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2012-10-07 09:12:36 PM

Girl From The North Country: You know how I know this is fake? Any kid who would wear a Romney t-shirt is clearly homeschooled.


I know a number of families who homeschool their kids - and its largely due to idiot teachers like this one. And they're liberals.

/and scientists in most cases
//homeschooling because local schools suck or full of fundies
///the more diverse the education options the better I say
 
2012-10-07 09:13:09 PM

abb3w: From another article, Romney's stance on late term abortions, apparently.


Does she not wear the shirt on weeks when he is pro-choice? You can't help but wonder in situations like this. Do people scrape off and re-apply Romney bumper stickers when he changes his mind?
 
2012-10-07 09:13:40 PM

indylaw: cman: loveblondieo: Here's another article naming the teacher and reporting on some of the backlash she's gotten.

FTA: Sophomore Samantha Pawlucy said Gaymon called her out for wearing the shirt and told her it was analogous to the teacher, who is black, wearing a KKK shirt.

Jesus, a teacher said this?

We all know that we can always take the uncorroborated word of a partisan child hack as gospel.

[i278.photobucket.com image 515x386]


Yeah it usually ends badly.
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-07 09:19:59 PM

Stoj: I think the teacher was trying to say "You, as a female, should support people who do not want to oppress you. It would be similar to me, an African American, supporting the KKK."

/Not sure.
//DNRTFA.
///not a democrat FWIW


This was my take as well.

Republicans' social agenda has been cropped directly from A Handmaiden's Tale because the super-rich who make the real decisions can afford to get any procedure for themselves or their family. They got theirs, let the crazy preachers keep the hordes of useful idiots in line however they want. When their daughters used to get knocked up before they'd been properly married to another rich family, it was either a vacation to Mexico for an abortion or a an 'illness' that took them about 9 months to get over.

Some of the wealthy care about poor women's access to healthcare, I'm sure. But look at how much money the top 1% and especially the top .1-.01% of the wealthy can earn under Republican policies rather than the sane rates the Democrats (say they) want to enact. The difference is staggering and more than enough to cause even relatively-moral people to rationalize away all the damage that's being done to the country.

In the face of the kind of problems that women are going to face if the current Republican party is allowed to control all 3 branches of government again, I'll cut the teacher a little slack as a human and a woman and hope that she's able to keep her retirement after she gets torn apart by our liberal media.
 
2012-10-07 09:20:22 PM

Mikey1969: Do people scrape off and re-apply Romney bumper stickers when he changes his mind?


You talk like they're voting for Romney because he's Romney.
 
2012-10-07 09:20:42 PM

DubyaHater: I guarantee if she was wearing an Obama/Biden t-shirt, everyone in this thread would be crying racism.
/Obama voter
//the bias on this website is quite obvious
///welcome to Fark, blah blah blah


Don't brother. They can't see that they are just different side of the same coin. I honestly doubt there would be anyone here calling the student an "AW" and "parents put her up to it to stir shiat" if the shirt was Obama/Biden. It is amazing how much Fark posts would look right at home on freerepublic if you just switch the political ideology.

As someone who is liberal on most issues, I don't want partisan naming-calling hacks representing my beliefs. If you can't respect and try to understand why people have different views than you, you are just a punk who thinks he has got the world all figured out.
 
2012-10-07 09:23:05 PM

vpb: cman: loveblondieo: Here's another article naming the teacher and reporting on some of the backlash she's gotten.

FTA: Sophomore Samantha Pawlucy said Gaymon called her out for wearing the shirt and told her it was analogous to the teacher, who is black, wearing a KKK shirt.

Jesus, a teacher said this?

Yes. Right wingers never lie or embellish. Ever.


So that makes it right to excuse what the teacher said? can you just farkin admit the teacher was wrong already, You're not going to be persecuted for not apologizing for a liberals asshatteness every now and then.
 
2012-10-07 09:24:31 PM

Mikey1969: abb3w: From another article, Romney's stance on late term abortions, apparently.

Does she not wear the shirt on weeks when he is pro-choice? You can't help but wonder in situations like this. Do people scrape off and re-apply Romney bumper stickers when he changes his mind?


No they just put their fingers in their ears and go la-la-la.
 
2012-10-07 09:31:07 PM
Teacher should get a Hero tag for this one. The truth hurts, and the sooner this kid realizes it the better adjusted she'll be in life. When Romney has a place in his hunting ranch called N*ggerhead" it's hard to argue against the racism.
 
