A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC



        
 

 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


  Topic: Herrington allowed to play on
Bishop Brady boys´ hockey team
Change your user profile.
If you are having trouble posting, please take the time to register.
Your User Name :
Your Password
  I forgot my password
Your Reply  :
Preview Reply     Post Reply
Herrington allowed to play on
Bishop Brady boys´ hockey team

Union Leader [Manchester, NH], by Mark Quirk

Original Article

Posted By:nhchemist, 12/20/2012 10:14:18 AM

A Merrimack County Superior Court judge ruled Shelby Herrington can continue to play for the Bishop Brady High School of Concord boys´ hockey team. In a nine-page ruling Wednesday, Judge Richard McNamara granted a request by Shelby´s parents, Joan and Lee Herrington, for a preliminary injunction prohibiting the NHIAA from barring her from playing on the boys´ team. (Snip) Her parents filed a suit against the NHIAA in hopes she would be allowed to continue to play for the boys´ team, which she has been a part of for two years.

Comments:
Title IX runs roughshod over common sense. The men´s and women´s teams are not equivalent in level of competition and practice.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: lydwho, 12/20/2012 10:27:30 AM     (No. 9076056)

Is she forced to wear the dreaded Jockie shorts and will she share in the snapping of the towel in the locker room???

Art

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 12/20/2012 10:38:43 AM     (No. 9076080)

OK, I went and read the article. The judge´s ruling is apparently that even though the school offers a girls´ hockey team, the argument that the team is not "equivalent" has a reasonable chance of standing up in court. If she were to be denied the right to play on the boys´ team, which the rule says she has if the girls´ team is not equivalent, and her argument was upheld in court, she would suffer irreparable harm by not being allowed to play on the boys´ team in the meantime. In terms of the issues of the case, the judge´s ruling is the correct one. There is no particular harm to her continuing to play on the boys´ team (something she has done for the last two years until the school established a girls´ team this year). There is no harm in waiting to determine if the girls´ team is truly equivalent under law before enforcing the rule banning her from the boys´ team.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: dr.lakerman, 12/20/2012 10:43:12 AM     (No. 9076088)

Eliminate single sex teams. Just have teams for various sports, let anyone otherwise eligible to try out, and if someone makes the team, good. If the team winds up to be unbalanced by sex, also good.
Let´s stop the Title IX insanity that forces judges to count the number of angels dancing on the head of a pin.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: aasilver, 12/20/2012 10:43:27 AM     (No. 9076090)

...so that means that a boy can play on the girls team....right?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: LouD, 12/20/2012 10:44:55 AM     (No. 9076091)

Way back many years ago, some of us (young men) used to play baseball in a field. A neighbor kid played with us, and one day his mother came out and joined us. After that, we couldn´t wait for football season, and the hope that she would play that with us.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: nimby, 12/20/2012 11:00:25 AM     (No. 9076115)

I´d like to see a boy running around in a girls locker room

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: noproblems, 12/20/2012 11:15:45 AM     (No. 9076141)

I have no problem with her playing on the boys team if she can compete as long as it is publicly acknowledged that there is a double standard (boys are generally superior to girls in most athletic sports)and that boys should not play on girls teams.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: Refried, 12/20/2012 11:15:53 AM     (No. 9076142)

This is a PRIVATE school. The judge should be horsewhipped for telling a private institution who can play on what sports team!
Another black robed dictator.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 12/20/2012 11:16:21 AM     (No. 9076144)

These issues become more relevant now that Judges and Sports Federations are allowing ´pseudo´ women aka transgendered men, now women to play on women´s teams ........... they have height and physical advantages [from years of testosterone] over the vast majority of women.

If we are talking ´mixed´ non single-sex teams, skill, ability and talent should be the criteria.

......... same goes for jobs, ie. not forcing fire companies and police departments OR Military to use different criteria [lesser] for women in former men´s professions .......... though there are some very masculine women who would qualify under MOST physical tests.

Affirmative Actions is Affirmative Action under whatever disguise.



