Skip to comments.Should a photo of an armed Marine be posted at a school?
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 ...
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.
There's a video at KATU TV's website.
If only they had banned photographs of soldiers at Jeff Weise's school. Then nothing bad would have happened.
Only if he's gay...
That masoct looks a lot like a European Crusader.
Is still amazing to think that this country won World War II. Now we get scared at the picture of a gun.
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.
Once again, political correctness runs amuck.
Absolutely. It shows our soldiers ready to stand and defend our country.
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.
If it were up to libs, the Marine would be holding a white flag.
Why not just put a condom on the end of the gun...Libs love those things.
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.
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.
My question too, what do they expect him to hold, a feather duster?
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.
They risk their lives for us.
I sure do, want a link to it?
I bet the school admin didn't realize that until it was pointed out to them. That'll be next to go.
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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.
Of course it should be posted.
So now we know where you're from! 8^)
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?
If you need a marine, you don't need an unarmed one.
No thanks; the ad made me sick the first time I saw it, that was enough!
"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..."
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.
Why is a Scot Highlander carrying a French fencing foil anyway?...:))
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.
Separation of school and state sounds better and better. If kids got absolutely no formal education how much worse off could they possibly be.
McKay High School
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Check the picture of the school mascot in comment# 1. The video at KATU TV'S website is priceless.
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After the subjugated Americans, maybe the shcool would like to see beheadings......
This proves the folly of Political Correctness.
What if her brother was a police officer? Would it be okay for him to have a gun then?!
"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.
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.
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Jeez, they get bent about an armed Marine---is there anything the PC crowd doesn't get bent about?
"We" don't; "they" do...
If the Marine was in a dress - sure.
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