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More School Idiocy And Administrations That Don’t Understand Students’ Rights.

David Stout, Jr., is a junior who attends high school at Plainwell High School in Plainwell, Michigan.

From all accounts, he is a bright young man who has never been in trouble, gets good grades, plays on the Plainwell “Trojans” football team, and is a section leader in the school band.

From the lawsuit filed against the school, school district and various administration officials, we find that Stout was suspended for three days this past year. (The lawsuit is embedded at the bottom of this post.)

A press release from the Great Lakes Justice Center who is representing Stout states:
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Biden On Drugs.

Here is President Joe Biden speaking in anger concerning the rising insulin prices.

So who is in part responsible for the rising cost of insulin?
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Qualified Immunity For Government Supervisors Who Demanded Scientist Lie In Court.

We’ve talked about the legal doctrine of “qualified immunity” before and the need for it to be reformed.

To refresh people’s memory, “qualified immunity” is:

Qualified immunity is a type of legal immunity. “Qualified immunity balances two important interests—the need to hold public officials accountable when they exercise power irresponsibly and the need to shield officials from harassment, distraction, and liability when they perform their duties reasonably.” Pearson v. Callahan .

Specifically, qualified immunity protects a government official from lawsuits alleging that the official violated a plaintiff’s rights, only allowing suits where officials violated a “clearly established” statutory or constitutional right. When determining whether or not a right was “clearly established,” courts consider whether a hypothetical reasonable official would have known that the defendant’s conduct violated the plaintiff’s rights. Courts conducting this analysis apply the law that was in force at the time of the alleged violation, not the law in effect when the court considers the case.
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More Officials With Nothing Better To Do.

We sometimes wonder if the meaning of “essential businesses” should not include regulatory agencies and agents that have no common sense.

For example, we have written about cities who told restaurants they could not sell groceries to help lower crowds in grocery stores, the help protect their customers and to help keep the restaurant in business.

Enter into the fray of lunacy the Hawaii based Maui Brewing Company.

Maui Brewing Co., which has closed its restaurants due to the pandemic and now only offers takeout, is giving sanitizer away with a purchase of a to-go item at either its Kihei and Lahaina locations. It is also donating sanitizer to first responders and the needy.
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Whoa!

This is amazing.

An autonomous vehicle shaped a bit like a torpedo, striped with yellow, green, and black, floats harmlessly through the gorgeous blue waters off Guadalupe Island. It hums quietly in the water, six cameras capturing the beautiful nothingness around it.

Then, from nowhere, a white shark rises up into the frame.

Read the whole story here.

Makes you want to go swimming in the ocean, doesn’t it?



What Were They Thinking?

Drunk-Driving-Taco-Bell-ROHUriel Juarez-Popoca was a man of Mexican descent who was in this country illegally. We use the past tense because Uriel Juarez-Popoca is dead after an encounter with Deputies from the Deleware County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Office.

On July 28, 2012, the police found Juaraz parked along the side of the road intoxicated.

You can conjure up your own stereotypical image of a drunken, illegal immigrant Mexican because that is what the deputies did. Not only did they think that, they acted upon it.

The deputies are seen on a dash camera trying to communicate with Juaraz who, because of being drunk and or limited English skills, did not communicate back with them.

The cops then started to make jokes saying that Juarez might be better understood at a Taco Bell.

The joking continues after Juaraz is handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser.

What happens next boggles the mind:

Deputies did not take him to jail, but instead, drove him to the Taco Bell at I-71 and state Route 36/37. They allegedly told him to call someone for a ride home.

“It’s hard to speculate, but obviously, the officers did not want to take him to jail, for whatever reason,” said Joe Mas, a Columbus attorney. “Or that they just wanted to be kind, and unfortunately, the circumstances developed otherwise.”

Restaurant employees then called 911 three times to say that Juarez Popoca was drunk and walking around the restaurant.

Are you laughing yet?

Isn’t it funny that the police took the drunk illegal Mexican to a Taco Bell and left him there?

Here’s the real punch line though:
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AT&T Doesn’t Quite Get This “Spam” Thing.

ATT-Fire-ROH If you are AT&T, a large communications company, you should know that spam – unwanted and unsolicited emails – is a plague on most email accounts.

We have several email accounts of which one is our “super secret, private, home” account. There are very few people who have the address and we only give it to certain companies for the purposes of billing.

After all, who wants to miss an online bill or a conformation that a bill has been paid?

Last month we signed onto the web version of AT&T’s email service (now run by Yahoo!). We don’t do that often because we access email through a different program most of the time, but we were away from home and wanted to check what was in the email account.

Because the account is not well known, we get very little spam on it. We were somewhat curious as to what was in the “spam folder” on the web version of AT&T’s mail interface.

Amazingly, there was only one email in folder. The email was from AT&T itself confirming our online payment. Call us crazy, but we don’t consider that “spam.”

So maybe that was a mistake, right? After all, no one is perfect.

Before we left for the holidays this past week, we paid bills, one of which was to AT&T.
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It Takes A Busybody.

Via KARE in North Dakota comes this tale of a woman who has decided that not only is she the arbitrator of what is “obese,” but also what makes a good parent.

The woman has decided to hand out the following letter instead of candy to some Trick or Treaters:

Halloween Nutcase Letter

The text of the letter reads:

Happy Halloween and Happy Holidays Neighbor!

You are probably wondering why your child has this note; have you ever heard the saying “It takes a village to raise a child”? I am disappointed in “the village” of Fargo Moorhead, West Fargo.

Your child, in my opinion, is moderately obese and hould not be consuming sugar and treats to the extent of some children this Halloween season.

My hope is that you will step up as a parent and ration candy this Halloween and not allow your child to continue these unhealthy eating habits.

Thank you.

Really?

Are you kidding us?

Apparently not:

I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight… I think it’s just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just ’cause all the other kids are doing it,” the woman said in a morning radio interview with Y-24. She wouldn’t identify herself.

At least the “village” of Fargo Moorhead doesn’t have to wonder where it’s “idiot” lives.

While the woman wants us to remember one saying we also remember the saying “Trick OR Treat.”

Here’s hoping the “village” and the kids of that village show her the “trick” part.

Not that we would ever advocate the infamous flaming bag of dog poo, t.p.’ing the woman’s home and yard, etc., but we wouldn’t stop someone from doing it either.

Where do these people come from?

(h/t This Ain’t Hell)



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