired.
Posted by Patricia Kayden on March 1, 2012 at 4:10 PM · Report this
kim in portland 6
Tis nice to hear that she will seek to find employment that is better suited towards her need to impose her religious ideology. I hope she read at least some of our letters, I assume I wasn't the only one who addressed her directly and wrote to her superiors. Although the wish that she consider the point of view of others is likely a foolish hope. I'm glad her soon to be former students will never have to listen to her use an assembly as a pulpit again.
Posted by kim in portland http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/11/fast-paced_video_provides_a_fu.html on March 1, 2012 at 4:10 PM · Report this
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We are not "monkeys" goddammit. We are FLYING MONKEYS, not some ordinary red-ass motherfuckers snacking on each other's scalp bugs and shit. Be correct.
Posted by gloomy gus on March 1, 2012 at 4:15 PM · Report this
venomlash 8
@7: Blind Monkeys. FTFY.
Posted by venomlash on March 1, 2012 at 4:20 PM · Report this
seatackled 9
She's probably going to get a better paying gig as a professional victim with NOM.
Posted by seatackled on March 1, 2012 at 4:20 PM · Report this
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Social Conservatives 0
Moderates 1

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on March 1, 2012 at 4:21 PM · Report this
11
One win and one loss today. The loss is still one too many though.
Posted by SeattleKim on March 1, 2012 at 4:25 PM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 12
Breitbart croaked, isn't that two wins?
Posted by Dr_Awesome on March 1, 2012 at 4:29 PM · Report this
Ophian 13
It is nice when the bigots get their fool selves dunked.
Posted by Ophian on March 1, 2012 at 4:32 PM · Report this
rob! 14
Silver-lining-ish, a few well-publicized occurrences like this, where the backlash is fast and furious, will tend to prevent an unknown number of other occurrences. I just feel so desperately sorry for the individual students who are unfairly thrust into the national spotlight or who feel, however briefly, publicly singled out and/or excoriated among their peers or within their communities.

No humiliation or career derailment suffered by someone like Dorothy Bond is even in the same neighborhood. She's an adult, goddammit, and has adult coping mechanisms and escape options. May you have many sleepless handwringing nights, Miss Priss.
Posted by rob! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBdUceCL5U on March 1, 2012 at 4:34 PM · Report this
balderdash 15
She has now, and will likely always have, no understanding whatsoever of what she did wrong.

That type never do.
Posted by balderdash http://introverse.blogspot.com on March 1, 2012 at 4:43 PM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 16
Damn procrastination! I didn't find time to call her a whore.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on March 1, 2012 at 4:57 PM · Report this
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@8, venomlash I swear. Blind monkeys have no one to send them chasing after enemies. Without us being flying monkeys Dan is just Marjorie Main, not the Wicked Witch of the Motherfucking West.
Posted by gloomy gus on March 1, 2012 at 5:15 PM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 18
I must side with Gus on this important issue. We are Flying monkeys, NOT blind monkeys. Any self-respecting fan of the Wizard of Oz would know the difference.
Posted by Reverse Polarity on March 1, 2012 at 5:28 PM · Report this
BEG 19
I've got my flying monkey card RIGHT HERE.
Posted by BEG http://twitter.com/#!/browneyedgirl65 on March 1, 2012 at 5:37 PM · Report this
20
17 & 18 are correct. And today it's particularly apt since we were asked to go after Dorothy. Mwahahahahaha
Posted by moosefan on March 1, 2012 at 5:39 PM · Report this
Steven Bradford 21
I hope this was more because of complaints from the people living in that school district than because of bad national reaction.

Well, one can dream.
Posted by Steven Bradford http://www.seanet.com/~bradford/ on March 1, 2012 at 5:58 PM · Report this
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"Further, the Haywood County Board of Education strives to provide an atmosphere of tolerance and diversity while maintaining high academic standards."

WTF? That wording seems to imply that they think they two goals are at odds with each other...?
Posted by commisaro on March 1, 2012 at 5:58 PM · Report this
23
Gosh, the news article you linked to.... It's amazing how some reporters manage to tell a story without actually telling you the story.
Posted by RDM on March 1, 2012 at 6:19 PM · Report this
rob! 24
...the Haywood County Board of Education strives to provide an atmosphere of tolerance and diversity.
"Do. Or do not. There is no try."Yoda
Posted by rob! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBdUceCL5U on March 1, 2012 at 6:35 PM · Report this
25
high fives all around
Posted by stephen.g on March 1, 2012 at 7:04 PM · Report this
26
Dan must be the king of the monkeys, since the WWotW is dead, and Dorothy gave him the hat the third time she called him.

