What The Fuck Is Wrong With Prague Oklahoma School Superintendent Dr. Rick Martin?

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

You pig-fucking coward. You shit-eating child born from a buggered arsehole. You piss-colored pile of carrion. You dung-fly. You prickless and ball-lacking catamite. You son of a street-walking widow who never had a man except for money. You cock-sucking arse-licking defiler of sacred shrines, you brainless heartless gutless cockless offspring of an imbecile and a deformed cow, you flea-bitten child-robber who poisoned your father and raped your mother and sold your sisters to the Dutch and carved up your brothers for sale in a butcher’s shop, you gutter-hugging trader in second-hand excrement, why won’t you give this girl her high school diploma?

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56 Responses to “What The Fuck Is Wrong With Prague Oklahoma School Superintendent Dr. Rick Martin?”

  1. #1 |  Patrick from Popehat | 

    Radley advised that since my password still works, I could use it if I found an appropriate story while he’s away. I wish I’d written the insult above. It’s adapted from John Brunner’s Stand on Zanzibar, one of the finest science fiction novels ever written.

  2. #2 |  Marty | 

    very nice! and appropriate…

  3. #3 |  Roho | 

    Petty tyranny. Nothing tastes sweeter than being able to look someone in the eye – someone you know is smarter than you, better than you, destined for greatness – and demand they perform fealty unto you.

  4. #4 |  Howlin' Hobbit | 

    1) I thought the curse was ringing a faint bell of recognition
    2) You are correct in your estimation of Stand On Zanzibar
    3) I felt you were maybe going a bit over the top until…
    4) I clicked through and read the story.

    At that point I decided you’d been overly polite in your estimation.

  5. #5 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    Is it more important to prepare kids for a lifetime of learning how to critically think about the world and go off and be huge successes, or to kick them in the face one-more-time so they know the proper authority?

    I remember my mom once told me “Son, you gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, and know when to walk away.” But, Odin forbid the authority have any perspective and be able to just let something go.

    Let the lawsuits fly!

  6. #6 |  divadab | 

    No diploma for you, Mr. Profanity! You bad word users belong in jail.

    -Principal Martin
    “Wouldn’t say shit if his mouth were full of it”

  7. #7 |  Bob | 

    I went through the same process as Howlin’ Hobbit. Well, I skipped right to steps 3 and 4, since I’ve never heard of “Stand on Zanzibar”.

    Who the fuck (Er, sorry, I mean “Hell”) is she supposed to apologize to?

    I would have probably just apologized, but my apology would be “I’m sorry my school is run by such an ass sucking ‘tard.”

  8. #8 |  Robert | 

    While I support her position, I will also say that it’s just a piece of paper. She’s graduated regardless of whether she has it or not. I never received my piece of paper either (because I refused to attend the graduation ceremony being held in a church) but it doesn’t matter. I know I graduated and I can legally say that I did.

  9. #9 |  C. S. P. Schofield | 

    I spotted this story a few days back, but since various sources were asserting that the school’s team name was “Devils” and the mascot was a close approximation if the Harvey cartoon character Li’l Hot Stuff, I waited to see if it was a joke. I note that the Linked story doesn’t make this claim.

    I frankly think that the language of this post is inappropriate. What the unPrincipal is is the prissy illegitimate offspring of Mrs. Grundy and a defrocked Sunday School Superintendent. Using such strong language dignifies him with a robustness that he obviously doesn’t possess.

  10. #10 |  (B)oscoH, Yogurt Eater | 

    Who else had to look up “catamite”?

  11. #11 |  croaker | 

    You need to stop beating around the bush and tell us what you reallu think about this turd-burglar. :)

  12. #12 |  croaker | 

    @10 Not I.

    You have to wonder about people who put such a big dick in charge of a school district. Their phone and website crashed from getting banged hard, the family was interviewed on the Today Show, and still he’s being a dick. If I were on that school board, there would have been an emergency meeting last week to override Superintendent Dickscratch and boot his ass for cause.

