A Few Questions About Jaylen Fryberg

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Cross posted at Zelman Partisans.

A shooting at the Marysville-Pilchuk High School in Washington state has resulted in a familiar deluge of cries for MOAR GUNZ CONTROLZ from the gun grabber camp.

The Zelman Twitter feed is rife with #gunsense #notonemore #enough #stoptheNRA hashtags, and the Mad Moms Demanding Attention have once again robotically began to retweet their leader Shannon Watts’ snarky calls for more gun control.

Note the dismissive, arrogant, sarcastic tone about the tragedy. Very much typical of Shannon’s normal MO.

And mind you, the calls started before anyone knew exactly what happened, who the shooter was, where he got the gun, or why he went on a rampage.

Soon, details began to emerge, and a picture is beginning to take form.

The shooter has been identified as 14-year-old Jaylen Fryberg, who took his own life after shooting several classmates, two of whom were his cousins.

Tweets he posted prior to his rampage show a kid who was obviously angry at a break-up, upset, and threatening others.

He was suspended from the football team prior to his rampage after getting into a fight about “racist comments,” directed toward him, according to the Daily Mail.

Jaylen was too young to legally buy the handgun he used to murder his classmates, so he took his father’s gun and proceeded to shoot his cousins and classmates.

Let’s put aside the obvious – that the “universal background checks” the Mad Moms are demanding would have done nothing to stop Jaylen’s actions. He stole the legally-owned gun from his dad.

The bigger question was: where were the parents?

Why were they not following their son’s social media posts?

And if they were, why were they not concerned about the violent nature of a number of his Twitter posts, and the pain this kid was obviously feeling?

And if they were concerned, why didn’t they get him some help, or at the very least lock up their firearms until the kid either explained his angst-ridden, violent statements or got some help.

As a mom,  have full access to my son’s social media. We talk. We discuss his life. We find the time to chat each night, even if he’s working or swamped with homework. I guarantee you that if I suspected my son’s mental condition was deteriorating, the first thing I would do is get him help, and the second thing I would do is ensure his access to firearms was revoked until things were cleared up.

My house. My rules. He has full access to guns, and he is very proficient with them. But the moment I suspect something is wrong, that access goes away.

So where were the parents?

Why did this obviously depressed kid grab a pistol that belonged to his father and head on over to the school to commit murder and ultimately suicide?

Why are the Mad Mommies not discussing the roots of this problem, rather than trying to use the tragedy to push their political agenda?

Wouldn’t you think that if they were truly interested in helping kids, they would focus on the true causes of these shootings, rather than merely using them as agitprops in their senseless disarmament campaign?

Shannon Watts’ snarky tweet and the renewed drumbeat for more control and punishment for people who didn’t commit this senseless act of violence, once again confirms that the Bloombergian Stepford Moms’ mission has nothing to do with protecting children and everything to do with imposing Bloomberg’s nanny statism on their fellow Americans.

Zero Tolerance Stupidity, Part…. oh I don’t even know!

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In this edition of zero tolerance sense dumbassery, a little boy gets punished for doing what ostensibly is “the right thing.”

A 7-year-old boy western Pennsylvania boy who turned himself in after accidentally bringing a toy gun to school has been suspended for two days but will not be expelled.

The kid apparently forgot his bookbag at a friend’s house, so mom gave him another bag, which contained what was clearly a toy gun.

The little guy knew that he could get in trouble for bringing the toy to school, given the academic asshattery surrounding anything that could be used as a weapon on school property (can’t wait to see what happens the first time some kid stabs another with a pencil! Oh, wait…), so he brought the toy to the teacher and turned it in just like he was indoctrinated into doing.

The result?

A suspension.

At what point do we admit that this idiocy does nothing but land good kids in hot water and ruin lives? At what point do we boot the idiot teachers and administrators who destroy these children for no reason out and not allow them near kids again until they learn some common sense?

If this were my child…

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I cannot even come up with words strong enough to condemn this twisted, abusive hag who was caught on video abusing a 6 year old boy!

In the video this KINDERGARTEN TEACHER – someone who teaches little guys – tiny little humans who are defenseless against a fat, flaccid, impotent twatrocket such as this – grabs this little boy…

You can see him shaken like a rag doll, as she slams him against a wall!

What kind of human being does this?

Apparently this obese, repulsive hemorrhoid named Barb Williams, who, according to reports, wasn’t getting along well with little Ian.

Oh, she wasn’t getting along with him? Really? That’s her excuse for grabbing a child, tossing him against a wall and grabbing the front of his shirt?

