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Then and now

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by printdust, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Scenario: Jack pulls into school parking lot with rifle in gun rack.

    1953 - Vice Principal comes over, takes a look at Jack's rifle, goes to his car and gets his rifle to show Jack.

    2006 - School goes into lockdown, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.

    Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.

    1953 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends. Nobody goes to jail, nobody arrested, nobody expelled.

    2006 - Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.

    ++++++++++++ +++++++++ +++++++++ +

    Scenario: Jeffrey won't be still in class, disrupts other students.

    1953 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by Principal. Sits still in class.

    2006 - Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. School gets extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.

    ++++++++++++ +++++++++ +++++

    Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his father's car and his Dad gives him a whipping.

    1953 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.

    2006 - Billy's Dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. Billy's sister is told by state psychologist that she remembers being abused herself and their Dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has affair with psychologist.

    ++++++++++++ +++++++++ ++++++++

    Scenario: Mark gets a headache and takes some headache medicine to school.

    1953 - Mark shares headache medicine with Principal who has a headache also.

    2006 - Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and weapons.

    ++++++++++++ +++++++++ ++++

    Scenario: Mary turns up pregnant.

    1953 - 5 High School Boys leave town. Mary does her senior year at a special school for expectant mothers.

    2006 - Middle School Counselor calls Planned Parenthood, who notifies the ACLU. Mary is driven to the next state over and gets an abortion without her parent's consent or knowledge. Mary given condoms and told to be more careful next time.

    ++++++++++++ +++++++++ +++++

    Scenario: Pedro fails high school English.

    1953: Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college.

    2006: Pedro's cause is taken up by state democratic party. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English banned from core curriculum. Pedro given diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he can't speak English.

    ++++++++++++ +++++++++

    Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the 4th of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed.

    1953 - Ants die.

    2006 - BATF, Homeland Security, FBI called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, FBI investigates parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated, Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

    ++++++++++++ +++++++++

    Scenario: Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary, hugs him to comfort him.

    1953 - In a short time Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

    2006 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison.
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Mom? Is that you? Posting emails instead of sending them to me?
  3. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    If this is the same Mary, now we know how it all got started...
  4. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Scenario: People post on how the good old days were so much better.

    1955: People cant understand this Rock and Roll, and yearn for the days of the Lindy Hop.

    2005: People get retro and do the Lindy Hop.
  5. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    Then: James tries to enroll at Ole Miss. National Guard is called to quell riots.

    Now: James tries to enroll at Ole Miss. Nothing happens.
  6. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Ooh, I want to play!

    Then: women, denied access to education, were stuck in domesticated roles

    Now: women successfully hold jobs in every field and are free to pursue goals
  7. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Personally, I thought this was a political thread and got really annoyed about four "situations" in.
  8. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    It is a political thread. Can't you see the liberals are ruining everything?
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Fuck. Those were the good ol' days. You gals knew your place. [/loonie conservatives]
  10. There are some legitimate points in there despite the strange lack of context.
    My children have no 4th and 5th Amendment rights as soon as they step over the threshold of the school.
  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Then: you're an idiot. Now: some things never change.
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    1953: You wear your hoodie to the meetin'.

    2006: You wear your hoodie to the football game.
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