October 13, 2015

Oregon boy suspended for refusing to remove t-shirt honouring fallen Marines

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

I love t-shirts. I love right wing t-shirts. I wear them for a myriad of reasons.

They’re comfortable, practical and, perhaps most importantly, they irritate liberals.

This week, during my travels on the internet, I found the story of a young man in Oregon who shares my passion.

Alan Holmes is an 8th grader at Dexter McCartey Middle School and he wore a t-shirt with a gun on it to school.

Now, it wasn’t an NRA shirt (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

It wasn’t a shirt with a gangster rapper brandishing a handgun, either.

Brace yourselves, people: It was a shirt that honours fallen Marines.

Alan was suspended for this.

The school administration says they have rules to follow. They don’t allow shirts that promote tobacco, drugs, alcohol or violence.

Wait. Violence?

Honoring the men and women paid for our freedom with their lives isn’t “violence." It’s gratitude.

And at Dexter McCartey Middle School, they suspend you for gratitude.


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commented 2015-10-14 14:21:57 -0400
Glenn, I was just saying that a lot of veterans will be glad to see Fantino defeated. Me? I was a reservist.
commented 2015-10-14 13:22:04 -0400
Jay Kelly, I worked for Veterans Affairs for 26 years. I am here to tell you that no regime has shown more respect to veterans than the Harper regime. Are you a veteran sir? I what way did the Harper government offend veterans? Throughout all of the Liberal governments I served VAC under, there was never one day went by that some disgruntled vet didn’t threaten us. But THAT never made the news on the CBC because that was nothing out of the ordinary.

The Harper government paid agent orange compensation without going to court “ex gratia”…the Liberals wanted to make it a feeding frenzy for a law firm owned by the spouse of a Liberal senator.

Favouritism and cronyism in procurement under thhe Liberals was atrocious…particularly in information technology.

The new Veteran’s Charter was cobbled together by Liberal mandarins….the office closures were scheduled by VAC corporate planning under the Liberals back in the 1990’s as an inevitability in the decrease of client numbers through age attrition…..about 75% of VACs clients are widows in their 80’s and 90’s who live in seniors homes.

And in terms of what Harper has done to provide the troops with proper kit as compared to any Liberal regime ….well there is no comparison.

What are you talking about Mr Kelly?
commented 2015-10-14 09:41:28 -0400
Wors today that Julian Fantino, Member for Vaughn and former Veterans Affairs minister, is one of the Conservatives in southern Ontario likely to lose his seat. This will bring at least some comfort for the activist veterans who he thumbed his nose at.
commented 2015-10-14 04:13:27 -0400
I find this incident to be an uncanny similarity to “Toronto verus the Rest of Ontario”… This school district – Gresham Barlow – is just east of downtown Portland and echoes the same arrogance of a major population centre (i.e. Toronto) in the state of Oregon, imposing its will on the rest of the state… The pro marijuana laws/hippy/welfare mindset is directly concentrated in greater Portland, and in university towns like Eugene… But the rest of Oregon is rural/lumberjack/farming and conservative and I know it well having vacationed there many times… (The sand dunes south of Florence are among the prettiest in North America) In recent days, the “cool” welcome for Obama, after the shootings in Roseburg, demonstrate this sad dichotomy…
commented 2015-10-14 02:33:42 -0400
I’m with Drew Wakariuk on this. The LPC government made an enormous mess of our military which we are still fixing today. Everything from procurement, to postings, right on to VAC have all suffered badly under Chretien/Martin, who were looking for every excuse to cut the military and its supporting bureaucracies.

I served for 8 1/2 years, and I can tell you when Rick Hillier became CDS, things started to improve vastly for us. The military itself recently took a heavy cut again due to Afghanistan ending, but VAC has been steadily improving. I am currently on their Voc-rehab program and am witnessing these improvements firsthand as they come.
commented 2015-10-14 01:52:57 -0400
Jay Kelly they have been far better for veterans than the left ever has, you are pretty delusional , if you are thinking of that lawsuit, it was against the liberal government when it was filed, it has just been before the courts for so long. And the libs stole military pensions
commented 2015-10-13 22:28:12 -0400
We must not upset our Muslim friends, by paying tribute to our fallen Soldiers. This kind of thing happens in Canada also. What we need to do, is to suffix Islam with, STOP.END. That is Military parlance for what used to be KIA.
commented 2015-10-13 22:00:54 -0400
When wasn’t the pedagogy filled with neurotic control freaks and paranoids? They had ’em when I went to school and they still inhabit these positions of neurotc martinet indoctrinators. It gives them wood to wave absolute authority around children and intimidate/humiliate the ones who dissent because their own life is so dominated . No wonder the traumatization of this meat grinder indoctrination system produces little monsters who run postal.

I think Pink Floyd summed the whole pathological pedagogue syndrome up nicely in the Wall recording
“When we grew up and went to school
There were certain teachers who would
Hurt the children in any way they could
By pouring their derision
Upon anything we did
And exposing every weakness
However carefully hidden by the kids
But in the town, it was well known
When they got home at night, their fat and
Psychopathic wives would thrash them
Within inches of their lives.
We don’t need no education
We dont need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!
All in all it’s just another brick in the wall.
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.
commented 2015-10-13 20:23:41 -0400
Jay, you’re full of shit like a Christmas turkey. The Conservatives over all have been very supportive of the Veterans contrary to the left wing propagandist claims. Remember during World War Two Trudeau Senior wore a German uniform and paraded around Montreal. So disrespectful…go find a sandbox to play in, little boy…
commented 2015-10-13 19:42:01 -0400
We will have a good opportunity to show support for veterans in a couple of weeks when poppies come out. In the mean time I suppose a good sign of support for veterans would be to vote out the Harper Conservatives who have been so disrespectful in the last few years.
commented 2015-10-13 18:46:00 -0400
I don’t know if it still happens at Veteran’s Affairs but a service family support group group used to sell “red Friday” t-shirts and sweatshirts in the atrium. Lots of VAC employees bought and wore them and many wore other red garments on Fridays.

At least the phrase “celebration of male aggression” wasn’t used by the school…..but you can bet they thought it.

The statement that we owe or freedom of speech to veterans is purely rhetorical…..there are no enemies of our freedom of speech outside our own borders.
commented 2015-10-13 18:30:30 -0400
I wonder what the left wing trolls will make up to excuse thisÉ
commented 2015-10-13 18:29:25 -0400
WOW!!! More garbage from the left, i will sure enjoy it when they get their reward for appeasing and bending over.
commented 2015-10-13 18:27:57 -0400
Mancave Wing great question, funny how the true bigots are always hypocrites as well.
commented 2015-10-13 17:13:50 -0400
@jay Kelly : “which party leader would you like least to take off their t-shirt in a polling place?” – Easy answer is Elizabeth May! I would rather watch one of David Suzuki’s shows on elephant seal mating … yuk!
commented 2015-10-13 17:05:38 -0400
Why isn’t Obama inviting this kid to the White House? Why is the MSM or the SJW’s not standing up for this kid like they did for the little “clock maker” in Texas? Where is this kid’s trip to the UN?
commented 2015-10-13 17:05:24 -0400
Vlad, have you ever been asked to take off your t-shirt in a public place?
commented 2015-10-13 17:04:17 -0400
I am waiting until someone shows up at a polling place wearing a political t-shirt and is asked to remove it. Depending on who it is I suppose the person cold be accused of prohibiting others to vote.
Maybe Jason and Matt could do a spoof: which party leader would you like least to take off their t-shirt in a polling place?
commented 2015-10-13 17:03:16 -0400
socialist pigs aren’t just in Canada.