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Old 11-18-2009, 07:17 PM
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Law The Great Meep Controversy of 2009

Brought to you by Marco Randazza, Esq, defender of the search for the truth about whether Glenn Beck raped and murdered a girl in 1990, here is one of the most idiotic instances of anti-speech petty control freakery by a high school administrator I've ever read: MEEP – M33P is teh L33T!

The principal of Danvers High School in Massachusetts decided it was time to crack down on kids saying "meep" in the hallways. Disruptive, donchaknow. Nefarious flash mob meep plans must be stopped. So he sent out a robocall to every student's home phone informing them that meep was now grounds for suspension.

That was stupid enough, but it gets stupider. The story made the local news, and Attorney Theodora Michaels thought she'd send the principal some feedback in the form of a one-word email. Guess what the word was? GO ON GUESS!

She received a prompt reply from Assistant Principal Mark Strout: "Your E-mail has been forwarded to the Danvers Police Department." Thank God. DPD is on the case now. :phew:

Randazza doesn't take too kindly to these sorts of shenanigans, what with being a First Amendment lawyer and whatnot. I love his final take on the story.

Soooo dreamyWithout asshats like these guys, their students might never have begun thinking about how some people, drunk with a thimbleful of power, will abuse their position. Their students might have failed to question whether those who are “in charge” really belong there. Their students might have graduated from Danvers High without a deep curiosity about their Constitutional rights. When teenagers realize that some idiot has just imposed a rule upon them for an arbitrary and foolish reason, they start reading books about the Constitution. They start learning names like “Lenny Bruce” and “George Carlin” and “Larry Flynt.” They start to chafe. They start to think.

The seeds of adult dissent are planted like this every day.

So, thank you Thomas Murray and Mark Strout. By being shitheads, you have likely ensured that at least one of your students will write his law school admission essay about his experience at Danvers High during the great meep controversy of 2009. Maybe that kid will have a healthy dose of skepticism, smart ass attitude, and he’ll be quite a bit smarter than a flunky like you. And maybe that kid will become a First Amendment attorney and smack down bigger fish than you for a living.

I look forward to seeing that kid join the ranks.

Meep this, you pricks.
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I guess this has grown beyond a mere Dingfoddity.
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:35 PM
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When meep is outlawed only outlaws will meep.
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I guess this has grown beyond a mere Dingfoddity.
I guess it has also grown beyond yet another way for Ensign Steve to make fun of public schools and zero tolerance. Oh wait, no, it's still that.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:38 PM
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Heh...




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:nod: I left a comment in an article from the local paper, recommending the kids learn that.
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When I was student teaching at one of the local high schools, the whole Simpson extravaganza was fairly recent. Bart Simpson teeshirts had only recently hit the retail outlets and they were somewhat popular.

Of course, the 'poker firmly inserted' portion of the faculty got wind of exactly what kind of impertinent youth Bart Simpson depicted and was moving to have the school administration (the entire district administration, actually) to ban the Bart teeshirts in the high school.

When I heard about this, I just laughed and asked whether the faculty was intent on encouraging every schoolchild in the district to put the Simpsons on their "must watch" list and stimulate a stampede to get a Bart teeshirt. I pointed out that banning it would have the exact opposite effect that the 'poker firmly inserted' portion of the faculty might expect....that the 'law of unintended consequences' would make a mockery of their concerns. I suggested that while they were at it, they might help out the English teachers and ban Shakespeare, too. Willie, of course, could be banned on the basis of pandering to prurient interests. Tell them that, and I predicted that the students would be surrepticiously gleaning all the works of Shakespeare...whilst wearing their Bart teeshirts.

High school vice principals must be the most uncool people on the face of the planet.
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This is Meep - and she's not happy!

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So pretty! :^^
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Can we use this thread for general freedom of speech in public schools issues?

Stevenson High School officials halt publication of student newspaper, the Statesman -- chicagotribune.com

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"It is irresponsible to withhold this information so they can protect their fantasy image of Stevenson as a place where no one has ever gotten pregnant or shoplifted," said Frank LoMante, executive director of the Virginia-based Student Press Law Center.
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OMG two Honor Society students admitted to smoking and drinking!1 :freakout:

Seriously what decade do these people live in? Hell, not even. If there was ever a decade when high school students of all academic proficiency didn't drink and smoke, I'm not familiar with it. It's like the 13th floor in a hotel.
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[/slightly off-topic]
This is just one of those things that teenagers do. This is one of the things that makes teenagers awesome. They come up with goofy antics that make us shake our heads, it makes them laugh, we move on.
My kids (12-15) that I coach in a rock band are working on a version of Louie Louie, whose lyrics have become:

Louie, Louie
Oh baby
Seacrest out
Ai ai ai ai ai ai

Then they got this call and response going: Seacrest out, Seacrest in. It's true that their howls of laughter are infectious.
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I'm totally lolling and I haven't even heard them.
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My mental image of the above includes hip gyrations that would make Elvis blush.
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When I was in High School I ran for the student senate. We put up some campaign posters that featured characters from the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers cartoons. My campaign slogan was "Hairy Head says, 'Vote for Angakuk'"* The school adminstration (read "Boys' Vice-Principal") forced us to take them down.

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I would say "I worry about your country, I really do" but I can't be sure that shit like this wouldn't happen here as well.
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High school student is punished for making a funny face in her school photo | kens5.com | News


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A James Madison High School student is being punished for making a funny face in her school photo. As a result, school officials have decided not to print her picture in the yearbook.
My sophomore year, one of my friends grabbed her boob in her band photo. They totally printed it.

OMG children acting like children! :freakout:
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Silly meeping bint. Goofy smiles are the new West Side Represent!
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Did you see the part about how they said it was like flashing gang signs? :giggles:

Edit: Apparently broman did. :blame: :between:
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