Miscellany

I lost track of who orig­i­nal­ly linked to what, so I can’t cred­it them prop­er­ly. But thank you to who­ev­er they all were, any­way! Filed under “anoth­er rea­son I’m proud to be a home­school­er”: Cal­i­for­nia court rules that pri­vate school can oust les­bian stu­dents. I do under­stand that it’s a pri­vate reli­gious school and that […]

GAH! Facebook request

If you have a Face­book account AND an under­stand­ing of the fact that “pro-choice” does­n’t mean, “Ohmigod! Lock up any­body who does­n’t want to have an abor­tion! Force every­one to pro­vide them! Spend ALL the gov­ern­men­t’s mon­ey on them!” would you pret­ty please help me try to get through to an old friend? Yes, I’m […]

Abortion is NOT related to FMS!

I detest igno­rant big­ots. And I absolute­ly con­sid­er the fol­low­ing hate speech. From http://glenysluckymama.blogspot.com/2008/06/fibromyalgia-and-abortion-possible-link.html: So like an HPV diag­no­sis in some­one would almost guar­an­tee that oth­ers would know the per­son­’s poten­tial morals or lack there­of, and HIV almost always denotes a gay man, a diag­no­sis of fibromyal­gia could poten­tial­ly indi­cate a woman who has aborted […]

Vicious Teacher Leads Bullying of Disabled Child

Teacher lets kinder­garten stu­dents vote 5‑year-old “out of the class” After each class­mate was allowed to say what they did­n’t like about Bar­ton’s 5‑year-old son, Alex, his Morn­ing­side Ele­men­tary teacher Wendy Por­tillo said they were going to take a vote, Bar­ton said. By a 14 to 2 mar­gin, the stu­dents vot­ed Alex—who is in the process of […]

Civil Rights Win in Florida

Months ago, I post­ed about Ponce de Leon High School in Flori­da ban­ning the wear or dis­play of any kind of gay pride sym­bols or words, claim­ing that they indi­cat­ed involve­ment in an “ille­gal orga­ni­za­tion.” I lat­er found out that the prob­lem start­ed last fall when a les­bian stu­dent com­plained that she was being harassed. […]

Goodbye Dr. Hoffman

Dr. Albert Hof­mann died yes­ter­day, April 29, 2008. Why haven’t I got­ten one of those “urgent news updates” from CNN or the Atlanta paper? Los­ing him is cer­tain­ly more news­wor­thy than most of the things they do alert me about, like sports scores! A com­menter (and I don’t know where the com­ment went, unfor­tu­nate­ly) let […]

Weight Discrimination As Prevalent as Racial Discrimination

I was going to ask, “This is news to whom?” Then I real­ized that it’s per­fect­ly like­ly that peo­ple who aren’t fat real­ly don’t real­ize how much size dis­crim­i­na­tion there is, while it’s impos­si­ble for the rest of us to avoid it. From the Inter­na­tion­al Jour­nal of Obe­si­ty, 4 March 2008: Dis­crim­i­na­tion against over­weight people—particularly women—is as […]

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