#StandWithGrayson: Glenn stands in solidarity with a 9-year-old NC student

On radio this morning, you may have noticed the My Little Pony stuffed animals on Glenn, Pat, and Stu’s desks. Glenn also asked his listeners to send in photos of themselves with My Little Pony paraphernalia. Why? Because today Glenn is standing in solidarity with a nine-year-old North Carolina boy named Grayson Bruce.

On Saturday, TheBlaze posted a mind boggling story involving Grayson, a new lunchbox, a group of bullies, and a school that isn’t doing anything about it. In need of a new lunchbox and a fan of the animated TV program, My Little Pony, Grayson he picked a bag with the character Rainbow Dash from the program. That decision led to him being bullied at school – punched, shoved, and called names.

Grayson’s mom, Noreen Bruce, said that last Thursday morning her son was “so upset he would not get out of the car.” Rather than discipline the billies, a school counselor suggested Grayson “should hide his lunch box in his backpack and that when you carry things like that these things happen.”

“Here’s why I’m torn on this because in a society where I have to build you a special bathroom because you’re confused… God forbid you were ever born a certain gender. No, no. I have to build a bathroom for you,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “But a 9-year-old boy can’t choose to be different? A 9-year-old boy can’t choose My Little Pony and be protected by the school?”

The way Glenn sees it, this was a teaching moment and the school essentially taught that, when push comes to shove, you should hide who you are. The school district’s website states: “Buncombe County Schools strives to foster a climate of respect and personal responsibility among students, and does not tolerate bullying in any form.” And yet the school did not respect Grayson’s views.

“You didn’t respect his viewpoint of ‘I like My Little Pony.’ I don’t have a problem if you say, ‘Hey, buddy, I want you to know there are jerks everywhere’… But they’re tolerating it… They’re building special bathrooms for protected classes,” Glenn said. “Meanwhile, a 9-year-old who just likes My Little Pony is not a protected class, so he has to be told, ‘You should hide who you are.’ How do you expect our children to even know which way is up and which way is down? Because I don’t even understand it.”

The school claims it fosters ‘personal responsibility,’ and yet the school is not taking action against the bullies. Instead, it is encouraging Grayson to hide who he is.

“The only ones being responsible here, I think, is the 9-year-old kid Grayson. He’s being authentic. He’s being responsible. He’s saying, ‘This who I am. I don’t care what anybody else says about me. This is what I like.’ Everybody else is not being responsible… What are we doing?”

This morning, Glenn decided to send a clear message to Grayson and everybody else to let them know “it’s okay to be different.” He asked those listening to share their photos with My Little Pony using the hashtag #StandWithGrayson or email them to me@glennbeck.com.

“We’re not aficionados on My Little Pony. But I am an aficionado on what it takes to be a man in today’s world. And just because you like little ponies means nothing. You having the courage to be who you are and stand up no matter what society says, that is worth its weight in gold,” Glenn concluded. “Send us your snapshots or whatever else you might have and we’ll post them. And Grayson, if you and your mom ever want to come down to Dallas, you let me know. You can bring your My Little Pony lunch bag, and I might bring My Little Pony lunch bag. And we can have lunch.”

  • Dan Heizinger

    Glenn has literally become a clown at this point. He’s embraced the liberal mantra of “its okay for men to behave like girls! yay!”

    Which left wing lobby will Glenn cave to next?

  • Melissa Montana

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  • http://rightontheleftcoast.wordpress.com/ Anonymous

    Yes, indeed. Let us all subscribe to the notion that all “real” men wear red and black flannel and are only interested in monster trucks. Because heaven forbid that a child should enjoy a cartoon because you think it’s not manly enough.

  • Daniel Brenek

    You seem to be missing the point. He’s standing up for everyone. It’s the Christian thing to do.

  • Checkit

    Seriously dude, who cares. The point here is that its okay to tell a kid that he should hide how he likes a show like this but if you’re gay or another protected class you shouldn’t have to hide it. He’s talking about equality, stop being a bigot.

  • kohlrak .

    Who are you to decide how men should behave? Sure, they’re pink horses, but why exactly is that girly? Horses are hard workers, they represent being resilient and “taking things like a man.”

  • David Bowen

    Dan, I hope you’re not a dad. You’re an embarrassment to real men everywhere who know that playing with dolls actually makes a better father out of a boy than following their peers insistence that WWE action figures are the way to go. My eight year old loves his stuffed penguin and has a brown belt in Shaolin Kempo. I dare your kid to bully him.

  • Joel A. Ohmer

    Dan, your comment is asshattery at its best. My sons, 13 and 9, watch this cartoon with my daughter. A guilty pleasure for the older one to be certain … but i would NEVER make my boys feel like that is wrong … instead i celebrate them for being secure enough in their masculinity to allow themselves to watch it, and if you ever told MY boys that they are “behaving like girls” i’d throat punch you.

  • Anynomous

    First, this is a nine year old boy. Last I checked, nine year old males did not constitute ‘men’.
    Second, its My Little Pony. Yes, it has been historically a girls’ toy because of the overabundance of pink and purple- but who says those colors have to girly? Grown men wear pink polos and purple ties and no one says anything.

    Perhaps Beck is trying to just stand up for what is right. Perhaps he’s just trying to point out an inconsistency on the part of schools and help a little nine-year-old boy know that it’s ok to like toys that differs from society’s stereotypes.

    Let kids be kids. Quit being a dick about it.

  • Meg

    If you have no connection with people under the age of 25, you probably do not understand this. But MLP is huge with BOTH genders and covers as wide an age group as Simpsons or Mickey did back in the days. As open to fandom as Marvel’s superheroes. Or are you saying my girls shouldn’t be playing with action figures? For an obscure reason, the particular group of bullies found a sympathizer in the administration.

  • Republitards suck

    Thank you Dan. You show the true colors of Right Wing bigotry. I salute you.

  • http://rightontheleftcoast.wordpress.com/ Anonymous

    Way to show your progressive bigotry. This man doesn’t represent conservatives.

  • kohlrak .

    Bigotry in general. Typically these schools are liberal. This comes with elitism, which, in america, is more common among the liberals, while in Europe it’s more common with conservatives.

  • Brian Kimbro

    Not the point…. @danheizinger:disqus people have the right to watch and like what they want and not be bullied…

  • rivka

    Schools are all talk and no action with bullying. When I was in 7th grade, a bunch of high school senior boys bullied me on the bus. To this day I remember that page 32 of our school guide book said “the bus is to be seen as an extension of school property, therefore all rules and regulations regarding school conduct apply while on the bus”. Three times I reported the issue… The first time, I had “no evidence”. The second time, gym in my hair wasn’t enough of an issue to warrant disciplinary action. Third time, they flat out lied, saying what happens on the bus is an issue with the bus company, not them. Finally, I threatened the boys, as advised by my father. They went to the office, reported me, and they called my dad in saying they wanted to EXPEL me. It took my dad threatening to sue the school and take the story to the press for them to even talk to the boys… I got suspended and put on a different bus. The boys chose a new victim… Unfortunately she died in an accident, but the nature of the accident led police to believe she crashed on purpose… Schools are horrible. All talk, no action. It doesn’t matter WHY someone is being bullied, it doesn’t make it right period, and that’s the point. I hate the public school system.

  • Anonymous

    glen, side note: look at yourself in this picture…whats happening to you?

  • Alynn Baker

    Some people are misinformed. The new My Little Pony has a huge cult following amongst college aged and young adults. It’s weird, but true. There are fan clubs and radio shows and lots of money being made selling MLP merchandise. It’s not little girls who are buying it.

  • kohlrak .

    Glenn clearly feels, here, and other places before, that principles are more important than ideology. We know about the brony porn and such, but that does not mean that’s what’s happening here.

  • Diane

    Men? What, should this 9 year old now head off to work?

  • Jess

    I have to say, my 7 year old loves Rainbow dash! and it’s because she’s such a tomboy he thought she was a boy. He was severely embarrassed when he learned it was a girl he’d loved. He watches it b/c he has 3 sisters who love the show. Heaven forbid our kids like things that are “girly” or girls like things that are “For boys”. Just finished reading the book “19 Minutes”. Such an eye opener on the bullying issues!!!

  • Joshua Anderson

    Dan, you obviously are missing the point. The thing is that a child is being harassed. It doesn’t matter if the child likes MLP, or any other show. Is it wrong for a young male to like a simple television show talking about friendship? No. Second of all, that show is better than a lot of televisions trash that we call ‘entertainment’. Also, the school board should be ashamed, they don’t even punish the bullies, they pretty much told the kid to be like everyone else, and you.won’t get hurt. What’s so wrong about liking something different? Just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean everyone shouldn’t like it. That is very judgemental and ignorant to say that this kid is behaving like a girl. If a boy likes MLP, then he likes it. Who are we to tell him that liking a clean show that was intended for girls, but now has a male audience is wrong? The point being, no one should have to be afraid to show their interests and be bullied because of it.

  • Shelly Darlene

    My 17 year old son and my 16 year old nephew LOVE quads, lifted trucks, teenage girls, going to the range with me and My Little Pony. Enjoying a cartoon about ponies does not make these boys sissies any more then my LOVING Transformers, hunting with my dad, Mustangs and He Man made me a dyke.

  • Latygen Trad

    This is the second of these stories about boys that have taken pony stuff to school and were bullied for it that I have seen of late. The first ended in a suicide attempt that was thankfully stopped in time. Micheal Morones did suffer brain damage but is awake now. http://www.michaelmorones.org/

  • Anonymous

    Just wait until Glenn finds out about the bronies. That’ll be interesting. Though he pretty much said here what I’ve always said about it- manliness is not based on what you like, but in being true to yourself and your standards. This 9-year old is more of a man than any of the bullies or school officials that are trying to get him to stop liking what he likes. Bravo, Grayson, Bravo!

    Also, cool plushies. I don’t really like merch myself, but some of the fan-made things are really good.

  • Caroline H

    What does liking My Little Pony have to do with acting like a “girl”??? Good grief, the kids is only 9 years old. When I was a kid I was a real tomboy. Climbed trees, played softball, cowboys n Indians, had a cowboy hat, cap gun with a holster and I was Roy Rogers. I loved and still love the old Western’s. But hey, I was always all girl and all woman now. What on earth would I have been labeled as then if things were like they are today??? I knew exactly who and what I was and still do. Give these kids a break and let them be kids and stop labeling them. I do worry about my 4 and 6 yr old grand kids growing up in today’s world.

  • Nerve

    It neither breaks your leg nor picks your pocket. What the hell do you care that some 9-year-old likes a show about ponies? That could easily change, and it’s up to his parents and himself to decide that, not the bullies in his school, and especially not you.

  • Anonymous

    When did you become judge and jury as to who and what to stand up for?

    BTW, I am a girl and when I was Grayson’s age, I played with Barbies AND GI Joe’s. Would that qualify for me being “different” and worthy of your misplaced scorn?

  • Anonymous

    Dan just proved that bigotry’s ugly head knows no political spectrum.

  • Aaron Roland

    Thank you Joel! Throat punch away! this guy is a jerk…

  • Anonymous

    I think the picture shows Glenn putting principles above personalities,

  • Aaron Roland

    Why would you bring up Brony Porn? Sadly in this sick world there is Porn for almost everything… it is only “natural” that porn would be made of such a huge fandom. almost no one in the fandom actually participates in it though… at least no one i know.

  • Tom

    Are you a writer for Kotaku?

  • Anonymous

    not JUST little girls, at least. My little sisters have their fair share of pony toys.

  • Julia Adams

    My daughter loves MLP and after she started watching it my boys started to enjoy it too. It’s not just for girls, there is a lot of adventure, action, moral lessons, and its fun. Can’t believe people still don’t know about military bronies? Look it up on YouTube, our soldiers are enjoying MLP overseas! No matter what it is not okay to attack someone else because you don’t like their interests.

  • Padriag John-David Mahoney

    I like My Little Pony, I like Doctor Who, I do NOT like to hunt (no patience), I hate NASCAR, I am repulsed by professional sports and I don’t lift weights…I go running. I am a staunch conservative who will not “cave” to anything. I am in the United States Military. and I do not behave like a girl.

  • raptornx01

    Mr Beck. You are not a man I typcally agree with. I’ve always respected your right to an opinion, but never went along with it. with this, I have to say, we are in 100% agreement. I respect you for taking the time to show support for this kid, and for understanding.

    Kudos to you, good sir.

  • sbaird

    Since when is a 9 yr old considered a man. He is a CHILD. I have all kinds of pink and girly stuff for my infant son bc it was given to me by friends who had girls. I never once turned it away. Not clothes neccessarily but swaddle blankets,wash cloths, booster seats. All pink. Some with flowers. It doesnt make him a girl. Maybe the kid really likes horses. Ever been to a rodeo. Maybe as a child he is interested in horses and friendship. No problem with that. Even if he is gay or acts girlie, accept it, come to terms with it. Its not your desicion. Respect. Among acedemics they should have classes that teach manners, respect, love, understanding others as well as yourself, and other important qualities that are obviously not valued anymore, if ever. I love that there are different interesting ppl around. Being the same is pretty boring.

  • Saharea Ovnight

    We stand with you and yes it is true they are forcing our children to be all the same. color uniforms, same color shoes same meals and if we wear yellow we are the one that’s wrong. How do we help?

  • kohlrak .

    Of the many online fetishes out there, the brony porn is a little more common than you would think. I think it has to do with the fact that it’s perceived to be a show for innocent little girls.

  • Anonymous

    I bet the school would react if he chewed a pop tart into the shape of a gun!!

  • Anonymous

    Certainly picking on Grayson is wrong. But I can’t help thinking Glenn’s a bit hypocritical in his commitment to this boy recalling his support of for a business’ right to not serve gays. I wonder if this is a private school, and if so, would Glenn support the school’s right to ignore the bullying of Grayson for his seemingly effeminate choice of bags. I think Grayson should punch at least one of the bullies in the nose. That should put an end to it. And I think Glenn should reconsider whether it’s alright for companies to discriminate against gays. Does Glenn think it was OK for businesses to not serve black people? If not, then why is it OK in Glenn’s mind for businesses to not serve gays?

  • Anonymous

    Seriously? You are going to equate religious freedoms with this? How low will you go? You equate religious freedoms with racism? You sir, are an idiot! There’s nothing wrong with wanting to not be part of something because it goes against your moral code, such as a baker not wanting to bake a cake for gay people. That is entirely different from racism and from this bullying. Go on your merry way you ignorant troll.

  • Kim

    Dear Rivka,

    I’m SO SO SORRY that happened to you. I had a similar experience with my 2nd child in elementary. She was bullied, two boys would surround her, kick her, hit her and spit on her. She and I reported it multiple times to the playground attendant and her teacher. It wasn’t until her father and I (after teaching her how to kick a boy in the crotch) went to the Principal. We explained exactly what we had taught her to do and told him in no uncertain terms that if she gets in trouble for this we would become their worst nightmare and sue everyone from the teacher, the principal all the way up to the school district.

    Then, and only then, were the parents of the boys contacted. The parent were horrified, apologized to us, made the boys apologize to my daughter and the abuse stopped.

    It burns my behind that such drastic action had to be threatened before something was done.

  • Mike Drum

    I was bullied for YEARS in school because I didn’t watch the right TV shows, or didn’t like the right baseball teams, or what ever reason the clique of cool kids felt like picking on me for. I’d go home and wonder why this happened to me and felt sorry for myself. I’d watch stories on TV about kids that were getting bullied (even whole towns a la Happy Days) and they’d stand up to the bully and he’d go away.
    On the last day of 8th grade, us boys were tossing a football around on the lawn of the Stewart Manor Country Club and the lead bully, Johnny S**** started a fight with me. I vowed I would not be a victim anymore. While standing a few inches apart and grabbing hold of each other’s shirts, the blood in my veins began to boil. I clenched my fist and reared back. All the years of abuse were flashing before my eyes. All the tears, all the ripped shirts, all the emotions turned to rage as I set my fist in motion. Time stood still. My fist flew through the air as if guided by angels and caught my nemesis right in the nose. He staggered back and crumpled to the ground. I stood in disbelief and awe staring at the river of red running over his chin an onto the ground. I slowly walked over to him still in shock and straddled his limp body. As he looked up I could see the fear in his eyes. He was mine. Something inside me told me it was over. If I continued the onslaught I’d be no better than him. At this point the large group of our classmates parted to reveal a car with two blue haired old ladies in it that had pulled into the crescent driveway leading to the entrance of the club. They parked a few feet from where I had my prey pinned still deciding his fate. I will never forget the expression on her face or the sound of her voice as she screamed “GET OFF OF HIM YOU BIG BULLY” … Smug and satisfied I got up, brushed off my pants, and started a slow walk home .. smiling.

  • Anonymous

    Its funny, my 4 y/o daughter came over as I was reading this, saw the photo, laughed and said, “Why does he have Applejack?” I asked her if boys should play with My Little Pony and she said “Nooooo! My Little Pony is for girls.”

    I guess my 4 y/o daughter is a “bully.” Or maybe she is just a well-adjusted kid?

  • Viking ZX

    Well somebody has clearly not seen the show. I’m a male, 27, and I watch My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I also grew up in Alaska, and have actually worked and done some of the most “manly” jobs in existence. I wear my beard with pride, and I’m happy to have a bunch of plastic ponies sitting on my desk as I write this. There’s nothing “girly” about making friends, treating them with respect, and being a good person (or pony).

  • Alyssa Grissom

    Your daughter didn’t beat anybody up. There’s a difference between bullying and gender stereotypes.

  • Anonymous

    But she believes MLP is for girls. She literally did laugh at the (ridiculous) picture of Beck with Applejack. Laughing at him is bullying, right? I mean, not all the bullies hit the kid, some laughed at him or called him names?

    (And it saddens and dismays me to learn of all these boygirls who like MLP. Good Lawd this country is in trouble what with all these pajamaboys-in-waiting out there. Sheesh!)

  • Anonymous

    Grayson thought about punching one of the bullies, but decided not to for fear of ruining his hot pink manicure.

  • Anonymous

    That’s turrrrrr-rizm.

  • April Baldwin Walls

    Actually …it is the American mantra that in these United States of America we have liberty . We are a free people with the right to live our lives to the best of our ability in a way that supports our pursuit of happiness. Whether you agree with or can appreciate another’s choices they are theirs to make as the Bill of Rights and Constitution pertain to EVERYONE . Frankly if more boys took more lessons from girls this world we be a far more nurturing and much less violent place to be.

  • Anonymous

    All I know is when the SHTF I hope all my neighbors are 25 year-old bronies.

    Bwahahahahaha!

  • Joel A. Ohmer

    Look, Asshat, do you not SEE all the CONSERVATIVES reading Dan the riot act? Go spew your stupidity somewhere else, Troll.

  • Joel A. Ohmer

    Troll.

  • Jose Galapagos

    I’d be fine with it. At least bronies are comfortable with who they are, and not some internet troll trying to convince everyone how much of a man he is.

  • Anonymous

    Hmmmm…gays allowed to serve openly in the military, “military bronies” on youtube.

    Coincidence? (Hey didja catch the transgender show at Kadena recently?)

  • Anonymous

    On a serious note could his parents have given him a WORSE name? Grayson, really? Grayson who likes My Little Pony? Huh, I wonder what his nickname at school is. :/

    *Giggle*

  • Steven Easley

    Here’s the problem. Our society is built on conformity which reflects our human nature. It is a nice thought to think that some of us should be the non-conformist and buck the trend but fight a huge uphill battle in that to even suggest the other football team should win. This is not well received. So to conform is in many ways a good thing because you have a sense of belonging. For most of us that is a fair trade but some it will not be. So they will have to swim upstream while avoiding bear attack and many of those not conforming will not survive and will then confirm but some will make it.
    Would they be a better fish had we made a sluice run for them making it easier to swim against the rapids?
    This is the other side of the coin when ever we step in to provide strength that the weak do not possess. Will those that do not walk like the rest of us be better off learning to walk like themselves or to have a crutch that gives the appearance of conformity like bullying the bully.

  • Anonymous

    Because when the SHTF, the most important thing is being comfortable with who you are. Yes, exactly.

  • Alyssa Grissom

    Just because they happen to like My Little Pony? What about the values taught by the show about friendship and problem solving? Just because of the predominantly female cast and the heavily female audience, the show is regarded as feminine, but that doesn’t mean that gender stereotypes are so rigid that boys can’t enjoy the show as well. It doesn’t mean the country is in trouble. Personally, I adore the show. It’s cute and has good morals. If my future son enjoys the show, by all means, I would watch it with him. If my future daughter enjoys monster truck shows, that’s fine with me. But let the kids enjoy what they enjoy. Don’t tell them to hide from the world. Of course, if they’re four years old and watching violent horror movies, that’s a totally different thing. But a boy watching My Little Pony isn’t going to turn him gay, if that’s what you’re fearing.

  • Anonymous

    All he needs is a little beret and a cigarette on a long filter and he’d pass for some 60s-wannabe Frog arr-teeeest or something.

  • Anonymous

    Ahhhh, music to my ears. You know you’ve won the argument when all the libtards can reply with is to call you a troll.

    This should be the new Godwin’s Law.

  • Anonymous

    So everyone can enjoy what they wanna enjoy UNLESS you call it “bullying,” right?

    There is no such thing as “gender stereotyping.” There are gender roles. Obviously this poor boy is confused about them. Obviously A LOT of folks here are too.

    If this boy (and his family) want to be “different” then fine, but you need to be willing to accept the consequences of your actions. You wanna be different, be ready to accept the slings and arrows that come your way. If you are too weak to accept them, maybe being a conformist is your thing. I dunno, maybe this kid’s testes haven’t dropped yet and that is why he needs his momma to wipe his nose for him still at 9 years old.

    More than likely his mom is some new-age libtardian who thinks boys and girls are the same. This MLP thing is all about her, and she’s using her little boy for her 15 minutes.

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s more to do with the fact that, out of all the fandoms I’ve seen on the internet, I’ve never seen one produce so much fanart as the bronies. They probably keep the same sort of porn-to-clean art that other fandoms do, there’s just more of it overall.

  • Blue Bird Vision

    I just want lunch with Glenn Beck… :O

  • adultmylittleponylover

    Man don’t they even know about. Brones. We people can’t let people be different without fear of being bullied I’m an adult and I love absolutely everything about mlp even got the stuff in my room and my car keys but sad schools don’t want to get involved my neices schools are like that and they had two kids commit suicide over it. Bullying is a problem but sad to say going to be hard to get rid of it totally

  • Andrew

    While I agree with your sentiment that masculinity is being secure enough to do something perceived as “girly”, I also have to wonder .. why would you punch someone for saying your boys are “behaving like girls”? Are girls such a bad thing that acting like them is automatically a negative?

