A hero parent in Gilford, New Hampshire, was thwarted in his brave attempt to turn a school board meeting into a trial of the tyrants at the school when he was arrested after challenging a cop to arrest him. It’s a chilling vision of sex-soaked filthy Nazi fascism in Obama’s America, as a jackbooted police officer brutally smashes the Constitution into the ground and then machineguns Thomas Jefferson’s corpse and the First Amendment means NOTHING anymore. That, or an angry parent who refused to stop interrupting a school board meeting was arrested for disorderly conduct and released on bail shortly afterward. But it’s definitely one of those two. Also, Common Core!
William Baer was very upset that his daughter, a ninth-grader at Gilford High School, was assigned to read the novel Nineteen Minutes in English Class. The book, a potboiler about a school shooting, includes three brief sex scenes, one of which Baer described thusly:
“I’ve never read anything like this,” Baer said. “It’s like the transcript for a triple-X-rated movie.”
For the sake of due diligence, we checked the book out of the Boise Public Library, and we can assure you of one thing, gentle readers: Mr. Baer has either never seen actual pornography, or really enjoys being spotlighted as a Moral Crusader and Small-Government Activist. We are going to guess, from the number of interviews he has made himself available for in just the last couple of days — with the local TV station where he’s quoted above, with the Laconia Daily Sun, with WND, and with EAG News, that it just might be the latter.
The school district has been using the novel since it was published in 2007; the author, Jodi Picoult, is from nearby Hanover, New Hampshire. Because the novel involves a fictional school shooting and 4 of its 455 pages include sex stuff, a form is usually sent home to parents advising their children can opt out of reading it; that form was inadvertently not sent this year. After Baer complained to the school, a belated notice was sent to parents on Monday.
A family friend was visiting last Wednesday and talking to Baer’s 14-year-old daughter about how things were going in school. When she mentioned that she’d just been assigned the novel, the friend picked up the book and casually opened it to page 313 which contains a very graphic description of a sexual encounter between two adolescents. The friend was aghast as he read the passage, and asked Baer if he was aware of the book’s content.
“I was shocked when I read the passage, and not much shocks me anymore,” Baer says. “My wife was stunned by the increasingly graphic nature of the sexual content of the scene and the imagery it evoked.”
And indeed, the scene is meant to be shocking, since it depicts the main character being coerced into unprotected sex by her abusive boyfriend after they’ve been drinking. Here is the whole thing, the reason this book is being described as pornographic XXX-rated smutty filth (and we’ll add NSFW, just in case you’re using a text-to-speech device at work):
She’d been floating along pleasantly in a haze of the familiar. Yes, Matt had kissed her — one short one, then a longer, hungry kiss, as his hand worked open the clasp on her bra. She lay lazy, spread beneath him like a feast, as he pulled off her jeans. But then, instead of doing what usually came next, Matt reared over her again. He kissed her so hard that it hurt. “Mmmph,” she said, pushing at him.
“Relax,” Matt murmured, and then he sank his teeth into her shoulder. He pinned her hands over her head and ground his hips against hers. She could feel his erection, hot against her stomach.
It wasn’t the way it normally was, but Josie had to admit that it was exciting. She couldn’t remember ever feeling so heavy, as if her heart were beating between her legs. She clawed at Matt’s back to bring him closer.
“Yeah,” he groaned, and he pushed her thighs apart. And then suddenly Matt was inside her, pumping so hard that she scooted backward on the carpet, burning the backs of her legs.
“Wait,” Josie said, trying to roll away beneath him, but he clamped his hand over her mouth and drove harder and harder until Josie felt him come.
Semen, sticky and hot, pooled on the carpet beneath her. Matt framed her face with his hands. “Jesus, Josie,” he whispered, and she realized that he was in tears. “I love you so goddamn much.”
Josie turned her face away. “I love you, too.”
She lay in his arms for ten minutes and then said she was tired and needed to go to sleep. After she kissed Matt good-bye at the front door, she went into the kitchen and took the rug cleaner out from underneath the sink. She scrubbed it into the wet spot on the carpet, prayed it would not leave a stain.
We should note that rightwing website EAG News cites parts of the passage, leaving out the stuff that makes it clear that this is pretty much date rape, and instead focusing only on the grinding and the sexing, omitting Josie’s asking Matt to stop and her attempts to get away from him. After all, this is just filthy porn, and nothing can excuse its inclusion in a novel read by high school students.
