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I guess it's never too early to get a good start on a career as a dumb criminal.

In Conifer, Colorado, some graduating seniors were rather proud of some of their accomplishments. Accomplishments that they should not have been so proud of, as they involved booze and drugs. That didn't stop them from immortalizing them in their high school yearbook.

That pales, however, to two 13-year-old boys from Rockland, Massachusetts. They thought that the best way to commemorate Memorial Day was to attend the parade and see the veterans in their uniforms.

And egg them.

I look forward to several future dumb criminal stories from these feckless youths -- once they get out of their current troubles.


Comments (31)

A quote from the story abou... (Below threshold)

A quote from the story about the revealing yearbook:

Hannah Fredrickson, the senior who served as yearbook editor, said she regrets not balancing the yearbook pictures of teenagers smoking pot with pictures of non-drug users. She also said she is sorry about not warning her principal. But she said people need to know what is going on. "The point of the yearbook entirely is to cover what happens in the year," she told KCNC-TV. "You'd be surprised at how many children at Conifer High School smoke pot. I wanted to push more for a deeper side of Conifer, which, for a lot of students, is drugs and alcohol."

Of course, there's an inevitable component regarding the "outrage" of parents, the same clueless parents who prefer not to know what their kids are up to at 11:00 PM & later on a weekend (and week) night. I agree with Hannah: she did these parents a big favor, showing them what is glorified by their kids, and what behaviors their kids are engaging in. Where were the parents (and, to a lessor extent, the administrators) when these parties were going on, oftentimes in their own homes???

They should have let the ve... (Below threshold)
John F Not Kerry:

They should have let the veterans "educate" them about proper respect. Really, though, we shouldn't be surprised at this kind of behavior. Repulsed, yes, but not surprised. We have gotten to a place where publicity becomes more important than character, where notoriety leads to (perceived) immortality. I do hope that these boys can be turned around, or else they will go on to worse things, maybe even voting for democrats! :)

The 2 Mass teens are cut fr... (Below threshold)
Gianni:

The 2 Mass teens are cut from the same cloth as the trolls in here.

I say each Vet should have 5 minutes alone with each teen.

I can't help but wonder wha... (Below threshold)
Cousin Dave:

I can't help but wonder what the parents of those 13-year-olds have taught them about war and the military.

The money quote:<i... (Below threshold)
Steve L.:

The money quote:

Because the alleged punks are juveniles, police did not release their names.

That's bad when the press labels you as a "punk."

Cousin Dave,It's p... (Below threshold)
jpm100:

Cousin Dave,

It's probably not the parents but the school. The parents are probably generally absent.

I can't help compare the Co... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

I can't help compare the Colorado yearbook with this one from AZ this year.

Drug use acceptable content, but belief in God... not so much.

"Daily Kos subscribers and ... (Below threshold)
TR19667:

"Daily Kos subscribers and future Democrat Senators........."

Future Ivy League students ... (Below threshold)
kat:

Future Ivy League students getting their training for abusing Conservative speakers.
Liberalism is a disease.

"The 2 Mass teens ... (Below threshold)
"The 2 Mass teens are cut from the same cloth as the trolls in here.

I say each Vet should have 5 minutes alone with each teen."

Better -- Give them 10 minutes with their parents.

VW

I can't help but wonder ... (Below threshold)
Who's John Galt?:

I can't help but wonder what the parents of those 13-year-olds have taught them about war and the military.

One respects that which one is instructed to respect. Conversely, one disdains that which one is instructed to disdain. Instruction is relayed by commission or omission. It is a parent's responsibility to provide for such instruction. I'd like to allow the veterans 10 minutes with the parents.

The thirteens your olds wer... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

The thirteens your olds were quoted as saying:"Our military has committed human atrocities reminicent of Ghegis Khan." Well, anyway, I wonder what the parents say around the table about the military in Iraq? ww

I don't blame these 13 year... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

I don't blame these 13 year-old boys, after all there are just 13 years-old and they know almost nothing other than what has been fed to them by the public school. You know, the same public schools that makes them watch Al Gore's film " A Convenient Delusion".

These kids and millions of kids like them are at the receiving end of the peace movement's propaganda machine. Even Cindy Sheehan had all she could take of the "peace movement" and resigned from it yesterday. In resigning Sheehan wrote that she is disillusioned by the failure of Democratic politicians to bring the unpopular war to an end and tired of a peace movement she said "often puts personal egos above peace and human life."

If it took a grown women two years of interactive involvement with the Democrats and the peace movement to discover the phoniness, how can we expect 13 year-old kids to know the truth? They probably thought they were making a statement for peace by egging those who have served in our military. If the police want to find out who's really responsible for this crime they should question the school teachers of these kids.

This is liberalism's real l... (Below threshold)
Jo:

This is liberalism's real legacy. Aren't you looking forward to the future as this generation grows up?

Because the alleged punk... (Below threshold)

Because the alleged punks are juveniles, police did not release their names.

lol! That made my day.

they should question the... (Below threshold)
Who's John Galt?:

they should question the school teachers of these kids.

I understand what you're saying, Mac, but I still say that it goes back to the parents. We either teach or allow the teaching. We should be talking to our kids...and their teachers. That is where it is breaking down.

That pales, however, to ... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

That pales, however, to two 13-year-old boys from Rockland, Massachusetts. They thought that the best way to commemorate Memorial Day was to attend the parade and see the veterans in their uniforms.

