Monday, April 06, 2009

Ten year old terrorist?!

A ten year old child in Mountain View, California, was arrested on charges of making terrorist threats.

WTF? We're talking about a friggin' FOURTH GRADER, for cryin' out loud. Fourth grade boys can be rowdy and bombastic, but terrorists? Come on now! The boy didn't need to be arrested and shit. What he needed was a good ass-paddling and then sent to his room without supper. Sorry for being politically incorrect, but crap, have we lost all common sense in this country, or what?!

-- Badtux the Astounded Penguin


  1. It's that "zero tolerance" thing, Badtux. Most schools won't deal with anything anymore.

    I agree with you. The kid need his butt thumped and sent to his room on an empty stomach. I got it when I was a kid and it did me more good than harm. Besides, one night without supper never killed anyone.

  2. The answer to your question, Mr. Penguin, is YES.

  3. My son just finished up a two week suspension for uttering threats at school. After being poked in the butt one time too many with a broom handle, he turned around and told the buddy with the broom that he was going to kill him. A supervisor overheard and had him suspended for two weeks. Extremism at its finest when over the top punishment is doled out to 18 year olds doing what over-testosteroned, rammy young men have done for years.

    His buddy came over to our house to apologize to both of us for his part in the "crime". They then went off to play video games in my son's room and I told both of them I'd have to phone the police if I heard the usual banter out of them.:)

  4. Oh, man, just check out the comments to the story on the original web site (the one linked to). They make the story become half as scary.


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