Gut Rumbles

May 02, 2006

a case for school uniforms

I rebelled against the "Dress Code" when I was in high school. In fact, as editor of the school newspaper, I wrote a couple of scathing editorials condemning the idea. I didn't believe that what students wore to school had a damn thing to do with learning anything.

I have since changed my mind. I see kids waiting on the school bus today and I want to bitch-slap their parents. Some of the girls dress like cheap hookers. Some of the boys look like gangstah thugs. If a child of MINE tried to go to school dressed like that, they'd get a taste of Mr. Belt before I made them go change into something decent.

But I believe that this decision is another Ninth Circuit brain-fart, something I've come to expect from those judges. It also bolsters my belief that requiring school uniforms is a good idea.

I agree with this dissenting opinion:

"The types of speech that could be banned by the school authorities under the Poway High School hate policy are practically without limit. Any speech code that has at its heart avoiding offense to others gives anyone with a thin skin a heckler's veto - something the Supreme Court has not approved in the past," Kozinski wrote.

Here we go again, catering to the most neurotic, overly-sensitive whiners among us. Those who think they should NEVER be offended by ANYTHING are in for a rude awakening in the real world, and no court decision is going to change that fact.

WTF is "hurtful" speech anyway? Bejus! Grow a cast iron ass, you simpering pussies. If you think you have some got-dam "right" to go through life without EVER being "offended" by something other people do or say, you're living a rich fantasy life. The world is rough--- wear a helmet.

Or require school uniforms. That way, you protect the delicate flowers among us from getting their feelings crushed by seeing a "hurtful" tee shirt in school. Maybe then, students could concentrate on actually learning something instead of pitching hissy-fits.

And students wouldn't look like Fido's ass when they're waiting on a school bus.

(UPDATE: Maybe parents WANT their kids to look like pimps and whores, even at a VERY young age. I'm offended by that site.)


It's funny to watch some of the kids of today. I've seen them leave home in 'decent' dress and change to their 'pimp and whore' outfits in a car on the way to school/shopping. I guess the so called parents don't really know what their kids own, and folks believe it or not, they are your children. They don't belong to some wimpy judge. If they belong to the judge then evidently he was the milk/mail man at some time and your wife is a slut.

Posted by: Scrapiron on May 2, 2006 11:05 AM

We're raising a generation of crybabies.

Posted by: Adam Lawson on May 2, 2006 12:29 PM

We ate at a Chick-Fil-A in Austin earlier today, right around the time the schools let out for lunch, and so the horse of teens noshing there was predictable. Most were dressed fairly decently, but there's always a slut in the crowd. She couldn't have been older than 16 or 17. She was wearing a skirt short enough to cause anyone with small children some consternation, given the view they would have had. Don't even get me started on her hip-wiggling fuck-me walk. Suffice it to say, the little Lolita was apparently broadcasting her complete lack of sexual restraint. In a Christian, family-oriented fast-food chain, no less. I bet her parents are so proud of their oversexed little petri-dish-in-the-making...


Posted by: Denita TwoDragons on May 2, 2006 06:25 PM

...and by "horse" I mean "horde"...argh.


Posted by: Denita TwoDragons on May 2, 2006 06:26 PM

The other thing that has changed is that Mr. Belt will get you arrested.

Posted by: Tessa on May 2, 2006 08:41 PM

Please tell me that site is a joke. I looked at it in horror. And I thought it was bad enough when the "Porn Star" clothes line came out.

What's been happening here, I think, is an insidious reversal of social mores. That which was once taboo is now commonplace and accepted; those with some sense of decency and propriety suddenly become are the very concepts of decency and propriety.

It's got to cyle out. It's just GOT to.

BTW my kids wear uniforms to school and it didn't hurt a bit.

Posted by: BabsRN on May 2, 2006 08:52 PM
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