Outrageous Outrage of the Day

Locker5/06/2010 10:46:23 am PDT

re: #124 Thanos

Well I don’t consider an American flag provocative, and people leading the charge to say it is are really playing into the hands of that tribal nationalist white victim hood crowd that wants to make this into an outrage.
It’s silly, the principle was wrong, like I said above - nontroversy. I was wondering why Limbaugh was blathering about Cinco de Mayo today, he was probably leading up to this. (Didnt catch the whole show.)

It’s not up to you to decide if a particular piece of clothing and situation is provocative enough to send a kid home or make a correction. It’s up to the person tasked with the job, the principal. His job isn’t to uphold someone’s constitutional right to piss of their neighbor, it’s his job to keep the peace.

This isn’t some random person or student picked on for wearing a flag. This is a principal spotting potential trouble and taking action. It doesn’t matter if it’s an American flag, Rebel flag, red or blue bandana or whatever. It’s about the context, the intent and the situation.