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Mayor Sacks Lingerie Football but Gives Satanists His Blessing

Satan receives preferential treatment in OKC while lingerie football gets the boot.

Satan receives preferential treatment in OKC while lingerie football gets the boot.

Oklahoma City’s mayor has no problem with self-avowed Satanists conducting a “blasphemy ritual” at the Civic Center, but when it comes to scantily clad women charging the football field, that’s where he draws the line.

Watch Reason.TV explain why it crowned Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett its November “Nanny of the Month.”

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Doctors Seek to Ban Kickoffs in H.S. Football Games

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Dr. McInerney says spiking kickoffs "may save someone’s life or limb." What's your take on the doctor's opinion?

Dr. McInerney says spiking kickoffs "may save someone’s life or limb." What's your take on the doctor's opinion?

A doctors’ group is scheming to fundamentally change the way high school football is played in New Jersey. They claim kickoffs are “the scariest part of the game” and must be banned immediately.

The Medical Society of New Jersey’s Committee on Medical Aspects of Sports will announce today their plot to spike kickoffs in high school football games played statewide, reports NorthJersey.com’s Darren Cooper. It is anticipated that the doctors will suggest teams start possessions at the 20 or 25-yard line so no bodies collide on returns.

“The kickoff is the scariest part of the game,” said committee chairman Dr. Vin McInerney. “It’s just not right and it doesn’t make sense anymore … Two teams are coming at one another full force like gladiators.”

Coaches across the state say they’re not convinced that eliminating kickoffs is going to reduce injuries and increase the safety of this full-contact sport that comes with its share of risks.

“I think if you do that, they have to eliminate punts as well and then you’ve really altered the game,” said Wayne Hills coach Chris Olsen. “I know people are trying to look for an answer for all the injuries, but I would hate to see them alter the rules of the game to that effect.”

Don Bosco coach Greg Toal acknowledged kickoffs are brutal, but says eliminating them isn’t the answer, especially when the same types of injuries “can happen on a defensive back trying to tackle a running back.”

At least one congressman and one former NFL player are expected to cheer on the anti-kickoff contingency today as they lobby state officials to make high school football less of a full-contact sport.

Ticked-off about quacks and bureaucrats trying to make football a kinder and gentler sport? Here are a few folks to contact:

Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.) – He is expected to attend the meeting today and lend his support to the doctors’ assault on high school football.
Email: http://pascrell.house.gov/contact/
Tel: (973) 523-5152 – Main District Office
(202) 225-5751 – D.C.

Dr. Vincent K. McInerney – “I don’t think it will diminish from the game.”
Tel: (973) 694-2690 ‎ or (973) 694-2290

Medical Society of New Jersey
Main switchboard: (609) 896-1766
Email: info@msnj.org

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School’s Innocent Tradition Falls Victim to Anti-Bullying Policy

Click to watch Principal Syzmaniak's justifying his "proactive" decision to outlaw a longstanding tradition at his new school.

Click to watch Principal Syzmaniak's justifying his "proactive" decision to outlaw a longstanding tradition at his new school.

A Massachusetts high school has banned the annual tradition of freshmen boys and girls wearing pink t-shirts to distinguish them from upperclassmen at a pre-Thanksgiving football game pep rally. According to the school’s new principal, the color pink is a magnet for bullying.

“Officially, nobody’s come to me yet this year,” said Whitman Hanson Regional High School Principal Jeffrey Szymaniak, “but I’m trying to be proactive with that so that if one student feels inappropriate in this area, or one student doesn’t feel safe, that we’ve created an environment where all kids feel comfortable and safe.”

FOX-25 reporter Shannon Mulaire said students told her that in previous years, before their new principal arrived, “they weren’t forced to wear pink, but they did have the option, and some of them want that back.”

At this year’s pep rally, seniors will still wear their traditional black t-shirts, while juniors sport red and sophomores don their whites — but freshmen will be banned from wearing pink — no questions asked, Syzmaniak warns.

Szymaniak told Mulaire that any student who shows up to the pep rally wearing pink will be denied entrance and re-directed to the cafeteria where they can participate in “another activity.”

Michael Graham, a conservative talk show host in Boston, sums up the situation nicely: “Being picked on by a fellow student is too horrifying to bear, but being singled out by the principal and punished? It’s A-OK!”

