Quoted: Rush Limbaugh lambastes Toronto’s ball ban
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] »
3 thoughts on “Quoted: Rush Limbaugh lambastes Toronto’s ball ban”
re: the bit on SNL – I think the funniest thing is that teeter-totters have already been ‘safety-fied’ with the big springs that force them in to the ‘balanced’ position, and that you can’t make one end hit the ground (launching the other rider into the air) the way you can in the more ‘traditional’ ones.
Also, Toronto Life: The Principal of Earl Beatty is a woman… They too can hold the esteemed position of Principal.
GVJ… 1) why is creating safe playgrounds “funny” to you? and 2) why the assumptive remark at the end? the writer did not once refer to the principal as a man. if you say otherwise, then you need to re-read the article.
And we wonder why the rest of the nation mocks us? Next think you know the Leafs will have to play without a puck. Actually that might improve their performance. :-)
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