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Should a photo of an armed Marine be posted at a school?
KATU TV ^ | March 29, 2005 | Shellie Bailey-Shah and KATU Web Staff

Posted on 03/30/2005 2:24:49 PM PST by neverdem

Salem, Ore. - A picture of a Marine holding an assault rifle has sparked a wave of controversy at a Salem high school.

The problem began when the Marine's sister brought the picture to McKay High School to post on a classroom bulletin board.

(Excerpt) Read more at katu.com ...


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All it takes is one look around the school to see that there may be a problem with that logic, considering that the school mascot is seen carrying a sword.

Career day photo of soldier with gun puts school district in a bind.

There's a video at KATU TV's website.

1 posted on 03/30/2005 2:24:51 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

If only they had banned photographs of soldiers at Jeff Weise's school. Then nothing bad would have happened.


2 posted on 03/30/2005 2:25:53 PM PST by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: neverdem
Should a photo of an armed Marine be posted at a school?

Only if he's gay...

3 posted on 03/30/2005 2:25:54 PM PST by dirtboy (Drooling moron since 1998...)
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To: neverdem
Maybe I just don't get it, but what is a Marine supposed to be holding?
4 posted on 03/30/2005 2:26:50 PM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican (In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer -- I have overcome the world.)
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To: neverdem

That masoct looks a lot like a European Crusader.


5 posted on 03/30/2005 2:27:01 PM PST by Borges
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To: neverdem

Is still amazing to think that this country won World War II. Now we get scared at the picture of a gun.


6 posted on 03/30/2005 2:27:33 PM PST by conservativefromGa
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To: neverdem

Well it seems like a no brainer to a rational person. A Marine is supposed to carry a weapon, it's part of the job. I wonder if they would have a problem with a photo of an armed police officer.


7 posted on 03/30/2005 2:27:34 PM PST by cripplecreek (I'm apathetic but really don't care.)
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To: neverdem

Yup.


8 posted on 03/30/2005 2:27:46 PM PST by little jeremiah (Resisting evil is our duty or we are as responsible as those promoting it)
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To: wideawake
A picture of a Marine holding an assault rifle has sparked a wave of controversy at a Salem high school.

I am sure that they would prefer a picture of an unarmed marine getting beheaded. In order to enslave a population you have to get rid of the cultural iconography.
9 posted on 03/30/2005 2:28:20 PM PST by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: neverdem

Once again, political correctness runs amuck.


10 posted on 03/30/2005 2:31:24 PM PST by ViLaLuz
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To: neverdem
They can show a disarmed Marine, if they like, along with the subjugated American civilians that would necessarily follow...
11 posted on 03/30/2005 2:31:53 PM PST by thoughtomator (Order "Judges Gone Wild!" Only $19.95 have your credit card handy!)
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To: neverdem

Absolutely. It shows our soldiers ready to stand and defend our country.


12 posted on 03/30/2005 2:32:00 PM PST by cubreporter
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To: neverdem

If they're going to ban a photo of an armed Marine, they should also ban the "Massachusetts Quarters" that show an armed Minuteman on the reverse.


13 posted on 03/30/2005 2:34:47 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican
Maybe I just don't get it, but what is a Marine supposed to be holding?

If it were up to libs, the Marine would be holding a white flag.

14 posted on 03/30/2005 2:36:03 PM PST by writer33 ("In Defense of Liberty," a political thriller, being released in March)
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To: neverdem

Why not just put a condom on the end of the gun...Libs love those things.


15 posted on 03/30/2005 2:39:07 PM PST by sierrahome (What's the Cuban national anthem? "Row, Row, Row Your Boat")
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To: ARCADIA

I'm sure if it was a picture of Ward Churchill holding an AK-47, it would not have been a problem for that crappy principal.


16 posted on 03/30/2005 2:40:15 PM PST by SIDENET
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To: Borges
Shhh! You're not supposed to mention cru-, uh, you know, that word anymore.
17 posted on 03/30/2005 2:41:24 PM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican (In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer -- I have overcome the world.)
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To: neverdem

Here in NYC we have actual military and SWAT teams, some with assault weapons, at various points throughout the city and it doesn't seem to have adversely impacted the children -- they are just as stupid as they always have been.


18 posted on 03/30/2005 2:42:43 PM PST by durasell (Friends are so alarming, My lover's never charming...)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

My question too, what do they expect him to hold, a feather duster?


19 posted on 03/30/2005 2:43:59 PM PST by MissEdie
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To: thoughtomator

Remember the Dim ad depicting a surrendering soldier with his weapon over his head, sinking in quicksand?

I'm sure that would probably have been just fine at this school.


20 posted on 03/30/2005 2:44:04 PM PST by GaltMeister (“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”)
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To: neverdem

Why not?

They risk their lives for us.


21 posted on 03/30/2005 2:44:35 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: GaltMeister

I sure do, want a link to it?