    Let me tell you, .. having boys that grow up to have a slight edge in femininity will warrant them some great partners when they grow up. Women love a guy who is known to do “girly” things. If you can bake? Women will be ALL over you.

  • Alyssa Grissom

    I don’t believe you are understanding. This is a nine year old child. Most nine year olds don’t realize how terrible the world can be. They have not had the experiences that an adult has. Don’t insult Grayson for being a kid. And don’t insult his mother for supporting him in the choices he makes. It’s not all about her, it’s about supporting her child. What about this makes her ‘some new-age libtardian?’
    And there IS gender stereotyping. It’s the stereotype that pink is for girls and blue is for boys. Gender roles do exist, yes, but they’re not as important anymore. Women can be doctors, men can be nurses.
    Please, stop insulting a child and his mother. This is not about you, this is about a child standing up to his own bullies, backed by his mother.

  • Concerned

    Seriously? I try to defend you as a serious talking head that can accurately represent conservative concerns and THIS is what you waste time on?

    Consider a fan/listener permanently lost. You’re becoming more and more of a sideshow joke.

  • Joel A. Ohmer

    Andrew, you are overthinking this to the point of lunacy. If your sons are that secure, hooray for them. But few boys/men i know enjoy being called “girly” … that’s just FACT, Padnuh.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    Just ingore him he is most likely a liberal troll making propaganda for the left.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    That would be cool.

  • Joel A. Ohmer

    Don’t let the door hit ya …

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    I see schools have not changed since I left. I mean the school always gave preferences to the bullies. They just refused to do anything. I have to say not sure if it was right or wrong but doesn’t he have the right.

  • Darkwing Dragon

    just because it`s stereotyped to be a girl`s cartoon, the new generation MLP cartoon IS funny! give the show a shot and see! I know a lot of boys, and even grown men who are fans of the cartoon. On to the subject however. There will always be bullying in schools. There was when I was a kid, and it hasn`t changed. The only thing that HAS are the schools are starting to crack down where the parents cannot. there`s nothing wronge with having different tastes then the majority. Heck! I grew up as a tom boy! helping my Dad fix his car, watching the Packers on TV every Sunday. I got many comments calling me names because I enjoyed boyish things. Why can`t a little boy like MLP? It`s a good cartoon. :) there`s a term used for male fans. they are called “bronies” :)

  • Concerned

    Sure thing. Good luck with your boy.

  • datkid56 .

    The fedoras are in question, where was he during the attack on 4chan
    where we proudly showed our colors and posted on /b/ with /mlp/ related
    things before there was a /mlp/!

  • Jose Galapagos

    Oh yes, the theoretical SHTF moment, when no one will be man enough to stand by me. Give me a break.

  • http://cleverlypurple.blogspot.com/ Delia Kiski

    Is the protection of children really such a “waste”? Bullying itself is not a waste of time to discuss. He can’t stand up for everyone in the world at once, so he chose one to represent the many. Not exactly a waste, in this case.

  • Big Bhad Wolf

    FYI: Transgender people are NOT “confused”. For all of his “heroism” he’s still a BIGOT.

  • Kimlee

    My son loved Barbies and anything pretty, He asked at 6 why boys can’t have pretty toys only girls,,, I told him boys can have what ever they want and don’t ever think it means your a girl just because you like the pretty stuff. He got his Barbies and all their cars and of course Ken too, but he loved Barbie most. Me, I played army and jumped from roofs like a parachute jumper playing just like the boys in the neighborhood. I wasn’t treated like it was wrong. What is wrong with society?? Ponies are horses, they don’t define you. I too find that the schools are going overboard with defending the sexually confused or undecided,,,,how ever they want to describe it AND not and I repeat NOT defending the kids who are a bit timid, maybe more innocent and young in development. The lunchroom duty adults need to be proactive and stop the bratty kids before it gets out of control. And again in the halls,out on the playground or where ever the bantering is happening. I get so worked up about this poor monitoring in schools. I step in every time I see it happening out in public. As a foster mom of over 50 children through the years I know the pain children see and feel with the careless words of others. PARENTS WAKE UP AND PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR MEAN SPIRITED CHILDREN, STOP THEM NOW. They grow up to be mean adults. Help them.

  • Scott Crawford

    Hey AA, I am an 18 year veteran, 4 tours in iraq and afghanistan as a cavalry scout. I was a drill sergeant at Ft. Knox from Dec 2008 to Dec 2010. I am straight, and have a gorgeous wife. A pretty decent gun collection as well – guess what, I am a Brony. So before you just start rambling on about stuff you dont know about, just know that everyone like different things – its douchecanoes like you that are the whole reason this article was written. Difference is, not to many bullies have the sack to stand up to me.

  • Melissa Mason Hyde

    Thank you Glen. Thank you Grayson for being who you want to be. I think My little Pony is great. I think you’re great and whatever the bullies say…It’s because they have issues.

  • Charlene Murphy Weaver

    I remember a time when this wouldn’t have happened. I remember a time when kids at age 9 were innocent and trusting and kids. This is so sad. We are destroying our kids. Grayson – stand strong. The kids who are making fun of you are wrong. Their parents haven’t taught them to respect others.

  • Guest

    Hello, My name is Dante, and I am also a fan of the show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Id like to say that Grayson’s story is actually one that is pretty common for bronies(fans of My Little Pony). People like to jump on our different taste in media – even though it really isn’t much different, if not better then today’s media – just because it is strange. But really It is about as strange as a girl being into comic books, and GIJoes. Here, there is a documentary that is centered around the bazaar fans of MLP called ‘Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Fans of My Little Pony’. Here is a link to it on youtube, but you’ll have to pay. Sorry about that.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5tQT_EBWqM

  • Anonymous

    In South Korea pink satin is a man’s color and fabric. Our South Korean student
    brought our son a pink outfit usually worn on special holidays in Korea, by men.
    Our son would have nothing to do with it. We had to force him to put
    it on so the two could take a picture together…life is strange…all of this is
    because of the perception that liking something out of the ordinary makes
    you want to use the digestive tract of another man for sex, a specific behavior
    called sodomy. There’s not a bit of connection between choosing to engage
    in that behavior and thousands of other choices. Different cultures expect different things of perfectly normal men. We need to correctly allow variety of choices in good ways without connecting it to perverse destructive choices.

  • Guest

    I do not own the video, and if the link is playing for you as a video on this site, I did not intend for that to happen.

  • Scott Crawford

    Way to go Glenn Beck – on behalf of Bronies everywhere, you are making a stand and we support you fully. You might be surprised though asking for support pictures – the fandom is HUGE. There are ALOT more of us out there then you might think. Again thumbs up and thank you for bringing this to light.

  • JoeThePimpernel

    I’d bet dollars to doughnut holes that the —holes bullying Grayson are Eric Holder’s people while Grayson is not.

    If that’s the case, then it’s not bullying, it’s “reparations.”

    I fully expect Eric to file hate-crime charges against Grayson.

  • DonShine

    Hello, My name is Dante, and I am also a fan of the show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Id like to say that Grayson’s story is actually one that is pretty common for bronies(fans of My Little Pony). People like to jump on our different taste in media – even though it really isn’t much different, if not better then today’s media – just because it is strange. But really It is about as strange as a girl being into comic books, and GIJoes. Here, there is a documentary that is centered around the bazaar fans of MLP called ‘Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Fans of My Little Pony’. Here is a link to it on youtube, but you’ll have to pay. Sorry about that.

    https://www.youtube.com/movie/bronies-the-extremely-unexpected-fans-of-my-little-pony

    I do not own the video, nor anything in said video. The video is owned by FlimBuff Movies.

  • Anonymous

    Lawd almighty YOU are the one who REFUSES to understand.

    Sure, 9 y/os don’t understand how cruel the world can be…that’s why they have PARENTS to try and guide and/or protect them from it. Or at least mitigate the exposure to it. Now, if this were my son I might have said “Grayson, there is a time and a place for MLP. School is neither the time nor the place. You can watch it here and have all your toys here but school is for learning, not showcasing our ‘differences.’”

    And I am SO tired of how we parents are supposed to “support our children’s choices.” Bullship. We are supposed to be the ones to tell them no. We are supposed to be parents, not friends.

    I didn’t say she was; I said she probably is. Because that’s what new age libtards do.

    You are confusing gender roles with occupations. And the last time I was in a hospital nursery pink still meant girl baby and blue still meant boy baby. You sound like this kid’s mother. Typical.

    And I am not insulting anyone. Truth always sounds like lies to the sinner.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah that’s the ticket. Moron.

  • Anonymous

    Man the libtards are out in force today. You people can’t even understand English. Was it your second language, JOSE?

  • Anonymous

    Man you are quite possibly the TOUGHEST INTERNET TOUGH GUY I’ve ever not met! Congratulations ma’am.

    I got ya beat by 3 years tough fella. Flew F16s. Drove tanks. Parachuted into Baghdad. Killed 300 Taliban before breakfast. Was a DI, not some sissy Army drill sergeant. I could kill you from 800 yards with my deer rifle with open sights. I’m that good. Not many lying internet tough guys even get THAT close to me.

    And I know how to use apostrophes!

  • Alyssa Grissom

    I understand my position perfectly. I’m not exactly sure what your goal is here – letting a child be viciously bullied or trying to inadvertently bully the child’s mother for her preferred method of parenting.
    Times have changed.
    I will parent how I want to parent when my time comes, you parent how you choose.
    Good day to you, and goodbye.

  • Gabriel M. Smithson

    The key words for the problem: “Public Schools”. They are all nothing but talk, and no action. The only thing they are concerned with is the passing of common core, giving kids more, & more, & more, & more, & more tests so that they can get more government money to supposedly educate the children, when in fact they don’t. They only indoctrinate them with CRAP. I am so glad and thankful that my wife & I HOMESCHOOL all of 4 of our kids, so they can be taught and reared the way that GOD would want them to be. Glenn THANK YOU so much for bringing this story to your listeners attention.

  • Anonymous

    Parent how you want. But DON’T CRY TO THE MEDIA when your son gets “bullied” for wearing dresses to school. All I’m saying.

    You wanna use your kid for some libtardian cause, be prepared to deal with the consequences.

    And yes times *have* changed, and not for the better. When boys are girls and girls are boys and I have a weiner but think I’m a girl and I’m a girl but want an addadictome surgery and expect the State to pay for it and so on and so on. Its a sick sick world we live in where parents let their kids do whatever the hell they want and expect the rest of society to conform to their twisted parenting methods. Maybe this kid would be better served if his mom said no to him once in awhile, or bought him a baseball mitt instead of MLP crap.

  • Jose Galapagos

    Oh yes, the good old ad hominem fallacy. I guess that means I won.

  • Joseph Harris

    My 14 yr old Son is a “Brony”. I was worried the day he told us. I did some investigating, and the shows actually have a good message. There is nothing controversial in the shows. No hidden left or right, gay, straight, anti-religious agendas. I warned him he would be teased about it and would have to articulate his beliefs. He was willing accept it. It has taught him to stand up for what he believes in. I totally respect him, and am proud that he has become a man, and the show has helped.

  • Michael Wedderman

    I understand everyone’s point here. But maybe the principle has a point. Change the box, use your wits to starve off the bullying. I feel for the kid, but aren’t we taking away the ability for people to handle a bully when they get older. Some of this goes to far and I get that. But if changing a lunch box, stops you from getting your but kicked, should he do it? If it doesn’t the principle should take action. We all feel for kids in this situation, but at what point or how do we teach kids how to fight back and stand up for themselves, by going to someone else to bully the bullies. I was bullied and I stood up for my self, a couple of hits and it was over. I also learned to form alliances with bigger kids who became friends. I got sick of it and Im better off today for it. I learned to fight back on my own even in life today. If it were my kid I’d teach him what my father taught me and what I learned. Just some thoughts.

  • Meshoe Leevan Alstar

    well sir Glenn Beck for accepting and standing up for situations im sure someone (maybe me idk yet) might make you your own pony of awesome to show our support for you …. this is totally your choice though just hope eventually in time people can think like this some day

  • Tonia

    It’s a shame that parents can’t teach their kids respect now days and that the schools want do nothing to these bullies. The kid likes My little pony oh well my daughter likes Avengers and has a t-shirt she wears to school,does that make a difference? At least the kid is not a coward and hiding who he really is.

  • Anonymous

    Actually, you lost. You can’t even understand the things I wrote, and instead make stuff up out of whole cloth. You lose, loser.

  • Anonymous

    Its ironic that on an article about a kid who was threatened, bullied, and called names because he refused to conform, that all the self-righteous “I stand with Grayson” zombies…threaten, bully, and call me names because I don’t conform to groupthink.

    So bullying is OK for thee but ot for these 9 y/o kids? I love pointing out the hypocrisy of the average Moronus Americanus.

  • Anonymous

    You properly scared the boys off in place of bulling you. Ha ha.

  • Missy America

    My grandson has was bullied this year(5th grade), by an Hispanic boy. We took the matter up with the school assistant principal and told him that my grandson was currently a yellow belt in Tae Kwon-Do, working toward higher belts and while part of his teaching was patience and self control, self defense was the aim. He had tolerated the first two instances but we instructed him to put the young bully in his place if he continued to persist. The principal told my daughter that if my grandson retaliated he would be punished along with the bully. She flat out told the principal it mattered not to her what the school policy was, if it continued my grandson would defend himself, period! The only thing a bully understands is humiliation…it brings them down a notch. Perhaps instead of only bringing Grayson into the light perhaps some light should be shed on the young bullies as well. It is amazing how, if given the chance, these youngsters can work things out. Talking together and explaining freedom of expression/speech in America and what it really means. When the young boy learned that my grandson COULD smack him down but chose not to, he lost interest.

  • Esther R

    my 11 year old son is a huge MLP fan. Has shirts that wears them to school all the tie, his binder is decorated with pinky pie and all. Kids say ask him, “you really like my little pony?” My son always answers, “yeah, so what?” I might be missing something with this story I guess. I’ve raised my son to like what he likes, and who cares what others think.

  • Lucy Mauterer

    Glenn, I am surprised that Hasbro has not weighed in on this. They have a vested interest in an entire school putting their product down. Just for girls? Really? My son needed to deal with a bully in the fifth grade and it gave him such self confidence. He was always gentle and quiet and I advised him to just take the kid down the next time he was confronted. And I was totally prepared to back him up. It was either that or I would personally have beaten the little creep up myself. I did have the support of the principal of our school and after the bully experience being whupped up on, the problem just disappeared.

    My first and only experience with a bully was in kindergarten. And I quietly plotted to exact revenge on him, executed the mission, made him cry. No one ever bothered me again. It might be added that I spent a lot of time in the principal’s office, although I was a straight A student. Just marched to the beat of a different drummer. Like Rivka, I also hate public school. It can, however be made bearable by the participation of assertive and concerned parents.

  • Tonia

    Reading your comments its kinda funny you know the My little Pony’s names. So I assume if you are any kind of father having a daughter you do some “girly” things with her right? and I am sure like most dads your daughter has some “Boy” toys. So my question is what is the difference of you being a father and this boy being a kid?

  • Ivy Shoots

    No, she’s a little kid who’s been taught strict, arbitrary gender roles from adults who should know better. Congrats on raising a sheeple.

  • Anonymous

    Boys aren’t the only bullies in those situations. My older sister was similar…. girls can be cruel. We pulled out and were homeschooled. Best choice ever for our education.

  • Ivy Shoots

    Hahahahaha! “I’ve won the argument!” Keep telling yourself that, troll. ps when your daughter gets old enough to recognize what an ass she has for a parent, don’t be surprised when she goes full butch just to alienate herself from you.

  • Anonymous

    I was bullied mercilessly by a bigger kid when I was in the 5th grade in Loganville, Georgia. “Dan” was one of those kids who was at least two or three years older than the rest of us. I was a shy boy then, a far cry from the 6’5″ , 260-pound man I eventually grew to be.
    “Dan” loved to torment me. He sat behind me, and all day long it was thump my ears, jab me in the back with a pencil. Our teacher was oblivious. A couple of my friends tried to tell her what was going on but she ignored them.
    Finally, one day, I had had enough. “Dan” started with his ear-thumping again. I turned around and told him to stop. “Or what?” he sneered with a yellow-toothed grin.
    He kept it up all day. I made up my my mind. He did it one more time, and I stood up, turned around, balled up my 10-year old fist and hit him square in he mouth as hard as I have hit anything before or since. I split him from chin to nose, and he ran from the room squalling like a three-year-old.
    I never had any trouble with “Dan” again, and I never knew him to pick on anyone else after that day. I’m not especially proud of the way I resolved the problem, but it did fix my dilemma. Even now, some 44 years later, I wonder if “Dan” still remembers the day his little empire came crashing down.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    Or you are really this insane and really do not believe in that don’t tread on me flag. Funny how you tread on other people’s rights like this little boy liking pony’s but yet you want the big government folks to respect yours. It is people like you the reason why they call Conservatism a band of hypocrites. Please stop saying you are one of us if you are going to act like a 4 year old child.

  • Carolyn Wheeler

    I am so sorry the school let you down, they are supposed to protect children. It is sad that they cater to some and ignore others. I hope this has not determined what kind of person you turned out to be. You sound very responsible.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    We bully the bullies like you. You do not see me going after anyone else now do you bigot?

  • Anonymous

    Good on you. You’re parenting right. I think the part of the story that people really are having a problem with is how the school is handling it- telling him to stop bringing the lunchbox because they seem to believe that the lunchbox is what’s causing him to get bullied, not the fact that the bullies are being bullies. Its a mentality that makes absolutely no sense.

  • Anonymous

    Even more disturbing is that after ALL of these “anti-bullying” programs, awareness, training classes, psycho-analysis, and guilt, bullying has increased exponentially. Bullies are no longer punished (and suspension IS NOT punishment, it is a vacation) and the victim of the bullies are treated significantly worse for fighting back than the bullies are for the abusive behavior!

    My parents has a rule for me when I was in school. “If you ever start a fight, you will be punished when you get home on top of what ever the school did. But, if someone starts a fight with you, you finish it!” And they weren’t talking about going and telling a teacher! Back in that day, fathers and mothers taught their sons and daughters how to defend themselves!

  • Anonymous

    I seriously doubt that the bullying will actually stop if he doesn’t bring his lunchbox. they’re bullying him for liking my little pony, not for simply having a rainbow dash lunchbox. Everything else, totally agree with you.

  • Amber

    My 5 year-old girl is obsessed with the show, so I’ve seen quite a bit of it as well. I thought Rainbow Dash was a boy too!

  • Amber

    Asshattery is my new favorite word.

  • Josh Jones

    I am brony… An adult that likes MLP… I am straight, in a healthy relationship. I just enjoy the show…. The the kid like what he likes… Be who you are. My 4 yo and I love watching the show together.

  • Wubblz

    Why do I feel less inclined to believe you over him?
    Also, using apostrophes is an irrelevant skill when you type shit like “I got ya”. Moron.

  • Josh Jones

    BROHOOF /)

  • Josh Jones

    I am not a tough internet guy… But I am happily married to a woman, served in the military, have children… I am a functioning adult… I am a Brony. My four year old and I watch it every Saturday… I don’t even seen ponies… I see a great TV show with well written stories and awesome animation… Like what you like and don’t hate on people for it… Or do, whatever and prove you are not worth anything.

  • Carolyn Ferrante

    Glenn, I agree with your general message, but the child’s choice of lunch box design has nothing to do with “balls,” but rather with “character” and/or “individuality.” How about “courage of conviction?”

  • Lucy Mauterer

    First of all, Dan, we are talking about a little boy, not a grown up man. Second, he never said anything about men behaving like girls. You, sir, are the clown for spinning this article to bolster up your pathetic ideology. Folks like you are the problem, not the solution. Go troll somewhere else.

  • Penn_Patriot

    You are so full of shit your your ears are leaking.

  • Mimi Schmaltz

    MLP is irrelevant. This child is being short changed by the school he attends, and the staff fails or refuses to end the bullying and abuse. Perhaps the courts will help persuade the staff to do their job and give the child an environment conducive to learning.

  • Levi Dettwyler

    Your opinion will be worth something when you can explain why it’s just this one show, and not others. Until then, I’m sorry to say that you simply don’t know what you’re talking about.

  • raptornx01

    It does take courage though. to stand for what you enjoy knowing full well what the consequences will be.

  • raptornx01

    Doesn’t always work. bullies are cowards, they act in secret when teachers are around, or wait in ambush somewhere. They are usually never alone, and nowadays are often armed.

  • Matt

    I hope they fired the camera man who shot this because he is a complete moron.

  • raptornx01

    Sadly, not all schools are as understanding. In the schools I attended, victims who fought back were often punished worse then the bullies (if the bullies were punished at all)

  • raptornx01

    Never give in to bullies, never back down. Otherwise that is all you will ever be doing.

    And this goes for the bullying kids, or the bullying school. Like what you want to like and don’t let anyone stop you. if they try, you do it harder. Don’t let anyone tell you what you can’t do.

  • Jesse Aubrey Locke

    I listen to you on the radio frequently, and I want to share my thoughts about President OBAMA. I believe he is MENTALLY ILL, possibly BI-POLAR, and dangerously Psychotic! His irrational behavior is becoming more frequent, and that his actions could be a threat to our SECURITY ! HE MUST BE IMPEACHED AND REMOVED FROM OFFICE IMMEDIATELY, and INSTITUTIONALIZED where his uncontrolled actions can do no harm. WE MUST ACT NOW, BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE !! If he declares a state of MARTIAL LAW, HIS REMOVAL COULD BE MORE DIFFICULT, or impossible!!

  • raptornx01

    it used to be universal that pink was a boys color. but that changed about 100 years ago.

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps you’re listening to Glenn a little too much. Must suck to live in a constant state of paranoia.

  • Anonymous

    I’m calling BS to your post, a BLATANT disrespect to a “brother in arm” say’s you never served or at the least in a combat zone. This is not call of duty it take a lot of years of training to do ALL the supposed military job, so shut your pie hole and go back under the rock you popped out of and finish your call of duty. Oh by the way my 8 yr old son likes watching MLP with his little sister and plays army in the back yard and all the other boy stuff too

  • Matthew

    Y’know it’s strange how society has dubbed that girls are able to like boy stuff but boys are not even able to like slightly girly stuff.

