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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Miami Dade School Board Wags Finger At Bully

The video witch-hunt just hit an new, idiotic, low:

The Miami-Dade School Board unanimously approved a watered-down resolution against Bully, a soon-to-be-released video game that allows players to beat classmates.

'It's violence of the worst kind,'' said board member Frank BolaƱos, who sponsored the resolution.

The original language urged local retailers not to sell the game and parents not to buy it, but amendments weakened the impact. The approved version, which passed shortly after 2 p.m. today, urged retailers not to sell Bully to minors and directed the district to inform parents ``on the potential harmful effects to children of playing interactive video games containing violence.''
-- Video game targeted by Miami-Dade School Board

Emphasis mine ... I just wanted to illustrate the kind of moron that brings this kind of thing to bear. Seriously, anyone who proclaims schoolyard bullying as the worst kind of violence in a public statement hasn't been watching the news nor have they seen an episode of Oz.

Anyone suprised this comes from the same county that couldn't run a federal election? I'm not. Can't wait to see the next bit of magic from Miami-Dade.

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