22 posted on 03/30/2005 2:47:36 PM PST by thoughtomator (Order "Judges Gone Wild!" Only $19.95 have your credit card handy!)
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To: neverdem
considering that the school mascot is seen carrying a sword

I bet the school admin didn't realize that until it was pointed out to them. That'll be next to go.

23 posted on 03/30/2005 2:48:13 PM PST by Horatio Gates (Damned if I do. Damned if I don't.)
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To: neverdem
The City of Salem welcomes your input!

City Manager Wells can be reached at the Civic Center, 555 Liberty St. SE, Room 220, 503-588-6255, e-mailto: manager@cityofsalem.net

Salem, OR, Mayor Janet Taylor can be reached at Phone: 588-6159, or Emailto: jtaylor@cityofsalem.net

24 posted on 03/30/2005 2:49:53 PM PST by pabianice
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To: MissEdie

Well, I went back and re-read the article and now I understand. The school has a Zero Tolerance policy against weapons, and who's to say that some enraged student wouldn't grab the rifle right off the photo and commence firing. Or that the thing might go off by itself. Or, maybe the Marine in the photo might have a touch of combat fatigue and just cut loose on the student body himself. I think the school administration acted prudently in banning this photo. You can never be too careful these days.


25 posted on 03/30/2005 2:51:18 PM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican
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To: neverdem

Of course it should be posted.


26 posted on 03/30/2005 2:53:22 PM PST by Czar (StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: durasell
Here in NYC we have actual military and SWAT teams, some with assault weapons, at various points throughout the city and it doesn't seem to have adversely impacted the children -- they are just as stupid as they always have been.

So now we know where you're from! 8^)

27 posted on 03/30/2005 2:55:05 PM PST by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: neverdem

Sword? That's only the "tip"of the problem---Ol'Mac there has his complete battle dress on possibly including underwear, and he has his shield which means he expects to take some crap as well as dish it out. So he needs to be completely re-dressed anyway especially considering Salem's playoff record which sucks and would indicate something in pink might be more appropriate. The Richardson chick has no idea what she's started and might be in training for ambassador to Pakiland? Would she hand out wanted posters if they didn't have pics of guns?


28 posted on 03/30/2005 2:55:53 PM PST by cherokee1
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To: neverdem

If you need a marine, you don't need an unarmed one.


29 posted on 03/30/2005 2:56:58 PM PST by spanalot (Bring it On)
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To: cherokee1

LOL!


30 posted on 03/30/2005 2:57:03 PM PST by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: thoughtomator

No thanks; the ad made me sick the first time I saw it, that was enough!


31 posted on 03/30/2005 3:00:33 PM PST by GaltMeister (“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”)
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To: wideawake
If Jeff Weise's school had had an armed Marine instead of an unarmed security guard they would have needed only one coffin.
The school mascot looks like a fine highland warrior to me, the good principal need to think this one through a little longer
32 posted on 03/30/2005 3:01:06 PM PST by munin
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

"Maybe I just don't get it, but what is a Marine supposed to be holding?"

NOT a good question to ask of your Gunny!!!

Not unless you want to march around in circles screaming, "This is my rifle, this is my gun..."


33 posted on 03/30/2005 3:02:48 PM PST by PeterFinn (The Holocaust was perfectly legal.)
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To: neverdem

Did these dad-blasted imbeciles go through their library and censor all the books, too?

Or were they good little Nazis and they just BURNED the books?

If it were legal to bash their heads in with a baseball bat you still couldn't beat any sense into these idiots.


34 posted on 03/30/2005 3:07:45 PM PST by PeterFinn (The Holocaust was perfectly legal.)
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To: neverdem
The more the better!


35 posted on 03/30/2005 3:08:03 PM PST by Flyer ( http://dahtcom.com)
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To: neverdem

Why is a Scot Highlander carrying a French fencing foil anyway?...:))


36 posted on 03/30/2005 3:11:04 PM PST by Salamander
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To: neverdem

It was never a secret. But I will never reveal either my true identity or the location of the best chinese take-out in Manhattan.


37 posted on 03/30/2005 3:15:12 PM PST by durasell (Friends are so alarming, My lover's never charming...)
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To: neverdem

Separation of school and state sounds better and better. If kids got absolutely no formal education how much worse off could they possibly be.