  • Justin

    I’m a military Brony. It’s a well made show with a lot of wonderful life lessons. I just don’t understand why someone liking something originally aimed at a demographic other than their own leads to stereotypes and judgement. Or worse in the case of this brave kid. It’s proof we still have a long way to go as a society.

  • Guest

    I really dont like Glenn Beck, but I love this. It gave me some new respect for the man.

    I like Grayson’s support page, I am a fan of MLPFIM and I’m 24. Yes I am a girl, but our fanbase is mainly male driven and its because of some sick pleasure (Okay well there are some weird fans out there, but to each their own. EVERY fanbase has them). Its because of the shows creator mainly, the animation, the story writing and how it can connect to adults and children a like.

    This school is in the complete WRONG and I hope they’re feeling the heat. To tell this 9-year-old boy to not be himself is bullying of another form. Its social rejection, its basically telling him, everyone one else in the school can bring their barbie backpacks, their Marvel Superhero backpacks, but you, because you’re a boy, cannot bring a MLP backpack. You can’t like a girls show, it gets you teased.

    Rivka is right. Schools will talk all they want about how they don’t tolorate bullying, but let me tell you a story of what happened to me in grade 4. It kinda links this this story.

    I loved Pokemon, so much that I thought I was pikachu. I had a very (and still do) active imagination. I loved to pretend I was all these types of pokemon in the playground. I was just being a 10 year old kid. But Ill admit, I was very active in play. I would be on all fours, I’d go up to people (in an attempt to get their attention as I had no friends at this school really. I started being teased the day I arrived in grade 3) like I was Pikachu. Well…this got me in hot water with some bullies who were in the 8th grade.

    One day, at lunch time recess, these kids came up to me, I never provoked them, I was on the complete opposite side of the school yard, but they came up to me, while I was playing pretend Pokemon with myself, and surrounded me and circle beat me till I had two blue eyes, dislocated shoulder, bruises on every part of my body and that I was in so much pain, I couldn’t cry any longer. Now, we have teachers on the school yard, who were suppose to “Bully control” But they let this happen. I even saw TWO of them walk by, look right over, looked frantic and walked away. Didn’t even try to help me and I called out to one of them as he was French Teacher. She heard me, but didn’t bother to come to help. So this goes on until the bell rings. I don’t make it inside in time as Im in so much pain, It takes me a good 10 mins to get back to the building. Once I get inside, I go back to my class to tell my teacher what happened. However, the princaple found me first and told me to get into her office and explain to her why It took me 10 mins after the bell had ring to get back into the school. So when we got there (and she pushed me along, not giving me time and clearly not caring that I was black and blue all over) I told her that I got beaten up. I told her by who and what I was doing. It just so happened that one of the girls that was apart of my beating was coming in to the office herself at that time and I even turned around and told the principal it was her, that she was one of them. So she brought her in, didn’t tell her to sit and just asked, “Did you beat up Kelsey?” and the girl said no and the principal just dismissed her. What she said next (which would be repeated to my mother and a police officer, if you can believe this, later) was nothing short of the saddest excuse and unbelievable.

    “I’m sorry Kelsey, but because I didn’t see anything, so far as I’m concerned, it didn’t happen.”

    I was threatened with a suspension for being 10 mins late after the bell had rang….my mom was called, she came in and she repeated the sad excuse to my mother, who, after taking me to the hospital, phoned the police. The next day, my mom, myself and the officer went back to the school and again she gave us all that excuse. I told her the names of the two teachers that saw me and when they came in to be questioned they just shrugged their shoulders and pretended they had no idea what I was talking about. We threatened to charge the school board and the principal if nothing was to be done. This threat was taken seriously (only once given to the school board) and the principal was moved to another school, but the bullying never stopped. They put in new protocols, but never did anything to ensure them. The only reason why I had to stay at this school was because I live in a small town so far away from everyone and i had to stay there because anything else was out of the catch basin for me to attend.

    It was a hellish 6 years of my life, that only once I got into High School, did the teasing and bullying end.

    Schools dont care, they dont care because they dont want to get involved, they dont want it to come back at them, but it does.

    No, bullying will never stop for good, but it can be controlled in these, supposed, controlled environments. And harsher punishment needs to be put in place for these bullies, not just suspension. That does nothing. It tells them, oh If make fun of someone, I can get no school for a week!

    I hope this school gets justice served to them and Grayson is allowed to express himself freely! I would ask his mom to get him into a different school but she could be in the same position I was, so if anyone start saying that shes in the wrong for keeping him there, sometimes, there is no other choice, other than home schooling, which creates, in the most part, social awkwardness and anxiety. I don’t know too many kids that I grew up with that were home schooled that came out from it into High School, fully mentally ready to do so.

  • Kelsey Jackson

    I really dont like Glenn Beck, but I love this. It gave me some new respect for the man.

    I like Grayson’s support page, I am a fan of MLPFIM and I’m 24. Yes I am a girl, but our fanbase is mainly male driven and its not because of some sick pleasure (Okay well there are some weird fans out there, but to each their own. EVERY fanbase has them). Its because of the shows creator mainly, the animation, the story writing and how it can connect to adults and children a like.

    This school is in the complete WRONG and I hope they’re feeling the heat. To tell this 9-year-old boy to not be himself is bullying of another form. Its social rejection, its basically telling him, everyone one else in the school can bring their barbie backpacks, their Marvel Superhero backpacks, but you, because you’re a boy, cannot bring a MLP backpack. You can’t like a girls show, it gets you teased.

    Rivka is right. Schools will talk all they want about how they don’t tolorate bullying, but let me tell you a story of what happened to me in grade 4. It kinda links this this story.

    I loved Pokemon, so much that I thought I was pikachu. I had a very (and still do) active imagination. I loved to pretend I was all these types of pokemon in the playground. I was just being a 10 year old kid. But Ill admit, I was very active in play. I would be on all fours, I’d go up to people (in an attempt to get their attention as I had no friends at this school really. I started being teased the day I arrived in grade 3) like I was Pikachu. Well…this got me in hot water with some bullies who were in the 8th grade.

    One day, at lunch time recess, these kids came up to me, I never provoked them, I was on the complete opposite side of the school yard, but they came up to me, while I was playing pretend Pokemon with myself, and surrounded me and circle beat me till I had two blue eyes, dislocated shoulder, bruises on every part of my body and that I was in so much pain, I couldn’t cry any longer. Now, we have teachers on the school yard, who were suppose to “Bully control” But they let this happen. I even saw TWO of them walk by, look right over, looked frantic and walked away. Didn’t even try to help me and I called out to one of them as she was my French Teacher. She heard me, but didn’t bother to come to help. So this goes on until the bell rings. I don’t make it inside in time as Im in so much pain, It takes me a good 10 mins to get back to the building. Once I get inside, I go back to my class to tell my teacher what happened. However, the princaple found me first and told me to get into her office and explain to her why It took me 10 mins after the bell had ring to get back into the school. So when we got there (and she pushed me along, not giving me time and clearly not caring that I was black and blue all over) I told her that I got beaten up. I told her by who and what I was doing. It just so happened that one of the girls that was apart of my beating was coming in to the office herself at that time and I even turned around and told the principal it was her, that she was one of them. So she brought her in, didn’t tell her to sit and just asked, “Did you beat up Kelsey?” and the girl said no and the principal just dismissed her. What she said next (which would be repeated to my mother and a police officer, if you can believe this, later) was nothing short of the saddest excuse and unbelievable.

    “I’m sorry Kelsey, but because I didn’t see anything, so far as I’m concerned, it didn’t happen.”

    I was threatened with a suspension for being 10 mins late after the bell had rang….my mom was called, she came in and she repeated the sad excuse to my mother, who, after taking me to the hospital, phoned the police. The next day, my mom, myself and the officer went back to the school and again she gave us all that excuse. I told her the names of the two teachers that saw me and when they came in to be questioned they just shrugged their shoulders and pretended they had no idea what I was talking about. We threatened to charge the school board and the principal if nothing was to be done. This threat was taken seriously (only once given to the school board) and the principal was moved to another school, but the bullying never stopped. They put in new protocols, but never did anything to ensure them. The only reason why I had to stay at this school was because I live in a small town so far away from everyone and i had to stay there because anything else was out of the catch basin for me to attend.

    It was a hellish 6 years of my life, that only once I got into High School, did the teasing and bullying end.

    Schools dont care, they dont care because they dont want to get involved, they dont want it to come back at them, but it does.

    No, bullying will never stop for good, but it can be controlled in these, supposed, controlled environments. And harsher punishment needs to be put in place for these bullies, not just suspension. That does nothing. It tells them, oh If make fun of someone, I can get no school for a week!

    I hope this school gets justice served to them and Grayson is allowed to express himself freely! I would ask his mom to get him into a different school but she could be in the same position I was, so if anyone start saying that shes in the wrong for keeping him there, sometimes, there is no other choice, other than home schooling, which creates, in the most part, social awkwardness and anxiety. I don’t know too many kids that I grew up with that were home schooled that came out from it into High School, fully mentally ready to do so.

    The school say that telling Grayson to keep the backpack at home will prevent being bullied in the future, how, I ask? These bullies now know that he likes My Little Pony, so just because he has the backpack at home now, that wont stop them from picking on him. Why punish the one who did nothing wrong to be bullied in the first place? You need to punish the bullies, because this is teaching them that bulling is OKAY that its just the fault of the kid being bullied for being different.

  • Kelsey Jackson

    This has nothing to do with Left or Right wing propaganda. Its a message saying that its okay to be who you are. It has NOTHING to do with politics. Go bitch fest on some other story that has to do with propaganda. Thats great that you’re standing up for you Right wing ways, but this mentioned nothing about such things…so why are you bringing this up?

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  • Eagle2758

    Flew F16′s, drove tanks, and jumped into Baghdad? I’ve never known any F16 pilot to have that much time to be Rambo. Wow, you’ve been busy! I guess you didn’t need the rest of us,eh. When is your book, movie and your own pony coming out,eh?

  • Patricia Gotch Lewis

    My son is 15 and wears my little pony sweat shirt has for 3 years now go Grayson! Go Glen Beck!

  • VeteranOF911

    my 13 year old son is a Brony. I didn’t understand it at first. My 4 year old daughter likes MLP as well. It’s a cartoon with horses. No biggie.

  • Shadow Wisp

    people in my school have done this to me as well i went up to them and asked”why the heck do you care” they said its not normal and my reaction was “I dont care Im not normal noone is”

  • Stryker

    I can’t believe some of the people on here that are just trolling and trying to bring the spotlight on them. Seriously GTFO. Grayson is awesome for being who he is and liking My Little Pony. I am a recent addition to the Brony fandom but nonetheless love the show in its entirety. Sure the show was made for little girls but let me ask you this. Would some of you who are saying that the little boy needs to get his priorities straight and start liking things for boys say the same thing about guys who like Powerpuff Girls or Sailor Moon? Both of those shows have a majority of guys as its fanbase and no one bats an eye. Moreover girls can like stuff for guys and no one see’s stories like this ever come up. Why do stories like this come up when guys start liking stuff for girls? It’s hypocrisy at its finest if you ask me.

    Im going to leave with this phrase about being normal and conforming to society…

    “Normal”! Don’t use boring words like that… the word “normal” nowadays is only used to tell people “be like me, or you’re just an idiot”. Well, meh, I’d rather be an idiot and myself than boring and like you.

    Im going to be myself for my entire life and not conform to idiotic ideas that genders have certain roles/stereotypes to fill. Guys can like stuff for girls, and girls can like stuff for guys. Simple as that.

  • Anonymous

    The old adage about the squeaky wheel gets the oil holds true after reading some comments here! Pound this story until media pressures evolve and oh, the school will suddenly come up with some baloney statement to justify what they did but will do something new to truly take care of the bullying…hopefully. Gotta stay hopeful

  • dwhit

    I’m with you Grayson. You know I grew up in the 80s when My Little Pony first came out. I had an older sister. Guess what I watched? My Little Ponies. So, since that is what I was exposed to, guess what I liked? My Little Ponies. I remember watching the My Little Ponies movie over and over again. Yet I turned out into a fairly well adjusted man. Schools try to make these claims of tolerance but never have any consistency when it comes time to stand by your word. This has always been the case and will always be the case. I got bullied in high school because I was a nerd by choice. I wanted to learn and be smart. Kids would bully me right in front of teachers and they would do nothing. However, if race came into the matter and it could be argued as an issue of racism (albeit only in certain directions) you bet they would be all over it.

  • Rachel Troumbly

    Woot woot. You tell him man! You know what I think would be awesome? If you could get some of your military bronies to make a vid for Greyson… You know, show their support. I think he’d like that. Just a thought.

  • Dakota

    I’m Dakota, I am a Brony and I am 18. I have been involved in this fandom since 2010. I am bullied all the time in school. people try to humiliate me, yet I some how still stand. I write songs, sing, and play many instruments. I was all alone before being in the fandom and now that I have joined the Brony culture I have made many friends and my social out look has changed for the better more then I could have ever dreamed. I see many forms of media try to put down Bronies and sometimes specifically me but for as long as I have Love and tolerance in my heart I shall carry on. Keep on going Grayson!!!! =D

  • Rachel Troumbly

    Yet somehow you’re still not aware that the kid has a right (a right you’re supposed to fight for btw) to be an individual and pursue his own happiness. Way to fight for American rights douche.

  • Christian Mage

    i agree with you im a brony too HECK YEAH

  • Melissa L Hutton Adams

    How about I send my 5′ 11 1/2″ 200lb, Rainbow dash loving 14 yr old down to eat lunch with him? I doubt the little jerks would say boo to my boy and they’d leave Grayson alone too. Although I don’t get the attraction to My little ponies for boys,there is a whole subculture of Bronies and it’s ok to be different and those other little boys need a good spanking.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously, are you THAT stupid? Read the post again. My 4 y/o daughter asked me the question. SHE knew the name of the toy Glenn had. Good Lawd almighty can you people even comprehend the written word or what?

  • Anonymous

    Really? You don’t believe I was an F16 pilot, tank commander, and Marine Drill Instructor? Man oh man, you are too smart for me. Either that or you lack a sarcasm gene.

    I did serve 21 years tho.

  • Anonymous

    Sure you are. You had to list your resume for some reason, as if your alleged military career and wife add credibility to your stupidity. Are you enlisted? Most of them wives are what we commonly refer to as Dependapottamuses. Hahaha!

    You have issues with commas too I see. Maybe you *are* in the Army.

  • Anonymous

    Man another one who saw right through me as not an F16 pilot, tank commander, AND Marine DI. You guys, you guys are just waaaaaay to sharp for me!

  • Anonymous

    But my “brother in arm” (guess its only arm now) called me a douchcanoe or something like that. Isn’t that him showing disrespect to me, a fellow brother-in-arms (there’s the proper way to write it)?

    I don’t like war games…real war is not a game. I prefer MLB The Show actually. Great series.

    Sorry about your son.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t fight for anyone’s individual rights, and neither does anyone in the military (excepting maybe our own). We fight to protect and defend the Constitution. We defend the country as a whole. What you and other sunshine patriots miss is that if you like your rights so much YOU should fight for YOUR OWN rights. Grayson included.

    I get the feeling that when push comes to shove you’ll either be a coward or a quisling.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah…you guys seriously need remedial training on recognizing sarcasm. Holy effin’ cow you just can’t fix stupid.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe the, umm, dudes? Girls? Anyway maybe those military trannies who just did a drag show at Kadena would do it for him. Give him a glimpse into his future and all.

    Woot woot!!!

  • Anonymous

    No, she’s just a well-adjusted, God-fearing, normal little 4 year old girl. She likes ballet. And folk dancing. Helping me with the garden. Raising chickens. And Spongebob.

  • Jay J Stak

    Got a problem with my My Little Pony? Come and take it! Otherwise, just deal with it!

  • Anonymous

    Wow…so you defend Grayson against bullying but wish a little 4 y/o girl you’ve never met will go “full butch” and alienate herself from her family. Wow. I’ll have her say a prayer for you tonight. Your heart is full of anger over your gay lifestyle so you project it onto a little girl. Beck must be proud to have you in his audience.

    Oh, and I see I won the argument with you too.

  • Jeremiah Reagan

    Yeah, it’s pretty weird to see that huge disconnect between those issues on being true to yourself and ignoring conformity. More so as to why he would even bring that up. Does he think transgender people are the ones going around demanding conformity to rigid gender stereotypes?

  • Jeremiah Reagan

    People are an intolerant bigot on the internet for being an intolerant bigot. Yeah, that’s totally the same as being assaulted for liking a tv show.

  • Jay J Stak

    Got a problem with my My Little Pony? Come and take it! Otherwise, just deal with it!

  • Jeremiah Reagan

    He shouldn’t HAVE to leave it at home. The school tried to MAKE him leave it at home, essentially putting the blame on him for being bullied. It legitimizes the bullies. It would be like actually outlawing drawing a picture of Muhammed to appease radical muslims.

  • Majora Luna

    I could dig up literally 100 stories of gun injury for every one story of guns being used properly. Statistically speaking, it is far more likely for a family member to be injured by a gun than that gun is likely to stop an intruder.

  • Jeremiah Reagan

    Really? There was time when kids weren’t horrible to each other? AHAHAHAHAHA!

  • Trevor Sinclair

    Its so stupid that they tried to tell him not to bring the backpack, WTF? so kids are bullying him and he has to refrain from bringing HIS backpack because OTHERS are bullying him. .And its not like hes gay.. There are plenty of MLP fans who are guys who arent gay

  • S H

    reminds me of an old St Patrick’s day story. Tired of being pinched, I complained (only time I ever complained about anything). Teacher in schoolyard’s response ‘its no big deal’. So; I pinched her and went back to the playground…. ah; negative incentives and low standards…. aka public school.

  • S H

    plus the characters on the show are more feminine than a lot of women I know… ergo if boys like them its probably no sign of any problems.

  • Chris Wilson

    It wasn’t until i got big enough to take on 2-3 of them at a time and threatened to kill a couple of the worst of them that i was left alone all because i was a 6 foot tall 250 lb 12 year old who would rather read a book than play football 30 years ago and i still get angry when i think about it.

  • Cutie Honey

    https://plus.google.com/111868875527111249113/posts/HwEsySipw8a

    My desk at work. Yeah, I get ribbed about it, but we all have fun.

  • Cutie Honey
  • candycorner51

    My daughter was so brutalized for so many years that she ultimately had a nervous breakdown the last semester of her senior year. She spent about 2 months in a mental health facility, and then continued with therapy & meds as an outpatient. She has been diagnosed with PTSD as, among many other symptoms, she suffers from recurring nightmares. It has affected her personality, her outlook on life and her trust in people. It was so heartbreaking that I literally wanted to kill the “popular” girls whose mission in life was to make sure she was ostracized. Every time we complained to the school, we were shut down. Much like Grayson, they said it must be my daughter’s fault. She must be doing something wrong. In fact, any time we did complain, the “ringleader” would coerce a group of neighborhood boys to demolish our home with eggs. This went on for 7 consecutive weeks until the police became involved. Even though we all knew who was responsible, the police did nothing because I had no proof in the form of photos of them in the act. We can only hope that karma has reared its ugly head on these people.

  • Sarah Joy Murray

    My brother loved the ones with green or yellow hair (this was in the early 90′s.). I wish I had a picture of them. He was even younger than this boy (about 5) and no one bullied him.Who knows, maybe a boy who likes MLP can grow up and become the next Horse Whisperer. And that would be very cool! This kid rocks!

  • Noire

    It’s all so amazing. The ponies and luka, so epic.

  • Noire

    Brohoof /) You deserve a cookie.

  • IvanRider

    That isn’t the point. You can be a man without being an alpha male stereotype. I don’t wear ANYTHING MLP-related, but I don’t do the monster truck thing either.

    Glenn is off base. But the kids punching that small boy are off-base too. What needs to be done is for the boy’s parents to explain to him gender role propriety, and for the kids who threw the punch to be scolded or even grounded by their parents for unnecessary hitting and lack of civility.

    If parents did their jobs, this kind of stupid crap would not even be news.

  • birtle

    My son loves My Little Pony, and so do I and my husband. If the school won’t do anything perhaps the mother or father should follow him around for a day. I wouldn’t have a problem making fun of some bullies. I love it. Plus, as an adult I’m a lot better at insulting those little brats. I remember being bullied at school for anything and everything. Kids can be cruel.

  • birtle

    Hey, I’m a huge Pony fan and hubby is a Brony.

  • birtle

    Same here. People still laugh at me since I’m a WoW player. Difference is I just don’t care anymore. But when you’re a kid it really makes you miserable.

  • birtle

    I’m a conservative and I think you’re a complete idiot.

  • birtle

    Instead, I think I’ll say a prayer for you. You obviously need it, as you know nothing about religion, God, or Jesus.

  • Andrew

    I wouldn’t say to the point of “lunacy”. It’s actually incredibly valid. Most boys don’t want to be called “girly” because they’re taught that acting like a girl is a bad thing. Being a boy is good, being a girl is bad; so if you’re called “girly” it’s some kind of put down.

  • BevM

    Your story brings me to tears. Kids are so mean, but the schools are supposed to protect the ones that are being bullied. That’s their JOB. I wish your dad would have sued the school. I’m not one for suing, but in this instance, it was much deserved. I feel horrible for the family of the girl that crashed too. Her family SHOULD sue the school if it’s proven that she committed suicide because of the bullying. I’m so glad we live in a very small town and my daughter never went through anything like that. I’m afraid I wouldn’t sue. I’d go after the kids myself – and likely end up in jail, having done something I’d regret for the rest of my life. The “mother instinct” is amazingly strong when it comes to someone messing with her kids. This is a terrible situation all the way around. I’m so sorry and I hope you’re okay now, that if you’re an adult, you’ve put that past you and if you’ve gotten help or need it and haven’t, you will. There’s nothing wrong with talking to someone when you’ve been mistreated as a young person. I had an issue, something horrible happened to me when I was a child, and I wasn’t able to talk about it until just a few years ago (I’m 51). I feel liberated. I hope you’ve been able deal with it all and put it in your past.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your school REALLY let you down.

  • Dan Heizinger

    Russia is literally crapping their pants right now!

  • jimmyBUFFET

    I’m 27 years old and a Brony (which is a term for the actually-quite-high number of adult male fans of the show) and I think this kid deserves a standing ovation wherever he goes forever. Go Grayson!

