Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Bus Driver Tells Boy Chanting 'Romney' With Classmates He 'Should Have Been Aborted'
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 15, 2012

Posted on 10/15/2012 5:55:42 PM PDT by Steelfish

Bus Driver Tells Boy Chanting 'Romney' With Classmates He 'Should Have Been Aborted' Unidentified 81-year-old driver was fired after an investigation By DAILY MAIL REPORTER 15 October 2012

A 12-year-old Wisconsin boy is haunted by the cruel taunt of his bus driver, who told him that his mother should have opted for abortion instead of bringing him into the world.

Joey Hartlaub was confused and upset by the remark and his mother, understandably, was furious. Debbie Ann Hartlaub said the 81-year-old bus driver had been harassing her son for weeks. She went straight to the bus company with her story and got the woman fired.

Joey Hartlaub, 12, pictured, is haunted by the cruel taunt of his bus driver, who told him that his mother should have opted for abortion instead of bringing him into the world

The boy's mother said the 81-year-old bus driver had been harassing her son for weeks, following a Romney-Ryan poster being installed on their lawn, right Joey told Fox that the incident occurred after he and his classmates were chanting 'Romney! Romney!' in the back of the bus. 'She kind of yelled at us, and told me to come up front,' Joey said. Then, Joey explained himself, citing President Barack Obama's pro-abortion politics as the reason for his support of Mitt Romney.

'Well, maybe your mother should have chosen an abortion for you!' the bus driver allegedly told the seventh grader.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bullying; leftismoncampus; schoolbus
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-52 next last

1 posted on 10/15/2012 5:55:46 PM PDT by Steelfish
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

81 year old bus diver.

Yikes.


2 posted on 10/15/2012 5:57:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

SILVER ALERT!!!


3 posted on 10/15/2012 6:01:45 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Rush Limbaugh

This boy deserves an I Phone


4 posted on 10/15/2012 6:03:27 PM PDT by tsowellfan ("President Obama, We built it, you broke it, we'll fix it and you are fired.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

Has anyone else noticed a slew of horrific “school bus” stories this year? What is going on?!

Good to see kids feeling strongly about a practice that could have prevented their existence though. Another scumbag fired, and good riddance.


5 posted on 10/15/2012 6:05:01 PM PDT by Viennacon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tsowellfan

Is the buss driver Debbie Stabenow’s Mother.


6 posted on 10/15/2012 6:07:17 PM PDT by Rodm
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

I have found the really old pro-aborts to be among the nastiest of them all. They aren’t even interested in making a persuasive case, they just don’t want certain babies to be born.


7 posted on 10/15/2012 6:08:28 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

No fool like an old fool.(Liberal)


8 posted on 10/15/2012 6:09:24 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish
The boy's mother said the 81-year-old bus driver had been harassing her son for weeks.

Sounds like this woman never grew up!

9 posted on 10/15/2012 6:09:24 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

I don’t think I would want my son riding on a school bus driven by an 81-year-old woman.


10 posted on 10/15/2012 6:09:50 PM PDT by La Lydia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek
She doesn't look to be 81.


11 posted on 10/15/2012 6:11:11 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Romney/Ryan 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

The irony. It’s the ones with Obama signs and bumperstickers likely to abort their own flesh and blood, not Romney backers .


12 posted on 10/15/2012 6:11:11 PM PDT by Big Giant Head
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish
Liberal “tolerance” and understanding at its best...

/sarc

13 posted on 10/15/2012 6:12:00 PM PDT by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ..

Wisconsin school bus outrage ping

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


14 posted on 10/15/2012 6:17:35 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

he and his classmates were chanting ‘Romney! Romney!’ in the back of the bus. ‘She kind of yelled at us,

Then, Joey explained himself, citing President Barack Obama’s pro-abortion politics as the reason for his support of Mitt Romney.
___________________________________

So

1. Joey wasnt innocent and sitting quietly...

2. was he taunting the bus driver ???

3 did nobody get honest and inform young Joey that Willard was just as pro-abortion as Obana ???

4. Were there witnesses to what the bus driver said ???

5 did Joeys mother apply for the job of bus driver since there appears to be an opening now ???

I wonder if an investigation will answer these and more questions...

Joey sounds like a 12 year old punk ...

and his mother sounds like a Liberal...

and the bus driver sounds like she had had it up to here with Joey and his cohorts...