  13. #13 |  En Passant | 

    I’m not well versed in 42 USC 1983 lawsuits or state equivalents, but ISTR they involve violation of a constitutional right under color of law. Here we have at least an arguable constitutional right: issuance of a diploma after state requirements for same have been met. “Dr.” Martin appears to asserting some sort of bogus legal authority to withhold same from Ms. Nootbar.

    Maybe the local ACLU, ACLJ, or other such organization will want to look into the matter.

    I would bet that a strongly worded letter from such an organization, or even from a privately retained attorney would persuade Martin to reconsider his action.

    To raise even more heck, I’d bet that even a simple suit on the ancient counts of replevin, trover or detinue would persuade Martin to return her diploma (that he possesses without proper title whether through mistake or design) would do the trick.[1]

    FN 1: where “do the trick” means publicly render the clueless arrogant arsehole laughingstock to the great delight of everybody from the judge to the local news media and their audience.

  14. #14 |  derfel cadarn | 

    I know you are trying but don’t hold back,let us know how you really feel.

  15. #15 |  JLS | 

    I always wondered why they can do this to kids who have already earned their diplomas? The graduation ceremony isn’t GIVING something to the graduates it’s just recognizing that they’ve already earned it. It’d be like hiring someone to work for certain wages and then on payday withholding their wages because they used profanity.

  16. #16 |  Paul | 


    You seem angry. Do you want to talk about it?

    With Respect,


  17. #17 |  The Other Dan | 

    This post is so going to be linked to my email signature for a while…

  18. #18 |  Dylan | 

    The given reason for withholding her diploma is clearly bullshit, but the story contains plenty of justification to have just killed her out of hand: “When tasked with writing the graduation speech, her dad said she got her inspiration from the movie “Eclipse: The Twilight Saga.””

  19. #19 |  MRK | 

    This girl just learned life’s most important lesson: People in authority are not your friends, are not to be trusted, and will screw you first chance they get.

  20. #20 |  MikeV | 


    In the book and movie Maltese Falcon the author, Dashiell Hammett, replaced his original word “catamite” with “gunsel” because he thought censors would think it related to guns, instead of the true meaning of a young man kept as a sexual companion.

    Spade: “Another thing, keep that gunsel away from me while you’re making up your mind. I’ll kill him.”
    Referring to Kasper Gutman’s (Sidney Greenstreet) young hit-man companion, Wilmer Cook (Elisha Cook, Jr.)

  21. #21 |  ClubMedSux | 

    What the hell is wrong with people from Oklahoma? Read this over at Reason this morning. Sooner schools are apparently doubling down on the stupid.

  22. #22 |  Meister574 | 

    If she is any indication of our future, we are in good hands. She said more by her actions after her speech than she ever could in the speech itself. I hope her fellow graduates learn something from this.

  23. #23 |  Ted S. | 

    What’s wrong with Dr. Rick Martin?

    He’s into superstition, black cats and voodoo dolls.

  24. #24 |  Maria | 

    The school mascot is a Devil and yet the girl can’t say hell?
    I’m so fucking confused.

    Stay classy “Dr.” Martin.

  25. #25 |  Mairead | 

    “The Stupidity is strong in that one”

  26. #26 |  Onlooker | 


    Yeah, I thought that was pretty humorously ironic too. And frankly I’m surprised that these self righteous a-holes haven’t changed the mascot yet. It’ll probably happen soon.

    As for the story, I would sure hope she doesn’t come close to apologizing. And after all, it’s a H.S. diploma for Christ’s sake. Not some great achievement (though her level of achievement in completing H.S. is admirable). She’ll achieve much greater things in life.

    And what person that graduates from college ever hangs their H.S. diploma on the wall; or even knows where it is 10 years hence?

  27. #27 |  Quiet Desperation | 

    The family has hired a lawyer, but just watch: the filthy miseryshits at the school will dig in their heels and actually go to court over this. They have GOD on their side, after all, amirite?

