Clive McFarlane is now going after his children’s principal simply because she wants to keep South High a safe place for everyone.
Last week we predicted that the hippies would call the ban on hooded sweatshirts at South and Burncoat racist, because generally they oppose any type of safety regulations in school. And of course right on cue Spanky McFarlane was the first one to take the bait. It’s probably why he was voted Worcester #1 hippie in our Turtleboy reader’s poll.
Anyway, allow me to paraphrase what he wrote.
“I don’t like the hoodie ban, so I called up South High principal Maureen Binienda to lecture her on how this is yet another step in the criminalization of students at a young age. AKA the “school to prison pipeline.
The ban on the hoodies was influenced by the Worcester Police and the recent “summer of love” in which a million people got shot. The cops think there is a connection between hoodies and gangs. Therefore I am skeptical of this hoodie ban, because the police think it’s a good thing and I hate the cops because I was arrested for being a drunken asshole in 2004.
I interviewed Rob Pezzella, the district’s safety liaison who Melinda Boone hates and refuses to listen to any input from, and he said the ban comes from the fact that teachers and principals can’t tell who students are if their hoods are on.
If you get rid of hoodies without any dangerous or violent incidents happening first, you are violating student’s rights by assuming they are guilty and have something to hide without probable cause. You’re also limiting their style and self-expression. Unless hooded sweatshirts are causing an epidemic of dangerous and violent situations, then you shouldn’t be banning hoodies.
I interviewed Mrs. Binienda, who I really like. She said she was for the ban because she is really good at her job and thinks she can tell when a kid is having a bad day based on certain facial expressions. Even though this explanation makes perfect sense and I agree with her, I am still against the ban. Mainly because I’m just that itch on the bottom of your ass that you can never scratch enough.”
I’d link the article, but the way Spanky writes is so boring it would put you to sleep. Plus, no clicks for Clive.
Anyway, obviously he’s insane. We know that by now. The funniest part about his nonsense was his overall point that we shouldn’t ban hoodies, or anything else, unless they’ve caused an epidemic of violence. Because why be proactive when you can just wait for someone to get stabbed instead? It wouldn’t be the first time someone got stabbed at South. In 1989 a student was killed in the hallways.
That’s just how Spanky rolls though. He hates cops so much that he’s willing to let students get hurt before taking their input on anything. And if you disagree with him then you’re racist and he’s gonna write a column about you.
What Spanky fails to mention is that his kid goes to South High School. Think about that for a minute. A parent of a student called up the principal of his child’s high school, threatening to write a negative column about her in a newspaper, simply because he can’t get over his distrust of the police. He didn’t call up William Foley at Burncoat High School, even though they have the same ban. Because his kids don’t go to Burncoat.
This is what he does. He takes personal vendettas and brings them into the workplace. He uses the Telegram and Gazette as a bully pulpit to shame people who are just trying to make the world a safer place. The next time someone says that Turtleboy is a hate blog, just remind them that we don’t us our blog to get revenge on Turtleboy Jr’s pre-school teachers because we disagree with their philosophy on how to run their school.