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  • The Decline of America: The Banning of Dodgeball, Tag, and even Cartwheels

    10/09/2013 12:15:33 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 10 replies ^ | October 9, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    Every day it seems that our country becomes increasingly insane and the further deterioration of our country becomes move evident. Nowhere is this trend more prevalent than it is in our schools. Over the last several decades, many physical activities have been banned at schools with dodgeball being the big baddie that had to be put down. Now comes news that at the Weber Middle School in Port Washington, Long Island, have banned footballs, baseballs, games of rough tag, and even cartwheels without the supervision of a coach or an adult. Yes, the wussification of America continues its relentless pace....
  • Dodgeball Removed From Windham, NH Schools

    03/28/2013 7:59:24 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 64 replies
    CBS ^ | Thursday March 28, 2013
    WINDHAM, N.H. (CBS) – Dodgeball has been bounced in Windham. The classic gym class game has been a rite of passage for years, but dodgeball may have met its match in the form of the Windham School board, which at a recent meeting voted 4-1 to end dodgeball and other so-called “human target” activities, games with names like bombardment and slaughter.
  • Glad I do not live in New York State

    04/19/2011 8:15:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Are You Kidding Me! ^ | April 19, 2011 | Mike Madden
    You can not imagine just how screwed up the State of New York is. After evaluating summer camp injuries they realized that fun games like dodgeball and even wiffle ball resulted in physical injuries to children. So what did the DOH do? They issues a list to camps telling them that camps that let kids play these games will be subjected to more scrutiny. Whatever that means. The reality is that the games listed are what would be called competitive games, and what the Nanny Bureaucrats want is to eliminate all competition among our youth. The argument has changed though....
  • Lupica: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Tea Party clown David Koch ganging up on working heroes

    03/07/2011 11:08:18 AM PST · by presidio9 · 49 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, March 7th 2011 | Mike Lupica
    Now one of the grandstanding governors of the recession, a political chump named Scott Walker, expects everybody to believe that the only way to save the State of Wisconsin, and maybe the whole country, is one union worker at a time. Walker comes riding into office in Madison on this huge wave of anti-Obama, anti-government hysteria. He promises that he will create 250,000 jobs and now expects suckers to believe that he would already be doing that if these Democrat-loving unions would get out of his way. In a country where it seems that only Bernie Madoff does time after...
  • Cops: Teacher Put Boy In Chokehold Over Dodgeball

    06/17/2009 6:12:47 AM PDT · by csvset · 33 replies · 1,844+ views
    CBS ^ | 16 June 2009
    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (CBS) ― Mug shot of Daniel Sanabria, 58, accused of assaulting a 10-year-old boy who wouldn't leave a dodge ball game at a Westchester elementary school CBS Close CBS Mug shot of Daniel Sanabria, 58, accused of assaulting a 10-year-old boy who wouldn't leave a dodge ball game at a Westchester elementary school CBS 1 of 1 Related Links * Dodge Gall: Cops Say Teacher Put Boy In Choke Hold A substitute teacher in is under fire after allegedly placing an elementary school student in a dangerous chokehold after he wouldn't leave a dodgeball game. Daniel Sanabria,...
  • VIDEO: Japanese TV Amazed At Children's Game "Tag" Suspended (Massachusetts) [Streaming Clip]

    10/20/2006 9:36:21 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 71 replies · 1,711+ views
    JNN News Tokyo (in Japanese) short video clip 300k ^ | 20 October 2006 | JNN News Tokyo (Video Clip)
    The stupidity of the Massachusetts school decision to 'outlaw' such children's games as "tag" at school has hit the news in Japan. (VIDEO REPORT ON TONIGHT'S NEWS IN JAPAN)There is a slight tone of incredulousness.Clip at above URL link and here: parents interviewed, too. The clip will be up for a few more hours...
  • Police: Youth Minister Attacks Boy After Dodgeball Hit

    03/31/2006 10:02:00 AM PST · by Abathar · 48 replies · 1,163+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | March 31, 2006 | AP
    LIBERTY, Mo. -- A youth minister in Missouri has been charged with assault for allegedly knocking down a 16-year-old boy and kicking him in the groin during a dodgeball game. Authorities said the teen had missed David M. Boudreaux, 27, with one throw, but then knocked his glasses off with another. The boy apologized, but authorities said Boudreaux pushed him backwards and then kicked him in the groin when the teen got up again. Court records said the boy suffered whiplash, post-concussion syndrome, had blood in his urine and other injuries. Prosecutors said Boudreaux later apologized, but an administrator at...
  • Girl Charged With Battery After Dodge Ball Game

