Monday, January 31, 2005

Oops All Gone

The recall blog's posts seem to flit before your eyes, ephemera passing through a frail winter's sunbeam. First they tried to imply that the school board was hiding the report, then they said oops, we made a mistake, and now they have deleted the post altogether.

Yeah, well, we've all done that, said something stupid -- don't you wish real life had a delete button on it?

But the other thing. Was it yesterday, or Saturday? They posted this whole explanation about how they had to use fake names on the blog, because their lives were being threatened, and they have families. I should've saved that one. It was so weird at the time that I couldn't even think of anything funny to say about it. Then they took it down. Then they put it up. Then they took it down.

Now it's down.

Hey, ya wanna see something funny?

Look at this blog: American Coprophagia (don't ask what it means). They kept a fun record of some of the more amusing messages from the recall message board, before they had the good sense to make it private so the rest of the world couldn't see the crazy stuff they were saying.

Listen, people, it's not that the recall people are being threatened. Read these messages, which these guys have been good enough to archive, just because they have a good sense of humor. The people who are aligned with this "movement" to keep any mention of gays out of the school curriculum are ... [I've given up the search for a word to put here].

They want people to feel sorry for them, so they blog that they're being threatened, but then they know that we know it's not true, so they take it down. But then they really do want us to think everybody's being mean to them, so they put it up, but of course even they can see how silly it sounds, so it goes down again. Some of this is just too weird.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

And how do you KNOW they're not being threatened? It's hardly out of character for homosexual advocates.


February 01, 2005 12:22 PM  
Blogger JimK said...

Why would anyone bother?

February 01, 2005 2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the same reason that you spew bile and personal attacks here: You simply hate it when people want to teach their own kids their own morals instead of your morals.

Let me ask you this: What are you afraid YOU would lose if the public school system did not teach anything about homosexuality? Would your daughter and son grow up to "hate those fags"?


February 01, 2005 2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Anonymous #1!

February 01, 2005 5:27 PM  
Blogger JimK said...

Hey, good question GE. You're right, I can and will teach my kids the facts of life. But here's what I'm afraid of, honestly. Let's say the superstition-only crowd gets the school district to teach zilch or crap for sex ed. Next they get them to teach superstition and fairy tales for biology. Next, I don't know if it'll be history they want to rewrite, or they'll decide to return literature back to the way it was when I was a kid: Dead White Guys. Does God play dice? Or will they have to do something about any mention of quantum physics? Step by step, this leads right back to the Dark Ages, and I don't wanna go there.

Naw, I can't see allowing this in my community. I respect my neighbors, and expect them to behave intelligently, and by and large they do. I think the school curriculum should do a good job of teaching facts and not baloney to these good people's smart kids. This is just where I draw the line.

February 01, 2005 6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, big bad Jim! You think you are SO powerful.


February 01, 2005 7:30 PM  
Blogger JimK said...

Yep, I'm concerned about what's going on, but I am not powerless.

February 01, 2005 9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, your argument relies on more slander of your opponents. They're just superstitious fools, blah, blah, blah.

Do you have any evidence at all that they want to change anything beyond the sex ed curriculum, or do you just rely on your own bias?

February 02, 2005 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops. That was me.

You guys should get a better commenting system.


February 02, 2005 5:21 PM  
Blogger JimK said...

Being superstitious is enough: I don't want superstition taught in the public schools. Call it ad hominem if you like, I don't mind if people are superstitious in their private lives but it needs to stay out of the school system.

There is no evidence that this particular group of people intend to change anything else, except that we see it happening all over the country. We need to establish a precedent right now.


February 02, 2005 5:53 PM  

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