Kansas Governor Sam Brownback demands apology from high schooler

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Cartoon Peril, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    This is incredible. Apparently Sam Brownback brooks no criticism. A teenage high school student tweeted that the "governor sucked" or words to that effect, and the governor's office and her high school principal forced her to write a letter of apology to to him. Of course, with the high school having the ability to mar her transcript, she had to comply.

    Can you believe how far down we have sunk in this country? A governor demands this from an 18 year-old student, and the principal, instead of telling the governor to pound sand, caves in abjectly. The only brave person here was the student, the "adults" in the situation are all cowards.
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  2. Leave no trace

    Leave no trace Original Member

    In my opinion this action underlines that Kansas Governor Sam Brownback SUCKS BIG TIME.

    Hey Brownback, you can write to me if you want :)
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  3. Leave no trace

    Leave no trace Original Member

    +1 to Emma Sullivan.
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  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    She should wait until she has her diploma in hand and then tweet that both Gov. Brownback & the principal suck.

    Gov. Sam Brownback needs to grow a spine & find his cajones. A thin-skinned wimp like that has no business in public office.

    You suck, Gov. Sam Brownback, ya hear me? Gov. Sam Brownback sucks! The spineless principal sucks even more for caving in to the sucky, wimpy governor.
  5. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    And from me, too, Brownback: You suck!!!! Come and get me.
  6. Leave no trace

    Leave no trace Original Member

    Maybe someone in Kansas will find this thread - wake up Kansas, tell Brownback, he is the epitome of SUCKNESS.
  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    TUG is indexed very quickly. I'm confident that his His Royal Suckiness Samuel "Suckface" Brownback & his administrative minions, who are probably paid with public funds to keep his image spiffy, will find this very quickly. If he didn't suck so badly, his staff could spend more of their time doing useful work for the people of Kansas.
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  8. RB

    RB Founding Member

    May Brownback's staff sucks just a much as he does.
  9. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    I think this pretty well sums up my feelings about Kansas Governor Sam Brownback:

    Also, did she tweet this on school time using school-owned equipment, or on her own time? It said she attended a school trip to Topeka but I can't quite discern whether this was technically on her own time.

    If it was on her own time, this is doubly unforgivable. Schools have no business pretending to have any authority at all over things that happen outside school hours and/or off school property. It seems that every year or so, something like this comes up (last one I recall was the PA school district spying on students via school-issued laptop webcams) and my blood starts to boil. I'm glad I don't have kids because I'd probably have taken a pair of pliers to every bone on some (expletive deleted) school administrator's hand by now. What is it about low-level government jobs that attract small-minded tyrants who want to make life miserable for those around them?
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  10. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Apparently she tweeted from the back of the room while on a field trip to meet the governor. He was bloviating on, didn't fool the student, hence the "suck" tweet.
  11. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    If the truth hurts, beat the crap out of any person who tells it.
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  12. RadioGirl

    RadioGirl Original Member

    Wow, imagine if other gov't figures like, oh, I don't know, someone high up in TSA, say, insisted on an apology from everyone who said something bad about him in some social medium. They'd have to hire extra staff just to send out the demands.:D
  13. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Oooh, ooooh, let me write this letter for her, please, please, pretty-please:

    Dear Governor Brownback,

    I am so terribly sorry that you SUCK!

    Present Student and Future Voter, <name withheld to protect the guilty>
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  14. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    "It's so sucky that you suck, Sam "Suckface" Brownback."

    You've done well, boys and girls. TUG's contribution (out of hundreds now) ranks #3 in a Google Web search for "gov sam brownback sucks". :)

    I didn't even recognize TUG at first when the mouseover for Google cache showed TUG with ADS. :eek: I'm glad I had to foresight to register. :D
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  15. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Cogent analysis at Comedy Central:

    November 25 at 5:10PM by Dennis DiClaudio

    [​IMG]Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is, by all accounts, safe and relatively unharmed following a harrowing Twitter attack from an 18-year-old high school student last week.​
    Luckily, Brownback has a brave and astute staff ready to snap into action at the first sign of an online trolling…​

    Emma Sullivan, a senior at Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, was in Topeka on Monday as part of Kansas Youth in Government, a program for students interested in politics and government.
    During the session, in which Brownback addressed the group, Sullivan posted on her personal Twitter page ...​

    Read the whole spoof at Comedy Central.
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  16. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    If this buffoon had any brains at all, he would invite the student to the governor's office and make an apology to her.
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  17. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    I believe that his huge ego has taken up all of the space that his brain would have otherwise occupied.:rolleyes:
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  18. RB

    RB Founding Member

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  19. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach


    Emma Sullivan has more cajones than either Brownback or her principal, and she's not even supposed to have any.

    Respect is earned, not accorded on demand. You bozos just keep blowing it.
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  20. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

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