Footloose Redeux In Ohio

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    This is the high school dance photo that created an uproar in NE Ohio today....

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    Future dances are in jeopardy at one Northwest Ohio (Bellevue) high school, because pictures surfaced on the Bellevue Gazette's facebook page Monday evening of so-called “dirty dancing.”

    Dances banned at Bellevue HS, for now

    An editorial condemning the ban on future dances is here:

    Ohio High School Bans Dances In Counter-Productive, Losing Battle | Death and Taxes

    BTW, the school superintendent released a statement regarding the dance ban, in which she used truely regrettable grammar.

    I sense the End Is Nigh when even school superintendents crafting press releases muck up basic grammar!

    So anyways, I think the clothing was perfectly okay and the dance moves were perfectly okay. I don't see any reason to be upset with these kids.

    What say you?
     
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    I'm glad I got the hell out of Ohio as soon as I graduated high school. Bellevue has always been a Footloose kind of place so the only thing that surprises me is they know how to upload pics.
     
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    It's not a burg I know much about, Curvey. So IYO, the kids did nothing wrong? I'm flabbergasted that the school superintendent suspended all dances, even the prom. I wonder what promise she'll extract from the kids to allow them to have one. Cannot get closer than 3 feet to any other person?

    I have to say, I am bumfuddled. I had expected to see photos of girls with their tops off or something, the way everyone here is wringing their hands. We danced this way in the late 1960's, for God's sake.
     
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    Never underestimate the lengths that people will go to when given the slightest amout of authority over someone else.
     
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    Evidentially those lengths do not include mastering English grammar!

    So you also thought the kids' dress and dance moves were acceptable, dilloduck?

     
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    The only thing they did wrong was be dumb enough to post the pics without an alias. Our economy has a lot to do with these forms of authoritarian overreactions. This psychological model has existed as far back as recorded history and can be seen in many cultures. When weather knocked out crops the elders would conclude the gods were not happy and they would look at areas of envy or confusion and arbitrarily assign a moral blame to explain the catastrophe. They believed repressing behaviors they personally did not like would appease the gods and bring the crops (economy) back on track.

    I grew up near bellevue and there are seemingly endless places like it in the midwest. Boring, repressive, and God's subtle way of making hell on earth look apple pie cozy from a quick glance.
     
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    Ohio is one strange state. Cleveland is a moral cesspool and yet three hours away, we have a thriving Amish community. Some of the poorest Americans in the country live in southern Ohio (Applachia) and evidentially, we have our fair share of sexual "freedom fighters".

    These poor kids, especially the chicks. Broadcast nationwide as having behaved like sluts, and they did nothing wrong.
     
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    Would you be proud if this were your daughter?
     
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    What Mom or Dad wants to watch their daughter strut her stuff? What daughter dances at her first Homecoming dance with her new beau by studying on how best to shine up Mom and Dad?

    Of course it would make me uncomfy to watch my child do this...which is why I think it is disgraceful these kids were made into a news item. But do I find anything objectionable in their dress or dance moves?

    No.

    Looks like perfectly acceptable, age-appropriate sexual preening to me.

    What's it look like to you, jeffrockit?
     
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    Negro influenced
     

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