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Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott keeps children safe from dangerous words.

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The next edition of the Newspeak dictionary will be substantially thinner, now that the clowns running New York City’s education establishment have declared a long list of words to be forbidden:

The New York City Department of Education is waging a war on words of sorts, and is seeking to have words they deem upsetting removed from standardized tests.

Fearing that certain words and topics can make students feel unpleasant, officials are requesting 50 or so words be removed from city-issued tests.

The list of banned words and subjects includes:

• Birthday celebrations (and birthdays)
• Cigarettes (and other smoking paraphernalia)
• Computers in the home (acceptable in a school or library setting)
• Crime
• Homes with swimming pools

 

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h/t  Dyrewulf

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  1. persecutor

    March 29th, 2012

    If memory serves me, he was Bloomie’s Chief Deputy Mayor before taking this job, so it’s just an extension of the Nanny State of Bloombergistan.

    God,where’s Rudy when we need him?

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  2. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    March 29th, 2012

    So howzit now? NYC kids are no longer TOUGH?

    Who was the (OK, hippie) comedian who said to watch out for schools; they might interfere with your education.

    Looks like NYC is in for a genuine RENAISSANCE after the Bloomberg administration is over.

    What NYC needs is a mayor like Herman Cain.

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  3. Boobie the Racist Dog

    March 29th, 2012

    That’s a collectible picture of that Walcott guy. Is he quəər?

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  4. Ron

    March 29th, 2012

    Utopian thought police idiots (and petty tyrants).These guys would fit in well in the old USSR or Cuba.

    Walcott looks like a really old tortise I saw at a zoo many years ago.

    http://www.fotosearch.com/FSA648/x16494410/

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  5. Dr. Tar

    March 29th, 2012

    I grew up with a children’s record by Danny Kaye with tales from around the world. It started off with this story.

    Master of all Masters

    A GIRL once went to the fair to hire herself as a servant. At last a funny-looking old gentle man engaged her, and took her home to his house. When she got there, he told her that he had something to teach her, for that his house he had his own names for things.

    He said to her: “What will you call me?”

    “Master or mister, or whatever you please sir,” says she.

    He said: “You must call me “master of all masters.’ And what would you call this?” pointing to his bed.

    “Bed or couch, or whatever you please, sir.”

    “No, that’s my ` barnacle.’ And what do you call these?” said he pointing to his pantaloons.

    “Breeches or trousers, or whatever you please, sir.”

    “You must call them `squibs and crackers.’ And what would you call her?” pointing to the cat.

    “Cat or kit, or whatever you please, sir.”

    “You must call her `white-faced simminy.’ And this now,” showing the fire, “what would you call this?”

    “Fire or flame, or whatever you please, sir.”

    “You must call it ` hot cockalorum,’ and what this?” he went on, pointing to the water.

    “Water or wet, or whatever you please, sir.”

    “No, ` pondalorum ‘ is its name. And what do you call all this?” asked he as he pointed to the house.

    “House or cottage, or whatever you please, sir.”

    “You must call it ‘ high topper mountain.”‘

    That very night the servant woke her master up in a fright and said: “Master of all masters, get out of your barnacle and put on your squibs and, crackers. For white-faced simminy has, got a spark of hot cockalorum on its tail, and unless you get some pondalorum high topper mountain will be all on hot cockalorum”

    That’s all.

    (from English Folk and Fairy Tales , by Joseph Jacobs)

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  6. the aardvark

    March 29th, 2012

    Words that they have already banned or will try to ban include any reference to God, mom and dad, family, any reference to the Constitution and America’s founding, life, liberty and the the pursuit of happiness ( if one person is happy it’s not fair to some poor schlub who isn’t, you know the liberal drill to make everyone equally miserable), any reference to any kind of competition because we can’t have any winners in any area of life. And Hell, just to make sure they would like us all to grunt so no one can understand anyone else, just like what they’re trying to do by banning words that offend them. WORDS REALLY DO MEAN THINGS, THAT IS WHY GOD GAVE US THE ABILITY TO TALK TO ONE ONE ANOTHER INTELLIGENTLY, OTHERWISE IT WOULD BE TOTAL CHAOS. If you don’t know by now this is one of my pet peeves because I am a word person, if words don’t have any meaning than they become worthless and have no value and we are lost because we have no way to communicate with God and one another. Maybe we should ban the words liberal and progressive but than how would know how to describe these miserable pissants.

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  7. Elwin Ransom

    March 29th, 2012

    This is doubleplusgood for Oceania!

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  8. reddecaesari

    March 29th, 2012

    surprised acne scars wasn’t on the list.