I’ve seen some pretty repugnant things in my life. When I was in first grade, back in the USSR, I remember the teacher grabbing a little Jewish kid as a form of “discipline” and slamming his head into the blackboard. He was also helpless and small, and she was big and authoritative. I remember feeling helpless on his behalf…

She also apparently told the little guy that she’s sick of him and that she would “rip [him] apart.”

Yeah, you think so, you bullying hag? You think you’re so awesome powerful because you overwhelmed a six-year-old? Does it make you feel all big and strong, you fetid, oozing, pernicious cunt rag?

This… this is a parent’s nightmare – to see their little one grabbed and thrown into a wall by a towering, belligerent sow – one entrusted with educating your child!

Worst yet is that this cumgobbler only got a 10-day suspension from the school! TEN days.

Let me tell you what – if this were MY child she was abusing, there wouldn’t be enough of her left to suspend. I would rip this bovine herpes sore’s throat out with my bare hands, before dragging her bleeding carcass to the administrator’s office, ripping off one of the tree trunks that act as her extremities and beating the living shit out of the administrator with it.

No one – NO ONE – does  that to a child, especially MY child – and walks away alive, or at the very least bleeding out of several gaping orifices.

The shitslurping assgobbler admits that she lost it.

In the documents, Williams told Riverdale Elementary School principal Julie Spade, “Ian Nelson has been going to the bathroom and not going, walking in and walking out. He thinks it’s funny and then he has an accident and wets his pants.”

According to the file, Williams admits she yelled at Ian.

“I was furious. I was very hard on him,” said Williams, according to the principal’s report.  “I touched him on the middle of the chest and pushed him back. I was very heated.”

“I feel like I was over the top/edge,” said Williams. “He’s pushing me over the top/edge and my kids over the top/edge. I’m sorry. I don’t know what to do with it.”

No, she didn’t “touch” him. She slammed him against a wall. She didn’t just yell at him. She grabbed him by the front of the shirt and literally lifted him off the ground.

She didn’t know what to do with it? How about NOT beating up on a frustrating kid?

Part of being a teacher – part of many jobs, really – is dealing with difficult people, learning how to navigate those waters in a way that reflects a maturity level higher than that of a playground bully and, most of all, not resorting to physical violence! Adults deal with difficult people in a professional way. Mediocre, puerile sociopaths deal with difficult people by slamming their little bodies against a wall.

Unacceptable!

Interesting how there’s so much emphasis on bullying in schools – pamphlets sent home, assemblies, counselors, zero tolerance…

…I guess this doesn’t apply to teachers?

This is why we’re raising a bunch of victims

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I often have written about school zero tolerance sense policies and obscenely biased, wimpy, cowardly and downright idiotic policies that are churning out panty-soiling ignorami into our society. These are victims who are unable to stand up for themselves, who are too weak and ineffective to defend themselves, too lazy to take personal responsibility for their own safety, and dependent upon others – anyone but themselves – to keep them safe.

Want to see how schools spawn such gutless, torpid, pathetic excuses for actual human beings? They start with this.

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This is the advice a school in Nebraska gives to children faced with bullying.

Do not stand up for yourself.

Do not treat bullies like enemies.

Be a good sport, and don’t tell on the person who is abusing you.

Just sit there and take it like a good pathetic victim!

This repulsive set of rules may be the most egregious example of the seeds of cowardice and ineptitude. This is where it all starts – in schools that breed spinelessness and impotence.

Luckily, after being inundated with a plethora of parental outrage, the school apologized and sniveled and finally sent home a flyer that at the very least doesn’t encourage kids to lay down and take it like good little victims.

When the Redhead was just a little guy – all of maybe 2-3 years old – he attended a private daycare near where we used to live. A small kid I’ll call Projectile (you will understand why in a minute) picked the Redhead as a chew toy. To this day I’m not sure what in the world the mother of that kid was doing to him. He bit, scratched and hit. He ate gravel. He refused to stop, no matter how much the staff of the daycare center tried to control him.

Poor little Redhead came home every day with welts all over his body – arms, legs, neck, torso – no part of his little body was immune to Projectile’s teeth! The staff didn’t know what to do other than to lock up Projectile the entire day, but that wasn’t exactly an optimal solution. So the Redhead and I sat down and had a little talk. And by talk, I mean I taught him how to hit – how to hit hard. If you think toddlers can’t learn this effectively, you’re sadly mistaken. We practiced for several hours, and I told him that if Projectile bit him again, he was to defend himself the way I taught him.

Well, wouldn’t you know it, I got a call the very next day. Apparently, Projectile decided that the Redhead tasted better than his lunch, so he sunk his teeth into his leg yet again.

