Now that the holidays are over, I can go ballistic on The Week That Was.
First Up: Monet Parham-Lee,the California state employee who sued McDonald’s because she finds it difficult to say “no” when her daughter demands a Happy Meal. In 10 years, Parham-Lee will sue the FDA for not insisting on fast food labels specifically noting the risk of developing diabetes (from which her fat teen) now suffers.
On April 5, Judge Richard Kramer of the San Francisco County Superior Court dismissed the case. Waiting for the written order. I’d like to see if Judge Kramer denounced this clown’s blithering idiocy as much as the rest of us have.
(Perpetual) Clown #2: Marion Barry, crack-smoking, ex-felon, mayor of DC literally (and boldly) last week stated the following on live TV:
“We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops,” Barry said on Tuesday night, according to video posted by WRC-TV/NBC4. “They ought to go. I’m going to say that right now. But we need African-American businesspeople to be able to take their places, too.”
But HE’S not a racist. That label can only be attached to white people.
Final Joker: The NYC Department of Education, using TONS of taxpayer dollars, sent down an edict banning the following words and phrasing in tests and “suggested” requests for proposals (RFPs) for test language/phrasing: (The alleged thought behind the below banned is that it might offend some students and or disorient their thinking patterns during test-taking.)
From the New York Post story:
Abuse Alcohol (beer and liquor), tobacco, or drugs (Let’s just skip over the entire Prohibition Amendment and repeal. Why teach kids that change can be brought about, even at the highest levels of the law of the land. Oh, the drug thing… Hmmm, then why are we paying for “Just Say No” programs that teach the dangers of hard drugs?)
Birthdays (I don’t mind this much. No more baking 40 cupcakes the night before little Janie’s special day, rushing to school and offloading a teeter-tottering box of sweet stuff that is probably illegal to eat by now anyhow.)
Bodily functions (I’d like to know the exact name of the board member who even thought of this one.)
Cancer (and other diseases) (And babies are still born in cabbage patches and GrandMa is sleeping, permanently.)
Catastrophes/disasters (Let’s just re-iterate the ignorant explanation; “Acts of God” occurring to evil people.)
Children dealing with serious issues (True that. Children should be seen, and avoided at that, not heard.)
Computers in the home (I see. Fear of inciting home break ins amongst the 7 y.o. crowd.)
Creatures from outer space (Spielberg ought to really have something to say about this as his royalties from ET decline.)
Dancing. although ballet is acceptable (That SHOULD be banned. Only one TuTu has not been the root of evil.)
Death and disease (Everyone is always happy and no one ever dies. Pass the Prozac.)
Dinosaurs and prehistoric times (Hanna Barbera, sue, dammit!)
Divorce (The 52% divorce rate is an illusion created and encouraged by the ABA.)
Geological history (Is shale one of the seven plagues?)
Evolution (Not with a ten foot pole should we ever introduce any form of science into education.)
Expensive gifts, vacations, and prizes
Gambling (Pay no attention to the man behind the Lotto machine…)
Homes with swimming pools (Unless the kid is going for a city buildings inspector job, WTH??)
In-depth discussions of sports that require prior knowledge (Helmets should be handed out to the school board members, not just the kids.)
Junk food (Refer to fool #1 of this rant.)
Loss of employment (Mommy and Daddy WANT to stay home and feed the family franks and beans forever.)
Politics (There goes “How A Bill Gets Passed”. “Conjunction Junction” can’t be far behind.)
Pornography (The only legitimate topic that should be banned on kids’ tests.)
Poverty (Hunger is another illusion. Really hwo many times a week should kids be fed? 2 – 3 max?)
Religion (Heaven forbid.)
Rock-and-Roll music (Still? Really??)
Slavery (So much for credit due to Harriet Tubman.)
Terrorism (Never happened. The Twin Towers collapsed under the weight of years of hosting the morons who wrote these suggestions.)
Vermin (rats and roaches)
Violence War and bloodshed (Those are Hollywood pictures, honey. Yes, they’re on the news but they’re made up.)
Weapons (guns, knives, etc.)
Witchcraft, sorcery, etc. (J.K. Rowling ought to count her lucky stars.)
Well, there you have it, and in a decade, a generation about to get the shocks of their young lives when they enter reality.
Our Operatives: A step ahead.
As always, stay safe.
- Happy Meal Lawsuit Dismissed By California Judge (inquisitr.com)
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