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1.04.2008

OK, Kids. Shut Up For A Moment

Well, it looks like some crazy liberal Clinton appointed federal judge has lost her way and started making decisions like Scalia.

But a question mark has formed over my head. Do schools in Wise County actual begin with a "moment of silence?" Do we actually follow this crazy Texas law?

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is very, very rare but sometimes a liberal weenie can claim temporary sanity.

Anonymous said...

There are lots of moments of silence, such as when the teacher asks who was our first President, what is 2 plus 2......

Anonymous said...

Honestly Barry what is so crazy about a moment of silence......?

Anonymous said...

One time when we was supposed to be quite, Zelda Hotchkiss farted at the back of the class and we laughed til milk squirted out our noses.

Jarhead said...

Sounds to me like she FOUND her way.

Anonymous said...

I know for a fact that one Wise County school does have a "moment of silence" everyday, right after they say the US and Texas Pledges.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Decatur schools do the Pledge of Allegiance and the State Pledge followed by a moment of silence. As a parent entering the school at this time, I know I should stop and stay still during this, but sometimes I'm in such a hurry, I try to sneak down the hall unseen. (Reminds me of skipping school in high school!)

Anonymous said...

ole Zelda was a hoot, we went to different schools together

Anonymous said...

I'm with 3:31....who cares. School is not church. The "moment of silence" time is more time that the kids could be learning. While were at it, why can't we extend the school day another hour? At least to 4, maybe even 5. School should be like a job for kids, 8-5, Mon-Fri.

Anonymous said...

..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................that concludes the moment of silence on this blog.

Anonymous said...

the moment of silence bit is pretty cool. kids can meditate or pray to jebus in the sky with diamonds.

but the texas pledge is lame and should be banned.

Gorilla said...

There's probably not a whole lot going on other than thinking about the hot girl in class or where the party is that weekend or something along those lines during these moments of silence.

Kids that begin their days with prayer are probably already in home-skool or a Christian academy somewhere.

Anonymous said...

4:06, You must be an idiot. The moment of silence is exactly 60 seconds. That time is often utilized by the teacher to take attenance, collect lunch money, etc. I teach elementary school and those 5,6,7, and 8 year olds are already at school over 7 hours at day with only 30 minutes for lunch and one 20 minute recess. Those children riding the bus often get on around 7:00 a.m. or before and do not get home until after 4:00 p.m., some even 5:00. We provide breakfast and lunch; what else do you want? Do you want us to wash their clothes too?

Anonymous said...

Barry, why wouldn't Wise County Schools follow the "Moment of Silence" law? Are we really that backwoods that we would not follow what is required? We do want our state and federal funds to help the local school districts pay the bills.

Anonymous said...

I find it odd that kids who relocate to Texas from other states would have to pledge allegiance to Texas. Maybe a kid from, say, Kentucky should sue the State of Texas for the right to sing "My Old Kentucky Home" in school. Much as I find it odd that I get funny looks for not standing for an alma mater (spelling?) for a high school or college football that is not my alma mater. And as far as a moment of silence or prayer in school...what's stopping anyone from pausing to reflect on something or someone or saying a prayer at any ole time of the day or night?

Anonymous said...

I love liberal weenies...

wordkyle said...

Funny how anything that "legally" permits citizens to pray in public -- even if no one has to listen to it, no one is forced to join in, and no one is hurt by it -- seems to outrage some people.

The anti-religious bigotry is appalling.

Anonymous said...

gorilla...

are you implying that there are no Christians in public schools?

over 500 of decatur high school's 800 students claim to be Christians...

that was a very uniformed, ignorant statement

Anonymous said...

Again...WHY does anyone need a set time or a "legal" green light to pray? The right to pray seems akin to the right to think. And we don't have to pass laws or organize time for a person to think.

Anonymous said...

Anyone up for a soft, quiet game of rock, paper, scissors during that one minute of silence?

Anonymous said...

just another state-mandated indoctrination. Forcing you to recite jingoistic pledges and a moment of blind obedience.

Anonymous said...

Well 5:20, maybe the kid who relocates to Texas from Kentucky is living in Texas and The State of Texas is paying for him to attend its public schools. I've never had a student from Mexico (or any state in the U.S.) refuse to say the pledge to the U.S. flag or Texas flag. And by the way, no one forces anyone to pray during the "Moment of Silence". It is 60 seconds to pray, meditate, or vegatate, just don't talk or bother anyone else.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, 5:48PM, it's kind of like them claiming to not drink, smoke, have sex, drive recklessly or do drugs. But I'm sure you think they are all good Christian little boys and girls, don't you. Please get a clue.

Anonymous said...

I love liberal weenies...with hot sauce.

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport does. I have 3 boys in BIS and after the 2 pledges in the morning they have a moment of silence. Most just stand there and do nothing for 60 seconds. Very few bow their heads. Still like the idea that if they wish to they could use the time to gather thoughts about the day and what they need to turn in and what they need for class or pray if they chose to do so.

Anonymous said...

6:46, the next time you drive on a street in a city not your own, or set foot in some private business not paid for by you, I guess you'll be pledging allegiance to Bowie, or Fort Worth, or the Ace Hardware Man.

Anonymous said...

6:51...

those stats are correct...i collected them myself...

and since when did the word "Christian" because synonymous with "perfect" or "moral"...

we are Christians because we KNOW that we need Jesus...because we are NOT perfect and cannot live without Him...

drinking and sex have nothing to do with it...just proves that we are a fallen race...

Anonymous said...

I think the "Texas Pledge" is Bullshit and I had my child refuse to do it.

America YES
Texas NO

Prayer in School YES

Anonymous said...

10:39
Quote you:"those stats are correct...i collected them myself"

That's a terribly naive statement.

Assuming you did collect those stats yourself doesn't mean those stats are correct. The METHOD of your collection would determine if they were correct or not, give or take a statistical margin of error. An elementary knowledge of statistics would tell you that.

For some reason I am thinking you believe the Bible is 100% literally accurate because God wrote the Bible himself. Admit it, that's what you think.
LOL

Anonymous said...

Well, the Ace Hardware Man is pretty cool. He's helped me several times to figure out what I needed to fix something at home.

Anonymous said...

These kids can take one minute out their day to thank whom ever for being spoiled for what they have. I think this is a good idea and encourage my child to take this time to thank God and pray to keep him safe.

Anonymous said...

11:31..... You are mzchief in disguise! Bashing Christians again!

You people are ignorant! You don't want your children associated with prayer to God nor do you want them associated with any sign of patriotism to their country/state. How stupid are you! I don't have to explain WHY that is stupid, it is evident to anyone who has a brain and an ounce of responsibility.

Anonymous said...

Just FYI--all public schools in Texas must say the U.S. and Texas Pledges and have a 60 second moment of silence everyday. I don't know of a school that doesn't do it. Also this past legislature added a phrase including "under God" (can't think of the exact wording)to the Texas pledge. I found it interesting they found the time to do that but not fund education. I always end up in a room without a flag and wonder what I should do during these times.

Anonymous said...

Dimple Butt Conservatives just hate Government invlovement in everyday Life, unless it is something that the Dimple Butt Conservative Club Wants the government to be involved in. Just like the Dimples are opposed to Government spending, unless it is stuff the Dimps want the money spent for.

Anonymous said...

You sound brilliant, 5:48. duh!