We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
“Do you think if you raised people so that you make a school counselor to available to them in cased they’ve been traumatized by someone who was nibbled a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun — do you think if they’re ever called upon to get out those ships and the storm the beaches of Normandy, do you think they’re going to be up to that? ‘Oh no look, the Germans, they’re all holding Pop Tarts! AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!’ No society can survive this level of stupidity. These small things are not small. They tell you a lot about the institutionalized stupidity of our institutions.”
Pop tarts worry me because you never know what they might be loaded with. Strawberry jam is dangerous.
Next, the teacher will be able to tell which students are THINKING about a gun.
The tell-tale will be a certain facial expression.
Often this expression will have been seen on the faces of kids whose parents will have complained about the teacher's punishing their kid for wearing an expression that looks like he or she might have been thinking about a gun.
"The beatings will continue until everyone's expression looks like he or she is not imagining or potentially imagining a gun"
"The school's mission is a student body universal "Have a Nice Day" expression. And what's the matter with THAT?"