Patterico's Pontifications

6/24/2010

Condoms for Kids

Filed under: Education — DRJ @ 8:29 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

It’s Condom-Bonanza in the Provincetown, Massachusetts, school district:

“Earlier this month, the school committee overseeing Provincetown’s schools passed a resolution that will provide all students from elementary to high school with free, unlimited condoms. All you gotta do is step up and request one.

Let’s say you’re the parent of a 6-year-old and you don’t like the idea.

Tough! says the district.

You don’t get a say. School officials don’t even have to tell you if your….

…child requests a condom. Further, if you object, they can run roughshod over you. They can distribute at will.

Sounds like a condom-bonanza!

Not quite, sneered the committee chairman.

“It’s about availability; we’re not handing ’em out like M&M’s,” Peter Grosso told the Boston Globe.

That’s true. You have to go talk to the school nurse and she can load the student up with a wallet-ful if necessary.

If the person requesting them is particularly young? Say, a kindergartner wanted a few dozen? These are professionals we’re talking about, so don’t worry.

The superintendent said that “if an especially young child requests a condom, the nurse will ask the student’s motive and act accordingly.”

Because it would be unthinkable to Just Say No.

— DRJ

24 Responses to “Condoms for Kids”

  1. Has anybody checked on the whereabouts of our Safe Schools Tzar lately?

    daleyrocks (1d0d98)

  2. Provincetown. No surprise.

    Kevin Stafford (abdb87)

  3. I have he is at the gay-assed Department of Education making the schools vaguely more safer in a dirty socialist way to where no group is privileged over another group plus also equality and social justice and nobody can say the word gay cause of you have to think when? B4 you speak, yo?

    Yes. B4.

    happyfeet (19c1da)

  4. Aiding and abetting a 288?

    BR (2df1b3)

  5. Meanwhile, back in the country where England used to be, they are busy snooping in kid’s lunchboxes to monitor their intake.
    In the very same edition of The Mail they report that Brit kids are twice as fat as their American counterparts.
    Please, gubmints around the world, stop trying to help!

    Gazzer (d79016)

  6. seriously, how is this NOT aiding and abetting child rape?

    Aaron Worthing (A.W.) (f97997)

  7. “seriously, how is this NOT aiding and abetting child rape?”

    A.W. – They forgot the dental dams and fisting kits?

    daleyrocks (1d0d98)

  8. Provincetown is to the east coast what San Fran is to the west, correct?

    MD in Philly (5a98ff)

  9. MD in Philly – Pretty much, especiallu in the summer.

    daleyrocks (1d0d98)

  10. So, if McDonald’s substituted a condom for the toy in their Happy Meal (potentially making it the happiest meal of all time!) would that be okay?

    Icy Texan (b7ab71)

  11. Details about our state(MA) budget came out recently. All parts of our education budget were cut (reading, writing and arithmetic)EXCEPT those areas concerning the homosexual agenda, and those were increased substantially.

    J (2946f2)

  12. Re: Icy Texan, #10…

    They could substitute the condom for the burger patty and make it much tastier, not to mention digestible.

    /sarc off

    rtrski (336865)

  13. It seems to me that, given that school attendance is (supposedly) compulsory, and that the school will distribute these devices even if the parents object, the school has just assumed authority which supersedes parental authority.

    Our public schools aren’t doing what I’d call an exceptional job in what is supposed to be their primary purpose, of educating children. If they can’t do their primary job all that well, why are they trying to take on the additional function of rearing our children for us?

    The daddy Dana (3e4784)

  14. The thing is that all your nambla types seek just these kind of jobs where they can be near your children or influence their behavior. It’s no wonder that Obama’s “safe schools czar” was a close associate of that one nambla queer.

    [jcurtis, I’m putting this in moderation temporarily until Patterico has a chance to look at it. Using the word queer to refer to homosexuals is probably over-the-line, but modifying nambla makes it borderline. I was inclined to leave it in place until I got an answer, but decided to err on the side of caution. I don’t agree or disagree with your point. I’m just uncertain if Patterico allows that particular word in that context. As a suggestion, if you want to resubmit and substitute “degenerate”, I think your point remains intact and narrows your target. –Stashiu]

    jcurtis (138cbe)

  15. They might back down, according to Drudge. http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9GHU94O1&show_article=1 Reportedly, Deval Patrick is opposing the policy.

    nk (db4a41)

  16. Our public schools aren’t doing what I’d call an exceptional job in what is supposed to be their primary purpose, of educating children. If they can’t do their primary job all that well, why are they trying to take on the additional function of rearing our children for us?

    Because for the last 50 years, our country has adopted the philosophy that families and strong parents are a threat to the consolidation of government bureaucratic power, and their influence on society should be degraded as much as possible in favor of technocratic elites with access to the regime in charge.

    Another Chris (2d8013)

  17. If they can’t do their primary job all that well, why are they trying to take on the additional function of rearing our children for us?

    Because to the Left, indoctrinating our children is their primary job. The secondary job is providing well-paid and secure positions for government employees, who in turn turn out the money and votes for more of the same.

    Educating the children is a distant third in our government schools.

    iconoclast (fb10de)

  18. This calls for civil disobedience: tell your six year-old and his or her friends to request condoms every single day and then sponsor huge water balloon fights at your home. The best way to fight this kind of creepy parental usurpation is to waste the resources as much as possible.

    JVW (2e4112)

  19. Greeting:

    Slowly but surely, the nanny state becomes the NAMBLA state.

    11B40 (322b7d)

  20. I think the real issue here is to ensure that the condoms provided by the school district are Trojan condoms. They are manufactured by Church and Dwight, Inc. out of New Jersey and Durex Condoms are manufactured by a British company.

    Make sure our stimulus dollars, which would certainly be used for these condoms as a part of our education spending, stay in America.

    0_-

    Christian (ba1a67)

  21. Because for the last 50 years, our country has adopted the philosophy that families and strong parents are a threat to the consolidation of government bureaucratic power, and their influence on society should be degraded as much as possible in favor of technocratic elites with access to the regime in charge.

    And this has only happened because of parental apathy and/or willing abdication of their responsibilities! The citizens have not fought to push back against this tidal wave of unfettered invasion into the private decisions and rights of parents but rather went along with the flow, either because they saw nothing wrong with it, believed the spiel that the government knows better, or were just relieved to have someone do the heavy lifting for them.

    After all, saying no to those Happy Meals is just really exhausting work.

    Dana (1e5ad4)

  22. Damn! If only they’d had this program program when I needed it, back in fifth grade! It was a real handicap that I couldn’t just buy condoms at the drugstore, and I didn’t have an older sibling to buy them for me.

    Y’see, what you need is a piece of pipe a few inches long, or a tin can with both ends cut out. Then you stretch a condom over one end and pull the rest of the condom into the pipe. Adjust the length of condom and hold it in place by putting rubber bands around it (tight!) on the outside of the pipe.

    Voilà! Instant slingshot! Insert a suitable projectile — marble or rock or ball bearing — pull back on the rubber, and let fly! You’ll wanna avoid the condoms with reservoir tips, sometimes those kinda grab the rock or marble on the way out and screw up the trajectory. And the lubricated ones? Those are just icky.

    Mike G in Corvallis (fd5fcd)

  23. awww, I wish I could look forward to more DRJ posts too.

    :(

    Dustin (c16eca)

  24. dustin

    i am so sick of these spambots.

    what do you have to do to stop them? shoot them in the head. i am about ready to do it.

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)


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