Eric Berlin blogs a fuckin' unbelievable story out of Hartford: The public schools there are fining high schoolers $103 a shot for cursing.

I'm thinking discipline has been something of an issue at this school. Still, if my kid brought home a $103 demand for money because he said "shit," it would not occur to me to be angry at my child.

His whole bit here.

Story on the fines here. The fines do seem to be working--which is yet another way that these kids are lettng us down.

Hartford Police Officer Roger Pearl said the program is working.

"Before, the kids were swearing all the time. It went from many incidents to almost nothing," he said. "It's quiet in the halls."