Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Here there be Weasels

We've got a bunch of Weasel ears to hand out this week.

We'll start in Fayetteville, NC, where it seems school administrators have their heads in the sand when it comes to bullies. You've read, I'm sure, the story of 9 year old Grayson Bruce, who was being bullied because he carries a My Little Pony lunchbox. Instead of identifying and disciplining the students who've hassled young Mr. Bruce, the Buncombe County School District advised the youngster to leave his lunchbox at home. They claim the lunchbox, which has a picture of Rainbow Dash from the current Friendship is Magic series, seen on The Hub, is a "trigger" for bullying.


Noreen Bruce, Grayson's mom, disagreed, blasting the district's stance as "flawed logic". She's got a point.

Not surprisingly, the "Bronies", a community of adult fans of the cartoons, has pledged their support behind the Bruce family. A Facebook page already has 18,000 "likes". It all comes down to the perception of the product and who/what it's meant for. The perception that some kids have ingrained into them is that My Little Pony is for girls, and that boys like Grayson should have a Batman or GI Joe lunchbox. So he's a junior Bronie. The bullies and blind administrators who don't respect that get the Weasel ears.

Now, let's move closer to home, and a different kind of bullying.

It came out over the weekend that some wiseacres at Shaker High in Latham started a parody of the March Madness brackets, focusing on certain female students, 4 for each of the 4 grades (9-12), and their looks. The administration there is calling it a form of cyberbullying, being conducted on Twitter. The dweebs behind this haven't yet come forward as of this writing. They think this is a joke. It isn't. If they don't have the brains to try to decide for themselves who they want to date without resorting to some stupid mock tournament, they need therapy. You know what they say. The mind is a terrible thing to waste, and these Latham Weasels, whomever they are, wasted theirs with this tripe.

Finally, sports agent Steve Weinberg, the rep for Emmanuel Sanders, played a game of human chicken with at least three teams before the former Steelers wide receiver signed with Denver. He made promises to a couple of teams, including Tampa Bay, then reneged on the deals. What kind of agent does that? An agent who's also a total Weasel who's previously been decertified, then reinstated. This sort of fool's folly could get him decertified by the league again. I don't think it would take much for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to void the deal, or send Weinberg back to whatever hole he came from. Much as I like both the Steelers & Broncos, two quality organizations, Weinberg comes across as Dim Shady, the worst kind of con man. I wonder if Scott Boras taught him everything he knows.........

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