It’s ZERO-TOLERANCE WEEK in Mallard Fillmore:


Remember when that seven-year-old got suspended for “biting his Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun” (The little hooligan claimed it was a “mountain,” but why take chances?) Or the little girl who got suspended for saying her magic ring could make her classmates invisible, like in Lord of the Rings? There were hundreds of such “Zero-Tolerance cases around the country the past few years.
And, as far was we know, the president couldn’t have cared less.
Suddenly, though, when there’s an ethnic and Muslim angle, President Obama CARES about the “Clock Kid” case, in which 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed apparently took apart an old digital clock, reassembled some of the parts, and brought the thing to school in a briefcase, giving the Pop-Tart Police some real red meat to work with.
POTUS, and most of the media, chastised the school in question for being racist and Islamophobic, and the prez even invited the kid to bring his clock to the White House.
We can only wonder what would’ve happened if the kid had shown up there uninvited, with his “science project”…

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3 thoughts on “It’s ZERO-TOLERANCE WEEK in Mallard Fillmore:

  1. I like how you use isolated incidents of overzealous or unreasonable administrators to prove that the entire nation has descended into some kind of PC hell. By the way, that Pop Tart incident occurred in 2013. Running out of timely material?

  2. The Pop Tart case was not an isolated incident. Two kids in Maryland got suspended for pointing their index fingers and saying, “Bang!” while playing cops-and-robbers during recess. A boy in Colorado got suspended for the same thing. A kid in New York got suspended for wearing an NRA T-shirt, a boy in Virginia got suspended for playing with a toy pistol in his own yard (not on school property), a kid in Arizona was suspended for having a picture of a gun as his screen saver, and a boy in Oregon got sent home for wearing a “support our troops” T-shirt. None of those kids got invited to the White House.

    And all of those incidents were a lot more recent than slavery, Jim Crow laws, the Crusades, or the Inquisition, which Obama treats as timely issues.

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