15 posted on 10/15/2012 6:19:17 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rodm

Did you hear over the weekend that Debbie has chickened out on debating Pete Hoekstra at all? I think they had sort of agreed to one or two debates.


16 posted on 10/15/2012 6:33:51 PM PDT by kevslisababy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish
sorry but, i don't think ANYBODY 81 years old should be driving a busload of children... WAY tooo big a chance of dropping dead etc while on the job
17 posted on 10/15/2012 6:38:16 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana

I don’t see any reason for an adult to tell a child that they should be murdered just because they don’t agree with you politically and maybe are acting annoying, which I am sure most of us have done at somepoint in time.


18 posted on 10/15/2012 6:39:01 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Last week she was 78.


19 posted on 10/15/2012 6:43:46 PM PDT by sarasmom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana

Seriously? Who kicked your rock over?


20 posted on 10/15/2012 6:44:19 PM PDT by Mastador1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Big Giant Head

But, then they get the kids from kindergarten to grad school. A lot of time for brainwashing.


21 posted on 10/15/2012 6:44:30 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana
Joey doesn't have to polite. The bus driver is the one who has to be polite. The bus driver is the employee, not Joey.

It doesn't matter whether there were any witnesses, because nobody was charged with a crime. Are you trying to tell the bus company who they should hire and fire?

You're the one who sounds like a liberal.

22 posted on 10/15/2012 6:53:09 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

I gotta tell you. I am 60. I don’t want to see anybody (self included) over 70 driving a bus with my grandchildren aboard.


23 posted on 10/15/2012 7:08:14 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

I gotta tell you. I am 60. I don’t want to see anybody (self included) over 70 driving a bus with my grandchildren aboard.


24 posted on 10/15/2012 7:08:31 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana

Nana, I had to read your post a couple of times before I surmised that you were trying to tell us that there may be another side to the story.. This is true, and there may be some validity to her frustration..

All of that being true, and the boy may have been a bit more than an innocent victim, there is never, NEVER, an excuse for an adult to confront any child with that type of vile response..

She has a right to her opinion, no matter what it is, but you cannot impost it while an serving as an authority over another, especially a child..

If the facts were reversed, and the kid was shouting Obama, the act would have been just as wrong.. Don’t you agree?


25 posted on 10/15/2012 7:14:40 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Tailgunner Joe

Little Joeys “mother” claimed poor little Joey was “harrassed” for weeks by the bus drivewr...

It seems that lttle Joey was not afraid of being so called “harrassed” by the bus driver...

rather he was taunting her for weeks wanting a reaction...

(It seems to be a matter of “I dont know why the big mean ol bus driver picks on po lil ol innocent me. i werent doin nuffin”)

So after weeks on end of Joey and his gang tormenting her she called him up front and alone to speak to him..

(I wonder if he had any runins with his teachers or the bus driver had complained about him before)

of course hes Trayvon good...

anyhoo if she said that then she should not have...

however, there are some other interesting parts to this...

Thank you for your interest in my comments...

1. What was it she really said...

2. Did Joey stretch the truth ???

3 Did Joeys Mommy stretch the truth ???

4. was there any witnesses (other than Joeys Mommy who was not there...)

5. this lady has a longer endurement than I might have had with these punks..

6 I hope this woman sues...

7 Why is a 81 year old woman having to work ???

8 where is the credit from you so called “conservatives” for her practicing capitalism and working to support herself ???

9 Where is your credit for her not amongst Willards 47% ???

10 are you a practing hypocrite or is it just today ???


26 posted on 10/15/2012 7:16:50 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Tailgunner Joe

Joey doesn’t have to polite.
____________________________________

I love to see you and a 12 year old punk who acted like Joey...


27 posted on 10/15/2012 7:18:36 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish
You know those stories about school kids attacking and beating the crap out of bus drivers? Here is one that needs his arse kicked!

LLS

28 posted on 10/15/2012 7:18:36 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

So the bus driver is OK with cuts to his Medicare coverage?

Must be an ex-government employee.

Obamacare will finish him off.


29 posted on 10/15/2012 7:20:23 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b

Yes you know I agree...

It doesnt excuse the kid just because its Willard..

Yes the bus driver should be reprimanded or something...

But the next bus driver for that bus should insist that Joey and his cohorts not be allowd on her bus...

Joeys Mommy can drive himn to school from now on...

A bus driver has a right ot safety and protection on the job...

a 12 year old is as big or bigger than an 81 year old lttle old woman...

Im a woman only 63 ans my 12 year old granddaughter is as tall as me...

