In a case of political correctness gone wile, a straight-A student has been denied her high school diploma for saying the word “hell” in her valedictory speech.
Kaitlin Nootbaar graduated from Oklahoma’s Prague High School back in May of this year and was named valedictorian.
In her graduating speech which was inspired by the film Eclipse: The Twilight Saga, she accidentally said the word “hell” instead of “heck”- a move which her father claims has cost her dearly.
“Her quote was, when she first started school she wanted to be a nurse, then a veterinarian and now that she was getting closer to graduation people would ask her what do you want to do and she said ‘How the hell do I know? I’ve changed my mind so many times,” David Nootbaar said.
The audience laughed and she was given a round of applause at the end of her speech. But when she went to pick up her high school diploma last week, she was told by the principal she will not get in until she writes a letter of apology.
Her father is furious with the school and said administrators have no legal right to refuse to release the diploma as his daughter was a straight-A student.
Kaitlin said she will not write the letter as she believes she didn’t do anything wrong, but she is due to start college in just a few days on a full scholarship.
The local school superintendent declined to comment on the matter which he said was “confidential”.
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Dan Dolan is an Iowa Republican who is running for Congress.
By all accounts, he gave a pretty good stump speech before the party convention this weekend at the Monroe County Courthouse.
There was only one small detail which spoiled it – he gave the speech at the wrong party’s convention.
It turns out that the Democrats were also meeting Saturday in the same building in Albia, Iowa, two hours earlier than the GOP.
Dan Dolan, who made 10 speeches around the state Saturday, says that his staffer had asked the crowd when they arrived if he could speak, and when he finished, “a guy raises his hand and says, ‘I think you want to talk to the Republicans.’”
Dolan says everyone was nice about the mixup, but now he asks, “Is this the Republican convention?” before he starts talking.
I have to admit that Germany does it’s best to make a weekly appearance on weird news.
Walter Koenig, 61 was hauled before the court in Freiburg after stealing money from investors in his company. But he had a cunning plan to stay out of prison.
He began talking to the court, and talkes, and talked… for 14 long hours in a bid to stay out of prison.
Prosecutor Michael Machtel said: ‘It is a German record – but he failed to talk himself out of jail despite the marathon speech.’
Unfortunately for him, his plan didn’t work as well as expected. After his epic speech, he received a 3 year sentence for fraud.
Was this a Freudian slip, or proof that men have sex on their minds ALL the time?
“We need more more Canadian sex stories,” proclaimed Canada’s Industry minister, Tony Clement during a speech about the government’s digital strategy.
What he MEANT to say was “We need more Canadian SUCCESS stories …”, as he pointed out after the entire Ottawa crowd had collapsed in laughter.
He insisted that he hadn’t been thinking about sex.
“The male brain is a very strange organ at times, isn’t it? I have no explanation,” he said.
“It really was not on my mind. I want to stress that for the record. It just sort of blurted out.”