2012-10-07 09:31:43 PM

jmadisonbiii: indylaw: cman: loveblondieo: Here's another article naming the teacher and reporting on some of the backlash she's gotten.

FTA: Sophomore Samantha Pawlucy said Gaymon called her out for wearing the shirt and told her it was analogous to the teacher, who is black, wearing a KKK shirt.

Jesus, a teacher said this?

We all know that we can always take the uncorroborated word of a partisan child hack as gospel.

[i278.photobucket.com image 515x386]

Yeah it usually ends badly.
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]


Is that supposed to be a rebuttal or something? I can't stand Al Sharpton.
 
2012-10-07 09:34:08 PM
Snowflake was humiliated. We need a full investigation. A true hate crime. Somebody call Desmond Tutu and check his schedule. We need towels and hot water, and generators and a six month food supply and a communication console. Let's move, people. The fate of the free world is in our...

Wait. I just got word het parents don't pay federal income tax. You believe that? Fark that biatch.
 
2012-10-07 09:35:13 PM

ParagonComplex: Teacher should get a Hero tag for this one. The truth hurts, and the sooner this kid realizes it the better adjusted she'll be in life. When Romney has a place in his hunting ranch called N*ggerhead" it's hard to argue against the racism.


You'd have to be dumb as hell to mix up Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.
 
2012-10-07 09:35:33 PM

ParagonComplex: Teacher should get a Hero tag for this one. The truth hurts, and the sooner this kid realizes it the better adjusted she'll be in life. When Romney has a place in his hunting ranch called N*ggerhead" it's hard to argue against the racism.


Wow a lefty troll.

/Romney hunting that is rich
//Perry had the questionable name
 
2012-10-07 09:38:46 PM
*yawn* this story, again?
Okay.
 
2012-10-07 09:42:25 PM

spongeboob: ParagonComplex: Teacher should get a Hero tag for this one. The truth hurts, and the sooner this kid realizes it the better adjusted she'll be in life. When Romney has a place in his hunting ranch called N*ggerhead" it's hard to argue against the racism.

Wow a lefty troll.

/Romney hunting that is rich
//Perry had the questionable name


To troll, one must first display the intent to troll. He is just an idiot.
 
2012-10-07 09:43:36 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Dress codes. How wurk?


Funny, it was the Conservatives in this country who pushed schools to adopt dress codes in the first place.
 
2012-10-07 09:44:23 PM

doglover: When you're in junior high in the 80's wearing a shirt that was about events over 40 years old at that point, that's a very different situation than a girl in the 2012 wearing a political shirt from the current election cycle.


If you are actually so incredibly butthurt than someone in the USA would DARE wear a t-shirt endorsing one of the major party candidates in the upcoming Presidential election (in which we supposedly celebrate young peoples' awareness of political issues)--then your views on free speech are farking retarded and ought to be summarily ignored by anyone considering themselves intelligent. What a bunch of farking pussies you all are.
 
2012-10-07 09:44:34 PM

Kibbler: Snowflake was humiliated. We need a full investigation. A true hate crime. Somebody call Desmond Tutu and check his schedule. We need towels and hot water, and generators and a six month food supply and a communication console. Let's move, people. The fate of the free world is in our...

Wait. I just got word het parents don't pay federal income tax. You believe that? Fark that biatch.


kids don't come trick or treating to your house, do they?
 
2012-10-07 09:53:20 PM
imageshack.us
 
2012-10-07 10:01:16 PM
I really don't see much difference in Romney/Ryan and the KKK. They both get off on oppressing minorities, the KKK is just less effective at it now that they don't have much political clout at the federal level.
 
2012-10-07 10:01:17 PM

Mrs.Sharpier: *yawn* this story, again?
Okay.


How else are the Republicans supposed to feel victimized? They can't really boast about the debate anymore.
 
2012-10-07 10:04:02 PM
The teacher was just looking out for the student's economic interests, since the student obviously wasn't.
 
2012-10-07 10:05:06 PM

Cymbal: I really don't see much difference in Romney/Ryan and the KKK. They both get off on oppressing minorities, the KKK is just less effective at it now that they don't have much political clout at the federal level.


1/10
 
2012-10-07 10:05:23 PM

Guntram Shatterhand: Mrs.Sharpier: *yawn* this story, again?
Okay.

How else are the Republicans supposed to feel victimized? They can't really boast about the debate anymore.


Republicans felt victimized while boasting about the debates but they cannot boast about the debates any longer so they need to find another reason to feel victimized? Not sure what you're trying to say here
 
2012-10-07 10:05:35 PM

bugontherug: I love my boy unconditionally. I wouldn't disown him under any circumstances.


