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October 26, 2010 12:34 AM UTC

Who Gets The Penalty Box First?

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  • by: DaftPunk

( – promoted by Colorado Pols)

With the new enhanced Pols Penalty Box, speculation runs rampant as to who will win the honor of the first “time out.”

Will Beej goad V, Libertad threadjacking,  or DaftPunk or Froward69 taking Jizm jokes too far make the cut?

Who will be the first in the PB?

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102 thoughts on “Who Gets The Penalty Box First?

        1. You’ve already flipped out at me on numerous occasions. Even worse than you flip out when you think about black kids going to public schools with you.

      1. … I think you violated every single term of service except outing, but declining to out is understandable because you dont want to end up Steve Harvey’s co-blogger on Colorado Conflagration.

        Seriously, you had me laughing so hard my kid asked me to explain what was so funny. I couldnt really explain…

        1. All right:

          raymond1’s first name is Raymond, Aaron’s name is Aaron, bjwilson83’s last name is Wilson, and DavidThi808 is David Thielen. Also Ray Springfield is Ray Springfield, and Steve Harvey was Steve Harvey. Middle of the Road is a woman, and Gilpin Guy is a dude. And GOPwarrior is a racist.

          Now POLS would YOU jizz-gobbling cob-nobbling honky pansies SEND ME THE PASSWORD to your timeout SITE?

          Here’s a giant picture of an elephant having sex with Carl Paladino while aborting a rapist’s baby, who isn’t even in Colorado.

          1. .

            As to (#3), mission accomplished with the subject of this post; as to (#1) and (#2), I give you a complete posting by a Mr. Steve Harvey of Colorado Confluence, one entitled Solving Rather Than Punishing Problems (link: http://coloradoconfluence.com/

            Solving Rather Than Punishing Problems

            October 25, 2010  |  Author Steve Harvey

            The Denver Post published an article today on Denver truancy court, and on the importance of diagnosing the problem with a child who is chronically truant rather than just punishing the violation of the law (http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_16425102?source=pop).  As DPS truancy attorney Amber Elias put it, “School attendance is only a symptom. The purpose of truancy court is to identify what the disease is and how to address that.”

            A good example of how important that is can be found in the case of 15 year old Louis Pollack-Trujillo, whose truancy was a direct result of an undiagnosed depression anxiety disorder. “I wanted to go to school; I just didn’t want to go in the building,” he said. “The rooms felt too full, and there was too much going on.”

            There is a movement underway in child and family services, called “Systems of Care” (SOC), which integrates and coordinates child-oriented services and agencies across the spectrum, including schools, juvenile justice, and county health, mental health, family, and social services. Both federal and state legislation (including in Colorado) is making it easier to “blend and braid” different funding streams (traditionally difficult to do, due to the precise discrete reporting requirements of each program), so that services can be designed as an integrated package for each child and family. By doing so, we can prevent the problems that fester and grow in the absence of such proactive attention.

            This is just one dimension of the choice we face as a nation: Whether we want to be the kind of people who justify failing to do the best we can to address the problems that kids face, and by doing so prevent the problems that ensue from failing to provide kids with an education, to address debilitating mental illnesses, to provide health and mental health care services, to address abuse and neglect issues, to address substance abuse issues by the children or their parents, to address truancy and other juvenile justice issues, and to address all of these as parts of a single whole.

            Those who chant the mantra of “less government,” without taking into account the legitimate demands that government alone can adequately meet, are not only contributing to higher rates of adult non-productivity and public dependency, associated higher rates of crime, and the intergenerational reproduction of these same problems in a cycle of perpetual costly dysfunctionality, but are also costing tax-payers far more in the long-run by declining to invest in far less expensive early interventions rather than incurring the far more expensive costs of reactive but ineffective “solutions” like incarceration and welfare. By refusing to use government as a precisely targeted proactive tool addressing specific issues, we are trapped into using it as a blunt and costly reactive necessity.

            It’s like failing to maintain upkeep on a house or car, allowing it to deteriorate instead, at far greater expense to the home or car owner. It’s just plain dumb. And in this case, the “house” we’re talking about, whose deterioration not only costs us, but involves enormous human suffering, suffering which has detrimental rippling effects throughout society.

            The choice exists on many levels: Whether to try to resolve conflicts or pay the costs of their eruption; whether to try to identify and treat mental and emotional disorders, or to wait until those who suffer them impose costs and suffering on others; whether to find and address the causes of problems, or turn a blind eye and only deal with the results of not having confronted those problems affirmatively and proactively.

            The rest of the developed world has very definitely and clearly selected the former strategy of confronting problems proactively, and have far better success at diminishing violent crime and infant mortality, improving social mobility, reducing incarceration rates, and, in general, spending more of their public resources on improving the quality of life rather than paying for the failure to do so. Isn’t it time we joined the modern world as well?

            Posted in Community, Children, and Families, Crime and Prevention, Education | Tags: child abuse, child and family services, cost-effective policies, integrated services, mental health, proactive, Systems of Care, truancy

  1. to be first in the box, I’m surprised no one has thread-jacked a diary with ALL-CAPS spam about vulgar sexual acts that take place outside Colorado. Cowards!

  2. You can count on that, like you could count on Tom Tancredo to keep his term limits promise.

    Hell, even the Beej has revised his sig line to take out the three “F***” word references it had.  He’s probably worried that there may be a muslim in the penalty box who will challenge his belief that the world was created in six days (meaning six periods of time, not necessarily 24-hour days.  See how this play nice shit is already taking hold?)

    1. V, I’d really aspired to be first in the box by making some sort of ridiculous post that calls someone a string of profanities. So, nice job pre-empting my idea, you skunk’s-ass-smelling squirrel-fucker.

    1. I have never won anything!

      I have to thank Mom and Dad… the writers, producers and staff. All the plebes and know-it-alls like bj, Libertad, LB and the entire GOP!

      oh and the flying spaghetti monster in the sky.

      Thank you, Thank you, everyone!

          1. Not because I want you in the box, but because you’re so fucking hilarious and you can’t seem to control yourself, you’re bound to land there. First.

        1. Pansy: A sissy, fag, fairy, or one that is generally unmanly.

            Pansy, Pansy, Pansy, Pansy, Pansy! bjwilson83 responding to a post from the dictionary defining “pansy” as an antigay slur.

          1. instead of the regular dictionary? From dictionary.com:

            pan*sy

            1.

            a violet, Viola tricolor hortensis, cultivated in many varieties, having richly and variously colored flowers.

            2.

            the flower of this plant.  

            1. [pan-zee] Show IPA

              noun, plural sies.

              1.

              a violet, Viola tricolor hortensis,  cultivated in many varieties, having richly and variously colored flowers.

              2.

              the flower of this plant.

              3.

              Slang: Disparaging and Offensive .

              a.

              a male homosexual.

              b.

              a weak, effeminate, and often cowardly man.

                So, it turns out you did lie.

              Golly, what are the odds?

                1. I called you on it multiple times. You never once brought up the “flower defense”. You’re full of shit and got called out for being a homophobe. As usual, your ignorance and sheer stubbornness refused to let you apologize for using an anti-gay slur. That same stubbornness or perhaps your narcissism forced you to use it over and over again.

                2. It’s that narcissist thing.  You refuse to admit you make a mistake, so you start lying.

                  Time after time after time.

                  Everyone knows you’re a liar, so you just go on making it worse for yourself.

                  Grow up, apologize for your bigotry, stop lying, and maybe you won’t win so many unpopularity contests.

                  1. … which means he has every incentive to maximize the stupidity and dishonesty of his post, given that a desire for attention is the only possible reason for him to be spending probably the majority of his waking hours on a blog where everyone either despises, pities, or laughs at him.

                    Between his homophobia and his desire for attention from those who disdain him, I’m guessing that childhood at the Wilson Creationist/Crusaderific/Anti-Contraception Home School must’ve been no picnic.

    1. and you spam a thread until one out of every three or four comments end up being yours and at least out of every four is you whining about how someone should be banned.

      I do believe you’ve got that award in the bag, hands down.  

        1. Because I find him to be the most distasteful individual here with the ability to worm his way under someone’s skin with ease.

          Libertard seems to be some sort of semi-autonomous spambot with a rudimentary AI so it’s not fair to impede the evolutionary process as it develops by boxing it in.

      1. Besides, y’all secretly love the Beej. If he didn’t exist you’d have to invent him, as a foil to Pol’s ‘progressive’ crowd.

        You’d all miss him if he went into the PB, admit it.  🙂  

        1. His kind has been here before, and has gone away, leaving us to some actual discussion. They usually burn out, but none have been so narcissistic before.

  3. I just realized I voted without checking the box that said I was a citizen … but yet I voted for ‘Tad. Does the vote count? Am I going to the box, because that’s an apparent felony?

      1. First I’ve ever seen.

        Point?  There’s money to be made from things too gross to look at.  Just sayin’.

        Also, turkey is the only meat I can eat (allergies), so I hate you for bragging.  There.  I said it.  😛  Next time… invitations.

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