I wouldnt like my mother to have to be subjected to a lot of tormenting from punks like Joey...

I wonder if theres a record of her complasining about him ???


30 posted on 10/15/2012 7:28:00 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana
If you think chants of "Romney, Romney" are taunts against you personally, then it's probably because you are a stupid commie piece of garbage who thinks it's ok to kill innocent babies.

You hope she sues? What are you a lawyer? That's not something a conservative would say. A conservative would tell this old lady to find a job with somebody who WANTS to employ her. THAT'S capitalism.

Why does she have to work? Gee maybe because she was stupid enough to listen to all the commies who told her that she didn't need to save for retirement because Obama and Social Security would pay all her bills.

31 posted on 10/15/2012 7:39:57 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana
the next bus driver for that bus should insist that Joey and his cohorts not be allowd on her bus

Yeah that makes a lot of sense. The company should hire somebody who insists that they not be required to actually do their job.

32 posted on 10/15/2012 7:41:58 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana

Yes indeed my dear girl, all good questions that should be answered before we make any clear conclusions.. :)


33 posted on 10/15/2012 7:47:10 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Tailgunner Joe

If you think chants of “Romney, Romney” are taunts against you personally, then it’s probably because you are a stupid commie piece of garbage who thinks it’s ok to kill innocent babies.
___________________________________

No I would think it was because Im pro-life and Willard is lifelong pro-abortion...

and he would be the one who is “a stupid commie piece of garbage who thinks it’s ok to kill innocent babies”

Meanwhile you do have a strange way of thinking...

Has someone been taunting you with Romney Romney Romney ???

Poor baby...


34 posted on 10/15/2012 8:01:56 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: carlo3b

and more and more I would rather wait till all the evidence is presented before I, the juror, leave for the jury room...


35 posted on 10/15/2012 8:04:12 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Tailgunner Joe

Well Joe maybe you would like to post haste to Wisconsin and take lttle Joey to school...

The next bus driver might also object to his verbal attacks...


36 posted on 10/15/2012 8:06:56 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana
If somebody tells a 12 year old that his mom should have aborted him, then it's probably not because they are pro-life.

Respect is earned. This woman has earned our contempt. Why would anyone show respect to such a contemptible person? Where is her respect for innocent human life? She deserves to be treated with as much respect as she shows towards the innocent babies she advocates murdering. None.

37 posted on 10/15/2012 8:14:55 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Tailgunner Joe

That’s not something a conservative would say. A conservative would tell this old lady to find a job with somebody who WANTS to employ her. THAT’S capitalism.
______________________________________

Yeah

But Joey’s Mommy didnt do that

(”the bus driver ALLEGEDLY told the seventh grader.”)

Joey’s Mommy went to the woman’s employer and got her FIRED...

“She went straight to the bus company with her story and got the woman fired.”

Thats Liberalism...

Thats OBAMAism...


38 posted on 10/15/2012 8:15:13 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana
The company doesn't WANT to employ her. Period. That's their decision. It's called freedom.

You think they owe her a job because she's old and didn't bother to save for her own retirement?

THAT'S Obamaism.

She needs to go find a job somewhere else not hire some stupid thug shakedown-artist lawyer.

39 posted on 10/15/2012 8:22:28 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Tailgunner Joe

Respect is earned. This woman has earned our contempt. Why would anyone show respect to such a contemptible person? Where is her respect for innocent human life? She deserves to be treated with as much respect as she shows towards the innocent babies she advocates murdering. None.
_______________________________________

Kid if Willard has not earned your contempt then all your royal “we” is in vain...

Earth to Tailgunner Joe

Your own words...

“Respect is earned. That guy (Willard) has earned our contempt. Why would anyone show respect to such a contemptible person? Where is his respect for innocent human life? He deserves to be treated with as much respect as he shows towards the innocent babies he advocates murdering. None.”

Meanwhile you dont know what the former bus driver believes...

But know you can pay for her unemployment along with Joey’s Mommy...

and that Wisconsin school district and bus company for the suit she should bring against them for firing her without cause...

Nothing was proven...

Only the word of the frustrated female who birthed the punk Joey and had an axe to grind...

Meanwhile where the male who sired the punk Joey ???

Oh dear, the so called “conservative” female who birthed him doesnt seem to have a husband or father in the picture...

Now how to catagorize her now ???

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm ???


40 posted on 10/15/2012 8:28:00 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana
Where are this old lady's children to take care of her in her old age?

