Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Guest Blogging (Sort Of)

Normally, we like to put our own unique spin on the events of the day we report to you, our faithful, if somewhat under achieving readers, but today we ran across something so completely whackazoid, so unbelievably astonishing, so breathtakingly incredible, so stupefyingly confounding, that we had to read it several times to determine that yes, it was in Florida, and yes it involved a high school principal.

And no, it wasn't satire, fantasy, invention, make believe, or drug induced automatic writing. Which means it would never appear on this blog.

Ed Brayton, who blogs over at Science Blogs has the whole story. You must move all sharp objects away from your immediate reach, drain any liquid beverages you are currently imbibing and do not have any food in your mouth before you go and read about Principal Davis and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Lesbo T-shirt Imbroglio, but here's a taste of this particular educational leader's pedagogical philosophy:

At the end of the school day on the following Monday, September 10, 2007, Davis called Jane into his office. Davis asked Jane if she had told the teacher's aide that she identified herself as a lesbian. Jane answered, "Yes." Davis then asked, "Are you a lesbian?" Jane again answered, "Yes." Davis counseled Jane that it was not "right" to be homosexual. He then questioned Jane about whether her parents were aware of her sexual orientation. When Jane answered in the negative, Davis asked Jane for her parents' telephone number so that he could call them and inform them of her sexual orientation. Davis also instructed Jane to "stay away" from the middle school students or that he would suspend her.
If you need us, we'll be in the basement trying to drink this episode out of our memory.

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