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Equality! DOJ says boys’ baseball field is nicer than girls’ field, must die
Daily Caller ^ | March 28, 2014 | Robby Soave

Posted on 03/28/2014 6:06:08 PM PDT by grundle

The U.S. Department of Justice determined that a Michigan high school broke federal civil rights law by allowing its boys’ baseball team to fix up its athletic field, making it nicer than the field belonging to the girls’ softball team–even though the improvements were paid for privately.

To avoid a fine, Plymouth Canton Community Schools had no choice but to take down the new bleachers and scoreboard, which had been paid for through a private fundraising drive.

According to DOJ OCR, it was illegal to provide unequal resources for boys and girls. The bleachers also ran afoul of disability law, since they were not handicap accessible.

Six years ago, parents complained that the seating at boys’ baseball games was inadequate.

“It’s hard to watch the game through the black chain link face, so we created our seating deck to sit above,” said parent Dan Gilbert in an interview with FOX 2 news.

Gilbert and other parents installed and paid for the new seats themselves. They were put in years ago. The parents also bought a new scoreboard. But now, the bleachers and scoring equipment will be put in storage until the district can afford to make similar improvements to the girls’ field.

Gilbert disagreed with DOJ’s determination.

“I don’t think parents sitting has anything to do with on-field competition,” he said. “I can’t believe we are tearing something down as opposed to building something.”

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


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: ericholder; injusticedepartment; michigan
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1 posted on 03/28/2014 6:06:08 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

i am living in a nation of idiots


2 posted on 03/28/2014 6:08:52 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: grundle

IS this from “ THE ONION “ ??


3 posted on 03/28/2014 6:09:42 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: grundle

Or you could move the bases and let the girls play on the nice field half the time?


4 posted on 03/28/2014 6:11:17 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: grundle

Title nine. I wonder who brought in the DOJ.


5 posted on 03/28/2014 6:12:03 PM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: grundle

keep voting in those rat judges and their ilk.....


6 posted on 03/28/2014 6:12:08 PM PDT by cherry
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To: grundle

now that there’s some goooood governmenting!!


7 posted on 03/28/2014 6:14:18 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Because the DOJ has nothing better to do than punish school kids, team sports, and those who dare to make private donations to improve public school facilities.


8 posted on 03/28/2014 6:15:22 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: grundle

would they have demanded this if they had renovated the girls’ field and they boys’ area wasn’t?

i am 100% certain they would not have.


9 posted on 03/28/2014 6:16:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: grundle

Liberals are envious, wasteful, destructive, and stupid. In other words, the far left has not changed since their first couple dozen experiments with forced equality under communism failed. This time they are clever enough not to call the latest variant on socialism by its true name, and “progressive policies” are winning the tiny little hearts of bitter lesbians and inadequate pajamaboys.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 6:18:10 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

They want flowers planted along the base lines and around the pitcher’s mound


11 posted on 03/28/2014 6:20:54 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: grundle

Did the Gyrlz get the same automatic firearms from the DOJ that the Boyz did?


12 posted on 03/28/2014 6:21:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: yldstrk

Yep. Nothing wrong with federalizing education.


13 posted on 03/28/2014 6:21:55 PM PDT by Stand W ( You can't fight in here! This is the War Room!)
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To: grundle
Improving the girls bleachers wasn't an option?

Gotta destroy what's too good for some?

-PJ

14 posted on 03/28/2014 6:25:00 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Improving the girls bleachers wasn't an option?

The school says it does not have the funds, but then, so what? The improvements to the boys' facilities were (as noted) paid for and installed by the parents. And why should the parents of the girls' team do likewise when instead one of them could tattle to stupid Feds who can then force the school to remove the improvements? That way, as is true in every Socialist system, all can suffer equally.

15 posted on 03/28/2014 6:34:07 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: grundle

does anyone think that the federal government is out of control???


16 posted on 03/28/2014 6:45:11 PM PDT by terycarl (common sense prevails over all else)
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To: grundle

It is so nice to know that the DoJ is free to tackle these really important issues.


17 posted on 03/28/2014 6:57:29 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: grundle

What would have happened if they’d told the DOJ to stuff it?


18 posted on 03/28/2014 6:57:50 PM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; KC_Lion; GeronL; txhurl

Ping.


