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Superintendent calls teacher giving 5th graders O’Doul’s “Honest mistake” (Linden, MI)
WXYZ, ABC 7, Detroit ^ | 9:43 AM, Mar 19, 2014 | Kim Craig

Posted on 03/19/2014 6:09:38 PM PDT by Olog-hai

While the superintendent of Linden Community Schools is calling it an “honest mistake”, many others are wondering what the veteran teacher could have been thinking when she allowed students in her fifth grade class to try O’Doul’s beer.

While O’Doul’s is advertised an a non-alcoholic beer, the beverage actually contains less than half of a percent (.5%) alcohol.

“That was definitely a bad mistake,’ said Linden resident Susie Lamb. …

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KEYWORDS: linden; nonalcoholicbeer; odouls; schoolteacher
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1 posted on 03/19/2014 6:09:39 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Sorry, not a mistake, any more than Obama’s continuous lies about ‘keeping your healthcare plan’ was “mis-speaking”.

Call it what it is: outright stupidity.


2 posted on 03/19/2014 6:17:19 PM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: Olog-hai
Should have given them Vernors
3 posted on 03/19/2014 6:18:05 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Olog-hai

I did the exact same stupid thing when I was a young dumb bartender at a private country club in 1990. However, the vision of all those cute little yamaka wearing bar mitzvah kids holding O’Doul’s in front of their less than amused mothers remains a priceless memory. Sorry.


4 posted on 03/19/2014 6:18:57 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Olog-hai

It contains about the same amount as Pepsi or Coke. Still not good to give kids “toy beer”.


5 posted on 03/19/2014 6:21:02 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor 13: 33)
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To: Olog-hai

Several years ago, I pulled one out of the cooler at a convenience store, popped the top and took a swig on the way to the counter. The guy got excited and informed me it wasn’t really “non-alcoholic”. Somehow, we managed to survive.


6 posted on 03/19/2014 6:21:14 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
There were better ways of teaching this lesson. Just show them a glass of obviously filthy water to make the point. Giving them non alcoholic beer was just a bad idea.

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7 posted on 03/19/2014 6:21:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DJ Frisat
I think the teacher made an honest mistake. Look at the label, it says it is non-alcoholic.


8 posted on 03/19/2014 6:22:34 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: SandRat
Should have given them Vernors

That was my favorite when I grew up in Buffalo. I thought they went out out of business years ago.

9 posted on 03/19/2014 6:23:59 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Olog-hai

Is there a zero tolerance policy on this like sandwiches chewed to look like a gun?


10 posted on 03/19/2014 6:25:17 PM PDT by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: Olog-hai
"Was that wrong? Should I not have done that? I tell you, I gotta plead ignorance on this thing, because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started here that that sort of thing is frowned upon… You know, ‘cause I’ve worked in a lot of schools, and I tell you, people do that all the time."
-- George Costanza
11 posted on 03/19/2014 6:25:29 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: FatherofFive

They are still going strong and I mine in Arizona where I live, YUMMMMMMM!!!!!


12 posted on 03/19/2014 6:26:07 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Olog-hai
i think it was a mistake in that the teacher did not realize it was an alcoholic beverage... i like that the class learned that the colonists, even the children, drank beer because of the bad water... i like teaching that involves all the senses (especially during the grammar years)...

how was the kid able to bring O'Douls to school? i wonder if his parents let him partake at home? or if they even knew he took it to school... (i am assuming they did not know)...

13 posted on 03/19/2014 6:27:44 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Olog-hai
While O’Doul’s is advertised an a non-alcoholic beer, the beverage actually contains less than half of a percent (.5%) alcohol.

.5% is less that a ripe fruit. Not saying it was a great idea, but its not like drinking a beer.

I'm just surprised that the kids weren't forced to do navel shooters, after the weekly disbursement of condoms.

14 posted on 03/19/2014 6:27:49 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Olog-hai

I have a nagging suspiscin the outcome and attitude would be different if instead of O’Douls, it was Bibles.


15 posted on 03/19/2014 6:29:15 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?

haha! i cannot remember, did that work for George? in any case, thanks for the reminder... i may use that defense some time...

16 posted on 03/19/2014 6:35:57 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Olog-hai

17 posted on 03/19/2014 6:36:26 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Olog-hai

Cooking wine has far more alcohol in it than an O’Doul’s but is perfectly legal for a kid to buy (and use mommy’s food stamp card) - not that I would recommend anyone drink the stuff, but just saying.

And with that said, it was a stupid thing to do, but I have to agree it was an “honest mistake.”


18 posted on 03/19/2014 6:41:31 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: rawhide

What business does a teacher have giving kids any kind of beer...or anything to eat or drink?, unless there is an authorized, supervised school function of some sort. And even then I wouldn’t do it.


19 posted on 03/19/2014 6:43:11 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: latina4dubya

I’m afraid George was fired over that incident with the cleaning lady. His feigned ignorance was unsuccessful.


20 posted on 03/19/2014 6:44:38 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Olog-hai

These idiots need fired and banned from contact with kids forever at a minimum


21 posted on 03/19/2014 6:45:45 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: onedoug
What business does a teacher have giving kids any kind of beer...or anything to eat or drink?, unless there is an authorized, supervised school function of some sort. And even then I wouldn’t do it.

Would a teacher give the kids candy cigarettes? I don't think so. It's promoting habits associated with adult vices. The teacher should have known better. I believe it is cause for dismissal.

22 posted on 03/19/2014 6:46:19 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: Olog-hai

If they can’t have toy guns, they shouldn’t have toy beer.