Gee maybe she doesn't have any children because she murdered all her children before they ever had a chance to be born.

Maybe that's why she resents people who didn't make the mistakes she made which have left her alone and unloved.

41 posted on 10/15/2012 8:33:21 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: Tailgunner Joe

So now youre into AGE discrimination ???

shes TOO OLD to work ???

she should have saved ???

How do you know that every penny theyd saved didnt go for her husbands long illness before he died ???

You condemn the woman for WORKING ???

and you condemn her if she doesnt work ???

LOL

You want it both ways dont you ???

and shes not to have the right to speak ???

Shes not to have the right to defend herself ???

shes not to have the rights afforded her by the Constitution ???

Throw the Constitution out..shes TOO OLD ???

Thats Liberalism

Thats OBAMAism


42 posted on 10/15/2012 8:35:23 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana

I love discrimination of all kinds. You see, I believe businesses should be able to fire any employee for any reason, or even for no reason. If she wanted to make the rules insead of following the rules, then maybe she should have started her own business.


43 posted on 10/15/2012 8:40:11 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: chae

I don’t see any reason for an adult to tell a child that they should be murdered just because they don’t agree with you politically
____________________________________________

Wheres your proof that that happened ???

It seems that it was the other way around...

The one getting political was the kid...

he said so...

and the female who birthed him did also...

The politics of the woman are not even mentioned...

whether or not the woman agreed is not really mentioned...

only elluded to by the female who birthed the punk...

No persifics...

No actual statement or sworn testameny..

There is no mention of what the woman may or may not have said about her own politiacal persuasion...

It may well be that she is a Conservative who is pro-life and wont vote for the liberal pro-abortion Willard...

(I dont have a Romney sign on my yard or car either)

and we see this same thing here...

Look at the threads from a few months ago...

Some of us refuse to vote for Willard because he is a baby killer...

We explain ourselves, citing Willard’s pro-abortion politics as the reason we wont support him...

We see the chant Romney Romney Romney every day all day and the taunts...

We are told we must be Obama supporters because we wont vote for Willard and join in the chant of Kumbyah Willard...

Is that any reason to abuse us and tell us we are inferior because we dont agree with Willard or his RomneyBorts politically ???

Both you and I dont know what was said ...

I know how annoying grownup RomneyBots can be...

If that female who birthed the punk Joey siced him onto the old lady because she didnt have a Romney sign uin her yard then the female bears some responsibility also...

Meanwhile none of us know what really happened but theres some here who tossed the Constitution out the window bours ago...

“Rights for me and mine but not for thine...”

I prefer to stick with innocent till proven guilty...


44 posted on 10/15/2012 9:02:29 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Tailgunner Joe

and then I hope you reconsider and allow this American woman her right to redress and suit and to get herself a lawyer...

You cant have it both ways Joe...

Wheres her freedom and liberty ???


45 posted on 10/15/2012 9:05:26 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana

Nana, last time I checked Tennessee is a Right to Work state. If you don’t like that, then maybe you should move to one of them liberal yankee states where union lawyers shake down private businessess for firing no-good employees.


46 posted on 10/15/2012 9:19:31 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana

My 12 year old uncle, (Yes, I do have a 12 year old uncle). Was given a written reprimand from a bus driver a week or so ago, my grandpa told him that he would be taking him to school until further notice.

Uncle Nick said, “But I didn’t get kicked off the bus”. Gramps told him, “I just kicked you off - among other punishments”. Nick had been disrespectful and unruly on the bus.


47 posted on 10/15/2012 9:19:34 PM PDT by Holly_P
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana

I am basing my opinion on the facts that were in this story when it was posted previously last week. There was an investigation and the driver was fired after the investigation.
And in what world would a pro life person advocate the murder of someone who disagrees with them, which is what she did? That is a liberal, pro choice tactic.


48 posted on 10/15/2012 9:55:39 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

Why are there no pictures of the driver?


49 posted on 10/15/2012 10:16:35 PM PDT by vette6387
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana

Yep, juries are all intelligent, might I refer you to the OJ Simpson trial...It is anyones right to form an opinion, but willing to change it if more info comes out, no old lady over 70 should be driving school bus’s...its like someone on free republic telling you and one of your children that you should have aborted him.....shame on you for giving birth, old bitch says that to a 12 year old. She’s off her meds.....


50 posted on 10/15/2012 11:28:39 PM PDT by goat granny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-52 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson