September 24th, 2008

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Why my kids will NOT play team sports

Older players on a high school football team anally gang raped a bunch of freshman players with broomsticks at a training camp the other day.

And the superintendant of the school is calling this "hazing" and "bullying".

Hazing and bullying. Bullying and hazing. Repeated over and over again. Not one mention of sexual assault or rape in the entire article that I noticed.

And the perps?

Still walking around. One was expelled, some were suspended. Nobody has been arrested or charged.

And where were the adults?

Well, one walked in and saw a kid spread eagled on the floor with another student standing over him with a broom and told them to "cut it out".

Another, when made aware that this was going on, asked them as a group if anybody had been "violated". One 15 year old boy raised his hand, the older students started cracking jokes, and the "adult" assumed the admission of the victim was a joke and ended the session.

"School officials did not immediately notify authorities because they were not sure what had happened."

"This was a very violent, very serious form of bullying," the superintendent said.

PLEASE! It's not bullying, toerag. It's RAPE. Get it through your head.
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Now for something calming

Snarfed from kireishojo, you're supposed to tag people, but I hate that, so, following kireishojo's lead, I'm not gonna.

1. What are you currently watching? My computer monitor
2. What do you do before bedtime? Read
3. What webcomics do you read with regularity? None
4. What's the best thing on the internet that you've recently discovered/been introduced to? Twitter
5. Who's your pick in the American election? OBAMA!
6. What do you eat the most? Soup
7. Do you trust easily? Used to. Learned my lesson on THAT one.
8. What was your first big fandom? James Taylor, when I was a LITTLE kid.
9. What's the last thing that made you laugh out loud? Some horrible pun of Sam's.
10. Do you like shiny objects? Yes!
11. What's one childhood item that you still have with you today? My teddy bear.
12. What websites do you visit daily? Yahoo Mail, Yahoo News, LJ, Facebook
13. Who are currently the most important people to you? Sam, my kids, my sister, my uncle, Renee, Koji and Debb, Kris
14. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is? Nobody tagged me. I got this from a friend who I think is a beautiful person, inside and out.
15. What’s the last song that got stuck in your head? How Great Thou Art
16. What’s your favorite item of clothing? My brown fake suede skirt
17. What's your favorite type of pet? Cats
18. What you notice first when meeting a stranger? If they have a sense of humor
19. What was the last thing you dreamt about? I was in Harvard Square, observing something disturbing (can't remember what, though)
21. Do you always use conditioner when washing your hair? Since I colored my hair, yes. Otherwise it's like straw.
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Don't recall if I posted about this

A couple of weeks ago, Evan and his friends were talking during recess, and the convo was about TV shows.

When asked what his favorite show was, Evan replied that we don't watch TV here at our house.

"You don't watch TV??? What do you DO???"

Evan held up a book and said: "We READ! You should try it!"

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Cyrillic anybody?

Lately, an average of two Russians a week are friending me out of nowhere, and when I don't friend them back because I can't read Cyrillic, they defriend me about seven or eight days later.

Who are these people and why are they friending me???
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    curious curious
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