War on Balloons!

WTF? War on Balloons in Hoboken – Why?

WTF war on balloons in Hoboken NJHoly crap. We have a “war on balloons” in Hoboken. What will they find fault in next? Did you see this sign over at the Brandt School?

“Balloons are prohibited in school due to safety reasons”

As long as I can remember – balloons have always been part of “festive” occasions. Birthdays, weddings, parties, circumcisions, elections, and any other kind of celebration. ESPECIALLY at kiddie events. Kids LOVE balloons!

I suppose some paranoid parent or school administrator was behind this lunacy. Likely because of the internet too.

As you might be aware, you can SEARCH for anything online to support a theory. Just try it with “Balloons dangerous” and you’ll get a whole cavalcade of scary stories of kids suffocating, OD’ing on helium, rashes from latex, gun-shaped balloons and more. God forbid, right?

What will they “prohibit” next? Shoelaces? Food? Water? You know, because people get injured and die from those things too! (That is a FACT…)

I just wonder why those same scaredy-cats can’t also Google “indoctrination at schools” or something similar. Perhaps this whole “Nanny-State” thing would go away. Haha!

War on Balloons in Hoboken NJ Brandt School

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:14 am

How much of this is war on balloons vs defense agaist predatory trial attorneys who will bring a suit if a single parent decides something is risky and wants a payout?

The Professor
The Professor
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 4:51 pm

This post raises so many good points. It really is getting hard to just live life anymore, with all these restrictions. I wonder…is this just a city phenomenon because we live in such confined quarters and our kids are literally sitting on top of one another in their schools? We speak with friends elsewhere and the paranoia does not seem to be reaching the kids as bad as it does here.

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