Not that I was a giant Oz nerd or anything.
Posted by Hanoumatoi on March 1, 2012 at 7:12 PM · Report this
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Dan must be the king of the monkeys, since the WWotW is dead, and Dorothy gave him the hat the third time she called him.

Not that I was a giant Oz nerd or anything.
Posted by Hanoumatoi on March 1, 2012 at 7:15 PM · Report this
nocutename 28
@27: Yay! I love someone who references the Oz book(s) instead of the MGM movie.

Nice to meet you, fellow Oz Nerd.
Posted by nocutename on March 1, 2012 at 7:26 PM · Report this
29
I am proud to be one of Dan's monkeys.
Posted by vera2005 on March 1, 2012 at 8:05 PM · Report this
SRJ 30
WWotNW
Posted by SRJ on March 1, 2012 at 9:11 PM · Report this
31
I love that image of the Flyimg Monkeys setting off on a mission.
It's the best, simply the best.
Posted by Fire Chief on March 1, 2012 at 10:42 PM · Report this
debug 32
Reason 152 why we've decided to homeschool our kids. This country has turned our public schools to shit.
Posted by debug on March 1, 2012 at 10:53 PM · Report this
debug 33
Too soon after Davy Jones' death...thought that somehow the surviving members had something to do with this.
Posted by debug on March 2, 2012 at 12:01 AM · Report this
34
Went to a state high school championship game last Saturday. Sat on the side of South Saint Paul - its an older hard-core working class suburb, pre WWII factory & slaughterhouse deep blue collars.

A row of boys came in & as they sat down one of them gave the guy next to him what I could only think of as a 'love bite' I was surprised a bit because I assume its a community where that would draw a harsh response. Later I notice the guy put his arm around the other guy & pulled him in to him. It was sweet.

But if the wingnuts have lost a community like that, to the point where they felt comfortable with a PDA then they have really lost. It made me happy all day long.
Posted by frankdawg on March 2, 2012 at 4:08 AM · Report this
35
Damn. This is what I get for not checking this site everyday - I missed out on writing these wingnuts. I have to agree with the person who said they hoped it was as much about outcry in the community rather than national attention. I would like to think that people who are there can inflict greater pressure and have a greater impact on the outcome.

Either way - nice win for the good guys :)
Posted by daphne24 http://www.ohiosmart.org on March 2, 2012 at 5:53 AM · Report this
Vince 36
Teaching children to stand up to bullies! Well done!
Posted by Vince on March 2, 2012 at 7:01 AM · Report this
geoz 37
We're all REALLY going to hell now.
Posted by geoz on March 2, 2012 at 8:14 AM · Report this
39
It's great to rout a bigot because bigotry sucks. We may be ignoring the much larger issue here, the powerful trend that specifically targets the separation of church and state. We have a state and we should all work to make it function better and more ethically. Yet we have the freaking Blunt-Rubio bill that tries to let religious employers (who define their own set of morals) to opt out of providing health care services that they've self-defined as immoral. We have got to keep the government from letting religious organizations sway politics. They are essentially serving as large lobbying organizations. At the very least, we should end tax-exempt status for all churches that get involved in politics.
Posted by beccoid on March 2, 2012 at 9:53 AM · Report this
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@28 Nice to meet you! I had the bittersweet experience the other day of realizing how ridiculously expensive the old versions of those books are. Sad, because i'm not paying $50 for an old book, but happy, because that means people still love them and want to have them.
Posted by Hanoumatoi on March 2, 2012 at 9:55 AM · Report this
Kevin_BGFH 41
@26 - Me too.
Posted by Kevin_BGFH http://biggayfrathouse.typepad.com/blog/ on March 2, 2012 at 9:56 AM · Report this
42
Well done Mr Savage, and @39 - I couldn't agree more.
Posted by Bandit on March 2, 2012 at 2:19 PM · Report this
43
@23 - The version Dan linked to looks like an earlier version of the story. For a longer version, see here: http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/201203…|mostview
Posted by YellowCat on March 2, 2012 at 5:22 PM · Report this
Sea Otter 44
@39:
we should end tax-exempt status for all churches that get involved in politics.


Yes x1000.
Posted by Sea Otter on March 4, 2012 at 2:21 AM · Report this

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