Baer was very very very very upset, and told EAG News that he didn’t want his daughter reading such things, and that the school “has no business introducing such themes” in an assigned reading. He also appears to have a strange understanding of the law, considering his profession:
Baer, who is an attorney, believes that if someone stood outside the school and handed out copies of the novel’s sexually charged passage to students, he would likely be arrested and prosecuted.
He questions why it’s acceptable for “the state, through its schools and agents,” to mandate reading and discussing this same material.
The interview — again, published before his appearance at the school board meeting — gives you a pretty clear sense of Mr. Baer’s views. In a section headed “Government schools pushing their perverted worldview,” the article explains,
For Baer, this incident is the latest indication that the nation’s public education system is bent on indoctrinating children with moral relativism.
He believes the politicians and educators running the public school system want to dismantle the family unit, and undermine traditional morality, “though they’re never going to admit this.”
“Many people in education and government truly believe our children are theirs. That parents are only the custodians who feed them and put a roof over their head. These school incidents are a byproduct of this ‘we know best’ philosophy. They believe they have the authority to do this. If people were more complacent, which is hard to imagine, it’d be even worse.”
Baer plans to attend the Gilford School Board meeting on Monday evening to discuss this issue with the leadership of the school.
Baer told WND on Tuesday that he’d met briefly with Principal Kent Hemingway Monday, which is apparently when he learned that the school had mistakenly not sent a notice to parents about the objectionable content:
I told him that my daughter had the book in her hands for a week and I never got a notice from the school asking my permission for her to read it. He said it was an oversight because the book has been on the school’s class reading list since it came out in 2007. I explained that I felt I should have gotten a notice where I could have opted-out from my daughter having to read the book.
And then he went to the meeting, where during the two-minute comment period he attempted to have that much-anticipated discussion, asking board chair Sue Allen for documentation of the error and asking her to read the notice that the school sent Monday, which he considered inadequate because it only referred to “high school relationships, some of them unhealthy.” He then demanded that someone read the passage on page 313 aloud, at which point his two minutes were over.
Another parent, Sara Carrignan, also complained that she was “utterly appalled” by the book and the oversight, and that her son “had this book in his hands for a week.” She also considered the notice “garbage.”
When a third parent was speaking in favor of the book and saying that he didn’t want other parents trying to ban it, Baer interrupted, calling the man’s position “absurd”; Allen asked him to stop talking. He replied, “That’s fine…It’s absurd. Why don’t you have me arrested? Why don’t we do that as a civics lesson, nice First Amendment Lesson.”
We were not aware that the First Amendment guarantees the right to interrupt people during a meeting, as long as you’re really sure you need to, but we learn all sorts of things from the internet.
Allen asked Baer, “Sir, would you please be respectful of the other people?” and he shot back, “Like you’re respectful of my daughter, right? And my children?”
And then the officer came and took him away, trampling freedom forever. Here is another, longer video of the fascist school board destroying freedom:
We like the cameraphoneman’s running commentary as Baer is taken to the police car, and are totally in love with the brave defender of liberty who says, off camera, “I think the wrong person’s in handcuffs” and clarifies that the people who really need to be arrested are “whoever put those books in our children’s hands, the people that don’t want to take responsibility for it.” And the camera guy’s closing “liberty and justice for all” is simply a moment of self-righteous beauty.
After the board meeting, the school district issued a statement apologizing for the notification screwup and announcing that it would revise its policies for controversial material; instead of giving parents the choice of opting out of their kids’ reading potentially offensive works, all parents would have to give permission before students read such material. The school would also give more details about potentially worrisome material.
Mr. Baer intends to fight his disorderly conduct charge, and is widely seen on the wingnuttosphere as a hero and martyr for the cause of protecting innocent children from pornography forced on them by union teachers who want to destroy America. The only real solution, obviously, is to pull your darlings out of the Government Schools and homeschool them. This also proves the need to scrap Common Core, although Common Core had nothing to do with it. Also, even though the school district immediately revised its policy in response to the kerfuffle, everyone on the school board and the school administration should be arrested, and the cop should also be fired, at the very least, for being a Nazi. One commenter at “The Daily Sheeple” called for more direct action, for freedom: “People need to find out where that DONUT GRAZER lives!!!!!!!! Then take care of business.”
Aren’t you proud to be an American today?
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