38 posted on 03/30/2005 3:19:51 PM PST by briant
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To: neverdem

Welcome to
McKay High School

Address:
2440 Lancaster Drive NE
Salem, OR 97305
(Click here to see a map to this location)
Phone: 503-399-3080
Fax: 503-375-7807
Attendance Reporting Line: 503-399-3273
Office Hours: 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
School Hours: 7:40 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Map of our school boundary
School Web Site: http://mckay.salkeiz.k12.or.us





Cynthia Richardson
Principal
Key School Staff

Principal: Cynthia Richardson
(email: richardson_cynthia@salkeiz.k12.or.us)
Assistant Principals:
Susan Rieke Smith (email: rieke-smith_susan@salkeiz.k12.or.us) ;
Patti Togioka (email: togioka_patti@salkeiz.k12.or.us);
Robert Abdou (email: abdou_robert@salkeiz.k12.or.us)
Athletic Director: Ron Richards
(email: richards_ron@salkeiz.k12.or.us)
Office Manager: Connie Harrison
(email: harrison_connie@salkeiz.k12.or.us)


39 posted on 03/30/2005 3:29:35 PM PST by doug from upland (MOCKING DEMOCRATS 24/7 --- www.rightwingparodies.com)
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To: doug from upland



School Board members

Mike Basinger
Chairperson
503-393-5524
Zone 6
Elected in 1999
Email: basinger_mike@salkeiz.k12.or.us





Steve Chambers
Vice-Chairperson
503-364-5767
Zone 2
Elected in 1999
Email:
chambers_steve@salkeiz.k12.or.us


Mark Adams
Director
503-585-8535
Zone 7
Elected in 1997
Email:
adams_mark@salkeiz.k12.or.us


Bonnie Heitsch
Director
503-399-9644
Zone 3
Elected in 1997
Email:
heitsch_bonnie@salkeiz.k12.or.us


Krina Lemons
Director
503-363-1076
Zone 4
Elected in 2003
Email:
lemons_krina@salkeiz.k12.or.us


Michael Parker
Director
503-371-7152
Zone 1
Elected in 2001
Email:
parker_michael@salkeiz.k12.or.us

Craig Smith
Director
503-399-5138
Zone 5
Elected in 1989
Email:
smith_craig@salkeiz.k12.or.us

Have fun!


40 posted on 03/30/2005 3:38:40 PM PST by BubbaTex (Long time lurker)
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To: wardaddy; Joe Brower; Cannoneer No. 4; Criminal Number 18F; Dan from Michigan; Eaker; King Prout; ..

Check the picture of the school mascot in comment# 1. The video at KATU TV'S website is priceless.

From time to time, I’ll ping on noteworthy articles about politics, foreign and military affairs. FReepmail me if you want on or off my list.


41 posted on 03/30/2005 3:39:33 PM PST by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
And their mascot is a Royal Kilted Yaksman holding a sword?

This country is getting more and more stupid by the day.

Is there any wonder that it's sliding down the tubes?

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

42 posted on 03/30/2005 3:43:32 PM PST by mhking (If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!)
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To: thoughtomator

excellent post!

After the subjugated Americans, maybe the shcool would like to see beheadings......

This proves the folly of Political Correctness.


43 posted on 03/30/2005 3:43:45 PM PST by swordfish71 (There is no storm like the PERFECT ROVIAN STORM!)
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To: neverdem


What if her brother was a police officer? Would it be okay for him to have a gun then?!


44 posted on 03/30/2005 3:44:17 PM PST by LauraleeBraswell ( CONSERVATIVE FIRST-Republican second.)
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To: conservativefromGa

"Is still amazing to think that this country won World War II. Now we get scared at the picture of a gun."

Isn't that the truth. These...wimps are an embarassment to anyone who lives in the real world. One must develop a thick skin or forever hide in the shadows.

God forbid real life should ever intrude into the fantasy world liberals live in. If they really had to fend for themselves, or defend themselves against a true, deadly threat, they couldn't do more than stand still and shake. The sad part is, they don't realize that the reason they can maintain the fantasy is that they live in the greatest country in the world.


45 posted on 03/30/2005 3:44:43 PM PST by LostInBayport (One Massachusetts conservative adrift in a sea of liberal lunacy...)
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To: BubbaTex

I have a call in to the principal but she wasn't in. I will try to call her in the morning. I am interested to know if any of her history textbooks have pictures of soldiers with weapons. They certainly have a picture of the mushroom cloud over Hiroshima. Perhaps they shouldn't allow that text book.


46 posted on 03/30/2005 3:45:18 PM PST by doug from upland (MOCKING DEMOCRATS 24/7 --- www.rightwingparodies.com)
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To: neverdem

Great ping, thanks!

Jeez, they get bent about an armed Marine---is there anything the PC crowd doesn't get bent about?


47 posted on 03/30/2005 3:45:31 PM PST by swordfish71 (There is no storm like the PERFECT ROVIAN STORM!)
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To: conservativefromGa

"We" don't; "they" do...


48 posted on 03/30/2005 3:46:33 PM PST by 7.62 x 51mm (• Veni • Vidi • Vino • Visa • "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: neverdem
They should be FRAMED first.



49 posted on 03/30/2005 3:46:54 PM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: mhking

If the Marine was in a dress - sure.


50 posted on 03/30/2005 3:47:58 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (I think whoever said "sucker born every minute" over estimated the time frame.)
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