Image 01 Image 03

Forecast: Cloudy, with a certainty of Zero Tolerance Insanity

Forecast: Cloudy, with a certainty of Zero Tolerance Insanity

2nd grade boy investigated for drawing gun for class project as to what students saw in the clouds

Here we go again.

Add this to the very long list of zero tolerance insanity:

A Second Grader in Widefield, CO, was subjected to investigation and evaluation after he responded to an assignment as to what he saw in the clouds by drawing a gun. (See Featured Image)

(h/t The Right Scoop)


Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.


Gun ? It looks like the metal portion of many desks I had in grade school.

Damn … it’s a Rorschach Test for teachers.

So why are so many teacher obsessed with guns ?

I’ll admit it vaguely resembles my .22, but it looks more like a hatchet to me.

Or maybe a spray nozzle for a garden hose.

Or a fuel nozzle from a gas station.

Every time I look at it, I see something else. What I don’t see, however, is any threat or danger posed by the young artist.

Emperor Penguin | May 23, 2014 at 12:06 pm

If teachers ask kids to draw what they see, then they should not be surprised when the kid does!!!

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | May 23, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Zero tolerance has absolutely nothing to do with safety. This is a very long term strategy to stigmatize guns and brainwash very young children about guns. When these kids learn at a very young age that having thoughts about guns will lead to punishment, and their young classmates see them punished for having thoughts about guns, then very young children are being programmed to associate negative consequences to guns. In effect, they are being brainwashed. In the long term, if this persists, I think it will have an impact.

I spent a couple of hours one day trying to figure out who specifically initiated the effort to use schools as the mechanism to program kids to hate guns. It’s got to be an organization with a national reach in public K-6 education, because this is not isolated to liberal states. It’s happening all over the country. Perhaps the Secretary of Education, or maybe the association of superintendents and administrators, or NEA, etc. I finally gave up trying to assemble the pieces of the puzzle to figure out who the brainchild is that is behind brainwashing our kids to hate guns.

    Zero Tolerance is designed to teach our children that the people in charge of them have no judgment and cannot be trusted. It is a mechanism for breaking the social compact, much like “smash monogamy.”

    And, it is brought to us through the trainers of our teachers and principals. It is not new. The teachers of our teachers have been training up idiots for decades.

    When I was in college, I took “Origins and Development of the English Language” as an elective. It turned out to be required for education majors. I was the only non-education major in the class (I majored in Chemistry). The teachers was a newly-minted PHd, who had a reasonable expectation that people would read the assignments. The assignments were not long, the material was interesting, and he gave us a syllabus.

    These, the best and brightest of the education group, failed to read the assignments, did their best to waste time in class, spent class time quizzing the teacher about what would be on the tests in an obvious effort to narrow the subject matter, and generally behaved like lazy high school students.

    We took the first test, and I made an A, and they were mad at me for blowing the curve. I told them that I was not leaving that class, the test was straight from the classwork and reading assignments, and if they were not prepared to invest a reasonable amount of work in the class, they should be prepared to see me blow the curve every time.

    That school was supposed to have an excellent education program, and those people should now be in positions of real authority in elementary and high schools.


      Valerie-far worse now as most ed degree programs are now going online and even doctorates brag about the “no need to come to campus” and group projects substitute for dissertations. When I looked into the background of a new principal who showed no signs of having anything more than the Mentality of a Muppet, his doctorate program announced he was Competent to be a Change Agent.

      Credentialed in theory that’s actually about social engineering now. is looking at how closely today’s Common Core actual implementation language fits with what used to be called Life Adjustment in the 40s and 50s.

      The 1947 NEA document cited in the post point blank states that “the way the child acts and what he believes is as important as what he knows.” This boy is being punished accordingly for what he believes and his act of drawing. Unacceptable mindsets will now be punished.

    Maggot: I am sure you are correct that this aggressive program of conditioning children against guns is directed by someone at the national level. Financial coercion very likely plays a major role in ensuring compliance. Coercion is government’s favorite tool. We see it at work all over the place, as with threats to withhold funds from states that do not follow the speed limits set by DC bureaucrats. The federal government lures (or intimidates) schools into schemes the schools would not otherwise choose to implement. Consider the following examples of coercion via school lunches and school bullying rules.

