School Expels A 4 Year Old After Mother’s Facebook Post

pre-k-facebook1

(PCM) Just one more way that expression on social media can get people into to trouble! A Florida woman has gotten her son expelled from his pre-school over a post that she made on her Facebook wall criticizing the school’s handling of an issue.

Ashley Habat got into a disagreement with the school over their scheduling of “picture day” claiming that parents are not given enough notification, however the school claims that a notice was sent home with her 4 year old son Will about a week prior.

Habat took to Facebook to vent about the incident in a post that read ““Why is it that every single day there is something new I dislike about Will’s School? Are my standards really too high or are people working in the education field really just that ignorant.”

Habat was under the impression that her post was only able to be seen by her Facebook friends, however she failed to realize that she had mistakenly tagged the school in the posting.

Despite the fact that Habat’s son Will had done nothing wrong in regards to the incident, Habat claims that she was called into the school office the morning after the posting on Facebook and was told that her family was not the “right fit” for the school and they did not want Will as a student any longer.

A formal dismissal letter from the Sonshine Christian Academy was sent later and the school stands by their actions claiming that sowing discord and calling the integrity of the school into question via social media breaks several rules in the handbook that Habat signed with enrolling her child in the school.

To us it kind of seems like freedom of opinion is being called into question here and it is a shame that Habat’s son and his education has to be the innocent victim in the battle between his mother, social media, and the school.

Share it!

Is Hello Kitty A Cat? Sanrio Doesn’t Know

For those of you who have been living under a rock, Hello Kitty is a cultural and marketing juggernaut on equal footing to icons such as Mickey Mouse and Count Chocula. Ok, maybe not that last one, but if you were a kid in the 90s you understood the significance of that sugar bomb in your Saturday morning cereal bowl. This year, everyone’s favorite pussycat is turning 40, and Sanrio is giving us a secret that they have kept for as long as Hello Kitty has been gracing girls’ lunchboxes.

Hello Kitty by Sanrio

Sanrio’s Hello Kitty

Our kitty is not…a cat? That’s right; Sanrio revealed that Hello Kitty is not a kitty at all. This revelation was discovered by Hello Kitty scholar Christine R. Yano (save this one for next time your parents ask you how useful your gender studies degree is). After compiling research for the Hello Kitty retrospective at the Japanese American Museum she sent her notes to Sanrio, who replied with approval for all except one glaring error.

Yano paraphrases the response by Sanrio. “Hello Kitty is not a cat. She is a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She has a pet cat of her own, however, and it’s called Charmmy Kitty.”

Yano then describes Kitty’s backstory. “Her name is Kitty White and she was born a Scorpio and adores apple pie. She has a twin sister and is a perpetual third-grader. She lives outside of London.”

Now that Sanrio has revealed Kitty’s secret, it’s time to put them to task. If Kitty White is not a cat, why does she have whiskers and cat ears? Is she always playing dress up? If that’s the case, is My Melody not a rabbit, and Badtz-Maru not a penguin because they carry anthropomorphic traits?

Yet when pressed further, Sanrio can’t seem to make up their mind on Kitty’s species. When contacted recently about the statement that Hello Kitty was a little girl, Sanrio issued another response that, “Hello Kitty has always been a cat. She is the personification of a cat. To say otherwise would be ridiculous.”

Japanese Bobtail Cat

Japanese Bobtail Cat

Indeed, Hello Kitty is thought to be a cartoon version of a Japanese Bobtail Cat, as evidence by her stubby tail. It’s likely that Sanrio hasn’t quite made up its mind on their mascot, but all evidence leans towards their second release. Outside of Halloween, little girls don’t sport cat ears, whiskers, and an adorable stubby tail.

Share it!

Footage Of Concessions Company CEO Abusing A Puppy Has Gone Viral

puppy-abuse1

(PCM) Disturbing footage has recently surfaced that shows the CEO of arena concessions company Centerplate, Desmond “Des” Hauge, violently kicking and pulling on a small doberman pincher puppy named Sade while in an elevator.

The multi-millionaire CEO can be see in the elevator security camera footage repeatedly kick the puppy and then yank so hard on its’ chain that the puppy is actually lifted off of the floor. The poor puppy can be seen cowering in the corner in an attempt to get away from from the attack.  Hauge was allegedly pet sitting for a friend when the incident occurred.

The video footage of Hauge’s animal abuse has since gone viral and viewers on the internet have become outraged with many threatening to boycott the company’s arena concession stands.

Hauge has released the following statement in regards to the incident: “This incident is completely and utterly out of character and I am ashamed and deeply embarrassed. Under the circumstances of the evening in question, a minor frustration with a friend’s pet caused me to lose control of my emotional response. Unfortunately, I acted inappropriately, and I am deeply sorry for that and am very grateful that no harm was caused to the animal.”

The puppy, Sade, has since been removed from the friends home and is currently in the care of the SPCA after this incident was investigated. The puppy was living in unsanitary conditions and appeared to have suffered some form of abuse.

Please be advised the the video below is graphic in nature and may alarm some viewers:

 

Share it!

Grumpy Neighbor Attempts To Shut Down A Kids Lemonade Stand

Lemonade-stand1

(PCM) 61 year old Doug Wilkey has become so fed up with a kid’s lemonade stand in his neighborhood that he has even gone as far as to call City Hall and the local authorities in an attempt to have it shut down.

The kid, 12 year old T.J. Guerrero runs the lemonade stand on a residential corner in his Dunedin, Florida neighborhood and says that he has received permission from the person who owns the home on the corner where the stand is located to post a sign on the lawn and run the table from 3-7pm.

Wilkey is calling the T.J.’s lemonade stand, which also sells homemade cookies and strawberry lemonade an “illegal business” and claims it creates excessive traffic in the area, as well as, noise, trash, illegal parking and other issues that reduce the value of his property.

T.J is running the stand in order to raise money pay for his cell phone bill and buy a few snacks and an iPod. Why someone would want to shut down a kid that is actually acting responsibly does not make a whole lot of sense to us, but to each their own we suppose.

Wilkey claims T.J’s friends made a lot of noise when hanging next to his stand with their skateboards, thrown rocks in his yard and also set off fireworks that scared his dog. T.J. denies this incidents and the Dunedin planning and development director from City Hall is siding with T.J. claiming that they are not in the business of regulating kids like that and do not want to put lemonade stands out of business.

T.J. no longer has his friends hang out with him at the stand due to Wilkey’s complaints and he only plans to run the lemonade stand until he turns 14 years old and can apply for a job at the local area supermarket.

Share it!

Parents Turn In 13 Year Old Daughter For Sexting

sexting-image

(PCM) The parents of a 13 year old teenager daughter in Dinwiddie County, Virigina have turned her into the local area authorities for sexting after discovering nude photos of not only their daughter but other children on both her cellphone and tablet.

The parents claim that their goal in turning their daughter in to the authorities is to protect her from authorities, however if charged with distributing the photos, she could be forced to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life.

The girl’s mother discovered a series of lewd and overtly sexual texts between her daughter and some much older teen boys, one of which did solicit her daughter for sex. The girl was both sending and receiving nude images to her phone and tablet.

 

The older teen boys could face felony charges if convicted and the girls parents are still standing by their decision to turn their daughter in, as the feel the photos and conversations were completely inappropriate for someone her age and they feel without stepping in now things could only get worse in the future.

Do you feel that the girls parents made the right step by turning their 13 year old daughter over to the police or do you feel it should have been handled without involving the authorities?

Share it!
WordPress theme: Kippis 1.15