Baby photos: A Maryland hospital banned baby photos in the first five minutes after a child is delivered. The hospital explained that family photographers were causing risky distractions, though those in opposition to the policy believed it was put in place to avoid malpractice lawsuits. CAN TELL WHAT YOU CAN’T SEE.
Service dogs: A 12-year-old epileptic boy was banned from coming to school with the service dog trained to save his life. DEEMED UNSAFE TO OTHERS.
Burqas: The controversial ban on women wearing the traditional Muslim head-to-toe covering went into effect in France. Police arrested or fined at least 60 women attempting to preserve their religious freedom by protesting the ban. BODY-BOMBERS HAS MADE EVERYONE NERVOUS.
Brown-bag lunches: A Chicago public school banned kids from bringing food from home, forcing them to eat the cafeteria lunches or nothing at all. The school says it’s healthier for kids but not all parents agree. They’re also not in agreement on the price-point, considering home-made leftovers are a lot less money than the daily cafeteria fee. IF THE KIDS DON’T BUY THEN THE SCHOOL LOSES MONEY – HIDDEN BOTTOMLINE.
Baggy pants: Schools districts from Florida to Pennsylvania banned students from wearing baggy pants. In Orlando an actual “baggy pants” law suspended students who “exposed underwear or body parts” with a little loose hanging fabric. YAY, NO MORE BOXERS IN THE BUTT CRACKS. SO UNATTRACTIVE!
Babies on planes: When Malaysia Airlines banned babies from some first class flights, the hospitality industry took note. PEOPLE PAY ALOT OF MONEY FOR ‘QUIET’.
Faces expressing their lines falsely: Another big ban this year? Airbrushing. The British Advertising Standards Authority banned two makeup ads because they were overly airbrushed. FALSE ADVERTISING TO THE FULLEST.
Teachers-student Facebook friends: Social networking has been a minefield for teachers. In Missouri, state senators came up with a band-aid solution. Fire any teacher who accepts a student’s friend request on Facebook. They probably shouldn’t retweet anything from a student either, just to be safe. IF ITS NOT ABOUT THE ABC’s – DON’T FACEBOOK ME!
Cheerleader uniforms: At a San Jose high school, cheerleaders are required to buy a micro-mini uniform if they make the squad. But they’re also required to take it off when they go to class, because it’s way too short. UHHMM HOW ABOUT SWEATPANTS AS PART OF THE UNIFORM INSTEAD OF PANTIES?!
Saying ‘bless you’: A teacher said his class got so out of hand with sneeze follow-ups he banned the verbal courtesy from his classroom. FIRST GOD NOW MANNERS – PLEASE SOMEONE NEEDS TO BLESS HIM WITH COMMON SENSE.
Tanning teens: First no fur, now no leather skin. That’s probably a good thing. California passed a law banning the use of tanning beds by anyone under 18. CAN A TEEN DEVELOP A BRAIN BEFORE IT KILLED?!
America’s favorite condiment: While burgers seem to pass the health boards in France, the country put its foot down when it comes to kids dousing them in ketchup. The Los Angeles Times reported: “In an effort to promote healthful eating and, it has been suggested, to protect traditional Gallic cuisine, the French government has banned school and college cafeterias nationwide from offering the American tomato-based condiment. LET’S JUST BAN THE STUPID PERSON WHO CAME UP WITH THIS BAN – WTH?
Choosing your birth date: Hospitals in Massachusetts, New York, Arizona, Texas and California ban elective C-sections and inductions before 39 weeks gestation due to serious health risks. LET MOTHER NATURE KEEP HER JOB -SHE’S SO DARN GOOD AT IT.
Having eyes: Saudi Arabia’s Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice sought the right to ban women from possessing “suggestive” eyes. What are suggestive eyes? According to one Saudi journalist, any woman whose eyes have a “nice shape” could be in deep trouble. IF THE ONLY THING THEY CAN SHOW IS BANNED, HOW IN THE WORLD WILL THEY GET A MAN?
Skinny jeans: At Brigham Young University-Idaho, students are getting turned away from their exams on the grounds that their jeans are far too form-fitting. DOES BEING A MORMON MEAN HAVING NO FASHION SENSE? KIDS HAVE BUTT – DON’T BLAME THEM, TALK TO GOD ABOUT IT.
Happy meals: In San Francisco, fast food joints can no longer bribe kids with toys. (Unless their parents want to spend an extra 10 cents.) THE TOYS DON’T MAKE THE MEAN UNHEALTHY – ALL THAT DARN SALT DOES.
NEXT SOME WILL BAN SANTA CLAUS IN AN EFFORT TO RECIEVE ALL THE PRAISE FOR BUYING GIFTS.