    National School Lunch Program (NSLP): The Department of Education runs the e-rate program, which gives schools $9 for every $1 the school spends on technology. But there’s a catch, as Gormogans reports: “To get that money, your school’s kids have to participate in the NSLP. Further, there is a sliding scale: if your school’s participation drops off, so too does the e-rate money.” The participation rate in NSLP is consequently quite high (95% of public schools) — even though the mandatory menu choices are so unsatisfactory that children throw away huge quantities of food and even engage in protests (we’ve all heard about Moochelle’s notorious vomit-flavored meals). Needless to say, once a school accepts federal money, it will be forced to comply with the fed’s requirements for lunch menus, curriculum, and other conditions that used to be under the control of local schools. Do read the entire Gormogan post (which I can now only find via the Wayback Machine):

    Anti-Gay Bullying Programs: Russlynn Ali, the assistant education secretary for civil rights, under the direction of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, laid down the rules for anti-gay bullying in schools, using funding as the stick. Schools that fail to address the bullying of gay students may lose U.S. funds for not enforcing gender-discrimination laws:

    Russlynn Ali, by the way, wrote the Department of Education’s 2011 Sexual Assault Directive, which was widely criticized for ignoring civil rights, removing the presumption of innocence, and fostering false allegations. This was the “preponderance of evidence” policy that allowed universities to convict students of rape or sexual assault even when the police found no evidence of guilt. “Over the past 20 months, students have been unfairly accused and wrongfully expelled from colleges across the country,” noted Stop Abusive and Violent Environments spokesman Chris Thompson. “These false allegations have impugned the reputations of the innocent, compromised the credibility of true victims, and upended basic notions of fairness and justice.” Reaction to Ali’s directive was so intense that she resigned her federal post just two days after the publication of a critical article in the Duke Law Review. Sounds to me like the Civil Rights officer doesn’t understand the concept.

    In trying to find out where the zero tolerance policy on guns originated, I searched and found that zero tolerance apparently falls under civil rights. Russlynn Ali, an Obama appointee, ran the Department of Education’s civil rights office from March 2009 to December 2012. Perhaps her financial coercion of schools into adopting federal bullying rules also extended to zero tolerance for guns ‘n’ stuff, disparate impact restrictions on disciplining students, and a whole host of other schemes that we on the right deplore. I don’t know who started the gun freakout program, but if I were an investigative journalist (that is, a conservative blogger), I would begin my research with a look at Ali’s work.

    Phillep Harding in reply to MaggotAtBroadAndWall. | May 23, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I have seen something very like this in the cartoons shown in the local day care class, except anti-trapping.

    The most memorable part of one was a raccoon sitting next to a cottontail rabbit and a squirrel, making no effort to catch either to eat. I stopped and stared at that one. (the adults in the class glared at me until they realized I was staring in disbelief at the TV.)

Henry Hawkins | May 23, 2014 at 1:12 pm



That is all. Please return to your regular LI activities.

Why don’t they throw out the school board and start firing these idiot who are trying to convert our boys into girls?

The school my daughter’s at right now is very mixed demographically, but mostly working class Asians. I saw a white dad the other day in an NRA t-shirt, worn unironically. Wow, it takes guts to do it in the heart of the Bay Area.

The drawing is obviously two gay individuals standing up for their right to be recognized as equal citizens while at the same time demanding more pay for teachers and school administrators.

But hey… that’s just my impression of the image. Maybe the kid should tell them that is what he was trying to express also.

On Monday while these teachers are safe at home in their beds some Vets will gather to fire salute to their fallen comrades now in the clouds.

Gun? Are you sure it’s not a penis?

“A Second Grader in Widefield, CO, was subjected to investigation and evaluation after he responded to an assignment as to what he saw in the clouds by drawing a gun. ”

Well, he wasn’t suspended. Thank goodness for small favors.

Henry Hawkins | May 24, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Asked to imagine what he saw in a gun locker, the boy replied, “rain”.