  • Anonymous

    My growing collection,I am 27 and i have loved the show since i was a kid. My sister loved the older shows and i would watch with her and always had an appreciation for it. I like some other things like Sailor moon and some of the Pokemon i like are cutesie. My favorite of the ponies is Pinkie I adore her. I don’t expect society to like what I do but i do expect some respect and the freedom to like what i want to like so to Grayson Bruce I say carry on man and keep liking what you want and don’t let them drag you down just because they are scared to be who they are. /)

  • Anonymous

    Respect to the military brony /)

  • calbeck357

    Kudos, Glenn. Kudos.

  • Anonymous

    Rainbow Dash is best pony.

  • Deuce Loosely

    If you ever wanna be inspired further to just be who you are in the face of those who will criticize what makes you happy, read this.

    http://blogs.militarytimes.com/outside-the-wire/2012/07/17/ponies-carved-into-the-buttstock-service-members-embrace-my-little-pony/

    And, while you’re at it, look into the Facebook community, Military Bronies.

    https://www.facebook.com/militarybronies?fref=ts

    This…is inspiration.

  • Daniel Cote

    Ironically enough this is what I experienced in a private school, the publuid school I was transfered to the next year actually cared about the students and helped them in everyway possible, they actually sought out bullies and would take action in a matter of hours, they even hired a policeman to patrol the school and make sure everything would be under control should something happen and no teacher was nearby. Private school was a nightmare for me, and what I learned from there is that they only care about their own ego. if a kid have a hard time with a course, the teacher themselves will bully the student in difficulty instead of helping them understand the part they didnt get. they dont care if a student in difficulty ends up leaving school, that kid is lowering the class’s score. Public schools cost a fraction of private and offers way more than any of them do.

    During my time in private school, the only time someone intervened, was when I got so fed up of being bullied I chose to fight back, and I pretty much destroyed the bully, to a point I might have killed him if no one had stopped me (years of building up and finally exploding can do that to you) And guess who stopped the fight, not a teacher, not a surveillant from the school. A bus driver parked his bus in the court, ran outside the bus and split us. A Bus driver was the one to do the school’s job. im sad you had a bad experience with public, but sadly the public school too often gets the bad role, because the testimony of those bullied while in private school always get ignored, or the school will pay whatever outlet to make sure the story isnt made public.

  • Deuce Loosely

    I saw your screen name and thought, “anime fan.”
    I am also a Vocaloid fan who cosplays Piko.
    And, even though my heart always will belong to Derpy, Cheese Sandwich is fast becoming one of my favorites.
    I mean come on…WEIRD AL!

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Yeah, I just turned 25 and I got into MLP shortly after it came out. I discovered it after deployment (ending may 2011). The show’s the tip of the ice berg. You see other people’s works on it and it makes your imagination soar. Ponies can be bad@##? Then anything is possible.
    There’s a lot of bronies in the military, and a lot of bronies saw innocence and fleshed out female characters that were surprisingly real for cartoon horses, and a lot of men who had recently had a bad story with a divorce or abuse from a spouse (it’s a 2 way street, trust me) really like it. I may feel like one of the few conservative leaning bronies, but I know I’m not one of the few military bronies cuz I meet up with them on MTSU.

  • Chris Stratford

    We need dash cams in schools. I heve seriously thought about making a secret compartment in my kids’ backpacks so I can record what they go through. The unions would squeal about it, but they squeal about any accountability anyway.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Yeah, I have to agree with Scott Crawford there. Brony does NOT equal gay. I’m a straight man, a veteran, and for the most part a conservative. I’m going to college on my GI Bill.
    Even though I lean conservative and hate hearing the other end, I will criticize my “fellow” conservatives. (and this does not apply to all conservatives)….You need to stop assuming things are gay. You don’t agree with homosexuality? Hey, neither do I! But I got called gay. Being effiminate or wierd does not make you gay. For all you know that person could be a devout Christian and maybe even conservative, if not in politics then in personality. You alienate people who might listen to your ideas by immediately calling them “gay” because they’re not like you. I believe in America having values. One of those values is “thou shalt not bear false witness” but “ye must investigate thoroughly.”
    I’m gonna forgive you for that remark, cuz in the end it’s silly and harmless. We’re cool, ok? But in life, you don’t know who the good and bad people are. Things change, we live in an illusionist society. Not everybody who has a similar belief is wearing the same uniform.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    No, we just have more respect. Surprised they didn’t teach it to you in the marines. I really want to say thank you for your service, but your insults to my fellow bronies, some of them who served in your same military in a time of war…sorry dude. I’m not grateful.
    Many of us realize that people trying to be extremely manly might be compensating for something, meanwhile those of us who can act a little feminine are at peace with ourselves and can understand the opposite gender better.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Apparently not.
    If you want somebody to criticize, you got bigger fish to fry.
    Some of these bronies did fight for their country.
    The military is mean’t to make you grow up. War is actually meant to make you more understanding since you’ve seen death.
    But as the Bible basically says “you can grind a fool all day and not remove the foolishness from him.”
    I’m a veteran. I fancy myself a moderate Republican who leans conservative. I don’t agree with homosexuality or abortion. I get tired of liberals pulling the race card. I hate Terrorists and Zionists equally.
    But in the end, there are old timers like you. Old timers who are so warped in their own ego that they are too busy judging the younger generation. You say you judge for something they might be doing, but people like you? I honestly think some older people like you, who are set in your ways, can’t be reasoned with on some things. Just like my racist grandfather.
    I love him to death, but you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. So I look at him with pity.
    I’m tired of getting insulted by older people who don’t appreciate what sacrifices and accomplishments young people make, simply because they are young.
    All you do is complain about the bad youth does.
    In the end, you don’t stop the bad ones from doing anything. You just punish the good ones actually trying.
    Way to set the example. When I teach my kids to respect their elders, I’m not gonna use people like you as an example why.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Yeah, you tell em’ Big Sarge! I mean, Staff Sergeant! If only you could make a few trolls do push up. Thank you for your service. I got out after 4.5 years last year. Toujours Pret.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    They might teach their kids, but never know what their kids are up to until somebody informs them.

  • Amber

    Bullying is wrong no matter what the reason and should be dealt with. Has anyone ever watched the My Little Pony cartoon? It’s not just cutesy stuff for girls like it was when we were kids in the 80′s. My little boy loves it probably more than his sister. It’s full of a lot of good themes and characters for all kids, and even grownups – some episodes are hilarious! It’s stereotyped and that’s wrong, too. I really applaud that kid for his classyness and standing up for what he enjoys.

  • Mary Marx Lynch

    Bullies don’t just come in half-pint sizes. They are everywhere and something needs to be done on all levels. PTSD is no joke!! It needs to stop!

  • Penn_Patriot

    You are an internet troll. Your single aim in life is to bring harm to others. You are psychopathic, sadistic, narcissistic, and sociopathic. One day, that shit you spew will piss off the wrong person. They will find you and cease your existence. When that happens, each and every person that had any type of interaction with you, will inhale deeply and inherently know that the universe has finally flushed the toilet.

  • Anonymous

    As a smaller kid in my school class, I had to learn to stick up for myself and fight the bullies. I learned that most bullies don’t want to get hurt, stick up and when needed, fight and they stop bullying you. They don’t want to get hurt, they just build themselves up by demeaning others.
    When my daughter encountered the same thing in her school and reported it, the principle ignored it and she was still bullied. When I told her to stick up for herself, she told me she would be suspended for doing so. I had a meeting with the principle and made it very clear my daughter had the right to stick up for herself and if she got in trouble for doing so I would sue the system as well encourage her to knock the block off the bully. The problem stopped after that.
    Today’s administrators do not want to take any measure that may offend their political handlers and it comes down to which threat they feel is worse in how they handle such. Bottom line, you have to stick up for yourself and do what is right.. If the bullies, kids or administrators, get bruised in the process, they will stop bullying you.

  • Alynn Baker

    That’s it. I forgot about “bronies”. That’s what they call each other. And ja-brony, for some reason. I don’t know. I just live here. But I’m getting a good daughter-in-law, so that’s okay. BTW, if you saw the guy who made all the Pony food items (bacon pony, pancake pony, cheese pony, etc. etc. etc. that was my son. my kitchen will never be the same.)

  • melissa

    Thank you for your service. My younger sister served in Afghanistan in ’11 and ’12.

  • melissa

    Thank you so much for your service. My younger sister served in Afghanistan in ’11 and ’12.

  • melissa

    Cool idea!

  • Guest

    Thank you for your service.

  • Tony Viscardi

    I’m shocked this happened in Asheville. For a city known to many as the SF of the East Coast, one would not expect to see such intolerance.

  • Anonymous

    How am I intolerant? Obviously you did not read anything I wrote. I said the kid can and should watch all the MLP he wants, but his mother should have known better than to let him take it to school. There is a time and a place for everything. School is not the time nor the place to indulge your MLP fetish.

    My older daughter wanted to dye her hair with blue streaks. I told her she can do it in the summer, when school’s out. You go to school to learn, not be a distraction. If that’s intolerant, color me intolerant.

    It is the height of hypocrisy tho that you can justify YOUR bigotry because you are too unintelligent to comprehend simple English.

  • Anonymous

    Man I keep meeting internet tough guys all the time now. You might trump that last guy.

    Sounds like I pissed you off, but you must be the right guy to piss off, since you don’t have the balls to do anything about it except sit behind your boyfriend’s computer keyboard and spew baseless threats.

  • Anonymous

    You seriously ARE stupid. Just like everyone else, you DID NOT READ nor COMPREHEND what I wrote. You read it with scales on your eyes (see I can reference the Bible too) and only saw what you wanted to see. Why do you let your prejudices preclude you from having an honest discussion about this subject with me?

    And please, stop with the whining about judging people. Everyone makes judgements every day. You’re making judgements about me that are 100% inaccurate simply because you’re too stupid to comprehend simple English. (Oh, and since when does the word “meant” have an apostrophe between the n & t? Just curious). See there, I just made a judgement about you, that you are borderline retarded and illiterate. Which might explain why you can’t comprehend what I write.

    Its pointless to try and discuss things with you because obviously you people are so rigid in your groupthink that there is no place for differing opinions. If differing opinions are offered, they are distorted and the person offering them is insulted. I mean look at this thread. Glenn says his audience is going to be the salvation of America? Seriously, what’s the difference between you people and Saul Alinksy? Ideology maybe (and that’s a BIG maybe), but you both employ the same underhanded, cowardly tactics on those with whom you disagree.

  • Anonymous

    Prego!

  • Douglas Ross

    its ok to be different some people cant help but be different but this is something that can be helped. What if he wanted to wear a skirt with leggings maybe a little makeup too this boy is going to have some problems if someone dosent let him know its not ok for a little boy to wear a my little pony backpack to school. He can do it at home or when hes out with his mom but at school hes going to get bullied cause there are double standers in life he needs to know that now. and where is the father in all this I haven’t read anything with him in it. So stop patting him on the head and saying its ok your not helping him in the long run. What will you do if he gets bullied so bad he hurts himself over it or worse.

  • Anonymous

    So you feel more fraternity with your “fellow bronies” that a fellow servicemember? LOLzzzzz!

    And I thought you sunshine patriots “supported the military?” Or is it only the military that agrees with you 100%? Huh, doesn’t sound too conservative to me?

    And hey you win! I was wondering when someone was gonna say I was overcompensating because I think the kid should keep his MLP backpack at home. Good Lawd is that all yall got? Didn’t you tell me in a different reply you don’t agree with homosexuality? By your logic doesn’t that mean you are a secret homo? Are you trying to “compensate” for something with your hatred for gays there Forrest? I mean you did just say you “can act a little feminine” didn’t you?

  • Anonymous

    Careful there Douglas, that kind of talk will get the wrath of all the bronies on this thread! I tried to make the same point yesterday, that mom should have encouraged him to just go to school to learn, not be a distraction or paint a target on himself, but all the little bronie boys got their panties in a bunch.

  • Anonymous

    OK serious question for the all my new friends. Let’s see if you can discuss it like adults and not like bronies.

    If this article was about Shan’qua and she was 21 with 4 kids from 3 different baby daddies, and she was complaining that she didn’t get enough welfare every month, would you be on her side? Or would you ridicule her? IMNSHO by the precedent you set with Grayson you should most definitely be on her side.

    You see I am consistent. As a conservative I believe in individual freedom, inalienable rights, but with those things comes responsibility. Personal responsibility. If someone chooses, as Shan’qua does, to be irresponsible, she should live with her decisions instead of using the power of the State to force others to rescue her from her self-imposed predicament.

    In the same vein Grayson and his mother made a decision. They chose to use MLP to make a statement. Now, I must say it again even tho it will be ignored. I believe the kid can watch all the MLP he wants…at home. He can have all the MLP toys he wants…at home. He can dress up like MLP…at home. He should not be subjected to physical violence because of his love of MLP. However school is for learning. Not making statements, not trying to be “different” just for the sake of being different. Grayson and his mother made the decision to be different, KNOWING FULL WELL what would happen (at least his mother knew) and now they want to use the power of the State to rescue Grayson from his poor decisions. My 13 year old daughter wanted to dye blue streaks into her blonde hair. I said she could do it over the summer. School is for learning, not to create distractions that can encourage unwanted attention, good or bad. I am the parent and sometimes I need to say no to my child because I KNOW BETTER.

    From time immemorial 9 year old boys have teased other 9 year old boys who were different, or fat, or short, or whatever. Is it right? Maybe it is…maybe it is a way to toughen the soft up. I don’t know. I DO know that the State can not change biology, and now Grayson will probably face teasing for being a momma’s boy or a crybaby. Sometimes flying under the radar and going along to get along is not a bad thing—he has his whole adult life to “be different.” Discretion is the better part of valor as the saying goes.

  • Jim Harrison

    Trust me, it isn’t just public schools.

    I was sent to a private Anglican school for high school, and was beaten up by guys 4-5 years older than me, belittled by teachers, and called liar by management when I showed them bruises and scars caused by those who assaulted me.

    I know when I have a child, I’ll have a lawyer ready, document everything, and teach my child to do the same. Seems extreme, but schools don’t listen to anything which doesn’t affect the bottom line, public or private.

  • Fallon

    A reminder to all, don’t feed the trolls. Thanks in advance!

  • Anonymous

    A reminder to all, when a lib has nothing to offer in reply, they resort to name-calling. If you could muster a counter to my argument, you would. You can’t, so in typical lib fashion, you do what folks with limited intelligence do. Call names. *Yawn*

  • Dot Wiggins

    The bullying has and is being addressed. Why is the mother doing this to her child?
    http://ethicsalarms.com/2014/03/16/my-little-pony-ethics-blaming-the-victim-and-the-dilemma-of-the-bully-magnet/

  • ocerg1111

    Well, it’s the only liberal thing I think Beck has ever fought for and he probably doesnt even realize it is, but this is the one time I won’t argue with Beck. This backwards school needs to stop supporting the bully and condemning the victim. This reminds me of when rape victims are told to stop wearing short skirts as they let the rapist go because they think he is a blameless victim of her attire and their hormones.

  • Melissa

    I
    have three boys, 11, 8, and 5. They all LOVE my little Pony. They are
    also what you would call rough and tough boys. They play baseball, ju
    jitsu, and also LOVE Halo. I must admit it seemed a little odd that
    they like to watch the show, but after talking with them, it seems they
    are not the only boys in their school who like My Little Pony. I don’t
    see the big deal here. Yes, kids can be cruel, but it’s not up to the
    school to decide what kind of backpack a kid can carry. If he does get
    bullied, he will learn to deal with that, it’s called life. Chances are
    the ones doing the bullying also watch the show.

  • Joe Toad Conlon

    “Progressive” has nothing to do with progress. It’s like, if the KKK changed it’s name to “The Tolerance Society”. Would you join?

  • berneva

    look I am 66 years old..I too like my little Pony..I look at your hats,jackets and sports ware.You look at my little pony,ok. leave the kids alone..go pick a gang on the street corner..bully them.Then you will see how bad you are.

  • James LaBarre

    Look up the term “Bronies”. It’s the adult male fandom for MLP (with “Pegasister” being the lesser-used term for adult female fans). Heck, it was the “bronies” that started calling the character “Time Turner” by the alternative name “Dr Whooves”, due to his resemblance to David Tennant. Hasbro even eventually adopted the name “Dr Hooves” for the character. So if grown-up college boys can follow the show, why not young boys?

    Yes, my 8 year-old daughter watches the show a LOT, so I’ve learned about it (I like to check up on shows she watches). It certainly presents a FAR better message about friendship, loyalty and responsibility than a lot of the other cruft out there.

  • berneva

    What?lol

  • L.A. Mitchell

    I went through similar harassment with no action from the school whatsoever. I hit puberty in 4th grade and endured years of people pushing and grabbing me on the play ground, ripping my shirt down or popping the buttons open, trying to prove I was “stuffing” my bra. Hundreds of complaints and blurry polaroids of cuts, bruises and contusions weren’t enough “evidence” it was always one group of students saying one thing vs. myself, all by myself.

    The school claimed I was hurting myself for attention (yeah, I scratched my own back from neck to rib cage a half dozen times!) and trying to make myself sick for sympathy, after someone put hand soap in my water bottle while we were in PE.

    After I got thrown down a gully into a rock quarry behind the school and hit repeatedly with rocks, my dad threatened to sue the school. He told them when we got home he was going to take me out into our backyard and teach me how to shoot is .22 hunting rifle and then hope to god that I would go “Columbine” on their asses.

    You ain’t NEVER seen a school respond so swiftly to a bullying issue until Columbine-esque threats were issued!

  • Msdemeanor

    Then you are as narcisstic as our president and much too involved with yourself to be of any value to the country. You expect an 11 year old boy to be able to defend himself from bullies when the school won’t do its job? What the bullies are being taught is “business as usual”. Wrong lesson, wrong time.

  • Jamie Bell

    Seems like the responsibility is OURS the parents. I know, I know that is not the reality, but when will we stop blaming the teachers and school system and start working together as parents to deal with this? I know, I know, not exactly reality either, but we all KNOW that this starts at home with the PARENTING. From private school, public school, the work place, in church, in public, all this stems from our homes. NO ONE is (or should be) more responsible and accountable for teaching our kids then us. And sadly the reality is that there are too many who don’t have parents in our day and age, and I doubt this will ever get better, this side of heaven. But I choose to be responsible and accountable for the teaching of my children and will stand in the gap for those who need me too. Whether is to get behind kids like Grayson or spend time in the schools, watching, teaching and helping those who are potential bullies.

  • Mya Nhame

    I made Grayson a twibbon – that’s one of those little graphics that you add to the profile picture on your twitter account. It’s a small my little pony ( the rainbow one he likes) – I thought it would be an easy way to show support for him since Glenn was collecting pictures. Here’s a link – I didn’t know what to register it under so I put it under “Stand with Grayson Bruce and be who you are”. Anyway it might be easier for people to do than post a picture. My photoshop and Adobe Illustrator skills aren’t the best in the world, but here’s a link if anyone wants to add it to their twitter picture – you just click “add to twitter” and it will add the image to your twitter picture for you.

    https://twibbon.com/Support/stand-with-grayson

  • Viljoen

    Bullying is a spanking offense in my kids’ school. That’s because we homeschool. The Bruce’s ought to consider it.

  • Anonymous

    Actually, he’s 9. When I was 9 I was delivering newspapers, collecting the money owed, paying my weekly paper bill and keeping what was left for myself. I sure hope Grayson could defend himself for his love of MLP.

    Unfortunately in this case the school is doing the job Grayson’s mom refuses to do, namely, be a parent. Conservatives claim they don’t want schools parenting yet when they are forced into it by negligent parents you get mad at…the school. I’m sure the school would simply like to teach kids without distractions, but when left-leaning feminazi moms who raise little boys to be girls try and make a statement, it kinda forces the school’s hand. A parent who actually cared about her kid (and not a cause) would have gently steered Grayson away from taking the MLP lunchbox or whatever to school. Not saying he can’t like MLP, just saying school is not the place for 9 year old boys to display their love for it.

  • Anonymous

    9 year old muslim boys already know how to shoot, field strip, and clean an AK47. Our Army NCOs play with My Little Pony toys.

    Why can’t we beat them again?????

  • Anonymous

    “If parents did their jobs, this kind of stupid crap would not even be news.”

    DIng ding ding, we have a winner! A voice of reason in a brony-filled butterfly world! Amen!

  • Paul Miller

    How would I notice their desks… on radio?

  • Fat Lip

    Same thing in my home brother homeschool !
    You know who won’t be able to tell us we didn’t build that .
    God bless you brother

  • Anonymous

    How am I treading on his rights? How? Please elaborate? You made an accusation, now give me the evidence. If disagreeing with taking the backpack to school is “treading on his rights” then you have a huge misunderstanding what a “right” is. And how one treads on such.

    Oh, and I would NEVER align myself with you people. Are you kidding me? I hold consistent, freedom-loving and Godly views. I do not compromise my principles even in the face of vile attacks not only against me, but my 4 y/o little girl. You people flip-flop when Glenn tells you to. You’re Glenn’s personal zombie hoard.

  • Anonymous

    I’m a veteran and think you’re a lying moron. My veteran status trumps you.

  • Anonymous

    You don’t need prayers? I’m a humble sinner in the eyes of our Lord. However one thing I am not is a hypocrite like you.

  • Anonymous

    LOLzzzzz! I think even North Korea looks at this and thinks, “Eh, mebbe we DO have a chance?”

  • Fat Lip

    The best remedy for a bully teach your kids how to take them out with one punch if that don’t do it put the boots to the bully .

  • Jay J Stak

    This is too easy. “Owning” a MLP for morale purposes does not effect one’s ability to lay waste to anyone who speaks an unkind word about the USofA.

  • Anonymous

    There was a day when our military painted pin ups on bombers for morale purposes. Now they play with My Little Ponies and have drag queen shows. Holy effin’ cow.

    Lay waste to people who think differently than you? My word there sarge, that’s not very bronie-esque of you is it? I thought you bronies were all peace and love and understanding?

  • http://Krokodile.ru/ Gee monie

    2nd grade I transferred to a new school.there was a supervised pre,school recess every morning before the bell rang. A bully and his gang found me the first day and beat me up. Supervising teachers barely acknowledged my complaint as being too occupied with their smoking and chatting.this happened every day until Friday when I planted a nice fat rock between his eyes,dropping him instantly.that sure got his and their attention. I got verbally reprimanded at school but no trouble at home after explaining why I did it. Never bullied again.

