February 27, 2005

Truth in education

Behind a Houston Chronicle piece entitled "Small study ties Ritalin to higher cancer risk," Laurence Simon over at Full of Crap delivers the ultimate trueism:

This is what you get for drugging kids instead of beating the hell out of them when they act up, America.
I love Bill Cosby's description of "The Belt" that his father used to keep him and his brother Russell at bay.
"We had never seen The Belt.

But we had heard about it.

The Belt was nine feet long. Eight feet wide. And it had hooks on it that would rip the meat right off of you if it ever hit you.

Sounds like a lot of ritalin-downing children in America would do better with a private consultation from "The Belt."

Posted by mhking at February 27, 2005 07:12 PM

My grandfather held my brother and I in fear of his razor strop. The mention of it would make us flee in terror and although he snapped it, he never had to use it. Discretion is the better part of valor.

Posted by: BobG at February 28, 2005 08:05 PM

Ritalin is over-prescribed, but there are kids who need it. My son is in his early 20's (been on Ritalin, then Dexidrine for 15 years), and can barely function without his medication.

For the record, my kids knew what spankings were like, and on rare occasions "the belt" was brought into play.

Posted by: Ted at March 1, 2005 10:00 AM
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