6th grader’s USMC shirt too much for school

This is absolutely a despicable way to treat a boy at school who is wearing a t-shirt given to him by his older brother whom he idolizes.

I am calling this a slap in the face to all branches of our military especially the Marines. 

This unfortunate event took place in Mississippi, of all states. If this was female dog would the genitalia be deemed offensive? They teach kids this age and YOUNGER in some states about homosexuality, lesbianism, being a transvestite, transgendered, gender neutral (WTH is that, can anyone truly explain that to me, umm, on second thought please don't as I do not care!) safe sex, body parts and they have the nerve to bitch about a t-shirt like this one?

This is the politically correct world of academia from kindergarten up through college that we now have entrenched in our country, teaching our children. 

The foxes are in the hen house, brainwashing our kids and killing them of any freedom of thought or actions. This is  a symptom of the malignancy of liberalism and statist agenda gone wild. They believe the government should tell us how to live, where to live, what to eat and drink and what to drive. They, the far left liberal progressive coward children of the 1960-1970's that now are now retiring, their brainwashed then students, are the best ones equipped to teach or children.


6th grader’s USMC shirt too much for school

By Gina Harkins - Staff writer
Posted : Tuesday May 22, 2012 11:28:47 EDT
A Mississippi sixth-grader whose grunt brother is deployed to Afghanistan was told by his school’s administrators to turn his shirt inside-out because they were offended by its depiction of an anatomically correct USMC bulldog.

Jordan Griffith, 13, of Ellisville, Miss., received the shirt from his older brother, Lance Cpl. Timothy Swann Jr., a member of 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, out of Camp Lejeune, N.C. Swann gave it to his little brother while on his pre-deployment leave.

“Jordan just idolizes Timothy,” their mother, Sandy Griffith, told Marine Corps Times. “Timothy gave him the shirt and told him, ‘Always remember you’re a leader, not a follower.’
The front of the shirt shows the dog’s head and body with the words “If you are not the lead dog.” The back shows the dog’s rear with the words “The view never changes.”

Officials at South Jones Elementary objected to the realistic view of the dogs’ genitals and asked the student to turn his shirt inside-out or have his parents bring him a new shirt.

The school’s superintendent, Tommy Parker, said the decision had nothing to do with it being a Marine Corps shirt.
“We’re very pro-military,” Parker said. “We’re one of the most conservative places in the United States.”

But that may have played a part in upsetting some of the school’s teachers, he said, adding “all the details are there” regarding the dog’s anatomy, and teachers didn’t want to look at it all day or have younger students seeing it.

Sandy Griffith, who rather than bring her son a new shirt instead pulled him from class, said the shirt is no more offensive than the view one has while walking a dog.

“My father made a joke that the woman who told him to turn the shirt inside-out must have been in the Navy,” she said.

The shirt’s message about leadership is one that kids should think about, she said, especially when men and women are still fighting on behalf of the country.

After leaving the school, Griffith called “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” a conservative syndicated radio program. The host seemed surprised to hear this incident had happened in Mississippi.

“Now your kid can’t wear a T-shirt given to him by a member of the U.S. military that espouses a positive character trait, leadership?” Limbaugh asked on his show. “… People are fed up. They’re fed up with being told what they can’t eat, and what they can and can’t do in their own yards and in their own homes. It’s just not America anymore.”

Parker, the superintendent, was dismayed to read the show’s transcript.

“It’s almost absurd that anyone would accuse us here in Mississippi of being anti-military,” he said. “We recite the Pledge of Allegiance every morning. This very school has sent cards and letters to our troops overseas.”

Original source is here.

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Nick said...

There's actually an expression used in England; to say that something is the dog's bollocks is meant as a big compliment. Not sure where the expression came from, but you know what the English are like. So if you had done a piece of work for someone, and they checked it out and said "That's the dog's bollocks!" that would be regarded as a positive response & you'd say something like, Well I'm glad you like it!

Nick said...

Wychwood Brewery in England make a beer called "The Dog's Bollocks" btw. See their T-shirt advertising this well-known alcoholic beverage here.

Apparently the expression comes from the old Meccano sets which everyone my age will remember - you had the "Box Standard" and the "Box Deluxe" - just try saying that after a few beers (of any kind) & see where you end up ...

Nick said...

You could therefore quite correctly state:

"That T-shirt is the dog's bollocks!"

PatriotUSA said...

Love the comments, Nick.

Used it at work today and my co-workers just looked at me with that WTF expression. It was priceless.