A Dose of Stupid v107

It happens every day. In fact, it is pretty hard to avoid it. There are some things that can only be understood with a slap on the forehead. Things so mind-boggling that one wonders how humans managed to evolve thumbs while being this mentally inept. Case in point:

Texas boy suspended for brings the One Ring to school

Have we finally reached the point of fear about violence in schools that we must do this:

Kermit Elementary School officials called it a threat when the 9-year-old boy, Aiden Steward, in a playful act of make-believe, told a classmate he could make him disappear with a ring forged in fictional Middle Earth’s Mount Doom.

In all honesty…

The boy’s father, Jason Steward, felt the need to state the obvious:

“I assure you my son lacks the magical powers necessary to threaten his friend’s existence,” the boy’s father later wrote in an email. “If he did, I’m sure he’d bring him right back.”

This is so stupid that it must be met with equal stupidity, so my apologies in advance: Even if Aiden had the One Ring — and he does not because it is not real — it would not give him magical powers. The power lies within the Ring, not the bearer. So even if he had the One Ring — and he does because it is not real — he could not make his friend invisible by just doing it. He would have to give the other child the Ring and let him put it on.

But that likely would not happen since most people are drawn to the power of the Ring and would not willingly give it away. Instead, the other child would try to claim the Ring as his own and attempt to take it. Should their better natures not take control, the children would fight over the Ring, likely resulting in one of them dying.

Of course, that is not going to happen because the One Ring is not real.

Again, the One Ring is NOT real!

I would love to put it in plainer English as I think the school officials are not the brightest primates on the planet, but that as simple as it gets.

Yet if one thought this was as stupid as the school could get, one would be mistaken:

The family moved to the Kermit Independent School District only six months ago, but it’s been nothing but headaches for Aiden. He’s already been suspended three times this school year.

Two of the disciplinary actions this year were in-school suspensions for referring to a classmate as black and bringing his favorite book to school: “The Big Book of Knowledge.”

“He loves that book. They were studying the solar system and he took it to school. He thought his teacher would be impressed,” Steward said.

But the teacher learned the popular children’s encyclopedia had a section on pregnancy, depicting a pregnant woman in an illustration, he explained.

I will let someone more talented handle this:

Thank you, Sir Ian.

At the very least there is someone in Texas Rick Perry can bring with him on the campaign trail to make him look intelligent enough to pop him own spit bubbles.

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9 thoughts on “A Dose of Stupid v107

  1. Why is it always boys getting suspending for such trivial things like this?

    I challenge anyone to find an equal quantity of stories with girls suspended in the same manner.

    Because so far, boys have been the scapegoat for such No Tolerance Policies.

  2. “I have no trouble believing that there are people in America, especially in Texas, who believe magical rings are real. It’s no sillier than satanic panic.”

    Or witchcraft and Harry Potter.

  3. Considering that awful female preacher stating to a load of kids that ‘warlocks are enemies of God and Harry Potter would’ve been burned at the stake’, I’m not surprised.

  4. “http://www.cbsnews.com/news/colorado-girl-shaves-head-for-pal-with-cancer-temporarily-suspended/”

    That’s screwed up.

  5. Oh I agree, the school board did vote to overturn it. They pretty much had to seeing as the story was making the rounds even internationally; I mean once the public spotlight is on a case there’s a limit to how offensive a group of people are willing to act.

    And even pretty dumb people are aware that suspending 9 year olds because they choose to show solidarity with friends of theirs who have cancer is not going to make them look particularly good to anyone.

    You gotta wonder though, how often similar bullshit happens, but because the parents are less resourceful nobody gets to hear about it, and thus the child ends up suspended and the school-administration ends up believing that they handled the case perfectly.

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