You know who else's parents loved him unconditionally?

www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org
 
2012-10-07 10:05:37 PM
If a liberal wore an Obama T-shirt into a conservative teachers classroom how many would bet they would do the same thing.

The difference is every conservative on the planet would be defending the teacher. Instead what we have here is liberals with the "yournothelping.jpg" and condemning the teacher for doing exactly what a conservative would do if the situation were reversed. Time for liberals to grow a spine. I for one applaud this teacher for standing up to a conservative.
 
2012-10-07 10:08:58 PM

Warlordtrooper: If a liberal wore an Obama T-shirt into a conservative teachers classroom how many would bet they would do the same thing.

The difference is every conservative on the planet would be defending the teacher. Instead what we have here is liberals with the "yournothelping.jpg" and condemning the teacher for doing exactly what a conservative would do if the situation were reversed. Time for liberals to grow a spine. I for one applaud this teacher for standing up to a conservative.


so congrats on being like "every conservative on the planet". Bet you didn't wake up this morning expecting to be bragging about becoming a complete douchebag in the evening, did you?
 
2012-10-07 10:11:29 PM

gingerjet: Girl From The North Country: You know how I know this is fake? Any kid who would wear a Romney t-shirt is clearly homeschooled.

I know a number of families who homeschool their kids - and its largely due to idiot teachers like this one. And they're liberals.

/and scientists in most cases
//homeschooling because local schools suck or full of fundies
///the more diverse the education options the better I say


I was homeschooled, and while my parents were conservative, their reasons for homeschooling were more to do with people like the idiot teacher my brother had who taught them that the reason the Panama Canal was dug was because they wanted to divide North and South America. Most of my homeschooled friends from high school are doing stuff in the sciences or engineering and tech stuff now, I think at least in part because we all had parents who emphasized math and science's importance as being non-negotiable.

My siblings and I did get dragged along to a lot of Republican stuff growing up on the grounds that it was "educational," which I think it was. Although I'm not anywhere near a conservative Republican now, seeing the behind the scenes part of how political parties operate was hugely useful and educational. It's why I don't really have a problem with parents bringing their kids along to political events--even tea party ones, so long as the parents aren't trotting the kids out to give speeches or something (no kid should have to live down youtube videos of their middle school political opinions). I had no illusions about how the government and democracy and elections actually work because I saw so much before I was even old enough to vote.
 
2012-10-07 10:15:16 PM

Trapper439: bugontherug: I love my boy unconditionally. I wouldn't disown him under any circumstances.

You know who else's parents loved him unconditionally?

[www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org image 362x416]


His mother did, his father didn't.
By the way his Mom and Dad were Uncle and Niece, so incest really does lead to Nazis.
 
2012-10-07 10:16:57 PM

Warlordtrooper: If a liberal wore an Obama T-shirt into a conservative teachers classroom how many would bet they would do the same thing.

The difference is every conservative on the planet would be defending the teacher. Instead what we have here is liberals with the "yournothelping.jpg" and condemning the teacher for doing exactly what a conservative would do if the situation were reversed. Time for liberals to grow a spine. I for one applaud this teacher for standing up to a conservative.


[yournothelping.jpg]

A teacher criticizing the political choice of a student, at least in this particular situation, doesn't quite count as "standing up to a conservative." I sorta agree with teacher's views, but she should've either kept her mouth shut or find a more elegant way to express them.

Conservatives probably would be defending the teacher if the situation was reversed, but that's not a justification for acting exactly like them.
 
2012-10-07 10:17:52 PM

loveblondieo: Here's another article naming the teacher and reporting on some of the backlash she's gotten.


FTA: The first call came Friday evening, tinged with racist hate.

"Watch your back, (racist slur). I'mma blow your (profanity) brains out," one of Lynette Gaymon's aunts said Saturday.


Hmm... Perhaps the teacher was right to compare it to a KKK shirt after all!
 
2012-10-07 10:20:21 PM
"That someone could spin that and throw it back on a 16-year-old child and make her feel so terrible."

I remember 16-year old girls being tougher than that.
 
2012-10-07 10:22:46 PM
This is bullshiat. The Mormons declared black people to be human beings way back in 1978.
 
2012-10-07 10:23:00 PM
Solution:

Fire this teacher immediately.

School district should transfer the student to another district that does not have racist teachers, and pay for the transportation of student to and from the new school until graduation.