19 posted on 03/28/2014 6:59:13 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: bert

And the girls were complaining? I bet not.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 7:02:49 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: Robwin

Probably wasn’t even a parent, but some hippie.


21 posted on 03/28/2014 7:03:49 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: grundle

Great, teach those kids an early lesson in Democarts 101.


22 posted on 03/28/2014 7:05:30 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: grundle
That's the wrong way to make something equal.
You should take what's bad and make it better, not destroy what's good.
But destroying what's good, destroying peoples labor and money, that's what communists do.

23 posted on 03/28/2014 7:07:47 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: BitWielder1

Yup, the same way the Obama admin did the cash for clunkers, paying our taxes to wantonly destroy cars that might not have been very efficient and yet would have served low-mileage drivers very well.

We should not forget the dug-in evil and should insist on better.


24 posted on 03/28/2014 7:09:42 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: grundle

DOJ: aka the Dept. of Jerks.

Boy, they never miss anything relevant do they?

Snail darter fish? Yep, saved them.
Water for the most fertile agricultural land in the US, the San Jaoquin Valley? None, snail darter needs it. EPA also involved in this, more than DOJ except for lawsuits asking for water.

Black Panther thugs doing “voter nullification by intimidation”. Yep, right on it, NOT!

Ray Nagin’s criminality in New Orleans. Yep, right not on it.

Chicago’s bloodbath in the streets. Yep, ignored it for years.

IRS scandal. Missed that one by just “that much”.
NSA scandal. REPEAT ABOVE
Red Chinese operations in California. What operations?

Corrupt Senator Harry Reid? Not interested.
Corrupt Rep. Nancy Pelosi? Not interested.
Probably corrupt Sen. Feinstein. Who?

Kid with a water gun. Right on him. 5 years in jail.

Fast and Furious? Say what?

I can’t get any worse, or can it?

Only November 2014 can start to stem the red and black tides.


25 posted on 03/28/2014 7:15:45 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: grundle

Every single day Finland starts looking better to me ... if I am going to be living under the bitter thumb of socialists better to be doing it with experts ... not amateurs ;>}
Not only that, but have you seen Finnish women? All kidding aside Finland was recently listed in an in depth study as the world’s best government ... an A+ in not being intrusive in the live’s of its citizens. The U.S. was in 28th place ... and I was surprised we ranked that high! I fear that the grownups may never be in charge here again!


26 posted on 03/28/2014 7:17:02 PM PDT by galtman (I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of)
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To: grundle

He elite who want no competition love liberals. Anytime someone improves his life, it is deemed hateful by the courts.

This is it.


27 posted on 03/28/2014 7:20:24 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: grundle

DOJ = Department of Jerks.


28 posted on 03/28/2014 7:53:37 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: grundle

No good deed goes unpunished by the Injustice Department.


29 posted on 03/28/2014 7:58:53 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: Robwin
And the parents are out the cost of the bleachers.

-PJ

30 posted on 03/28/2014 8:02:35 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Army Air Corps; Mr. K; GraceG; GeronL
I guess they are going to be Equal.

Like in East Germany.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8I9pYCl9AQ

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31 posted on 03/28/2014 8:07:16 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: yldstrk

Something similar happened at a schoolmy daughter attended. The parents association raised moneyfor a computer labby partnering with a grocery store. The store gave money to the parents organization whenever someone checking out presented a card designating the donation be made. It took us two years ro put computers and software into each assroom. The summer after we completed the project, the county school system took most of our computers and sent them to other schools. When we objected we were told it wasn’t fair for our school to have all those computers. My response was that the other schools were just as capable of raising their own funds, after all they did eat, so shopped just as we did. They just needed some initiative and volunteers to organize the sponsorship and get the word out to the students and their parents. It didn’t matter, they still said it was unfair for our students to have more than others and that all equipment given to a school belonged to the county not the school. Fund raising of any kind for the school got tougher after that.


32 posted on 03/28/2014 8:16:59 PM PDT by kalee
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To: lonevoice

See my reply at 32.