That’s where it ended. The Redhead, I was told, struck out. He struck Projectile with such a forceful punch, that Projectile apparently flew back about three feet (hence earning his nickname), and sat there dazed for a minute.

The daycare director told me that while they do not condone violence, and they had no authorization to use corporal punishment on a child in their care, they could only watch the Redhead’s strike (and applaud internally, I was told).

End result: Projectile never bit the Redhead again. Ever.

He was still an odd child. He was sort of a savage kid, who still insisted on eating gravel and destroying books and toys. But at least he didn’t use the Redhead or any other kid as a chew toy.

Sometimes, you just have to stand up for yourself. In the end, you are your last line of defense, and no one in authority should encourage the idea that your natural state is that of a victim.

That just ain’t true.

Los Angeles Unified School District – redefining stupid

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This story is a few days old, but the stupid from it still burns. Apparently, a popular science teacher was removed from teaching classes, because someone shat their pants in fear of his students’ science projects.

Schiller was ordered to report daily to a district administrative office pending an investigation after two students turned in science projects that were designed to shoot small projectiles.

One project used compressed air to propel a small object, but it was not connected to a source of air pressure, so it could not have been fired. (In 2012, President Obama tried out a more powerful air-pressure device at a White House Science Fair that could launch a marshmallow 175 feet.) [emphasis mine]

Another project used the power from an AA battery to charge a tube surrounded by a coil. When the ninth-grader proposed it, Schiller told him to be more scientific, to construct and test different coils and to draw graphs and conduct additional analysis, said the student’s parents, who also are Los Angeles teachers.

A school employee saw the air-pressure project and raised concerns about what looked to her like a weapon, according to the teachers union and supporters. Schiller, who said he never saw either completed project except in photos, was summoned and sent home.

Yeah, I was speechless too. Apparently some sniveling cuntsore soiled herself at the thought of a kid being able to construct something that propels small objects, and decided that it was time to get rid of the teacher. Because keeping kids ignorant – even more ignorant than they already are, given our science and math scores compared to other nations – is preferable to being able to build stuff.

Ferpetessake!

Worse yet, the successful effort to remove the teacher appears to be rather auspicious, since he’s also the teachers’ union representative on campus.

Schiller, 43, also was the teachers union representative on the campus and had been dealing with disagreements with administrators over updating the employment agreement under which the faculty works. His suspension, with pay, removed him from those discussions.

This particular tidbit was buried at the bottom of the article – the second paragraph to the end.  By all reports, this was a very popular teacher, and believe me, those are rare. Additionally, the kids in his classes, which include AP biology and psychology, as well as honors biology and psychology, now have a free period, with their teacher in purgatory and the sub having no psychology experience whatsoever, so instead of learning, they’re sitting around with their thumbs up their asses.

Stupid? No.

This is weapons grade stupid! (pardon my “weapons” reference, lest someone in the Los Angeles Unified School District shit themselves at the thought of someone uttering the word “weapon.”)

But if you thought the burning stupid ended there, you’re sadly mistaken, because what happened to the student (per his father’s report) took a flying leap over stupid and landed squarely into corrupt and egregious!  Rogan Ferguson, the father of one of the students, explains:

I am the father of the child who developed the ‘coil gun’ project. Here are some other aspects of the story that are not yet being reported:

1st: They interrogated my son twice, removing him from the classroom, without my permission or knowledge.

2nd: They refuse to provide any information about who interrogated my son, what questions were asked, and what were his responses.

3rd: One thing my son remembers is that after he had completed a written statement, the Assistant Principal felt that his statement didn’t provide enough evidence against the teacher, and went fishing for more details that could be used against the teacher.

4th: The district refuses to return the project. When we attempted to file a stolen property report with the LAPD, detectives refused to accept the report, saying that it would be pointless, and that the Los Angeles Unified School District had Mafia-like power in the city.

As it stands, the district is claiming the right to remove children from instruction, interrogate them for hours, and provide no information to the parents about what happened in the the closed-off interrogation room. This is unacceptable, and it is sad that it appears that we will need legal representation to find out what happened to our son during the two hours of his interrogation.

It does appear that the school district is claiming all those authorities. It is also beyond egregious that the administrators are using children as tools to remove teachers that apparently don’t toe the line.

Using. Children. As. Tools. In. Administrative. Games.

Using. Kids. As. Weapons.

