Friday, June 26, 2009

Not Always Finer

As much as I love my home state of NC, there are some real douchebag politicians there, democrats and repubs.

Corporal punishment is allowed in NC schools, which is idiotic. Actually, half of the school districts have had the sense to ban it, but the other half are fully in favor of 200-lb men repeatedly hitting 45-lb girls on their butts with pieces of wood.

Recently a bill was proposed that would give parents the right to opt out of the government beatings - not ban the beatings, mind you, simply give parents the right to say no. Predictably, the bill sailed through the house, and looked to be ready to do so in the senate.

But then the senators started waxing nostalgic about the beatings they received in school. And of course, they want to be fair. As one opponent (a democrat, shame on shame) said, it wouldn't be fair for one kid to take a whooping while another lucky ducky gets a non-violent punishment.

I'm going down to NC in a few weeks, and I'm thinking of stopping by the legislature with a nice piece of hickory. Maybe those guys would like to do a little more waxing.

10 comments:

Mr Furious said...

You're not coming to Asheville are you?

Thrillhous said...

Nope, beautiful Raleighwood, the family home. And Pinehurst, where my Grandma lives.

Otto Man said...

Ship me some barbecue from Bullock's, post-haste!

Bob said...
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Bob said...

What does the law in NC say about Dads who kick the shit out of teachers and principals after they paddle their kids?

If was a legislator; I would offer an amendment that would protect parents when they beat a principal’s ass.

When I was in 2nd grade, I had a gm teacher drag me into his office and threaten me with a tennis racket for not sitting at attention. It is a good thing I never told my Dad, because that teacher would have been in rough shape and my Dad likely arrested.

Fred said...

Perhaps a fund drive for a billboard with the legislator's photo and caption "I support beating young girls."

Mr Furious said...

Bob: WORD.

Otto Man said...

I'll pony up $20 for that, Fred.

Bob said...

"Perhaps a fund drive for a billboard with the legislator's photo and caption 'I support beating young girls.'"

We could set up a nice 527 for that.

alex supertramp said...

what if we just cut to the chase and I paddle all the young girls (to clarify, 17 and up....)-- they are all bad, bad girls after all....