A Jocular Look @ Today’s News: 50 Shades of Grey Comes to a Texas High School

Todays headlines

Mom angry that male vice principal spanked child

Rather than spend two days in in-school suspension for allegedly letting another student copy her classwork, Taylor Santos, a well-regarded student and athlete at Springtown High School, near Fort Worth, Texas, chose to get paddled. As her mother, Anna Jorgensen, told ABC News affiliate WFAA-TV in Dallas, Taylor didn’t want to miss any classes because “her grades are very important to her.” So Santos went to the vice principal’s office to request a paddling. She called her mom, who said that as long as her daughter was OK with it, so was she. According to school policy, parents who don’t want their children to subject to corporal punishment must submit a written statement each year. What neither Jorgenson nor Santos knew was that a man – the vice principal – would be doing the swatting, while a female watched. As far as Jorgensen knew, she said, school policy mandated that males spanked males and females spanked females. Because of the force with with Santos was struck, her bottom was fire-engine red and looked as if it had been “burned and blistered,” said Jorgensen, who took photos as evidence.

POPS Sadistic Pleasure 

“A lot of people think it was abolished 20 years ago,” Jimmy Dunne, president of People Opposed to Paddling Students (POPS), told ABC News. A former math teacher in the Houston Middle Schools, Dunne founded POPS in 1981 and has been the spanker and spankee. But he refused to participate after noticing that some teachers were “getting sadistic pleasure out of hitting these kids.”

MrMary Weighs in

50 Shades of grey is inspiring a new Cookbook, themed passion parties, gifts, soundtracks, clothing, make-up, food, hotel rooms  and lingerie, it was already a matter of time before it affected our education system. Some news papers are saying that she was brutally paddled but I don’t think so. This is progressive thinking. You see rather than let the young lady go to college, get tea-bagged (it will be of course consensual) by a guy she really likes  who never calls back only to discover S&M (namely the 50 Shades Trilogy) as she pulls out her deep dark depression with the help of therapy and recreational drug use they bring the pain to her now. It saves her the trip. With therapy cost being what they are and with the hope of leading a well adjusted mentally healthy life in our times being so improbable in this recession. Who can be against saving time money and heart-ache, the cost of embarrassment and having a red ass isn’t that bad in retrospect. It could be a lot worse actually.

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