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Thu Sep 24, 2020, 04:45 PM

'That's what college kids do.' DeSantis wants protections for partying students

Source: Politico

Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested on Thursday that Florida could create a “bill of rights” to protect college students who face expulsion for attending parties under the strict Covid-19 guidelines schools are attempting to enforce.

Calling the policies “incredibly draconian” at a public health event, the Republican governor said the state is exploring its options for students without going into much detail. The idea comes as school leaders in Florida and beyond threaten stiff penalties for breaking social distancing rules in an effort to keep coronavirus transmission low and campuses open throughout the full semester.

“I personally think it’s incredibly draconian that a student would get potentially expelled for going to a party,” DeSantis said Thursday. “That’s what college kids do.”

It’s still happening: School leaders last month, at the dawn of the fall semester, came down hard on students and Greek organizations that gathered in large groups, defying school health guidelines. Fraternities were suspended, students were sent home from their dorms — all in an attempt to curb Covid-19 outbreaks that could cause colleges to close wholesale.


Read more: https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2020/09/24/thats-what-college-kids-do-desantis-wants-protections-for-partying-students-1318392

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Reply 'That's what college kids do.' DeSantis wants protections for partying students (Original post)
brooklynite Sep 24 OP
Turbineguy Sep 24 #1
Boogiemack Sep 24 #11
rzemanfl Sep 24 #2
LuvNewcastle Sep 24 #3
Arkansas Granny Sep 24 #4
Escurumbele Sep 25 #20
ret5hd Sep 24 #5
rockfordfile Sep 24 #6
Astraea Sep 24 #7
OldBaldy1701E Sep 25 #23
snowybirdie Sep 24 #8
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Sep 24 #9
olegramps Sep 24 #10
salin Sep 24 #12
Escurumbele Sep 25 #21
SergeStorms Sep 24 #13
cactusfractal Sep 24 #14
bikeboy Sep 24 #15
Javaman Sep 24 #16
Beartracks Sep 24 #17
yaesu Sep 24 #18
Initech Sep 24 #19
uriel1972 Sep 25 #22
csziggy Sep 25 #24
Withywindle Sep 25 #25

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 04:48 PM

1. He should throw in

free funerals.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 05:38 PM

11. They really are desperate for voters. Making them sick is not even a concern.

Just let them defy precautions and get them to the polls after the party.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 04:57 PM

2. Governor Death Sentence. My grandson's fraternity had 65 positives of the 80

young men who live there. He is in Indiana.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 05:01 PM

3. After all, the main reason to attend college is to socialize.

Besides, fuck all those weak people who are endangered by the wanton spread of Covid. You can't build a concentration camp anymore without stirring up all the social justice warriors! How else are we going to get rid of the weak other than with herd immunity?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 05:02 PM

4. I'm assuming that college students are age 18 or older and legal adults.

Treat them like adults. If they know the rules, they should suffer the consequences when they break them. It's not just their health that they jeopardize by their actions.

Purely anecdotal, but when my children were teens I found that if I treated them like adults they started to act more like adults. As long as I treated them like children, that's how they acted.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 04:40 AM

20. Not even many adults behave like adults

When you have a bunch of kids and testosterone is at its high, or wanting to fall in love, their heads are not going to act in an adult manner, and many campuses in the country have proven that.

You can treat them like adults, but when in a group, they will forget they are adults. There are many books on the subject on how people in crowds can easily change behaviour, some who have always been peaceful loving people in their communities can easily turn to violence when in a crowd, and the same happens with kids no matter how much we teach them, peer pressure can make them behave in a way that even they know is not right, and when the party comes about, well...it is anybody's guess how they will decide.

My humble opinion.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 05:03 PM

5. They also drink...

They also drink and drive
They also do drugs
They also speed
They also riot after losing sport contests

So, how far are ya’ willing to go with this logic, ya’ asshole?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 05:03 PM

6. What a stupid un-American pos.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 05:08 PM

7. They are also adults.

They may not want to act like adults, but they are fully capable of being responsible, mature citizens.

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Response to Astraea (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 06:33 AM

23. After a decade of working in a school, let me tell you...

I have to dispute that 'fully capable' bit. Some of them were not 'fully capable' even after they got out of college...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 05:19 PM

8. Gee, its been a while

but at 18, I got married, had a full time job, had a baby at 19, bought our first house at 25 and did all the wifley duties of the time. So he's saying people that age are not responsible? Let's give them the opportunity to be for a change. Stop belittling them and let them show us what they can do.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 05:33 PM

9. DeSantis can hold a two week kegger in the field house.

Mandatory attendance for every student who thinks the primary purpose of college is to party. DeSantis can show up every evening to lead cheers. No masks permitted.

The other 90% of the student body can attend school in a virus-free environment and actually get an education.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 05:37 PM

10. He is a dedicated Trump suck ass. Filthy pig bastard without a shred of morals.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 05:54 PM

12. At least once a week he works to earn/maintain his 'DeathSantis' monicker.

Please tell me there is no way this idiot gets reelected in 2022.

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Response to salin (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 04:46 AM

21. I wish I could tell you this jackass will not get re-elected in 2022, but...

I have lost all confidence on the voters, and if you saw any of the ads DeSantis had during his campaign, reading trump stories to his baby and still get elected, if in fact he got elected and no hacking happened, then you would know that voters don't think and are not informed because if they were, no republican would be elected.

The only thing in his ads that was missing was DeSantis nose inside trump's butt.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 06:10 PM

13. Do you know what they call that flap of flesh on the end of tRump's penis?

Ron DeSantis, or Ron DeSatan as I like to call him. He's determined to kill everyone in Florida and bankrupt every business, just because he's SO eager to be the next unelected Russian doorknob in the White House. I'm never setting foot in Florida again. When Floridians smarten up and elect Democrats to run their state I might consider visiting again. I might!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 06:16 PM

14. So let me get this straight...

DeSantis wants to make it a felony for you to be at a protest where someone else does something violent, but wants frat boys to get a pass for unsafe partying.

Sounds about white.

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Response to cactusfractal (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 06:28 PM

15. I know what to do...

Send all them sick kids to Ron's house to quarantine...Maybe he could catch their drift, I mean partying ways... no... just Covid please...

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Response to cactusfractal (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 06:57 PM

16. Just call your protest "keggers for peace"

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:07 PM

17. I'm gonna use that defense when I'm speeding and endangering the lives of other drivers.

I personally think it’s incredibly draconian that a I would get a ticket for going 100 mph on the freeway. It's what I do.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:50 PM

18. capitalist fascism is ugly and dangerous. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:30 PM

19. No wonder he's earned the nickname "Ron Death Sentence".

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 06:22 AM

22. life has consequences

They have to learn that too. At what point do we make rich white frat boys learn what we all have to learn while still in nappies?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 11:32 AM

24. So protecting the college students from Covid-19 is not a consideration?

Only protecting them from the consequences of their actions? Which is worse, getting the virus and chancing death or life long serious health issues versus being expelled from school for not following the guidelines?

What's next, "protecting" the students from being expelled for cheating on exams or plagiarism? Adults have to learn to operate within the system, following the rules established by society. By the time they are in college, they should be capable of doing so - unless they grow up to be Republican sociopaths to whom rules do not apply.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 09:00 PM

25. Yeah. That is what college kids do

Which is one of MANY reasons why colleges should NOT be open for normal business. Nowhere, no how.

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