Friday, August 24, 2007

Do you believe I have threatened you... placing this picture here on my blog? Yes I ask this question in all seriousness. Why do I ask it? Well I am really interested to know if this picture, a drawing by a 13 year old could possibly pose a threat to anyone in the mind of my readers. You see, it did just that, that is it posed a threat to students in the school where it was drawn - well as per the school officials anyhow! A school district spokesman was quoted as saying that the drawing was "absolutely considered a threat,". Can you imagine that, a drawing of a gun is now a threat. If not, then see Arizona School Suspends 13-Year-Old Boy for Drawing Gun.

So the child who drew it, a 13 year old, was suspended for 5 days, then the suspension was reduced to 3 days. If it was my son who had been suspended for drawing such a thing in his school, I would soon be the father of a multi-millionaire. That this child was suspended, even reprimanded, was absolutely ridiculous. That school officials made references to the Columbine shooting, when they discussed the 'seriousness' of the matter with the child's parents was, in my view, absolutely foolish and insulting. That this happened in Mesa, AZ is beyond belief, but I guess it is a sign of the times.

I believe that the school officials overreacted in this matter; and I believe they owe the child and his parents an apology, and that they also owe the whole artsy-fartsy establishment an apology too. How dare they take umbrage at what a young potential ultra leftist liberal promising gun loving artist has drawn! Now, if it was a naked gay rights advocate he had drawn, I think they probably would have not taken offense, but would have lovingly urged him to do more works just like it, so they could all get a copy to hang in their homes.

I truly believe the young lad's parents should sue in his name, and sue for big bucks for all the mental anguish this must have caused him. I also think they should put the picture up for auction on eBay. He might make as much or more than he really could in a lawsuit against the ultra libs at his school.

All the best,

Glenn B

1 comment:

MightyMom said...

Subvet posted on the same thing at

it's just ridiculous!!