Double Standard…

An 18 year veteran teacher from Peshtigo was forced to resign, for sending a mean-spirited email to Rep. John Nygren.

A veteran Peshtigo High School teacher who sent a nasty email to a lawmaker during the budget repair bill battle in Madison has resigned, WBAY-TV reports.

Rob Schneider apparently told his school board he was intoxicated when he sent the email March 25 to Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette from a Peshtigo public schools email account. It was a profane wish that Nygren would be hit by truck.

If only we held our legislators to the same standard as we do our teachers!


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4 thoughts on “Double Standard…

  1. Jeff, not to parse things, but where does it say he was forced to resign?

    Further, he did the right thing by resigning, because he shouldn’t have done something so egregiously stupid, no matter what his excuse was.

  2. Forgot – nowhere here will you find defense of Gordon Hintz’s words. As a matter of fact if I remember right, Zach even wrote a post condemning it.

    He resigned right before the school board meeting discussing his situation. I am sure that all sides discussed this ahead of time and decided on this course of action. I personally dont think he should have resigned. 18 years of teaching down the drain because of one drunken email that he owned up to and apologized for. Nygren himself said he knew he was never in personal danger. Maybe an unpaid suspension would have done the trick.

    Now compare/contrast that to Scott Fitzgerald who yelled at a woman staffer(who wasnt even his staffer) so harshly that she felt threatened enough to call the police. Yet he did not seem to even remember the incident nor will he take questions about it. Suspension? NO not even a possibility. Resignation? No never even discussed. What do you think would happen to you if you went into Fitzgeralds office and yelled at one of his staffers like that? Would the I dont even remember doing it defense be enough?

    I do not condone what the teacher did, he should have been smarter. We know now that there are other ways to beat these guys! I think a short suspension and letter in his file should have been sufficient.

    I do not think Scott Fitzgerald should be forced to resign over it either. I dont know what the punishment but there needs to be something. Disorderly conduct ticket maybe>

    finally I have written before, and I am sure I will write again, about the fake outrage on the right. In awe that this teacher would write this email, yet crickets about scott fitz. Unbelievably outraged that Ed schultz would say what he said, and complete silence on Mark Belling. Hence the double standard!

  3. You know what this current crowd of GOP liars want is to turn the United Sates into China, where only a few giant corporations run things, they own the factories, the apartments, the grocery stores, the gas stations, the newspaper and magazine publications, the radio stations, the television stations and you pay them and they get all the benefits, and if you do not like it go jump off cliff. Well some Chinese workers seeing that as individuals that they cannot progress have done just that by committing suicide.

    The current crowd of GOP liars want to steal Medicare from the elderly, they want to abolish a woman’s right to choose and have control over her own body, they want to abolish collective bargaining rights for our Unions, and on top of it all they want to blame the poor, the middle class and the public sector workers for a recession that the GOP created (Thanks to the Dullard “W”), while their beloved “Fat cats” continue to pay themselves exorbitant salaries, bonuses, fringe benefits.

    The GOP is like the “Chicken Littles” always saying that the “Sky is Falling”, like the same ones that were the “Chicken Hawks” (“W” Wars), big talk no courage.

    The United States, favors creativity wherever it can be found. We’re apostles of prosperity and defenders of the free exchange of ideas and when more people in more countries are free to rise, to invent, to communicate, to dissent, it’s not the doom of United States leadership, its the triumph of the American way.

    Generations have worked hard and sacrificed much for the country to reach this point (individuals and our Unions that represented our poor, the middle class and public sector workers), and with further hard work and sacrifice (along with our relentless self-doubt) the United States will rise again, we do not tire and we are coming back, no matter what Fox news and their GOP “Chicken Littles” lackies keep saying about our nation. The win in New York was the beginning but the next will be Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and later the other states of our nation, Never Bet Against the United States, watch out GOP, we are coming for you!

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