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Student suspended for singing `threatening' song

SUWANEE - A student at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee has been suspended for a week after a teacher accused her of singing a threatening song in class. Sixteen-year-old Beth Ann Cox admits singing the parody of ``On top of Ol' Smokey,'' but she denies any wrongdoing. She was suspended yesterday for five days.

The lyrics that alarmed the German teacher were, ``On top of Ol' Smokey, all covered with blood, I shot my poor teacher with a .44 slug.''

The junior at the school in Gwinnett County says she learned the song in grade school. She says she had not directed the lyrics at the teacher.

She says the teacher didn't talk to her about the song in class on Friday, but that she was pulled out of another class a few hours later and asked by administrators why she had threatened the teacher. She was suspended before she went to her first class . . .


I'm sure everyone knows one of those assholes who has everything he or she can possibly want. They have no family issues, are well-off financially, and basically have the world on a silver platter. But, somehow, they are the whiniest motherfuckers in the world - complaining about every little thing rather than enjoying what they have.

I think the US is like that asshole. So many other countries don't have the resources to worry about suspending students for singing a parody song that has been around for decades - they have other issues. However, the US just likes to ignore other problems to focus on making US citizens into mousy little people who are afraid to speak or act because they fear reprisal from one authority or another.

Fuck that. Columbine was a tragedy, but the overreaction as a result is frakkin' ridiculous. There is a difference between a real, substantive threat, and an amusing comment, parody, drawing, or joke. Does it bother anyone that the so-called educators are too stupid to know the difference?

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Blogger Grant said...

On the whole, I think Americans are worse uptight assclowns than any other short of muslim extremists. Similar stories featuring local schools pop up in the news all the time. One girl got suspended for having a Tweety Bird on a flimsy, decorative chain attached to her backpack. The school said it could have been used as a weapon. We also had a student suspended for giving his French teacher a bottle of wine his parents bought as a Christmas gift. The funny thing about that one was they got the school superintendant on the phone of a local radio show, and he didn't think that was the least bit heavy handed.

BTW, my word verification was "wuseam". Wus I am would have been funnier, but that's close enough.

5/10/2006 12:54 PM  
Blogger j.a.g. said...

AMEN!

This is why it's great to live in the second-largest country in the world, but more importantly the most laidback country in the world. The U.S.A. makes me ooze with pride about my country.

I mean, not to brag or anything.

5/10/2006 8:34 PM  
Blogger m said...

In high school, I had a class in offset printing. One project was to print your own business cards. I was maybe 15.

One suggestion from the instructor was your name and a quote of some kind.

One kid, I remember for instance put

Paul Wisnewski
"I think therefore I am"
-Rene Des Cartes

Cool. Fine. Works. Everybody's happy.

Mine.

"I'd rather be a killer than a victim."
-Blade Runner (1982)

No problems. If I did that today...gak...police involvement, I'm sure.

5/11/2006 5:22 PM  
Blogger Su said...

Speaking of the world gone nuts, Avitable, check this out: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/health/healthmain.html?in_article_id=385968&in_page_id=1774&in_a_source=

5/12/2006 12:53 PM  
Blogger Avitable said...

That's ridiculous. She and her parents should just be shot and dumped into the ocean.

5/12/2006 12:57 PM  

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