  • Anonymous

    Yet another Beck fan that chooses to insult those they disagree with. Let me pose a question to you. Would it be acceptable to you if your religion taught that black people do not deserve respect? How about Muslims? Do you think it would be right for businesses to not serve them? If you answered no to those questions, then why do you believe it’s right for businesses to treat homosexuals differently than any person? Are you actually so misguided to think people choose to be homosexual?

  • Guest

    I sent my son to private school thinking it’d be better, but my son was bullied (physically) over and over regardless of all the emails my husband and I sent to the teachers and principal of the school and their response was, oh you talking about so and so’s sons? I saw these parents of the bullies had some sort of favor in the school and nothing was ever done. So my husband I decided to send our child to Karate class. He got so much confidence and skill to fight back when the bullies (always double teamed) He let loose with some karate moves and cleaned those little bully’s clocks. Well there was threats of my son getting bullied but my husband went to that principal’s office armed with the emails to and from the school and they could not suspend him. Too bad my son had to resort to kicking butt, but I was very proud of him. He got lots of respect after that.

  • Vela LaCasse

    After sending my son to private school he was bullied by two boys who happened to be kids of some affluent parents and the school refused to intervene saying oh, those boys wouldn’t do that. After numerous emails to the schools to take action on our son’s behalf we decided to enroll our son in Karate class. After obtaining some impressive skills my son was again bullied and he was always double teamed by these two boys, he tried out his new craft and kicked the tar out of those two brats. When the principal threatened suspending our son my husband drove over to the school armed with the emails of our pleas to help in the situation and my son was not suspended or punished in any way. The school gave my son no choice but to protect himself. He did gain respect and eventually became friends with these two boys after he let them know he was not going to take their junk anymore.

  • Douglas Ross

    let them come!

  • Jess Amule

    Looks like my desk at work. I have actually met quite a few other Bronies everyone from techs to hr.

  • Brook Griffin

    I have a 8yr old son who loves the show, He also loves playing baseball, football and going to hockey games. There is an entire movement, made up of mostly grown men, who also love the show, they are called Bronies. All I had to do was Google the term and this is what I found; Bronies
    Bronies are adult men who sincerely LOVE the show, and aren’t afraid to admit it. Many people are baffled, even angered, by Brony culture. With their unabashed appreciation for “My Little Pony”, Bronies are challenging our perception of gender roles, which may be more fluid than previously thought!
    If girls can play football and serve in the military a boy can be a brony!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    Doing the liberal thing and bullying an 8 year old child because he does not match up in your perfect world. Oh and your sadly mistaken to think I agree with Glenn all the time. Idiot.

  • Scott Crawford

    Wow, didn’t expect that kind of reaction. LOL ya see the difference between me and you is that I am posting under my real name – my credentials are easily verifiable, and I speak about things I know about. My personal reason for liking MLP is that its that little bit of happiness in my otherwise chaotic world. Many military Bronies find it as a stress relief from their normal lives. I honestly dont care what you say about it – I can understand why you would freak out about MLP. Its a threat to your masculinity, and you feel as if you dont attack unmasculine things then someone might see you as *gasp – gay. Dude, the fact of the matter is ill take a soldier into combat who is secure in himself any day of the week before I would have someone who is so threatened by a cartoon that they feel they have to make a stand to make sure everyone knows they are a tough guy. Im not going to threaten or try to scare you because guess what? Its the internet – and the majority of internet tough guys are just that. So enjoy being the brunt of all the jokes here – you are standing out as the prime stereotype of conservatives that turn so many people away from our party.

  • Ktp1217

    How is liking My Little Ponies any different from liking Anime? These are not the same My Little Ponies I grew up with–the ones that looked very feminine, almost like something from the wonderful world of Barbie. But now, look at the episodes, the merchandise…it looks no different than Anime. But yet, no one criticizes those students who follow Anime, who start Anime clubs, or who carry Anime merchandise. So why should this innocent child be any different?

  • Denvy

    My Little Pony IS a girls’ show and merchandise is marketed towards girls. That’s the problem. The mother is guilty of enabling this as well. I don’t condone physically harming another person, but this can hardly be a surprise to anyone. It’s not the same as anime in general. There is some anime that is for girls, ie Sailor Moon, some for boys and of course adult only.

  • Tony Yotes

    This should kick gender roles in the teeth. Society is maturing again.

  • Anonymous

    Dude I can only conclude that you are functionally an idiot. You make so many false assumptions and attribute things to me I NEVER WROTE that you must be stupid or have some type of agenda. The point isn’t me caring if you or this kid like MLP; the point is his mother should not have allowed him to take the backpack to school.

    Freak out? Good Lawd you morons have this visceral need to make stuff up to try and make yourselves look good. Please, please if you can point out where I posted ANYTHING that remotely implies I “freaked out” about MLP or “attacked” MLP I will post MY ENTIRE PERSONAL INFORMATION on here. Only catch is if you can’t, you owe me $10,000 and a retraction.

    Will you accept, or is it easier to simply make things up in a thread that is so long and intertwined nobody will go back and validate your baseless accusations?

    I received many empty threats (as well as my little daughter), but if I was scared of internet poseurs like you I wouldn’t have a disqus account. You guys are a dime a dozen. Everyone who claims to be AD is always, ALWAYS either some “combat vet” or a colonel. I’ve never me a medic or supply troop or comm guy online before. Amazing, huh?

    And I’m the brunt of jokes from grown men who play with little girl toys? However will I survive??? Seems to me the joke is your lives. If you’re the type of “combat vet” the Army is made of, no wonder you can’t beat a bunch of hajis in 7-day sh*tters.

  • Jay J Stak

    Hulk Hogan says, “What’cha gonna do when the Bronies run wild on you, brother?!”

  • Jay J Stak

    This doesn’t really have anything to do with gender “roles”. Men should still be men and women should still be women but that’s a different issue.

  • Wubz Raver

    So men can’t like anything remotely feminine or it destroys their masculinity? I didn’t know it took more then a penis to be a man.

    And apparently anything remotely feminine is considered less then when compared to masculinity. It’s awesome if women are into ‘manly’ things, but god forbid if a man likes anything remotely ‘for women’ because that is just shameful.

    So yes, this is definitely a gender roles issue.

  • http://nwcs.com/~jvc/ Viqsi

    The public school system I was in actually tried to do right by me when I had similar bullying problems as a child, but had a bass-ackwards way of doing it. There was one kid in particular who was twice my size who was physically abusive. His mother was living across the country (in California – I’m in Ohio) and couldn’t be reached, so no parental discipline could be forthcoming, so the school officials started letting me out 10-15 minutes early from classes so that I could get a “head start” away from him. That was apparently the best they could do.

    Incidentally, that kid ended up getting stabbed to death at a party several years later in which “nobody saw anything”, and naturally that absentee parent all of a sudden became a Horribly Wronged Mother who lost her precious, precious child to evil hooligans. I wonder if she ever had any clue as to what her son was up to.

  • Wubz Raver

    Who’s to say what is proper ‘for boys’ and ‘for girls’?
    I’d like to meet this superior person, because their logic is extremely flawed.

    Last time I checked people should like the things they like and not be judged by the roles made up by a society that only cares about making a profit. Which is much easier to do if you know what everyone likes by categorizing them into little piles.

    /the ‘for women only pile’/
    /the ‘for only men pile’/

    If that isn’t a form of gender discrimination, I don’t know what is.
    Also, by your logic, it’s okay for women to like DBZ even though that is a show merchandised for boys, but god forbid if a boy likes sailor moon.
    Because you know, the earth might implode on itself because the sacred pact of masculinity was tainted.

  • Jay J Stak

    Talk about missing the point. Go get a sense of humor. By the way, we can’t do pinups anymore because that’s sexual harassment now and don’t lob us in with those tranny-drag queens.

  • Jay J Stak

    And yes, I know I accidentally posted this twice.

  • Jay J Stak

    I agree with your point, it’s actually my piont. Tough guys can have a soft side and should be a secure enough to show it, which, to me, is a major point on this issue. The “roles” of men and women in society are different and it’s a separate issue. I’m not going to get into that debate here because this is about what people “like”, not their “role”

  • Anonymous

    Get a sense of humor? Have you read my posts? All I did was make jokes about it, and it set off the eniter bronie world. Hell dude I and my little 4 y/o daughter have been threatened with bodily harm for the crime of agreeing with Grayson’s school’s decision. I have been “Alinsky’d” by phony conservatives and sunshine patriots.

    But fear thee not, I won’t lump you in with the trannies. Just the bronies. Are “military bronies” a sub-section of the bronie clan?

  • Anonymous

    Good for young Grayson! And good for Mr. Beck and co., for putting this story out there. I have to confess, when my own son (at the time age 4) expressed his liking for My Little Pony, and watched the show constantly on Netflix, my first reaction was to tell him- “Thats a girls show son! You don’t want to watch that!”. But he insisted that he really liked the show, and I began to watch it with him and try and show support. It wasn’t long before this dad was doing late night grocery shopping after work, and slowly started building a collection of My Little Pony stuffed animals for my son. He has moved on a bit, and is into Batman and anything Army related, but I am so glad I kept an open mind, and allowed him to be himself. The show is actually very entertaining and filled with good morals about building friendships. I can think of a thousand things worse than being a fan of MLP. Hope this message somehow reaches young Grayson, or any other dads who are on the fence about this show. We had a very fun family moment here in our home getting together with all of my sons pony’s and taking a few photos to show support. All our respect and support, the Smith family-

  • Scott Crawford

    “9 year old muslim boys already know how to shoot, field strip, and clean an AK47. Our Army NCOs play with My Little Pony toys.

    Why can’t we beat them again?????”

    Sounds like a baseless attack on military bronies. I used the term “freak out” because you seem to feel that a response to anyone disagreeing with your response is an attack on you and you must answer to them. I seriously dont care about your position – at this point it is hilarious to see the responses you generate. That I happen to actually be combat vet has nothing to do with the conversation, other then to dispell the myth that Bronies are a particular stereotype. I wont lie – there are lots of Bronies that fill that, there are however many who don’t. Just like there are many conservatives that fill the stereotype the left gives us – there are many that don’t. I have not threatened you and I haven’t seen anyone on this thread that has. There are however many people here who have pointed out how angry at the world you sound. Carry on little critter, you make me laugh – and again, my name is out there. You can find me at Ft. Campbell if you look. I see where you come from, I really do. Dont be afraid tho, join the herd ;-)

  • RTTR

    Why the slam on trans kids? Doesn’t Beck realize that the only reason this boy is being mocked is because his MLP backpack makes other kids think he’s gay or girly? Beck says that’s wrong, but he mocks trans kids at the same time. It’s the exact same mindset to mock trans kids as it is to mock this boy.

  • Justin Flack

    What i want to know, is WHERE CAN I GET THE BACKPACK AND OR PLUSHIES?!?!?! Thanks to this i finally have an excuse to get one! (or five…) soo anyone know?

  • Anonymous

    we got ours at walmart, but it was months ago! maybe check toys r us too

  • Anonymous

    I would love to hear the true story of this. I’m sorry folks, but it’s not normal for a 9 year old to parade around My Little Pony merchandise. That doesn’t mean that I am on the side of the bullies. They are pathetic and should have gotten in trouble, and in reality, they probably did. The problem that I have with Glenn is that he gets stuck on extreme tangents, and he believes in bizarre conspiracies about public schools. It’s hard to take him seriously when he does this.

  • Anonymous

    That’s not the issue. I’m sorry, but if a mother is going to allow her son to embrace a show that is marketed towards girls, then she cannot complain. Gender roles are healthy, and you do have to have them. That doesn’t mean that boys can’t play with stuffed animals, and more feminine things, and girls can’t play with more masculine things. However, there is a line that has to be drawn. There has been a bizarre liberal idea that states a child should his/her own gender. That’s wrong.

  • Anonymous

    Do you believe in the liberal belief that children should actually choose their own gender? Where is the line drawn?

  • John

    I got picked on almost every day of my childhood. I remember I got kicked really hard in the tailbone by a friend turned enemy, in front of the assistant principal. We had a mediation session. I got suspended for three days while he got a one day detention. I still struggle with bullies to this day at my work, and I work for my family and even my dad, the ceo well help me and stop the bullies that hate me because I’m the bosses son and treat me like absolute dog sh*t.

  • John

    It was supposed to say that my father won’t even help me with the bullies at work.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Now you know why some people consider home schooling.

  • MW

    The thing that is disturbing me in these comments is that everyone is justifying Grayson’s interest in My Little Pony by saying comments like “Its okay, liking it doesn’t make him GAY because I like it and I’m very manly.” and “MLP is not ‘girly’, I dare you to tell me I’m GIRLY!!” First off, I’m glad you are all secure in your “manhood” to enjoy MLP and I am glad we are breaking down rigid gender roles enough that “manly” men aren’t feeling so ashamed to like it. But what if Grayson *was* gay and liked MLP? Or what if he was feminine and liked MLP? I feel like you would all immediately stop defending him. Its almost as if being a male and liking MLP is only defendable as long as you supplement your liking of MLP with other traditionally “masculine” and stereotypically “straight” things. Its not “Its cool for Grayson to like what he wants, go ahead and like MLP” its “Its cool to like MLP, i like MLP and I like hot chicks and play football.” I read a comment about a woman saying her boys like MLP and thats fine because they’re not “sissies” and she liked He-Man back in her day but didn’t turn out to be a “dyke.” And to those saying its not “girly” since when is being “girly” or “feminine” a bad thing. You’re equating being a female to something less than and using it as a put-down. Bravo, all. Bravo. If you really want to promote equality consider supporting Grayson’s interest in its entirety; don’t support it if you feel you need to qualify or justify it by making sure everyone knows its masculine and that its not “gay or girly or sissy.” which are apparently some really god awful things to be. you guys go on and on about freedom but how many of you would stand up for Grayson then?

  • MW

    The thing that is disturbing me in these comments is that everyone is justifying Grayson’s interest in My Little Pony by saying comments like “Its okay, liking it doesn’t make him gay or anything because I like it too and I’m very manly and definitely straight.” and “MLP is not ‘girly’, I dare you to tell me I’m girly!!” First off, I’m glad you are all secure in your “manhood” and sexuality to enjoy MLP and I am glad we are breaking down rigid gender roles enough that “manly” men aren’t feeling so ashamed to like it. But what if Grayson *was* gay and liked MLP? Would you stand up for him then? Or what if he was feminine and liked MLP? I feel like you would all immediately stop defending him. Its almost as if being a male and liking MLP is only defendable as long as you supplement your liking of MLP with other traditionally “masculine” and stereotypically “straight” things. Its not “Its cool for Grayson to like what he wants, go ahead and like MLP” its “Its cool to like MLP, i like MLP and I like hot chicks and play football.” I read a comment about a woman saying her boys like MLP and thats fine because they’re not “sissies” and she liked He-Man back in her day but didn’t turn out to be a “dyke.” And to those saying its not “girly” since when is being “girly” or “feminine” a bad thing. You’re equating being a female to something less than and using it as a put-down. Bravo, all. Bravo. If you really want to promote equality consider supporting Grayson’s interest in its entirety; don’t support it if you feel you need to qualify or justify it by making sure everyone knows its masculine and that its not “gay or girly or sissy.” which are apparently some really god awful things to be. you guys go on and on about freedom but I guarantee if he didn’t fit your standards of what is acceptable you’d have a totally different story.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Whatever dude. I’m impressed with your debate skills, but not what you’re doing with them.

  • MW

    I noticed that too. He wants to defend a 9 year old who he says “chooses to different” but he wants to bitch about Trans people who DON’T choose to be trans? It is not a choice at all. My guess is the reason he backs this boy and not the other situation is because Beck believes that this boy is “all boy 100%” since he isn’t acting stereotypically feminine or flamboyant. I guarantee Beck wouldn’t be defending this boy AT ALL if he came off as stereotypically gay or flamboyant…or if he was trans.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    “standing out as the prime stereotype of conservatives that turn so many people away from our party.”
    God BLESS you for saying that.
    That makes a lot of sense. I appreciate this. I don’t even know if I would call this guy a conservative. I think he’s really all just about getting reactions out of people. I dunno, I think if he sees he can piss people off then give them an argument that’s hard to argue with logically but morally is falsely accusing them, therefore making them angry and eventually lashing out, that somehow tells him he’s right and they are wrong.
    This happens to a lot of “old school infantry f*cks” that a soldier who was a friend of mine told me that was infantry. It’s a mindset, not a core set of beliefs. Same problem a lot of churches are having. They’re like Pharisees in the Bible. Know the “law” of what they stand for front and back, but completely miss the point by being a dick about it. Can’t see the forest for the trees.
    Point is, I wasn’t even thanking you for a reference to this guy, as much as just saying not all conservatives are as closeminded or intolerant as stereotypes and the media that feeds off of said stereotypes would have us believe.
    It’s like how Ulfric Stormcloak is ultimately being a little bish for the Thalmor, by proving them right at times (not for being nationalist himself, but for looking the other way when non nords are treated bad).

  • MW

    Slippery slope fallacy much? Tony didn’t say anything about choosing or changing gender itself, just that gender “roles” shouldn’t be as rigid. Gender roles generally apply to the outdated notions that men have to be breadwinners and enjoy sports and red meat while women are supposed to be submissive, stay at home moms, and not enter the workforce. Chill out.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Why did you post twice?

  • Anonymous

    Lol what many fail to realize is Fuaste the woman who made the show set out to do was to make a show that could be enjoyed by anyone

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Enough of this stuff gets out, people will start to see the wisdom of (most) homeschoolers. I swear, you hear some of there people in college, internet, and media talk about Christians and homeschoolers, you would think those people started each and every war. Actually, I think they believe that. Dang.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    The problem with a lot of our society is that our rules and laws aren’t bad, but stagnate over time, so they’re GOOD but it’s very easy for evil people to thrive and find loopholes.
    That’s what a cool guy who was airforce told me over sushi and a beer right before I got out of service. I believed him.
    Velociraptor AJ? Cool. They should make a cheap flash game of that, and make it like a better version of the Genesis Jurrassic Park game that let’s you play as the raptor.

  • MW

    Obviously an accident, Forrest.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Yeah, girls like a lot of shows for boys, too. Mainly because a lot of their shows initially were crap that insulted EVERYbody’s intelligence. MINE INCLUDED!!!!
    I might wonder why somebody would like something that would usually be out of their league-just out of curiousity, but quality is quality. I may not be much of a romance fan, but if anything is done well and unique enough, chances are most people can like it at least a little. Hey, I didn’t like romance until I watched some in anime while I was in Afghanistan.
    But there are some old timers who are living in the past back in the 30s, or have allowed themselves to be brainwashed by the military, even though they are obviously very intelligent on other thing, who get mad for various reasons. Often one person says something they don’t view as disrespect but the other person does, and eventually they stop listening. Sad really, but over time some things that were considered constructive criticism then are insults now, and vice versa. Drives ya crazy, as you get older.

  • MW

    Yes, gender roles are so healthy…when they are convenient for you. Back in the day, gender roles for women were so rigid that they were told they could only be a mother and weren’t allowed to work outside the home or get an education. Is that healthy? We obviously evolved since then and realized it was wrong. Why should this be any different? I was a tomboy as a child (I am female) and no one criticized me for playing with Batman action figures. I am a well adjusted adult and I am comfortable in my sex and gender. That being said, why is there the double standard? I know boys who played with dolls and are now “masculine” straight men. But even if they weren’t…who cares? Is it your business? No. Boys playing with dolls won’t MAKE them gay. Girls playing with action figures won’t MAKE them a lesbian. Sure, boys who play with dolls COULD be gay and likewise with girls and action figures but it isn’t a cause. You are who you are. And it shouldn’t matter if you’re a girl who likes traditionally “boy” things or a boy who likes traditionally “girl” things. If you think the worst thing that could happen to a person who plays with toys marketed toward the other gender could possibly somehow “result” in them being “gay” (God forbid, worst thing ever right?) I feel bad for you. We’re all human regardless of interests, gender, sex, and sexual orientation and again liking certain toys doesn’t necessarily EQUATE a future change in your gender or sexual orientation. Its not causal.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    It’s very hard for him to take what he dishes out. He does say things that come off as combative and threatening, and when people respond back he’s like “what did I do?” And sees them as the instigators.
    It probably comes from being in the military for 21 years. I mean, that’s what happened to me and some other soldiers coming back from deployment. Even if our time in the military isn’t that bad, I dunno you can be infected with a mindset that just seems to come with the territory. I’ve got some of it. My friends even say I’m combative without meaning to be.
    He’s like a shark that can be decent if he doesn’t smell blood. But he carries himself like a shark that’s aggressive, so people react to him like a threat. Then he smells blood in the water. And people find themselves in a verbal web insults and counter arguments back that IF HE MADE THEM CLEARER INITIALLY less people would want to argue with him.
    Reason why some of us give up? We actually agree with him in the long run…it’s just we get pulled into a trap by an insult and find out the truth at the cost of yet another insult…Even though I will give All American some benefit of the doubt, he has to know better by now that some of this is on him. It’s like “hah, I knew you guys had a dark side! You are sooooo STUPID.”
    Us: “Yeah we have a dark side cuz you pissed us off. You associated an entire group of people with one stereotype. We were nice until that happened.”
    And then he ironically accuses you of what he has done, is doing, or about to do (over reacting, being disrespectful, misinterpreting words, stereotyping) because either he can’t see it, or he does it on purpose. Really reminds me of that shark on finding Nemo, if he were mixed with Cotton Hill from King of the Hill.
    Some people are a work of art. You get to know em’ and you can’t hate em’, but the drive you nuts anyway….like somebody with uncontrollable projectile vomiting.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Just tryin’ to help out.

  • MW

    Appreciate it.

  • MW

    How the f–k are you consistent? You can’t even make a decent comparison. What the hell does this real story have to do with your made-up bordering on racist welfare anecdote? These aren’t even comparable issues. Talk about a stretch. School is not just for learning the literal curriculum (math, science, etc.) its also about the hidden curriculum (the lessons you learn in life). They had the opportunity to teach a lesson that being different is okay and that you shouldn’t be allowed to get away with violence on another person because they are different. You’re essentially permitting a hate crime.

  • Lymbo
  • http://rightontheleftcoast.wordpress.com/ Anonymous

    It’s most likely because she’s a 4-year old girl, who because of her own enjoyment of the show, associates it with girls.

  • http://rightontheleftcoast.wordpress.com/ Anonymous

    So, you’re the arbiter of where the manliness line gets to be drawn? I’m pretty sure that little boy already knows exactly why he was being bullied. However, he doesn’t agree with the opinion that led to the bullying. According to you, he should just cave and bow to the bully’s opinion about which television shows he should like and which he shouldn’t. What kind of man will that kind of advice make out of him?