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: civilservant, 12/20/2012 11:58:22 AM     (No. 9076203)

Sadly, I am still lousy enough at golf to NOT qualify for the LPGA............


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: Lt.Mom, 12/20/2012 12:09:13 PM     (No. 9076216)

Bravo,#8. Thank you. Sometimes I think conservatives have been brainwashed by PC even though they might not think so, and are guilt tripped into ´finding some level of agreement´ when these ridiculous arguments come up. Horsewhipped! Good idea.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: NYBruin, 12/20/2012 1:19:42 PM     (No. 9076318)

Yes, #9, I recall how Renee Richards dominated women´s pro tennis for years. /s

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: Muncssister, 12/20/2012 1:34:29 PM     (No. 9076335)

Why not be the best on the girls team? Or if she is really that talented, explore other schools and leagues? It´s not unheard of for the parents of future Olympians to move or send their kids to another town so they get the best coaching. Why does this girl and her parents feel the need to turn this into a political statement? Let´s face it, that´s exactly what this is.

Can we please go back to defined gender roles? My head is spinning.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: horacer, 12/20/2012 3:12:26 PM     (No. 9076486)

All of this is ridiculous. If she´s good enough to play with the boys, which it´s clear she is then butt out. The NHIAA, the courts should take a hike. 40 years ago a girl played on my high school baseball team. She played the same role I did, late inning defensive replacement. Neither of us could hit a lick but we were great with the glove. No one objected to her, no parents were outraged. Everyone supported her. No courts, no bureaucrats. Why can´t common sense prevail.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: DocH, 12/20/2012 5:35:26 PM     (No. 9076672)

Problem 1 is that while the exceptional girl may be able to play a strength-related sport at the level of an average male, most girls will not. But nevertheless they are all in the class of those treated unequally, so keeping one out is the same as keeping them all out. So the quality of play (and thus interest) will decline.

Problem 2 is that women playing a contact sport (ice hockey is most definitely one) will either face serious injury (it´s just a matter of time) as she collides with a much huskier male) or the other players on both sides will be told not to hit her and the quality of play (and thus interest) will decline.

Who wins? A few girls, the feminist movement.

Who loses. All the rest of us.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 716269




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "nhchemist"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "nhchemist"



How NH Dems made Havenstein
eligible for governor
Union Leader [Manchester, NH], by Drew Cline    Original Article
Posted By: nhchemist- 4/10/2014 10:25:30 PM     Post Reply
Walter Havenstein of Alton is running for the Republican nomination for governor. Democrats claim he is ineligible because although he has lived in New Hampshire since 1999 and maintained his legal domicile here all that time, he also was a legal resident of Maryland from 2008-2011. The New Hampshire Constitution states that the governor “shall have been an inhabitant of this state for 7 years next preceding.” (Snip) Because of the Democrats’ insistence that “domicile” be kept strictly separate from “residency,” Havenstein has been a legally domiciled inhabitant of New Hampshire since 1999.

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
An answer to the perennial question:
Is it safe to pee in the pool?
Science Daily, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: nhchemist- 3/27/2014 9:19:37 PM     Post Reply
Sanitary-minded pool-goers who preach "no peeing in the pool," despite ordinary and Olympic swimmers admitting to the practice, now have scientific evidence to back up their concern. Researchers are reporting that when mixed, urine and chlorine can form substances that can cause potential health problems. Their study appears in ACS´ journal Environmental Science & Technology. (Snip) They conclude that swimmers can improve pool conditions by simply urinating where they´re supposed to -- in the bathrooms.

When government bullies children
Union Leader [Manchester, NH], by Betsy McCaughey    Original Article
Posted By: nhchemist- 3/24/2014 11:20:34 AM     Post Reply
Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana recently told a Nashua, N.H., audience about his experience with a school bully. Bullying is a nationwide problem, but the bully Jindal was describing was U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who recently tried to crush school choice in Louisiana. Last Monday, March 17, parents in New York City who send their children to Success Academy, a Harlem charter school, filed suit in federal court to stop another school bully, Mayor Bill de Blasio, from denying them previously arranged space in a public school building.

