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School Confiscates Cupcakes Decorated with Toy Soldiers

cdracka Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 9:06 AM
Think about this a minute...... of all the things to put on a cupcake, M&M's, a Hershey's Kiss, something actually edible.... I happen to know a guy who would have done this.... back in the '50's.... I'm betting that his mother would have dissuaded him from revealing what the other kids already knew- that he was very introspective and rigid to the point of being somewhat antisocial. He was in no way a bully, and exceptionally well mannered but was hung up on great military conflicts and the like. In a word, he'd rather watch a battle than a sunset. His desire would be that all the kids immediately remove the soldiers from the cupcakes and enter them in some imaginary battle of which he was commander. Just sayin...
ellykaye Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 10:11 AM
Well, having an imaginary battle wth plastic soldiers sure beats playing the video games where you are shooting a soldier or someone, would it not? On the video, the soldier falls dead, real good teachings for the young. Sure glad my children are grown, Had this happened to me, I would be on the TV, yelling about it to the top of my lungs. And I abhor violence in any way.
cdracka Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 9:10 AM
While we're on the subject... I doubt that Eisenhower would have brought similar cupcakes.... Patton probably would have.

Do you see the difference?

A Michigan elementary school is defending its decision to confiscate a third-graders batch of homemade cupcakes because the birthday treats were decorated with plastic green Army soldiers.

Casey Fountain tells me that the principal of his son's elementary school called the cupcakes "insensitive" -- in light of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

"It disgusted me," he said. "It's vile they lump true American heroes with psychopathic killers."

Fountain's wife made a batch of 30 chocolate cupcakes for their son Hunter's classmates at Schall Elementary School in the town of Caro. The 9-year-old helped decorate the treats with...