    I have watched almost all of the new MLP episodes because I have young children. The main characters are female, but only one of them is girly. One is a reckless tomboy, one is a tough farmer, one is a scholar with a pet dragon, and one is a ding-bat prankster. Only one of the main characters is interested in “girly” activities, mainly fashion. The character this boy is a fan of is the competitive tomboy. There is a lot of adventure and fighting of bad guys, but the overall theme of the show is how to be a good friend. Also, the music is really catchy. When it’s on, I catch my husband watching because it happens to be a really well done, entertaining, and generally uplifting show.

    I think you’re missing the point. It’s not for you, or me, the bullies, or the school to decide who gets to enjoy the show and who doesn’t. My daughter loves The Avatar, and has watched the whole series, both of them, several times. Should I dictate to her that only boys enjoy kung fu, or should I let her decide if a show is well-made enough for her to enjoy, regardless of who it’s being marketed to?

  • http://rocketboy1313.blogspot.com/ Anonymous

    I guess a broken watch can occasionally tell the right time. It is just always very weird when it happens.

  • Denvy

    If you think it’s normal to allow little boys to play with barbies you’d be wrong. It’s a parents choice of course, but don’t be shocked when the kid is bullied.

  • Anonymous

    Normal or not, the kid wanted to have the lunchbox, and mom and dad got it for him. Good for them… They SHOULD have warned him that this was going to happen though.

  • Anonymous

    or just teach them to ignore the garbage.

  • Denvy

    I’m a little surprised the kid didn’t have the foresight. Nine years old is old enough to know what you’ll be teased for.

  • Anonymous

    I post the Truth. That you can’t accept it is YOUR problem, not mine.

    Yeah…I didn’t tell anyone I would make them “cease to exist” or wish anyone’s 4 year old daughter would “become a butch and alienate herself from you.” So yeah, I don’t attack anyone but I and my little daughter sure were. And I don’t see phony “combat vets” coming to my little girl’s defense against baseless attacks–she’s not on here posting, I am. Where were you then, playing with Rainbow Brite?

    But I did some research and yeah, you and all your little bronie friends are normal. Here’s a pic from Brony Con 2013. I mean, what’s weird about this???

  • Anonymous

    Forrest my man I apologize. I should simply let yall attack em and my little girl. Sorry man my bad. By the way, here’s another pic from Brony Con 2013. You’re right—this shizz is *completely* normal.

  • Anonymous

    Much props for the Skyrim reference. I play as a Stormcloak and love love love killing traitorous imperial scum. But hey sorry I will try and be more conservative like this guy probably is.

  • Anonymous

    Hey man is this you on the far right?

  • Anonymous

    How am I bullying an 8 year old? Which 8 year old? Grayson is 9, so I guess there is a mystery 8 year old I am allegedly bullying. Please list your evidence of me bullying this mystery 8 year old or shut up.

    You morons do the same thing libs do. Disagree with Obama, you’re a racist. Think 9 year old boys shouldn’t take MLP backpacks to school, you’re a bully.

    Both of yall are simply a bunch of thin-skinned sissymen. Your mama still probably cuts the crust off your PB&Js.

  • Anonymous

    I really don’t watch it with her (ironically its on now) but it seems to me if this show WASN’T targeted at little girls, I must be missing something. It would be like saying strip clubs aren’t targeted at 21-55 year old men.

    I guess the point is when little 4 year olds have more common sense than adults, you know America as we know it is done.

  • Anonymous

    The fact that you can’t comprehend the written word is YOUR problem. I am abundantly consistent. I do commend you as in 24+ hours this post has been up you’ve been the only brony to have the courage to even attempt a reply.

    How is my anecdote made up? Do you know something I don’t? I grew up in Philadelphia. If you don’t think I know people named Shan’qua (and various other pseudo-African names) you are sorely mistaken. If you don’t think I know 21 year old AA women who have 4 kids from 3 different men, you are also mistaken. Calling me a “racist” doesn’t change reality.

    They are exactly the same. In both cases each party–Shan’qua and Grayson–made entirely legal but poor decisions and now want the State to come rescue them from their own poor choices. That is entirely, 100% True.

    Funny that you make my point about school is also about learning life lessons, which is the crux of my argument. Grayson should now know that there is a time and a place for MLP. School is neither the time nor the place. When my son was Grayson’s age he was into Yugioh. He had some really nice cards that he saved money to buy. I told him not to take them to school. He did. They got all bent to s— and ruined. I told him tough luck kid. Lesson learned. Hopefully Grayson learns his, but I doubt it seeing as now Glenn is re-enforcing it by having the kid on his show tonight.

    Hate crime? There is no such thing. I never known anyone to commit a crime out of love. So are bronies a new protected class now, like blacks, hispanics, gays, women, etc etc etc? If so somebody needs to get me a list.

  • MW

    You’re absolutely ridiculous. Also, I am not a brony, but go ahead and assume. I am not offended however because it wouldn’t be something I’d feel shame over.

    Your anecdote is made up unless this was literally someone you knew and this was literally a scenario that happened. Level with me, you know you’re making this up.

    Grayson didn’t make a “poor choice” he is a f—ing nine year old kid with a backpack. How in the hell is that a poor life choice? You’re just an uptight bully.

    Having YuGiOh cards at school is different than bringing a MLP backpack to school. One is a toy (distraction) the other is necessary to carry your pencils, notebook, etc.

    Get over yourself. Try having some empathy for a change. Your hardened heart will get you absolutely nowhere.

  • MW

    Its mindless fun. Do you not ever watch shows for entertainment and a distraction? Get over yourself.

  • MW

    You’re entirely unbelievable. I can’t believe you even bother to pull out semantics “Which 8 year old? He’s 9″ You know what you’re doing so just f—ing stop.

    Do you really get fulfillment being an a–hole all day? Spending your time on a website trying to pick apart other people and kids for god’s sake. Kids. That’s a whole nother level of sad.

    You want to call others out on being “thin-skinned sissymen” and yet they’re the ones who aren’t afraid to be who they are and are apparently real adults because they don’t feel the need to bully a CHILD whereas you do. Pick on someone your own size, assclown.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry bro did I catch you in a contradiction? I’m good at that. Or you guys are bad at holding conflicting opinions. You never did answer tho—if I am compensating for something by being indifferent to MLP are YOU compensating (or hiding?) something by not liking homosexuality?

    The world wants to know Forrest.

    BTW, these two on the left? Future Special Forces. Can’t you just see the Rambo oooozing out of them???

  • Anonymous

    You know what I don’t understand? Why nobody lets this guy babysit their kids. He’s just a normal brony attending brony con.

  • Anonymous

    Hey man I’ve been retired for a few years now but is this Brony Con or the line at an Army recruiting center???

  • Anonymous

    Signing off, and I salute all you bronies (I think that’s Scott and Forrest in the 2nd pic).

  • Anonymous

    Well with the exception of All_American_American (which he isn’t) I can’t find any anti-Brony comments. And Glenn Beck is now on our side and saying it like it is: it takes a real man to be different, it doesn’t take a real man to insult and bully (especially using the anonymity the internet provides as some kind of cowardly shield.) We’re moving forward here, we’re moving forward.

    I really hope Glenn becomes a brony and not merely so we have another famous name in the herd. The show is very non-mainstream in the lessons it teaches (Dragon Quest teaches that your values are more important than your ethnicity – screw multiculturalism! Yay for REAL diversity – the diversity of opinions.)

    Not to mention that two of the mane six are entrepreneurs. They’re not equine Mr. Burns’ either, they’re Elements of Harmony, the elements of generosity and honesty no less!

  • Runnerguy

    Just like with all news outlets, you are only able to look at one side of story. I have inside knowledge that this child is a bully himself and is only doing this because he wants attention. When you go running around your classroom screaming about your my little pony bag and shoving it in other kids faces, you are going to get some push back. Bullying was not the distraction it is Grayson. Every teacher, counselor, principal at that school knows that, but because of laws they can’t go running to the news outlets like the mother did. What is really happening here is that mommy wants to coddle and enable Grayson, a child who has been in trouble for bullying others at this same school. It will be very interesting when this blows up in this mothers face. A lot of really good teachers are being made to look bad because of an attention seeking family.

  • http://batman-news.com Sean Smith

    Call me an unenlightened Neanderthal, but I think I would have STRONGLY discouraged my son from choosing such a lunchbox, KNOWING that it would be an invitation to bullying. Despite all the anti-bullying rhetoric that is so fashionable these days, bullying has been going on since the dawn of man. I was bullied in school, and while it has left me with some rather disturbing memories, it also toughened me up. I eventually got up the nerve to face down those who’d bullied me, and once I did I never had a problem with them again. I don’t think we’re doing our children any favors by sheltering them from the realities of life, and learning how to deal with bullies is one of those realities. We’re going to run into jerks all of our lives, and the earlier we learn to deal with them, the better. I’m convinced that one of the reasons we hear about students who’ve been bullied reacting in such ultra-violent ways (mass shootings, suicides, etc.) is that adults have intervened too much, trying to get children to resolve their differences the way adults do (e.g. conflict resolution classes). The underlying issues never get resolved, and the bullied student is forced to bottle things up until he or she explodes.

  • Jay J Stak

    I’ll be honest, I didn’t know about this whole Brony thing until I heard Glenn bring it up but I love lightening the mood in the overly uptight atmosphere of the military. Their are too many tools walking around who go into conniption fits when they see someone with their hands in their pockets. Adding a little something that would ordinarily be out of place can introduce humor into what would otherwise be a dull affair. It’s like the Hell’s Angel on a Harley who’s covered in leather & tattoos, built like an ox, twice as strong, and goes by “Slayer” who owns a cute little kitten named “Mr Fluffy”. That’s funny. Everyone needs an escape, especially when your job involves trading lead with the most unpleasant people on the planet. Another point is that tough guys can have a soft side and should be secure enough to show it. A real man is a guy who puts boots to asses, hugs his wife & kids, and knows how to balance those two aspects. I haven’t read many of your posts outside your responses to mine. If you think the school was right, I just disagree with you. Whoever threatened you was probably one of those “tolerant” pinko libs. One question though, why was your 4 y/o threatened? Did she make some posts? In any event, don’t be such a tight-wad.

  • Payton Manning

    Those who advocate incremental property confiscation in the name of “fairness” are as much a threat to liberty as their Marxist forefathers.

  • Anonymous

    My 4 y/o was threatened because I posted that when she saw the picture of Beck with the MLP toy she laughed and asked why he had a MLP toy. She said MLP is for girls. So someone said they hope when she grows up she turns butch and alienates herself from her family. Nice, huh?

    I’m faaaaaar from uptight. Which is why I retired as an E-7 and not E-8 or 9. Didn’t play politics all that well I’m afraid. Anyway I get what you’re saying about a little levity to lighten things up but this incessant need to take it to the extremes (bronies, brony con, grown men dressing up as cartoons) is too weird for me. Sorry if that offends its just the way I am.

  • Anonymous

    You make accusations, back them up. Its one thing to disagree. Its another to falsely accuse someone of something they did not do. I read somewhere about not bearing false witness or some such. Do you recall it?

    Again, how am I bullying Grayson? If you can point me to where I am bullying Grayson, please do. Otherwise, shut your gutless sissyman pie hole.

    Oh, btw, there are not many people my size. When I was in school little fellas like you used to try me to prove they weren’t sissies. When they failed they ran to their mamas and I was the one accused of “picking on the little guy” when all I wanted to do was go to school and be left alone. But you little fellas with your Napoleanic complexes never learn.

  • Anonymous

    Watching it is mindless fun, yes I agree. Identifying yourself as a “brony” or a “military brony” and having little Brony Cons where you dress up as cartoon characters is fricking WEIRD.

    These pics are NOT “mindless fun.” Its weirdos doing what weirdos do.

  • Anonymous

    You assume I do not know Shan’qua yet do not like that I assume you are a brony? Hmmmm…typical libtardian double standards. And if you aren’t a brony, methinks the lady doth protest too much. *wink*

    Grayson most assuredly made a poor choice. His poor choice was to take his MLP lunchbox to school. And his MLP lunchbox IS a distraction, obviously. It is NATIONAL FRICKING NEWS for crissake! His mother should have known better, but abdicated her job as a parent to the school. Then she didn’t like the decision the school made. She didn’t want to be a parent, or “the bad guy” and tell her son no so she made the school do it. Now she’s mad. That is the epitome of negligent parenting.

    My son went through the EXACT same thing little Grayson is going through. Some of his “friends” were jealous of his cards and did not believe they were authentic. They teased him and called him liar and told him he was full of s—. Finally in an angry attempt to prove his cards WERE authentic he ripped one accidentally, ruining it. THAT is why I told him not to take them to school. Just like Grayson’s mom should have told him. I DO have sympathy for Grayson for having such a piss poor excuse for a mother, a mother who would use her son to push an agenda.

    Poor choices lead to bad results. The fact that so many here don’t understand that basic life given is…troubling to say the least.

  • Anonymous

    I’m gonna try a different approach, using an example that many should “get.”

    Let’s say I’m a HUGE Denver Broncos’ fan. The biggest fanatic ever. And I have a business trip to Oakland the same weekend Denver plays the Raiders in The Coliseum. I buy a ticket and decide to not just attend the game but wear ALL my loudest, most obnoxious Bronco gear I own. Elway Jersey. Big horsehead hat. Foam finger, whatever. Now, for the duration of the game I suffer verbal abuse from all the Raiders’ fans in my section. Some even throw things at me. What would you tell me if I related this story to you?

    Would you say I made a poor decision to attend the game decked out in Bronco gear? That, I dunno, maybe I should have known better than to do that? That *maybe* the game in Oakland was not the time nor the place to wear all my Bronco orange to a game? That although I *should* be able to attend a game without getting verbally and physically abused, maybe you would ask me “what did you think was gonna happen???” Maybe you might have suggested I should have attended the game in normal clothes and kept the cheering for Denver to myself? Kind of, I dunno, just blend in for the duration of the game?

    Isn’t this the EXACT same argument I am using with respect to Grayson? Not that he can’t like MLP, but that there is a time and place for it? That he, or at the very least HIS MOTHER *should* have known better than to allow him to take his lunchbox to school? That she should have anticipated what might happen? And it might not be good? That maybe he should just go to school and learn, not try and stand out as “different,” like the Bronco fan in The Black Hole?

    I mean if we can’t expect adults to think of the consequences of intended actions, maybe we shouldn’t get too mad at the person (or institution) that has to think for them?

  • MW

    No, because its not like you’re not allowed to support an away team even in a home team’s city. Jesus. They might say stuff to you but actually no one should *expect* to be physically harassed at a football game. Verbally, yeah, you’ll probably get some comments but if someone throws something at you just because you support another team, you damn sure don’t deserve it and shouldn’t expect it. Way to victim blame. I don’t think anyone would *think* physical abuse would happen to them even in competitive sports.

    Seriously though I think its time you give it a rest. You’re obsessed and wasting your time. Use your energy to do something productive instead of trying to justify your hatred and anger on a f—-ing CHILD. Grow up. You seriously look like a psycho.

  • MW

    What the hell agenda does the mother have? Trying to speak up and say bullies should be punished and not her kid who did NOTHING wrong? I guess if that’s an agenda, I’m on board.

    If your son went through bullying surely you’d think you could muster up some real compassion instead of being such a jerk about it. I guess not though. Do you think you were a bad father because you initially let your son bring the cards to school? Do you think the bullies should have gotten away with it and the school remove the cards from YOUR son by telling him he’s making himself a target?

    You’re pathetic.

  • MW

    “Identifying yourself as a “brony” or a “military brony” and having little Brony Cons where you dress up as cartoon characters is fricking WEIRD.” Then think its weird. Guess what, bro, I think you’re “fricking WEIRD” obsessing over what other people like and acting like a bully about hobbies you don’t like. What gives you the authority to think its your business to police what someone should or shouldn’t do. Just because you think its “fricking weird” means other people can’t like something innocent? I’ll be honest, I don’t care for it, but I see NO HARM in it, and therefore I say “To each their own.” Hell, I’m pretty confident I wouldn’t agree with your interests and life choices but I’m not going to tell you you shouldn’t be entitled to like what you like and do what you want. Its so f—ing ironic that your icon is “Don’t tread on me”, a very libertarian motto. Yet, what are you doing? Treading on other peoples’ lives by judging and calling them out. If you really cared about liberty and freedom you would respect others rights to do whatever the hell they wanted, whether you agreed or NOT, as long as it doesn’t do any harm to you. Ever hear the quote “”I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it”? I mean, good lord, live and let live, buddy. You waste so much time being angry about hobbies and interests that YOU don’t like but has it ever occurred to you that we’re all entitled to have whatever likes and dislikes we please and if its not hurting anyone? That’s what liberty and freedom is about. Why do you want to promote hate instead of just respecting the situation. You don’t have to like it but then why not let it go? You’re really, fundamentally no different than the bullies who wanted to beat up Grayson who you claim you “support” yet you continue to harass other people who like MLP online. Get over yourself.

  • MW

    What accusations am I making that I’m not backing up? You are spending your time on here commenting back and forth about the kid and you ARE picking people apart. You just said “Both of yall are simply a bunch of thin-skinned sissymen” look at your comment above, I’m not making it up. You said it, not me.

    How are you not, pal? You’re calling him and other people out on being “sissies” don’t you think thats what the kids were calling him or something to a similar affect?

    “Little fellas like you” how the hell do you know anything about me? I never explicitly said anything about my weight, size, height. So don’t start assuming I’m this “little fella.”

    You know I spent all this time being angry at you, but it sounds to me like maybe all your anger is stemming from being bullied. You’d think that would give you some compassion, being able to relate and all, but maybe you have some unresolved emotional problems and pent up anger. Why not get some help and closure. I really just feel bad for you now.

  • MW

    Or maybe its the rigid gender roles you’ve taught her. Obviously you’ve given her no lee-way at all. She’s 4, she’ll learn from her parents.

  • Runnerguy

    This child has been harassing other children. When you are obnoxious in the fact that you are running around the classroom and pushing your backpack in kids faces, it becomes a disturbance. This is the same child who got in so much trouble throughout the year that they are on a behavioral plan, some of the issues have been bullying. The news media does not talk about that. This is a very one sided issue, especially seeing that the school cannot comment.

  • landofaahs

    Okay Glenn, what’s with the goofy round glasses? Are we trying to imitate Tojo? You seem to have an identity crisis with all these look changes. Its almost like your going through your early teens trying to figure out who you are.

  • amy

    This is another story about a boy who was bullied because he like my little pony and he committed suicide. I think he is still in a coma. People are getting tattoos of My Little Pony to show support for the boy.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/25/tattoo-parlors-are-offeri_n_4855739.html

  • Lori Lynne

    I can’t even begin to tell the stories of the bullying I went through from 4th grade through 8th grade. I am almost 52 and those years still haunt me. Schools did nothing to the ones who bullied me. I absolutely hate the town I grew up in (New London, WI) and haven’t been back in over 30 yrs with the exception of visiting my mother and her funeral in 2000. A previous manager of mine told me about how she ran into a classmate that she bullied and I explained to this manager how it feels to have been the one bullied. The bully-er goes on with life, but the bullied person hurts for a very long time. I am sorry for Grayson. We all have your back, buddy!

  • Fat Lip

    Hey brother it came through this was really cool as far as the math goes I had to know this to be a Carpenter isn’t that interesting . Ever wonder why Jesus was a Carpenter my brother :)

  • Anonymous

    Whattaya know, idiot boy missed the point. Shocker!

    I’m obsessed? I got 5 notifications from you in like 15 minutes and I’M obsessed? YOU’RE obsessed with ME.

  • Anonymous

    Read it again idiot boy. I told him NOT to take them. Why can’t you comprehend English? Is your agenda getting in the way? I swear you morons don’t even READ what I write. Anyway I told him NOT to take them…he took them by sneaking them. He made a poor choice, he suffered the consequences.

    Its not my fault you’re too much of a sissygirl to understand you can’t be rescued from every poor choice you make. What was I supposed to do, buy him new cards? What would that have taught him?

    Idiot.

  • Anonymous

    I can tell by the first 2 sentences of your hysterical reply you haven’t even bothered to read what I write. Nobody can be that stupid as to not comprehend teh probably dozen times now I’ve said I have nothing against Grayson, yet you still wanna call me disagreeing with a weird lifestyle “bullying.” Per chance are you gay? I think you might be. You gays tend to be angry and get easily offended. YOU are angry and get easily offended. 2 + 2 and all that. You guys also project your hysterical anger onto others who simply disagree. Like I said before, there is NO difference between you bronie weirdos who call me names or threaten to kill me for disagreeing with you than the libtards who call me racist for disagreeing with Obamacare. You are one and the same. You are the WORST of America, have NO understanding of fundamental rights, pretend to care about “differences” EXCEPT when someone is different from you, and engage in vile attacks, slandering, and lying when faced with the slightest of criticism.

    In other words, you are lower than the scum from a snake’s belly.

    I tried to be civil and engage. But all you wanna do is call names and lie. I’m done with you Pajamaboy.

  • Anonymous

    Is that your expert opinion there Dr Freud? Cuz I have some follow up questions. Now, how did she learn these “rigid gender roles” from me and my wife when:

    - I retired from the military 4 months before she was born. She has NEVER seen me wear a uni yet my wife just recently retired, and all my little girl really knows is mommy is in the military.
    - For her 4.5 years on this earth I’ve worked outside the home a grand total of about 2 months. Mostly I worked from home, and now that we live in the country I work my land and animals. I am at home and my wife still works outside the home.
    - My wife got deployed for 8 months when my little girl was 4 months old. I was her SOLE caregiver–I am not complaining or looking for accolades, I am her dad it is my job. So, how did I teach her “rigid gender roles” when I was the only one doing all the cooking, cleaning, diaper changing, shopping, etc etc etc?
    - Speaking of cooking, I’ve done it and done it well since I was about 14. I cook about 95% of the meals in my house. So how rigid of a gender role is that? It would seem by your logic she should be into football and trains and what we used to call “boy stuff.” How is it that she is not if I am the one at home with her all the time??? Hmmmmm…weird, huh?