    02/21/2006 12:12:26 AM PST · by BobDobbs9911 · 133 replies · 3,052+ views
    NBC4.TV ^ | February 15, 2006
    Girl Charged With Battery After Dodge Ball Game POSTED: 6:08 pm PST February 15, 2006 UPDATED: 7:06 pm PST February 15, 2006 ALTA LOMA, Calif. -- What started as a version of the schoolyard game of dodge ball has apparently become a legal ordeal for a 12-year-old girl and her family.Complaints by the parents of a student injured during a game at Hermosa Elementary School prompted authorities to charge Brittney Schneiders with battery. Five other students also accused of battery stemming from the May 8 playground game opted to take probation, but Brittney Schneiders and her parents refused. "I don't...
  • Girl Charged With Battery After Dodge Ball Game

    02/17/2006 12:22:42 AM PST · by conservative in nyc · 216 replies · 3,766+ views
    KNBC TV ^ | 2/15/06 | NBC 4 LA
    What started as a version of the schoolyard game of dodge ball has apparently become a legal ordeal for a 12-year-old girl and her family. Complaints by the parents of a student injured during a game at Hermosa Elementary School prompted authorities to charge Brittney Schneiders with battery. Five other students also accused of battery stemming from the May 8 playground game opted to take probation, but Brittney Schneiders and her parents refused. "I don't think I did (commit a crime)," Brittney told NBC4's Mary Parks. "I thought I was just playing a dodge ball game. I never thought it...
  • Dick Cheney's Perfect Shot

    02/15/2006 11:12:45 AM PST · by suspects · 14 replies · 1,448+ views
    Charleston City Paper ^ | February 15, 2006 | Michael Graham
    Personally, I blame Bill Clinton Bill Clinton was an incredibly skilled politician. He mastered the five "D"s of political dodgeball (deny, deceive, denounce, distract, and deny) better than any national figure in my lifetime. He redefined what it means to be great at politics. He also convinced an entire American generation of the uselessness of politicians. The one-two punch of the irrelevance of the Clinton presidency, followed so closely by the profound power of 9/11, has created a climate in which being good at politics is a political negative. We don't want Huey Longs or LBJs or even Ronald Reagans....
  • Schools throw a wrench at dodgeball

    06/19/2004 6:56:42 AM PDT · by qam1 · 70 replies · 566+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 6/18/04 | Aime Palmer
    The sting of a red rubber dodgeball, the shame of being the first struck out, the rapture in being the last player standing. Though nostalgic Baby Boomers and a subsequent generation might recall sensations such as these, children in Palm Beach and Martin County schools might not have the chance. "Not as long as I can help it," said Kevin Sterling, program planner for physical education for Palm Beach County grades K-12. "It's an extremely aggressive, dangerous game." Dodgeball is not officially banned in Martin County, according to Delores Calloway, the director of school improvement and curriculum for the Martin...
  • Kevin McCullough: Dodge-ball, the return

    05/21/2004 9:52:28 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 181+ views ^ | Friday, May 21, 2004 | Kevin McCullough
    Dodge-ball, the return Posted: May 21, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 There is a slight tremor in liberal America this morning. An institution that has been loved by millions in the past and had been systematically destroyed by the types who would believe that such institutions are mean is back. No, I'm not talking about marriage between a man and a woman. I'm talking about dodge-ball. Recently, intellectual "know-betters" have been telling kids they can't play dodge-ball because it's immoral. This from a bunch of people who think Jim and Bob should be allowed to fornicate on the steps of...
  • Why Dodge Ball Is Good For You

    05/19/2004 9:46:39 AM PDT · by zook · 18 replies · 363+ views
    Time on line ^ | May 17, 2001 | Lance Morrow
    Why Dodge Ball Is Good For You The moral component of the playground game By LANCE MORROW Thursday, May. 17, 2001 Let's discuss the dodge ball problem for a moment. A headline in TIME this week alerts us: SCOURGE OF THE PLAYGROUND. The subhead reads, "It's dodge ball, believe it of not. More schools are banning the childhood game, saying it's too violent." Tamala Edwards' article reports that "in a growing number of school districts in such states as Texas, Virginia, Maine, and Massachusetts, circles of kids dodging and throwing balls at one another have been banned from gym class...Opponents...
  • Dodeball Returns From the Liberal Garbage Heap

    05/18/2004 3:35:26 PM PDT · by Rokurota · 14 replies · 154+ views
    PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) -- If you were one of those kids who never got picked for the dodgeball team, you get a second chance. The grade school game is now hot among young adults. "It's ridiculously fun. It's high-energy, you don't stop moving. There's sensory overload," said Colleen Finn, who founded the Portland adult dodgeball league this year. And throwing a ball hard at someone can be fun, too.
  • Dodgeball bounces back in adult crowd