    I’m totally using “sold your sisters to the Dutch” the next chance I get.

  28. #28 |  Army Retired | 

    This is the reality…
    There are people like school superintendent Rick Martin in our goverment and our military. They all need to “GO”.
    Rick Martin, if I had you in my unit, I’d beat your ass.
    If there’s one thing soldiers get tired of is having to sacrifice for people such as this student and then the supposed authorities screw it up.
    Rick Martin, Your no authoity. I didnt serve four decades for you asshole!
    If you were an officer in the military, You’d have a bullet exit wound in your forehead from your own men.

  29. #29 |  plutosdad | 

    Oklahoma schools aren’t all that bad, this one told a kid he had to turn his Michigan Wolverines t-shirt inside out, because wearing a Michigan t-shirt is just barely above wearing gang colors.

    So here is one school I applaud! :)


    Well ok, technically they ban all out-of-state school shirts, which I think is a little far. Banning Michigan shirts only is just fine with this Illinois alum. :)

  30. #30 |  Bill Wells | 

    I think someone needs a civics lesson. Perhaps then he might encounter the First Amendment.

  31. #31 |  MattT | 

    Principal: “Foul language at commencement is against the rules. Why did you depart from the written text of your speech that you submitted for approval?”
    Student: “Oh, you expected me to follow that? That was just a piece of paper. Now, can I have my diploma?
    Principal: “What’s the rush, it’s just a piece of paper.”

    I think the sensitivity to language down in OK is just adorable, but in order to speak to her graduating class the student agreed to submit in advance a copy of her remarks for approval. This might be described as her forging a contract with the school administration, which she proceeded to violate. I think an apology is the very least that is appropriate, and withholding of the diploma while disproportionate seems to be the only leverage the administration retains in the matter.

    Free speech does not equal freedom from consequences.

  32. #32 |  Aresen | 

    “In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards. – Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain for those who attended public schools.)

    And, once he was really in the swing of it, he made school principals.

  33. #33 |  Aresen | 


    1) I have done some public speaking. Unless a person is a robot, they will depart from any prepared script at some point. (If you have ever listened to a speaker who reads verbatim from a script, you know how incredibly dull such speakers are.)

    2) There is a significant difference between a speech script and a Graduation Certificate, even if they are both on paper. The former has only momentary value while the other is essential for certain tasks (and even temporarily withholding it can have drastic consequences if, say, it is required to be presented by a certain date for college entrance.)

    3) The notion that the word ‘hell’ is inappropriate language – in any context – is beyond laughable. Anyone who is offended by it is an idiot. The last time there was a fuss about that word was during the Truman administration and those who complained about Truman’s use of the word were idiots back then. The only thing more laughable is the notion that anyone should have to apologize for using the word.

    4) The student completed the requirements to receive the diploma. Unless Martin can point to something in the School Board Act that does not violate the First Amendment allowing him to withhold the diploma, he is in deep shit.

  34. #34 |  Personanongrata | 

    What The Fuck Is Wrong With Prague Oklahoma School Superintendent Dr. Rick Martin?

    You have been too kind in your characterization of that human turd stain known as Rick Martin.

    Dr. Martin shall henceforth be known as skidmark.

  35. #35 |  Lepus | 

    She is a Twilight fan. Burn down the school and also burn down the college of her choosing, because young lady, your sparkling vampire prince awaits! Who needs educations, I can have vampire babies that my friendzoned werewolf wants to have sex with!!!!

  36. #36 |  C. S. P. Schofield | 

    Lepus (and everybody else who wants to pound on the girl for her choice in reading matter),

    Kindly go back to your dark corners, and your doubtless dogeared copies of Proust and Dickens. Teenagers have no taste. That is why the longstanding effect of the Baby Boomers, who are so determined to remain teenagers forever, is such a cultural catastrophy. At least she reads.

  37. #37 |  Patrick from Popehat | 

    God knows the stuff I read in high school (Rand, Heinlein, Tolkien, Lovecraft, Robert Anton Wilson, etc.) was awful.