    No, the simple answer is she thinks MLP is for girls BECAUSE IT IS. Most of the characters are GIRL PONIES, with long flowing manes and bright colors and rainbows and stars and all that stuff LITTLE GIRLS ARE MADE OF! I mean it is sad that here in 21st century America we can’t (won’t?) tell the difference between boy toys and girl toys, or boy shows and girl shows. We are becoming like that movie Idiocracy.

    Hey she also likes Powerpuff Girls, is Powerpuff GIRLS for boys? Or maybe Powerpuff Girls is too rigid of a gender role for you?

  • Suzie Kormos Davis

    It’s really wonderful to see so many people, advocating the right to be different.
    That people shouldn’t bully or shame people for behaving “outside the norm”. Or affiliating with things or ideas that aren’t “typical.”
    But when you break it down- when you really think about it…
    Different from what??
    What is typical? What IS the norm?
    WHO GETS TO DECIDE THESE THINGS??
    Of course, we need to continue to support individuality. But maybe acceptance and celebration of it sends a more powerful message than mere tolerance.
    Maybe its time to shift the focus to understanding WHY people are afraid of what they are not familiar with? WHAT is permeating our society that continues to perpetuate an “I’m better than you mentality?
    And what prompts some people to feel the need to take it to this crazy level where they get angry and violate someone who is not like them, even though they are not being imposed on in any way?
    Religion, financial status, sexuality, skin color, weight, ethnicity, political affiliations, supporting different sports/franchises, music choice, food preferences, iPhone vs Android, coke vs pepsi…what cartoons we like and backpacks we prefer to carry–
    Guess what people? We are ALL different!
    -which makes us all uniquely…the same.
    How do we start teaching THAT?

  • Suzie Kormos Davis

    It shouldn’t matter either way. Does it make it more “appropriate” for him to like it because it already has a cult male following?

  • Suzie Kormos Davis

    I’ve been noticing this trend too MW and agree with you- it really shouldn’t matter. I think a lot of people are missing the point- including Glen. We should be focusing on the right to choose- the right to be an individual. His sexuality or gender identity shouldn’t even be part of the equation. (for more…read my recent post in this thread.)

  • Anonymous

    not necessarily. 9 years old is still a kid. Mom and dad? Absolutely, they should have warned him, even perhaps held out a bit longer, but 9? Yeah no

  • Jay J Stak

    For a while I thought you might be one of those SGMs with a stick up his ass. The full dress up thing is a little on the weird side, whether it’s as Gandelf or Captain Kirk. (Anytime I feel bad about my life I watch “Trekkies”) Still, that’s a far cry from the tranny drag queen. The biggest thing about
    that was it was on a US military installation! Anyhow, the dork-a-zoid who threatened you and your kid is so big of a retard, they don’t realize just how contradictory and hypocritical they were being. This idiot, who supposedly is against bullying Grayson, turns around and does the exact same thing to you and your 4 y/o that they say they’re against. Pure liberal genius, tolerant of all viewpoints except the ones that aren’t theirs.

  • MW

    Hahaha, worst of America? You’re the one starting arguments, assuming I’m gay with absolutely no logical back up, and acting like that would be some sort of insult if I was. Bravo.

    Yes, you’re right, I’m lower than the scum from a snake’s belly yet I’m not the one making fun of a 9 year old.

    How the hell are you civil calling people names. Pajamaboy? I’m seriously laughing.

  • MW

    YES! Finally! Thank you!

  • MW

    lol yeah, obsessed with you…

    Its just fun watching you make a fool out of yourself.

  • MW

    Thank you, Suzie! I’m glad to see that you agree. I wish more people would think this way.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    The world really doesn’t. And you are FAR from indifferent on the subject. If you were really indifferent, you wouldn’t say what you say. But, by attacking it, it falls in with what we call in the intelligence field indicators. So, pardon me if I don’t believe you. You aren’t indifferent.

    Why do I disapprove of homosexuality? Kinda complicated, but basically how I was raised, followed by my own personal observance of the way our society either blindly embraces it or blindly hates it. I really look down on both. I feel that people will either hate it or accept it for the wrong reason-because everybody else is doing it. Few people either accept or condemn it for the right reason, but that’s a rather long explanation.
    And no I don’t think these people are military material, but nothing is impossible After all, doesn’t the infantry say warriors are forged, not born? Of course they’re not ready for it and probably won’t be. Most people going into the service aren’t up to snuff. They get trained and groomed to get there.

    (btw, putting words in my mouth again. I’m talking about people in the military who became bronies. not random pictures. Nice try, but I can catch you being delusional and dishonest, even if you deny it. I know even if you back up something with facts, it’s still surrounded by BS. Other people can see that too, and that’s why they have a hard time believing you).

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    I dunno. Maybe you should, cuz you can’t take what you dish out-or are oblivious to you being guilty of the one starting it and overdoing retaliation.
    You’re hiding behind your daughter, which some might see as cowardly, like the terrorists we’re fighting. Stop using your daughter as a meat shield. Stop asking for pity, right after you’ve treated everyone with contempt. People are having one on one conversations with you and suddenly you pull out your kid like an Ace in the hole. I didn’t attack your daughter, and if somebody else did a long long time ago in a comment far, far away, that’s them. Right now you’re making us feel bad for somebody else’s mistakes. Somebody in the American Military might not want to play that game with the rest of the world.
    But don’t worry, I understand. I hate it when all people (usually females or liberals but all people) do that to me, too. It was pretty over the top to say that to you and your daughter. Happens a lot these days. Nobody is innocent. Very few people (and I’ll admit me too) avoid “showing their anger at once.”
    You gotta right to be mad, I’m just saying don’t abuse it and stop being in denial about you bringing on criticism against you (and just you) on yourself. From where I stand, you dish out more than you take. So yeah, now the people you just “showed up” have a point to keep arguing. And it never ends. I dunno, maybe you like that. Maybe you get that from being 20+ years in the corp-brings you back to what you’re familiar with. I don’t hold that much against you.
    Besides, knowing you, you probably baited them in saying something like that with loaded questions and trolling insults.
    I’m sorry you feel your daughter was attacked. I’m really sorry for everybody else that you use it as an excuse to justify your position, but you already had that anyway. What you say about people-when they aren’t even noticing you-says more about you. I’ve been with enough people set in their ways to not know that.
    You like to put words in people’s mouths to take the spotlight off of you, so they’re too busy defending themselves to see that it’s in you, so the spot light is on them. Then when people naturally want to defend their honor, you call them the aggressors then play the victim in as much an aggressive way possible. I see that in a lot of insecure women at home and kids at school, man.
    Misery loves company. Feel sorry for your kid. Good news is she’s probably fine regardless of a comment somebody made.
    Whatever you get from this, however you might misinterpret what I’m saying because it wasn’t completely sugar coated in the face of brashness, whatever you willfully misconstrue, know this. My whole point was not to say, whatever all the aweful things you thought I said. Whatever, it prepares me for politics. Scratch that, life in general.
    My whole point was simply to give the ones who are already in the military, or have served in the military a chance. What I was really wanting you to do was think well of your fellow service veterans, who like the show but prove they are willing to serve their country. Every fandom has it’s idiots who go too far. That includes the military. Some are court martial, some aren’t. Such is life.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    I dunno, maybe you aught to. He’s cosplaying as a character who was a captain in the Royal Guard, and he was in charge of the city’s defenses in case of invasion. When he’s not in his Hoplite armor, he wears that British redcoat like deal for weddings and other formal ceremonies. Ya know like army dress blues and dress greens? I guess those are his dress reds. Maybe you have something in common. Maybe you found a pony that would respect you back.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    That sounds more like an insult than a threat. IF that’s all they said at least.
    I mean that’s not nice thing to say, but I thought you were made of sterner stuff to let that get to you.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Hey man there’s a lot of hot girls involved in cosplay. Like professionals, not the people you keep posting. Those are fans of the show having fun and possibly making themselves stupid by taking it too far (I’m talking more about actions than cosplay). But there are some really good pictures of females cosplaying as MLP characters and it is very professional. I think one of them is Russian. What a shock.
    http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/306/c/e/mlp___pinkie_pie_cosplay_by_miss_uni-d4eujxe.jpg
    this next one is gorgeous.
    http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/331/1/a/rarity_hamanisation_by_nekosrocks-d4hhmxs.jpg
    http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/223/c/2/mlp__rarity__art_of_the_dress_by_shirokii-d5ai576.jpg
    http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/225/9/0/mlp_friendship_is_magic____rarity_by_shirokii-d5axco8.jpg
    As a teen I worked for my Step Dad’s personal business (who himself was a navy veteran) that was photography of weddings and band events. It’s easy to tell professionalism is at work with some of these.
    Ya see, you keep getting the “bad” ones, of just random people wanting to have fun. You’ve seen enough of the “weird” side of the fandom, now see the professional side, of what people will do who are inspired.
    http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/264/4/7/my_beautiful_model_by_eclecticmaniac-d5fhch0.jpg
    http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2012/169/9/8/nightmare_moon__new_lunar_republic_by_youronlydoll-d53yawx.jpg
    I’m not trying to get you to like the fandom, just see the good side of it.
    Oh look, one for the f 16 pilot, I picked it just for you.
    http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/248/f/c/turbine_by_erinliona-d5dord9.png
    http://th00.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2014/010/6/d/something_about_airplanes_by_erinliona-d71k0q4.png
    This last one impresses a lot of people.
    http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/115/4/5/mlp_at_the_gala_by_serebii42-d4xi75a.jpg
    So look at the nicer, more respectable side of the fandom and tell me what you think. Maybe you’re daughter will like it too.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    As we say in the military “BAM!” I actually didn’t think they would show up in the comment, but they did just nicely. Merry late Christmas present to you and yours.

  • mark hauser

    Differences cause alienation, subversion, needless division and anti-social behaviour. Finding similitude in like minds and characteristics breeds kinship, comradary and solidarity.

  • Jennifer Katona

    Why am I not surprised Beck and fans support “Bronies” and other assorted freaks?

  • Anonymous

    No Forrest, ain’t gonna happen. See I don’t get why folks can’t just “like” something without creating a whole new “culture” around it. You watch MLP with your kid, OK great. You need to call yourself a “bronie” and create online “bronie” communities and dress up for “bronie con?” THAT is fricking weird.

  • Anonymous

    OK Forrest serious question…how am I “attacking” Grayson or MLP or bronies? I think Grayson’s mom should not have let him take the backpack to school. Already said numerous times he should not have been bullied, but taking it to school was a poor choice on his mom’s part. So how is that “attacking” him or “treading on his rights” as others have accused me of? HOW? And so I make a simple comment and become the target of an Alinsky-esqu pogrom and when I defend myself I am wrong. And I think it also shows the agenda some have when on NUMEROUS posts I’ve offered reasoned, intelligent, conservative, sarcasm and insult-free defenses of my position and only one person has even attempted to respond. You people IGNORE those posts but instead keep Alinskying me.

    You miss the point—the point isn’t that you disapprove of homosexuality. The point is you said maybe I was “compensating” for something by “not liking” MLP (honestly I didn’t even know it was still a thing until this story). So by your logic that means YOU’RE “compensating” for something by not liking homosexuality. I simply used your words against you. You people just can’t accept that others have different opinions than you so you need to attribute my different opinions to either evil (bullying, treading on rights) or a secret desire (compensating).

    I’m not putting words in your mouth, I’m simply pointing out that you can’t have it both ways. And if you can “catch me being delusional and dishonest” go for it. Dare you. It is quite a statement that you said even though I back something up with facts, it is still “surrounded by BS.” Facts are facts my man, which is why I deal in them. But the fact that you don’t accept facts is not my problem, its YOURS.

  • Anonymous

    Yes Forrest, I “baited” them by saying when my little girl saw Glenn’s picture she said “Why does he have Applejack? MLP is for girls.” Man, how insensitive and offensive of her, huh? She *deserves* it. Funny how a 4 y/o girl deserves what she’s getting but a 9 y/o boy who brings MLP to school doesn’t deserve being called names? That is weird, huh Forrest? I thought ALL bullying was bad? Or is it only certain bullying is allowed? Kinda like only certain people can say certain words, huh? Again, I merely use this to point out the hypocrisy of you people. Hiding behind my daughter? Haha, what a joke.

    And don’t get me started on fighting the terrorists. We’re not doing that. Not even close. Now if you said we’re over there participating in a giant money-pit of a clusterf***, getting the best of us killed for NOTHING, I would agree with you.

    Anyway…you tell me I put words in peoples’ mouths? Haha! No, I use your own words against you. You people don’t like it when someone points out your contradictory beliefs. Then you accuse the other person of “misrepresenting” what you said. Meanwhile you people are telling me I am “bullying,” “treading on rights,” and “hating on a 9 y/o kid” just because I disagree with you. THAT is weird, huh Forrest. But that’s Alinsky—accuse the other person of doing what you’re doing.

    This whole thread is just another example of what I’ve found to be true over the last few years of posting comments on stories…”conservatives” can easily resort to the same low-down, underhanded, intellectually dishonest tactics liberals use on a daily basis. I’ve witnessed it on numerous occasions when someone doesn’t agree with conventional wisdom. Instead of a reasoned approach, a “agree to disagree” philosophy, you people attack, ignore facts, revise history, whatever it takes to suit your worldview or protect your sacred cow.

    What you people did to me—call me names, tell me I am “bullying” Grayson, etc—is NO DIFFERENT that if I posted “I don’t agree with president Obama” over at huffpo. I would have been called racist, a Nazi, tea bagger, etc etc. Intellectually you and leftists are the same and honestly that saddens me.

  • Anonymous

    All I did was Bing imaged “Brony Con” and I got what I got. You can do the same and tell me if you get anything different.

    See I am learning something everyday…did not know there were “professional” cosplayers. Do they have a league? See that was just a joke. I am not bullying anyone.

    Funny F-16 comment tho, lolzzzzz. But you know that was just a joke right? Like I said, every AD person I ever meet online is either some Medal of Honor-winning “combat vet” or a colonel. I have never met a support or medical or logistics troop. Ever. Everyone is either Rambo or a Commander. So I just kind of play it up a bit too. Strange that so many thought I was serious.

  • Anonymous

    Nope not me at ALL. I was one of those guys where most of my E-9s and Commanders secretly hated me but my troops would follow me anywhere.

    Anyway yes it is weird. There seems to be this need nowadays to create a “culture” where none is needed. If you watch a cartoon with your kid, fine. Heck if you like it as an adult, great. But why this need to create an identity as a “brony” and dress up and attend “brony cons” is beyond me. And then when folks do that and people like me say “Huh that’s a little weird that grown men dress up as little girl ponies” it is I who is the bad guy.

    Its why I live in a small town with traditional small town values. My older daughter’s basketball team still huddles after games at midcourt and they all recite the Lord’s Prayer. We don’t host “Brony Cons” we have chili cook offs and BBQs and stuff. We all go to church on Sunday and Bible Study on Wednesday evenings. We help our neighbors. We hunt. We fish. We work our land. And you’ll never see a man dressed up as a MLP here.

    Take care big fella.

  • Anonymous

    Although I agree, he should be able to have and bring any lunch box he wants to school, I want the school to be consistent. If they ban kids with American flags on their T-shirts claiming its a distraction, then this IMO is why they did not allow this little boy to bring his lunch box. Its causing a distraction. On the other hand.. they need to address the bulling and put a stop to this BS

  • Anonymous

    Hey man if you are on facebook check out the new update Beck just posted about meeting Grayson. Coincidentally there was a post from someone named “Scott Crawford”–remember he is the one on here who claimed he was an 18-year vet, cav scout, 4 combat tours, etc. Anyway this “Scott Crawford” commenting on FB is MOST DEFINITELY NOT an Army Cav Scout.

    So either there are 2 Scott Crawfords who are both bronies and who both follow Glenn Beck or…I dunno, what do you think the odds of that are Forrest?????

  • Shadrach Geisler

    Not a beck fan really, I respect him taking this stand for Grayson, but flummoxed as to how it jives with his other views.

  • Shadrach Geisler

    @rivka one of the strongest reasons my kids stay home.

  • http://punditfight.com/ American Pundit Fighting

    Jesus said to them “Only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor” – Mark 6:4

    Seems interesting that Glenn has taken this on as a cause. Clearly he’s genuinely invested at the cost of dividing the audience, Its telling of how principled he is. A cynic might argue he’s trying to appeal to the Brony fanbase but its such a niche audience it wouldn’t make sense. That’s the appeal of Glenn, he fights for what he believes.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Guess I didn’t get around to mentioning what job it was, but I was support (intel analyst). I never claimed to be combat or commander, I just didn’t go into details on that.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Again you’re putting words into my mouth, I didn’t blame her, I blamed you for constantly using her as a justification of what somebody else did. You’ve done this to me repeatedly. You DO piss people off and bait them to get mad, so you can prove that they’re bad. I can’t really reason with somebody who thinks that’s ok….get people really mad just to make them look bad, especially if they didn’t have a problem with you until you said something. You’re not in the military with these people. You have no rank over them. I know you’re used to that, and I can respect that. But it is a different world. And not every conservative is in your image. Not all of us did these “horrible” tactics to you until we felt like you started it. You sure as hell didn’t turn the other cheek. Of course people are gonna get mad. There’s also these things called instincts, and that even if what you’re saying technically sounds right, if I think you’re trolling me I’m going to think you’re lying even if what you’re saying to me is 99.999% true. That’s just the way it is with a lot of people. The fact that liberals have done these things at all isn’t the problem with me. I just feel that sometimes they took it too far, or did it when it wasn’t that bad.
    It’s like if a man slept with a woman and then looked down on the woman and thought she was a whore, even though it was his idea and it takes 2 to tango. That’s why I really don’t agree with you, even if you’ve “won the argument.” I just don’t. The ends don’t always justify the means. I don’t think it’s right to tempt people to do the wrong thing-that I look down upon-that they normally DON’T do-just to bring them low and humiliate them. I would have to be long time enemies with somebody. I just don’t appreciate your mindset. And I’ve been with too many people who do this to others. I’ve realized that just because people get angry when they’re insulted, doesn’t mean they’re think skinned. I’ve realized that just because people have an obvious imperfection it doesn’t define everything else. And I’ve realized when people like you constantly say “see, I’m not a bully.” Doesn’t make it true. You’re looking for people to say something incriminating. You are a but of a bully-and victim! To be honest, I don’t care if you’ve thought you’ve won. Sure, whatever dude. But you didn’t win me over or win my respect. I saw a couple of your points, but they were brought about the wrong way. People can do whatever they want. If you ever go up to a Brony con to cause trouble, don’t be surprised if they get security involved. Oh, and I can judge you, because I used to be like you. I had an annoying stage like this in highschool. People didn’t hate me, but it was becoming very distressing and overbearing to people. I used to act just like you. I still do sometimes. But life saw fit to knock some sense into me. And I’m glad it did. Unfortunately it didn’t knock enough into me to ignore your comments.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    OH wow. Insult somebody else’s wife and you dare to complain about your daughter? What should we call her-an army brat or a trophy daughter? Oh I know. A meat shield! A guilt shield! Getting your kid into it like a mom in divorce court. What a freakin’ hypocrite. Wow, I hope your daughter sees this and loses respect for you, because you’re using her like a chess piece. One day she’s gonna grow up and make decisions on her own. She may agree to hate bronies. I’m cool with that. But when she grows up she’ll have to see that you’re half crazy, and can’t see the forest for the trees.
    Complain and snark all you want. But you just pulled the rug under your own feet with that one.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah you people SERIOUSLY don’t even read a word I write. You people are not interested in an honest discussion of the facts. I mean you admit it if someone brings fact to you in the wrong way you ignore it. You simply can’t let it stand to agree to disagree.

    I do think its funny tho that all this concern about poor, poor Grayson and what are we discussing? Adult “bronies.” Who made the discussion about adult bronies? Not me. So who really cares about poor, poor Grayson? The adult bronies who hijacked this thread and made it all about them?

    Anyway I guess you haven’t gotten to my reply about ol’ “18-year combat vet” and everybody’s favorite “CavScout,” Scott. Will be interesting to see how that grabs ya.

    Lastly enough with the baseless accusations. If you can’t tell me how I am allegedly “bullying” someone you need to stop accusing me of doing it. You just throw accusations around like a good little libtard.

    (It would probably be better if you DID ignore my posts because it is beyond obvious you only skim them, if you even read them at all)

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Alright. That’s it. You have no room to talk. You insulted somebody else’s kid, who did nothing to you. I haven’t insulted your kid, just you for how you constantly use her as an excuse to bash every military brony for that one idiot’s mistake.
    You have no respect! None at all! You’re a work of art, that doesn’t realize when he is in fact starting something with people, and then accuses them of everything. You’re a child who has issues and goes “nah nah nah I can an argument.” I’ve caught in a lie several times, when I had to correct you on things you said and implied about me. You’re no better than the fast talking “liberal” politicians you label everybody as.
    You bear false witness, you misquote people, you’re an unhappy trouble maker with a superiority complex. You’re the guy who gives people reasons to not like soldiers or conservatives.
    If you were my kid, I’d beat your ass for lying, foolish behavior, and disrespect-to people in general AND veterans. If I was your 1SG I’d smoke the ever living dog piss out of you for causing trouble with civilians. I’ve had to serve under enough toxic leadership, I’d enjoy it. And if that didn’t get to you, I’d fuck with you every way, legally or otherwise-and the people you pissed off would understand. Hell, I would do things to cheat you out of medical benefits and being with your family. Sometimes with somebody as stubborn as you, to get to them their family has to feel it.
    And now I’m gonna have to listen you whine and smart off about it, cuz that’s all you’re good for these days. Hope it doesn’t rub off on your daughter.

  • Anonymous

    What exactly are you smoking tonight? Either that or like I said before, you are an half-wit illiterate moron. I am simply retaliating—something Grayson did not do and needed his momma to do for him—against anonymous internet goons and wannabe-tough guys. Wait til you hear about your buddy Scott, the “CavScout.”

    LOLzzzzz!

