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  1. Hard to believe, isn't it, but the politics in this country has gone insane. https://thinkprogress.org/20000-illinois-republicans-voted-for-nazi-7bbeeb7631fd/ Of course, this was just a primary vote but it says a lot about the people who would cast their ballots for a Nazi. That's 20,000 people without functioning brain cells even as their own party leadership condemned the man. Any wonder why Trump ended up in the White House?
  2. Some school administrators don't see this as a teachable moment, and for them I am sorry that their students won't learn a valuable lesson. Perhaps a few school administrators will get fired this fall when elections roll around...I sure hope so. How can any school teach government and politics without addressing free speech? I guess some can, and that makes them idiots and worse, they are bullies. https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/schools-suspending-kids-joining-gun-control-walkouts-183124731.html
  3. Just noted on the news that security officers in Broward County schools will now be carrying rifles officially making schools an armed camp. Not to worry, most of those officers are already deputies in the sheriff's department, and probably not the ones accused of drug dealing and rape we see in the weekly news. Wonder how many parents are considering home schooling? Does it matter that many of these shooters were bullied and learned to hate the school when administrators failed to help them? What about that group of adolescents over there who laughed at the oddball student when he was b
  4. Since our ignorant government can't seem to get its act together on the root causes of school shootings, I have been looking around for answers. No, I can't accept the Rush Limbaugh moronic foolishness of arming all the students. He actually espoused the idea on Fox News, of course. I get the idea that parents are frantic with worry, we need better answers...and then I came across this: https://amp.businessinsider.com/one-teachers-brilliant-idea-to-stop-future-school-shootings-has-nothing-to-do-with-guns-2018-2 Short of turning our schools into armed camps, hiring ex-Marines to patro
  5. Since our ignorant government can't seem to get its act together on the root causes of school shootings, I have been looking around for answers. No, I can't accept the Rush Limbaugh moronic foolishness of arming all the students. He actually espoused the idea on Fox News, of course. I get the idea that parents are frantic with worry, we need better answers...and then I came across this: https://amp.businessinsider.com/one-teachers-brilliant-idea-to-stop-future-school-shootings-has-nothing-to-do-with-guns-2018-2 Short of turning our schools into armed camps, hiring ex-Marines to patro
  6. I hope you're right, Cole. After the mess Trump has created we are going to need someone like Biden to put the government back on track.
  7. I don't often pay attention to books written by politicians, or the books written about them. The focus these days seems to be on the political fringe who have taken over, and nothing about Donald Trump is worth knowing. He and his ilk care nothing about the gay community and the issues we face. But there is one politician who has always been in our corner, and yet he seems to have faded into the background. I am speaking about Joe Biden, our former vice-president and a commendable voice in support of the LGBT community. http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/01/25/joe-biden-reveals-what-bar
  8. Anticipation...that is the one word I am left with at this point in Cole's story. I admire the way he has presented us with the main character at different points in life. This story will keep me occupied for some time to come, and perhaps in a few weeks there will be more to say, but I like it. Thanks, Cole...and now I am left with anticipation, and a smile.
  9. Another clever story from Nigel. The Spirit of Insolvency, what a good laugh.
  10. The image of armed police patrolling the halls of a school is disturbing, but in some school districts this is what you get. Makes me wonder where we went wrong, how did we lose control? To my mind the greatest offense created by bullies is the cessation of education. No child can concentrate on learning when they feel threatened. Dare to be different and a child gets picked on, becomes an outcast. and the target for bullying. Those who perceive they are the strongest pick on the weak, and oftentimes this is acceptable to the masses. We can fill our schools with police, place cameras
  11. Mike had it fixed within two hours of receiving my message, and digging his way out of the reader blizzard in his inbox :) As always, I am thankful for everything The Dude does on my behalf. Must be time for another donation. Won't all of you join me?
  12. Parents are responsible for what happens to their children at home so it is about time that educators take on the responsibility of protecting kids at school. Hit school boards in the wallet and they will have to pay attention. Otherwise, these are all such sad stories. https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/bullying-leads-suicide-schools-responsible-170011810.html
  13. Imagine my surprise when I logged on this morning to find 9 emails all with the subject heading Brass Balls. It took only moments to discover that the reason for this slew of mail was that the latest chapter, which would have been 10, was actually a repeat posting of Chapter 8. The readers didn't seem upset, just concerned that they were missing out on something. But most of them sent Mike a notice to please fix the issue. I know he will and I probably have less concern about the issue since this stuff happens now and again. In fact, I tend to look on the bright side, 6 of the 9 emails ca
  14. The ugly Christmas sweater is back, only this time it seems no one was paying attention. https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2017/12/junior-high-newsletter-gave-parents-unexpected-holiday-surprise/
  15. Thank you, Cole...as always you have nice things to say. I am not worried about the lack of response since most of my readers wait until I am done posting to comment. But in fact, it has been over a year since I submitted a story for posting, and as I joked with Mike perhaps the readers have forgotten my name. In the opening I mention this story is a decade old, and the more I think about it is perhaps even older than that. I changed so much to bring it in line with the AD sensibilities and in doing that made it more of a romance...I like that. But this was also the first story I wrote in
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