And egg them.

Oh, but even that pales to top that here in WA state. Maybe some impish youths decided it would be a hoot to desecrate the flags on veterans' graves on Memorial Day and replacing them swastikas Not once, but twice.

er..."with swastikas"...</p... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

er..."with swastikas"...

The thirteens your olds wer... (Below threshold)
John F Not Kerry:

The thirteens your olds were quoted as saying:"Our military has committed human atrocities reminicent of Ghegis Khan."

Isn't that from John Kerry's 1971 testimony? They had to dig deep with that one.

I suppose these same worthl... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

I suppose these same worthless jerks want to have that freak drug song AGE OF AQUARIUS as our new national anthem WORTHLESS LITTLE DOUCHIE BAGS I HOPE NOONE BUYS THEIR YEARBOOKS AT ALL

living here in Colorado...t... (Below threshold)
nogo war:

living here in Colorado...this got a lot of media...
let me say a few few things...
Few kids going to this H.S. come from families whose income is less than $100,000 a year..so their folks are out making the big bucks working long hours and compensating..buying them not only what they need but what they want...
Hey when I was in H.S. reefer was $10 an ounce..these kids are paying $400 an OZ...for hybrid..
Getting drunk in HS...none of us did that...
When we live in a nation that gives us news brought to us by pharmaceuticals..
What do we expect..
Damn right it is the parents...but hey what do I know ..I did not grow up in a rich family and neither did our kids...

As a point of demographics.... (Below threshold)
nogo war:

As a point of demographics...this part of Jefferson County is heavily Republican and Fundie Christian..so please don't give me that liberal crap...

The thirteen year olds were... (Below threshold)
engineer:

The thirteen year olds were quoted as saying:"Our military has committed human atrocities reminicent of Ghegis Khan."

I doubt they even know who Ghenis Khan is, much less the atrocities he committed.

"As a point of demograph... (Below threshold)
Lee Ward:

"As a point of demographics...this part of Jefferson County is heavily Republican and Fundie Christian..so please don't give me that liberal crap..."

Yeah -- maybe so, but I bet the guy at the grocery store who sold the kids the eggs was a card-carrying Democrat!

or something...

I understand what ... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
I understand what you're saying, Mac, but I still say that it goes back to the parents.

I also understand what you're saying WJG, but it's downright impossible for parents to review everything teachers say in their classroom, much of which amounts to off hand remarks not discernable from any published syllabus. People talk about members of the MSM being mostly left leaning, but public school teachers are even more so. Some of these lefties view their mission in life as "educating" kids as to correct thinking rather than approved subjects.

War is a strange thing. It's horrible, tremendously expensive and most people want no part of it, yet it can be imposed at any time by any other group that can find a means to engage in it. That's the part lefties don't understand, that war can be imposed regardless of how badly other's what peace. The strangest part is that to have peace a nation must be openly prepared for war and willing to engage in war. That message is rejected by flower children who see it as obsolete thinking and they hope to end all war by educating kids to their way of thinking. The problem for them and all of us is that war flows from human nature and as long as humans have that nature there will be war. It's just a matter of which side of war you want to be on, those who are prepared to win or those who are not.

Lee,Nogo was referin... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Lee,
Nogo was refering to the kids in CO, with the reefer photos in the year book.

Peter F,
An American Legion Hall was hit in PA, again with swastikas. Popular theme, it would seem.

Nogo,
The comments about liberals/liberalism are directed at the egg tossing in Rockland, not the pot smoking in Conifer.

Engineer,
WildWillie is joking. The kids did not say that

As for the egg incident in ... (Below threshold)

As for the egg incident in Rockland, this is a highly dysfunctional, run down blue collar town south of Boston that has been having serial problems with elected officials being caught stealing, public fights between town leaders, crumbling roads and schools. The place is full of white trash. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that one of the teens was the son of a police officer. The towns around it are doing quite well, but for some odd reason, this place is an island of filth.

The Genghis Khan reference ... (Below threshold)

The Genghis Khan reference really is pretty stupid, innit.

The guy sounds pretty alright to me.

"After unifying the Mongols, Genghis Kahn went on the conquer all of China. He breached the Great Wall, laid waste to many cities along the way, and captured the capitol (Britannica, n.p.). However, instead of become a tyrannical dictator after capturing the country, Genghis Kahn let the Chinese live had they had, with no pressure to change their customs or persecution to their religion. He saw that it would be more profitable to force the people to pay a light tax then conquering their culture. Additionally, because he was fair in his taxation, the Chinese people were much less likely to revolt."

If Genghis was a proponent... (Below threshold)
Gianni:

If Genghis was a proponent of 'light taxation', that explains why Hanoi John Kerry was so against him.

Ultimately the kids' choice... (Below threshold)
jpm100:

Ultimately the kids' choice of behavior is more the fault of the Parents. But make no mistake, their choice of target probably came from their school.

The brainwashing implemented under the Clinton years (whether Clinton had a hand or not, idk) has be quite spectacular and effective.

When we got the environment and other crap force fed to us in the 70's you had to be nearly brain dead not to see past it if you cared.

But what's been going on for the past 15 years is way more effective than what they tried on the over 35 crowd.

It was just EGGS. Couldda ... (Below threshold)

It was just EGGS. Couldda been worse, like the spittle, urine and feces we threw at them when they came off the plane in 1969!




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