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Prince George’s County (yes, that one).

Hats off?

Students learn irony by wearing hats to science class Oct. 26 during Hats Off to Being Drug-Free Day

Students at Concord Elementary School in District Heights created a human chain and released balloons Wednesday afternoon as part of a Red Ribbon Week celebration. […]

At Concord Elementary, the balloon release was “a way of cementing [students’] pledge to stay drug-free,” said Principal Carolyn Y. George-Remy. […]

Everyone from kindergarteners to eighth-grade students at Beltsville Academy donned hats, college T-shirts, and goofy socks with loud prints last week in response to themes such as “hats off to being drug-free” or “sock it to drugs.”

Columbus, Georgia

Students “too cool” for cocaine and other addictive drugs wore sunglasses to school Wednesday to “shade out” narcotics. […]

Fifth-graders at Fox Elementary School competed in a contest this week in which they wrote a rap song about being drug free

Students Form Giant Red Ribbon

Tuesday: “Sock it to Drugs” day when students wore “wacky socks.”

Wednesday: “Living Drug Free is no Sweat” day when they wore sweat pants.

Thursday: “Team Up Against Drugs” day when the kids were encouraged to wear gear from their favorite high school, college or pro sports team.

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20 comments to More Red Ribbon Antics

  • Jon Doe

    “Students “too cool” for cocaine and other addictive drugs wore sunglasses to school Wednesday to “shade out” narcotics.”

    Best day to come to school high EVER.

  • darkcycle

    How about “bag the propaganda day”? Where students are encouraged to wear bags (preferably paper) over their heads to symbolize the denial of truthful, accurate information about the relative harms of these drugs.
    Works for me.

  • claygooding

    Pete,,in his diatribe the other day Kerli said there were 6>7 medical studies going on at that time.

    I am sure that Sativex was one,,is there any way of finding out what others are going on?

    I am so glad I was through with school before Nixon declared war on us.

  • I’m so glad my kids’ schools never ventured into this kinda territory… they would’ve been sooo embarrassed by their dad.

  • C.E.

    Here’s some more ideas:

    “Pepsi Cola and Coca Cola team up for a ‘Drink Soda, Not Drugs’ event. Kids will be given sugary, caffeinated drinks as a healthful alternative to dangerous drugs like PCP!”

    “Today’s activity is ‘Shoot horses, not horse’. Kids will shoot lame horses with high-powered weapons to empower themselves to say no to drugs!”

    “At lunchtime we’ll have a 60’s style drug-free jamboree! Kids are encouraged to wear tie-dye, beads, and headbands and go ‘one toke over the line’ against drugs!”

  • DdC

    Dare to Tell Your Kids the Truth
    Quandaries of a Thinking Parent

    The government has been disastrously negligent in providing consumers reliable information about the dangers of all drugs and education about how to reduce personal risk. Instead, our government has instituted harsh criminal penalties for certain drugs, while simultaneously being in bed with corporations that produce other drugs.

    The Joseph McNamara Collection

    Stop the War – A Former Police Chiefs Plea to the New Drug Czar
    America’s Plague of Bad Cops
    Anguish in Blue Needn’t Become Deadly
    Bombs and the Bill of Rights
    Cops on the Dole
    Cop’s View of the Drug War
    End the War by Anthony Lewis
    Has the Drug War Created an Officer Liar’s Club?
    Reinventing the LAPD
    The National Guard is Not a Police Force
    Code of Silence Must Come to an End
    Holding the Line Between Pursuit and Punishment
    Drug Peace
    Shootings by Police – Broken Trust
    NY Times Letter to the Editor – April 18, 1999
    cops against the drug war
    police chiefs question merit of drug policy
    Gil Pruder R.I.P.

    FIVE WAYS THE DRUG WAR HURTS KIDS

    Commentators like Bill O’Reilly claim that ending the drug war would lead to more children being abused by drug-addicted parents. But 33-year law enforcement veteran Neill Franklin sees it differently.

    The War on Drugs is Lost 12feb96

    NATIONAL REVIEW has attempted during its tenure as, so to speak, keeper of the conservative tablets to analyze public problems and to recommend intelligent thought. The magazine has acknowledged a variety of positions by right-minded thinkers and analysts who sometimes reach conflicting conclusions about public policy.

    “WE ARE speaking of a plague that consumes an estimated $75 billion per year of public money, exacts an estimated $70 billion a year from consumers, is responsible for nearly 50 per cent of the million Americans who are today in jail, occupies an estimated 50 per cent of the trial time of our judiciary, and takes the time of 400,000 policemen — yet a plague for which no cure is at hand, nor in prospect.”
    ~ Wm. F. Buckley Jr.