    05/02/2004 7:27:21 AM PDT · by Jakarta ex-pat · 43 replies · 671+ views
    AP ^ | 2/05/04
    A whistle blows. Grown men and women in T-shirts and shorts make a mad dash toward a line of rubber balls the size of cantaloupes and begin hurling them at each other -- at times taunting "You're out!" when a player is hit. Dodgeball isn't just a kid's game anymore. "It's ridiculously fun. It's high energy, you don't stop moving. There's sensory overload," said Colleen Finn, founder of a Portland adult dodgeball league that started this year. Dodgeball as a recreational sport is catching on among adults across the country -- with dodgeball leagues, pickup games and even an outdoor...
  • Obesity set to become No 1 killer in US

    03/10/2004 6:24:05 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 40 replies · 467+ views
    FT ^ | 3/10/04 | Victoria Griffith
    Obesity and lack of exercise will soon overtake smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in the US, scientists from the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Tuesday. The research prompted the Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC's parent, to announce a new national advertising campaign and increased research into obesity and related diseases. "Americans need to understand that [being] overweight and obesity are literally killing us," said Tommy Thompson, HHS secretary. Anti-obesity activists were sceptical that the initiative would make a significant difference. "The government took years to act as aggressively as it might...
  • The competitive game of dodgeball is still a timeless hit

    03/02/2004 10:23:29 AM PST · by zook · 51 replies · 660+ views
    Centre Daily Times (State College, PA) ^ | March 2, 2004 | Todd Ceisner
    Todd Ceisner | The competitive game of dodgeball is still a timeless hit By Todd Ceisner A whistle blows. A half dozen pre-teens staged at each end of the gym dash toward midcourt where a collection of playground-worn balls are arranged in a line across the parque. Some are the fuzzy, limey yellow indoor soccer balls, which are a little harder to grip but pack more punch than the other red, underinflated, synthetic rubber balls. In a matter of seconds, center court is a no man's land and the balls are gone, held tightly by those brave enough to...
  • Schools Ban Tag, Dodge Ball and Other Games

    11/19/2002 4:37:16 PM PST · by winner3000 · 124 replies · 2,571+ views ^ | Nov 19,2002 | The Associated Press
    TRENTON, NJ-November 18, 2002 — Tag, dodge ball and other playground favorites are coming under more scrutiny at many New Jersey schools, as the threat of injuries and lawsuits spurs more districts to ban the games. In Long Hill, a ban on tag was part of a code of conduct signed by pupils at one of the Morris County district's elementary schools this year. Instead, a modified version of the game is played indoors with plenty of supervision. "The idea of loosely running around and chasing each other is not safe," Long Hill Superintendent Arthur DiBenedetto told The Star-Ledger of...
  • Child's Play - Tag Joins Dodgeball as Playground Pariah

    06/24/2002 10:38:23 AM PDT · by Interloper · 38 replies · 859+ views
    ABC News ^ | 6/24/02 | Geraldine Sealey
    Depending on your brawn, athleticism or popularity, if you ever went to grade school you remember well your place in the playground game hierarchy. You either desperately dodged the ball or fiercely beaned classmates with it. You were the captain of the team or the last one chosen. Or perhaps out of fear or shyness, you just blended in until the bell saved you. For generations, recess games were considered mere child's play, even if they broke limbs occasionally or, more regularly, hurt feelings. These days, though, some educators have their sights set on some of the more potentially vicious...
  • Building Character: Dodge Ball

    06/13/2002 1:15:37 PM PDT · by Jack Bull · 9 replies · 220+ views
    Captain RibMan ^ | 6/13/02 | Sprengelmeyer and Davis
    Dodge ball presents some difficult moments for children. Captain RibMan helps young Billy deal with one such moment:Building Character: Dodge Ball
  • Critics Aim to Bounce Dodge Ball Off the Schoolyard

    03/18/2002 3:49:25 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 12 replies · 206+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/18/02 | MARTIN MILLER
    It sounds like a classic California story: Adults concerned about self-esteem and unchecked competition legislate all the rough-and-tumble out of childhood. In this case, there is a movement afoot to ban dodge ball, a staple of the playground for generations. Dodge ball, it seems, is bad. There are liability concerns, critics say, and the game provides a poor cardiovascular workout. The real deal-breaker, though, is that the game can hurt children's feelings, not to mention their teeth. But there's a twist. This isn't a California story at all. California has been out-Californiaed by the East Coast. What began as an...