23 posted on 03/19/2014 6:46:50 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Is that the standard now?

Hey the fifth graders survived giving the teacher BJ’s so it can’t be so bad

I don’t think so


24 posted on 03/19/2014 6:47:55 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: rawhide

Teachers have no business doing things even remotely like that


25 posted on 03/19/2014 6:48:49 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SandRat
I grew up drinking vernors. there was a Vernors store [ see below] right across the street from the church I attended while growing up In Flint Michigan.

Sweet memories


26 posted on 03/19/2014 6:50:14 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Spreading Peace and Luv Since...1960 something)
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To: Olog-hai

When I was in 9th grade literature, we were reading something medieval (Chaucer or Beowolf, I think) and had an assignment to do related projects. One friend of mine decided to make mead out of fermented honey for the project (I think I made chain mail out pop tabs).

On the day that the project was due, my friend took his bottle of mead up to the teacher. The teacher, who assumed it was just some honey-flavored concoction, took one drink, made a face and asked my friend “This is real mead, isn’t it?” My friend proudly explained that he had researched at library and followed the recipe he had found with some help from his parents.

The teacher gave him an A, put the bottle in her desk drawer, and told my friend he could pick it up to take home at the end of the day. A triumph of common sense. Today, there would have been suspensions, complaints against the teacher, and news stories picked up by the national press.


27 posted on 03/19/2014 7:03:00 PM PDT by CaptainMorgantown
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To: MeshugeMikey
I'll pop a can of Vernor's tomorrow your Honor.
28 posted on 03/19/2014 7:05:20 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: CaptainMorgantown

That is very different than the teacher passing out beer to kids


29 posted on 03/19/2014 7:05:59 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: onedoug

Man, how uptight we’ve gotten. Everything has to be super-official, for dread of the lawsuits and whiners (closely allied).

That said, maybe Green River would have been more fit, except for diabetics who could have Diet Green River.


30 posted on 03/19/2014 7:07:48 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Olog-hai

Common Core!


31 posted on 03/19/2014 7:09:07 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: CaptainMorgantown

That’s more realistic than aluminum chainmail :-)


32 posted on 03/19/2014 7:09:20 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: rawhide

What else are you supposed to chase those oregano tokes with?


33 posted on 03/19/2014 7:12:34 PM PDT by seowulf (Cogito cogito, ergo cogito sum. Cogito.---Ambrose Bierce)
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To: seowulf

Talcum powder smoke?


34 posted on 03/19/2014 7:13:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Desinex burger!


35 posted on 03/19/2014 7:20:18 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: SandRat
I wish I could GET Vernors here.

Perhaps over the web!

Thanks!


36 posted on 03/19/2014 7:20:44 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Spreading Peace and Luv Since...1960 something)
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To: loungitude

Oh, gross


37 posted on 03/19/2014 7:20:52 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: GeronL

I guess I didn’t consider the BJ aspect. You’re correct of course. I was wrong, please disregard my post.


38 posted on 03/19/2014 7:44:23 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: SandRat
pair that with
39 posted on 03/19/2014 8:05:35 PM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: DJ Frisat

If she had given them a candy cigarette she probably would have been jailed.

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40 posted on 03/19/2014 8:08:57 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Olog-hai

Fake beer with only half a percent alcohol I cant get very excited about. You should ( or really, shouldn’t) see what kids in many large cities are “ into” these days. Also, has anyone ever checked into the health consequences of public school. “ mystery meat?” ( otherwise known now as Soylent Brown)?


41 posted on 03/19/2014 8:09:30 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("H)
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To: roadcat
Would a teacher give the kids candy cigarettes? I don't think so. It's promoting habits associated with adult vices. The teacher should have known better. I believe it is cause for dismissal.

When I was a kid, I ate tons of candy cigarettes--they were among my favorite types of candy. While doing so, the thought of smoking real ones never crossed my mind, and I have never smoked a cigarette in my life.

42 posted on 03/19/2014 8:45:42 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Olog-hai

Minor mistake. But these same education thugs will put a child in prison for a pocket knife in a tackle box.


43 posted on 03/19/2014 8:48:14 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Fiji Hill
When I was a kid, I ate tons of candy cigarettes--they were among my favorite types of candy.

I did so as well. We also had toy cigarettes with a painted red tip. You blew through the cigarette and a puff of dust would fly out the tip. My remarks were pointing out that a teacher has no business promoting a habit such as that, regardless of what a child does outside of school that may or may not lead to the child taking up the habit as an adult. I also don't believe that teachers should be in the habit of showing elementary children how to put on a condom. Let them teach the three R's, and leave adult affairs to the parents of these children.

44 posted on 03/19/2014 8:56:13 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: Olog-hai
That's amazing; a school superintendent with a brain.
45 posted on 03/19/2014 8:59:09 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I remember when Miss Crabtree gave her kids ice cream and cake, she had it delivered and served by workers of the creamery.


46 posted on 03/19/2014 9:29:28 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Dalberg-Acton

As long as the kids don’t die then it’s all hunky dory I suppose

Lol


47 posted on 03/19/2014 11:15:01 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Die? From giving BJs or drinking 0.5% alcohol Odouls? Seems it would require a phenomenal excess of either.


48 posted on 03/20/2014 1:15:39 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: SandRat

You should put a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream in a glass of Vernors! Dang, now I am craving a Boston Cooler....


49 posted on 03/20/2014 9:27:56 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Olog-hai
We used to buy this stuff in 9th grade from a party store near the school at lunch. We thought it was cool.


50 posted on 03/20/2014 9:37:06 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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