    Kerliowske’s Legal Drug Hypocrisy

  • DdC

    Moms against the drug war
    Robin Schneider remembers Christmases as a young child: sitting in a visitation cell at a federal prison in Indiana, chatting with a father she saw only two or three times a year. The visit was short. The drive with her mother and two brothers was long. Her father had been busted and imprisoned on a marijuana conspiracy charge when she was 3 years old.

    The Assassins of Youth: FRCn PDFA/DARE

    Calvina Fay Prohibition Inc.

    War Veterans Organize Day of Action at Occupy Camps
    Port of Oakland Occupied!

  • Francis

    I think Red Ribbon Week should be more geared to giving students the skills they’ll need to succeed as our nation’s future drug warriors. To that end, may I suggest:

    “My Support For Staying Drug-Free is Locked In” – Students will practice locking each other in cages for the day.

    “There’s No Dog-Gone Way I’ll Do Drugs” – Students will practice shooting (and killing!) one another’s dogs. Can you say “FUN”?

    “I Won’t Forfeit My Future To Drugs” – Students can learn about the awesomeness of asset forfeiture laws by forcibly stealing as much stuff (jewelry, cell phones, cars!, etc.) from one another as they can during the day. (TIP: If this is your first Red Ribbon Week and you’re on the smaller or weaker side, this might be a good day to leave the fancy sneakers and high-priced electronics at home.)

    • darkcycle

      Well, Francis. What can I say….that’s why I like having you around.
      Well done…full snark points and a bonus for graphic imagery. Judges say: 10-10-10-and a 9.5 from the NIDA judge.

  • kaptinemo

    I feel sorry for those kids, especially the smarter ones who know this is all a crock.

    A kid’s brain does not come equipped with an on/off switch. Their minds are not re-writable CDs. You cannot ‘program’ them after a certain point without them realizing what you are trying to do. They realize early on how much of their curriculum is actually make-work designed not to educate but to indoctrinate. And they quietly but bitterly resent that.

    They can tell the difference between something worthwhile, and some adult’s whim. And they know this kind of thing belongs in the latter category.

  • Maria

    I can’t help but wonder how many of these kids are on heavy duty prescription drugs such as stimulants and antidepressants.

  • warren

    Where is the PDR.The whys,howcomes,whatfors might lead to something[can`t say the drug word]. How about REAL drug education. Or they can learn it themselves from their buddys.

  • Capo

    I’m in my 30s now, and even I remember Dare education in school. So basically 2 or 3 generations of every school kid in America has had this crap fed to them.

    My question is, if it was working at all, wouldn’t almost every single drug user be in their 60s by now?

  • Duncan20903

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    Can we get the kiddies into killing squirrels? I’m close enough that I can fib and say that I’m in PG County. Or if you people insist on being all “ethical” & shit I’m sure that my squirrels cross over into PG, probably delivering drugs to school children who think they’re cute & lovable rather than the fuzzy tailed rats that they are in reality. If something doesn’t happen I’m going to go Rambo on their nasty little tree rat asses. The squirrels I mean, not the poor little school children. I’ll give the kiddies a red ribbon for every cute little pest they terminate and the reassurance that it means they won’t end up a mean old drug attic like me.

    • darkcycle

      My dog will terminate three or four squirrels a year. Most dogs will lose a squirrel up a tree. Not mine, he’ll follow the little bugger from the ground if he can and keep up the chase. The squirrels get REALLY REALLY freaked out by this very un-doglike behavior, and continue to run in a panic. He follows them ’till they make a misstep, or sometimes they just run out of trees to jump to, and CHOMP.
      Have you ever heard a squirrel’s death scream? It doesn’t sound at all like a noise a squirrel would make, it’s kinda frightening.

      • Duncan20903

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        Unfortunately no, I haven’t.

        I was looking over recipes for cooking squirrels. I’m not sure if I could actually bring myself to eat one. I’d have to be awfully hungry and bereft of food before I’d eat a rat. Think about it, if you shave a squirrel’s tail you’d have a rat. It’s actually kind of interesting that I’m pondering the idea rather than rejecting it out of hand. There’s a show that features a couple of goobers who hunt alligators for a living that my wife watches for some reason. One episode which I watched for a few minutes featured them coming into their kitchen and then they started pulling dead squirrels out of their pockets to cook for dinner. I swear rigor had set in. Sometimes I just don’t know why I married her.
        ———-
        Teargas in Oakland. Shit meeting fan?

  • darkcycle

    They don’t et reel well, Duncan. You need a brace of ’em to get enought meat for a stew. Say, did you see that? that were me ant my bruther! Sheeeeeeit. bet ya din’t nows we had Gators up here? They got loose from the sewers.