By Today's Standards, None of Us Were Supposed To Make It

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Seacowboys, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2010

    I remember bringing my shotgun to Jr Hi in Michigan during hunting season, for gun safety training.

    I won a .22 rifle selling peanuts to raise money for our Ag class trip.

    Scenario 1:

    Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack.

    1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.

    2010 - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.

    Scenario 2:

    Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.

    1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.

    2010 - Police called and SWAT team arrives -- they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it

    Scenario 3:

    Jeffrey will not be still in class, he disrupts other students.

    1957 - Jeffrey sent to the Principal's office and given a good paddling by the Principal. He then returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

    2010 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for ADD. The family gets extra money (SSI) from the government because Jeffrey has a disability.

    Scenario 4:

    Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.

    1957 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.

    2010 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. The state psychologist is told by Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has an affair with the psychologist.

    Scenario 5:

    Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school..

    1957 - Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock

    2010 - The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.

    Scenario 6:

    Pedro fails high school English.

    1957 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.

    2010 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English is then banned from core curriculum. Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.

    Scenario 7:

    Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a red ant bed.

    1957 - Ants die.

    2010 - ATF, Homeland Security and the FBI are all called. Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. The FBI investigates his parents -- and all siblings are removed from their home and all computers are confiscated. Johnny's dad is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

    Scenario 8:

    Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.

    1957 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

    2010 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

    This should hit every email inbox to show how stupid we have become!
  2. cool hand luke

    cool hand luke Monkey+

    very timely, a local high school went into a 3 hour lockdown after it was reported that someone saw a student in the halls carrying a rifle.

    oh, except it wasn't a rifle, it was a microphone stand.
  3. jasonl6

    jasonl6 Monkey+++

    When i was in HS 96'-98' we use to take our guns to school and the principle would keep them in his office. The ammo in the school office.We use to hunt right out back of the school in the thick pines. I remember twice shooting black power .50cal into hay bales on the football field and two field trips to our teachers dump to shoot .22 at everything and anything.

    Now since the road goes directly by the school your in violation for driving by with any gun in the car.

    Our nation has conformed to a bunch of wussies.
  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I laughed a lot. [lolol] A lot of this really does apply and is mostly true as an example of how ridiculous so many people have become. Incrementalism, folks.

    This is what happens when people allow FEAR to control their thoughts, and when they have been conditioned to accept their own enslavement.
  5. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Heard from the local middle school the other day, after a "pantsing" incident (you know; pulling down someone's pants): Anyone caught Pantsing will be expelled, subject to lawsuit and being registered as a sexual offender.

    Can't make this stuff up.:rolleyes:
  6. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    To add to the above posting, grabbing a young ladies behind in the hallway could render the same consequences.
  7. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    That's because you're old. Eeeeewwwww!
  8. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Yep, it's that ol' Liberal Disease breaking out all over.....

    In high school in the early 70's, we wore buck knives in pouches on our belts - they were TOOLS.
    We built Black Powder pistols in metal shop.
    A buddy and I used a Winchester Model 12 shooting shotless shells into a steel trashcan backstage as the 'cannons' for a rousing rendition of the "1812 Overture" - the audience LOVED it - our ears rang for a couple days......
    One year we had a model rocket club - it folded after the first and only 'launchday'...... school looked like it had undergone a mortar attack - it was FUN!! :D

    Do any of that nowadays, it's jailtime....... :rolleyes:
  9. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    and "they" call this AGE, more "Civilized".......[BSf]
  10. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    Its all about the "wussification" of our nation.
    We're turning into a bunch of pansy-asses.
  11. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Blame it on soccer moms protecting their little boys. We got mad moms and bike helmets, and knee pads and alternative lifestyles, and two and half men and ooohwaaaa....
    I think it started with blue parking spots and got worse from there. They take our money and exert controls and make rules to circumvent the laws of nature and natural selection.
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