    It was still better than Philip Roth.

  38. #38 |  cthulhu | 

    As an Okie born and raised (but not having lived there in 30 years), all that I can say is…I’m not surprised in the least. Oklahoma is a great state to be FROM…

  39. #39 |  cthulhu | 

    Oh, and to Patrick regarding high school reading material: passing around a copy of Stranger in a Strange Land to the other members of the misfit’s circle remains one of the high points of high school to me. Unfortunately, I didn’t discover RAWilson until college (although I would probably have been burned alive if I had been discovered with a copy of Illuminatus!).

  40. #40 |  demize! | 


  41. #41 |  Kolohe | 

    When tasked with writing the graduation speech, her dad said she got her inspiration from the movie “Eclipse: The Twilight Saga.”

    *this* is the actual evidence that Prague OK school system has failed.

  42. #42 |  JSL | 

    May the fleas of a thousand camels infest Mr. Martin’s armpits.

  43. #43 |  Paul | 

    Ya know, I don’t really care what kids read as long as they read. Every day. It isn’t so much the content as the act itself. Twilight stuff – peer pressure, probably.

  44. #44 |  Darrell Sparger | 

    Dr. Dick Moron where did you get your doctorate at ? I would like to know because this type of leadership sounds like how this country is being run. There are to many turd stains in office like you and I BELIEVE THIS IS THE STRAW THAT BROKE THE CAMELS BACK. I hear they have some openings at Walmart for you and the rest of your kind.I am sure you will feel right at home there.

  45. #45 |  Uncle Albert's Nephew | 

    What that principal is doing is illegal in most states IIRC. It’s called academic double jeopardy. You’re not allowed to withhold credit already earned as a disiplinary measure.

  46. #46 |  James D | 

    #44, I find this comment insulting …. at least at Wal-Mart you can return bad the shit you bought … :P

  47. #47 |  David, Chandler, AZ | 

    I’m just glad you didn’t say “hell”.

  48. #48 |  black | 

    This whole thing sounds a little strange. But it seems that superintendent Dr. Rick Martin said in a statement, “This matter is confidential and we cannot publicly say anything about it.” So, until we hear the school’s side of the story, there may have been more to it than what has been expressed so far.

  49. #49 |  ShelbyC | 

    Isn’t the diploma her personal property? Withholding it might be a crime, theft, extortion, etc.

  50. #50 |  mikee | 

    The young lady’s response, that the diploma is irrelevant to the rest of her life, covers what little damage was done to her while pointing out to the principal his position in her life. Well done, young lady!

  51. #51 |  Aresen | 

    JSL | August 23rd, 2012 at 1:56 am

    May the fleas of a thousand camels infest Mr. Martin’s armpits.

    JSL: Why do you hate fleas so much?

  52. #52 |  Matt | 

    Do universities even care about diplomas? I think they require course transcripts for admittance.

    “Dr.” Rick Martin. Pfft. I work with an awful lot of doctorates who are educated *way* beyond their intelligence.

  53. #53 |  Quiet Desperation | 

    Free speech does not equal freedom from consequences.

    Nice words. Very true. What the hell do they have to do with this situation?

    In the middle of a speech, which, for non-politcians, isn’t an exercise in hyper analyzing each word as spoken, she went off on one word which most mature minds don’t even recognize as an actual profanity anymore.

    This matter is confidential and we cannot publicly say anything about it.

    That’s spokeshole talk for “We’re in a deep shit pit and are still trying to make something up to climb out.” Honestly, how can you have come to a site like this without decoding that sort of crap long ago.

  54. #54 |  Leon Wolfeson | 

    @33 – In many cases, they’re allowed to withhold it for virtually any reason. Localism! (just like “local” zoning rules)

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  56. #56 |  Warren | 

    Forcing a person to do something against their will, while holding something of their’s ransom………..is that not extortion? If so, why is this school administrator not being charged?