Saturday, October 08, 2005


Do not insult George W. Bush. You might get a visit from the Secret Service.

At Currituck County High School in Barco, N.C., students in the senior civics and economic class were assigned last month to "take photographs to illustrate their rights in the Bill of Rights."

Selina Jarvis is the head of the social studies department. She didn't think the assignment was anything outrageous.

One student completed the assignment this way, Jarvis said:
"[He] had taken a photo of George Bush out of a magazine and tacked the picture to a wall with a red thumb tack through his head. Then he made a thumb’s down sign with his own hand next to the President’s picture, and he had a photo taken of that, and he pasted it on a poster.”
The student took the film to be developed at a Wal-Mart in Kitty Hawk. Informants working there alerted the local police, who called the Secret Service.

The student's poster was taken down. The assistant principal called Jarvis to a conference room, where two Secret Service agents asked her about the student. Good kid, she replied.

The agents brought up the poster and asked Jarvis: Don't you think this is suspicious?

The meeting ended with the feds hinting that the student might be indicted. He was not, of course. A flack for the Secret Service said it's the agency's "responsibility" to look into "incidents when necessary."

Welcome to the garrison state.


Anonymous said...

What's really pathetic is this isn't the first time this has happened.

Anonymous said...

Pathetic is right ... and what is even worse is that a WalMart idiot would think that he has any right to pass judgement on your photos .. or even view them for any reason other than checking a few for quality,v and even that is not in good form for any lab since nothing could be done about it at that point anyway. Only no nothings take film to WalMart. Any reputable film lab dosnt care what is on your film including getting candids of you and Monica doing the Lynndie nekkid.

In my blog I did several things this week reguarding photos ... curbstonecritic