Archive for the ‘Stupid’ Category

Controversy over video showing Obama-supporting teacher seemingly browbeating children for supporting McCain.

November 9, 2008

The teacher claims she was just trying to foster discussion amongst her students. Seems a bit strong for 5th-graders. You be the judge.

Teacher’s rebuttal to video.

Superintendent’s response to the criticism

CCS Headline News – Superintendent’s Response to YouTube

I was shocked when I saw the clip of an interaction between a Cumberland County Schools teacher and her students as posted on YouTube. While neutral discussion of the political process is appropriate, at no time, particularly with elementary students, should a teacher infuse his/her political views into the discussion. Most disconcerting was the military slant that made its way into this discussion. We are a military community, serving over 15,000 military students and their families. We value the sacrifices, not only of the military parents but also those of their families.

We believe that military children are our children, military spouses are many of our employees, and military service men and women are our heroes. We proudly serve our military children and have received national awards for our support of military families.

I was particularly disturbed to see the uncomfortable position in which our children were placed due to the inappropriate actions of one of our teachers. Please be assured that the actions exhibited in this video are not consistent with the vision of the CCS. Moreover, the actions of one teacher do not represent the 7000 employees in our organization.

Once the video was brought to my attention, I immediately launched an investigation. Personnel laws prevent me from releasing information regarding individual employees and personnel action taken. I can assure you that upon completion of the investigation, I will take appropriate action.

Dr. William Harrison
CCS’ Superintendent

Source Cumberland County Schools

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Election 2008: Black Panthers offer “security” at Philadelphia Polling Place. Police escort them away.

November 4, 2008

White kid with cell phone camera meets 2 Black Panthers who are voluntarily conducting “security” operations at a Philadelphia voting poll. One of the Black Panthers has a club, or cane, in his hand. Hilarity does not ensue. Police are called to escort Panthers away from polling entrance.

Initial confrontation.

Police arrive on the scene.

Post confrontation news report.

Happy Election Day

November 4, 2008

Via Despair, Inc.

What a waste: $250,000.00 Ferrari Modena doing a pole dance

October 28, 2008

A young Australian man got a little excited and wrecked his quarter of a million dollar Ferrari today.  Hard to believe but both men walked away from the wreckage.  The Ferrari Modena was 5 yrs. old, so I guess they got their money’s worth.  Both men were sent to the hospital but it is believed they will make full recoveries.

Via The Herald Sun

When you’re too drunk to go to work, don’t post that fact on Facebook.

October 27, 2008

Learn from the example of Kyle Doyle, a 21 yr. old young man who just doesn’t understand how to cut out of work. Kyle decided to have a few too many drinks one night recently and got trashed. He subsequently informed his employer that he would be staying home from work for medical reasons. The scene was playing out like it does all over the world until young Kyle made a stupid, stupid error. He posted the following line as his Facebook status:

‘not going to work, f*** it i’m still trashed SICKIE WOO.’

I’m not sure what “SICKIE WOO” means, but I’m guessing Kyle was praying to his deity of choice for relief from the drink. Please read below to see when it gets fun and Kyle learns the value of discretion. The following is the exchange with his HR rep when Kyle tried to have his leave processed.

The full exchange:

HR: Please provide a medical certificate stating a valid reason for your sick leave on Thursday 21st2008.

Kyle: “1 day leave absences do not require a medical certificate as stated in my contract, provided I have stated that I am on leave for medical reasons.”

HR: Usually that is the case, as per your contract. However please note that leave during these occasions is only granted for genuine medical reasons. You line manager has determined that your leave was not due to medical reasons and as such we cannot grant leave on this occasion.

Kyle: My leave was due to medical reasons, so you cannot deny leave based on a line manager’s discretion, with no proof, please process leave as requested.

HR:I believe the proof that you are after is below (a screen grab of the Facebook page is attached to the email).

The company announced it was launching an investigation.

Via The Daily Mail

Terrible, terrible ad placement

October 20, 2008

Via the NY Times

Smoke the Vote

October 19, 2008

Courtesy of SomeEcards.

Touchdown celebrations have gone too far

September 27, 2008

Ugh…this is like the And-1 Mixtape of football.  To paraphrase Lou Holtz: upon scoring a touchdown, “Act like you’ve been there before.”

Riviera Beach Police Having Arrested Every Violent Offender in City, Move On To Arresting Men Whose Pants Sag

September 12, 2008

Just kidding, I’m sure there’s probably several violent offenders with arrest warrants roaming Riviera Beach. But, dear residents, fear not, for your police department is protecting you from anyone that is showing between 2 to 5 inches of their underwear by sagging their pants. This very necessary ordinance was passed after several recent drive-by boxer showings that resulted in the deaths of 7 people. Those poor victims’ memory will be honored by Riviera Beach’s finest getting those dangerous pairs of underwear off the streets.

So far, 11 people have been arrested, and charged with a misdemeanor and face fines of up to $150.00. Repeat offenders could face up to 30 days in jail. Yes, this is your tax dollars at work. That’s some fine police work, Lou…….

I shouldn’t be too harsh on the police, they don’t make these asinine laws, but they will be the ones who will certainly face an even more hostile community as a result of enforcing the ordinance. Guess which racial group this law has affected the most so far? The collected mugshots of 8 of the 11 arrested men are shown below. What’s that ringing sound? I think it’s the ACLU.

Via The Smoking Gun

Because it’s Never too Early to Raise a Skank: High Heels for Babies

September 12, 2008

You know…..well….oh, man…this is just pathetic.  For only $35.00 you too can dress up your infant daughter too look like a bar skank.  So precious.  Novelty STD testing kit sold separately.

extremely funny, completely soft
shoes for babies 0-6 months
designed to look like high heels

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Heelarious Official Website