Fiat 500L: The Rich Inner Life
of a Gutless Clown Car
Wall Street Journal, by Dan Neil    Original Article
Posted By: nhchemist- 3/22/2014 1:32:49 PM     Post Reply
LAST YEAR, somewhere deep in the bowels of Fiat´s Ufficio Stampa in Turin, Italy, an employee had a problem. On the screen was a news release about the first load of Serbia-built Fiat 500Ls arriving from Montenegro to the Port of Baltimore. He or she was obliged to write something pleasant about the car´s driving. The "North American Fiat 500L delivers excellent performance and great driving pleasure," this person perjured blandly. "These enviable characteristics are made even more interesting by typical European handling and precise, responsive steering."

Former NH legislator arrested in Connecticut
Union Leader [Manchester, NH], by Dan Tuohy    Original Article
Posted By: nhchemist- 3/19/2014 8:50:54 PM     Post Reply
James E. Ryan, a former state representative from Franklin who served as a state chairman for then-Sen. Joe Biden´s presidential primary campaign in 2008, was arrested without incident in Connecticut Tuesday as a fugitive from justice. The state of New Hampshire listed him as a fugitive and issued a warrant for his capture on Feb. 21 when his whereabouts were unknown, said Jeff Lyons, spokesman for the state Department of Corrections. Ryan, 56, entered state prison on Feb. 9, 2010, and was paroled June 24, 2013. Before he left the state and was listed as a fugitive, he was to

Gun control supporters turn to
new front: Corporate America
The Hill [DC], by Ben Goad    Original Article
Posted By: nhchemist- 3/15/2014 7:24:10 PM     Post Reply
The American gun control movement is going corporate. Still reeling from the stinging legislative defeats of 2013, proponents of tougher firearm regulations are increasingly turning their focus to private sector campaigns. Gun control groups have claimed victories in recent months, successfully pushing Starbucks to declare guns unwelcome in stores and persuading Facebook to crack down on unregulated firearm solicitations. With no end in sight to the congressional gridlock that has thwarted more stringent federal gun laws, groups say they will continue to apply pressure on major companies.

   

 



 
Branford cop investigated
for Facebook comments
WTNH-TV [New Haven, CT], by AJ Walkee    Original Article
Posted By: nhchemist- 3/12/2014 6:39:56 PM     Post Reply
Branford, Conn. - A Branford police officer is off the job after he got into a fight online with someone about gun ownership. That officer is on leave after he told someone online he couldn’t wait to bang down his door and take his gun. A heated Facebook discussion with a Branford police officer that John Cinque says the cop took too far. “I’ll give my left nut to have the ability or have the opportunity to kick your door in and take your guns.” That was one of the comments Cinque says was over the line. But there is a whole thread of questionable remarks said to be posted by Officer Joe Peterson.



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
child could give Hillary Clinton a boost in
the polls if she runs for president in 2016

42 replie(s)
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:12:10 PM     Post Reply
For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

Living in the New York Times World
39 replie(s)
American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

Barack Obama and the politics of lies
35 replie(s)
Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:45:25 AM     Post Reply
That was quite a victory dance President Obama did Thursday while claiming Obamacare is “working” because eight million people have now supposedly signed up for the health care program. He even indulged in some less-than-subtle mockery of Republicans - and by extension the majority of Americans who have disapproved of Obamacare since before it became law. "The repeal debate is and should be over,” Obama said, taking a dig at Republicans who are “going through, you know, the stages of grief … anger and denial and all that stuff …” But a president who is viewed by most Americans as less

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

32 replie(s)
New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism

31 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:50:04 PM     Post Reply
In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational” children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists. Monaco’s full, prepared text is available here. She presented the speech, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on April 15. Monaco began her remarks by eloquently describing the lives tragically lost last year during the Boston Marathon bombings. Interestingly, the Harvard grad failed to mention the religion or the motive of brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

30 replie(s)
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

30 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

   

Post Reply   Close thread 716269





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

~~~c~~~