Quoted: Rush Limbaugh lambastes Toronto’s ball ban

Quoted: Rush Limbaugh lambastes Toronto’s ball ban

A cartoon of Rush Limbaugh (Image: DonkeyHotey) 

This is how you wimpify kids. This is how you turn ’em into a bunch of wusses. Can you believe this?… Because the children were scared. It’s a good thing Canada doesn’t have a military.

That was partisan loudmouth conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh, addressing the ban on all hard balls enacted last week at Earl Beatty Public School in Toronto. Responding to injuries to students (and one parent, who suffered a concussion), the principal made international headlines—and not the kind praising Canadian prudence—by barring soccer balls, footballs, baseballs and even tennis balls. The haughty jeers even reached professional piss-takers Saturday Night Live, where Seth Meyers mocked the ban on his satirical news bit “Weekend Update.” “A school in Canada has banned all game balls including soccer balls and baseballs because the principal thinks they’re causing too many injuries,” Meyers said. “The safety-minded principal also asked that the custodian install a hinge in the see-saw.” Heh. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »