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Elementary School Bans “Tag”
AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 19 April 2008 | John Semmens

Posted on 04/24/2008 7:45:11 PM PDT by John Semmens

The Kent Gardens Elementary School in McLean, Virginia has placed a ban on the school yard game of tag—alleging that it “sends the wrong message.”

“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to comfort a weeping child who didn’t want to be ‘it,’” said Vice-Principal Pat Keister. “The game is too stressful and competitive. This contradicts the message of love and affection we are trying to convey through the free condom distribution program for our fifth-graders.”

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TOPICS: Education; Humor; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: educationists; fairfaxcounty; playground; politicallycorrect; satire; zerotolerance

1 posted on 04/24/2008 7:45:11 PM PDT by John Semmens
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“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to comfort a weeping child who didn’t want to be ‘it,’”

Oh my God.....

2 posted on 04/24/2008 7:47:00 PM PDT by KoRn (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: KoRn

3 posted on 04/24/2008 7:50:10 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: John Semmens
“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to comfort a weeping child who didn’t want to be ‘it,’” said Vice-Principal Pat Keister. “The game is too stressful and competitive. This contradicts the message of love and affection we are trying to convey through the free condom distribution program for our fifth-graders.”

This man is a liability to the survival of our civilization and should be removed immediately. If he has a problem with teaching a child not to have an emotional meltdown from being "it" in a game of tag, he's not only an idiot, he's a dangerous idiot.

4 posted on 04/24/2008 7:54:00 PM PDT by Desron13 (If you constantly vote between the lesser of two evils then evil is your ultimate destination.)
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We’re raising a generation of wimps who will never have the intestinal fortitude to fight for our nation.


5 posted on 04/24/2008 7:55:18 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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How did we older Americans EVER make it through life without a Keister? Of course, my dad frequently used to tell me to get off my keister and do something so I might have had one.

Liberals are training our "weeping" children to become a bunch of "weeping" girlymen.

6 posted on 04/24/2008 7:55:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (De-Globalize yourself.)
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To: Desron13

I gotta wonder if this is the kind of drivel that’s making these “emo” kids so screwed up.


7 posted on 04/24/2008 7:59:02 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: John Semmens

This is satire - right?

I can’t believe that anyone would be stupid enough to utter that line about condom distribution to fifth graders in the context of “tag”.


8 posted on 04/24/2008 7:59:12 PM PDT by shibumi (".....panta en pasin....." - Origen)
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I think this game at this school may have involved some groping. On another note.....

God forbid they get whacked in the head with that hard as hell rubber ball in a game of dodge-ball. It increased your awareness a hell of alot better than a video game.

9 posted on 04/24/2008 8:03:06 PM PDT by eyedigress (If you aren't voting who cares about your opinion.)
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JOHN SEMMENS: Semi-News — A Satirical Look at Recent News


10 posted on 04/24/2008 8:10:51 PM PDT by Will88
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Yes, it's...


11 posted on 04/24/2008 8:11:25 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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Pat Keister.

The name alone could inspire an SNL skit.

12 posted on 04/24/2008 8:12:50 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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Where’d you get a picture of my aunt?!


13 posted on 04/24/2008 8:15:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: KoRn
JOHN SEMMENS: Semi-News -- A Satirical Look at Recent News

Note the title on the link. Still, it's pretty funny. The school didn't want the children to be it but to do it.
14 posted on 04/24/2008 8:17:12 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: John Semmens

when i went to 1st grade at the country school with no toilets, k-8 grades, total of 20 students.

the two 8th graders started a game called “annie over”:

they threw a wooden croquet ball over the school roof. half the kids on one side, half on the other.

some kindergarten kid was looking straight up and got hit in the face.

the school teacher came out and ended the game and nursed the k student.


15 posted on 04/24/2008 8:19:25 PM PDT by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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Where’d you get a picture of my aunt?!

Are you sure it's not your uncle?

16 posted on 04/24/2008 8:20:32 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81

Unfortunately I really have an aunt who looks very close to this.


17 posted on 04/24/2008 8:24:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Unfortunately I really have an aunt who looks very close to this.

I'm sure she's a very lovely person.

She is, isn't she? ;-)

18 posted on 04/24/2008 8:33:25 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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Children probably sew half of our clothes, but at this school being ‘it’ in tag is too much for the poor babies.


19 posted on 04/24/2008 8:47:48 PM PDT by buck jarret
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To: shibumi

It’s semi-satire.


20 posted on 04/24/2008 8:59:11 PM PDT by John Semmens
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Cultural educational psychosis and/or dementia is now legitimized in our institutions at high levels as culturally and educationally superior. Local opposition should be intense. Hope it becomes so.


21 posted on 04/24/2008 9:33:25 PM PDT by givemELL
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A humorous hyperbole, as it were.


22 posted on 04/24/2008 11:10:13 PM PDT by shibumi (".....panta en pasin....." - Origen)
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Kids don’t want cooties anymore?


23 posted on 04/25/2008 2:28:37 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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Pat Keister.

Yup, I guess patting her keister would be off-limits as well.

24 posted on 04/25/2008 3:25:57 AM PDT by Roy Tucker ("You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."--Ayn Rand)
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