Contact Principal Szymaniak if you are outraged by his arrogance. He has stigmatized the color pink and promoted it to his students as a sign of weakness that invites bullying — not vice-versa:

Email: jeffrey.szymaniak@whrsd.org
Tel: 781-618-7020
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000417334992

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Principal Prevents Ambulance from Rescuing Injured Athlete

A high school principal in San Jose, Calif., says she was just following orders from her superiors that prohibit motorized vehicles from driving on her school’s recently resurfaced football field. Critics of the principal’s ‘bad call’ say common sense trumps protocol, especially when a child is laying unconscious on the field requiring immediate medical assistance.

On Oct. 29, fourteen-year-old Keanu Gallardo suffered a concussion while playing in a junior varsity football game for Del Mar High School. Liz Seabury, the school’s principal, prevented emergency medical technicians  from driving their ambulance on to the field, instructing them to carry a gurney 75 yards downfield to the unconscious boy — just so they wouldn’t mess-up the turf.

“I think it’s a failure to apply common sense across the board,” Campbell Union High School District board member Matthew Dean told ABC News. “What kind of environment have we created such that the principal does or doesn’t feel comfortable overriding a rule.”

District spokesman Terry Peluso told the San Jose Mercury News that the four-year-old ban on motorized vehicles from entering the playing field “was never intended to apply to emergency vehicles,” essentially, throwing Principal Seabury under the bus.

Protest Principal Seabury’s bad call, unnecessary interference and total lack of common sense:

Email: lseabury@cuhsd.org
Tel: (408) 626-3403 x3103

Contact Seabury’s boss, Superintendent Rhonda E. Farber, Ph.D.:

Email: rfarber@cuhsd.org
Tel: (408) 371-0960 ext. 2001

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Bureaucrats Bench H.S. Football Coach for Winning

Bureaucrats pulled their coach. Fair or foul play?

Bureaucrats pulled their coach. Fair or foul play?

Coach Russell Stone said he was just trying to make sure all of his graduating receivers received passes on Senior Night. While only one pass went for a touchdown, Stone has been suspended by school district administrators for ‘running up the score’ in a 75-7 win last week.

This Friday, Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville, N.C., will be without its football coach for the final game of the regular season. Graduating seniors, this time, will be punished for playing along last week with their coach’s controversial game plan.

Cumberland County schools student activities director Leon Mack refused comment to the local media, saying only that Stone’s suspension is a “personnel matter.”

What are your thoughts? Should school district officials decide what the appropriate margin of victory is and punish coaches who exceed it? What about the seniors who might be one stellar game away from receiving second looks by college recruiters? Is it bureaucrats’ role to pull the kids’ coach and crush their chances of receiving potential scholarships?

Share your thoughts with Cumberland County schools’ Leon Mack:

Email http://www.ccs.k12.nc.us/Email/LeonMack.htm
Tel. – 910.678.2445

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NFL Team Erroneously Bans E-Cigarettes at Stadium

"After reviewing the call, the Nanny State Liberation Front declares a huge penalty against the Green Bay Packers for enforcing a restriction in the state's anti-smoking law that doesn't exist."

"After reviewing the call, the Nanny State Liberation Front declares a huge penalty against the Green Bay Packers for enforcing a restriction in the state's anti-smoking law that doesn't exist."

Electronic cigarettes that do not pose a secondhand smoke risk to anyone have been banned by the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field as part of the team’s efforts to enforce Wisconsin’s new anti-smoking law. Despite the fact that the harmless fake smokes are not restricted in public places by the new law, the team recently opted to include them in the stadium’s smoking ban anyway, specifically citing the law as its excuse.

“Lambeau Field is now a smoke-free facility as required by Wisconsin State Law,” the facility’s website currently states. However, it does not include any mention of a ban on electronic cigarettes, despite a local media report saying otherwise.

A fact sheet prepared by Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) detailing Wisconsin’s new smoking law enacted July 5, 2010 also does not include electronic cigarettes among the tobacco products “prohibited in enclosed public places and workplaces.” Perhaps, that’s because state legislators, unlike the Green Bay Packers, realize that electronic cigarettes provide users with inhaled doses of nicotine via a vaporized solution and no smoke or combustion occurs in the process.

“Smoking is defined as the burning or holding, or inhaling or exhaling smoke from a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, or any other lighted smoking equipment,” Lazich’s fact sheet states. “If you have comments on this or any other issue, please contact me at sen.lazich@legis.wi.gov, http://www.senatorlazich.com, Senator Mary Lazich, State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882 Madison, WI 53707 or 1-800-334-1442.”

Not only should concerned citizens and e-cigarette smokers contact Lazich, but they should demand Lambeau Field and Green Bay Packers executive management brush-up on the state’s anti-smoking law before trying to promote restrictions in it that simply do not exist.

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