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    I never said you were attacking Grayson. NEVER. Another example of you putting words in my mouth. I said you should show a little more respect for the bronies who served in the military, and stop baiting people and disrespecting them. I caught you on that one. If I looked hard enough I could probably catch you on a lot more, but I’m getting gray hairs as it is. You just changed the subject to accuse me of accusing you of picking on Grayson, when I never did.
    You do pick on military bronies though, associating them with gays and implying they make the army look bad and don’t do their service any good. You expect everybody else to take responsibility for their own actions, but you don’t take any for yours. You say inflammatory or loaded words with plenty between the lines. You know what you’re doing. You’re a liar. And even if you throw “facts” at me, you yourself can be BS in the heart. I may not have the immediate argueing skills you have, but my instincts tell me that even if you start to become reasonable, you go back to your old ways of taking it out on the rest of the world. I swear you’re the reason a lot of young people won’t agree with conservatives on more. People like you alienate them.
    You think something is weird? Keep that to yourself. What if I thought your wife was ugly? Bet you’d want me to keep that to myself.
    And that stuff about giving insult free responses is BS. Yeah, you MIGHT after giving the first insult (oh I don’t know using all caps and calling people stupid and all these fucking insults that don’t apply to them. I bet you would call a pregnant woman a slut and not bother to find out if she was raped or not). Seriously, you are so full of shit and have no fucking respect for your brothers in arms. You have insulted them grievously, and have caused way more stress than they deserve. I think you just like seeing people get mad-as if getting mad to a slap in the face wasn’t normal.

  • Anonymous

    Whine and cry? Seems like that’s your profession there Forrest.

    Again, I simply am retaliating against a bully. I thought that’s what yall think Grayson should’ve done?

    If you can show me where I “lied” I will cut you a $25,000 check. And don’t bring up the F16 pilot or tank stuff…don’t be an idiot and tell me you didn’t understand that was sarcasm. Then again, look with whom I’m dealing.

    Seriously Forrest, you couldn’t beat my ass if you had a 6-arm advantage. Funny how you prove everything I accuse you of—instead of merely agreeing to disagree, you can’t let it go. Since you CAN’T WIN AN ARGUMENT with me, since you are intellectually and physically INFERIOR to me, you would resort to “cheating” me and my family out of well-earned benefits? Wow. That is the type of “honor” and “integrity” in the military nowadays? Glad those days are long behind me.

    Anyway I would have a 168-grain HPBT specially delivered to your noggin at 2700fps if you ever tried anything with my family. Angry little turd.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Weird does not mean bad. It can be bad, but it’s not bad in and of itself. Like sex, TV, or money. When we first learned about it, it was weird…even downright terrifying and offensive. And it could be bad. But it was ultimately up to the people using it whether those 3 things would be bad.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Hmmm…somebody else who says he missed the point. Also makes the point not to lob one group of people with another group of people…ya know, if enough people say this, it might be going somewhere!

  • Anonymous

    I said others accused me of attacking Grayson, not you moron. Its right there in the post above yours. Can you read, Forrest? I know already you have issues with spelling.

    Why do I have to keep my personal opinions to myself? If I said Grayson should have kept his MLP fetish to himself, you would have said I was attacking him or bullying him. So Grayson can be weird, but I can’t say “huh that’s weird.” Isn’t that a double standard?

    If you thought my wife was ugly 1) I would guess you were blind but most importantly 2) I would not care iota. Not to mention it would be 3) stupid since you’ve never laid eyes on her to make a reasoned opinion. But then again, when haven’t you been stupid? Be that as it may I am happy with my life and my wife so call her ugly all ya want if it makes ya feel better, I don’t give a rip.

    No, its not BS, you’ve just either not seen it or ignored it. I made an analogy between what Grayson did and a Broncos fan attending a Raiders’ game in full Bronco regalia. Did you see that one? No of course you didn’t. Or if you did you didn’t read it. I know reading is hard for you. You do know how to spell those cuss words tho. Are you angry Forrest?

  • Anonymous

    Oooops, didn’t you just tell me if I think something is weird to keep it to myself? Now here you are on your VERY NEXT reply to me and you said when you first learned about it, it was (drumroll) WEIRD.

    So can only you call bronies weird since you’re a brony? Kinda like how black guys are the only ones allowed to use the n-word? I’m all confused now Forrest.

  • Anonymous

    Oh plus if “weird does not mean bad” why did you tell me if I think something is weird to keep it to myself? Again this seems to be a contradiction does it not? If “weird does not mean bad” why can’t I call something weird? Why did you tell me “if you think something is weird keep it to yourself?”

    Forrest is your brain a little behind your fingers tonight? Not surprising actually.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    I think that you’re slandering people and causing trouble, and I would have an easier time noticing all you’re “nice” comments if they weren’t outweighed by the mean ones. I think you’re lying when you say they threatened your daughter. If all they said was that they hoped she grew up a certain way, that’s an insult, not a threat. If you’re the Christian you claim you are, you wouldn’t “provoke they brother unto wrath” and make false claims. Also, you would learn to have a bit more humility. And lead by example on turning the other cheek. Every other thing that came out of your mouth was an insult, and you say they have problems? You ARE disrespectful, and it is unChristian the way you slander and contemptuously insult and expect THEM to turn the other cheek when you call you and your BBQ community Christian. Ya know, I get a lot of flak from idiots on the internet for simply respecting religion, and they’re probably taking it out on everybody else because of things said similar to what you’re saying. You can’t take any criticism? You start crap and then you can’t “turn the other cheek?” MAN don’t talk to me about how your utopia is the epitomy of American Christianity. You’re a jerk. This is not how a self proclaimed church going family man should treat people. Sorry they insulted your kid, but that’s them, not everybody else, and she did say something first.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry Forrest…is this more typical of a Christian response? This is what you posted to me a few minutes ago:

    ” If I was your 1SG I’d smoke the ever living dog piss out of you for
    causing trouble with civilians. And if that didn’t get to you, I’d fuck with
    you every way, legally or otherwise-and the people you pissed off would
    understand. Hell, I would do things to cheat you out of medical benefits
    and being with your family. Sometimes with somebody as stubborn as you,
    to get to them their family has to feel it.”

    So the Christian response is to “smoke the ever living dog piss” out of me and “fuck with me every way, legally or otherwise?” Oh and it is most Christian to “cheat me out of medical benefits and being with my family.” You would “make my family feel it” which I assume is your extra-legal tactics to teach me a lesson?

    Those were your words to me a few minutes ago Forrest, and now you are lecturing me on being a Christian? That’s–what’s the word I’m looking for? Oh yeah—WEIRD.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    And if they do, I’ll tell them to have guns, tazers and pepper spray to protect themselves with in case you try to attack them.
    BTW, let’s say that your town stayed the way it was. No, I can respect a town that prays and has bar b ques and “help neighbors.” Ok, you wanna keep it simple. But how does people having a brony con threaten ANY of that? It doesn’t threaten values. If all they do is hang out, ya know not do anything illegal or immoral then it doesn’t threaten either Christianity or traditional values. It’s just weird, but it’s not immoral.
    You associate the brony fandom with something like it’s evil. Golly, if your son was a little different but was still straight and moral would you immediately call him gay or something just because he wasn’t you’re definition of a man? I’m sure you wouldn’t.
    But what connection is there between this and something anti patriotic or anti Christian? I just feel that’s an unfair assumption.
    Before you get too mad, let’s get thing straight on this, though. I’m glad you found a small town like that. It’s your piece of paradise. It may not be my specific cup of tea but I could easily see the benefits of being in a place like that. You’ve served in the army for a while and I’m glad you found a little “slice of heaven” like that’s what we all want when we get out of the army. Myself included. Find a place to find peace. I really am happy for you, prior comments aside.
    But it’s like you associate simply a hobby with being as bad as something blatantly against the Bible. You talk about it like it’s crime, or like it’s a bad wave of Northern Hostility invading your little paradise. I just don’t’ think if they swung buy and minded their own business in the little area they paid to rent for the weekend a couple of times a year, I don’t think it’s the same as a gay pride going through. Besides, you talk about neighbors helping each other, right? Remember the parable of the Good Samaritan? Love thy Brony Neighbor as thyself.
    *sigh. I do realize our comments haven’t exactly been the nicest. I do hope you realize though that I just have a hard time seeing how you can talk about Biblical values and then say something that is just weird to you is as bad as something condemned by a higher power. I’m sure you could say parts of it are bad, but that could be said about anything anywhere.
    Glad you found peace stateside.

  • Anonymous

    Forrest you are too fat to be in the Army. You’re not IN the Army, are you? What base/post/camp is in Harrisonburg?

    https://www.facebook.com/forrest.lackey/about

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Still a better use of your time than getting drunk and making trouble saturday night just to ask for forgiveness sunday morning and then next week do it all over again, like the Israelites getting caught in a vicious cycle in Judges.
    Also, a man being able to do this, possibly for his granddaughter, would be showing he loved her very much, and was willing to swallow his pride out of love for his daughter. Very Secure in himself. That’s being a man right there. Being able to laugh at yourself would be humility, and would not joy be a fruit of the Spirit?
    What’s worse? Looking like you might be doing something bad, or actually doing something bad and getting away with it because you know how to go through the motions? Neither maybe completely right, but if I had to pick a lesser of two evils…

  • Anonymous

    Yeah Forrest, we’s Sothroners will gets right ’round to attacking the bronies right after we stomp some queers. Holy cow.

    I don’t associate bronies with anything. Except fricking weirdness. Which a grown man identifying with and dressing up as a little cartoon girl pony IS fricking weird. Go be weird, I don’t give a rip.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah most Satuday nights I’m at home watching TV with the fam.

    Doing something bad and getting away with it? Like being an internet poseur pretending to be Army when you’re a fat kid living in Harrisonburg, VA? Like that Forrest?

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Awwww, I love you too. And I’m glad your days are behind us now. None of us are gonna have to visit your funeral.
    I feel so much better after talking to you. We aught to do this more often.

  • Anonymous

    Hey I just wanted to tell you…my wife is definitely better looking and about 60 pounds lighter than that chick in your pic. Your sister tho, she’s kinda cute. She still in Tennessee?

  • MW

    Mark Hauser, you’re an idiot.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    No. I got out honorable and I’m at MTSU. I just haven’t bothered working out all the kinks on my Facebook.
    And if you actually looked at all my pictures, you’d see evidence of my time in the army. But hey, I got not Article 15s so maybe I wasn’t in the army, as they say. So don’t say I didn’t go the army, and I’m 25. Once again I caught you being the liar that you are, and you’re going to raise a good little liar of a daughter. Once again you didn’t do YOUR research and slandered the accomplishments of 4.5 years of my life like the worst example of a christian and a father the world has ever seen. If only you’re family knew what kind of dishonorable man they had the joy of being related to.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    I could give a crap about whatever you think you found on Scott the Cav scout. I already caught you in lying about me, and I’ve met military bronies in the flesh. You are simply retaliating to a conflict you started, don’t give me that. I’ve seen enough of your comments and self justifications. You’re a piece of shit that plays nice for your family and church. Go ahead, go ahead, keep telling yourself that you’re “retaliating” against internet goons. Would love it if some of your family saw this, along with all those neighborly church people. Ya know, Satan is called the accuser, and all you’ve done is accuse people unfairly and act the victim. Don’t tell me you’re the victim, not at this point. And if you really were such a decent family oriented church goer you wouldn’t be retaliating so much in the first place, and you’d meet people half way in arguments.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    You’re the reason why I would have a gun. People like you. Probably wouldn’t use it because all you do is jack your mouth and scream accusations against people because they’re weird, but yeah, just in case you tried to do something. Don’t care if I live or die. All I care for is that I stood up to you. It’s called making a stand. I’ve showed you several times where you lied and you just deny it like a woman in an argument. Lying about your daughter, lying about not insulting people simply for disagreeing with you, lying about me saying I didn’t serve in the military when I did, lying about being the victim when you started it, and of course, your behavior makes it look like you’re lying about the community you live in. You do start shit. You just haven’t accepted responsibility for it.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    No she’s in VA and I’m in TN. I just didn’t change my facebook area. And that’s not my girlfriend. We’re just friends.
    You think my sister’s cute? Hmm. “Respectable” military churchgoing family man says my under age sister is cute. What a shock. But that’s the story with small towns like yours where everything is too perfect.
    See what I did there? That’s what you’ve been doing to me and hardworking military bronies in a lot of your comments. Go ahead, my “cute” sister is under age, say something stupid. It would let the world see your true colors.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Aww really? I have no reason to be angry? And yes, I still hold that against you, because you didn’t specify-and I really honestly believe you’re lying to me right now. If you showed me your nicer side earlier on and some form of respect, we might be talking differently right now.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Of course we can’t stand to agree to disagree. You didn’t humbly lead the way by example by offering those terms. You never turned the other cheek, and yes I read what you say. Doesn’t mean I have something to say for every little point made-may not be relevant to a point I made. Regardless, you’re a liar who accuses everyone of wrong doing and insults them while getting defensive when they give you a taste of your own medicine. You’re gonna raise great kids someday. You’re one of those people who simply has to say something disrespectful and slanderous about people and you’re mad when they hold you accountable. That’s all you are. It really is funny to keep this up.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    We tend not to call each other weird. As a general rule of thumb I tend not to call my friends anything unless they ask me too. I know you’re confused. Not surprising, actually. I know it’s confusing for somebody like you. I mean, if you can’t catch yourself when you might be disrespecting another hardworking person, possibly a veteran, and then don’t have the decency to question yourself or try to politely reason with your opponents before insulting their intelligence and debasing their service to the military I’m not really surprised you can’t understand that the rest of us deserve respect, too. But no, only your town of living people who can actually hold you accountable when and if they catch you, only those people in a perfect white picket fence utopia, only those people deserve respect. Glad we cleared that one up.

  • Anonymous

    I gotta hand it to you, you lied about being in the Army but you double down on it.

    Anyway I see what yer doing there…calling me a liar so I’ll give up info about myself. Sorry fattie fat kid, ain’t gonna fall for it.

    So Rachel lives in VA? Huh…I swing through there sometimes. She’s into anime too I think. Me too. Maybe we could strike up a friendship. Whattya think Forrest?

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    No, I got fat when I got out. I was already finishing my contract, and anybody who worked with me said I earned it honorable. You wanna ask some military people I worked with? Ask Nathan Miller, Charles Joseph Porter, Nina Mills, and Matthew Kessler. Those are all soldiers from Vilsec Germany I worked with. From an intel analyst, do more research before you say anything, since there are a ton of pictures of me, many are thinner, before and after deployment, some on a 4 day weekend visiting Budapest.
    Again, get your facts straight before you make a false, slanderous accusation and make yourself look like an idiot by asking what base in Harrisonburg. Good job, glad that E7 rank taught you how to assess the situation. Attention to details.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Who says that I’m a Christian? Maybe I am, maybe I’m not. A lot can happen since the last time I fixed my facebook status. It’s just that YOU say you’re a Christian and have no problem doing those things, so since I don’t say I follow the same thing (wether I do or not) but you DO to enhance your perception of your own moral authority, I’m gonna hold it against you.

  • Anonymous

    Well fattie fat kid, my wife saw this and laughed at you. She said you were one big fat–pun intended–liar.

    I never said I was a victim; that’s a label you gave me. I get it tho…all your life you’ve been picked on and here the internet is and you can be whatever you wanna be. Army guy, tough guy, use big bad f-words, all the things your mommy used to slap your fat face for. So you lie because if you were really happy with your life you wouldn’t have to lie. You would be happy being a fattie fat kid who never wore a set of ACUs because he was too fat.

    Ahh yes, Satan, the great deceiver is the name I think you meant. Kinda like deceiving is lying, like lying about being in the military? Oh fattie, it was almost better when I thought you were an actual vet. Something about your posts always bugged me tho. They sounded like the screed of an angry virginal post-adolescent fattie fat kid.

    And lo and behold!

    Bwahahahahaha!

  • Anonymous

    Sure Fattie. Whatever you say. Once you lose credibility you can never get it back. So sorry Fattie, you said you were Army but you’re just a bearded little fattie fat kid.

    Now that I caught you you really seem to have upped the ol’ ante on the name-calling and attacks on my family. Too funny. Deflect and attack, isn’t that what Alinsky teaches, Fattie?

    Should be careful tho…I know more about you than you know about me, Fattie.

  • Anonymous

    Well if I was as fat as you I’d probably be angry too I guess. And I guess I’d have to be an angry little bearded fat guy and only feel good about myself by making up a life story for the internet community.

    Anyway good night Fattie. I think I’m gonna bang my 115-pound wife. Tell Rosie Palm and her five sisters I said hi.

    Bwahahahahaha!

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    That’s cute. I established an honest reputation, and even gave you names of people to look up on my friends list to ask and verify that I was a soldier. You probably can’t see all my photos, but if you did you’d see the ones where I was in uniform and in Germany. Yes, I have been over weight, and yes, I had to lose weight to get in and stay in the army. But that’s ok. I would rather be the person who took it out on himself than other people. I was the unsung hero of the regiment, and Nina Mills can verify it. So can some leftover dog tags, some family, and DD214s verify it. OH and the GI Bill paying for my college. But I know I was in Arizona, Vilseck Germany, and Afghanistan in the military. Sorry, you can’t take my memories away-nor can you take away the witnesses. You know more about me? That’s because I don’t look you up on facebook. Never wanted too. You could tell me you don’t want me too and I would say “A-OK.” Despite how we’re enemies, now.
    I’ve never lost credibility, because I don’t fuck with people until they’ve fucked up BAD. And I never got in trouble (actually, you remind me of an Asian soldier that was so shitty I had to counsel his ass, and impressed my commander and NCO when I did it.) That’s why I’m here. You ain’t got shit on me. But go ahead, keep snooping on my facebook. Not stalker like at all. I won’t snoop on yours. I really don’t want to dig dirt from you’re account. Your comments are all the dirt I need.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Wow, denying the truth when there’s evidence other wise. So what, somebody has to be in perfect shape to call you out on your bullshit? Go ahead, celebrate with your trophy wife in your neighborhood somewhere in denial. Call me a liar, when there’s evidence on my facebook. Well, now that makes both you and your wife a liar, and I can see you’re raising the next generation of narcissists who can’t be reasoned with to show some politeness. You really are what’s making people hate conservatives and Christians, though. It’s usually because of people like you that they end up trolling everyone else. But I’m talking to a wall at this point.

  • daisy

    Glenn it’s,like your promoting him to act this way..someone needs to explain to him he will be judged by others.. YOU KNOW THIS IS GONNA HAPPEN ESPECIALLY WITH KIDS..I would be curious to know where the father is .this pussification of our young boys is precisely why your talking about the special bathrooms. .maybe just maybe if someone intervened here this boy wouldn’t have to grow up using one of those…you think??? Little guidance??

  • MW

    Oh my GOD you are so f–king immature that it astounds me. You keep going around claiming you aren’t a bully but here you are calling someone “fattie” and a “bearded little fattie kid.” No one ever attacked your family so sit the f**k down. You keep hiding behind them though as a shield, incorrectly, when nobody has threatened you. You value masculinity; where is yours? You act like such a little kid its ridiculous. If your best defense, when no one is even remotely threatening you, is resorting to name calling you are pathetic. I can’t wait to see what names you’ll call me but here’s a forewarning: it won’t do anything to me, know why? Internet a–holes like you are pathetic and sad and I have a real life where I don’t call people “fatties” on a message board and hide behind my kid as a shield because I want to go on and on about bullying and making fun of other peoples’ life choices that have NOTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH/AFFECT MY LIFE. So f–k off once and for all, dick.

  • MW

    Jesus, buddy, give it a rest. Get off the internet; get some therapy.

  • MW

    “Go be weird, I don’t give a rip.” Really, you don’t give a rip? You sure as hell keep acting like you do posting all the time about how much you hate them and how “fricking” weird they are…which all admit has given me some humor considering I haven’t heard anyone use “fricking” since the 6th grade.

  • MW

    You’re a f—ing creep finding someone on here’s facebook like that. Get a life.

  • mark hauser

    Glenn Beck only believes in what’s in it for himself. He is a selfish, egotist with no depth of character.

  • mark hauser

    It’s funny you call me an idiot for thinking differently than you, when it is you who appears to praise the idea of thinking differently.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, I thank you for standing up for this little boy. God made all of us and none of us are exactly alike in looks, demeanor, etc.. It is a shame that a school would allow anyone to be bullied, and they should be taken to task on this alone.

  • Anonymous

    Pajamaboy you’re back?

    Funny I don’t affect your life but you sure do seem to like following me around the internet. You CAN’T get me off your little gay mind, and you hate yourself for it, doncha?

    Bwahahahahahaha! I got a pajamaboy troll!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m not enemies with you Fattie. I can’t be enemies with someone I pity as much as I pity you. You’re simply a pathetic little fat kid with a made-up internet life who bit off more than he can chew (pun intended). You’re mad I found out you’re a liar, I get it. Nobody in today’s world wants to take responsibility for their actions anymore.

    You make me laugh. *giggle*

  • Anonymous

    You need me to lead you Fattie? Is that why you’re not “in the Army” anymore? Poor leadership ability? I mean, who wants to follow a pathetic fat kid?

  • firesky

    … oh what a dilemma. Pick your … poison: Being drowned in a sea of black and brown hordes seeking your sons head on a pike or freedom for QUILTBAGS to roam roughshod seeking your sons head on theirs .. and ofcourse for Bronies to carry their backpacks and lunch boxes. Fellow sheep being led to slaughter .. this is our predicament. Choose … wisely .. I side with Rainbow Bright .. and Kalki.

  • Jay J Stak

    Naw, Apple Jack. Country girls can’t be beat.

  • Jay J Stak

    I wasn’t going to say anything more on this but I do feel compelled to add one more point. People may think Bronies are the type that aren’t cool enough for the Comic-Cons and that Trekkies now have someone to laugh at but the one thing about all these groups, they ain’t shooting up schools. Without exception, every one of these mass shootings has been perpetrated by people who are not socially involved. None of them were involved in sports, hobby clubs, or social groups of any sort. Bottom line, where ever you find a place to belong and whatever floats your boat, I’m cool with that. Personally, I’d rather saddle up a real horse but I sat down to a couple of episodes of MLP on Netflix over the weekend and it is pretty funny (it’s still no “Regular Show”). Most kid shows just annoy the $#!% out of me. Being a Brony is better than being a gang-banger.

  • Jay J Stak

    Clearly you are misinformed about what conservatism is. It’s understandable when bombarded daily from the liberal media and entertainment machines lying about conservatives. Continue to listen with an open mind and you’ll get it. Glenn is being consistent.

  • MW

    What the f–k is a pajamaboy? You’re so lame. Also, quit assuming my gender or sexual orientation you don’t know anything about me.

  • MW

    How about a) stop victim blaming b) put the blame on those who are judging/bullying him c) pussification? grow up d) bathrooms for trans* individuals has nothing to do with a “pussification” of young boys. This is not a causal situation.

  • MW

    Is he being consistent? He’s anti-gay and transphobic yet he wants to support Grayson…probably because Grayson appears “all boy” if he was a little bit more feminine I doubt this would be the case.