33 posted on 03/28/2014 8:18:14 PM PDT by kalee
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To: grundle
Equal misery is the goal, and as much misery as possible.
34 posted on 03/28/2014 8:26:55 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: grundle

I would ignore the DOJ statements and continue playing.

if they want to destroy privately funded public property... they’ll have to do it themselves

remember, WE own the towns, not them


35 posted on 03/28/2014 8:27:08 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: grundle

GET.OUTTA.HERE.!


36 posted on 03/28/2014 8:30:13 PM PDT by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: grundle

Income inequality is nothing compared with bleacher inequality. /Marx


37 posted on 03/28/2014 8:35:50 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: BitWielder1

You are exactly right, but not just communists. It is also what Democrats do. They always bring everything down to the lowest level instead of raising that lowest level to a higher level.


38 posted on 03/28/2014 8:36:32 PM PDT by falcon99
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To: grundle

Okay! You wanna play that game? How about the fact that on average, girls use a lot more public money for medical treatment than boys. So how should THAT be handled? Hmmmm?


39 posted on 03/28/2014 8:46:19 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: grundle; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; Liz; BufordP; reaganaut; ...
RE :”The U.S. Department of Justice determined that a Michigan high school broke federal civil rights law by allowing its boys’ baseball team to fix up its athletic field, making it nicer than the field belonging to the girls’ softball team–even though the improvements were paid for privately.
To avoid a fine, Plymouth Canton Community Schools had no choice but to take down the new bleachers and scoreboard, which had been paid for through a private fundraising drive. “

Equality ping!

40 posted on 03/28/2014 8:57:05 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: sickoflibs; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; campaignPete R-CT; darkangel82; Bender2; John Semmens; Perdogg; ...

I tried to think of something funny to post, but this makes me too angry.

It vaguely reminds me of “Harrison Bergeron”.


41 posted on 03/28/2014 9:59:24 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; campaignPete R-CT; Gilbo_3; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj
RE:”I tried to think of something funny to post, but this makes me too angry.”

Yep, this one is an outrager.

42 posted on 03/28/2014 10:05:32 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: yldstrk

It is also not fair that the boys can hit farther and run faster. Can’t the judges fix that, too?


43 posted on 03/28/2014 10:15:09 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

The Dept. of Justice? What the hell has happened to this country? Why is the DOJ even getting involved?

We have our known enemies on our door step threating to nuke us, Russia is taking up Hitler’s sword and our stupid ass president goes on another vacation. There is far more things of importance in our once great land that need fixing than spending time of a 2nd rate baseball field.

When will the stupidity stop?


44 posted on 03/29/2014 4:50:52 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Secret Agent Man
would they have demanded this if they had renovated the girls’ field and they boys’ area wasn’t?

Probably not, but if they did, you can bet women would have united around the girls and fought for them. Where are the men when this happens to boys?

45 posted on 03/29/2014 4:55:47 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: galtman

Good point about socialism by experts.

One thing that the NW European experiments with socialism prove (including National Socialism 1933-1939) is that, if the voters believe, and act as if they believe, that they are members of an extended family that it can work.

Multiculturalism and socialism are not compatible. For a multiculti society, or a society with serious class divisions preventing the extended family metaphor from working, you need communism, which cannot be made to work.


46 posted on 03/29/2014 5:08:27 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. H)
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To: Jim Noble

You might enjoy looking at the studies I cited ... here’s a link: http://info.worldbank.org/governance/wgi/index.aspx#reports

That’s why the Dimocrat party platform mirrors the Communist Party USA’s platform ... their goal is and has been to drive us to Communism. Of course the only reason it hasn’t worked anywhere yet is that they just haven’t killed enough people ... 100 million dead more or less ... but who’s counting!!!


47 posted on 03/29/2014 6:39:59 AM PDT by galtman (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Impy; sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA; campaignPete R-CT; darkangel82; Bender2; John Semmens; Perdogg

Nothing funny about it.

One wonders what the Fed-holes would do if everyone just started telling them to GFY everytime they try this sh*t.

No wonder they want us disarmed...


48 posted on 03/29/2014 9:55:57 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

the men would have gotten locked up. straight men with common sense are not welcome in public schools anymore.


49 posted on 03/29/2014 11:25:51 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I’m not sure if you’re serious, but arrests didn’t stop the civil rights activists of the 40s and 50s. They stood firm. Why can’t men when it comes to mens’ rights issues?


50 posted on 03/29/2014 5:46:24 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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