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Where Are The Parents? Episode 4,183

Original post made by Loon Patrol, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Nov 29, 2012

It seems there is a news item, almost on a daily basis, that causes one to ask "Where are the parents?" Today's episode involves an Amador Valley senior wanting to appear as a whack job in the school yearbook, all decked out with spiked green hair, an oversized nose ring, and a tribal tattoo on his face. The administration has told him the photo is against school policy and will not allow the photo in the yearbook. See Web Link Its just another episode of parents either being out to lunch or so "progressive" that they have lost their sense of values. The sad part is that the ACLU may defend the whack-job, and Amador High will either have to back down or spend a bunch of money, that should be spent in the classroom, in a case against a whack-job, his loon parents, and loon lawyers.


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Posted by john
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 29, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Looks like a typical Facebook engineer to me.

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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 30, 2012 at 8:39 am

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Strange people with a bizarre cause and too much time on their hands.

Imagine the parents of this kid endulging him and later to find out no one will hire him because of his freakish appearance.
Or, 20 years down the road, he'll still be living at home and mom and dad will stillbe footing the bill for his green hair dye.....
Or, the overly permissive, misguided parents will find their offspring locked in a prison cell because the little darling was just exploring the boundaries of federal drug laws.
It's hard to be a responsible parent...too bad they chose another option.

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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Nov 30, 2012 at 9:59 am

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Here is a quote attributed to the principal in today's Tri-Valley Times: "This is not how he ordinarily looks. If it was how he ordinarily looked, I wouldn't have a problem with it . . . It's the fact that he doesn't look like that on a regular basis." What???? So if Student A has a face tattoo and green hair, that WOULD be okay for the photo. But because this student happens to be a clean cut kid, it's NOT okay? Egad.

If this young man (or his parents) is paying for the photos and it's how he wants to be remembered for eternity in a yearbook, why is this an issue?

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Posted by PToWN94566
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 30, 2012 at 10:15 am

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I agree with Kathleen. The principal's comment of "If it was how he ordinarily looked, I wouldn't have a problem with it ..." is absurd. This kind of comment seems to merit more of a discussion than some teenagers face painting and nose ring.