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Jennifer E. Thomas
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Waterfalls
It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005





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Jennifer E. Thomas [userpic]
I hate kids and stupid people

So they held a mock election in Evan's social studies class today. This is Texas, so McCain won by a landslide, however, that's not what I'm pissed off about.

What I'm pissed off about is that the kids were telling each other who they voted for, and when Evan said he'd voted for Obama, the kids started calling him a baby killer. They also informed Evan that he was voting for a gangster, a terrorist, and, oh yeah, a Muslim.

Evan's response? He reported the baby killer comments. Good on him! And to the other stuff he said: So what if he's a Muslim, there's plenty of good Muslim people all over the world.

In other Evan news, he had run for student council at the beginning of the year, but wasn't one of the ones who made it. However, two members of the council were put on academic probation this week, and Evan was the kid with the next most votes, so until the others get their grades up, Evan is on the council. Good for him!

Borderline symptom of the day: angryangry, proud, and happy too
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Have you spoken to any school officials about this? Did the teacher hear this and did nothing, or encouraged it?

Kids can't help being ignorant, they're born that way. Adults, on the other hand have no excuse, especially in this day and age of easy access information and exposure.

On the phone with his teacher now. She's LIVID and will see that this is addressed.

Baby killer is way out of line.. I understand that Obama is not muslim. It is my understanding that he has gone to the same christian church for about the past 20 years. How does that make him muslim? You should have Evan ask that, but then again, maybe not. You don't want him to get into a fight with a bunch of idiots. It's a waste of his time.

I think the teacher needs to make the asshats write a report on the man, and make sure they cite verifiable sources. It would serve them right.

Good for Evan. I'm glad he called the bigots out.