Buckle up, kids! Daddy's puttin' the hammer down.

Spike ,'Touched'


Natter 45: Smooth as Billy Dee Williams.  

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.


JZ - Jun 01, 2006 11:46:15 am PDT #19 of 10002
See? I gave everybody here an opportunity to tell me what a bad person I am and nobody did, because I fuckin' rule.

JZ, that's way worse than my teacher!

I don't know about that. Mine was aggressively sexist and slightly mad, but he never said that women and girls are responsible for their own rape. That's just fucking appalling.

It was an eye opening experience and I lost a lot of respect for some "good" (both academically and I thought morally) students.

Yup. And damn, how awful that they then turned around and pointed fingers at you for saying what they couldn't!

Since then, the few times I've found anything bad enough to speak out about, I haven't even bothered asking other people for support. Complaints and promises beforehand don't mean shit.


Sophia Brooks - Jun 01, 2006 11:46:28 am PDT #20 of 10002
Cats to become a rabbit should gather immediately now here

Geez Louise- the worst thing my health teacher ever did was tell REALLY personal stories about herself and her kids.

A friend who was a year younger than I was ended up having a health teacher who was male and just out of college. He was from the town, and had been a senior when I was in school, but everyone he "knew" had graduated. I remember laughing and laughing with my friend, because he was always at all the keggers and road parties and it was sort of ridiculous that he was trying to teach her "health". Although, to be fair, most people took health as a freshman, and so the other students in her class weren't at the same parties.


askye - Jun 01, 2006 11:46:38 am PDT #21 of 10002
Thrive to spite them

Sparky, I will admit I actively tried to get her fired. I even bugged the administrators about it, etc. I did that because she basically said, child abuse is the child's fault. (because men biologically have to have willing or forced sex when they are aroused).

I never understood how my classmates could like her after that.


bon bon - Jun 01, 2006 11:49:04 am PDT #22 of 10002
It's five thousand for kissing, ten thousand for snuggling... End of list.

Is bon bon around?

From a while ago, but I'm back from court. Drunk though. (We won.)

This has been making the rounds today: [link]

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Liese S. - Jun 01, 2006 11:49:37 am PDT #23 of 10002
"Faded like the lilac, he thought."

(Completely tangentially, theremin was one of the preliminary championship round words in the spelling bee today. She missed it; she put an "a" in the middle of it. It was all very exciting. Can't wait for the finals tonight.)


Strix - Jun 01, 2006 11:52:11 am PDT #24 of 10002
A dress should be tight enough to show you're a woman but loose enough to flee from zombies. — Ginger

Wow. Just...wow. God, sometimes I feel bad cause I talk to my kids about sex-ed cause the Health teacher is sue-leery, and I am not formally a Health professional, but...damn, I am aware of my own biases (towards choice, towards contraception, towards tolerance and educations) but now.

God DAMN, people are dumb.


beth b - Jun 01, 2006 11:53:25 am PDT #25 of 10002
oh joy! Oh Rapture ! I have a brain!

I know the people you are talking about Cindy. In fact, once or twice I've tried to point out that equating Dominionism with Christianity is dangerous, becaause it gives the dominionist more power.

There are Dominionists out there, and they scare me, too

Honestly, I wish I heard this from more Christians.


askye - Jun 01, 2006 11:54:39 am PDT #26 of 10002
Thrive to spite them

I had some really great teachers at that school. I think what happened is they had a teacher leave right before winter break and then had to scramble to find a replacement and they made a bad choice. The school nurse was fantastic, I could go to her when I had panic attacks. Her husband taught history and he was a great teacher.


libkitty - Jun 01, 2006 11:59:45 am PDT #27 of 10002
Embrace the idea that we are the leaders we've been looking for. Grace Lee Boggs

Honestly, I wish I heard this from more Christians.

I wasn't familiar with this term, but, having read the entry in Wikipedia, I'm both thankful that we have the term and seriously concerned about the people and trends it describes.

It actually saddens me more than scares me, though.


beth b - Jun 01, 2006 12:02:52 pm PDT #28 of 10002
oh joy! Oh Rapture ! I have a brain!

Working in a library I have a lot of the same problems _ I know which way I lean - and I have to be careful about how I let it show. One of our regular patron, that I only know because he notices when I get my haircut, had to talk to me the other day. He brought me over to a section of books - in the sociology sec , and showed me what had been shocked to find. Books on the gay lifestyle in sf, or being gay in america, etc,etc,etc. He said he would have never seen them in his highschool library. So I had to carefully explain that we had a much broader clientel than a high school library and that we were a popular materials library, meaning that we bought thing according to the interest of the people in the town. ( biteing my tounge the whole time)

a week later he put in a request for materials reconsideration - for the whole section.