EXACTLY HOW MUCH OF THIS BULLSHIT ARE WE GOING TO PUT UP WITH?
Exactly how much of this thought police bullshit are we going to put up with? How much cretinous, non-imaginative, death-of-the-soul crapola from bureaucrats and pig-headed morons are we going to allow to go on? I mean, this is absolutely ridiculous. This is how we're fighting "terrorism", a straw man to begin with?
This is offensive on so many levels I don't even know where to begin.
As several of those who have commented on this post have observed, this situation is as much a result of Columbine as it is the events of 9/11 and their aftermath. The more general issue is one Matt Cheney addresses on his blog.
I remember the aftermath of Columbine quite well, as it affected my stepdaughter, Erin, to a ridiculous degree. Simply because she was different from other students, because she wore black, because she sometimes wore punk clothes (which, even though it hardly matters, teachers and administrators couldn't differentiate from "goth"), she ran into all kinds of problems at her middle school at the time (despite being a great studnet). She survived that era of hysteria, but it did leave its mark on her, and for others--quite harmless students whose only crime was suffering from unconventional imaginations and an "excess" of creativity--the repercussions were much more serious. (As I think Jon Stewart or one of his guests said, when the serial killer recently arrested for murdering more than ten women was found to have been an upstanding leader in his local church, you didn't suddenly see people being wary of local church members across the country, or their kids.)
It's true that there may be facts about this Kentucky case that have not come out yet, but as of this moment, the whole thing seems to stink rather badly.