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The case for zero tolerance of modern school administrators

Keyser High School
Keyser High School in Keyser, W.Va.,  has named 16 students to its Academic Top Ten.

Move along, nothing to see here

News Headline: “Killer bus-sized asteroid flies dangerously close past Earth.”
But that was more than a year ago.
And only 18 killer bus-sized asteroids have been discovered since then, just as they were passing between Earth and the moon.
Not counting Asteroid 2015 KW121, which was discovered this morning, three days after it passed between Earth and the moon.

Meanwhile, in Florida. . . .

Naked Man
News Headline: “Naked man sits atop Fort Lauderdale drawbridge.”
As reasonable a response as any to the news of the day

The case for zero tolerance of modern school administrators

Nerf Bullets
A fifth-grade boy was suspended from a school in  Atlantic City, N.J., school because he forgot he had in his pocket a foam Nerf bullet stuck on a piece of toothpick in violation of a zero-tolerance policy against “anything readily capable of lethal use or inflicting serious bodily injury.”

QT 2016 vote count countdown update

Scott Walker
News Headline: “Scott Walker: Americans need to ‘wake up’ to fact that some cross border not for jobs, but for ‘other motives.’ ”
. . . and as soon as we wake up to the fact that some seek political office not for the common good, but for other motives.

Gaudeamus igitur

School Prank
News Item: “. . . a chair hanging from the ceiling, desks piled three-high. . . .”
News Item: “. . . old tires in front of the main entrances. . . .”
News Item: “. . . hot sauce on doorways. . . .”
News Item: “. . . a tree planted between home plate and the pitcher’s mound. . . .”
Happy Graduation!

Mega dittos on this one

Kelli Ward
Arizona Republican State Sen. Kelli Ward on why the state will soon drop 1,200 families, including more than 2,700 children, from welfare benefits:
” I tell my kids all the time that the decisions we make have rewards or consequences, and if I don’t ever let them face those consequences, they can’t get back on the path to rewards. As a society, we are encouraging people at times to make poor decisions and then we reward them.”
An excellent point.
These children should have thought twice before making the decision to be poor and hungry.
Shame on them.

The case for zero tolerance of modern school administrators

Seymour High School
Every 10th senior at Seymour High School in Seymour, Tenn., has been named valedictorian.

The national conversation

Civil Disagreement
News Headline:
“In praise of the dying art of civil disagreement.”

QT all’s well that ends wells update

Fracking Bill
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signing a bill that blocks attempts by cities and towns to ban fracking by oil companies:
“This law ensures that Texas avoids a patchwork quilt of regulations that differ from region to region, differ from county to county or city to city.”
That is the trouble with strong local government, as any Republican will tell you.
Thank goodness for big government.