If this were MY child removed from class, interrogated, his property confiscated and his words twisted, those school administrators would crawl away with their asses missing. And I guarantee you that the Redhead would not tolerate said behavior either, which would probably result in a suspension at the very least for disrespect, and possibly a throat punch. And I can also guarantee you that I would be in that office with my hand around the throat of the first fuck cake administrator who tried to discipline my kid after treating them in such a manner and getting said well-deserved throat punch!

The good news is that the students apparently recognize a quality teacher when they meet him, and they staged a demonstration a few days ago to protest Greg Schiller’s removal.

Meanwhile, the LAUSD put out the following drooling release:

“We will always err on the side of protecting students,” the statement read. “On the other hand, the District does not reassign employees on a whim.  The reassignment of employees is taken very seriously. For this reason, there is a rigorous decision making process associated with the reassignment of employees.”

Rigorous, eh? Bullying students into altering their statements to paint the teacher in a negative light. Removing an educator based on the irrational phobia of an obviously paranoid school employee. Confiscating the science project in question, so no one can actually judge its merit for themselves and refusing to return the property, even though there is no criminal investigation pending, and the project cannot be considered “evidence” in any legal definition of the word. That’s rigorous?

No, that’s the act of an organized criminal, who cannot win by using fair means.

And once in a very rare occasion, I will agree with the teachers’ union. This is nothing but a FAIL – an effort to punish a science teacher” for teaching science.”

But it may be much more than that, because the short, buried paragraph about Schiller being the union’s representative on campus, whose job it was to work to resolve disagreements with the administration over updating the employment agreement under which the faculty works, speaks volumes about the administration’s true goal in removing this teacher.

 

Pop Tart Gun Ban Could be a Thing of the Past in Florida

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How many times have we read or heard about “zero tolerance sense” stupidity that was so assnumbingly dumb, it made us want to punch a wall?

Maybe this is the start of something better.

via Pop Tart Gun Ban Could be a Thing of the Past in Florida.

Jodi Rives Meier – Character Does Matter, and She Has None

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Details are coming out about my recent blog post about a communications instructor at Butte College, who appears to have made a habit out of maligning the military, as well as vilifying her own students who happen to be military veterans.

To be sure, Jodi Rives Meier’s comments about the military being a bunch of illiterate rapists sparked some indignation – enough to bring a news crew to her door, about which she was apparently “upset” enough to put on make-up and advertise the time of the news report on her Facebook page for her friends to watch.

So, it turns out, if you post a MILLION times about social causes–suicide prevention, mental health awareness, LGBT+ issues, rape culture, fiscal meltdowns, local theater–no one in the media could give a shit. But, post about the military–and get a few boys with hurt feewings–and Jerry Olenyn from whatever channel shows up on your doorstep pushing for a response on video for the “lead story at 6:30.” Which you’ve heard nothing about. And when you say you feel uncomfortable having a news reporter “ambush” you at your home–where he is uninvited and is not a public place–when you are in your pajamas on your day off, he gets a little testy about being offended at your attack on him. And then the neighbors call the police. And then he tries to make the police call part of the story. And then you are just sick to damn death with all the bullshit. So, watch it at 6:30, I guess.

The pretend outrage about this “ambush” is fascinating. The passive-aggressive combination of faux self-immolation and and borderline pride is clownish, if nothing else.

At least one person ardently defended Jodi on this blog, and another one – ostensibly a student – went to the mat for her on This Ain’t Hell. One claims that Jodi has the freedom of speech, and absurdly claims that members of the military have threatened to kill and rape her, and that “I do feel that my teacher’s anecdotal evidence that military veterans are being underserved and have trouble with literacy.” (Speaking of trouble with literacy… what?)

The second one claimed several times that “You have no basis for your diagnosis of hatred of the military.”

Yeah?

Let’s start with a screen shot of Jodi’s own words.

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So not only are people who volunteer to protect this nation delusional and self-aggrandizing, according to this… thing… but they’re also rapists who cover up for one another’s hobby of sexual assault, apparently.

I also have a screen shot of what she told one individual who replied to this nonsense, but I won’t post it here until he gives me his permission to do so, because it has his full name. But I can tell you that in response to his indignation, Dear Jodi asks, “…why are you complaining – it just gives you military guys a larger pool to rape from.”

Note the shitty grammar in this particular comment. Why do I point this out? Two reasons. Because a) She castigates veterans for being illiterate and b) she also does it to her own son. In public. In a condescending, humiliating manner after he posted his admiration for a member of the Marine Crops. The whole exchange is here:

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What I notice is the following:

She apparently makes it a habit of criticizing people’s grammar and spelling instead of addressing their actual comments.