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  9. the aardvark

    March 29th, 2012

    John 1.1-5 from the Message Bible, The Word was first, the Word present to God, God present to the word. The Word was God, in readiness from day one. Everything was created through him, nothing-not one thing!-came into being without him. What came into existence was Life, and the Life was Light to live by. The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness, the darkness couldn’t put it out. This is the the real reason that liberals and progtards don’t like words because words come from God and besides they weren’t allowed to help God give meaning to words which is what makes them real mad because they think that they should be God and not the other way around.

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  10. Bob M.

    March 29th, 2012

    How about, “DUMBASSES with degrees, but who don’t know SQUAT?”

    Because it would be a fascinating subject to INVESTIGATE FURTHER! >:-(

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  11. norman einstein

    March 29th, 2012

    I actually thought this was a joke at first.
    The insanity in Loonland has gone into overdrive.

    I like this from the “Comments”:
    “AC says:
    Next up:
    - Money
    - Investment
    - Job
    - Work
    - Success
    - Law-abiding
    - Able
    - Self-made”

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  12. Noah

    March 29th, 2012

    Has this freaking idiot ever heard of Sticks and Stones can break my bones but WORDS will never harm me??

    Raising are children to be serious pussies… just saying.

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  13. Nunya

    March 29th, 2012

    Since I don’t SMOKE CIGARETTES nor own a HOME WITH A SWIMMING POOL, for my BIRTHDAY next year I think I will gorge on JUNK FOOD and upgrade my HOME COMPUTER in case I suffer a LOSS OF EMPLOYMENT just in time for CHRISTMAS and am forced into HUNTING wabbits with my trusty shotgun and Leatherman WEAPONS, which will be declared by our progressive overlords as a TERRORIST act and a POLITICAL CRIME punished by imprisonment at one of Obamaville’s re-education camps, where I will be subjected to daily chants and finger breakage by the RELIGION of piece…

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  14. GregMan

    March 29th, 2012

    Also banned:

    Common Sense
    Normal
    Freedom
    Liberty
    Ugly Bald Moron

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  15. TooMuchTime

    March 29th, 2012

    Sex
    Rock-and-Roll music

    So sex and rock-and-roll are bad but no mention of drugs, so I guess they’re okay.

    Slavery

    Can’t talk about slavery otherwise the school would have to tell the students that it was all a democrat idea.

    Gambling involving money

    WTF?!?! Is there any other kind? Isn’t that the definition of gambling?

    And my favorite:

    In-depth discussions of sports that require prior knowledge

    Any rebroadcast, reproduction or other use of this game without the express written consent of Major League Baseball is prohibited.

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  16. TooMuchTime

    March 29th, 2012

    Oops! Didn’t see that drugs was part of alcohol and tobacco. I always thought those two went with firearms.

    Oh well. I guess sex and drugs and rock and roll are all forbidden. I didn’t know that the New York City Schools were so…Christian!

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  17. Noelegy

    March 29th, 2012

    So I’m guessing kids can’t mention if they have swimming pools at their homes, because it might make pool-less kids feel bad?

    When I was growing up, I lived in one small town and went to school in the next town over, which was about 3 times that size, because my mom taught school there and the schools were better at that time. I didn’t fit in well with the kids in my hometown because they thought I was stuck-up because I went to school elsewhere, as if I had any say in the matter.

    Anyway, we had a trampoline. It was a common sight for us to come home and find kids who would not otherwise deign to play with us in our yard, jumping on our trampoline without permission. Kind of annoying, but my mom was pretty good at running them off.

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  18. norman einstein

    March 29th, 2012

    @Noelegy, uh-oh! Better add “trampoline” to the list.

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  19. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    March 29th, 2012

    LOL @ Ron. I thought the same thing about him looking like a turtle!

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  20. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    March 29th, 2012

    You know what? His name is now “Shelly”.
    There.

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  21. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    March 29th, 2012

    And can we add “0bama” to that list, too?

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  22. Noelegy

    March 29th, 2012

    @norman einstein: I’m a bit taken aback by the trampolines they sell now with nets all around them. My little brother and I had that trampoline for years, and I don’t recall either one of us ever getting hurt falling off it. We even did some truly stupid things, like put the water hose or sprinkler where it could spray on the surface in summer (I’m a lifelong Texas resident) and go skidding across it.

    But you know, that was in the days of no seatbelt/helmet laws, metal playground equipment, and a distinct lack of foam padding everywhere…and somehow we still survived.

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  23. Noelegy

    March 29th, 2012

    Which makes me wonder if the fewer laws there were, the safer we were, because our parents actually taught us common sense! Parents don’t teach their kids to get out of the way of cars anymore, and it drives me nuts.

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  24. norman einstein

    March 29th, 2012

    @Noelegy, you’re right of course. It all comes down to parents teaching kids personal responsibility.
    A lot don’t anymore and that’s the reason there’s such a thing as Occubaggers.

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  25. Nutjob

    March 29th, 2012

    Whew, had me sweating, thought for a moment “nigga” would be on the list.

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