So, according to Ms Vanderpool, encouraging everyone to be their own person means to do what everyone else is doing and not share a dissenting opinion? Does this woman think before she opens her mouth?
“You want to encourage everyone to be their own person,” she told the paper, “and for someone to decide it’s OK for those two students to go on a morning show and wear a shirt like that with no repercussions, what is the school saying? That it’s OK?”
In the words of Bugs Bunny, “what a maroon!”
 March 6, 2015 at 2:55pm
Good ol’ linkbait, and we all keep falling for it.
 March 6, 2015 at 2:54pm
I would say more “amazing” than “wonderful”, myself ;)
February 27, 2015 at 2:32pm
She WYFFed it, big time.
 February 5, 2015 at 3:40pm
I like that idea.
If they react differently, they would be hypocritical. But, this is the government we are talking about, and the military is just as “politically correct” as any other branch.
“Flag; stripes and stars on: The flag of the United States shall be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white; and the union of the flag shall be fifty stars, white in a blue field.”
OK, all well and good. The US flag will be alternating red and white stripes with white stars on a blue field. Got it. Fine. Great.
But just because the US flag needs those things doesn’t exclude other flags from using portions of that definition. The flag of Puerto Rico fits that definition: alternating red and white stripes, and a white star on a blue field. That doesn’t make it the U.S. flag.
Having stars on a blue field with other elements does not mean this is an altered U.S. flag. Australia’s flag has red and white stripes and white (6-point) stars on a blue field. Maybe we should take their flags down because US citizens are offended.
Taking something that only meets part of the definition (white stars on a blue field) and thinking it is an altered American flag means your thinking is altered.
It is not an “American flag with rainbow stripes instead of the standard red and white stripes.” Because it doesn’t have “thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white”, it is, by definition, not an American flag.
Last time I checked, we still had the freedom to fly whatever flag we wanted, without giving a rat’s ass if our neighbors were offended. On a military base this may be different, but this flag is not an American flag. Get over yourself.
[-12] December 30, 2014 at 6:01pm
And yet you commented. Like to see yourself in print?
 November 10, 2014 at 8:47pm
“Beginning Monday, every proposed suspension of black, Hispanic or American Indian students that doesn’t involve violent behavior will be reviewed by Johnson or someone else on her team.” If they are going to that extreme, then it should be “every proposed suspension”, not “every proposed suspension of ” (insert races/ethnicities here). ALL suspensions should be reviewed if any are reviewed.
Continued racism against whites... but somehow, that's ok.
@Sparhawk - You are absolutely right. If you honestly were going to investigate whether there was bias, you need to know what the white students were suspended for as well as the other races. Reviewing all of them would bring out the truth of the situation. Only reviewing a part of them tells me that they do not care if there were any unfair treatment against white students, and they are only trying to fudge the stats.
 November 7, 2014 at 6:30pm
Shouldn’t the person who thought the batteries were guns, and complained about an image on someone’s iPad, be the one suspended for “disrupting the class”? It was THEIR complaint, not the student’s possession of the batteries, that caused the disruption.
 November 7, 2014 at 6:28pm
What do you expect from people that mistake foam ear plugs for rubber bullets?
 October 16, 2014 at 11:14am
This is entertaining. Politicians craft a law that specifically targets religious beliefs, then get pissy when churches talk about it. These churches are only getting political because the politicians are attacking their beliefs. If churches are not allowed to respond when politicians attack religious positions, then freedom of religion and freedom of speech no longer mean anything in this country.
It wouldn't be an issue if the church sided w/the pro gay crowd. That's how the left operates.
 October 9, 2014 at 10:18pm
A 70% “failure to cure” rate is a 30% survival rate. If I had a 3 in 10 chance of surviving something this devastating, I’d fight until I couldn’t fight anymore.
 September 4, 2014 at 12:44am
Gee, Glenn, thanks for the defeatist attitude. Now we can all stay home, let the Democraps win by default, and your prophecy will come true. Self-fulfilling prophecy, wonderful. /END SARCASM
 August 19, 2014 at 5:57pm
“I felt like I did a good job of holding my composure throughout the night, and you have a lapse of judgment and slip up…”. Notice how it is “I” when he’s bragging, but “you” when he does something people call him on? This cocky SOB is unwilling to take responsibility for his own stupid actions, separating them from the “I”. Yet another jock that is incapable of being a team player, passing off his failures to someone else.
 August 2, 2014 at 1:18am
You say it doesn’t influence your readership, and yet you read it. You realize that means that his headline worked on you, right? So if his “articles are about the stupidest ones to read on this site”, what does this say about you?
It says all who read it are stupid. Including you.
On another tack I liked the coincidence. Cute story.
Not that this headline worked. ALL headlines are written as a "come read this mystery" and whichever article you read it will have an "intriguing" headline. So that means all headlines work. NOT.
It says "All the other articles are even stupider" if I won't read them.
Really Sparhawk? That's the best you can come up with? There's no influence here. It didn't induce goosebumps in me and I didn't find anything eerie about it. The reason the articles Darcy writes are so stupid is because of the use of such adjectives that have nothing to do with anything. I read them and formulate MY opinions - and in the case of Darcy's articles - my opinions are formed without influence. The bone-crushing, jaw-dropping, wet-your-pants, you'll write home about it, won't look at it the same, mega-awesome stupidity Darcy exhorts on you, however, is apparent in your thoughtless response.
Uuuhh yea, right....got c'ha.
July 15, 2014 at 10:05pm
So you are comparing a company that you cancelled (complaining about their treatment during the cancellation call) to a company you have never tried to cancel? Gee, that sounds like a fair comparison.
July 15, 2014 at 9:42pm
Turnabout is fair play. Maybe “AOL product manager, Ryan Block” needs to be reminded of the name “Vincent Ferrari”. Google it. Karma’s a b—-.