Racism is bad enough, but when authority figures are so blatantly racist that they will knowingly endanger the safety of a child in their care, serious steps have to be taken to stop it in its tracks and show the rest that it will not be tolerated. Anything less than a firing of this teacher shows that the district in question condones racism.
 
2012-10-07 10:23:39 PM
I can see it happening and if the case it is wrong. I am sure the exact opposite would happen here in Alabama with an Obama t-shirt in some schools. Insecure people have trouble with others who believe differently that them and need constant "reiforcement". Unfortunately for the United States I would say that would be about 75% of the population, across all political ideologies. That leaves the 25% to clean up the mess. Unfortunately many of us in the 25%, across all ideologies of course, don't want to subject our lives to the bullshiat it would take to get elected and make a difference. Unfortunately it also means we are being governed by idiots.
 
2012-10-07 10:24:57 PM

Mugato: This is bullshiat. The Mormons declared black people to be human beings way back in 1978.


Some black math teachers still don't act like it.
 
2012-10-07 10:27:20 PM

ParagonComplex: Teacher should get a Hero tag for this one. The truth hurts, and the sooner this kid realizes it the better adjusted she'll be in life. When Romney has a place in his hunting ranch called N*ggerhead" it's hard to argue against the racism.


Not to defend Romney here, but that's Rick Perry. It's unlikely that Mitt Romney would put the "Curse of Cain" on a part of his property.
 
2012-10-07 10:27:55 PM

bigstoopidbruce: Cymbal: I really don't see much difference in Romney/Ryan and the KKK. They both get off on oppressing minorities, the KKK is just less effective at it now that they don't have much political clout at the federal level.

1/10


It's called hyperbole, not trolling. Since conservatives moved the goalposts so far to the right, they now have nearly exclusive ownership in that game.
 
2012-10-07 10:28:29 PM

rynthetyn: gingerjet: Girl From The North Country: You know how I know this is fake? Any kid who would wear a Romney t-shirt is clearly homeschooled.

I know a number of families who homeschool their kids - and its largely due to idiot teachers like this one. And they're liberals.

/and scientists in most cases
//homeschooling because local schools suck or full of fundies
///the more diverse the education options the better I say

I was homeschooled, and while my parents were conservative, their reasons for homeschooling were more to do with people like the idiot teacher my brother had who taught them that the reason the Panama Canal was dug was because they wanted to divide North and South America. Most of my homeschooled friends from high school are doing stuff in the sciences or engineering and tech stuff now, I think at least in part because we all had parents who emphasized math and science's importance as being non-negotiable.

My siblings and I did get dragged along to a lot of Republican stuff growing up on the grounds that it was "educational," which I think it was. Although I'm not anywhere near a conservative Republican now, seeing the behind the scenes part of how political parties operate was hugely useful and educational. It's why I don't really have a problem with parents bringing their kids along to political events--even tea party ones, so long as the parents aren't trotting the kids out to give speeches or something (no kid should have to live down youtube videos of their middle school political opinions). I had no illusions about how the government and democracy and elections actually work because I saw so much before I was even old enough to vote.


CSB:
I know a guy at work and his kids are homeschooled. His wife is the one who made the decision though. He was completely against it but hey, she's got the pussy. Anyways, I always joke with him that if his wife is smart and knowledgeable enough to homeschool their kids, then she should be smart and knowledgeable enough to realize what a retarded and woefully incomplete learning and life experience homeschooling provides.
 
2012-10-07 10:33:29 PM

shotglasss: Solution:

Fire this teacher immediately.

School district should transfer the student to another district that does not have racist teachers, and pay for the transportation of student to and from the new school until graduation.

Racism is bad enough, but when authority figures are so blatantly racist that they will knowingly endanger the safety of a child in their care, serious steps have to be taken to stop it in its tracks and show the rest that it will not be tolerated. Anything less than a firing of this teacher shows that the district in question condones racism.


They should segregate the teachers. Bus them to other school districts, yeah. Then send in the national guard to enforce it.
 
2012-10-07 10:34:06 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-07 10:36:30 PM

Mugato: This is bullshiat. The Mormons declared black people to be human beings way back in 1978.


Who would have thought all it took for them was to see Willie Stargell play.
 
2012-10-07 10:38:35 PM

TV's Vinnie: [i.imgur.com image 850x307]


That, that's just beautiful.
 
2012-10-07 10:38:43 PM
Are farkers really this reluctant to believe that a Democrat could say something dumb?

I see no reason to disbelieve this claim. Why the lack of objectivity, liberals?
 
