OUR 666TH BLOG POST!! Hee, hee! :-D
As regular visitors to this blog know...we support the United States Military!
A look in our sidebar will find a huge collection of links, under Old Glory, related to Military Working Animals, and Pets for Vets, and other sites.
There is a story in the news that raised my hackles....
According to The Blaze, The Marine Corp Times reports that, "A Mississippi sixth-grader whose brother is serving in Afghanistan was told by school officials to turn his T-shirt inside-out because of its anatomically correct depiction of the U.S. Marine Corps bulldog."
As the Times reports:
The front of the shirt shows the dog’s head and body with the words “If you are not the lead dog.” The back shows the dog’s rear with the words “The view never changes.”
Officials at South Jones Elementary objected to the realistic view of the dogs’ genitals and asked the student to turn his shirt inside-out or have his parents bring him a new shirt.
The school’s superintendent, Tommy Parker, said the decision had nothing to do with it being a Marine Corps shirt.
“We’re very pro-military,” Parker said. “We’re one of the most conservative places in the United States.”
But that may have played a part in upsetting some of the school’s teachers, he said, adding “all the details are there” regarding the dog’s anatomy, and teachers didn’t want to look at it all day or have younger students seeing it."
If there is anyone out there who doesn't think Human kids of this age, or even younger, have NOT seen the privates of Felines, and Dogs, in their homes, or the homes of their other family members, or friends, then they are sadly mistaken.
Some have no doubt seen those critters, and others, making Whoopie, and giving birth....especially if they live on farms.
Then there is what they can see on TV, and online, when their parents are not around.
I agree with Daddy Kiril that the teachers, & principal, over reacted, especially when you consider some of the things kids wear these days, and even the language some use amongst themselves, and the parent was right to stand up for her kid.
I decided to show my support by hauling out one of my favorite photos, from 2009, and I encourage all Male Cats, & Dogs, to consider reporting on this story, and share their own patriotic photo, in solidarity. :-D