Skip to comments.Long Island Middle School Bans Footballs, Other Recreational Items [tag and cartwheels]
Posted on 10/07/2013 9:19:38 PM PDT by grundle
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) Worries about injuries at a Long Island school have led to a surprising ban.
As CBS 2s Jennifer McLogan reported Monday, officials at Weber Middle School in Port Washington are worried that students are getting hurt during recess. Thus, they have instituted a ban on footballs, baseballs, lacrosse balls, or anything that might hurt someone on school grounds.
Hard soccer balls have been banned, along with baseballs and lacrosse balls, rough games of tag, or cartwheels unless supervised by a coach.
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The USA is doomed, I don’t see how it can recover.
Time for a Fight Club.
Barry and his ‘RATS have succeeded. America has been fundamentally transformed into the Land of Fairies.
Fear of lawsuits. when something stinks this bad, always expect to find lawyers in it’s rotting core.
Just cancel recess. Kids could be playing cops and robbers with finger gunz.
I’m 81. When we grew up we were surrounded with dangerous things in our thickly settled Boston neighborhood.. We survived.
The payoff for me these days was the removal of the high diving board at the city pool because it was deemed too dangerous. High diving was a rite of passage for my kids——and no one was hurt. My grandchildren have been deprived if that experience.
The kids these days are so pampered it’s beyond belief.
Obama has many Marxist allies on his mission to fundamentally transform our nation that has never worked as founded. Educators in public schools, higher education, journalists, pop culture, low-skilled government workers, labour unions to name just a few.
Pray for America.
Might as well have them watch Glee DVDs during recess. Hasten the pussification process.
Oh, I long for the Days of growing up in Detroit in the ‘60’s.
. We had Friday Dodge Ball, and Slaughter-ball, in our Gym, and there were probably 40-50 kids who showed up. What a blast,and if you were hit in the head with the ball, too bad.
Our Decrepit Culture is infested with Leftist do-gooders, and,there is not much we can do about it, unfortunately.
Preparing the next generation to surrender to the next invading force rather than fight them.
New York. Figures. More gutless or PCed-up school officials there than anywhere else except California.
Raising a generation of pansies, pussies and pukes.
“When we grew up we were surrounded with dangerous things”
Of course we were, and I do not know of any serious injury from it.
Each of my brothers, twins, now 74 years old, each had the largest chemistry sets made by Gilbert, 3 fold out metal units, containing probably 75 to 100 chemicals.
Today, they would probably be limited to salt, sugar, and flower.
Everyone had cap guns. Can you even buy one today?
Oh yea, we also played with balls of Mercury. Now, as I have read, a simple broken CFL requires the full emergency dispatch of a hazmat team.
The dumbing down of America is at full speed.
The Commies are winning.
The ‘SISSIFICATION and WUSSIFICATION’ of the American male continues.
What you need is a list of the banned items.
And a list of the people who banned them.
And a list of the people who disobeyed the ban.
It is like a survival of the fittest test from a Road Warrior world.
I bet the Rube Goldberg monkey bar contraptions of my boyhood are gone today also, or at least moved off the concrete.
Boys need to be challenged.
Does this ban include marbles? Slingshots we had, but carried concealed.
Do you remember Mumbly Peg ‘Gator? The pocket knife throwing game where ya tried to stick it in the ground as close to your foot as possible, from MANY years back? Any patch of grass before school, during recess and lunch time and after school also. The kickers were: Damn near EVERY guy carried a pocket knife to, during and from school every day AND the game was played right on school grounds! Heck, we even had the teachers who served as the school’s playground monitors act as a referee if 2 fellas had a dispute regarding just which kid had stuck his knife closer to his foot!! We played for one penny a game and if ya ‘stuck’ your own foot that was an automatic winner....unless the other kid decided to go for the tie, (One penny was big dough!), with his next toss! Things were sure different then...
I tell my boys the following
There are rules in school. There are rules around mommy
And then there’s the rules when neither applies.
I call it. ‘ fight nicely ‘ ; ).
Bottom line. : the schools want to demasculate boys. Turn them into wimpy scared kids
But as. A real patent. You can completely undermine their efforts
With a SMILE. ; )
( of course it helps that they’re quite cute )
Oh yeAh I have a daughter 13 too. I gave her ‘boy training ‘ as well
Rocks. Sticks. Dirt , sand Swimming in the lake. Catching animals.
Now. Mathematics. If you’re a cute girl and good at math it’s a golden road for you !
( if you’re a funny looking boy it doesn’t hurt either)
Get off my g-dd——d obstacle, Pvt. Pyle!
From the article: “... additional schools may be jumping on the banning balls bandwagon.”
I think most school administrators have had their balls banned by now.