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Bus Driver Tells 12 Year-Old He Should Have Been Aborted Because of Romney Yard Sign
thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 10/11/2012 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 10/11/2012 6:46:49 AM PDT by massmike

A bus driver told a 12 year-old student that he should have been aborted because his family had a Romney-Ryan sign in their yard.

The child attends a Catholic school in New Berlin. He rides a Durham school bus. The company also provides service to the New Berlin public school district.

Apparently, the Romney-Ryan yard sign bugs the bus driver and she’s been harassing the boy, making rude comments to him related to politics.

When the driver engaged the 12-year-old boy in a political conservation, he responded by saying that Obama is pro-abortion.

The bus driver allegedly said to the child, “Maybe your mom should have chosen abortion for you.”

Understandably, this really upset the boy. Other kids on the bus verified the boy’s account and are providing written statements.

The mom made her son’s school aware of the situation. She also went to Durham School Service in New Berlin and spoke to Michael Bennett, the manager.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: belling; fired; leftietolerance; leftismoncampus; liberalfascism; markbelling; romney2012; schoolbus; talkradio; tolerantleft
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1 posted on 10/11/2012 6:46:58 AM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

“Complete birth abortion”?


2 posted on 10/11/2012 6:49:42 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: massmike

tolerance...


3 posted on 10/11/2012 6:50:01 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: massmike

Lemme guess....one of Holder’s People?


4 posted on 10/11/2012 6:50:31 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: massmike

Add another to the unemployed rolls, fire this jerk!


5 posted on 10/11/2012 6:50:59 AM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: massmike

What a pig! I pray that he gets fired.


6 posted on 10/11/2012 6:52:31 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: TruthWillWin

It’s okay... the UNION will save this creeps’ job.


7 posted on 10/11/2012 6:52:49 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: massmike

At least the transportation company did the right thing and fired her ass.


8 posted on 10/11/2012 6:53:05 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: massmike

Let’s see whose rights prevail. The boy’s, or the militant feminazi bully who intimidated and offended the boy.


9 posted on 10/11/2012 6:53:28 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Liberalism is contrary to human nature.)
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To: massmike

Apparently this person didn’t spend much time in the institutions she is transporting these children to and from.


10 posted on 10/11/2012 6:54:42 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: joethedrummer

Update at bottom of article, “bus driver was fired”.


11 posted on 10/11/2012 6:55:24 AM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: joethedrummer

Story update said driver WAS fired.


12 posted on 10/11/2012 6:55:28 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: massmike
Another piece of liberal human debris needs to be fired. Liberalism always spews the diversity, tolerance, multiculturalism BS but they are vile hateful bigots themselves.
13 posted on 10/11/2012 6:55:36 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: massmike
The rest of the story is here:

http://content.clearchannel.com/cc-common/mlib/3627/10/3627_1349899227.pdf

That's a statement from the school district. The relevant part:

Durham immediately removed the driver from service pending an investigation, which resulted in the termination of the driver.


14 posted on 10/11/2012 6:55:36 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: massmike

Mean old feminazi.


15 posted on 10/11/2012 6:56:35 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: massmike

78 year old bus driver — ?


16 posted on 10/11/2012 6:56:42 AM PDT by cyn
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To: massmike

UPDATE: The bus driver was fired after the report on Mark’s show.


17 posted on 10/11/2012 6:57:51 AM PDT by BlueLancer (You cannot conquer a free man. The most you can do is kill him. (R. Heinlein - "If This Goes On"))
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To: I want the USA back

Apparently she’s been darkening children’s lives for 78 years.

There is no fool like an old fool.


18 posted on 10/11/2012 6:58:07 AM PDT by Tuanedge (Warriors victorious in a hundred battles, flee when a tiger enters their tent.)
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To: massmike

Well, since you can’t match wits with a 12 year old, and all you can do in life is drive a bus, maybe your ‘mom’ should have done the same with you.....................


19 posted on 10/11/2012 6:59:02 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: DarthVader

She, and she did.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/10/bus-driver-tells-12-year-old-he-should-have-been-aborted-because-of-romney-sign-in-his-yard/

>>Mark Belling discussed this story on his radio program yesterday. It’s another tale of a Leftist behaving badly.
The Leftist, a 78-year-old woman, a New Berlin school bus driver, has been harassing a student on her bus route because there’s a Mitt Romney yard sign at his home.
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>>UPDATE: The bus driver was fired after the report on Mark’s show.


20 posted on 10/11/2012 7:00:57 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: massmike
I have a question (not for you specifically, but for everyone).

Why do we we hear so many cases about harassment of kids by the left, but never by the right?

This is the second one in as many weeks -- the other one being the girl that was harassed by her geometry teacher for wearing a Romney/Ryan T-shirt. The teacher apologized, BTW -- before the entire school.

Is it because the ones perpetrated by the right aren't reported? Or because it just isn't reported here on FR?

Or is it because they simply don't happen?

I'm not asking a rhetorical question. I'm truly curious -- have you ever heard of someone on the right harassing a kid over their political views?

21 posted on 10/11/2012 7:01:24 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: justlurking

they initially said she would still drive,just for a different, public school they have contracts with. local talk show host Mark Belling, a regular Rush fill-in, was the guy that broke the story and put pressure on by getting the story out and allowing other parents and such to get involved. at first thecompany stonewalled


22 posted on 10/11/2012 7:01:45 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: massmike

I’m gonna play Devil’s Advocate here....remember we all recently saw just how nasty a bunch of kids on a school bus can be in the case of of that elderly woman who was working as a bus monitor. This is a case of a 78 year old woman who is still working. I salute her for that (though it does make me a little nervous that she’s driving a school bus at that age.)

If she was really harassing this kid then I’m glad she got fired. But I’d like to know a little more about just how much “crap” she has put up with from these kids on a daily basis. Maybe she was just giving back as good as she got.

Let’s not pretend kids are necessarily a bunch of little angels.


23 posted on 10/11/2012 7:04:12 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: massmike; Tax-chick; Constitution Day
When the driver engaged the 12-year-old boy in a political conservation

Whatever happened to editors.

24 posted on 10/11/2012 7:06:41 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:P~)
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To: massmike

FIRE THE BUS DRIVER


25 posted on 10/11/2012 7:07:55 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: TigerClaws

Oh, so funny... Was looking for more info.

Src > There’s a job opening for a bus driver for Durham svcs in New Berlin, WI at www.indeed.com (etc).

The description says only one in five applicants is qualified... Oh noes!


26 posted on 10/11/2012 7:08:03 AM PDT by cyn
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To: JoeDetweiler
Let’s not pretend kids are necessarily a bunch of little angels.

Kids can be cruel. But, she is an adult.

There's no excuse for an adult, especially in that position, to say something like that to a child, under any circumstances.

If she had said something like that to my child in my presence, I would have told her that she had better hope her last paycheck was a large one.

If she had said something like that in my wife's presence, she would have had lost her dentures on the floor of the bus.

27 posted on 10/11/2012 7:10:38 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: martin_fierro

Well, it did regard conservative values...


28 posted on 10/11/2012 7:10:48 AM PDT by cyn
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To: rockrr

Good


29 posted on 10/11/2012 7:13:25 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: DarthVader
The driver is a she which makes it even more unbelievable. These lefties are so tolerant aren't they, picking on a twelve-year-old?!
30 posted on 10/11/2012 7:15:11 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: massmike

:: Maybe your mom should have chosen abortion for you. ::

That -right there- is a DEATH THREAT. The parent of each child on that bus should be filing a restraining order on the driver.


31 posted on 10/11/2012 7:16:16 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: rockrr
At least the transportation company did the right thing and fired her ass.

after the report on Mark’s show.

5 day suspension, gather the evidence then publically fire her @$$

32 posted on 10/11/2012 7:23:20 AM PDT by verga (Forced to remove tag line by administrator)
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To: massmike
I just thank the Good Lord that it was not my child. If it had been my child I would be in jail and the bus driver would at least be in the hospital.

The bus driver should have been immediately terminated, but in today's world, it will probably promoted.

33 posted on 10/11/2012 7:27:14 AM PDT by sport
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To: JoeDetweiler
If she was really harassing this kid then I’m glad she got fired. But I’d like to know a little more about just how much “crap” she has put up with from these kids on a daily basis. Maybe she was just giving back as good as she got. Let’s not pretend kids are necessarily a bunch of little angels. When i was in my mid 20's I drove a school bus for several years. I was a stand by/ fill in. I got my first permanent route because several ofthe little angles at a Christian school decided to burn a Bible in the back of the bus and the regular driver had a nervous breakdown.
34 posted on 10/11/2012 7:28:00 AM PDT by verga (Forced to remove tag line by administrator)
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To: justlurking

You make a good point, but if my parents had caught a 12 year old me mouthing off to any adult under any circumstances I wouldn’t have sat down for a month. (And for the record, I’m pretty thankful that they never had a clue as to half the stuff that went on on my school bus.)(Or at least, I don’t think they had a clue, as I get older and rethink it, I realize they knew a lot more than I thought they did at the time.)


35 posted on 10/11/2012 7:30:10 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: justlurking
If she had said something like that in my wife's presence, she would have had lost her dentures on the floor of the bus.

So the driver Maybe gets fired your wife gets arrested for battery, your child learns that violence is the best first course of action and you possibly loose your house and life savings in a law suit.

Yeah I think we can call that plan "B". These parents handled it correctly.

I really love the way that the anonymous Internet invites people to posture.

36 posted on 10/11/2012 7:32:49 AM PDT by verga (Forced to remove tag line by administrator)
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To: JoeDetweiler
If she was really harassing this kid then I’m glad she got fired. But I’d like to know a little more about just how much “crap” she has put up with from these kids on a daily basis. Maybe she was just giving back as good as she got.

Whoa. This lady told the kid she wished he was dead (in so many words). She should be fired. It sounds to me like the kid was having a debate with her. He may be a pain in the butt, but a 12 year old kids willing to discuss politics (and abortion politics at that) are rarely troublemakers.

Also, if the kid was a troublemaker to the level of being wished dead, there should be plenty of documentation of that behavior and you can be sure she would've brought it up in her defense.

37 posted on 10/11/2012 7:32:54 AM PDT by old and tired
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When the driver engaged the 12-year-old boy in a political conservation, he responded by saying that Obama is pro-abortion.

Who writes this stuff???

FMCDH(BITS)

38 posted on 10/11/2012 7:36:06 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: verga
So the driver Maybe gets fired your wife gets arrested for battery, your child learns that violence is the best first course of action and you possibly loose your house and life savings in a law suit.

Do you seriously think that a jury would convict my wife of assault or award damages to the driver under those circumstances?

Maybe in your part of the country, but not in mine.

39 posted on 10/11/2012 7:36:20 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: justlurking

My thought exactly! I can’t think of any story about a conservative adult picking on a kid. And I can’t believe the media would bury such a gem.

I can only assume such events are few and far between.

I guess if you don’t have the facts to debate an informed adult you’re reduced to picking on kids.


40 posted on 10/11/2012 7:38:09 AM PDT by PA BOOKENDS
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To: massmike
When the driver engaged the 12-year-old boy in a political conservation, he responded by saying that Obama is pro-abortion.

Romney has been too, for the last forty years. But this driver deserved to be fired and evidently that happened.

41 posted on 10/11/2012 7:39:20 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: justlurking
which resulted in the termination of the driver

Wow, They killed him? Normally, your employment would be terminated but apparently, this bus company doesn't fool around when it comes to customer satisfaction.

42 posted on 10/11/2012 7:40:13 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: JoeDetweiler
You make a good point, but if my parents had caught a 12 year old me mouthing off to any adult under any circumstances I wouldn’t have sat down for a month.

At least as described, I didn't see any indication that the kid was "mouthing off" to the driver. According the the story, she initiated the harassment, and the child's response was that Obama was pro-abortion.

Was there more than that? Probably. But again, the driver was supposed to be the adult in this encounter.

43 posted on 10/11/2012 7:40:17 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: justlurking

I’ll add one other point, if I had gone to my parents complaining that the bus driver said something mean to me, I know exactly what their response would have been....”What did you say to her first?”


44 posted on 10/11/2012 7:40:17 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: massmike

Let’s add this guy to the current rolls of the unemployed.


45 posted on 10/11/2012 7:40:38 AM PDT by mancini
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To: JoeDetweiler
I’ll add one other point, if I had gone to my parents complaining that the bus driver said something mean to me, I know exactly what their response would have been....”What did you say to her first?”

Yup, I would have asked the same question, and I would have been asked the same question.

But, there's NOTHING that would rationalize what the driver said to that child.

Since you brought up the bus driver that was harassed earlier, I'll point out that she didn't lash back at the children, and when people were calling for the kids to be suspended or expelled, she asked for forgiveness.

Then, SHE was the adult.

46 posted on 10/11/2012 7:44:41 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: rockrr
At least the transportation company did the right thing and fired her ass.

I love a story with a happy ending.

47 posted on 10/11/2012 7:44:58 AM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: Lazamataz
I love a story with a happy ending.

You're so sentimental, Laz. :)

48 posted on 10/11/2012 7:46:44 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: JoeDetweiler
I’ll add one other point, if I had gone to my parents complaining that the bus driver said something mean to me, I know exactly what their response would have been....”What did you say to her first?”

Sounds like that's what happened here, doesn't it? Kid: "Hey Ma, the bus driver told me you should've chosen to abort me." Mom: "Oh Yeah? Why'd she say that?" Kid: "Because I told her Obama was in favor of abortion."

I don't disagree with you and having coached CYO basketball for many years, I've seen some mouthy, even out of control kids and their apologist parents. But I will maintain that any 12 year old kid willing to discuss political issues (especiallyl abortion) is not a troublemaker - he may well be a pain in the ass, but that's an entirely different thing.

49 posted on 10/11/2012 7:46:44 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: Colonel_Flagg

It was so happy, I’m in tears.


50 posted on 10/11/2012 7:49:02 AM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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