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October 10, 2004


...is on its way to this guy.

(Thanks to Lord Greg)


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He's too good of a driver to pass the Florida licensing exam.

Actually I am pretty sure most Florida drives couldn't go 200 miles without hitting anything/anyone... perhaps this kid deserves a "midwest type" license instead.

kid sounds like a good driver to me.
last week, an off-duty and drunken cop not only ran thru cops trying to stop him -- wrong side of the road -- anyway, he smashed into a house, setting it on fire. he was suspended. other charges are pending... yeah. give HIM a florida license... two crimes for the price of one!

Minnie Driver's license? Where is she going to get another noe from?

Hey, I can use the box next to the article to get CNN email alerts about Missouri. I wonder what that's like?ALERT:You are not in Missouri.

Posted by: Eistein on September 31, 1004 12:59 PM

bbescuela: two minds think alike. I thought the same thing word for word.

I don't think he's in kansas (city) anymore...

Remember Reverend Jim taking his drivers exam on Taxi?

"What does a yellow light mean?"

"Slow down."



"Wh..a..a..a..a..t d...o....es..."

Gotta stop. Too hard to type.

What time is it? (We know, random ramparts . . .).
Yes, but also mega-wedgie!

I was wondering who that voice in my head was. It's Jeff Meyerson.

I'm ever so thankful for the reassurance, in a fragile situation like this, that our nation's construction workers simply refuse to ever stop doing their jobs.

Officials said they had not seen any indications of bullying at the boy's school.

"But we're taking the concern very seriously," Associate Superintendent Patty Schumacher said. "We don't want a student to ever feel pushed into a corner or want to just take off."

Yeah, they'd rather the bullying continue in it's hidden little world. The parents oughta move that kid to another school so he can get a fresh start.

My son was the subject of one 3rd grade British-born teacher's ridicule, who also taught her other students to take out their frustrations on him. At one point, he tried fashioning a cardboard 'vest' to protect himself from the playground bullies. Cut himself pretty deep with the box knife. When I told the school the reason for the stitches, the teacher came unglued when I said it was due to bullying. (The principal, however, took it seriously.) But once we put our son in a new school and got away from the bully-conditioned holier-than-thou kids, he made friends and is still doing well. That was one self-annointed teacher.

Need a boyfriend, or girlfriend? take yer pick!

I was never bullied at school, it was more like assault and battery (once with a three by five no less). My younger son is a Karate enthusiast, and he would so LOVE to have somebody try and jump him.

"The boy reported some problems during the trip, saying the 1995 Chevrolet ran out of gasoline at one point, but that he continued on his way after some construction workers helped him out."

Let's see....construction workers find a car out of gas driven by a 5th grader. They can (a) call the police to find out why this kid is driving a car, or (b) get the kid some gas and a couple phone books to sit on, and send him on his merry way.

As the Guinness guys say, "Brilliant!"

I'm out.


Sorry guys, gotta be serious for a moment -- I was bullied in elementary school, and the idiot school officials denied it after I f*cking TOLD them it was happening. They asked me to prove it before they'd help! Ever try...uh...actually PAYING ATTENTION to the kids? I've had feelings like that kid did before, but I fortunately didn't act upon them. Of course the school is going to deny it -- they could have their a$$e$ sued for letting this happen.

I do find it amusing that the construction workers didn't notice that they were helping a 5th grader. I'd like to know how big he was, too, because in 5th grade, I couldn't reach the steering wheel. :-)

Alex D One of my pet peeves is grown-ups who ignore kids just because they're not grown-ups.

Is there a problem with a system that reports suspicious bruises/marks on kids (suspected victims of child abuse), but then selectively ignores those bruises/marks sustained at the hands of bullies?

I was also bullied in school. I was teased mercilessly. In 7th grade I reported same to a school counselor, who told me to, quote, "Develop a thick skin."

An adult can leave a bad situation. A kid cannot.

I don't really believe schools are doing anything more about it now than they were in '87, frankly...and Alex's comment backs that up...

There was this kid in my 5th grade class who was always hanging out with his imaginary friend "Chester." You would see this kid walking around the playground having animated conversations with "Chester" and sometimes throwing the football around with him, or whatever. I figured they were basically good-natured guys, and there was no reason to be alarmed. Here's where it gets dangerous:
I was on the playground one day having a tea and crumpets party with my imaginary friend Mr. Zonko, like usual, when "Chester" came running up, obviously drunk from another one of their beer and bratwurst parties, and gave Mr. Zonko a nurple!! Of all the callous and indecent ways to treat a respected leader from Planet Wombat!
When the school system turns a blind eye to obvious imaginary bullies, innocents like Mr. Zonko are always the ones to suffer.

Come along Mr. Zonko, and put down that goat.

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