Kid Suspended for Pretend Game
RUSH: Loveland, Colorado. "A 2nd grader has been suspended from school in Loveland for a make believe game he was playing. The 7-year-old says he was trying to save the world. But school administrators say he broke a key rule during his pretend play." This is a perfect story as we find ourselves in the midst of an anti-gun hysteria.
A seven-year-old kid, Alex Evans: "'I was trying to save people and I just can’t believe I got dispended [sic]. It’s called "rescue the world,"' he says. He was playing a game during recess at Loveland’s Mary Blair Elementary School and threw an imaginary grenade into a box with pretend evil forces inside. 'I pretended the box, there’s something shaking in it, and I go "pshhh."'" He fake threw a grenade. "The boy didn’t throw anything real or make any threats against anyone. He explains he was pretending to be the hero. 'So nothing can get out and destroy the world.'" Inside that box is all the evil. And he was saving the world. He's in a pretend game, little boys do this. You women may not be aware of this. But little boys play these pretend games all the time.
They pretend to be cowboys. They pretend to be soldiers, GI Joe. They pretend to be superheroes. They pretend to be saving the world. Sometimes they even pretend to be saving women! And this little kid has been called on it. His imaginary playacting broke the school's rules. "The school lists 'absolutes' designed to keep a safe environment. The list includes absolutely no fighting, real or imaginary; no weapons, real or imaginary.
And so, ladies and gentlemen, the left wing's war on boys continues. They have almost succeeded now in removing any semblance of masculinity from boys. Young Alex ought to consider himself lucky. If anybody knows young Alex, tell him that he's just lucky that the president didn't whack him with a drone.
RUSH: You know, I have a great idea for young Alex Evans who got in trouble out there in Loveland, Colorado, for pretending to save the world. He was in recess, playing in a schoolyard, pretending to throw a hand grenade to save the world, and they suspended him. He violated the rules. You can't pretend to be fighting, can't pretend to be using weapons, can't pretend. Well, Alex likes to pretend. That means for him, it's off to ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Washington Post, New York Times! They do a lot of pretending there, and young Alex would fit right in.
Student Turned in for Desktop Gun Photo
From Florence, Arizona. "A high school student in Florence said he has been suspended because of a picture of a gun. Daniel McClaine Jr., a freshman at Poston Butte High School, said he saved the picture as his desktop background on his school-issued computer. A teacher noticed it and turned him in." That'll teach him! So the desktop picture on the guy's computer is a gun. A teacher sees it and "turns him in."
Do you know what this reminds me of?
A Los Angeles firehouse back in the early nineties. A fireman had, in his cubicle, somewhere in his private space, a Playboy magazine. A newly commissioned female firewoman walked by and saw it on his desk or whatever. It was there. It wasn't open. It was just a Playboy. She reported him. He got in some kind of trouble. I don't remember if he was suspended or whatever. It was just for having a Playboy, for use in his private time, in his private space. So now here comes this high school student with a desktop picture of a gun. "A teacher noticed it and turned him in. The picture shows an AK-47 on top of a flag. McClaine said the school initially suspended him for three days Friday."
He's a freshman.