She likes to play the victim, because apparently her own child is oh-so-mean to her (his original post said nothing rude or untoward, but only meant to show his mother, who apparently loathes the military that there are heroes among us), and that it’s all the military’s fault.

Further down in the conversation, we witness some dirty laundry being aired between Jodi and a woman who appears to be her ex mother-in-law.

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What have we learned here?

We have learned that Jodi did something… something bad while her husband was deployed, while she blames everyone from his command, to his family, to his church for not being supportive enough.

If you read the comments section of the last blog entry on this matter, you will see accusations of adultery – adultery with an 18 year old kid – while her husband was deployed. By her own admission, she also married a man 17 years her junior. While I have no idea whether or not she married the same kid with whom she allegedly cheated on her husband, it certainly is instructive that she seems to routinely be attracted to men who are considerably younger than her.

Apparently no one thinks Jodi has been at all supportive of her son Connor, who by his own account has had problems with written communication. It’s fairly appalling for a communications instructor to castigate her own kid in public, while apparently being unable or unwilling to actually help him. What kind of communication instructor could she possibly be?

Well, we have an answer to that question as well.

I’m going to ignore the comments posted after her little brain droppings went public, for obvious reasons, and I will focus on ratings that took place prior to these reports. What strikes me is the universal admission – even from people who rated her class very positively – that a) the class is ridiculously easy, and you should take it to pad your grades and b) Jodi is a narcissistic harridan, who routinely brings her personal life and political views into the classroom.

Jodi is a great person in my opinion but a horrendously sloppy teacher. She does a great job at making a comfortable environment, however there is no order whatsoever. If you want to get something done it will not happen in this class. If all you want is a grade for attending and putting forth little effort then she is the teacher for you. (29 Dec 13)

Jodi is awesome! She is very liberal and is a bit one-sided. There were a few heated debates in our class – as there should be in a college atmosphere. Don’t buy the textbook – you don’t use it. Jodi made class fun and interesting, she’s like a cool aunt to everyone. take this class if you can!! (24 May 13)

She spends at least 30 mins per class talking about her political agenda, screwed up life, and other kinds of nonsense. The class is decently easy, but you have to constantly be on top of your syllabus because she doesn’t always warn you about due dates. Not a terrible class, but overall waste of time. (07 Nov 12)

She is terrible. Calls her students “minions” which in my opinion, is derogatory and rude. She is also crass and talks a lot of NOTHING but herself and what we learn is mediocre. TAKE SOMEONE else!! Please! You’ll thank me later I promise! (22 Oct 12)

Jodi talks the whole time-about herself, her children and husbands. SUCH a waste of time. We are paying you for an education. And of course we all need better communication skills. She has nothing important to say. The stories unrelated to the material and really longwinded 20-30 minutes at a time about complete nonsense. (30 Aug 11)

This class is great if you are looking for an easy A. However, she hates America and makes it known. She also thinks that college students are idiots and she is a very opinionated liberal. Also, you mainly spend 3 hours a day listening to her stories and opinions, don’t expect to leave the class with any new found knowledge. (08 Jul 10)

Group Discussion- Everything I learned in this class I could have learned in one afternoon in a group discussion/communications workshop. The entire semester is listening to her ramble on about herself and her children and other job. SUCH a waste of time. We are paying you for an education. And of course we all need better communication skills. ugh (11 Dec 09)

I received an A in this class and went to everyone. Jodi is one of the worst teacher that I have ever had. If you do not have an opinion that does not fully agrees with hers than she will literally yell at you until you give up trying. She loves to her herself talk and really has nothing of importance to say. I learned nothing in this class. (08 Nov 09)

Pro: Good sense of humor, high energy, textbook is optional (she tests from notes that she gives you), easy grader; Con: Spends a lot of time on stories unrelated to the material or examples that are really longwinded. Also, if you are conservative, pro-Bush you may feel a little hammered (I’m not, but sometimes cringe in sympathy.) (06 Oct 07)

Get the gist of it?

Narcissistic. Biased. Plays victim on a regular basis. So insecure, she needs to publicly humiliate her own son, while claiming how she’s victimized by his lack of respect for her. Probably screwed around on her husband, and then in order to avoid personal responsibility for her actions, blamed him, the military, his family and apparently his church for not supporting her enough.

This is the kind of person Butte College chose to employ.

This woman chooses to publicly open her ignorant, biased yap and belittle what ultimately is an organization of honorable men and women who choose voluntarily to serve their country, and insult the intelligence and communication her own students, who happen to belong to that group, while posting rambling, badly written missives on her very public social media pages.

Too bad she just doesn’t get it.

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