2012-10-07 10:39:11 PM

shotglasss: Solution:

Fire this teacher immediately.

School district should transfer the student to another district that does not have racist teachers, and pay for the transportation of student to and from the new school until graduation.

Racism is bad enough, but when authority figures are so blatantly racist that they will knowingly endanger the safety of a child in their care, serious steps have to be taken to stop it in its tracks and show the rest that it will not be tolerated. Anything less than a firing of this teacher shows that the district in question condones racism.


1/10

My days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle.
 
2012-10-07 10:43:27 PM

AirForceVet: Here's some local news that didn't get up to the MSM. Guess it depends which news outline picks up the story, huh?

High school girl who supports GLBT equality gets lectured in class by ROTC instructor about sins of homosexuality.


But. But. REPUBLICANS!
 
2012-10-07 10:44:34 PM
What do you expect? Most teachers are idiots.
 
2012-10-07 10:45:39 PM

stoli n coke: Mugato: This is bullshiat. The Mormons declared black people to be human beings way back in 1978.

Who would have thought all it took for them was to see Willie Stargell play.


Well, there was a bit more to it than that. . .

African-American athletes protested against LDS policies by boycotting several sporting events with Brigham Young University. In 1968, after the assassination of Martin Luther King, black members of the UTEP track team approached their coach and expressed their desire not to compete against BYU in an upcoming meet. When the coach disregarded the athletes' complaint, the athletes boycotted the meet.[57] In 1969, 14 members of the University of Wyoming football team were removed from the team for planning to protest the policies of the LDS church.[57] In November 1969, Stanford University President Kenneth Pitzer suspended athletic relations with BYU.[58]

Since the early part of the 20th century, each LDS ward has organized its own Boy Scouting troop. Some LDS troops permitted black youths to join, but an LDS policy required that the troop leader to be the deacon quorum president (a priesthood office held by 12 and 13 year old non-black church members), thus excluding black children from that role. The NAACP filed a federal lawsuit in 1974 challenging this practice, and soon thereafter the LDS church reversed its policy.

/I'd say it was more for financial/PR reasons.
 
2012-10-07 10:49:15 PM

ParagonComplex: Teacher should get a Hero tag for this one. The truth hurts, and the sooner this kid realizes it the better adjusted she'll be in life. When Romney has a place in his hunting ranch called N*ggerhead" it's hard to argue against the racism.


The teacher should be banned from teaching anyone under 18. Clearly she is not enough of an adult to handle the responsibility.
 
2012-10-07 10:51:18 PM

Cymbal: rynthetyn: gingerjet: Girl From The North Country: You know how I know this is fake? Any kid who would wear a Romney t-shirt is clearly homeschooled.

I know a number of families who homeschool their kids - and its largely due to idiot teachers like this one. And they're liberals.

/and scientists in most cases
//homeschooling because local schools suck or full of fundies
///the more diverse the education options the better I say

I was homeschooled, and while my parents were conservative, their reasons for homeschooling were more to do with people like the idiot teacher my brother had who taught them that the reason the Panama Canal was dug was because they wanted to divide North and South America. Most of my homeschooled friends from high school are doing stuff in the sciences or engineering and tech stuff now, I think at least in part because we all had parents who emphasized math and science's importance as being non-negotiable.

My siblings and I did get dragged along to a lot of Republican stuff growing up on the grounds that it was "educational," which I think it was. Although I'm not anywhere near a conservative Republican now, seeing the behind the scenes part of how political parties operate was hugely useful and educational. It's why I don't really have a problem with parents bringing their kids along to political events--even tea party ones, so long as the parents aren't trotting the kids out to give speeches or something (no kid should have to live down youtube videos of their middle school political opinions). I had no illusions about how the government and democracy and elections actually work because I saw so much before I was even old enough to vote.

CSB:
I know a guy at work and his kids are homeschooled. His wife is the one who made the decision though. He was completely against it but hey, she's got the pussy. Anyways, I always joke with him that if his wife is smart and knowledgeable enough to homeschool their kids, then she should be smart and ...


We have people who homeschool where I work (I'm an engineer). They are also very versed in the defense of home schooling. I have heard all of it despite once never questioning their choice; they just seem naturally defensive on the subject. They are also very churchy/religious people and tend to be bothered that I do not attend a church. I have found a perfect way to troll them on the issue though. I got ordained as a minister on the internet and tell them I "Home Church". While they want to criticize it, any criticism would mirror that of a home school criticism. Now they generally avoid the subject with me.
 
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